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  • U.S., Turkey at odds over Kurdish fighters in Syria

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    The disagreement, played out in rival tweets, is the latest consequence of U.S. President Donald Trump's Dec. 19 decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, potentially leaving the Kurdish militia under threat as Turkey weighs a new offensive there. U.S.-Turkish relations have been strained by U.S. support for the Kurdish YPG, which Turkey views as a terrorist group and an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that has for decades waged a separatist insurgency in Turkey. The Kurdish YPG has been a U.S. ally in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists and it controls swaths of northern Syria.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 18:19:12 -0500
  • A Passenger Got a Gun On Board An Airplane. TSA Says it Wasn't Because of the Shutdown

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    The TSA says it wasn't because of the shutdown

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 07:42:02 -0500
  • The Latest: Grandfather: Suspect 'backed off from crowds'

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    BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of 13-year-old Jayme Closs (all times local):

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:34:51 -0500
  • What happens to the 62,500 students with special needs during Los Angeles teachers' strike?

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    The disruption triggered by the strike that began Monday in the nation's second-largest school district could set back thousands of other children with developmental disabilities who need special education and consistency, parents told USA TODAY.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:00:07 -0500
  • Saudi urges 'fair' energy transition, defends oil

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    Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia called Tuesday for a "fair" and gradual global energy transition as it unveiled an ambitious domestic renewable energy programme. Experts say energy output from renewables, especially solar and wind, is growing faster than anticipated, threatening to displace oil, gas and coal as the world's main sources of power. "Balancing greenhouse gas emissions will take decades," he said at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:45:23 -0500
  • The 2020 Volkswagen Passat in Photos

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    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:33:00 -0500
  • Hannity: FBI plotted to destroy President Trump

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    NYT: FBI opened inquiry into whether Trump was secretly working on behalf of Russia; was this retaliation for James Comey's firing?

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 22:08:16 -0500
  • Kenya Hunts Gunmen in Fatal Hotel Attack Claimed by Al-Qaeda

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    The attack on 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi began with an explosion targeting three vehicles in the parking lot and then a suicide-bombing in the foyer of a Dusit Hotels & Resorts Co. outlet, police Inspector-General Joseph Boinnet said Tuesday in a televised briefing. Al-Shabaab, an affiliate of al-Qaeda based in neighboring Somalia, said it killed 47 people in the attack, according to Radio Andalus, a broadcaster that supports its insurgency. The group didn’t say how it obtained the figure, but if its involvement was confirmed it would be the Islamists’ first significant assault in Kenya since a raid on a university campus in Garissa county in April 2015 that killed at least 147 people.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:34:25 -0500
  • F-22 vs. F-35: Which Stealth Fighter Wins in a Shootout?

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    The U.S. Air Force’s original plan was for the F-22 to be its high-end air superiority fighter while the F-35 was designed to be primarily an air-to-ground strike aircraft, but one which could defend itself.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:00:00 -0500
  • Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway says president ‘did not destroy’ records from meetings with Putin

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    White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway has said that Donald Trump did not destroy any notes from a meeting with Vladimir Putin and that “leaks” may have led the president to be secretive about his talks with the Russian leader. A recent report from The Washington Post have alleged that Mr Trump went to “extraordinary” lengths to conceal his discussions with Mr Putin, including reportedly taking the notes from his interpreter after a meeting with the Russian leader in 2017. Ms Conway told reporters that the president is “transparent”, and that the level of "leaks" during the administration would have justified a heightened sense of concern that his talks with Mr Putin would get into the public domain.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:38:03 -0500
  • Parliament strikes down Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by 230 votes

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    British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:49:38 -0500
  • SUVs, trucks and sports cars take center stage at Detroit auto show

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    With compact cars and sedans an ever-shrinking portion of the North American market, auto makers have all but abandoned them, as evidenced by what they chose to emphasize in Detroit. Trucks, SUVs and high-performance vehicles dominated the new debuts scheduled for the US's premier auto show.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:39:39 -0500
  • Los Angeles teachers strike, claiming 'existential battle' over schools

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    More than 30,000 Los Angeles teachers demanding pay raises and smaller classes walked off the job in America's second-largest school system on Monday, marching downtown in the rain after negotiations over a new contract broke down. Students arriving for classes at some 900 campuses across the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) were met by their teachers carrying picket signs in the city's first teachers' strike in three decades. "It's an existential battle for the future of public education," teacher Mike Finn told Reuters outside John Marshall High School in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:57:58 -0500
  • Jamie Dimon says shutdown could reduce economic growth to zero this quarter if it continues

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    Jamie Dimon, CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase CEO, said that the partial government shutdown could sap all growth from the U.S. economy.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:57:39 -0500
  • Thailand to make it rain as pollution chokes Bangkok

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    Thailand is set to deploy rainmaking planes to seed clouds in an effort to tackle the pall of pollution that has shrouded the capital in recent weeks. "The Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation... expects the rainmaking to be done tomorrow (Tuesday) but it depends on wind and humidity levels," Pralong Dumrongthai, director-general of Thailand's Pollution Control Department, told reporters. As Thais woke up Monday morning to another day of murky air blanketing its bustling construction-filled capital, environment group Greenpeace said Bangkok was currently the 10th most polluted in the world, rivalling some cities in China.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:51:03 -0500
  • Senior US official vows to counter Iran on Lebanon visit

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    BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. will step up efforts to counter Iran's "dangerous activities" around the region including the financing and activities of proxy organizations such as Lebanon's Hezbollah, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:57:22 -0500
  • Woman caught drinking wine from Pringles can is banned from Walmart

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    A woman who was caught chugging wine out of a Pringles can while riding an

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:34:38 -0500
  • 2019 Ram Heavy Duty Has 1,000 Lb-Ft of Cummins Torque

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    The diesel torque wars have reached their ultimate extreme.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:12:00 -0500
  • New migrant caravan travelling to US from Honduras adding to tensions over border

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    Honduran Deputy Foreign Minister Nelly Jerez said that between 800 and 1,000 people were travelling together and headed towards the Agua Caliente border crossing into Guatemala. Hundreds of Honduran refugees and migrants also left a bus station in the northern city of San Pedro Sula and moved along to join the caravan. The first groups to leave included many women and children who got onto buses destined for the Guatemalan border.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:11:00 -0500
  • A Look at the 2020 BMW 7-series

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    Wed, 16 Jan 2019 04:55:00 -0500
  • Will May Survive Her Brexit Defeat?

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    The only meaningful unity that the United Kingdom has seen in the past two years has been opposition to the Brexit deal Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated with the European Union. The defeat, as predicted, has prompted Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to propose a vote, expected to be held on Wednesday, of no confidence in the government. When future historians consider Brexit, they will surely marvel at May’s obstinate capacity for survival in the face of unending political humiliation.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:48:10 -0500
  • Los Angeles teachers strike for higher pay, 640,000-student system shuts

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    About 640,000 students arriving for classes at some 900 campuses in the Los Angeles County School District were met by teachers carrying picket signs.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:01:00 -0500
  • PG&E plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as Camp Fire investigation continues

    Pacific Gas & Electric plans to enter bankruptcy as investigators continue to look into the utility's possible involvement in causing the Camp Fire.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:21:33 -0500
  • VW, Ford announce alliance to build commercial vans, pickups

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    Volkswagen and Ford announced a new alliance on Tuesday to jointly develop commercial vans and pickups starting in 2022, in a bid to reduce costs in the increasingly competitive auto market. The announcement came after more than six months of talks between the automakers which also included discussions about cooperation on autonomous and electrification technologies for cars of the future. The American and German giants will join forces to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups as early as 2022.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:03:50 -0500
  • Democrats boycott shutdown meeting at the White House, say they will not meet until government is reopened

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    Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup, who attended the meeting, reacts to the democrats actions on 'Your World.'

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 18:42:10 -0500
  • Our fresh takes on policing this week

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    News and opinion from various outlets across the country culled by Policing the USA

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:41:25 -0500
  • Worst is over for winter storm that clobbered U.S. Midwest, D.C. and New England

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    All Washington D.C. federal offices would be closed on Monday, but train and bus service in the metro D.C. area would resume after being shut down on Sunday, officials said. "There's some digging out to do," Jim Hayes, a forecaster with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, said early Monday. "In Virginia, D.C. and Maryland, 6-to-12 inches of snow fell with some places getting 13 inches," he said.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:26:03 -0500
  • May Loses Brexit Vote in Landslide, Faces Confidence Vote

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    Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected by Parliament in a humiliating defeat, her plan for leaving the European Union all but dead. The House of Commons voted 432- 202 against the divorce she painstakingly brokered with the EU over 18 months. The largest parliamentary loss in over a century not only prompted the main opposition Labour Party to make its move to try force an election, it also hardened the EU’s position.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:34:12 -0500
  • Kosovars remember 45 killed by Serb forces 20 years ago

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    RECAK, Kosovo (AP) — Thousands gathered Tuesday in the southern Kosovo village of Recak to mark 20 years since 45 ethnic Albanians were slain by Serb forces in a mass killing that sparked international anger.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:10:27 -0500
  • Transcripts Show FBI Considered Whether Trump was ‘Following Directions’ of the Kremlin

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    Following president Trump’s firing of former FBI director James Comey, a group of senior FBI officials considered the possibility that the dismissal was executed “at the behest of” the Russian government, according to Congressional testimony obtained by CNN. Then-FBI general counsel James Baker testified last year that he and other officials considered whether Trump was “acting at the behest of [Russia] and somehow following directions, somehow executing their will,” when he fired Comey in May, 2017. The other extreme is that the President is completely innocent, and we discussed that too,” Baker told House investigators.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:01:10 -0500
  • 10 Public Universities Run by Highest-Paid Presidents

    Presidents with high salaries

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:44:49 -0500
  • The top 5 benefits that make the American Express Platinum Card a must-have

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    BGR has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. BGR and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers. With large banks like JP Morgan and American Express poised to start significantly changing up how they structure rewards associated with premium credit cards, consumers may find it trickier than ever these days to figure out how to wade through the choices of plastic available to them and come to a decision. These kinds of cards, in particular, come with generally high fees to go along with the abundance of perks. Large financial institutions have historically enticed borrowers to spring for their most luxe credit options by offering incentives like free air travel and tons of points, though as The Wall Street Journal reported in recent days some banks are now looking to tweak that model -- changing up the rewards so that you get less on the front end and you're induced to actually use the cards more to get the benefits over the long term. All of which is to say, when you consider all of the above and the various options on the market available to you, there are several reasons why the Platinum Card® from American Express is a smart choice for consumers who want the best mix of price and rewards. Here's some of what it offers. An impressive domestic lounge network One of the easiest reasons to cite for why it's worth it to spring for the Amex Platinum Card is the lounge access you're afforded. This card gets you into any of the more than 30 Delta Sky Clubs around the globe plus American Express' own luxurious Centurion Lounges -- which also happen to be multiplying. Examples include the new 12,500-square-foot Centurion Lounge at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport's Terminal D that opened in the fall and which offers a full bar menu that features local wines and beer as well as a menu with Texas-themed dishes. In all, this card unlocks access to more than 1,200 airport lounges across 130 countries. The Platinum Card's Priority Pass membership also makes free food and drinks available at a growing number of airport restaurants and bars, so this benefit definitely helps take the sting out of getting hit with a long layover between flights. Tons of points, baby! The Platinum card is also offering a whopping 60,000-point bonus that kicks in once you make $5,000 in purchases within the first three months of your card membership. By one estimate, those points are worth up to $1,200 according to The Points Guy's recent valuation, and come on top of the card's other benefits like lounge access. When you book through an airline or via American Express Travel, you can earn 5 points for every dollar you spend on flights and hotels. This particular benefit has also been singled out for praise as being the best offering in its category among all cards, given that the 5x multiple on points for airfare can be earned even when you book through any airline - whereas you need to book through Amex Travel to get the 5 points for every dollar benefit. A combined up to $400 in airline fee and Uber credits Among the other ways this card's benefits more than offset that $550 fee each year, you also get up to $200 airline fee credit that can pay for everything from checked bag fees to in-flight food and drink purchases. The only caveat is you have to choose one airline each year that you'll direct your fee credit to, but it's a small price to pay. And as if that wasn't enough, Amex is also throwing in up to $200 in Uber savings each year. It's structured as a $15 Uber credit each month, with up to an additional $20 extra in December - which, while frequent travelers will have no problem using that up quickly, is still one more welcome perk to have. You've got to connect the card to your Uber app, and the monthly benefit is of the use-it-or-lose-it variety, but don't worry. If you don't have need of an Uber ride during a particular month, you can always use that month's credit on an UberEats delivery, instead. Complimentary premium status and memberships galore, from hotels to car rentals The Amex Platinum also has a ton of hotel-related perks alone that will quickly offset the costs that rack up from frequent travel, including complimentary gold status at Hilton and Starwood Hotels, which lets you enjoy benefits at hotels and resorts within the Hilton chain and which can also be matched with Marriott Gold status. Likewise, Platinum card members can also upgrade to Starwood Preferred Guest Gold Elite Status without having to meet any minimum stay requirements. And as if that wasn't enough, other elite member benefits include being given an enhanced room at check-in, when available. For car rentals, it's the same story. You get complimentary elite status with brands like Avis and Hertz, giving you the ability to take advantage of free membership in premium car rental programs that include special upgrades and discounts. The verdict: As the industry-leading charge card, the Platinum Card from American Express is the quintessential credit card. It's not even hard to not only over the card's annual fee, but actually come out ahead. If you travel a lot during the course of a year, or even if you're only on the road and hopping flights sporadically here and there, the Amex Platinum Card definitely is worthy of serious consideration. Benefits span beyond travel, like the card's stellar purchase protection, which reimburses you if you use it to buy an item that's later lost, stolen or damaged accidentally. Amex will cover you for the amount you paid, up to $10,000 per item with a $50,000 yearly maximum, for starters. You'll get plenty of use out of this card, in other words, and then some.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:28:31 -0500
  • The Nissan IMs Concept Is a Gilded Look at Nissan’s Future Sedans

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    The sedan isn't dead, it's elevating.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:40:00 -0500
  • Jayme Closs: Suspect Jake Patterson decided to kidnap girl when he spotted her get on school bus, court papers say

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    The man suspected of kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents in their Wisconsin home allegedly decided to take the 13-year-old after spotting her getting onto a school bus one day, accordng to a criminal complaint filed in court. Jake Thomas Patterson, 21, will be formally charged with two counts of murder and one count of kidnapping before his afternoon hearing in Barron County Circuit Court, according to prosecutors. A criminal complaint alleges Mr Patterson told investigators that, on his drive to a job at a cheese factor in Almena, Wisconsin, he spotted Jayme get on the school bus one day and came up with the idea to abduct her.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:18:00 -0500
  • Boeing's F-15X Could Be a Killer in the Sky (But It Won't Have Stealth)

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    Is that a problem?

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 07:00:00 -0500
  • Series of storms to pummel California with rain, snow, wind; flooding, mudslides possible

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    The USA's wild weather will shift from the East to the West this week. California will take the brunt of the storminess with drenching rain, yards of snow and mudslides.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 20:54:03 -0500
  • U.S.'s Pompeo: Saudis assured me of accountability for Khashoggi murder

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    The U.S. secretary of state said Monday that Saudi leaders assured him everyone responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi would be held accountable.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:48:00 -0500
  • Schumer Will Force Vote Tuesday on Deripaska-Firm Sanctions

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    (Bloomberg) -- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he will force a vote Tuesday on a measure to block the Treasury Department’s plans to lift sanctions on three Russian companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 18:57:31 -0500
  • Trump’s response to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling him a 'racist': ‘Who cares?'

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    President Trump brushed off the characterization from the freshman congresswoman.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:24:02 -0500
  • The Shutdown Is Disrupting Travel at America's Biggest Airports. And It's Probably Going to Get Worse

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    TSA workers have not been paid for the pay period that ended last Friday

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:31:48 -0500
  • Considerations Before Maxing Out Your 401(k)

    You probably already know that contributing to your 401(k) plan will improve your retirement finances. There are some circumstances when it makes sense to pay down debt and build up some savings outside of your 401(k) before boosting your 401(k) withholding. Here's what you should think about before increasing your 401(k) contributions.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:53:31 -0500
  • 15 killed after plane crashes during rain and low visibility

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    A Boeing 707 cargo plane crashed just west of Tehran, Iran, amid severe weather conditions on Monday morning local time, according to Iranian state TV. Iranian emergency management official told state TV that 16 people were on board the plane when it crashed, and that there is only one known survivor. Weather observations at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport reported rain and 7 km (4.5 miles) visibility around the time of the incident.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:43:48 -0500
  • Two women rescued after being taken hostage at UPS warehouse in New Jersey

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    Two women have been rescued after being taken hostage at a UPS facility in New Jersey, a local prosecutor has said. The women, both UPS employees, were not seriously injured during the hours-long standoff, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore said at a news conference. The suspect has been apprehended after the incident at the UPS processing facility in Logan Township.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:03:00 -0500
  • 128GB microSD cards for $18.99 might be today’s best deal

    If you buy only one smartphone accessory today, well, it should probably be Anker's awesome 10W fast wireless charging stand, which is on sale right now at its best price yet. But if you buy two smartphone accessories today, the second one should definitely be the Silicon Power 128GB High Speed MicroSD Card. It's just as fast and reliable as microSD cards from big names like SanDisk and Samsung, but it's only $18.99 right now on Amazon. Here's more info from the product page: * UHS-1 Class 10 specifications, enabling fast file transfer speeds and Full-HD video recording. * High compatibility for different types of devices including smartphones, tablets, DSLR and HD camcorder. * Come with a SD card adapter that enables versatile usages for any SD enabled devices. * Compatible with Nintendo Switch, which enables a budget-friendly solution for you to boost the storage.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:40:43 -0500
  • In-Depth Photos of the 2019 Subaru STI S209

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    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:12:00 -0500
  • Pentagon extends mission to Mexico border through September

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    The U.S. military will extend a mission to support security along the U.S. border with Mexico through Sept. 30, the Pentagon said on Monday. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan approved the extension in response to a request from the Homeland Security Department, the Pentagon said in a statement. There are about 2,350 troops assigned to the border mission.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:06:39 -0500
  • Huawei founder denies spying for China in rare interview

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    Huawei's reclusive founder Ren Zhengfei stepped out of the shadows Tuesday to give a rare media interview, forcefully denying accusations that his firm engaged in espionage on behalf of the Chinese government. The company he founded more than 20 years ago has been under fire in recent months with the arrest of Ren's daughter and Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Canada, the arrest of an employee on spying charges in Poland, and a worldwide campaign by Washington to blacklist it. A former Chinese army engineer, Ren denied that Huawei passed information along to the Chinese government.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:29:34 -0500
  • Trump Tweets Love for Nashville - Ahead of Trip to New Orleans

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    (Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to greet followers in Nashville, Tennessee, and let them know he was excited to see them later in the day.

    Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:06:41 -0500
  • 2020 Ford Explorer Gets Evolutionary, High-Tech Redesign

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    Ford has completely redesigned the Explorer for 2020, but you might not realize it from the photos. The exterior styling is so familiar that it would be easy to overlook the extensive re-engineer...

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:28:41 -0500
  • 'Is this the best a man can get?' Gillette issues #MeToo challenge to cut toxic behavior

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    The new campaign, called "We Believe," is Procter & Gamble's latest foray into brand messaging that takes aim at "toxic masculinity" in the #MeToo era.

    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:34:05 -0500
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