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Anderson Cooper to White House official: ‘I’m just going to ignore the insults’

(CNN)Anderson Cooper responded to an attack on CNN and other journalists from White House senior aide Sebastian Gorka Wednesday, telling the outspoken adviser to President Donald Trump that his insults were not worth responding to since they did not contribute to the dialogue. “Your chyron talked about a crisis,” Gorka said. “Your reporter talked about a bunker mentality. I actually work in the West Wing. I work in the White…

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Pence sends a message to McConnell, Paul on healthcare in their own backyard

(CNN)“Help is on the way!” Vice President Mike Pence declared to small-business owners at a roundtable in Kentucky as he spoke about the adverse effects of Obamacare. While the president had no public events on Wednesday, the vice president traveled to Kentucky, a state that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in the election, for a roundtable listening session, a speech, and a private reception in Lexington.

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Trump meets Macron, shadowed by Putin

Washington (CNN)In normal times, President Donald Trump’s two-day sojourn to Paris would be a simple and uncomplicated mission. But this looks almost certain to become Trump’s third visit to Europe dominated by questions over the role Russia played in his election. This time, it’s the admission — via emails his son, Donald Trump Jr. released — that Trump Jr. set up a meeting last year with a woman he believed…

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Downbeat Republicans no closer to health care deal, but ready to vote next week

Washington (CNN)Republican senators were no closer to a health care deal on Tuesday after the surprise decision to delay the Senate’s summer recess and as a bombshell revelation about Donald Trump Jr. hung over Capitol Hill. Instead, members arrived at a weekly lunch meeting to a chaotic scene where swarms of reporters peppered senators with questions about the news that President Donald Trump’s eldest son had agreed to meet with…

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Donald Trump Jr. astonishes America

(CNN)Donald Trump Jr.’s decision to take a meeting with a Russian lawyer who had alleged ties to the Kremlin may be the most baffling move by a high-level political operative in recent memory. Second only to his apparent thinking that such a meeting would be a good decision. In short, the emails suggest he was prepared to meet with a potential agent of a hostile foreign government. And because he…

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Clinton campaign officials surprised by Donald Trump Jr. emails

Washington (CNN)Former Clinton campaign officials reacted forcefully to the bombshell email chain released by Donald Trump Jr. via Twitter on Tuesday with surprise and concern. On Tuesday, Trump Jr. released his email correspondence with publicist Rob Goldstone — which showed that Goldstone offered a meeting with a “Russian government attorney” and referred to “some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia.”

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Fifty years after the riots that shook America, has anything changed?

(CNN)On the hot summer night on of July 12, 1967, two white policemen in Newark, New Jersey, arrested an African-American cabdriver named John Smith for “tailgating” and driving in the wrong direction. The police also accused Smith of physical assault and using offensive language. Race relations had been growing more tense over the year as Newark Mayor Hugh Addonizio announced a series of decisions that had angered the African-American community….

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Police Arrest Man Who Threatened Attack At Ariana Grande Concert

Authorities tracked the suspect, a Colombian citizen, using the IP address associated with the threat, head investigator Walter Espinoza told The Costa Rica Star. A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Jul 10, 2017 at 4:39am PDT Grande went through with the Sunday concert in Alajuela, where security officials directed attendees through three separate security checks to get inside, each performed by a different group: Costa Rican police, private…

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Trump lawyer: President didn’t see email until Trump Jr. released it

(CNN)Jay Sekulow, an attorney representing President Donald Trump, said Tuesday that Trump was not aware his son was offered information last year purportedly from Russia. The email chain disclosed by Trump Jr. showed emails from Rob Goldstone, a music publicist, referring to potentially damaging information on Hillary Clinton as part of a Russian effort to bolster Trump’s campaign. Sekulow said it made no sense that Trump Jr. or anyone else…

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Security firm hired to monitor Penn State frat where hazing occurred, police say

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (CNN)A security company hired by Penn State’s Interfraternity Council arrived at the party just after 19-year-old pledge Timothy Piazza fell down a flight of stairs and was fatally injured after an alcohol-fueled hazing ritual, a police detective testified Monday. Beta Theta Pi was supposed to be an alcohol-free fraternity, and employees from St. Moritz Security Services were supposed to be spot checking compliance, Scicchitano said.

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Military plane crashes in Mississippi, 16 dead

(CNN)Sixteen people are dead in the crash of a Marine Corps airplane in Leflore County, Mississippi, according to Fred Randle, county emergency management director. The aircraft was a KC-130, one of the most extensively used planes in the military. The planes can be modified for various uses including carrying cargo, transporting troops or carrying out inflight refueling. Secretary of the Interior and Navy SEAL Ryan Zinke tweeted his condolences saying:…

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Why Russia-probe investigators are looking at anti-money laundering database

(CNN)It has been reported that the Senate and House Intelligence committees investigating possible ties between Trump campaign officials and the Russians have begun to receive access to financial data from the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). It does this, in part, by These reports come from more than 80,000 financial institutions and 500,000 individuals who maintain foreign bank accounts. FinCEN makes this information available to law enforcement and…

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Taylor Review: UK should end cash-in-hand economy – BBC News

Mr Taylor’s report recommends a new category of worker called a “dependent contractor”, who should be given extra protections by firms like Uber and Deliveroo. It also says low-paid workers should not be “stuck” at the minimum living wage or face insecurity. Kamal Ahmed: NI tax hit for gig economy firms Deliveroo moves on benefits for riders What is the gig economy? At the launch of the report later today,…

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Vatican Says Communion Bread Must Contain Gluten

In a June 15 directive, which circulated over the weekend following a report from Vatican Radio, the church reaffirmed policies regarding the host, or sacramental bread, and wine used during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Low-gluten hosts are valid, he said, but they must contain a sufficient amount of gluten to obtain the confection of bread without the addition of foreign materials and without the use of procedures that…

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Twitter Responds To Kellyanne Conways Latest Spin And Its Too Funny

On Monday, the White House counselor went on CNN to defend Donald Trump Jr.s meetingin June 2016 with a lawyer linked to the Russian government. Thats when Conway changed the subject and began criticizing CNN for their negative coverage of the Trump administration for about 30 minutes. I know, but there are also reasons why you dont want to talk about Russia, and I do, Cuomo responded. It is my…

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This comprehensive Google Analytics course is now just $29

Image: Pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Lets face it: if you want your website to be successful, you need to use Google Analytics. Whether youre writing a paleo lifestyle blog, selling USA flag pins, or trying to start your own underground fight club, Google Analytics is the best tool for understanding your audience. But much like the…

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Shoppers ‘in the dark’ about Brexit effect – BBC News

“That makes it less efficient which means all three of those benefits – prices, quality and choice – go backwards.” Food and farming combined are the UK’s biggest manufacturing sector and the EU is involved all along the chain – from what grows in British fields to the labels in shops. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEx-Sainsbury’s boss warns Brexit will impact our weekly shop The EU…

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Minimum wage push for gig economy workers – BBC News

The review by Matthew Taylor, the head of the Royal Society of Arts and a former Tony Blair adviser, will outline a structure obliging firms to show that a person working for them can earn at least 1.2 times the present national living wage of 7.50 an hour for over-25s. The companies will do that by modelling the number of tasks – or “gigs” – an average person working at…

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Brexit: Theresa May’s offer to EU citizens ‘falls short’ – BBC News

But the prime minister’s proposals would be dependent on EU states guaranteeing Britons the same rights. May unveils Brexit offer for EU citizens What is UK offering EU citizens? The Brexit expats questions Brexit: All you need to know The leaders of the four political groups who have signed the joint letter account for two-thirds of the votes in the European Parliament. Their letter points out that that they have…

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The End Of The Battle For Mosul Brings The Start Of A Huge Task To Rebuild

While armed forces continued battling over the last part of the Old City under militant control an area that stretches less than a square mile Abadi congratulated Iraqi fighters and Baghdad residents celebrated by dancing in the streets. Thousands of Mosul residents have lost their lives in the violence. Nearly a million peoplehave been displaced. Entire districts have been leveled. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE via Getty Images ISIS swept into Mosul in…

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Trooper shot dead in New York state

(CNN)A New York state trooper has been shot dead while responding to a domestic dispute in Jefferson County, police say. Police said a female victim was also found dead at the scene. CNN affiliate WWNY quoted police as saying that woman was Walters’ wife, but police would not confirm the connection to CNN. Police said a second woman living in a shed on the property had also been shot but…

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Keep your eyes on the road with this Kickstarter AR hit

Image: hudway  Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Cars have made a lot of technological progress over the last 20 years. They can speak multiple languages, function as internet hot spots, and even star in their own Pixar franchise. But theres one basic thing they still havent mastered: limiting distracted driving. SEE ALSO: Finally, a way to turn your…

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Facebook plans to build a ‘mixed-use village,’ aka its very own town in California

Facebooktown.Image: Shutterstock / wernimages Facebook isn’t content with just governing everything you do online. The social networking giant announced plans this week to turn part of its Menlo Park, California property into a “mixed-use village” that’ll be like its own town. The property at Facebook’s corporate headquarters will contain a grocery store, a pharmacy, housing, office space, and other services that people usually access in their own, non-Zuckerberg-controlled towns. “Part…

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Here are some of the weirder and more creative ad blockers on the market

Image: Shutterstock / underverse A host of niche ad blockers are helping web surfers trade annoying ads for cats, art, and inspiration. The tools are part of a burgeoning cottage industry of blocking software birthed by a popular frustration with disruptive digital ads in recent years. But where most of their ilk simply scrub pop-ups and promos from your screen, a handful of developers have tried to set their services…

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