Trump credits his Twitter wrath for Kaepernick’s unemployment

March 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump veered off message Monday night at a campaign-style rally aimed largely at pushing for the Republican health care overhaul to take credit for a completely different issue: keeping former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick out of a job. While talking to the crowd in Louisville, Kentucky, about the nation’s urban communities, Trump swerved in midstream and cited a report that NFL owners were avoiding hiring…

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Rep. Turner calls Comey hearing ‘highly speculative’

March 21, 2017

(CNN)On a day that saw FBI Director James Comey testify before the House Intelligence Committee, Erin Burnett made the issue the focus of her evening news program by welcoming a man who was in the room as the testimony was given. “I think it certainly is highly speculative and people shouldn’t be jumping to conclusions,” said Turner, referencing in particular Comey’s revelation the FBI is investigating potential Russian meddling in…

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Comey’s hearing passes but the political storm rages on

March 21, 2017

(CNN)James Comey is at it again. The FBI director, in his deadpan way, characteristically unleashed a new chain of political consequences Monday, in hours of steely testimony before a House hearing examining Russian meddling in the presidential election. Just five months ago, Democrats were left fulminating at Comey’s handling of the probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server.

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Plug the leaks and stop blaming Russians for Clinton’s loss

March 21, 2017

(CNN)There was something for everyone in Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing — for Democrats, some fuel for their unproven theory the presidency was stolen from them in last year’s election, and for Republicans, confirmation that there’s a serious problem with the leaking of secrets by officials in Washington. Russian espionage is nothing new, yet its possible role in the Trump campaign and administration is something the committee is just beginning…

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9 things we learned from the Comey hearing

March 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)The FBI is investigating any possible coordination between members of the Trump presidential campaign and Russia, and there is no evidence of wiretaps on Trump Tower. Those were some of the takeaways from a lengthy hearing Monday where the directors of the FBI and National Security Agency testified before the House Intelligence Committee covering Russian interference in the 2016 election. FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director…

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Marion Cotillard And Guillaume Canet Welcome Baby Girl

March 21, 2017

Congratulations are in order for Marion Cotillard and her longtime partner Guillaume Canet the couple welcomed their second child! Cotillard first announced her pregnancy back in September when addressing those Brad Pitt affair rumorson Instagram. This is going to be my first and only reaction to the whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and that I was swept up into. I am not used to commenting on things like…

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Uber President Jeff Jones Quits Amid Company Controversies

March 20, 2017

Uber President, Jeff Jones, abruptly quit the ride hailing tech company on Sunday. Recode, which broke the news, reported that Jones resignation was directly related to Ubers recent pileup of controversies that included a culture of rampant sexism and harassment. It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, Jones said in…

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The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

narrative, the Affordable Care Act imposed regulations that made insurance more expensive for families like the Gibbses and then it spent a bunch of taxpayer money in ways that dont actually help them. That narrative is more or less correct. It is alsoleaves out the part about how those same regulations, and that same government spending, have put decent coverage within reach for families like the Secrists. Take away the…

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Confederate Flag Appears Outside NCAA Tournament In South Carolina

March 20, 2017

A Confederate flag was hoisted up a flagpole attached to a car near two NCAA tournament games in South Carolina on Sunday, just two years after the state was permitted to host the sporting events thanks to the flags removal from state grounds. In addition to the large flag that was seen waving near Greenvilles Bon Secours Wellness Arena where the mens games were taking place, protesters were seen carrying…

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Trump’s wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing

March 20, 2017

(CNN)The bizarre saga of President Donald Trump’s claims that he was wiretapped by President Barack Obama last year reaches a dramatic climax Monday with FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to the House Intelligence Committee. It’s a moment of political theater that could end in humiliation for Trump, with Comey expected to say that there was no wiretapping, debunking allegations that Trump has repeatedly refused to withdraw. The hearing could also…

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Clashes break out in Damascus after a surprise attack

March 20, 2017

(CNN)Syrian rebel groups launched a surprise attack on regime forces on the eastern outskirts of Damascus on Sunday, according to opposition groups, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Syrian state media. Clashes broke out in the Syrian capital, which has not seen such attacks in months, if not years, said SOHR Director Rami Abdel Rahman. The rebel fighters began the attack from the district of Jobar in northeastern Damascus,…

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Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

(CNN)Six days without a credible tip — that’s how long authorities have been digging for answers in the alleged abduction of a 15-year-old by a teacher at her Culleoka, Tennessee, high school. A lawyer for Elizabeth Thomas’ father said the teen’s alleged abductor is armed, dangerous and “obviously a man who is not in control of his faculties.” On Saturday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation updated its Amber Alert explaining…

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Jocky Wilson: Darts champion celebrated in new play – BBC News

March 20, 2017

Image copyright Jeff J Mitchell Image caption Floral tributes outside Kirkcaldy crematorium following Jocky’s funeral in April 2012 Cairney says the play, which will be performed at Oran Mor in Glasgow, is “imagined” but it is based on a real-life incident early in his career. “One story we really picked up on was when he was over in America for an exhibition match,” said Cairney. “[He] missed his lift to…

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Is big-budget television threatening cinema? – BBC News

March 19, 2017

Image caption The set of The Crown at Elstree Studios in north London It is filling a gap in the market, he says, created by “traditional Hollywood’s” focus on the teenage market. Is this a threat to cinema? Is the talent rushing to work for the small screen instead? Tim Bevan, co-founder of Working Title, the UK’s largest film production company, says his job has been made more difficult. He…

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Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

The phrase she was keenest to use “now is not the time” – but significantly she didn’t say “never”. So if not now, when? Has she accepted that there will be an independence referendum sometime after Brexit? Both sides say they want the Brexit picture to clear up, so they can offer voters an “informed choice”. The divide is over when they believe this will happen. Ms Sturgeon believes the…

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CNN’s Brian Stelter Slams Trump For Being A ‘Fox News Presidency’

March 19, 2017

CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter accused the White House of being the Fox News presidency on Saturday, despite President Donald Trumps recent attempt to blame the network forunsubstantiated claimsthat Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the election. Whitfield noted that while the network has tried to distance itself from the wiretapping claim made by its analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano, she found the shift of blame interesting given Fox News and…

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What is Neil Gorsuch’s religion? It’s complicated

March 19, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNN)Earlier this month, the Trump administration summoned two dozen religious leaders to a private meeting. The mission: to rally support for Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. According to several participants, White House staffers emphasized Gorsuch’s robust defense of religious rights as a judge on the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals. In one prominent decision, Gorsuch argued that the government should rarely, if ever, coerce the consciences of…

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Musicians remember Chuck Berry’s genius

March 19, 2017

(CNN)Many of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest guitarists list Chuck Berry as one of their influences. As do many other musicians. John Lennon said: “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.’” Here are some of the reactions that some of the best musicians had when they heard Berry had died Saturday at the age of 90.

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Man livestreaming on Facebook shot dead by Tennessee deputies

March 19, 2017

(CNN)Authorities in Tennessee are investigating the shooting death of an unarmed man by sheriff’s deputies, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. Rodney James Hess, 36, of New Orleans was streaming on Facebook Live when he was shot Thursday afternoon, his family said in their own Facebook posting. Rodney Hess’ video does not show the officers shooting and his relatives asked any witnesses to come forward. Hess was shot after Crockett…

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Man arrested after tweet causes epilepsy seizure

March 19, 2017

(CNN)A Maryland man was arrested Friday and charged with cyberstalking after allegedly tweeting an animated strobe image to a journalist with epilepsy. The flashing image sent to Kurt Eichenwald, a Newsweek senior writer and Vanity Fair contributing editor, on December 15 came with the message: “You deserve a seizure for your post,” according to the criminal complaint. Eichenwald said the image triggered a seizure and he then sought to identify…

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Teacher and missing student sought, teacher’s wife urges him to surrender

March 18, 2017

(CNN)A Tennessee teacher has been added to that state’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” list after being charged with aggravated kidnapping in the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl. Authorities say that 50-year-old Tad Cummins kidnapped Elizabeth Thomas — a student at the school where Cummins taught until this week– on March 13 and that she is in imminent danger. The teacher’s wife delivered an emotional appeal Friday for her husband to…

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Young Yahoo hacking suspect showed off the good life

March 18, 2017

Ancaster, Ontario (CNN)A few years before there was Karim Baratov, the guy who parked expensive cars in his driveway and posted sketches showing the very good life — complete with money bags, women and a swimming pool — there was Karim Baratov, the high school student who got into a little trouble. Baratov, who has been indicted by a US grand jury in connection with a massive hack of Yahoo…

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GOP congressman to Trump: Apologize for wiretap claim

March 18, 2017

(CNN)As two US government officials told CNN that a classified Justice Department report to Congress fails to confirm President Donald Trump’s claim of wiretapping by former President Barack Obama, a Republican congressman had one suggestion for Trump: Apologize. During an interview Friday night on CNN’s “OutFront,” Erin Burnett asked Republican Rep. Will Hurd whether Trump owed Obama an apology for the unproven allegation. Hurd replied, “I’m going to quote my…

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Why Trump just can’t (and probably won’t) quit the wiretap story

March 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)For nearly two weeks now, President Donald Trump and his aides have floated a conspiracy theory involving President Barack Obama wiretapping then-candidate Trump’s phone lines in his Manhattan office building. Even now, as bipartisan agreement has emerged that no such thing happened, Trump has dug in, leaving Trump aides and allies fumbling for excuses and explanations — like that spying microwaves are apparently a thing, according to White House…

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UN report on Israeli ‘apartheid’ sets off diplomatic fireworks

March 18, 2017

(CNN)Memo to critics of Israel inside the UN system: Prepare to pay a price. The sizeable impact of President Donald Trump’s new administration on the UN reverberated again Friday when an undersecretary-general resigned after a UN agency report said Israel was using apartheid-style practices on Palestinians. The US under Trump has made it quite clear it will defend Israel perhaps more than all other countries at the UN. So when…

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Pill presses for counterfeit drugs seized in record numbers

March 18, 2017

(CNN)Machines used to make counterfeit pills are reaching the US border in record numbers. US Customs and Border Protection is seizing pill presses at a rate 19 times higher than in 2011. That’s the year the synthetic drug fentanyl exploded in the US drug market, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. While the Justice Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration deals with a national problem of synthetic fentanyl overdoses,…

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