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Trump’s budget proposal slashes spending by $3.6 trillion over 10 years – Washington Post

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday will propose cutting federal spending by $3.6 trillion over 10 years, a historic budget contraction that would severely ratchet back spending across dozens of programs and could completely reshape government assistance to the poor. The White House’s $4.094 trillion budget request for fiscal 2018 calls for cuts that hit Medicaid, food assistance and other anti-poverty programs. It would cut funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides…

Trump sets sight on the big deal: Mideast peace – CNN

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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President Trump vs. James B. Comey: A timeline – Washington Post

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

(Michael Reynolds and Shawn Thew/European Pressphoto Agency) The Fact Checker earlier produced a timeline on the firing of Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser. Now that story has merged with President Trump’s firing of FBI director James B. Comey. Below is a new timeline, incorporating some elements of the Flynn timeline. Key aspects of the Trump and Comey interactions remain in dispute, so we will keep updating this as…

Senate Intel leaders: Door open to holding Flynn in contempt after invoking Fifth Amendment – CNN

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Flight Crew Feared Laptop Contained Explosives, Court Documents Show – NBC Southern California

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A 25-year-old passenger seated near the back of an airplane wrapped a blanket around his head, picked up his laptop and started walking to the front of American Airlines Flight 31 from Los Angeles to Honolulu on Friday. Flight attendants were frightened. Laptops, they had recently learned, posed a new threat because they could contain explosives undetected by airport screening. After pushing a drink cart into the man’s path, a…

HP debuts new Spectre x2 hybrid alongside updated high-end laptops – TrustedReviews

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

HP has taken the wraps off several newly upgraded laptops and hybrids at the Cannes Film Festival, and looks to be appealing to media creators and students with its latest offerings. Firstly, the company introduced a new version of its tablet hybrid in the form of an upgraded Spectre x2, which now comes in just one model and takes much of its design cues from the high-end Spectre laptops. The…

Microsoft Monday: OneNote For iOS Revamped, ‘J’ Bug In Outlook To Get Fixed, Minecraft Update – Forbes

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaking at an event to introduce Windows 10 S and the new Surface laptop. (Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Microsoft Monday is a weekly column that focuses on updates in regards to the Redmond giant. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about a new human rights partnership with the United Nations, the Phantom Dust remaster being released on PCs for free, the “J” bug in Outlook…

Microsoft says this Chinese ‘gaming service’ company is hacking Xbox accounts – The Verge

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Since 2015, a Chinese gaming website has been hacking Xbox accounts and selling the proceeds on the open market, according to a complaint filed by Microsoft in federal court on Friday. On its website, iGSKY presents itself as a gaming service company, offering players a way to pay for in-game credits and rare items — but according to Microsoft, many of those credits were coming from someone else’s wallet. The…

Microsoft, Twilio are fond of telling you all about their “moat” – The Denver Post

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

By Nico Grant, Bloomberg News  As technology companies race to invent the future, they’re turning to a metaphor borrowed from medieval times to explain their businesses. “Moat” has become a favorite term of tech executives. It’s typically used to describe products or services that protect a company from incursions by competitors. The word has come up 89 times since last year in earnings calls, presentations and other tech company events, according…

Oops! Woman loses pot stash in clothing donation – WSB Atlanta

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

by: Scott Flynn, WSBTV.com Updated: May 22, 2017 – 5:02 PM In total, workers found 111 grams of marijuana. “; var imageDivId = “#”+”firstImageDisplayModal_525308949″; if ($(“.reveal-modal-bg”).length == 0) { $(“#wrapper”).after(“”); } if ($(imageDivId).length == 0) { $(“#wrapper”).after(contentText); } MAPLEWOOD, Minn. – Workers at a children’s consignment shop received a bit of a surprise while they were going through a bag of donated clothing. The Maplewood Police Department in Minnesota released…

Four New Men’s Designers that Are Redefining Luxury Fashion – Robb Report

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Luxury has long been defined by lavishness, maximalism, and flashy fashion. But now, as simplicity starts to reign supreme, new menswear labels are emerging with a shared, fresh focus on impeccable basics, evergreen classics, and first-rate materials. The following four low-profile luxury menswear labels—each born as a second life for a fashion-industry veteran—evoke a modern, subdued elegance, and represent a new age in high-end fashion. Following a four-year stint as…

‘Underwraps’ Builds First Agency for Muslim, Modest Fashion Models – NBCNews.com

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

As a Muslim fashion model, Azizah Hosein’s career has some unique elements to it. During a recent fashion shoot for Nike, for example, a man who was on set ended up leaving to make her feel more comfortable. As part of her modeling contracts, Hosein stipulates that men don’t touch her or see her with her hair down during her shoots. She’s represented by Underwraps Agency, which creates the guidelines…

With proclamation, Denver council voices support for local journalism amid pressures – The Denver Post

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kieran Nicholson, right, and Emilie Rusch, both Denver Post reporters and newspaper guild officers, accept a proclamation that the Denver City Council delivered in support of local journalism on Monday. The Denver City Council on Monday voiced support for journalism at a time when local outlets have weathered repeated job cuts, partisan attacks and other pressures. Its proclamation, approved 12-0, urges owners of local media organizations “to provide their journalists…

Trump’s budget proposal slashes spending by $3.6 trillion over 10 years – Washington Post

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday will propose cutting federal spending by $3.6 trillion over 10 years, a historic budget contraction that would severely ratchet back spending across dozens of programs and could completely reshape government assistance to the poor. The White House’s $4.094 trillion budget request for fiscal 2018 calls for cuts that hit Medicaid, food assistance and other anti-poverty programs. It would cut funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides…

At least 19 dead, 50 injured in explosion at Ariana Grande concert in England – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

At least 19 people were killed and 50 injured Monday night in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in the British city of Manchester that police are treating as a possible suicide bombing. The explosion happened near an entrance to the 21,000-seat arena just minutes after Grande’s concert ended with the song “Dangerous Woman” and the singer left the stage, witnesses said. Many of the concert’s attendees were girls…

Report: Trump asked top intel officials to defend him on Russia claims – CBS News

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

President Trump asked two top-ranking intelligence officials to say publicly that there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russian government in the 2016 election, The Washington Post reported Monday. Mr. Trump made the requests to Admiral Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, and Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence. Both refused to comply, according to the Post’s sources. The president asked Rogers and Coats…

Flynn takes 5th on Senate subpoena as a top House Democrat alleges new evidence of lies – Washington Post

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser under President Trump, refused to comply with a Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena as a top House Democrat disclosed portions of new documents suggesting Flynn lied about his Russia ties to federal investigators. Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee must now meet to vote and decide whether to hold Flynn in contempt or accept his attempt to invoke his Fifth Amendment…

In Israel, Trump urges new Middle East harmony but faces old suspicions – Washington Post

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

JERUSALEM — President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sketched the broad outlines of a new architecture for the Middle East here late Monday, declaring common cause among the United States, Israel and Arab nations such as Saudi Arabia to roll back Iranian aggression and defeat Islamist terrorism. Their joint cooperation could “create conditions for realistic peace” in the region, a beaming Netanyahu said as he praised Trump for…

Microsoft says this Chinese ‘gaming service’ company is hacking Xbox accounts – The Verge

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Since 2015, a Chinese gaming website has been hacking Xbox accounts and selling the proceeds on the open market, according to a complaint filed by Microsoft in federal court on Friday. On its website, iGSKY presents itself as a gaming service company, offering players a way to pay for in-game credits and rare items — but according to Microsoft, many of those credits were coming from someone else’s wallet. The…