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US FBI Director Search: Back to Drawing Board for Trump Team?

A week after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was close to picking a new FBI director to replace the one he fired, the White House has decided to renew its search, CNN reported Wednesday. The Republican president said last Thursday that he was “very close” to selecting a new head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to replace James Comey, and that former Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman was among the top candidates. Trump left the following day on his first trip abroad as president, a nine-day visit to the…

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Should I Get Back with My Ex? Check These Signs

If you have ever broken up with someone you love, then you probably understand how tough the period after the breakup can be. First you have to deal with the inner pain that comes with missing your partner and the things you do together. When that increases to a certain point, you can start having doubts about your break up, more so if you were the one who initiated it. Was that the right decision to make or was I being too rash? Am I better off? And maybe even,…

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AlphaGo Is Back to Battle Mere Humans—and It’s Smarter Than Ever

Google’s Go-playing AI is in China to take on the world’s top-ranked player, and WIRED will be there for every move. The post AlphaGo Is Back to Battle Mere Humans—and It’s Smarter Than Ever appeared first on WIRED. … Read the referenced story here: AlphaGo Is Back to Battle Mere Humans—and It’s Smarter Than Ever

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Fighting back: Students, some schools take on sexual assault

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel FOREST GROVE, Ore. (AP) — A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed – sexual aggression among classmates. Unsure at first what to do, the districts adapted the same early-intervention approach used to handle potential school shooters: Based on observations or tips, school staff now quietly keep an eye on kids they worry are sexually aggressive. … Read the referenced story here: Fighting…

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Trump in Saudi Arabia, But Back Home Focus Still on Comey Firing

U.S. President Donald Trump focused Sunday on a major address to Muslim leaders at a summit in Riyadh, but back home the day’s news shows were dominated by talk of his firing of FBI chief James Comey and investigations into the Trump campaign’s links to Russia. Two key Trump officials, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, told interviewers that at a May 10 White House meeting with two Russian diplomats, Trump brought up Comey’s ouster the day before in an effort to show how “distracted”…

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Iran Strikes Back at US With More Reciprocal Sanctions

Iran has sanctioned nine more U.S.-linked businesses, organizations and people over America’s sanctions over its ballistic missile program. Iran’s Foreign Ministry published a new sanctions list online Saturday, which added nine targets. The sanctions means Iran could seize local assets of the companies targeted and bar its employees from the country. Those targets include Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean, Virginia; shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries of Newport News, Virginia; cyber-security firm Kingfisher Systems of Falls Church, Virginia; and DynCorp International, also of McLean. Booz Allen Hamilton, DynCorp and Huntington Ingalls Industries…

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12 Monkeys Is Back, and It’s Abandoned the Movie for Good

The show’s third season tosses out the last vestiges of Terry Gilliam’s movie, and liberates its storytelling in the process. The post 12 Monkeys Is Back, and It’s Abandoned the Movie for Good appeared first on WIRED. … Read the referenced story here: 12 Monkeys Is Back, and It’s Abandoned the Movie for Good

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American Institutions Strike Back

Peter Beinart, The AtlanticThe bad news is that Donald Trump is the most incompetent president in modern American history. The good news is that Donald Trump is the most incompetent president in modern American history. He was too incompetent to understand his own health care bill, or accurately describe the direction in which the “armada” designed to intimidate North Korea was heading, or restrain himself from disclosing highly classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. But he’s also too incompetent, it appears, to destroy…

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Having a Bad Day at Work? Try These 5 Ways to Bounce Back from Frustrations

It’s no lie that every time you’re woken up by the sound of your alarm clock, you lie back and think of how amazing your childhood was when you didn’t have to work or pay rents. You might often dread the day ahead and wish to sleep just a few more minutes but you can’t or you’ll be late for work. Yeah, life can be pretty hard for most of us. Turns out, waking up for work may not only be the hardest thing you will have to face. Sometimes,…

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