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Hate to Break It to Steve Mnuchin, But AI’s Already Taking Jobs

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Today, in 2017, the president’s top economic advisor said he had no worries about robots putting people out of work. “In terms of artificial intelligence taking over the jobs, I think we’re so far away from that that it’s not even on my radar screen,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told an audience in Washington. “I think it’s 50 or 100 more years.” Great! That’s a relief! President Trump can go back to horsing around on his big rig confident in the knowledge self-driving trucks won’t replace millions of drivers in a few years. Except Mnuchin’s wrong. Like super-wrong. Artificial intelligence is not only coming for jobs, the jobs it’s coming for are the precious few left over after old-school automation …

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Self-driving car expert and Project Cars exec to speak at GamesBeat Summit

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Our newest speakers for our upcoming GamesBeat Summit event are Ted Chong, chief commercial officer at Project Cars maker Slightly Mad Studios, and Laszlo Kishonti, CEO of self-driving car software maker AImotive. You could call them the odd couple at our GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. GamesBeat Summit 2017 will take place on May 1 and May 2, 2017, at the historic Claremont resort hotel in Berkeley, Calif., just a short distance from San Francisco. You can secure your seat here. Register today and receive 20 percent off current ticket prices. Use the code Deantak. Above: Laszlo Kishonti, CEO of AImotive, shows off the company’s test car in Mountain View, Calif. Image Credit: Dean Takahashi Chong has been at …

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How a Republican Congressman Accidentally Disclosed a Secret Intelligence Debate

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Representative Peter King, of New York, revealed that the classified version of an intelligence report concluded “that historically Russians have supported Republicans.”CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX FOR THE NEW YORKER On Monday, when the House Intelligence Committee held its first public hearing about Russian involvement in the U.S. Presidential election, Republican members were almost completely focussed on leaks. In his opening statement, Devin Nunes, the chairman of the committee, made clear how important the issue was to the G.O.P. “Who has leaked classified information?” he asked. “We aim to determine who has leaked or facilitated leaks of classified information so that these individuals can be brought to justice.” Republicans were especially agitated about whether any former Obama Administration officials …

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COUNTY CLERK SPEAKS AT WILLISTON PARK SENIOR CITIZENS MEETING

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(Mineola, NY)  Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell recently joined a meeting of the Williston Park Seniors Group at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park to speak with members about the services the Clerk’s office provides to residents including the processing and maintenance of the County’s land and court records.   Another service discussed was the recording of Veteran Certificate of Release and Discharge (DD-214) papers free of charge.  As an incentive for veterans to take advantage of this service, Clerk O’Connell talked about the Nassau Veterans Recognition Program which offers them discounts at participating businesses throughout Nassau County for recording their discharge papers.  The Clerk’s office also accepts and processes passport applications.  Clerk O’Connell urged residents with travel …

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Schumer: Judge Gorsuch Will Need 60 Senate Votes to Reach the Supreme Court

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While President Trump has his hands full lining up support from House Republicans for his overthrow of Obamacare, Senate Democrats have taken a clear stand against his nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, raising the stakes for his confirmation. On Thursday, after three days of listening to his “lack of candor” at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) said his party plans to filibuster Gorsuch, which means that the conservative Colorado jurist will likely have to hurdle the 60-vote threshold to take his seat on the High Court. Right now Democrats are in the minority with only 48 Senators, leaving the Republicans with 52. “After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot …

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Spying claim by intelligence chair renews fight over Russia probe

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WASHINGTON — The House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized to his Democratic colleagues on Thursday, yet publicly defended his decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intercepts that he says swept up communications of the president’s transition team. GOP Rep. Devin Nunes’ decision to disclose the information before talking to committee members outraged Democrats and raised questions about the independence of the panel’s probe of Russian interference into the 2016 election and possible contacts between Trump associates and Russia. “It was a judgment call on my part,” Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told reporters Thursday morning. “Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make wrong decision.” A congressional aide familiar with Nunes’ meeting said the …

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FBI evidence suggests Trump associates and Russians may have coordinated to sink Clinton

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CNN just dropped a bombshell report about President Donald Trump’s potential ties to Russia: The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, US officials told CNN. There are a lot of unanswered questions in this. Who were the Trump associates and Russian officials? How exactly did these different people communicate and possibly coordinate? Is CNN’s report even reliable, given that it cites anonymous US officials? But the report, if true, is big. According to CNN, the FBI is still reviewing the info, which “includes human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings.” Some US officials warned …

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How the First Amendment Applies to Trump’s Presidency

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While it is unlikely that Barack Obama would sue President Trump for libel, he very likely has a strong case.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY DOMINICK REUTER / AFP / GETTY One of the strangest sentences in American law comes from Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. “Under the First Amendment,” he wrote, in 1974, “there is no such thing as a false idea.” That is not a decree that the world brims with truth. He meant that we rely on the marketplace of ideas, rather than on judges and juries, to sort out truth from falsehood—and to continually check our understanding of the truth. The Justice was restating the central tenet embraced in New York Times v. Sullivan, in 1964, the Supreme Court’s most important …

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The Saga of Tom Brady’s Jersey

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The theft, and then recovery, of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey was like a tale of Trumpian fan fiction.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY AARON M. SPRECHER / AP On Monday morning, moments before James Comey, the director of the F.B.I., confirmed the existence of one of his agency’s investigations—the one into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia—news broke about the results of another one. The F.B.I. had helped track down the jersey worn by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during last month’s Super Bowl, in Houston, which had gone missing in the moments following the game and was valued at about half a million dollars. According to a statement from the N.F.L., the jersey had “been found in the possession …

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President Trump warns GOP to back health care reform; Dems blast Comey

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned House Republicans they could lose their seats in next year’s midterm elections if they failed to back the GOP health care overhaul and fulfill a long-promised goal to undo Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. In a rare trip to the Capitol, the president met behind closed doors with rank-and-file Republicans, some wavering on the legislation two days before a climactic vote. Top House Republicans unveiled revisions to their bill Monday night in hopes of nailing down support. Trump’s message to Republicans: “If you don’t pass the bill there could be political costs,” said Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C. The lawmaker said Trump said House GOP seats could be at risk if the bill …

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Ivanka Trump's Move To The White House Raises Questions About Ethics

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Enlarge this image Ivanka Trump arrives for a joint news conference between President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House earlier this month. Ethics experts say that Ivanka Trump’s dual role as a business owner and a West Wing staffer raises questions about conflicts of interest. Ivanka says she will comply voluntarily with ethics rules. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images When Donald Trump was elected president, his daughter Ivanka Trump said she would move to Washington, D.C., but not into a White House office. Since then, she has often been photographed in key White House meetings with foreign leaders and Cabinet members. Now she will have her own …

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The First Theatrical Landmark of the Trump Era

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To write “Sweat,” Nottage spent years interviewing residents of Reading, Pennsylvania.CreditPhotograph by Nathan Bajar for The New Yorker The playwright Lynn Nottage sometimes doesn’t know what her plays are about until well after she’s finished them. At the Yale School of Drama, in the late nineteen-eighties, she based a play on a news item about a Brazilian town where locals had found a glowing capsule thought to have supernatural powers; it turned out to contain radioactive waste, and more than a hundred thousand people were contaminated. Sometime later, Nottage realized that she had been writing about AIDS, which had claimed the lives of a number of her classmates and teachers. After her mother died, of Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 1997, …

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The Problem with Steve Bannon’s Story About His Father

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The self-created mythology of the White House adviser Steve Bannon does not hold up to rational scrutiny.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS Steve Bannon is the keeper of the secret formula—that peculiar and potent mix of aggressive bluster and selective empathy—that enabled Donald Trump to be elected. It’s worth remembering how unlikely the success of the formula seemed even a year ago. Before Trump got to Hillary Clinton, and when Bannon was an informal adviser, the candidate mowed down a long list of Republican opponents, without being the biggest spender or having the best organization. That was because the formula worked. It isn’t conventionally liberal or conservative, and it doesn’t have much in common with the standard views of either …

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James Comey under fire from Democrats after FBI probe revelation

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WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey’s testimony that the bureau has been quietly investigating possible links between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian officials since the summer enraged Democrats who already blamed him for rattling the 2016 campaign’s closing days. For the first time, Comey confirmed that the FBI had opened a probe into the Trump campaign in July, the same month he called an unusual news conference to announce the agency had finished its investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information – and three months before he scrambled the White House race a second time by announcing that the Clinton probe was continuing, just days before the election. The revelation drew the ire of Clinton supporters who …

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James Comey’s Remarkable Five Hours on Capitol Hill

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Washington hasn’t seen the likes of the F.B.I. director James Comey’s hearing before the House Intelligence Committee in many a day—if, indeed, there has ever been anything like it. CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX / THE NEW YORKER Just before 3:20 on Monday afternoon, Devin Nunes, the Republican head of the House Intelligence Committee, asked James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who was testifying before the committee on his agency’s investigation into Russian interference in last year’s Presidential election, a last set of questions. Earlier in the hearing, Nunes, seemingly taking his lead from series of early–morning tweets by President Trump, had focussed his questions on the leaks of classified information that have plagued the Administration since …

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Russia? Nah. The House GOP Goes After Leakers Instead

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On Monday, FBI Director James Comey led off a House Select Intelligence Committee hearing with a bombshell: His agency has been investigating potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. And has been since last summer. It was odd, then, that in their subsequent questioning, Republican representatives barely asked about Russia or Trump at all, but instead about the spate of media leaks that had previously brought those connections to light. In fairness, Russia garnered some attention. Democrat Adam Schiff of California used his opening statement to detail the connective fibers between the Trump campaign and Moscow. But throughout the hours-long hearing, the questioning ping-ponged across party lines. Democrats wanted to know about Russia. The GOP, meanwhile, missed the forest …

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The Trump Campaign Has Been Under Investigation Since July

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James Comey, the director of the F.B.I., and Mike Rogers, the head of the N.S.A., publicly revealed an ongoing investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON FOR THE NEW YORKER. At 6:35 A.M. on Monday, a few hours before the House Intelligence Committee convened its first public hearing on Russian involvement in the U.S. election, President Donald J. Trump asserted once more that the issue was nothing more than an elaborate political distraction. “This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!” he tweeted, adding, a short time later, “The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign. Big advantage in Electoral College & …

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FBI Director Confirms Russia-Trump Campaign Probe, Refutes Obama Wiretap Claim

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FBI Director James Comey on Monday acknowledged an investigation into possible links between President Donald Trump’s election campaign and the Russian government amid a larger probe into Russian interference while also quashing claims that his predecessor directed surveillance at Trump or Trump Tower in Manhattan. Appearing before members of the House Intelligence Committee, Comey said it’s atypical for the agency to comment on ongoing investigations aside for “unusual circumstances where it is in the public interest, it may be appropriate to do so…this is one of those circumstances.” Comey, who had drawn the ire of some Democrats for his comments about Hillary Clinton during the presidential election, said the FBI is investigating the Russian government’s alleged efforts to interfere in …

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Comey confirms FBI investigating Russian efforts to influence 2016 election

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. The extraordinary revelation, and the first public confirmation of an investigation that began last summer, came at the outset of Comey’s opening statement in a congressional hearing examining Russian meddling and possible connections between Moscow and Trump’s campaign. He acknowledged that the FBI does not ordinarily discuss ongoing investigations, but said he’d been authorized to do so given the extreme public interest in this case. “This work is very complex, and there is no way for me to give you …

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The FBI Began Investigating Trump’s Potential Russia Ties Last Summer

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Since the day he was elected, President Trump’s administration has been dogged by suspicions that his campaign staff colluded with the Russian government to tip the election in his favor—particularly through the intrusion into the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign by Kremlin hackers. Now, nine months since the earliest of those intrusions came to light, the FBI has confirmed that since July, it’s been investigating possible connections between Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. In a hearing of the House of Representatives’ Select Intelligence Committee Monday into possible Russian interference in the election, FBI Director Comey stated for the first time that the agency he leads is investigating Russia-Trump ties. “I’ve been authorized by the Department of Justice …

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Comey confirms FBI is investigating Russian efforts to influence 2016 election

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating possible links and coordination between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump as part of a broader probe of Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. The extraordinary revelation came at the outset of Comey’s opening statement in a congressional hearing examining Russian meddling and possible connections between Moscow and Trump’s campaign. He acknowledged that the FBI does not ordinarily discuss ongoing investigations, but said he’d been authorized to do so given the extreme public interest in this case. “This work is very complex, and there is no way for me to give you a timetable for when it will be done,” Comey told the House …

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No wiretap of Trump Tower, GOP intelligence committee says

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WASHINGTON — There was no wiretap of Trump Tower, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Monday, contradicting an assertion from President Donald Trump. But he said that other forms of surveillance of Trump and his associates have not been ruled out. The comments from Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican, came at the outset of a congressional hearing that will explore allegations of Russian hacking in last year’s presidential election and whether there were any connections between Moscow and Trump’s campaign. FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers are to testify. Trump, who recently accused President Barack Obama of wiretapping his New York skyscraper during the campaign, took to Twitter before the hearing began, …

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FBI Director James Comey to testify at House hearing on Russia

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WASHINGTON — A congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the presidential election that has so far unfolded behind closed doors moves into the open with a public hearing featuring FBI Director James Comey. A hearing Monday before the House Intelligence Committee, one of several congressional panels probing allegations of Russian meddling, could allow for the greatest public accounting to date of investigations that have shadowed the Trump administration in its first two months. Comey, whose agents have been investigating, has been invited to testify along with Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency. Rep. Devin Nunes, the California Republican who chairs the committee, told The Associated Press that there would be plenty of time for questions and answers. …

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Can Chuck Schumer Check Donald Trump?

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Seen as a pragmatist, Schumer hopes to reclaim populism for the Democrats.CreditIllustration by Barry Blitt On a morning not long after Michael Flynn, having lied about conversations with the Russian Ambassador, was forced to step down as national-security adviser, but before Jeff Sessions, having lied about conversations with the Russian Ambassador, was forced to recuse himself from any Justice Department investigation involving the Trump campaign, Chuck Schumer rose from his desk on the floor of the United States Senate to reflect on the state of the union. “We are in a moment of profound unease about the stability of the executive branch of our government,” he began. “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. “I’ve been in Congress a …

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Meetup takes risky leap into the Trump resistance

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In this March 13, 2017 photo, Scott Heiferman, CEO of Meetup, talks during an interview in New York. The networking site is partnering with a left-leaning labor group and a former Hillary Clinton aide to roll out a platform for organizing people who oppose President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Meetup.com is taking a leap into the Trump resistance. The New York-based networking site will unveil plans in the coming days to partner with a labor group — under the guidance of a former Hillary Clinton aide — to coordinate protests among more than 120,000 activists already involved with anti-Trump Meetup groups. It’s a risky move for a tech company that has helped millions… Content Preview …

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Clinton says she’s ‘ready to come out of the woods’

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Former presidential candidate and senator Hillary Clinton says she is “ready to come out of the woods” and play a part in uniting Americans during this politically divisive period. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/866k RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

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Hillary Clinton hints she's ready to be back in public

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While speaking to a group of supporters at a St. Patrick’s Day event in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton hinted that she’s ready to return to public service. CBSN’s Reena Ninan has more. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS …

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Security News This Week: A Funny Thing Happens When the US Accuses the UK of Spying

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Nothing much of interest happened in the world of cybersecurity this week. Kidding! But wouldn’t that be nice? If we were living in a simpler time when innocent victims weren’t hit by a new, weird hack every day, and international cyberespionage wasn’t undermining everything from governments to businesses to Twitter accounts? You could just argue about who won The Bachelor and move on with your life. Unfortunately, this is 2017, so naturally this week’s hacks were actually completely ridiculous. First of all, the United States indicted two official Russian spies for hacking Yahoo back in 2014. Presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway confused a lot of people when she said their microwaves are spying on them (don’t worry: they aren’t…yet). A new …

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Search for stolen Secret Service laptop

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The NYPD is searching for a laptop owned by a member of the U.S. Secret Service that could potentially have compromising information on Trump Tower, Hillary Clinton and more. CBS News justice & homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues joins CBSN with the latest. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and …

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The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency

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Last month, when President Donald Trump toured a Boeing aircraft plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, he saw a familiar face in the crowd that greeted him: Patrick Caddell, a former Democratic political operative and pollster who, for forty-five years, has been prodding insurgent Presidential candidates to attack the Washington establishment. Caddell, who lives in Charleston, is perhaps best known for helping Jimmy Carter win the 1976 Presidential race. He is also remembered for having collaborated with his friend Warren Beatty on the 1998 satire “Bulworth.” In that film, a kamikaze candidate abandons the usual talking points and excoriates both the major political parties and the media; voters love his unconventionality, and he becomes improbably popular. If the plot sounds …

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Secret Service laptop with information on Trump, Clinton stolen

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New York police detectives are searching for a stolen laptop that belongs to the U.S. Secret Service. The laptop contains sensitive information, including security documents on President Trump. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues joins CBSN to discuss.

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Can Steve Bannon Save Trumpcare?

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The White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, in February.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY PETE MAROVICH / BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY In the White House, Steve Bannon’s office on the first floor of the West Wing is called the war room. Bannon, the Administration’s chief strategist, has cleared out much of the furniture from the room, and on one wall has hung an enormous whiteboard on which he has scrawled every promise that Donald Trump made during the campaign. Bannon and the war room are the heart of the effort to turn Trump’s populist campaign into a policy agenda that can pass Congress or be implemented through executive actions. Ideologically, Bannon is trying to infuse Trumpism with a coherent nationalist “workers’ party” agenda. Trump’s health-care …

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Donald Trump's campaign insults complicate Merkel's visit

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WASHINGTON — If President Donald Trump wanted a close working relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, he had a funny way of showing it during his presidential campaign. Trump, who will welcome Merkel to the White House on Friday, spent much of 2016 bashing the chancellor, accusing her of “ruining” Germany for allowing an influx of refugees from Syria. “You watch what happens to Angela Merkel, who I always thought of as a very good leader until she did this. I don’t know what went wrong with her,” said then-candidate Trump at an August rally in Virginia. “What went wrong? Angela, what happened?” Trump may not ask the same question directly to Merkel as the leaders of the Western world’s …

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Chelsea Clinton to release children's book

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The book features 13 American women who “helped shape our country.” Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/67834/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos

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What Mike Flynn Did for Turkey

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New information about Flynn’s involvement with Turkey raises new questions about his judgment—and about the Administration’s handling of his entanglements.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW HARRER-POOL / GETTY One Friday last July, as members of the Turkish military were staging a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Michael Flynn, the retired lieutenant general who went on to become Donald Trump’s first national-security adviser, gave a speech in Cleveland. The event was organized by a local chapter of ACT for America, a self-described “grassroots national security organization” that regards Muslims with considerable suspicion. “There’s an ongoing coup going on in Turkey right now,” Flynn said in his remarks. “Right now!” The country, Flynn said, was heading “towards Islamism” under Erdoğan, and the military was …

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Panel will buck the status quo at GamesBeat Summit

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Our next speakers for our upcoming GamesBeat Summit event will talk about “Bucking the status quo: Redesigning leadership for diverse talent, perspectives, and products.” They will speak at our event entitled GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. GamesBeat Summit 2017 will take place on May 1-2 at the historic Claremont resort hotel in Berkeley, Calif., just a short distance from San Francisco. You can secure your seat here. Use “VB6” at checkout for 10 percent off. The speakers on the panel include Megan Gaiser, the CEO of Spiral Media; Rami Ismail, the cofounder of Vlambeer; Guy Bendov, the CEO of Side-kick Games; and Asra Rasheed, the producer at Disney. The moderator will be Asi Burak of Power Play. Here’s what …

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Fmr. NYPD commissioner: Immigration ruling puts us at risk

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Published on Mar 16, 2017 Former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik weighs in on President Trump’s revised immigration order and whether Hillary Clinton will run for mayor of New York City. Category License Standard YouTube License

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Trump budget slashes agencies to focus on wall, defense

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget on Thursday, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes many domestic programs to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Trump’s proposal seeks to upend Washington with cuts to long-promised campaign targets like foreign aid and the Environmental Protection Agency as well as strong congressional favorites such as medical research, help for homeless veterans and community development grants. “A budget that puts America first must make the safety of our people its number one priority – because without safety, there can be no prosperity,” Trump said in a message accompanying his proposed budget that was titled “America First: …

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Blocked Immigration Ban Proves Trump’s Tweets Will Haunt His Presidency

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In his decision blocking the Trump administration’s revised travel ban, Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii writes that he didn’t have to psychoanalyze President Trump or his staff to clearly see the executive order’s intention was to ban Muslims. All the proof he needed was right there on television—and on Twitter. “There is nothing ‘veiled’ about this press release: ‘Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States,’” Judge Watson’s opinion reads, quoting from the Trump campaign’s own website. The opinion, which issues a nationwide temporary restraining order on the new ban, is littered with Trump’s own words, the words of his staffers (including author of the first ban Stephen Miller), and even …

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Our preliminary agenda for GamesBeat Summit 2017

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Here’s the preliminary agenda for our GamesBeat Summit 2017 event coming on May 1 and May 2 at the historical Claremont resort hotel in Berkeley, California. The event is GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic.You can secure your seat here. Use “VB6” at checkout for 10 percent off. We think we’ve built a unique slate of speakers and experience that you won’t find at any other event. We’re excited that most of the key slots are filled, and we’re in talks with various parties to fill the rest of the slots and bring you a great conference on the inspiration cycle that is happening between science fiction, video games, and real-world technology in Silicon Valley and …

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A Protest Musical for the Trump Era

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Timbers specializes in offbeat revisionist fantasies about historical figures.CreditPhotograph by Pari Dukovic for The New Yorker Five actors gathered in a room on Lafayette Street, in downtown Manhattan, to start rehearsing a new work for the Public Theatre, “Joan of Arc: Into the Fire.” Written by David Byrne, formerly of the Talking Heads, the show recast the enduring, improbable story of Joan—a teen-age girl in medieval France who experienced divine visions, led an army to defeat an occupying power, and was burned at the stake for heresy—as a rock musical that spoke to the current political moment. It was early January, and, that morning, U.S. intelligence officials had arrived at Trump Tower to brief the President-elect, Donald Trump, on the …

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President Donald Trump releases tax info ahead of TV report

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes in 2005, paying a roughly 25 percent effective tax rate thanks to a tax he has since sought to eliminate, according to newly disclosed tax documents. The pages from Trump’s federal tax return show the then-real estate mogul also reported a business loss of $103 million that year, although the documents don’t provide detail. The forms show that Trump paid an effective tax rate of 24.5 percent, a figure well above the roughly 10 percent the average American taxpayer forks over each year, but below the 27.4 percent that taxpayers earning 1 million dollars a year average were paying at the time, according to data …

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Trump releases tax info ahead of TV report

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes in 2005, paying a roughly 25 percent effective tax rate thanks to a tax he has since sought to eliminate, according to newly disclosed tax documents. The pages from Trump’s federal tax return show the then-real estate mogul also reported a business loss of $103 million that year, although the documents don’t provide detail. The forms show that Trump paid an effective tax rate of 24.5 percent, a figure well above the roughly 10 percent the average American taxpayer forks over each year, but below the 27.4 percent that taxpayers earning 1 million dollars a year average were paying at the time, according to data …

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How involved were the Clintons with Russia?

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The Daily Caller editor-in-chief Vince Coglianese on the Clinton camp’s relationship with Russia.

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Taking Stock of Hate Under Trump

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A police officer blocks an entrance as officials respond to a bomb threat at the Jewish Community Center in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 8th.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY BRYAN WOOLSTON / REUTERS Last week, the zoning board in Bayonne, New Jersey—just across New York Harbor from Sunset Park, Brooklyn—voted to deny a variance to Muslim residents who wanted to convert a warehouse into a mosque. The hearing had been moved to Bayonne High School, to accommodate a large crowd, and wound up lasting six hours. When a group of Muslims stood to pray as the meeting convened, a group of Christians stood “in response” and recited the Lord’s Prayer, according to the Times. At the microphone, one opponent of the proposed mosque asked …

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The Unlikely Liberal Hero Adam Schiff Is Ready to Investigate Trump

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Appalled by President Trump’s muted response to the Russian cyber attack, Adam Schiff has emerged as an unexpected face of Democratic resistance to the new Administration. CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY BILL CLARK / CQ ROLL CALL / GETTY On Monday, March 20th, the House intelligence committee will hold its first open hearing on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 Presidential campaign. Because Republican leaders in the House and Senate have blocked any attempt at forming an independent committee modelled on the bipartisan 9/11 Commission to dig into the Russian cyber attack, the intelligence committee’s investigation may be the only chance Americans have at receiving a comprehensive report on the breadth of the Russian hacking. The top Democrat on the committee is Adam Schiff, …

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Flood Advisory issued March 14 at 2:03PM EDT by NWS New York City – Upton

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DESCRIPTION: The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a* Flood Advisory for Minor Flooding in Poor Drainage Areas for…Rain and Snowmelt in…Southern New London County in southern Connecticut…Southern Middlesex County in southern Connecticut…Suffolk County in southeastern New York…* Until 500 PM EDT* At 158 PM EDT, the combination of rain and melting snow inaddition to storm drains covered by the heavy snow that fellearlier this morning will result in minor flooding across poordrainage areas across the advisory area.* Some locations that will experience flooding include…Islip, Brentwood, Commack, Riverhead, Centereach, Shirley, DeerPark, New London, Medford, Southold, Hauppauge, Ronkonkoma,Manorville, Stony Brook and Clinton. INSTRUCTIONS: Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flooddeaths occur in vehicles.A Flood Advisory means …

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Murdoch And Trump, An Alliance Of Mutual Interest

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Enlarge this image Candidate Donald Trump and media magnate Rupert Murdoch (center) at Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, last June. Michal Wachucik/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Michal Wachucik/AFP/Getty Images The Trump era has opened with the promise of a White House foothold for media mogul Rupert Murdoch. It looks to be the kind of warm and solicitous reception in the corridors of presidential power that he has long enjoyed abroad. Murdoch has told close associates that the nation’s 45th president calls to confer frequently — as often as multiple times a week — and that he has visited the White House to meet with Trump more than once. “They have been friends for a long time,” White …

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Confessions of a Watch Geek

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In October, my feelings of dread spiked, so I decided to buy a Rolex.CreditIllustration by Nishant Choksi At the start of 2016, I had a bad feeling. Time was not working right. Some weeks were as snappy as days, others were as elastic as months, and the months felt as if they were either bleeding into one another three at a time—Jabruarch—or segmenting into Gregorian-calendar city-states. Feb. Rue. Airy. Something was wrong with the world. One day in February, I took a ride on the subway. This was a rare occurrence. Since turning forty, I’d started to suffer from a heightened sense of claustrophobia. A few years ago, I was stuck for an hour in an elevator with a man …

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Love or Hate the CBO Health Care Report, It Ain’t Biased

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The Congressional Budget Office just released its much-awaited report analyzing the possible effects of the American Health Care Act, the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. The verdict is a doozy. Twenty-four million fewer Americans would have health insurance by 2026, according to the CBO, with 14 million of them losing coverage in 2018. While, yes, the report also says the GOP’s health care plan would save the government $337 billion within the decade, it underlines a potentially stark contradiction with President Trump’s prior promise that the bill would “provide insurance for everybody.” The report spurred quick responses from all sides of the political spectrum, with Democrats decrying the results and Republicans questioning the CBO’s methodology. (Health and …

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How Educational Children’s Books Are Explaining President Trump

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There are already dozens of kids’ books about President Trump. They illustrate how he benefits from doing so much that is beyond the pale. CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX For a look at how Donald Trump’s tremendously abnormal Presidency might be normalized in the future, you could do worse than turning to educational children’s books about him. These already exist—if you include the kids’ Presidential encyclopedias with a new Trump section tacked on, there are dozens available for purchase. And they model a set of euphemisms and exclusions that help transform the shocking into the ordinary. Sometimes, it turns out, all you need is a character limit. Consider “President Donald Trump,” in Scholastic’s Rookie Biographies series, which is aimed …

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An Ambitious New Program Wants To Support the Democrats’ Surge

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Ravi Gupta should be traveling the world right now. Last year, he planned to take a break from his role as CEO of a chain of charter schools in Nashville and spend six months exploring India. But President Trump’s election derailed the former Obama campaign staffer’s plans. “It’s too important a time to not be working on this stuff,” says Gupta. By “this stuff,” Gupta means rebuilding the progressive movement and honing some of the same grassroots energy that propelled President Obama into office in 2009. Today, that energy abounds. It filled the streets of Washington, DC during the Women’s March a week after Inauguration Day. It clogged airports across the country, when protests formed overnight in response to President …

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Health-Care Reform and Trumpism

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Donald Trump ran on upending the traditional Republican agenda, but, at least on domestic policy so far, he’s merely reinforcing it.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY JIM LO SCALZO / BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY Before Donald Trump came along, there was a lively debate in the Republican Party over the best way to appeal to working-class voters. Mitt Romney’s loss in 2012 energized a faction of conservatives who modestly proposed that a plutocrat running on a message of upper-income tax cuts and deregulation had little to offer voters who were struggling economically. The leading thinkers of the Reformicons, as these conservatives called themselves, included the conservative pundits Yuval Levin, James Pethokoukis, and Ramesh Ponnuru. They argued that “neo-libertarians,” who were too close to the G.O.P.’s wealthy donor …

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Five Questions About the Latest WikiLeaks Release

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Revelations by WikiLeaks raise concerns about the extent to which the C.I.A. can peek in on domestic and foreign targets, and how much private companies have compromised their customers.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY CHRISTOPHER MORRIS / VII / REDUX On Tuesday morning, WikiLeaks released eight thousand seven hundred and sixty-one files that it said were “from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence,” in Langley, Virginia. The group called the collection “Year Zero,” the first installment of a larger project, Vault 7, which reveals the “hacking capacity” of the C.I.A.—and which is, in turn, part of a larger archive that, it claimed, had “been circulated among former U.S. government hackers and contractors in an unauthorized manner, one of whom has provided WikiLeaks with …

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Is Trump Trolling the White House Press Corps?

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The White House is calling on young correspondents from far-right Web sites, to the exclusion of established reporters.CreditIllustration by Doug Chayka In normal times, White House press briefings make for boring television. Robert Gibbs, Jay Carney, and Josh Earnest, the three generic-looking white guys who served as successive press secretaries under President Barack Obama, could walk unmolested through the streets of most American cities. Only on rare occasions was a clip from one of their briefings—for example, a testy exchange between Carney and Jonathan Karl, of ABC News, debating the logistics of Obamacare enrollment—remarkable enough to make headlines. President Trump seems to have no tolerance for boring television. His press secretary, Sean Spicer, now a recurring character on “Saturday Night …

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US attorney Preet Bharara says he was fired after not resigning

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. attorney in Manhattan, who was included on the list of U.S. prosecutors asked by the Trump administration to submit resignations, tweeted Saturday that he had been fired, but had not resigned. I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life. — Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) March 11, 2017 Preet Bharara, who represents the Southern District of New York, met in November with Trump and said he was asked to stay on after Trump called New York Sen. Charles Schumer and told him he wanted to keep Bharara in the post. But on Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions began seeking the resignations …

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Trump administration seeks resignations of 46 US attorneys

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WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seeking the resignations of 46 U.S. attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration. Many of the federal prosecutors who were nominated by President Barack Obama have already left their positions, but the nearly four dozen who stayed on in the first weeks of the Trump administration have been asked to leave “in order to ensure a uniform transition,” Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said Friday. “Until the new U.S. attorneys are confirmed, the dedicated career prosecutors in our U.S. attorney’s offices will continue the great work of the department in investigating, prosecuting and deterring the most violent offenders,” she said in a statement. By Friday evening, U.S. attorneys around the country …

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WikiLeaks offers tech companies exclusive access to CIA hacking tools

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/ Go to Source Article (Reuters) – Wikileaks will provide technology companies with exclusive access to CIA hacking tools that it possesses so they can patch software flaws, founder Julian Assange said on Thursday, presenting Silicon Valley with a potential dilemma on how to deal with the anti-secrecy group. If the offer is legitimate, it would place technology companies in the unusual position of relying on Assange, a man believed by some U.S. officials and lawmakers to be an untrustworthy pawn of Russian President Vladimir Putin, to share cyber vulnerabilities stockpiled by a secretive U.S. spy agency. It was not clear how WikiLeaks intended to cooperate with the companies. The group published documents on Tuesday describing secret Central Intelligence Agency …

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Brooklyn remembers Notorious B.I.G. 20 years after murder

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/ Go to Source Article BED-STY, Brooklyn (WABC) — It’s hard to believe – but it has now been 20 years since The Notorious B.I.G., nicknamed Biggie Smalls, was killed. The Brooklyn native, who’s real name was Christopher Wallace, was fatally shot in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. He was 24. The case remains unsolved. READ MORE: The best tributes to Notorious B.I.G. “He’s still alive. His music is still alive. It plays like it’s today. The music and the mural keeps us going, keeps me going,” said Kevin Griffin, aka DJ 50 Grand, who knew Christopher Wallace way before the world met The Notorious B.I.G. Griffin was his right hand man. We met at the corner of Bedford …

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Brooklyn remembers Notorious B.I.G. remembered 20 years after murder

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/ Go to Source Article BED-STY, Brooklyn (WABC) — It’s hard to believe – but it has now been 20 years since The Notorious B.I.G., nicknamed Biggie Smalls, was killed. The Brooklyn native, who’s real name was Christopher Wallace, was fatally shot in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. He was 24. The case remains unsolved. READ MORE: The best tributes to Notorious B.I.G. “He’s still alive. His music is still alive. It plays like it’s today. The music and the mural keeps us going, keeps me going,” said Kevin Griffin, aka DJ 50 Grand, who knew Christopher Wallace way before the world met The Notorious B.I.G. Griffin was his right hand man. We met at the corner of Bedford …

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Latinos Feel the Sting of Trump’s Presidency

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/ Go to Source Article Immigrant workers at a strawberry farm in California. CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY JEFF SINGER / REDUX Five years ago, before Latino people worried much about Donald Trump, Oscar Saldivar stood in my living room in Los Angeles and told me a story. He began to weep. Saldivar is a building contractor and a Mexican immigrant. I had hired his construction company to add a room to my home. We’re both fluent Spanish speakers with roots in Latin America, and we were chatting in that language about his life and mine. He told me he had recently visited a hardware store in the San Fernando Valley where immigrant day laborers seek work, and had come upon a group of …

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A Tribute to Women Who Reinvent Themselves, in Two Wardrobes at the Met

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/ Go to Source Article Before there was Marie Kondo, who taught us the magic of tidiness, or Hillary Clinton, who made a white pantsuit into a mantra, there was Sara Berman, whose frugal all-white wardrobe is the subject of a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. You have probably never heard of Berman, who died, peacefully, at the age of eighty-four, thirteen years ago. Born in Belarus, in 1920, she lived the sort of family-oriented life that is celebrated in a paid obituary. Her parents immigrated to Palestine when Sara was twelve, and lived in a beach shack near the Mediterranean. She married a landsman, who became a diamond merchant; in the early nineteen-fifties, the couple resettled in …

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'Good Fight' takes television lead in making Trump an issue

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/ Go to Source Article This image released by CBS Interactive shows Delroy Lindo as Adrian Boseman, Cush Jumbo as Lucca Quinn in a scene from the “Stoppable: Requiem for an Airdate” episode of “The Good Fight,” planned for March 12 on CBS All Access. (Patrick Harbron/CBS Interactive via AP) (Credit: AP) (AP) — A CBS-produced legal drama has taken the lead in weaving President Donald Trump into its stories, and it keeps raising the stakes. In last month’s debut of “The Good Fight,” ”The Good Wife” spinoff on CBS’ streaming service, lawyer and Hillary Clinton supporter Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranksi) watched and cringed as Trump was sworn into office. In another episode, a member… Content Preview This content is …

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iPhones, Android Devices & Samsung TVs Vulnerable to CIA Spies, Leaks Reveal

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/ Go to Source Article A major CIA leak published by WikiLeaks on Tuesday revealed that the world’s most popular smartphones and television sets from a major manufacturer are vulnerable to the covert agency’s burgeoning cyber unit. The leak of more than 8,000 CIA documents to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks contains perhaps the most explosive set of revelations since NSA secrets were provided to journalists by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The CIA has reportedly declined to comment on the authenticity of the documents, but WikiLeaks has a long history of disclosing genuine top-secret government files. What makes this look real?Program & office names, such as the JQJ (IOC) crypt series, are real. Only a cleared insider could know them. — Edward Snowden …

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The 76ers to explain blending of traditional sports and esports at GamesBeat Summit

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/ Go to Source Article Our next speakers for our upcoming GamesBeat Summit event are Akshay Khanna, vice president of strategy at the Philadelphia 76ers and Greg Richardson, an investor and chairman of Team Dignitas, an esports team acquired by the 76ers. They will talk about the blending of traditional sports and esports at our event entitled GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. Richardson also serves as the chairman of Rumble Entertainment. He is an investor, advisor, and entrepreneur in digital media. Prior to Rumble, he was a partner at Elevation Partners, and served in key roles with game companies including BioWare/Pandemic, Electronic Arts, Eidos Interactive, and the 3DO Company. Above: Greg Richardson, investor and entrepreneur. Image …

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White House aides defend Trump allegation of Obama wiretap

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/ Go to Source Article WASHINGTON — White House officials on Monday defended President Donald Trump’s explosive claim that Barack Obama tapped Trump’s telephones during last year’s election, although they won’t say where that information came from and left open the possibility that it isn’t true. In televised interviews, Kellyanne Conway and Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump firmly believes the allegations he made on Twitter over the weekend. The aides said any ambiguity surrounding the issue is all the more reason for Congress to investigate the matter. “We’d like to know for sure,” Sanders, deputy White House press secretary, told NBC’s “Today” show. The House and Senate intelligence committees, and the FBI, are investigating contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russian …

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Congress to investigate Trump allegation of Obama wiretap

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/ Go to Source Article WASHINGTON — Key members of Congress say they will honor President Donald Trump’s request to investigate his unsubstantiated claim that Barack Obama overstepped his authority as president and had Trump’s telephones tapped during the election campaign. A U.S. official said the FBI has asked the Justice Department to dispute Trump’s allegation, though no such statement has been issued. Obama’s intelligence director also said no such action was ever carried out. Trump’s startling claim of presidential abuse of power, made without evidence in a series of tweets early Saturday, capped a week in which the positive reaction to his address to Congress quickly evaporated amid the swirl of allegations – and revelations – about contacts between …

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Ted Price and Mike Gallagher to speak on leadership at GamesBeat Summit

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/ Go to Source Article Our next speaker for our upcoming GamesBeat Summit event is Ted Price, the CEO of Insomniac Games, the maker of the Ratchet & Clank series and developer of the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man game. Price will talk about what it takes to be a leader in the game industry and how to inspire your team to be creative. Mike Gallagher, CEO of the Entertainment Software Association and a frequent speaker at our events, will be the moderator for the fireside chat. They are the latest speakers at our GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. GamesBeat Summit 2017 will take place on May 1 and May 2, 2017, at the historic Claremont resort hotel …

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White House calls for congressional probe of whether Obama abused executive powers

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/ Go to Source Article WASHINGTON — The White House demanded on Sunday that Congress investigate whether former President Barack Obama abused his executive powers in connection with the 2016 presidential election. President Donald Trump leveled that claim on Saturday when he accused his predecessor of tapping telephones at Trump Tower. But Trump offered no supporting evidence, a spokesman for Obama denied the claim as “simply false” and lawmakers in both parties asked for proof. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement Sunday that reports “concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling.” “President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence …

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The Giant Leap Forward of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out”

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/ Go to Source Article Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” is likely the first auterist horror picture directed by an African-American man ever financed by a major Hollywood studio.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY JUSTIN LUBIN / UNIVERSAL / EVERETT The African-American experience has often been, by any objective account, a horrific one. So it might be surprising that, in the annals of American movies, Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” is likely the first auteurist horror picture directed by an African-American man ever financed by a major Hollywood studio. The film, which shot to No. 1 at the box office, brazenly inhabits the anxieties that surround miscegenation in our still racially stratified country. The movie’s sharp scares, gallows humor, and insidious intelligence are informed by the …

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Obama spokesman says Trump's wiretapping allegation is false

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/ Go to Source Article NEW YORK — President Donald Trump is accusing former President Barack Obama of having Trump’s telephones “wire tapped” during last year’s election, but Trump isn’t offering any evidence or saying what prompted the allegation. Trump says in a series of tweets that he “just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower.” How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017 Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW! — Donald …

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Red Bull Proving Grounds will find North America’s top Street Fighter V player

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/ Go to Source Article Red Bull is announcing a Street Fighter V esports tournament that will find North America’s next top amateur esports athlete. The Red Bull Proving Grounds 2017 will hold qualifying competitions in 11 cities. With the growing popularity and success of last year’s Red Bull Proving Grounds, the tournament has expanded into two seasons and added 5 new Red Bull Proving Grounds qualifying stops. Competitors angling for a shot at the pros will compete in Orlando, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Red Bull will also be hosting online tournaments for any competitor to join remotely. Three winning contestants from each regional and online tournament will be flown to …

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Donald Trump’s Early Morning Tweets

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/ Go to Source Article President Trump’s tweets exemplify a fairly basic, but often highly effective rhetorical maneuver—the diversionary reverse accusation.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY JONATHAN ERNST / REUTERS Between six and six-thirty this morning, the President of the United States, who had returned to his Mar-a-Lago estate, in Florida, unleashed a series of tweets accusing his predecessor of tapping his phones just before Election Day. “A NEW LOW!” “This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” Two hours later, he tweeted again, this time about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s decision to leave “The New Celebrity Apprentice.” “Sad end to great show.” The first meeting Jeff Sessions had with the Russian Amb was set up by the Obama Administration under education program for 100 Ambs…… — …

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Why Would Jeff Sessions Hide His Talks with Sergey Kislyak?

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/ Go to Source Article Sergey Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador to the United States, during a 2008 press conference on nuclear non-proliferation.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARIO TAMA / GETTY In the first weeks of the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, the President’s top aide on Russia policy at the National Security Council, found himself in a contentious negotiation with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador to the United States. McFaul, a political scientist at Stanford who focussed on democracy promotion, was in his first government job. Kislyak, who is thirteen years older, was one of Russia’s most experienced diplomats. “He expected that I was going to be this neocon hawk on Russia,” McFaul told me. “And so he had his dukes up. He was …

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The Golden Age of Email Hacks Is Only Getting Started

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/ Go to Source Article As governor of Indiana, Mike Pence conducted state business using his personal email account. An AOL account. So of course someone hacked it. With a phishing scam. This story offers no end of rolling punchlines, the kicker being the vitriol the vice president showed during the campaign toward Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. More importantly, as the Indianapolis Star first reported, it represents a troubling security lapse by a high-ranking public official. The batch of emails released by the state of Indiana reveals that Pence’s AOL inbox hosted plenty of sensitive material, up to and including the arrests of terror suspects. You can pull any number of threads here, split all kinds of hairs about the relative vulnerabilities …

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Why Hide Talks with Sergey Kislyak?

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/ Go to Source Article Sergey Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador to the United States, during a 2008 press conference on nuclear non-proliferation.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARIO TAMA / GETTY In the first weeks of the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, the President’s top aide on Russia policy at the National Security Council, found himself in a contentious negotiation with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador to the United States. McFaul, a political scientist at Stanford who focussed on democracy promotion, was in his first government job. Kislyak, who is thirteen years older, was one of Russia’s most experienced diplomats. “He expected that I was going to be this neocon hawk on Russia,” McFaul told me. “And so he had his dukes up. He was …

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VP Mike Pence used private AOL email to conduct state business

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/ Go to Source Article WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana’s governor, according to public records obtained by the Indianapolis Star. The newspaper reported Thursday that emails provided through a public records request show that Pence communicated with advisers through his personal AOL account on homeland security matters and security at the governor’s residence during his four years as governor. The governor also faced email security issues. Pence’s AOL account was subjected to a phishing scheme last spring, before he was chosen by Donald Trump to join the GOP presidential ticket. Pence’s contacts were sent an email falsely claiming that the governor and his wife were stranded in the …

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Ryan Murphy says he’s serious about American Horror Story: Election — kind of

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/ Go to Source Article Ryan Murphy says he’s serious about American Horror Story: Election — kind of – The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem(‘chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c’) === ‘yes’) { d.documentElement.className += ‘ fonts-loaded’; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = [“https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css”]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = ‘all’; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host=”https://volume.vox-cdn.com”;var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=function(o,n){var t=document.createElement(“script”);t.async=!0,t.type=”text/javascript”,t.src=o,”function”==typeof n&&(t.onload=n);var e=document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];return e.parentNode.insertBefore(t,e),t},Chorus.ready=function(o){“loading”!=document.readyState?o():document.addEventListener?document.addEventListener(“DOMContentLoaded”,o):document.attachEvent(“onreadystatechange”,function(){“loading”!=document.readyState&&o()})},Chorus.OnLoad=function(o){if(Chorus.windowLoaded=!0)return void o();var n=window.onload;”function”!=typeof window.onload?window.onload=o:window.onload=function(){n(),o()}},Chorus.OnLoad(function(){Chorus.windowLoaded=!0}); dataLayer = [{“Network”:”theverge”,”Community”:”theverge”,”GA Primary ID”:”UA-26533115-1″,”GA CrossDomains”:”theverge.com”,”Content ID”:”14569765″,”Entry Groups”:”front-page:entertainment:tv:culture”,”Author”:”Kaitlyn Tiffany”,”Last Time Updated”:”2017-03-03 14:27″,”Hour of Update”:”14″,”Publish Date”:”2017-03-03 14:27″,”Hour of Publish”:”14″,”Demand Post”:”no”,”All Chorus Categories”:”theverge:theverge:front-page:entertainment:tv:culture”,”Content Type”:”article”,”chartbeat_domain”:”theverge.com”,”chartbeat_zone”:”172968584/verge”,”chartbeat_authors”:”Kaitlyn Tiffany”,”Logged in Status”:”Logged Out”,”Day of Week”:”friday”,”Hour of Day”:”14″}]; window._umbel = window._umbel || []; (function() { var …

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Brooklyn Heights subway station reopens amid water main break repairs

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/ Go to Source Article BROOKLYN HEIGHTS (WABC) — Repairs and cleaning were continuing Friday morning at the Court Street subway station in Brooklyn, which was expected to be fully operational by the morning commute. Service at the station was restored at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The elevator at the Court Street station will remain out of service until evaluated by MTA. The Department of Environmental Protection was on the scene early Friday waiting for repairs to be finished. Montague Street between Clinton Street and Henry Street remained closed to cars. Twenty-four businesses and 100 residents lost water service due to the main break, but all service should be restored by Friday morning. The break, located outside 158 Montague St. …

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Ex-Clinton volunteer loses job over controversial tweet

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/ Go to Source Article Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden on why he spoke out against a former volunteer for Hillary Clinton who sent a tweet mocking Navy SEAL widow Carryn Owens.

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Dustin Lance Black, the Screenwriter Behind “Milk” and “When We Rise,” on Coming Out As a Gay Activist

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/ Go to Source Article The screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.CreditIllustration by Ben Kirchner One weekend in 2006, the screenwriter Dustin Lance Black drove from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, to visit the gay-rights activist Cleve Jones at his home. At the time, Black was thirty-one and a staff writer on “ Black bought a hot dog from the snack bar, then climbed to the open upper deck, where schoolkids crowded the benches. “I likely could have developed it at a cable network with more time, more budget,” he said of the show. “But I felt like we’d be preaching to the choir.” With ABC, Black hoped to reach a different audience. “I wrote this with my family very much in mind,” …

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Attorney general faces perjury questions

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/ Go to Source Article In 1999, Jeff Sessions strongly supported pursuing perjury hearings for President Bill Clinton. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/67483/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos

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Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events March 2 – 8

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/ Go to Source Article Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family HistoryBased on author Helene Stapinski’s best-selling memoir, this powerful documentary chronicles her experience growing up in a Jersey City family often overwhelmed with petty criminals, crooks, corrupt politicians, murderers and mobster wannabes, at a time when it was the poster-child for 20th Century urban political corruption. Stapinski, director Steven Fischler and producer Rosanne Braun will be on hand for a Q&A, reception and book signing after the screening. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10-$15. 7:30 p.m. Mar. 2. Colin PowellPowell made news last year when he announced at a Long Island Association speech that he crossed the political aisle and endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton over his party’s …

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Watching Melania Trump at Congress’s Joint Session

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/ Go to Source Article The former Melania Knauss’s chosen professional role required her to be a cipher, and her responsibilities now, as the President’s wife, have some of the same quality. CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY STEPHEN CROWLEY / THE NEW YORK TIMES / REDUX Prior to last night’s joint session of Congress, at which President Donald Trump delivered his first formal address to legislators, there was much anticipation of what gestures, symbolic or otherwise, the Democrats would make to register their antipathy for the President and their repudiation of the positions and policies he has sought to enact in the past six weeks. Would they shun the President as he glad-handed the aisle? Sit on their hands as he spoke? Jeer? …

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Oprah for president? Winfrey rethinks a run after Donald Trump win

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/ Go to Source Article NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey says President Donald Trump’s victory has her rethinking whether she could be elected to the White House. Winfrey, a Hillary Clinton supporter, spoke with financier David Rubenstein in December for an interview for his Bloomberg Television show, which premiered this week. Winfrey says before Trump’s election she thought that she didn’t have the necessary government experience to run the country but now she thinks differently. The billionaire businessman had never before held public office before his election victory in November. Winfrey also touched on her 25 years hosting a syndicated talk show. She says her ultimate purpose of the show was to let people know that “we really are more …

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President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama have book deals

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/ Go to Source Article NEW YORK — Barack and Michelle Obama have book deals. The former president and first lady have signed with Penguin Random House, the publisher announced Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed for the books, which several publishers had competed for, although the deals are likely in the tens of millions of dollars. Both Obamas have published through Crown, a Penguin Random House imprint. But Penguin Random House declined comment on which imprint or imprints the books would be released through. “We are absolutely thrilled to continue our publishing partnership with President and Mrs. Obama,” Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle said in a statement. “With their words and their leadership, they changed the world, and …

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Trump the Divider Takes a Stab at Unity

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/ Go to Source Article Surprise! Donald Trumps’ first speech to Congress was… normal? Presidential, even? It was astonishingly not-surreal. Which made it the most surreal development yet of his young presidency. If you ignore his policies—the immigrant crime units, the pipelines, the tariffs—Trump’s rhetoric was surprisingly conciliatory, packed with consensus-building sentiment. He delivered what he called “a message of unity and strength.” He declared that we “stand united in combating hate and evil in its many ugly forms.” He urged us to “share the dreams that fill our hearts.” He implored us to “find common ground, to advance the common good, and to cooperate on behalf of every American child who deserves a brighter future.” Normally, these are insignificant …

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Last night for Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC before condo renovation

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/ Go to Source Article NEW YORK (WABC) — It was last call Tuesday night for perhaps the most famous and iconic hotel in New York City history. The Waldorf Astoria Hotel will for the next three years house construction workers. A huge makeover will turn much of the hotel into condominiums. To glide through the revolving doors is to step backwards in time into the bygone era preserved at the world famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel. It is home to Cole Porter’s piano. He lived there for 30 years. “We leave here with big, big memories,” said Kusi Ofori, a lobby porter. Ofori has worked there for 20 years. “I’ve seen the likes of Mohammed Ali, I saw President Clinton, …

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SUV swallowed up when Hoboken water main breaks, floods streets

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/ Go to Source Article HOBOKEN, New Jersey (WABC) — Crews are working to repair a large water main break that flooded a section of Hoboken, New Jersey, Tuesday. The break happened on a 12-inch main sometime before 4 a.m. at the intersection of 5th Street and Willow Avenue, swallowing cars and washing out several blocks. 5th Street remains shut down from Park Avenue to Clinton Street, and Willow Avenue and Clinton Street are closed between 6th Street and 4th Street. Suez Water worked to isolate the broken main, which was removed around noontime, and service has been restored to customers in the affected area. The break happened under a parked vehicle, and as the hole grew bigger, the car …

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The Kansas Shootings and Trump’s America

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/ Go to Source Article A vigil for the victims of the recent shooting in Olathe, Kansas.CreditPhotograph by Amy Stroth / The New York Times / Redux Srinivas Kuchibhotla was mourned and cremated in his home town, Hyderabad, India, on Tuesday, six days after a white U.S. Army veteran—who reportedly shouted, “Get out of my country!”—shot him dead in a bar-restaurant in Olathe, Kansas. Kuchibhotla, who was thirty-two years old and a computer engineer, had lived in the United States for more than a decade and had a master’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. Before the funeral, family members and friends carried Kuchibhotla’s flower-draped body aloft. The Washington Post reported that two local politicians wielded signs that said …

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Seven Things to Watch For in Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

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/ Go to Source Article In President Trump’s joint address to Congress tonight, the lies will be there, but how many, and how blatant? CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY JACK GRUBER / EPA / REDUX On Tuesday night, President Donald J. Trump will deliver a joint address to Congress. It isn’t technically called a State of the Union—it usually isn’t when a President is new—but it will be a reasonable facsimile of one. Here are seven things to listen and look for. 1. American carnage. In his Inaugural Address, the President presented a picture of a bleak America, its cities crisscrossed by gunfire, its towns under siege, a loser in a world that mocked it. Will he slap a little gold paint on …

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What 4 Voters Want To Hear From President Trump In His Address

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/ Go to Source Article Enlarge this image Ray Meyer, Annica Trotter and Brian and Jennifer Barfield all were looking for work in 2011. Six years later, they are in different places and have different opinions on what they hope President Trump will say during Tuesday night’s address. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption toggle caption Tamara Keith/NPR When 2011 began, the worst recession in two generations was technically over, but Annica Trotter, Ray Meyer, and Jennifer and Brian Barfield were unemployed and searching for work. Six years later, their experience demonstrates life doesn’t just snap back to normal after a job loss. Their economic recovery remains incomplete and in some ways their story is America’s story. NPR first profiled Trotter, Meyer, …

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US consumer confidence rises to highest level since 2001

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/ Go to Source Article U.S. consumer confidence climbed to the highest level in more than 15 years, good news for the economy. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 114.8 in February from 111.6 in January and the highest since July 2001.The index measures both consumers’ assessment of current conditions and their expectations for the future. Both improved in February. “Overall, consumers expect the economy to continue expanding in the months ahead,” said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators for the business group. Americans have been in a sunny mood since the Nov. 8 election of Donald Trump ended a divisive presidential campaign and increased the odds of a tax cut and a repeal …

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Crews on scene of large water main break in Hoboken, New Jersey

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/ Go to Source Article HOBOKEN, New Jersey (WABC) — Crews are on the scene of a water main break that has flooded a section of Hoboken, New Jersey. The break happened overnight at the intersection of 5th Street and Willow Avenue. Water is flooding the streets over an area of several blocks. There is no timetable for when the break will be fixed and streets reopened. 5th Street is shut down from Park Avenue to Clinton Street. Willow Avenue and Clinton Street are closed between 6th Street and 4th Street. Suez Water says it is working to isolate and repair the broken main. Crews worked to get the water turned off. The break happened under a parked vehicle and …

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Is Trump Hate-Tweeting You? Find Out if It’s Really a Crisis

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/ Go to Source Article Big brands studiously seek to avoid politics, but few seem nimble enough to escape the President Trump vortex. The president sank Boeing shares with a single tweet and dissed Nordstrom for dropping his daughter’s brand, inspiring a Nordstrom boycott. Cozy up too closely to the commander-in-chief, on the other hand, and you might find your company facing a stinging backlash from the majority of Americans who oppose him. (Just ask Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.) In this unfamiliar, fraught terrain, brands from Intel to Ford, Under Armour to L.L. Bean, are struggling. Now, Morning Consult, a polling firm that can at least claim to have been less wrong than many others about the presidential race, is …

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Crews on scene of water main break in Hoboken, New Jersey

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/ Go to Source Article HOBOKEN, New Jersey (WABC) — Crews are on the scene of a water main break in Hoboken, New Jersey. It happened overnight at the intersection of 5th Street and Willow Avenue. Water is flooding the streets over an area of several blocks. There is no timetable for when the break will be fixed and streets reopened. 5th Street is shut down from Park Avenue to Clinton Street. Willow Avenue and Clinton Street are currently closed between 6th Street and 4th Street. Suez Water is working to isolate and repair the broken main. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

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Did the Oscars Just Prove That We Are Living in a Computer Simulation?

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/ Go to Source Article The bizarre finale to Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony brought to mind the theory—far from a joke—that humanity is living in a computer simulation gone haywire.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY EDDY CHEN / ABC VIA GETTY Last night’s Oscar bizarreness was not just bizarre but bizarre in a way that is typical of this entirely bizarre time. The rhythm of the yes-they-won-oh-my-God-no-they-didn’t event, with “La La Land” replaced by “Moonlight” as Best Picture, was weirdly like that of . . . Election Night. First, a more or less expected, if “safe,” result was on its way—though Hillary Clinton never got all the way to the stage, so to speak, the result did seem safely in hand at 7 P.M., …