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Trump to propose big cuts to safety-net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits – Washington Post

Monday, May 22, 2017

President Trump’s first major budget proposal on Tuesday will include massive cuts to Medicaid and call for changes to anti-poverty programs that would give states new power to limit a range of benefits, people familiar with the planning said, despite growing unease in Congress about cutting the safety net. For Medicaid, the state-federal program that provides health care to low-income Americans, Trump’s budget plan would follow through on a bill…

North Korea confirms ‘successful’ new ballistic missile test – BBC News

Monday, May 22, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pyongyang said the missile launched was the Pukguksong-2, which was also tested in February North Korea has confirmed it “successfully” launched another medium-range ballistic missile on Sunday. The state-run KCNA news agency said the weapon was now ready to be deployed for military action. The White House said the missile had a shorter range than those used in North Korea’s last three tests. It comes…

Why Pence’s frustration feels like déjà vu – CNN

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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Sea lion grabs girl and pulls her into water – CNN

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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Sheriff David Clarke denies plagiarism, calls reporter a ‘sleaze bag’ – ABC News

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke — who last week claimed that he was appointed to be an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security — is denying allegations that he plagiarized content in his 2013 master’s thesis, while calling the reporter who broke the story a “sleaze bag.” CNN reported on Saturday night that Clarke, a controversial figure who has spoken out against the activist group Black Lives Matter…

North Korea tests another missile; Seoul says dashes hopes for peace – Reuters

Sunday, May 21, 2017

SEOUL North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in a week, which South Korea said dashed the hopes of the South’s new liberal government for peace between the neighbors. A South Korean military official said the missile appeared to be an upgraded, extended-range version of the North’s solid-fuel submarine-launched missile. The missile fired a week ago flew was liquid-fueled,…

2017 MacBook Pro, 12-inch MacBook (and maybe MacBook Air) Refresh: What To Expect – Forbes

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Credit: Brooke Crothers MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Dell XPS 15. With the MacBook Pro, 12-inch MacBook, and possibly the MacBook Air due for a refresh in June at the WWDC, let’s dig down a little and set expectations. Here’s what Bloomberg said this week: The MacBook Pro will get a faster Kaby Lake processor from Intel Corp., said [sources]…Apple is also working on a new version of the 12-inch…

The Latest: Trump says terrorists ‘worship death’ – Washington Post

Sunday, May 21, 2017

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local): 5:57 p.m. President Donald Trump says that every nation must shoulder the burden of rooting our terrorism from their countries. In an address to the leaders of Muslim-majority countries in Riyadh Sunday, Trump said, “Every nation has an absolute duty to ensure that terrorists find no quarter on their soil.” Trump said terrorist groups…

North Korea fires medium-range missile in latest test – CBS News

Sunday, May 21, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Sunday fired a medium-range missile, U.S. and South Korean officials said, in the latest ballistics test for a country speeding up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles.  The rocket was fired from an area near the North Korean county of Pukchang, in South Phyongan Province, and flew eastward about 310 miles, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. It did not immediately…

On SNL, The Rock and Tom Hanks joked about a 2020 White House bid. Some want to believe. – Washington Post

Sunday, May 21, 2017

In the cold open for the season finale of “Saturday Night Live,” the “Trump administration” bid farewell, as Alec Baldwin and other cast members sang a mournful “Hallelujah” around the piano. After that, another duo stepped in to fill the political void. Sort of. Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who was hosting the show for a fifth time, made a dramatic announcement in his opening monologue: He was putting the persistent…

Report: China cripples CIA operations, kills informants – Washington Post

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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LG Gram review: Amazingly light laptop either needs to be cheaper or better – Ars Technica

Sunday, May 21, 2017

reader comments 3 We live in uncertain times, but when it comes to laptops, we’re actually pretty spoiled these days. The low-end still has plenty of junky machines, but buying good, thoughtfully designed computers for $700 and up is also easier than ever. That means that sweating the details is more important than ever. A thin-and-light design, a nice IPS screen, a non-terrible keyboard and trackpad, and a good (and/or…

The Latest: US first lady Melania Trump visits Riyadh school – Washington Post

Sunday, May 21, 2017

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local): 12:36 p.m. First lady Melania Trump paid a visit to the American International School in Riyadh on Sunday while her husband held a series of bilateral meetings with Arab leaders. The first lady delivered Dr. Seuss books to a pre-school classroom, spoke to sixth graders on a soccer field and clapped along to a…

Microsoft surely takes the prize for buck-passing – The Guardian

Sunday, May 21, 2017

So here is the “new normal”. The US has a president who is (depending on the time of day) borderline psychotic, childlike, chronically bored and/or narcissistic. He may also be a threat to the national security of his country. And he is doing things (like firing James Comey, the FBI director who was inquiring into his ties with Russia, and passing highly secret intelligence to that country’s foreign minister) that…

The Latest: Trump gets royal treatment from Saudis. – Washington Post

Sunday, May 21, 2017

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local): 4:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is getting the kind of royal treatment in Saudi Arabia that must be a welcome change from the tense atmosphere he left behind in Washington. In the capital of Riyadh, Saudi King Salman greeted Trump warmly and later presented him with the kingdom’s highest civilian honor, a gold medal,…

Trump signs ‘tremendous’ deals with Saudi Arabia on his first day overseas – Washington Post

Sunday, May 21, 2017

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Trump made a splashy debut on the world stage here Saturday, ushering in a new era in U.S.-Saudi Arabian relations by signing a joint “strategic vision” that includes $110 billion in American arms sales and other new investments that the administration said would bring hundreds of thousands of jobs. “It was a great day,” Trump said. He cited “tremendous investments in the United States . . . and jobs,…