Trump ordered aide to give Kushner security clearance: NY Times

US President Donald Trump ordered his chief of staff to grant his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner a top-secret security clearance, the New York Times reported. Senior administration officials were troubled by the decision, which prompted then White House chief of staff John Kelly to write an internal memo about how he had been ordered…

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BP’s second quarter profit surges four times last year’s

BP posted a $2.8 billion second-quarter profit Tuesday, beating analyst expectations with a tally that’s roughly four times higher than the same period a year earlier. Why it matters: It’s a bright spot for BP during an earnings season in which some other super-majors — notably Exxon — have posted profits that fell short of forecasts…

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Kashmir’s religious harmony a lesson in troubled times

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Unaware of the tragedy that happened to his family, five-year-old Rohit Koul played in the courtyard while his three elder siblings sat in a dimly lit room of their house in Lavdoora village, in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The children have not spoken much after their mother, Baby Koul, died three…

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