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Can El Salvador's president-elect save TPS? Talking to the U.S. is his priority

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — El Salvador’s president-elect says he will make improving relations with the United States a priority, in part to try to avoid Washington forcing tens of thousands of Salvadorans now living in the U.S. to return home.


The US's greatest advantage over China is slowly eroding

WASHINGTON — For several years, Pentagon officials have been sounding the alarm about China's growing military abilities, with a particular focus on how Beijing has closed the technology gap between the two nations.


The US wants to tighten its belt in Afghanistan, and it may bring 1,000 troops home

MUSCAT/KABUL (Reuters) - Even before any peace push-related drawdowns, the US military is expected to trim troop levels in Afghanistan as part of an efficiency drive by the new commander, a US general told Reuters on Friday, estimating the cuts may exceed 1,000 forces.


Senate Panel Launches Bipartisan Probe Into Think Tank Linked To Butina, Torshin

The Senate Finance Committee is launching a bipartisan investigation into how a conservative think tank aided Maria Butina, the admitted Russian agent who sought political influence through her ties with the National Rifle Association.


What's next for Theresa May after yet another Brexit failure?

(CNN)After British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered another humiliating defeat in the House of Commons, her Brexit plans are no closer to coming together than they were a week ago. In fact, last night's events have pushed Britain closer to a no-deal exit from Europe -- and put her strategy in eve

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Politics News

Can Democrats fight Trump's wall?

Rep. John Garamendi, a member of the Armed Services Committee, responds to President Trump's declaration of a national emergency in order to divert funds to build his wall. He tells Katy Tur that Congress will not allow the President to "assert the power of the purse."

MSNBC - 2019-02-15 22:17:23

McCabe says 25th Amendment comments were "misrepresented"

Andrew McCabe's spokeswoman released a statement on Friday claiming that the former FBI deputy director's comments about Justice Department discussions surrounding the use of the 25th amendment to remove President Trump "have been taken out of context and misrepresented."

AXIOS.COM - 2019-02-15 18:55:42

Matthews: On 1 year anniversary of Parkland, Trump has done nothing on guns

President Trump is going to declare a "national emergency" on the southern border. He speaks of violent people pouring into the country threatening to harm us. Chris says this isn't about violence; If this were about violence, he'd have done something about gun violence.

MSNBC - 2019-02-15 18:00:35

While declaring national emergency, President Trump name checks conservative commentators

President Trump name-checked Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh during his press conference at the Rose Garden. Kelly O'Donnell asked the president whether these conservative commentators are influencing his policies.

MSNBC - 2019-02-15 17:48:41

A quote Trump may come to regret: ‘I didn’t need to do this’

Donald Trump delivered a series of rambling comments this morning about his emergency declaration, which was then followed by a rambling press conference. And while the president made a series of odd claims, and repeated some familiar lies, it was his response to a question from NBC News’ Peter Alex

MSNBC - 2019-02-15 17:38:01
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Business News

Ballmer bleeds Microsoft, but goes with Amazon deal for Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers, owned by former Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, signed a partnership with Amazon.com Inc.'s cloud business as the billionaire seeks to reimagine how fans watch sports in a world of cord-cutters and legalized sports betting.

ADVERTISING AGE - 2019-02-15 22:02:51

Analysis: Why New York's Amazon Bungle Is A Big Win For Freight Alley

There were only ever two good reasons for Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) to build a headquarters in greater New York City: access to talent and $3 billion in incentives to make up for the enormous amount of local and state taxes it and its 25,000 employees would have paid.

CNBC - 2019-02-15 20:59:03

How Will Your ‎Business‏ Win ?

VALDOSTA – As a leader, you must align the efforts of everyone in your organization behind a clear, compelling and inspiring vision for your organization. You must build your vision on your competitive advantage. Warren Buffett refers to competitive advantage as “the moat that protects your company”

VALDOSTATODAY.COM - 2019-02-15 16:11:43

Adewale promises to get down to ‎business‏

Exciting prospect Josh Adewale is promising a special performance when he returns to the ring next week for his second professional fight. Adewale (1-0) competes at York Hall against Casey Blair on Febraury 22, and he’s looking to build on the impressive win he picked up in his debut against Liam Gr

BOXING247.COM - 2019-02-15 16:09:56

Open 4 ‎Business‏ Contest Now Open

(Corning) Main Street Corning is looking for interested entrepreneurs who could use $20,000 to expand and grow their business idea within the Corning Main Street district. Marti Gebbie, Main Street Corning Director, said the grant funds are administered by the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s D

96.5 KSOM - 2019-02-15 09:21:40
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Technology News

Amazon begins teasing its upcoming ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV series

With Game of Thrones entering its eighth and final season this spring, many of us are curious to see if anything can possibly take its place. With the proliferation of streaming services in the years since Game of Thrones debuted (such as HBO NOW), it’s hard to imagine any show ever having quite the

BGR - 2019-02-16 01:08:53

Apple Acquires Voice-Tech Company Behind 'Hello Barbie'

Apple is looking to make some noise in the rapidly growing voice-technology field. According to a report in Axios, the company has purchased PullString, a San Francisco startup whose technology has been incorporated into such devices as Google Home and Amazon’s Echo.

FORTUNE - 2019-02-15 23:50:13

New York's image is 'a bit tarnished' after Amazon exit, says business group CEO

When it comes to luring business to New York, the city may take a hit after Amazon announced its exit, says Kathryn Wylde, CEO of Partnership for New York City. "New York's image as a place to do business is a bit tarnished," she says.

CNBC - 2019-02-15 23:23:36

AI is reinventing the way we invent

Regina Barzilay’s office at MIT affords a clear view of the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. Amgen’s drug discovery group is a few blocks beyond that. Until recently, Barzilay, one of the world’s leading researchers in artificial intelligence, hadn’t given much thought to these nearby bu

MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW - 2019-02-15 13:14:21

5 reasons why you absolutely shouldn’t miss Mobile World Congress this year

I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I’m actually genuinely excited for Mobile World Congress 2019 — I think you should be too. It’s no secret, despite increasing attendance numbers, the biggest event in the mobile industry calendar has become a shell of its former self, at least in terms of m

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Entertainment News

Fair announces pre sale tickets and ‎entertainment‏

IMPERIAL — The fair board announced presale tickets are now available throughout the Imperial Valley for the 2019 California Mid-Winter Fair and Fiesta. The 111th annual fair, themed “Get Your Kicks on Route 86,” runs March 1 – 10 at the fairgrounds, 200 E. Second St. in Imperial. The presenting spo

THEDESERTREVIEW.COM - 2019-02-15 20:15:00

Best Bets for Pocono ‎entertainment‏

‘Mice and Men’ goes for the American Dream at Shawnee. Rebel Stages will present John Steinbeck's “Of Mice and Men” at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Shawnee Playhouse, 552 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware.

POCONO RECORD - 2019-02-15 15:26:00

Illinois Times weekend ‎entertainment‏ report

Joey McLaughlin talks with Illinois Times Publisher, Michelle Ownbey about your entertainment options for this weekend in Central Illinois. Last year, 51 children died of vehicular heat stroke in the U.S., an unsettling record that comes as efforts to prevent hot car deaths have escalated.

WTAX - 2019-02-15 09:02:15

Highlights of the week in Lincoln-area ‎entertainment‏

Best Picture Film Festival, Saturday, Grand Cinema. Seven of the eight movies nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award will be screened on back-to-back Saturdays in the Marcus Theaters’ Best Picture Film Festival at the Grand Cinema, starting this week.

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR - 2019-02-14 11:00:00


The University of Central Arkansas Theatre Program will stage a deconstructed modern retelling of Medea by Euripides, 7:30 p.m. today-Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Black Box Theatre, Snow Fine Arts Center at UCA, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Director Brady Ness and cast are incorporating

ARKANSAS ONLINE - 2019-02-14 01:45:10
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Sports News

100 days of sport

I do some sports. This works best when I set myself a goal. For the last 10 (or something) years I have ran the Brussels 20 km (thank you Amplexor for the invitation you keep sending), Antwerp 10 miles, Leuven corrida and more.

MEDIUM - 2019-02-14 14:44:12

Shenandoah to offer new sport

SARAHSVILLE, Oh. — The Noble Local School District is excited to announce that Shenandoah High School will be adding varsity soccer to its athletic department. The Shenandoah High School Athletic Department sport offerings are Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, Boys Basketball, Girls Baske


2020 Range Rover Sport HST

The Range Rover Sport effortlessly combines dynamic on-road handling, luxurious refinement and trademark Land Rover all-terrain capability. The introduction of an all-new 394hp in-line six-cylinder 3.0-litre petrol engine enhances performance, refinement and responses along with improved fuel econom


Parents attend Spring Sport Parent Night

As the spring sports season begins, it attracts not only students, but also parents. On a late Tuesday afternoon, the Stogner Gym welcomed parents of Carlmont athletes for an informational Spring Sports Parent Night.


Watchdog backs new sport integrity body

Australia's anti-doping watchdog has backed plans to establish a powerful national sports integrity agency to stamp out doping, match-fixing and illegal betting. The single agency, to be known as Sport Integrity Australia will bring together ASADA, the National Integrity of Sport Unit, and the integ

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Health News

Man charged over Tamworth mental ‎health‏ centre fire

A man has been charged with arson over a blaze at a mental health unit. Zoltan Rozsa, 43, of no fixed address, is accused of starting the fire at the George Bryan Centre in Tamworth at 20:50 GMT on Monday.

BBC - 2019-02-15 12:04:48

How sleep deprivation ruins your mental ‎health‏

(Natural News) When you don’t get enough sleep, you’re tired and cranky the next day. However, sleep deprivation also affects your emotional and mental health in four different ways.


SA ‎health‏ chiefs hospital tackle ramping

Doctors, nurses, paramedics, GPs and health leaders are meeting in Adelaide in a bid to stop ambulance ramping at the city's public hospitals. Central Adelaide Local Health Network chief executive Lesley Dwyer says no-one thinks it's a good thing to have patients waiting in ambulances outside emerge


High Wycombe Priory mental ‎health‏ hospital ` inadequate '

Inspectors have rated a mental health hospital for teenagers as inadequate - days before it is set to close. The Priory Hospital in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, opened in April and cares for seven 10 to 17-year-olds with learning difficulties.


Small fire forces brief evacuation of mental ‎health‏ facility

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque authorities say a mental health facility was briefly evacuated Tuesday because of a small fire inside one room. Officials say the fire at Desert Hills of New Mexico Mental Health Facility was extinguished quickly Tuesday and that firefighters used electric fans t

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