GOP savors seeing House Democrats oppose own immigration bill

Abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is a trendy battle cry for liberals. Republicans like it too, because it can cause campaign-season headaches for Democrats.

  • Virgin Media customers are about to lose access to 10 channels
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    Virgin Media customers are about to lose access to 10 channels

    Customers of Virgin Media will no longer be able to watch UKTV channels, including Dave and Gold, following a digital rights dispute. The issue revolves around the BBC's claim to the streaming rights of its programming, which it does not want to make freely available through UKTV's Play on-demand service. Instead, it wants to sell them to paid subscription services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.

  • XXXTentacion death: Four men charged over the murder of Florida rapper
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    XXXTentacion death: Four men charged over the murder of Florida rapper

    A grand jury indicted Dedrick Williams, 22, Michael Boatwright, 22, Trayvon Newsome, 20, and Robert Allen, 22 on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges, court records showed. XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was shot dead as he was leaving a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach last month. According to a warrant filed in Boatwright's case, the car driven by XXXTentacion was blocked by a dark-coloured SUV as it was exiting the Riva Motor Sports shop.

  • First drive: Performance Pack adds another string to the Volkswagen Golf R’s bow
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    First drive: Performance Pack adds another string to the Volkswagen Golf R’s bow

    What is it?The Golf R is, as most people know, a hugely capable, practical and downright fast hot hatch. However, Volkswagen has seen fit to give it the smallest of upgrades with a new Performance Pack. Accompanied by a £2,300 premium, this extra brings with it additional features designed to make the Golf R even …

  • Bitcoin price live: Latest updates as cryptocurrency edges towards $8,000
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    Bitcoin price live: Latest updates as cryptocurrency edges towards $8,000

    Bitcoin fell to its lowest price of 2018 in June, having experienced its worst start to a year since the cryptocurrency was founded, however it is showing signs of recovery. The value of bitcoin rose more than twenty-fold in 2017, generating huge amounts of interest in cryptocurrencies like ethereum and bitcoin cash. After peaking at close to $20,000 in December, bitcoin's value fell to below $10,000 within a matter of weeks.

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    Things to do in London this week

    The summer hols are here. Whether you’ve got kids or want to avoid everyone else’s, we’ve got you covered with this week’s round-up of activities. From brand new theatre to the tail end of exhibitions, there’s plenty to whet cultural appetites. Here’s our guide on what to get up to in London this week. Hackney Showroom Futureheads

  • Another couple bites the dust: two dumped from Love Island
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    Another couple bites the dust: two dumped from Love Island

    There is around one week to go until one couple wins the cash prize.

  • One dead, at least ten people shot in Toronto shooting
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    One dead, at least ten people shot in Toronto shooting

    A shooting in Toronto's Greektown area left at least ten people injured and one dead on July 22. According to local media, police arrived at the scene along Danforth and Logan Avenue at around 10 pm. Victims, some transported to trauma centers, have sustained significant injuries and passerbys said they heard up to 25 gunshots. This video, taken by a witness, shows heavy police presence after the shooting. The number of casualties has not been reported but at least one person has been confirmed dead. This story was still developing at the time of writing.

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    Hundreds join search for missing jogger Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa

    Hundreds of volunteers have joined police in the search for a US student who went missing while out jogging. Mollie Tibbetts, 20, was last seen in the town of Brooklyn, 50 miles west of Iowa City on Wednesday evening. Family members told WOI-TV that the University of Iowa student was dog-sitting with her boyfriend at a house before she went for a run.

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    Quintana, Cubs beat Cardinals 7-2

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Quintana pitched seven effective innings, keeping Matt Carpenter in the ballpark and helping the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Sunday.

  • Cuba economic growth weak, president says, as lawmakers approve new constitution
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    Cuba economic growth weak, president says, as lawmakers approve new constitution

    Cuba's economy grew less than expected in the first half of 2018 and an ongoing liquidity crisis will force fresh belt tightening, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Sunday. Diaz-Canel, who replaced former President Raul Castro in April, was addressing lawmakers at a national assembly meeting after they debated and then approved a revamping of the constitution. The new constitution seeks to maintain Cuba's one-party socialist system but institute a major government reorganization and pave the way for recognition of private businesses and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

  • Raunchy villa antics have Love Island fans in stitches
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    Raunchy villa antics have Love Island fans in stitches

    Has Dr Alex George finally found his confidence?

  • Jacob Rees-Mogg Says It Could Take 50 Years To Reap The Benefits Of Brexit
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    Jacob Rees-Mogg Says It Could Take 50 Years To Reap The Benefits Of Brexit

    A leading Brexiteer has suggested it could take 50 years to judge whether

  • Starwatch: red marvel that is a lunar eclipse
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    Starwatch: red marvel that is a lunar eclipse

    The moon takes on orange tones in this file photo of a lunar eclipse seen from Mexico City. Photograph: Marco Ugarte/AP

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    Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

    Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his nonprofit space education foundation is a sponsor and he typically is the star attraction. Aldrin said he didn't attend Saturday's Apollo Celebration Gala because of objections over the foundation's current aims and ongoing legal matters associated with the foundation. The black-tie event, held under a Saturn V rocket at the Kennedy Space Center, featured a panel discussion by astronauts, an awards ceremony, and an auction of space memorabilia.

  • South Africa almost doubles annual quota of lion bones exported for traditional Chinese medicine
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    South Africa almost doubles annual quota of lion bones exported for traditional Chinese medicine

    South Africa’s growing trade in lion bones should be halted, and keeping and breeding lions and tigers should be curbed, conservationists have urged. A major report into the practice has been published after South African ministers announced a near-doubling in the number of lion bones allowed to be exported. The bones are largely sold to Asian markets for use in virility products and traditional medicines.

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    How Three British Blokes Took Defender Tuning In US To New Level

    These are some of the coolest custom Land Rovers around

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    3rd Rock From The Sun actress Elmarie Wendel dies aged 89

    Actress Elmarie Wendel, who was best known for her role as Mrs Dubcek in American sitcom 3rd Rock From The Sun, has died aged 89. Fellow 3rd Rock actor Jim Beaver posted a tribute to Wendel on his Twitter page: "I've just heard from her daughter JC that my friend and colleague from 3rd ROCK FROM THE SUN, Elmarie Wendel, has died. Wendel, who was born in Iowa and spent her childhood performing in music hall venues with her parents and sisters, first found success in Broadway as a singer and actress.

  • Fast-spreading California wildfire nears Yosemite park
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    Fast-spreading California wildfire nears Yosemite park

    The so-called Ferguson Fire, which started on July 13 in the Sierra National Forest, grew by more than 10 percent in size over the weekend, sending smoke billowing for miles (km) and causing air quality alerts for parts of the San Joaquin Valley, officials said on Sunday. Visitors should expect limited visibility and should be prepared to limit outdoor activities during periods of high concentration," Yosemite National Park said on its Twitter feed over the weekend. Parts of the Ferguson Fire were about 20 miles to 30 miles (30-50 km) south and southwest of the park as of Sunday.

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    Activist to star as TV's first transgender superhero

    A transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls' bathroom will be TV's first transgender superhero. Nicole Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.' "Supergirl" as Nia Nal, aka Dreamer. Maines gained national attention for her battle against her Orono, Maine school district over her right to use the girls' bathroom.

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    Elon Musk, artist settle copyright row over tooting unicorn

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and an artist have settled a row over a farting unicorn.

  • Passerby en route home captures sound of gunshots in Toronto shooting
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    Passerby en route home captures sound of gunshots in Toronto shooting

    At least nine people were shot in a shooting in Toronto's Greektown on July 22, including one child. According to local media, police arrived at the scene along Danforth and Logan Avenue at around 10 pm. Victims were transported to nearby hospitals and said to have sustained significant injuries. In this video shared to Facebook by Maja Muratovic, the shots can be heard in the background. "People were still walking, thinking it was fireworks. But it was severe gun shots," Muratovic said. "Not sure what happened as I hurried home." Witnesses said they heard at least 25 gunshots. Toronto police reported that the shooter had died. This story was still developing at the time of writing.

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    'Hamilton' creator announces arts fund for Puerto Rico

    Lin-Manuel Miranda is helping establish a multimillion-dollar fund to boost the arts in Puerto Rico as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. The "Hamilton" playwright said Sunday during a visit to the island that he hopes the fund will grow to $15 million in upcoming years. Cultural and artistic groups in Puerto Rico have been hit especially hard by the Category 4 storm, losing government and nonprofit support amid an 11-year recession.

  • Richard Bacon: "I came close to death"
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    Richard Bacon: "I came close to death"

    Presenter spent time in "induced coma"

  • A self-made millionaire who retired at 33 says it took him months to adjust — here's how he schedules his days to enjoy retirement
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    A self-made millionaire who retired at 33 says it took him months to adjust — here's how he schedules his days to enjoy retirement

    McCurry found he needed to live by a schedule in early retirement, so he made time for everything from planning vacations and surfing to playing video games and socializing. If your dreams of early retirement resemble leisurely days on the beach, catching up on your reading list, or picking up that side hobby you've always been meaning to start, know that it may be easier said than done — at least at first. McCurry says they were able to build a solid nest egg because they had good jobs with benefits, employed smart tax strategies, maxed out their retirement savings accounts, invested, budgeted, and bought an affordable home during an auction. (Their portfolio has since grown to over $1.7 million).

  • To walk away from our Brexit divorce bill commitment would break international law and shame the nation
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    To walk away from our Brexit divorce bill commitment would break international law and shame the nation

    It represents a legal liability. It represents historic infrastructure commitments and liabilities entered into by our nation that are to be completed by 2030. It represents liabilities to contribute towards pensions to public servants who represented our nation within the EU (Mr Farage included!).