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Apr 24, 2019

Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings, more arrested
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 359, police said Wednesday, as the country's leaders vowed to overhaul the security apparatus amid a series of intelligence lapses before the attacks.

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Apr 23, 2019

The Comey firing, as retold by the Mueller report
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was seething.

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Apr 23, 2019

Democrats to press star witness of Mueller report to repeat performance in Congress
Since the April 18 release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and any ties to Republican Trump's campaign, Democrats have seen McGahn as someone who could be as important as Mueller himself, according to a source familiar with the matter. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the White House planned to oppose a subpoena by the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee for McGahn to testify. Mueller's 448-page partially blacked-out report portrayed McGahn as one of the few figures in Trump's orbit to challenge him when he tried to shut down the investigation that has clouded his more than two years in the White House.

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Apr 23, 2019

Trump Escalates Confrontation With Democrats on House Inquiries
Hours after his Treasury secretary again put off a House committee's demand for the president's tax returns and as another panel was considering a contempt charge for a former White House aide for refusing to testify, Trump said in an interview that he was against having past and present administration officials taking part in various congressional inquiries. "There is no reason to go any further, and especially in Congress where it's very partisan — obviously very partisan," Trump said in an interview with the Post that was published Tuesday night.

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Apr 23, 2019

Armed border group shuts down camp at border in New Mexico
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — An armed group that has been patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border left its post in the New Mexico desert Tuesday amid pressure from law enforcement following videos that showed militia members stopping migrants who had illegally crossed into the country.

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Apr 23, 2019

Battle of Mogadishu veteran responds to Ilhan Omar's criticism of 'Black Hawk Down' mission
In a resurfaced tweet, Rep. Ilhan Omar claims U.S. forces killed 'thousands' of Somalis during the 1993 mission; reaction from retired Sergeant Major Kyle Lamb, who fought in the Battle of Mogadishu.

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Apr 23, 2019

Twitter CEO Gently Tells Trump: Your ‘Lost' Followers Are Bots and Spam Accounts
Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyOn Tuesday, President Trump hosted Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in the Oval Office for a closed-door meeting, during which the leader of the free world spent an inordinate amount of time complaining about lost Twitter followers, according to a source familiar with the conversation.The Twitter chief, for his part, tried to reassure the president that the company's staff merely wants his follower count to be as bot-free as possible.This is what the most powerful person in the world was preoccupied with Tuesday.A large percentage of the meeting, which included senior White House officials such as Trump's social media director Dan Scavino, was spent addressing the subject of @realDonaldTrump's follower count. The president stated his belief that he had lost some of his roughly 59 million followers in anti-Trump, anti-conservative Twitter purges, according to a source familiar with the meeting. Dorsey, according to this knowledgeable source, had to explain to the president that like other Twitter users, @realDonaldTrump periodically loses followers when the site deletes fake or bot accounts. Dorsey even said he himself had lost followers as a result of Twitter's efforts to delete fake accounts.During this private gathering in the West Wing, Dorsey assured Trump that the company wants him, and everyone else on Twitter, to have only real followers, according to the source.Trump also said he's heard from other prominent c

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Apr 23, 2019

UPDATE 2-PG&E get approval to pay employees $350 mln to meet safety goals after wildfires
PG&E Corp can pay employees up to $350 million in bonuses this year to spur them to help meet the bankrupt California power provider's safety goals to prevent wildfires, a judge said on Tuesday. PG&E's management has said the company needs to implement the bonus plan to carry out tasks such as clearing trees and branches around power lines to avert contact that triggers wildfires. While the maximum cost of the plan is $350 million, PG&E has said it expects the likely cost will be around $235 million.

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Apr 23, 2019

Otherworldly: Sounds of first 'Marsquake' detected
The first "Marsquake" has been detected. The finding "officially kicks off a new field: Martian seismology!," said Bruce Banerdt of NASA.

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Apr 23, 2019

Sri Lanka official: Bomb attacks were revenge for New Zealand mosque killings
Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bomb attacks were retaliation for a recent attack on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on Tuesday, adding that two domestic Islamist groups were believed to be responsible.

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Apr 23, 2019

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Apr 23, 2019

Self-styled citizen border patrol abandons New Mexico camp: police
SUNLAND PARK, N.M./TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - An armed group that has been stopping migrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border honored a request to leave their camp in New Mexico on Tuesday and appeared to be heading home, the local police chief said. The group's leader Larry Hopkins appeared in court in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on Monday to face firearms charges following his arrest on Saturday by the FBI. Sunland Park, New Mexico, Police Chief Javier Guerra said the group left their campsite outside the town following a request by the Union Pacific Railroad, which said they had trespassed on its land.

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Apr 23, 2019

Islamic State group claims Sri Lanka suicide bombings
The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a devastating series of suicide attacks against churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed more than 320 people. The claim, accompanied by a photo and video of the men the group said had unleashed the carnage, emerged more than two days after the near-simultaneous blasts ripped through three high-end hotels popular with foreigners and three churches packed with Christians celebrating Easter. Sri Lanka's government had said initial investigations suggested the attack had been carried out as "retaliation" for shootings at two mosques in New Zealand last month that killed 50 people.

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Apr 23, 2019

NASA probe records first likely 'marsquake' detected on red planet
NASA's robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a "marsquake," marking the first time a likely seismological tremor has been recorded on another planet, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California reported on Tuesday. The breakthrough came five months after InSight, the first spacecraft designed specifically to study the deep interior of a distant world, touched down on the surface of Mars to begin its two-year seismological mission on the red planet. The faint rumble characterized by JPL scientists as a likely marsquake was recorded on April 6, the lander's 128th Martian day, or sol.

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Apr 23, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris vows to impose new gun limits by executive action
Sen. Kamala Harris vowed to use executive actions to tighten rules on firearms sales if she's elected president and Congress fails to act on gun control in her first 100 days in office.

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Apr 23, 2019

California woman charged with dumping puppies in trash
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California woman could face up to seven years behind bars on a slew of charges filed Tuesday after authorities say surveillance video showed her casually tossing a bag of 3-day-old puppies into a trash can on a sweltering day.

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Apr 23, 2019

Delphi murders: Here's what we know about unsolved killings of two teen girls in Indiana
It's been more than two years since the Delphi murders. Here's what we know now about the unsolved killings of Abigail Williams and Liberty Germany.

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Apr 23, 2019

Clinton: Trump Would Have Been Indicted If He Weren't President
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that President Trump would have been indicted over the actions described in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report had he not been a sitting president."I think there's enough there that any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted," Clinton said during her remarks at the Time 100 Summit. "The whole matter of obstruction was very directly sent to the Congress. And if you read that part of the report, it could not be clearer."Mueller concluded in the report that Trump and his associates had not engaged in collusion with Russia but declined to weigh in on whether a number of Trump's actions during the investigation -- including his decision to fire FBI director James Comey and his attempts to have Mueller fired -- constituted obstruction of justice. The report instead left that determination up to Congress."With respect to whether the President can be found to have obstructed justice by exercising his powers under Article II of the Constitution, we concluded that Congress has the authority to prohibit a President's corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice," the report read.The details of the report have split Democrats on the question of impeachment. Party leaders in the House have continued to insist that no impeachment proceedings are forthcoming, while several 2020 presidential candidates, including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, hav

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Apr 23, 2019

US stocks lifted to records amid earnings deluge, oil gains again
Wall Street stocks surged to fresh records on Tuesday following a plethora of mostly good quarterly earnings that reinforced confidence in the economic outlook.

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Apr 23, 2019

Hillary Clinton: Mueller report is beginning, not the end
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report is only the beginning of a reckoning on election meddling, not the end, and "raises some serious questions," Hillary Clinton said Tuesday. The former Democratic presidential candidate stopped short of calling for immediate impeachment proceedings, however, and said Congress should instead conduct a serious analysis of whether President Donald Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors. If elected officials believe that he did, "then I think it is the obligation of Congress to put forward the articles of impeachment," Clinton said at an appearance in New York City for the Time 100 Summit, where she called for the full, unredacted report to be released.

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Apr 23, 2019

All not in favor of Trump's Buckingham Palace dinner date
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump finally has a date on the calendar for a state dinner at Buckingham Palace — a visit more than two years in the making. The mere announcement of his June visit as the guest of Queen Elizabeth II stirred up fresh anti-Trump sentiment Tuesday among Brits who want to deny him a seat at the table.

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Apr 23, 2019

Neo-Nazi linked to group who said Prince Harry was a race traitor for marrying Meghan pleads guilty
Two teenage neo-Nazis, linked to a group that called Prince Harry a "race traitor"  for marrying Mehgan Markle, are facing jail after admitting terror charges. Polish national, Michal Szewczuk, 19, admitted two counts of encouraging terrorism and five of possessing documents that could be useful to a terrorist, when he appeared at the Old Bailey. His co-defendant, Oskar Dunn-Koczorowski, 18, had previously pleaded guilty to encouraging terrorism. The charges relate to a neo-Nazi group called the Sonnenkrieg Division, which posted extreme racist material on the GAB social media platform. In one post, a picture of the Duke of Sussex was set against a swastika with a gun pointing at his head and the slogan: "See ya later, race traitor!" The group is an off shoot of the American Atomwaffen Division, which encourages terrorism and worships Adolf Hitler and Charles Manson. Szewczuk, who used an online pseudonym, posted comments that called for the "systematic slaughter" of women.  He also pleaded guilty to five charges relating to the possession of bomb making documents and other extremist terrorist material. At an earlier hearing, prosecutor Jessica Hart described how Szewczuk and Dunn-Koczorowski had shared the Sonnenkrieg Gab account, with both posting from the same account at different times. Judge Rebecca Poulet QC warned both teenagers they could face custody when they return to court for sentencing on 17 June.

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Apr 23, 2019

Hillary Clinton: Anyone Else Would Have Been Indicted After Mueller Report
Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to Time Editor in Chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal at the TIME 100 Summit.

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Apr 23, 2019

DHS Secretary: Separating Migrant Families ‘Not Worth It'
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan said Tuesday that border authorities are not considering resuming the separation of migrant families, a practice that was ended by the Trump administration last year after it drew outrage from both sides of the aisle."We're not pursuing that approach," McAleenan said. "Prosecuting violations of the law does have a consequence and it does deter behavior but it [does] not work if you lose the public trust."The DHS secretary added that the separation policy was "not worth it" from an enforcement perspective.DHS's "zero tolerance" immigration-enforcement policy was spearheaded by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The family-separation component of the policy continued for at least a year until President Trump signed an executive order last June ending it."We're going to have strong, very strong borders, but we're going to keep the families together," Trump said at the time. "I didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated."The government never had a concrete plan to reunite separated families, according to documents that emerged as part of a court battle over the policy. And while the precise number of separated families is unknown, it is believed to be in the thousands."They were always intended to be reunited," McAleenan said of minors who were detained separately from their parents. "Really a better system, as I've said many times, would allow us to detain families together during fair and expeditious immigration proceedings and g

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Apr 23, 2019

Tension emerges between Congress, 2020 Dems on impeachment
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some top Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 are clamoring for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but many of their congressional colleagues — who would have to manage such efforts — are far more wary.

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Apr 23, 2019

ISIS claims Sri Lanka attacks; official says bombings were retaliation for Christchurch assault on Muslims
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for bombings at churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday that killed 321 and injured 500.

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Apr 23, 2019

Saudi Arabia Executes 37 People For Terrorism-Related Crimes
Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says 37 Saudi citizens were beheaded on Tuesday, all accused of terrorism.

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Apr 23, 2019

North Korea's Kim will go into Putin summit needing a win
TOKYO (AP) — When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with President Donald Trump.

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Apr 23, 2019

Jenna Bush Hager's mom Laura Bush has beautiful response to pregnancy guilt and infertility
Jenna Bush Hager is expecting her third child, and said she felt guilty knowing other women "want these babies." So she called her mom Laura Bush.

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Apr 23, 2019

Islamic State claims Sri Lanka blasts, as government says probe making progress
The claim, issued through the group's AMAQ news agency, was made after Sri Lanka said two domestic Islamist groups with suspected links to foreign militants were suspected to have been behind the attacks at three churches and four hotels. Three sources told Reuters that Sri Lankan intelligence officials had been warned hours earlier by India that attacks by Islamists were imminent. President Maithripala Sirisena said he would change the heads of the defense forces following their failure to act on the intelligence.

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Apr 23, 2019

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Apr 23, 2019

Netgear's most popular Orbi mesh Wi-Fi system is on sale for just $159.99, today only
The NETGEAR Orbi Wall-Plug Whole Home Mesh WiFi System with a base station and two wall-plug satellite extenders is the most popular bundle on Amazon. And today, for one day only, it's on sale at its lowest price ever. A one-day Gold Box deal slashes the price to $199.99, which is significantly lower than the $270 retail price. But there's also a $40 coupon you can clip on the product page, dropping the cost all the way down to just $159.99!Here's what you need to know from the product page: * Creates a Mesh WiFi network that blankets your home in super fast, seamless WiFi -- room to room, wall to wall, floor to floor. Replaces your old router, works with your modem and internet service provider * Slim profile wall-plug satellites make it super easy to extend your WiFi to any room with a standard electrical outlet, just plug it in and stream with speed * Up to 123% faster than the leading brands, as certified by an independent study, makes Orbi the highest performance Mesh WiFi system on the market * Eliminates WiFi dead zones and buffering -- 5,000 square feet of consistent coverage -- at speeds up to 2.2 Gbps (gigabytes per second) * Maintains speed even as more devices use your WiFi at the same time -- the difference is tri-band technology, others use dual band.Dedicated backhaul:2X2 (866Mbps) * Simple setup with the Orbi app -- create guest network, access parental controls, and run speed tests right from the app * 2 Ethernet ports on the router provide a wired connection to your Smart TV and more

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Apr 23, 2019

For Sri Lanka grave digger, a grim parade
Piyasri Gunasena rarely digs more than one grave a day at the Madampitiya cemetery in Sri Lanka's capital. "Police have not released all the remains yet but I think we will be busy for a while," he said as he dug his tenth grave of the day. "Every time I dig a grave for a child I think of my own granddaughter and I feel like crying," the 48-year-old told AFP, as sweat soaked his grimy t-shirt and tattered shorts.

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Apr 23, 2019

Sen. McConnell: 'Think of me as the grim reaper' of socialism
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promises that if Republicans remain in control of the Senate, the Democrats' progressive agenda won't land on the president's desk.

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Apr 23, 2019

Two more defendants agree to plead guilty in college admissions bribery case
A former women's soccer assistant coach at USC and another parent have agreed to plead guilty in the nation's college admissions bribery case.

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Apr 23, 2019

Trump's Iran Sanctions Are a Risk Worth Taking
After months of debate inside his administration, President Trump has finally decided to further tighten sanctions on Iran. Iran hawks have for months been urging the president to end the waivers that granted eight nations to continue importing Iranian oil, the Islamist regime's main source of foreign cash. In doing so, Trump is taking a substantial risk. But it is one worth taking.The fallout from the move could lead to a substantial hike in oil prices this summer. It could also greatly complicate relations with China -- Iran's largest remaining customer for oil -- just as the administration nears the end of complicated trade negotiations with Beijing. And Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz and thereby shut down the shipping of oil to the West from its enemies on the Arabian Peninsula, which could potentially lead to the sort of war scenario that Trump most wants to avoid.These are strong reasons for caution. Yet far from a foolhardy gamble, Trump's decision is the most sensible choice available to him.Why did Trump do it? He knows that the sanctions he re-imposed after pulling out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action have had a powerful impact on Iran. As the New York Times recently reported, the sanctions, contrary to the predictions of Trump's critics, have had a devastating impact. Among those most feeling the pinch from the austerity imposed by American restrictions on commerce with Iran are the terrorist groups that it funds.The sanctions, reports the Times, have created an economic crisis for Tehran, causing

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Apr 23, 2019

Google self-driving unit Waymo picks Detroit factory site
DETROIT (AP) — Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo says it will reopen an axle plant in Detroit to convert conventional vehicles so they can drive autonomously.

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Apr 23, 2019

Kohl's expands Amazon returns program to all stores, shares jump
The returns program with Amazon.com, launched in 2017, is currently available in 100 Kohl's stores mostly concentrated in the Los Angeles, Chicago and Milwaukee markets. The new program will allow returns at Kohl's all 1,159 stores in the United States. "This new service is another example of how Kohl's is delivering innovation to drive traffic to our stores and bring more relevance to our customers," said Kohl's Chief Executive Officer Michelle Gass.

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Apr 23, 2019

Coachella woman arrested after allegedly tossing bag of 7 live puppies into dumpster
A woman allegedly caught on camera tossing seven live puppies into aCoachella, Calif

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Apr 23, 2019

Modi among tens of millions to vote in India's 'Super Tuesday' polls
Tens of millions of Indians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, voted on India's "Super Tuesday" in the latest round of polls when the biggest number of seats are decided in the country's marathon election. Nearly 190 million voters were eligible to vote on 117 seats spread across 15 Indian states, stretching from the Himalayas to the Indian ocean, in the third of the seven phases of the mega polls. Heavy security has been put in place, with violent clashes erupting between rival groups in eastern India's West Bengal state, killing one political worker.

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Apr 23, 2019

Best Tech Deals in April 2019
Amazon Deals | Walmart Deals | Apple Deals | TV Deals | Gaming Deals | Laptop Deals | iPhone Deals There's an abundance of spring sales to be had this month and now's a the perfect time to upgrade your arsenal of gadgets. Bargain hunters who want to get a head start on finding the perfect gifts for mom or grads can score some solid discounts on everything from laptops to game consoles.  If you're shopping for a new 4K TV on a budget, Walmart currently has the Vizio 65-inch 4K UHD HDR Smart LED TV on sale for $649.99. Normally priced at $1,000, that's a whopping $350 off its regular selling price. It's the lowest price we've ever seen for this smart TV and is also $170 cheaper than Vizio's direct sale price.  It features a stunning 2160p resolution, Dolby Vision HDR, and Google Chormecast built-in. With Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, you can find and stream content using just your voice. Whether you're upgrading to a 4K Smart TV or purchasing your first smart device, here are the best tech deals in April. Amazon Hardware DealsAmazon is currently offering many of its branded devices at discounted pricing. * Echo Dot 3rd Gen (2-Pack) for $80 ($20 off) * Echo Dot 3rd Gen w/ 2-Bulb Smart Light Starter Kit for $90 ($110 off)  * Echo Dot Kids Edition Fire HD 8 Kids Edition for $150 ($50 off) * Echo Dot Kids Edition Fire 7 Kids Edition for $130 ($40 off) * Echo Show 2nd Gen (2-Pack) for $360 ($100 off)  * Echo Show (2nd Gen) w/ Free Smart Bulb for $230 ($15 off)  * Echo 2nd Generation (2-Pack) for $170 ($30 off) * Echo Plus 2nd Gen w/ Hue

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Apr 23, 2019

Kushner: Mueller Probe Worse for U.S. Than ‘a Few Facebook Ads' From Russia
Jared Kushner, son-in-law and senior adviser to President Trump, on Tuesday claimed that the Russia investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been "way more harmful to our country" than any Russian meddling in the 2016 election."I thought the whole thing was nonsense to be honest," Kushner said of the two-year investigation, which concluded with the release of a 448-page report released last week. "It's been very, very thoroughly investigated."The findings, submitted to Congress by Attorney General William Barr, detailed Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election in support of Trump, in addition to at least ten potential instances of obstruction of justice by the president.Despite the embarrassing—and potentially criminal—details plainly described in the report, Kushner said at the TIME 100 Summit in New York that he believes the investigation has "been just a big distraction for the country." "You look at Russia did: buying some Facebook ads to try to sow dissent. It's a terrible thing, but I think the investigations and all of the speculation that's happened for the last two years has had a much harsher impact on our democracy than a couple Facebook ads," Kushner continued. "If you look at the magnitude of what they did and what they accomplished, the ensuing investigations have been way more harmful to our country."Of course, Russia's interference in the U.S. election wasn't just "a couple Facebook ads," as Kushner dismissively characterized it. The Mueller r

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Apr 23, 2019

Oil prices shoot to 2019 highs on US Iran sanctions move
World oil prices struck fresh 2019 highs on Tuesday after the US cracked down on Iranian oil exports while stock markets were buoyed by a raft of positive US corporate results.

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Apr 23, 2019

Student sues Apple for $1 billion, claims face-recognition caused false arrest
Apple is being sued for $1 billion by a college student who blames the company's facial recognition software for his wrongful arrest.

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Apr 23, 2019

Mother of Missing Illinois Boy to Face 2 Court Appearances
The mother of a missing 5-year-old boy from Crystal Lake, Illinois faces two court appearances Tuesday.

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Apr 23, 2019

Bernie Sanders says felons, even Boston Marathon bomber, should have right to vote in prison
Bernie Sanders offered his stance at a CNN town hall Monday when asked whether he thought felons should be allowed to vote while they're incarcerated.

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Apr 23, 2019

Ex-USC soccer coach to plead guilty in college admissions scandal
A former University of Southern California assistant women's soccer coach has agreed to plead guilty to engaging in a racketeering scheme in which she accepted bribes to help wealthy parents get their children into the school as part of the largest college admissions scandal in U.S. history. Laura Janke, who worked at USC until 2014, has agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiring to commit racketeering, according to a plea agreement filed in federal court in Boston on Tuesday. "Full House" star Loughlin has pleaded not guilty, while "Desperate Housewives" actress Huffman is due to plead guilty on May 21.

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Apr 23, 2019

The 2020 Nissan 370Z Commemorates 50 Years with a $2600 Special Anniversary Edition
The legendary Z turns 50 and celebrates with a unique livery inspired by the iconic BRE 240Z race car.

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Apr 23, 2019

Isil claims Sri Lanka attack as prime minister says there are militants with explosives on the run
Sri Lanka's prime minister has warned there are more explosives and militants "out there" after the Easter suicide bombings that killed 321 people. Ranil Wickremesinghe made the comment Tuesday at a news conference, and said some officials will likely lose their jobs over intelligence lapses surrounding the attack. His warning came as Islamic State claimed responsibility for the terror attack on its official Amaq news agency. The group posted an image of seven masked attackers and the unmasked ringleader, Zahran Hashim, in front of its black flag. In a statement the men were named as Abu Ubaida - thought to refer to Hashim - Abu Khalil, Abu Hamza, Abu al-Baraa, Abu Muhammad, Abu Abdulla and Abu al-Mukhtar. Isis's official news agency, Amaq, posted this image of eight attackers, including the previously identified Zahran Hashim (centre) Sri Lanka's defence minister on Tuesday declared the attacks were retaliation for a recent attack on mosques in New Zealand, adding that two domestic Islamist groups were believed to be responsible. Ruwan Wijewardene's comments were made as the South Asian island held its first mass funeral for about 30 of the victims of Sunday's serial suicide bombings in three high profile churches and three luxury hotels. Sri Lankan intelligence has named the mastermind behind the Easter Sunday attacks as Moulvi Zahran Hashim, an extremist local cleric who incited his followers to violence with fiery sermons on

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Apr 23, 2019

Grandfather gunned down in front of children on Easter Sunday in Southeast Fresno
An Easter that included a fun day of family memories at a park ended in an execution-style murder in Calwa, California.

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Apr 23, 2019

The Latest: UNICEF says 45 children killed in Easter attacks
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local):

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Apr 23, 2019

Agnico bets on high grade gold as it digs in Canada's remote north
Agnico Eagle Mines is doubling down this year on Nunavut, Canada's least developed territory, betting that the high-grade gold ores and slim competition there will offset the risks of digging in the remote location in the far north. Investors have been rewarded for backing Agnico's strategy.

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Apr 23, 2019

Trump to make state visit to Britain in June
Trump will be only the third U.S. president to have been accorded the honor of a state visit by Queen Elizabeth during her 67-year reign. Almost 1.9 million Britons signed a petition in 2017 saying he should not be given a state visit - a pomp-laden affair involving a carriage trip through London and a banquet at Buckingham Palace. Protests involving tens of thousands of demonstrators overshadowed his non-state trip to Britain last July.

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Apr 23, 2019

How Does the Geely Geometry A Measure Up to the Tesla Model 3?
Is the Chinese automaker capable of making a Tesla Model 3 fighter? We do the math.

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Apr 23, 2019

Sri Lanka 'bombing mastermind' named as Moulvi Zahran Hashim
Sri Lankan intelligence has named the mastermind behind the Easter Sunday attacks as Moulvi Zahran Hashim, an extremist local cleric who incited his followers to violence with fiery sermons on his social media channels. The revelation comes after senior government officials accused the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) a little-known group promoting Islamist terrorist ideology, as the perpetrators of the horrific suicide bombings which have now killed 310 people, including eight British citizens. India's CNN News 18 channel first reported the possible involvement of Hashim in the massacre, claiming that Indian intelligence sources had indicated to the Sri Lankans that he was planning to attack the Indian High Commission in Colombo in early April. An initial probe into deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people shows it was "retaliation for Christchurch," the country's deputy defence minister said Tuesday. "The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka (on Sunday) was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch," state minister of defence Ruwan Wijewardene told parliament. Read more | Sri Lanka attacks Over the last two years, Hashim gained thousands of followers and attracted the attention of jihad experts for his incendiary preaching on a pro-Islamic State Sri Lankan Facebook account, known as ‘Al-Ghuraba' media, and on YouTube. Robert Postings, a writer and researcher on the Islamic State, said on his Twitter account that he had first

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Apr 23, 2019

Teva stops testing its migraine drug as cluster headache treatment
The drug, known generically as fremanezumab, competes with rival treatments from Eli Lilly & Co and Amgen Inc. Lilly in November received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's "breakthrough" status for its migraine drug Emgality in treating episodic cluster headaches. In a late-stage trial, three out of four patients treated with Lilly's drug saw at least a 50 percent reduction in weekly cluster headaches. Teva's decision could be positive for Lilly's drug in differentiating it from its rivals, BMO Capital Markets analyst Alex Arfaei said.

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Apr 23, 2019

Woman who claims Biden touched her without permission says his jokes are 'disrespectful'
A Nevada Democrat who accused Joe Biden of touching her without permission says the former vice president has been "so incredibly disrespectful" by joking about the matter. Lucy Flores leveled her criticism Monday on Fox News as Biden nears an announcement of his 2020 presidential campaign.

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Apr 23, 2019

Correction: Oklahoma-Boeing story
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In a story April 16 about Boeing Co. winning a contract to service bombers at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the B-21 Raider is expected to replace the B-1 and B-52 bombers in the mid-2020s. The B-21 Raider is expected to begin being fielded in the mid-2020s, but will not replace the other bombers then.

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Apr 23, 2019

Oil hits highest since November as U.S. tightens Iran sanctions
Oil prices hit their highest since November on Tuesday after Washington announced the end of all waivers on imports of sanctions-hit Iranian crude, pressuring importers to stop buying from Tehran. Brent crude futures rose as high as $74.70, a level not seen since Nov. 1, before paring their increase as the market gained confidence that global supply would remain robust. Despite Washington's announcement, spare capacity from other suppliers such as Saudi Arabia and possible continued imports of Iranian crude by China could balance the market.

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Apr 23, 2019

Britain's Obama moment? What Harry and Meghan's baby says about race
The baby will be seventh-in-line to the throne and possibly the first person of mixed race in such a senior position in the history of British royalty.

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Apr 23, 2019

Sri Lanka attacks show Islamic State influence outlives caliphate
The devastating bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, claimed by Islamic State jihadists, show that the influence of the group's extremist ideology remains dangerously intact even after the collapse of its so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria, experts say. Over 320 people were killed in a string of deadly suicide bomb blasts on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka targeting churches and luxury hotels. Colombo said it believes that the little-known Islamic extremist group National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) was behind the attacks.

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Apr 23, 2019

2020 Democrats clash over impeachment, felons' right to vote
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — California Sen. Kamala Harris joined the call for President Donald Trump's impeachment as five leading Democratic presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town hall meetings that exposed deep divisions in a party desperate to end the Trump presidency.

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Apr 23, 2019

Today's top deals: $15 Wi-Fi extender, $8 wireless charger, $20 128GB microSD, $10 Philips Hue bulbs, more
Today's roundup of the best daily deals we could find has some truly outstanding deals, but perhaps none are quite as good as the one-day sale that gets you Amazon's best-selling Wi-Fi range extender for just $14.99 after a discount and a $5 coupon you can clip. It works with any router, it has more than 20,000 5-star ratings, and it has never been anywhere close to this price! Other top daily deals on Tuesday include a terrific fast wireless charger for just $7.99, a SanDisk 128GB microSD card for $19.99, Philips Hue white LED bulbs for an all-time low of $10 a piece when you buy a 4-pack, another all-time low price for Philips Dusk-to-Dawn LED light bulbs that automatically turn on at night and off in the morning, $40 off the best-selling 8-quart Instant Pot, a $140 stand mixer that's just as good as a KitchenAid, a blazing-fast internal SSD with 120GB of capacity for under $26, Avengers: Infinity War for just $9.99, Netgear's most popular Orbi mesh Wi-Fi bundle at an all-time low price of just $159.99, and plenty more. See all of today's best deals below.

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Apr 23, 2019

Ukraine defies anti-Semitic past with Zelensky victory
Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky's election will see Ukraine led for the first time by a president of Jewish descent, in a landmark for a country with a long history of anti-Semitism. The 41-year-old actor won a landslide victory against incumbent Petro Poroshenko on Sunday. Ukraine already has a Jewish prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman, also 41, and who is to remain in office pending parliamentary elections scheduled for October.

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Apr 23, 2019

Lindsey Graham tells Trump to 'expect impeachment proceedings'
A senior Trump ally says he expects impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump \- despite Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi attempting to steer party members away from the move.Republican Senator Lindsay Graham, chair of the senate judiciary committee, made the prediction on Twitter on Tuesday morning.He declared that the ‘radical left' is now in charge of the Democratic Party, meaning attempts by House Speaker Ms Pelosi to avoid divisive impeachment proceedings will fail."Nancy Pelosi is not in charge of the Democratic Party. The radical left is in charge."So, I will expect that there will be impeachment proceedings against President Trump."Speaking to Sean Hannity on Fox News on Monday night, he said he expected a "stampede" by the so-called radical left to impeach the president.He said he "hates" that Mr Trump will have to go through the process, but believes the Mueller report, released in a heavily redacted form last week, "vindicates" the president.The end result of impeachment proceedings, he predicted, would be Mr Trump's re-election in 2020.Any impeachment process would be extremely unlikely to pass the Senate.His comments come in the wake of Ms Pelosi, a pragmatic party elder not known for grand gestures, urging colleagues to pursue other options to impeachment this week.She said it was "important to know that the facts regarding holding the president accountable can be gained outside of impeachment hearings".She condemned Mr Trump's "highly unethical and unscrupulous behaviour" as revealed in Robert Mu

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Apr 23, 2019

How Sri Lankan jihadists' connections to Syria may hold key to understanding terror attack
The path from Sri Lanka to Syria is not a well-trodden one. It is thought that only several dozen Sri Lankan Muslims travelled to the Middle East to join Islamic State. The number is far lower than most other surrounding South Asian countries, which have had a large number of their nationals make the journey. The Sri Lankan government warned in 2016 that 32 Muslims from four "well-educated and elite" families had already gone to Syria. According to Jihad Watch, scores of them returned to Sri Lanka later that same year. It is not clear what happened to them, but it has been reported that a number were among those arrested by Sri Lankan authorities in connection with the Easter Sunday bombings, as well as one Syrian national. A woman cries as a coffin is buried during a mass burial near St Sebastian Church on April 23, 2019 in Negombo, Sri Lanka Credit: Getty It raises the possibility that the attackers could have either been returnees or at least had organisational links to Isil. Two of the hotel bombers were on Tuesday reported to have been the sons of a "wealthy" Colombo spice trader. They blew themselves up as guests queued for breakfast at the Shangri-La and Cinnamon Grand hotels in the capital, a source told AFP. The pair were key members of the Islamist National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ), which the government has previously blamed for defacing Buddhist statues. The NTJ is an offshoot of the Tauhid Jamaa'at in India's southern Tamil Nadu state, which has

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Apr 23, 2019

Last Chance to Earn 100k Marriott Points With Bonvoy Amex Cards
The final day to take advantage of 100,000-point offers on the newly christened Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card is coming up fast, with new card owners only having until Apr. 24 to earn 100k points after spending $5,000 in the first 3 months. If you can meet the minimum-spending requirement, now is the time to apply for one of the cards -- especially since we don't know how much lower the welcome bonuses will be after April 24. As a reminder, the introduction of the Bonvoy card branding (which led to new offers like this one) is a result of Marriott combining and retiring its old Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest branding. That combination included merging points and status levels, unifying all the co-branded cards under the Marriott Bonvoy umbrella.Based on a valuation from The Points Guy, 100,000 Marriott points are worth $800 (or 0.8 cents for each point). To get an idea of how far 100,000 points can take you, you could use them for more than 15 nights at a Category 1 hotel, one night at a top-tier Category 8 property like the St. Regis Maldives or transfer your points to one of more than 40 airline partners, with a 5,000-mile bonus for every 60,000 points you transfer. Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant AmexThe Bonvoy Brilliant is the top-of-the-line personal credit card in the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio, with a $450 annual fee. It comes with plenty of perks, including: * Up to $300 in Marriott Bonvoy statement c

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Apr 23, 2019

Tough trek for Central American migrant caravan heading through Mexico to U.S. border
Many had already learned they would not be received in towns with the same hospitality that greeted previous caravans.

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Apr 23, 2019

Islamic State Says Its Fighters Carried Out Sri Lanka Attacks
"Those who carried out the attack that targeted citizens belonging to the alliance countries and Christians in Sri Lanka are fighters with the Islamic State," according to a statement on IS news agency Amaq carried by SITE, which tracks jihadist groups. ‘Alliance countries' refers to those involved in the U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State in Syria, which includes 79 nations from Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, although Sri Lanka is not among them. Just last month the U.S. declared the last swath of territory once held by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has been liberated.

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Apr 23, 2019

Samsung cancels Galaxy Fold events in China amid malfunctioning screen claims
Just days after reports surfaced about malfunctioning Galaxy Fold smartphones, Samsung delays roll out of the foldable-screen device in China.

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Apr 23, 2019

OnePlus announces the date it will announce the OnePlus 7 Pro
Are you an Android fan who has been anxiously awaiting the unveiling of OnePlus' next-generation OnePlus 7 Pro flagship phone? Have you been dying to know when it will finally be released? Well, we have good news and bad news for you on Tuesday morning. The good news is that OnePlus is making its first big announcement pertaining to the upcoming new OnePlus 7 Pro. The bad news is that OnePlus isn't actually announcing anything. Instead, the company has just announced when it plans to announce something. Confused yet?Here's the deal: OnePlus on Tuesday announced that it will host multiple events around the world to unveil its next-generation flagship smartphone. Unlike most smartphone makers, the company actually confirmed the name of the new handset in the process: as had been rumored, it will be called the OnePlus 7 Pro. There will be four events at which the new phone will be unveiled, and they're scheduled to take place on May 14th at 11:00 AM EDT. That means the OnePlus 7 Pro will be unveiled exactly three weeks from today.Here's the full announcement from OnePlus: Go Beyond Speed at the OnePlus 7 Pro Launch Event April 23, New York. OnePlus, a global technology company, is inviting the world to see the unveiling of a new phone, in a series of global launch events at 11am EDT on Tuesday, May 14th. The company will be holding its largest event to date in New York at Pier 94 - tickets will be on sale via OnePlus.com. Early Bird tickets will be sold at a discounted price of $20 starting April 25th at 1

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Apr 23, 2019

Sony's latest TVs range in price from $650 to $70,000
On Monday, Sony announced the pricing of the flagship Master Series televisions as well as that of its new LCD and OLED models originally revealed at CES earlier this year. While the smaller three televisions of the Master segment, the A9G TVs, measure in at 65", 55", and 77" and feature 4K OLED displays with over eight million pixels, the two larger models -- the Z9G TVs -- are 8K HDR televisions with 33 million pixels.

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Apr 23, 2019

WWII shipwreck discovered off Australian coast
The SS Iron Crown, an Australian freighter sunk by a Japanese submarine during World War II, has been discovered.

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Apr 23, 2019

Trump news - live: President launches series of wild attacks on 'enemy of the people' US media as impeachment threat grows
Donald Trump has lashed out at The New York Times, Morning Joe, CNN, the Democrats and the EU on Twitter \- as well as the social media platform itself - during a busy morning in which a new state visit to Britain was also confirmed.As the president continues to gloat over the outcome of the Mueller report, the opposition are busy formulating their response, with 2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren the most vocal among a growing choir calling for his impeachment: "If any other human being in this country had done what's documented in the Mueller report, they would be arrested and put in jail."President Trump yesterday ignored plummeting approval ratings to take part in the traditional White House Easter Egg Roll in characteristic style, bragging to an audience of children about his rebuilding of the US military and stressing the need for his forthcoming border wall.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load

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Apr 23, 2019

Harley-Davidson profit exceeds estimates as Trump changes tune
Calls EU tariffs unfair, threatens to reciprocate.

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Apr 23, 2019

The foldable Mate X, which doesn't appear to be junk like the Galaxy Fold, will launch on schedule
When I wrote earlier this week that the Galaxy Fold turned out to be exactly the piece of junk that I predicted it would be more than 7 months ago, angry Android fans flooded my inbox with complaints. By coincidence I'm sure, those emails then completely stopped arriving when Samsung basically confirmed that the Galaxy Fold is indeed a piece of junk. Oops.I'm not a fortune teller. I can't see the future. I can see the writing on the wall, however. As I explained 7 months ago and then again earlier this week, Samsung is awful at building first-generation products. Even when it launches them on its own schedule, the company's first-gen mobile offerings are never solid offerings. Add in the fact that Samsung decided to rush to launch its Galaxy Fold so that it would be the first widely available smartphone in the world with a foldable display, and you have an obvious recipe for disaster. The company excels in refinement, which is why the Galaxy S was a flimsy plastic mess with horrible software and even worse performance, but the Galaxy S10 is one of the sleekest and most powerful smartphones the world has ever seen.Now, in an unprecedented move, Samsung has delayed the release of the Galaxy Fold and decided to collect all review samples since so many of those phones failed catastrophically.I lost count of how many Galaxy Fold review units broke while they were being tested. Some had displays that just malfunctioned on their own, which is obviously horrible

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Apr 23, 2019

At $14.99 today only, the best-selling Wi-Fi extender on Amazon has never been this cheap
If you want to obliterate all the dead spots in your home wireless network, today is definitely the day to do it. Simply put, the best-selling Wi-Fi range extender will never be this cheap again. Ever. Amazon is running a one-day sale that slashes the $31 NETGEAR EX2700 WiFi Range Extender to just $19.99. But wait! Clip the $5 coupon on the product page and that price drops down to just $14.99, which is an all-time low by a wide margin. This model has been a best-seller forever and it has amassed more than 20,000 5-star reviews. So what are you waiting for!?Here are the highlights from the product page: * Improve your WiFi coverage up to 300Mbps throughout your home * 1 Fast Ethernet port to connect a wired device like TV, game console or streaming player * External antennas for better coverage * Compact N300 wall-plug WiFi booster is small and discreet, easily blending into your home decor * Easy set up | move to any outlet after initial setup.Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, Firefox 2.0 or Safari 1.4 or Google Chrome 11.0 browsers or higher

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Apr 23, 2019

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Terrorist Attack
The terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed at least 321 people on Easter Sunday.

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Apr 23, 2019

Get a discount for bringing in old car seat during Target's trade-in event
Target's popular car seat trade-in event returns April 22. For bringing in an old car seat, get a coupon for 20% off baby items.

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Apr 23, 2019

Sri Lanka Easter Bombings Were ‘Retaliation' For New Zealand Mosque Shootings, Official Says
A top Sri Lankan official said Tuesday that the rash of bombings that killed more than 300 people in churches and hotels in the nation's capital on Sunday were intended as "retaliation" for the recent mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand."The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch," state minister of defence Ruwan Wijewardene told parliament. Wijewardene did not explain what led him to that conclusion.Fifty people were gunned down at two mosques in Christchurch on March 15 by a white supremacist who live-streamed the massacre online.321 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in a series of eight bombings that tore through Catholic churches and luxury hotels on Easter morning in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo.A local Islamist group, National Thowfeek Jamaath (NTJ), carried out the attack with the help of an "international network" of fellow Islamic terrorists, officials said Monday. The Islamic State also claimed credit for the attack via their propaganda network, Amaq.The Sri Lankan intelligence services were warned on April 11 that suicide bombers were planning to attack "prominent churches" but failed to take the proper precautions.

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Apr 23, 2019

Two Muslim brothers were Sri Lanka hotel suicide bombers: sources
Muslim brothers carried out two of the hotel suicide blasts in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, part of a wave of bombings that killed more than 320 people, police sources told AFP Tuesday. The sons of a wealthy Colombo spice trader were among suicide bombers who hit three churches and three luxury hotels, investigators said. The brothers, whose names have not been revealed, were in their late twenties and operated their own "family cell", an investigation officer said.

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Apr 23, 2019

Sen. Mike Lee: It's clear that Democrats were woefully disappointed by the Mueller report
Republican Sen. Mike Lee weighs in on how Democrats are addressing the Mueller report and details his new book 'Our Lost Declaration' on 'Fox & Friends.'

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Apr 23, 2019

US sanctions over Iran oil will 'intensify Mideast turmoil': China
China warned Tuesday that the US decision to impose sanctions on buyers of Iranian oil will "intensify turmoil" in the Middle East and in the international energy market. The White House announced Monday it was calling an end to six-month waivers that had exempted several countries -- including major importer China -- from unilateral US sanctions on Iranian oil exports. "China firmly opposes the US implementation of unilateral sanctions and its so-called long-armed jurisdiction," foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular press briefing.

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Apr 23, 2019

Sri Lanka Struggles to Come to Terms With the Implications of the Easter Sunday Bombings
With the 2009 ending of the civil war, Sri Lankans thought they had put strife behind them

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Apr 23, 2019

Twitter reports surprise quarterly user growth, revenue beats
Twitter Inc on Tuesday posted better-than-expected first-quarter revenue and a surprise rise in the number of monthly active users, a sign that the social media platform may be on a sustainable path after a year of stagnant user growth. Twitter, which has been focusing on improving the quality of its platform by removing thousands of spam and suspicious accounts, would no longer disclose MAUs from next quarter. Monetizable daily active users or mDAU rose to 134 million in the first quarter, up 12 percent from a year ago, Twitter said.

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Apr 23, 2019

America is at a gay rights crossroads, thanks to Pete Buttigieg and the Supreme Court
A married gay man running for president, and that's not disqualifying? Six months ago, I'd have said, 'No way, no gay.' Mayor Pete changed my mind.

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Apr 23, 2019

Alleged commander of militia reportedly said group was training to assassinate Clinton, Obama
The group has posted social media videos of its volunteers apprehending migrants crossing the U.S. border in New Mexico.

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Apr 23, 2019

Why Clinton and Obama Tweeted about ‘Easter Worshippers'
Sometimes, a few sentences tell you more about a person -- and, more importantly, an ideology -- than a learned thesis. That is the case with tweets from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama two days ago in response to the mass murder of more than 300 Christians and others in Sri Lanka.Their tweets are worth serious analysis because they reveal a great deal about the Left. Of course, they reveal a great deal about Clinton and Obama, too, but that doesn't interest me.And that, too, is important. Many Americans -- especially conservatives and "independents" -- are more interested in individual politicians than in political ideologies.Many conservatives have long been fixated on Clinton -- so much so that probably any other Democrat would have defeated Donald Trump, as conservative anger specifically toward her propelled many people to the polls. Similarly, Republican Never-Trumpers are fixated on Trump rather than policy. They care more about Trump's personal flaws than about the mortal dangers the Left poses to America and the West or about the uniquely successful conservative policies Trump promulgates.And independents all claim to vote "for the person, not the party."Only leftists understand that one must vote Left no matter who the Democrat is, no matter who the Republican opponent is. Leftists are completely interchangeable: There is no ideological difference among the 20 or so Democrats running for president. Mayor Pete Buttigieg is not one degree to the right of Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren.That is why it is im

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Apr 23, 2019

The Impeachment Fantasy
The collusion fantasy has officially given way to the impeachment fantasy.The passionate investment of the Left in the Mueller investigation had much to do with shock and disbelief at Donald Trump's victory in 2016 and the hope of early deliverance — the special-counsel probe as delectable revenge and deus ex machina.The expectation that Robert Mueller would blow Trump out of the White House with proof of collusion with Russia has, not surprisingly, come up empty. No worries. If Volume I of the Mueller report, on Russia, didn't pan out, there's always Volume II, on alleged obstruction.When you are desperate to, in the memorable words of Democratic freshman congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, "impeach the motherf---," any rationale will do.If House Democrats impeach Trump, though, they will be sorely disappointed. They will wake up the day afterward and, after all the drama and wall-to-wall coverage, he'll still be president of the United States, tweeting per usual.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has bizarrely become the backstop of reason in Democratic politics, is reluctant to go down this path. The question is whether she will get swamped by her base, just as the Republican House leadership did in 1998.Impeachment has a long history in Anglo America. The British statesman Edmund Burke called it "the great guardian of the purity of the Constitution," and Cass Sunstein notes in his book on impeachment that the U.S. Constitution probably wouldn't have gotten ratified without a provision for it.Yet it is widely misunderstood. Pelosi said in 2017 that the president can only be impeached for breaking the

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Apr 23, 2019

Iranian parliament labels entire US military as terrorist
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill that labels all U.S. military forces as terrorist, state TV reported, a day after Washington ratcheted up pressure on Tehran by announcing that no country would any longer be exempt from U.S. sanctions if it continues to buy Iranian oil.

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Apr 23, 2019

Pelosi to Democrats: If facts support impeaching Trump, 'that's the place we have to go'
Nancy Pelosi urged Democrats to focus first on investigating the Mueller report's findings but said impeachment is an option if the facts lead there.

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Apr 23, 2019

Google, Facebook, Twitter have to do more to fight fake news: EU
The monthly reports follow a pledge made by the tech giants and advertising trade bodies in October last year to combat the spread of fake news and avoid more heavy-handed regulations. The EU has warned of foreign interference during campaigning for the European Parliament elections and national elections in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Poland, Portugal and Ukraine in recent and coming months. "Further technical improvements as well as sharing of methodology and data sets for fake accounts are necessary to allow third-party experts, fact-checkers and researchers to carry out independent evaluation," the EU executive said.

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Apr 23, 2019

UPDATE 1-Iran lawmakers authorize firm action against US "terrorist" acts
Iran's parliament passed a bill on Tuesday requiring the government take firm steps to respond to "terrorist actions" by U.S. forces, state TV reported, retaliating against Washington's blacklisting of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards. President Donald Trump on April 8 designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) a foreign terrorist group, in an unprecedented step that drew Iranian condemnation and raised concerns about retaliatory attacks on U.S. forces. Tehran reacted to the designation, which took effect on April 15, by naming the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) a terrorist organization and the U.S. government a sponsor of terrorism.

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Apr 23, 2019

Sri Lanka's prime minister says there are militants with explosives on the run as CCTV shows suspected suicide bombers
Sri Lanka's prime minister has warned there are more explosives and militants "out there" after the Easter suicide bombings that killed 321 people. Ranil Wickremesinghe made the comment Tuesday at a news conference, and said some officials will likely lose their jobs over intelligence lapses surrounding the attack. His warning came as Islamic State claimed responsibility for the terror attack on its official Amaq news agency, saying that according to "security sources" fighters with Isil carried out the suicide bombings. The group did not immediately offer any evidence for its claims.   Sri Lanka's defence minister on Tuesday declared the attacks were retaliation for a recent attack on mosques in New Zealand, adding that two domestic Islamist groups were believed to be responsible. CCTV video shows suspected suicide bomber entering St Sebastian's Church in Negombo Ruwan Wijewardene's comments were made as the South Asian island held its first mass funeral for about 30 of the victims of Sunday's serial suicide bombings in three high profile churches and three luxury hotels. Sri Lankan intelligence has named the mastermind behind the Easter Sunday attacks as Moulvi Zahran Hashim, an extremist local cleric who incited his followers to violence with fiery sermons on his social media channels. Isil's brief statement said they targeted "nationals of the Crusader alliance and Christians", but made

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Apr 23, 2019

Sri Lanka bomb attacks were revenge for New Zealand mosque killings - minister
Junior minister for defense reveals findings of initial investigation, adding that two domestic Islamist groups were believed to be responsible.

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Apr 23, 2019

North Korea's Kim Jong Un Will Meet With Putin in Russia
North Korea confirmed Tuesday that leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin in a summit that comes at a crucial moment for tenuous diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear arsenal.

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Apr 23, 2019

How realistic is Elizabeth Warren's plan to cancel student debt?
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveils sweeping proposal to eliminate student loan debt and make all public colleges tuition-free; reaction from Peter Morici, former chief economist for the U.S. International Trade Commission.

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Apr 23, 2019

Samsung retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples after defect reports - source
Samsung Electronics is retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples distributed to reviewers, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday, as the firm smarts from the reputational blow of postponing the launch of its first foldable smartphone. Galaxy Fold shipments this year are likely to make up less than half a percent of Samsung's annual total, analysts and investors said. Samsung postponed the Galaxy Fold's launch for an unspecified period of time while it investigated the damage reports, it said on Monday.

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Apr 23, 2019

Sri Lanka Considers Bombers Part of Global Terror Network
In a special session of the parliament today, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said investigators were probing links between the local jihadist group National Thowheed Jamath and Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe vowed that Sri Lanka would not allow the attacks to lead to another war, referring to the three-decade civil war that ended in 2009.

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Apr 23, 2019

Modi casts vote on India's 'Super Tuesday'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi cast his vote on India's "Super Tuesday" when the biggest number of seats are decided in the country's marathon election. While Modi's right wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is considered the frontrunner in the vote, it faces a tough challenge from the opposition Congress party of Rahul Gandhi. Modi met his 98-year-old mother and then waved to supporters from an open top car that took him to vote in Ahmedabad, Gujarat's main city.

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