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FBI Chief Dismisses Putin Offer for Investigation Cooperation

Thursday  04:40,   19 july 2018
bloomberg

FBI Director Christopher Wray made clear that U.S. law enforcement doesn’t support a proposal by Russian President Vladimir Putin to have American investigators go to Russia to observe interviews of suspects wanted by the U.S. “I never want to say[...]
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ESPYs host Danica Patrick falls flat in opening monologue

Thursday  04:40,   19 july 2018
msn

Danica Patrick's monologue to open the ESPYs went over like, well, a flat tire at the Indianapolis 500. The newly retired racecar driver was the first woman to host the annual show honoring the past year's best athletes and moments on Wednesday[...]

Trump Wants to Redesign Air Force One. Here's Why the Presidential Plane Looks the Way It Does

Thursday  04:20,   19 july 2018
time

The design of Air Force One has not been changed since 1962—but Trump wants to change the iconic colors chosen by the Kennedy administrationThe CBS interview confirmed an earlier report by Axios, which said Trump planned to ditch the “Jackie Kennedy [...]

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

Thursday  04:05,   19 july 2018
reuters

<p>Israel passed a law on Thursday to declare that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something members of the Arab minority called racist and verging on apartheid.</p>The "nation-state" law, backed by the[...]

11-million-ton glacier threatens Greenland village

Thursday  03:56,   19 july 2018
accuweather

<p>An 11-million-ton iceberg hovers over the town of Innaarsuit in Greenland. The massive iceberg floats dangerously close to shore, approximately 500 to 600 feet offshore as of Sunday, July 15.</p>An 11-million-ton iceberg hovers over the[...]

How Trump’s tariffs on Mexico are taking jobs from U.S. workers

Thursday  03:55,   19 july 2018
msn

“We’re fighting against our own country,” one Missouri worker said.Instead, Mid Continent’s factory has doubled in size since Deacero’s purchase. The company, facing fewer restrictions on steel exports after the North American Free Trade Agreement,[...]

How WhatsApp helped turn a village into a mob

Thursday  03:55,   19 july 2018
bbc

A brutal attack allegedly spurred by WhatsApp messages left one man dead and two more badly injured."They kept hitting us, demanding to know how many children we had kidnapped," says Mohammad Salman, who is still in shock, his body bruised and his[...]

Facebook to Remove Misinformation That Leads to Violence

Thursday  03:55,   19 july 2018
nytimes

Critics say the company has not done enough to block false posts that have led to attacks in countries including Sri Lanka, Myanmar and India.SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook, facing growing criticism for posts that have incited violence in some countries,[...]

MGM Resorts suffers backlash after suing shooting victims

Thursday  03:55,   19 july 2018
bloomberg

It took just minutes for the hashtag #BoycottMGMResorts to appear on Twitter, and for people to declare they would no longer patronize the largest casino owner on the Las Vegas Strip. “Was going to stay in November already changed my[...]

Popovich stresses no hard feelings between Spurs, Leonard

Thursday  03:55,   19 july 2018
mysanantonio

<p>With the Kawhi Leonard saga finally over, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich stressed he has no hard feelings toward a player he once labeled the new face of the franchise in the post-Tim Duncan era but who winded up becoming a controversial figure in [...]

Immigration agencies share vague plans to reunite migrant parents and children

Thursday  03:30,   19 july 2018
latimes

A week before a court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite more than 2,500 migrant children and parents separated at the border, immigration officials had few answers for Congress on Wednesday on what is next for the families, in [...]

This 1 chart puts mega tech's trillions of market value into eye-popping perspective

Thursday  03:30,   19 july 2018
marketwatch

Michael Batnick, director of research at Ritholtz Wealth Management, on Wednesday tweeted out a chart that underscored how absolutely dominant tech companies have become in a world where size seems to increasingly matter. Batnick, in his tweet,[...]

Pakistan election: Security tightened, schedules changed as country braces for vote

Thursday  03:27,   19 july 2018
cnn

Pakistan is due to vote next week in general elections overshadowed by deadly terrorist attacks, hundreds of arrests and accusations of widespread interference by the military. The run up to the July 25 elections have seen a massive crackdown on the [...]

NBA writer Shams Charania is leaving Yahoo Sports this summer

Thursday  03:26,   19 july 2018
ftw.usatoday

Shams will be a free[...]

Trump picks Putin over his own intelligence community — again

Thursday  03:10,   19 july 2018
msn

Trump walks back his walkback.President Trump responded to the uproar over his news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin by assuring Americans on Tuesday that he agrees with the evaluations of the U.S. intelligence[...]