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Businesses could be forced to reveal ethnic pay gap 10 Oct 9:01pm Businesses could be forced to reveal ethnic pay gap
Businesses could be forced to reveal their ethnicity pay gap after an audit last year showed significant disparities in pay and promotion opportunities of different ethnic groups .
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10 Oct 8:22pm Updated Nikki Haley may have timed her exit perfectly
Nikki Haley is getting out of the Trump administration with her stature elevated and political prospects brightened -- not something that could be said for most top political power players who leave the President's reputation-crushing fold.
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10 Oct 7:12pm Senators pressure Trump to investigate disappearance of Saudi journalist
President Donald Trump is facing new pressure to investigate the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and determine whether to impose sanctions on those responsible after receiving a letter from a bipartisan group of senators Wednesday.
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10 Oct 5:17pm Trump administration touts 33% increase in foreign arms sales
US foreign military sales totaled $55.66 billion in 2018, a 33% increase compared to the nearly $42 billion in weapons sold in 2017, the Defense Cooperation Agency announced Wednesday.
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10 Oct 3:06pm Updated Trump files op-ed bashing Democrats on Medicare for all
President Donald Trump knocked Democrats in incendiary terms ahead of the midterm elections with an op-ed decrying a proposal to establish a single-payer health care system.
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Gordon Brown: We need a Budget for children 10 Oct 3:02pm Gordon Brown: We need a Budget for children
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for a "Budget for children" to alleviate child poverty.
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10 Oct 3:00pm Updated Trump to sign bills aimed at increasing drug price transparency
President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign two pieces of legislation into law on Wednesday that aim to inform consumers about drug prices.
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10 Oct 2:51pm California fake ID salesman who helped Mueller investigate Russians gets six months in jail
Richard Pinedo, a California computer whiz caught by the special counsel's office selling fake online identities to Russians, will be sentenced by a federal judge in Washington on Wednesday, making him the third defendant to learn his sentence in Robert Mueller's probe.
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10 Oct 2:26pm Updated CNN to host prime-time political events ahead of midterm elections
CNN will host two debates and a town hall for three highly contested races ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, the network announced Tuesday.
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10 Oct 1:45pm Supreme Court hears immigration detention case
The Supreme Court grappled on Wednesday with the scope of an immigration law that allows the government to detain without bond those living in the US legally with past criminal records.
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10 Oct 1:25pm 3 things Michael Bloomberg thinks he knows about the 2020 race against Donald Trump
On Wednesday morning, Michael Bloomberg made an announcement -- on Instagram! -- that had "2020"written all over it.
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10 Oct 1:06pm Trump warns of powerful Hurricane Michael, yet to decide about campaign rally
President Donald Trump and his top emergency management officials warned Wednesday that Hurricane Michael is likely to be the most powerful storm to hit the Florida panhandle area in more than a century. He also said he has yet to decide whether he will go to his planned campaign rally in Pennsylvania Wednesday evening.
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10 Oct 12:42pm Rosenstein dodges House Judiciary interview -- for now
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will not appear on Capitol Hill this week to answer questions about reports that he discussed wearing a wire to secretly record President Donald Trump, avoiding for now a high-stakes session with lawmakers over a topic that nearly led to his ouster as the No. 2 official at the Justice Department.
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10 Oct 12:26pm Updated Democrats to force health care vote Wednesday in the Senate
Democrats plan to force a vote Wednesday morning on a bill related to health care coverage of pre-existing conditions and the size and scope of insurance plans, the latest action from the minority party's push to focus on the issue of health care going into the midterms.
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10 Oct 12:24pm Michael Bloomberg re-registers as a Democrat
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York City mayor and potential 2020 presidential candidate, announced Wednesday that he re-registered as a Democrat, saying the party must "provide the checks and balances our nation needs so badly."
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10 Oct 12:20pm Tennessee Democrat touts Taylor Swift endorsement in new video
Phil Bredesen, the Democratic candidate for US Senate in Tennessee, is running with Taylor Swift's decision to endorse him, touting how rare it is for the pop star to wade into politics in a new digital video and publicly thanking her on Twitter.
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10 Oct 11:56am GOP state house member grabs mic from female opponent at debate
A Minnesota Republican member of the state house has expressed his apologies for grabbing a microphone from his female opponent's hands during a forum earlier this week.
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10 Oct 11:38am Phil Bredesen touts Taylor Swift endorsement in new video
Phil Bredesen, the Democratic candidate for US Senate in Tennessee, is running with Taylor Swift's decision to endorse him, touting how rare it is for the pop star to wade into politics in a new digital video and publicly thanking her on Twitter.
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How is the multi-billion pound plan to refit Parliament going? 10 Oct 11:31am How is the multi-billion pound plan to refit Parliament going?
Minister says a business plan will take three years but hints at continued public access after MPs leave.
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10 Oct 11:28am Proposal to limit visas for immigrants on government assistance opens up for public comment
A controversial Trump administration proposal that would make it more difficult for immigrants who've received some public benefits to get green cards moved one step closer to becoming reality on Wednesday, but the public still has a chance to weigh in.
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Brexit deal may be struck by next Wednesday - EU 10 Oct 11:11am Brexit deal may be struck by next Wednesday - EU
A final deal on the terms of Britain's divorce from the EU is "within reach" by next Wednesday, the bloc's chief negotiator has said.
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10 Oct 11:05am Updated California fake ID salesman who helped Mueller investigate Russians to be sentenced Wednesday
Richard Pinedo, a California computer whiz caught by the special counsel's office selling fake online identities to Russians, will be sentenced by a federal judge in Washington on Wednesday, making him the third defendant to learn his sentence in Robert Mueller's probe.
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MP Gloria De Piero want ban on murderous spouses claiming assets 10 Oct 10:43am MP Gloria De Piero want ban on murderous spouses claiming assets
A woman is being pursued for about £60,000 by her husband who is in prison for her attempted murder.
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10 Oct 9:43am ICE ending practice of coordinating plans for asylum-seeking families in Arizona
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has ended its practice of coordinating plans for asylum-seeking families in Arizona that are released from custody but still awaiting a court hearing on their request.
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PMQs: Corbyn and May on education funding and austerity 10 Oct 9:03am PMQs: Corbyn and May on education funding and austerity
Theresa May says education funding is at a record high and more children are in good and outstanding schools.
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PMQs: Cherry and May on Polish and EU citizens after Brexit 10 Oct 9:03am PMQs: Cherry and May on Polish and EU citizens after Brexit
An MP raises the case of a Polish constituent who has lived in Scotland since the age of six and has received a "Kafkaeque" letter after applying for benefits.
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PMQs: Flint and May on universal credit welfare changes 10 Oct 9:02am PMQs: Flint and May on universal credit welfare changes
Some families will lose around £2,400 a year, while the prime minister claims that austerity is coming to an end, says a Labour MP.
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10 Oct 8:56am Updated Heidi Heitkamp is fighting for her political life in North Dakota
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is well-liked in North Dakota.
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Brexit: May urges MPs to put national interest first in future vote 10 Oct 8:02am Brexit: May urges MPs to put national interest first in future vote
Theresa May urges MPs to back a "good deal" for the UK while reminding them of their duty to voters.
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UK expects to lose 5,000 City jobs through Brexit 10 Oct 7:11am UK expects to lose 5,000 City jobs through Brexit
The UK government expects 5,000 financial service jobs to have left the UK by March 2019.
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Brexit: Theresa May facing MPs after Chequers plan criticism 10 Oct 7:03am Brexit: Theresa May facing MPs after Chequers plan criticism
The PM faces the Commons and pressure to change course on Brexit, a week ahead of a vital EU summit.
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Hot summer gives boost to UK economy 10 Oct 5:51am Hot summer gives boost to UK economy
The UK economy stagnated in August, but grew 0.7% over three months, figures indicate.
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10 Oct 5:31am Taylor Swift calls on fans to vote during AMA acceptance speech
Taylor Swift used her acceptance speech for artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Tuesday night to encourage her fans to vote.
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10 Oct 5:09am Updated Fiancée of missing Saudi journalist appeals directly to Trump for help in op-ed
Jamal Khashoggi's fiancée implored President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump "to help shed light on" his disappearance in an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Tuesday evening.
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Party conferences 10 Oct 5:05am Updated Party conferences
From May's dance to Brexit manoeuvring, here are the highlights of the autumn conference season.
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Brexit: Theresa May to face MPs after Chequers plan criticism 10 Oct 4:26am Updated Brexit: Theresa May to face MPs after Chequers plan criticism
The PM faces the Commons and pressure to change course on Brexit, a week ahead of a crucial EU summit.
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10 Oct 3:33am Updated CNN poll: Democrats are fired up and maintain a strong 2018 lead
Four weeks out from Election Day, Democrats remain well ahead of Republicans in a generic ballot matchup, with 54% of likely voters saying they support the Democrat in their district and 41% backing a Republican, according to a CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
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Majority support decriminalising abortion in NI - polls 10 Oct 3:26am Majority support decriminalising abortion in NI - polls
The majority of people across the UK want abortion to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland, according to the latest opinion polls.
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World Mental Health Day: PM appoints suicide prevention minister 10 Oct 3:08am Updated World Mental Health Day: PM appoints suicide prevention minister
Theresa May says "too many lives" are being taken, as she pledges £1.8m in funds for the Samaritans.
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Prime Minister appoints minister for suicide prevention 10 Oct 2:09am Updated Prime Minister appoints minister for suicide prevention
Theresa May says "too many lives" are being taken, as she pledges £1.8m in funds for the Samaritans.
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