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Capitol Watch: April 1 deadline looms over NY budget vote

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(AP) — In this week’s New York state government news, it’s crunch time for lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the April 1 budget deadline approaches. Key decisions are likely on taxes, increased college tuition assistance and Uber’s upstate expansion. Meanwhile, ethics and election reforms may not make it in the final budget, which lawmakers and Cuomo, a Democrat, are now negotiating… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Wiretaps, hacks and spin in Donald Trump's America – The Listening Post (Lead)

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The Listening Post examines the virtually non-stop coverage in the US media of a news story that, upon closer examination, has very little in the way of hard evidence to back it up: that the Kremlin has somehow undermined American democracy, helping land Donald Trump the White House. This past week, FBI Director James Comey told a congressional committee that there is an active investigation into Russian collusion with Trump officials during the election campaign but that there is still no proof it actually happened. That dominated another news cycle or two, with all kinds of conjecture offered in the absence of facts. More from The Listening Post on: YouTube – http://aje.io/listeningpostYTFacebook – http://facebook.com/AJListeningPostTwitter – http://twitter.com/AJListeningPostWebsite – http://aljazeera.com/listeningpost

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Security News This Week: FedEx Offered Customers Five Bucks to Re-Install Flash

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As so many of them have been lately, it was a wild week in security. Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that an ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia began last July. The GOP responded minutes later by charging hard against—leaks. That really set the tone! House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes added some misplaced intrigue by suggesting Trump or his associates had been caught up in surveillance, which isn’t what it sounds like. But speaking of election hacking, Google packaged together some critical tools to help safeguard the vote digitally around the world. The company’s also made strides in Android security, although half of all Android devices didn’t get a security update in 2016, so there …

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Hong Kong’s chief executive to be elected through secret ballot

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In a secret ballot on Sunday, an election committee of almost 1,200 members will choose which one of three candidates – all of whom are former public servants – will be Hong Kong’s new chief executive. In 2014, China ruled that people in Hong Kong could elect their chief executive but only if candidates were first vetted by a nominating committee approved by Beijing – a move Hong Kong rejected. Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Hong Kong. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Stocks recover after health bill pulled Friday

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Stocks erased much of an afternoon loss and ended mixed after the Republican-backed health care reform bill was pulled because of a lack of support in Congress. The market still closed out its worst week since the election Friday. Several health care companies rose as the bill’s prospects worsened throughout the day. Hospital operator Community Health Systems soared 9.7 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,343. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 59 points, or 0.3 percent, to 20,596. The Nasdaq gained 11 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,828. More stocks fell than rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Share this:

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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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GOP, Trump Pull Obamacare Repeal Bill Amid Party Revolt

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At a rally in Kentucky last week styled after President Donald Trump’s boisterous campaign events, the president’s supporters donned his now ubiquitous “Make America Great Again” ball cap and waved signs that proclaimed: “Promises made, promises kept.” In Trump’s first true test of his mettle as a prodigious dealmaker, the president failed to deliver on his pledge to quickly and decisively repeal Obamacare. The president reportedly asked House Republicans to pull the bill just before it was supposed to go up for a vote. The move to scrap the bill minutes before lawmakers were to vote marked a stunning defeat for Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), both brought together by their apparent disdain for Obamacare and long-held promise …

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Stocks sink as health care bill woes challenge Trump agenda

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In this Jan. 12, 2017, photo, traders work on the Mizuho Americas trading floor in New York. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, on Friday, March 24, 2017, led by gains in technology companies and banks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (Credit: AP) (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling as the struggling Republican health care bill again dominates investors’ attention. House Republicans say the proposal doesn’t have enough support to pass in a vote this afternoon. That’s casting some doubt on President Donald Trump’s business-friendly agenda and stocks are on track for their biggest weekly loss since the presidential election. KEEPING SCORE:… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already …

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Former Trump Campaign Manager To Be Questioned

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President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations about alleged campaign ties to Russia, has volunteered to be questioned by the House intelligence committee as part of its probe of the Kremlin’s meddling in the 2016 election. (March 24) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews Find the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump’s latest press conferences, announcements, speeches and highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the …

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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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Trump’s Russia Problem Is Far from Marginal

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The A.P. reported that Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, worked for a number of years with Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire who has close ties to Vladimir Putin.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY SAM HODGSON / THE NEW YORK TIMES / REDUX It’s getting difficult to keep up with the Russia/Trump story, but here’s some of what you need to know. On Wednesday night, CNN reported that the F.B.I. has information suggesting that “associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.” The information includes “human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings,” according to CNN, which, citing an unnamed source, also reported that “this is …

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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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CrossTalk: Russiagate

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It is fair and appropriate to call it Russiagate – the claim that somehow Russia influenced the outcome of the recent US election. The claims are constant, loud, and often shrill. This narrative has generated a lot of heat, but precious little light. CrossTalking with Don DeBar, Paul Street, and Josh Bernstein. FACEBOOK: Like CrossTalk on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/crosstalkrules/SOUNDCLOUD: Listen to CrossTalk+ herehttps://soundcloud.com/rttv/sets/cros…YOUTUBE: Watch all CrossTalk shows here:http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… (2015 – Current)http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… (2013 – 2014)http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… (2012 – 2013)http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… (2011 – 2012)http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… (2009 – 2011) 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 …

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Rick Perry was not pleased with a Texas A&M election

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry condemned the results of the Texas A&M University election for student-body president, saying it was “stolen outright.” Perry shared his views on the election in a column titled “Did A&M favor diversity over right to due process?” that was published in the Thursday edition of the Houston Chronicle. Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at http://usat.ly/2oaC4dU ***************************************************************************Want even more?Subscribe to USA TODAY’s YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/USATODAY…Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatodayFollow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAYFollow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/

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The odds of a second term? You can bet on all things Trump

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The political prediction markets — where you can bet real money on political outcomes — have a track record of being better than any poll, yet they failed spectacularly in the November election. Even so, people are flocking to bets about the Trump administration, including the president’s odds of winning a second term and even his impeachment. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

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GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

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Enlarge this image The General Services Administration says President Trump is legally entitled to hold a lease for a hotel in a federal government-owned building, regardless of what critics say. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP President Trump got good news on Thursday from the federal agency that oversees the three-year-old lease on his five-star hotel in Washington, D.C. The General Services Administration said in a letter that the Trump Organization is in “full compliance” with the lease on the luxury hotel that’s located just blocks from the White House. Many ethics and contract experts have called upon GSA to end the lease, noting that the contract language specifically says no “elected official of the Government of the …

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GOP Considers Gutting Maternity & Preventive Services to Secure House Votes

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President Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and overhaul health care in America faces its biggest test yet when lawmakers hold a vote on repealing Obamacare Thursday night at the earliest—although it could be delayed until Friday morning. As of Thursday morning, House Republicans were still on a mission to recruit undecided lawmakers who’ve held out for a variety of reasons. A group of about two dozen hard-line Republicans wants to further gut mandates imposed by the ACA, while more moderate lawmakers have expressed concern about how a change to Medicaid funding would impact their states. The fight may come down to a provision in the ACA requiring health care plans to cover a range of benefits, including pregnancy, …

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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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Rick Perry Says Texas A&M Fixed Student Election

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Rick Perry says Texas A&M should answer questions about the student body election. Click here to read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rick-perry-texas-m-fixed-student-election-article-1.3006547 Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydailynews Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nydnvideo Friend us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenewyorkdailynews Follow us on Tumblr: http://nydailynews.tumblr.com/

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FBI reportedly investigating bots that spammed Breitbart and Infowars stories

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Wall Street’s New Trick to Dodge Trump-Induced Stock Swings

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By now you’ve seen how President Trump can move a market. He sends stocks soaring or sinking depending on what new nuggets his itchy Twitter fingers dash off on any given Saturday morning. That impulsiveness is already forcing bottom line-conscious businesses to kick their brand management into overdrive. Now a new online tool aims to help Wall Street hedge its bets in the face of a new and always unpredictable administration. It’s called—yes—Trump Tracker. Research firm Sentieo built Trump Tracker out of an existing product that enables hedge fund managers to scan public filings and receive instant, automated alerts for keywords. A manager with holdings in Ford, for instance, might want to set alerts for the term “autonomous vehicle” to …

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‘Incidental surveillance’ on Trump team took place, was unrelated to Russia ‒ House Intel chair

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Between Election Day and the Inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump and his team were caught up in “incidental surveillance” that was unrelated to Russia, House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes has said. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/86mh 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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The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From Trump

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Tom Steyer isn’t your average California tree hugger. The former hedge fund manager—number 1,121 on Forbes’ wealthiest people list, with $1.61 billion—was once best known for turning $15 million into $30 billion in about two decades. But then he went hiking. Steyer and environmental activist and author Bill McKibben spent a day trudging through the Adirondacks. Not long after, Steyer parted ways with the leadership of his company and his oil and gas investments, began to fight the Keystone XL pipeline, and then reinvented himself as a one-man superfund for climate causes. His organization, NextGen Climate, has spent $170 million over the past four years advocating for policies and politicians that help the environment and advance renewable energy. It’s an uphill battle. …

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Thync Relax Pro relieves your stress, anxious thoughts, and poor sleep

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Thync has created a device that should be popular in the modern age of stress. The Thync Relax Pro purportedly relieves stress, poor sleep, and anxious thoughts. Los Gatos, Calif.-based Thync is announcing the new “neurostimulation” product (a second generation following a 2015 model), which stimulates your brain through an electronic device that you put on your scalp. High stress levels costs the American economy about $300 billion per year. Stress levels have reached unprecedented levels in the U.S., according to a survey in January by the American Psychological Association, which conducts annual stress polls. Above: Thync helps you with your sleep, without drugs. Image Credit: Thync Thync Relax Pro consists of a simple-to-use padded pod that sits only on the back …

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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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Zeldin: Health care act amendment is ‘a jackpot of mandate relief’ for Suffolk

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An amendment to the American Health Care Act offered by two upstate New York Republicans is a “jackpot of mandate relief,” according to Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)and represents the “single greatest act of fiscal relief ever provided to Suffolk County and its taxpayers.” The amendment, introduced by Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) and Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) would shift the local share of Medicaid costs from counties outside of NYC to the state. According to the Suffolk County Comptroller’s Office, this would save Suffolk County $4.6 million per week, Zeldin said in a press release today. “This legislation single-handily flips Suffolk County’s recurring massive nine figure budget deficits into budget surpluses,” Zeldin said. “For the county, and most importantly, Suffolk County …

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Don’t Buy the Latest Trump Surveillance Hype

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On Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes made an unexpected revelation. The president and his associates, Nunes told a gaggle of reporters, were swept up in “incidental collection” by US intelligence agencies. It’s a charge that almost sounds like it validates Trump’s recent tweeted accusations that President Obama “wiretapped” Trump Tower. But it doesn’t. As with any story where so much of the underlying information remains classified, there aren’t many details to work with. A close look at what Nunes said today, though, fails to confirm any of Trump’s previous assertions. If anything, it raises more questions. Incidental Contact In case there’s any doubt, the Trump team has already championed the Nunes comments as validation. When asked if he …

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Trump transition officials may have been part of legal surveillance, intel chair says

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WASHINGTON — Communications of Donald Trump’s transition officials – possibly including the incoming president himself – may have been scooped up in legal surveillance but then improperly distributed throughout the intelligence community, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday. In an extraordinary set of statements to reporters, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes said the intercepted communications do not appear to be related to the ongoing FBI investigation into Trump associates’ contacts with Russia or any criminal warrants. Nunes, who served on Trump’s transition team, said he believes the intelligence collections were done legally but that identities of Trump officials and the content of their communications may have been inappropriately disseminated in intelligence reports. “What I’ve read bothers me, and …

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$50k to meet Putin: French media slam Fillon for allegedly receiving money from Lebanese tycoon

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French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was reportedly paid 50-thousand dollars for setting up a meeting between a Lebanese billionaire and President Putin in 2015. That’s from a satirical newspaper in France, with the mounting ‘Fake Job’ scandal already denting the former PM’s election hopes. The allegations around Mr Fillon don’t end there. In fact, even the Republican candidate’s wardrobe is under investigation. French prosecutors are considering looking into media reports that he received tailor-made suits as gifts. 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. …

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Obamacare Advocates to Rally Outside Rep. Peter King’s Office

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Obamacare advocates planned to protest outside Rep. Peter King’s Massapequa Park office Wednesday on the eve of a key vote to President Donald Trump and House Republicans’ sweeping health care overhaul. Residents of the congressman’s district, which spans four Long Island towns, said the rally was intended to convince King (R-Seaford) to oppose the legislation, billed as a replacement of former President Obama’s legacy health care law. A grassroots organization called New York’s 2nd District Democrats that emerged out of Trump’s election victory has been cataloguing King’s remarks to key issues. In a Facebook event post, the group said the congressman’s office had indicated he was leaning to vote “No,” which conflicts with recent reports that King was considering supporting the bill, …

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Has Paul Ryan Suckered Donald Trump Into Making Health Care His Top Priority?

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If Paul Ryan’s health-care bill goes down, it would be a grave embarrassment for Trump, but, in the long term, enacting the legislation could be much more damaging.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY BILL CLARK / CQ ROLL CALL / GETTY If there was any doubt that Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are now fully conjoined, Trump’s visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday morning resolved it. After the President tried to cajole and bully the Republican congressmen into voting for their leaders’ controversial plan to replace Obamacare, Ryan praised Trump lavishly, saying he “came here and knocked the ball out of the park . . . in explaining to our members how it’s important to unify, how it’s important to work together, how we are advancing …

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Google updates Allo with file sharing, Duo with audio calling, and Photos with low connectivity features

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At an event in Sao Paolo, Brazil today, Google announced a slew of updates to its various apps. On top of implementing location sharing in Google Maps, the company also added new features to Google Allo, Google Duo, and Google Photos. Google Allo for Android has gained the ability to share documents and other files (.pdf, .docs, .apk, .zip, and mp3). For users in Brazil, Allo now we’re also rolling out Smart Smiley in Portuguese. When the feature first arrived in November, it was English-only, though Google promised to add more languages. Now it’s finally delivering. Just tap the Smart Smiley button as you’re typing a message, and Allo will use machine learning to suggest relevant emojis and stickers. Google …

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Former Trump Campaign Head Manafort Was Paid Millions By A Putin Ally, AP Says

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Enlarge this image Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, seen here last June, was paid millions of dollars to advance a pro-Russian agenda, the AP reports. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Drew Angerer/Getty Images A Russian billionaire paid former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort millions of dollars to boost the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Associated Press reports. The new allegations arise months after Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign amid concerns over his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. “According to documents that we’ve reviewed, Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian oligarch who wanted him to promote Russian interests,” the AP’s Chad Day tells NPR’s Rachel Martin. “And in particular, he …

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LinkedIn launches trending news section

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LinkedIn is launching trending topics, highlighting what’s most popular and relevant to your professional world. Officially called Trending Storylines, it’s an additional feed you can access showing you curated and interest-based content, pulled from your network, publishers, and human editors within LinkedIn. This is not going to replace your existing news feed, but complements it. Available on both mobile and on the web, Trending Storylines will show you what stories are developing, meaning that you can look up stories that your network is talking about or you may have missed. For me, currently my connections are talking about the Google’s Android O, so tapping on that will show me a summary of the issue, likely written by a human editor, …

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Donald Trump seeks health care triumph

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s pitch on a polarizing Republican health care bill in the House amounts to a means to an end: a way to move on to what he calls “the biggest tax cut since Ronald Reagan.” Backed by pro-business elements of his party, Trump has increasingly argued that the repeal and replacement of former President Barack Obama’s health care law is a necessary step along the road to other parts of his first-year agenda. In both his public pitches and private meetings with House Republicans to secure passage, Trump appears ready to move on. “After we repeal and replace Obamacare, our Republican majority will pass massive, historic tax reform, the biggest tax cut since Ronald Reagan – …

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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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Stephen Petronio Revives Yvonne Rainer’s “Trio A with Flags”

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In the nineteen-sixties, a number of downtown choreographers found themselves weary of the emotionalism of modern dance: all those women flinging themselves around in great swaths of fabric and looking tragic. The leading proponent of this position, or the one who immortalized it, was Yvonne Rainer, a founding member of the Judson Dance Theatre and Grand Union collectives. In 1966, Rainer premièred a dance called “Trio A,” which attempted to dispense with expression altogether. It did not depict anything; it did not narrate anything. All it was, or hoped to be, was a series of movements. (Now we kneel, now we hop, now we stick our chins out, etc.) Nothing developed into anything else. Above all, nothing was given more …

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Post Election Stress Disorder becoming serious issue for Americans

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Published on Mar 21, 2017 Donald Trump’s election victory is causing a lot of stress for some Americans. Psychologists have said people are being diagnosed with a new kind of anxiety disorder: Post Election Stress Disorder (PESD). CGTN’s May Lee reports from Los Angeles. Category License Standard YouTube License

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French presidential candidates trade barbs in first televised debate

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The top five candidates in France’s presidential election traded barbs in their first televised debate on Monday night. Polls show independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have a clear lead. But with almost 40% of voters undecided the stakes are high.

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Cuomo: GOP’s Health Care Changes Potentially ‘Devastating’ To New York

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An outraged Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday accused Republicans of punishing New Yorkers and potentially dealing a “devastating” blow to Long Island’s health care industry by pushing an amendment to President Donald Trump and the House Republicans’ health care repeal bill exclusively aimed at the Empire State. An angry Cuomo slammed House Republicans Tuesday after the provision to scrap Medicaid payments from county governments and shift the cost to the state was added to the beleaguered health bill as a way to sway unconvinced Republicans in Congress to support the bill. “The consequences will really be devastating to this state,” Cuomo said, adding that the amendment would cut $2.3 billion from Medicaid in upstate New York and on Long Island. New …

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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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Stocks post their biggest loss this year

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U.S. stocks had their biggest drop this year, led by declines in banks. Financial companies, which soared in the months since the U.S. presidential election, fell sharply Tuesday. Bank of America sank 5.8 percent, while JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo each lost about 3 percent. A drop in bond yields helped push financial stocks lower. Lower yields mean lower interest rates on mortgages and other kinds of loans. Industrial companies and transportation stocks also fell. United Continental dropped 3.3 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 29 points, or 1.2 percent, to 2,344. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 237 points, or 1.1 percent, to 20,668. The Nasdaq composite dropped 107 points, or 1.8 percent, to 5,793. Small-company stocks …

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Atiba Madyun discusses wiretap investigation and Russia Trump collusion

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U.S. President Donald Trump accused his predecessor, Barack Obama of wire-tapping his building during general election. But the FBI shot down the accusation while also confirming that are investigating the relations between Trump and Russia during the election. For more on wiretapping investigation and Russia-Trump team collusion, CGTN’s Asieh Namdar spoke to Atiba Madyun, founder of The Madyun Group. Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenews Subscribe to CGTN America on YouTube Follow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtnamericaFacebook: @cgtnamericaGoogle+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CGTN «« Washington, DC (and greater area)• MHz – Channel 3• COMCAST (Xfinity) – Channel 273• FIOS – Channel 277 New York City• Time Warner – Channel 134• FiOS (Verizon) – Channel 277 Los Angeles• Charter Cable – …

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Your Russian Connection: Is There Any There, There?

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CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP / GETTY In the Obama administration’s last days, some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians. . . . Sean Spicer, the Trump White House spokesman, said, “The only new piece of information that has come to light is that political appointees in the Obama administration have sought to create a false narrative to make an excuse for their own defeat in the election.” He added, “There continues to be no there, there.” —The Times Wondering whether you may have inadvertently colluded with Russians seeking to undermine the American government? Below, find a …

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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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How far will the FBI go in its investigation of possible Russian meddling in US election? – Inside S

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Critics of US President Donald Trump have for months been saying that he worked with Russia to get elected. Now, the head of the FBI says his agency is officially investigating that very claim. The White House insists the Trump campaign never co-ordinated with Russia. But there’s been evidence that members of his campaign met Russian politicians and then lied about it. So the accusations persist. Is politics at play? and how will this investigation affect President Donald Trump’s White House? Presenter: Hazem Sika Guests: Mark Jacobson – Former Adviser to former US Defense Secretary Ash Carter and a Specialist on American presidential transitions and national security. Glenn Carle – Veteran of the CIA and Former Deputy National Intelligence Officer …

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Rex Tillerson’s Deferential Visit to China

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese President Xi Jinping.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY THOMAS PETER / REUTERS On March 19th, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese President Xi Jinping, two men in dark suits, white shirts, and red neckties, sat in matching armchairs in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. Both of their bellies bulged slightly, and their neckties curved over their well-fed contentment. Their interaction, as described by Xinhua, China’s state-run news agency, was equally amiable. Xi called on the United States and China to “expand coöperative areas and achieve win-win results.” Tillerson, who was on his first visit to Asia since taking over at the State Department, and was travelling without the press gaggle that usually chronicles the movements of America’s …

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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch stresses 'open mind' on rulings

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WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch batted away Democrats’ efforts Tuesday to get him to reveal his views on abortion, guns and other controversial issues, insisting he keeps “an open mind for the entire process” when he issues rulings. Gorsuch answered both friendly questions from majority Republicans and more probing questions from Democrats the same way, maintaining what he described as a rigid neutrality that is required of a judge. “My personal views, I tell you, Mr. Chairman, are over here. I leave those at home,” Gorsuch said in response to a question from Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Questioned by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California about the Supreme Court’s 2008 ruling affirming the right of …

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Trump's credibility takes a hit as FBI director disputes wiretap claim

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FBI Director James Comey says there is no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s tweet about a “wiretap” of Trump Tower during the 2016 election. CBS News political contributor Mark Leibovich joins CBSN to discuss. 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, …

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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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Tomi Lahren reportedly suspended by The Blaze

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NEW YORK — Conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren was suspended from The Blaze after admitting she was pro-choice on ABC’s “The View,” according to multiple reports. It was immediately not clear if the suspension was directly linked to the abortion remarks, but the timing has raised eyebrows. Lahren, 24, drew criticism from Blaze reporters and Blaze founder Glenn Beck after calling pro-life conservatives hypocrites for advocating small government, but also wanting to control women’s bodies. “I’m someone that is for limited government, so I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government, but I think that the government should decide what women do with their bodies,” Lahren said. Beck has tweeted negatively about Lahren several …

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How the White House Got James Comey Wrong

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There are very few officials who understand the true extent of the F.B.I. investigation.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX FOR THE NEW YORKER Early on Monday morning, a couple of hours before the start of the first House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russia’s involvement in the Presidential election, one of Donald Trump’s closest White House advisers made a startling—and completely erroneous—prediction: James Comey, the F.B.I. director, would testify that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. “The Russian collusion thing has always been bullshit,” the official said. “I think Comey will come down and say there absolutely was no contact, collusion, or anything like that with the campaign.” The official conceded that, in the early days of …

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Gorsuch says he has not been asked to make promises on future rulings

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WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told senators Tuesday that he keeps “an open mind for the entire process” when he issues rulings, seeking to allay Democrats worried about his impartiality at the outset of a day of questioning. “I decide cases,” Gorsuch said, invoking former Justice Byron White. “It’s a pretty good philosophy for a judge.” Gorsuch faces hours of questioning from senators as frustrated Democrats are determined to press him on everything from abortion and guns to his independence from President Donald Trump. He said he has not been asked since his nomination to make promises about future rulings. “I don’t believe in litmus tests for judges,” he said. “No one in that process asked me for …

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‘Suspect of trade relations makes no sense’ – Ron Paul Institute director on alleged Trump collusion

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For the first time, the FBI director James Comey has publicly confirmed there’s an investigation into claims that Russia meddled in last year’s U.S. presidential election and also suspected collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Moscow. The statement came as Comey and his NSA counterpart testified before Congress on Monday. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/86c0 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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‘French parties use system to get rich’ – Analyst on election candidates corruption scandals

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The main candidates for the French election have been surrounded by corruption scandals since they set out on the campaign trail with some calling the build-up to this election ‘the dirtiest’ in French history. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/86fj 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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A Cybersecurity Arsenal That’ll Help ‘Protect Your Election’

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The rise of cheap digital attacks like phishing and DDoS doesn’t just endanger businesses. It also endangers democratic elections around the world, in which a well-timed data breach or site outage can meaningfully impact—and potentially destabilize—the democratic process. That’s why Jigsaw and Google, both divisions of Alphabet, are launching a suite of cybersecurity tools today called “Protect Your Election.” They hope to provide a set of free cyber-defenses that can support the independent news outlets, election monitoring and audit groups, activists, and human rights organizations that help elections run smoothly. The innovation here isn’t the tools themselves, but packaging them in a way that makes them accessible to the people who need them most. “There’s a spike in the most …

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New York's 'I voted' sticker will be determined by contest

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Do you proudly wear the “I voted” sticker after your visit to the polls? In New York, it’s time for a new one. The New York City Campaign Finance Board is soliciting designs for a new sticker for the 2017 city elections. The only guidelines are to use the phrase “I voted” in the design and to fit the design on a circular sticker 2 inches in diameter. Once finalists have been selected, the public will be able to vote on their favorite design. The winning sticker will be printed and distributed on future Election Days. Submissions will be accepted from March 20 through April 14. Applicants can submit designs by clicking here. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

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VIDEO: Retracing Trump-Russia allegations from 2016 campaign to FBI investigation

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Published on Mar 21, 2017 FBI Director James Comey confirmed today that the agency is investigating whether members of Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to meddle in the U.S. presidential election. Category License Standard YouTube License

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Hong Kong pro-democracy activists hold mock election

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Pro-democracy activists are holding a mock ballot to get people to “vote” for Hong Kong’s next chief executive. The real vote will be cast by a committee of pro-Beijing loyalists this Sunday. But addressing longstanding local grievances against China will continue to be a challenge for the city’s next leader. Al Jazeera’s Sarah Clarke reports from Hong Kong. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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French presidential hopefuls clash on immigration in live debate

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French presidential candidates have battled for almost three and a half hours in their first televised debate. It was the first time in French election history that a debate has been held before the first round of voting. In often-heated exchanges the candidates debated the economy, foreign affairs and immigration. Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from Paris. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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FBI probing claims of Russian meddling in US election

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FBI Director James Comey has confirmed that the agency is investigating claims Russia interfered in last year’s US presidential election. At the same hearing, the FBI also said there was no evidence to back up President Donald Trump’s claims that he was wiretapped during the campaign. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports from Washington, DC. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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James Comey testifies about the White House, Russian hacking and Trump's wiretapping claims

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Published on Mar 20, 2017 The FBI director broke tradition by confirming publicly for the first time that the agency’s investigating Russia’s attempt to influence the election. Category License Standard YouTube License

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Questions loom about Russian involvement in U.S. election

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FBI director James Comey confirmed the probe into Russian interference in the U.S. election, but said he couldn’t go into details on Monday. Former U.S. Secret Service member Larry Johnson joins CBSN to discuss what happens next. 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 …

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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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FBI confirms probe into possible collusion between Trump campaign and Russia

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GOP strategist Ford O’ Connell, The Daily Caller News Foundation editor-in-chief Christopher Bedford and Rasmussen Reports politics analyst Amy Holmes discuss FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on Capitol Hill regarding Russia’s possible involvement in the U.S. election.

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Grassley: Gorsuch willing to be a judge, not a legislator

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What did the country learn about Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on opening day of his confirmation hearings? Judy Woodruff speaks with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, about Gorsuch’s judicial philosophy, how he compares to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, plus the House hearing on the FBI’s investigations into Russian influence of the 2016 election.

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Comey confirms Russia probe, but ‘no information’ supporting Trump wiretap claim

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FBI Director James Comey offered a rare admission in a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, confirming an ongoing investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election and any potential coordination with the Trump campaign. Comey also said there is no substantial evidence former President Obama ordered a wiretap against President Trump. Lisa Desjardins reports.

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FBI Director Comey Confirms Investigation Into Russian Interference in U.S. Election

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Speaking before congress March 20, FBI director James Comey confirmed an investigation into Russian interference in 2016 US election, and also said he has no information to support Trump’s claims that Obama wiretapped him

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FBI director fact-checks Trump's live Tweet

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President Trump’s tweet about the testimony came up during the second half of the House hearing on Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 election. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/67918/ 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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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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Rep. Eric Swalwell weighs in on James Comey's testimony

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Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell, who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, joins CBSN with his reaction to FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on Russian meddling during the presidential election. 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 All Access. Try …

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Not Even the FBI Can Get Trump to Drop His Wiretap Claims

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The White House refuses to give up on its unfounded claims that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election, even as the country’s leading law enforcement and intelligence officials flatly stated that they have no evidence of such spying. Today, FBI director James Comey and NSA director Mike Rogers told the House Intelligence Committee that they’ve seen nothing to confirm the allegation President Trump made in a tweet March 4. Yet the White House stands by a story various Trump surrogates have repeated in the weeks since. “There’s a lot more questions that need to be asked about what was being done in terms of surveillance,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said at a press briefing today. “Who was …

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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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Freeport officials hope senior facility will help with housing crunch, provide jobs

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FREEPORT, Long Island (WABC) — A $60 million redevelopment plan is in the works to help one area of Long Island deal with a housing crunch while also putting people to work. It is part of the Village of Freeport’s continued effort to revitalize the Sunrise Highway Corridor, and the latest step involves a building vacant since the 1980s that will eventually house 250 luxury apartment units for people 55 and over. The building is located at the intersection of Grove Street and Sunrise Highway, and it will include a fitness center and retail shops on the lower level. The builder hasn’t decided whether to keep the existing structure or knock it down to start from scratch. The project fulfills …

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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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'FBI investigates Russian govt's efforts to interfere in 2016 election' – Bureau chief James Comey

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FBI Director James Comey has confirmed that the bureau is investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, including alleged links between Moscow and Donald Trump’s campaign. Testifying before the House Select Committee on Intelligence, Comey said the probe is part of the FBI’s counter-intelligence mission, and ‘includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.’ He declined to elaborate, citing an ‘open ongoing investigation’ which is ‘classified.’ READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/86c0 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 …

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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 says FBI investigating Russia interference

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FBI Director James Comey delivers opening remarks during a hearing with the House Intelligence Committee. Comey says the FBI is investigating Russia’s potential involvement in the 2016 election. 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 All Access. Try it …

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FBI confirms investigation into possible Russian ties to Trump campaign

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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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No Trump-Russia collusion evidence – Head of U.S. House Intelligence Committee

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Accusations of the Trump administration having had contact with Russia have been dominating headlines recently. But the head of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee says he’s found no evidence of collusion between President Trump’s election campaign and the Kremlin. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8684 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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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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France election: Candidates to spar in TV debate

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France election: Candidates to spar in TV debate France’s five main presidential candidates will go head-to-head in a television debate on Monday night. It’s the first time in a French election that a debate has been held before the first round of voting. Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from Paris. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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AP Top Stories March 20 A

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Here’s the latest for Monday, March 20th: House hearing into election hacking; Supreme Court nominee hearings; North Korea tests rocket engine; Wildfire forces evacuations in Colorado. Stay up to date with daily round ups: http://smarturl.it/APTopStoriesSubscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.Today, AP employs …

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Early Trump backer leads House panel probing links to Russia

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FILE – In this March 15, 2017 file photo, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Re.Devin Nunes, R-Calif., right, accompanied by the committee’s ranking member, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nunes once said all he ever wanted to be was a dairy farmer. He’s a long way from the farm. The congressman from the Central Valley of California is running one of the most scrutinized, complex and politically fraught congressional investigations in recent memory. As House intelligence committee chairman he’s tasked with leading the probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump’s campaign associates’ ties to Moscow. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Devin Nunes once said all …

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Uber president Jeff Jones quits, deepening turmoil

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(Reuters) – Ride services company Uber Technologies has been thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert hired to help soften its often abrasive image. Jones quit less than seven months after joining the San Francisco company, an Uber spokesman said on Sunday. In a statement to Reuters, Jones said he could not continue as president of a business with which he was incompatible. “I joined Uber because of its mission, and the challenge to build global capabilities that would help the company mature and thrive long term,” Jones said. “It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw …