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Trump asks for $7.9 billion down payment for Harvey relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has sent lawmakers an initial request for a $7.9 billion down payment toward Harvey relief and recovery efforts.<p>The request, expected to be swiftly approved by Congress, would add $7.4 billion to rapidly dwindling Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster …

Trump Interview With Lester Holt: President Asked Comey If He Was Under Investigation

U.S. news<p>President Donald Trump, in an exclusive interview Thursday with NBC News' Lester Holt, called ousted FBI chief James Comey a "showboat" and revealed he asked Comey whether he was under investigation for alleged ties to Russia.<p>"I actually asked him" if I were under investigation, Trump …

Kim Jong-nam killed by VX nerve agent, say Malaysian police

Kuala Lumpur airport terminal to be decontaminated after deadly attack on North Korean leader’s half-brother<p>Kim Jong-nam was killed using the highly toxic liquid nerve agent VX, Malaysian police have said.<p>One of the two women suspected of involvement in the poisoning vomited in police custody and …

Bannon vows a daily fight for ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’

By Philip Rucker and<p>Philip Rucker<p>White House Bureau Chief<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Robert Costa<p>Robert Costa<p>National political reporter covering the White House, Congress and campaigns<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The reclusive mastermind behind President Trump’s nationalist ideology and combative tactics made his public …

Donald Trump

Google has been asked to take down more than 1 million websites

Google hit a new milestone after recently receiving its one millionth website takedown request, the company revealed in its transparency report. …

Internet

This Gorgeous Woman Quit College to Fight Members of ISIS

Joanna Palani is a boss. This gorgeous 23-year-old left college to go kill members of ISIS like a badass. But don't get too hyped -- according to her, it wasn't even that hard. "ISIS fighters are very easy to kill," she explained during a recent interview with Broadly.<p>Well, ok then.<p>Palani was born …

Fitbit formally announces that it is buying smartwatch maker Pebble

The acquisition excludes Pebble’s hardware products<p>Digital health and fitness-tracking company Fitbit has just officially announced that it is buying key assets from smartwatch startup Pebble, after reports emerged last week that a deal between the two was close to being completed.<p>Fitbit co-founder …

In Gen. Jim Mattis, Trump chooses a ‘warrior monk’ as secretary of defense

Donald Trump was expecting a very different answer when he asked retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, at a meeting last month, for his views on the use …

NSA contractor to be charged with espionage after making off with 50 TB of data

Late on Thursday, federal prosecutors signaled their intention to charge former NSA contractor Harold T. Martin with violating The Espionage Act …

Surveillance

Gorgeous photos capture air traffic in a way you've never seen before

When you hear the phrase "air traffic photos," what comes to mind? Most likely some dull graphics documenting airplane patterns. (Is that actually …

Air Traffic

How a 'red hair' gene raises skin cancer risk

People who have a gene known to cause red hair also have a much higher-than-usual risk of skin cancer —scientists said Tuesday they have a better explanation of why.<p>It’s bad news for redheads and even many people who don’t have red hair: The gene appears to raise the risk of cancer-causing …

Zika epidemic has peaked and may run its course within 18 months, say experts

Researchers have created a model of the virus, currently circulating in more than 35 countries in the Americas, to explore how the epidemic will play out<p>The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America is likely to run its course within the next 18 months, according to a study by researchers in the UK and …

19 Impossibly Cool Crafts For Kids That Adults Will Want To Try

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Publisher's Facebook page deleted after posting criticism of Turkish government

UK-based Zed Books’ page was removed with no warning after it ran a series of posts about its books on the Turkish government<p>Facebook has denied involvement in the deletion of the page of a London-based academic publisher who had published articles that criticised the Turkish government and …