Trump wary of ‘major, major’ conflict with North Korea as UN meets

April 28, 2017

(CNN)US President Donald Trump said on Thursday not to discount the chance of a military conflict with North Korea. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea,” Trump told Reuters amid an ongoing standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs. He said he would prefer, however, to avoid conflict and peaceably achieve a non-nuclear North Korea. China pumps billions into North Korea ‘Never …

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House punts health care vote on eve of shutdown deadline

April 28, 2017

Washington (CNN)The House of Representatives will not vote on health care this week, despite a White House attempt to revive a health care reform package ahead of President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office. “We are not voting on health care this week,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters late Thursday. Hours before a Friday deadline, Congress was working to pass a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown while they worked on a broader deal to …

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Tillerson: China threatened to sanction North Korea over another nuclear test

April 28, 2017

Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that China threatened the North Korean government with sanctions if it undertook another nuclear weapons test. Tillerson made his comments on Fox News ahead of a visit to the United Nations and amid rising tensions over the North Korean nuclear weapons program. “They confirmed to us that they had requested that the regime conduct no further nuclear test,” Tillerson said of the Chinese. “In fact, we were told by the …

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Emmanuel Macron vows to avoid ‘the mistake Hillary Clinton made’

April 28, 2017

(CNN)The man who’s hoping to become France’s next president says he’s not assuming he has the win in the bag. “That was almost certainly the mistake Hillary Clinton made,” Emmanuel Macron told CNN’s Melissa Bell on Thursday. “I’m absolutely not playing that game. Right from the first day, that hasn’t been the way I defended myself or how I fought.” The 39-year-old, who’s never held elected office, won the most votes in the …

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Group won’t host Ann Coulter, but she still plans to speak at UC Berkeley

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Will conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter speak Thursday on the campus of one of America’s most famously progressive universities? A student group that had been helping to plan the speaking engagement said Tuesday it now will not host the event in Berkeley, California. But Coulter tweeted she still expects to be at the University of California’s flagship campus. …

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CIA director Mike Pompeo repeatedly cited WikiLeaks to attack Clinton during campaign

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Donald Trump’s administration has taken a tough stance on WikiLeaks in recent weeks. US officials told CNN last week that the Justice Department has prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a news conference on Thursday that Assange’s arrest is a “priority” of the administration. But no Trump administration official went further in condemning the group than CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who, in a …

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General election 2017: Tories move to dampen tax hike fears – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… or national insurance. But now Conservative insiders are emphasising that does not mean the forthcoming manifesto will automatically abandon this position. The content of the document is yet to be agreed – but the swiftness of the response suggests that headlines in some Conservative supporting newspapers, speculating on tax rises, were far from welcome. On Thursday, Mr Hammond told the BBC’s Kamal Ahmed that “we do need to make sure that Theresa May and her government have a …

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Ann Coulter isn’t letting Berkeley off easy for messing with her speech

April 21, 2017

(CNN)The showdown continued Thursday between the University of California, Berkeley, and Ann Coulter over if and when the conservative firebrand will speak at the famously progressive school. Citing safety concerns, administrators on Wednesday postponed Coulter’s scheduled April 27 appearance, saying it needed more time to find a “suitable venue.” But Coulter was not having it. In a Twitter rampage and a Fox News appearance, she accused the school of canceling the event and …

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OReilly On Chopping Block Amid Claim He Called Black Woman Hot Chocolate

April 19, 2017

New York Magazines Gabriel Sherman reported Tuesday that the Murdoch family is leaning toward pulling Bill OReilly off of Fox Newsairwaves in the middle of growing pressure from advertisers and activist groups. David Folkenflikand CNNsBrian Stelterreported later Tuesday that an OReilly exit was being discussed. The board of 21st Century Fox, Fox News parent company, was to meet Thursday and was likely to discuss OReilly, according to CNN. Could Bill O’Reilly’s days at Fox News …

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The Anti-Defamation League Is Offering Sean Spicer Remedial Holocaust Lessons

April 14, 2017

During a press briefing on Tuesday, Spicer Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO of ADL, sent Spicer a letter on Thursday offering to conduct a training on Holocaust awareness for the press secretary and his staff. When the first days of Passover ended and we turned on our phones and televisions yesterday evening, we learned about your comment that Hitler did not gas his own people, Greenblatt wrote in the letter, published on ADLs website. Your comparisons between Assad and Hitler were not only …

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Teen guilty in fatal Delaware high school fight

April 14, 2017

(CNN)A Delaware teenager was convicted Thursday of criminally negligent homicide in the beating death of a schoolmate last year in a high school bathroom. The girl also was found guilty of third-degree criminal conspiracy in the death of Amy Joyner-Francis, 16. Two other teenage girls were charged with third-degree criminal conspiracy; one was found guilty at the bench trial in Delaware Family Court. The other was acquitted. …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

(CNN)One’s got a gold medal and wants a green jacket, the other just wants a major title. Olympic champion Justin Rose and Spain’s Sergio Garcia surged to the front on an absorbing afternoon at Augusta to take a one-shot lead over Rickie Fowler into the final round of the Masters Sunday. Follow @cnnsport England’s Rose shot 67 and Garcia hit 70 to reach six under and overhaul long-time breakaway Charley Hoffman, who fell out of the lead for the first time since Thursday …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

WASHINGTON Richard Spencer, a top figure in the white nationalist alt-right movement, was upset with President Donald Trumps military strike on the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday night. Spencer, a big fan of both leaders, says he wants them to get along. So, he hinted that Trumps military attack would turn him away from the president in the next election to someone who seems like a startling alternative a Democrat and prominent booster of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

… first, second in his three visits to Augusta, birdied three of his last six holes for a 69 to climb back to level par after suffering a quadruple-bogey nine at the 15th in a round of 75 Thursday. “I think the course is going to get very firm, keeping the ball below the hole is so key when the nerves at the weekend come up,” Spieth told Sky Sports. Three-time champion Mickelson, who at 46 and nine months could overtake Jack Nicklaus as the oldest Masters winner should he triumph …

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House Republicans Were Handed A Historic Opportunity. They’re Blowing It.

April 7, 2017

Its going great! Were making America great again, Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) told The Huffington Post on Thursday when asked how things in the House were going. Were making progress on all those things, Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) said. When you have a bill thats not ready for prime time, the best thing for the American people is that we back up and get it right. Even Speaker Ryan (R-Wis.), who presented Republicans with a timeline at the beginning of the year that had them finished with their …

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Trump’s change of heart on Syria

April 7, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s decision to authorize a missile strike against a Syrian air base Thursday night signals a major break not only with the Obama administration but also with past statements made by the President himself. Fifty Tomahawk missiles were fired at the air base from which the chemical attacks against Syrian civilians were launched earlier this week and left more than 70 people dead. “It is in the vital national security interests of America to prevent and …

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The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

April 1, 2017

(CNN)Donald Trump’s Russia problem is getting worse — and more complicated. Questions about his campaign’s alleged ties to Moscow seem to proliferate by the hour. The mushroom cloud surrounding his baseless allegations that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower is spreading faster. The investigations have become difficult to keep track of — and those are just the ones we know about. But the revelation on Thursday that fired former Trump national security …

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