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Venezuelans turn to Colombia for basic supplies

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Venezuelans turn to Colombia for basic suppliesAnti-government protesters in Venezuela are planning a day of action on Monday after 20 people were killed in violence last week.They are demanding President Nicolas Maduro call an election amid an economic crisis.As the country struggles with shortages, thousands of residents cross over the border to Colombia to buy diapers, food and medicine.Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Cucuta, Colombia.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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As Europe’s startup scene explodes, a continent goes tech conference crazy

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Even as Benjamin Costantini was helping organize the 2014 edition of the LeWeb conference in Paris, he had a hunch this was going to be the last edition of what had been one of Europe’s largest and most important tech events for more than a decade. Conferences tend to have a natural lifespan, and LeWeb had run its course. Despite LeWeb’s demise, Costantini’s inbox was crammed full of invitations to tech conferences sprouting up across Europe. The startup scene was surging, and suddenly every corner of the continent was putting together a conference. From Riga to Dublin, from Lisbon to Sofia, the startup calendar has become crammed with an improbable number of tech conferences of all shapes and sizes drawing nomadic entre... Read More
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Will looking to its past help Britain's future? – Inside Story

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The United Kingdom is on course to break away from the European Union.So, it's looking for economic and political opportunities elsewhere. One important tool is the Commonwealth.An organisation made up of former British colonies - and one of the most diverse - created 87 years ago.The British government says it will try to 'revitalise' the Commonwealth and increase trade with its member states. So, can the Commonwealth help a post-brexit UK economy? Presenter: Sami ZeidanGuests: Alex Vines - Head of the Africa Programme at Chatham House.Sophie Gallop - Teaching Associate at the University of Birmingham.Murtala Touray - Former Senior West A... Read More
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Busy week for President Trump ahead of 100-day mark

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President Trump is facing a busy week ahead of his 100-day mark in office -- a mark he says isn't important. This comes as the government faces a possible shutdown. CBS News political contributor and New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich joins CBSN to discuss.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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With federal funding in doubt, SBU Charity Gala scores

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The Stony Brook Foundation’s message on scientific research: If you want it done, do it yourself. With scientists around the nation marching against President Donald Trump’s plans to eliminate federal funding for thousands of laboratory-research programs, the foundation – a registered 501(c)3 and the university’s philanthropic backbone – took matters into its own hands this week. In recognition of his dedication to cancer research, former Vice President Joseph Biden was the guest of honor at Stony Brook University’s annual Charity Gala, hosted by the foundation April 20 at Ch... Read More
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What happens when the Trump administration ignores AI

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There’s been a lot of talk recently about Donald Trump’s lack of concern with artificial intelligence. Trump has ignored mentioning AI in any economic context, instead focusing on ... Read More
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The Gambia seeks to rejoin Commonwealth

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The Gambia seeks to rejoin CommonwealthThe Gambia is looking to rejoin the Commonwealth after a four-year absence.The new government made its official request shortly after a visit by Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, to the West African nation in February.The UK is also hoping to strengthen ties with its former colonies as it starts the process to leave the European Union.Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from the capital Banjul.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Philippines shuts down mining operations

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The environment agency in the Philippines has cancelled at least 70 large-scale mining contracts.The government says it is stepping up its campaign to stop extraction in what it describes as “critical areas” in the south of the country.But many people from the mining industry, who fear for their livelihoods, have opposed the decision.Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Compostela Valley in the southern Philippines.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Thousands protest across US on Earth Day

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Tens of thousands of people have marked World Earth Day with rallies across the US against budget cuts to environmental programmes.The March for Science took place in about 600 cities on Saturday.The US government has proposed cutting spending on efforts to tackle climate change.Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington, DC.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Fa... Read More
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10,000-strong ‘March of Silence’ commemorates 15 people killed in anti-govt protests in Venezuela

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Tens of thousands of protesters opposing the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro marched through the streets of Caracas on Saturday, partaking in a 'March of silence for the fallen' to commemorate anti-government protesters who have lost their lives in recent weeks. Demonstrators gathered in various parts of the city and marched to the headquarters of the Episcopal Conference of Venezuela. The march was peaceful, though tension was running high in the Venezuelan capital, with police blocking off numerous roads that ran adjacent to the march.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT ... Read More
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March for Science brings out researchers, students and knowledge lovers protesting Trump budget cuts

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Scientists, researchers and students rallied across the country on Saturday, calling on President Trump to reconsider proposed government budget cuts that could affect the future of the field.Click here to read more: http://nydn.us/2pRbeMgSubscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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New York joins cities around the world marching to defend science

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MIDTOWN, Manhattan -- New York joined cities around the world where people marched to defend scientific work from attacks including U.S. government budget cuts.In Manhattan, the March for Science - overlapping with Earth Day - began with a rally at 10:30 a.m. near Columbus Circle at Central Park West.RELATED: Earth Day events Thousands of participants then walked down Broadway to Midtown Manhattan, ending at West 52nd Street.Scientists and their supporters said they're worried about political involvement in science that rejects, for instance, climate change and ... Read More
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White House seeks victory ahead of 100 day mark

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The Trump administration is seeking victory ahead of the end of the president's first 100 days in office. The White House is asking Congress to pass bills on health care and government spending. Time political correspondent Zeke Miller 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: ... Read More
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Republicans offer budget deal to Democrats

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A government shutdown would come on President Donald Trump's 100th day in office, so Republicans have offered Democrats a last-minute deal.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68667/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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‘Role model': Fallon hails arms manufacturer who sold missiles to Yemen-bombing Saudis & Gaddafi

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UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has called missiles producer MBDA, known for controversial arms sales to Saudi Arabia and Libya’s Gaddafi government, a “role model” of cooperation, while unveiling multimillion deals between the firm and the UK government.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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As Trump's 100-day mark looms, quagmire awaits Congress

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WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall.Trump's GOP allies control Congress, but they've been unable to send him a single major bill as his presidency faces the symbolic 100-day mark on April 29 - the very day when the government, in a worst-case scenario, could shut down. Feeling pressure to deliver results, Trump wants to revive a troubled health care measure from House Republicans to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Trump also hopes to use a $1 trillion catch... Read More
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Coal-state lawmakers push to extend retired miners' benefits

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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2017 file photo, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W. Va., right, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., second from right, and coal miners, watch as President Donald Trump holds up H.J. Res. 38 after signing it in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose live-saving medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) (Credit: AP)... Read More
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Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro

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FILE - In this April 1, 2017 file photo, National Assembly President Julio Borges speaks to fellow lawmakers during a special public session at a square in Caracas, Venezuela. The leader of Venezuela's rebellious congress has a message for the world's capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro's government. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- The leader of Venezuela's rebellious congress has a message for the world's capitalists: Thin... Read More
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New Mexico Legislature sues governor in escalating conflict

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FILE - In this March 27, 2017 photo, Gov. Susana Martinez speaks about the recent legislative session to a group of business leaders and real estate developers during a luncheon in Albuquerque, N.M. The New Mexico Legislature sued Martinez, April 21 on Friday over her budget vetoes that would effectively eliminate the legislative branch pf government by cutting off its funding, escalating the clash over how to resolve the state's financial crisis. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File) (Credit: AP)... Read More
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China, Philippines argue over defense chief's island visit

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(AP) -- China has protested the visit by Manila's defense and military chiefs to a disputed island in the South China Sea, but the Philippine government maintained Saturday that it owns the territory where Filipino troops and villagers have lived for decades. The public argument comes amid a thaw in once-frosty relations between the neighbors after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took... 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 ... Read More
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Russia bans Jehovah’s witnesses

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Russia's Supreme Court has ruled Jehovah's Witnesses an extremist group. This will effectively shut the organisation down at the national and regional level, and the government will seize their assets.Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports from Moscow.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Facebook: ... Read More
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Trump administration looks at health care and tax reform at 100-day mark

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While the White House pushes a renewed attempt at health care, President Trump promised a different legislation: Tax reform. Molly Hooper, Capitol Hill reporter for The Hill, joined CBSN to discuss the administration's priorities ahead of the 100 day mark -- and the looming government shutdown.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: ... Read More
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What Is Science Good For?

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The March for Science can meaningfully celebrate the ways in which the process of science enhances our lives, and it can usefully demand that the government pursue evidence-based public policy.... Read More
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White House hopes new health care reform deal will satisfy House GOP factions

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The White House announced that efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will resume this weekend, ahead of Congress' return to Washington. John Yang joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the “glimmer of optimism” surrounding new reform language, some confusion about the timetable for getting it passed, as well as the threat of a government shutdown.... Read More
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News Wrap: French government calls for calm after attack on police

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In our news wrap Friday, an investigation continues in France after Thursday’s deadly assault in Paris. Also, the U.S. Justice Department formally notified nine state and local jurisdictions that a portion of federal grant money will be revoked over so-called “sanctuary cities.”... Read More
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Vietnam Village Holds Officials Hostage

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Published on Apr 21, 2017A hostage-taker at a Vietnam village told Agence France-Presse April 20 the villagers plan to torch government officials being held hostage if police attempt a rescue operation Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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The White House Seems Excited to Shut Down the Government

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Under terms set forth by Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget chief, the ruination of Obamacare is once again tied up with keeping the government running.... Read More
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Current, former restaurant owners charged with tax fraud

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Both the current and former owners of a Mineola restaurant, Churrasqueira Brasa Rodizio, failed to pay more than $330,000 in taxes, authorities said. Former co-owner Paul Batista of North Carolina and current owner Joseph Rosmaninho have been charged with second-degree grand larceny, three counts of second-degree criminal tax fraud, third degree criminal tax fraud and fifth-degree criminal tax fraud, according to the Nassau County District Attorney’s office. “These defendants allegedly pocketed sales tax money that should have gone towards vital government services like fixing our roads and funding youth services,” DA Singas said, in a statement. “Instead of sending the sales tax collected from customers to N... Read More
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Lawmakers seek details from Trump group on foreign payments

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In this photo taken Dec. 21, 2106, the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Leaders of a House investigations panel are asking the Trump Organization for specifics on how it will donate its profits from foreign government payments to the U.S. Treasury. Before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate profits from foreign governments paying for services at his hotels. Trump said he would turn the money over to the Treasury. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Credit: AP) (AP) ... Read More
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Officials: at least 12 people killed overnight in Venezuela

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Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro march in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets again Thursday, one day after three people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- At least 12 people were killed overnight following looting and violence in Venezuela's capital amid a spiraling political crisis, authorities said... Read More
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Current & Former Owner of Mineola Restaurant Arrested for Failing to Pay Collected Sales Tax

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Joseph Rosmaninho and Paul Batista face up to 15 years’ incarceration if convicted  MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrests of the current and former owner of Churrasqueira Brasa Rodizio in Mineola for allegedly failing to pay more than $330,000 in sales tax to the New York State Department of Taxation for four years. Former co-owner Paul Batista, 44, of North Carolina, was arraigned yesterday before District Court Judge Scott Siller, released on his own recognizance and ordered to surrender his passport. He is due back in court on June 8. ... Read More
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Family, friends, colleagues grieve fallen firefighter William Tolley as memorials grow

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BETHPAGE, Long Island (WABC) -- There is a growing memorial outside Ladder 135 in Queens, honoring fallen firefighter William Tolley.Tolley, 42, was a 14-year veteran of the FDNY, and was also a volunteer firefighter on Long Island. "You felt comfortable around him," friend David Prine said. "He always had a good attitude, just a great, great guy."Tributes to Tolley extended to Long Island, where he lived and served with the Bethpage Fire Department. He started as a junior firefighter in Bethpage before becoming a lieutenant in the Hicksville Fire Department.Bunting hung on the Bethpage firehouse Thursday night, and flags were lowered to half staff. A bunting ceremony was scheduled for 5 p.m. at Eng... Read More
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Trump eyes changes to Obama’s tax and Wall Street rules

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The Trump administration embarked Friday on new efforts to study and possibly dismantle some of the tax and financial regulations established by former President Barack Obama. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order to review tax regulations set last year by his predecessor, as well as two memos to potentially reconsider major elements of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reforms passed in the wake of the Great Recession. The review of tax regulations could give greater leeway to companies looking to shelter income overseas, or simply seeking to reduce paperwork related to the enforcement of such regulations. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said a “significant” issue to be examined will be the crackdown... Read More
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Mattis says Syria still has chemical weapons

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The Syrian government agreed in 2013 to hand over all of its chemical weapons.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68647/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Statement On The Passing Of FDNY Firefighter William Tolley

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today issued the following statement in regard to the passing of FDNY Firefighter William Tolley: “My wife Linda and I express our deepest sympathies to the family of fallen FDNY Firefighter William Tolley - a Bethpage resident, Bethpage Volunteer Firefighter and former Hicksville Volunteer Firefighter - who tragically died in the line of duty while battling a fire yesterday. By the authority vested in me as County Executive, I hereby order that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff at all Nassau County government buildings effective April 21, 2017 through, April 27, 2017, as a mark of respect for the memory of William Tolley and in honor of his dedicated service to our re... Read More
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US stocks dip Friday as energy companies and banks sink

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U.S. stocks are mostly lower Friday after a big gain the day before. Energy companies are falling as oil prices decrease and one of the largest companies in the industry, Schlumberger, announced lower revenue than investors had forecast. Banks are down with bond yields and interest rates. Toy maker Mattel is nosediving after it reported a big drop in sales. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,353 as of noon Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 11 points to 20,589. The Nasdaq composite rose almost 1 point to 5,917, just above its record high close from Thursday. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks fell 5 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,379. More stocks ... Read More
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Researchers claim China trying to hack South Korea missile defense efforts

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Enlarge / South Korea is deploying Lockheed Martin's THAAD missile defense system, and that's sparked the ire of the Chinese government, as well as military and "hacktivist" hacking groups, according to FireEye.... Read More
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Champs-Elysees gunman was detained in February

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PARIS, France -- The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. He was also convicted in 2003 of attempted homicide in the shootings of two police officers.The French government pulled out all the stops to protect Sunday's vote as the attack deepened France's political divide. "Nothing must hamper this democratic moment, essential for our country," Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said ... Read More
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Volkswagen to pay $2.8 billion in US diesel emission scandal

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A judge on Friday ordered Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests, blessing a deal negotiated by the government for a “massive fraud” orchestrated by the German automaker. U.S. District Judge Sean Cox stuck to the plea deal during the sentencing hearing, six weeks after VW pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction of justice in a scheme involving nearly 600,000 diesel cars in the U.S. They were programmed to turn on pollution controls during testing and off while on the road. Speaking from the bench in the heart of the global auto industry, Cox said he was amazed that VW would commit such a crime. “Who has been hurt by this corporate greed... Read More
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FDNY firefighter remembered with tributes in Queens, Long Island

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BETHPAGE, Long Island (WABC) -- There is a growing memorial outside Ladder 135 honoring fallen firefighter William Tolley.Tolley, 42, was a 14-year veteran of the FDNY, and was also a volunteer firefighter on Long Island. There was a growing memorial outside Tolley's fire company in his honor."You felt comfortable around him. He always had a good attitude, just a great, great guy," said David Prine, resident.Tributes to Tolley extended to Long Island where he lived and served as a volunteer firefighter with the Bethpage Fire Department. He started as a junior firefighter in Bethpage before becoming a lieutenant in the Hicksville Fire Department.Bunting hung on the Bethpage firehouse Thursday ... Read More
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What hurdles must the WH jump ahead of the 100-day mark?

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President Trump is working with Republicans to pass a new health care bill before a potential government shutdown right before the 100-day mark. CBS News' Major Garrett reports from the White House.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Argentina plans to rebuild its biggest slum

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The biggest slum in Buenos Aires has been a thorn in the side of the city’s government for years. But now there's a plan to redevelop the township.Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook... Read More
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TiEcon 2017 focuses on disruptive tech as it celebrates its 25th year

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Presented by TiE Silicon Valley TiEcon — the annual tech entrepreneurship conference created by not-for-profit TiE Silicon Valley — is approaching on May 5th & 6th. Its goal is to serve as a two-day manifestation of TiE’s mission since 1992: to foster entrepreneurship. The event has attracted 4,600+ attendees from over 20 countries in recent years, and brings entrepreneurs, investors, C-level executives, government representatives, and other key players in the entrepreneurial ecosystem under one roof. The tangible benefits stemming from the event are significant, and many previous TiEcon attendees have left TiEco... Read More
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Encrypted Chat Took Over. Let’s Encrypt Calls, Too

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As end-to-end encrypted messaging apps have exploded in popularity, several well-known services have added encrypted calls as well. Why not, right? If it works for text-based chat, voice seems like a natural extension. If only it were that easy.Encrypting calls has plenty of value, keeping conversations strictly between the two parties. They can circumvent government wiretaps, or criminal snooping. But a host of technical challenges with facilitating the calls themselves has slowed the spread of voice over internet protocol overall. Bandwidth is expensive. Firewalls and network filters make it harder to route data streams. Even basic call quality issues, like delays and echoes, prove difficult to fix. Adding encryption on top of a... Read More
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No. 209: Morey, Saulle, Fortunoff, Melvin and Bergman. Oh, and Tuesday.

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It’s Friday out there: The last week of April is nigh upon us, leaving scant days to wrap up your celebration of National Welding Month. Please butt, corner and lap responsibly. Not really related: Members of Boston’s elite Weld family like to joke that they didn’t arrive on the Mayflower – they sent servants over on it to get the cottage ready. Most famous Weld you’ve likely heard of: NYC-born actress Tuesday Weld, a third cousin once removed of the aboves, was the first of Dobie Gillis’ many loves and an Academy Award nominee for “Looking for Mr. Goodbar.” Happy birthday Neal Lewis and Roz Goldmacher. But first, this: The tech sector did a collective exhale... Read More
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Fighting forces 30,000 people from homes in South Sudan

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Since fighting between government and rebel forces erupted again last July, more than 100,000 people in South Sudan’s Kajo Keji county have fled to Uganda. Another 30,000 are living in camps near the border, an area controlled by the main rebel movement.Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from Kajo Keji in South Sudan.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Facebook: ... Read More
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'Defeat ISIS and go home': Trump rejects Italy's plea to help stabilise Libya

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President Donald Trump does not see a US role in helping its European allies build a government in Libya. Instead, he told reporters, he wants to defeat Islamic State, after which the US can focus on domestic issues.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More
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Can mobile phones give you a brain tumor? An Italian court just ruled yes.

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“Does the radiation from mobile phones increase your changes of getting cancer?” is a question that has abounded since the earliest days of the technology, long before Apple and Google arrived on the scene. But an Italian court has just thrown its weight behind one man who argued that his benign brain tumor was caused by prolonged use of his mobile phone. 57-year-old Roberto Romeo told the court that he used a mobile phone for several hours a day at work over 15 years, according to a report by Agence France-Presse (AFP). “I started to have the feeling of my right ea... Read More
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Sentence next for Volkswagen in US diesel emissions scandal

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(AP) -- Volkswagen and the U.S. government are asking a judge to approve a $2.8 billion criminal penalty against the automaker for cheating on diesel emissions tests. Federal Judge Sean Cox is holding a hearing Friday in Detroit, six weeks after the German automaker pleaded guilty to conspiracy and obstruction of justice. The judge wanted more time to consider the plea deal and fine negotiated... 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 ... Read More
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Venezuela opposition plans silent procession, road sit-ins

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An anti-government protester holds a Bible under the watch of riot police during a march in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Tens of thousands of protesters asking for the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro flooded the streets again Thursday, one day after three people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Venezuela's energized opposition is planning sit-... Read More
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Venezuelan opposition renews protests against Maduro

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There have been anti-government protests for a second day in Venezuela.Demonstrators want President Nicolas Maduro to step down.They blame him for a deepening economic crisis and food shortages.Maduro calls the protesters fascists and says they are financed by the US.Al Jazeera has been denied access to report from Venezuela.Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires in Argentina.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Immigrants Make This Farm Town Work. Now They're Applying For Citizenship

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Enlarge this image Student Gabriela Cardenas, left, asks a question of citizenship class instructor Marissa Velazquez at the Brush, Colo., public library. L... Read More
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Greece beats a key bailout target for 2016

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(AP) -- Greece's independent statistics agency says the country has posted a high primary budget surplus in 2016, at 3.9 percent of gross domestic product. The surplus figure published Friday -- which tallies excludes debt servicing costs -- could provide some relief for the country's left wing government, which is struggling to overcome a disagreement with bailout lenders on unfreezing its... 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 ... Read More
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Lawsuit suggests Confide has privacy defects

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A disappearing message app called Confide fails to actually provide the privacy safeguards it promises—such as a protection against screenshots—according to a federal lawsuit filed on Thursday in New York. Confide, which launched in 2013, enjoyed a recent burst of popularity amid numerous reports that Republicans and Trump Administration staff were using the app to communicate in secret—and to shares leaks with the media. The Confide app has long been controversial among security experts who have expressed skepticism about its... Read More
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France reviews election security measures after ISIS shooting

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PARIS, France -- France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by the Islamic State group, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.Investigators found a pump-action shotgun and knives in the car of the gunman who targeted police on the Champs-Elysees, and were working to determine whether he had accomplices. The prime minister said the government has reviewed its already extensive election security measures and says it is "fully m... Read More
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Ethiopia rejects UN’s call to investigate protest deaths

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Ethiopia is rejecting UN and EU calls to investigate months of anti-government protests that left 669 people dead in 2015 and 2016.It was the worst unrest in 25 years and the government responded by imposing a state of emergency that's still in place today.This has also led to thousands of arrests. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Addis Ababa- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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RAW: SAA recaptures northern Hama for the first time since 2016

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Elite troops within the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) managed to capture a rebel stronghold in northern Hama during heavy combat with anti-government militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) on Thursday. Tiger Forces and two brigades of the 4th division retook the town of Taibat al-Imam, breaking through opposition forces' defensive line and establishing control in the area for the first time since 2016. HTS is an organisation consisting of various militant groups including the former al-Nusra Front.RT LIVE ... Read More
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'My heart is broken': Survivors of evacuation massacre on blast aftermath

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The UN's special envoy to Syria says Saturday's massacre in Aleppo province was an horrific event in which more than 130 people were killed. Buses filled with evacuees trying to escape areas besieged by rebels were attacked as they waited to leave. Survivors are now in hospitals in government-held areas. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8949RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More
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White House pushes for health care bill but Congress has to pass funding bill

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The White House is pressuring Republican members of Congress to consider another overhaul of the Affordable Care Act in the next week. But Congress also needs to pass a measure to fund the government by the end of the month. CBS News political director Steve Chaggaris and Mark Leibovich of The New York Times Magazine join "Red & Blue" to discuss.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Twitter’s testing a new way to show you news articles

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Twitter is trialling a way to surface relevant tweets around real-life events and conversations. The company confirmed that it’s experimenting with a “suggested reading” module within your timeline that showcases news articles it thinks you might be interested in. No public release date has been provided. “We’re continuing to experiment with new ways to surface the best and most relevant content for people on Twitter,” a company spokesperson told VentureBeat. Whoa is this "suggested reading" thing new or have I just never seen it pic.twitter.com/JJvZev5N2x... Read More
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Russian think tank planned to influence the U.S. election, new documents reveal

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A Russian government-controlled think tank had outlined plans on how to swing the 2016 U.S. election toward Donald Trump, according to a Reuters report Thursday. New documents reveal a strategy of using social media to bolster Mr. Trump and undermine faith in America’s electoral system. William Brangham learns more from former CIA officer John Sipher and Ned Parker of Reuters.... Read More
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The Justice Department is reconsidering charges against Julian Assange and Wikileaks

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A solution to the H-1B mess that tech companies don’t want

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President Trump signed an executive order this week that directs federal agencies to implement a “Buy American, Hire American” strategy and reform the much maligned H-1B visa. No doubt, lobbyists and congressional staffers are working overtime to develop an even more complex visa system that will be riddled with new loopholes. It will benefit large corporations and immigration lawyers and do little for the American worker or the technology startups that need the skilled talent the most. The right solution isn’t for... Read More
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Stony Brook University Gala Raises More Than $6.9 Million for Cancer Research and Scholarships

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(left to right)  Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., Joe Biden, James Simons and Richard Gelfond Stony Brook University Gala Raises More Than $6.9 Million for Cancer Research and Scholarships47th Vice President Joe Biden Honored for Cancer Research Advocacy ... Read More
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Raw: Caracas Protests Bring Out Security Forces

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The opposition is looking to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by taking to the streets, a day after hundreds were arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years. (April 20)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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The Emptiness of Trump’s “Buy American” Executive Order

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President Trump has unveiled a new executive order, titled “Buy American and Hire American,” but in the modern economy that’s almost impossible to do.... Read More
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GM quits Venezuela after government seizes its factory

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A man shouts anti-government slogans during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Venezuela's opposition looks to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, taking to the streets again one day after three people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- General Motors announced Thursday that it was shuttering its operations in Venezuela after authorit... Read More
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Ethiopia rejects UN investigation into deadly protests

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Ethiopia is rejecting UN and EU calls to investigate months of anti-government protests that left 669 people dead in 2015 and 2016.It was the worst unrest in 25 years and the government responded by imposing a state of emergency that is still in place today.Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Addis Ababa.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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The Latest: Tens of thousands pour into Venezuela streets

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Anti-government demonstrators take cover from advancing Bolivarian Police officers during protests in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro called on Venezuelans to take to the streets in marched against the embattled socialist leader. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- The Latest on the protests and counter demonstrations in Venezuela (all times local): 2 p.m. Tens of thousand... Read More
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Grow With Us: Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2017 #SelectUSASummit

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Elena Volkava is an Intern with SelectUSA, a Program within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. She is a Graduate Student Studying International Development at Georgetown University. With a total foreign direct investment (FDI) stock of $3.1 trillion, the United States is the world’s top destination for business investment. In less than 90 days, the nation’s top FDI event comes back to the Washington, D.C., area, offering insight on the United States’ innovative business climate and featuring investment opportunities from every corner of the country. The ... Read More
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Stony Brook University Gala Raises More Than $6.9 Million for Cancer Research and Student Scholarships

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Stony Brook University Gala Raises More Than $6.9 Million for Cancer Research and Student Scholarships 47th Vice President Joe Biden honored for cancer research advocacy In recognition of his dedication to the fight against cancer, Joseph R. Biden Jr., 47th Vice President of the United States of America, was honored at the Stars of Stony Brook, Stony Brook University’s annual fundraising gala at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan on Wednesday, April 19. Hosted by the Stony Brook Foundation, the Gala generates funds for student financial aid and a select academic area of excellence. This year, the University raised $6,946,000 in gifts and pledges including $2,051,000 for scholarships and $4,895,000 to suppor... Read More
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DREAMer deported as DHS disputes circumstances

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A case involving a man who was deported to Mexico despite having permission to be in the U.S. under a program that shields young immigrants has landed in the courtroom of a judge whose impartiality was questioned by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign because of his Mexican heritage.U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego was assigned the case of Juan Manuel Montes, 23, whose attorneys say could be the first known person deported by the Trump administration who had qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Montes sued Tuesday for access to records on his deportation. The lawsuit came less than a month after Curiel approved a $25 million settlement ... Read More
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The replacements

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In the summer of 2014, Craig Diangelo thought he was on the path to an easy retirement. A veteran of the tech industry, Diangelo got his start as a COBOL programmer in the 1970s. Over the next four decades he learned dozens of new programming languages and kept up with the evolution of the sector from mainframe computers to PCs, from the early days of the web to the advent of cloud computing. He held a position as a senior advisor to the CTO at a major health insurance provider, then took a job as data storage specialist at regional utility Eversource Energy. He lived near his office in Berlin, Connecticut, made a six-figure salary, and was working toward a comfortable pension. And t... Read More
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Donald Trump meets Paolo Gentiloni, Italian premier

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is holding his first meeting with Italy's prime minister.Trump will meet Thursday at the White House with Paolo Gentiloni. They'll discuss the Group of Seven industrialized nations meeting in Italy next month. The G-7 nations have urged Russia to pressure the Syrian government to end the six-year civil war. They have blamed Syrian President Bashar Assad's military for a recent chemical attack that killed more than 80 people.Trump will travel to Europe next month for the first time since taking office for a NATO meeting in Brussels, followed by the G-7 meeting in Italy. G-7 members include the U.S., Germany, France, Britain, Canada, Japan and Italy.Ita... Read More
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David Walker: Fastest growing expense in federal budget is interest expense

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Published on Apr 20, 2017Former US Comptroller General David Walker on efforts to achieve tax and regulatory reform, the need to rein in the mounting government debt and his run for governor of Connecticut. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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‘They’d issue resurrection certificate’: US man killed off by IRS glitch

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For the last 30 years an American man and his family have been trying to prove to the U.S. government that he is actually still alive.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter ... Read More
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Riverbed to acquire Xirrus WiFi for SD-WAN functionality

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Riverbed Technologies has announced the signing of a deal to acquire Xirrus, a cloud WiFi network provider, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition of Xirrus is intended to strengthen Riverbed’s existing software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) offering by combining unified cross-network connectivity with Xirrus’ enterprise-level WiFi functionality. In April 2016 Riverbed launched SteelConn... Read More
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Geneticists Fear Illumina’s Sequencers May Distort Results

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When biologist Rahul Sinha started his first independent research project at Stanford last January, he had a single-minded goal. He had just completed his post-doc in the lab of Irv Weissman, the Stanford biologist who helped launch the field of stem cells. They study the stem cells that form blood—the bone marrow-derived cells that help cancer patients recover after chemotherapy destroys their immune systems. Sinha wanted to find a true blood stem cell: one that hadn’t already started turning into a red blood cell, or a platelet, or an immune cell. A universal blood stem cell could reveal the path to all its progeny, helping scientists custom-make any blood cell a patient needed.For decades, researchers had been usin... Read More
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RAW: Syrian Army raiding Al-Nusra in Daraa province

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Footage distributed by Syrian Military Media shows an anti-Al-Nusra raid conducted by government forces in the Al-Manshieh neighbourhood of Daraa’s Al-Balad areaRT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter ... Read More
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AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington. Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow and two other makers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three Cabinet agencies. The letters, obtained by... Read More
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Pesticide Makers Move to Kill Government Studies

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ONLY ON AP: A group of three pesticide makers, including Dow Chemical, sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency demanding they throw out a study showing the impact of three pesticides on endangered species. (April 19)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news f... Read More
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Exclusive: On the front line with South Sudan rebels

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More than 100,000 people have been displaced from the usually calm county of Kajo Keji in South Sudan.The area is now militarised and split between government troops and rebel fighters.The government has been fighting the rebels since 2013 when the ethnic war first started, two years into the country's independence from Sudan.Al Jazeera has gained exclusive access to a territory controlled by the rebels within Kajo Keji, as Catherine Soi reports.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Hong Kong tackles rubbish crisis

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Hong Kong produces around 3,380 tonnes of food waste per day, but landfill space is fast running out.To tackle the problem, the government is building an incinerator and an organic waste plant.Charities like Feeding Hong Kong are also playing a role by redistributing leftovers to people in need.Al Jazeera's Sarah Clarke reports from Hong Kong.- Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Haiti's plans to revive army draw concern

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Haiti's plans to revive army draw concernFormer Haitian football star Bobby Duval has joined a chorus of concern over the government's decision to revive the military.Plans are under way to build up a national security force after the UN voted last week to end its peacekeeping mission in Haiti.Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.- Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Facebook:... Read More
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US: Tillerson accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has accused Iran of "alarming provocations" and being the world's "leading state sponsor of terrorism".The tough talk came a day after the US government flagged a review to ensure Iran was complying with the agreement to limit its nuclear activities.Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington, DC. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us o... Read More
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Two killed in mass protests across Venezuela

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Anti-government rallies across Venezuela have turned violent, with at least two people killed.Tens of thousands of people are protesting against President Nicolas Maduro's government, which they blame for a deepening economic crisis and the erosion of democracy.Meanwhile, government supporters also took to the streets of the capital, Caracas, on Wednesday.Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires in neighbouring Argentina. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More