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Slimmed down back-to-school tax holiday returns to Florida

Slimmed down back-to-school tax holiday returns to Florida

The state's annual sales tax holiday for all essential clothing items for all ages under $100 began at 12:01 a.m. today and continues through 11:59 p.m. According to the South Carolina Department of Revenue, shoppers have saved upwards of $2-3 million the last few years. For your convenience, the digital downloads and social media posts below are provided for individuals and businesses interested in sharing information about the sales tax holiday. Read More

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FDA Takes On Nicotine

FDA Takes On Nicotine

Major tobacco producers saw their share prices tumble on Friday after USA health officials said they would explore ways to cut nicotine levels in cigarettes. "Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, causing more than 480,000 deaths every single year", the FDA said in announcing the plan. Read More

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Parliament Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha adjourned for day

Parliament Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha adjourned for day

Ansari also condemned the "cowardly and senseless" July 10 Amarnath Yatra attack in south Kashmir that left eight pilgrims dead. In this Monsoon Session of Parliament , at least 16 bills are listed for introduction in both houses. The Prime Minister has this morning thanked all parties for helping launch the mega reform Goods and Services Tax or GST, saying GST also stands for "Growing Strong Together". Read More

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Nevada Declares Weed

Nevada Declares Weed "State of Emergency" After Sales Exceed Expectations

Much like my college apartment, Nevada considers running out of marijuana to be a state of emergency. "Some establishments report the need for delivery within the next several days", a spokeswoman for the Department of Taxation said. Legislation gave liquor wholesalers the right to distribute, but most do not meet the licence requirements, Nevada's tax department is quoted as saying. Read More

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Chicago PD, ATF team up to stop spread of illegal guns

Chicago PD, ATF team up to stop spread of illegal guns

Collins, the spokesperson for Mayor Emanuel, said the progress Chicago Police have made this year "happened without any of the new resources from the federal government we requested". Per the AP, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared on Fox and Friends Friday morning to talk about the initiative, noting "the police have been demoralized in many ways" and stressing that Chicago needs "to not be a sanctuary city" and should start deporting "violent criminals that have been convicted". Read More

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Terminally Ill End Their Lives Under California Law

Terminally Ill End Their Lives Under California Law

A little more than 75 percent of those who died were between the ages of 60 to 89. Among those patients, 111 took the drugs and died. The 111 individuals were among the 191 people who received prescriptions for life-ending drugs. The new law made the Golden State the fifth state in the country to allow certain patients to request life-ending drugs from their doctors. The outcomes of the remaining 59 people were not reported by doctors within the six-month period. Read More

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America's Cup: Oracle Team USA hunker down in the boatshed

America's Cup: Oracle Team USA hunker down in the boatshed

The first race in the contest to win the world's oldest sporting trophy was fought out on Bermuda's Great Sound by Oracle Team USA, skippered by Jimmy Spithill and Emirates Team New Zealand , helmed by Peter Burling . Coutts has been the CEO of Oracle Team USA since it beat Alinghi in 2010. The low-key Kiwi crew shook hands after crossing the finish line just off the America's Cup Village on the site of a former Royal Navy base. Read More

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Centre nixes speculation of delay in GST rollout

Centre nixes speculation of delay in GST rollout

With just a few days left for the rollout of GST, the Centre is in favour of postponing by a few months the implementation of the e-way bill, which requires movement of goods above '50,000 to be to pre-registered online. The telecom industry has demanded a lower rate, arguing that an 18 percent GST rate, higher than the current 15 percent service tax for sector, will adversely affect the industry. Read More

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Senate Heads Toward Showdown Vote on Saudi Arms Sale

Senate Heads Toward Showdown Vote on Saudi Arms Sale

Schumer previously voted to table a resolution of disapproval sponsored by Paul in 2016, which would have halted a deal with Saudi Arabia for Abrams tanks. In addition, he raised the specter of genocide in Yemen with the help of US -supplied arms. "Saudi airstrikes have completely destroyed Yemen with USA -sold weapons", said Kate Kizer, from the Yemen Peace Project, one of the activist groups leading the effort. Read More

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Brownsville library plans summer reading program

Brownsville library plans summer reading program

The annual Teen Summer Challenge at the Fairfield Public Library kicks off with a pizza party on Thursday, June 15, from 2:50-4:45 p.m., downUNDER at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road. People ages 13-18 can sign up online for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge. The goal for this year's Summer Reading Program is to encourage children to read or listen to books during the summer so they can maintain and improve good reading skills. Read More

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Scott, legislative leaders announce special session

Scott, legislative leaders announce special session

Almost month after they went home following the conclusion of the 2017 Legislative session, members of both the Florida House and Senate will be returning to Tallahassee for a three day special session. The governor will get his main priority: funding for economic incentives and tourism promotion . The complex deal struck behind closed doors between the governor and top leaders in both houses basically has Scott line-item vetoing about $400 million in projects. Read More

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PM inaugurates country's longest river bridge

PM inaugurates country's longest river bridge

The bridge will ensure fast connectivity between upper Assam and eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh by reducing the distance and travel time between the two states. The bridge also opens new road for the high quality ginger grown by farmers of the region and will improve their economic condition. "If Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji had returned to power in 2004, then you would have got this bridge 10 years ago", he said. Read More

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Army foils infiltration bid in J&K, kills 6 militants

Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said the BAT action was aimed against the Indian Army along the LoC. Its actions along the LoC may be not in public domain, but the Indian Army has been bearing its brunt for long. The gunbattle ended later Saturday and soldiers recovered the bodies of two militants. A group of eminent citizens today said the strapping of a civilian to an army jeep has brought the human rights record in Jammu and Kashmir to a new low and the efforts to legitimise the ... Read More

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FDA clears Merck's Keytruda for cancers with certain genetic traits

FDA clears Merck's Keytruda for cancers with certain genetic traits

Merck & Co has won an accelerated approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its cancer drug Keytruda Tuesday, a treatment for patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature. Keytruda is administered as an intravenous infusion over 30 minutes every three weeks for the approved indications. In a groundbreaking approval, the FDA has paved the way for the country's first cancer medication that isn't targeted at only one part of the body. Read More

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