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President Trump reportedly huddled in the Oval Office with Matt Drudge  

President Trump has been known to call up television anchors to complain about coverage and feed his own leaks to the tabloids, and in the White House, that sharp sense for shaping the media has not waned. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, for example, has already learned that the best way to satisfy his boss is to ask what he wants to see on TV that day before briefing the press, Politico reports. It is perhaps no surprise then that Trump has reportedly huddled in the Oval Office with t

2017-04-27 14:31:43
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Trump's big military buildup is looking less and less likely  

President Trump's much-vaunted plan to implement "one of the greatest military buildups in American history" to make the military "bigger and better and stronger than ever before" looks increasingly unlikely, Politico reports. Trump has called for a $30 billion defense spending increase for 2017 and a $54 billion bump for 2018, but as congressional budget negotiations continue and a government shutdown looms, he may not get what he wants. Defense contractors, eager for fresh largesse, are "cert

2017-04-27 14:04:28
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Republicans privately vent that Trump's tax plan is 'not even close' to reform  

Republican lawmakers are privately miffed at having been shut out of the White House's tax reform efforts, and many are none too pleased with what they heard yesterday. "It's not tax reform," one Republican aide told CNN. "Not even close." Tax leaders on the Hill did not get a notice before the Trump administration announced it would be proposing its reform, multiple aides said, and the White House's proposal pointedly excludes a border adjustment tax on imports that was desired by Republicans.

2017-04-27 13:40:41
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Paul Ryan, wake up!  

Washington Republicans are in disarray. Almost 100 days into Donald Trump's presidency, the GOP holds the White House and both houses of Congress and yet no legislation has been passed. An attempt to repeal and replace ObamaCare petered out when everyone realized what a monster the "replacement" bill was. Republicans are still having on-and-off-again discussions about what to do about the health-care system, a slightly important issue. And then there is the budget and tax reform, things that Re

2017-04-27 13:37:22
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Why President Trump is getting killed in court, in 1 astonishingly ignorant comment  

While the Republican Congress has been laughably deficient in checking President Trump's corruption and power grabs, the federal courts have been doing their job. On Tuesday, a federal district court judge blocked an executive order intending to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities. The president of the United States wasted little time in reacting, tweeting "[f]irst the 9th Circuit rules against the ban and now it hits again on sanctuary cities — both ridiculous rulings. See you in the Su...

2017-04-27 12:47:29
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Former Trump adviser Carter Page claims he was 'the victim of one of the most horrendous civil rights violations in recent U.S. election history'  

President Trump's former campaign adviser, Carter Page, is one of several characters to have fallen under intense scrutiny as authorities investigate Russia's influence on the 2016 presidential election. Page had been on the FBI's radar since a Russian spy tried to recruit him in 2013, and when he convinced the Trump campaign to allow him to travel to Moscow to give a Russia-friendly speech in July, the FBI took notice and began to dig into connections between Russia and the Trump campaign. But

2017-04-27 11:52:09
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Will Fox News co-president Bill Shine be the next to go?  

Fox News co-president Bill Shine may be the next big network figure to get the ax, New York's Gabriel Sherman reports. While the network deals with the fallout from dismissing its top host, Bill O'Reilly, and a raft of lawsuits alleging sexual harassment and racial intolerance, Shine is reportedly feeling the squeeze. Citing three sources familiar with the conversation, Sherman reported Thursday that Shine "recently asked Rupert [Murdoch]'s sons James and Lachlan — the CEO and co-chairman

2017-04-27 08:28:38
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America's spy agencies are struggling to recruit young people who don't like surveillance, do like pot  

The next generation of American spies may be difficult to find, said James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, on Wednesday. The trouble is twofold. First, young Americans aren't exactly keen on mass surveillance. "We need to attract new people, new young people, to the intelligence community," Clapper said, but "they're going to say, 'You know, there's too much Big Brother. There's too much invasiveness and intrusiveness in my life, so I don't think I'm going to work here.' I wo

2017-04-27 06:56:33
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Seth Meyers, examining Trump's tax plans and serial flip-flops, discovers a new law of physics  

Coming up on 100 days in office and "desperate for positive accomplishments to celebrate," President Trump is bragging about signing 30 executive orders, Seth Meyers said on Wednesday's Late Night, unimpressed. This "is ridiculous," he said. "Claiming you've been a good president just because you signed a lot of executive orders makes no sense. But don't just take it from me." After a series of clips of Trump pooh-poohing former President Barack Obama's relatively restrained use of executive or

2017-04-27 06:55:58
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1. President Trump told Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday that the U.S. has no plan to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, "at this time," but he will renegotiate it. The White House said that Trump had agreed not to pull out of the trade deal and his counterparts in Mexico and Canada "agreed to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures, to enable the renegotiation of the NAFTA deal to...

2017-04-27 06:50:06
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You know who would benefit a lot from Trump's tax plan? Donald Trump.  

The tax plan President Trump unveiled on Wednesday is really only a single page of bullet points, but it's already pretty clear that a big beneficiary of the proposals would be super-wealthy chieftains of private real estate empires who have children. One big winner from the proposals would be "pass-through" businesses like the Trump Organization and its hundreds of subsidiaries, where owners file business income on their individual returns — depending on how the law is written, such business...

2017-04-27 06:42:16
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How to fix the American dairy crisis  

It's not getting much attention, but American dairy farmers are in trouble. Back in the old days, when farmers were a third of the American workforce, such a thing would be a first-rank political issue. But now, when they're about 1 percent, it's easy to ignore. (To be fair, President Trump is sort of paying attention, even if he is blaming the wrong people.) Nevertheless, it is still a problem worth fixing, both because farmers are still a significant presence in many states (not to mention ou

2017-04-27 06:24:17
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Trump's tax plan that wasn't  

The biggest problem with President Donald Trump's new tax plan is that he still doesn't have one. Not really. What Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and economic adviser Gary Cohn presented Wednesday was really more of a synopsis of a summary of a sketch of some old campaign ideas, with a few (far too few) numbers thrown in. All in all, the "2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs Act" might have been an okay campaign document in the summer of 2015, but falls far short of a seriou

2017-04-27 06:24:10
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Worcester Cathedral's asparagus blessing goes awry when Gus the Asparagus Man attends in costume  

An asparagus blessing at Worcester Cathedral went awry last Sunday when Gus the Asparagus Man joined the procession while dressed as a giant asparagus spear, BBC reports. Many of the Anglicans in attendance for the crowded St. George's Day service called the display a "pantomime," with the lobby group Christian Concern complaining that Gus' inclusion "made a mockery of Christian worship." To mark the start of the British Asparagus Festival, a bundle of asparagus spears had been brought to the c

2017-04-27 06:08:27
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Do Republicans actually believe that cutting taxes will bring prosperity to all?  

The Trump administration announced the outline of a tax overhaul this Wednesday, and to no one's surprise, it entailed dramatic tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy. In order to understand it and our larger debate about taxes, we have to take a moment to consider some epistemological and philosophical issues. It won't hurt, I promise. If you want to be thoughtful in your understanding of political debates, it's important to address what your opponents say on their own terms as often as you

2017-04-27 06:06:56
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Firefighters make a 97-year-old retired teacher's dream come true  

For his 97th birthday, Bill Grun lived out his childhood dream of becoming a firefighter. The Doylestown, Pennsylvania, resident spent 70 rewarding years as a teacher, but always admired firefighters. "I'll say one thing about firemen — they are really gutsy," he told Fox 29. "We get choked up on candle smoke, and those fellas have to face all that stuff. It's tough." He was surprised on Monday by the all-volunteer crew of the Doylestown Fire Company, who came and picked him up from his r

2017-04-27 06:04:45
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United will now pay passengers who give up seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000  

Following the furor over a passenger being dragged off of an overbooked flight earlier this month, United Airlines announced Thursday it is implementing 10 changes the company says will "better serve our customers and empower our employees." The airline will now offer passengers on overbooked planes as much as $10,000 to voluntarily give up their seat; previously, gate agents could dole out no more than $500 to passengers, and site managers could offer as much as $1,350. The company will also h

2017-04-27 05:54:28
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Amid unrest, Venezuela says it will withdraw from the Organization of American States  

The Venezuelan government is accusing the Organization of American States (OAS) of meddling in the country's affairs, and said it plans on leaving the Washington-based group as soon as possible. The announcement came after the OAS voted to hold a meeting with foreign ministers to talk about the economic crisis and protests rocking Venezuela. Inflation is soon expected to reach 700 percent, and there is a shortage of food and medicine. Nearly 30 people have been killed during anti-government pro

2017-04-27 04:52:30
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Jake Tapper runs down how a Trump lie became a fake fact, and he spreads the blame pretty widely  

CNN's Jake Tapper said Wednesday night that he's disheartened by a new poll. He traced the objectionable results back to President Trump's tweets in February accusing former President Barack Obama of tapping his phones in Trump Tower, then played clips of House Speaker Paul Ryan and FBI Director James Comey unequivocally shooting down those claims. "So that would have seemingly been that — except that the president and his team kept pushing ways to make this evidence-free claim somewhere,

2017-04-27 04:47:03
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Obama's treacherous embrace of Wall Street  

At the 2016 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, Barack Obama performed the last of his presidential stand-up routines before the assembled crowd of journalists and political heavyweights. He opened with a joke about Hillary Clinton and one of the political controversies that she just couldn't shake in her campaign for the presidency: paid speeches she gave to Wall Street bankers. "Here we are, my eighth and final appearance at this unique event," Obama said. "And I am excited. If th

2017-04-27 04:39:22
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How Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale succumbed to the feminist curse  

Hulu's stunning adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale into a series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Alexis Bledel has — as a peculiar side effect — sparked an anxious nationwide referendum on what the word "feminist" means in a post-Trump world. While cast members like Wiley and Ann Dowd have matter-of-factly acknowledged that The Handmaid's Tale is a feminist text, others are flinching from the label. No no, it's a human story, they say — protecting their w...

2017-04-27 04:20:58
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The global elite are headed for a fall. And they don't even know it.  

The global elite think they're sitting pretty. How wrong they are. Democrats keep telling themselves that Hillary Clinton "really" won the 2016 election (or would have, had it not been for interference by Vladimir Putin and James Comey). Republicans keep patting themselves on the back about how much power they now wield at all levels of government. And centrists throughout the West are breathing a sigh of relief about Emmanuel Macron's likely victory over the National Front's Marine Le Pen in t

2017-04-27 03:38:46
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Stephen Colbert distills Trump's big tax plan down to four words  

The big news from Washington on Wednesday was President Trump's tax plan. "That plan? Never release Trump's taxes," Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday's Late Show. "To explain the plan, Trump sent out his team of workin' class, blue collar former Goldman Sachs executives, Gary Cohn and Steven Mnuchin." The plan itself is just "one page of double-spaced bullet points with some hefty margins," Colbert said. "I'm going to say it's not really confidence-building when your tax reform plan is half as

2017-04-27 03:18:15
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In Fox News poll, only 36 percent of voters would re-elect President Trump  

Fox News released a new poll on President Trump on Wednesday, as the president approaches 100 days in office. It's a mixed bag. Trump's overall approval rating is 45 percent, with 48 percent disapproving — a slight uptick from March, but still the lowest for any president this early on — and only 43 percent say he's bringing real change to Washington, versus 50 percent who say he's failing to do so. A 52 percent majority says America is less respected in the world under Trump, while 29 perc...

2017-04-27 03:09:19
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2 American soldiers killed in combat against Islamic State in Afghanistan  

Two American soldiers were killed overnight in the eastern Afghanistan province of Nangarhar in an operation against an Islamic State affiliate, Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said Thursday. The operation targeted the Afghanistan wing of the terrorist group, known as ISIS-K. An additional Special Operations Forces soldier was wounded in combat, but is expected to live, CNN reports. The Nangarhar region is a hotbed for ISIS, and has been the site of many U.S.-Afghan joint counterterrorism o

2017-04-27 02:59:40
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Not to be outdone by Pope Francis, Stephen Colbert's Jesus debuts his own TED Talk  

On Tuesday night, Pope Francis gave a surprise TED Talk to the annual TED conference in Vancouver, Skyping it in from Rome. "I think it is impressive for a 80-year-old to set up his own webcam," Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday's Late Show. "It's not like he can get help from his grandkids." After ribbing the pope a bit more, Colbert teed up the main feature. "A lot of people were surprised that the pope decided to do this, but the truth is, religious figures actually have a long history of gi

2017-04-27 02:43:43
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How ESPN went from powerhouse to bloodbath  

There was a bloodbath at ESPN on Wednesday. A dramatic round of layoffs had long been expected at the Worldwide Leader in Sports, but the numbers turned out much bigger than predicted: Roughly 100 on-air reporters and personalities were let go, plus some additional behind-the-camera crew members. By Wednesday afternoon, people like Ed Werner and Scott Burnside — who'd worked at ESPN for 17 and 13 years, respectively — had announced on Twitter that they were toast. The network, which employs...

2017-04-27 02:29:35
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Why America should envy Brexit  

In a White House briefing to conservative media members this week, I listened to President Trump respond to a question about Congress by saying that he has to get everything done without a single Democrat's vote. "They're obstructionists," he said, for emphasis. That word, "obstructionists," settled over the room like a cloud, reminding us of how resistant Washington, D.C., is to change. The public wanted or feared that Trump's election would work like a putsch. He would "deconstruct the admini

2017-04-27 02:18:38
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The Trump administration isn't filling many State Department jobs because it might eliminate them  

The State Department has about 200 high-ranking positions left unfilled during President Trump's transition into power because those roles may soon be eliminated, said department representative R. C. Hammond in a New York Times report published Thursday. The Trump administration has proposed a 31 percent cut to the State budget, and even a smaller restructuring would make it nonsensical to temporarily fill positions that require Senate confirmation, Hammond argued, employing a shipwreck explora

2017-04-27 02:16:56
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The EPA's changing mission, explained  

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2017-04-27 02:08:03
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California Republicans join climate change fight, tell colleagues 'it would be foolish not to engage'  

President Trump has famously dismissed climate change as a hoax and his administration is reportedly debating how to walk back the United States' participation in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. But far from Washington, members of the president's party are quietly bridging partisan divides to work with Democrats on climate change legislation, The Los Angeles Times reports. California Republicans voted last year against legislation that set an aggressive new benchmark for reducing greenhouse g

2017-04-27 01:47:47
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Fox News host Jesse Watters announces a surprise vacation, after Ivanka Trump flap  

Sometimes a last-minute vacation is just a vacation. And sometimes, it's a little more permanent, as Fox News star Bill O'Reilly illustrated earlier this month. O'Reilly, facing an exodus of advertisers after it was revealed he and Fox News had settled five claims of sexual and verbal harassment for $13 million, unexpectedly announced a family vacation, and he was fired while still in Italy. Jesse Watters, O'Reilly's former on-the-street guy and now a host on The Five, announced at the end of W

2017-04-27 01:42:10
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Family of a man killed by a death row inmate buys the inmate's daughter a plane ticket for a final visit  

The family of a Missouri man killed by an Arkansas inmate scheduled to be executed on Thursday sent the inmate's daughter a plane ticket so she could see him for the first time in 17 years. In 1999, Kenneth Williams, now 38, escaped from prison and was being chased in a stolen car by police when he rammed into a water delivery truck being driven by Michael Greenwood. Greenwood died instantly. Kayla Greenwood was 5 at the time of her father's death, and her mother, Stacey, was pregnant with twin

2017-04-27 01:40:54
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House may vote on GOP health-care bill Friday, after new version wins a few GOP moderates  

House Republican leaders huddled with more moderate members of the GOP caucus for two hours Wednesday night to drum up support for the latest version of the American Health Care Act, after the hardline conservative House Freedom Caucus threw its support behind the newly amended health-care bill on Wednesday and influential outside conservative groups dropped their opposition. After the meeting, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said "we got a few more to yes tonight — yeah, a co...

2017-04-27 01:37:48
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White House: Trump agrees with Trudeau, Peña Nieto not to terminate NAFTA  

After speaking with the leaders of Mexico and Canada, President Trump "agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time," the White House announced Wednesday night. The North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada was implemented in 1994, and while on the campaign trail, Trump called it a "job killer" and a "disaster." In a statement, the White House said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto "agreed to proceed swiftly, according ...

2017-04-27 01:31:21
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The dark side of Detroit's renaissance  

Dan Gilbert, the owner of Quicken Loans (and the Cleveland Cavaliers), walks around Detroit with a veritable halo around his head. He is credited with having put this Rust Belt city, which only recently emerged from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, on the path to revival. He saw opportunity where others saw ruin, scooping up vacant old gems facing demolition. And he didn't just sit on them hoping to dump them when their value inched up. He actually led the comeback, moving his

2017-04-27 01:18:02
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1. President Trump told Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday that the U.S. has no plan to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, "at this time," but he will renegotiate it. The White House said that Trump had agreed not to pull out of the trade deal and his counterparts in Mexico and Canada "agreed to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures, to enable the renegotiation of the NAFTA deal to...

2017-04-27 01:03:07
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25 years later, witnesses remember the 1992 L.A. riots  

As the 25th anniversary of the L.A. riots approaches, witnesses who watched as stores went up in flames and angry cries filled the streets are remembering what unfolded on April 29, 1992. The riots began after four white police officers were acquitted of assault after being videotaped kicking and striking black motorist Rodney King while he was on the ground. After the Watts riot in the 1960s, white flight hit South Los Angeles, and black residents said they were targeted by police officers bec

2017-04-26 17:57:35
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Trump may not attend Wednesday's odd White House briefing for senators on Korea, as tensions ratchet up  

Amid U.S.-North Korean tensions so high that defense analysts warn one misstep could lead to war, all 100 senators are meeting at the White House Wednesday afternoon for a special, unusual briefing on North Korea from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, intelligence chief Dan Coats, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It isn't clear if President Trump will attend at all, though a senior administration official told CNN "if he attends &md

2017-04-26 14:06:30
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House Freedom Caucus signs on to new GOP health-care bill  

The House Freedom Caucus announced Wednesday that it is onboard with the latest version of the GOP's American Health Care Act. The convincing factor for the far-right Republican faction, which opposed President Trump's first pass at repealing and replacing ObamaCare, was a new amendment negotiated by centrist Tuesday Group co-chairman Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.). The MacArthur Amendment enables states to waive the requirements to cover ObamaCare's essential health benefits and to not charge hig

2017-04-26 14:01:09
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Humans may have arrived in North America 115,000 years earlier than researchers thought  

Researchers may have been off by nearly 115,000 years when they estimated that humans arrived in North America about 15,000 years ago. The potential miscalculation was uncovered by a collection of mastodon bones, which were discovered during construction work on a California freeway in 1992. After toiling for years to date the bones, researchers announced this week in a paper published in the scientific journal Nature that they'd determined the remains of the adult male mastodon to be about 130

2017-04-26 13:21:04
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Trump's big, stupid tax plan  

Barreling towards his 100-day mark with little to show for it, President Trump is reportedly desperate to show some momentum. So today, the president is a releasing a new bullet-point proposal on tax reform. Its centerpiece is a giant cut to the corporate tax rate, dropping it from 35 percent to 15 percent. Mercifully, it's unlikely Trump could ever get such a thing passed, for reasons I'll explain below. But cutting the corporate tax rate is one of those bits of centrist and right-wing convent

2017-04-26 12:55:06
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1. World stocks on Wednesday were mixed, with some markets hitting record highs after news of President Trump's promised corporate tax cut lifted U.S. shares on Tuesday. Optimism over the first round in France's presidential election, in which pro-European Union centrist Emmanuel Macron led anti-EU far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, also buoyed markets. "On top of (the French election result) we have had a very decent set of corporate earnings in the U.S. and that helped push the market further

2017-04-26 12:42:59
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Is there a place for pro-life people in the Democratic coalition?  

Can you be a Democrat and also hold pro-life views? That old debate has broken out once again, as Democrats mobilize to win special elections taking place around the country. It all started with the mayoral election in Omaha, where moderately pro-life Democrat Heath Mello was endorsed by Bernie Sanders. Pro-choice liberals attacked him for ideological apostasy — and despite his own strong pro-choice record, Sanders seemed to make matters worse with a rather weak excuse. DNC chair Tom Perez la...

2017-04-26 12:38:44
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Trump installed a red button on his desk — to push when he wants a Coke  

There is actually a red button on the president's Oval Office desk, but contrary to any Cold War movie you've ever seen, it does not immediately launch America's arsenal of nukes. In fact, President Trump presses it all the time — whenever he wants a Coke. A man accustomed to wealth and its trappings, Trump has embraced life in the Executive Mansion, often regaling guests with trivia about the historic decor. With the push of a red button placed on the Resolute Desk that presidents have used ...

2017-04-26 12:13:32
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Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme dies at 73  

The Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs, Jonathan Demme, died Wednesday at the age of 73 due to complications from cancer, Indiewire reports. Demme also directed the AIDS crisis film Philadelphia, starring Tom Hanks, and the Talking Heads concert documentary Stop Making Sense. Demme's most recent films include the Ricki and the Flash, starring Meryl Streep, and Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids, a concert documentary. Demme was originally treated for esophageal cancer in 2

2017-04-26 12:09:11
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United Airlines' latest fiasco involves a dead giant bunny  

After a tough month on the public relations front, United Airlines is now dealing with the alleged death of a giant rabbit in the cargo hold of one of its trans-Atlantic flights. The rabbit in question is a massive 3-foot-long bunny named Simon, who was the son of the world's largest rabbit and apparently on track to become the world's next biggest bunny. Rabbit 'destined to be world's biggest' dies mysteriously on United flight pic.twitter.com/XO0YjIVMeE — The Indepe...

2017-04-26 11:59:37
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President Trump's tax plan could cost $5.5 trillion  

President Trump's proposal to slash taxes for businesses and families could cost the nation $5.5 trillion, the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget revealed Wednesday. Trump's tax proposal, which he unveiled Wednesday, includes plans to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent and to whittle the seven existing tax brackets down to three rates of 10, 25, and 35 percent. While Trump may bill his plan as family-friendly, the CRFB noted in its fiscal tax check that

2017-04-26 11:51:49
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Trump unveils tax plan with cuts for businesses and families  

President Trump unveiled a broad tax proposal Wednesday, including a sharp cut in the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent. For individuals, the administration proposed reducing the seven tax brackets to three, at 10, 25, and 35 percent. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the proposal is the "biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country." Here's the tax reform fact sheet being handed out at the press briefing pic.twitter.com/YfnyisMC5f — Lachlan Ma...

2017-04-26 11:27:01
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White House officials say an order to withdraw from NAFTA is in its final stages  

The White House is reportedly in the late stages of finalizing an order that would withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, also known as NAFTA, Politico reports. President Trump vowed to renegotiate the 1994 trade deal on the campaign trail, arguing that NAFTA is "very, very bad for our country," a "job killer," and "the single worst trade deal ever." NAFTA, which was originally signed by President Bill Clinton, allows for the free flow of goods and services bet

2017-04-26 11:20:22
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Amazon is releasing a camera that will tell you if your outfit is ugly  

Your best friend might tell you that your expensive, faux-mud-splattered jeans are "cute," but when it's the hard truth you want, you need to turn to artificial intelligence. Amazon announced Wednesday that is will be releasing the "Echo Look," a camera that will rate your outfits based on data from "machine learning algorithms with advice from fashion specialists." A part of Amazon's "Echo" line of home assistant gadgets, Echo Look can be asked to take full-length photos of you and can record

2017-04-26 10:53:29
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White House issues blistering response to judge's block of Trump's sanctuary city order  

The White House released a blistering statement Tuesday in response to a federal judge's decision to temporarily block President Trump's executive order that threatens to cut off government funding for sanctuary cities. "Today, the rule of law suffered another blow, as an unelected judge unilaterally rewrote immigration policy for our nation," it began. U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco ruled that the plaintiffs, San Francisco and Santa Clara County, would likely be able to pr

2017-04-26 10:35:56
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Blockbuster is still going strong in Alaska  

In virtually every state across the U.S., Blockbuster Video has become a relic of the past, from a time way back when it was necessary to physically go to a store to rent a movie rather than cueing one up with the click of the button. Alaska is the exception. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that while most Blockbuster stores have shut down after a period of ubiquity in the 1990s ended in a declaration of bankruptcy, there are still at least 10 Blockbusters left in existence. Most of thos

2017-04-26 10:29:17
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President Trump says he's 'absolutely' considered breaking up the 9th Circuit Court  

In an interview with the Washington Examiner on Wednesday, President Trump revealed he's "absolutely" thought about breaking up the 9th Circuit Court. That's the same court that was singled out in a White House statement Tuesday after U.S. District Judge William Orrick ruled to temporarily block Trump's executive order that threatens to cut off federal funding for sanctuary cities. Though Orrick does not sit on the 9th Circuit Court, the White House pummeled that court all the same after Orrick

2017-04-26 09:29:11
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A majority of Republicans think Obama spied on Trump and a majority of Democrats think Trump conspired with Russia  

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday revealed just how radically different Democrats' and Republicans' perceptions of Russia's election meddling are. On the whole, 56 percent of Americans believe Russia tried to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, an allegation that bipartisan leaders of Congress have said there is evidence to support. But when broken down by party, the numbers diverge drastically: Just 32 percent of strong conservatives believe Russia meddled, whil

2017-04-26 07:57:28
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Rex Tillerson ghosted on his meeting with the African Union chief  

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson infuriated the leader of the 55-nation African Union after backing out of their scheduled meeting at the last minute, Foreign Policy reports. Experts on African diplomacy say the snub could result in "lasting consequences and potentially burn bridges that took decades to build." People familiar with the snafu told Foreign Policy that Tillerson had invited Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki from talks at the United Nations in New York to a meeting in Washington,

2017-04-26 07:49:44
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After swearing he was 'not going to Wall Street' to make a lot of money, Obama is reportedly going to make a lot of money off a speech for Wall Street  

Former President Barack Obama is reportedly going to make a nice $400,000 this year off a speech at an annual health care conference hosted by the Wall Street investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald. The speech is one of many that Obama will make as he embarks on a paid-speech circuit. He's lined up a gig at the John F. Kennedy Library and Foundation in Boston, a public conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and some speeches in Europe, The New York Times reported. Obama's speech at the C

2017-04-26 07:47:34
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Fox News' Jesse Watters insists he wasn't making 'a joke about anything else' when he complimented Ivanka Trump's microphone handling  

Fox News reporter Jesse Watters swore Wednesday that he wasn't making any sort of sexual innuendo when he praised Ivanka Trump for how she handled her microphone during a recent appearance in Berlin. Watters' clarification was in response to a remark he made on Tuesday's episode of The Five that raised eyebrows. After playing a brief clip of the first daughter speaking into the microphone at the Berlin event, Watters slammed the left for claiming they "really respect women and then when given a

2017-04-26 07:41:57
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Trump's first 100 days were not a failure. Far from it.  

Wherever you fall on the spectrum of affinity for President Trump, you ought to agree that in his first 100 days, he has proven his harshest critics almost ludicrously wrong. In a culture where only panic and outrage can reliably break through the white noise of online blather and round-the-clock pseudo-news, intelligent people caught pants down by Trump's victory and tremendous departure from political business as usual had fair reason to spin out nightmarish warnings as far as they could go.

2017-04-26 07:04:47
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Serena Williams' big pregnancy reveal on Snapchat was a total accident  

It seems tennis star Serena Williams' accuracy is better on the court than on Snapchat. A week after surprising the world with the news that she's pregnant, Williams admitted during an interview Tuesday at the 2017 Ted Talks Conference that she didn't actually mean to send out that selfie of her growing baby bump. The photo of a swimsuit-clad Williams, with the simple caption "20 weeks," almost immediately made headlines. "I was on vacation just taking some time for myself and I have this thing

2017-04-26 06:04:32
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I love you, C-SPAN  

Comparing modern American society to George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece 1984 is all the rage. We live in a fact-less world, it seems, and try as the truth might, it struggles to cut through a cloud of government-sanctioned confusion. We are all Winston Smith, whether we're battling side-by-side lies or "fake news" run amok. Luckily, we have a tool that did not exist in Orwell's nightmare: C-SPAN. For 38 years, C-SPAN has televised the inner workings of American government to its citizens. It

2017-04-26 05:28:46
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Stephen Colbert's Alex Jones alter-ego, Tuck Buckford, takes on Chobani yogurt, George Soros  

The Late Show has been following the custody battle between Alex Jones and his ex-wife in an Austin courtroom, and on Tuesday's show, Stephen Colbert caught viewers up on the latest developments. But the battle for his children isn't the only fight Jones is waging. "Alex Jones' brand of fact-free truth-telling has been making him some enemies, like the powerful cabal known as Chobani yogurt," which is suing Jones for claiming that their plant in Idaho has been spreading "crime and tuberculosis"

2017-04-26 05:07:02
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Strangers raise $31,000 for Connecticut man who takes care of stray cats  

The stray cats of Hartford, Connecticut, have a hero in Willie Ortiz. The 76-year-old grandfather and retired welder has spent the last two decades feeding and taking care of feral and stray cats who call the streets home. He drives 22 miles a day in his 1988 Silverado to drop off food at 16 locations in Hartford and East Hartford, feeding about 68 cats. "The cats come out when they hear the sound of my engine," Ortiz told People. "They know my voice and they know the sound of my engine." He pa

2017-04-26 04:57:46
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Wild boars reportedly attacked ISIS in Iraq, killing 3 fighters  

On Sunday, a herd of wild boars overran an Islamic State position about 50 miles southwest of Kirkuk, killing three ISIS militants likely preparing to ambush local anti-ISIS tribes, according to tribal leaders and Kurdish military officials. Five other ISIS militants were injured, Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a chief of the local Ubaid tribe, told The Times of London. "It is likely their movement disturbed a herd of wild pigs, which inhabit the area as well as the nearby cornfields." Local tribes, Kur

2017-04-26 04:45:28
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Ann Coulter announces she won't speak at Berkeley after all  

After a long back-and-forth with the University of California, Berkeley, over her slated April 27 speech, conservative commentator Ann Coulter gave her final answer on Wednesday, a day before she was originally scheduled to speak. "There will be no speech," Coulter wrote in an email to Reuters. The hubbub over Coulter's speech started last week, when Berkeley announced it was cancelling the event because of security concerns amid threats of protest. The school had been forced in February to can

2017-04-26 04:41:45
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Chinese factory that makes Ivanka Trump clothes cited for low wages, poor conditions  

A day before Ivanka Trump flew to Berlin to talk about empowering women economically, the Fair Labor Association apparel industry monitoring group released an audit of a Chinese clothing factory used by the exclusive maker of Trump's clothing line. The report found that the factory's 80 workers were regularly required to work 57 hours a week, earning between $63 and $70 a week to knit clothes for Trump's contractor, G-III Apparel Group. That wages are low and overtime requirements too high for

2017-04-26 04:38:29
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New Trump executive orders will take aim at protected public lands, offshore drilling bans  

President Trump's White House is a flurry of activity as it pushes to chalk up tangible achievements before Trump hits 100 days in office on Saturday, and on Wednesday, Trump will sign executive orders on education and public lands. One of the orders will instigate an Interior Department review of all national monuments designated by his predecessors since 1996, with a perceived goal of opening more protected public lands to drilling, logging, and mining; the other will order Education Secretar

2017-04-26 04:28:04
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The manicured illusion of China's streaming starlets  

In the past three years, China's live-streamed entertainment has gone from a blip to a booming billion-dollar industry. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter) The entertainment can take different forms — like interactive gaming or online marketplaces with real-time salespeople — but at the heart of this internet phenomenon are young girls chatting casually from the comforts of their pink bedrooms to an audience of millions about life, love, and their favorite makeup and beauty products. But don't be foole...

2017-04-26 04:24:11
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Stephen Colbert makes Sean Spicer the star of his own Trump soap opera  

Last month, President Trump dismissed speculation that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's job is in jeopardy, telling a small working lunch that he's "not firing Sean Spicer" because "that guy gets great ratings. Everyone tunes in," The Washington Post reports. Trump reportedly added, proudly, that Spicer's daily briefings draw nearly as many viewers as daytime soap operas. "Clearly, Sean Spicer is a soap opera," Stephen Colbert joked on Monday's Late Show. "That explains why his charact

2017-04-26 04:12:34
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Lawmakers cling to their ObamaCare benefits even as they propose repealing them for everyone else  

The fine print of a new Republican health-care amendment apparently indicates that members of Congress want to keep Affordable Care Act provisions for themselves while repealing them for the rest of the country, Vox reports. Introduced Tuesday night, the amendment would allow states to waive the ObamaCare ban on charging people with pre-existing conditions higher premiums or the requirement to cover essential health benefits like maternity care, mental health services, or emergency room visits

2017-04-26 04:08:51
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Police: Murder suspect's alibi at odds with victim's Fitbit data  

A suspected murderer gave police an alibi so outlandish — it involves a masked assailant with a voice like Vin Diesel's who was ultimately chased off with a blowtorch — that the fact a Fitbit could hold the key to whether he is telling the truth isn't the strangest part of the story. Richard Dabate told authorities that at around 9 a.m. on Dec. 23, 2015, a mysterious intruder entered his Ellington, Connecticut, home, and subdued him using "pressure points," The Guardian reports. Then, using...

2017-04-26 04:04:03
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This tiny device knows when you're looking at it  

"Qualcomm wants your gadgets to look out for you," said Stacey Higginbotham at TechnologyReview​.com. The mobile chipmaker is working on a tiny, low-power module that could add computer vision technology to everyday devices, from toys to home appliances. The technology, called Glance, "isn't quite a camera, but it can gather more detailed information than a simple motion sensor." (Courtesy image) It contains a lens, an image sensor, and a low-power processor that allow it to detect people and...

2017-04-26 04:03:03
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Why Republicans should save ObamaCare  

The spectacle is astounding: With a Republican in the White House and the GOP firmly in control of the House and Senate, Congress still can't pass major legislation. The push to repeal and replace ObamaCare failed before even coming to the House floor. Now, with Congress nowhere close to passing a budget before funding runs out at week's end, a government shutdown is a real possibility, even as President Trump vows to re-fight the health-care battle and take on tax reform, too. Why is Washingto

2017-04-26 03:54:52
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At the White House, national security advisers brief senators on North Korea  

On Wednesday, senators were briefed at the White House by top national security advisers on the situation in North Korea, but several said they left the meeting without hearing any solid details on how the U.S. will deal with the country as it remains intent on building a nuclear arsenal. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) asked for the briefing, which was delivered by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis, National Intelligence Director Daniel Coats, and

2017-04-26 03:30:11
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America's endless cycle of reactionary politics  

Here's a thought experiment. Imagine that Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election. Across the country we'd probably be seeing a renewed spirit of activism on the right — mass protests, the creation of new grassroots organizations, local Republican Party chapters overrun with volunteers, ordinary citizens getting involved for the first time — in what would amount to a Tea Party II. Analysts would be predicting a huge Republican wave in the 2018 midterm elections, enabling the GOP to solidi...

2017-04-26 03:26:58
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How Theresa May can win her game of chicken with the EU  

Brexit is one of the most complicated affairs in policy. Dozens of trade treaties have to be renegotiated. Tens of thousands of pages of European law have to be replaced. And, of course, Britain wants to work out a custom deal with the European Union whereby, in essence, the island gets all the benefits of being in the EU — trade, especially — without any of the drawbacks — paying money, having to give up sovereignty. This is where, on top of the mind-boggling technocratic complexity, the...

2017-04-26 03:01:37
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In a surprise TED Talk, Pope Francis urges a 'revolution of tenderness' in a world of waste  

He didn't stand on a stage or display any visual aids, but Pope Francis just gave the first papal TED Talk. Released Tuesday night, the talk, "Why the only future worth building includes everyone," is delivered in Italian, though TED provides an English translation. And while the pope doesn't mention religion until halfway through, it is essentially a sermon to the "creative minds" who watch TED Talks about the need for love and human solidarity in a world where "techno-economic systems" and hu

2017-04-26 02:46:47
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ESPN to lay off 100 employees including on-air talent, reporters  

ESPN is cutting around 100 staffers this week, including writers and on-air reporters, anchors, and analysts, Bloomberg reports. In a statement about their "content evolution strategy," the company said: "In short, given how fans' habits are changing, our focus continues to be providing high-quality, distinctive content at any minute of the day on any screen." John Skipper has just sent memo to all @espn employees. Layoffs announced today. Around 50 names you will recognize; another 50 you may

2017-04-26 02:41:06
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Claudia's plot on The Americans: A theory  

Claudia is back. Be afraid. Be very afraid. It's no secret that The Americans' Philip and Elizabeth are in a fragile place. (The camera has made that clear all season.) And at the intersection of all their conflicts — between Philip and Elizabeth, and their respective relationships to Russia — is Claudia. That Margo Martindale is back — given the rough history the Jenningses have with her character — makes the Centre's configuration seem more opaque (and Elizabeth and Philip's relations...

2017-04-26 02:40:33
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As ISIS loses ground, more and more foreign fighters are surrendering  

Foreign fighters are leaving the Islamic State in droves, with many surrendering to or being caught by Turkish border police over the last few weeks, The Guardian reports. People who sympathized with the terror group are also fleeing, as ISIS loses ground in its stronghold of Raqqa, Syria. Last week, Kary Paul Kleman, a 46-year-old from Florida, and Stefan Aristidou of London surrendered at the Kilis crossing, accompanied by Aristidou's British wife, Kleman's Syrian wife, and two Egyptian wome

2017-04-26 02:39:01
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Watch Seth Meyers and the Late Night press corps' 'briefing' with Sean Spicer  

Seth Meyers has questions that just aren't being asked by reporters during the daily White House press briefings — like "How long until President Trump causes the end of the world?" — so he brought Sean Spicer on his show to face a barrage of inquiries from the Late Night press corps. Well, kind of. Thanks to the magic of editing, Meyers fired off such important questions as "Where did you guys find Steve Bannon?" with responses carefully culled from remarks Spicer has made at past

2017-04-26 01:58:39
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Bachelor star Chris Soules charged with felony following deadly crash  

Former Bachelor contestant Chris Soules has been charged with leaving the scene of a deadly crash, a felony, following an accident Monday night near Aurora, Iowa. Police say Soules, 35, was driving his 2008 Chevrolet truck down a country road when he rear-ended a farmer driving a tractor; the pick up rolled into a ditch and the tractor went into another ditch. Soules, who was not injured in the crash, walked away from the scene, and was picked up by an unknown person, Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Sco

2017-04-26 01:43:36
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Donald Trump's political science experiment  

An old political science professor of mine used to joke that the very term "political science" was an exercise in self-importance. It's not really a "science," even if professionals in the field secretly wish they could wear white laboratory coats and perform proper research in a controlled environment. The problem is, no political scientist gets to, say, become a dictator of a country and deliberately starve its people to see if they take up arms against him. Or, to take another example, becom

2017-04-26 01:38:51
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1. Leaders of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday that President Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, might have broken the law by failing to fully disclose his past business dealings with Russia during the process of getting the security clearance he needed to work in Trump's administration. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the committee's ranking Democrat, said that Flynn did not mention on security forms he filled out in January that he had received a $45,000 payment from the R

2017-04-26 01:36:53
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Stephen Colbert warns of a Canada trade war: 'Trump is now a friend of Putin and an enemy of poutine'  

The Late Show doesn't always cover global events, "but you see the news, it's a dangerous world," Stephen Colbert said Tuesday night. "Every day, tensions are rising between the United States and our sworn enemy, Canada: Cold Mexico, the Great White North Korea." On Monday night, Trump announced that he was slapping a 20 percent tariff on Canadian softwood lumber. "As far as I know, this is the first time anyone has rejected Justin Trudeau's wood," Colbert joked, noting Canada's relatively fier

2017-04-26 01:16:07
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Ethics complaints filed over State Department's blog post on Mar-a-Lago  

An advocacy group is demanding an investigation into a post originally published on the State Department's ShareAmerica website that read like it came straight from the marketing department inside Trump Tower. On Tuesday, Common Cause filed a complaint with the Office of Government Ethics over the post from early April that went into rhapsodic detail over Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's Palm Beach, Florida, club that he calls the "Winter White House," even though it is now spring. Since becoming

2017-04-25 21:40:34
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Amnesty International just published a list of 100 ways Trump has threatened human rights  

President Trump bragged that "no administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days" than his, although Amnesty International's new list is probably not what he had in mind. The non-governmental organization published 100 ways Trump has threatened human rights in the U.S. and around the world, ranging from "closing borders and shutting the door to refugees" to "emboldening and arming human rights abusers" to "hostility toward LGBT rights." "These first 100 days show how dangerous Trump's

2017-04-25 18:19:07
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Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner might voice Pumbaa and Timon in The Lion King remake  

The Lion King's beloved warthog-meerkat duo of Pumbaa and Timon could be voiced by comedians Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner in the upcoming live-action remake. The Wrap revealed Tuesday that Rogen and Eichner are reportedly in "final negotiations" to sign onto the film that's being directed by Jon Favreau. Rogen would voice Pumbaa and Eichner would take the part of Timon. Donald Glover has already agreed to voice Simba, and James Earl Jones will reprise his role from the 1994 animated film as Muf

2017-04-25 18:18:06
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Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson writing book on how to stop sexual harassment  

Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her ex-boss Roger Ailes last year, is penning a book on women's empowerment that will come out this fall. Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back is set to be released on Sept. 26, Hachette's Center Street Books announced Tuesday. The book will teach women how to recognize harassment and how to fight back, as well as share ways to end workplace abuse. After Carlson came forward with her claims

2017-04-25 18:10:26
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Baby lambs survive for weeks in artificial womb in promising sign for preemies  

Scientists have managed to keep prematurely born baby sheep alive for four weeks in an "artificial womb" known as a "biobag." The womb, which STAT described as a "plastic bag filled with fluid to mimic the conditions of the inside of the uterus," is being developed and tested with the hope of eventually being used to help keep prematurely born human babies alive. Currently, infants born before 24 weeks into a pregnancy only have about a 50 percent chance of survival, and the technology used to

2017-04-25 17:58:38
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Rush Limbaugh warns that Trump is 'caving' to Democrats on the border wall  

As much as he hated to say it, conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh admitted Tuesday on his national radio show that he has an inkling President Trump is "caving" on his promise to use the spending bill to get his funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "I'm very, very troubled to have to pass this on. And I want to say at the outset that I hope my interpretation is wrong, and I hope this is not the case," Limbaugh said. "But it looks like, from here — right here, right now —it looks

2017-04-25 15:52:24
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GOP officials: House Freedom Caucus leaders close to supporting new health-care plan  

Several House Freedom Caucus members are close to throwing their support behind a new health-care bill, several White House officials and Republican lawmakers told The Washington Post Tuesday. The officials said three of the ultra-conservative group's leaders — Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) — hinted on Tuesday that they will back the revised bill. The GOP's earlier plan fizzled in March, when House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) pulled t...

2017-04-25 15:01:02
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Judge blocks Trump's sanctuary city order  

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked President Trump's executive order that threatened to cut off federal funding for sanctuary cities, which refuse to comply with federal immigration orders by protecting undocumented immigrants. Cutting off this money was a key promise of Trump's presidential campaign. U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco ruled that the plaintiffs, San Francisco and Santa Clara County, would likely be able to prove Trump's order unconstitutional. Orric

2017-04-25 14:44:50
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Sean Hannity claims '100 percent false' allegations against him are proof 'liberal fascism is alive and well'  

During his show's opening monologue Monday night, Fox News host Sean Hannity vehemently denied allegations of sexual harassment and blasted the left for pushing such "slander" in an effort to silence "conservative voices." "I can no longer let the left's slander against me slide," Hannity said. "If there's any person, any group, any organization, any media outlet that slanders, lies about me, besmirches me, my character, I'm going to be calling them out. Because at this point, enough is enough.

2017-04-25 13:50:32
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Michael Flynn likely broke the law by not disclosing payments from foreign governments, House Oversight Committee chair says  

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Tuesday that there is "no evidence" that President Trump's ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn "complied with the law" when he worked on behalf of foreign governments and then failed to fully disclose his payments in his security clearance application. Flynn does not appear to have asked permission or informed the U.S. government before accepting payments for his appearances before Russian organizations or his company's

2017-04-25 13:45:04
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36 percent of Republicans think freedom of the press 'does more harm than good'  

A new poll by Vanity Fair and 60 Minutes revealed more than a third of Republicans aren't certain the freedom of the press, protected by the Constitution's First Amendment, is actually a democratic necessity. The poll found that 36 percent of Republicans believe the press' freedom "does more harm than good." Just 13 percent of Democrats said the same. The majority of Democrats and Republicans, however, do believe in the value of a free press. The poll found that 61 percent of Republicans and 86

2017-04-25 13:39:29
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1. President Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced Monday that the U.S. is imposing punitive tariffs up to 24 percent on softwood lumber imported from Canada. Canada sold the U.S. $5.8 billion worth of the lumber in 2016, mostly for home construction, but the U.S. claims in a longstanding dispute that Canada subsidizes lumber companies by giving them low royalty rates for cutting trees on state land. Ross said the Commerce Department has determined that the tariffs of 3 percent to 2

2017-04-25 13:32:01
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This 101-year-old woman just won a sprinting medal  

A 101-year-old woman won the 100-meter dash in New Zealand's World Masters Games — although admittedly, there was no one else in the 100+ age category competing against her. Man Kaur, of India, completed the race in one minute and 14 seconds, The New Zealand Herald reports. While elite sprinters can finish the distance in a dozen seconds or less, at least one onlooker couldn't believe her eyes. "It was something special," said Clasina van der Veeken, 85, who won a silver medal in her own

2017-04-25 12:24:35
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Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, is dead at 88  

Robert Pirsig, who wrote the unexpected bestseller Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) and just one other novel, 1991's Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals, died at his home in Maine on Monday, after a period of failing health, his publisher, William Morrow, announced. He was 88. Pirsig's 1974 cult classic, subtitled "An Inquiry Into Values," is a lightly fictionalized recounting of a 17-day motorcycle trip he took with his young son Chris and two other people in 1968, mixed with his phil

2017-04-25 12:08:10
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Beyoncé is celebrating Lemonade's one-year anniversary by giving college scholarships to four young women  

Beyonce's visual album Lemonade is the gift that keeps on giving. To celebrate the album's one-year anniversary, the pop icon announced Tuesday that she's founded "Formation Scholars," a program that will award college scholarships to four young women for the 2017-2018 academic year. Beyonce said the point of the program is to celebrate young women who are "unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious, and confident." Participating schools are historically black college...

2017-04-25 10:47:51
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