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

Posted: 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…

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

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

reader comments 12 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…

Trump summons Muslim nations to confront ‘Islamic terror of all kinds’ – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Trump delivered a forceful address here Sunday summoning the Muslim world to confront “the crisis of Islamic extremism” as he seeks to present a united front against global terrorism. Speaking from Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam and home to several of the religion’s holiest sites, Trump implored dozens of Muslim nations to join the United States against the killing of innocent people in the…

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

Posted: 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…

If Trump falls, stocks would rebound under Pence – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Jim Cramer spoke exclusively with Action Alerts Plus members on his monthly conference call about the latest developments about President Trump and the Russia investigation. Video provided by TheStreet Newslook In this May 18, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)(Photo: Susan Walsh, AP) Wall Street investors think it’s unlikely President Trump…

China Cripples CIA Spying Operations by Killing or Imprisoning Up to 20 Sources – Slate Magazine (blog)

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Despite the continuing disagreement about what happened, there is little doubt about the effect of the crackdown. “The number of American assets lost in China,” notes the Times, “rivaled those lost in the Soviet Union and Russia during the betrayals of both Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen, formerly of the C.I.A. and the F.B.I., who divulged intelligence operations to Moscow for years.”

CNN accuses Sheriff Clarke of plagiarizing master’s thesis — then ‘America’s Sheriff’ hits back – TheBlaze.com

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who recently said he accepted a position in President Donald Trump’s administration, allegedly plagiarized parts of his master’s thesis while at the Naval Postgraduate School in California. According to CNN’s KFile, which first reported the news late Saturday, there are at least 47 instances in Clarke’s thesis on U.S. security where he failed to properly attribute a source that he directly quoted. The thesis, “Making…

The Latest: Trump to hold press conference on IS fight – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad (all times local): 1:43 p.m. President Donald Trump is thanking Kuwait for its help in the fight against terror — and is pledging to update the public on their efforts soon. Trump says during a meeting with the Emir of Kuwait on Sunday that he’ll hold a news conference in two weeks to discuss the battle against…

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

Posted: 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

Posted: 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,…

China crippled CIA by killing US sources, says New York Times – BBC News

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption Chinese police guard the US embassy in the capital, Beijing Up to 20 CIA informants were killed or imprisoned by the Chinese government between 2010 and 2012, the New York Times reports, damaging US information-gathering in the country for years. It is not clear whether the CIA was hacked or whether a mole helped the Chinese to identify the agents, officials told the paper. They…

From ‘Nut job’ to ‘Wacko,’ Trump’s history of using insulting words mocks mental health – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

President Trump delivers the commencement address at the commencement ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday in New London, Conn. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) An already tumultuous week of news for the White House was capped off by a New York Times report on Friday that said President Trump discussed his abrupt firing of James B. Comey as FBI director during an Oval Office meeting with Russian officials the day after…

Kevin Durant from Game 3 Is the KD Warriors Need the Rest of NBA Playoffs – Bleacher Report

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images Forgive me for not remembering Kevin Durant was injured this postseason. It wasn’t like it was that long ago, but with the Warriors moving at warp speed through the playoffs, you can’t blame me for losing track of some minor details. Tonight, in a decisive 120-108 win in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, Durant exploded in the third quarter, running devastating pick-and-rolls with David…

Pence cites Trump’s ‘leadership’ in commencement address – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

GROVE CITY, Pa. — Vice President Mike Pence urged graduating students at a Pennsylvania college to become leaders and cited President Donald Trump’s “leadership and perseverance” as an example. “If you aspire to lead, you’ll need courage, because leadership brings both honor and opposition,” Pence told hundreds of graduates and their families Saturday at the Grove City College commencement. Grove City is a private, Christian liberal arts college with about…

From ‘Nut job’ to ‘Wacko,’ Trump’s history of using insulting words mocks mental health – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

President Trump delivers the commencement address at the commencement ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday in New London, Conn. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) An already tumultuous week of news for the White House was capped off by a New York Times report on Friday that said President Trump discussed his abrupt firing of James B. Comey as FBI director during an Oval Office meeting with Russian officials the day after…

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

Posted: 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,…

Read Mike Pence’s Grove City College Commencement Speech – TIME

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Thank you all. President McNulty, Mr. Chairman, and the board of trustees, the distinguished members of this faculty, all the proud parents and family and friends that are gathered here, join me in offering our congratulations to the largest graduating class in the history of Grove City College. The great class of 2017. It’s a joy to be with you today. I look out across this gathering, I see 606…

Iran’s president trounces hard-liner to secure second term – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s moderate President Hassan Rouhani trounced a hard-line challenger to secure re-election Saturday, saying his country seeks peace and friendship as it pursues a “path of coexistence and interaction with the world.” Friday’s election was widely seen as a referendum on the 68-year-old cleric’s push for greater freedom at home and outreach to the wider world, which culminated in the completion of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal…