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Fact-checking President Trump’s speech on the Iran deal – Washington Post

Saturday, October 14, 2017

In his speech on the Iran nuclear agreement, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), President Trump made a number of factual assertions. The deal was negotiated by Iran, the five permanent members of the United Nations (United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France and China), Germany and the European Union. Here’s a guide to some of his rhetoric, in the order in which he made these statements….

Freed Taliban hostage says captors raped his wife, authorized child’s killing – CNN

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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In California, Fires So Fast Hesitation Proved Lethal – New York Times

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Search and rescue teams from around Northern California converged on the incinerated remains of Journey’s End on Friday, a mobile home park for seniors in Santa Rosa. They came with shovels, rakes and a cadaver-sniffing Australian cattle dog named Seven. They left with bone fragments. These were among the first steps in a painstaking process of finding the missing and the dead, under unusually difficult conditions. The fires were so…

Fact-checking President Trump’s speech on the Iran deal – Washington Post

Saturday, October 14, 2017

In his speech on the Iran nuclear agreement, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), President Trump made a number of factual assertions. The deal was negotiated by Iran, the five permanent members of the United Nations (United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France and China), Germany and the European Union. Here’s a guide to some of his rhetoric, in the order in which he made these statements….

California wildfire death toll rises to 36 as dangerous winds return – Washington Post

Saturday, October 14, 2017

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Nearly a week after flames began fanning across Northern California’s wine country, firefighters have made progress in containing the deadly wildfires even as high winds threaten to return and spark another round of conflagrations. In an ominous Friday-afternoon bulletin, the National Weather Service warned that winds are expected to increase dramatically Friday night throughout Northern California, noting that the dangerous conditions will continue “at least through Saturday.” An enormous swath of the state is under a…

Freed Taliban hostage says wife was raped – CNN

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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Microsoft built treehouse offices for employees – CNBC.com – CNBC

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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This common email mistake could be sabotaging you at work – CNBC

Saturday, October 14, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Careers Careers 11 Hours AgoCNBC.com According to a Reuters survey, workers spend 6.3 hours a day checking email, but perfecting email communication is far from easy. “There are so many mistakes you can make,” says John Foreman, Vice President of Product Management and former Chief Data Scientist at MailChimp. “I think that one of the mistakes that people make…

Trump Disavows Nuclear Deal, but Doesn’t Scrap It – New York Times

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Mr. Trump, in declaring his intention not to certify Iran’s compliance with the deal, essentially kicked to Congress a decision about whether to reimpose sanctions on Iran and blow up the agreement. His aides, however, insisted that was not the goal, and that they instead wanted Congress to enact legislation defining what would incite the United States to reimpose sanctions. The president listed three such triggers — the deployment of…

Congress’ uncertain path on Obamacare subsidy fix – Politico

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander’s bipartisan effort with Democrat Patty Murray has already encountered skepticism from GOP conservatives and growing opposition from the White House. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO In the short term, a bill to restore funding faces huge hurdles on Capitol Hill, where the White House’s decision has reignited partisan warfare. By JENNIFER HABERKORN and ADAM CANCRYN 10/13/2017 04:21 PM EDT Updated 10/13/2017 06:06 PM EDT 2017-10-13T06:06-0400 Congressional Republicans…

Death toll from Northern California fires jumps to at least 34; 5700 structures destroyed – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The grim toll from the Northern California wildfires continued to rise Friday as officials said that an estimated 5,700 structures were destroyed and that at least 34 people died. Firefighters continued to gain control of some fires scorching wine country, thanks in part to continued calm winds in some parts of the region. Officials expect the death toll to rise as search efforts continue in neighborhoods from Santa Rosa to…

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle are free. Their mysterious story is raising new questions. – Washington Post

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Pakistani officials have described the mission to free an American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children as a harrowing operation and a rare bit of positive news in the troubled relationship between their country and the United States. Pakistani soldiers, acting on American intelligence, appear to have opened fire Wednesday at the tires of a car carrying Caitlan Coleman, 31, her husband, Joshua Boyle, 34, and their three…

Trump’s frustration with Congress reaches a breaking point – Politico

Friday, October 13, 2017

President Donald Trump’s frustration with the failure of the Republican-led Congress to deliver wins has reached a breaking point. In the span of a few weeks, the president has threatened to torch the Iran deal, scrap protections for Dreamers, and to touch off an Obamacare death spiral. He has said it’s up to Congress to come up with fixes for all three, even as a major overhaul of the tax…

Trump To Values Voters: In America ‘We Don’t Worship Government, We Worship God’ – NPR

Friday, October 13, 2017

President Trump speaks to the 2017 Value Voter Summit on Friday in Washington, D.C. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption toggle caption Evan Vucci/AP President Trump speaks to the 2017 Value Voter Summit on Friday in Washington, D.C. Evan Vucci/AP Updated at 5:38 p.m. ET President Trump spoke to one of the most faithful blocs of his base on Friday, telling attendees of this year’s Values Voter Summit that in America “we…

Death toll rises to 33, more victims identified in deadly Northern California fires – Los Angeles Times

Friday, October 13, 2017

Firefighters continued to gain control of some fires scorching Northern California on Friday, thanks in part to continued calm winds in some parts of the region. Altogether, the 15 fires have burned more than 212,000 acres and caused at least 33 deaths. Officials expect the death toll to rise as search efforts continue. In Mendocino County, where at least nine people have died, officials identified three victims from the Redwood…

Trump: ‘We’ll Be There’ for Puerto Rico, a Day After Critical Messages – New York Times

Friday, October 13, 2017

“Well, guess what?” he said. “We’re saying Merry Christmas again.” Mr. Trump has sent conflicting messages about Puerto Rico for weeks, at times offering expressions of resolve to help those devastated by the storms and at others seeming to blame the island for its own troubles and lashing out at people who have complained about an inadequate federal response. The contrast with his more consistent approach toward Florida and Texas…

A man finds a $24 million lottery ticket in an old shirt — just in the nick of time – CNN

Friday, October 13, 2017

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Microsoft built treehouse workspaces for its employees – CNBC

Friday, October 13, 2017

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LastPass add-on beta prepares for upcoming changes in Firefox – Engadget

Friday, October 13, 2017

Mozilla has some big changes in store for its next browser release, Firefox 57, on November 14th. It will introduce quite a few new features, including Firefox Quantum, which is twice as fast as Firefox was a year ago and 30 percent more RAM efficient as compared to Google Chrome. One of the changes is the switch to WebExtension, which is an API that allows for development of extensions across…