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10 changes Apple should make to put the Pro back in MacBook Pro – TechRepublic

Monday, April 24, 2017

Image: iStockphoto.com/Anil Bolukbas As an IT professional, you’re constantly bombarded with questions regarding the latest smartphones, computers, and devices. Your opinion, largely based on your experiences, is highly sought after—and it should be. After all, your work exposes you to equipment that the average user has no need for, such as high-end workstations and cutting-edge servers. But there’s also a lot of, shall we say, obsolete equipment you come across…

Macron and Le Pen: How two outsiders defeated France’s political elite – CNN

Monday, April 24, 2017

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France’s election reveals a new political divide – Washington Post

Monday, April 24, 2017

True to the spirit of 1789, the revolutionary French are a step ahead of everyone else. On Sunday, they became the first large Western country to ditch, in a major election, the center-right/center-left political-party structure that has dominated European politics since the Second World War. Neither Emmanuel Macron nor Marine Le Pen, the two candidates who emerged from the first round of voting for the French presidency, belongs to the…

Showdown looms as Trump demands funding for wall on US-Mexico border – Washington Post

Monday, April 24, 2017

President Trump and White House officials pressed congressional Republicans on Sunday to use the looming threat of a government shutdown to win funding for a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico, a top priority for the administration as it nears the symbolic 100-day mark. Trump wants funding to be included in a spending measure that would keep the government open past April 28, a determined effort…

North Korea detains US citizen as tensions rise – CNN

Monday, April 24, 2017

Currently detained: Tony Kim, a university professor, was detained at the in Pyongyang for reasons currently unknown Otto Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia, was sentenced to 15 years hard labor on charges the removal of a political sign Kim Dong Chul, the president of a company involved in international trade and hotel services, is serving 10 years on espionage charges Americans released in 2014: Kenneth Bae served…

Trump at 100 days: ‘It’s a different kind of presidency’ – Washington Post

Monday, April 24, 2017

WASHINGTON — For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions. He’s startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria. He’s endured the steady drip of investigations and a seemingly endless churn of public personnel drama. “It’s a different kind of a presidency,” Trump said in an Oval Office interview with The…

3 children among victims in New York City house fire – Washington Post

Monday, April 24, 2017

NEW YORK — A fast-moving fire killed five people, including three children, as flames surged through a New York City home on a sunny spring afternoon, leaving authorities to scour for clues about what sparked the deadly blaze. The fire broke out Sunday afternoon, on a street full of single-family homes in the middle class neighborhood of Queens Village, a neighborhood near Belmont Park, which hosts the Belmont Stakes, the…

Right-wing Le Pen claims victory alongside centrist Macron for French presidential runoff, with EU future at stake – Washington Post

Sunday, April 23, 2017

PARIS — An anti-immigrant firebrand and an unconventional centrist were set Sunday to advance to a runoff in a tight race for France’s president, according to exit polls released immediately after balloting closed. If confirmed, the results set up a sharp confrontation between those who embrace globalization and those who want to roll it back. Centrist Emmanuel Macron placed first and far-right leader Marine Le Pen placed second in initial exit…

Trump 100 days: President adds tax reform in key week – Fox News

Sunday, April 23, 2017

With several of his campaign promises and his first budget now in the hands of Congress, President Trump is adding to perhaps the most critical week of his early presidency by putting his tax-reform plan into the mix. Trump is set on Wednesday to announce his plan to cut taxes — a top campaign promise along with building a border wall and repealing and replacing ObamaCare. Mick Mulvaney,…

Trump’s First 100 Days: An ‘Entry-Level’ Presidency – NPR

Sunday, April 23, 2017

President Trump delivers remarks at the Treasury Department Friday. He announced his intention to unveil a tax plan before his 100 days are up Saturday. Shawn Thew/Pool/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Shawn Thew/Pool/Getty Images President Trump delivers remarks at the Treasury Department Friday. He announced his intention to unveil a tax plan before his 100 days are up Saturday. Shawn Thew/Pool/Getty Images With any new president, there’s a learning…

Poll: Trump, Democrats and GOP all unpopular – CNN

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56 – New York Daily News

Sunday, April 23, 2017

“Happy Days” actress Erin Moran, who found fame as Joanie Cunningham in the hit sitcom, has died at age 56. First responders in Indiana found a woman identified as Erin Marie Moran Fleischmann dead around 4 p.m. Saturday after a 911 call said she was unresponsive, according to a Harrison County Sheriff’s Office statement. It was not immediately clear how Moran died and an autopsy is pending,…

Why Trump should think twice before blaming someone else for his meh 100 days – Washington Post

Sunday, April 23, 2017

President Trump is nearing 100 days without a victory. By way of explanation, he has pointed his Twitter trigger finger at the media, at Democrats in Congress, at conservative House Republicans — at pretty much everyone but himself. The Republican House Freedom Caucus was able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. After so many bad years they were ready for a win! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March…

France votes in divisive presidential election – CNN

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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North Korea detains third US citizen – CBS News

Sunday, April 23, 2017

PYONGYANG, North Korea – North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing the number of Americans being held there to three. Tony Kim, who also goes by his Korean name Kim Sang-duk, was detained on Saturday, according to Park Chan-mo, the chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.  North Korea threatens nuclear war ahead of Trump meeting with U.N. Security Council Park said Kim, who…

It’s White House Correspondents’ dinner time. Why are the hacks running away? – Washington Examiner

Sunday, April 23, 2017

For years, the routine has been the same. April means spring in Washington. Cherry blossoms bloom, and journalists, thawed after the capital’s unpleasant winter, turn their attention eagerly to the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. The women think about evening gowns, and the men wonder if last year’s tux still fits. Reporters also prepare themselves mentally and physically for what comes next, a weeklong stretch of partying, drinking and networking…

North Korea threatens to sink US aircraft carrier – CNN

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Help Me, LAPTOP: I Need a Sub-$700 Video Editing Laptop – Laptop Mag

Sunday, April 23, 2017

If money’s no object, it’s easy to find a laptop with great performance, portability and build quality. However, if you have a strict budget of $700, it’s a little more difficult to find a system that meets your appropriately high expectations. Over on our forums, user Shiveng asks for help finding a sub-$700 notebook with a full HD (1080p), a slim chassis and enough performance for video editing…

Clinton email probe reportedly caused rift between Comey, Lynch – Fox News

Sunday, April 23, 2017

FBI Director James Comey reportedly did not trust former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other senior officials at the Justice Department, speculating they might provide Hillary Clinton some political cover over her email scandal during the presidential election. Comey’s so-called “go-it-alone strategy” in the Clinton investigation emerged from suspicions that Lynch and other Justice Department officials might look to down play the email probe, The New York Times reported…

Breaking: The Internet Has Pornography – Gizmodo

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Image: Shutterstock You might want to sit down for this news. Australia’s Telegraph newspaper has uncovered startling images that are available on this newfangled “Internet” that seems to be all the rage. They’re images of (wait for it) pornography. Advertisement In what the Telegraph hails as an EXCLUSIVE, the newspaper reveals that its “special investigation” has “uncovered the dark side of social media.” Apparently it’s easy to find this kind…