For conservatives at CPAC, the FBI is Public Enemy No. 1

The Conservative Political Action Conference has an enemies list: The FBI, the Justice Department and special counsel Robert Mueller. “Even the FBI is not free of its own corruption and its own unethical agents,” National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said in a speech from the main stage Thursday at this major gathering of conservatives not far from the […]

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Blocked by Russia, U.N. Fails to Pass Syria Cease-Fire Resolution

The United Nations Security Council, facing staunch opposition from Russia, failed to pass a resolution on Thursday that would have imposed a 30-day cease-fire in Syria to allow humanitarian aid to reached a besieged Damascus suburb. With new reports on Thursday of a rocket attack that took 42 lives, the death toll this week in the rebel-held suburb, eastern Ghouta, rose […]

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Intel will bring 5G to laptops in 2019

5G hardware is closer than you think. Intel’s upcoming XMM 8000 series modems will power 5G in notebooks in the second half of 2019, the company announced today. That’ll include machines from Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft. (Yes, that means we’ll see a 5G Surface next year.) You can expect their mobile network speeds to be blazing fast, naturally, but […]

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Trump says raise age for buying assault rifles, defying NRA

The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America’s public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many teachers in U.S. schools. “There’s nothing more important than protecting our children,” Trump said, adding […]

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Special counsel Mueller files new charges against Manafort, Gates

Paul Manafort was using fraudulently obtained loans and tax-cheating tricks to prop up his personal finances as he became chairman of the Trump campaign in 2016, according to a new 32-count indictment filed against him and his business partner Thursday. The indictment ratchets up pressure on Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, who were already preparing for a trial in […]

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McMaster could leave WH after months of tension with Trump

 With tensions flaring between President Donald Trump and national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the Pentagon is considering options that would allow the President to potentially move the three-star general out of his current role and back into the military, according to half a dozen defense and administration officials.A search is quietly being conducted by the Pentagon to see […]

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Syria conflict: Will powers end up in direct war?

Like all seemingly endless conflicts, the fighting in Syria long ago splintered into a number of mini wars. The original confrontation between the Syrian government and those trying to bring it down is now almost an irrelevance, with President Assad’s position radically diminished but essentially unchallenged – while the very term rebel has become near-obsolete in the Syrian context. But […]

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Apple releases iOS 11.2.6 to fix iPhone crash bug

Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 today, which includes a bug fix for the Indian language (Telugu) character that crashes an iPhone and makes apps like Messages, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp inaccessible. The bug was discovered last week, allowing anyone to send a simple character to an iPhone to crash the device and lock out access to certain messaging apps. The bug also affects […]

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Trump supporters, conservatives rage over Russian bot purge, #TwitterLockOut

Conservative Twitter users raged against the social media company, lobbing accusations of left-wing bias and censorship after thousands of followers were wiped out in an overnight bot purge. The suspension of multiple accounts followed the indictment by special counsel Robert S. Mueller of Russian nationals for meddling in the U.S. election, including using fake accounts on Twitter to conduct “information warfare” against the United […]

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Parents, victims urge Trump for changes after shootings

One week after the deadly school shooting in Florida, President Trump invited Americans touched by gun violence to the White House on Wednesday for a “listening session.” What the president heard was emotional pleas and anguished voices from parents who lost children and children who lost classmates — with some calling for gun control measures he and Congress (mostly on the […]

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