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No Referendum Held in Catalonia, Says Spanish PM

No Referendum Held in Catalonia, Says Spanish PM

Recall that NAIJ.com reported that no less than 400 voters sustained different degrees of injury when the Spanish police descended on voters on October 1. Huge rallies and protests have been taking place as the vote, which the national government has declared illegal , drew closer. Police officers were said to have prevented some people from voting, seizing ballot papers and boxes at polling stations. Read More

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Georgia Looks Like A National Title Contender After Tennessee Win

A team that has a head coach who seems to be coaching for his job in Butch Jones , a quarterback situation that is a mess and they nearly lost to a UMass program as 28-point favorites. His defense gave up 378 yards to Georgia. Tennessee with only 13 yards through the air, and 32 on the ground. UPDATE 4:12 P.M.: Geogria's Jake Fromm passes to Wims for 12 yards for the TD. Read More

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Trump promotes 'giant, beautiful, massive' tax plan

Trump promotes 'giant, beautiful, massive' tax plan

It's not going to help. The only thing we see missing is making the reductions and reforms retroactive to January 2017 to accelerate the pro-growth impact, so for the most part they shouldn't be controversial. The short video concludes by asking viewers to "let Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven know: not one penny more , not one penny in tax cuts to millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations". Read More

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Spanish police move in to stop banned Catalan independence referendum

Spanish police move in to stop banned Catalan independence referendum

But Jordi Sanchez, the president of the Catalan National Assembly, an influential pro-independence organisation, told AFP the court order "simply says that on Sunday these spaces can't be used for the referendum". On Saturday, the state prosecutor in Catalonia told all local and national police forces they would be placed temporarily under a single chain of command and report directly to the interior ministry in Madrid. Read More

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Americans running away in the Presidents Cup

Americans running away in the Presidents Cup

Their match was all square on the 18th hole Friday. A victory would give the Americans a record lead. "And when a player tells you that, he's basically telling you: 'Sit me out tomorrow.' That's what we made a decision to do". There is a mathematical chance that the Americans could clinch Saturday. The Internationals won three. "We have another 20 points left". "We are not laying down". Read More

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5 things we learned from Packers blowout win over Bears

5 things we learned from Packers blowout win over Bears

Glennon is averaging 5.75 yards per pass attempt - the very essence of small ball - ahead of only the Ravens' Joe Flacco. Glennon finished 21-of-33 for 218 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Sipla has only missed two games - wins against the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks last December - because he was hospitalized after a stroke. Both have come from inside 50 yards. Read More

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Republican tax proposals to call for sharp cut in corporation tax

Top republican leaders say they're making tax reform their focus now after striking out on health care, but not everyone is on board with the plan. Currently, that family starts out with at least $28,800 of income exempt from taxes, thanks to the standard deduction plus four exemptions. This provision would allow middle-class families to shield more of their income from taxation. Read More

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Saudi Arabia has lifted its historic ban on women driving

Saudi Arabia has lifted its historic ban on women driving

Sharif has written a book on the campaign, "Daring to Drive", which encompasses her struggle to drive on Saudi streets and also mentions how in the country ultra-conservative codes define lives. A few months later, King Salman ordered a review of laws that still make it hard for many women to work, travel, undergo medical procedures and go to university without the permission of a male relative or spouse. Read More

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New Poll Finds Bipartisan Consensus Among Voters on Need for Tax Reform

New Poll Finds Bipartisan Consensus Among Voters on Need for Tax Reform

Unfortunately for all the Republican tax cutters who used to be deficit hawks, we already have real-world historical evidence of what happens after massive tax cuts. That voter unrest could "manifest itself in primaries, it could manifest itself in not voting, and it could manifest itself in people saying 'Well, listen, if you can't it done I hear that Pelosi and Schumer are working with Trump these days, maybe we'll go in that direction, ' " Walker said. Read More

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Packers erase deficit to beat Bengals in OT

The Packers experienced a mass exodus of core defensive players over the offseason and were without Davon House , Nick Perry , Jake Ryan and Mike Daniels on defense for this contest as they were inactive. "We got the best player in the world on our team", Packers receiver Davante Adams said. Chicago struggled in their first road test getting demolished by the Buccaneers, but have looked strong in both games at home. Read More

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Merkel, Schulz at home base on final campaign push

Merkel, Schulz at home base on final campaign push

Merkel-in contrast to President Trump-has a reputation for levelheaded leadership, which may continue to bolster the European Union business climate moving forward. According to the polling, the Free Democrats and Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) have picked up support and will qualify for seats in the new Parliament, where they had none before because they fell below the 5% qualification threshold in the popular vote. Read More

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Trump says protesting players in NFL should be fired

Trump says protesting players in NFL should be fired

He said players are being thrown out for aggressive tackles, and it's "not the same game". Trump said the list did include Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), but he was told Paul was a waste of time. On a related note, the president has tweeted twice over the last 24 hours that unusual is in contention thanks to Trump (because everything is always about him). Read More

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Clemson's defense stifles Lamar Jackson in dominant win

Clemson's defense stifles Lamar Jackson in dominant win

Clemson Tigers - Clemson won its battle of the Tigers against Auburn , 14-6. The good news is that sometimes it's the weekends you don't expect much from that deliver the most, and we should all hope that's the case this week. We played against two of their three linebackers a year ago that are really fast and slippery. That preparation is a testament to Venables, who keeps plugging in fresh high-end talent and churning out National Football League players by the time he's done with ... Read More

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Senate GOP Closes In on Votes to Pass Obamacare Repeal

Senate GOP Closes In on Votes to Pass Obamacare Repeal

The measure has no chance of becoming law with Trump in the White House and Republicans controlling Congress. Graham said Thursday that if the vote were held now "47 or 48" senators would support it, putting it just shy of passage. Naturally, California and NY are two of them. Sanders provided no details about the price tag of his measure or how it would be financed. Capping and block-granting Medicaid, repealing the Medicaid expansion, and undermining protections for people with ... Read More

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Irma leaves wake of destruction in Florida

Irma leaves wake of destruction in Florida

By midday Tuesday, Florida Power & Light Co. had restored power to 2.3 million customers, which was 40 percent of those affected across the state; at least 4. Irma's peak winds of 105 miles per hour, with higher gusts, had dropped 20 miles per hour from the morning, making it a Category 2 hurricane (down from a Category 4). Read More

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