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Trump Wants Clean Water Rule Gone. Now Comes The Hard Part.

The president is trying to make good on that pledge. Nearly two months ago, Trump signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to review and reconsider the Obama-era regulation that was widely celebrated by environmentalists and panned by industry groups and politicians in some states. The Supreme Court this month denied the administrations request to delay a case intended to sort out…

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A French presidential candidate held 7 rallies at once with this technology

French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mlenchon is streamed live via hologram to a rally on February 5, 2017 in Paris, France.Image: Thierry Orban/Getty Images A French presidential candidate is trying to squeeze in all the rallies he can before the first round of voting begins in a matter of days and the best way to do that is to be in multiple places at once. Jean-Luc Mlenchon spoke simultaneously at seven…

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Celebs warned by FTC to label their sponsored Instagram posts

Members of the Kardashian clan were among the dozens of celebrities cited in a complaint that led to an FTC warning.Image: Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3 Federal regulators are putting dozens of celebrities on notice over their sponsored Instagram posts. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that it sent more than 90 letters to stars, athletes and brand marketers whom it claims were not clearly labelling paid social media…

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If Fox News will no longer tolerate sexual harassers, the rest of the country has no excuse

BREAKING: Bill O’Reilly OUT pic.twitter.com/oJ9QPeRo27 Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) April 19, 2017 The calculus for O’Reilly changed suddenly earlier this month when a New York Times expos revealed that O’Reilly and 21st Century Fox, paid a total of $13 million to resolve multiple sexual harassment claims. New allegations surfaced and more than 50 advertisers bailed on his primetime show. O’Reilly maintains his innocence; his lawyer issued a statement Tuesday saying his…

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Zara is getting dragged for embroidering a skirt with an alt-right symbol

Spanish fashion retailer Zara is getting dragged on Twitter for selling a skirt featuring Pepe The Frog, an internet meme which has been adopted by neo-Nazis and serves as an icon of the white nationalist alt-right movement. SEE ALSO: Pepe the Frog’s creator: ‘Pepe is love’ The denim skirt which features two distinctly Pepe-like appliqu designs has been pulled from the Zara website following the controversy. Pepe The Frog was…

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General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn vows to ‘change poll’s course’ – BBC News

The Commons vote, by 522 to 13, paved the way for a seven-week campaign that has taken the country by surprise. ‘Cosy cartel’ In a speech in London, Mr Corbyn will say: “Much of the media and Establishment are saying this election is a foregone conclusion. “They think there are rules in politics, which if you don’t follow by doffing your cap to powerful people, accepting that things can’t really…

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Patriots Celebrate Super Bowl At Trump’s White House — Some Of Them, Anyway

Thirty-four Patriots players, plus several staff members and coach Bill Belichick, attended the ceremony on the White House lawn as Trump praised what he called the greatest Super Bowl comeback of all time. The teams full roster includes 68 players, which means half of the squad skipped the celebration. The New York Times first pointed out the stark difference between photographs of the event this year, and those from 2015,…

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Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

Theres a new era at Fox News with the departure ofBill OReillyon Wednesday, but viewers may not see much change in on-air attitudes toward women. The cable news network ditched OReillyas allegations widened that the top-rated host had sexually harassed several former colleagues. Advertisers had fled from his show, The OReilly Factor, after The New York Times reported this month that he and the network had paid $13 million to…

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Trump takes aim at tech companies

President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks during a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center, in Louisville, Kentucky.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock President Donald Trump was in Wisconsin on Tuesday, but his words probably resonated most in California. He announced a plan to overhaul an American visa program that brings tens of thousands of workers and students to the United States every year, many of whom find work in tech-related jobs in Silicon…

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Facebook to developers: Help us create lenses (and destroy Snapchat)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explaining his plan to sink SnapchatImage: AP/REX/Shutterstock Mark Zuckerberg cares about a few things: his family (including his dog Beast), live video and VR, and destroying Snapchat. SEE ALSO: No assholes allowed at Facebook’s big conference The 32-year-old billionaire CEO made that clear in his keynote during Facebook’s annual F8 developers conference. When most of the world was seeing flashing headlines on CNN about a man…

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Trump’s words used as defense for white nationalist in viral video assault case

Who me?Image: Evan Vucci/AP/REX/Shutterstock A white nationalist caught shoving a black protestor at a Trump rally has a creative defense for why he should be let off the hook: Trump told him to do it. Matthew Heimbach, the chairman of the unabashedly white nationalist Traditionalist Workers Party, shoved Kashiya Nwanguma while she was protesting at a Trump campaign rally on March 1, 2016. She and two others then sued Heimbach…

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General election: MPs ready to approve snap poll on 8 June – BBC News

A motion to this effect will be put before the Commons on Wednesday afternoon. The SNP has signalled its MPs will abstain in the vote, but Labour and the Liberal Democrats have welcomed the early election. General election: What you need to know Labour MPs will not require re-selection May ‘won’t take part in TV debates’ Reality Check: How do you call an early election? Opposition parties have highlighted Mrs…

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Brexit deadline a specific factor in snap election move – BBC News

There were plenty of reasons for going early – most temptingly making the most of Labour’s weakness to grab dozens of seats. It would free Theresa May from the strictures of the 2015 manifesto – she’s already proved she doesn’t feel much constrained by that – which no one who remains in government had involvement in putting together. It would give her her own mandate, even though PMs are not…

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General election: Labour MPs will not require re-selection – BBC News

After a meeting of Labour MPs and peers on Tuesday evening, a source close to the party leader said there had been a “clear consensus… to support the triggering of an election”. But BBC political correspondent Chris Mason said Mr Corbyn himself had been met by only cool applause from the room. Afterwards, one MP was heard to say: “Go back to your constituencies and prepare for… the Guardian jobs…

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Do snap elections actually deliver bigger majorities? – BBC News

In March 1966 however, Labour’s Harold Wilson went to the country just under 18 months after winning in October 1964. Image caption John Major was among prime ministers who went on to win a “personal mandate” Well, here, the outlook is much brighter for those who call the election. Winston Churchill, after suffering at least one serious stroke that was hidden from the public, finally gave way to his successor…

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This company’s top executive was paid a whopping $40 million last year

Image: yi shu ng/mashable Tencent, one of China’s biggest internet companies, is paying out some serious salaries. The company, which owns the country’s most used messenger app, WeChat, paid an undisclosed employee some $40 million (HKD 311 million) in salary and bonus in 2016, according to a company filing [pdf] with the Hong Kong stock exchange. SEE ALSO: New luxury internet cafes in China are ensuring gamers won’t ever want…

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‘I ignored my mum’s death, just like Prince Harry’ – BBC News

Image copyright Kathryn Watson Image caption Kathryn (right) struggled with anger after her mum, Heather (left), died from cancer “My mum was ill for about 18 months and it was really quite sudden. She went from being an outgoing person to simply not being there. Image copyright Kathryn Watson Image caption Kathryn says counselling helped her deal with the grief of losing her mum “What really spoke to me was…

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Malala Yousafzai’s mother: Out of the shadows – BBC News

A higher profile Very few readers will recognise Toor Pekai from her picture. Whenever Malala attends a high-profile function to promote her cause, she is invariably accompanied by her father Ziauddin, who has often been interviewed about his daughter’s many successes. Meanwhile, Malala’s mother has played her own low-profile, but important, role at home with the rest of the family in Birmingham. Toor Pekai explains: “When Malala was being treated…

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Eric Trump Actually Complained About Mean People On Twitter

In an interview with Irelands Independent newspaper, the son of President Donald Trump blasted people who are mean on Twitter: Trump was responding to a question about golfer Rory McIlroy, who came under fire on social media after playing a round of golf with the president. Eric Trump also complained that politics is mean. His father on the campaign trail incited violence against protesters, criticized the family of a fallen…

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Tax Day And The Killer Instinct In Economic Policy

While the tax debate is undoubtedly important, it is less important than the rules of the game that determine before-tax income distribution. This is an arena in which the right has been active for decades, and progressives have been largely absent. They also have pushed deregulation in sectors where workers once enjoyed reasonably good wages and benefits, such as trucking, telecommunications, and air travel. In each case the result has…

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These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

If Republicans on Tuesday manage to lose the suburban Atlanta congressional seat they have held consistently since the late 1970s, they can pin some of the blame on Sandy Rosenberg, a longtime resident of Marietta, Georgia. The House seat was recently vacated by Tom Price, who is now President Donald Trumpshealth and human services secretary. Before that, it was held by Johnny Isakson, now a senator. Before Isakson, it was…

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DNC Announces Members Of Unity Reform Commission

The panel was created at the partys national convention in July as a last-minute compromise between supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and those of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who were demanding the elimination of super-delegates from presidential primaries. At the 2016 convention, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and national delegates agreed that in order to capture the energy of Democrats from across the country it is critical that we enhance…

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Yen’s Gains Spur Japanese Stock Losses; Lira Soars: Markets Wrap

The yen strengthened, weighing on Japanese shares, as geopolitics remained in focus before data on China’s economy. The lira jumped, leading gains among emerging-market currencies, after Turkey voted to hand the president sweeping authority. The yen extended gains at a five-month high amid persistent concern over the situation with North Korea. The lira jumped 2 percent after a weekend referendum handed Recep Tayyip Erdogan the power to call elections at any time…

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Trump Ties China Currency Decision to Help With North Korea

President Donald Trump explained the decision to not label China a currency manipulator, which reversed a promise he made during the election campaign, as a function of receiving Beijing’s help in reining in North Korea. “Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!” Trump said in a tweet early Sunday to his 28 million…

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Trump Is Willing to Consider a Sudden Strike on North Korea

In the wake of North Korea’s failed medium-range airstrikes in Syria, for unannounced military action. He added that the North Korean leader’s unpredictability complicated U.S. strategy. McMaster, an Army lieutenant general, made the case for global action on the issue, including enlisting North Korean neighbor China, given the “brutality” of Kim’s regime. “This is someone who has demonstrated his brutality by murdering his own brother, by murdering others in his…

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Iran Boosts Gas-Output Capacity With New Projects at Giant Field

Iran, holder of the world’s biggest natural gas reserves, boosted output by inaugurating six projects at the giant South Pars offshore field. The country raised total production capacity at South Pars to 570 million cubic meters a day of gas, putting it almost on par with neighboring Qatar, which produces from an adjacent portion of the same deposit, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Sunday at a ceremony in the port…

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