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EMIRATES PRESIDENT: We don’t know if the US laptop ban will hurt business — but here’s how things went this … – Business Insider

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Emirates President Sir Tim Clark. REUTERS/Neil Hall Emirates Airline won’t be able to gauge the financial effects of the US government’s ban on laptops on flights from the Middle East until May, but the rollout of the policy last weekend was relatively smooth, its president, Sir Tim Clark, said in an interview with Business Insider. “I can’t tell you the long-term effects because it’s still early days,” Clark said by…

Apple’s iPhone Laptop Patent Application – Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

On 3/23 Apple filed patent application (number 20170083048) for an “electronic accessory device wherein the operational component is solely controlled by the electronic host device.” Looking at the picture from the patent application, we see that what Apple is proposing is to give the iPhone a keyboard (and probably more battery life).   It is easy to imagine iOS evolving to a place where…

Why do I have to remove my laptop from my bag at the airport X-ray machine? – Stuff.co.nz

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Taking your laptop out of your bag is a tedious but stringent security check that keeps us safe. According to one popular theory, a laptop is sufficiently dense that it presents as a solid block on the screen of an X-ray scanner, and therefore it could be used to hide something inside. If that were true it would present as a solid object whether inside or outside a carry-on case….

House Democrats Ask Devin Nunes to Recuse Himself From Russia Inquiry – New York Times

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record – Washington Post

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A view of a power plant in New York, N.Y. President Trump’s executive order will tell the EPA to begin rewriting the 2015 regulation that limits greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants. (Justin Lane/EPA) President Trump will take the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor’s environmental record Tuesday, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions. The sweeping executive order also seeks to lift a…

Finger-pointing on Hill as GOP assesses health bill loss – Washington Post

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans on Monday pointed fingers and assigned blame after their epic failure on health care and a weekend digesting the outcome. The divisions, coming on top of House Republicans’ inability to deliver on a priority they all share — repealing and replacing “Obamacare” — raised serious questions about whether they will be able to achieve their other legislative goals for the year or even pass must-do spending…

Father of Maryland high school rape suspect arrested by ICE – Fox News

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

JESSUP, Md. –  The father of an 18-year-old Rockville High School student charged with the rape of a fellow classmate has been arrested for being in the country illegally, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE spokesperson Sarah Rodriguez said 43-year-old Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes was arrested last Friday “after a review of his immigration history revealed he was unlawfully present in the United States” from Guatemala. AG…

Sanctuary cities: What they say about funding threat – CNN

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

Software Engineer Starts Unlikely Business: A Weekly Newspaper … – New York Times

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Which country are Trump officials talking to the most? (Hint: It’s not Russia) – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

In its first two months, the Trump administration arguably has spent more time with the Mexican government than with any other. But experts are divided on whether that augurs well or poorly for U.S. relations with a nation that has been on the receiving end of President Donald Trump’s harshest and most humiliating rhetorical attacks. “It’s better if we cooperate, talk to each other, instead of pointing fingers at each…

Mobile-Focused Quartz Turns a Profit on Digital Journalism | Media … – AdAge.com

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A story on the Quartz homepage, March 27, 2017. Credit: Quartz Through humor, a mobile-friendly format and distinctive reporting, business website Quartz sought to push aside stalwarts like The Economist and the Financial Times as the preferred read of global executives when it launched in 2012. Four and a half years later, the upstart has done something even more impressive for a publication financed entirely by digital advertising: It turned…

How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Monday, March 27, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

Here’s what the Republicans who just stopped Trump want next – Washington Post

Monday, March 27, 2017

After a smarting defeat on health care, President Trump is moving on to an ambitious bid to rewrite the U.S. tax code. But the ultra-conservative GOP lawmakers who stymied Trump on health care aren’t going away, and if Trump is to avoid a second major setback in Congress, he’ll need to win over far more of them this time around. The “House Freedom Caucus,” as the few dozen members of the group…

Who cleared Devin Nunes into the White House? – CNN

Monday, March 27, 2017

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23 people ask the Justice Department to launch a criminal inquiry into its chief, Jeff Sessions – Washington Post

Monday, March 27, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Alex Brandon/AP) Nearly two dozen people from five states are accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his communications with the Russian government and subsequently trying to cover up that lie, according to a complaint sent to the Department of Justice. The complaint, which names 23 residents, states that Sessions gave false and misleading testimony during his confirmation hearing in January…

Owners vote 31-1 to OK Raiders move; Dolphins vote against – ESPN

Monday, March 27, 2017

7:24 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment PHOENIX — The Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas after garnering enough votes from NFL owners on Monday to relocate to Southern Nevada. Las Vegas Raiders will test NFL’s opposition to sports betting No betting on the Super Bowl in Nevada? Don’t laugh, it’s possible with the arrival of the Las Vegas Raiders. Here’s why the Raiders’ move…

Gorsuch may fall short of votes needed for smooth Supreme Court confirmation – Washington Post

Monday, March 27, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, may fall short of the votes needed for smooth passage in the Senate next week, potentially dashing Republican hopes for an easy victory after the stinging defeat of the American Health Care Act last week. Gorsuch needs 60 votes to clear a procedural hurdle required of high-court confirmations in the Senate, but Republicans, who hold just 52 seats, may not have the…

This designer clothing line is stylish … and bulletproof – Mar. 27, 2017 – CNNMoney

Monday, March 27, 2017

Miguel Caballero isn’t your typical boss. He’s shot at every one of his employees — and they’ve all survived. He wants them to believe in the product they make. Not the gun, but bulletproof clothing he produces in Bogota, Colombia. “Several times I’ve shot my wife, I’ve shot my lawyer, my brothers, and I’ve shot myself,” Miguel Caballero told me, pointing to his abdomen. “It’s in order to get a…