Phys.Org
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ABC News - This Week
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Members of Congress home for their first full week since Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration are hearing from angry constituents on issues ranging from immigration to health care.
NASA Goddard
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Voice Of America
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Some analysts also speculate the company could remove the phone's home button, placing it and a fingerprint sensor beneath the front display glass, based on patents the company has filed. Slow growth Global smartphone sales were up only 2.3 percent to 1.47 billion units in 2016, according to IDC. Many carriers in the United States have stopped subsidizing phones, causing phone buyers to think harder about their next purchase. Apple will likely make a heavy marketing push around the phone's 10th anniversary. "IPhone set the standard for mobile computing in its first decade and we are just getting started. The best is yet to come," Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said in a statement Jan. 8, the date the iPhone was announced by then-CEO Steve Jobs in 2007. In 2015, the last year it disclosed the figure, Apple spent $1.8 billion on advertising, up 50 percent from the year before and nearly four times the $467 million it spent in 2007 when it first released the iPhone.
Politico
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Sunderland Echo - Sport
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Sky News
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You can also follow the campaign on Facebook and Twitter. Time now for our daily debate. It's been 33 days since Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. So today we are asking: How successful has Donald Trump's first month been? Joining me to discuss this is Dr Jan Halper-Hayes, who was consultant to Donald Trump's transition team, and Steven Erlanger, the London Bureau chief for the New York Times.
Politico
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White House advisers reluctantly acknowledge they could use a reset — “I guess we could use that word,” one White House official said — and see President Donald Trump’s televised address next week before a joint session of Congress as a prime opportunity to start again. Like Trump’s inaugural address, Tuesday’s speech will be written by aide Stephen Miller. But rather than echo the broad strokes of the Jan. 20American carnageaddress, White House aides involved in planning say the president will be more detailed as he seeks to recast his tumultuous first month as a success, ticking through the promises he’s already kept and outlining the next ones on his agenda. “One can expect the president to put forth a detailed and deliberative recitation of the many things he’s accomplished in the first 40 days,” Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, said in an interview.
Times of Israel
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In letter to law enforcement agencies, over 150 members of Congress decry the 69 threats made to Jewish centers since Jan. 9
The Sun Daily
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TAWAU: A motorcyclist was killed, while his pillion rider sustained serious injury, when their machine collided with a four-wheel drive-vehicle (4WD) at the intersection of Taman Joo Hwa, Jalan Bunga Raya here, yesterday. Tawau district police chief ACP Fadil Marsus said the crash occurred about 7.30pm when a Toyota Vigo, with a 58-year-old man at the wheel, which was coming from Batu Tiga Jalan Apas suddenly turned into the intersection and collided with the motorcycle. The motorcyclist, Mohammad Kaharruddin Darwis, 24, succumbed to his injuries and died at the emergency ward of the Tawau Hospital at 10.05 pm, while the pillion rider, Mazlan Jan), 22, was warded at the hospital for treatment, he said in a statement here today. Fadil said the driver of the Toyota Vigo was no injured in the crash. — Bernama
The Iran Project
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Al-Monitor- The administration of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani made three decisions on Jan. 30 that officials say will financially shore up commercial banks until the end of the Iranian fiscal year on March 20. However, the moves are widely seen as not enough to enable banks to lend money to businesses. In their first decision, Cabinet members agreed that the Management and Planning Organization will allocate 146 trillion rials ($4.5 billion) in funds from the surplus account of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) to the Keshavarzi, Melli, Refah, Sepah, Mellat, Saderat, Tejarat and Industry & Mine banks, as part of repayment of government debt to the banking system. The Cabinet also authorized the eight banks to collectively issue up to 100 trillion rials ($3 billion) worth of Islamic bonds in the Iranian debt market by the end of the fiscal year.
The Sun Daily
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Of 65 friends on the "Ruby Ruby" Facebook page, 27 have Korean names. Fifty six of the friends are men. One status update on the first Facebook account was posted in the Korean language on March 23 last year, saying "I love you, I miss you", although it did not use words that would be expected for someone familiar with the language. Most photographs in the accounts are of Huong attending parties, in hotel rooms or portraits. In many she blew kisses to the camera. Cosmetics, clothing and fast food shops were among Huong's likes on Facebook. Her place of education was given as Harvard, although the family did not believe that was true. On Jan 3, Huong posted a picture of a boarding pass from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur. Family members said Huong was last at home in Nam Dinh from Jan 25-29. Huong also appears to feature in another online video. Posted last April, it is on the channel of a Vietnamese YouTuber who gets women to kiss him in the street.
The Sun Daily
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STOCKHOLM: A Danish man who burned the Quran in a video posted on Facebook will face trial for blasphemy, public prosecutors said Wednesday, the country's first such case in more than 40 years. "The prosecution considers the circumstances of burning holy books like the Bible and the Quran may imply in some cases a violation of the blasphemy provision," it said in a statement, without setting a trial date. The 42-year-old man burned the Quran in his backyard and then published a video of the incident on Facebook in 2015. He posted to a Facebook group called "Yes to freedom, No to Islam" with the description, "Think of your neighbour, it stinks when it burns". "It is our view that the circumstances in this case imply there should be a prosecution," Public Prosecutor Jan Reckendorff said in the statement. This is only the fourth blasphemy trial in Denmark in nearly 80 years.
Politico
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Voice Of America
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Voice Of America
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The White House has pushed back the release of a new executive order to replace its directive suspending travel to the United States by citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries, a White House official said Wednesday. The order is now expected to be issued "sometime next week," the official said. President Donald Trump said last week he expected to release the new order this week. Trump said the new directive will address legal concerns raised in Washington state, San Francisco and elsewhere about the original order, which was issued on Jan. 27. The order, which was quickly implemented, caused chaos at airports around the world as visa holders heading to the United States were pulled off planes or turned around upon arrival at U.S. airports. Americans were deeply divided over the order, which was condemned by prominent U.S. companies and allies before being temporarily blocked by federal courts.
Bleacher Report
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In what may be a positive sign in his recovery from a groin injury, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has yet to schedule a surgical procedure to address the problem, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday. Bell carried the ball six times for 20 yards in Pittsburgh's AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots . Bell told reporters he had injured his groin prior to the Jan. 22 defeat. Bell said Jan. 31 on NFL Network's Good Morning Football (h/t NFL.com's Kevin Patra ) he was looking into whether he required surgery: " I'm kind of in the process of seeing a couple of doctors, seeing if I have to get surgery or not. I'm hoping for the best, but I understand it's a tough game. If I don't get surgery, I go into the rehab process, work hard, get back to how I was last year, or actually, better. I'm going to take it from there.
Politico
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A majority of voters disapprove of Donald Trump’s handling of the presidency, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Less than five weeks into his presidency, Trump has an approval rating of 38 percent and a disapproval rating of 55 percent. Trump’s approval is a slight uptick from where he stood in Quinnipiac’s Jan. 26 survey but 4 points lower than just two weeks ago. Meantime, his disapproval rating has steadily climbed, from 44 percent days after he took office to 51 percent on Feb. 7 and 55 percent Wednesday. A majority of respondents said Trump is not honest (55 percent), doesnt have good leadership skills (55 percent) or care about everyday Americans (53 percent), isnt level-headed (63 percent), doesnt share their values (60 percent) and is doing more to divide the country than unite it (58 percent). However, a majority also said they believe Trump is a strong (64 percent) and intelligent (58 percent) person.
Hackaday
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The SP-01 wasn't the only speech chip from the 1980s we've come across. [Marquis de Geek] used the SP0256 to make what he calls a homemade Stephen Hawking . And Votrax themselves had their own speech box, the Type N Talk, which was often used to give a voice to the VIC-20. But [Jan] didn't have one so he used an Android phone instead to give voice to old text adventure games running on his VIC-20 . Filed under: classic hacks
KyivPost
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Months of relentless artillery shelling and dozens of attacks by enemy infantry supported by armored vehicles have left bullet and splinter holes in its walls and metal construction. On Jan. 31, during the peak of the recent escalation in Avdiyivka, Butovka positions were put under shelling that turned the buildings into heaps of concrete ruins. There, amid snow and debris, a handful of Ukrainian soldiers and officers defend this strategically important point for Avdiyivka. “Even metal here cannot withstand what people can,” one Ukrainian soldier joked bitterly. “Sometimes, we ourselves wonder how do we stay here alive for more than three hours.” Another soldier said: “When the war ends, all of us here would love to arrange an open-air museum. This terrible destruction would show the people what a power and might stands against us. The Russian military knows no mercy and no moderation in violence, especially when it knows it is more powerful than its enemy.
The Northern Echo - Football
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JAN KIRCHHOFF will return to Sunderland’s squad at Everton at the weekend, after swerving the club’s bonding break in New York in order to focus on building up his fitness.
Washington Free Beacon
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DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran s defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, as Tehran concluded war games. Since taking office last month, U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to get tough with Iran , warning the Islamic Republic after its ballistic missile test on Jan. 29 that it was playing with fire and all U.S. options were on the table. "The enemy should not be mistaken in its assessments, and it will receive a strong slap in the face if it does make such a mistake," said General Mohammad Pakpour, head of the Guards' ground forces, quoted by the Guards' website Sepahnews. On Wednesday, the Revolutionary Guards concluded three days of exercises with rockets, artillery, tanks, and helicopters, weeks after Trump warned that he had put Tehran "on notice" over the missile launch.
MintPress News
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The memo was filed in a federal court in Washington, D.C., as part of the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River tribes efforts to halt drilling under Lake Oahe. It was suspended two weeks ago by the Trump administration in an attempt to quash the legal analysis done by the department before Trump was inaugurated. Earthjustice lawyer Jan Hasselman, who represents the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, called the memo during an interview for E&E Newshugely significant” and indicated it could determine the outcome of the case the tribes filed in federal court. In response to the Trump administration’s moves to make the memo disappear, “It’s more of the same we’ve seen from this administrationtaking thoughtful and considered work and tossing it in the garbage.” E&E News reported, “Interior removed the memo from the solicitor’s website last week, along with three other opinions that could affect Dakota Access.
Washington Free Beacon
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DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran s defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, as Tehran concluded war games. Since taking office last month, U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged to get tough with Iran , warning the Islamic Republic after its ballistic missile test on Jan. 29 that it was playing with fire and all U.S. options were on the table. "The enemy should not be mistaken in its assessments, and it will receive a strong slap in the face if it does make such a mistake," said General Mohammad Pakpour, head of the Guards' ground forces, quoted by the Guards' website Sepahnews. On Wednesday, the Revolutionary Guards concluded three days of exercises with rockets, artillery, tanks, and helicopters, weeks after Trump warned that he had put Tehran "on notice" over the missile launch.