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Manchester attack: UK halts sharing bombing intel with US

Extremism

A Republican Congressman Just Destroyed Trump's 'Lie' Of A Budget

South Carolina's Mark Sanford said debate has to be based on "real numbers," not the Trump budget's "Goldilocks" projections.<p>WASHINGTON ― Citing the Bible and expressing his sympathies in advance, Republican South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford savaged President Donald Trump’s budget proposal Wednesday …

‘People Here Think Trump Is a Laughingstock’

On the president’s ill-timed world tour.<p><i>“Chaos.”</i><i><br>“Circus.”</i><i><br>“Laughingstock.”</i><p>Those were just a few of the comments I heard in Berlin this week from senior European officials trying to make sense of the meltdown in Washington at just the moment when a politically imploding President Trump embarks on …

Donald Trump

Comey prepped responses ahead of Trump discussions

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ahead of discussions with President Donald Trump, Former FBI Director James Comey prepped with his team on ways to respond to anticipated questions so that he would not come across as confrontational during the ongoing Russia probe, according to an official close to Comey.<p>"He wanted to make …

Donald Trump

Yes, Trump Thinks He Can Defeat The Russia Probe

He's betting that his foes are too weak to stop him.<p>WASHINGTON – Beltway wise guys – the same people who thought Hillary Clinton would waltz into the White House – are now assuring themselves that Donald Trump is going down.<p>They tell each other that he is too stupid, paranoid, amateurish and even …

How Trump gets his fake news

The president rarely surfs the web on his own, but his staff have made a habit of slipping news stories on to his desk—including the occasional internet hoax.<p>White House chief of staff Reince Priebus issued a stern warning at a recent senior staff meeting: Quit trying to secretly slip stuff to …

Donald Trump

L'Etat, C'est Trump

The president and his advisors believe loyalty to the country and loyalty to him are the same thing.<p>Thank you, Kellyanne Conway. On Thursday on Fox News, the President’s most polished defender told America the truth about why Donald Trump fired James Comey: Trump “expects people who are serving in …

Donald Trump

The founder of a college startup more exclusive than Harvard or Stanford says traditional applications don't measure anything but wealth

Based on application numbers for the Minerva Class of 2021, it seems that there may be tens of thousands of students that agree.<p>In just its fourth year accepting applications, the unconventional college received 20,427, admitting 385 students. That acceptance rate, at 1.9%, is far lower than at any …

College & University

4 Stocks I’m Never Selling

From surgery to search, these industry leaders have earned a permanent place in my portfolio.<p>Times change: People come and go. Fashion styles burst …

Stephen Fry Explains Why Some People Believe Everything Donald Trump Says

“The incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence."<p>Some supporters of President Donald Trump believe just about everything he says, even when he’s wrong. And Trump himself seems to have absolute confidence in his own beliefs ― again, even when he is demonstrably wrong.<p>But there is …

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel Single-Handedly Drove First-Quarter Losses With Massive IPO Bonus

Spiegel's award comprised a third of stock-based compensation expenses during the quarter.<p>Snapchat operator <b>Snap</b> (NYSE:SNAP) just reported a massive …

This Incredible Flower Timelapse Took 3 Years and 8TB of Photos to Create

Filmmaker Jamie Scott made his name in the timelapse space with <i>Fall</i>, a Central Park timelapse of epic proportions that took 6 months of dedication to …

Videography

Sit back and enjoy watching this smooth guy's Tinder game backfire

Things were going so well!<p>A smooth intro: self aware but still forward, unimposing, nothing too inappropriate. All stacked up to be a decent Tinder …

Trump wants to create an amazing new tax loophole — here's how to use it for yourself

President Trump will create an enormous opportunity for tax avoidance if his wishes on tax reform are granted. And if you’re in the 38 percent of Americans earning more than $40,000 per year, you can take advantage of it.<p>All you have to do is become a one-person company.<p>Trump’s plan to change the …

Buffett criticizes United and its CEO over dragging incident

Warren Buffett said Monday that United Airlines bungled the case of the passenger dragged off a plane last month, and he is criticizing the CEO's handling of the incident.<p>Buffett also said airplanes "may become like cattle cars," but that's because a significant number of passengers will put up …

Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi

In today’s busy world, convenience seems to outweigh consequence, especially with how people use their mobile devices. Using free public Wi-Fi networks, for example, comes with any number of serious security risks, yet surveys show that the overwhelming majority of Americans do it anyway. In a …

Health bill teeters while spending legislation advances

How to Unlock Movies on Netflix: Secret Codes Get You More Movies

You're no longer limited to Quirky Teen Dramas!<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>We’ve all been there: You …

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in May

The month that Netflix shows off<p>Normally in these posts I try to put together some sort of competition-style write-up, pitting the services against one another in a streaming free-for-all. That’s not really going to be necessary this time, because May is all about one thing: Netflix bringing back …

How to save your text messages

Back up your SMS history<p>For many of us, the humble text message remains an essential mode of communication. But while cloud-based services can back up our emails and social media posts when we lose an old phone or switch to a new one, our SMS (Short Message Service) and MMS (Multimedia Messaging …

Bribe Cases, a Jared Kushner Partner and Potential Conflicts

It was the summer of 2012, and Jared Kushner was headed downtown.<p>His family’s real estate firm, the Kushner Companies, would spend about $190 million over the next few months on dozens of apartment buildings in tony Lower Manhattan neighborhoods including the East Village, the West Village and SoHo.<p>…

Bashar al-Assad regime behind chemical attack, French intelligence report finds

French intelligence services have concluded that the Syrian government was responsible for a chemical attack which left scores dead, in the first international investigation to assign blame.<p>The April 4 sarin attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun killed 86 people and injured hundreds more, prompting …

Trump to propose large increase in deductions Americans can claim on their taxes

President Trump on Wednesday plans to call for a significant increase in the standard deduction people can claim on their tax returns, potentially putting thousands of dollars each year into the pockets of tens of millions of Americans, according to two people briefed on the plan.<p>The change is one …

Finance

There's A Physics Trick To Keep Your Shoes From Coming Untied

In order to tie your shoes, there’s a simple knot that almost all of us learn how to make when we’re small children: a “criss-cross and tuck” part, followed by a “loop-and-pull” part. That simple knot has three strong advantages to it over most other types:<p>It effectively takes up the rest of the …

CrissCross

Goldman Identifies the Most Profitable Stocks for 2017 (AVGO, CMG) | Investopedia

Goldman Sachs (GS) predicts that a combination of higher wages, rising interest rates and inflation will weigh on the profitability of U.S. companies …

Donald Trump is trolling Donald Trump on Twitter

<b>(CNN) —</b> With his nearly 35,000 tweets, President Donald Trump has amassed a dizzying catalog of droll cultural musings, salty personal attacks, self-plugs and political punditry.<p>His prolonged tweetstorm warning President Barack Obama not to attack Syria after it used chemical weapons in 2013 has …

Donald Trump

Still Don't Believe In Influencer Marketing? Amazon Just Showed Us The Future

Content, content, buy here.<p>Many people don't know that behind Amazon's brilliant marketplace is an army of affiliate links from websites all over the world. It is a key pillar in how they drive traffic and sales.<p>If you don't know what an affiliate link is, it's a link that tracks where the traffic …

Marketing

RIP U.S. Senate, 1789-2017

This week has taught us Washington really is as broken and hopeless as we feared.<p>This is the week when we will discover if Washington really is as broken and hopeless as President Donald Trump and his supporters long have claimed it is. Looks like the answer is yes.<p>If an affable and well-qualified …

Robert Byrd

Senate Pulls 'Nuclear' Trigger To Ease Gorsuch Confirmation

This is how the Senate changes — not with a bang, but with a motion to overturn the ruling of the chair.<p>By a simple majority vote, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., set a new precedent in the Senate that will ease the confirmation for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on …

Neil Gorsuch

Morgan Stanley made an error analyzing Snapchat, and it shines a light on some big flaws in Wall Street research

Imagine the following scenario.<p>A Wall Street investment bank has just led the biggest tech initial public offering in years but makes a mistake in the first research note it publishes on the stock.<p>The error means the bank overstated the forecasted earnings over a five-year stretch by nearly $5 …

Markets