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    Asian markets mixed after latest trade developments, China sets key rate lower

    China's Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) edged up 0.2%, following a 2.1% gain the day before. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index (HSI) was up 0.1% after being lower earlier in the day. The index rallied 2.2% on Monday, its biggest daily gain in two months. On Tuesday morning the People's Bank of China...
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    America's CEOs just made a significant, if mainly symbolic, change

    The Business Roundtable on Monday said America's corporations are responsible for improving society by serving all stakeholders ethically, morally and fairly. It's a departure from the business theories of Milton Friedman, the Nobel-Prize-winning economist who said society benefits most from...
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    Yes, tech companies may listen when you talk to your virtual assistant

    Yes, if you talk to a virtual assistant, such as Amazon's Alexa, a human may listen to a recording of your chatter. Recent reports have highlighted what is actually a longstanding practice meant largely to improve the artificial intelligence that underpins the virtual assistant-powered gadgets...
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    Marianne Williamson pledges to remove portrait of Andrew Jackson from the Oval Office

    "We will begin by taking that picture of Andrew Jackson off the wall of the Oval Office," the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told the Native American audience at the Frank LaMere Presidential Candidate Forum. "I am not a Native American woman, but I find it one of the greatest insults...
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    Justice Dept. again sides with Trump over House in personal financial records fight

    The Justice Department argues the two banks shouldn't have to hand over the subpoenaed information and accuses lawmakers of not taking the correct steps to seek the documents. This is the first time the Justice Department has spoken up in this subpoena fight. Its foray into the case comes as...
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    Man accused of threatening an Ohio Jewish center declared himself a white nationalist in a documentary, police say

    New Middletown Police Chief Vincent D'Egidio confirmed it is James Reardon, then 18, who appears in the 2017 National Geographic documentary about the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The chief has known Reardon since he was younger and recognized his face, he said. In the...
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    A 12-year-old boy raised $15,000 at a county fair's pig auction. Then he gave it to St. Jude.

    Diesel Pippert, a seventh grader from Huron County, Ohio, will donate every penny of his auction proceeds to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Diesel's generous decision stemmed from a bit of friendly competition. He'd heard about a teen in nearby Medina County who auctioned off his hog...
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    A hiker lost for 5 days in the Montana wilderness says he survived off berries and bugs

    While with family members in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, a mountainous region on the border of Montana and Idaho, Laga's brother's horse went lame. Laga, the strongest hiker of the group, offered to switch with his brother and walk. He volunteered to walk ahead of the group toward the...
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    The birthplace of Pinocchio

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    Treasures of Florence's Uffizi museum

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    Under the Tuscan sun with author Frances Mayes

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    Brunello Cucinelli: Fashion and philosophy

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    Sting, Trudie Styler, and a villa in Italy

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    Sting, Trudie Styler, and a villa in Italy

    Il Palagio is the very definition of a Tuscan estate. It's a 400-year-old villa, about an hour south of Florence. But listen closely, and you might hear a rather well-known musician rehearsing. Sting owns the place, along with his wife, Trudie Styler. And what do they love about Il Palagio...
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    George R.R. Martin: "Game Of Thrones" TV show ending is "freeing"

    HBO's hit drama "Game of Thrones" came to an end after eight seasons earlier this spring, much to the dismay of many diehard fans around the globe. But the man whose work inspired it all — author George R.R. Martin — didn't seem too upset by the show's conclusion. Martin, who penned the series...
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    "The Rock" and Lauren Hashian tie the knot

    "The Rock" posts heartfelt message about his dad It appears "The Rock" was cooking up a secret wedding in Hawaii to his longtime love Lauren Hashian. The two revealed on Instagram early Monday that they tied the knot in a seaside ceremony over the weekend. "We do," Johnson wrote in the...
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    Megan Rapinoe's dad probably voted for Trump

    Megan Rapinoe has been outspoken in her her distaste for President Trump. Before the U.S. Women's National Team ever won the World Cup, Rapinoe was vowing not to visit the White House. After the team did win, she doubled down on her decision. Now, she's opening up about how her family may have...
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    Elton John blasts press coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan

    The legendary performer Elton John blasted media Monday for their "distorted and malicious account" of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's recent trips. Some newspapers claimed the royals traveled via private jet four times in 11 days, including a trip to the singer's home in Nice, France, and...
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    Canada to grant passport waiver to Venezuelans caught in border limbo

    Venezuelan migrant Oscar Herrera holds his two-months old daughter Jocsiany next to his sons after spending the night at the Ecuadorian Peruvian border service center in the outskirts of Tumbes, Peru, June 15, 2019. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters) Immigration and Citizenship Canada has reached...
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    Owners of flower farm ravaged by fire moved to tears by damage, overcome by support

    Fire crews were still working on hot spots Saturday afternoon, said Deputy Fire Chief Dave Upper in a tweet. (Dave Upper/Twitter) The family that owns a St. Catharines, Ont., flower farm that was devastated by fire over the weekend says photos of the charred wreckage bring them to tears. But...
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