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Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown

The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health care bill but it’s not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace the Affordable Care Act or simply repeal it, the third-highest ranking Republican senator said Sunday. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will make a decision soon on which bill to bring up for a vote, depending on ongoing discussions with GOP senators. Thune sought to cast this week’s initial vote as important but mostly…

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Tantalizing Rumors Leak Ahead of AMD’s Vega Launch

AMD has been quite tight-lipped about Vega, its upcoming consumer GPU meant to compete at the high end of the market, as opposed to the midrange RX 400/500 families. Thanks to some leaks, however, we now know a bit more than we did before about what Vega can do and how it does it. Longtime AMD fans may remember the company’s use of various X-derived GPU names, including XL, XT, and XTX. AMD is reviving this branding style for Vega, according to Tom’s Hardware, with plans to offer four different GPU…

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Prince Harry meets veterans ahead of Dunkirk premiere

Prince Harry held an intimate meeting with Dunkirk veterans to hear their experiences from the massive World War II operation. The meeting took place at Kensington Palace, ahead of the London premiere of Christopher Nolan’s long-awaited film, Dunkirk, that chronicles the operation, nicknamed Operation Dynamo. Prince Harry meets Dunkirk veterans Arthur Taylor and Garth Wright at a reception hosted by the Prince at Kensington Palace ahead of the world premiere of ”Dunkirk” on Thursday. Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack The soldiers were forced to evacuate the beaches of Dunkirk, France in late May of…

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G20: 'Difficult' talks ahead as protesters arrested

Leaders are entering the final day of talks at the G20 meeting in Hamburg as officials try to bridge the gap with the US on issues such as trade and climate change. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is hosting the summit in Hamburg, said the talks so far had been “very difficult”. Negotiators worked through the night in an attempt to reach a compromise on the wording of the final summit statement. It comes after a second night of violent protests on Hamburg’s streets. The G20 (Group of Twenty) is…

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Wayne Rooney, Jack Wilshere and other players who need a transfer ahead of the 2018 World Cup

Rooney made it clear he will retire from international football after the 2018 World Cup, but should the Manchester United forward remain at Old Trafford he may not even travel with England to Russia. He has not been called up by Gareth Southgate since November 2016, and his lack of game time under Jose Mourinho means that is unlikely to change. Rooney has been linked with a departure from United this summer, and he needs to be playing for a team where he will be guaranteed minutes if he wants…

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News: Voting opens ahead of World Spa Awards 2017

Voting has opened today for the third annual World Spa Awards – the premier awards programme for the spa and wellness tourism industry. The nominees now face the all-important 16 week voting window. Members of the spa and wellness community, both tourism professionals and spa consumers, are invited to vote from the shortlist of 2017 World Spa Awards finalists. The winners will be revealed at the glittering 2017 World Spa Awards Ceremony being staged in Vietnam on the December 9th. JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa has…

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