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Pentagon: Islamic State Problem ‘Not Getting Better’ in Afghanistan

The United States military has spilled its blood, spent immense amounts of cash and even dropped a munition called the “Mother of All Bombs” in an effort to root out Islamic State’s affiliate in Afghanistan. But despite these efforts, the Islamic State-Khorasan problem in Afghanistan is “not getting better,” Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told VOA Wednesday in her first sit-down, on-camera interview since joining the Pentagon team. “It’s not getting better in Afghanistan in terms of ISIS. We have a problem, and we have to defeat them and we…

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McConnell: GOP Getting Ready for Senate Health Care Vote

Republicans are getting ready for Senate votes on legislation scuttling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday among growing indications that the climactic vote could occur next week.   “The Senate will soon have a chance to turn the page on this failed law,” said the Kentucky Republican. He said GOP senators have had “many productive discussions” on the measure and added, “We have to act, and we are.”   On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said GOP senators will be briefed…

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Why Media, Establishment Keep Getting It Wrong

President Trump is different from any political leader we’ve seen in the presidency – at least since Andrew Jackson (1828-36). As a result, reporters and those in the elite political class literally have no idea how to understand him. Each day, they are faced with a president who doesn’t fit the norms of politics as usual, and their persistent instinct has been to attack. Read Full Article » … Read the referenced story here: Why Media, Establishment Keep Getting It Wrong

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Why Media, DC Establishment Keep Getting It Wrong

President Trump is different from any political leader we’ve seen in the presidency – at least since Andrew Jackson (1828-36). As a result, reporters and those in the elite political class literally have no idea how to understand him. Each day, they are faced with a president who doesn’t fit the norms of politics as usual, and their persistent instinct has been to attack. Read Full Article » … Read the referenced story here: Why Media, DC Establishment Keep Getting It Wrong

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Seeing Your Ex Partner Getting into a New Relationship Is Often Devastating, Here’s What to Do

So you’re casually checking out what’s up on Instagram’s “Explore” section and suddenly a photo of your ex with a new flame shows up. Yes, your relationship ended but it is still awkward and somewhat devastating to see your former partner moving on, especially if the breakup is still fresh. Then, you start seeing them all over the place, laughing, having fun, and posting photos on social media profiles. Like adding salt to the wound, people start texting to inform you about your ex’s new relationship. This leads to self-doubt,…

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How to Become Productive Without Getting Stressed Out

Being productive is more important than ever in this age. As technology improves, the expectations that we are under from our jobs, our family and even our friends also seem to rise. Therefore, we all look for ways to be efficient as we can in all areas of our lives. But how do we do this without getting stressed out? Knowing how to deal with stress is becoming a serious problem, especially in the United States. We stress over getting along with our co-workers, fitting more into our daily schedules…

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Sorry, but Getting a Promotion Doesn’t Make You a Leader Instantly

If you’ve held a job, you have probably noticed that there are bosses, and there are leaders. Bosses are like Bill Lumbergh from Office Space. They are capable of delegating tasks, and they can meet their supervisors’ expectations, but they often fail to inspire their subordinates. Employees don’t want to work for bosses – they listen because they must. When a true leader is in charge, their influence is far-reaching. Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Steve Jobs are examples of leaders who have created a lasting impact through their work….

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The Honor 8 is getting its long-awaited Nougat update

Android The Honor 8 is officially getting Android 7.0 Nougat beginning February 10. Users of the popular unlocked device can look forward to EMUI 5.0 and its many improvements — particularly to notifications and the home screen — along with Nougat’s myriad upgrades, beginning February 10. Honor is particularly calling out the transition to what it considers “stock Android” on the Honor 8, though that simplification does still have its own quirks, as we’ve seen in the Huawei Mate 9. The company says it will take a few weeks for…

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