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French President Macron delays naming ministers to check taxes

Appointing Le Drian to the Foreign Ministry was a natural move after his five years at the Defence Ministry, where he was held in high esteem for his role as "super salesman" for selling French weapons to foreign governments, France Inter radio reported.



Trump pays tribute to fallen police officers

The tens of thousands who stand here today continue a tradition of honoring you heroes of our law enforcement communities across America in cities large and small. Earlier in the day, Trump signed an order and promised to light the White House blue on Monday night to recognize slain law enforcement officials.


Wikileaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning released from prison

Wikileaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning released from prison

Whistle-blower and former soldier Chelsea Manning has been released from a Kansas military prison after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence for leaking classified government materials to WikiLeaks. "I watched the world change from inside prison walls and through the letters that I have received from veterans, trans young people, parents, politicians and artists".



Google Assistant is about to be everywhere

Google has been leading the charge with artificial intelligence and machine learning for a while and they are showing no signs of slowing down. Apple (?) wants to take control of your smart home and living room entertainment with so-called smart speakers, but today's obviously Google's day to show off its Echo-killing master plan, starting with hands-free and, well, money-free calling.


As States Lag to Comply With 2005 ID Law, Washington Makes Moves

As States Lag to Comply With 2005 ID Law, Washington Makes Moves

Also signed by Inslee on Tuesday was a measure that would make a fourth driving under the influence offense a felony in Washington state. Use means holding a smartphone or similar device in either hand. Most of the remaining states and territories have extensions on complying with the law. A violation of the new law will come with a $136 ticket. Currently, it takes five DUIs before prosecutors in Washington can charge a felony.


Sally Yates: 'Russians had real leverage' on former Trump adviser Mike Flynn

Sally Yates: 'Russians had real leverage' on former Trump adviser Mike Flynn

YATES: There's certainly a criminal statute that was implicated by his conduct. The New Yorker article does mention what many people in Georgia already know - that Democrats here are still trying to draft Yates to run anyway. COOPER: Don McGahn actually asked you at that first meeting whether or not you thought the national security advisor should be fired? "We expected them to act".