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German Carmakers Face Potential New Scandal Over Antitrust Issues

The commission said that it and the German Cartel Office “have received information on this matter, which is currently being assessed by the commission.” The statement gave no details. “It is premature at this stage to speculate further,” the commission said. Spokesmen for Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW declined to comment on Saturday. Volkswagen and Daimler have admitted some of the allegations to the authorities, according to Der Spiegel. BMW, Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz unit and Volkswagen’s Audi and Porsche divisions dominate the global market for luxury cars, a crucial pillar of the…

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Fish attack at Minnesota lake leaves girl, 11, with deep lacerations to her foot, leg

An 11-year-old girl was recovering Friday after being attacked by a large fish at a Minnesota lake that left her with deep lacerations on her left foot and leg. Maren Kesselhon was dangling her legs from her family’s standup paddleboard at Island Lake, about 20 miles outside of Duluth, on Wednesday when something grabbed her foot, Fox 9 reported. Ryan Kesselhon, the girl’s father, told the Duluth News Tribune that when Maren lifted her foot out of the water she had suffered more than two dozen cuts to her foot…

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders named new White House press secretary: Who is she?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was named the new White House press secretary Friday afternoon following the resignation of Sean Spicer. Spicer resigned Friday after President Donald Trump appointed New York financier Anthony Scaramucci to communications director. In a tweet, Spicer said he would continue in his role until August. Sanders, as Spicer’s deputy, had recently taken more of a prominent role in the White House communications as she took over the daily briefings and turned them into off-camera events. Scaramucci told reporters Friday that Trump thought Sanders does a “phenomenal job.”…

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Spicer appears on “Hannity” after announcing resignation

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 11, 2017. REUTERS Last Updated Jul 21, 2017 10:42 PM EDT Outgoing White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer gave his first interview since announcing his resignation Friday to Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity, saying President Trump didn’t want him to resign and it was his own decision. “He didn’t,” Spicer said, when Hannity asked if Mr. Trump wanted him to leave, according to excerpts of the pre-taped interview. “He’s been very gracious throughout this process….

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Trump Fills Top Job at Government Ethics Office With a Temporary Appointment

“It is a great honor to serve,” Mr. Apol said. “For over 30 years I have taken ethics seriously, and I am going to continue to do so.” By not nominating a permanent replacement for Mr. Shaub, the White House avoids public questions from lawmakers about how the agency should best monitor ethics questions at the White House, including about Mr. Trump’s continued financial ties to businesses now run by his sons. Mr. Apol can remain as acting director for 210 days, and then another 210 days if Mr. Trump…

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Senate Parliamentarian Challenges Key Provisions of Health Bill

And Democrats made clear they would seize on the findings. “The parliamentarian’s decision today proves once again that the process Republicans have undertaken to repeal the Affordable Care Act and throw 22 million Americans off of health insurance is a disaster,” said Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont. Mr. Sanders, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, disclosed the preliminary decisions by the parliamentarian. The waiting period provision is fundamental to the working of the bill. Because the legislation would end the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that most Americans…

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Trump’s Virginia Golf Outings Leave Paddlers High, Dry and Angry

“There is no way you can aim a gun from a little bitty, wiggly boat. It won’t work,” fumed Susan Sherrod, chair of the Canoe Cruisers Association, a local group that is protesting mightily. “You can’t pack a big bomb in it. It’s too small.” The Trump Organization’s attraction to the area is understandable. Just outside the capital, past the mammoth shopping centers and across from the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, great blue herons and snowy egrets loll along the leafy banks. Paddleboards, wooden canoes, and kayaks cluster above where…

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Spicer appearing on “Hannity” after announcing resignation

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer at the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 11, 2017. REUTERS Outgoing White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer gave his first interview since announcing his resignation Friday to Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity, saying President Trump didn’t want him to resign and it was his own decision. “He didn’t,” Spicer said, when Hannity asked if Mr. Trump wanted him to leave, according to excerpts of the pre-taped interview. “He’s been very gracious throughout this process. He wanted to bring some new folks in…

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