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Annual Oklahoma Sales Tax Free Weekend starts Friday

Annual Oklahoma Sales Tax Free Weekend starts Friday The exemption of sales tax applies to each article priced under $100.00; regardless of the number of items sold during a customer's purchase. If you're looking to save a little as you shop for back-to-school supplies, make sure you set a reminder for this weekend. [Full Article...]

Apple Stock Soars to Record High After Earnings, iPhone Excitement

Apple Stock Soars to Record High After Earnings, iPhone Excitement The actual September-quarter forecast offered by the company this afternoon is already causing some to rethink whether a delay , if any, will be material to Apple . It's a strong suggestion that the iPhone 8 will release in September as originally expected. "We're very excited about the advances in iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS coming this fall ", the successor to Steve Jobs stated. [Full Article...]

IT raids Power Minister Shivakumar's residence, resort housing Gujarat MLAs

The I-Tdepartment conducted searches at 39 locations related to Shivakumar, a news agency reported. Jaitley attempted to disabuse the Congress MPs of that notion saying that just because the minister had "gone and parked himself" at the resort he can't get "immunity from the law". [Full Article...]

Trump administration targets affirmative action in admissions

Trump administration targets affirmative action in admissions The document cited by the newspaper does not specify which ethnic groups the Trump administration sees as being subject to a disadvantage in college admissions as a result of affirmative action . The Supreme Court most recently addressed affirmative action admissions policies previous year, ruling 4-3 to uphold a program that took race into consideration at the University of Texas at Austin, the ... [Full Article...]

Tillerson admits 'differences' with Trump on Iran nuclear deal

Tillerson admits 'differences' with Trump on Iran nuclear deal On Tuesday, during a State Department briefing, Tillerson revealed that he and the president were now discussing how they can use the existing deal. "The president has repeatedly expressed his confidence in me, we have a good relationship", Tillerson said. [Full Article...]

Google plan to track shoppers' loyalty cards criticised by privacy groups

Google plan to track shoppers' loyalty cards criticised by privacy groups SSM is Google's new consumer profiling technique, and correlates offline purchases using credit and debit cards with online activity such as location searches . Companies don't deserve more privacy rights than consumers. The organization points out that purchases can indicate medical conditions, religious beliefs and other intimate information. [Full Article...]

'Muslim terrorists': Far-right Norwegians mistake bus seats for burkas

'Muslim terrorists': Far-right Norwegians mistake bus seats for burkas Others called the image " frightening " and " tragic ". According to the Washington Post , more than a hundred people commented on it with one Islamophobic user saying: "You can never know who is under there". He posted the photos on his personal account, asking: "What happens when a photo of some empty bus seats is posted to a disgusting Facebook group and almost everyone thinks th... [Full Article...]

Scaramucci falsely listed as dead in Harvard Law School alumni directory

Scaramucci falsely listed as dead in Harvard Law School alumni directory The new directory, which was mailed to alumni of the school this week, shows an asterisk next to Scaramucci's name, indicating he passed away since the last edition was published, in 2011. In that interview, he referred to both Priebus and one of Trump's advisors, Stephen Bannon, with some strong language. The story - in which the newly appointed White House communications chief savaged othe... [Full Article...]

U.S. is not North Korea's enemy: Tillerson

In Thailand, Tillerson will pay his respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in 2016, and discuss the U.S. After firing the longest range intercontinental ballistic missile he has ever tested, the young North Korean leader said last week that the entire USA mainland is within the target range of his nuclear weapon. [Full Article...]

Hospital building in Oxford fails safety tests

Hospital building in Oxford fails safety tests He is believed to be one of the youngest victims of the tower block fire. Now 82 buildings in the United Kingdom are known to use this combination of materials - aluminium composite material, unmodified polyethylene filler and foam insulation - in their cladding systems. [Full Article...]

Jacinda Ardern: NZ opposition leader hits back over baby questions

Jacinda Ardern: NZ opposition leader hits back over baby questions Why, for example, had the Labour Party switched leaders just seven weeks out from an election? "On that particular issue, I made a personal decision to be open about those issues and to talk about them because I saw women in all walks of life having to struggle with those same things, and I thought maybe there's some benefit to deciding that I was going to be open about it", Ms Ardern said. [Full Article...]

Federal court rules against removing gray wolf from endangered list

Federal court rules against removing gray wolf from endangered list But by the 1980's they had begun to repopulate in this state from Minnesota and Wisconsin. While some biologists argue that populations have recovered enough to warrant delisting, others counter that the species has yet to repopulate its historic range and state-sanctioned hunts threaten to undo population gains. [Full Article...]

Trump 'weighed in' on son's statement about Russian Federation meeting, White House says

Trump 'weighed in' on son's statement about Russian Federation meeting, White House says Huckabee Sanders further disputed the Washington Post's reporting, claiming "there's no inaccuracy in the statement". "The president weighed in, like any father would, based on the limited information he had", she said at Tuesday's briefing. [Full Article...]

Didi Chuxing announces tie-up with Uber's European rival Taxify

Didi Chuxing announces tie-up with Uber's European rival Taxify Taxify is available in 25 cities and 18 countries (including South Africa) in Europe, West Asia, Africa and Mexico with over 2.5 million users. The partnership is likely to be aimed directly at tackling Uber's current market share with both Lyft and Taxify acting as direct competitors. [Full Article...]

How close is North Korea to launching a nuclear missile?

After analyzing video from a rooftop camera operated by Japan's NHK television on the northern island of Hokkaido, U.S. missile expert Michael Elleman concluded that Hwasong-14's re-entry vehicle "disintegrated" before it landed at sea. "Moreover, in cooperation with the authorities, Air France constantly analyzes potentially unsafe flyover zones and adapts its flight plans accordingly", the sta... [Full Article...]

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation jets intercept Russian aircraft near Estonian airspace

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation jets intercept Russian aircraft near Estonian airspace The NATO-allied jets intercepted two MiG-31 fighter jets and an AN-26 transport plane belonging to the Russian military. As part of his two-day visit to Estonia, Pence met with the country's servicemen and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops deployed in Estonia. [Full Article...]

Overwatch's Summer Games event returns August 8th

Overwatch's Summer Games event returns August 8th Even before the Summer Games were confirmed, players who mined the PTR changes were able to find assets that hinted towards Lucioball . As confirmed by Blizzard, skins from Summer Games 2016 will be available for purchase. In addition to the new skins and cosmetics, the Overwatch Summer Games means the return of LĂșcioball, the awesome Rocket League-style soccer mode. [Full Article...]

Anthony Scaramucci sacked by Trump, listed dead by Harvard

Anthony Scaramucci sacked by Trump, listed dead by Harvard Harvard Law didn't say, but the school was apparently crimson-faced over the flub. He might be dead to Harvard Law, but in his oh-so-brief tenure as President Trump's top spokesman, Scaramucci , 53, had often name-dropped the prestigious school. [Full Article...]

Police arrest, charge fugitive in Mendota Heights shooting

Police arrest, charge fugitive in Mendota Heights shooting A widespread hunt began Saturday, July 29, after police say Nguyen shot and killed 48-year-old Beverly Cory as he fled from a robbery that morning. In his first court appearance Tuesday, Nguyen was appointed a public defender and his bail was set at $1.5 million without conditions and $1 million with conditions. [Full Article...]

Trump Weighed in on Son's Statement 'as Any Father Would'

The political implications may be the most relevant given the debate surrounding whether a sitting president could be criminally indicted. The statement said the meeting was about the adoption of Russian children, but revelations showed he expected damaging material on Hillary Clinton . [Full Article...]


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