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For many at violent Berkeley rally, it wasn’t really about Trump or free speech: They came to make trouble – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

When hundreds of activists on the left and the right converged here Saturday, things got ugly very quickly. It was billed as a “free speech” rally by conservative activists, staged in one of America’s most liberal cities. But even before the event was set to begin, fists were flying and people were left bloodied. In the end, 21 were arrested and police confiscated an array of heavy sticks, knives, and…

Trump targets visas program for highly skilled workers – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump heads to the politically important state of Wisconsin Tuesday to sign an order aimed at curbing abuses in a visa program used by technology companies that rely on high-skilled foreign workers. The order, dubbed “Buy American, Hire American,” marks a return to the populism Trump seemed to all but abandon with a series of recent reversals on economic policies. Trump will sign the directive at…

Could the US take out North Korea’s missiles before launch? – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

(CNN)A failed missile launch in North Korea Sunday has brought renewed attention to reports that the United States is trying to degrade North Korea’s missile capabilities via hacking. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2016/07/14/stuxnet-intv-amanpour-gibney.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_26′,adsection: ‘cnn.com_us_usmilitary_inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:144,”width”:256,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/141219085904-computer-hacker-restricted-hp-video.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:169,”width”:300,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/141219085904-computer-hacker-restricted-story-body.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:360,”width”:640,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/141219085904-computer-hacker-restricted-story-top.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:552,”width”:980,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/141219085904-computer-hacker-restricted-horizontal-large-gallery.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:552,”width”:980,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/141219085904-computer-hacker-restricted-horizontal-large-gallery.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:552,”width”:980,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/141219085904-computer-hacker-restricted-horizontal-large-gallery.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:60,”width”:60,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/141219085904-computer-hacker-restricted-topics.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist ===…

British prime minister calls for elections in June amid Brexit fallout – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May called Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying she needed a fresh mandate to move ahead with Britain’s planned break from the European Union. The surprise announcement — made outside her office at 10 Downing Street — comes amid political strains over Brexit and moves by Scotland to possible carve its own independent path to remain in the European Union. “I…

Court Decisions Force Arkansas to Halt Execution – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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A Murder Posted on Facebook Prompts Outrage and Questions Over Responsibility – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Turkey referendum: Trump congratulates Erdogan – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Media captionTurkish referendum in three words Donald Trump has congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in Sunday’s referendum that gave him sweeping new powers. In a phone call, the US president also thanked Mr Erdogan for supporting America’s missile strike on a Syrian government airbase on 7 April. In the poll, 51.4% of Turkish voters backed the changes. Mr Erdogan rejected criticism from international monitors who said…

The dangers of Trump’s strategic impatience with North Korea – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. On the heels of yet another North Korean missile test, Vice President Pence arrived in South Korea with a firm message. He declared an end to the “era of strategic patience” with the regime in Pyongyang, echoing the established line of…

After a series of flip-flops, Trump prepares to deliver on a key campaign pledge – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

President Donald Trump after signing an executive order last month aimed at reorganizing government. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump plans to sign an executive order in Wisconsin on Tuesday that the White House says will make it harder for tech companies to replace American workers with cheaper foreign labor, and will strengthen rules barring foreign contractors from bidding on government projects, according to senior administration officials. The…

Facebook suspect Steve Stephens hunted across US – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Media captionThe suspect said he was looking for victims in a video posted on Facebook A nationwide manhunt is under way in the US for the suspect who shot dead a grandfather on the street apparently at random and posted the footage. The suspect, Steve Stephens, said in another video post that he had killed 13 people and would kill more. He shot dead 74-year-old Robert Godwin in Ohio as…

US Supreme Court Rejects Arkansas’ Request To Carryout Execution – NPR

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Protesters gather outside the state Capitol building in Little Rock, Ark., on Friday to voice their opposition to the executions that were scheduled for the next two weeks. On Friday and Saturday, two judges blocked the executions from moving forward; the state is appealing. Kelly P. Kissel/AP hide caption toggle caption Kelly P. Kissel/AP Protesters gather outside the state Capitol building in Little Rock, Ark., on Friday to voice their…

Pence Talks Tough on North Korea, but Adds a Sweetener – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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National manhunt underway for suspect in Facebook homicide video – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Local, state and federal law enforcement officers are searching for a suspect accused of shooting and killing a 74-year-old man Sunday in Cleveland and then posting a video of the coldblooded slaying on Facebook. Authorities said Monday that the suspect, identified by police as 37-year-old Steve W. Stephens, is still at large amid a manhunt that began in Ohio and spread to five states before expanding into a national search. By…

Trump robocall attacks Dem in Georgia special election – The Hill

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

President Trump recorded a robocall Monday calling on voters to help defeat Jon Ossoff, the Democratic candidate running for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, saying he will “raise your taxes, destroy your healthcare, and flood our country with illegal immigrants.” In Trump’s automated call about Tuesday’s Georgia special election, he urges voters fight against the “Washington Democrats” such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to win the seat.  “Liberal democrats…

Bitter Fight Behind Him, Justice Gorsuch Starts Day With Relish – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Trump calls Erdogan to congratulate him on contested referendum, Turkey says – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

President Trump called to congratulate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday after a referendum greatly expanding his powers, according to Turkish officials, despite a more circumspect State Department response to Sunday’s vote, which international election observers declared unfair. Erdogan’s office said that he and Trump also discussed the situation in Syria, including the April 4 chemical weapons attack on civilians in Idlib province, and that Trump thanked Erdogan for Turkey’s…

Trump warns North Korea: ‘Gotta behave’ – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

PANMUNJOM, South Korea — A day after a failed North Korean missile test, U.S. President Donald Trump had a message Monday for the North’s ruler: ‘Gotta behave.” At the same time, Vice President Mike Pence warned at the Korean Demilitarized Zone that America’s “era of strategic patience is over.” Keeping up the verbal volleying, North Korea’s deputy U.N. ambassador accused the United States of turning the Korean peninsula into “the…

Turkey’s Vote Could Mean the End of a Courtship to Join the EU – New York Times

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

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Police Across Five States Search for Suspect in Fatal Shooting Shown on Facebook – New York Times

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

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Poll: Trump woes take toll on GOP – Politico

Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017

President Donald Trump’s approval rating, according to a new survey released Monday, is 39 percent — precisely the same as two months ago. | AP Photo By Steven Shepard 04/17/17 12:26 PM EDT President Donald Trump continues to lag his predecessors in public approval and his unpopularity appears to be trickling down to other Republicans in Washington. Trump’s approval rating, according to a new Pew Research Center survey released Monday,…

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