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What the @RealDonaldTrump Ruling Actually Means

The judge’s reasoning was clever and nuanced—but the case is hardly a slam-dunk.<p>“If my fellow citizens want to go to Hell,” Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. once wrote, “I will help them. It’s my job.”<p>In our time, Twitter is the nearest thing I can think of to hell on earth. On Wednesday, U.S. …

Social Media

Amazon is selling police departments a real-time facial recognition system

New documents obtained by the ACLU shed light on Amazon’s Rekognition project<p>Documents obtained by the ACLU of Northern California have shed new light on Rekognition, Amazon’s little-known facial recognition project. Rekognition is currently used by police in Orlando and Oregon’s Washington County, …

Surveillance

Officer 'Saved Lives' by Shooting Ex-Student Who Opened Fire at Illinois High School, Chief Says

A potential school shooting in central Illinois ended when a school resource officer shot and wounded an armed former student who opened fire …

High School

In new financial disclosure, Trump reports apparent payment through his personal attorney to adult-film star

In new financial-disclosure documents, President Trump reported reimbursing his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, more than $100,000 last year — an apparent reference to the $130,000 that Cohen paid just before the 2016 election, to ensure the silence of an adult-film actress who claimed she’d had an …

Donald Trump

Concern over Russian ships lurking around vital undersea cables

<b>WASHINGTON</b> -- Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, causing the U.S. and its allies to worry the Kremlin might be …

Pope presides over Good Friday amid security, controversy

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis presided over solemn Good Friday services amid heightened security at Rome's Colosseum for the Via Crucis procession and a …

Holy Week

Teachers are striking all over. What is going on?

Teachers across the country are striking and protesting en masse, shutting down school systems and putting the pressure on state lawmakers to meet their demands.<p>At least four states this year have mobilized, often with similar gripes. Educators in West Virginia and Oklahoma are lobbying for more …

Education

Pruitt arranged condo deal through energy lobbyist, source says

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt worked directly with a top energy lobbyist, and without a real estate broker, to set up a …

Wife Of Orlando Nightclub Shooter Cleared Of All Charges

<b>Updated at 11:11 a.m. ET</b><p>Noor Salman, widow of the gunman who opened fire on an Orlando nightclub in 2016, has been found not guilty on both the counts she faced. U.S. District Judge Paul Byron announced the verdict Friday, roughly one month after the trial opened.<p>Salman was the only person charged …

Afghanistan

Facebook is cutting third-party data providers out of ad targeting to clean up its act

Facebook says it’s going to stop using data from third-party data providers like Experian and Acxiom.<p>Facebook is going to limit how much data it makes available to advertisers buying hyper-targeted ads on the social network.<p>More specifically, Facebook says it will stop using data from third-party …

Cambridge Analytica

Amazon slides after Trump tweets his 'concerns' about the e-commerce behemoth (AMZN)

• <b>President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that Amazon was causing 'tremendous loss’ to the Post Office.</b>• <b><br>Package delivery is actually one of the few areas of growth for the USPS.</b>• <b><br>Shares of Amazon fell roughly 3% after the tweet. You can track the stock price in real-time here>></b><p>Shares of Amazon declined …

Apple just released iOS 11.3, which lets users control iPhone battery settings

Apple released iOS 11.3 for iPhones and iPads on Thursday, which adds new features to both products.<p>IOS 11.3 was announced earlier this year, …

Wells Fargo

Brie Larson's 'Captain Marvel' Body Transformation Is Insane

Nothing but respect for MY president.<p>Brie Larson is gearing up for her starring role in <i>Captain Marvel</i>, and apparently she's method acting. By which we mean strength training at the gym like a real-life superhero.<p>The actress took to Instagram to show off what nine months of intensive training can do …

A crazy viral video showing Saudi Arabia destroying Iran's military is now more relevant than ever

A video showing the Saudi military responding to an unprovoked attack by Iran is now more relevant than ever after a catastrophic failure from the kingdom's missile defenses.<p>The video first appeared in December 2017, and shows Saudi forces single-handedly destroying Iran's military and nuclear …

Middle East

Trump Does Trump, and Things Get Worse

It’s one thing to run a privately held company on the fly, trusting the same ‘gut’ that drove you into multiple bankruptcies. Now the president …

Android malware hidden in QR code apps infects 1 million users

• A new form of Android malware has been discovered in the Google Play Store by security researchers.<br>• Named Andr/HiddnAd-AJ, the malware remains inactive for six hours after being downloaded before bombarding users with ads.<br>• The apps were downloaded more than half a million times, though Google has now …

Trump Is Reportedly Telling People That Stormy Daniels ‘Is Not The Type Of Woman He Finds Attractive’

President Trump has been uncharacteristically quiet when it comes to Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who allegedly had an affair with him during a Lake Tahoe celebrity golf tournament in 2006. Even after her sit down with Anderson Cooper on <i>60 Minutes</i> — which killed his own ratings for the …

Retired justice urges repeal of Second Amendment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment to allow for significant gun …

Gun Control

Stormy Daniels’ Legal Strategy Strongly Suggests She Has Photos of Donald Trump

The hush money and the alleged affair aren’t confidential anymore—she told ‘60 Minutes’ everything—so what is the fight about? Look at the fine print.<p>…

Jake Tapper Uses The Bible To School A Right-Wing Trump-Supporting Preacher

He got schooled, Sunday style.<p>A right-wing preacher got more than he bargained for Monday when he attempted to slam porn star Stormy Daniels, whose alleged 2006 affair with Donald Trump has garnered national attention.<p>Greg Locke, a vocal Trump supporter, wrote on Twitter:<p>CNN’s Jake Tapper responded …

Jake Tapper

Vet deported because of felony says he did his time in prison, belongs back in US

<b>Tijuana, Mexico (CNN) —</b> A former US Army soldier whose felony conviction led to the revocation of his green card, his imprisonment, and, just days ago, his deportation to Mexico, said he will fight what he calls the unjust treatment of immigrant veterans.<p>"I belong in the (United States)," Miguel …

Immigration

Trump Can’t Find A Lawyer And Tweeters Think It's Hilarious

Maybe Vincent LaGuardia Gambini or Bob Loblaw can help.<p>President Donald Trump is struggling to find lawyers to join his legal team.<p>John Dowd, lead attorney for the president in the Russia probe, resigned last week. Ted Olson, who served as solicitor general under President George W. Bush, …

Donald Trump

Mark Zuckerberg says he’s ‘open’ to testifying to Congress, fixes will cost ‘many millions’ and he ‘feels really bad’

In a wide-ranging interview, the Facebook CEO admitted that the social networking giant may have made mistakes in opening up its network so much a decade ago.<p>While not definitively saying yes, Mark Zuckerberg says he’s “open” to testifying before members of Congress regarding Facebook’s recent …

Cambridge Analytica

Congrats Dropbox!

I wrote Dropbox their first investment check on June 26, 2007. What strikes me as I look at a copy of the check is that Drew and Arash must have been …

Startups

Apple announces students to get 200GB of iCloud storage for free

Apple has shared during its education event in Chicago today that student accounts through schools will now get 200GB of iCloud storage for free.<p>A considerable bump from the current 5GB of free iCloud storage, Apple will be giving the 200GB allotment to every student with a managed Apple ID.<p>Keep in …

Mysterious tiny skeleton found in Chile was human girl with rare genetic mutations, scientists say | Toronto Star

By the time she succumbed, probably to breathing or feeding difficulties or complications of a likely premature birth, the infant’s bones and the …

Genetic tests reveal tragic reality of Atacama 'alien' skeleton

When the mummified remains of a six-inch humanoid were found in an abandoned mining town in Chile’s Atacama desert 15 years ago, speculation on its origins ran wild. The skeleton, which was sold to a private collector in Spain, was so bizarre it appeared in a documentary as potential evidence for …

Mutations

This White House just keeps not telling the truth over and over and over again

<b>(CNN) —</b> Seven days before national security adviser H.R. McMaster "resigned," President Donald Trump insisted that reports that McMaster was on his way out as part of a broader staff shakeup were totally and completely wrong.<p>"The story was very false," Trump said last Thursday in response to a slew …

Donald Trump

Brexit: A managed surrender

Forget red lines, bellicose declarations and rhetoric about the United Kingdom taking back control — Brexit so far has been a process of managed …

United Kingdom

AP-NORC Poll: Support soars for stricter gun control laws

NEW YORK (AP) — Support for tougher gun control laws is soaring in the United States, according to a new poll that found a majority of gun owners and …

Guns