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US growth in Jan.-March upgraded to still-slow 1.2 pct. rate

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The U.S. economy began 2017 with a whimper — though not quite as weak a whimper as the government had first estimated. The gross domestic product — the broadest gauge of the economy — expanded in the January-March quarter at a 1.2 percent annual rate, the government said Friday. That was better than its initial estimate of a 0.7 percent rate but far below President Donald Trump’s growth targets, which most economists consider unrealistic. The government’s upgraded estimate of first-quarter growth reflected new-found strength in consumer spending, business investment and state and local government spending. Many analysts have estimated that growth in the current April-June quarter is rebounding to an annual ... Read More
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Will Trump’s travel ban survive the Supreme Court?

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Published on May 26, 2017Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on President Trump's travel ban executive order and President Obama's comments on isolationism. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Former Pres. Obama speaks of need to “overcome our fears”

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Former President Obama accepted an award in Germany Thursday and delivered a speech stressing the importance of international corporation and a united Europe. Hear his full remarks.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: ... Read More
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Is Barack Obama trying to undermine the Trump presidency?

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Published on May 25, 2017Republican strategist Ford O’Connell and K Street Media co-founder Pablo Manriquez on Barack Obama taking shots at President Trump’s immigration policy. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Obama throws shade at Trump in Berlin

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Barack Obama has made other subtle jabs at Donald Trump's border wall promise in the past.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/69432/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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US home equity is back, so why aren’t more people borrowing?

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Alicia Johnson and her husband wanted to renovate their home last fall but ran into a roadblock: When they tried to refinance their mortgage and borrow against their equity, five banks said no. Problem was, the Johnsons’ mortgage covered their home in Christiansburg, Virginia, and some adjacent land — a deal-breaker. “They all pointed to the same thing: The rules have changed,” she said. The banks refused to lend against both the home and the land. Their frustration reflects a major factor slowing a still-sluggish U.S. economy: The inability of many to tap their home equity. Americans have long borrowed against the ownership stakes in their homes to buy cars, build decks and renovate houses. That borro... Read More
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Obama: ‘Heartbroken’ Over Manchester Attack

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Former President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he was "heartbroken" by the loss of life after Monday's deadly attack at a pop concert in Manchester. (May 25)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Telco-Backed Politician Wants to Restore Privacy Rules She Helped Kill

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Last Thursday Republicans proposed a new law that would require companies from Comcast and Verizon to Facebook and Google to get your permission before selling your internet browsing history.Sounds familiar? Probably, because last year the Federal Communications Commission passed a sweeping set of privacy rules that did much the same thing, rules that Republicans voted to scrap just two months ago. Yet, now US representative Marsha Blackburn, one of Congress’ top recipients of telco cash, is trying to bring similar-sounding regulations back, except stronger. So, what gives? Under rules approved by the Obama-era FCC, internet service providers—the Comcasts and Verizons of the world—could not sell your browsing ... Read More
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Obama NSA conducted illegal searches on Americans for years: Report

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Published on May 24, 2017FNC senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano and former CIA Director James Woolsey on the allegations in a new report on the NSA under President Obama. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

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President Donald Trump Tuesday is unveiling a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government’s books over the next decade. The proposed 2018 budget was already under attack by Democrats and even some of GOP allies declared it dead on arrival. The proposal is laced with cuts to domestic agencies, food stamps, Medicaid, highway funding and medical research. “It’ll face a tough sled here,” said veteran Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky. The Senate’s No. 2 Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, said the Trump plan joins a tradition of White House budgets that are “basically dead on arrival.” The proposal projects that this year... Read More
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The Onion Leaks a Trove of Trump Docs

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Was Trump convincing? – Inside Story

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Donald Trump's first trip abroad as president was to Saudi Arabia, and the capital Riyadh laid on a grand royal welcome.A business deal worth 350billion dollars was signed between the United States and Saudi Arabia - about one-third of which was for weapons. The visit also provided an opportunity to realign perceptions of power in the region. Trump's predecessor Barack Obama seemed to distance himself from Saudi Arabia, by working with Iran as a regional leader. As a long-time critic of Iran, Trump is looking to reverse that policy. But it was his speech, addressing the Muslim world, at the Arab Islamic American summit, that was most widely anticipated - a world he'd been strongly critic... Read More
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“Janesville” and the Costs of American Optimism

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President Trump seeks reform, not intervention, on Middle East trip

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The policy is a big departure from the Obama administration which had hoped to bring Iran back into the international community with the nuclear deal. And while the Trump administration is staying with that deal inked with other world powers for now, its rhetoric against Iran is heating up.... Read More
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Saudis And The UAE Will Donate $100 Million To A Fund Inspired By Ivanka Trump

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Enlarge this image Ivanka Trump participates in a presentation ceremony of The Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal to President Donald Trump at the Royal Court Palace, Saturday, in Riyadh. Evan Vucci/AP... Read More
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The Pot Startups Prepping for Jeff Sessions’ New War on Drugs

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Amid all the chaos and confusion of the Trump administration, one certainty abides: Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not like pot.The former Alabama senator once joked that he thought the Ku Klux Klan was “ok” until he found out they smoked weed. During a 2016 Senate hearing, he called marijuana a dangerous drug. He also didn’t shy away from Reefer Madness-era moralizing: “Good people,” he said, “don’t ... Read More
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Kelly Clarkson: Obamas were genuine

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Kelly Clarkson was invited to sing several times for the former President Barack Obama and his family, including at both inauguration ceremonies. Clarkson said she liked how genuine the presidential family was. (May 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 from every ... Read More
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Trump attorney didn’t want him to sign financial disclosure

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President Donald Trump’s attorneys initially wanted him to submit an updated financial disclosure without certifying the information as true, according to correspondence with the Office of Government Ethics. Attorney Sheri Dillon said she saw no need for Trump to sign his 2016 personal financial disclosure because he is filing voluntarily this year. But OGE director Walter Shaub said his office would only work with Dillon if she agreed to follow the typical process of having Trump make the certification. The Associated Press obtained the letters under a Freedom of Information Act request. Trump led his family’s private company until becoming president, and even ... Read More
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Colombia’s President Santos seeks Trump’s support on FARC peace deal

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U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos to the White House.Santos is seeking Trump’s support for the FARC peace deal.The Obama administration promised up to $450 million dollars in foreign aid. And Santos hopes Trump will fulfill it.... Read More
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The text (and subtext) of Trump’s cyber executive order

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Enlarge / President Trump’s executive order on cybersecurity is built on the orders and policies of his predecessor, and is almost entirely apolitical.Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images ... Read More
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FCC vote kicks off a battle over regulation of the internet

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A federal agency voted to kick off the repeal of “net neutrality” rules designed to keep broadband providers like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from interfering with the internet. It’s the latest change that the Federal Communications Commission has made to ease regulation of the phone, broadcast and cable industries. Undoing the net neutrality rules — which, for instance, block providers from favoring their own apps and services over those of competitors like Netflix — may be the biggest battle yet triggered by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. The tech industry, w... Read More
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FCC Votes To Begin Rollback Of Net Neutrality Regulations

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The Federal Communications Commission has officially begun to undo Obama-era regulations on Internet service providers, often called net neutrality rules. The rules, passed in 2015, had placed cable and telecom companies under the strictest-ever oversight of the agency. In a 2-1 vote along party lines Thursday, the FCC's Republicans voted to propose a new review of the rules, with the goal of loosening the regulations on the industry. As dozens of protesters outside urged the agency to stop the proceeding and keep the strict oversight, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai argued that the current rules represented a "bureaucratic straitjacket" on the industry. "The Internet was not broken in 2015," Pai said, repeating his ... Read More
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Business leaders to Congress: Ignore chaos, focus on taxes

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Business leaders began an aggressive lobbying effort Thursday to ensure that their vision for overhauling the U.S. tax system isn’t lost in the chaos consuming President Donald Trump’s administration. The Koch brothers’ political network announced it is preparing to spend millions of dollars to promote a tax overhaul. That word came as a handful of business executives told a congressional committee that the current tax system makes U.S. companies uncompetitive. “We no longer live in a world where the U.S. can set a corporate tax rate without considering what our international competition looks like,” John Stephen, AT&T’s chief financial officer told the House Ways and Means Committee. “Countries are vig... Read More
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FCC votes to scrap net neutrality rules, surprising no one

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As everyone on the planet expected, the FCC voted to repeal Obama-era net neutrality regulations today. Those regulations currently enable the agency to prevent internet service providers from favoring some websites and services over others. Led by President Trump’s FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, the agency now must think up a replacement for the current rules, as it seeks comment from the public over the summer. Following former President Obama’s endorsement of the rules, Net Neutrali... Read More
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Justice Department Appoints Special Counsel For Russia Probe

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Published on May 17, 2017TV 10/55’s Andrea Grymes reports, Robert Mueller was FBI Director during the Obama and George W. Bush Administrations. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law?

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Some lawmakers are accusing President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice after revelations that FBI Director James Comey wrote a private account of the president asking him to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Congressional Democrats were already concerned that Trump was trying to stifle a probe into possible coordination between his campaign and Russia’s election meddling by firing Comey last week. The latest development only heightened their outrage, renewing calls for a special prosecutor. And Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said in a statement that “we are witnessing an obstruction of justice case unfolding in real time.” But obstruction of justice is a tricky ... Read More
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Obama Called Trump ‘A Bulls**ter’ After Election Night Phone Call

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Obama told two of his friends what he thought about Trump Click here to read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-called-trump-bulls-ter-election-night-phone-call-article-1.3172974 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/... Read More
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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning finally freed from US military prison after 7 years

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Chelsea Manning, the whistleblower who leaked documents to WikiLeaks on US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, was released from military prison on Wednesday. Her 35-year sentence for espionage was commuted by President Barack Obama after seven years served.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook htt... Read More
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One Candidate’s Plan to Resist Trump by Teaching Kids to Code

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Alec Ross knows Trump country well. The former Obama administration staffer hails from the heart of coal country in Charleston, West Virginia. He grew up alongside the very people that President Trump likes to say Washington has left behind.As with Trump, Ross believes that government needs to do a better job lifting up these “forgotten men and women.” Unlike Trump, Ross believes accomplishing that goal has little to do with sealing off the borders or reviving the coal industry at the expense of the world’s climate. Instead, Ross argues the key to a more inclusive economy depends on a simple promise: ensuring all students have access to a computer science education. It’s not exactly the kind of lock-her-up-and-buil... Read More
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US whistleblower Chelsea Manning set to be freed from prison

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US whistleblower Chelsea Manning set to be freed from prisonChelsea Manning, a transgender and former US soldier who was jailed for one of the largest leaks of classified documents in US history, is set to walk out of a military prison after seven years behind bars.In July 2010, Manning - then a male soldier known as Bradley - was arrested over the release of a huge trove of more than 700,000 classified military and diplomatic documents via WikiLeaks.US President Barack Obama commuted her 35-year prison sentence in January.Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Quantico, Virginia, where Manning was detained at a US Marines base for three years.- Subscribe to our channel:... Read More
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Progress reducing US uninsured rate comes to a halt

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Five years of progress reducing the number of Americans without health insurance has come to a halt, according to a government report out Tuesday. More than a factoid, it shows the stakes in the Republican drive to roll back the Affordable Care Act. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 28.6 million people were uninsured in 2016, unchanged from 2015. It was the first year since passage of the health care overhaul in 2010 that the number of uninsured did not budge. The uninsured rate for 2016 was 9 percent, an insignificant difference from 9.1 percent the previous year. When former President Barack Obama signed the ACA in 2010, the uninsured rate had been 16 percent. Tuesday’s... Read More
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Free Chelsea

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Obama trying to protect his legacy on Syria?

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Published on May 16, 2017FNC military analyst Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.) on Turkey, President Trump and President Obama's handling of Syria and the threat from North Korea. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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An Underground College for Undocumented Immigrants

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Why Trump Will Make the Wrong Decision on Paris

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Is Obama to blame for America’s lack of cyber security?

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Published on May 15, 2017Former CIA Senior Intel Officer Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer on former President Barack Obama’s comments about the Middle East and the global cyberattack. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Staff shakeup on the way at the White House?

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Published on May 15, 2017American Majority CEO Ned Ryun and former Obama foreign policy adviser David Tafuri discuss a possible staff shakeup at the White House. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Virulent WCry ransomware worm may have North Korea’s fingerprints on it

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Enlarge / Identical code found in WCry and 2015 malicious backdoor could be a smoking gun that provides crucial clues about the origin of Friday's ransomware worm.Jo Christian Oterhals ... Read More
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Lawmakers urge President Trump to avoid picking a partisan for FBI director

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WASHINGTON -- As President Donald Trump considers a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, lawmakers are urging the president to steer clear of appointing any politicians.The advice came Sunday amid more criticism over Trump's dismissal of Comey during an FBI probe of Russia's meddling with last year's election and any ties to the Trump campaign. James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, said the Founding Fathers created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now "eroding." "I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally - and that's the big news here, is the Russian interference in our elect... Read More
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Were senators under surveillance by Obama administration?

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Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News senior judicial analyst, on allegations Sen. Rand Paul and another senator were under surveillance by the Obama administration and President Trump's travel ban.... Read More
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Lawmakers urge Trump to avoid picking a partisan for FBI Director

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WASHINGTON -- As President Donald Trump considers a replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey, lawmakers are urging the president to steer clear of appointing any politicians.The advice came Sunday amid more criticism over Trump's dismissal of Comey during an FBI probe of Russia's meddling with last year's election and any ties to the Trump campaign. James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, said the Founding Fathers created three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances, but with Trump as president, that was now "eroding." "I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally - and that's the big news here, is the Russian interference in our elect... Read More
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Interviews well underway for new FBI director to replace Comey

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WASHINGTON -- Eight candidates for FBI director were interviewed at Justice Department headquarters Saturday as President Donald Trump suggested a decision on a nominee to replace ousted Director James Comey could be announced within days.Trump was scheduled to leave Friday for his first overseas trip as president. He told reporters it was possible he could make public his selection before he departs for the Mideast and Europe. "I think the process is going to go quickly. Almost all of them are very well-known," Trump said aboard the plane that took him to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he gave the commencement address at Liberty University. "They've been vetted over their lifetime essentially, but very well-know... Read More
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Behind the headlines of real-world hacking and Watch Dogs 2

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George Orwell got it wrong about Big Brother watching you. Instead, it’s lots of Little Brothers who are watching all of us via the Internet of Things, or making billions of everyday objects smart and connected. That’s part of the premise behind the Ubisoft video game Watch Dogs 2, and it turned out to be prescient when it debuted back in December. At our recent GamesBeat Summit 2017, we went behind the headlines of hacking to look at what was real and what was fiction in the game about hackers and “hacktivist” culture in San Francisco. Tech journalist ... Read More
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Trump delivers first commencement address as president at Liberty University

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LYNCHBURG, Va. -- For his first commencement address as president, Donald Trump picked Liberty University, the Christian school whose leader was among Trump's earliest and most vocal supporters.President Donald Trump told college graduates that they should "relish the opportunity to be an outsider" and adds that they can "change the world and make a real and lasting difference." He said his message to those in the audience on the Lynchburg, Virginia, campus is "never, ever give up" and "never stop fighting for what you believe in."Trump was an outsider who challenged the political establishment on the way to winning the White House. He tells students that they should "be totally unafraid to challenge entre... Read More
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Michelle Obama comments on school lunch changes

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Unsurprisingly, former first lady Michelle Obama isn't a fan of the Trump administration's changes to school lunch requirements.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/69159/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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AG Sessions ends Obama-era leniency on criminal sentencing

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Published on May 12, 2017Former D.C. Homicide Detective Rod Wheeler, political analyst Gina Loudon and Washington Examiner columnist Kristen Soltis Anderson discuss the Trump administration’s crackdown on crime. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Where are all the big telecom mergers?

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The much-anticipated merger mania in the communications industry finally turned into a real deal this week, but it probably wasn’t the one most people were expecting. Verizon outbid AT&T with a $3.1 billion offer for tiny wireless s... Read More
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Chinese Chicken Is Headed To America. But It’s Really All About Beef

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Enlarge this image Chicken meat for sale at a market in the Anhui Province of China. VCG/VCG via Getty Images hide caption... Read More
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How will harsher sentences affect the flow of drugs in the U.S.?

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered federal prosecutors across the country to revive some of the toughest practices of the decades-old "war on drugs," reversing Obama administration policies that aimed to lessen the federal prison population. Hari Sreenivasan talks to John Walters, COO of the Hudson Institute, and Gil Kerlikowske, former "drug czar" under President Barack Obama.... Read More
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Michelle Obama Slams Trump School Lunch Delay

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Former first lady Michelle Obama is criticizing a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunches healthier. (May 12)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Maybe the Internet Isn’t Tearing Us Apart After All

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Vikingmaiden88 is twenty-six years old. She enjoys reading history and writing poetry. Her signature quote is from Shakespeare. I gleaned all this from her profile and posts on Stormfront.org, America’s most popular online hate site. I also learned that Vikingmaiden88 has enjoyed the content on the site of the newspaper I work for, the New York Times. She wrote an enthusiastic post about a particular Times feature. I recently analyzed tens of thousands of such Stormfront profiles, in which registered members can enter their location, birth date, interests, and other information.Stormfront was founded in 1995 by Don Black, a former Ku Klux Klan leader. Its most popular “social groups” are “Union of Nationa... Read More
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GOP senator floats Merrick Garland for FBI chief

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Republicans blocked former President Barack Obama's Supreme Court pick Merrick Garland, but now, one GOP lawmaker wants Garland to head the FBI.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/69142/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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President Trump: Comey ‘better hope’ there are no tapes of talks

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump, in an apparent warning to his fired FBI director, said Friday that James Comey had better hope there are no "tapes" of their conversations. Trump's tweet came the morning after he asserted Comey had told him three times that he wasn't under FBI investigation. James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017 "I said, 'If it's possible, would you let me know, am I und... Read More
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Senate conservatives: Ease Obama health care law protections

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FILE - In this March 21, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Conservative senators are pushing to diminish insurance coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law as Senate Republicans try fashioning legislation overhauling the nation's health care system. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Conservative senators are pushing to diminish insurance coverage requirements impose... Read More
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Can Democrats and Republicans come to a mutual agreement on health care?

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Bill Daly, former chief of staff under Barack Obama and former commerce secretary under Bill Clinton, weighs in on the health care debate, Aetna’s decision to completely pull out of the ObamaCare marketplace in 2018 and what’s next for the GOP health care bill.... Read More
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Democratic calls for a special counsel after Comey exit

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WASHINGTON -- Several Republican senators are questioning the timing of President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. But even as the issue emerges as a potential distraction from the GOP's legislative agenda, most are dismissing Democratic calls for a special counsel, and their hand-wringing looks unlikely to lead to any concrete action.READ THE DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S MEMORANDUM ON COMEY'S FIRING HERE Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., moved swiftly to reject Democrats' demands for a special prosecutor t... Read More
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FCC net neutrality proposal flooded by comments

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A proposal to roll back Obama-era regulations attracted hundreds of thousands of comments — not all of them legitimate.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/69108/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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Gaspo: Cantor Fitzgerald eyes Trump admin. official for health care conference

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Published on May 10, 2017FBN’s Charlie Gasparino reports that Cantor Fitzgerald is eyeing a Trump administration official for its health care conference amid controversy over former President Obama. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Comey sought more Russia probe resources before firing

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In the days before his firing by President Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey told U.S. lawmakers he had asked the Justice Department for more resources to pursue the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference in last year’s presidential election, three U.S. officials said Wednesday. The officials said Comey met last week with Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, to make the request. Comey then alerted lawmakers with ties to the concurrent congressional investigations into Russia’s meddling, according to the officials, who insisted on anonymity in order to disclose the private conversations. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said it was false that Comey had asked Rosenstein for mon... Read More
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James Comey sought more Russia probe resources before firing

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WASHINGTON -- In the days before his firing by President Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey told U.S. lawmakers he had asked the Justice Department for more resources to pursue the bureau's investigation into Russia's interference in last year's presidential election, three U.S. officials said Wednesday.The officials said Comey met last week with Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, to make the request. Comey then alerted lawmakers with ties to the concurrent congressional investigations into Russia's meddling, according to the officials, who insisted on anonymity in order to disclose the private conversations. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said it was false that Comey had aske... Read More
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Senators Reject Effort To Roll Back Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rule

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Enlarge this image A crew works on a gas drilling rig at a well site for shale-based natural gas in Zelienople, Pa., in 2012. Keith Srakocic/AP ... Read More
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How Comey’s Firing Accelerates the Russia Investigations

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Trump defends Comey firing, says both parties will thank him

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President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, asserting in a flurry of tweets that both Democrats and Republicans “will be thanking me.” Trump did not mention any effect the dismissal might have on FBI and congressional investigations into contacts between his 2016 election campaign and Russia. Instead, Trump tweeted that he’ll name a replacement “who will do a far better job, bringing back the spirit and prestige of the FBI.” The abrupt firing of Comey threw into question the future of the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible connections to Russia and immediately raised suspicions of an underhanded effort to stymie a probe that has shadowed the administ... Read More
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Rand Paul: Firing of Comey couldn’t have come soon enough

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Published on May 10, 2017Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on President Trump firing FBI director James Comey and why he think's he was a target of Obama spying. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Undocumented in Trump’s America – Fault Lines

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The removal of undocumented immigrants from the US is at the centre of US President Donald Trump's domestic agenda. Two executive orders signed five days after he took office signal a radically broad approach to immigration enforcement.While deportations under the Obama administration reached record highs - just under half a million in 2016 according to statistics from the Department of Homeland Security - it appears the Trump White House is determined to go further, and faster.President Trump has promised thousands of new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and border patrol agents in a bid to execute harsher punishments for immigration violations and facilitate deportations.... Read More
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NASA is losing the race to build a better rocket

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An emerging class of powerful rockets is supposed to start flying in the next couple of years. They’re known as heavy-lift launch vehicles. These rockets are capable of getting a whole lot of stuff into space at once — and everyone seems to be making one. SpaceX has been promising that its Falcon Heavy, a larger variant of the Falcon 9 rocket, will fly for the first time this summer. The United Launch Alliance is working on a brand-new vehicle called the Vulcan that’s supposed to fly in 2019. And spaceflight company Blue Origin is the latest to throw its hat in the ring, recently claiming its next big rocket, the New Glenn, will be able to deliver 100,000 pounds of cargo — and eventually people — to lower Earth orbi... Read More