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Sen. Lindsey Graham to float new proposal to end shutdown in meeting with President Trump
CLOSE U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham wants President Donald Trump to end the government shutdown if Speaker Nancy Pelosi takes up a bipartisan Senate measure. The Greenville News U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said he will present a proposal to President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning to end the federal government's partial shutdown. Graham said he will…
Chris Bowen to give APRA more power to shut bad super funds
A package of measures designed to protect low-balance super accounts from fee erosion is already before federal Parliament but Labor refuses to support them because the party disagrees with insurance being made non-compulsory for under 25s. Labor says it wants to protect young workers in dangerous jobs by ensuring they get insurance cover by default…
Conan O’Brien on his revamped (shorter) talk show: ‘Shaking it up like this felt necessary’
Conan O'Brien (Photo: Richard Shotwell, AP) Twenty-six years after starting his late-night TV career, Conan O’Brien is ditching talk-show traditions.   The Harvard grad turned “Simpsons” writer turned talk-show host returns to TBS Tuesday (11 EST/PST) after a nearly four-month break with the same "Conan,"  and longtime sidekick Andy Richter, in a new half-hour format. But he's…
LA teachers, school district reach tentative deal to end strike
A week-long strike by more than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers that has disrupted classes for nearly half a million students neared an end on Tuesday as the teachers' union and the second-largest US school district reached a tentative contract deal. A union leader said the negotiations, including an all-night session that ended around dawn on…
Hopes fade for a Shanghai Accord Mark II
But although the International Monetary Fund has cut its forecasts for world economic growth this year to 3.5 per cent, and China's economic growth has slowed to its slowest pace in nearly three decades, and the Chinese sharemarket suffered a bruising 25 per cent decline last year, there's little sign that a "Shanghai Accord" is…