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Budget 2017: Hammond to ‘seize opportunities’ from Brexit

Chancellor Philip Hammond will vow to tackle deep-seated economic challenges “head on”. BBC News – UK Politics

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White House asks Supreme Court to allow full travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted. Reuters: Politics

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Philip Hammond: ‘We’re delivering homes at record numbers’

But the chancellor says to address affordability problems “we’ve got to be sustainably delivering around 300,000 homes a year”. BBC News – Politics

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Budget 2017: Green light for driverless car testing

The chancellor says investment will “prepare the ground” for the cars to be on UK roads by 2021. BBC News – UK Politics

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Trump adds five conservatives to list of possible Supreme Court picks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a move certain to please conservatives, President Donald Trump on Friday added five names to his list of candidates for a prospective U.S. Supreme Court vacancy as he presses ahead with a campaign to move the federal judiciary to the right. Reuters: Politics

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Sarah Clarke is first female Black Rod in 650 years

Boss of the Wimbledon tennis championships Sarah Clarke gets ancient Parliamentary job. BBC News – UK Politics

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Brexit: ‘Don’t put politics above prosperity’, Davis urges EU

Brexit Secretary David Davis says the UK wants “the freest possible trade” with the EU. BBC News – UK Politics

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New borrowing rules will ‘boost home building’

Housing associations say being reclassified as private bodies will allow them to build more homes. BBC News – UK Politics

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Senate Finance chairman revises tax plan to end Obamacare mandate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee proposed major changes to a Republican tax reform plan, adding a repeal of Obamacare’s health insurance mandate and making corporate tax cuts permanent while ending individual cuts in 2025. Reuters: Politics

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Senate leaders look to work with White House to block Moore

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he wants to work with the White House to explore ways to keep embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore from taking office. Reuters: Politics