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Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

Gaming Disorder

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition. The statement...


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Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

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BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen’s Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls. The move is an extension of the emissions scandal that has rocked Volkswagen since 2015 and led to billions in fines,...


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BC-TN-Tennessee Livestock, TN

NV—LS139 Tennessee Daily Composite Market Report, USDA-TN Dept of Agriculture Market News Reported auctions on Saturday, Jun 16, 2018, at Carthage, Crossville, and Greeneville. Receipts: 1,629 Last Week 1,979 Last Year 1,594 Compared to the same sales last week, Carthage: Slaughter cows steady to 2....


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The Latest: Ex-Trump adviser questions border talking points

Immigration Holding Facility

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Former Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci says it “doesn’t feel right” for the Trump administration to blame Democrats for separating parents and children at the southern border as a way of pressuring...


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Rent-A-Center going private in $800 million sale

NEW YORK (AP) — Rent-A-Center is being sold to a private equity firm for more than $800 million. The chain, which leases household goods on a rent-to-own basis, got a second offer from Vintage Capital Management for $15 per share, a 25 percent premium to the company’s closing price on Friday, and a...


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Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

Trump Immigration-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — The emotional policy of separating children from their parents is also starting to divide Republicans and their allies as Democrats turn up the pressure. Former first lady Laura Bush called the policy “cruel” and “immoral” while GOP Sen. Susan Collins expressed concern about it...


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Overtime pay for prison nurses costs millions of tax dollars

CLEVELAND (AP) — Thousands of hours of overtime worked by Ohio prison nurses in recent years have cost taxpayers millions of dollars. The Plain Dealer reports overtime for registered nurses in the prison system has increased by nearly 60 percent since 2012. Payroll records show some prison hospital...


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Trump's tariffs aren't the biggest trade problem. Will China step up to protect the WTO?

Special To The Washington Post. On Friday, the Trump administration ramped up tariffs on Chinese products, the latest in a series of U.S. potshots against China’s trade practices. But there’s a deeper trade rift that may have more far-reaching consequences if neither China nor the Trump...


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Google to invest $550 million in Alibaba rival JD.com

China Google JD

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Google said Monday that it will invest $550 million in Alibaba’s main rival JD.com as the U.S. tech giant seeks to expand in fast-growing Asian e-commerce markets. Under the partnership, JD.com products will appear on Google’s shopping service, giving JD.com access to...


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EU trade commissioner says trade liberalization has momentum

Australia European Trade

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Trade liberalization continues to have global momentum despite recent U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the European trade commissioner said Monday as she launched free trade negotiations between the European Union and Australia. Trade Commissioner Cecilia...


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