President Trump, protecting South Korea is not a real estate deal

April 30, 2017

… deliberate and strategic approach they have taken to the problem of North Korea’s provocations. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was downright sober and succinct Friday at the United Nations, laying out in clear language how seriously the United States is taking the issue and how unafraid we are to lead the rest of the world in solving it, if need be. In that vein, there is a powerful and important geostrategic purpose to the THAAD deployment, one that far outweighs any cost of putting it …

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Ciara and Russell Wilson welcome baby girl

April 29, 2017

(CNN)Ciara and Russell Wilson’s baby girl is here. The singer and her Seattle Seahawks quarterback husband welcomed their new baby Friday, the couple announced on their social media accounts. “Dear Sienna Princess Wilson. No matter how big the wave, we will always be your calm in the storm. We Love You,” Ciara wrote on Instagram under a picture of her at the beach. …

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UK drawing up post-Brexit sanctions plan – BBC News

April 29, 2017

The EU has imposed trade restrictions on Russia’s financial, energy and defence sectors in response to its annexation of Crimea and military intervention in Ukraine. Rushed through The official consultation over the new laws began last Friday only hours before the pre-election ban on announcing new legislation – known as purdah – came into force. It will be rushed through in just nine weeks so a new bill can be put to Parliament as soon as possible after the general …

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Trump says he would consult with China’s Xi before speaking to Taiwan

April 28, 2017

… that comes in the way of that. So, I would certainly want to speak to him first,” Trump said. Why is the Trump, Taiwan phone call a big deal? Tsai recently told Reuters that another call between herself and Trump was a possibility. “We have the opportunity to communicate more directly with the US government,” Tsai said in the interview, although she conceded that China’s influence would be a consideration of Trump’s. On Friday, Taiwanese …

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Dying Derby mum to tie the knot after donations – BBC News

April 27, 2017

Image copyright Sarah Lowndes Image caption The couple are getting married on Friday “I feel fine, just tired,” she said. “I have to have treatment every three weeks, but we’re all excited and my children are bouncing off the walls.” Alison Walker, from the charity, said the wedding had been a challenge as she only had eight weeks to help make it possible. “It feels like I have made life-long friends,” she said. “It’s a bit …

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An artist creates a mural of Michelle Obama and nobody’s happy

April 26, 2017

(CNN)A new mural of former first lady Michelle Obama, painted on a building in the Chicago neighborhood where she lived as a child and remains popular, would seem like an innocuous project. But the mural, by Chicago artist Chris Devins, has sparked intense debate — and not for the usual political reasons. Shortly after Devins finished the mural last Friday, criticism began bubbling up online. People accused him of copying the image from Rhode Island art student Gelila Mesfin, who had …

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Was ITV’s The Nightly Show a success? – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… entertainment show is the difference in audience expectation between the UK and the US. ‘Knives are out’ “We’ve gotten so used to watching light-hearted entertainment shows on Friday and Saturdays that a lot of British viewers aren’t used to upbeat, happy content on a Monday evening,” Duthie says. “Also, perhaps the networks wouldn’t pay for original programming at 11:30pm in the UK – budgets are usually spent by about 10:30.” But, she …

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French presidential candidates halt campaigns in wake of Paris attack

April 21, 2017

… Friday that it’s too early to tell what role the second suspect played, if any, in the attack. Nov. 2015: Coordinated attacks in Paris kill 130 people Jan. 2016: Knife-wielding man shot dead on anniversary of Charlie Hebdo attacks Jul. 2016: Bastille Day truck attack in Nice leaves 84 dead Jul. 2016: Catholic priest killed after ISIS sympathizers storm church Sep. 2016: Plot to attack Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris foiled Feb. 2017: Police thwart ‘imminent attack on French …

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Georgia student in police beating video says he feared for his life

April 18, 2017

(CNN)The 21-year-old Georgia college student seen on cell phone video being beaten by two Georgia police officers says he thought he was going to die during the traffic stop on April 12. Demetrius Hollins was pulled over on a busy suburban Atlanta road by Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni for not having a license plate, according to the police report. Hollins said the license plate was in the rear window. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Trump Administration Won’t Release Logs Of Visitors To The White House

April 15, 2017

… government surveillance of Trump Tower. Nunes refused to reveal his White House sources, but they were later revealedto be Ezra Cohen-Watnick, senior director of intelligence on the National Security Council, and Michael Ellis, a lawyer in the White House counsels office. Classified documents have shown no evidence that the Obama administration did anything unusual. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) sharply criticized the news on Friday. Faiz Shakir, national political director of the ACLU, said in a …

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Facebook Cracks Down on 30,000 Fake News Accounts Ahead of French Election

April 15, 2017

The company is using automated methods to help screen out the fakes, such as finding content repeated on hundreds of the phony sites. Facebook said in a statement Friday that its taking decisive action against the accounts, presumably shutting them down. The company is relying on improvements to recognize these inauthentic accounts more easily by identifying patterns of activity without assessing the content itself, Shaik added. Facebook hopes toreduce the spread of material generated through …

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Court blocks Arkansas from using lethal injection drug

April 15, 2017

(CNN)Plans by Arkansas to execute a group of inmates before the end of the month ran into more problems Friday. Pulaski County Judge Wendell Griffen issued a temporary restraining order that stops the state from using a certain drug for lethal injections. The supplier of the drug argued it wasn’t supposed to be used for capital punishment. It’s unclear what effect the ruling will have on the state’s plans to execute the men. …

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Atlanta Braves begin new ballpark chapter at SunTrust Park

April 15, 2017

Atlanta (CNN)As Chipper Jones hung out in the Atlanta Braves dugout Friday afternoon, a few hours ahead of the Braves’ first regular-season home game at their new stadium, SunTrust Park, the future Hall of Famer fielded a question about what fans might be saying as they entered the ballpark for the first time. “I would venture a guess the word mumbled the most — maybe not even mumbled — would be ‘Wow,’” the Braves’ icon said. “I mean, look at that …

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Trump, shocked by Assad, discussed chemical weapons history at Mar-a-Lago

April 13, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump, consumed by the idea that a world leader would use chemical weapons on his own people, discussed with staffers and close confidantes at his Mar-a-Lago club Friday about the historical and philosophical context for the use of chemical weapons, aides and people who spoke to Trump told CNN. Full interview: Sean Spicer’s apology An administration document on the use of chemical weapons since World War I was also part of a briefing provided to the …

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Cops Hunt Accused Gun Thief Who Sent Anti-Government Manifesto To Trump

April 11, 2017

… specific location, according to the sheriffs office. Janesville School District canceled classes on Friday as a precaution. More officers have been patrolling near churches, because of the unspecified anti-religious remarks in the suspects manifesto, the sheriffs office said over the weekend. To anybody that got this letter, you might want to read it, the man police identified as Jakubowski says as he walks through a parking lot after visiting the post office. Revolution. Its time for change. …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… arrested. On Friday, a delivery truck was driven into a department store in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Four people were killed in that attack and some of the 15 people injured were in critical condition as of last night. Thousands gathered on Sunday to remember the victims. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) MAX FOSTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: There’s been a fierce determination here in Sweden to get life back to normal. That message has come from the king and the prime minister, right down to the …

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Bird Slams Into Man’s Face In Bloody Roller Coaster Accident

April 9, 2017

A man and his friend went for a ride on Red Force, which is being touted as Europes fastest roller coaster, on Friday and literally crashed into an unfortunate surprise. He tossed the bird aside and, with blood smeared across his face, appeared to tell his friend what just happened. Moments after the encounter, the man seemed to accept his and the birds fate and rose his hand for another drop. A similar accident took place in 2012 when a 12-year-old boy was hit by a bird while riding a …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… visit said she wanted whoever carried it out to be held accountable a statement suggesting she didnt believe the intelligence pointing to Assad.On CNN Friday night, she said she was still skeptical. Gabbard has Spencer before, and she has herself from former KKK leader David Duke, a Spencer ally and Assad fan who has praised Gabbards position on Syria. But the rhetoric from Gabbard and her and allies on the left who say Washington should embrace Assad including former Rep. Dennis (D-Ohio) …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

… debut in September, hit 68, while the ever-improving Fowler joined the quartet late Friday with a 67. Couples in contention Fowler, 28, who finished in the top five in all four majors in 2014 but has yet to win one of golf’s big events, began his charge with an eagle at the long second when he holed from the greenside bunker. “I’m excited, I’m looking forward to the weekend, …

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Trump’s Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

April 4, 2017

… influence within the administration and in foreign capitals, Kushner’s already established role has grown to include duties typically assigned to a national security adviser or even a secretary of state. Before his surprise trip to Iraq, Kushner had been preparing intensively for Thursday and Friday’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, which will take place at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Kushner has acted as a key conduit between the Chinese government and the …

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Trump signals he won’t press human rights ahead of key diplomatic week

April 3, 2017

… practices of previous administrations. “Our approach is to handle these types of sensitive issues in a private, more discrete way,” a White House official said Friday, previewing Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s visit to the White House on Monday. “We believe it’s the most effective way to advance those issues to a favorable outcome.” Trump’s executive orders bad news for China Trump himself has pledged to …

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Remains of missing Arizona girl Isabel Celis found, police say

April 1, 2017

(CNN)An Arizona girl who disappeared from her home almost five years ago is dead, police in Tucson said Friday. The remains of Isabel Celis were discovered earlier this month during a search by authorities, Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus said. “This is not the ending that any of us hoped for but it is also not the ending of the case,” he said. …

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Some EpiPens recalled, FDA says

April 1, 2017

(CNN)Thirteen lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. are being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, the US Food and Drug Administration said Friday. “This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate,” the FDA said in a news release. EpiPens are used to give an emergency injection of epinephrine to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Replay More Videos … …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

… — comes next. In subsequent days, it is revealed that Nunes was provided the information he rushed to the White House to share … by people working in the White House. The drama of March 22 was, it now appears, a bizarre charade. A US official confirmed to CNN on Friday that Ezra Cohen-Watnick and Michael Ellis, two National Security Council officials, are believed to have assisted Nunes, in some way, as he gathered the intelligence. Ellis, as it happens, had previously worked as …

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Hillary Clinton, it’s too soon

April 1, 2017

(CNN)Hillary Clinton is back. Of course, Hillary Clinton is back. I am convinced she will run for the presidency as many times as it takes to win — even if she is still being wheeled through the streets of Iowa at 108, kept alive by robotics and a refusal to surrender. She came to Georgetown University on Friday to give a speech to some fans, and delivered a stinging attack on Donald Trump’s budget. Clinton is great at attacking others, dreadful at selling herself. This is a …

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