Will Ivanka’s role in the White House pay dividends for her business?

April 19, 2017

… empire. Her lawyer, Jamie Gorelick noted that Ivanka resigned from running the business and put it in trust, adding, “Ivanka has had no involvement with trademark applications submitted by the business.” Unlike her father, Ivanka is subject to federal rules that prevent her from participating in matters in which she has a financial interest now that she works in the White House in an official capacity. Despite ethics experts raising red flags for months over conflicts of interest …

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …

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Pupils as young as four having panic attacks, say teachers – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… asked about how it affected pupil behaviour, most teachers agreed that it led to an inability to concentrate in class and led to a pupil being isolated from other students or have problems making friends. ‘Expert gap’ Chris Keates, NASUWT general secretary warned there was concern among teachers about a gap in the availability of experts and counselling to help children with mental health needs. “It is clear that teachers and school leaders are seeing many more children and …

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US intelligence intercepted communications between Syrian military and chemical experts

April 13, 2017

(CNN)The US military and intelligence communityhas intercepted communicationsfeaturingSyrian military and chemical experts talking about preparations for the sarin attack in Idlib last week, a senior US official tells CNN. The intercepts were part of an immediate review of all intelligence in the hours after the attack to confirm responsibility for the use of chemical weapons in an attack in northwestern Syria, which killed at least 70 people. US officials have said that there is “no …

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5 takeaways from the Senate intelligence hearing

March 31, 2017

(CNN)Senate investigators put on a positively normal show Thursday, pressing a series of academics and intelligence experts on how Russia disrupts elections — like last year’s presidential election. Meanwhile, on the House side, an attempt at dtente between House intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes and the panel’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, was derailed after a report that Nunes got his highly sensitive information from two White House officials. The White House, …

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Why sports betting is starting to look a lot more like Wall Street

March 20, 2017

… intelligence aims to gather opinions from a group of people, hoping it will lead to a consensus thats better than a single persons guess. IBT provides predictions, picks and tips for college, professional and international leagues by combining input from industry experts for each sport combined with sentiment data extracted from social media. We then take these data sources and use our own algorithms to run various scenarios to find profitable trends and patterns, said Kael Mansfield, chief …

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SXSW gets political: All eyes on Trump

March 17, 2017

Austin, Texas (CNN)President Donald Trump’s name is on everyone’s lips at the 2017 SXSW festival, with performers, experts, advocates and festival-goers weighing in on the 45th president. While it is not overtly partisan, SXSW has historically drawn a generally progressive group of musicians, artists, writers, experts, filmmakers and activists, including Trump’s latest entertainer foe rapper Snoop Dogg, who performed Wednesday night and is set to join artists to advocate for …

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Dina Powell to be named deputy national security adviser for strategy

March 16, 2017

(CNN)Dina Powell, President Donald Trump’s senior counselor for economic initiatives, is switching roles at the White House and will named deputy national security adviser for strategy, a senior administration official tells CNN. Powell, a former executive at Goldman Sachs, will work closely with K.T. McFarland, who has been the acting deputy for strategy. Though some national security experts speculated that McFarland would leave following Michael Flynn’s ouster as national …

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Amazon isn’t solely to blame for wreckage in the retail industry

March 11, 2017

… point a finger at the 800-pound gorilla the one with a history of eating bookstores for breakfast (and now, ironically, building its own). Amazon has a stranglehold on the e-commerce market, and there’s no doubt it’s draining a growing portion of real-world sales as consumers take their shopping online. But many experts argue that the go-to narrative of tech disruption alone doesn’t always tell the whole story. One is Brendan Witcher, a retail and e-commerce analyst at research …

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