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Trump to release ‘hard power budget’ with cuts to State Dept, EPA – CNN

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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2 Federal Judges Rule Against Trump’s Latest Travel Ban – New York Times

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Geert Wilders Falls Short in Election, as Wary Dutch Scatter Their Votes – New York Times

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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France: Suspect arrested after shooting at Grasse school – fox6now.com

Thursday, March 16, 2017

One person has been arrested after a shooting at a high school in south-east France, authorities said Thursday. An elite police operations unit was at the scene at the Alexis de Tocqueville school in the town of Grasse, the Prefecture of Alpes-Maritimes said. CNN’s French affiliate BFMTV reported that a 17-year-old armed with a rifle, a handgun, a revolver and two grenades entered the high school at about lunchtime and…

Trudeau hosts Ivanka Trump at Broadway show about international travelers – The Hill

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday invited first daughter Ivanka Trump to a Broadway musical that celebrates openness to foreign travelers. President Trump’s daughter accompanied Trudeau and UN ambassador Nikki Haley to the performance of “Come From Away” in New York City, according to the New York Times. The pair sat in the audience as the Canadian prime minister took the stage to speak about the relationship between the U.S….

Microsoft is killing Windows Vista: Here’s what you should do – CNBC

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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The Purpose of Journalism – Eugene Weekly

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Oregon State Sen. Jeff Kruse updates his email newsletter weekly. On Feb. 3, the Roseburg Republican wrote that he wanted to focus on the executive order issued by President Donald Trump on immigration. “The reaction to the order by the media, special interest groups and many politicians is a perfect example of the campaign of misinformation and lies being waged against this administration,” he writes. Kruse is not alone in…

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Nationwide – New York Times

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Trump federal budget 2018: Massive cuts to the arts, science and the poor – Washington Post

Thursday, March 16, 2017

President Trump on Thursday will unveil a budget plan that calls for a sharp increase in military spending and stark cuts across much of the rest of the government including the elimination of dozens of long-standing federal programs that assist the poor, fund scientific research and aid America’s allies abroad. Trump’s first budget proposal, which he named “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” would increase defense…

Dutch election: Europe’s far-right populists fail first test – CNN

Thursday, March 16, 2017

(CNN)Far-right populism has failed its first test in Europe this year after conservative party leader Geert Wilders came a distant second in the closely-watched Dutch election. Félicitations aux Néerlandais d’avoir enrayé la montée de l’extrême droite. Volonté de travailler à une Europe plus forte. — Jean-Marc Ayrault (@jeanmarcayrault) March 15, 2017 ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/03/10/geert-wilders-voxpops-orig.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId:…

Tillerson says diplomacy with North Korea has “failed,” time for new approach – Washington Post

Thursday, March 16, 2017

TOKYO — It’s time to take a “different approach” to dealing with North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in Tokyo on Thursday, because 20 years of diplomacy had “failed” to convince the regime in Pyongyang to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Tillerson’s comments will fuel fears in the region that military options might be on the table to deter North Korea — an approach that could prove…

Trump Urges Supporters to Unite Behind GOP Health Plan – New York Times

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Microsoft urges PhD-grade devs to play Minecraft for money – The Register

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Microsoft wants PhD researchers to pitch their bots into a Minecraft landscape, but it’s not some simple “robot wars” remake: to win, your AI will have to learn to co-operate with humans. And you don’t get to choose who you co-operate with: in Project Malmo, the other players your code works with will be randomly assigned. There are three maximum US$20k prizes at stake in the competition, which will happen…

Microsoft Bursts into Atlassian’s Market: Raymond James Examines – Barron’s (blog)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

By Tiernan Ray Raymond James’s Michael Turits this afternoon weighed in on the entrance by Microsoft (MSFT) into the so-called collaboration software market, where Atlassian (TEAM) is a well-known name inside  companies, and also private outfits such as Slack, with something called “Microsoft Teams,” announced yesterday. The product is offered to those subscribing to Microsoft’s online hosted version of its Office productivity suite, Office 365. Turits, who has a Strong Buy rating on Microsoft…

Microsoft fires up storage-optimised Azure instances – The Register

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Microsoft’s decided Azure needs virtual machines optimised for storage, so has given us all the new L-series to play with. They’re all running Xeon E5 V3 CPUs and go from four cores, 32 GiB of RAM and 678 GB of local SSD up to 32 cores, 356 GiB RAM and “over 5.6 TB of local SSD.” Microsoft says the new instance type is for “workloads that require low latency, such…

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Nationwide – New York Times

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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This Day in Trump, Day 55: ‘Clearly the president is wrong’ on wiretap claim – Dallas News

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tax experts are well acquainted with Johnston, who won the Pulitzer Prize in Beat Reporting in 2001 “for his penetrating and enterprising reporting that exposed loopholes and inequities in the U.S. tax code.” The president’s “FAKE NEWS!” epithet seemed focused on Johnston’s claim that he’d received the partial tax return unexpectedly by mail. Trump has claimed that disclosing his tax form was illegal but neither he nor aides have disputed its…

Minn. newspaper uses empty front page to show community connection – Jamestown Sun

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The front page of the 115-year-old newspaper was blank with the exception of its nameplate, a banner ad and a paragraph explaining how community newspapers keep locals aware of news, using the words “Without you, there is no newspaper!” The page also carried the quote, “I’m a reflection of the community,” attributed to the late rapper Tupac Shakur. Publisher Rebecca Colden said she and her staff wanted to show readers…

Is This the Best-Kept Secret in Fashion? – New York Times

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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