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WHY SENATE DELAYS HEALTH CARE REPEAL VOTE

Sen. John McCain is recovering from blood clot surgery and will be absent, in a new setback for the GOP’s push to pass the signature legislation.


‘THEY HEARD A ROAR, AND IT WAS ON TOP OF THEM’

Fire Chief Ron Sattelmaier describes flash floods that swept through a swimming hole in a central Arizona canyon, killing at least eight.


REFLECTING ON DETROIT RIOTS DEVASTATION, 50 YEARS ON

Five days of violence sparked by racial tensions left 33 blacks and 10 whites dead, some 1,400 buildings burned and over 7,000 people arrested.


ISRAEL REOPENS JERUSALEM HOLY SITE IN WAKE OF ATTACKS

Hundreds of Muslim worshippers visit the Noble Sanctuary following a deadly shooting last week.


DEMOCRATS STRUGGLE EVEN AS GOP STUMBLES

Democrats seek a unified message to help them gain ground as a Russia scandal engulfs the White House and an unpopular health-care plan wrenches Republicans.


WHERE CROWDS RALLY AGAINST CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans gather to vote in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro’s plan to rewrite the constitution.


HOW TEXAS ‘BATHROOM BILL’ MIGHT SHAPE GOP PRIMARY CAMPAIGNS

Powerful business entities, from Apple to the NFL, call the bill discriminatory, but insurgent candidates promise to go after lawmakers who dare reject it.


OSCAR-WINNING ACTOR LANDAU DIES AT 89

Martin Landau also starred in the TV series, “Mission: Impossible,“ and won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi in 1994’s “Ed Wood.“


AFGHAN GIRLS CLEAR HURDLES, REACH U.S. ROBOTICS COMPETITION

The team was twice rejected for U.S. visas but were finally allowed in after President Trump intervened.


FEDERER CLAIMS RECORD 8TH WIMBLEDON TITLE

“My heroes walked the grounds here and walked the courts here. Because of them, I think I became a better player, too,“ says Federer, who turns 36 next month.

 

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Facebook is reportedly planning a much cheaper virtual reality headset for 2018

The rumoured headset won’t need to be connected to a phone or computer to work.


Fantasy sports sites FanDuel and Draft Kings have dropped their plans to merge

They abandoned the plan after a challenge by US antitrust authorities.


Uber is merging its ride-sharing business with search giant Yandex in Russia

It’s another instance of Uber pulling back from its global expansion plans, just like it did in China.


The iPhone 8’s biggest change will not be a “must have” feature, analysts say

The rumoured OLED screen may not be a big enough difference and customers may “struggle to see the incremental benefits,“ according to Barclays.


Netflix dominated the Emmy nominations in the two top categories

It received three nominations in the best drama series category and two in best comedy series.


A Stifel analyst said that investors should buy Snap stock because it’s what people want Twitter to be

Scott Devitt described Snapchat as “a thriving communications platform for hundreds of millions of high-value consumers whose nimble product innovation can drive engagement / monetization.“


An Airbnb host hit was hit with a $5,000 fine for cancelling on an Asian guest over her race

The host cancelled on Dyne Suh, who had driven through a snowstorm with friends and her two dogs in February.


Volkswagen is looking to China to help it sell electric cars

It has a target to sell 1 million electric cars annually by 2025 — and mainland China is a key focus for the carmaker.


Google has made a major post-Brexit investment in the UK by opening new data centers

This is Google’s second batch of cloud data centres in the EU after Belgium, with three “availability zones” in London.


LG is going to introduce its next flagship smartphone next month

The next version of LG’s V-series smartphones will be revealed at IFA next month.

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