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Mercedes-Maybach just unveiled a stunning convertible concept car to rival Tesla

Mercedes-Benz On Friday, Mercedes-Maybach unveiled its new Vision 6 Cabriolet concept at the 2017 Monterey Car Week in Monterey, California. The stunning drop top is the ultimate embodiment of the Mercedes’ Sensual Purity design philosophy. The concept melds classic automotive design element with a sleek futuristic aesthetic. “The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet takes modern luxury into the realms of the ...

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'We still have a huge movement': Steve Bannon offers some predictions on the future of the Trump administration

Steve Bannon. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Steve Bannon, who stepped down as White House chief strategist on Friday, said the Trump presidency he fought for is over. Bannon jabbed his former White House enemies and the Washington establishment he accused of stonewalling Trump’s agenda. He returned to the right-wing news outlet Breitbart on Friday, vowing to fight Trump’s opponents. Former White ...

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Billionaire Carl Icahn is reportedly in 'legal jeopardy' for trying to influence Trump policy

Dealbook Conference Hours after billionaire investor Carl Icahn said he would no longer be advising President Trump, The New Yorker dropped a lengthy investigation on his efforts to direct policy to benefit a company he is invested in. The short version of the story, by Patrick Radden Keefe, is that Icahn could be in “legal jeopardy.” “He’s walking right into ...

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Apple fans prepare yourselves: One of the original Apple I computers is going up for auction in September

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak designed the Apple I. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple fanatics around the world will soon have a chance to bid on one of the original Apple computers. The Apple I is being put up for sale by David Larson, a former Virginia Tech professor who bought the computer from Adam Schoolsky in 1994 for $3500. Schoolsky was a friend ...

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Nicola Sturgeon to address Pride Glasgow 2017

Nicola Sturgeon is expected to become the first serving first minister to speak at the Pride Glasgow festival later on Saturday. She tweeted that it was a “privilege” to be invited to address the annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex culture. Thousands are expected to attend the live music, speeches and market on Glasgow Green over the ...

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Woman leaves letters of support for other new mothers

Media playback is unsupported on your device A handwritten letter of encouragement for new mothers was left in a supermarket baby-changing area. It was one of 20 left at various locations by Ren Benson, from York, who said she just wanted to give other mothers support. “I am a first-time mum, my little boy is 10 months now, and parenting ...

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British drivers waste nearly FIVE days a year stuck in traffic jams, shock report reveals

Drivers are spending nearly FIVE days a year stuck in traffic jams, a shock report reveals today. And as well as wasting time, congestion is costing the average motorist nearly £1,000 in wasted fuel and lost production. The Local Government Association has exposed the extent of the country’s “congestion crisis” in a report on tackling congestion in towns and cities. ...

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British property divide revealed as over five MILLION own second homes despite 250,000 homeless

More than five million people own second homes, a report reveals today – but 250,000 are estimated to be homeless. Second home ownership has rocketed by 30% in just over a decade, with one in 10 adults now having another property in addition to their main home. An extra 1.6 million people scooped up an extra base, taking the total ...

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Steve Mnuchin's Yale classmates are urging him to resign from the Trump administration in protest

Steve Mnuchin Mark Wilson/Getty Images Members of treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin’s 1985 Yale class are urging him to resign from the Trump administration in protest. The group cited President Donald Trump’s handling of the deadly Charlottesville, Virginia, rally last weekend in an open letter to Mnuchin being circulated on Friday, Yale Daily News reported. More than 290 alumni signed the ...

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Think tank calls for ban on jail terms of less than six months

A think tank has called for a ban on prison sentences of six months or less in Scotland. Reform Scotland said only an outright ban on short sentences could bring about change in the justice system. The organisation said the move should extend to a year if automatic early release for short sentences remains in place. The Scottish government said ...

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