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Trump retains 50 key Obama aides (for now)

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:58 | Yahoo News

Trump retains 50 key Obama aides (for now)President-elect Donald Trump will keep 50 top aides to President Obama on critical issues like the war on the so-called Islamic State, international sanctions and global counterterrorism efforts, his spokesman announced Thursday. “What we’ve ensured is that, for the time being, we’ve got a team in place that will continue to advise him and make sure that the country remains safe and that our priorities will be carried out,” incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters.



Kellyanne Conway’s Inauguration Style: The Internet Has Strong Feelings

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:17 | Yahoo Style

Kellyanne Conway’s Inauguration Style: The Internet Has Strong FeelingsKellyanne Conway is certainly enjoying Inauguration Day and is wearing a lot of red, white, and blue for the festivities, presumably to show her patriotism for the United States of America.



Treasury pick Steve Mnuchin grilled over foreclosures

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:15 | Yahoo News

Treasury pick Steve Mnuchin grilled over foreclosuresA contentious exchange Thursday between treasury secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, marked the most direct attack by Democrats on the Goldman Sachs banker whom some groups have attempted to brand as “the foreclosure king.”



Suspect in officer's slaying spews expletives at judge

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:33 | Associated Press

Suspect in officer's slaying spews expletives at judgeORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hours after a fugitive in the slaying of a police officer told a judge he was brutalized during his arrest, Orlando's police chief released a video of his surrender and described the suspect as "extremely violent, dangerous and very unpredictable."



New Documents Show Bin Laden Was Paranoid About Biological Trackers

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:54 | International Business Times

New Documents Show Bin Laden Was Paranoid About Biological TrackersThe declassified documents, seized by the Navy Seals team responsible for killing Osama in 2011, include letters to family, expense account entries, and Bin Laden's observations on world events.



Delaware welcomes Joe Biden home after decades in Washington

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:34 | Associated Press

Delaware welcomes Joe Biden home after decades in WashingtonWILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — On his last day as vice president, Joe Biden briefly revived a tradition he had followed faithfully as a U.S. senator for Delaware: He rode the commuter train home from Washington.



Japan hotelier's Nanjing Massacre denial sparks tourism boycott calls

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:52 | Reuters

Japan hotelier's Nanjing Massacre denial sparks tourism boycott callsBy Elaine Lies and Megumi Lim TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese hotelier's denial of a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops in the Chinese city of Nanjing has prompted Chinese social media calls for a boycott of travel to Japan, threatening tourist arrivals days before the Lunar New Year holidays. The furor erupted over books by Toshio Motoya, the president of Tokyo-based hotel and real estate developer APA Group, which contain his revisionist views and are placed in every room of the company's 400-plus APA Hotels. In one, printed in English and Japanese and entitled "The Real History of Japan", he says the "Nanking Massacre story" was "impossible", blaming looting and killings on members of a branch of the Chinese military who had shed their uniforms.



Western Union to pay $586 mn to settle US money laundering probe

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:38 | AFP

Western Union to pay $586 mn to settle US money laundering probeGlobal payments company Western Union will pay $586 million to settle a US criminal investigation that found it had a weak anti-money laundering program and looked the other way when employees collaborated in fraud. The settlement, which includes a deferred prosecution agreement, concerns violations uncovered between 2004 and 2012 in which the company failed to adequately safeguard its money transfer system from transactions that could have supported illicit activity such as human trafficking, drug dealing and other crimes. Western Union employees also worked to help customers get around requirements to file a currency transaction report when more than $10,000 is wired to a client in a single day.



The Army Has Successfully Tested Its "Hoverbike"

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:20 | Popular Mechanics

The Army Has Successfully Tested Its "Hoverbike"With no riders in sight.



Sanders on Trump inauguration: ‘Today will be a tough day’

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:18 | Yahoo News

Sanders on Trump inauguration: ‘Today will be a tough day’Bernie Sanders and John McCain arrive for the inauguration ceremonies at the Capitol. Sen. Bernie Sanders released a video Friday morning lamenting that Donald Trump was preparing to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. “Today is going to be a tough day for millions of Americans, including myself,” Sanders said.



Michelle Obama's final White House Instagram posts are crushing us

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:05 | Mashable

Michelle Obama's final White House Instagram posts are crushing usSay it ain't so, FLOTUS can't go. Michelle Obama is giving us all a glimpse at her final days in the White House by sharing precious photographs of her with Barack and their two dogs, Bo and Sunny, on Instagram.  SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama takes memorable final stroll through the 'People's House' On Wednesday, after sharing a video of herself taking a final reflective walk through White House with her pups, FLOTUS posted a photograph of the three sitting on a red carpet-covered staircase in the historic building she's called home for the past eight years. Taking it in on one last walk through the People's House.  A video posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Jan 18, 2017 at 9:55am PST Obama thanked her followers for wishing her well on her 53rd birthday this Tuesday, in addition to giving her "the greatest gift of all: the opportunity to serve as you First Lady." Thank you for the birthday wishes and for the greatest gift of all: the opportunity to serve as your First Lady. –mo A photo posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Jan 17, 2017 at 6:24pm PST Hours later, FLOTUS gave us another punch in the heart by sharing a photo of her and Barack embracing, looking out over the White House balcony. The gracious and aww-worthy comment read, "Being your First Lady has been the honor of a lifetime. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. -mo" Being your First Lady has been the honor of a lifetime. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. -mo A photo posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Jan 18, 2017 at 4:15pm PST She was sure to share a black and white version to bid her Snapchat followers farewell, too. One last snap from @MichelleObama at the @WhiteHouse  pic.twitter.com/IsZnOMYu5y — Sofia Gross (@sofiargross) January 19, 2017 Will there ever be another first lady this cool and classy? BONUS: Michelle Obama tears up during final speech as First Lady



Fake News Is Taking Hold In Other Countries In Attempts To Influence Elections And Incite Genocide

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:37 | UPROXX

Fake News Is Taking Hold In Other Countries In Attempts To Influence Elections And Incite GenocideJust this week the New York Times documented precisely how a recent graduate of Davidson College made $22,000 off a single fake news story about ballots for Hillary Clinton being discovered in an Ohio warehouse. The most notable current fake news target in the developed world happens to be Germany.



Chicago police officers suspended for faulty dashcams during 2014 shooting

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:21 | Reuters

Chicago police officers suspended for faulty dashcams during 2014 shootingFour Chicago police officers were suspended for not having properly functioning dashboard cameras during the 2014 shooting death of a black teenager by a white officer that sparked protests and led to the ouster of the city's police chief, officials said. The officers' suspensions were disclosed Wednesday in a quarterly report issued by Chicago's Office of the Inspector General, which noted that the city's police superintendent "issued one week suspensions for each of the four individuals." A police department spokesman confirmed the suspensions.



Kansas City College Student Goes Missing

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:40 | International Business Times

Kansas City College Student Goes MissingToni Anderson had left her job as a server at a local strip club before disappearing this week.







Today's Horoscope

What's special today for you

Is your birthday on a 21st ? You are curious and a true follower. You can please someone so much that it seem like you are trying to charm that person. You hide your disagreement under your smiling face. This is a charming quality of yours. You are quite unlucky in love. You are loved by someone you do not like while your dream man/woman is so far away. Your love life is occasionally under turbulence. Sometimes you do not have the clear view of the guy in your heart. Number 3 is your number.
Aries
Today is a good day for you. Along with enjoyment and pleasure, you will feel spiritually at peace both with yourself and with the world in general. New and positive experiences come to you through someone you have recently met and who may be living overseas. Cash inflow is excellent.
Taurus

Youngsters and students are aware of their emotions running away with them, and they might be swept off their feet by someone they meet in the course of their classes/work today. Strike up a friendship with the individual but do not rush things. The married enjoy closer bonds.
Gemini
You feel that certain emotional situations are stagnating. You need to develop more tolerance, particularly for someone who is far too self-indulgent. Sit up and make your decisions.
Cancer

Arguments with spouse/sweetheart, with those who work for you, with people in authority, all cause you to waste a great deal of energy. Try to be calmer when talking to others, and be a good listener today, particularly with loved ones.
Leo
Do not allow a third person to interfere in your relationship with your spouse/sweetheart. Misunderstandings should be cleared up as soon as possible to avoid deep rifts from developing. At the work place, a business partners words may irritate you. Play it cool.
Virgo

Youngsters and students win credit points at their college/university, and attract the attention of many co-students who may surround you and ask you for dates. Those working are likely to receive a salary hike while those running their own business will clinch important deals.
Libra
Although you are doing well in your chosen field of work, you have the idea of setting up your own business. You discuss this with a sibling of the same sex and with your trusted friends. If married, spouse will be eager to participate in this with you.
Scorpio

Jealousy can cause lack of harmony between you and your sweetheart. So if there is something bothering you, it would be better to quietly rationalize instead of throwing accusations at him/her. Those in the process of separation/divorce may sign legal papers today.
Sagittarius
After much hard work, this is a period of success in your work. Fame and money are both headed your way. Jealous rivals are no longer in your path. The unattached are likely to be swept off their feet by an attractive newcomer in their campus.
Capricorn

There is a focus on courts of law, or on legal or partnership matters today. Any legal issue will be settled in your favor. Someone distantly related to you who owes you money may begin to make the repayment. Health is good.
Aquarius
If you have been on excessive mode in any area of your life recently, it is time today to see the overall picture and strike a happy balance. If you are involved in a legal dispute, the court decision will be a fair and just one, and it is likely to be in your favor.
Pisces

New relationships flourish, both emotionally as well in business. Someone in authority is likely to grant you a favor, which goes a long way to setting a particularly irksome legal issue. Your current sweetheart/mate is in a good mood and very caring and supportive.