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From Gandhi to guns: An Indian woman explores the NRA convention – CNN

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Atlanta (CNN)Guns are not a part of the culture of my homeland, except perhaps for the occasional Bollywood movie in which the bad guy meets his demise staring down the wrong end of a barrel. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘politics/2017/04/28/trump-nra-eight-year-assault-sot-nr.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height: ’100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_4′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ’100%’,frameHeight: ’100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170428144322-trump-nra-speech-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170428144322-trump-nra-speech-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170428144322-trump-nra-speech-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170428144322-trump-nra-speech-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170428144322-trump-nra-speech-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170428144322-trump-nra-speech-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170428144322-trump-nra-speech-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId =…

The First 100 Days: ‘A Standard That Not Even Roosevelt Achieved’ – NPR

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Emergency Banking Act into law on March 9, 1933. Roosevelt signed a record 15 major pieces of legislation in the first 100 days of his presidency. AP hide caption toggle caption AP President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Emergency Banking Act into law on March 9, 1933. Roosevelt signed a record 15 major pieces of legislation in the first 100 days of his presidency….

North Korea’s missile test fails, US military says – CNN

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

(CNN)A ballistic missile launched early Saturday by North Korea in defiance of international pressure and at a time of heightened regional tensions appears to have failed. North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2017 ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/04/28/will-ripley-inside-north-korea-apartment-orig.cnn’,width: ’100%’,height:…

Pope Francis preaches tolerance at Mass in Cairo – CNN

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

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How the world sees Trump, 100 days in – CNN

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

By Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN Updated 9:05 AM ET, Sat April 29, 2017 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)The world was dumbfounded by the election of Donald Trump, and his first 100 days in office have done little to alleviate a deep sense of uncertainty and unpredictability. Indeed, as one observer put it, the last few weeks…

Working with Congress hasn’t been as easy as Trump predicted – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — For Donald Trump, self-proclaimed master negotiator, making deals with Congress was supposed to be easy. “This Congress is going to be the busiest Congress we’ve had in decades, maybe ever,” Trump predicted shortly after taking office. Not so far. With Republicans in charge of the House, the Senate and the White House for the first time in a decade, Trump didn’t reckon with the reality of GOP divisions…

Microsoft gears up to retake the classroom – CNET

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Enlarge Image Can Microsoft make the grade? Getty Images Pop quiz: Which tech company is the most popular in schools? Answer: Google, by a mile. And Microsoft hopes to change that. The software giant is planning to hold an event in New York on Tuesday during which it’s expected to discuss new software for schools, and even a new low-cost PC designed to compete with other computer makers on price…

Microsoft Should Copy The Nintendo Switch And Make An ‘Xbox Surface’ – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Credit: Nintendo Now just imagine this screen with ‘Halo’ or ‘Dark Souls.’ Microsoft needs to fight back against the juggernaut that is the PlayStation 4. After all, the Xbox One is playing second fiddle and has been for some time. One way the Xbox team is planning to do that is by releasing “the most powerful console ever” in the Xbox Scorpio this holiday season, though we still don’t know…

Microsoft blames slow Surface sales for revenue miss – CNBC

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

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This ‘experimental’ web browser doesn’t look like any other you’ve used – here’s what it can do – Business Insider

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Opera’s Neon “concept” web browser.Jeff Dunn/Business Insider Remember when Chrome was exciting? It wasn’t too long ago when Google’s web browser was seen as a godsend, a minimalist and speedy alternative to the stagnant husk of Internet Explorer. Now, Chrome is at a point of dominance. And though it’s not as messy as IE was at its peak, the magic has worn off. It’s generally not the most power-efficient thing,…

Apple Loop: New iPhone 7S Leaks, Disappointing iPhone 8 Delay, Microsoft Surface Vs MacBook Pro – Forbes

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes which new iPhone will get an OLED screen, production issues with the iPhone 8, more details on the iPhone 7S, discounts on the MacBook Pro, Apple’s role as Silicon Vally’s kingmaker, changes to App Store affiliate income, and thoughts on Surface vs Mac Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of…

A Rundown of Acer’s Impressive New Lineup of Affordable Laptops – Paste Magazine

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

As is the case with most PC laptop manufacturers, Acer has multiple laptops for sale for absolutely every possible use case and price. However, yesterday at a press event in NYC, Acer unveiled its 2017 lineup of more affordable laptops. Acer CEO Jason Chen took the stage and freely admitted that the PC market wasn’t exactly growing. Perhaps that’s why the company seems to be focusing so heavily…

Elitebook x360 1030 G2 review: A business laptop with the lot – ZDNet

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

It has been a long time since an HP business device made me sit up and take notice, but the latest Elitebook x360 has changed that. In a world where manufacturers continue to push tablets with keyboards as productivity devices, I’m increasingly convinced that convertible laptops are the superior option. The Elitebook x360 1030 G2 is first and foremost a very good laptop, and the ability to become a decent…

In search of perfection: Razer reflects on five years of laptop design – TechRadar

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Razer is still a relatively new player in the laptop and desktop world, but in spite of its five year career, the gaming hardware maker has already introduced 20 systems. It all started with the first Razer Blade, introduced in August 2011 as a 17-inch gaming laptop equipped with just 8GB of memory and Nvidia GT 555M graphics. Fast forward to today, and Razer’s 17-inch system now features Nvidia GTX…

Acer’s Predator-y laptops for summer 2017 – CNET – CNET

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8′s major makeover This year’s flagship phone gets a sexy new design and Bixby, a house-made digital assistant.

GDP Report Shows US Economy Off to Slow Start in 2017 – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

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US wants more UN sanctions over North Korea’s nuclear arms, warns time is short – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Friday for new economic sanctions on North Korea and other “painful” measures over its nuclear weapons program, as the Trump administration warned that it would take military action if diplomacy failed. “Failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences,” Tillerson said during an unusual high-level session of the U.N. Security Council called…

Working with Congress hasn’t been as easy as Trump predicted – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — For Donald Trump, self-proclaimed master negotiator, making deals with Congress was supposed to be easy. “This Congress is going to be the busiest Congress we’ve had in decades, maybe ever,” Trump predicted shortly after taking office. Not so far. With Republicans in charge of the House, the Senate and the White House for the first time in a decade, Trump didn’t reckon with the reality of GOP divisions…

Trump to NRA: ‘You have a true friend in the White House’ – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017

ATLANTA — For nearly a decade, gun owners felt like they were living on pins and needles, worried about gun rights being taken away and feeling as though their way of life was scorned and under attack. All those fears disappeared the moment Donald Trump was elected president and, this weekend, National Rifle Association members gathering for the gun lobby’s annual meeting are celebrating and rejoicing. A year ago, Trump…