Breaking with tradition, Trump White House forgoes Ramadan dinner

June 25, 2017

(CNN)For the first time in nearly two decades, the White House did not host an iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. “Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity,” they said. “Now, as they commemorate Eid with family and friends, they carry on the tradition of helping neighbors and breaking bread with people from all walks of life.” …

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Is Mexico the world’s second most dangerous country, as Trump says? That depends

June 24, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump rankled Mexico again, this time calling it the second deadliest country in the world. If you go with raw numbers, Trump is right Trump is believed to be citing a report from the International Institute for Strategic Studies; he previously retweeted a link to a CNN story on the report published in May. The British think tank, which produces an annual armed conflict survey, said that in 2016, Mexico’s “intentional homicide total” …

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State Department plans to eliminate special envoy on Afghanistan, Pakistan

June 24, 2017

Washington (CNN)The State Department is planning to eliminate the position of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, senior US officials confirmed to CNN Friday. But the decision to eliminate this particular post comes at a time when President Donald Trump’s administration is re-evaluating US military strategy in Afghanistan, potentially paving the way towards sending several thousand more troops to the country. That timing raises questions about where civilian leadership …

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Father pays tribute to son who died aboard the USS Fitzgerald

June 22, 2017

… needs of childhood, like new tennis shoes, or a ride to an event. “I’m pretty sure every parent says that: ‘Look we’ll figure it out.’” It may have felt routine at the time, but to a young Xavier Martin, those words brought comfort. “I didn’t realize that until later on when he told me …’it just gave me a sense of calmness knowing that my dad had me.’” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVideo Bookmarker Standard V2.00 …

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Anger over Warmbier death grows amid calls for travel ban

June 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)Anger over Otto Warmbier’s fate continued to build Tuesday, with lawmakers declaring his death a “murder” and calling for travel restrictions to North Korea while the Trump administration considered how to respond. The calls for a response come as spy satellites detected new activity at North Korea’s underground nuclear test site for the first time in several weeks, according to two US officials who spoke to CNN. They also said military options for North …

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Miley Cyrus and Dolce & Gabbana are in a political Instagram feud. Alright!

June 19, 2017

… un’ignorante. Non abbiamo bisogno dei tuoi post e dei tuoi commenti. La prossima volta ignoraci x favore!! #boycottdolcegabbana We are Italian and we don’t care about politics and mostly neither about the American one! We make dresses and if you think about doing politics with a post it’s simply ignorant. We don’t need your posts or comments so next time please ignore us!! #boycottdolcegabbana A post shared by stefanogabbana (@stefanogabbana) on Jun 17, 2017 at 6:09pm …

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Boomer Phelps’ Instagram is the best thing about social media these days

June 19, 2017

… protective earmuffs. Since then hes learned to walk, mastered the art of eating solid foods, and amassed an impressive 785K followers on Instagram, bringing pure, undeniable joy to timelines across the world. SEE ALSO: Say hello to your favorite 2032 Olympic swimmer, Boomer Phelps In a troubling time where social platforms should come withopen at your own risk warnings, Mashable needed to know more about Boomer Phelps the sole beacon of light shining through the darkness of 2017 social media …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… from itself? Then there’s the corporate dystopia, in which the vast majority of online ad dollars are vacuumed up by two companies: Google and Facebook. For a while, the two worlds coexisted peacefully, but it appears that time is coming to an end. There are signs that the Silicon Valley giants have had about enough of the shadiness of their lesser peers (though neither is entirely blameless or immune themselves). After years of paying lip service to the idea of a cleaner, more …

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Early vote tally foretells soaring turnout in most expensive House race ever

June 19, 2017

(CNN)More than 140,000 voters had cast their ballots by the time early voting in Georgia closed Friday — another indication of sky-high turnout in the closely watched runoff for a House seat between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel. The pool of early voters includes more than 36,000 who did not participate in the April primary contest for the seat, which was vacated when former Rep. Tom Price became President Donald Trump’s health and human services secretary, …

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Brexit: 2018 Queen’s Speech cancelled by government – BBC News

June 18, 2017

The last time it was cancelled was in 2011 by the then Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government. That decision, the first time it had been taken since 1949, was criticised at the time by Labour as an “abuse of power” aimed solely at easing the passage of controversial legislation. Announcing the scrapping of the 2018 event, Mrs Leadsom said the European Union exit legislation would begin with the “Great Repeal Bill”. …

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Why we still really need to see Donald Trump’s tax returns

June 17, 2017

… financial statements w/ FEC. They are great!” He has repeated that line whenever he has been asked about his income tax returns since that time. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in April that “the president has released plenty of information and has given more financial disclosure than anybody else,” adding: “I think the American population has plenty of information on his taxes.” That isn’t accurate. But you can bet that Trump’s decision to …

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Congressional baseball players: We must unite

June 16, 2017

… nature of our relationship, you’ll hear that we are great friends. We often spend our periods of district work doing joint events, promoting the idea of civility and bipartisanship. For us, it’s the norm. For too many, it’s shocking. In light of Wednesday’s attack, now is the time to prioritize civility and tone down our rhetoric. If people are resorting to violence, we’ve clearly gone too far. America is at its greatest when Republicans and Democrats are …

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Jeff Sessions’ explanation for firing Comey just doesn’t make sense

June 15, 2017

Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions tried to have his cake and eat it too when it came to his explanations during congressional testimony Tuesday for the firing of FBI Director James Comey. On the other hand, Sessions told the Senate intelligence committee that he and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had discussed removing Comey as FBI director and agreed that it was time for a “fresh start” at the bureau before either man was confirmed to their current …

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Heinrich: Sessions’ testimony shows ‘concerted effort’ to obstruct investigation

June 14, 2017

(CNN)A Democratic senator who questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday said he thinks Sessions’ refusal to answer some questions suggests there is a “concerted effort” from the administration to obstruct the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “I have deep concerns any time a sitting attorney general refuses to answer questions under oath, and the attorney general refused time and time again, without ever invoking executive …

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The questions that could determine Sessions’ fate

June 13, 2017

… you have with the Russian ambassador or any other Russian officials in 2016? What were the topics discussed? And why did you fail to provide information about the meetings you had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on your security clearance form? These are the most obvious questions — and frankly the reason Sessions finds himself in hot water. This is the first time he will be speaking under oath about the nature of his discussions with Russian officials, and if he answers honestly, …

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Trump taunt over Comey tape draws disbelief

June 13, 2017

… President said. Nearly a month after firing off a suggestion on Twitter that such tapes may exist, Trump still refused to answer the question directly. But even he appears to be hinting that it’s all a charade. “I’ll tell you about it over a very short period of time,” Trump said in the Rose Garden on Friday. “You’re going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don’t worry.” If Trump’s initial tapes tweet was meant as an …

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Why can’t Trump just say whether he has a secret recording system in the White House?

June 13, 2017

(CNN)Asked Friday whether or not he had a secret recording system in the White House, President Donald Trump said this: “I am not hinting at anything. I will tell you about it over a very short period of time.” Here’s what I don’t get: Why does there have to be an “announcement” of whether or not the President of the United States is secretly taping meetings or phone calls — including potentially those with fired FBI Director James Comey? Why …

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Australia’s most well-known landmark is so sacred it’s tricky to photograph. This is how Google brought it to Street View.

June 11, 2017

Image: GOOGLE The sacred nature of the iconic landmark Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is lost on many tourists even Australians. That changed this week after Google, working closely with the site’s traditional owners, released interactive imagery of the stunning rock formation and audio of its ancient stories to the world for the first time. The launch of Google Street View and Story Spheres at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park was a result of two years of work and collaboration with the …

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10 classic iPhone apps that will die with iOS 11

June 11, 2017

… And while many of these apps won’t be missed, iPhone fans stand to lose a number of classics that were among the earliest hits the App Store ever saw. Here’s a look at some of the 32-bit apps we’ll miss the most. (Importantly, not all of these apps are necessarily doomed developers still have time to make them compatible, and a few of our old favorites, including Great Lightsaber and Ocarina, were updated to 64-bit since we last looked at 32-bit apps in February so …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… out by the Act. How will a hung Parliament affect Brexit? The single reason Mrs May said she called the election was to strengthen her position in negotiating a good Brexit deal. It is inevitable now that with a reduced majority she will have to compromise her aims in order to get support from the other parties. In particular the DUP – with whom Mrs May has said she will work – could be very influential here. time is of the essence though, as negotiations with the remaining European …

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How to Create Any Kind of Marketing and Landing Pages Using LeadzBuilder

June 10, 2017

… went into this software making it a pleasure to use. There are currently more than 230 + elements sections available in LeadzBuilder with more on the way. It’s like buying one theme and constantly getting access to new designs all the time! infinite potential page variations made easy by using LeadzBuilder Page Builder. 20 Responsive Marketing Landing Pages and more coming in future updates. More than 230 + Unique content blocks.900+ Icons ready to use.Working ajax forms. MailChimp, Aweber, …

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House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

June 10, 2017

… related to whether tapes exist at a later date. “I am not hinting at anything,” Trump said, twice declining to elaborate. “I will tell you about it over a very short period of time.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsBig Video Machine – Video Marketing Training Big Video Machine, the Windows desktop software that converts any text into great looking videos – in minutes.Data JEO AGENCY Data JEO AGENCY License allowing you to rebrand and sell the …

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