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Apr 25, 2019

Trump to Hannity: Russia Investigation ‘Was a Coup' and ‘Attempted Overthrow' of Government
In his first television interview since the release of the redacted version of the Mueller report, President Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday night that the investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election was a "coup" and an "attempted overthrow of the United States government."Trump, who has largely avoided reporters since last week's release of the special counsel's report revealed at least 10 instances of possible obstruction of justice, called his good friend Hannity to discuss the findings. Or, more accurately, to rant to a pro-Trump audience about how there was "no collusion" and it's time for some payback.Having begun his broadcast by hyping a new Fox News story about texts previously released last year between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the conservative primetime star said he disagreed with the president when he said at the beginning of his presidency that he wanted to move past investigating 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton."Do you regret saying that?" Hannity asked, expressing an urgent need to get to the bottom of Clinton's private email server, something Hannity described last week as a current threat to national security."No, I don't regret saying it," Trump replied. "When I won, they were all saying lock her up. Lock her up. I said no, no. Let's get on with life. That was different."Trump went on to claim that he felt differently now because shor

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Apr 25, 2019

Tesla's Elon Musk, SEC again ask for more time to reach deal over CEO's Twitter use
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday sought a second delay and requested to provide the court another joint submission on or before April 30, indicating whether they have reached an agreement to settle a dispute over Musk's use of Twitter, both parties said in a court filing. The SEC in February sought to have Musk found in contempt of a fraud settlement last year after the CEO tweeted details about Tesla production numbers that were not vetted by the electric vehicle company's attorneys. Instead, U.S. District Court Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan ordered Musk and the SEC to try to resolve the dispute on their own.

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Apr 25, 2019

Ex-Minnesota policeman says he shot Australian woman to protect partner
Mohamed Noor, 33, is charged in the murder of 40-year-old Justine Ruszczyk Damond, whom he shot through his patrol car window during the night of July 15, 2017 in a dark alley while responding to her 911 call to report a possible sexual assault near her Minneapolis home. Noor testified in a Minneapolis courtroom that he shot Damond after he and his partner Matthew Harrity, who was in the driver's seat, heard a loud noise. Harrity had trouble removing his gun from its holster and "he turned to me with fear in his eyes," Noor said during his five-hour testimony.

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Apr 25, 2019

Some women of color frustrated by Biden's presidential bid
HOUSTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation's diversity.

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Apr 25, 2019

N.Korea's Kim to Putin: US acted in 'bad faith' at Hanoi talks
At his first summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un accused the United States of acting in "bad faith" at their most recent talks, state media in Pyongyang said Friday. Kim and Putin met Thursday in the far eastern Russian port of Vladivostok, for their first summit -- squarely aimed at countering US influence as Kim faces off with Donald Trump over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal.

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Apr 25, 2019

How Joe Biden fared in two previous White House bids
Joe Biden, the former vice president and Democratic heavyweight who launched his 2020 White House campaign Thursday, has sought the office twice before, in 1988 and 2008. Here is a look at Biden's previous two presidential bids. While on the campaign trail he sought to promote his family's humble origins, and began borrowing the eloquent phrasings and syntax of British politician Neil Kinnock.

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Apr 25, 2019

Parents of 5-year-old boy found in shallow grave allegedly beat him after long, cold shower
The body of AJ Freund, who was reported missing last week, was found covered in plastic and buried in the grave in Woodstock, Illinois, police said

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Apr 25, 2019

Texts between the FBI's Strzok and Page draw investigator focus
Nine days after the presidential election, FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page exchanged texts that Fox News has learned are under new scrutiny by congressional investigators reviewing the genesis of the Russia probe; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports.

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Apr 25, 2019

Joe Biden: Anita Hill not satisfied with former vice-president's apology
Biden, who handled her testimony before the Senate in 1991, contacted Hill to express ‘regret for what she endured'Joe Biden: Anita Hill said: ‘I cannot be satisfied by [Biden] simply saying I'm sorry for what happened to you.' Photograph: AFP/Getty ImagesFormer vice-president Joe Biden, who launched his third campaign for president on Thursday, told Anita Hill he regretted the way he handled her testimony against Clarence Thomas at the 1991 supreme court hearings but she was not "satisfied" by the conversation.Biden contacted her earlier this month to express his "regret for what she endured" during the hearing, an attempt to reckon with a defining moment from his past that looms over his present bid for the White House.But in an interview with the New York Times that published hours after Biden launched his 2020 campaign, Hill said she was not satisfied with his outreach and declined to characterize his comments as an apology.Sign up for the US morning briefing"I cannot be satisfied by simply saying I'm sorry for what happened to you," she told the paper. "I will be satisfied when I know there is real change and real accountability and real purpose."Biden, who was chairman of the Senate judiciary committee and oversaw the confirmation hearing during which she accused Thomas of sexual harassment, has previously apologized for allowing an all-male and all-white panel of lawmakers to aggressively question Hill.His role in the hearing has come under fresh scrutiny in light of the MeToo movement and th

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Apr 25, 2019

The Latest: Ex-officer cries in describing woman's death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the 2017 fatal shooting of an unarmed woman (all times local):

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Apr 25, 2019

Heather Heyer's Mom Breaks Silence on Joe Biden Invoking Charlottesville for 2020
PoolJoe Biden did not tell Susan Bro, Heather Heyer's mother, that he would be invoking her daughter's murder in Charlottesville in August 2017 in his presidential campaign launch video focusing on "the battle for the soul" of America."But I wasn't surprised," Bro, co-founder of the Heather Heyer Foundation set up in her daughter's memory, told The Daily Beast. "Most people do that sort of thing. They capitalize on whatever situation is handy. He didn't reach out to me, and didn't mention her by name specifically, and he probably knew we don't endorse candidates."In the launch video for his presidential campaign, Biden said, "We are in the battle for the soul of this nation." American democracy was "at stake" under Trump, he added.As The Daily Beast reported, the video included footage of men with tiki torches shouting "Jews will not replace us,"and images of swastikas and Confederate flags at the right-wing marches that took place in Charlottesville in 2017."We saw Klansmen and white supremacists and neo-Nazis come out in the open," Biden said. "Their crazed faces illuminated by torches, veins bulging and baring the fangs of racism, chanting the same anti-Semitic bile heard across Europe in the '30s."That's when we heard the words of the president of the United States that stunned the world and shocked the conscience of this nation. He said there were quote some ‘very fine people on both sides.' Very fine people on both sides?" Biden condemned Trump for assigning the same

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Apr 25, 2019

Searches by FBI, IRS add to Baltimore mayor's mounting woes
BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal agents raided the homes and City Hall offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid dramatically widening investigations to determine whether she used bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise kickbacks.

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Apr 25, 2019

Southwest CEO 'not happy' about Max crisis but backs Boeing
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines executives acknowledge they are upset with Boeing over the grounding of its 737 Max jetliner, a move that has caused the airline to cancel thousands of flights.

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Apr 25, 2019

The Latest: Boy died of blunt force trauma to head
WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on death of the 5-year-old northern Illinois boy (all times local):

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Apr 25, 2019

Putin Chef's Firm Seeks Contempt Against Mueller Over Report
Mueller and Attorney General William Barr must explain to a judge why they shouldn't be held in contempt for violating court rules with the 448-page report, according to a filing in Washington Thursday. Mueller and Barr violated the regulation by prejudging Concord's guilt and putting details about their evidence in the report, he said.

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Apr 25, 2019

'We are nervous': Sri Lankan PM warns of suspects with bombs at large amid fears of new attacks
Despite the arrest of dozens of suspects in Sri Lanka's Easter massacre, the nation remained fearful over the possibility of attacks this weekend.

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Apr 25, 2019

UPDATE 2-New coffees, delivery push fuel Starbucks quarterly sales, profit view
Starbucks Corp raised its full-year profit forecast and beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly same-store sales on Thursday, as its new Cloud Macchiato, Matcha tea and cold brews in the United States and speedy delivery network in China drew more customers. Its new drinks and a refreshed lunch menu focused on improving customer traffic during the lean afternoon hours boosted same-store sales by 4 percent at established U.S. cafes. Starbucks also added 13 percent more active members to its loyalty program in the United States as it expanded its delivery services to almost 1,600 stores in seven markets along with UberEats, and improved the speed of its ordering and payment processes on its app and at cafes.

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Apr 25, 2019

Boeing 737 Max: Southwest preps for return, expects some traveler anxiety
Airline executives concede some travelers will be concerned after the plane's grounding but say they don't think it will be a "massive issue.''

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Apr 25, 2019

Former VP Biden's 2020 bid reshapes White House race
Biden, 76, a longtime U.S. senator who served two terms as then-President Barack Obama's No. 2, announced his bid in a video describing the high stakes of the race to take on Republican President Donald Trump in next year's election. "We are in the battle for the soul of this nation," Biden said. Biden joins U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a self-described "democratic socialist," atop the 20-candidate field.

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Apr 25, 2019

UPDATE 3-T-Mobile US profit beats estimates as it signs up more customers
T-Mobile US Inc first-quarter revenue and profit jumped from a year earlier, beating Wall Street's estimates, as competitive pricing lured new subscribers to its monthly cellphone plans. The company said it added a net 656,000 phone subscribers in the first quarter, up from 617,000 additions a year earlier and substantially more than the 612,000 new subscribers analysts had expected, according to research firm FactSet. T-Mobile, the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier by subscriber count, is awaiting approval of its $26 billion deal to buy smaller rival Sprint Corp, which it has said will give it scale to compete with market leaders Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc.

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Apr 25, 2019

Air Canada says its 737 MAX jets grounded until at least August
Air Canada said Thursday that its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX jets will remain grounded until at least August 1, pushing back a previous estimate for their return to service. Two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft -- one operated by Ethiopian Airlines and another by Lion Air -- have crashed in recent months, killing nearly 350 people. Air Canada's 24 MAX jetliners were grounded in March following the second crash.

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Apr 25, 2019

UPDATE 1-Ford Q1 profit beats Wall St view, more confident of stronger '19
Ford Motor Co on Thursday posted a better-than-expected first-quarter as pickup truck sales remained strong in its core U.S. market and the company expressed greater confidence in its forecast that 2019 would bring better results than last year. Ford has launched a long restructuring of its business that will include cutting costs by $11 billion by 2021 and overhauling its product lineup. Virtually all of the No. 2 U.S. automaker's profit was generated in the U.S. market, thanks to a strong performance by its best-selling F-Series pickup trucks and its new Ranger midsize pickup truck.

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Apr 25, 2019

House Democrats demand documents on Trump's DHS purge
The chairmen of three U.S. House committees sought documents on Thursday related to recent Trump administration firings of top Department of Homeland Security officials, escalating tensions between congressional Democrats and the White House over immigration policy.

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Apr 25, 2019

George H.W. Bush grandson considering run for his grandfather's former Congress seat
Pierce Bush, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, says he is "seriously considering running" for the 7th Congressional District in Texas.

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Apr 25, 2019

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Apr 25, 2019

Chevrolet Prepares for C8 Corvette Production by Adding Workers at Bowling Green Factory
GM is adding more than 400 jobs and a second shift in preparation for the next-gen Corvette.

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Apr 25, 2019

AP Interview: Sri Lanka's PM says potential bombers at large
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's prime minister said Thursday that suspects linked to the coordinated Easter Sunday bomb attacks remain at large and could have access to explosives.

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Apr 25, 2019

UPDATE 2-Ex-Florida policeman gets 25 years in prison for killing black motorist
A former Florida police officer was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting a black motorist who was awaiting a tow truck in October 2015. Nouman Raja, 41, was fired from the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department shortly after he killed Corey Jones, 31, while on plainclothes duty, and was convicted last month by a jury of manslaughter and first-degree murder. The conviction was unusual in a country in which police officers kill roughly 1,000 people each year, a disproportionate number of them black men, usually without facing prosecution, according to a Washington Post database on police shootings.

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Apr 25, 2019

Schools curb students' appetites for Grubhub, Uber Eats deliveries during school day
Kids like food delivered via apps such as DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats, but schools worry about safety concerns and class disruptions.

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Apr 25, 2019

Sri Lanka blast toll revised down to 253 as some 'double-counted'
Authorities in Sri Lanka on Thursday lowered the death toll in a spate of Easter bombings by more than 100 to 253, admitting some of the badly mutilated bodies had been erroneously double-counted. The toll revision will boost the pressure on a government already under fire over its apparent failure to act on intelligence about the attacks, and follows the resignation of a top defence official. The top bureaucrat in the island nation's defence ministry, Hemasiri Fernando, was the first official to step down in the wake of the attacks -- the worst since a civil war ended more than a decade ago.

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Apr 25, 2019

Apple's iPhone XS beats every top Android phone in ‘portrait mode' shootout
If we forget about the utter disaster that was the Galaxy Fold, Samsung over the past few years has done an impressive job of churning out premium smartphones that can stand toe-to-toe with the iPhone in many ways. Sure, the face unlock and fingerprint sensor features on Samsung's S10 line is far less secure than what Apple offers with Face ID, but the reality is that it's getting harder and harder to differentiate the iPhone from premium Android models.One of the more interesting areas where handset manufacturers are attempting to differentiate themselves involves mobile photography. While Apple for a period of a few years routinely set new standards of excellence for camera quality with new iPhone releases, rival devices from the likes of Google and Huawei have managed to give Apple a true challenge in some areas. With respect to low-light photography, for example, the Pixel 3 and the recently unveiled P30 Pro from Huawei easily trounce what Apple's iPhone XS brings to the table.The reality, though, is that shooting photos in low light environments is far from ideal and is generally something most people tend to avoid doing in the first place. With that said, it's probably more helpful to evaluate rival smartphone cameras by looking at a more commonly used feature like portrait mode shots.Apple first introduced portrait mode on the iPhone 7 Plus back in 2016. Equipped with a dual-camera scheme, the iPhone 7 Plus offered users the ability to produce photos with a bokeh effect, essentially focus

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Apr 25, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins Bernie in backing voting rights for prisoners
Stepping into the debate over whether imprisoned felons should be allowed to vote, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed the idea and advised opponents they risked "looking completely utterly out of touch with the reality [of] our prison system."

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Apr 25, 2019

Death toll lowered to 253, Sri Lanka braces for more attacks
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Thursday lowered the death toll from the Easter suicide bombings by nearly one-third, to 253, as authorities hunted urgently for a least five more suspects and braced for the possibility of more attacks in the coming days.

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Apr 25, 2019

Suspects in Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka still at large, may be carrying explosives
At least 58 people have been detained in connection with the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, among the world's worst terrorist attacks since 9/11.

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Apr 25, 2019

Police: Slain Illinois boy was beaten, put in cold shower
CHICAGO (AP) — Police believe an Illinois couple who reported their 5-year-old son missing last week killed him days earlier by beating him and forcing him to stand in a cold shower for an extended period of time, according to court documents released Thursday.

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Apr 25, 2019

The Latest: Sri Lanka revises down death toll from attack
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local):

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Apr 25, 2019

Parents of A.J. Freund Forced 5-Year-Old in Cold Shower Before Fatal Beating: Prosecutors
Scott Olson/GettyAndrew "A.J." Freund, the 5-year-old Illinois boy whose body was found Wednesday morning in the woods, was forced into a cold shower "for an extended period of time" before he was beaten "repeatedly" to death by his parents on April 15, prosecutors allege.Nine days after his murder, the missing toddler's body was found wrapped in plastic and buried in a shallow grave about seven miles away from his Crystal Lake home. The toddler's parents, 36-year-old JoAnn Cunningham and 60-year-old Andrew Freund Sr., were arrested and charged hours after the Wednesday discovery with first-degree murder, aggravated battery, domestic battery, and failure to report a missing child or child death. Freund Sr. was also charged with concealment of a death."It was apparent to me that nobody was going to sleep and nobody will sleep until justice is brought for AJ. This is the beginning of that process," said FBI Agent Jeffrey Sallet at a Wednesday afternoon press conference.The couple appeared at McHenry County Circuit Court on Thursday morning, wearing orange prison jumpsuits as Judge Robert A. Wilbrandt set their bond at $5 million each. Both were represented by public defenders, who did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast's requests for comment.Prosecutors allege in a criminal complaint that three days before the 5-year-old's parents reported him missing, he was forced into the shower and then "struck" to death.Local, state, and federal authorities launched a m

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Apr 25, 2019

5-Year-Old A.J. Freund Died From Repeated Blows to the Head in Fatal Beating, Coroner Says
Scott Olson/GettyAndrew "A.J." Freund, the 5-year-old Illinois boy whose body was found Wednesday morning in the woods, was forced into a cold shower "for an extended period of time" before he was beaten "repeatedly" to death by his parents on April 15, prosecutors allege. He died as a result of "craniocerebral trauma" caused by "multiple blunt force injuries," the McHenry County Coroner's office announced Thursday. Nine days after his murder, the missing toddler's body was found wrapped in plastic and buried in a shallow grave about seven miles away from his Crystal Lake home. The toddler's parents, 36-year-old JoAnn Cunningham, who is currently pregnant, and 60-year-old Andrew Freund Sr., were arrested and charged hours after the Wednesday discovery with first-degree murder, aggravated battery, domestic battery, and failure to report a missing child or child death. Freund Sr. was also charged with concealment of a death."It was apparent to me that nobody was going to sleep and nobody will sleep until justice is brought for AJ. This is the beginning of that process," said FBI Agent Jeffrey Sallet at a Wednesday afternoon press conference.The couple appeared at McHenry County Circuit Court on Thursday morning, wearing orange prison jumpsuits as Judge Robert A. Wilbrandt set their bond at $5 million each. Both were represented by public defenders, who did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast's requests for comment.Prosecutors allege in a criminal complaint

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Apr 25, 2019

'I am a gaffe machine': a history of Joe Biden's biggest blunders
As the former vice-president enters a crowded 2020 field, will his well-documented past of confusing and embarrassing moments work against him? In March Joe Biden seemed to accidentally let it slip he was running for president, saying at a dinner for the Delaware Democratic party that he has ‘the most progressive record of anybody running'. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/APAfter months of speculation and hinting, Joe Biden has officially announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in the 2020 US election.Biden, the 76-year-old former vice-president and senator from Delaware enters a crowded field of competitors, but polls in recent weeks have consistently shown him leading the pack, perhaps because of his experience and lengthy record in office.But unlike some of his much younger opponents, it's his decades in the public eye, and in particular his well-documented history of confusing or downright embarrassing gaffes and misstatements, that may end up working against him.He even made a gaffe about his intentions to run for the White House. Just last month he seemed to accidentally let it slip that he was running, saying at a dinner for the Delaware Democratic party that he has "the most progressive record of anybody running". After cheers from the crowd Biden seemed to recognize the mistake, and jokingly gave the sign of the cross, saying he "didn't mean it".Here are some other memorable moments: Biden ‘being Biden'Biden's awkward behavior over the years is not limited to what he

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Apr 25, 2019

Royal baby name odds: what will Meghan and Harry call their first child?
Last year was one of the most eventful for the Royal family, with the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank, and the birth of Prince Louis. And while 2019 won't be as jam-packed for the Windsors, there's a whole new reason to celebrate on the horizon - the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first child this spring. As royal watchers in the UK and abroad wait for the latest arrival, speculation is mounting as to what he or she could be called - and whether the Queen will allow the child to become a Prince or Princess.  Latest predictions on what the Royal baby will be called The duke and duchess may decide to go with a traditional name like Alice, Grace or Victoria for a girl or James, Edward or Arthur for a boy. However, the pair are forward-thinking royals and may decide to surprise everyone when naming their first child. Canadian-born Autumn Phillips, and husband Peter Phillips, opted for a non-traditional name for their daughter Savannah - the Queen's first great-grandchild - in 2010. Princess Charlotte stands next to Savannah Phillips and Prince George at Trooping The Colour 2018 Credit: Karwai Tang/WireImage The Duchess may also seek inspiration from her friends. Her confidante and stylist Jessica Mulroney has twin boys Brian and John, and a daughter Isabel Veronica, who is known as Ivy - who were pageboys and bridesmaid at the royal wedding.  In the US, the most popular name for a baby girl is Emma and Liam for a baby boy. In the UK, the most po

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Apr 25, 2019

Joe Biden Starts His Campaign as the Frontrunner. That Could Hurt Him
Many of Joe Biden's strengths may turn out to be weaknesses as his third presidential campaign gets underway this week.

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Apr 25, 2019

Ford adds Pre-Collision Assist car tech to a shopping cart
For the third product Ford developed as part of its recently launched 'Interventions' initiative to use automobile technology in non-automotive products, it applied Pre-Collision Assist technology, a safety feature that's available for most Ford models, to a shopping cart. In December, Ford kicked off their 'Interventions' initiative, designed to apply automotive tech to products outside of the automobile industry. The first product unveiled was the Quiet Kennel, which took the Active Noise Cancellation tech from the Ford Edge and integrated it into a chic doghouse just in time for New Year's Eve fireworks.

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Apr 25, 2019

Trusted leaker reveals the OnePlus 7 Pro's expensive price tag
Screen captures from a Weibo conversation between a OnePlus fan and the company's CEO told us earlier this week that the OnePlus 7 Pro will be the most expensive phone the company has ever released -- well, excluding the 5G version of the Pro that will be even more expensive. Now, a trusted leaker offers us a better idea of what fans can expect to pay if they want to get their hands on OnePlus' upcoming new flagship phone.OnePlus CEO Pete Lau hinted on social media that some 5,000 yuan ($745) would be enough to buy the OnePlus 7 Pro. As we've explained, the Pro version of the phone will indeed be more expensive than the base OnePlus 7 model. That's because the phone will have a new design, a better-quality screen, a triple-lens rear camera, and faster storage. At least, that's what the leaks tell us. The base OnePlus 7, meanwhile, will look a lot like the OnePlus 6T, although it'll still rock the same high-end components as the Pro model.Trusted leaker Ishan Agarwal, who proved time and again that he has access to inside information about unreleased devices including previous Pixel and OnePlus handsets, has now shared the OnePlus 7 Pro prices for Europe.https://twitter.com/ishanagarwal24/status/1121306834298499073The cheapest Pro model will feature 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, but Agarwal doesn't have a base price for it. For 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, you might have to pay €749/€759 -- a direct conversion to dollars gets us $835 and $857 price points for this model. Another 4GB of RAM on top of that will

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Apr 25, 2019

Trump denies telling White House counsel to fire Mueller from Russia probe
Trump's move appears to be part of an effort by the White House to push back on attempts by congressional Democrats to pursue investigations related to Mueller's probe into Russian election interference in 2016 and possible obstruction of justice by Trump. "As has been incorrectly reported by the Fake News Media, I never told then White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller, even though I had the legal right to do so. If I wanted to fire Mueller, I didn't need McGahn to do it, I could have done it myself," Trump wrote on Twitter.

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Apr 25, 2019

Texas woman who suffered third-degree burns after falling on curling iron stays positive
Texas woman who suffered third-degree burns, had multiple operations after falling on curling iron stays positive and is inspiring others.

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Apr 25, 2019

Find out why people love these $9 iPhone cases so much
There are three main schools of thought when it comes to iPhone cases. First, you can roll the dice and go without a case. This lets you enjoy Apple's gorgeous design, but it's obviously quite risky since one single drop can be the end of your precious iPhone. Another option is to go with a big bulky case that might hide Apple's sleek design, but your phone will be protected from drops and scrapes. But there's also a middle ground, and it'll only cost you $8.99. Definitely check out the TOZO Ultra-Thin Hard Cover for iPhone, which protects your phone from scratches but adds no bulk whatsoever!Here are the bullet points from the product page: * Thin Like Naked- 0.35mm World Thinest protect Hard case. Maximum keep your iPhone XR 6.1 Inch (2018) slim and provide scratch protection. * Concise Designed- Semi Transparent, Simple, Elegant * MATTE FACE - with matte optical texture, anti-glare(reduced reflection),reducing fingerprints or grease buildup. * CAMERA RAISED - Camera hole ring raised protective layer, provide cell phone camera detail protection. * PERFECT FIT - Specially designed for iPhone XR 6.1 Inch (2018), has precise cutouts for speakers, charging ports and buttons.

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Apr 25, 2019

Symone Sanders, Bernie's Former Press Secretary, Goes to Work on Biden's Campaign
JP YimSymone Sanders, who rose to prominence as Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) national press secretary during his 2016 presidential campaign, has signed on to work for former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 bid. She will serve as a senior advisor. Sanders, who had been uncommitted throughout the cycle, is a CNN political commentator and has worked with Priorities USA, the largest Democratic Party Super PAC. She was a major hire for Sanders during the 2016 campaign, coming just as he faced criticism over the lack of diversity on his staff. But in the summer of 2016, she quit the campaign, at the time saying she did so of her own volition. Sanders is a prominent progressive voice and a regular presence on cable news, giving Biden a valuable addition to his team. But she hasn't always been sympatico with the former vice president. Recently, Sanders chastised Biden for cracking jokes in response to the unwanted touching allegations leveled against him by several women with whom he'd interacted during his career. In the segment, she raised a hypothetical about how she would handle communications for Biden. "If I'm Vice President Biden's communications person, if he comes out and says the words ‘I'm sorry,' all the chyrons and headlines will say ‘I'm sorry,' Sanders said encouraging Biden to keep listening and talking to people. Prior to then Sanders had also characterized the conventional wisdom around Biden being the frontrunner in the Democratic primary as being "overhyped." I

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Apr 25, 2019

Baking this barbecue brisket makes it deliciously tender
Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy yournever-ending craving for food content through quick, beautiful videos for theat-home foodie

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Apr 25, 2019

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Apr 25, 2019

U.S. adds another Chinese e-commerce site to 'notorious' list for IP protection
The U.S. Trade Representative said on Thursday it has added Pinduoduo.com, China's third-largest e-commerce platform, to its "notorious markets" list for a proliferation of counterfeit products, as the agency also called out China as a priority to watch for intellectual property rights concerns. In its annual review of trading partners' protection of intellectual properties rights and so-called "notorious markets," the U.S. Trade Representative said 36 countries warranted additional bilateral engagement over these issues. The agency kept China on the list and lifted Saudi Arabia up as a priority.

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Apr 25, 2019

Marvel Studios president has an extremely hilarious reaction to reporter's question
We're down to the wire, counting the final hours until everyone collectively lose their minds over Avengers: Endgame. Tensions are high, and there's a lot to worry about -- rogue spoilers, reviews, the entire legacy of the MCU. Needless to say, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige probably has a lot on his plate right now, which makes his reaction to a reporter's question even more nerve wracking. SEE ALSO: 'Avengers: Endgame' stars make emotional speeches at premiereWhat was this reporter asking Feige? "Who will remain alive after Endgame?" Maybe they asked, "Will Groot finally get a love interest?" Or possibly, "Can Ant-Man really defeat Thanos by shrinking down and going up...you know where??" Or better yet, "Is Steve Rogers a virgin?"While we're unsure exactly what was asked, Twitter was quick to roast Feige's exaggerated display of -- some kind of emotion. That's Kevin's reaction when introduced to the Ant Man butt theory. -- Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) April 24, 2019 pic.twitter.com/lGsVqHMiva -- Dan Foley (@fraudulentfoley) April 24, 2019 This the exact gif that's matches his reaction pic.twitter.com/TXreeuL9qs -- Spring snowmew (@MonoyashaDvC) April 24, 2019 The reporter found out that he is a skrull. -- ItsYaBo93 (@PetsyPetsyPetsy) April 24, 2019 pic.twitter.com/uNcJhSurAp -- Joey Polanco (@_BrooklynBear) April 25, 2019 Same energy pic.twitter.com/bUfli4thiD -- TheGreenPrince (@TheGreenPrince_) April 24, 2019 Got a history of maki

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Apr 25, 2019

Putin says ready to 'fully restore' ties with Ukraine
President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia was ready to restore full relations with Kiev, after a political novice won the Ukraine presidential election. "We want and we are ready to fully restore relations with Ukraine.

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Apr 25, 2019

Nokia sees tough competition in market for 5G networks
HELSINKI (AP) — Telecoms gear maker Nokia reported Thursday a surprise first-quarter loss amid tougher competition for the new, superfast wireless 5G networks that are expected to increase in business this year.

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Video leak shows Apple's iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max designs side by side
Just a few short months ago, Apple's next-generation iPhone 11 lineup was shaping up to be one of the most boring iPhone updates in recent history. It couldn't be the most boring iPhone update, since there's no way Apple will be able to top the iPhone XS in that department. Thankfully, a few new reports from well-placed sources over the past few weeks have painted a much more compelling picture of the iPhone 11. While the overall design of Apple's upcoming new iPhone lineup will remain largely unchanged, we've seen more and more news of big upgrades lately. Most recently, the world's top Apple insider reported that Apple's iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max will both feature triple-lens rear cameras that pack all sorts of new tricks, while the iPhone 11R (or whatever Apple ends up calling it) will sport an upgraded dual-lens camera. On top of all that, Apple has big things planned for iOS 13 and some of the details surrounding the company's upcoming new mobile software update have already leaked.Long story short, 2019 is looking a bit brighter for Apple fans than it was a couple of months ago. iPhone owners who don't plan to upgrade to a new phone will still have a pretty huge software update to look forward to in September (or in June, if they're brave enough to install the early beta versions following WWDC 2019). Meanwhile, people who do upgrade will apparently get an updated design, plenty more power, and a massive camera upgrade that's much-needed, considering how far Apple has fallen behind the lik

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Apr 25, 2019

Ex-Florida policeman faces sentencing for killing black motorist
A former Florida police officer was due to be sentenced on Thursday for fatally shooting a black motorist in 2015 without identifying himself as a police officer as he approached the man who was waiting for his car to be towed. Nouman Raja, 41, faces a maximum of life in prison after he was convicted last month by a jury of manslaughter and first-degree murder. Raja was fired from the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department after he killed 31-year-old Corey Jones and was charged in 2016 with using unjustifiable force.

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Apr 25, 2019

How armed vigilante groups are detaining migrants on US-Mexico border
The camera panned across dozens of faces, exhausted migrants crouched in the New Mexico night, fenced in by armed civilians. The woman filming issued a stern warning."Don't aim the gun," she called out to a member of the group off-screen, before she commented about how many children were in the group being "detained". The 16 April video of armed civilians holding migrants tore across social media and news outlets amid concerns by the American Civil Liberties Union that the actions of the United Constitutional Patriots amounted to armed kidnapping and coercion. The video and the stories that followed prompted stern denunciation from the state's governor and rights groups.The elements of that video and others are fuelling inquiry over the legal grey areas in which self-described militias can operate.That activity has placed armed civilians within feet of federal immigration agents at night in wild shrub land, with migrants caught in the middle, confused about who has actual authority on the border and what their rights are on US soil.[[gallery-0]] "Menacing or threatening migrant families and asylum seekers is absolutely unacceptable and must cease," New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said after the ACLU brought the video to light, calling the group's activities "completely unacceptable".The men in these videos wear military-style uniforms, surround migrants with rifles and issue commands to stop and sit. One member can be seen walking in front of the camera with an AR-15 rifle.In at

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Apr 25, 2019

'I smiled in the face of bigotry': A woman's response to anti-Islam protesters goes viral
A group of anti-Islam protesters gathered at a conference in Washington, D.C. One woman's reaction: 'I smiled in the face of bigotry.'

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Apr 25, 2019

Does the Vice Presidency Give Joe Biden an Advantage in the Race to the Top? Here's How VPs Before Him Fared
Does having been VP help or hinder a candidate?

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Apr 25, 2019

Former Texas tennis coach pleads guilty in court in college admissions scandal
Michael Center, a former tennis coach at the University of Texas, pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in the college admissions scandal.

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Apr 25, 2019

EU slams Russia citizenship move as new attack on Ukraine
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union hit out Thursday against Russia's move to fast-track citizenship applications from people living in conflict areas in eastern Ukraine, slamming it as an attack on Ukraine's sovereignty that would undermine an already-fragile peace agreement.

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Apr 25, 2019

Scared Muslim refugees flee Sri Lankan homes over attack fears
Hundreds of Muslim refugees in western Sri Lanka have taken refuge in mosques and a police station after facing intimidation following the deadly Easter bombings, activists said Thursday. At least 359 people died in Sunday's coordinated suicide blasts, including more than 100 Christians attending mass at St Sebastian's church in Negombo on the island's west coast. The attacks have been condemned by leaders of the country's Muslim minority who have said mosques will not bury the bombers, and the community has been left in fear of a backlash.

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Apr 25, 2019

Verizon opens Galaxy S10 5G preorders as it announces 20 future 5G markets
The fourth Galaxy S10 phone -- you know, the one with beastly specs that you couldn't order when the Galaxy S10 series went on sale a few weeks ago -- is finally here. Well, it's sort of finally here, because Verizon is only taking Galaxy S10 5G preorders at this time. You'll have to wait a bit longer before you actually receive Samsung's most powerful smartphone ever, but at least you can place your order and have one on launch day. Before you do, make sure that your market has 5G coverage, or will at least get it sometime soon -- Verizon just announced 20 markets where you'll soon find a 5G signal.Verizon said in a press release that the following 20 US cities will get 5G Ultra Wideband service this year, without specifying more precise launch dates: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Washington DC.The carrier also announced that Galaxy S10 5G preorders kick off on Thursday, with the phone launching in stores next month on May 16th. Of note, the phone was released in Korea a few weeks ago, where it experienced several network-related connectivity issues during the first days of usage.The 256GB model will retail for $1,299.99, or $54.16 per month for 24 months. The 512GB Galaxy S10 5G costs $100 more, or $4.17 extra each month. Verizon also announced that new and existing customers can shave off $450 off of the price by tradi

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Apr 25, 2019

Trump welcomes 'Sleepy Joe' Biden to 2020 race
"I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign. It will be nasty — you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas. But if you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!"

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Apr 25, 2019

US STOCKS-Nasdaq eyes record high after strong tech earnings; 3M results hit Dow
The tech-heavy Nasdaq index was on course to open at a record high on Thursday after strong results from Facebook and Microsoft, while a slump in shares of industrial conglomerate 3M weighed on Dow futures. 3M Co shares tumbled 8% in premarket trading after the company reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, cut its 2019 earnings forecast and said it would lay off 2,000 workers globally.

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Apr 25, 2019

How did Crystal Lake police crack the case of AJ Freund?
Law enforcement officials used cellphone data to get the break they needed to find the body of 5-year old AJ Freund.

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Apr 25, 2019

Winter Is Here: The Best Game of Thrones Fan Theories


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Apr 25, 2019

Jeff Sessions Urges Congress to ‘Accept the Results' of Mueller Report And Move On
Former attorney general Sessions urged Congress, and the country at large, to "accept the results" of special counsel Robert Mueller's recently-released report and move on to other matters of governance during a speech at Amherst College on Wednesday."I think it's about time to accept the results, and let's get on with the business of America," Sessions said during a speech to the college Republicans, according to the New York Times.While Mueller failed to prove the underlying crime of coordination with the Kremllin, he did detail a number of instances in which Trump tried to curtail or otherwise affect the probe. Sessions cautioned Congress against pursuing their current agenda of further investigating whether the behavior attributed to President Trump in the Mueller report constitutes obstruction of justice."The process was followed and a decision has now been rendered," he said, adding that he had "the greatest confidence in the integrity of our system."Sessions recused himself from the Mueller probe after it was revealed that he failed to report his meeting with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, a decision that soured his relationship with President Trump, who repeatedly castigated him in public and private for failing to "protect" him from the investigation.The former Alabama senator's appearance on campus was met with vigorous protest: some 50 students and faculty stood up and walked out of the chapel where he was speaking as soon as he began to deliver h

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Apr 25, 2019

What feud? Duchess Kate joins Prince Harry at church service
Duchess Kate and Prince Harry were all smiles at an appearance together at an Anzac Day service in Westminster Abbey on Thursday.

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Apr 25, 2019

2020 Democrats pressed for detailed policies and priorities by women of color
In front of a lively crowd, presidential hopefuls focused on housing and health care, criminal justice, voting rights, and climate change.

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Apr 25, 2019

Russian city with Korean flavour welcomes Kim
Waitresses at the North Korean restaurant in Vladivostok have broad smiles but fall silent when asked what they think about the visit of leader Kim Jong Un to the Russian city. Many of them had gathered to take selfies on the main square, looking onto a harbour teeming with Russian naval vessels and cargo ships.

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Apr 25, 2019

UK minister: Huawei leaks 'unacceptable', criminal investigation possible
British culture minister Jeremy Wright said on Thursday he could not rule out a criminal investigation over the "unacceptable" disclosure of confidential discussions on the role of China's Huawei Technologies in 5G network supply chains. Sources told Reuters on Wednesday Britain's National Security Council (NSC) had decided to bar Huawei from all core parts of the country's 5G network and restrict its access to non-core parts. "We cannot exclude the possibility of a criminal investigation here," Wright said, speaking in response to an urgent question on Huawei in parliament.

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Apr 25, 2019

Putin: nothing wrong with us giving passports to east Ukraine residents
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday there was nothing wrong with easing rules for residents of Ukrainian rebel regions to receive Russian passports, a decision that prompted condemnation and calls for more sanctions against Moscow. Speaking to reporters at the end of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Putin said Poland, Romania and Hungary grant citizenship to their ethnic kin outside their borders and he saw no reason why Russia could not do the same. "How are Russians in Ukraine worse than Romanians, Poles or Hungarians?

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Apr 25, 2019

Sri Lanka's crisis of leadership opens space for nationalist Rajapaksas
Elections to pick a new president are due between October and December and Mahinda Rajapaksa is already targeting President Maithripala Sirisena and his Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for failing to preserve the hard fought peace. Rajapaksa cannot contest for president again, but his brother Gotabaya is ready to make a bid, his aide has said. "Rajapaksas' will take the easy benefit and be able to claim with some credibility that if they come back to power, they will adopt the same strong security policy that allowed them to free the country from terrorism," said a Western diplomat.

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Apr 25, 2019

Joe Biden's voting record weakened his presidential hopes before, but experts say it may crush him in 2020
Joe Biden might appear the most likely Democrat to win the primaries and take on Donald Trump in 2020 — but the 76-year-old politician may be facing his greatest uphill battle yet as he tries to reconcile his past with voters calling for a progressive future. For each of his political flaws there seems to be a younger, fresher Democrat lacking similar baggage. Whereas Mr Biden voted to support legislation the National Rifle Association (NRA) hailed in 1986 as "the law that saved gun rights" in America, Kamala Harris proposed this week a slate of aggressive executive actions on gun control reform that she would take if Congress fails to act within her first 100 days in the Oval Office.Mr Biden's record also includes longstanding support, dating back to 1999, for the Bankruptcy Reform Act, a bill critics said made it more difficult for students to release college-related debts. Elizabeth Warren, in comparison, recently called for debt-free college and massive student loan cancellations. A 39-year-old Mr Biden also voted in favour of an amendment allowing individual states to overturn Roe v Wade in 1982, while the 46-year-old Beto O'Rourke speaks eloquently and unabashedly about his support for pro-choice abortion policies, even in his deeply red home state where the issue remains taboo."There's plenty of fodder for all of [Mr Biden's] opponents to jump on," Tobe Berkovitz, a professor at Boston University whose spent 30 years

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Apr 25, 2019

Verizon opens pre-orders for Samsung 5G phone, adds 20 more cities
Verizon Communications Inc started taking preorders for Samsung's first 5G smartphone in the United States on Thursday, and said it would launch the high-speed wireless service in 20 more cities after Chicago and Minneapolis. Verizon said customers pre-ordering the device can get up to $650 off on the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G if they switch to its network and trade in their older phones. The Samsung 5G phone, exclusive to Verizon for a limited time, will be available in the telecom operator's stores from May 16 with a starting price of $1,299.

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Apr 25, 2019

The Latest: Seoul hopeful Putin-Kim talks will help peace
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local):

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Apr 25, 2019

After rocky start, Joe Biden launches his presidential campaign
While the former vice president is immediately one of the frontrunners in the 2020 race, Biden has stumbled on his way to the head of the pack.

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Apr 25, 2019

At Kim-Putin summit, hearty handshakes and manspreading
TOKYO (AP) — The ambiance was friendly. Nice, comfy seats. An exchange of polite welcomes.

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Apr 25, 2019

'The Birthplace of the Suicide Belt.' Sri Lanka's Deadly History of Suicide Bombings
The deadly terrorist tactic was perfected during the country's long civil war

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Apr 25, 2019

Militia group 'commander' Larry Mitchell Hopkins attacked in New Mexico jail
Officials said they're investigating an assault on Larry Mitchell Hopkins that occurred Monday at the Doña Ana County Detention Center in Las Cruces.

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Apr 25, 2019

Australia leader plays down terror threat at Gallipoli event
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister played down Thursday any potential link between the arrest of a suspected Islamic State group member in Turkey and a World War I battle commemoration in Gallipoli attended by hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders.

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Apr 25, 2019

Brother of slain Border Patrol agent shares his message to Congress
Kent Terry speaks out about the border crisis and the dangers migrants illegally crossing the border face.

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Apr 25, 2019

17 students at same Ohio school earn perfect ACT scores
Getting a perfect score on the ACT isn't easy, but over a dozen students at one high school in Ohio did just that.

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Apr 25, 2019

Sri Lanka bomber Jameel Mohamed 'under police surveillance' while he plotted attack
The Easter Sunday bomber who lived and studied in the UK was under police surveillance in Sri Lanka in the years leading up to the suicide attacks that killed more than 350 people, according to his friends. Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, who is married with children, is believed to have been the bomber behind the seventh and final attack on a guesthouse in the capital of Colombo on Sunday. Family friends said Jameel Mohamed, who spent a year at Kingston University in 2006, was being monitored by police in Sri Lanka as he plotted the terror attacks with seven other suspected jihadis, raising further questions about security lapses with the Sri Lankan intelligence services. Jameel Mohamed killed two people when he detonated his bomb at a guesthouse near Colombo zoo. His original target was the five-star The Taj Samudra hotel, located close to three other high-end hotels targeted in coordinated attacks. But his bomb failed to detonate and he was forced to returning to a safe house before launching his the attack. As the investigation into the attacks continued in the UK and Sri Lanka, more details were emerging on Thursday about Jameel Mohamed. People who knew the suspected bomber told The Telegraph that the he was an sympathiser of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil). "But we never took him seriously when he talked about his views," said a childhood friend. "Who would have thought we would have maniacs who would commit this kind of atrocity and kill all innocent

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Apr 25, 2019

A widow was eating alone when 3 young men invited her to their table in a now-viral act of kindness
The woman had lost her husband and that the next day would have been their 60th anniversary.

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Apr 25, 2019

We're standing up to the gun lobby and the NRA is losing power: Eric Swalwell
Americans deserve a president who will put their safety above gun company profits. I'm the only candidate calling to ban and buy back assault weapons.

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Apr 25, 2019

Sri Lanka paying deadly price for political infighting: analysts
Crucial intelligence that could have prevented Sri Lanka's Easter attacks went ignored in part because of feuding between the country's leaders, experts say. The government has admitted "major" lapses in its failure to act on intelligence warnings, and analysts say a longstanding political crisis is to blame. The warnings were clear: On April 11, Sri Lanka's police chief issued an alert saying that radical Islamist group National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) planned suicide bombings of "prominent churches", citing alerts from a foreign intelligence agency.

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Apr 25, 2019

Iranian Foreign Minister Proposes a Prisoner Swap With the U.S.
"Let's have an exchange. I'm ready to do it," he said.

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Apr 25, 2019

AP EXCLUSIVE: At Walmart, using AI to watch the store
LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Inside one of Walmart's busiest Neighborhood Market grocery stores, high resolution cameras suspended from the ceiling point to a table of bananas. They can tell how ripe the bananas are from their color.

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Apr 25, 2019

Grassed up: Facebook leads Myanmar police to weed-growing Americans
Myanmar police have arrested one American and two locals after photos on Facebook led them to a huge plantation of towering marijuana plants near Mandalay. Pictures of the fields of weed started circulating on the platform last week -- a rare sight online in a country where police photos of seized heroin and methamphetamine are far more common. Police raided the 20-acre site in Ngunzun township Monday to find nearly 350,000 marijuana plants -- some up to two metres tall -- 380 kilograms of seeds and 270 kilograms of marijuana, the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) announced Wednesday.

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Apr 25, 2019

The Latest: Putin, Kim say they've had fruitful talks
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local):

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Apr 25, 2019

Trevor Noah Mocks Trump for Throwing a Tantrum Over How Many Twitter Followers He Has
Comedy CentralOn Wednesday, the news broke that President Donald Trump had an Oval Office meeting with Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey, wherein he proceeded to badger the bearded tech bro over his follower count. Trump, who boasts close to 60 million Twitter followers—far short of former President Obama's 106 million-plus—reportedly argued that he'd lost a significant number of followers due to purges targeting conservatives. But Dorsey "had to explain to the president that like other Twitter users, @realDonaldTrump periodically loses followers when the site deletes fake or bot accounts," reported The Daily Beast. "That's right, my friends: the President of the United States is upset because he feels he should have more Twitter followers," said Trevor Noah. "This is absolutely ridiculous. Like, what's next? He's going to complain to Instagram because his thirst traps aren't blowing up?" The comedian dedicated a portion of Wednesday night's Daily Show to the IRL Twitter meet-up, at which Trump and a group of his close advisers—including Dan Scavino, the White House's social media director—also complained to Dorsey about anti-Trump Twitter bias. And, as The Daily Beast previously reported, "Trump has repeatedly griped to associates about how his predecessor, President Obama, has had more Twitter followers than he has, even though—by Trump's own assessment—he is so much better at Twitter than Obama is." "I actually feel sorry for everyone in this meeting with Trump w

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Apr 25, 2019

North Korea's Kim says he will coordinate views on peninsula issues with Putin
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Thursday that his summit with President Vladimir Putin will help jointly assess the Korean peninsula issues and coordinate their stances. Kim and Putin met for their unprecedented summit in the Russian city of Vladivostok, where Kim is likely to seek support from the Russian leader as nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States are hanging in limbo. Putin told Kim he welcomed North Korea's efforts to improve ties with the United States.

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Apr 25, 2019

The U.S. Navy Wants Frigates That Can Pack a Punch
The Navy soon could select a shipyard to build the new class of frigate starting in 2020.The U.S. Navy might tweak its force-structure goals in order to boost the number of frigates.That's what Vice Adm. Bill Merz, the deputy chief of naval operations, told a House of Representatives subcommittee on March 27, 2019. "We're expecting a pretty hard look at the mix of ships this year," Merz said, according to USNI News.In rewriting the force-structure plan to include more small surface combatants, the Navy could signal its intention to acquire larger numbers of smaller ships at the expense of bigger ships.This first appeared in earlier in April 2019.The idea would be to distribute U.S. naval power across a greater number of less-expensive vessels, reversing a decades-long trend toward larger, and fewer U.S. warships."We know we are heavy on large surface combatants, and we'd like to adjust that to a more appropriate mix, especially with the lethality we're seeing coming along with the frigate," Merz said.

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Apr 24, 2019

Tesla hit with big loss as car deliveries sputter
Electric carmaker Tesla on Wednesday announced a heavy loss in the first quarter as car deliveries sputtered overseas and a US tax credit that made its prices more attractive was reduced. Tesla produced about 63,000 Model 3 vehicles in the period, an increase of three percent from the same quarter a year earlier but fewer than had been anticipated. Tesla's quarterly loss followed changes to pricing and reversals in the way the company sells vehicles.

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Apr 24, 2019

Muslims flee, Christians grieve in Sri Lankan town torn by violence
Church leaders believe the final toll from the attack on St Sebastian's Church in Negombo could be close to 200, almost certainly making Negombo the deadliest of the six near-simultaneous attacks. On Wednesday, hundreds of Pakistani Muslims fled the multi-ethnic port an hour north of the capital, Colombo. "Right now we don't know where we will go." Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks, yet despite Islamic State being a Sunni jihadist group, many of the Muslims fleeing Negombo belong to the Ahmadi community, who had been hounded out of Pakistan years ago after their sect was declared non-Muslim.

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Apr 24, 2019

Russian-North Korean relations since the Korean War
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin gives an intriguing twist to the global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea, which appeared to hit a wall after a summit between Kim and President Donald Trump collapsed in February.

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Apr 24, 2019

'It's about time to accept the results': Former AG Jeff Sessions speaks out on Mueller report
Former AG Jeff Sessions said Wednesday the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation meant it was time for the nation to move on.

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Apr 24, 2019

Explainer: Congress no longer runs a jail, so just how powerful are its subpoenas?
"We're fighting all the subpoenas," Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. In another display of his disregard for Washington norms, Trump is defying subpoenas issued by Democrats in the House of Representatives, who have launched numerous investigations of him, his businesses, family and administration. Here is how the congressional subpoena, contempt and enforcement process works.

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Apr 24, 2019

#FeelingCute challenge: Texas prison guards fired after probe into 'inappropriate' posts
The trend often involves uniformed workers posting selfies coupled with captions joking about what their work day may entail.

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