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Oblivious to History, Trump's Turning Up the Heat on Iran. He Should Look at the 1953 CIA Coup.

So sensitive was this operation that not all documents have been declassified for public view, even after the passing of almost 64 years.<p><i>In 1979,</i> …

We all thought having more data was better. We were wrong.

“Little data” is not exactly a sexy, attention-grabbing topic. But is more and bigger data really better?<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>For years, the mantra in the world of …

Trump vs. Congress: Now What?

On Monday, Jan. 9, less than two weeks before President Trump’s inauguration, the House speaker, Paul Ryan, hosted a dinner at his office in the Capitol with members of Trump’s inner circle. The guests included the president-elect’s chief White House strategist, Stephen K. Bannon; his son-in-law …

Sessions story takes different shape on different outlets

NEW YORK (AP) — Reports about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' two meetings with Russia's U.S. ambassador became a textbook illustration of the vastly …

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What happens after the next big terrorist attack? Trump is paving the way toward a terrifying crackdown

<b>(Getty/Drew Angerer/Mark Ralston)</b><p>Terrorism presents a grave danger — not for the reasons Trump claims, but because it could undermine democracy<p>Phil Torres<p>February 19, 2017 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Terrorism has never been so dangerous. Even a single terrorist attack against American troops abroad or — more …

Political Science

None dare call it treason: As the Flynn scandal widens, let’s consider the evidence that Trump is a traitor

<b>(Getty/Peter Muhly/AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Getty/Gary Gershoff)</b><p>Has Trump’s entire team been compromised by Putin? If so, everyone who continues to support him is complicit<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>February 16, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>On Monday evening, national security adviser Michael Flynn was forced to resign …

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Why IBM Is One Of The Most Innovative Companies Of 2017

In 2016, an estimated 400 million people interacted with IBM’s Watson: The artificial intelligence platform now processes data to assist in everything from oncology treatments to NBA draft picks. In the past year, dozens of companies, including GM, Japan Airlines, Hilton, and Pfizer, have launched …

Artificial Intelligence

The Theory That Explains The Anger Of Our Political Moment

Suddenly, people are more in favor of the Affordable Care Act than are against it. For the first time, more people believe Obamacare is a good idea than think it is a bad idea, as a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showed.<p>Another poll from Fox News shows a similar pattern, as the <i>New York</i> …

Trump is gaslighting us — again! — with his silly terrorist attacks list, but journalists can fight back

<b>Kellyanne Conway; Donald Trump (Getty/Mark Wilson/Michael Reynolds/Salon)</b><p>Donald Trump and Kellyanne Conway made up attacks that didn’t happen; now they want to change the subject<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>February 8, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>Most people who have been in abusive relationships have endured the …

Indian becomes first player to score triple century in Twenty20 match

• Mohit Ahlawat’s 300 from 72 balls includes 39 sixes and 14 fours<br>• ‘After seeing off the new ball, I decided to just bat aggressively’<p>An astonishing innings of 300 not out has propelled Mohit Ahlawat into cricket’s history books – and prompted the opening batsman to put his name forward for the …

TRUMP: 'Any negative polls are fake news'

"Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting," Trump tweeted .<p>Trump won the presidential election despite many professional polls predicting a Hillary Clinton victory.<p>A recent CNN poll found that Trump …

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Trump vowed, ‘I alone can fix it.’ But he discovers power has limits.

Donald Trump, elected on a promise to bring an unabashedly autocratic leadership style to the presidency, is rapidly learning that even the most powerful job in the world has limits.<p>“I alone can fix it,” he declared in the most memorable line of his nomination acceptance speech at the Republican …

It's 14 days into the Trump presidency, and "normal Trump tantrum" is already a thing foreign leaders say

Donald Trump has been president for less than two weeks, but his bizarre, meandering, angry phone calls with foreign leaders have spawned a frighteningly concise description: “a normal Trump tantrum.”<p>Those are the words of Graham Richardson, a senior cabinet minister in one of Australia’s most …

Malcolm Turnbull says Trump phone call worked in Australia's favour

Australia’s prime minister says ‘dozens and dozens’ of US members of congress expressed support for Australia after reports of a hostile exchange<p>Malcolm Turnbull says his infamous phone call with US president Donald Trump last week has worked in Australia’s favour, because it inspired “dozens and …

Are we experiencing a slow-motion, Turkish-style coup? Or our own Arab Spring?

<b>Protestors gather in Tahrir Square on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt (Getty/Peter Macdiarmid)</b><p>Corrupting the media, spreading chaos and subverting the rule of law — it’s what authoritarian regimes do best<p>Steven A. Cook<p>February 5, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Writing recently in Tablet magazine, Lee Smith, …

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Immigrants want to come to America and not shoot anyone. No wonder Trump has banned them

Trump’s decision to ban immigrants from seven countries is the most flagrant breach of America’s core values I have witnessed in my lifetime. The foundation on which my country was built is being gleefully shredded by an impetuous, whimsical tyrant.<p>It is in times like these that we Americans need …

Trump, Challenged About Putin, Says 'Our Country's So Innocent?'

President Donald Trump said in an interview Sunday that he respects Vladimir Putin and, when challenged that the Russian president is "a killer," he pushed back that the United States is not "innocent."<p>Trump made the remarks to Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly before the Super Bowl on Sunday. Excerpts of …

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Report: Apple Will Soon Manufacture iPhones In India

A major hurdle that prevented <b>Apple Inc.</b> (NASDAQ: AAPL) from fully taking advantage of the Indian market has now been removed.<p>India's tough …

François Hollande leads attacks on Donald Trump at EU summit

EU leaders line up to criticise new US president’s early actions as they arrive for talks in Malta<p>François Hollande has led a series of damning attacks on Donald Trump by EU leaders arriving at a summit in Malta to discuss the future of the union.<p>The French president described recent comments by …

Christian charity set to withdraw from India after funding blocked

An international Christian charity has said nearly 150,000 Indian children will be worse off if restrictions on foreign funding force it to cease its operations in the country next month.<p>Lobbying by US politicians including the former secretary of state John Kerry has so far failed to convince the …

Travel ban in disarray as airlines told they can board barred passengers – reports

Seattle judge temporarily halts Trump’s travel ban after hearing arguments it unlawfully discriminated against Muslims and caused unreasonable harm<p>Customs officials have reportedly told US airlines that they can board passengers who had been barred from entering the country after a federal judge in …

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Where are the Troublesome Young Men to stand up to Donald Trump?

In early May 1940, a small band of Tory backbenchers in the British House of Commons set out to do the unthinkable: to topple the prime minister, Neville Chamberlain, the leader of their own party, from power.<p>Like other MPs, the rebels had been taught to value loyalty. But, with Nazi Germany …

The Obama-Trump Truce Is Already Over

Previous presidents—including Barack Obama and George W. Bush—tried to avoid publicly criticizing each other. That tradition is coming to an end.<p>It took George W. Bush and Barack Obama a while to warm up to each other. They had many differences—in party, in age, in temperament, in style. Obama had …

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Bowling Green massacre? Kellyanne Conway has taken alt facts up a notch | Marina Hyde

Trump’s team doesn’t just fictionalise reactions to events – it fabricates the events themselves. While on the real terror attack on Quebec Muslims, there is silence<p>Dead-eyed and compelled to swim forward, Kellyanne Conway has propelled swiftly from alternative facts to alternative what-the-facts. …

Trump administration begins altering EPA climate change websites

In his poem "The Hollow Men," T. S. Eliot famously wrote: "This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper." It seems the Trump …

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

<b>(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)</b><p>Democrats, Republicans and military leaders denounce the president’s recklessness<p>Jefferson Morley<p>February 3, 2017 3:33pm (UTC)<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 …

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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 …

Foreign Policy

Donald Trump 'taking steps to abolish Environmental Protection Agency'

Myron Ebell, a key presidential aide, said climate education material could be ‘withdrawn’ and review of car fuel efficiency standards could be reopened<p>Donald Trump will work towards the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency – and any employees cleaving to the Obama era should be “very …

Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump?

They’ve been squaring off for years. Now New York’s attorney general is emerging as the leader of the Trump resistance.<p>“I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.”<p>It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald …

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