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Venezuela removes top US diplomat, cites conspiracy against government

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday announced he was expelling the top U.S. diplomat to the country for "conspiring" against his socialist …

Venezuela

How your name shapes what other people think of your personality

What’s in a name? A lot, apparently. New research suggests that your first name shapes the way other people perceive your age, personality, and how …

Psychology

Why Spanish speakers in US are getting into trouble

<b>Two high-profile incidents of Spanish speakers being challenged for not using English have raised familiar arguments over language and immigration in America.</b><p>Ana Suda and Mimi Hernandez were queuing inside a petrol station in rural Montana when the Border Patrol agent demanded to see their …

Immigration

Israel says it is the first country to use U.S.-made F-35 in combat

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is the first country to have used the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on Tuesday in remarks carried by the military's official Twitter account.<p>Local media further quoted Major-General Amikam Norkin as saying in a speech to the …

Middle East

Scientists have figured out exactly how much you need to exercise to slow your heart’s aging process

So there’s good news and there’s bad news.<p>The good news is there are steps you can take to slow your heart’s aging process, increasing the chances of living a long, healthy, fruitful life. The trade-off is that you really do have to go to the gym.<p>New research published this week in the Journal of …

Biomedicine

Chances of China Trade Win Undercut by Trump Team Infighting

WASHINGTON — By the time American negotiators wrapped up high-level talks with a visiting Chinese delegation last week, President Trump’s ambitions for a multibillion-dollar trade agreement had, for the time being, shriveled into a blandly worded communiqué without any dollar figures. It was not …

Peter Navarro

‘Too inconvenient’: Trump goes rogue on phone security

The president has kept features at risk for hacking and resisted efforts by staff to inspect the phones he uses for tweeting.<p>President Donald Trump uses a White House cellphone that isn’t equipped with sophisticated security features designed to shield his communications, according to two senior …

Donald Trump

Senate panel overwhelmingly approves amendment blocking Trump on ZTE

A Senate panel on Tuesday rebuked President TrumpDonald John TrumpWH aides intentionally compose Trump tweets with grammatical mistakes: report …

Donald Trump

Arne Duncan Is Serious: Americans Should Boycott School - The Atlantic

The former education secretary says it’s time for American families to boycott school to fight for stricter gun laws.<p>Over the weekend, Arne Duncan, who served in the Obama administration, replied approvingly to a radical suggestion from a former colleague. “Maybe it’s time for America’s 50 million …

Obama Administration

WH aides intentionally compose Trump tweets with grammatical mistakes: report

White House staffers who sometimes compose President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo to outline post-deal strategy on Iran Trump asking aides whether he …

Donald Trump

DOJ, Trump strike murky deal in FBI informant spat

Under pressure from President Donald Trump, top Justice Department officials have agreed to review highly classified information with congressional leaders connected to the FBI's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.<p>The decision to share the information came after …

Donald Trump

Trump Appeals to Delay Ex-‘Apprentice’ Candidate’s Lawsuit

President Donald Trump asked a New York appeals court to put on hold a defamation lawsuit by a former candidate on his reality television show "The …

Donald Trump

Local government could change things for Tunisia's disillusioned young

With national politics hard to break into, Tunisia's young activists are going local

Africa

Top Trump fundraisers who sought to negotiate $1 billion in business deals with Middle East princes called Jared Kushner a 'Clown Prince'

Top Trump fundraisers who made $1 billion in business deals with Middle East princes referred to Jared Kushner as the "Clown Prince" and mocked his role as a Middle East negotiator.<p>Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, and George Nader, Broidy's business partner, had proposed …

Donald Trump

Trump Doesn't Need a Grand Strategy

In a complex world where leaders’ knowledge is always inadequate, foreign policy victories are often won through improvisation, incrementalism, and …

Foreign Policy

Bahrain cleared to buy 3,200 US bomb bodies for its F-16 fighters

WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department has cleared Bahrain to buy as many as 3,200 bomb bodies to arm its fleet of F-16 fighters.<p>The U.S. would …

Obama Administration

The Trump administration’s Plan B on Iran is no plan at all

By Suzanne MaloneyThe suspense is over. Two weeks after President Trump ruptured the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran to a chorus of questions about the …

South Asia

Trump signs repeal of auto-loan policy that targeted racial bias

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWH aides intentionally compose Trump tweets with grammatical mistakes: report Holder: DOJ, FBI should reject Trump's …

Class Action

Third white supremacist found guilty of beating black man during Charlottesville protest

Daniel Borden, 19, becomes the latest fascist found guilty of assaulting DeAndre Harris last year.<p>One at a time, the white supremacists filmed last …

Rights & Freedoms

Warring House GOP factions seek middle ground on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of warring House Republican factions searched for an immigration compromise Monday as some conservatives warned of consequences for Speaker Paul Ryan if he allowed party moderates to push a bipartisan bill through the chamber without strong GOP support.<p>The talks occurred …

Republicans

Julie Bishop raises objections to China's activities in South China Sea

Julie Bishop has raised objections to China’s militarisation of the South China Sea after weekend reports that a Chinese bomber capable of carrying a nuclear warhead had been on the disputed Paracel Islands.<p>With relations between Canberra and Beijing tense, courtesy of the Turnbull government’s …

China

Trump Retreated From China Tariffs Because of White House Discord, Sources Say

President Donald Trump retreated from imposing tariffs on billions of dollars worth of Chinese goods because of White House discord over trade …

Donald Trump

Trump reportedly ignores ‘inconvenient’ security rules to keep tweeting on his iPhone

President Trump has been ignoring White House protocols meant to keep his phones secure, according to a report this evening in <i>Politico</i>. The story says that Trump carries at least two iPhones, one for calls and one for browsing Twitter and reading news. These are supposed to have features like the …

Donald Trump

Pres. Tump carries an iPhone just for Twitter

Possibly everyone on Earth knows that Pres. Trump uses Twitter, but you might not know that his many tweets are coming from an iPhone. The President actually has at least two: one that’s just for Twitter, and one or more others only for voice calls.<p>While Apple makes devices that are unusually hard …

Donald Trump

AP: Emails reveal secret lobbying effort to alter U.S. policy in Middle East

After a year spent carefully cultivating two princes from the Arabian Peninsula, Elliott Broidy, a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, thought he was finally close to nailing down more than $1 billion in business.<p>He had ingratiated himself with crown princes from Saudi Arabia and the United …

Donald Trump

Bob Corker turns down offer from Trump to be US ambassador to Australia

Senator Bob Corker has turned down an offer from President Donald Trump to be the US ambassador to Australia. The Guardian has confirmed that Corker, the retiring chair of the Senate foreign relations committee, rejected an approach to serve in the position.<p>In an interview with the Tennessean, …

Donald Trump

Mike Pompeo Threatens to Impose the 'Strongest Sanctions in History' on Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded that Iran halt all uranium enrichment, stop its ballistic-missile program and give nuclear inspectors access …

South Asia

Former Trump co-chairman on meeting FBI source: Like sitting in 'faculty lounge talking about research'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Trump campaign national co-chairman Sam Clovis broke his silence on the possible FBI confidential source on the Trump campaign during recent appearances on an Iowa radio show, telling listeners he was concerned that the source had been trying to plant an audit trail for investigators …

Donald Trump

Manafort defense targets Mueller prosecutor Weissmann

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's defense is going after one of special counsel Robert Mueller's top deputies in a bid to persuade a federal judge to order a hearing into leaks to the media.<p>In a court filing Monday night, Manafort's attorneys singled out prosecutor Andrew Weissmann …

Corruption

News crew discovers 40 cellphone-tracking devices operating around DC

An NBC investigative journalism team and a security researcher went wardriving around the DC area with a cell-site-simulator detector that would tell …

Surveillance