Physicist who fled Nazi rule wins Nobel Prize

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Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest lender, to pull out of Switzerland amid U.S. tax probe

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Egypt ‘escalates LGBT crackdown’ after rainbow flag display

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Catalonia crisis: What’s next for Spain if Catalan leader declares independence as promised

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Las Vegas shooting: Police radio details frantic first response

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Minister Bennett calls to cut funds to PA: ‘Israel must stop acting as ATM for terrorism’

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Moderate Republicans warn of trouble for tax reform

Moderate Republicans warn of trouble for tax reformBy David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twenty moderate Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives warned on Friday that efforts to overhaul the federal tax code could be jeopardized by demands for including major spending cuts in a fiscal 2018 budget resolution. In a June 30 letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, lawmakers from the moderate Tuesday Group said that including hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to mandatory programs could be “extremely problematic” for tax reform and asked for a budget delay until Senate Republicans finish their debate on healthcare legislation.


EPA launches new unit to 'critique' climate science

EPA launches new unit to 'critique' climate scienceThe White House is planning on using military concepts to conduct an “at-length evaluation of US climate science”. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is pushing an initiative that will use so-called “red team, blue team” tactics to discuss climate science, a method developed within the military that pits two competing ideas against one another in order to try and find vulnerabilities in field operations. “The administrator believes that we will be able to recruit the best in the fields which study climate and will organise a specific process in which these individuals… provide back-and-forth critique of specific new reports on climate science,” a source at the EPA told the web site EENews.