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Airbnb Scraps Great Wall Competition After Chinese Outcry

Airbnb Scraps Great Wall Competition After Chinese OutcryAirbnb has canceled its contest that would have offered a luxurious night at



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Trump's Wall Could Run Up Billions In Unforeseen Costs, Watchdog Report Warns

Trump's Wall Could Run Up Billions In Unforeseen Costs, Watchdog Report WarnsPresident Donald Trump's proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border could cost



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Wall Street eyes more gains from Apple, its $1 trillion stock

Wall Street eyes more gains from Apple, its $  1 trillion stockAfter becoming the first $ 1 trillion publicly-listed U.S. company on Thursday, Apple last traded up 0.1 pct at $ 207.57 after falling as low as $ 205.48 and as high as $ 208.74, as it oscillated around the $ 207.0425 price that marked the record market cap. Daniel Morgan, portfolio manager at Synovus Trust in Atlanta, said Apple’s lukewarm Friday was a temporary pause for the stock rather than a sign it could lose ground. “It’s like the horse that crosses the finish line and says I’m totally wiped out,” said Morgan, whose firm holds more than 200,000 shares in Apple.



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Trump Again Threatens To Shut Down His Own Government Over Wall Funding

Trump Again Threatens To Shut Down His Own Government Over Wall FundingPresident Donald Trump on Sunday embraced shutting down the federal government



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Full King Interview: 'We had the votes' for border wall

Full King Interview: 'We had the votes' for border wallSen. Angus King (I-Maine) joins Meet the Press for an exclusive interview to talk about the stalled negotiations with the White House over immigration.



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'Selfie death' as British woman plummets 30 metres from picturesque sea wall

'Selfie death' as British woman plummets 30 metres from picturesque sea wallA British woman plunged to her death, along with her partner, while taking a selfie on a picturesque wall in Portugal, according to local authorities. Perth man Michael Kearns, 33, Louise Benson, 37, his British partner, fell 30 metres off a beach wall and were found by shocked locals early on Tuesday morning. His mother confirmed to local media that she had been notified of his death in the early hours of the morning in Perth. She said the couple had left Australia in January on a holiday and had attended a friend’s wedding in Portugal in recent weeks. A mobile phone was found on the top of the wall overlooking the beach in the seaside town of Ericeira, where the bodies of the couple were found on Tuesday morning. Rui Pereira da Terra, the captain of the maritime authority in Cascais, said the two victims appeared to have lost their balance while taking a photograph overlooking Fishermen’s Beach. Louise Benson fell to her death “Everything seems to indicate that the fall happened when they were probably trying to take a selfie,” he said. "As we found a mobile phone on the wall, our theory is that they were taking a selfie, but they dropped the phone and leaned to grab it and fell," Mr Pereira da Terra told the Portuguese Lusa news agency. Locals have said the wall is dangerous, and have asked for something to be done about it. Pedro Fernandes Tomas wrote on Facebook: "With the fall of a couple of tourists from the cliff of fishermen's beach in ericeira (30 meters high) it is urgent to rethink the security of that area. The locals know about the danger there, low wall and no protection net. "With the growing influx of tourists there are measures that need to be taken, from the case I have already mentioned, but also at the level of regulation and effective monitoring of the numerous economic activities operating in the tourism sector. " The fishing village Ericeira Credit: Martin Zwick/REDA&CO/UIG via Getty Images Susana Esmareldo agreed, writing: "I agree with you Pedro. I've always thought there's a protection net missing, because the wall is low. I hope that action will be taken in the resolution of a protection policy." Ericeira is a popular tourist town around 25 miles northwest of Lisbon. The accident is believed to have occurred between 1.00am and 6.00pm. The bodies were reportedly found by a council beach cleaner, who alerted the authorities at 6.30am. The police inspected the scene and quickly ruled out any suspicions of foul play, Mr Pereira da Terra said. The bodies were taken to the Institute of Legal Medicine in Torres Vedras Photographs of the accident scene showed two bodies covered in white sheets on the sand close together at the foot of the wall near a sign warning of the possibility of loose stones falling onto the beach.   The Foreign Office confirmed the woman involved in the tragic accident was British, and told The Telegraph: "We are in touch with local authorities following the death of a British woman in Portugal and are providing support to her family’." Friend, John Keogh, paid tribute to Louise Benson on Facebook: "It can be such a cruel world we live in. RIP Louise Benson yet again another great soul took away (sic) from us far too early. My condolences to all the family and loved ones." Liz Catchpole wrote: "No words can describe what we have lost. Louise Benson you had a passion for life. I will never forget you rocking up to The Adventure Club to do your DMT.. A quiet, not for long tho, Bristol girl who just loved life. Your smile infectious, your laugh amazing, your friendship invaluable … in shock and speechless, you will be missed and I will miss you so much."    



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Mexican President Sends Trump A Blunt Message About Paying For The Wall

Mexican President Sends Trump A Blunt Message About Paying For The WallPresident Donald Trump called out Mexico on Tuesday, vowing yet again that the



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The Latest: Official: Lava wall protecting geothermal plant

The Latest: Official: Lava wall protecting geothermal plantPAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of a volcano in Hawaii (all times local):



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Trump Asks If There Are Hispanics In The Room Before Demanding His Wall

Trump Asks If There Are Hispanics In The Room Before Demanding His WallPresident Donald Trump was met with silence at a campaign-style rally in



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Danish Inventor Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Journalist Kim Wall

Danish Inventor Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Journalist Kim WallDanish inventor Peter Madsen was handed a life sentence without parole on



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