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26 Candidates to Run in Tunisia’s Early Presidential Vote

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Tunisia’s independent electoral body says 26 candidates have qualified to run in the country’s early presidential election on Sept. 15, out of 96 who were seeking the job. The number of candidates could increase when the final list is announced on Aug. 31, after the appeals process. Among those sure to bid for Tunisia’s highest […]

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Adam Neumann has locked up control of the We company in a jaw dropping way even by Silicon Valley standards by giving himself 20 votes per share (FB)

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WeWork CEO Adam Neumann, like the CEOs of other high-flying startups that have gone public recently, holds shares in his company that will give him extra votes. But Neumann’s stock will give him 20 votes per share — twice as many as votes as the stock held by many of his peers, the company revealed […]

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Russia Flies Nuclear-Capable Bombers to Region Facing Alaska

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Russia said on Wednesday it had flown two nuclear-capable TU-160 bombers to a far eastern Russian region opposite Alaska as part of a training exercise that state media said showed Moscow’s ability to park nuclear arms on the United States’ doorstep. The Tupolev TU-160 strategic bomber, nicknamed the White Swan in Russia, is a supersonic […]

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Department store stocks tumble to a 10-year low after Macy’s slashes its profit forecast (M)

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Macy’s tumbled to its lowest intraday levels since 2010 after missing second-quarter estimates and lowering its 2019 profit expectations. Department store rivals Nordstrom and Kohl’s also tumbled on the news, trading 10% lower throughout the day. The chain’s revised annual expectations don’t take the next set of US tariffs into account. Macy’s is evaluating the […]

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Presidential Memorabilia at it’s Best

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Jim Warlick is the master of presidential memorabilia, trinkets and novelties. Owner of the souvenir store White House Gifts in Washington, D.C. Warlick’s company describes its mission as offering a “nonpartisan tribute to Presidential history.” read more >>> Source:: VOANews.Com

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Disney is reportedly unhappy with Fox’s ‘New Mutants,’ and it’s a sign the troubled ‘X-Men’ spin-off could hit Hulu instead of theaters

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Disney is reportedly unimpressed with Fox’s “X-Men” spin-off movie, “New Mutants,” and doesn’t think it can succeed at the box office, according to Variety. The troubled movie has been delayed three times and is currently scheduled to hit theaters in April. But evidence is mounting that the movie might never hit theaters, and could head […]

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High blood pressure: Three fruits proven to lower your reading

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HIGH blood pressure is a common condition that many people don’t realise they have, but leaving the condition untreated can lead to serious and damaging health complications. A healthy diet including plenty of fruit comes highly recommended in preventing high blood pressure. But are certain fruits better to eat than others? read more >>> Source:: […]

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Violence, Violations Against Malian Children Are Skyrocketing

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Violence and human rights violations against children in Mali are skyrocketing, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund. Never entirely stable since a 2012 coup, Mali is now experiencing new unrest marked by food shortages and inter-communal clashes. Children in Mali are among the biggest victims of the havoc being perpetrated by armed groups inside […]

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Viacom insiders say Bob Bakish’s rise in power is a good sign for employees going into the CBS merger, but some on Wall Street have doubts about the new leadership structure (CBS, VIAB)

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Viacom’s Bob Bakish is rising in power. He has been chosen to lead ViacomCBS, the new company that would be created through the proposed merger of media companies CBS and Viacom. Some Viacom staffers see the executive appointment as a “good thing for everyone at Viacom,” as one former employee told Business Insider ahead of […]

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Six Acquitted Over India Cow Vigilante Murder

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An Indian court Wednesday acquitted six people accused of murdering a Muslim man who was attacked while transporting cows, which Hindus revere. Pehlu Khan, a 55-year-old farmer, died after around 200 vigilantes attacked trucks carrying cattle on a highway in the western state of Rajasthan in April 2017. Nine people were accused of killing Khan, […]

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Soccer Star Sala Exposed To Harmful Carbon Monoxide in Plane

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British investigators say Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala and his pilot were exposed to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide before their small plane crashed in the English Channel, killing them both. A single-engine Piper Malibu aircraft carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson crashed in the Channel on Jan. 21.Sala was traveling from France to join […]

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LGBTQ creators accuse YouTube of discrimination in class-action lawsuit alleging it unfairly restricts and demonetizes queer content (GOOGL, GOOG)

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YouTube is being sued by LGBTQ content creators alleging the company discriminated against LGBTQ creators on the platform and restricted their reach and ability to make money. The class-action lawsuit accuses YouTube of unfairly applying its policies in a way that deems queer content as “shocking” and “sexually explicit” while letting hate speech thrive. YouTube […]