Barack Obama isn’t the action figure we need against Trump

(CNN)Barack Obama’s first post-presidency public remarks were defined as much by what he didn’t say as what he did. Except by inference — as in when he joked, “So, uh, what’s been going on while I’ve been gone?” — Obama didn’t really mention Donald Trump let alone attack him. I suspect that many, like me,…

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma: AI will cause people more pain than happiness

The billionaire said key social conflict will be the rise of artificial intelligence and longer life expectancy, which will lead to aging workforce fighting for fewer jobs Artificial intelligence and other technologies will cause people more pain than happiness over the next three decades, according to Jack Ma, the billionaire chairman and founder of Alibaba.…

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‘Winter White House’: US embassy’s Mar-a-Lago web page removed amid criticism

US embassy in London devoted page to Donald Trumps private country club, conflating public institutions and presidents business interests, experts say The US embassy in London has taken down a web page publicising Donald Trumps country club at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, triggering outrage as the latest example of the blurring of lines between public institutions…

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Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin to work on special relationship

Berlin (CNN)It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, after all. In the wake of a mid-March White House visit characterized by awkward moments — President Donald Trump apparently declined to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand in the Oval Office and he made an uncomfortable joke about wiretapping on live television — his…

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What is Earth Day, and what is it meant to accomplish?

(CNN)Forty-seven years ago, on 22 April 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. The global ecological awareness was growing, and the US Congress and President Nixon responded quickly. In July of the same year, they created the Environmental Protection Agency, and robust environmental…

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Ivanka Trump Looked Thirsty AF While Glancing At Justin Trudeau

Ivanka Trump had something in common with many men and women in the U.S. when she laid eyes on Justin Trudeau during theCanadian Prime Ministers trip to the White House on Monday. Well let you try and figure out what. SAUL LOEB via Getty Images During his first face-to-face visit with President Donald Trump, the…

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How down-at-heel Lisbon became the new capital of cool

Four years ago, Portugals capital felt like a city on its knees. Now it is being touted as hip, cheap and innovative. But is the socialist government failing Lisbons poor in its rush to revitalise? In Lisbon people keep telling me about the surfing. Its great. The beaches are 20 minutes from the beautiful, historic…

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Trump defends travel ban as Trudeau looks on

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump offered an unapologetic defense of his travel ban during a joint news conference Monday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying the US “cannot let the wrong people in.” Trudeau, meanwhile, made clear that he holds a different view of the issue but said it was not his place to come…

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T.J. Maxx Customers And Employees Sound Off On Ivanka Trump

T.J. Maxx and Marshalls employees were instructed this week to remove all Ivanka Trump signage and mix her products with the rest of the stores vast offerings. T.J. Maxx and Marshalls have massive followings of faithful bargain-hunting shoppers. But how do they, and people who work at the stores, really feel about the whole thing?…

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Heres how to civilise Uber, and make the other death stars work for us too | Deborah Orr

If we want the tech behemoths to start behaving themselves we must tear our transfixed gaze from their exploits, and start using our brains instead Pretty much everyone who has seen the 1990 sci-fi movie skeuomorph to persuade people to leap into self-driving cars. Likewise, pretty much everyone whohas seen remarked the other day that…

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