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U.S. Air Force to launch test missile off Central California coast

An unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile will be launched Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base to test the weapon's effectiveness, accuracy and readiness, according to the Air Force Global Strike Command.<p>The Minuteman III missile test launch will occur between 12:01 and 6:01 a.m. from the …

As the White House Turns: A Guide to the Shifting Power Centers Among Trump's Top Advisers

Donald Trump has called his White House a “fine-tuned machine,” an image that is at odds with the steady stream of sparks, springs and sprockets that …

Donald Rodham Clinton

The Trump presidency is taking on a decidedly Clintonian flavor.<p>Observers have been waiting for more than a year for Donald Trump to stop acting like a beer hall bouncer and start acting more presidential. On Wednesday, that wish came true, as Baby Donald completed his transformation into a …

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The Trump administration is starting to remake Obamacare as its own.<p><i>This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to</i> <i>get VoxCare in your inbox here</i><i>.</i><p><b>We just got some brand new rules</b> …

Trump dangles Obamacare payments to force Dems to the table

Cutting off a key subsidy program could send Obamacare’s insurance markets into a tailspin.<p>President Donald Trump wants to use a key Obamacare subsidy program as leverage to draw Democrats to the negotiating table on health care, three administration officials with knowledge of Trump's thinking …

The Pentagon Now Knows That To Get To Trump, You Go Through Jared Kushner

“You have to understand where the levers are. You don’t have to like it, but that is where they are,” a defense official told to BuzzFeed News. “It’s in our interest.”

Leaks reveal the 10 most exciting new features coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S8

While Apple fans still have about six months of thumb-twiddling left to endure before the hotly anticipated new iPhone 8 is finally revealed, Android …

Intel's $15B Mobileye Bet Signals Big Tech's Next Frontier

Intel’s (NASDAQ:INTC) $15 billion acquisition of Mobileye (NYSE:MBLY) caps off a shopping spree that goes way beyond computer vision for self-driving cars. The chip giant is betting big on an end-to-end solution to drive artificial intelligence, or AI, across a vast array of products, from cars and …

Artificial Intelligence

Galaxy S8’s biggest UI change might be fully customizable

One of the many changes coming to the Galaxy S8, according to various rumors, is a new virtual Android navigation menu that’s supposed to replace the …

Apple to release $1k iPhone with curved screen and USB-C, WSJ says

Apple is said to have something special planned for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and rumors have circulated for months speculating on different features. This report by the WSJ is the most detailed yet, citing anonymous sources who state there will be a high-end version of the next iPhone …

Trump Bids Ben Carson Farewell Until Next Black History Month

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—On the final day of Black History Month, Donald J. Trump thanked Ben Carson for participating in a handful of photo opportunities during the month, and bade him farewell until Black History Month next year.<p>Saying goodbye to Carson at the White House, Trump praised …

I want this credit card-sized dumbphone more than I want the Galaxy S8

Somebody hold me because my obsession with credit card-sized gadgets is getting just a little out of control.<p>Days after discovering the Kado Wallet …

Yemen doesn’t want America to conduct ground operations after Trump’s raid debacle: report

Trump’s disastrous raid on Yemen was partially caused by military leaders saying Obama wasn’t bold enough for it<p>Yemen is withdrawing permission for the United States to deploy special operations ground troops in their country to go after potential terrorists.<p>The Yemeni government was apparently …

Many in the Washington power elite are united in their dismay about Trump’s White House

Democrats, Republicans and military leaders denounce the president’s recklessness<p>From the center-right apparatchiks who reigned in the Reagan-Bush era to the center-left bureaucrats who rose in the Obama-Clinton years to the apolitical functionaries of the civil service and the U.S. military, the …

Why Trump’s “America First” Policy Is Doomed to Fail

The two words came eight minutes into President Trump’s Inaugural Address, and were delivered with the now-familiar gesticulations. “America first,” he declared, his right arm bouncing with each word, his index finger and thumb pinched together, followed by an exclamatory point of the finger: …

Democrats Want Trump To Promise Not To Mess With Jobs Numbers

Congressional Democrats sent a letter to President Trump seeking assurances that his administration won't meddle with how the monthly unemployment rate is calculated.<p>Seventeen members of Congress, all Democrats, sent a letter to President Donald Trump Thursday evening seeking “a commitment that …

Irish schoolkids have very blunt opinions about Donald Trump

Kids really don't beat around the bush when they're asked a question.<p>In the video above the children of St. Ultan's Primary School in Dublin, Ireland …

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Trump’s Yuge Week Two

What mattered, and what didn’t.<p>President Trump’s first week in office was so frenetic and chaotic that last Friday, we published a guide to everything he had done so far, along with a 1-to-10 rating of every action’s immediate substantive impact and potential long-term significance. We assumed it …

Trump Named in More Than 50 Lawsuits Since Inauguration

President Donald Trump has been named in more than 50 lawsuits since taking the oath of office, a staggering number compared to the first days of past administrations.<p>Since being sworn in Jan. 20, Trump has been named in 52 federal cases in 17 different states, according to the Administrative …

A Hilarious Parody Welcoming Donald Trump to Switzerland With His Own Style of Speaking

Not wanting to be outdone by the Netherlands invitation video, the Swiss television show Deville Late Night put together “Switzerland Second“, a …

Europe

Trump says not to worry about his phone calls. But they're just the start of how he's shifting foreign affairs

President Trump tried Thursday to shrug off worries over reports of combative phone calls with stalwart allies, telling Americans, "Don't worry about it." But his reassurances only underscored concerns about whether his freewheeling efforts to reorder decades of U.S. foreign policy in two weeks …

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Steve Bannon Builds a New Node of Power in the Trump White House

The ex-Breitbart chief has teamed up with Jared Kushner to set up a ‘Strategic Initiatives Group.’ Will it challenge the National Security Council …

EU chair labels Trump a "threat" as Europeans debate U.S. ties

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Donald Trump has joined Russia, China and radical Islam as a threat to the European Union, EU leaders were told on Tuesday by the man chairing a summit where they will debate relations with the United States.<p>European Council President Donald Tusk, a conservative former premier …

Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court

In what could be one of his most enduring legacies, the president announced Tuesday night he had selected the 49-year-old federal judge to fill Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat.<p><i>Updated at 8:50 p.m. ET</i><p>President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the 11-month-old vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court on …

U.S. Supreme Court

The clearest articulation of what Trump wants to do to America's economy comes from one person

During the campaign he slid past substance by making sweeping claims of how, under a Trump administration, the US would '"win bigly" and "stop being taken advantage of."<p>Those pronouncements continue.<p>But luckily there is one voice coming from the White House that clearly articulates the direction in …

When mental health experts look at Trump from afar they see anger, narcissism, and compulsive behavior

There it was again: During his first week in office, even as he unveiled policies affecting momentous issues from women's health and war refugees to oil pipelines and immigration, President Trump seemed fixated on … less portentous topics.<p>He tweeted his scorn for the anti-Trump women's marches in …

National parks on alert as congressman introduces resolution to roll back oil drilling restrictions

Affected parks would include Grand Tetons, Everglades, and the Flight 93 Memorial<p>Arizona Republican Representative Paul Gosar introduced a resolution in Congress that would weaken regulations limiting oil and natural gas drilling within national parks.<p>The move was noted in a release by the …

National Parks

European Council president includes United States as a threat to Europe

The president of the European Council on Tuesday branded the U.S. a threat, as the backlash against the Trump administration's stance on issues such as immigration, NATO and European sovereignty intensified across the continent.<p>In a harshly worded open letter to 27 European Union heads of state, …

Europe

Jimmy Fallon Makes A 'Wheel' Idiot Out Of Donald Trump

So that's how the president has been making decisions!<p>Jimmy Fallon zinged President Donald Trump pretty good on Monday’s “Tonight Show.”<p>Trump, played by Fallon, noted that he had been criticized for decisions that were made as though he were “spinning a giant wheel” and doing whatever it landed …

Phones will start matching your fingerprint on both device and SIM card

Your fingerprint will soon be required on your phone for a whole lot more than unlocking it.<p>Thailand plans to start making it compulsory for new …

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