Tim Kaine slams Donald Trump’s “2nd Amendment” comments

Tim Kaine strongly condemned Donald Trump on Tuesday evening after the Republican nominee’s suggestion about how voters should protect their right to bear arms was interpreted by some as a call to violence. “Nobody who is seeking a leadership position, especially the presidency, the leadership of the country, should do anything to countenance violence,” Kaine told reporters after a volunteer […]

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‘Jihadist’ headed Italy trafficking gang

Italian authorities said Friday they had broken up a people trafficking gang based near Naples headed by a Tunisian national they suspect of jihadist links. The alleged gang leader’s suspected backing for radical Islamism was uncovered during an investigation into the group’s provision of false job contracts from local textile factories to enable illegal immigrants from North Africa to obtain […]

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Google and Facebook put their differences aside to build better computer servers

Back in March, Google finally joined up with the Open Compute Project — the Facebook-led effort to build better computer hardware that’s shaking up a $140 million industry. Today, we see the first fruits of that partnership, as Google announces a new proposed standard, called Open Rack 2.0, built collaboratively with Facebook. With Open Rack 2.0, Google has contributed to […]

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President Obama Says Donald Trump’s Claim That Election Will Be Rigged Is ‘Ridiculous’

President Obama rebuffed Donald Trump’s suggestion that the general election in November would somehow be rigged, joking that he’d never heard of anyone complaining about cheating before the game was even over. “Of course the election will not be rigged. What does that mean?” Obama said Thursday. Speaking from the Pentagon, Obama said the Republican nominee’s suggestion that there is […]

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Syria Uses Chemical Weapons Against Its Own People Again, Reports Say

There are two reports Wednesday out of Syria that chemical weapons were used this week in that country’s ongoing civil war. The use of chemical weapons is internationally prohibited, and was famously “the red line” action cited by U.S. President Barack Obama, that would have prompted fuller U.S. intervention. The Idlib Civil Defense, a search-and-rescue group opposed to the government […]

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Trump refuses to endorse Paul Ryan in GOP primary: ‘I’m just not quite there yet’

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump escalated his war with his own party’s leadership Tuesday by refusing to endorse House Speaker Paul D. Ryan or Sen. John McCain, two of the GOP’s highest-ranking elected officials, in their primary campaigns. Trump’s comments — an extraordinary breach of political decorum that underscores the party’s deep divisions — came as President Obama delivered his […]

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GOP, Trump go from ‘unraveling’ to ‘break glass’ mode

Yesterday morning, we wrote that Donald Trump’s campaign seemed like it was unraveling over his inexplicable clash with the Khan family. Twenty-four hours later, the word “unraveling” seems like an understatement. Take a look at what’s happened in the last 24 hours: In a Washington Post interview, Trump declined to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan against his primary challenger He […]

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