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California Now World's 5th Largest Economy, Surpassing UK

California's economy has surpassed that of the United Kingdom to become the world's fifth largest, according to new federal data made public …

Economics

Giuliani: Trump is 'committed to' regime change in Iran

Rudy Giuliani pushed for regime change in Iran on Saturday, saying President Donald Trump is “as committed to regime change as we are.”<p>It's “the only way to peace in the Middle East” and “more important than an Israeli-Palestinian deal,” Giuliani, Trump’s newest attorney in the ongoing Russia probe …

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Trump angers France and Britain with his NRA speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump took aim at two of America's closest allies in a speech at the NRA convention, saying strict gun laws failed to prevent the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris and highlighting a purported increase in knife violence in London.<p>The comments provoked anger in both France …

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Trump floats 'closing up the country for a while' over border security

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump seemed to float a new idea about border control during a tax reform roundtable in Ohio.<p>The President was in the midst of criticizing Democrats during a riff about border security when he slipped in the idea that people might "have to think about closing up the …

Border Security

Trump says London hospital is like 'a war zone' from knife attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump compared an unnamed London hospital to a "war zone" on Friday, saying despite tough gun laws in the UK, it has blood all over the floors from victims of knife attacks.<p>Trump made the comments in apparent defense of gun ownership at the National Rifle Association …

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2 top Comey advisers resign from FBI

Two top advisers to James Comey when he was director of the FBI resigned from the bureau on Friday, an FBI spokeswoman confirmed.<p>James Baker was a longtime confidant of Comey’s, serving as the bureau’s general counsel, and Lisa Page was an FBI lawyer who advised Comey while serving under his deputy …

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Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

NYT: Trump knew about Stormy Daniels payment before he denied it last month

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump was aware of his personal attorney Michael Cohen's hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels when he denied knowing anything about it last month, The New York Times reported Friday, citing two people familiar with the arrangement.<p>Cohen paid Daniels …

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U.S. Trade Team Leaves China Talks Without Any Big Breakthroughs

<b>Updated at 1:01 p.m. ET</b><p>Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other top U.S. trade officials ended a round of talks in Beijing on Friday, failing to secure large goals that ranged from cutting the trade imbalance by $200 billion by the end of 2020 to stopping China from targeting U.S. technology and …

China

Trump salutes NRA, says elect Republicans to save gun rights

DALLAS (AP) — Months after the horror of the Parkland school shootings in Florida, President Donald Trump stood before cheering members of the National Rifle Association on Friday and implored them to elect more Republicans to Congress to defend gun rights.<p>Trump claimed that Democrats want to …

Guns

Cheap innovations are often better than magical ones

If you type “technology indis…” into Google, you are instantly directed to a webpage discussing Arthur C Clarke’s third law: “any sufficiently …

Artificial Intelligence

Kansas to allow adoption groups to reject LGBT couples

Kansas lawmakers passed a bill Thursday allowing adoption agencies to turn away LGBT couples based on religious beliefs, reports the Kansas Wichitia …

LGBTQI

Carl Bernstein decries commitment to truth in Washington

We have never seen lying in a presidency like the levels reached under Donald Trump – that assessment came Thursday from someone who has seen a lot …

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'Were you lying?' Sanders faces new credibility questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is facing a barrage of questions about whether she purposely misled the American people amid fallout over Rudy Giuliani's stunning revelation about hush money paid by President Donald Trump's lawyer to a porn star who alleges a …

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Pence doctor resigns after Jackson debacle

Vice President Mike Pence’s physician has resigned, the latest fallout from the collapse of Ronny Jackson’s nomination for secretary of Veterans Affairs.<p>Dr. Jennifer Peña, who like Jackson is a military physician detailed to the White House, was among those who made claims of professional …

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Trump’s Lawyer Went to the Worst Law School in America

Michael Cohen’s alma mater has long been a punchline in the legal world.<p>The roster of the school’s graduates includes federal and state judges, two members of Congress and several high-profile courtroom lawyers and business leaders.<p>But whatever the accomplishments of its most distinguished alumni, …

College & University

Trump says Giuliani needs to 'get facts straight' on Stormy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Friday that Rudy Giuliani, the aggressive new face of his legal team, needed to "get his facts straight" about the hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election. Giuliani quickly came up with a new version.<p>Trump …

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Trump's new 'Stormy' story clashes with earlier statements

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted Thursday his reimbursement of a 2016 hush payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels had nothing to do with his election campaign. But the surprise revelation of the president's payment clashed with his past statements, created new legal headaches and …

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‘He can’t just lie his way out of every single box’

As a private businessman, Donald Trump managed to skate past bankruptcies and scandals, but as president he's finding it's harder to contradict his own statements.<p>Over his decades in real estate, Donald Trump was seemingly able to get away with anything, emerging from each consecutive bankruptcy …

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Scott Pruitt’s staffer reportedly had a genius plan to help his boss: smear Ryan Zinke

The White House found out, and wasn’t pleased.<p>Just when you thought the Scott Pruitt scandals couldn’t get more bizarre, a wild story is unfolding between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior.<p>An aide to Pruitt, the embattled EPA administrator, reportedly tried to …

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New Revelations Suggest a President Losing Control of His Narrative

As of last week, the American public had been told that President Trump’s doctor had certified he would be “the healthiest individual ever elected.” That the president was happy with his legal team and would not hire a new lawyer. That he did not know about the $130,000 payment to a former …

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The FBI Is in Crisis. It's Worse Than You Think

In normal times, the televisions are humming at the FBI’s 56 field offices nationwide, piping in the latest news as agents work their investigations. …

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Comey blasts Giuliani for comparing FBI agents to 'stormtroopers'

Former FBI Director James Comey on Thursday rebuked Rudy Giuliani, a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, for referring to bureau officials as “stormtroopers,” saying U.S. leaders should be emulating federal law-enforcement officias “rather than comparing them to Nazis.”<p>During an …

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Republicans have a new Comey problem, thanks to Rudy Giuliani

That President Trump knew about hush money paid to a porn star isn't the only shocking thing his new lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, acknowledged Wednesday. Giuliani also said that the reason Trump fired James B. Comey as FBI director was essentially because Comey wouldn't do his bidding in the Russia …

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Feds monitored Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's phones

It is not clear how long the monitoring of phone calls has been authorized.<p>CORRECTION: <i>Earlier today, NBC News reported that there was a wiretap on the phones of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal attorney, citing two separate sources with knowledge of the legal proceedings involving</i> …

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Paul Ryan Warns If Republicans Lose House, Cover-ups for Trump Will End

Paul Ryan appeared at a financial conference to warn that, if Democrats win control of either the House or the Senate in the November elections, …

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Professor Stephen Hawking's final theory: The universe is a hologram

Stephen Hawking has revealed from beyond the grave his final scientific theory - that the universe is a hologram.<p>The cosmologist, who died on March 14, has challenged previous theories of cosmic "inflation" and the "multiverse" in a new paper published in the Journal Of High Energy …

Physics

Stormy Daniels' lawyer says he was 'stunned' after Giuliani bombshell

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels said Thursday he was "stunned" after hearing Rudy Giuliani reveal that President Donald Trump had reimbursed his personal lawyer Michael Cohen for the $130,000 payment to Daniels.<p>"I was stunned. I was speechless," Michael Avenatti …

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Giuliani: Trump repaid Cohen $130K for payment to porn star

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump reimbursed his personal lawyer for $130,000 in hush money paid to a porn actress days before the 2016 presidential election, Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump's attorneys, said Wednesday, appearing to contradict the president's past claims that he didn't know the …

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Here's 4 reasons why Donald Trump faking a doctor's note actually matters

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Harold Bornstein, Donald Trump's longtime personal physician, is a comic character. From his long hair to his odd personal manner and pronouncements, he is someone that is hard to take seriously.<p>So when Bornstein told CNN on Tuesday that Trump had personally dictated a 2015 …

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