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April 19, 2017 2:32 AM Despite talk of a military strike, Trump’s ‘armada’ actually sailed away from Korea

BEIJING — As tensions mounted on the Korean Peninsula, Adm. Harry Harris made a dramatic announcement: An aircraft carrier had been ordered to sail north from Singapore on April 8 toward the Western Pacific. A spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Command, which Harris heads, linked the deployment directly to the “number one threat in the region,” North Korea 91

April 19, 2017 1:16 AM Trump moves to limit visa program for tech workers

Returning to his campaign pledge to protect American workers, President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday that could reduce the supply of entry-level foreign workers that many companies say they need to fill technical jobs. Employers and immigration experts reacted warily to Trump’s order, praising some efforts at overhauling the technology 81

April 18, 2017 11:03 PM Ivanka’s brand prospers as politics mixes with business

SHANGHAI — Since her father was elected president of the United States, global sales of Ivanka Trump merchandise have surged and the company has applied for at least nine new trademarks in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.S. The commercial engine of the first daughter’s brand is stronger than ever even as she builds a new political career 66

April 18, 2017 2:49 PM On China And North Korea: The Strength Of Weakness And The Limits Of Power

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives for a military parade in Pyongyang marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung on April 15. When President Donald Trump says that if China doesn't help solve the North Korea problem, "we will solve the problem without them," or hints at rewarding Beijing if it makes Pyongyang 56

April 18, 2017 2:40 PM The Daily 202: Trump’s Wisconsin win was an aftershock of the Great Recession

THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump won more votes than Paul Ryan in the House Speaker’s home county last fall, partly by making inroads with traditionally Democratic autoworkers who have struggled to adjust since losing their jobs when the General Motors plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, closed in 2008. -- The president is traveling to Ryan’s congressional district 138

April 18, 2017 1:54 PM Why your local police force loves robots

The Los Angeles Police Department adopted the Batcat -- or the Bomb Assault Tactical Control Assessment Tool -- to help officers with things like bomb disposal. According to the L.A. Times, the Batcat, a "39,000-pound, remote-control vehicle that looks like a forklift truck on steroids with a massive telescopic arm," cost the department nearly $1 million 43

April 18, 2017 1:41 PM Dancing With The Stars Brings Disney Classics To Life — But Which Celeb Got The Boot This Week??

On Monday night's episode of Dancing With The Stars, the remaining celebs and their partners tackled iconic numbers from various Disney films. LOVES it! While this week's theme is certainly one of the happiest ones the ABC dancing competition does, fans sadly had to say goodbye to yet another celeb. Early on in the episode, it was revealed that Real Housewives 42

April 18, 2017 5:30 AM U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Arkansas' Request To Carryout Execution

Protesters gather outside the state Capitol building in Little Rock, Ark., on Friday to voice their opposition to the executions that were scheduled for the next two weeks. On Friday and Saturday, two judges blocked the executions from moving forward; the state is appealing. Justices on the Supreme Court rejected a request by the state to lift a stay that would 60

April 17, 2017 11:13 PM Georgia House race stokes GOP identity crisis — and opportunity for Democrats

CHAMBLEE, Ga. — Republicans had hoped Tuesday’s special election in Georgia’s wealthy and sleepy 6th Congressional District would be just like every other House race here since 1978: the mostly painless elevation of a rock-ribbed and polished conservative. Those hopes have died. Now, this suburban swath north of Atlanta resembles the cracked mirror of the GOP’s 59

April 17, 2017 8:53 PM In divided Turkey, president defends victory in referendum granting new powers

ISTANBUL — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vigorously defended his narrow victory in a referendum granting him greater authority, dismissing criticism of the result by Turkish opposition parties, European election observers and protesters while making clear his government was moving on. “Debate about this issue is now over,” he said in an occasionally 75