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The White House reveals what next week’s ‘big announcement’ on taxes will look like – Washington Post

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens as President Trump speaks during a budget meeting at the White House. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) The White House will release on Wednesday the “broad principles and priorities” of their plans to overhaul federal taxes, a White House official said Friday night, downplaying expectations that the Trump administration would reveal key details underpinning the plan. President Trump said earlier Friday that he would release new information…

140 Soldiers Killed in Taliban Attack on Afghan Base, Official Says – New York Times

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Paris gunman named as small-time criminal apparently inspired by Islamic State – Washington Post

Saturday, April 22, 2017

PARIS — French authorities on Friday identified a small-time criminal, apparently inspired by the Islamic State, as the perpetrator of a deadly attack on police officers in a shooting that set France on edge and darkened the final day of campaigning in the country’s pivotal presidential election. Despite a promise not to campaign following the attack Thursday night on Paris’s renowned Champs-Élysées boulevard, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen reinforced her…

Charles de Gaulle would roll over in his grave over what has become of French politics – Washington Post

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Charles de Gaulle addresses France during a televised speech in 1962. (AFP/Getty Images) COLOMBEY-LES-DEUX-ÉGLISES, France — The General rests in peace. In the graveyard of a small stone church in this afterthought of a country village, Charles de Gaulle — the founding father of modern France — enjoys the repose only awarded to the “great men” of history. Tourists traipse through his house; admirers bow their heads at the grave…

Repeal and Piecemeal: A Better Obamacare Strategy – National Review

Saturday, April 22, 2017

House Republicans are reportedly ready to return any day now to health-insurance reform after the spectacular failure in late March of the American Health Care Act, the resoundingly unpopular bill to “replace” the long-unpopular and misnamed Affordable Care Act. This time, they need to deliver: After seven years of promises to repeal Obamacare root and branch, the party can’t go back to the voters with nothing more than a…

Microsoft’s ARM-powered laptops won’t arrive until Q4 – The Verge

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Microsoft first announced its plans to bring Windows desktop apps to mobile ARM processors last year. The software giant is planning to allow partners to build laptop devices first, with a version of Windows 10 that will support ARM chips directly by including an emulator in the operating system. Devices will be able to run traditional desktop applications like Chrome or Photoshop, and they’ll be based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835…

HP’s new Zbook laptops crushes Apple’s ancient Mac Pro on … – PCWorld

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Apple’s Mac Pro has been ignored for so long that even Windows 10 mobile workstations are catching up on features and performance. Take HP’s latest Zbook laptop workstations, which were announced on Friday. These heavy built laptops—which is why they are called mobile workstations—have comparable memory and storage capacity technology to the Mac Pro, but excel in other areas. The laptops feature Thunderbolt 3 ports, DDR4 memory, Intel’s latest Kaby Lake-based…

Leaked document shows Microsoft is about to take on Chromebooks … – The Verge

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Microsoft is expected to unveil its Windows 10 Cloud operating system next month at a special software and hardware event in New York City. The software giant is likely launching its own hardware with a special version of Windows 10, which could debut as Windows 10 S or Windows 10 Cloud. While we’ll have to wait for May 2nd to see exactly what Microsoft is planning, some hardware specs point…

Pick up a refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to save some real money – Digital Trends

Saturday, April 22, 2017

If you’ve been waiting to pick up a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar but the price was holding you back, then consider a refurbished unit. The most important new feature introduced with the 2016 MacBook Pro was the new Touch Bar OLED touchscreen. The new input mechanism is Apple’s answer to the touch display and is being used by more and more developers to provide task-based virtual function keys…

Lifespan: Stolen laptop may contain 20,000 patients’ info | WPRI 12 … – WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

Saturday, April 22, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island’s largest hospital group said Friday it was notifying about 20,000 patients that some of their personal information may have been on laptop computer that was stolen. In a news release, Lifespan said someone broke into an employee’s car on Feb. 25 and stole several items, including a MacBook the employee used for work. According to Lifespan, the worker immediately notified both the company and police…

Trump Scrambles For A Win — Any Win, Really — As He Nears 100 Days – Huffington Post

Saturday, April 22, 2017

“The White House gambit to hold hostage health care for millions of Americans, in order to force American taxpayers to foot the bill for a wall that the President said would be paid for by Mexico is a complete non-starter,” said Schumer’s spokesman, Matt House. “The U.S. government is supposed to take care of its citizens and, according to the President, Mexico is supposed to pay for the wall. If…

Microsoft’s ARM-powered laptops won’t arrive until Q4 – The Verge

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Microsoft first announced its plans to bring Windows desktop apps to mobile ARM processors last year. The software giant is planning to allow partners to build laptop devices first, with a version of Windows 10 that will support ARM chips directly by including an emulator in the operating system. Devices will be able to run traditional desktop applications like Chrome or Photoshop, and they’ll be based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835…

HP’s new Zbook laptops crushes Apple’s ancient Mac Pro on … – PCWorld

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Apple’s Mac Pro has been ignored for so long that even Windows 10 mobile workstations are catching up on features and performance. Take HP’s latest Zbook laptop workstations, which were announced on Friday. These heavy built laptops—which is why they are called mobile workstations—have comparable memory and storage capacity technology to the Mac Pro, but excel in other areas. The laptops feature Thunderbolt 3 ports, DDR4 memory, Intel’s latest Kaby Lake-based…

Attack on Champs-Élysées Injects More Uncertainty Into French Vote – New York Times

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Trump Adviser’s Visit to Moscow Got the FBI’s Attention – New York Times

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Paris shooting casts shadow over final day of French election campaign – CNN

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Nov. 2015: Coordinated attacks in Paris kill 130 people Jan. 2016: Knife-wielding man shot dead on anniversary of Charlie Hebdo attacks Jul. 2016: Bastille Day truck attack in Nice leaves 84 dead Jul. 2016: Catholic priest killed after ISIS sympathizers storm church Sep. 2016: Plot to attack Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris foiled Feb. 2017: Police thwart ‘imminent attack on French soil’

ObamaCare repeal: Where the GOP-Trump plan stands right now – The Hill

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A White House effort to win House approval next week for an ObamaCare repeal bill is running head-on into a divided GOP conference struggling to reconcile its differences. While centrist Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) and conservative Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) say they are close to a deal, other Republicans say they are not a part of the agreement and that MacArthur is not bringing other centrists along with him. Republican…

Justice Dept. warns sanctuary cities in immigration fight – Washington Post

Saturday, April 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine jurisdictions Friday that they may lose coveted law enforcement grant money unless they document cooperation. It sent letters to officials in California and major cities including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans, all places the Justice Department’s inspector general has identified as limiting the…

Microsoft’s ARM-powered laptops won’t arrive until Q4 – The Verge

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Microsoft first announced its plans to bring Windows desktop apps to mobile ARM processors last year. The software giant is planning to allow partners to build laptop devices first, with a version of Windows 10 that will support ARM chips directly by including an emulator in the operating system. Devices will be able to run traditional desktop applications like Chrome or Photoshop, and they’ll be based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835…

HP’s new Zbook laptops crushes Apple’s ancient Mac Pro on features – PCWorld

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Apple’s Mac Pro has been ignored for so long that even Windows 10 mobile workstations are catching up on features and performance. Take HP’s latest Zbook laptop workstations, which were announced on Friday. These heavy built laptops—which is why they are called mobile workstations—have comparable memory and storage capacity technology to the Mac Pro, but excel in other areas. The laptops feature Thunderbolt 3 ports, DDR4 memory, Intel’s latest Kaby Lake-based…