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October 26, 2017 7:38 AM Turkey moves to detain 121 ex-Foreign Ministry employees

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have issued warrants for the detention of 121 former Foreign Ministry employees, suspected of links to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen whom Turkey blames for last year's failed coup attempt. Anadolu Agency says that police launched simultaneous operations Thursday in about 30 provinces 64

October 20, 2017 9:48 AM ‘Honor of Kings,’ the Red-Hot Mobile Game in China, Tries to Crack the U.S

Tencent can’t lean on its messaging apps in world’s second largest videogame market China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. is banking on a successful launch abroad for “Honor of Kings,” but the hit smartphone game faces an uphill battle in the U.S., where the company can’t lean on its popular messaging apps to hook players. The game, which allows teams of players 47

October 13, 2017 11:55 AM The Daily 202: Throwing a bomb into the insurance markets, Trump now owns the broken health-care system

President Trump prepares to sign his executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on Thursday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) THE BIG IDEA: President Trump took two giant steps Thursday to disembowel the Affordable Care Act. The administration announced late last night that he will immediately halt cost-sharing reductions 77

October 12, 2017 1:43 PM The Health 202: Trump's executive order has a history. And the government says it's not all great

President Trump speaks during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Trump intends to sign an executive order this morning expanding association health plans. But 25 years ago, federal watchdogs concluded that such plans ripped off hundreds of thousands of Americans by refusing 62

October 10, 2017 12:12 PM NBA, Japan's Rakuten announce exclusive online distribution deal

TOKYO -- The National Basketball Association and Rakuten Inc. have announced a marketing partnership that makes the Japanese online giant the exclusive online distributor in Japan of all live NBA games. The partnership, Rakuten's first with a North American professional league, comes as the internet services company expands its involvement in sports 40

September 30, 2017 10:38 PM You Can Now Make Free Phone Calls Through Your Amazon Echo Devices

Owners of Amazon Echo devices can now make free calls to mobile phones and landline numbers through their smart speakers. The feature, which many missed during Amazon's unveiling of its new line of Amazon Echo products, is a significant upgrade to the Alexa Calling feature that was launched alongside the Amazon Echo Show. The Alexa Calling feature granted 139

September 25, 2017 4:35 PM Microsoft makes Teams primary teamwork hub, replacing Skype for Business

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp’s Teams application will be replacing Skype for Business as the company’s primary teamwork software, Microsoft said on Monday, in its latest effort to defend against the threat of upstart Slack in the workplace collaboration software market. The company announced new Skype voice and video technology that adds advanced 68

September 18, 2017 9:48 AM Google launches digital payments service in India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday launched a localized payments app for India as it tries to gain a foothold in the country’s rapidly-growing digital payments space. India’s crowded digital payments market, expected to grow ten-fold to $500 billion by 2020, received a shot in the arm after Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned old high-value 58

September 15, 2017 4:34 PM A Campus Conservative’s Year Facing Anger, Doxing and Intimidation

It cost more than $600,000 for security so that Ben Shapiro could safely deliver a fairly conventional conservative speech at UC Berkeley on Thursday night. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Shapiro (an orthodox Jew and #NeverTrump conservative) was heavily targeted with anti-Semetic attacks by the alt-right. He was nevertheless greeted on the Berkeley 75

September 8, 2017 12:18 AM Republicans jolted by, and Democrats wary of, Trump’s overtures to opposing party

Political tremors seized both major parties on Thursday in the wake of President Trump’s sudden alignment with congressional Democrats, leaving Republicans alarmed about the unraveling of their relationship with the White House and uncertain about the prospects for their policy ambitions this fall. In the span of 48 hours, Trump cut a deal with Democrats 42