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{FD} Disney considering welcoming back Pixar co-founder John Lasseter after allegations of unwanted touching: report

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Executives at Walt Disney Co. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Hi, it’s Amazon calling. Here’s what we don’t like in your city.’

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Amazon.com Inc. has made about 200 phone calls to cities the retail giant rejected for its second headquarters. Some of the cities say they are learning from the disappointing phone conversations and making changes. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump Considering Kelly as Possible Candidate to Lead VA

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The search for a new Veterans Affairs chief is wide open, with President Donald Trump considering as potential nominees a former Republican congressman, a hospital executive and his White House chief of staff, John Kelly, people familiar with the matte… Continue reading

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{FD} Cohen would turn on Trump if charged, counselor warns Trump

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One of President Donald Trump’s longtime legal advisers said he warned the president in a phone call Friday that Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer and close friend, would turn against the president and cooperate with federal prosecutors if faced w… Continue reading

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{FD} NYPD settles surveillance lawsuit with NJ Muslim groups

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The New York Police Department has reached a settlement with New Jersey Muslim groups who accused officers of illegal surveillance of mosques, student groups and businesses after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, according to court documents fil… Continue reading

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{FD} Peggy Noonan: The wisdom of Oscar Hammerstein — What his example can teach us today

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Easter, Passover, spring break, holiday weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Apple faces multiple lawsuits over throttled iPhones

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Dozens of iPhone owners are taking Apple Inc. to court over the company’s disclosure that it slowed down old phones to preserve battery life, in what could become one of the biggest legal challenges to the smartphone since its 2007 debut. Continue reading

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{FD} Nickelodeon cuts ties with famed producer Dan Schneider

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While Dan Schneider is a well-regarded producer, he could be difficult to work with and was known for having a bad temper and being verbally abusive, people close to the network and his shows said. Continue reading

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{FD} U.S., China quietly look for trade solutions after days of threats

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China and the U.S. have quietly started negotiating to improve U.S. access to Chinese markets, after a week filled with harsh words from both sides over Washington’s threat to use tariffs to address trade imbalances people with knowledge of the matter … Continue reading

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{FD} This is why Trump never speaks ill of Putin

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Don’t rule out the possibility that the White House leak that set the media aflame in foolish suppositions this week came from Mr. Trump himself. Continue reading

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{FD} Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Democrats abandon Catholics

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A couple of events over the past few weeks brought to mind two towering people who had a tremendous effect on the Archdiocese of New York and the U.S. more broadly. Their witness is worth remembering, especially in this political moment. Continue reading

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{FD} New York’s Cardinal Dolan: Democrats have abandoned Catholics

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A couple of events over the past few weeks brought to mind two towering people who had a tremendous effect on the Archdiocese of New York and the U.S. more broadly. Their witness is worth remembering, especially in this political moment. Continue reading

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{FD} Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica, data firm that aided Trump campaign

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Facebook Inc. said it suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data firm that helped President Donald Trump with the 2016 election, after learning that it misled the social-media giant and violated its policy for handling user data. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump Organization tied to deal to keep ex-**** star quiet

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Documents marked “HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL PROCEEDING” for the first time tie President Donald Trump’s flagship holding company to the continuing effort to silence a former adult-film actress who says she had an affair with Mr. Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump lawyer’s payment to **** star Stormy Daniels was reported as suspicious by bank

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The bank used by President Trump’s personal lawyer to wire $130,000 to a former adult-film actress flagged the transaction as suspicious and reported it to the Treasury Department, according to a person familiar with the matter. Continue reading

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{FD} US, Britain in cybersecurity divide over Chinese tech firm Huawei

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Washington is cranking up pressure on Huawei Technologies Co., the Chinese telecommunications-equipment maker that U.S. officials view as a potential tool for state-sponsored spying. Continue reading

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{FD} George W. Bush: How Billy Graham changed my life

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Billy Graham was, with C.S. Lewis, one of the 20th century’s most influential figures in evangelicalism. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s supporters and opponents alike are decent and patriotic. If only he lived up to their standard

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Traveling this week in California and Texas, I was struck again by how every political discussion is about Donald Trump. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil’s Largest Newspaper to Cease Posting on Facebook

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Brazil’s largest newspaper said Thursday it has stopped posting content to Facebook FB -4.77% after the social-media website overhauled its news feed last month to prioritize personal interactions over journalism and some other types of content. Continue reading

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{FD} Kimberley Strassel: ‘The Memo’ — A handy guide to what to look for, what to ignore

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The White House looks set to release the House Intelligence Committee memo on 2016 government surveillance abuses, which means the attacks on the document by Democrats, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the media are going to get wilder. Continue reading

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{FD} How Amazon’s ad business could threaten Google and Facebook

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It’s easy to see how Amazon.com Inc. threatens the world’s retailers. But analysts, brands and advertising agencies are waking up to the fact that a growing piece of Amazon’s business impinges on turf now controlled by two other tech titans, Google and… Continue reading

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{FD} U.S. memo urges big push on 5G wireless technology, eyes China threat

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Some White House officials view next-generation 5G wireless service as a “key area of competition,” and they say that the threat from China, in particular, justifies a “moonshot” government effort like the construction of the interstate highway system,… Continue reading

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{FD} Billionaire Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal is released from detention

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Saudi authorities on Saturday released billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, people familiar with the matter said, more than two months after he was detained in a widespread crackdown on corruption in the kingdom. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s Lawyers, seeking leverage in Russia probe, comb ’90s court ruling

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President Donald Trump’s legal team has been studying a 1990s federal court ruling that could be the basis for delaying, limiting or avoiding an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading an investigation into Russian interference in… Continue reading

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{FD} Iran’s fast boats stop harassing U. Navy, baffling military

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The Iranian military has halted the routine harassment by its armed “fast boats” of U.S. naval vessels in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. military said, a turnabout that officials welcomed but were at a loss to explain. Continue reading

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{FD} Kimberley Strassel: What’s really behind the furious efforts by Democrats’ to spin the Trump dossier

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There’s no such thing as a coincidence in Washington, so why the sudden, furious effort by Democrats and the media to give cover to the Steele dossier? Continue reading

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{FD} Judge again backs Trump pick to lead consumer finance watchdog

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A federal judge on Wednesday sided with the Trump administration for a second time in a fight over the control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, denying a request for a preliminary injunction filed by an Obama-era official. Continue reading

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{FD} American workers are already benefiting from tax reform

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President Trump’s regulatory rollback is driving an economic surge few anticipated. Continue reading

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{FD} ******* might kill magazine in post-Hefner era

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The death of ******* founder Hugh Hefner is ushering in a new era for the adult-entertainment enterprise in more ways than one. Continue reading

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{FD} In final holiday push, UPS grabs its accountants to deliver packages

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Scrambling to deliver a crush of holiday shipments before Christmas, United Parcel Service Inc. is using hundreds of its accountants, marketers and other office staff to deliver packages at the last minute. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump deputy chief of staff Rick Dearborn resigns

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Rick Dearborn, one of President Trump’s top aides, will step down early next year to pursue private sector work, White House officials said, becoming the latest high-profile departure from the West Wing in recent weeks. Continue reading

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{FD} Uber hacked and surveilled rivals, alleges ex-manager in letter

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In June 2016, Uber Technologies Inc. contractors trained by the Central Intelligence Agency allegedly spied on another firm’s executives and sent live video to then-Chief Executive Travis Kalanick in the company’s “War Room.” Continue reading

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{FD} Deutsche Bank had flagged Manafort-related transactions

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Deutsche Bank AG earlier this year flagged around $30 million in potentially suspicious transactions as part of an internal investigation into its role as a conduit for money involving Paul Manafort or people and entities connected to him, according to… Continue reading

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{FD} Caterpillar unit cheated customers, tossed evidence into ocean: WSJ

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Ten thousand railcars a month roll into this sprawling port complex in Los Angeles County. While here, most are inspected by a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc. CAT 1.82 percent. Continue reading

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{FD} An unfortunate memento of the total eclipse: Eye damage

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For millions of people last summer’s solar eclipse was a momentary spectacle, but for one New Yorker the sight of the moon crossing the sun is a vision that may never leave her view, burned as a crescent-shaped scar into her retina. Continue reading

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{FD} House Conservatives nearly derail tax bill in procedural vote

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Conservatives opposed to a two-week spending bill nearly derailed a key procedural vote Monday night enabling the House to begin negotiations with the Senate over the tax bill. Continue reading

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{FD} Democrats sat out the tax fight. It may prove to be an epic policy and political blunder

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There is very little to suggest Democrats benefit politically from sitting out this tax debate—beyond their saying so. Continue reading

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{FD} Harvard faces DOJ probe over its affirmative-action policies

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The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the use of race in Harvard University’s admissions practices and has accused the university of failing to cooperate with the probe, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journ… Continue reading

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{FD} Karl Rove: The GOP lost on Tuesday because voters wanted to send Trump a message

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The Republican defeat in New Jersey is unsurprising. Continue reading

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{FD} Bridgewater paid over $1 million to employee pushed out after relationship with Dalio’s protégé

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Bridgewater Associates paid a settlement to a woman who was pushed out after engaging in a consensual relationship with top executive Greg Jensen, and shortly after it heard from another female employee that Mr. Jensen had groped her buttocks, accordin… Continue reading

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{FD} iOS 11 glitch: Apple working on fix for iPhone autocorrect bug

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Ah, the A[?]rony. Continue reading

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{FD} NYC terror suspect Saipov a ‘mother’s boy’ who wanted to come home

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In a paradox worthy of a Russian novel, it may have been Sayfullo Saipov’s good fortune that sent him spinning into a deadly trajectory as a terrorist on a lower Manhattan bike path. Continue reading

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{FD} Facebook: Up to 126 million people saw Russian-backed content

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Facebook Inc. estimates that about 126 million people may have seen content posted by Russian-backed accounts over more than two years that sought to disrupt American society, the social-media giant plans to tell congressional investigators Tuesday, ac… Continue reading

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{FD} US forces in Niger sought armed drone before deadly ambush

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U.S. military officials sought permission to send an armed drone near a patrol of Green Berets before a deadly ambush Oct. 4 in Niger, but the request was blocked, raising questions about whether those forces had adequate protection against the dangers… Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort faces new money laundering probe

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The Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office is pursuing an investigation into possible money laundering by Paul Manafort, said three people familiar with the matter, adding to the federal and state probes concerning the former Trump campaign chairman. Continue reading

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{FD} Peggy Noonan: Is Trump following in Palin’s footsteps?

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The president has been understandably confident in his supporters. Continue reading

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{FD} Wall Street Journal reporter sentenced to prison by Turkish court

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A Turkish court sentenced Wall Street Journal reporter Ayla Albayrak to two years and one month in prison Tuesday, declaring her guilty of engaging in terrorist propaganda in support of a banned Kurdish separatist organization through one of her Journa… Continue reading

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{FD} Russian hackers stole NSA data on U.S. cyber defense

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Hackers working for the Russian government stole details of how the U.S. penetrates foreign computer networks and defends against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor removed the highly classified material and put it on his home com… Continue reading

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{FD} US to curb Russian military flights over American territory

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U.S. officials are preparing to announce restrictions to Russian military flights over American territory under the Treaty on Open Skies in the latest sign of strain in U.S.-Russia relations. Continue reading

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{FD} Peggy Noonan: Will Trump’s bracing clarity make things better or worse?

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I’m not sure President Trump’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly has been fairly judged or received. Continue reading

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