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Acer’s Predator-y laptops for summer 2017 – CNET – CNET

Friday, April 28, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8’s major makeover This year’s flagship phone gets a sexy new design and Bixby, a house-made digital assistant.

UN Security Council to discuss North Korea nuclear program – Washington Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

NEW YORK — The Trump administration is willing to bargain directly with North Korea over ending its nuclear weapons program, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday, an apparent shift in policy aimed at strengthening international resolve against what the Trump administration considers a growing menace. “Obviously, that will be the way we would like to solve this,” Tillerson said in an interview with NPR scheduled to air Friday, when…

Trump Admits He Thought Being President ‘Would Be Easier’ – New York Magazine

Friday, April 28, 2017

Why didn’t anyone try to warn him? Photo: Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg via Getty Images Saturday marks President Trump’s 100th day in office, and to celebrate the occasion he got a bit too candid in an Oval Office interview with Reuters. Obviously certain elements of being president are pretty fun, but President Trump has discovered that it isn’t all playing with trucks and pressing a button that makes Cokes appear. Sometimes there’s…

GOP Won’t Vote on Obamacare Repeal Before Trump’s 100th Day – New York Magazine

Friday, April 28, 2017

“Maybe if we make it just a bit more unpopular …” Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images When Republicans had to call off the vote on the American Health Care Act in March, President Trump dismissed the failure, saying, “I never said I was going to repeal and replace in the first 61 days.” As the Washington Post reported, he was wrong on two counts: He’d been in office for 64 days,…

100 days of jokes: Late-night comedy’s best material during the Trump presidency – Washington Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

Clockwise from left, Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah and Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on SNL. (Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS via AP; Ali Goldstein/TBS; Evan Agostini/Invision/AP; Will Heath/NBC) This was supposed to be a really weird time for late-night comedians. In the run-up to Inauguration Day, there was plenty of hand-wringing and anticipation about how the hosts would tackle the news of the day after such a political upset, with…

Arkansas carries out fourth execution in eight days, concluding frantic lethal injection schedule – Washington Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

Arkansas executed a death-row inmate late Thursday in the state’s fourth lethal injection in eight days, concluding a frantic execution schedule officials said was necessary to carry out death sentences before one of their drugs expired. This latest execution, the last one on the schedule in Arkansas, prompted immediate questions and calls for an investigation after media witnesses said the inmate lurched and convulsed during the lethal injection. The aggressive timetable in Arkansas…

Acer’s Predator-y laptops for summer 2017 – CNET – CNET

Friday, April 28, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8’s major makeover This year’s flagship phone gets a sexy new design and Bixby, a house-made digital assistant.

Trump Warns That ‘Major, Major Conflict’ With North Korea Is Possible – New York Times

Friday, April 28, 2017

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Who Is Hasan Minhaj? 10 Facts About The White House Correspondents’ Dinner Host – Elite Daily

Friday, April 28, 2017

It’s that time of life, boys and girls. The time where a woke, smart and (dare I say) attractive as hell political comedian takes the stage and hosts the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. In the past, comedic stars like Cecily Strong and Seth Myers have roasted President Barack Obama and the press, leaving us with some of our favorite one-liners like, I want all the media to put their hands…

Over 100 days of Trump, the weight of the office becomes apparent – STLtoday.com

Friday, April 28, 2017

WASHINGTON • When President Donald Trump brought 55 teachers of the year from around the country into the Oval Office, Arizona’s top teacher, Michelle Doherty, began to cry, apparently in happiness. “Sorry, I’m always crying,” she said. “You know the Oval Office can do that,” Trump said, smiling. That vignette, one of thousands in the blur of Trump’s 100 days in office, gave a brief glimpse…

House delays Obamacare vote, denying Trump 100-day win – Politico

Friday, April 28, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan and his leadership team need 216 votes to pass their Obamacare replacement bill. | John Shinkle/POLITICO GOP leaders are still struggling to round up enough moderates to get their repeal-and-replace bill through the chamber. By Kyle Cheney , Rachael Bade and John Bresnahan 04/27/17 03:06 PM EDT Updated 04/27/17 07:04 PM EDT 2017-04-27T07:04-0400 House Republican leaders on Thursday delayed a vote on their Obamacare repeal bill…

An Arkansas Community Looks for an Execution to End Its Ache – New York Times

Friday, April 28, 2017

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Tillerson: China threatened to sanction North Korea over another nuclear test – CNN

Friday, April 28, 2017

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Trump Tax Plan Would Shift Trillions From US Coffers to the Richest – New York Times

Friday, April 28, 2017

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Trump’s FCC Chair Wants To Gut Net Neutrality. He’s In For A Bruising Fight. – Huffington Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

In 2014, then-FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a former cable and wireless industry lobbyist, said he was planning to avoid the strong net neutrality protections that activists were hoping for. Activists mobilized, fearing a dystopian future where telecom companies could censor websites or slow traffic for a profit. They launched national campaigns, painted Wheeler as a lobbyist sellout, and descended on his house. Comedian John Oliver famously compared the appointment of…

House Is Unlikely to Vote on Health Bill by Trump’s 100th Day – New York Times

Friday, April 28, 2017

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The Latest: Coulter says talk would have said enforce law – Washington Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

BERKELEY, Calif. — The Latest on Ann Coulter’s canceled appearance at UC Berkeley (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Conservative commentator Ann Coulter says her canceled speech at the University of California, Berkeley was simply going to say federal immigration law should be enforced. Coulter did not appear Thursday at a Berkeley rally defending her right to free speech on the day her speech had been planned, but she did make…

Acer debuts see-through trackpad gaming laptop and a slew of affordable notebooks – Ars Technica

Thursday, April 27, 2017

reader comments 18 NEW YORK—Acer’s big press conference last year brought new Chromebooks for work, a new Aspire laptop, and a tablet for the elderly. This year, the company focused on machines that appeal to every level of gamer as well as those of us who want a laptop that won’t break the bank. Acer announced additions to the Swift and Switch laptop families, all of which are more budget-friendly than…

The ultrathin Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop is Acer’s answer to the Razer Blade – The Verge

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Acer announced the Predator Triton 700, the first laptop in the company’s new line of Predator Triton ultrathin gaming laptops. The Triton 700 appears to be Acer’s response to laptops like the Razer Blade, a similarly slim, aluminum-cased gaming laptop that still packs some serious power. At 18 mm (0.74 inches) thick, it’s not the thinnest gaming laptop out there, although it’s still dramatically thinner than most traditional gaming computers….