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Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump's frequent travel, large family

WASHINGTON — The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs to carry out an expanded protective mission – in large part due to the sheer size of President Trump's family and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast.<p>Secret Service Director …

Donald Trump

White House Going Ahead With HBCU Conference After Charlottesville

The president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund sent a letter to the White House with a simple recommendation for next month’s HBCU conference: Don’t do this — at least, not right now. But the White House is going forward as it continues to deal with fallout after Trump defended a white …

Donald Trump

Malala Yousafzai graduates high school and celebrates with her first tweet

<b>(CNN) —</b> Malala Yousafzai, a women's rights advocate recognized worldwide for speaking out against inequality, has picked up a new way of spreading her message.<p>The 19-year-old sent out her first tweet Friday morning.<p>The following thread from her account, @Malala, explained why she's tweeting …

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Comma.ai launches an $88 universal car interface called Panda

George Hotz, aka geohot, is fidgeting in his living room, wearing dark shades and a giant comma on his t-shirt as he shows me his company’s latest product, an $88 universal car interface called Panda.<p>Hotz both lives and works in a residential San Francisco neighborhood with a team of 20-somethings …

Amazon Offers Prime Members 4 Months of Music Unlimited for $0.99

Amazon is offering Prime members who have yet to try its Music Unlimited streaming service a steep discount in the run-up to the company's Prime Day on July 11.<p>Prime subscribers can currently sign up for four months for a total cost of $0.99 (or 99p in the U.K.), with the service reverting to its …

Tech Trends

The Book That Predicted Trump’s Rise Offers the Left a Roadmap for Defeating Him

Twenty years ago, Richard Rorty warned that “a spectatorial, disgusted, mocking Left” would give rise to a populist demagogue. Is it ready now to take his advice?<p>Twenty years ago, in a series of lectures on the history of American civilization, the philosopher Richard Rorty offered a prediction. …