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Majority of Americans trust the media more than Trump

When it boils down to matters of trust, a majority of Americans say they trust the media more than President Trump, according to a new poll. The Quinnipiac University poll, released on Wednesday, asked participants if the media or Trump “tell you the truth about important issues.” The survey said that 52% of voters trust the media, with only 37% saying they trusted Trump more. […]

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UN-sponsored Syria talks resume in Geneva after 10 months

Syrian peace talks under the auspices of the United Nations resumed in Geneva on Thursday, 10 months after falling apart over escalating bloodshed in the war-torn country. U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura convened his first morning meeting with the delegation of the Syrian government, headed by Bashar al-Ja’aafari. He was expected to then meet with the head of the […]

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When It Comes to Smartphones… Does Size Matter?

Yes, size does matter. At least when we’re talking about smartphones, according to new survey results released before the start of the Mobile World Congress. The annual mobile trade show kicks off next week in Barcelona, where we can expect to see a variety of new smartphones and mobile innovations. While the releases are being kept under wraps — for […]

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Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Conservatives learn dealing with Trump can be complicated

For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House. This year, they’re learning reality can be complicated. With Donald Trump’s presidential victory, the future of the conservative movement has become entwined with an unconventional New York businessman better known for his deal-making than any […]

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Trump administration rolls back protections for transgender students

The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity, taking a stand on a contentious issue that has become the central battle over LGBT rights. Officials with the federal Education and Justice departments notified the U.S. Supreme Court late Wednesday that the administration is […]

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Trump prepares for budget, prime-time address

Warming up for a prime time address to Congress next week, President Trump and his aides said Wednesday they will roll out a proposed budget, a revamped health care plan, and a new tax reform package over the next two months. Trump, meeting with budget officials during the day, did not provide specifics, but told reporters that “our moral duty to […]

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Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops

Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia’s defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military — information warfare troops. Sergei Shoigu’s statement — which came amid Western allegations of Russian hacking — marked the first official acknowledgement of the existence of such forces. […]

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Disney develops room with ‘ubiquitous wireless’ charging

Disney Research is taking wireless charging to a whole new level. The scientific and tech arm of the entertainment giant has built a prototype room with “ubiquitous wireless power delivery” that allows several devices to be charged wirelessly in much the way we get internet access through Wi-Fi. By tapping quasistatic cavity resonance, researchers discovered they could generate magnetic fields […]

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In first month of Trump presidency, State Department has been sidelined

The Trump administration in its first month has largely benched the State Department from its long-standing role as the pre­eminent voice of U.S. foreign policy, curtailing public engagement and official travel and relegating Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to a mostly offstage role. Decisions on hiring, policy and scheduling are being driven by a White House often wary of the […]

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Republicans are facing the ire of the anti-Trump movement

The raucous anti-Trump movement poured into this historic town Tuesday evening for a 75-minute showdown with a freshman Republican congressman, peppering him with questions on every key national news item. Members of the roughly 750 in attendance pressed Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Va.), a former state lawmaker and Navy SEAL, on President Trump’s connections to Russia and the specifics of what […]

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