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Hope Hicks: The quiet one in Trump’s White House suddenly feels the glare

By Mary Jordan<p>, Reporter<p>Josh Dawsey<p>, White House reporter<p>In a White House full of noise, she is the quiet one. Not the TV gladiator, not press room warrior, not a general. Certainly not the Mooch.<p>Hope Hicks, the discreet aide always at President Trump’s side and whose desk is just outside the Oval …

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Google Lens turns your phone into a super-intelligent camera

Google's image-recognition AI just got way smarter.<p>The company announced a new computer-vision platform, Google Lens, which could give our smartphone …

How to Avoid Cultural Appropriation at Coachella

<i>This op-ed explores cultural appropriation at Coachella, as witnessed by our Fashion Features Editor Jessica Andrews.</i><p>Since it launched in October of 1999, Coachella's become something of a cultural force. The music and arts festival draws almost 100,000 people per day, according to <i>Goldenvoice</i>, …

If you want to listen to hot new albums on Spotify, it's time to pay up

All good things must come to long, brutal, contractually negotiated end.<p>Spotify announced on Tuesday a new deal that includes the provision that some …

No-frills, basic-economy tickets are still not the cheapest way to fly

To fend off low-cost competitors, American and United airlines last month began selling bare-bones tickets called "basic economy" fares that don't allow changes, cancellations or upgrades.<p>Basic economy passengers are allowed onboard the plane last and can bring only a small carry-on bag that fits …

Wyoming Bill Would Outlaw Renewable Energy

Republican lawmakers in Wyoming have introduced a bill that would block the use of renewable energy in the state. If passed, utilities that use wind …

Kate Middleton Only Carries Clutch Bags—Here's Why

Have you ever seen Kate Middleton at an official engagement carrying anything other than a clutch? We know—we too racked our brains (a.k.a. Google) trying to find at least one exception, but alas, the clutch is as much a Kate Middleton staple as is her bouncy hair. However, the reason the Duchess …

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Samsung Galaxy S8 may be losing the headphone jack too

Following in the footsteps of Apple, Samsung might also be ditching the headphone jack on its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone.<p>According to SamMobile, the South Korean manufacturer is prepping the release of its flashy new flagship device – but without the standard audio port. Instead, the headset …

Donald Trump Warns of 35% Tariff For Companies That Move Abroad

Donald Trump warned U.S. companies of “retribution or consequences,” such as a massive tariff, if they leave the country.<p>In a series of early morning …

The Pixel phone is exactly what we wanted, so of course we’re unhappy

What sort of unobtainium did we expect anyway?<p>There’s a curious dynamic in human psychology whereby as things improve, we sometimes complain about them even more. Respected international philanthropist Mo Ibrahim noted this with respect to Africa in an interview this week: as governance and the …

Showdown: Congress looks to override Obama veto of 9/11 bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.<p>The showdown is scheduled for …

Chrysler recalls 1.9 million vehicles over defects linked to three deaths

Chrysler is recalling 1.9 million cars and SUVs over airbag and seat belt defects linked to three deaths.<p>The defects could prevent air-bags and automatic seat-belt tighteners from being deployed properly in crashes, Fiat Chrysler (FCAM) said. It did not disclose the maker of the faulty …

Can you spot the hidden Buffalo Wild Wings ads at the Citrus Bowl?

It's time for a New Year's Day game. This one is pretty difficult. So get out that magnifying glass, gather your family and friends and play along at home. How many ads can you find in this photo? Scroll down for the answer!<p>Keep scrolling ...<p>There's so much Buffalo Wild Wings branding at the Citrus …

Searching Skyscanner was the easy bit, trying to sort a problem … impossible!

A booking was made twice in error but now we are told all the tickets are non-refundable<p><b>My daughter and her cousin went online to book return flights to Australia, using the Skyscanner website to find the best prices. It directed them to an online agent called Travel Trolley and they went through</b> …

20 photos that show what parenting REALLY looks like

We've all seen the perfect families on the front of parenting magazines, but those don't really reflect what parenting is like. Neither do those nice …

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2016 Under Armour All-America Recruits with Best NFL Skill Sets

Comparing high school football players to NFL athletes is unfair to the high school player. But let's be honest: If they've got it, they've got it.<p>There are athletes in the 2016 class who may not be pros now but definitely have the assets—physically and mentally—to be pros in the future. Many of …

ESPN alerts College Football Playoff viewers to change the channel to watch Demi Lovato

Thanks for watching the game, but DEMI'S ON<p>The College Football Playoff is on New Year's Eve! ESPN, which broadcast the College Football Playoff, tried hard to move the College Football Playoff from New Year's Eve, but alas, the College Football Playoff would not move the game. So they're stuck …

The ball drops on 2016: More than a million Times Square revelers usher in the new year alongside Ryan Seacrest, Demi Lovato and Carrie Underwood as terror fears fail to dampen the party

More than a million people crowded into New York City's Times Square under heavy security on Thursday to celebrate the arrival of 2016 with the …

Oil price rout will bring end to era of Saudi Arabian largesse, warns Bank of America

Declining crude prices signal that an era of Saudi overspending is "firmly behind us"<p>A global oil price rout will bring an end to the era of Saudi Arabian largesse, as crude prices have tumbled to 11-year lows.<p>“The era of material overspending is likely firmly behind us”, said Jean-Michel Saliba, …

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How Earnings from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Get Divvied Up

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" continues to break record after record at the box office, hitting $1 billion in just 12 days. But what do those box-office numbers actually mean in terms of revenue to Disney and theater chains?<p>The nearly $550 million the film has brought in in the U.S., and the …

DoD: U.S. and Russian Aircraft Have Close Encounter Over Syria

There has been at least one close encounter between a Russian aircraft and a U.S. aircraft over Syria, forcing the U.S. to re-route that aircraft to avoid a conflict, the Pentagon confirmed on Wednesday.<p>Moscow's unexpected move to launch airstrikes in Syria has brought the greatest threat of an …

Microsoft teams with Baidu to boost Windows 10 upgrades in China

With a population of over 1.3 billion, China is the world's largest country -- but it's also one of the toughest for a foreign company to penetrate. Microsoft, keen to spread Windows 10 through the People's Republic, is pairing with Baidu, China's most popular search engine, to help speed up the …

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Windows 10 launched so quietly you may have missed it

Despite the lack of flourish and giant ads, a lot rides on the success of the new Windows version for Microsoft and its chief executive<p>Twenty years ago the launch of a new version of Windows merited midnight store openings and a seven-figure payment to use a Rolling Stones song in ads celebrating …

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Police in Texas call for motorcycle gang truce

<b>Police in Texas are calling on members of rival motorcycle gangs to stop fighting after a deadly weekend shoot-out in Waco left nine dead.</b><p>Sgt Patrick Swanton said: "There has been enough tragedy and there has been enough bloodshed."<p>Seven people remain in hospital and 170 are in custody. About 50 …

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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

My Best Stuff<p>The woman who calls herself "Muva" (as in "mother") on what she needs to have a good time.<p>By Sophie Saint Thomas1 day agoView …

Yayoi Kusama's ‘Obliteration Room’ Is About to Be the Next New York Selfie Destination

The celebrated Japanese artist's new gallery show is a polka-dotted, populist affair that everyone will be lining up to see and be seen at.<p>In 2013, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's <i>Infinity Mirrored Room</i> was the surprise hit of the art world, the piece that launched thousands of selfies on its way to …