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Dominica PM: Hurricane Maria ‘devastates’ island – CNN

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Paul Manafort was wiretapped by feds, CBS News confirms – CBS News

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was wiretapped under a foreign intelligence warrant in connection with U.S. concerns that he was communicating with Russian operatives who wanted to influence the American election, a former U.S. official familiar with the intelligence confirms to CBS News’ Andres Triay. The warrants were issued before Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel to take over the investigation from the FBI. According to CNN, which…

How Obamacare repeal came back with a fury – CNN

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)Republican senators couldn’t escape the question as they shuffled to the Senate floor for votes Monday night. Would they support the Graham-Cassidy bill, perhaps their last chance to overhaul Obamacare? ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘tv/2017/09/18/tl-mattingly-health-care-bill-jake-tapper.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_18′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/121213105958-cap-hill-beauty-shot-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/121213105958-cap-hill-beauty-shot-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/121213105958-cap-hill-beauty-shot-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/121213105958-cap-hill-beauty-shot-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/121213105958-cap-hill-beauty-shot-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/121213105958-cap-hill-beauty-shot-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/121213105958-cap-hill-beauty-shot-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging =…

Trump to lay out vision of US role in the world, focusing on ‘outcomes, not ideology’ – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NEW YORK — President Trump on Tuesday will present a vision of U.S. engagement with the world in a maiden address to the United Nations that aides said will be consistent with the nation’s “values and traditions” but will not focus on advancing democracy abroad. This dichotomy of a U.S. leader pledging to shape global conditions to ensure America’s prosperity and security without explicitly promoting its way of life is…

Myanmar Draws Scorn for Rohingya Crisis, but Few Urge Sanctions – New York Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

With regional powers vying to gain influence in Myanmar, China’s government sees potential benefit in backing Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy, while she faces international criticism, said Yun Sun, a scholar at the Stimson Center in Washington. “This is basically an opportunity for China and a vulnerability of Aung San Suu Kyi,” she said. “The Chinese government says the Rohingya issue doesn’t…

Hurricane Maria grows into a Category 5 storm and makes landfall in the storm-battered Caribbean – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hurricane Maria, a dangerous Category 5 storm, reached the island of Dominica in the eastern Caribbean on Monday night with sustained winds of 160 mph, forecasters said. It was expected to deliver destructive waves, a storm surge of up to 9 feet, flooding and mudslides along a path that the National Hurricane Center said includes Guadeloupe, the Leeward Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The storm was moving…

Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman – CNN

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Obamacare Repeal, Thought Dead in July, May Be Revived in Senate – New York Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

“I think the odds have improved,” said Senator John Thune of South Dakota, a member of the Republican leadership. “I just told Bill Cassidy he’s kind of the grave robber. This thing was six feet under, and I think he’s revived it.” It is still too early for Republican leaders to celebrate. Mr. McCain said he would pay attention to the views of his governor, but he also insisted that…

Trump Soft-Soaps the UN Of Course, It Was Only Day 1 . . . – New York Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

“It appears that he left out the anti-U. N. rhetoric he was so fond of during the campaign and instead recognized the potential of the U.N. to be involved in solving global crises and with an important role to play,” said Rachel Stohl, a scholar at the Stimson Center, a nonpartisan research organization. By Tuesday, she said, “I would expect him to play to his base a bit and call…

Call about suspicious man was made by Georgia Tech student killed by police, investigators say – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The call that led Georgia Tech campus police to respond to a man reportedly wielding a knife was made by the student who was later shot and killed by officers,  police investigators said Monday night. That student, Scout Schultz, left three suicide notes behind in a dormitory room, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The developments added further layers of complexity to the death of Schultz, a 21-year-old who led…

Microsoft to hold Mixed Reality event on October 3rd in San … – The Verge

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Microsoft is planning to hold a special Windows Mixed Reality event next month. The software giant has started inviting members of the press to an event on October 3rd in San Francisco, and the invite teases an “opportunity to hear where Microsoft is headed next.” Microsoft’s Kinect and HoloLens inventor, Alex Kipman, will be speaking at the event. Microsoft is likely to focus on its range of Windows Mixed Reality…

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was recruited by Amazon before … – CNBC

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Turning Light Into Sound Could Speed the Internet – Newsweek – Newsweek

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

For the first time ever, researchers from the University of Sydney have discovered how to store light as sound—a finding that may someday lead to lightning-fast internet speeds. It sounds bonkers, but here’s how it works: Right now, information can travel at the speed of light—as it does along fiber optic cables. The problem is, today’s computer chips can’t retrieve and process information moving that quickly. In response, companies like IBM, Intel, HP and…

Microsoft Monday: Xbox One Full HD DVR, Windows 10 Privacy Controls, Minecraft For New Nintendo 3DS – Forbes

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

“Microsoft Monday” is a weekly column that focuses on all things Microsoft. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition, a document scanning feature in the Pix app, new privacy controls coming to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, PWAs coming to the Windows Store, full HD capture coming to the Xbox One and much more! Minecraft Is Now Available On Nintendo Handhelds Mojang Minecraft for New…

We know Microsoft has come to Silverdale. The why is more mysterious – The News Tribune

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

In what could be the first in the state outside of the Seattle metro area, Microsoft is opening a small office for programmers in Silverdale. Microsoft has top billing on the sign for the Creekside Office Park at 9633 Levin Road NW. Other tenants in the two-story building include medical and legal offices. A directory inside the building points visitors to Microsoft’s space in Unit 104. A peek through a…

Intensifying Hurricane Maria is a severe threat to the Caribbean and Puerto Rico; Jose to scrape Northeast coast – Washington Post

Monday, September 18, 2017

(This article, originally published at noon, was updated with the latest information from the 5 p.m. National Hurricane Center advisories at 5:25 p.m.) The wicked 2017 hurricane season is set to deliver its next two punishing blows from Hurricanes Maria and Jose. In both the Caribbean and along the Atlantic coast of the Northeast United States, conditions are set to deteriorate rapidly through Wednesday as these storms arrive. Of the…

Could Congress repeal Obamacare in the next two weeks? – Washington Post

Monday, September 18, 2017

There’s a possibility that before this month is through, Congress could repeal most of Obamacare. But don’t confuse possible with likely. A proposal picking up steam right now among Republican senators has just as many — if not more — hurdles to get over as did all the other failed attempts to repeal Obamacare this year. Here’s what you need to know about the renewed attempt to repeal Obamacare and what must…

Bank of Canada watching stronger C$, all meetings ‘live': Lane – Reuters

Monday, September 18, 2017

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (Reuters) – The Bank of Canada will pay close attention to how the economy responds to both higher interest rates and a stronger Canadian dollar, and remains data-dependent as it looks ahead to further decisions on interest rates, a top official said on Monday. Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Timothy Lane reiterated the bank’s previous message that growth is becoming more broadly based and self-sustaining, while emphasizing that…

Clinton Won’t Rule Out Questioning 2016 Election, But Says No Clear Means To Do So – NPR

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hillary Clinton waves outside the Fresh Air studio in Philadelphia on Sept. 14, 2017. Courtesy of Jessica Kourkounis hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Jessica Kourkounis Hillary Clinton waves outside the Fresh Air studio in Philadelphia on Sept. 14, 2017. Courtesy of Jessica Kourkounis Hillary Clinton says she would not rule out questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 election if new information surfaces that the Russians interfered even more deeply…

The danger of forsaking America’s civil service – The Hill

Monday, September 18, 2017

President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDNC slams Trump’s National Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation as ‘hypocritical’ Security for ex-Sheriff David Clarke has topped 0K in 2017: report New Yorker reveals cover it would have run if Clinton won MORE and his administration are again engaging in brinksmanship with North Korea in the aftermath of Pyongyang’s most recent, and most powerful, nuclear test.   The administration’s preferred option appears to punishing economic sanctions…