June 10, 2016

India's bid to join Nuclear Supplier Group a point of pride

NEW DELHI (AP) - India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held dream of joining an elite group of nations allowed to control the global trade in nuclear materials, equipment and technology.

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White House: Expanded airstrikes in Afghanistan won't change U.S. mission

The White House said Friday that President Obama's decision to expand airstrikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan doesn't mean he will order more U.S. troops to remain in the country beyond the end of his presidency.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the mission of the 9,800 U.S. troops ...

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The future of the IoT job market

Internet of Things IOT Since the dawn of technology, we've been afraid of technology eliminating our jobs. Look at the birth of the steam engine. When it was invented in the late 1700s, people believed its arrival signaled the end of manual labor and thousands of hardworking individuals would be out of jobs. Instead, it created completely new jobs in new industries. Nearly 250 years later, in a world defined… Read More

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Judd Gregg: It's Hard to Jump on the Trump Bandwagon

Former Senator Judd Gregg, a Republican from New Hampshire, comments on the U.S. presidential election. He speaks with Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn and David Gura on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Hillary Clinton nears AFL-CIO endorsement

Hillary Clinton is poised to pick up yet another major endorsement after the AFL-CIO's political committee on Friday recommended that the powerful union formally back the former first lady.

The committee made its recommendation and advised that the full union endorse Mrs. Clinton at a meeting next week, Politico reported ...

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Andreessen Horowitz officially closes its newest fund with $1.5 billion

Andreessen Horowitz In March, we told you that Andreessen Horowitz was targeting $1.5 billion for its fifth and newest fund. This morning, the seven-year-old, Sand Hill Road firm is confirming that it has closed on that amount, having secured the capital commitments from its previous investors. The announcement comes a little more than two years after that the firm closed its forth, multi-stage venture capital… Read More

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Clinton to Planned Parenthood: We Won't Let Trump Turn Back the Clock

Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton addressed the Planned Parenthood Action Fund membership event in Washington on Friday. She wasted no time in going after Donald Trump. She criticized him for his controversial remark about women being punished for having an abortion. "That's someone who doesn't hold women in high regard," she said.

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Report: Clinton donor bought spot on national security board

(Paul Mirengoff) ABC News reports, based on State Department emails, that "a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field." The decision "baffled" the department's professional staff. The emails further reveal that, after inquiries from ABC News, Clinton's staff sought to "protect the name" of the Secretary, "stall" the ABC News reporter, and ultimately accept the resignation

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Joe Biden to Headline Fundraiser for DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Amid Party Rifts

Vice President Joe Biden is headlining a fundraiser for embattled Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) in Florida this weekend.

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What to expect at Apple's WWDC keynote

apple-wwdc-20150411 Apple is about to kick off its annual developer conference in San Francisco on Monday. As usual, the company will get things going with a good old keynote filled with secret and not-so-secret announcements. Here's what I expect to see. A good chunk of the conference should be about iOS and OS X updates. Usually, Apple showcases some of th Read More

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Christie Says Trump Hasn't Offered Him an Appoinment

"If I'm offered anything I'll look at what's in the best interest of myself and my family," N.J. Gov. Chris Christie says during walking tour of Jersey Shore businesses. Previous Story: Trump Surrogate Christie Shrugs Off 'Judge Kerfuffle'

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Jill Stein, Green Party candidate: Trump says 'scary things' while Clinton does them

Presumptive Green Party nominee Jill Stein believes Hillary Clinton would be a more dangerous president than Donald Trump, because while Mr. Trump says "scary things," the former secretary of state actually does them.

"She's changed her tune a little bit, but Hillary has walked the walk," Ms. Stein, a physician ...

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Facebook forces its photo-sharing app Moments to the top of the App Store

Moments-Cartoons Facebook is continuing its heavy-handed push to get users to install its private photo-sharing app Moments. The company's latest move – warning people some of their photos will be deleted if the app isn't installed – has managed to make Moments the number one app in the App Store. Users are being given a deadline of July 7th to move to Moments or download their… Read More

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It's WAR! Anti-Gunners Make Their Move – Outlaw Concealed Carry In CA

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Democrats Criticize Perdue for Saying Pray Obama's 'Days Be Few'

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., says at conservative conference in Washington, "We should pray like Psalm 109:8 says. It says let his days be few and let another have his office," according to Atlanta Journal Constitution. Newspaper calls Perdue's comment a "quip" that followed him saying, "I think we're called to pray for our country, for our leaders and yes, even our president" NOTE: Bible verse continues in NIV translation: "May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow" Representatives for S

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Google Allegedly Manipulating Search Results to Help Hillary Clinton's Campaign

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Google denies burying bad Hillary Clinton stories

Google denied on Friday allegations that it manipulated its algorithm to bury stories unflattering to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

"Google Autocomplete does not favor any candidate or cause," said a Google spokesperson in an email to the Washington Times.

"Claims to the contrary simply misunderstand how Autocomplete works. Our ...

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The quest to cure loneliness

hang Out Foursquare, Google Latitude, and Facebook Nearby failed to change the way we all meet up. That's because intent, not location, is the most important thing when connecting people offline. If we want to meet up for food, coffee, drinks, the gym, a party, or just to chill, it's tough to know who else does too. It doesn't matter if a friend is a block away if they can't… Read More

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Clinton vs. Trump: The Elizabeth Warren Factor

Senator Elizabeth Warren is meeting with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton just one day after endorsing her campaign, fueling speculation that she may be on the short list for Vice President. Bloomberg's Margaret Talev reports on the race for the White House on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)

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How to Say Nothing, With Style!

(Steven Hayward) I'm pretty sure I have previously shared the splendid send-up of the overwrought TED talks by comedian Will Stephen (it's the first one below), but two days ago someone named Pat Kelly, speaking at a conference in Canada, has added to the corpus with a talk on how to imitate a "thought leader." Good stuff. And a reminder by contrast of why Trump's seemingly crude rhetoric has worked. (For more

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Julia Mearsheimer, Daughter of John, Leads BDS Group at U. of Chicago

The daughter of John Mearsheimer, a University of Chicago professor and coauthor of The Israel Lobby, has become an activist in the BDS movement and the Hamas-linked group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).

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The Latest: Defense says case 'flimsy' against House leader

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - The Latest on the ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard (all times local):

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A defense lawyer for Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard told jurors that overzealous prosecutors were trying to convict the Republican speaker of ethics violations based on "flimsy" evidence.

Defense ...

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Fiduciary Rule Puts Retirement Savers At Risk

Under the new rule, financial advisors will be burdened with increased compliance considerations

Via: The Daily Caller

Today is the last day to save $1,200 on Disrupt SF tickets

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: A general view of day one of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2015 at Pier 70 on September 21, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch) Attention, budget-conscious tech enthusiasts. Today is the last day to get Disrupt SF tickets at the deeply discounted extra early-bird price point of $1,795 apiece, $1,200 off the full ticket price and $200 cheaper than they'll be tomorrow. Read More

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THE DENARK MODEL: 17 YO Girl Fights Off Rapist – Promptly Gets Charged For Use Of Pepper Spray

pepper-spray-ready-to-fireLeft says don't fight back.

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Rattner: People Nervous, Curious About Donald Trump

Steve Rattner, chairman at Willett Advisors, discusses what he hears from colleagues and investors about the possibility of Donald Trump becoming President of the United States. He speaks on "Bloomberg 'GO'." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Hunter: Clinton Is a 'Shrill, Loud Person'

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Donald Trump jets to battleground states, holds big rallies to reboot campaign

Donald Trump embarked Friday on a series of rallies in battleground states, moving to recover from one of the worst weeks of his campaign with the same formula that made him the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

The Trump campaign scheduled rallies Friday in Richmond, Virginia, Saturday in Tampa, Florida, and ...

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Obama's Energy Efficiency Regs Makes Appliances Way Worse

And way more expensive

Via: The Daily Caller

Meem backs up your phone every time you charge it

MEEM_KS_img_Cover Forgot to back up your phone again? The way we use smartphones has changed a lot, and many of us never even plug our smartphones into computers anymore. Meem's new power cables for iOS and Android may just be the solution — they back up your device every time you plug it in. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Meem's cables start shipping this month, after extensive delays. Read More

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