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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Man Vandalizes Three Rodeo Drive Boutiques By Driving Mercedes Into Them, Police Say


By LA Times, April 28, 2017

Police are searching for a man believed to have deliberately driven a Mercedes-Benz into three boutiques and an office on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, shattering glass storefronts and scratching a door.

The vandalism occurred Friday between 1:25 a.m. and 1:45 a.m. on the storied street, home to luxury retailers that attract shoppers from around the world.


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After Turbulent Protests, Brazil Cleans Up Littered Streets


By Yahoo, April 29,2017

U.S. military commanders are stepping up their fight against Islamist extremism as President Donald Trump’s administration urges them to make more battlefield decisions on their own.

As the White House works on a broad strategy, America’s top military commanders are implementing the vision articulated by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: Decimate Islamic State’s Middle East strongholds and ensure that the militants don’t establish new beachheads in places such as Afghanistan and Somalia.


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Hard Times For Whole Foods: 'People Say It's For Pretentious People. I Can See Why'


By The Guardian, April 29 2017

U.S. military commanders are stepping up their fight against Islamist extremism as President Donald Trump’s administration urges them to make more battlefield decisions on their own.

As the White House works on a broad strategy, America’s top military commanders are implementing the vision articulated by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: Decimate Islamic State’s Middle East strongholds and ensure that the militants don’t establish new beachheads in places such as Afghanistan and Somalia.


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Philippine Leader Says N. Korea's Kim “Wants To End The World", Urges U.S. Restraint


By Reuters, April 29, 2017

MANILA, April 29 (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday urged the United States to show restraint after North Korea's latest missile test and to avoid playing into the hands of leader Kim Jong Un, who "wants to end the world".

The notoriously blunt Duterte said the Southeast Asia region was extremely worried about tensions between the United States and North Korea, and said one misstep would be a "catastrophe" and Asia would be the first victim of a nuclear war.


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Kim Jong-Un Threatens To Blow Up US Navy Fleet With SINGLE Missile As Warships Sail Within ‘Striking Distance’ Of North Korea In Response To Ballistic Missile Flop


By The Sun, April 30, 2017

USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group has arrived in waters near the Korean peninsula, where it will join the USS Michigan, a guided missile submarine that docked in South Korea on Tuesday.

Upon arrival today, the carrier kicked off a joint drill with the South Korean navy.

A defence ministry spokesman said: “Immediately after the aircraft carrier arrived in the Sea of Japan, South Korea and the US strike forces launched a drill from 6pm Saturday.”


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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Where Are the Moderate Muslims? | PragerU


By PragerU, April 27, 2017

After every terrorist attack, politicians and pundits reassure us that the atrocity does not represent the true beliefs of the "moderate Muslim majority." But how many moderates are there? And what exactly does "moderate" mean? Military instructor and researcher Hussein Aboubakr explains.


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EXCLUSIVE: Advanced Talks Underway For New Conservative Network Amid Fears Fox News Moving Too Far Left


By Mediaiten, April 28, 2017

On the heels of major shakeups at the Fox News Network, an alternative conservative network is being actively discussed amongst conservative fat cats.

A well-placed source close to the proposal tells Mediaite that serious discussions are underway to create an alternative conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox News Network is moving too far to the left. The source, who is engaged in the talks, says a meeting is planned for today with two prominent high-powered television executives, some underperforming conservative networks and people who have an interest and the ability to fund a new network.


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The First Lady Blossoms! Melania Dedicates New Healing Garden At The Children's National Medical Center With A Touching Play-Date Filled With Hugs At The Hospital


By Daily Mail, April 29, 2017

First Lady Melania Trump dedicated a new garden for patients at one of America's leading children's hospitals on Friday as she grows more comfortable in the White House role.

Patients at the Children's National Medical Center will be able to spend time outside in a healing garden while enjoying views of the National Mall and Washington Monument from the the hospital's new rooftop.


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‘Roseanne’ Getting Revival With Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert


By Deadline, April 28, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: One of the biggest comedies of the 1990s is making a comeback. I hear an eight-episode limited series revival of the hit ABC blue-collar family comedy Roseanne is in the works with the key cast members reprising their roles, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert, with Laurie Metcalf and others in the process of joining them.

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US NSA Spy Agency Halts Controversial Email Sweep


By Yhaoo, April 28, 2017

Washington (AFP) - The National Security Agency announced Friday it would end its controversial practice of sweeping up any email or text message an American exchanges with someone overseas that makes reference to a real target of NSA surveillance.

The powerful US spy agency said that although it has the legal power to continue scooping up such communications, it would halt the practice to protect the privacy of US citizens.


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Rasmussen: Trump Approval 47%


By Rasmussen Report, April 28, 2017

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.

The latest figures for Trump include 32% who Strongly Approve of the way Trump is performing and 42% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10. (see trends)


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Obama Mocks Trump Approval Rating


By WND, April 28, 2017

New York (CNN)Former President Barack Obama hailed the political resilience of his signature health care law at a private event Thursday, pointing out that Obamacare is now more popular than his successor trying to repeal it: President Donald Trump.

As Republicans in Washington sputtered again this week in their efforts to undo the law, Obama noted to an audience in midtown Manhattan that “the Affordable Care Act has never been more popular — and it’s more popular than the current president,” according to a person in the room who paraphrased the comments.


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Dow’s Eally From Election To Trump’s First 100 Days Is A Postwar Record


By The Australian, April 29, 2017

As President Donald Trump hits his 100th day in office Saturday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has booked the best performance in the postwar era under a first-term president when measured from Election Day through the 100th day in office, according to Dow Jones data.

The Dow DJIA, -0.19%  has rallied 14.22% since Trump’s stunning Nov. 8 election victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton after a campaign promising a raft of Wall Street-friendly policies, including tax cuts, deregulation and a boost in infrastructure spending. (The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.19% has gained about 11.6% over that period, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.02% has climbed 16.5%.)


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Walt Disney World Plans To Deploy Driverless Shuttles In Florida


By LA Times, April 28, 2017

Walt Disney World in Florida appears poised to launch the highest-profile commercial deployment of driverless passenger vehicles to date, testing a fleet of driverless shuttles that could cart passengers through parking lots and around its theme parks.

According to sources with direct knowledge of Disney’s plans, the company is in late-stage negotiation with at least two manufacturers of autonomous shuttles – Local Motors, based in Phoenix, and Navya, based in Paris. It’s unclear whether contracts would go to both or just one of the companies.


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Trump to NRA: 'Eight-Year Assault' On Gun Rights Is Over


By The Australian, April 28, 2017

President Donald Trump promised guns rights advocates gathered in Atlanta on Friday that he'd come through for them as they did for him during the 2016 campaign. 
"The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end," Trump told the members of the National Rifle Association, assuring them that they now "have a true friend and champion in the White House."
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Andrew Sullivan: Maybe America Wasn’t Crazy to Elect Donald Trump


By The Australian, April 28, 2017

A confession: I’m much less afraid of Trump than I was a year ago. His rhetoric, his unfettered far-right agenda, his love of violence, and his loathing of constitutional limits during the campaign were indeed things to be terrified by. They still are. But those of us who were worried that the Constitution might not hold, and that liberal democracy was teetering on the edge of implosion, have so far, mercifully, been proven wrong.
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