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$13 a pack? NYC mayor wants highest cigarette prices in US

Currently, there are 8,200 licensed cigarette retailers citywide, which could be reduced by 40 percent in 10 years through not granting new licenses once a bodega closes. Here's the breakdown of the f...

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Russian Federation bans Jehovah's Witnesses as 'extremist' group

Russian Federation bans Jehovah's Witnesses as 'extremist' group

Koretskaya said she had been expelled from the religious organisation and its members had been banned to communicate with her after she started close but officially unregistered relationship with a ma...

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Trump to talk Middle East peace with Abbas at White House

Trump to talk Middle East peace with Abbas at White House

We told the USA administration that, and they know our position. In an effort to ingratiate himself with Mr. Trump, while sniping at former president Barack Obama, Abbas said that "We are glad that ...

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Mortgage rates plunge below 4% as investors flee the 'Trump trade'

Mortgage rates plunge below 4% as investors flee the 'Trump trade'

The share of applications for adjustable-rate mortgages dipped to 8.4 percent from 8.5 percent the preceding week. According to the MBA, last week's average mortgage loan rate for a conforming 30-ye...

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Applications for jobless aid rise but remain at low level

Applications for jobless aid rise but remain at low level

Given that the labor market is near full employment with a 4.5 percent jobless rate and companies are reporting difficulties finding skilled workers, some economists see limited scope for claims to fa...

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Secret Service limits sidewalk access south of White House

Secret Service limits sidewalk access south of White House

The stretch of pavement along the south fence has been closed each night - between 11pm and 6am - since 2015. The trespasser breached the grounds while the president was in the Washington mansion,...

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