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Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pro with S Pen is now available

Samsung has released the Notebook 9 Pro, its first laptop with an S Pen. Announced at Computex last month, the Notebook 9 Pro features a 360-degree hinge allowing it to operate as a laptop and a tablet. It comes in 13.3-inch and 15-inch variations.<p>Both versions feature seventh-generation Intel Core …

Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr worldwide

Muslims across the world are celebrating the first day of the Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.<p>The three-day Eid-al-Fitr depends on the sighting of the moon and is usually marked by early morning prayers followed by family visits and feasts.<p>Residents …

Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump questioned former President Barack Obama's response to Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election in an interview airing Sunday morning, saying Obama didn't do enough to address the situation.<p>"Well I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about …

Trump lawyer insists there is no obstruction investigation — but then hedges

A member of President Trump’s legal team repeatedly insisted that Trump is not under investigation for obstruction of justice but acknowledged he could not know for certain during combative Sunday television interviews.<p>“Let me be very clear here, as it has been since the beginning, the president is …

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Trump Will Tighten, but Not Nix, Cuba Travel

During a speech today in Miami, President Donald Trump announced changes in the United States’ Cuba policy that will put back in place some travel restrictions lifted under the Obama administration, but leave others alone.<p>U.S. citizens will be prohibited from staying in U.S.-based hotels that …

Trump admits for first time 'I am being investigated' over James Comey's firing

President’s tweet confirms reports of obstruction of justice investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller<p>Donald Trump seemed to confirm for the first time that he was under federal investigation on Twitter on Friday morning.<p>Related: What does Robert Mueller's team tell us about the Russia …

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The battle over ️: How one emoji is killing meme culture

The “B” emoji has become so prevalent a part of internet culture that a major meme forum recently voted on whether to ban it altogether.<p>There were …

Trump to revise parts of Obama’s Cuba policy

President Trump will announce a new policy toward Cuba Friday that prohibits any commercial dealings with Cuba’s economically powerful military and somewhat limits the freedom of U.S. citizens to travel to the island, but leaves in place many changes implemented by his predecessor.<p>In a speech to be …

Puerto Ricans vote in favour of being 51st US state, but doubts remain

With almost all votes counted, option for full statehood was backed by more than 97% – but turnout for non-binding referendum stood at just 23%<p>A plebiscite in the US’s oldest and largest colony, Puerto Rico, has returned an overwhelming vote in favour of becoming the 51st state of the union, in a …

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As Trump Exits Paris Agreement, Other Nations Are Defiant

UNITED NATIONS — Leaders from around the world maintained a defiant front on Thursday after President Trump announced that he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.<p>President Emmanuel Macron of France, speaking in French before switching to English, said he believed Mr. Trump was …

Climate

Trump dismays, angers allies by abandoning global climate pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, drawing anger and condemnation from world leaders and heads of industry.<p>Trump, tapping into the "America First" message he used when he …

Warning of imminent attack, Britain raises threat level

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain's prime minister warned another attack could be …

Trump Trip: President Meets With Palestinian President Abbas

Donald Trump met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday, a day after promising to make a renewed effort at peace between the Palestinians and Israelis.<p>The president made the journey from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, passing a billboard which declared the “city of …

O.J. Simpson to Receive Parole Hearing in July, Could Be Released

After nearly a decade behind bars, O.J. Simpson could be released from prison this year.<p>Simpson is set to face a parole hearing this July, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. His actual hearing date won’t be set until mid-June.<p>The former NFL star has been serving 33 years in a Nevada …

Flynn takes 5th on Senate subpoena as a top House Democrat alleges new evidence of lies

Retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser under President Trump, refused to comply with a Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena as a top House Democrat disclosed portions of new documents suggesting Flynn lied about his Russia ties to federal investigators.<p>Members of the …

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Trump Becomes First Sitting U.S. President to Visit Western Wall

President Donald Trump placed a note in the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit one of Judaism's holiest sites.<p>Trump later called it a "great honor" to visit the wall, saying, "I can see a much deeper path, friendship with Israel."<p>The historic …

Buses torched, roads blocked, clashes during Brazil strike

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Protesters lit buses on fire, blocked roads and clashed with police on Friday during a general strike that brought …

Effort to defund Planned Parenthood threatens Obamacare repeal

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A push by Republican congressional leaders to defund Planned Parenthood could threaten passage of their top-priority legislation to repeal Obamacare because of opposition to the anti-abortion provision by two key GOP senators.<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Thursday that …

Health Care

Black Caucus launches longshot effort to derail Sessions' nomination as attorney general

<b>(CNN) —</b> Members of the Congressional Black Caucus launched what they admitted was a "longshot" effort to block Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to lead the Department of Justice in President-elect Donald Trump's Administration.<p>"He has been hostile to every community that DOJ is supposed to …

Huckabee visits West Bank: 'Build Israel Great Again'

<b>Maale Adumim, West Bank (CNN) —</b> Standing in front of a bright red banner reading "Build Israel Great Again," former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee promised Tuesday during an appearance in the West Bank that President-elect Donald Trump's policies toward Israel would be very …

Michael Moore to Electoral College: 'I will pay your fine' if you don't vote for Trump

As state electors are gathering to cast their vote for president on Monday, the documentary filmmaker made a late-night plea on Sunday.<p>"I'm simply asking you to vote your conscience and PLEASE do not put our nation in danger by choosing Donald J. Trump," Moore wrote on Facebook in an open letter to …

Electoral college's 'faithless electors' fail to stop Trump but land democratic blow

At least nine electors attempted to cast a vote against the candidate they were mandated to support, drawing attention to an arcane electoral system<p>In the end, the so-called “faithless electors” of the US electoral college failed resoundingly in their aim to stop Donald Trump from reaching the …

Obama pardons 78, shortens the sentence for 153

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama has pardoned 78 people and shortened the sentence of 153 others convicted of federal crimes, the greatest …

Fidel Castro: A Life in Pictures

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Marco Rubio Says 'Our Goal Is Not to Punish' Cubans With U.S. Policy

Sen. Marco Rubio called the death of Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro a "historical milestone" and recommended President-elect Donald Trump not retroactively remove protections for undocumented immigrants established by the Obama administration in an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on …