• Trump press secretary becomes a meme after lying at press conference
  • Rihanna just dabbed at the Trump Tower protest. Where were you?
  • Aussies felt ‘positive’ about the election of Donald Trump, per tweets study
  • Silicon Valley women march in DC and plan for their future under Trump
  • Trading Standards teams ‘struggling to visit’ scam victims – BBC News

Trump press secretary becomes a meme after lying at press conference

#SpicerFacts is the meme you need. Image: Associated press/@torgospizza composite We’re one day into the Trump presidency and the memes are already flying. President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer gave a press conference Saturday in which he complained about the media’s “false” reporting of crowd numbers at the inauguration. Although he admitted to not having any, you know, hard figures, he declared: “This was the largest audience to ever…

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Rihanna just dabbed at the Trump Tower protest. Where were you?

Where was Rihanna Saturday night? Dabbing out front of Trump Tower in New York City, why do you ask? The pop star has been posting supportive messages about the Women’s March on Instagram, but it wasn’t clear whether she would be joining herself. Now we know, with images and video on social media showing Rihanna in a pink cap, protesting against President Donald Trump outside his New York residence. SEE…

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Aussies felt ‘positive’ about the election of Donald Trump, per tweets study

Trump’s election has been met with division, to say the least – but less so in Australia Image: Slate Australians reacted more “positive” than “negative” to the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, according to a sentiment analysis study of tweets that were posted at the time. Only tweets sent on November 10, 2016, (just after the result of the US election) that included…

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Silicon Valley women march in DC and plan for their future under Trump

Protesters flood 14th Street during the Women’s March on Washington January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Image: drew angerer/Getty Images Hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, and the night before 1 million women marched on Washington, Lauren Schulte knew she had to figure out how her tech company would navigate America’s new future. “We’re going to do some stuff and we’re not going to be quiet,” Schulte,…

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Trading Standards teams ‘struggling to visit’ scam victims – BBC News

Image caption John Pearce, who lives in Suffolk, said he received up for six scam letters every day Professor Keith Brown of Bournemouth University, an expert who studies scams, says tackling the huge scale of fraud being perpetuated on the elderly should be a national priority. “In a few years we’ll look back at today and say ‘how do we in society let so many old and vulnerable people got…

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Opposition seek explanation over Trident test ‘fail’ – BBC News

Meanwhile, Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon – a long-standing opponent of Trident, whose submarines are based at Faslane, on the River Clyde – said the apparent misfire was a “hugely serious issue”. The SNP leader tweeted: “There should be full disclosure of what happened, who knew what/when, and why the House of Commons wasn’t told.” ‘Absolute faith’ HMS Vengeance, one of the UK’s four Vanguard-class submarines, returned to sea for…

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Hillary Clinton tweets support for Women’s March

Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton is making sure the hundreds of thousands of participants in the Women’s Marches held across the globe know she is on their side. Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, tweeted an article from Slate on Sunday night that showed images and videos of the massive crowds at Women’s Marches held in Washington, DC, other American cities and internationally, and added that the huge turnout was uplifting.

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More than 1 million marched against Trump in US — and that’s without counting DC

(CNN)More than a million Americans took to the streets of the United States to protest Donald Trump the day after his inauguration. And that doesn’t include the many thousands of people who took part in the main event — The Women’s March on Washington — for which there was no official crowd estimate. CNN did not make its own crowd estimates, but compiled official estimates from law enforcement agencies for…

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Protesters in Mexico show solidarity with Women’s March

Mexico City (CNN)Under a piercing sun and the watchful gaze of the Angel of Independence monument, protestors in Mexico City chanted, “Love, not hate, makes America great.” Organized by a coalition of women’s groups in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, US and Mexican citizens came together to form a human wall along the capital’s central thoroughfare, Paseo de la Reforma, shutting the city’s main artery for around an…

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Trump Inauguration chair: Speech to CIA was ‘appropriate’

(CNN)The chairman of Donald Trump’s Inaugural Committee, Tom Barrack Jr., says he thinks it was appropriate for the President to use his speech to the CIA as an opportunity to complain about reports on the crowd size at his inauguration. Trump stopped at CIA headquarters to deliver the speech in front of a wall where fallen operatives are remembered. “There is nobody that feels stronger about the intelligence community and…

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Cory Booker: ‘I am not open to being president’

(CNN)New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker said Saturday he is not planning to run for president in 2020, telling CNN’s Brooke Baldwin he wants to instead focus on running an effective opposition to the Trump administration. “Too many things can happen that can hurt people in our nation and around the globe if this President isn’t checked,” Booker told Baldwin, speaking at the Women’s March in Washington. “Right now, I…

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Obama plane diverted from Palm Springs because of weather

(CNN)Barack Obama’s got nothing but time these days — but he probably didn’t plan to spend it in a holding pattern. Obama was forced to delay the start of his post-presidential life Friday after unusually bad weather in Southern California prevented the newly minted federal retiree and his family from landing at Palm Springs International Airport. Instead, the Obamas touched down at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, about 50…

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Trump puts freeze on new regulations

Washington (CNN)White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus issued a memorandum Friday night to all executive departments and agencies to freeze new or pending regulations — giving the new administration time to review them. The action is a fairly standard move for a new administration taking over from the other party. It effectively halts any lingering policies from the Obama administration before they can be finalized.

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Fight for common sense gun-safety policies far from over

(CNN)I flew 39 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm and left our planet four times in a spaceship. I always thought I had a risky job. But it wasn’t until my wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was nearly assassinated that I learned she had faced a more present danger. Since that horrible day six years ago, I’ve also learned a lot about life and about second chances. Tom Perez: Dear Mr….

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How to stay safe at the Women’s March

(CNN)With the nation divided and protests already occurring around President Donald Trump’s inauguration, it might seem that now is a good time to avoid large public gatherings. But Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington is resolutely aimed at being a peaceful and meaningful demonstration against discrimination and hatred. Given this, it is important that none of us let a few bad apples deter us from participating. For those planning to attend,…

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Talladega marching band performs at inaugural parade

(CNN)It was the moment they said they never imagined: The nearly 230 members of the Great Tornado marching band from Talladega College, dressed in crimson and blue, performing in the inaugural parade in front of the President. Band members played a rendition of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” as they stepped in time past President Donald Trump and his family. The performance brought a smile to the President’s face. “It’s really amazing,”…

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Trump brings Churchill bust back to Oval Office

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump restored the bust of Winston Churchill to the Oval Office immediately after assuming the presidency on Friday, the most notable move in an aesthetic redecoration of the space. Trump signed his first executive orders at the Resolute Desk before new gold curtains with a blue trim, a new sunburst-patterned carpet and new brocade couches. The Churchill bust sat on a sidetable, while the figure of Martin…

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Mexican foreign minister to visit Washington next week

Washington (CNN)Top Mexican officials will visit Washington next week for talks with senior officials in the Trump administration, a possible early gesture the incoming US president wants to repair the rocky relationship he has sparked with America’s neighbor. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, who has led talks between the Mexican government and the Trump transition team, and Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo are expected to be in Washington January Thursday and Friday,…

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The Oath: 35 words, four views

(CNN)Whether you know them by heart or have never heard them at all, the 35 words that Donald Trump will speak to become our president will, in some way, impact your next four years. On the occasion of CNN’s mini-documentary, “The Oath,” CNN Opinion asked scholars and writers to weigh in on how history and happenstance have shaped the president’s oath of office. Jim Bendat: Thank you, James Madison Some…

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Sen. Sherrod Brown on Mnuchin: I’ll ‘vote no’ on confirmation

(CNN)A Democrat on a key Senate committee tells CNN’s Erin Burnett that he will vote no on Donald Trump’s nominee for treasury secretary Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, revealed during a prime-time interview from Washington DC, that he will oppose Steven Mnuchin for the cabinet post. Brown spent much of Thursday grilling Mnuchin during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee.

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