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May 23, 2019

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh is released from prison
John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2001, got out of prison Thursday after more than 17 years, released under tight restrictions that reflected government fears he still harbors radical views.

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May 23, 2019

Pelosi v Trump: how a 'stable genius' president met his match
With calls for an intervention on his behalf, the House speaker has knocked an ‘extremely calm' leader off balancePelosi lifted up Trump's skin, got under it, and began scratching furiously. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty ImagesIt has been almost four years since Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign from the gilded escalator of Trump Tower. In that time he has come to be feared by Democrats and Republicans alike for his personal attacks that always seem to supremely rile his opponents.Now he has finally met his match.Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the House, has spent the past 48 hours doing to Trump what he has done to so many others. She lifted up his skin, got under it, and began scratching furiously.Asked at her weekly news conference on Thursday whether she was concerned about the president's well-being, she replied: "I am," adding she was also concerned about "the well-being of the United States of America".And then she delivered the coup de grace: "I wish that his family or his administration or staff would have an intervention for the good of the country. Maybe he wants to take a leave of absence."Coming on top of the previous day's goading, in which Trump angrily flounced out of a White House meeting with her after Pelosi had accused him of being "engaged in a coverup", the House speaker's call for an intervention appeared to hit its mark.Trump responded on Thursday by going on what can only be described as a Pelosi rant, at a White House event for farmers and ranchers. He began b

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May 23, 2019

Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. intelligence community on Thursday to "quickly and fully cooperate" with Attorney General William Barr's investigation of the origins of the multi-year probe of whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia.

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May 23, 2019

In new charges against Assange, groups see cause for concern
WASHINGTON (AP) — New charges filed against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange quickly drew alarm Thursday from media organizations and others. The groups are concerned that the Justice Department is charging Assange for actions that ordinary journalists do routinely in their jobs.

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May 23, 2019

Huawei needs Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows 10 like fish need water
The import ban the Trump administration imposed on Huawei a few days ago was the next logical step in the trade war against China. While some people may have foreseen it, given the ZTE practice run from before, it still sent shockwaves through the industry. Huawei is prepared to fight, even as numerous business partners from the US and other countries confirm they're putting their business dealings with the Chinese giant on hold.One of the things Huawei confirmed earlier this week is that it'll move forward with an operating system of its own, which we'll call Huawei OS for lack of a better alternative, and which could launch as early as fall. That operating system is based on Android, and it's supposed to run both on smartphones and tablets. But, make no mistake, Huawei needs Google's version of Android and Microsoft's Windows 10, no matter what.Huawei might be in a hard place right now, but things will work out one way or the other. With the ban in place, it's not just Huawei that loses, but US and international companies as well. That said, Huawei will probably want to be more prepared in the future, which is why it makes sense to see it launch an operating system of its own.Huawei OS, however, only has a chance to catch on over in China, where Google doesn't have a presence, and where Huawei could easily make an Android of its own. Convincing smartphone users in Western markets to ditch a phone with Google's Android, on the other hand, will be an uphill battle. Huawei doesn't h

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May 23, 2019

Trump Justice Department Crosses New Line, Charges Assange With Publishing U.S. Secrets
Daniel Leal-Olivas/GettyIn a stunning escalation of the Trump administration's war on the press, the Justice Department has indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for revealing government secrets under the Espionage Act. It's the first time a publisher has been charged under the World War I-era law.The indictment charges Assange with 16 counts of receiving or disclosing material leaked by then-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in 2009 and 2010. The charges invoke broad provisions of the Espionage Act that make it a crime to disclose or retain any defense information knowing it "could be used to injure" the U.S. The act has no exception for reporters or publishers, but prior administrations have balked at invoking the law against journalists for fear of colliding with the First Amendment. The Justice Department immediately sought to draw a distinction between Assange and the press in a briefing for reporters announcing the new indictment."The department takes seriously the role of journalists in our democracy and we thank you for it," said John Demers, head of the department's National Security Division. "It has not and never has been the department's policy to target them for reporting. But Julian Assange is no journalist." Demers cited WikiLeaks' publication of the names of U.S. government sources, saying it endangered people in China, Iran, and Syria.WikiLeaks on Twitter called the prosecution "the end of national security journalism and the

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May 23, 2019

Trump says US-China trade deal could include Huawei
President Donald Trump on Thursday for the first time linked a dispute over telecom giant Huawei, which he views as a threat to American security, with a deal to resolve the US-China trade war. "Huawei is something that is very dangerous," Trump told reporters at the White House. The two sides have hardened their stands over Huawei, with the US blacklisting the smartphone and telecommunications company over worries that China uses it as a tool for espionage, while Beijing has accused Washington of "bullying" the firm.

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May 23, 2019

Utah climber dies after climbing up Everest in 7 summit bid
SANDY, Utah (AP) — A Utah climber with a long-held dream to climb the highest mountains on the planet's seven continents died on top of Mount Everest after reaching his final summit, one of his daughters said.

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May 23, 2019

3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees, tossed cars across a dealership lot and injured dozens of people in Missouri's capital city and killed at least three others elsewhere in the state.

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May 23, 2019

'Chaotic situation' as tornado tears through Missouri's capital of Jefferson City
A violent tornado ripped through Jefferson City, Missouri, late Wednesday, leaving many trapped and others injured. More storms are forecast.

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May 23, 2019

Scouted: Shop The Best Memorial Day Deals on Apparel, Home Goods, Tech and More
It's Memorial Day, which means summer is unofficially here. And that means a ton of retailers are having a sale on everything you could possibly need. We're rounding up some of the best, so you can bookmark it and come back when your boss isn't looking at your screen. There's everything from furniture from Burrow, to discounted tech on Amazon. It's a free-for-all of discounts, so it wouldn't hurt even just to look. HomeSave 20% on all design packages at Modsy: Use code MEMORIALTake up to 60% off select luxury bedding, sheets and home décor from Crane CanopyUp to 20% off sitewide from Burrow: Use code SUMMER19Get a free monogrammed terrycloth robe with $250 purchases from Riley Home25% off full price products from Outdoor Fellows: Use code SUMMERFUNUp to 25% off furniture, lighting, rugs, and more at Lulu and Georgia: Use code GOOD to get 15% off order of $300 and up. Use code BETTER to get 20% off order of $600 and up. Use code BEST to get 25% off orders of $900 and up. Up to 45% off outdoor and indoor cookware at Sur La Table: Up to 20% off BBQ cookware, up to 45% off KitchenAid products, and up to 45% off cast iron cookware from Staub, Le Cresuset, Lodge, and more. Up to 30% off top-rated grills at Lowe'sUp to 30% off patio and home goods from Target TechEcho Wall Clock, $25 on Amazon, Refurbished Play:1, $119 from Sonos, Presidio Inked iPhone Case, $31 from SpecksEcho Wall Clock, $25 on AmazonTP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router, $57 on AmazonUp to 40% off computers, TVs, headp

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May 23, 2019

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May 23, 2019

May to Announce Departure Date Friday, FT Says: Brexit Update
Key Developments:May will inform her advisers Friday morning of the day she plans to stand down, the FT reportedMay's Brexit legislation isn't listed for debate in the first week of June as promised, but the government says it still hopes to put it to Parliament that weekEU elections are under way. The prime minister will meet with her advisers at 10 a.m. to reveal her decision and will also meet Graham Brady, chairman of the rank and file 1922 Committee, it said. May appeared determined to re-write her Withdrawal Agreement Bill to make it palatable to her party when she met with Home Secretary Sajid Javid, according to a person familiar with the discussion.

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May 23, 2019

Iran tells German envoy its patience is over: Fars
Jens Ploetner, a political director in the German Foreign Ministry, met Iranian Deputy Foreing Minister Abbas Araghchi. A German diplomatic source told Reuters that talks with other Iranian official were also planned. The semi-official Fars news agency said Araghchi had relayed Iran's impatience during the talks.

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May 23, 2019

Door-to-door checks after tornado damage in Missouri capital
A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri's capital city as part of an overnight outbreak of severe weather across the state that left at least three people dead and dozens injured. The National Weather Service confirmed that the large and destructive twister moved over Jefferson City shortly before midnight Wednesday. "Across the state, Missouri's first responders once again responded quickly and with strong coordination as much of the state dealt with extremely dangerous conditions that left people injured, trapped in homes, and tragically led to the death of three people," Gov. Mike Parson said.

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May 23, 2019

Pentagon proposing troop reinforcements in Mideast
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Thursday was presenting proposals to the White House to send military reinforcements to the Middle East to beef up defenses against Iran amid heightened tensions in the region, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said.

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May 23, 2019

Turns Out This Game of Thrones Character Was Originally Supposed to Survive Season 8
His watch could have continued

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May 23, 2019

India's Modi and Pakistan PM highlight need for 'peace,' after vote
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani rival Imran Khan sent messages highlighting the need for "peace" Thursday after Modi's hawkish party won a new term in power. While the nuclear-armed rivals launched cross-border air strikes at each other barely three months ago, some analysts say the return of Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a new landslide could help peace prospects. Khan congratulated Modi on the win by the BJP, which has long taken a strong anti-Pakistan stance.

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May 23, 2019

Musk's leaked email shows Tesla to make record deliveries in second quarter
Musk's email, widely posted on social media and authenticated for Reuters by a source familiar with the matter, also said the company had on average produced 900 Model 3 cars per day this week, bringing it closer to a target of 7,000 per week. The communication is one of the first about sales by Musk following an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that requires a securities lawyer to review his tweets and other communications that have material information. In the email sent late on Wednesday, Musk said the company had racked up over 50,000 net new orders this quarter as of Tuesday.

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May 23, 2019

Musk's leaked email shows Tesla to make record deliveries in Q2
Tesla shares were up about 1% after a volatile opening. The communication is one of the first about sales by Musk following an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that requires a securities lawyer to review his tweets and other communications that have material information. Demand for Tesla's Model 3 sedan and other cars has moved to the top of investors' list of worries after the company reported slack first-quarter demand against a backdrop of U.S.-China trade tensions.

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May 23, 2019

Pakistan says wants peace with India, Modi responds after victory speech
With official data showing Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on course to increase its majority in India's parliament, Pakistani premier Imran Khan said he was ready to cooperate with the government as it resumed office. "I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia," Khan tweeted.

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May 23, 2019

Pelosi pleads with Trump's family to 'stage intervention' and says she prays for him
Nancy Pelosi has lambasted Donald Trump a day after he stormed out of a bipartisan White House meeting on infrastructure, saying she prays for the president and calling for a family "intervention". The leader of the US House of Representatives addressed the conflict during a Thursday press conference in which she urged the White House administration to confront the president about his "temper tantrum" a day prior. "I pray for the President of the United States," she said, adding, "and the well-being of the United States of America.""I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country," she continued. Her pleas arrived after Mr Trump upended a meeting with Democratic leaders in the White House on Wednesday over congressional investigations into his alleged obstruction of justice. The president refused to sit or shake hands at the meeting, instead telling Ms Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer he would decline to work with them on any issues until all investigations against him were closed. He then held a supposedly impromptu press appearance at the White House Rose Garden and attacked Democrats over increasing calls for impeachment following Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. "So sad that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer will never be able to see or understand the great promise of our Country," he tweeted after the appearance, before adding a mislea

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May 23, 2019

Teen arrested in attack on off-duty firefighter defending elderly couple on Upper East Side
The 17-year-old suspect told reporters that he was "defending his friend." He's charged with second-degree assault.

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May 23, 2019

Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks
BERLIN (AP) — A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing pressure from Washington.

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May 23, 2019

College student dies after trying to snap picture from a scenic lookout on the Oregon coast
A student at Oregon State University died on Sunday after falling 100 feet from a scenic lookout on the Oregon coast, authorities said.

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May 23, 2019

This is the first time Apple's iPhone 11 model numbers have been spotted in public
Try as Apple might, the company simply can't keep details about upcoming iPhone models from leaking out months ahead of time. While most leaks tend to come from the supply chain, sometimes we're able to glean information about Apple's next-gen iPhone lineup from legal filings Apple is obligated to make in certain jurisdictions.To the latter point, it was discovered that Apple recently registered eleven new iPhone models in the Eurasian Economic Commission database, and it's the first time Apple's new iPhone 11 model numbers have ever been spotted in a public database. The new registrations (via MySmartPrice) have the following model numbers: A2111, A2160, A2161, A2215, A2216, A2217, A2218, A2219, A2220, A2221, and A2223.While the registration certainly doesn't tell us anything about what features we can expect to see out of Apple's forthcoming iPhone lineup, it seemingly corroborates reports which relay that Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup, much like last year, will consist of three distinct models. Hardly a surprise, we've been hearing for months that Apple this September will release successors to the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max.Feature-wise, the entry-level "iPhone 11R" will boast a dual-lens camera scheme while the successors to the iPhone XS and XS Max will reportedly boast a triple-lens camera design. The triple lens camera option is particularly intriguing as it will offer users improved zoom capabilities, ultra wide-angle shots, crisper photos, and more. As for other camera detai

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May 23, 2019

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi loses his home seat in humiliating election defeat
The Indian National Congress Party went from understated optimism to shellshocked defeat within the space of a few hours on Thursday as Narendra Modi and his party celebrated another landslide victory. For the Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi, the performance by his party was nothing short of a humiliation, with several members of his own party demanding he step down and lay the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to rest for good. Mr Gandhi suffered the sting of losing the iconic seat of his family homestead in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, which he had held since 2004  and was controlled by his father before him. He won in his second constituency - candidates can run from two in India - but the symbolism of the defeat was one from which he may never recover. Modi vowed to build an 'inclusive' India after a first term marred by accusations of fomenting religious hatred Credit: AFP At a brief press conference as the results were still coming in, Mr Gandhi congratulated Mr Modi and said "the people are king and they have directed that the BJP and Modi have won this election". He added: "I don't want to get into what went wrong today, this is not the time for that. I fully respect the Indian people's decision." During the briefing he also conceded defeat in the Amethi election and congratulated his opponent Smriti Irani, of the BJP, who was more than 28,000 votes ahead at the time. Congress party officials did not return calls by The Telegraph but there were widespread reports in Indian media that the

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May 23, 2019

Judge Unseals Records in Jussie Smollett Case
A Cook County judge Thursday ordered Jussie Smollett's criminal file to be unsealed, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

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May 23, 2019

Alabama Republicans call for Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v Wade in wake of abortion ban vote
Top politicians in Alabama have resulted to publicly calling for the Supreme Court to review Roe v Wade in the wake of the state passing the most severe restrictions against abortions in America. Del Marsh, one of the 25 all-male senators who voted for the abortion ban earlier this month, defended the legislation against criticism for not including exceptions for rape or incest by saying its sole purpose is to challenge the Supreme Court's 1973 ruling. "At the end of the day, the bill passed with the only exemption the health of the mother," he said in an interview with Sky News. "What I voted for was a bill to get to the Supreme Court to challenge Roe v Wade.""That's what the instrument is," he continued. "We understand that this is not the end game. The federal courts are going to have to make a determination. What we're trying to do is force, then reconsider. That's what this is all about."Alabama's abortion ban arrived amid a national trend in which states are passing restrictive legislation surrounding women's reproductive health. Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia and Mississippi have also approved similar laws in which abortions on banned when a fetal heartbeat is detected. Those restrictions can occur six weeks into a pregnancy, when most people are not yet aware they are with a child. Not all states have taken a conservative approach towards abortion access in recent months, however. Nevada's state legislature passed a bill relaxing decades-

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May 23, 2019

Here Is How the Israeli Navy Will Sink Your 'Battleship'
Submarines and torpedoes are among the most closely-guarded and sensitive topics among navies. True to type, a recent announcement by the Israeli navy about the adoption of a new torpedo came with few details.But it appears to be an interesting torpedo — more advanced, with state-of-the-art technology. The Kaved will become the Israeli navy's primary attack torpedo for years.This article by Robert Beckhusen originally appeared at War is Boring in 2018."This is an event that happens once in decades," an Israeli source told Jane's. The IDF said in a statement: "The torpedo systems possess advanced capabilities and characteristics, including increased precision and range. The operationalisation of these systems signifies a great advance in the Israeli Navy's operational capabilities and ability to defend the State of Israel."

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May 23, 2019

CNN's Alisyn Camerota Confronts Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Trump's Tantrum
It's been 73 days since Sarah Huckabee Sanders last held a "daily" White House press briefing. For the most part, she has chosen to bring the Trump administration's message to Fox News and Fox News only. But on Thursday morning she stepped out of her comfort zone and was quickly reminded what it feels like to be questioned by a real reporter. Sanders' interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota on New Day started out all smiles as the two women exchanged pleasantries. But as soon as the host began to dig in on President Trump's ultimatum to Democrats in Congress that he will not work with them on infrastructure until they stop investigating him, things went south.Alisyn Camerota Loves Doing Journalism at CNN, After Doing the Opposite at Fox News"Congress say they can do two things at once, the Democrats is Congress say this isn't a problem," Camerota said. "So is the president saying that he cannot do infrastructure while he's being investigated?" "I think it's a complete lie that Democrats in Congress think they can do two things at once," Sanders replied. "So far we haven't seen them do anything. Nancy Pelosi has had the majority in the House for months and is yet to accomplish a single thing. They literally haven't gotten anything done since she took over." When Camerota pointed out that since January, the House has passed 248 bills and the Senate has passed 161, Sanders laughed it off as insignificant. "I just want to say, it's the president who is saying that he can't do infrastructure w

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May 23, 2019

The top 10 Memorial Day sales we are shopping this weekend
This year, there is certainly no shortage of awesome Memorial Day sales

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May 23, 2019

Back in 2015, Iran Staged a Massive Mock Attack on a U.S. Aircraft Carrier
Some scary history. Iran has carried out a massive attack on a mock version of an American Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Tehran wanted everyone to know about it—state TV broadcasted the military exercise live.(This first appeared back in 2015.)It's a revealing look at Iranian naval assault tactics, involving several waves of ships backed by helicopters and shore-launched missiles. The timing isn't a coincidence. The United States and Iran are deadlocked over a deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program.The Iranians built the giant, 1:1-scale mock-up of the carrier on top of a barge almost one year ago. Photos released from Iranian news agencies on Feb. 25 now show it as a smoldering wreck. The missiles Iran fired at it are very real.But don't panic. The exercise—known as Great Prophet 9—didn't factor in American escort warships and warplanes responsible for defending real carriers. It was mostly just for show.The exercise occurred near Larak Island near the Strait of Hormuz. On the island, Mohammad Ali Jafari—the chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps—and the head of the conservative parliament watched from stands.

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May 23, 2019

Best Tech Deals in May 2019
Amazon Deals | Walmart Deals | Apple Deals | TV Deals | Gaming Deals | Laptop DealsMemorial Day weekend is just about here and we're seeing some of the best tech deals this week. Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are offering early Memorial Day sales with discounts on everything from smart home devices to game consoles. So if you're arsenal of gadgets is due for an upgrade, you've come to the right place.  Looking for the perfect gaming headset and amp for Xbox One Fortnite live streaming on Twitch? Currently, Dell has the Astro A40 TR Gaming Headset w/ MixAmp M80 Bundle on sale for $129.99. Normally priced at $199.99, that's $70 off its regular price and an all time low price for this headset and amp bundle.  This Astro A40 TR gaming headset is mod-kit ready and features a premium construction with a closed-back audio design. And with its swappable precision microphone and customizable speaker tags, this headset offers superior durability and audio fidelity. The MixAmp M80 adapter fits over the Xbox One controller to enable gamers to make quick audio adjustments. Customize the game-to-voice balance, set one of three different EQ modes, and easily control volume or mute the mic.  It's the ideal gaming headset for gamers who want a fully customized gaming experience with their Xbox One. With the imminent arrival of Amazon Prime Day 2019, soon we'll be gathering the best Amazon Prime Day deals. In the meantime, here are some of the best tech deals we're seeing right now. Amazon Hardware DealsAmazon is currently offering many of its proprietary devices

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May 23, 2019

Ford presents home-delivery robot
The American automaker Ford has unveiled "Digit," a two-legged, almost human-like robot capable of making home deliveries. Designed in collaboration with Agility Robotics, Digit can walk, go up and down stairs, and carry packages of up to 40 pounds (just over 18kg), like a human. Ford's technology, research and development department is full of surprises.

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May 23, 2019

US border crisis: Sixth migrant child dies in immigration detention
A 10-year-old girl from El Salvador has died in US custody, it has emerged, bringing the total number of migrant children to have died after being detained by border authorities in the last eight months to six.Mark Weber, a spokesperson for the US Department of Health and Human Services, said the girl was "medically fragile," with a history of congenital heart defects. She died in September 2018. Mr Weber says the child entered the custody of an Office of Refugee Resettlement in San Antonio, Texas on 4 March, 2018. He said that complications from an unspecified surgical procedure left her in a comatose state.Officials say she was released from the hospital in May and sent to a nursing facility in Phoenix, Arizona for palliative care. She died on 29 September of fever and respiratory distress in a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Officials say she had been moved to Omaha to be closer to family.The girl's name, as well as when and how she entered the US have not been disclosed. HHS provides care to children the government considers unaccompanied.Democrats are calling for investigations into her death, and the five other reported deaths of migrant children detained by the US border patrol.Representative Joaquin Castro, the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, accused the Trump administration of covering up the 10-year-old girl's death. "It's outrageous that another child has died in government custody and that the Trump administration didn't tell anybody," the Texas Democrat told CBS. "They covered up h

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May 23, 2019

Modi Strengthens Grip on Power, Pulling India Further to Right
If anyone had any doubts about Narendra Modi's popularity, India's masses just put them to rest. A combination of economic populism, Hindu nationalism and air strikes against arch-rival Pakistan earlier this year proved unbeatable. "This is a stunning reaffirmation of Modi and the BJP and, conversely, a sharp rebuke of the opposition," said Milan Vaishnav, director of the South Asia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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May 23, 2019

Trump relentlessly mocked for ‘nationally televised hissy fit' over Democratic investigation
For Stephen Colbert, only "one big story" came out of Wednesday's news cycle."America's step-daddy is angry," the late-night host quipped on CBS.For about 12 minutes on Wednesday morning, anyone tuned into a major TV network saw an irked President Donald Trump in the White House Rose Garden delivering what The Washington Post's Anne Gearan described as "the live-action movie version" of his Twitter feed.Or, as Mr Colbert put it: "Trump walked out the door straight to the Rose Garden for a nationally televised hissy fit."The unscheduled news conference came just moments after Trump stormed out of a planned White House meeting intended to discuss a $2 trillion (£1.58 trillion) infrastructure deal, angered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who had spoken to reporters earlier in the day and accused him of being "engaged in a cover-up."In the Rose Garden, Mr Trump said he told Democratic lawmakers that while he wanted "to do infrastructure", he would not work with them unless they "get these phony investigations over with"."Trump has a clear stance on infrastructure," Mr Colbert said on his show. "It's my way or no highways."Mr Colbert wasn't the only late-night host to dig into the president's lengthy remarks, during which he touted himself as "the most transparent president, probably, in the history of this country" and addressed impeachment, only referring to it as the "I-word".Fellow TV comics Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and James Corden all dedi

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May 23, 2019

Lawmaker's censure sought after comments about Trump Jr.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers abruptly adjourned after one lawmaker called for the censure of another over comments that included calling the president's son "evidently retarded."

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May 23, 2019

The Real Green New Deal Doesn't Belong to AOC
Climate change has long been a disaster in the making, but until recently the American public tended to treat it as an afterthought. The Green New Deal brought climate change front and center, and made Americans think about big bold solutions instead of technical tweaks and half measures. The think tank Data for Progress has a plan that actually predates Ocasio-Cortez's, but which goes into much greater detail about how to combat climate change both at home and abroad.

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May 23, 2019

Yemen's Houthis say they attacked Saudi's Najran airport by drone
Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement on Thursday launched a drone attack on a Patriot missile battery in the airport of the Saudi city of Najran near the Yemeni border, the group's Al-Masirah TV said on Thursday. The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis said the drone was intercepted and destroyed by the kingdom's air defenses. The Houthis, who ousted the Saudi-backed Yemeni president from power in the capital Sanaa in 2014, have stepped up missile and drone attacks on Saudi in the past 10 days in a resurgence of tactics that had largely subsided since late last year amid United Nations-led peace efforts.

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May 23, 2019

India's Congress leader Rahul Gandhi faces backlash over election drubbing
The drubbing was so bad that Gandhi himself lost the traditional family seat in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. As vote-counting trends on Thursday showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning more than 300 seats against just 49 for Congress, current and former party officials blamed a lackluster campaign and a failure to overhaul its top team. "If they want to change anything, change the leadership," said a Congress official in the western state of Rajasthan, referring to the old guard around Gandhi.

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May 23, 2019

Outcry after Trump officials reveal sixth migrant child died in US custody
Ten-year-old girl from El Salvador died on 29 September ‘due to fever and respiratory distress' after complications with surgery Children and workers at a tent encampment near the Tornillo port of entry in Tornillo, Texas, on 19 June 2018. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Trump administration has been forced to reveal that a 10-year-old migrant girl died in its custody more than seven months ago, sparking further outcry after a spate of recent migrant child deaths while detained by the US government. The 10 year-old girl from El Salvador is the sixth child to die in custody in the past eight months. Her death was not previously reported by authorities and was only made public late on Wednesday after a report by CBS News. The child's name and how she entered the US has not been made public by authorities, but a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which administers the care of unaccompanied minors, told CBS the child had a history of congenital heart defects. The spokesman said the child was taken into the custody of an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) facility in Texas on 4 March last year in a "medically fragile" state. The girl underwent surgery and was left in a coma after complications with the procedure. She was eventually transferred to a children's hospital in Nebraska and died on 29 September "due to fever and respiratory distress". The revelations follow the announcement of another child death in custody earlier in the week. C

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May 23, 2019

China says U.S. needs to fix 'wrong actions' as Huawei ban rattles supply chains
China said the United States needs to correct its "wrong actions" in order for trade talks to continue after it blacklisted Huawei, a blow that has rippled through global supply chains and battered technology shares. Japanese conglomerate Panasonic Corp joined a growing list of global companies that is disengaging from Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's second-largest seller of smartphones and the largest telecom-gear maker, saying it had stopped shipments of some components. Its move came a day after British chip designer ARM said it had halted relations with Huawei to comply with the U.S. supply blockade, potentially crippling the Chinese firm's ability to make new chips for smartphones.

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May 23, 2019

Moose Crashes Wedding at Rocky Mountain National Park
A couple getting married in Rocky Mountain National Park got the best wedding gift they could have hoped for.

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May 23, 2019

Modi vows 'inclusive' India after landslide election win
Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed an "inclusive" future for all Indians on Thursday after a landslide election victory that crushed the Gandhi dynasty's comeback hopes once again. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again!," Modi tweeted as delirious supporters of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrated nationwide.

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May 23, 2019

Tea seller's son becomes India's Hindu nationalist hero
Master communicator and battle-hardened political scrapper, Narendra Modi fought his way off the streets to become one of India's most popular and polarising prime ministers. There is no middle ground between admirers and adversaries of the 68-year-old, who is on target to become the first leader of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to win two five-year terms. After helping his father run a railway station tea stall in the small Gujarat town of Vadnagar, Modi ran away as a teenager to devote his life to politics.

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May 23, 2019

The 2020 Cadillac CT5-V Officially Debuts May 30
Could the 500-plus-hp Blackwing V-8 make its way under the hood of Cadillac's newest sports sedan?

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May 23, 2019

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May 23, 2019

Surprise: The ‘AI bot' people talk to on Google Duplex calls is sometimes actually a person
When Google unveiled Google Duplex last year at I/O 2018, the brand new Assistant feature looked terrific. It was the kind of futuristic technology nobody else had. With a simple voice command, you could instruct the Assistant to make restaurant reservations for you by placing a phone call using an AI bot. But soon after that keynote, it became clear that Duplex is somewhat creepy, as Google failed to identify the robocall to the other person. It was also kind of disingenuous, since the entire demo wasn't live.Google dealt with those issues at the time and Google Duplex deployment continued, culminating with this year's I/O announcement that the feature will be available in 44 states. Also, Google said that Duplex is getting similar functionality for booking reservations on the web. But a brand new report reveals additional details that were previously not known about Duplex, which brings the creepy back. It turns out that Google employees are actively involved in making many of these Duplex calls.A report from The New York Times reveals that about 25% of calls placed through Duplex started with a human. Beyond that, 15% of calls that started off with the Duplex AI bot had a human intervene at some point.The whole point of using the Assistant to make restaurant reservation is to eliminate the human side of things. That's why Google Duplex appeared to be so amazing in the first place. Having humans involved in the whole thing is where things get strange. Yes, mayb

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May 23, 2019

Tornados kill three in central US, damage Missouri state capital
Three people were killed in the small town of Golden City, Missouri, officials said, while the midwestern state's capital Jefferson City was struck by what the National Weather Service called a "large and destructive" tornado Wednesday night. The tornado caused significant damage, trapping people in buildings and homes, and knocking down power lines and trees. Rescue workers were checking door-to-door for survivors Thursday, some 20 people were injured and treated at hospitals overnight, and more injuries were expected, officials said.

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May 23, 2019

Ronna McDaniel: Nancy Pelosi has no intention of working with this president
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel says Democrats have done nothing to help their constituents.

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May 23, 2019

Pentagon to present Trump with plans to send 10,000 extra troops to Middle East
The Pentagon expected on Thursday to present the White House with plans to send up to 10,000 extra troops to the Middle East to bolster forces against potential threats from Iran, officials said.The morning meeting between defence chiefs and Trump administration officials comes as tensions continue to simmer with Tehran.Any move to deploy more forces would signal a shift for Donald Trump, who has repeatedly emphasised the need to reduce the US presence in the region. It's unclear whether the White House might approve all or some of the requested forces.Officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press the possible surge is not in response to any new threat from Iran.They said troops would be defensive forces and discussions include additional Patriot missile systems, more ships and increased efforts to monitor Iranian activities.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Mr Trump was currently evaluating the forces required in the region "every day". He told Fox News: "We're evaluating the risks, making sure that we have it right."US officials have provided few details about possible Iranian threats but indicated missiles have been taken off the boats near Iran's shore.Sending more troops could also raise questions on Capitol Hill. During closed briefings for the House and Senate on Tuesday, defence leaders told congressional officials the US doesn't want to go to war with Iran and wants to de-escalate the situation.Mr Pompeo and the acting secretary of def

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May 23, 2019

Narendra Modi wins landslide victory in Indian election
Narendra Modi swept back into power on Thursday as his Hindu nationalist party made unexpected gains in a landslide victory. After a mammoth six-week election in which over 600 million people voted, all the results were tallied on Thursday and within hours the TV networks predicted a win for Mr Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Official data from the Election Commission showed Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party ahead in 300 of the 542 seats up for grabs, up from the 282 it won in 2014 and more than the 272 seats needed for a majority in the lower house of parliament. That would give his party the first back-to-back majority for a single party since 1984. "Together we grow," Mr Modi said on Twitter. "Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again!" Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at BJP headquarters to attend a ceremony to thank the Union Council of Ministers for their contribution in India's general election, in New Delhi Credit: AFP The win by Modi and the BJP has surprised even the most hardened political analysts, with the consensus being that they would be returned to power but with a reduced majority. His re-election reinforces a global trend of right-wing populists sweeping to victory, from the United States to Brazil and Italy, often after adopting harsh positions on protectionism, immigration and defence. The result reinforces Mr Modi's immense popularity and vindicated what at times was a belligerent campaign by several parties, with the focus heavily on

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May 23, 2019

Hurry: Amazon's best-selling Bluetooth earbuds are only $15 for Prime members
If you're not an Amazon Prime member, the insanely popular Mpow Flame Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones can currently be purchased for $19.99. That's a killer price for earbuds that offer great sound and impressive battery life, of course. But if you do subscribe to Amazon Prime, you'll get an extra discount that slashes the price all the way down to just $15.29. That's within a few pennies of the lowest price ever, so definitely grab a pair before this deal ends!Here's some additional info from the product page: * HD Bass Sound: With well tuned driver, advanced CSR chip and Bluetooth 4.1 technology, Mpow flame sport earbuds produce richer bass stereo sound with reinforced clarity, as well as faster pairing and enhanced wireless connection. * Long-lasting 7-9 Hours Playtime: Powerful battery offers 7-9 Hours of superior audio performance or hands-free phone conversation after charging for just 1.5 Hours. (Note: 1. Mpow flame has 12V over-voltage hardware cut off, 1a over-current restored fuse to achieve safe charging. 2. Please use charging cable provided, or certified brand charging cable. 3. We don't recommend using fast charging.) * IPX7 Waterproof Headphones: Mpow flame wireless headphones have reliable water & sweat-proof Nano-coating for worry-free use and improved durability in intense workouts or exercises in light rain. Perfect for running, jogging, hiking, yoga, exercises, gym, fitness, traveling and etc. * Enhanced Comfort & Secure Fit: Four different sizes of eartips (XS, S, M, L), one memory foam eartip and one optional wire clip are included for different ear canals and necks. A carrying case is provided for better portability

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May 23, 2019

IMF warns US-China trade war will 'jeopardize' 2019 global growth
The IMF warned Thursday that the escalating US-China trade war will "jeopardize" 2019 global growth, undermining confidence and raising prices for consumers. "Consumers in the US and China are unequivocally the losers from trade tensions," Gita Gopinath, the International Monetary Fund's chief economist, said in a blog post.

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May 23, 2019

African swine fever threatens French deli meats producers
French deli meats makers are being squeezed by a surge in pork prices linked to an African swine fever epidemic that has decimated the pig herd in China, they said on Thursday, warning of potential bankruptcies in the sector. African swine fever, a highly contagious virus, has spread to every province on the Chinese mainland since August last year, killing millions of animals and prompting China - the world's biggest pork producer - to turn to imports earlier this year. In a knock-on effect, French live pork prices have gained 24% since early March, with a rise of as much as 30% for some ingredients used in making deli meats like saucisson, cooked ham and dry-cured ham, making it hard for producers to pass such price rises on to clients, industry association FICT said.

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May 23, 2019

Tornado hits Missouri capital as deadly storms sweep state
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen others.

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May 23, 2019

Apple Watch Series 4 models are back on sale on Amazon at all-time low prices
Popular new Apple products rarely go on sale with worthwhile discounts, but there are exceptions to every rule. One such exception can be found right now on Amazon, where there are multiple Apple Watch Series 4 models that have just gone back on sale at all-time low prices. The Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS, 40mm) with Space Gray Aluminum Case and Black Sport Band is down to just $349.99, while the 44mm version of the same popular setup is just $379.99. If you want to upgrade to the models with cellular connectivity, you can save $50 on an Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS Cellular, 44mm) with Space Gray Aluminum Case and Black Sport Band or $70 on a high-end Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS Cellular, 40mm) with Space Black Stainless Steel Case and Black Sport Band. There's no telling how long these deals will stick around, so you had better check them out soon. Also, be sure to click around because there are other models on sale as well!Here are the highlights from the product page: * GPS Cellular * Over 30% larger display and 50% louder speaker * Electrical and optical heart sensors * Digital Crown with haptic feedback * 50% louder speaker * S4 SiP with faster 64-bit dual-core processor * Improved accelerometer and gyroscope for fall detection * Swimproof * watchOS 5 * Aluminum or stainless steel case

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May 23, 2019

Missouri: destructive tornado leaves three people dead and severe damage
Series of devastating storms led to multiple tornadoes, leaving people injured and trapped in homes as torrid weather pummels parts of midwestA large and violent tornado has left at least three people dead in Missouri as torrid weather continues to pummel parts of America's midwest.A series of devastating storms hit the area on Wednesday night leading to multiple tornadoes. The region has already endured days of torrential rain and flooding.The National Weather Service confirmed that the deadly tornado moved over Missouri's capital Jefferson City shortly before midnight."Across the state, Missouri's first responders once again responded quickly and with strong coordination as much of the state dealt with extremely dangerous conditions that left people injured, trapped in homes, and tragically led to the death of three people," governor Mike Parson said.Authorities said the three were killed in the Golden City area of Barton county, near Missouri's south-west corner, as the severe weather moved in from Oklahoma, where rescuers struggled to pull people from high water. The tornado hit during a week that has seen several days of tornadoes and torrential rains in parts of the Southern Plains and midwest.No deaths were reported in the capital, but city police officials said about 20 people were rescued by emergency personnel as the tornado caused damage to multiple buildings.The weather service reported that a "confirmed, large and destructive tornado" was observed over Jefferson City at

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May 23, 2019

The Air Force Loves the F-22 Raptor. So Why Not Build More of Them?
"Just as F-22 production would compete for fiscal and contractor resources with other Air Force programs, any F-22 export would compete with FMS customers' resources as well, including countries already committed to F-35 purchases. Most nations are not likely to have the resources available for procurement of an export F-22, which extremely limits the ability of FMS to reduce the costs associated with restarting production."A 2017 Pentagon report to Congress detailing production retail costs for Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor show that reviving the powerful stealth air superiority fighter would be prohibitively expensive. Moreover, it would take so long to reconstitute the production line that it would not be until the mid to late 2020s before the first "new" F-22s would have flown. By that time, the F-22 would be increasingly challenged by enemy—Russian and Chinese—capabilities.(This first appeared last year.)

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May 23, 2019

The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Is More Cayenne Than Coupe
We come to peace with a practical Porsche that's been made less practical.

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May 23, 2019

'Violent tornado' tears through Jefferson City, Mo.: 'It's a chaotic situation right now'
A violent tornado ripped through Jefferson City, Missouri, late Wednesday, leaving many trapped and others injured. More storms are forecast Thursday.

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May 23, 2019

UN agency for Palestinians rejects US call to dismantle it
The head of the United Nations organisation for Palestinian refugees on Thursday rejected a US call to dismantle the agency, saying it cannot be blamed for stalled peace efforts. UNRWA's commissioner general Pierre Krahenbuhl rebuffed the criticism from US envoy Jason Greenblatt during a visit to the Gaza Strip. "I unreservedly reject the accompanying narrative that suggests that somehow UNRWA is to blame for the continuation of the refugee-hood of Palestine refugees, of their growing numbers and their growing needs," he said in response to a question about Greenblatt's comments.

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May 23, 2019

Black Africans must pick up Everest challenge, says landmark climber
"There are many places still, unfortunately if you think about it, that we still haven't broken through," Saray Khumalo told AFP in an interview after conquering the world's highest peak. "So it is such an honour and a privilege to be the one to actually do it," said Khumalo, the skin on her face still chapped by Everest's harsh conditions. Khumalo, who is trying to conquer the highest summits on each of the seven continents, said she took up climbing after someone asked her about Mount Kilimanjaro while on a visit to the United States.

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May 23, 2019

The Harriet Tubman $20 bill was supposed to drop in 2020, but Trump's Treasury secretary has delayed it
"The ultimate decision on the redesign will most likely be another secretary's down the road," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday.

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May 23, 2019

Relentless severe weather threat continues for central US
By Friday, another round of severe storms will erupt in nearly the same region of the southern Plains, but shift eastward into parts of the Midwest.

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May 23, 2019

Stocks, Rupee Reverse Gains as Modi Victory Rally Evaporates
Indian equities declined and the rupee weakened as investors sold the rally triggered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second landslide victory, an outcome that was partly priced in after exit polls this week. The Sensex fell 0.8% at the close in Mumbai, erasing a gain of as much as 2.6% that lifted the gauge above 40,000 for the first time. The NSE Nifty 50 Index lost 0.7% after briefly rising above the 12,000 mark.

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May 23, 2019

China Urges U.S. to Fix ‘Wrong Practices' to Resume Trade Talks
China blamed Washington for wrecking trade talks and insisted the U.S. must alter its "wrong practices" before negotiations can resume, leaving the next move to President Donald Trump as financial markets slump amid prospects for a prolonged dispute. "China's stance on the talks has been clear -- if the U.S. wants to resume talks, they should show sincerity and correct their wrong practices," ministry spokesman Gao Feng said in Beijing on Thursday. The comments are the latest sign that China has no intention of making concessions to the U.S. to restart talks, which collapsed earlier this month.

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May 23, 2019

Trump's private notes on impeachment and Democrat 'achomlishments' caught on camera
Donald Trump's private notes on how to respond to the escalating threat of impeachment proceedings have been revealed in a photo taken moments before he addressed reporters outside the White House. The image, taken by Washington Post photographer Jabin Botsford, shows a list of talking points scrawled in felt tip pen on a sheet of A4 paper. The president apparently used the notes as an aid during a hastily arranged press conference in the Rose Garden on Wednesday afternoon in which he railed against the Mueller report and the possibility of impeachment. "They want to impeach me over acts that they did," the document reads, in reference to Democrats who Mr Trump has repeatedly and falsely claimed colluded with Russia. It continues: "Dems have no achomlishments (sic) I'm going to keep working for the American people." Elsewhere Mr Trump quotes House speaker Nancy Pelosi's claim earlier in the day during a discussion with colleagues that the president had "engaged in a cover-up". The press conference, which amounted to 10-minute diatribe by Mr Trump, came moments after the president stormed out of a bipartisan White House infrastructure meeting with Ms Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer.. Mr Trump said he told the Democratic leadership he would no longer work with the party until all investigations against him had been closed. Trump notes captured by @jabinbotsford: "They want to impeach me over acts that they did" "Dems have no achomlishmen

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May 23, 2019

Russia's Putin may discuss Belarus-Kazakh oil proposal next week: Kremlin
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko may discuss the latter's proposal for Belarus to buy oil from Kazakhstan when they meet next week in the Kazakh city of Nur-Sultan, the Kremlin said on Thursday. Lukashenko proposed at a meeting with Kazakhstan's ambassador in Belarus earlier on Thursday that Kazakhstan enter talks to deliver oil to Belarus. The envoy said Kazakhstan was prepared to supply oil to Belarus, but that the countries needed to agree such deliveries with Russia across whose territory they would pass. ...

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May 23, 2019

‘India Wins,' Modi Says as He Surges to Decisive Victory
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has surged to a majority on his own in India's general election, with his Bharatiya Janata Party establishing a commanding lead in vote counting. "India wins yet again," Modi said in a tweet. BJP supporters have begun celebrating in the streets as the party extended its lead in more than 299 seats -- easily ahead of the 272 seats needed to form government and more than the 282 the party won in 2014.

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May 23, 2019

'Violent tornado' in central Missouri
A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, causing heavy damage Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Jefferson City Police Lt. David Williams said there have been multiple calls from people trapped in homes. (May 23)

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May 23, 2019

A 'Violent Tornado' Has Touched Down in Missouri
A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, causing heavy damage Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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May 23, 2019

A 'violent tornado' has touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri
A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, causing heavy damage Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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May 23, 2019

The F-21 Could Be One Tough Fighter (With F-35 DNA). Here's the Problem.
For the purposes of Lockheed's marketing campaign, the F-21 is a new fighter, although it shares many of its major features with the F-16V the company has sold to Bahrain, Greece, Slovakia, South Korea and Taiwan. Lockheed can build new F-16Vs or upgrade older F-16s to the V-standard.Lockheed Martin is developing a new variant of its iconic F-16 single-engine fighter in order to compete in India's 2019 tender for 110 new warplanes.(This first appeared earlier in the month.)But don't count on the American firm's "F-21" to win the contract.According to journalist Angad Singh, the likely winner is French company Dassault's Rafale twin-engine fighter.Singh explains his rationale in the May 2019 issue of Combat Aircraft magazine. India previously ordered 36 Rafales as part of an earlier fighter tender. "With 36 aircraft already on order and the infrastructure in place for an additional 36, a case could certainly be made that training, basing and sustainment costs for additional aircraft would not be an impossible burden."Other candidates for the Indian tender are the Saab Gripen from Sweden, the European Eurofighter Typhoon, the MiG-35 from Russia and the Boeing Super Hornet from the United States. Whichever fighter New Delhi selects, it needs the new jets now, according to Singh.

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May 23, 2019

Stealth History: The F-35C Is Now Ready For War If the U.S. Navy Needs It
By 2025, the Navy's aircraft carrier-based air wings will consist of a mix of F-35C, F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, EA-18G Growlers electronic attack aircraft, E-2D Hawkeye battle management and control aircraft, MH-60R/S helicopters and Carrier Onboard Delivery logistics aircraft such as the Navy Osprey tiltrotor aircraft variant.As the F-35C becomes officially deemed "operational" and "ready for war," the Navy is adding weapons, sensors and software to the aircraft to expand its attack envelope --- and may even increase the F-35s ability to carry up to 6 air-to-air weapons in its internal weapons bay.Such a configuration, which would increase the stealth fighter's internal weapons load by two missiles, has been designed and implemented by F-35-maker Lockheed Martin -- as an offering for the Air Force and Navy to consider."Lockheed Martin has matured design concepts to integrate 6 air-to-air missiles within the internal weapons bays of the F-35A and F-35C variants," Lockheed Martin spokesman Michael Friedman told Warrior in a written statement.While making a point to emphasize that any decision to increase the weapons capacity of the F-35 would of course need to come from the military services themselves, Lockheed engineers say the new "internally carried" firepower would massive increase attack options -- all while preserving the stealth configuration of the aircraft.

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May 23, 2019

Trump administration may use Iran threat to sell bombs to Saudis without Congress' approval: senator
"I am hearing that Trump may use an obscure loophole in the Arms Control Act and notice a major new sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia (the ones they drop in Yemen) in a way that would prevent Congress from objecting. In this case, they said the Republican president would cite rising tensions with Iran as a reason to provide more military equipment to Saudi Arabia, which he sees as an important U.S. partner in the region. Trump has touted arms sales to the Saudis as a way to generate U.S. jobs.

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May 23, 2019

Panasonic joins firms stepping away from Huawei after US ban
Japan's Panasonic on Thursday said it would stop supplying some components to Huawei, joining a growing list of firms distancing themselves from the Chinese telecoms giant after a US ban over security concerns. Japan's Toshiba also announced it was temporarily halting shipments to Huawei to check whether US-made parts were involved, in order to comply with Washington's new restrictions. The moves came a day after major Japanese and British mobile carriers said they would delay releasing new Huawei handsets, upping the pressure on the world's second-largest smartphone manufacturer.

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May 23, 2019

The Latest: Tornadoes move through southwest Missouri towns
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on storm damage in the Southern Plains and Midwest (all times local):

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May 23, 2019

Exclusive: RV chase crash victim details harrowing sight of vehicle barreling toward him
Exclusive: Days before he was to celebrate his wedding anniversary, a man recounts the harrowing experience of being struck and severely injured by an RV fleeing police.

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May 23, 2019

ARM supply halt deals fresh blow to Chinese tech giant Huawei
British chip designer ARM halted relations with Huawei [HWT.L] to comply with a U.S. blockade of the company, potentially crippling the Chinese telecom company's ability to make new chips for its future smartphones. Huawei, like Apple Inc and Qualcomm, uses ARM blueprints to design the processors that power its smartphones. In another blow to the Chinese tech giant, Japanese conglomerate Panasonic Corp on Thursday joined the growing list of global companies which have said they are disengaging with Huawei, the world's second-largest seller of smartphones and the largest telecom-gear maker.

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May 23, 2019

Trail of damaged cars, injured people in RV chase highlights dangers of police pursuits
People and animals were injured and cars were smashed in an RV chase, highlighting the dangers when authorities take off after fleeing suspects.

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May 23, 2019

Russia and America Are Taking Turns Probing Each Other's Air Space
Six Russian Tu-95 heavy bombers and several Russian Su-35 fighters probed U.S. air-defenses on May 20 and May 21, 2019, prolonging a period of aerial tension between the Moscow and Washington.U.S. Air Force F-22 stealth fighters and supporting aircraft on both days peacefully intercepted the Russian planes. "The Russian bombers and fighters remained in international airspace and at no time did the aircraft enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace," North American Aerospace Defense Command reported."Two pairs of F-22s and an E-3 airborne early warning and control system from North American Aerospace Defense Command positively identified and intercepted a total of four Tupolev Tu-95 bombers and two Su-35 fighters entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone on May 20," noted the command, which also is known by its Cold War acronym "NORAD.""Specifically, two of the Russian bombers were intercepted by two F-22s, and a second group of bombers with Su-35 fighters was intercepted later by two additional F-22s, while the E-3 provided overall surveillance."

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May 23, 2019

May stares at defeat in final Brexit gambit
British Prime Minister Theresa May stared at the prospect Thursday of her political career coming to an inglorious end after her final attempt to save her unpopular Brexit deal was met with condemnation in parliament and the resignation of a senior government figure. The beleaguered premier is in the last throes of a tumultuous rule focused all-but exclusively on guiding her fractured country out of the European Union.

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May 23, 2019

Texas moves to arm more teachers to prevent school shootings
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved a big step closer to arming more teachers and school personnel as a way to help prevent future campus shootings, under a bill sent to Gov. Greg Abbott.

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May 22, 2019

Narendra Modi Declares Victory in Indian Elections. Here's What to Know
What's at stake, who voted, key issues and more

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May 22, 2019

Taiwan's TSMC says chip shipments to Huawei not affected by U.S. ban
TSMC, the world's biggest contract chipmaker, said on Thursday its shipments to China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd are not affected by U.S. action aimed at curbing the telecom equipment maker's access to American technology. The comment was made by spokeswoman Elizabeth Sun at the TSMC 2019 Technology Symposium in Taiwan's tech hub of Hsinchu.

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May 22, 2019

Report: Wells Fargo, TD Bank have turned Trump's financial records over to the House
Judge says banks must comply with subpoena for records; panel reaction and analysis on 'Fox News @ Night.'

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May 22, 2019

Trump Spurns Infrastructure Talks With Democrats Over Investigations He Calls ‘Phony'
"Get these phony investigations over with," Trump said he told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday at the White House. Minutes later, reporters were abruptly summoned to the White House Rose Garden, where a podium had been prepared for Trump to speak.

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May 22, 2019

US FAA chief says no 737 MAX fix yet ahead of fence-mending summit
The head of the US air safety agency said on Wednesday his agency hadn't yet evaluated Boeing's patch for its 737 MAX 8 jet, ahead of a Thursday summit of global aviation regulators. The 737 MAX was grounded following the March 10 Ethiopian Airlines crash, which together with an Indonesian Lion Air crash in October claimed 346 lives and were both blamed on faulty technology in the aircraft. The summit in Fort Worth, Texas is expected to provide clues as to whether global aviation safety authorities will be willing to set aside any hesitation about the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which was the last to ground the plane and has not yet given the green light for the 737 MAX to fly again.

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May 22, 2019

Trump antagonist Avenatti indicted for ripping off Stormy Daniels, extorting Nike
The Nike indictment concerns charges announced in March that Avenatti tried to extort more than $20 million from the athletic wear company by threatening to expose what he called its improper payments to recruits for college basketball teams it sponsored. Avenatti also faces dozens of charges in southern California, where prosecutors on April 11 accused him of stealing millions of dollars from clients to pay for personal and business expenses, and lying to the Internal Revenue Service and a Mississippi bank about his finances. If convicted on all charges, Avenatti could face more than 400 years in prison, but would likely face a lesser punishment.

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May 22, 2019

F-35 Fighter Pilots Might Soon Fly With Robotic Wingmen
One fighter jet could control many unmanned jets, changing the face of aerial warfare forever.

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May 22, 2019

FAA chief says flying public will regain faith in Boeing jet
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Public confidence in Boeing's 737 Max jet is "maybe" shaken after two deadly crashes but that will eventually change, said the chief of the Federal Aviation Administration.

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May 22, 2019

North Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the U.S. presidential hopeful called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech.

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May 22, 2019

Pakistan PM Imran Khan congratulates India's Modi on election win
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and his party on their election victory Thursday, saying he looked forward to working with the premier for "peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia". Modi claimed victory earlier Thursday in India's general election, with his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headed for a landslide win. "Congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies.

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May 22, 2019

Target and tariffs: The retailer has plans to limit higher prices
Target plans to lessen the impact tariffs will have on the retailer's prices, the company said on Wednesday. Details were not disclosed.

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May 22, 2019

RV suspect in custody after leading police on wild chase through San Fernando Valley
A dangerous pursuit through the San Fernando Valley ended after the suspect, who was driving with two dogs in the vehicle, crashed near a home in Tarzana on Tuesday night.

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May 22, 2019

Results Released of Months-Long Investigation Into Racist Photo on Virginia Gov. Yearbook Page
A four-month investigation into the racist photo that appeared on Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook page could neither confirm nor deny that the governor was one of the people in the photo, nor how it ended up on his page.

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May 22, 2019

Google unveils a fresh new look for Search on mobile devices
Google unveiled a new look and feel today for the way it presents Google Search results on mobile, and the update has been regarded in a few corners now as somewhat News Feed-like.It's easy to see why that's the case, as the search giant's changes include putting emphasis on a website name and favicon above the search results. Whereas the source of results had previously not been so clearly emphasized, which makes the new design for showing results feel a little like scrolling through a feed of posts from publishers and the like."With this new design, a website's branding can be front and center, helping you better understand where the information is coming from and what pages have what you're looking for," explains Google Senior Interaction Designer for Search Jamie Leach in a company blog post today. "The name of the website and its icon appear at the top of the results card to help anchor each result, so you can more easily scan the page of results and decide what to explore next."The post notes that the refreshed look for what's arguably Google's most important product will start showing up to users over the coming days. As part of the changes, Leach continues, when you search for a product or service and Google feels like it's got a relevant, "useful" ad that would be worth including in the results, you'll now see an ad label in bold at the top of a search results card. The web address will also be included, so you can quickly determine where the information you're seeing is coming from.The other important thing t

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