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Intel officials say Trump’s CIA visit was “uncomfortable”

President Trump’s first official trip was to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on Saturday. His speech there was supposed to smooth over any bad feelings with the intelligence community, but it may have done exactly the opposite. Before being sworn in as president, Mr. Trump reminded the intelligence community of the failures leading up to the war in Iraq and […]

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UK’s Theresa May was briefed on nuclear missile system test

Officials say British Prime Minister Theresa May was told about the June test of Britain’s nuclear deterrent system when she took office last year. Downing Street did not confirm or deny a newspaper report that one of the unarmed missiles fired during the test of the submarine-based Trident system had malfunctioned. Opposition leaders have raised concerns about a possible cover-up […]

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Apple is reportedly reinventing the iPhone’s fingerprint reader

Future iPhones may revolve around more than just an eye-catching curved display. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who frequently (though not always) has a knack for hardware scoops, believes that Apple is designing a whole new Touch ID fingerprint reader for future iPhones and iPads. In order for Apple to virtually eliminate bezels, it needs a reader that sits under […]

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President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, right, arrives for a White House senior staff swearing in ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump won’t release his tax returns because people don’t care, top adviser says

A senior aide to President Trump said Sunday that he has no plans to release his tax returns, a marked shift from Trump’s pledge during the campaign to make them public once an audit was completed. “The White House response is that he’s not going to release his tax returns,” said Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, during an appearance […]

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President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in the President's Room of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are, his granddaughter Arabella Rose, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence, Ivanka Trump, and the president's wife, Melania Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)

Trump’s biggest campaign promises face ‘Day 1’ test

As a candidate, Donald Trump made a slew of “Day One” promises that any president would find daunting. He declared that repealing and replacing his predecessor’s health care law would be “one of his first acts as president.” He released an 18-point plan for actions that would push forward sweeping ethics reforms and potentially undo scores of regulations. And he […]

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Donald Trump is sworn in as president, vows to end ‘American carnage’

Donald John Trump was sworn in Friday as the nation’s 45th president and delivered a fiery nationalist manifesto that promised a populist restoration by stripping power from Washington’s elites and ending an era of “American carnage.” Framing his ascension as transformational and global in its impact, Trump delivered a dark inaugural address in which he pledged fealty to all Americans. […]

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Russia Signs Deal for Syria Bases; Turkey Appears to Accept Assad

Russia signed a long-term agreement on Friday to greatly enlarge its military presence in Syria, more than doubling the space for warships in Russia’s only Mediterranean port and securing rights to an air base that may already be adding a second runway. The agreement covers the port in Tartus and an air base near Latakia, which have been pivotal in […]

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Apple’s next iPhone rumored to have facial recognition powered by a new ‘laser sensor’

Apple’s next iPhone could include some “form of facial/gesture recognition,” according to a research note distributed to clients by Cowen and Company on Wednesday. The note includes several new details about Apple’s upcoming iPhone, which is expected to launch in September. “Other features appear to include some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a new laser sensor and an infrared […]

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Trump signs executive order that could effectively gut Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate

President Trump signed an executive order late Friday giving federal agencies broad powers to unwind regulations created under the Affordable Care Act, including the penalty for people who fail to carry the health insurance that the law requires of most Americans. The executive order, signed in the Oval Office as one of the new president’s first actions, directs agencies to […]

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Fires, bricks mark daylong assault on inaugural festivities

Protesters set fires and hurled bricks in a daylong assault on the city hosting Donald Trump’s inauguration, registering their rage against the new president in a series of clashes that led to more than 200 arrests. Police used pepper spray and stun grenades to prevent the chaos from spilling into Trump’s formal procession and evening balls. Several spirited demonstrations unfolded […]

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