21stCenturyWire
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The major lesson learned here, however, is that the U.S. Intelligence Community, and in particular the CIA, more often than not hides behind self-generated platitudes (“high confidence”, “reasonable person”) to disguise a process of intelligence analysis that has long ago been subordinated to domestic politics. It is important to point out the fact that Israel, too, was wrong about Iraq’s WMD. According to Shlomo Brom, a retired Israeli Intelligence Officer, Israeli intelligence seriously overplayed the threat posed by Iraqi WMD in the lead up to the 2003 Iraq War, including a 2002 briefing to NATO provided by Efraim Halevy, who at the time headed the Israeli Mossad, or intelligence service, that Israel had “clear indications” that Iraq had reconstituted its WMD programs after U.N. weapons inspectors left Iraq in 1998. The Israeli intelligence assessments on Iraq, Mr.
21stCenturyWire
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The major lesson learned here, however, is that the U.S. Intelligence Community, and in particular the CIA, more often than not hides behind self-generated platitudes (“high confidence”, “reasonable person”) to disguise a process of intelligence analysis that has long ago been subordinated to domestic politics. It is important to point out the fact that Israel, too, was wrong about Iraq’s WMD. According to Shlomo Brom, a retired Israeli Intelligence Officer, Israeli intelligence seriously overplayed the threat posed by Iraqi WMD in the lead up to the 2003 Iraq War, including a 2002 briefing to NATO provided by Efraim Halevy, who at the time headed the Israeli Mossad, or intelligence service, that Israel had “clear indications” that Iraq had reconstituted its WMD programs after U.N. weapons inspectors left Iraq in 1998. The Israeli intelligence assessments on Iraq, Mr.
Ars Technica UK
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Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Samsung isn't the only company that has had deal with exploding products . A Wisconsin woman told ABC News that her new Fitbit Flex 2 activity tracker "exploded" on her wrist while she read a book earlier this week. Dina Mitchell was treated at an area urgent care provider the next day and was left with second-degree burns on her wrist. After the device combusted, Mitchell quickly removed it from her wrist. Doctors allegedly had to remove small pieces of rubber and plastic from her arm left by the melting device. Mitchell received the Flex 2 as a birthday gift and only had it for about two weeks before the incident. Fitbit knows about the incident and offered Mitchell a free replacement device. Fitbit provided Ars its full statement: Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments
ITV
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for people who voluntarily agree to give up their seats and will no longer require already seated customers to leave the plane. Breaking news now. TSB bank has revealed its first quarter financial results, saying it provided 2.2 billion pounds worth of new mortgages.
The Economic Times
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Hence we approached the police and not the consumer court,“ said Rathod. The 32 members of the group (they had gone on a 7day trip to Haridwar and Agra) bought new tickets for Rs 3.16 lakh on evening flights with the banned currency they had post the government's November 8 demonetisation move. Once in Mumbai, Rathod sent a complaint to the police and a month later, statements of the passengers were taken and a FIR filed. The CISF could have provided a crucial piece of evidence, but the police were late to approach them as video records are maintained for only one month. “The police approached the mobile phone network providers and it has been proved that the passengers were inside the airport at around 9.40am,“ said a police officer involved in the investigation. Rathod also alleged the passenger manifest sent by Jet in response to the police summons doesn't have the list of all passengers who were issued boarding cards.
The Economic Times
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India is in for a much longer catch-up period provided that policy is adequate and so far it is encouraging.
The Hill
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Washingtons Blog
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Second, the “reasonable personstandard cited by Cohen must be reassessed, perhaps based upon a benchmark derived from a history of analytical accuracy rather than time spent behind a desk. The major lesson learned here, however, is that the U.S. Intelligence Community, and in particular the CIA, more often than not hides behind self-generated platitudes (“high confidence”, “reasonable person”) to disguise a process of intelligence analysis that has long ago been subordinated to domestic politics. It is important to point out the fact that Israel, too, was wrong about Iraq’s WMD. According to Shlomo Brom, a retired Israeli Intelligence Officer, Israeli intelligence seriously overplayed the threat posed by Iraqi WMD in the lead up to the 2003 Iraq War, including a 2002 briefing to NATO provided by Efraim Halevy, who at the time headed the Israeli Mossad, or intelligence service, that Israel had “clear indications” that Iraq had reconstituted its WMD programs after U.
ABC News - International
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Bleacher Report
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AJ is the best in the business in my opinion and is probably one of my favorites, Gas continued. Yes, AJ brought it as well, but Shane was right there. I thought what he did was, excuse the pun, but it was phenomenal. While Gas insight into Shane-O-Mac is unique as a long-time friend, his book also provides a unique insight into JBL too, as he is one of the two Superstars who wrote forewords for Gas book. In recent weeks, JBL was been embroiled in a bullying controversy surrounding the departure of fellow announcer Mauro Ranallo . Many former Superstars have weighed in on the topic, either defending JBL as a prankster or condoning his actions as malicious, but Gas provided insight from a man who has worked with JBL inside and outside of the ring for almost 20 years. If people dont understand his personality, thats where he can come across as a bully, but he really isn t.
USA Today - Top Stories
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Let's take a look at five stocks that could experience big short squeezes following any bullish earnings reports they release soon. Video provided by TheStreet
China Daily
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Politico
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Ryan also told reporters that congressional Republicans have been in close contact with the White House. This is something we've been talking to them all along, he said. Republican leaders sought to present some sense of party unity with a joint statement from Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) that called Trump’s principlescritical guideposts,” but which otherwise provided little specific comment on what Trump laid out. Rank-and-file Republicans said they hoped for more input from the president and more than the document they saw Wednesday. “I want to give the president a chance to actually produce a bill,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told reporters. “I would prefer not to add to the deficit, but I’m going to wait and see what the legislative language looks like before I take a hard and fast position on any of this.
The Pentagon
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TIME - Top Stories
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(BOSTON) Aaron Hernandez hinted about suicide weeks before he was found hanging by a bedsheet in prison last week, according to a jailhouse friend who once sought to share a cell with the former NFL star. Lawrence Army Jr., an attorney for inmate Kyle Kennedy, said Wednesday that Hernandez wrote in a letter to his client: I think I'm going to hang it up. The 22-year-old, who is serving an armed robbery sentence, didn't take the comments seriously at the time, his lawyer said. The remark came sometime in March, during Hernandez's trial in the killings of two men in Boston in 2012. The former New England Patriots tight end was acquitted in the case five days before his suicide. I miss my friend, Kennedy said in a statement provided by Army. I would like to send my condolences to his fiancee, his mother and his daughter.
BMW Blog
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For 2018, BMW updates the 4 Series Convertible and BMWBLOG had the pleasure of driving in from Munich to Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps on a recent cool spring day. We detailed many of the changes to the new 4 Series in our coupe review here. The 4 Series Convertible get all of the cosmetic changes and interior changes, but the chassis remains unchanged as it was calibrated for the increased weight of the convertible mechanism an is aimed at a more touring car audience. Highlights of the changes to the 4 Series convertible are new LED lights for front and rear. All-new front and rear aprons, wheels, digital instrument cluster, interior trim options and two new colors. The 4 Series Convertible we drove was a 430i in one of the new colors, Sunset Orange . It looks great in the sun and sparkles with the sun reflecting in the paint. When we left Munich, the weather was in the 40s Fahrenheit and provided a great time to highlight just how well the three-stage heated seats work.
Politico
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The White House said the meeting was intended to sound the alarm for senators about a situation that's grown increasingly fraught in recent months. The meeting provided an opportunity “to communicate the seriousness of the threat from North Korea,” a senior administration official told reporters. It also allowed the senators to learn about responses the U.S. is considering to the “very grave threat” from a “brutal regime, the official said. The recent murder of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother in Malaysia with a chemical agent, and the secretive state’s advancing nuclear capabilities, have combined to put the administration on alert, the official said. “We’re looking at a broad range of options obviously across all elements of national power and multi-national power in connection with North Korea,” the official said. “What you’ll see soon is using the economic dimension of national power, as well as the military preparations that are underway.
BBC News 24
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I'm not inclined to believe they're doing that on flippant grounds. So I think it's pretty serious. France has provided plenty of footballing talent to the English game, there's no suggestion these players have been involved in any wrong-doing, but tonight the French authorities said they were looking.
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here than back in 1984 and this video which has been provided by Nasa gives you a different perspective of the changes and one of the consequences of what has happened to the ice is that new shipping lanes have opened up, on top of that Russia is laying claim to some of the largest oil and gas deposits in the world which are in the.
Core77
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Politico
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Other top Republicans agreed. “Every member of Congress, I predict, is going to vote to make sure that we’re treated like everyone else,” said Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas). A stand-alone bill could go up for a vote in the House on the same day or in the same vote series as the repeal bill so that lawmakers are confident it would be repaired, according to a Republican aide. “Of course we’ll all vote for it, and I suspect all Democrats will,” Cramer said. Obamacare required members of Congress and most of their staff to leave the health plan provided by federal employees and join an Obamacare plan. Many members joined plans on the D.C. exchange so that the federal government would continue to pay for a portion of their plan as their employer. Other members joined their home-state exchange without the federal contribution. Rachael Bade contributed to this report.
BBC News 24
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