Homeland security chief defends Kushner’s alleged proposal

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, the lone administration official to speak out publicly about reports that Jared Kushner sought a back channel to communicate with the Russian government, defended the move, saying it was a “good thing” for the U.S. government. “It’s normal, in my opinion, and acceptable,” Kelly said of the reports that Kushner made the request for a […]

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G-7 summit protesters rail against immigration, capitalism

As the Group of Seven summit wrapped up Saturday, thousands demonstrated in the streets, rallying around dozens of issues from immigration to capitalism and everything in between. Protesters likely numbered more than the up to 5,000 expected for the march, police said, a large amount for the 9,000-resident seaside resort community of Giardini Naxos adjacent to Taormina, the cliff-side town that hosted the gathering of […]

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Nano technology has quietly infiltrated several consumer products

In nature, because water is a polar molecule, it naturally forms clusters that end up being about 1 micron in size. These water clusters are absorbed easily throughout the digestive system into the blood.  In the blood, some water molecules that are loosely bound to these large clusters are pulled off for use in cells. The large clusters themselves are […]

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Trump Says NATO Allies Don’t Pay Their Share. Is That True?

President Trump castigated the leaders of NATO allies to their faces during his trip to Europe this week, suggesting that many of them “owe massive amounts of money” to the alliance. Mr. Trump has a point, but he mischaracterizes the way it works. What is Mr. Trump’s complaint?  “NATO members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial […]

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Defending Cuts, Mulvaney Misleads on Food Stamps and Big Bird

President Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, defended austere budget cuts with misleading claims about economic development in coal country, how Social Security disability works and Big Bird. In congressional hearings over the budget, Mr. Mulvaney justified the president’s proposals to eliminate or tighten public programs that disproportionately affect the very people who voted for Mr. Trump. Here’s an assessment. Mr. […]

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AP reports Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and now top White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with a leading Russian diplomat, The Associated Press has learned. Kushner spoke with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about creating that line of communication to facilitate sensitive discussions aimed at exploring the incoming […]

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Israelis rally for Palestinian state, end of occupation

Thousands of Israelis rallied Saturday in Tel Aviv in support of a Palestinian state ahead of the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land. Banners bearing the slogan “Two states, One Hope” featured in the demonstration organised by supporters of a Palestinian state, including the Israeli NGO Peace Now. NGO head Avi Buskila said the rally was a protest […]

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Paypal says Pandora’s logo infringes, starts trademark battle

Some heavy tech hitters have been in the spotlight lately for haggling over their trademarks. Ars recently reported about Google, which successfully defended its mark amid accusations that the term “google” is no longer eligible for legal protection because it has become too generic of a word for “searching the Web.” Now comes two more companies battling over a different […]

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Comey was aware Russia intel was fake

Then-FBI Director James Comey knew that a critical piece of information relating to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email was fake, according to officials.

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Trump considers major changes amid escalating Russia crisis

President Trump and his advisers, seeking to contain the escalating Russia crisis that threatens to consume his presidency, are considering a retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a “war room” within the White House, according to several aides and outside Trump allies. Following Trump’s return to Washington on Saturday night from a nine-day foreign trip that provided […]

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