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Trump appears to back away from cybersecurity effort with Putin

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump appeared to back away Sunday night from an earlier tweet about “forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit” with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded … and safe,” Trump wrote.

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Richie Porte’s horror crash prompts questions of Tour de France organisers | Kieran Pender

Rather than settling for a typical summit finale, ASO opted for the stages fourth technical descent and a finish in Chambry On Sunday morning European time, Gemma Porte tweeted: Day of travel for me so only informative [Tour de France] messages/updates wanted. Nothing to spark the wifey nerves please! She may have tempted fate. Several hours later, her husband Richie Porte ended his told Guardian Australia six months later. 2017 was set to be Portes year. The climber had been in ominous early season form, winning the Tour Down Under…

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Camden Lock Market: firefighters battle large blaze in London

More than 70 fire fighters attempt to bring fire under control as London Ambulance Service says it is not treating anyone at the scene Firefighters have brought a large blaze at Camden Lock Market in north London under control. The London fire brigade said on Monday morning that ten fire engines had been dispatched to reports of a fire at the popular tourist spot after midnight. The brigade asked people to avoid the area and said the cause of the fire was not yet known. By 3.20am the brigade said…

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Take a look at the very first production Tesla Model 3

Its here: The first ever production Model 3 has rolled off Teslas assembly line and into the possession of its owner Elon Musk. The founder and CEO tweeted pictures of the new vehicle, which he only got because the actual first pre-order customer gifted Musk his place in the queue as a birthday present. Alongside the pics, Musk tweeted an interesting bit of trivia about who gets dibs on the first edition of any new Tesla car: Its the first person who pays full price for the vehicle. Musk earned…

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Philip Morris cigarettes charged millions after losing plain packaging case against Australia

Court of arbitration finds Philip Morris Asia case to be an abuse of rights and says it must pay Australias multi-million dollar legal costs The tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris will be forced to pay millions of dollars in legal fees to Australia after its failed case against plain packaging laws. Big tobacco companies have fought vigorously against the Australias laws went further than the advertising bans and graphic health warnings introduced in many other countries. Philip Morris, Imperial Tobacco and Japan Tobacco quickly attempted to have the laws overturned through…

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The Beat Shazam TV show allows viewers to play along at home

Beat Shazam is one of those TV game shows that you dont just watch you can play along at home, using the Shazam app. In fact, the company recently added the ability to sync your gameplay to recorded footage of the show. Lets back up a second, for people who havent watched:Beat Shazam is hosted by Jamie Foxx and premiered on May 25, on Fox. During each episode, players compete to identify songs as theyre playing, and ultimately go head-to-head against the Shazam app if theyre faster than the app…

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Sense of purpose aids sleep, US scientists find

People who felt they had a strong purpose in life suffer from less insomnia and sleep disturbance, says neurologist The secret to a good nights sleep later in life is having a good reason to get up in the morning, according to US researchers who surveyed people on their sleeping habits and sense of purpose. People who felt they had a strong purpose in life suffered from less insomnia and sleep disturbances than others and claimed to rest better at night as a result, the study found. Jason Ong, a…

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John McCain predicts Republican healthcare bill will fail

Unpopular bill further imperilled after senators returned to their states and faced constituents strongly opposed to it A senior US Republican senator has predicted that the bill to roll back Obamacare would probably fail, adding to strongly opposed to it. Senators return to Washington on Monday. The Senate bill keeps much of Obamacare intact but strips away most of its funding. It repeals most Obamacare taxes, overhauls the laws tax credits and ends its Medicaid expansion. It also goes beyond repealing Obamacare by cutting funding for the Medicaid program beginning…

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Trump discussed forming impenetrable cyber security unit with Russia

In a series of tweets on Sunday, U.S. President Trump recapped his lengthy meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday. Apparently, the two world leaders discussed collaborating on cybersecurity together. Putin & I discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded.. Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2017 The tweet is a bit curious, considering that Russia is being investigated for its role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The Trump administration has come under fire for its…

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