Former President Barack Obama attends Duke-North Carolina, wishes Zion Williamson well

Former President Barack Obama was in attendance for Wednesday night's clash between UNC and Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Obama explains what it means to be a man today

During a town hall for his foundation MBK Rising, former President Barack Obama broke down what it takes to be a man today without falling back into outdated stereotypes.
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Former President Barack Obama attends Duke-North Carolina game

Former President Barack Obama was in attendance for Wednesday night's clash between UNC and Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Why cities, counties may turn to the state political watchdog to enforce local campaign finance issues

Cities and counties across California are reaching out to the state’s political watchdog about possibly enforcing their campaign finance and ethics ordinances under a new law that took effect on Jan. 1. The law, modeled after an arrangement San Bernardino County has had with the California Fair Political Practices Commission since 2013, essentially allows local agencies to draw on the state’s experience and expertise in dealing with such issues — for a price. The FPPC could not say Wednesday how...
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Obama arrives for North Carolina-Duke matchup

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama has arrived at Cameron Indoor Stadium for top-ranked Duke’s game against No. 8 North Carolina. Obama entered the arena about 30 minutes before tipoff Wednesday night, slapping high-fives with the Cameron Crazies behind one basket as they chanted his name. Obama is a noted college basketball fan […]
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Bogus gun research underpins calls for overreaching gun control

Last week Rep. Nancy Pelosi warned President Donald Trump that if he declared an “emergency” to build a wall, “think what a president with different values can present… Why don’t you declare (the epidemic of gun violence in America) an emergency, Mr. President? I wish you would… A Democratic president can declare emergencies as well.” Her fellow Democrats Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Elizabeth Warren quickly agreed. Warren tweeted: “Gun violence is an emergency. Climate change is an emergency…” Y...
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White House Memo: Trump Cultivates a Kindred Spirit From a Continent He Often Antagonizes

President Trump hosted Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria on Wednesday at the White House. They have a shared appeal to nationalism and determination to crack down on immigration.
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North Korea must take 'meaningful' steps to earn sanctions relief, says Trump

Second meeting between president and Kim Jong-un to be held in Vietnam next weekNorth Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, must make a “meaningful” gesture if he wants to see sanctions lifted, Donald Trump said on Wednesday ahead of a second summit between the two men scheduled for next week.“The sanctions are on in full. I haven’t taken sanctions off,” Trump told reporters at the White House. Continue reading...
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Climate Change Doubter Is Leading Effort to Advise President Trump on Climate Security

William Happer has claimed that carbon dioxide is good for humans
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Culture secretary to meet Mark Zuckerberg in US after snub to MPs

Jeremy Wright visits Facebook HQ following founder’s refusal to face Commons committeeThe culture secretary has flown to meet Mark Zuckerberg in California, despite the Facebook boss refusing to come to the UK to answer questions from a parliamentary committee.Jeremy Wright is due to meet the social network’s founder at Facebook’s global headquarters on the outskirts of San Francisco, as the government prepares to unveil its proposals for regulating internet companies. These could place a legal ...
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Czech prime minister will meet with Trump in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Czech Republic’s prime minister will be meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House next month. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump will host Andrej Babis and his wife for their first official visit on March 7. She says the leaders are expected to discuss “how best to […]
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Barack Obama: 'You don't need eight women around you twerking'

Former US President Barack Obama gives his advice to young men at an event for his foundation.
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Scooter company reps scolded by Oregon legislators over helmet law proposal

Matthew Kopko with Bird Rides (L), and Jonathan Hopkins from Lime. Senators Lew Frederick (L) and Cliff Bentz. What was expected to be just another ho-hum hearing on one of thousands of bills working their way through Oregon’s 2019 legislative session, turned out to be anything but. “What I’m hearing seems to be a bit counter-intuitive from a safety perspective.”— Rep. Caddy McKeown, Co-Chair Joint Committee on Transportation As we shared earlier today, House Bill 2671 seeks to requir...
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Conservative split as rebels denounce grip of hardline Brexiters

Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen say Tory modernising project has been destroyedThree Conservative MPs who resigned to join a new independent group on Wednesday said Theresa May had allowed their former party to fall prey to hardline Brexiters and declared that the Tory modernising project had been destroyed. Related: The resignation of three Tory MPs is a dire warning to the party | Andrew Gimson Continue reading...
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Why are conservatives healthier than liberals? Personal responsibility, study suggests.

A growing body of research suggests there's some relationship between our measurable personality traits and our political beliefs.A recent study examined the relationship between political beliefs, personal responsibility and overall health.The results suggest that an emphasis on responsibility might explain health differences between liberals and conservatives. None It's fairly well documented that conservatives tend to be healthier and than liberals, but what's less clear is why? Some say it's...
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No breakthrough for May after 'constructive' Brexit talks in Brussels

PM asks Juncker for changes to Irish backstop as pair agree to meet again in FebruaryTheresa May has told European commission president Jean-Claude Juncker she needed “legally-binding changes” to the Irish backstop if MPs were to back her Brexit deal, during a high-stakes meeting in Brussels that yielded no obvious breakthrough.With only 37 days until the UK leaves the European Union, EU expectations were low when May arrived in Brussels. Shortly before meeting the prime minister, Juncker predic...
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Horror of Highlights

This is typical of the way I sometimes chase trails down into holes in the earth and the warrens of history...after seeing the Karsh exhibit the other day I got interested in his association with John H. Garo, the socialite Boston portraitist who lived from 1870 to 1939. Karsh evidently learned a lot of things from Garo, from his public persona and flair for stylish dressing to his way of working with clients. Here's Karsh with his employer and mentor Garo: Nice portrait, although you'll notice...
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Will former President Barack Obama attend Duke-North Carolina game?

Duke officials have increased security with the likelihood that former President Barack Obama will be attending tonight's game vs. North Carolina.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Days before summit, Trump raises prospect of easing North Korea sanctions

Speaking to reporters at the White House on Wednesday, Trump also said he expects to meet with Kim again after their Feb. 27-28 summit in Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital. Trump said he did not think North Korea was reluctant to denuclearize, in spite of a lack of concrete progress since he and Kim met for a first summit in Singapore in June.
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Barack Obama Just Introduced Himself In A Refreshingly Feminist Way

On a stage full of men, the former president led with a joke that paid tribute to Michelle Obama.
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Barack Obama And Stephen Curry Tackle Toxic Masculinity

Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors player Steph Curry sat down with young men of color to address the issue.
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White House braces for shakeup after Trump privately complains about Coats

White House officials have begun to have preliminary discussions about replacing Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats amid concerns that President Donald Trump may soon dismiss him, two senior administration officials told CNN, despite the President's public denial he's considering the move.
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Germany resists UK plea to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt raises issue at Brexit talks with German counterpart in BerlinGermany has rejected a plea by the UK foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia, denying that its embargo weakens Europe’s credibility or harms the European defence industry.At a joint press conference with the German foreign minister, Heiko Maas, Hunt was told his plea for a resumption of arms sales made in a leaked letter had been rejected for the moment. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Saudi Arabia, Germany, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Defence policy, Jeremy Hunt, Yemen, Brexit, BerlinGermany, Heiko Maas Hunt

Snow covers White House lawn

Heavy snow continues to fall outside of the White House in Washington D.C. The Nation Weather Service issued winter storm warnings from Nebraska to Maryland.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Analysis: Conway kind of threatened report might never come out

At the very end of a decidedly contentious interview between CNN's Chris Cuomo and White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday night, Conway said something regarding special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election that should raise every eyebrow you have (which should only be two).
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'Let her prove herself': Bethnal Green residents on Shamima Begum

Locals express regret after home secretary revokes 19-year-old’s citizenship – but some have faith in state’s actionsResidents in Bethnal Green, east London, where Shamima Begum lived before going to Syria to join Islamic State, have expressed regret at the home secretary’s order to revoke her citizenship.Abdur Rahman, a 55-year-old cab driver, who has lived in the area for 25 years, said: “The fact she was born here is one thing, but everyone deserves a chance to redeem themselves. Let her come...
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Washington Post: Climate skeptic may lead WH panel to study climate change and national security

A climate change skeptic who once compared "demonization" of carbon dioxide to the treatment of Jews under Adolf Hitler may lead a proposed White House committee tasked with studying whether climate change poses a national security threat, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
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WaPo: Climate skeptic may lead WH panel to study climate change and national security

A climate change skeptic who once compared "demonization" of carbon dioxide to the treatment of Jews under Adolf Hitler may lead a proposed White House committee tasked with studying whether climate change poses a national security threat, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
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Trump: Release of Russia probe report up to attorney general

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the newly confirmed US attorney general should be the person who decides whether to publicly release the much-anticipated Russia report, which could be completed as early as next week. The remarks came as CNN reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who has headed the probe since May 2017, could deliver his final report next week, possibly when Trump travels to Asia for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Asked at the White Ho...
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Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s prison sentence postponed for his shoulder surgery

A judge has agreed to postpone the start of ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s prison sentence by two months to May 6. New York Judge William Pauley approved the delay Wednesday after Cohen’s lawyers said he needed more time to recover from shoulder surgery and prepare for Congressional testimony. They noted prosecutors did not object. Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, is also preparing to testify before three Congressional committees this month. Cohen was sentence...
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