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Largest maker of bump stocks will stop accepting orders

The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month. The announcement comes about a...

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UK govt suffers Parliament defeat on key Brexit bill

Britain's key Brexit bill has hit a hurdle, with the House of Lords voting to seek continued membership in the European Union's customs union. Parliament's upper house voted 348- 225 Wednesday for a change to the EU Withdrawal Bill seeking...

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Bank executive killed in jet tragedy remembered as selfless

A New Mexico bank executive who died on a Southwest Airlines flight was remembered Wednesday as a dedicated mother of two who helped others find jobs, volunteered around Albuquerque and brought often fractious sides together. Jennifer Riordan's...

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Queen to welcome Commonwealth leaders as group seeks mission

The flags of more than 50 nations are flying outside Buckingham Palace as Queen Elizabeth II prepares to welcome leaders from the Commonwealth, an international club with an eclectic membership, an identity problem and an uncertain future. ...

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EU renews call for Zuckerberg to testify over data scandal

The European Parliament is repeating a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the internet giant's data privacy scandal, after Zuckerberg offered to send a subordinate in his place. In a letter to Zuckerberg on Wednesday,...

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EU renews call for Zuckerberg to testify over data scandal

The European Parliament is repeating a call for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the internet giant's data privacy scandal, after Zuckerberg offered to send a subordinate in his place. In a letter to Zuckerberg on Wednesday,...

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Atlantic City's Hard Rock casino sets June 28 opening date

Hard Rock will open its Atlantic City casino resort on June 28. Jim Allen, the global entertainment and hospitality company's CEO, made the announcement Wednesday at Hard Rock's Times Square restaurant. The former Trump Taj Mahal...

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School shooting survivor calls for investment firm boycott

A survivor of a mass shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school in February is calling for a boycott of two of what he says are the biggest investors in gun manufacturers: BlackRock and The Vanguard Group. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

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Thanks to $250 million mega-deal, venture capital activity in Austin soared in 1st quarter

Thanks to a $250 million mega-investment in Austin-based WP Engine, venture capital activity in Austin soared in the first quarter. A total of $510 million was raised by 27 companies during the quarter, according to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers...

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UK chain Costa pledges new recycling targets for coffee cups

A U.K. coffee house chain has pledged to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020, trying to appease public anxiety over the increasing levels of waste in the world's oceans. Costa Coffee says it will recycle up to 500 million...

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