Why won’t Donald Trump condemn white nationalism?

Why doesn’t President Donald Trump just unequivocally condemn white supremacists? It’s a jarring question to ask about an American president. But it’s also one made unavoidable by Trump’s delayed, blame-both-sides response to the violence that erupted Saturday when neo-Nazis, skinheads and members of the Ku Klux Klan protested in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump has faced such a moment before — one […]

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Russia says Syrian government doubled territory it controls

The Syrian government has increased the size of the territory under its control by 2 ½ times in just two months, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Sunday, as Syrian forces backed by regional allies and the Russian air force seized thousands of square miles (kilometers) from the Islamic State group in the center of the country. Syrian government forces […]

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Why Facebook’s New YouTube Rival Faces Very Different Challenges

Facebook is making a big effort to boost its video presence with the launch of Watch, a new subsection of the social media giant’s feature lineup meant to serve as a destination for original episodic shows. Facebook is introducing Watch to a limited number of people in the U.S., and the company hasn’t specified when it will roll out more […]

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Trump condemns Charlottesville violence but doesn’t single out white nationalists

President Trump is often quick to respond to terrorizing acts of violence. As news broke of a terrorist attack in Paris in November 2015, Trump immediately tweeted that he was praying for “the victims and hostages.”  Very soon after a shooting at an Orlando nightclub in June 2016, Trump tweeted that he was “right on radical Islamic terrorism.” But he […]

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CIA director says Trump’s “fire and fury” warning wasn’t a red line

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Sunday that President Trump’s “fire and fury” warning to North Korea last week did not represent a new “red line” drawn by the president.”No, I don’t think so at all,” Pompeo told host John Dickerson in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “In fact, this administration has done a fine job of not drawing red lines […]

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Experts Call Trump’s Tax Claim False

President Donald Trump on Thursday repeated his past claim that the American people are the most heavily burdened with taxes in the world, while critiquing Congress for failing to move more quickly on his legislative agenda to cut them. “We pay more tax than anybody in the world, we’re going to reduce taxes,” Trump said from his Bedminster, N.J., golf […]

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Trump warns that U.S. nuclear arsenal is ‘more powerful than ever before’

President Trump continued to forcefully threaten North Korea on Wednesday, asserting that the U.S. nuclear arsenal is “far stronger and more powerful than ever before.” Trump’s projection of U.S. nuclear strength comes during a moment of rhetorical brinkmanship between him and North Korea’s erratic leader, Kim Jong-Un. Trump used extraordinarily chilling language for a U.S. president on Tuesday afternoon when he warned that North […]

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Deadly Kenya protests as opposition alleges vote hacking

Kenya’s election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital and elsewhere after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged fraud, saying hackers used the identity of a murdered official to infiltrate the database of the country’s election commission and manipulate results. With results from almost all of the polling stations counted, President Uhuru Kenyatta was shown […]

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Microsoft’s new Outlook.com design includes better search and more GIFs

Microsoft is starting to roll out a new Outlook.com beta today. It’s an opt-in web-only beta that is activated through a “try the beta” toggle on Outlook.com, and it should be available to all users within the next few weeks. This is the third design iteration of Outlook.com since it first launched in 2012. Microsoft is updating the Outlook.com design with some subtle changes, including an improved conversation view, and […]

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John Kelly is an apolitical force in a White House divided by ideology

When John F. Kelly attended one of his first policy meetings last week, the other officials in attendance tried to suss out where the newly minted White House chief of staff stood on a debate roiling the Trump administration: taxes. Would Kelly back a sweeping overhaul of the tax code, proposed by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council […]

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