Tiffany Trump will join the family business, Donald Trump Jr. hints

March 1, 2017

(CNN)It may be Tiffany Trump’s turn to join the family real estate business. President Donald Trump’s youngest daughter, 23, joined brothers Donald Jr., Eric, and sisters-in-law Vanessa and Lara at the grand opening of Trump International Hotel Vancouver Tuesday, according to an Instagram story posting she made. Brother Donald Jr. hinted that his sister may have a future in the Trump Organization.

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White House condemns Kansas attack, calls it ‘racially motivated’

March 1, 2017

Washington (CNN)A White House spokeswoman condemned on Tuesday the shooting of two Indian men in Kansas that gained international attention over the weekend, telling reporters that the shooting appears to be “an act of racially motivated hatred.” The comments are the most direct the White House has been on the shooting, which killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year old employee at GPS company Garmin, and left Alok Madasani, 32, and Ian…

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Trump throws curveball at Republicans with call for immigration deal

March 1, 2017

Washington (CNN)Hill Republicans are once again at the mercy of President Donald Trump political whims. CNN reported Tuesday that Trump wants Republicans and Democrats to work together on an immigration reform bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to stay in the US with their families if they paid taxes and had no serious criminal record — a stance that runs counter to the tough-on-immigrant rhetoric that defined Trump’s polarizing campaign…

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Delay Brexit if no trade deal reached, say business leaders – BBC News

March 1, 2017

But it continued: “Should this prove impossible, we should seek an extension to the negotiating period to enable completion of both agreements concurrently.” Business Secretary Greg Clark and shadow chancellor John McDonnell will be among those addressing the conference in London. BCC director general Adam Marshall said: “Business communities across the UK want practical considerations, not ideology or politics, at the heart of the government’s approach to Brexit negotiations. “What’s…

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HMP Berwyn: How does biggest prison compare to others? – BBC News

February 28, 2017

Nine more new prisons are expected to open by 2020. Andrew Neilsen, from the Howard League for Penal Reform, said: “Berwyn has become a bit of a poster child for super prisons. It is the first public sector prison to be opened in England and Wales since the 1990s, and they want to show it can work. “Russell Trent, the governor, is seen as a high-flying trouble-shooter. He has turned…

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Issa renews call for independent prosecutor on Russia

February 28, 2017

Washington (CNN)Rep. Darrell Issa doubled down on statements he made over the weekend urging for an independent investigation of communications between President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russians known to US intelligence. “The American people need a clear-eyed view of the nefarious actions of the Russian government,” the California Republican said in a statement Monday. “Right now, we have speculation and assumptions, but not clarity and fact, including questions about…

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Here’s what we know about Trump’s budget math

February 28, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump outlined some very broad strokes of his budget proposal during remarks in Washington Monday. Details will come later. But we do know after a quick briefing from Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney that most federal programs would be cut in Trump’s vision. Defense and law enforcement spending would rise. He also plans to dramatically increase infrastructure spending, although he did not offer a…

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Son of murdered Colombian diplomat gets $1 million in narco-cash

February 28, 2017

(CNN)Collecting upwards of $1 million of a nearly $200 million judgment may not seem like much. But for a grieving man who lost his father years ago to one of Latin America’s longest-running guerrilla wars, it’s a crucial victory. Ever since his diplomat father died at the hands of Colombian rebel forces in 1999, Antonio Caballero has been living in the United States under political asylum, looking for ways to…

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Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan confirm April 23 bout

February 28, 2017

(CNN)Boxing legend and Filipino senator Manny Pacquiao has announced a date for this next fight — April 23 — against former British lightweight Olympic champion Amir Khan. Khan, who won a silver medal in 2004, confirmed on Twitter that his team had agreed to Pacquiao’s terms and would meet him for a “super fight.” Pacquiao and Khan are no strangers to one another: They were both trained together by Freddie…

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Oscars 2017: Hollywood’s biggest night arrives

February 27, 2017

(CNN)In accepting the award for best supporting actress at the 89th Academy Awards, Viola Davis didn’t talk politics: She praised the art. “I became an artist and thank God I did because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life,” said Davis, who won for her role in “Fences.” Davis has been the show-stealer of the night thus far, but there has been plenty…

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Viola Davis ends award season hot streak with Oscar win

February 27, 2017

(CNN)Viola Davis’s award season hot streak just ended with a bang. The “Fences” star picked up the award for best supporting actress at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday. She was the favorite to win going into Hollywood’s biggest night. Davis, who beat out the likes of Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”) and Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”), gave an emotional speech that honored the acting profession and playwright August Wilson.

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Fallen SEAL’s dad slams Trump

February 27, 2017

Washington (CNN)Bill Owens, the father of the Navy SEAL killed in a late-January raid in Yemen, leveled biting criticism at the White House and called for an investigation into his son’s death in a news story published Sunday. Owens told The Miami Herald that as his son William “Ryan” Owens’ body made it to Dover Air Force Base outside Washington, he was told President Donald Trump was coming to meet…

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Trump to call for substantial increase in military spending, cuts to several federal agencies

February 27, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump will call for a substantial increase in military spending and look to safeguard Social Security and Medicare from any cuts in his first major step toward compiling a budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, a senior administration official told CNN on Sunday. The White House on Monday will issue the outlines of a budget proposal to federal agencies, a document that has largely been drafted by…

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ACLU ribbons spotted on Oscars red carpet

February 27, 2017

(CNN)A little blue ribbon has become the hottest accessory for many stars on the red carpet at the 89th Annual Academy Awards. Celebrities are donning the ribbon in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an organization that challenged President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban in court. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization says it reached out to all major Oscar nominees to participate in the “Stand with the ACLU” initiative….

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Navy secretary nominee Philip Bilden withdraws

February 27, 2017

(CNN)President Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Navy, Philip Bilden, has withdrawn his name from consideration, Bilden and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Sunday in statements. Both Bilden’s and Mattis’ statements said Bilden’s business interests created complications. He recently retired from a private equity investment management firm, according to a White House statement. “After an extensive review process,” Bilden said, “I have determined that I will not be able…

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Why doesn’t Trump want to attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner? Uh, maybe these videos of him getting roasted

February 27, 2017

On Saturday, Donald Trump made history as only the third president to bow out of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. And while this has much to do with Trump’s ever-worsening battle with the press and his constant struggle to book talent, it’s also worth remembering that, to be frank, Trump probably has another reason for ditching: He usually gets clobbered at these things. So, in the interest of, uh, elucidation,…

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Beats X may be the greatest wireless earbuds yet

February 26, 2017

The Beats X connect to your phone wirelessly, but there’s a cord linking the two earbuds. Image: Lili Sams/Mashable There’s something remarkable about the new Beats X earphones. It’s not so much their sound quality which is pretty good nor is it the rubbery build, their wirelessness or the ease with which they rest in your ears. No, it’s the combination of all these things with two very specific, additional…

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Warren Buffett had something to say about immigration in this year’s letter to shareholders

February 26, 2017

America’s achievements are ‘miraculous.’ Image: alex wong/Getty Images Warren Buffett, one of the greatest investors in the history of recorded math, has a message for President Donald Trump: America is already great. The billionaire Berkshire Hathaway CEO, one of the most successful investors in the world and the second richest person in America after Bill Gates, waded into politics in an annual letter to shareholders on Saturday. “One word sums…

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