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Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:23:23 -0400

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Anti-Trump Resistance Falling Flat? Some Democrats Deflated After Georgia Loss

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:42:34 -0400

(image) “Democrats would do much better” if they would work more with Republicans, Pres. Trump tweeted after Republican Karen Handel’s win in the high-profile Georgia congressional special election.

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The Latest: Navy Seal tells of wound during Bergdahl search

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:28:33 -0400

(image) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on pretrial hearings in the case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who is accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009 (all times local):

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Ex-Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson: DNC and state officials dismissed Russia warnings last year

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:55:48 -0400

(image) Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he tried to assist state election officials and the Democratic National Committee amid Russian cyberattacks but was rebuffed.

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"Textalyzer" Device Allows Police to Determine if Drivers Were Texting and Driving

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:47:20 -0400

(image) The “Textalyzer” device allows police to plug in and determine if a driver was using a cell phone to text while driving. Jeff Rossen shows how it works.

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High hat fashion shares the stage at Britian's Royal Ascot horse races

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:01:58 -0400

(image) British Society and Royals come decked out with high-fashion hats – some elegant, some whimsical – and all incredibly creative.

Exclusive: U.S. investigators in Russia probe look at role of Flynn partner

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:01:43 -0400

(image) By Nathan Layne and Julia Edwards Ainsley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal investigators probing the lobbying work of ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn are focused in part on the role of Bijan Kian, Flynn’s former business partner, according to a person interviewed by the FBI.  Investigators are also looking at whether payments from foreign clients to Flynn and his company, the now-inactive Flynn Intel Group, were lawful, according to two separate sources with knowledge of the broad inquiry into Flynn's business activities. The FBI's interest in Kian has not been previously reported.

China's dog meat festival opens despite ban rumours

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:23:07 -0400

(image) A notorious Chinese dog meat festival opened on Wednesday with sellers torching the hair off carcasses, butchers chopping slabs of canines and cooks frying up dishes, dispelling rumours that authorities would ban sales this year. After earlier reports of a sales ban at the summer solstice event in the southern city of Yulin, animal rights groups said vendors and officials reached a compromise and set a limit of two dogs on display per stall. Behind two long rows of dog butchers at the Nanqiao market, others sold cow tongues and pork hocks.

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Jared Kushner is heading to Israel for peace negotiations

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:26:27 -0400

(image) Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser, speaks during a meeting with technology executives in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., on June 19. President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is scheduled to travel to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Wednesday for meetings that the White House says are aimed at “achieving a lasting peace agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians.” Kushner will be accompanied by Jason Greenblatt, a Trump adviser whose official title is “assistant to the president and special representative for international negotiations.” According to a White House official who discussed the trip with Yahoo News, the pair are two of Trump’s “most trusted advisers” and will be spearheading a “peace effort” that is a “top priority” for the president.

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The Latest: Officer: Marijuana smell made him feel in danger

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:51:32 -0400

(image) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the release of police dashboard video in last year's shooting death of motorist Philando Castile (all times local):

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Officials: No Policy from Trump On Russian Vote Attacks

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:21:30 -0400

(image) Government cybersecurity and intelligence officials say they haven't received directions from Trump about stopping Russian meddling in future elections, and that Russia targeted 21 election systems in 2016.

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Settlement Reached in Lawsuit over Michael Brown's Death

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:39:58 -0400

(image) (Reuters) - The parents of black teenager Michael Brown and the city of Ferguson, Missouri, have settled a lawsuit over his fatal shooting by a white city police officer in 2014, according to a court document filed on June 19, 2017.

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Argentina police seize cache of hidden Nazi artifacts

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:39:48 -0400

(image) Argentine police have seized a cache of Nazi artifacts hidden behind a library in the house of an art collector in Buenos Aires, including a bust of dictator Adolf Hitler and instruments used as racial classification tools. The artifacts will be donated to the city's museum dedicated to remembering the Holocaust, said Security Minister Patricia Bullrich on Monday at a press conference. "We were very moved that this many Nazi objects were in Argentina," said Bullrich.

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Bloomberg says Trump should ‘stop tweeting’ and let Russia probe run its course

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:18:33 -0400

(image) “When there’s an allegation, you have to have a competent, independent investigation that will find something wrong or remove the cloud,” Bloomberg said.

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Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:27:48 -0400

(image) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals — including one involving arms sales to foreign governments — with an international businessman who was one of his key sources.

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Police Officer Stabbed in Neck at Michigan Airport, Suspect Detained

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:50:00 -0400

(image) The officer, identified as Michigan State Police Officer Jeff Neville, was injured in the stabbing attack at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich.

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Armed Russian jet 'flies within 5 feet of American plane' over Baltic Sea

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:57:00 -0400

(image) An armed Russian fighter jet flew within 5ft (1.5m) of a US plane in a "provocative" manoeuvre over the Baltic Sea, it has been reported. The Sukhoi Su-27 jet approached an American RC-135 reconnaissance plane "rapidly" and flew "erratically", according to officials quoted by Fox News. The US considers the incident, which took place some 25 miles north-west of Kaliningrad, an unsafe intercept.

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Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over US student who died

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:21:14 -0400

(image) North Korea's treatment of an American student who died after being released from detention in a coma was inhuman and US patience with Pyongyang is running out, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Wednesday. Otto Warmbier, 22, suffered severe brain damage in North Korea and died on Monday following 18 months of captivity in North Korea after he was sentenced to hard labor for stealing a political poster from a hotel. "To see a young man go over there healthy and, (after) a minor act of mischief, come home dead basically... this goes beyond any kind of understanding of law and order, of humanity, of responsibility towards any human being," Mattis said.

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The Death of the Boeing's 747 Is on the Horizon

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:19:47 -0400

(image) A Boeing forecast of the airline industry leaves the large four-engine planes like the 747 without a seat at the table.

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Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared 'caliphate': Iraqi military

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:25:45 -0400

(image) By Marius Bosch and Maher Chmaytelli MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, an Iraqi military statement said, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site. It was from this medieval mosque three years ago that the militants' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a self-styled "caliphate" spanning parts of Syria and Iraq. Islamic State's Amaq news agency accused American aircraft of destroying the mosque, a claim swiftly denied by the U.S.-led international coalition fighting the hardline Sunni group.

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9 Ice Cream Hacks to Get You Through Summer

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:22:58 -0400

(image) It’s an undisputed fact that we all scream for ice cream, especially during the summer months when the sun is hot and we can’t always get what we want (#bikinibodgoals). The metal will increase in temperature and, in turn, melt the ice cream as it comes into contact with it. Ice cream obviously stays more frozen in the center, so it’s easier to start from the outside and work your way in.

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Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia House race, beating back liberal wave

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:12:34 -0400

(image) Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the hotly contested congressional special election in suburban Atlanta Tuesday.

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Family declines autopsy for U.S. student released by North Korea

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:11:50 -0400

(image) An Ohio coroner, abiding by family wishes, has performed an external examination instead of a full autopsy on the body of the U.S. student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months and sent home in a coma, the agency said on Tuesday.

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Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop cleared

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:06:57 -0400

(image) MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee jury on Wednesday acquitted a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that ignited riots on the city's north side.

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A US carrier just announced that it won’t sell anything but Apple’s iPhone from now on

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:48:59 -0400


The iPhone is obviously one of the most popular gadgets of all time, and as the single most dominant force in smartphones today, putting all your chips in the iPhone basket isn't a terrible strategy. At least that's the thinking behind Virgin Mobile's announcement that, as of June 27th, it won't sell anything but Apple's smartphone. No Android, no Windows Phone, no anything but iPhone, and Virgin Mobile is launching a new wireless plan to match it.

"There’s iPhone. And then there’s everything else," the company says in its official announcement. "At Virgin Mobile, we’re teaming with Apple to offer you nothing but the world’s most popular phone. Because life in the Inner Circle is about living big, expanding your horizons and pursuing your passions. And it starts with an iPhone you’ll adore."

Along with the new iPhone-only sales strategy, Virgin Mobile is launching a new promotion with its $50/month Inner Circle plan. If you buy a new iPhone through Virgin, you'll get the first full year of unlimited service for just $1. After the first year ends, the monthly fee will return to $50.

As with all the "unlimited" plans these days, the service Virgin Mobile is offering isn't truly unlimited at all. The company notes that it will "deprioritize" your service if you manage to burn through more than 23 GB of data during any billing cycle. Still, that's a huge amount of data, and the vast majority of even heavy smartphone users probably won't come anywhere near maxing it out.

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32 Super-Creative Chicken Casseroles

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:07:22 -0400


Bill Imposing Sanctions On Russia Hits Roadblock

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:03:07 -0400

(image) Members of the House found a constitutional issue that could possibly delay the bill and help the Trump administration make changes to the legislation.

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U.S. will take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat: Turkey

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:52:14 -0400

(image) The United States has told Turkey it will take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in northern Syria after the defeat of Islamic State, Ankara said on Thursday, seeking to address Turkish concerns about arming Kurds on its border. Turkish defense ministry sources said U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also promised his Turkish counterpart to provide a monthly list of weapons handed to the YPG, saying the first inventory had already been sent to Ankara.

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Exploding whipped cream dispenser kills fitness blogger

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:51:31 -0400

(image) An Instagram star and well-known fitness blogger has died in a freak accident after a pressurised cannister used for dispensing whipped cream exploded, hitting her in the chest, her family has said. Rebecca Burger, who had a large following on the social media site, where she posted regular pictures of herself promoting fitness products, was killed in eastern France in what the family said was a domestic incident. "It is with great sadness we announce the death of Rebecca who died the June 18th, 2017 in an accident in the home," read a statement on Burger's Instagram account, signed "The grieving family".

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Donald Trump ruthlessly mocks soul-searching Democrats after Georgia special election loss

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:08:00 -0400

(image) Donald Trump has rubbed salt in the wounds of the Democrats – even as the shuddering defeat in Georgia sparked fresh soul-searching within the party about how best to appeal to voters ahead of the 2018 midterms. Democrats, desperate for a victory after Mr Trump secured the presidency last November, had poured millions of dollars and national support into Jon Ossoff’s campaign. The defeat in Georgia, the costliest congressional race in history with a bill that topped $56m, was quickly seized on by Mr Trump, whose name and deeds had had hung over the contest.

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Census: Every ethnic, racial group grew, but whites slowest

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:21:07 -0400

(image) WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is growing older and more ethnically diverse, a trend that could put strains on government programs from Medicare to education, the Census Bureau reported Thursday.

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The Best Power Tool Combo Kits

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:44:40 -0400


Saudi king empowers young reformer son in succession shake-up

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:04:29 -0400

(image) By Stephen Kalin and William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman made his son next in line to the throne on Wednesday, handing the 31-year-old sweeping powers as the kingdom seeks a radical overhaul of its oil-dependent economy and faces mounting tensions with regional rival Iran. Although Mohammed bin Salman's promotion to crown prince had long been expected among those who follow the royal family closely, the timing was a surprise and puts the kingdom's future in relatively untested hands. Mohammed bin Salman replaces his cousin, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, a veteran security chief who led the Saudi campaign against Islamic State and al Qaeda, at a time when Riyadh faces tensions with Qatar and Iran and is locked into a war in Yemen.

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Israel boasts of 'unimaginable' power in future Lebanon war

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:02:13 -0400

(image) The head of Israel's air force said Wednesday that in any future conflict with Lebanon the Jewish state will have "unimaginable" military power at its disposal. Major General Amir Eshel told a security conference that Israel's armed forces now have far more punch than they did in the 2006 war against Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah. "What the air force was able to do quantitatively in the... Lebanon war over the course of 34 days we can do today in 48-60 hours," he told the conference at Herzliya, near Tel Aviv.

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Trump returns to Iowa and unhappy independent voters

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:13:56 -0400

(image) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa independents who helped Donald Trump win the presidency see last year's tough-talking candidate as a thin-skinned chief executive and wish he'd show more grace.

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Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:32:26 -0400

(image) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler and magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas.

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Alaska fishermen ‘chased out’ of Bering Sea by gangs of killer whales

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:52:24 -0400

(image) Pods of killer whales are reportedly stalking Alaskan fishermen and driving them out of fishing areas while robbing them of their catch. The National Post reports that black cod and halibut fishers are being surrounded by orcas acting like “motorcycle gangs” and “chased out” of their areas of operation in the north Pacific.

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Report: T-Mobile and Sprint are finalizing plans for a merger

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:32:11 -0400

T-Mobile and Sprint have been flirting with the notion of a merger like a pair of coy teenagers at a high-school dance, but we're seeing signs that something is finally going to happen. It's a logical move for both companies: the networks would get bigger, and they wouldn't need to have Twitter fights with each other anymore. It would also be terrible for anyone why buys a wireless plan in the US, but that's not stopping progress. A new report from a German newspaper says that Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile's owner, is preparing documents for a merger with Sprint. Handelsblatt's report says that the details of the merger are reaching the final steps, and Deutsche is preparing documents for an all-stock merger agreement. Such a deal would avoid most of the usual transaction costs of a merger, as it would just involve an exchange of stock instead of cash. A merger would likely see T-Mobile and Sprint's networks also become as one, although that would take much longer than the merger on paper. Sprint uses CDMA technology to power its 2G network, while T-Mobile is on GSM. The two technologies are not compatible, and CDMA would likely have to be phased out (along with some customer devices) before the two networks could truly unify. That union of networks would actually be good news for customers: although there's a lot of overlap, the two networks combined would have much better coverage than either T-Mobile or Sprint currently. Room is also there for aggressive future expansion, as T-Mobile recently bought new spectrum from the FCC for a 5G network, and Sprint already has spectrum licenses it's not using that could be built out. But don't be fooled that a merger would ultimately be a good thing: going from four to three national carriers would massively reduce competition, so things that you're used to like cheaper cell plans and unlimited deals will quickly become a thing of the past. Losing Sprint would be particularly bad: it's the cheapest of the four carriers, and that downwards price pressure is the only thing that forces T-Mobile to keep prices a little lower than Verizon and AT&T. Canada provides a cautionary tale: it has only three national wireless networks and a handful of regional players, and the result (with a demographic similar to the US) is one of the most expensive cellphone industries in the world. There's no unlimited plans, customers are still locked into multi-year contracts, and a basic plan with a few GB of data can cost upwards of $100. There's no indication that a T-Mobile-Sprint merger would suddenly turn the US into Canada, but it's an awful time for competition to slow down. 5G is just around the corner, and the amount of competition cell companies curre[...]

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