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Three times Tour victor Froome extends Sky contract

The company is providing a cloud-based security system to guard IT systems throughout the Tour architecture, having blocked just over 1.4 million suspicious access attempts during last year's event. It's the first time in my career that I've got a fully dedicated team for me. "I don't see any reason why that should change". Froome has won three of the last four Tours and should he secure a fourth in Paris on July 23 he will join Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Miguel Indurain and Jacques ...

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"Kate's Law" Passes the House of Representatives

The House also voted 228-195, largely along party lines, to pass the " No Sanctuary for Criminals Act ", which would bar cities and states that don't cooperate with immigration authorities from getting certain Department of Justice and Homeland Security grants, including some related to combating gangs, preventing drug crimes and stopping terrorism.

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Northern Irish women gain access to free abortion on the NHS

But it is the push for equal abortion rights that will prove the most problematic for May because it's drawn support from her own Conservatives at a time her personal authority has eroded. We recognise that there are difficulties women face with pregnancies, especially in cases where the unborn child may be born with a life-limiting disease, but we do not believe that abortion is the answer, ' she said.

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Google fined record €2.4 billion for manipulating European Union search results

The stock has gained 21.3% so far this year, however. Google is disputing the findings of the seven-year investigation, which was prompted by complaints from companies like Yelp, TripAdvisor and NewsCorp. In addition to the fine, Google is required to give rival comparison shopping services equal treatment, and the company must explain how it will accomplish that.

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Migrant crisis: Italy threatens to close ports

That would affect mostly European-based humanitarian rescue ships, which have flooded the waters off Libya's coast in the past year to pick up migrants. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that "we will help Italy" with the asylum-seeker crisis. Italy's ruling, center-left Democratic party has come under pressure over the migrant issue.

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Study develops dissolvable microneedle patches for administering influenza vaccine

Roderic Pettigrew, director of the U.S. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, which funded the study. The CDC says only about 41 percent of American adults on average get the flu vaccine each year. Microneedle patches are becoming an increasingly popular experimental method for replacing treatments typically given with needles. The overall number of adverse events was similar between the injection and patch groups, and between the group given the patch by a ...