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Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:39:55 -0400

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Trump’s ‘big, beautiful wall’ collides with Congress

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:28:04 -0400

(image) President Trump backed off his demand that Congress pay for a wall spanning the entire U.S.-Mexico border in a crucial spending bill that must pass by Friday night to keep the government funded.

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New Video Shows United Passenger Before Dragging Incident

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:39:09 -0400

(image) A security officer asserted that Dr. David Dao "refused to leave" his seat and "folded his arms tightly,” but his attorney calls the description “utter nonsense.”

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Obama makes first public remarks since leaving office

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:26:34 -0400

(image) Leading a panel discussion at the University of Chicago, the former president said that he is hoping to inspire young leaders and “help them take a crack at changing the world.”

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The Latest: Teacher to return to Tennessee to face charges

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:14:44 -0400

(image) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student (all times local):

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Pope urges powerful to act humbly in surprise TED talk appearance

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:14:08 -0400

(image) Pope Francis made a surprise appearance at a TED talk conference on Tuesday, urging powerful leaders "to act humbly" and said he hoped technological innovation would not leave people behind. The 18-minute video was filmed in Vatican City and broadcast to the audience at the annual TED 2017 conference in Vancouver. "If you don't, your power will ruin you, and you will ruin the other." The comments echoed Francis' frequent themes to not ignore the plight of immigrants, the poor and other vulnerable people Speaking in Italian with subtitles, Francis urged solidarity to overcome a "culture of waste" that had affected not only food but people cast aside by economic systems that rely increasingly on automation.

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Bloomberg on the roles of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in the Trump White House

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:11:24 -0400

(image) Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric asked former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg what he thought about the roles of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner in the White House. He said, “If he has confidence in both of them, there’s nothing wrong with him asking them for advice.”

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US Supreme Court takes narrow view on tribal immunity

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:28:02 -0400

(image) The US Supreme Court took a narrow view Tuesday on the immunity from lawsuits enjoyed by Native American tribes, which are treated in some respects like sovereign states that cannot be sued in American courts. In a case involving a limousine driver who rear-ended a car on a Connecticut freeway, the highest court in the land ruled unanimously that tribal employees do not always have immunity when involved in incidents that take place far from reservations. The justices revived a civil lawsuit filed by the injured occupants of the car in state court, overturning the Connecticut Supreme Court's decision to dismiss the case because the driver worked for the Mohegan Tribe, which runs a casino in the state.

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Pres. Trump's Threat to Congress Fails

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:40:19 -0400

(image) President Trump lost his first fight over health care and Monday night he appeared to back off threats to force Democrats and Republicans to pay for the border wall. Fmr. GOP Congressman David Jolly and MNSBC's Joy Reid join Lawrence O'Donnell.

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Donald Trump says his wall may cost more than $10bn if he makes it 'super-duper'

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:01:46 -0400

(image) Donald Trump has said that his border wall - a point of contention in a spending bill that could shut down the federal government - could cost more than $10bn (£7.8bn) if he decides to make it 'super-duper'. Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer said even with Mr Trump’s lower estimate, Mr Trump's insistence on Americans funding it is a “poison pill” for a budget deal, which has to be reached by 28 April in order to keep the federal government operating.

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Police Use Data Found on Slain Woman's Fitbit in Murder Case Against Husband

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:19:00 -0400

(image) Connie Dabate, 39, was found shot to death in the Ellington home she shared with her two children and husband, Richard Dabate, on December 23, 2015.

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A look at immigrants in the US without legal status

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:20:47 -0400

(image) SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center showed the number of immigrants in the country illegally fell to 11 million in 2015 from six years earlier.

You can pre-order an unlocked Galaxy S8 or S8+ right now

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:14:33 -0400


As you might have heard, Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were finally released last Friday. We can't remember the last time a smartphone other than an iPhone had this much buzz surrounding its launch. In fact, Samsung's new flagship smartphones are expected to smash the sales record that had been previously set by the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. You can now purchase you Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ from any major wireless carrier in the country, or you can opt to buy it at an electronics retailer like Best Buy. In either of those cases, however, you're going to end up with a phone that's locked to one specific carrier.

Looking for an unlocked Galaxy S8 or an unlocked Galaxy S8+ that you can use on any nearly network in any country? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ models are now available for pre-order on Amazon, and they start shipping in just a few days. If you want your new unlocked S8, we definitely recommend that you order as soon as possible before pre-order inventory runs out.

Samsung Galaxy S8 (Unlocked)

  • Infinity Display: a bezel-less, full-frontal, edge-to-edge screen. Default resolution is Full HD+ and can be changed to Quad HD+ (WQHD+) in Settings
  • Camera resolution - Front: 8 MP AF, Rear: 12 MP OIS AF
  • Memory: Internal Memory 64 GB, RAM 4GB

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Unlocked)

  • International Version/ No Warranty. SINGLE SIM
  • 2G bands - GSM 850/900/1800/1900 3G bands - HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 4G bands - LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700)
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Exynos 9 Octa 8895
  • 64gb storage, Single Sim

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U.S. says raised deep concerns with Turkey over air strikes

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:04:25 -0400

(image) The United States on Tuesday expressed "deep concern" over Turkish air strikes against Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq and said they were not authorized by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State. The raids in Iraq's Sinjar region and northeast Syria killed at least 20 in a campaign against groups linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade insurgency against Turkey for Kurdish autonomy. Turkey is part of the U.S.-led military coalition fighting militants in Syria.

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Groups sue UC Berkeley over Ann Coulter appearance

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:31:54 -0400

(image) Two conservative groups filed a lawsuit against the University of California at Berkeley claiming that a decision to cancel an appearance by the firebrand pundit Ann Coulter violated their right to free speech. The Berkeley College Republicans and Young America's Foundation, which had invited Coulter to speak on April 27, accused the university of seeking to silence conservative viewpoints and stifle political discourse at the famously progressive campus by imposing unreasonable demands on campus events involving certain "high-profile" speakers. "Defendants' discriminatory imposition of curfew and venue restrictions has resulted in the cancellation of two speaking engagements featuring prominent conservative speakers in the month of April, 2017," read the lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco.

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Arkansas Executes 2 Death Row Inmates

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:26:00 -0400

(image) Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued an order in February to execute eight men in 10 days in April because the state's stock of midazolam, a key lethal injection drug, expires at the end of the month.

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US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:57:50 -0400

(image) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.

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Army veteran and boyfriend ‘film themselves tying service dog to tree and shooting it five times’

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:02:00 -0400

(image) An army veteran and her boyfriend have been arrested on animal cruelty charges after a video of the pair emerged apparently showing them tying a service dog to a tree and shooting it five times. Marinna Rollins, 23, was arrested on Tuesday in North Carolina. ​Rollins and Heng apparently filmed themselves as they tied up a pitbull named Camboui in a wooded area in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and allegedly shot it at close range five times with a rifle.

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Boy and Grandmother Seen in Last Photos Before They Vanished in Grand Canyon

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:04:00 -0400

(image) LouAnn Merrell, 62, and her stepgrandson, Jackson Standefer, 14, have been missing since April 15. The teen's camera has been found.

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China launches first home-built aircraft carrier amid South China Sea tension

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:09:32 -0400

(image) By Michael Martina BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and worries about Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea. State media has quoted military experts as saying the carrier, China's second and built in the northeastern port of Dalian, is not expected to enter service until 2020, once it has been kitted out and armed. Foreign military analysts and Chinese media have for months published satellite images, photographs and news stories about the second carrier's development.

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Undergrads Share College Decision Day Strategies

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:30:00 -0400

(image) After months of college application tasks and an anxious waiting period, high school seniors are starting to receive college acceptance letters. Many students may be relieved, but the hard work isn't necessarily over. Two current undergraduates recently shared their college decision strategies to help you prepare to pick a college before National College Decision Day on May 1.

Three die in Venezuela protests

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:07:49 -0400

(image) Three people were killed in Venezuela on Monday in renewed violence, raising the death toll in three weeks of massive demonstrations against leftwing President Nicolas Maduro to 24, officials said. Several others were seriously injured and "between life and death," said public defender Tarek William Saab. The latest casualties come on a day anti-Maduro demonstrators blocked major roads in the South American nation.

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Chelsea Clinton Responds To SNL Cast Member’s Joke

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:16:39 -0400

(image) Chelsea Clinton responded to a joke made by ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Vanessa Bayer at the expense of former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Voices from overseas: People from around the world consider Trump's first 100 days

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:23:26 -0400

(image) It was the most stunning political victory of the 21st century, one that brought shocked concern in many parts of the world and cheers in others. One uncontroversial certainty was that it would cause reverberations around the globe. Donald Trump campaigned on an “America First” platform, but has found himself as president drawn into thorny geopolitical complexities aplenty in the first 100 days of his administration.

Brazil police arrest 12 men suspected of stealing millions

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:18:46 -0400

(image) SAO PAULO (AP) — Twelve men suspected of taking part in a dramatic, multimillion-dollar theft from an armored car company in a Paraguayan border city have been arrested in Brazil, officials in the Brazilian Federal Police said Tuesday.

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Comcast knows you’ll pay anything for good Wi-Fi

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:44:54 -0400

(image) A new survey commissioned by Comcast has ranked apartment-dweller's need for good internet, relative to other niceties like basic hygiene. The conclusion seems to be that good Wi-Fi and high-speed internet are viewed as being the most critical. Comcast probably commissioned this survey to show how relevant its brand is to millennials or something, but the only actual truth to be found is this: Comcast knows that you will put up with basically anything to get good internet, so it's going to squeeze you for every last penny. The survey polled 2015 building managers and developers in the US about what features are the most important for prospective renters. A majority (59%) had either Wi-Fi access or fast internet as the most important feature, comfortably beating out a washer-dryer in unit as the must-have. This isn't so much a statement on the value of technology as it is a stunning indictment of broadband technology in the US. In a supposedly technology-literate, competitive, first-world country, access to the internet should be a given. But thanks to the oligopoly of cable companies that control access to the internet with very little regional competition, you're often left with little or no choice of cable providers. That means that if Verizon or Comcast only choose to supply your building with a 10Mbps, you're out of luck. So really, this survey just confirms to Comcast an important fact about its customers: it doesn't matter how bad the customer service is or if it flat-out calls its customers idiots: you don't have any choice and you need internet, so pucker up, lucky consumers.

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What we do in the next 5 years will determine the fate of the melting Arctic

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:39:18 -0400

Global warming has pushed the Arctic into a new state unprecedented in human history, with thinning and retreating sea ice, skyrocketing air and sea temperatures, melting permafrost, and glaciers that are shedding ice at increasing rates.  All of these impacts and more may seem remote at first — after all, few of us live in Nunavut — but if you're a coastal resident anywhere in the world, from New York City to Dhaka, Bangladesh, what happens in the Arctic will affect you during the next several decades and beyond, primarily through sea level rise.  SEE ALSO: Trump White House reveals it's 'not familiar' with well-studied costs of global warming The economic effects of all Arctic warming impacts may be enough to dent the gross domestic product of some countries, with cost estimates ranging from $7 trillion to $90 trillion by the end of this century. These are the conclusions of a new, comprehensive assessment of the Arctic climate by a division of the Arctic Council — a cooperative, governing body that helps oversee development in the Far North.  Sea ice (TOP) meets land as seen from NASA's Operation IceBridge research aircraft above Greenland.Image: Mario Tama/Getty ImagesThe scientific report, released on Tuesday, is known as Snow, Water, Ice, and Permafrost in the Arctic, or SWIPA. About 90 scientists helped produce the report, while more than two-dozen experts peer-reviewed the results.  The document contains two key findings that anyone concerned about the future of not just the Arctic, but the entire globe, should take note of.  The first is that the Arctic Ocean could be free of summer sea ice starting as early as the late 2030s, which is earlier than other estimates have shown. The second is that rapid Arctic warming is driving greater melting of land ice in the region, which led scientists to conclude that consensus projections of global sea level rise made in 2013 are too conservative. Compared to the previous SWIPA report, which was produced in 2011, the new assessment paints a far more dire picture of an Arctic climate in overdrive.  It also offers hope that action can be taken now to slow down and eventually stabilize Arctic warming after about the year 2050. But time is running out. Even with rapid action to curb global warming pollutants like carbon dioxide and methane, the Arctic most of us grew up with — featuring thick sea ice making the region virtually impenetrable year-round — is gone, and is not likely to return anytime in the next century.  Sea ice thickness trends, showing the thinning trend in recent years.Image: zack labe"... The Arctic of today is different in many respects from the Arctic of the past century, or even the Arctic of 20 years ago," the report states. "Many of the changes underway are due to a simple fact: Ice, snow, and frozen ground — the components of the Arctic cryosphere — are sensitive to heat."  Based on computer model projections, the report states that average fall and winter temperatures in the Arctic will increase up to 5 degrees Celsius, or 9 degrees Fahrenheit, above late 20th century values by the middle of the century, even if relatively stringent greenhouse gas emissi[...]

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Amber Alert issued for 1-year-old girl abducted in Rancho Cucamonga

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:33:10 -0400

(image) Authorities issued an Amber Alert Monday night for a 1-year-old girl who was abducted in Rancho Cucamonga by her father who authorities said is armed.

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U.S. F35s fly into Estonia in show of NATO solidarity

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:10:06 -0400

(image) By David Mardiste AMARI AIR BASE, Estonia (Reuters) - Two of the U.S. Air Force's newest and most advanced jets landed in the Baltic state of Estonia for the first time on Tuesday, a symbolic gesture meant to reinforce the United States' commitment to the defense of NATO allies that border Russia. The visit of the F-35 stealth fighters, which flew from Britain and spent several hours in Estonia, is part of broader U.S. jet pilot training across Europe as the NATO alliance seeks to deter Moscow from any possible incursion in the Baltics. "This is a very clear message," Estonia's Defense Minister Margus Tsahkna told Reuters.

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Turkish strike in Iraq kills six Kurdish security forces: official

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:34:15 -0400

(image) Turkish air strikes targeting local armed groups in northern Iraq killed six members of Kurdish security forces in an apparent accident on Tuesday, a senior official said. "Six people were martyred, five from the peshmerga and the sixth from asayish," Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar, secretary general of the peshmerga ministry in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish government, told AFP. "Nine others were also wounded by the air strike on the Sinjar mountain," he said, in reference to a northwestern region of Iraq which is the main hub of the Yazidi minority.

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Donald Trump launches nonsensical rant about Canada selling milk to the US

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:36:58 -0400

(image) Donald Trump has been accused of misunderstanding the fundamentals of an ongoing trade spat between the US and Canada over dairy farming tariffs. “It’s going to mean that farmers are going to start selling milk in our country," Mr Trump told a group of Conservative reporters, according to Breitbart News. One user wrote on Twitter: "Trump was talking about Canadian dairy exports.

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Closed parks, furloughs, 'Green Eggs': A look at shutdowns

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:40:30 -0400

(image) Disputes over spending and health care in a divided Washington have triggered shutdowns of the federal government in recent years. Republicans now control the White House and Congress, and if lawmakers and President Donald Trump fail to agree on a spending bill by midnight Friday, a shutdown of an all-GOP government would occur for the first time in modern history.

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New rumor says everything we know about the iPhone 8 release is wrong

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:31:37 -0400


According to nearly a dozen independent reports at this point, Apple has big plans for the late summer and early fall. It is widely believed that the company is preparing to release not one, not two, but three new iPhone models between mid-September and November, depending on whether or not the star of the show — the iPhone 8 — is delayed. Aside from Apple's completely redesigned iPhone 8, the company is believed to be prepping updated iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus models with next-gen specs and maybe even new glass backs to facilitate wireless charging.

Apple fans are indeed expected to have more options than ever this year, with three unique models to choose from. But now, however, a new rumor suggests that nearly everything we thought we knew about this year's iPhone release is wrong.

We have seen one or two correct rumors originate on Chinese tech blog MicGadget, but this is almost certainly not one of them. According to a new report from the blog that was published on Tuesday morning, Apple has no plans to update its iPhone 7 line, and will instead skip past the 7s and 7s Plus, moving straight to the iPhone 8 series.

As opposed to releasing two iPhone 7s models and an iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition, or iPhone Pro, or whatever Apple intends to call it), MicGadget says Apple will only release two new models this year, an iPhone 8 and an iPhone 8 Plus. Unlikely though it may be, the blog says it learned of Apple's plans from multiple sources inside the company's manufacturing partner, Foxconn.

"Some our friends from Foxconn confirmed that Foxconn received an order for two new models," the report reads. "[It means] that Apple will be released two, not three models." The blog goes on to say that both new iPhone 8 models will feature similar designs with a dual-lens rear camera setup.

We're fairly certain that this report is way off base. But as we said earlier, the source in this case has been correct once or twice in the past, so it's at least worth noting.

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Teen hacker accused of threatening US Jewish centers, Delaware lawmaker, Boston Celtics

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:33:59 -0400

(image) Israel indicted an 18-year-old American-Israeli Jew on Monday for a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States that stoked fears of a rising wave of anti-Semitism and threatening a Delaware state senator.

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Netanyahu snubs German minister over plan to meet rights groups

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:56:49 -0400

(image) By Madeline Chambers and Jeffrey Heller BERLIN/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled talks on Tuesday with Germany's visiting foreign minister, snubbing Sigmar Gabriel over his decision to meet groups critical of Israel's treatment of Palestinians. The dispute threatened to widen a rift between Israel and Germany over the Palestinian issue. Berlin has been increasingly critical of the settlement policies of Netanyahu's right-wing government in occupied territory Palestinians seek for a state.

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8 Popular Part-Time Jobs for Retirees

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:01:52 -0400

(image) Many people continue to work after age 65, but they often prefer a part-time role. Some retirees work in low-wage jobs, likely because they need the money or appreciate some other aspect of the job, such as schedule flexibility. Here are the eight most commonly held jobs among people age 65 and older, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

With execs in hot seat, Wells Fargo gets OK for bankruptcy plan

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:49:24 -0400

(image) Retail banking giant Wells Fargo has fixed problems in its 2015 bankruptcy plan and will now be allowed to open new international branches, US banking regulators said Monday. A Treasury Department agency found this month found the bank's board as early as 2005 had received "regular" reports that employee firings and internal ethics complaints were related to unethical sales practices. Monday's announcement reversed an action taken by the Federal Reserve Board and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which in December jointly found that Wells Fargo had failed to remedy problems in its 2015 bankruptcy plan.

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US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:43:34 -0400

(image) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday.

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From inauguration to 100th day: President Trump’s rocky ride in pictures

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:49:31 -0400

(image) Just 100 days into his term, Donald Trump’s young presidency has already provided its share of memorable moments, from his speech to a joint meeting of Congress to his decision to rain cruise missiles on a Syrian base in response to a chemical attack that killed civilians, including children. He has hosted a virtual parade of world leaders, seen his Supreme Court pick confirmed, and held some rallies that recall the mood of his boisterous, unorthodox campaign, all while trying to lay the groundwork for still-elusive legislative achievements.

Cassini Makes Last Close Titan Flyby, Captures Canyon on Tethys

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 01:57:26 -0400

(image) The spacecraft, which has been studying the Saturn system since 2004, will start its Grand Finale mission Wednesday and end it by plunging into the planet’s atmosphere Sept. 15.

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