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Lawyer: Britain plans to strip IS teen of UK citizenship

Lawyer: Britain plans to strip IS teen of UK citizenshipLONDON (AP) — Shamima Begum, a London teenager who left Britain four years ago to join the Islamic State group, is to be stripped of her U.K. citizenship by the government, her family's lawyer said Tuesday.



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Amazon announces plans to make half of shipments carbon neutral by 2030

Amazon announces plans to make half of shipments carbon neutral by 2030Online retail giant Amazon has announced plans to make alf if its shipments carbon neutral by the year 2030. The company, which ships millions of packages a year to shoppers, said that it will achieve that goal by switching to renewable energy sources and by asking suppliers to reimagine their packaging. “It won’t be easy to achieve this goal, but it’s worth being focused and stubborn on this vision and we’re committed to seeing it through,” Dave Clark, Amazon senior vice president of worldwide operations, said.



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Amazon cancels plans to build second headquarters in New York after local protests

Amazon cancels plans to build second headquarters in New York after local protestsAmazon has announced it has cancelled plans to build its second headquarter campus in New York City following protests. “After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens,” Amazon spokesperson Jodi Seth said in a statement on Thursday. Incentivised by a $ 3bn subsidy deal with New York City, Amazon had originally planned to build a massive complex in Long Island City, Queens.



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Ocasio-Cortez takes a victory lap after Amazon scraps plans to build in New York

Ocasio-Cortez takes a victory lap after Amazon scraps plans to build in New YorkThe Democratic phenom scores a victory over the "richest man in the world."



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The Ocasio-Cortez Party Turns Amazon’s NYC Plans Into HQ0

The Ocasio-Cortez Party Turns Amazon’s NYC Plans Into HQ0Amazon’s decision to pull out of a planned mega-campus in Long Island City, Queens, is more than a loss for Cuomo. Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio—two Democrats who rarely agree on anything—brokered a truce to put together a $ 3 billion tax break for Amazon.com Inc. that helped secure one half of a second headquarters.



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Feeling unwelcome, Amazon ditches plans for New York hub

Feeling unwelcome, Amazon ditches plans for New York hubAmazon.com Inc abruptly scrapped plans to build a major outpost in New York that could have created 25,000 jobs, blaming opposition from local leaders upset by the nearly $ 3 billion in incentives promised by state and city politicians. Opponents of the project feared congestion and higher rents in the Long Island City neighbourhood of Queens, and objected to handing billions in incentives to a company run by Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man. State Senator Michael Gianaris, who represents Queens and was a vocal critic of the deal, told a news conference on Thursday that the Amazon subsidies were unnecessary.



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Gov. Gavin Newsom curtails plan for High-Speed Rail, plans to only build between Merced and Bakersfield

Gov. Gavin Newsom curtails plan for High-Speed Rail, plans to only build between Merced and BakersfieldGov. Newsom says he's ending the state's effort to build a high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Newsom says he wants to continue construction of the high-speed link from Merced to Bakersfield.



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House panel plans action on gun background check bill next week

House panel plans action on gun background check bill next weekThe panel will mark up the bill, known as the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, on Feb. 13 and send it to the House floor for a vote, committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler told a news conference. “It’s finally time for action in Congress,” Nadler said. “This bill will close the loopholes that have allowed felons, domestic violence abusers and other prohibited persons to purchase guns through private sales.” The bill would require background checks for all firearm sales and most firearm transfers.



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Venezuela opposition plans to get oil money from U.S. fund

Venezuela opposition plans to get oil money from U.S. fundThe fund would receive income accrued by state-run oil firm PDVSA’s U.S. unit Citgo Petroleum Corp since last month, when U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state, opposition legislator Carlos Paparoni told Reuters. Guadio, head of Venezuela’s National Assembly, last month declared himself to be the South American country’s interim ruler.



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In White House bid, Harris plans tour of early-voting states

In White House bid, Harris plans tour of early-voting statesCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the first full month of her presidential campaign, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris is planning a tour of the nation's four early-voting states.



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