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Verizon workers call strike

The telecommunications giant has said there are health care issues that need to be addressed for both retirees and workers as medical costs have grown. They include customer service employees, repairmen and installers. The workers are objecting to proposed cuts to pension benefits and rule changes that would make it easier for Verizon to outsource work.

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Microsoft is developing a built-in ad blocker for its Edge browser

Ad blocking, in general, is a touchy topic. The company explained that the slide indicated that the company is building extension support into Edge; and the Microsoft spokesperson told VentureBeat: "We have no plans to build a native ad blocker into Microsoft Edge".

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North Korea fires short-range missile along its coast

Officials say the two will hold in-depth talks on North Korea .North Korea test fired a short-range missile on its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, amid heightened tension over the isolated country's nuclear and rocket programmes.

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Trump looks to decertify Louisiana delegates

The Wisconsin primary is shaping up to be a key moment in the Republican nomination, as a solid Cruz win would narrow Trump's path to the nomination and increase the likelihood of a contested convention this summer. The GOP frontrunner offered the dubious defense in a Monday interview with Wisconsin radio host Charlie Sykes. This time the question is whether Trump's decision to attack his opponent's spouse, including her physical appearance, is a bridge too low for GOP voters.

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Starwood Hotels (HOT) Receives Unsolicited Takeover Bid, Prefers Marriott (MAR) Acquisition

U.S. hotel operator Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide said it received a non-binding buyout offer from a consortium of companies, valuing the company at $12.84 billion. Anbang, which acquired the Waldorf Astoria in NY from Hilton in 1Q15, is one of China's largest insurance companies with assets of ~1.65 trillion RMB ($250+ billion USD).

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Trump threatens Cruz over naked Melania photo

Simpson, acquitted of murdering his wife and her friend. But sometimes, a subtle attack can be much more effective than a scorched earth policy. He says if Trump wins the nomination, he's sure Hillary Clinton will beat him in the fall. "I have nothing to do with the National Enquirer and unlike Lyin' Ted Cruz , I do not surround myself with political hacks and henchman and then pretend total innocence", Trump said in the statement.