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The Plus versions appear to be one of the latest trends among smartphone manufacturers. Apple ushered in the moniker with the iPhone 6 Plus in 2014. The device was Apple’s first to have a screen larger than 4.7-inches. To date, all of the iPhone’s Plus models have had a 5.5-inch display. However, other manufacturers have found many other ways to differentiate between a Plus version and standard version. Here’s a rundown of some Plus version smartphones currently on the market and how they c…
06.19 / 22:14
ibtimes.com
The special House election to win Georgia’s sixth district on Tuesday has been an uphill battle for Democrats trying force some kind of referendum on the election of President Donald Trump. The race also highlighted a battle within the Democratic party as it decides how liberal it wants to be — one familiar to the party rift between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters in 2016 presidential ele…
06.19 / 22:14
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President Donald Trump promised during the campaign to bring back coal mining jobs, which U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show have been declining steadily for decades. Once Trump became president, he issued an executive order and Congress passed legislation he insisted would revitalize the coal industry…
06.19 / 22:14
ibtimes.com
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling North Korea a "brutal regime" following the death of American college student Otto Warmbier (WARM'-beer). Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea, convicted of subversion after he tearfully confessed he had tried to steal a propaganda b…
06.19 / 22:13
sfgate.com
[...] it's not uncommon for either party to draft bills or resolve stubborn final hurdles behind closed doors, foregoing the step-by-step, civics-book version of how Congress works. While Democrats reached out to Republicans, held scores of committee hearings and staged many days of debate on that legislation in 2009 and 2010, they also resorted to private meetings to reach agreements that clinched its approval. Lacking the votes to block this year's GOP effort, Democrats are looking to…
06.19 / 22:13
sfgate.com
[...] Trump's attorneys, with their own unconventional backgrounds, face a challenging task — especially against seasoned lawyers working with former FBI Director Robert Mueller. [...] they seem prepared to paint Mueller's investigative team as politically motivated and will likely argue the president didn't illegally exert pressure on the i…
06.19 / 22:13
sfgate.com
In a White House full of loud voices, the powerful senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump tends to keep his mouth shut. The slim, stylish former real estate executive addressed the crowd in a soft but confident tenor, revealing the New York influences around his vowels. While his public speaking has been limited at best, Kushner has been busy with an expansive policy portfolio, charged with modernizing government and leading an effort to broker a peace agreement between…
06.19 / 22:13
sfgate.com
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck are continuing to push legislation that would prevent California law enforcement officers from cooperating with federal immigration enforcement. They joined California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon Monday to promote state Senate…
06.19 / 22:12
washingtontimes.com
NEW YORK (AP) - Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon made tweaks here and there to the autobiographical "The Big Sick," a romantic comedy based on their own extraordinary romance. But the most unbelievable things are 100-percent true. Their relationship did, as in the film, evolve as Nanjiani's Pakistani-American family was…
06.19 / 22:12
washingtontimes.com
The White House responded to warnings from Russia on Monday by saying the U.S. will do whatever's necessary to protect America's military and its interests in Syria, where a U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian military plane. "Obviously, we're going to do what we can to protect our interests," said…
06.19 / 22:12
washingtontimes.com
President Donald Trump is not likely to seek an antitrust case to block Amazon's deal to buy Whole…
06.19 / 22:11
cnbc.com
David Soucy, 60, is the general manager and head golf pro at Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington. The post Soucy named to Rutland County Senate seat appeared first on…
06.19 / 22:01
vtdigger.org
The Vermont senator's bill would set clear federal guidelines that would override new restrictions on voting at the state level that create hurdles for racial minorities. The post Leahy introduces automatic voter registration law appeared first on…
06.19 / 22:01
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Tax-News.com: The UK has begun discussions with the European Union on Brexit, despite uncertainty as to who will form the government that will negotiate the exit…
06.19 / 22:00
lowtax.net
Tax-News.com: New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay says his visit to Washington DC for high-level trade talks was successful, with the US indicating it is open to a free trade…
06.19 / 22:00
lowtax.net
Tax-News.com: Japan should commit to new gradual increases to its consumption tax rate, beyond 10 percent, to help rein in its substantial deficit, a new report from the International Monetary Fund…
06.19 / 22:00
lowtax.net
Tax-News.com: UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has signalled that the next Government is likely to increase taxes, saying that the "objective remains to bring the public finances back to balance by the middle of the next…
06.19 / 22:00
lowtax.net
Tax-News.com: New Zealand's tax agency has announced tax relief measures for those affected by the Kaikoura…
06.19 / 22:00
lowtax.net