• Tapwrit wins 2017 Belmont Stakes
Tapwrit wins 2017 Belmont Stakes

Still, Pletcher said he thought that Always Dreaming was the best 3-year-old in his barn and had a real chance to sweep the Triple Crown . Irish War Cry was 10th in the Derby. Classic Empire, the Preakness runner-up and the expected Belmont favorite, was found to have a foot abscess on Wednesday morning and was withdrawn from consideration...

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  • Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon
Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon

Earlier this week rumors were swelling that Amazon had its sights on acquiring messaging technology company Slack, turns out it was Whole Foods that would be first. The activist investor firm acquired a stake in the grocery chain and had been pressuring it to find a buyer after sales growth had stalled. For Whole Foods shareholders, the mov...

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  • MSCI adds domestic Chinese stocks to global benchmark
MSCI adds domestic Chinese stocks to global benchmark

The inclusion will be done in two steps: the first in May 2018 and the second in August of next year. As shown in the chart below, from January 6 through June 16, the total return (pretax with reinvested dividends) version of the MSCI Emerging Markets Index rose 15%, higher than some other well-known indexes .

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  • Markets Right Now: Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street
Markets Right Now: Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street

Private reports on existing home sales and manufacturing are due later in the week. Amazon led technology stocks higher with its shares increasing 1.33% to US$1,000.96 following last week's announcement that it had agreed to buy Whole Foods .

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  • Oil prices flat after weeks of steep declines
Oil prices flat after weeks of steep declines

The International Energy Agency (IEA), which attempts to track worldwide supply and demand, released its monthly report last week stating it anticipates that the world's oil oversupply will remain in place through 2017, as efforts by the OPEC to restrain petroleum production will be replaced by increases in US oil production.

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  • Seattle officer in fatal shooting: 'I don't have a taser'
Seattle officer in fatal shooting: 'I don't have a taser'

Police say Lyles confronted the officers with two kitchen knives. Before entering her apartment, officers can be heard on audio recording saying Charleena had been "talking all insane about how the officers weren't gonna leave". Still, she was attending his church regularly while making an effort to improve her life, said Isabell, pastor of T...

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  • Murdochs' bid for Sky could undergo further regulatory scrutiny in Britain
Murdochs' bid for Sky could undergo further regulatory scrutiny in Britain

Culture secretary Karen Bradley today received reports from both United Kingdom telecoms regulator Ofcom and the Competition Authorities on whether the deal was in the public interest and if the directors of bidder 21 Century Fox are fit and proper persons to be United Kingdom broadcasters.

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  • Tropical storm expected to form today in Gulf of Mexico
Tropical storm expected to form today in Gulf of Mexico

Bret made landfall over southern Trinidad and Tobago early UTC on Tuesday June 20 at Tropical Storm Strength with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km/hr). The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, the largest privately owned crude storage terminal in the United States, suspended vessel offloading operations early on Tuesday morning ah...

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  • Emirates wants US, European monitors for any Qatar deal
Emirates wants US, European monitors for any Qatar deal

In a sign of Qatar's growing isolation, Yemen's internationally backed government - which no longer holds its capital and large portions of the country - joined the move to break relations, as did the Maldives and the government based in eastern Libya.

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  • S.Korea's President Moon says plans to exit nuclear power
S.Korea's President Moon says plans to exit nuclear power

South Korea voted for a United Nations human rights resolution against North Korea for the first time in 2006, but abstained in 2007, when the second inter-Korean summit was held. President Moon Jae-in was on hand for a closing ceremony of the reactor. 2016, Moon emphasized that South Korea is no longer safe from earthquakes.

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  • Brexit talks to begin amid post-election fallout in Britain
Brexit talks to begin amid post-election fallout in Britain

A fair deal for both sides was possible, he said. How bad that would be in reality is anyone's guess. Putting a courageous face on a concession that may further strengthen the tactical dominance of the European Union, the Brexit secretary, David Davis, insisted his initial retreat remained consistent with long-term government strategy.

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  • Police who killed woman had less-lethal options
Police who killed woman had less-lethal options

Typically, that would be a one-officer call, but there was some information in the system, officers had dealt with this particular unit, this particular caller just recently. It was perfectly plausible for far too many white people in the US that a wounded Mike Brown , already shot and running away from Darren Wilson, the cop who would eventuall...

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  • Cats' domestication and spread across the world revealed by DNA study
Cats' domestication and spread across the world revealed by DNA study

For instance, a mitochondrial line common in Egyptian cats from the fourth century B.C.E. was found in cat DNA collected from samples in Bulgaria, Turkey, and sub-Saharan Africa from around the same time. Who was the first person to have a cat as a pet? Results were released Monday by the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. This happened twice:...

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  • Amazon Buys Whole Foods
Amazon Buys Whole Foods

For now, the Amazon-Whole Foods deal seems unlikely to change much. It announced Friday that it's buying online men's clothing retailer Bonobos for $310 million, following a string of online acquisitions including ModCloth and Moosejaw. However, Whole Foods does not have access to Instacart's financial numbers and analytics. In an email to cu...

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  • Ford Chooses China to Build Its New Small Car
Ford Chooses China to Build Its New Small Car

Ford executives told Mr Trump a year ago that moving production to MI of bigger vehicles that were more profitable would secure the Wayne plant's future - a decision later praised by Trump. The Michigan plant now producing Ford Focus cars will switch to making trucks in 2018, it said. Ford on Tuesday said it would invest US$900 million at the K...

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  • Boeing pushes new 737 Max 10 at Paris Air Show
Boeing pushes new 737 Max 10 at Paris Air Show

Romanian low-priced carrier Blue Air has concluded a long-term lease agreement with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) for six new Boeing 737 MAX 8 and six used 737-800 aircraft, the US-based company said on Tuesday. GECAS announces purchase of 20 737 MAX 10 jets, worth about $2.5 billion at list prices. - And TUI Group of Germany, which operates char...

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  • Queen Elizabeth II leads minute of silence for fire victims
Queen Elizabeth II leads minute of silence for fire victims

The queen, who met victims and volunteers on Friday at the site of the blaze, celebrates two birthdays each year - her actual birthday on April 21 and her official birthday, usually on the second Saturday in June. In her statement, she said: "My thoughts and prayers are with those families who have lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower fire and t...

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  • Uber replaces CEO as the fate of the company is in question
Uber replaces CEO as the fate of the company is in question

Employees at the company have told media the incidents have shaken their faith in Kalanick as a leader. Kalanick's leave of absence follows a day-long board meeting on Sunday during which members of Uber's board of directors discussed the matter.

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  • Cosby prosecutor fights release of juror names
Cosby prosecutor fights release of juror names

It is not yet clear why jurors could not reach a verdict, or how close they came. An alternate juror on Bill Cosby's drugging and sexual assault trial is giving a bit of insight into the drama that was going on behind closed doors. Mike McCloskey, one of six alternate jurors chosen for the almost two-week trial, discussed his experience in ...

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  • Britain eyes Brexit deal 'like no other in history'
Britain eyes Brexit deal 'like no other in history'

Andrea Leadsom, leader of the Britain's lower legislative house, said that Brexit would require a lot of legislation, including a law to enshrine current European Union rules into British law, known as the "Great Repeal Bill". "In the first step, we will deal with the most pressing issues". After months of domestic wrangling in the United ...

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  • HIV/AIDS Council members resign after Trump inaction
HIV/AIDS Council members resign after Trump inaction

Its helps inform the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which was last revised in 2015. Specifically, Schoettes criticized the White House for supporting legislation "that will harm people living with HIV and halt or reverse important gains made in the fight against this disease ".

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  • Congressman Shot Is Still in Critical Condition But 'Excellent Recovery' Possible
Congressman Shot Is Still in Critical Condition But 'Excellent Recovery' Possible

Steve Scalise . There was also a moment of silence for the victims of Wednesday's shootings. There were reports of death threats being called in to congressional Democrats and Republicans alike. Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update Saturday on behalf of the Scalise family. When the members of the Republican team were annou...

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  • 79 people presumed dead in London tower block fire
79 people presumed dead in London tower block fire

Commander Stuart Cundy said he expects the ongoing search and recovery effort to last "many, many weeks", as authorities work to identify the victims. "I've heard stories of heroism, from Christians, from Muslims and from others, looking after their brothers and sisters, their neighbours and doing the job that we expect from this brilliant commun...

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  • 76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz
76ers get No. 1 pick from Celtics, chance to draft Fultz

Danny Ainge certainly lived up to his "Trader Danny" nickname ahead of the 2017 NBA Draft . "I've learned patience in my aging process". The caveats and protections act as a safeguard in case the Sixers get lucky in the lottery so that they don't miss out on a potentially once in a generation talent, while still giving the Celtics another l...

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  • Supreme Court strikes down NC sex offender social media ban
Supreme Court strikes down NC sex offender social media ban

Citing the court's earlier cases protecting speech in public squares or parks as "a quintessential forum for the exercise of First Amendment rights", Kennedy noted that it might have been hard, "in a spatial sense", to determine those most important places.

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  • Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings
Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings

But as the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation grows-expanding to include an inquiry into Trump for potential obstruction of justice-Kushner is being dragged from his position as a silent power behind the throne, into the clamorous, white-hot center of the White House scandal.

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  • US Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting
US Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting

James T. Hodgkinson , 66, allegedly opened fire on a Congressional baseball team as Republicans were practicing for an annual game to be played at Nationals Park Thursday. Hodgkinson also contacted the office of Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., at least 10 times over the past year, a Bost spokesman has said , characterizing the emails and phone calls as...

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  • 58 presumed dead in London tower blaze, police say
58 presumed dead in London tower blaze, police say

Although police did not speculate on the eventual number of fatalities, local community sources say at least 70 from Grenfell Tower are still missing, including entire families. "But I don't think anything prepared me for what I was going to see when I was in there", he said. Speaking outside Scotland Yard , Mr Cundy added: "I have investigate...

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  • Gold at five-week low on firm dollar, Brexit talks lend support
Gold at five-week low on firm dollar, Brexit talks lend support

The dollar index , which gauges the dollar against six other currencies, was up 0.4 percent at 97.537. The euro was up 0.1 percent against the yen, at 124.25 yen. Spot gold was down 0.1 per cent at $1,252.21 per ounce, as of 0127 GMT. "In the wake of Friday's weak U.S. data, Dudley could provide insight into whether the Fed is still poised t...

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  • Airbus offers fuel-saving winglets on A380 in effort to revive sales
Airbus offers fuel-saving winglets on A380 in effort to revive sales

However, today Airbus has reassured the world that the A380 will continue to live on with the introduction of the brand new Airbus A380plus. These tweaks introduced by the aerospace firm will allow for "up to four per cent fuel burn savings", as the winglets are created to reduce drag.

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