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Trump to propose large increase in deductions Americans can claim on their taxes

President Trump on Wednesday plans to call for a significant increase in the standard deduction people can claim on their tax returns, potentially putting thousands of dollars each year into the pockets of tens of millions of Americans, according to two people briefed on the plan.<p>The change is one …

Finance

Donald Trump just keeps saying things that aren't true

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet touting his party's special election victory in Kansas on Tuesday. It contained two errors.<p>First, national Democrats did not, in fact, "spend heavily." The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the organization …

U.S.-Russia relations at another low after Syria attacks

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The presidents of the United States and Russia on Wednesday both presented souring views of the relationship between their two countries, exchanging sharp words as Moscow extended an icy welcome to the United States' top diplomat in a face-off over Syria.<p>In Washington, …

Samsung removes the physical home button: The Galaxy S8 is better as a result

The first Galaxy S launched in 2010 and for six years we have seen the physical home button as a defining feature of the Samsung flagship. The home …

Oil leak discovered by workers in Alaska's Cook Inlet

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An oil leak has been discovered in Alaska's Cook Inlet, causing a major oil and gas producer to shut down two of its …

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Scientists create human skin with 3D bio-printer • World News

<i>Scientists in Spain have created a prototype for a 3D bio-printer which they say is the first to engineer fully functional human skin that could soon</i> …

Tim Allen condemned for comparing Hollywood to 1930s Germany

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect has called on Tim Allen to issue an apology after he jokingly compared being a conservative in Hollywood to living in 1930s Germany.<p>The Toy Story star made the comments on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live last Thursday, in response to Kimmel asking him about …

Human Rights

Ai Weiwei Draws Attention to the Refugee Crisis with Powerful New Installation

With his new exhibition <i>Law of the Journey</i>, Ai Weiwei continues to explore the enormity of the refugee humanitarian crisis. A refugee himself, Ai Weiwei has dedicated the last two years of his career to creating politically charged artwork that speaks to the issue.<p>“There’s no refugee crisis, but …

Ai Weiwei

Netherlands vs. Puerto Rico: Score and Reaction from World Baseball Classic 2017

It took 11 dramatic innings, but Puerto Rico earned a spot in the World Baseball Classic championship game Monday with a 4-3 victory over the Netherlands in the semifinals at Dodger Stadium.<p>It will compete for the crown Wednesday against the victor of Tuesday's showdown between the United States …

Puerto Rico

Steph Curry scuffles with Russell Westbrook, gets last laugh in Warriors-Thunder game

Considering all the recent history between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder, it shouldn’t be surprising that things got a little chippy during Monday’s game between the teams. Still, it was quite something to see Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook nearly come to blows.<p>The pair of …

Trump rips NFL QB Kaepernick during speech in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at controversial NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick at a campaign-style rally in …

Devices Banned on Flights From 10 Countries Over ISIS Fears

WASHINGTON — Intelligence showing that the Islamic State is developing a bomb hidden in portable electronics spurred the United States and Britain on Tuesday to bar passengers from airports in a total of 10 Muslim-majority countries from carrying laptop computers, iPads and other devices larger …

No new threat led to airline laptop limits, officials say

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and British officials said Tuesday the decision to bar laptops and tablets from the cabins of some international flights wasn't based on any specific threat but on longstanding concerns about terrorists targeting jetliners.<p>Unimpressed, some travelers and civil liberties …

FBI: Trump campaign, Russia ties investigated, no wiretap evidence found

<b>(CNN) —</b> FBI Director James Comey said for the first time Monday that the bureau is investigating whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow while Russia was interfering in the presidential election.<p>Comey also delivered an implicit rebuke to President Donald Trump, …

Donald Trump

Spicer: Trump didn't mean wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping

<b>(CNN) —</b> The White House on Monday walked back a key point of President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated allegation that President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 election.<p>Namely, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump wasn't referring to wiretapping when …

Trump's Backing a Healthcare Plan That Breaks His Promises

President Donald Trump rode to the White House making big promises on health care — pledges that he is now in serious danger of breaking. Let's look at how the president's words on the campaign trail stack up against what we know today.<p>In addition to Trump's comments on the stump, his …

Health Care