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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden initially refused to run with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama a decade ago, but his family ultimately convinced him he had to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning, he said Thursday at the at the University of Utah. Biden, 76, was greeted […]
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There are a number of problems with this idea. Since the announcement that John Kelly will be leaving the White House early next year, President Donald Trump's search for a new chief of staff has not been going well. Ever since Trump's first choice, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Nick Ayers, declined the position, the White House has been considering a series of increasingly desperate options including former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows.But according to the Huffington Post, there could be one leading contender who slipped under the radar: Trump's son-in-law:Jared Kushner, the husband of Trump's daughter Ivanka and already an official White House adviser, met with Trump Wednesday about the job, a top Republican close to the White House told HuffPost. He and two others close to Trump or the White House who confirmed Kushner's interest in the position did so on condition of anonymity to discuss the president's staffing co...
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AMI has admitted the payment was made “in concert with” Trump’s campaign. On Wednesday, December 12—the same day President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen, was sentenced to three years in federal prison—federal prosecutors for the Southern District of New York revealed that American Media, Inc. (publisher of the National Enquirer) had admitted to its role in hush money paid to Playboy model Karen McDougal during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. One of the crimes that Cohen pled guilty on August 22 was campaign finance violations, and prosecutors said in an official statement that a $150,000 payment to McDougal was made “to suppress the woman’s story so as to prevent it from influencing the election.” AMI has admitted the payment was made “in concert with” Trump’s campaign.Founded in 1926, the Enquirer has been specializing in tabloid sleaze journalism for 92 years—and during the last presidential election, the Enquir...
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What the Russian spy’s guilty plea tells us about Trump’s chances of surviving Mueller’s investigation. A report this week by NBC News that suspected Russian spy Maria Butina will plead guilty to violating laws regarding government agents operating within the United States is the worst news Donald Trump has faced in months, but not for the reason many think.Butina will reportedly admit to conspiring with a Russian official believed to be Alexander Torshin "to establish unofficial lines of communication with Americans having power and influence over U.S. politics . . . for the benefit of the Russian Federation" (Torshin recently retired from being a deputy director of the Russian central bank). She will also admit to attempting to influence the National Rifle Association and “Political Party 1,” believed to be the Republican Party. Butina will admit to setting up a meeting between senior officials of the NRA and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in December 2015,...
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LAS VEGAS — For the third time in his groundbreaking career as a forward-thinking front-office guru, Oakland A's executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane has won the Sporting News Executive of the Year award. Beane first won the award, which is voted on by front-office executives
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LAS VEGAS — For the third time in his groundbreaking career as a forward-thinking front-office guru, Oakland A's executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane has won the Sporting News Executive of the Year award. Beane first won the award, which is voted on by front-office executives
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The eye screening program in Thailand follows a similar Google program in India and highlights a push by big tech companies to show the social benefits of new AI technologies. "As a society, we have a responsibility to use AI in the best possible way," Kent Walker, the company's Senior Vice President for Global Affairs, said in speech at a Google event in Bangkok on Thursday. The event also highlighted other social benefits of Google's AI projects, such as stopping illegal fishing in Indonesia.
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Virgin Galactic is poised to send its test pilots into space for the first time on Thursday, marking a major milestone in the race towards commercial space travel. The flight will be the first time that man has gone to space from US soil since Nasa shut down the space shuttle programme, in July 2011. “It’s a day we’ve been waiting for for a long time,” said George Whiteside, CEO of Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company, a manufacturer of advanced space vehicles. Sir Richard Branson, who founded Virgin Galactic in 2004, originally promised suborbital flights – those that reach space without orbiting the planet – by 2009. But the firm’s plans have been delayed by numerous setbacks and the loss of the company’s previous space plane in a 2014 accident that killed co-pilot Michael Alsbury. “We’ve had our challenges,” said Mr Whitesides. “But to get to the point where we are at least in range of space flight is a big deal.” Sir Richard Branson with Virgin Galact...
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Former Vice President Al Gore said he thinks President Trump's stance on global warming may actually advance the cause of tackling climate change
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A day after Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias learned of reporting that he'd selected Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as his new manager from a television in his suite during a media briefing, requiring an on-the-spot denial, Elias again didn't confirm the
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A day after Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias learned of reporting that he'd selected Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as his new manager from a television in his suite during a media briefing, requiring an on-the-spot denial, Elias again didn't confirm the
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A day after Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias learned of reporting that he'd selected Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as his new manager from a television in his suite during a media briefing, requiring an on-the-spot denial, Elias again didn't confirm the
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A day after Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias learned of reporting that he'd selected Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as his new manager from a television in his suite during a media briefing, requiring an on-the-spot denial, Elias again didn't confirm the
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Julian Castro isn’t writing off some of the older potential Democratic presidential contenders, like former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
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Phoenix Suns forward T.J. Warren was fined $15,000 for directing inappropriate language at an official, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe announced Wednesday.
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It's been a long time coming. President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence received a big dose of reality on Tuesday, Dec. 11, when they met face-to-face with two of the leading Democrats on Capitol Hill: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. In 2019, Schumer will still be part of the minority party in the Senate, where Republicans achieved a net gain of two seats in the 2018 midterms. But when Trump spoke to Pelosi in the Oval Office, it was obvious that his days of enjoying one-party rule on Capitol Hill will soon be coming to an end. Democrats enjoyed a net gain of 40 seats in the midterms, and Pelosi made it clear that the Democratic House majority won’t be rubber-stamping legislation that Trump favors — for example, a costly wall stretching from California to Texas along the U.S./Mexico border.Pelosi, who appears likely to become House speaker in 2019, sounded like she was ready for battle as she sat alongside Trump,...
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Before reports emerged Tuesday that the Orioles selected Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as their new manager — which executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias called "premature" and still haven't been confirmed by the club — Cubs manager Joe Maddon outlined the advice
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Former Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly planning to discuss with family members the potential of mounting a bid for president in 2020 over the holidays.Multiple sources close to Biden told ...
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LAS VEGAS — For the third time in his groundbreaking career as a forward-thinking front-office guru, Oakland A's executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane has won the Sporting News Executive of the Year award.  Beane first won the award, which is voted on by front-office executives
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Air France is putting a woman in charge of the airline, a rare step in the male-dominated industry. Air France’s parent company said Wednesday that Anne Rigail will take charge of the airline on Monday. She is currently executive vice president. The airline has been led on an interim basis by Benjamin Smith, who this […]
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Saipem's head of digital and innovation, Mauro Piasere, told Reuters on Wednesday that the firm suspects that a Shamoon variant caused between 300 to 400 computers to stop working in an attack that was disclosed by the company on Monday and primarily affected its servers in the Middle East. Use of a Shamoon variant would be significant because related viruses have been used in some of the most damaging attacks in history, beginning in 2012 when it crippled tens of thousands of computers at Middle Eastern energy firms Saudi Aramco and RasGas Co Ltd. Shamoon resurfaced again in late 2016 in a series of attacks in the Middle East that continued through early 2017, and then went dormant. CrowdStrike Vice President of Intelligence Adam Meyers said early technical analysis of the Saipem hack showed similarities with Shamoon and that it was likely Iran was also responsible, though the specific motive was not immediately apparent.
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“It’s better when the U.S. is actually providing leadership. And maybe a couple of years from now it will again," the former vice president said.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden is wrapping up a busy stretch of events this week before stepping out of the public eye to hold family deliberations over the holidays on whether to launch another campaign for president, according to multiple people familiar with his thinking.
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Mike Pence made history Tuesday and became the first U.S. vice president to cast a tie-breaking vote to confirm a federal judge.
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Fund the wall or the deaths of Americans are on your hands, NBPC Vice President Art Del Cueto says.
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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia is to buy 14 F-16 military jets from Lockheed Martin as it seeks to replace Soviet-era jets. Slovak Defense Minister Peter Gajdos signed the contract on Wednesday with Lockheed Martin vice president of international business development Ana Wugofski. The deal involves F-16 Block 70/72 fighter jets. They are meant to […]
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According to multiple reports from the winter meetings Tuesday night in Las Vegas, Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde will be named the Orioles' next manager. Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias denied that a decision had been made, but while fans wait for official
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Google is studying steps towards opening a local office in Vietnam, the government of the Southeast Asian nation said on its website, citing Google's Senior Vice President Kent Walker.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden is taking his time making a decision about entering the 2020 race.Biden, who earlier this year said he expected to make a decision on a third White House bid by the end of the year,...
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Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch on Tuesday laid out the type of relationship the new Orioles front office of executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias and assistant general manager Sig Mejdal could have with their new manager, describing the kind of managerial mind-meld that defines modern
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Bringing 16 Days of Activism campaign to a close, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman, survivors and activists spotlight solutions to end violence against women Fundraising event for the life-changing work of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women held in Los Angeles, with #HearMeToo voices taking centre-stage   (Los Angeles) - Commemorating Human Rights Day and the global advocacy campaign "16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence", the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today held a fundraising luncheon in Santa Monica, California. In the hometown of the #MeToo movement, the event brought together a power-house of survivors, dignitaries, UN officials, gender experts and Hollywood celebrities. Hosted by UN Women's Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman, the event celebrated the ground-breaking initiatives supported by the UN Trust Fund across the world over the past 22 years and highlighted th...
 
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Late-night hosts poked fun at Vice President Mike Pence over his appearance during President Trump's heated meeting with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
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“The risks are that it can be divisive,” said Kalee Kreider, a one-time adviser to former Vice President Al Gore. Party leaders have already vowed to convene hearings on the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back Obama-era climate rules, and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has promised to revive a special House committee focused on global warming.
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“The risks are that it can be divisive,” said Kalee Kreider, a one-time adviser to former Vice President Al Gore. Party leaders have already vowed to convene hearings on the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back Obama-era climate rules, and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has promised to revive a special House committee focused on global warming.
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The hour of judgment has come for Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, who will learn Wednesday if cooperating with authorities conducting the Russia probe will spare him a long prison term. Cohen, 52, is one of several members of Trump's team who have run afoul of the law but the only one to belong to Trump's inner circle. For 12 years he was vice president of The Trump Organization, the umbrella company for Trump's real estate businesses, and one of the principal confidants of the New York billionaire.
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Alphabet Inc's Google is studying steps toward opening a representative office in Vietnam, the government of the Southeast Asian nation said on its website, citing Google's Senior Vice President Kent Walker.
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There were several moments of sustained silence as the frowning leaders of the United States, sitting stiffly and surrounded by cameras, waited for a very important meeting to start. The most awkward part was the vice-president, Mike Pence, who, it seemed, did not want to be there. Memes began to spread and by Tuesday afternoon, “Mike Pence” was trending on Twitter.
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Shareef Abdur-Rahim has worked as the NBA's vice president of basketball operations in recent years.
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Former U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden is wrapping up a busy stretch of events before stepping out of the public eye and holding private deliberations over whether he'll launch another campaign for president.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden is wrapping up a busy stretch of events this week before stepping out of the public eye to hold family deliberations over the holidays on whether to launch another campaign for president, according to multiple people familiar with his thinking. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because Biden was […]
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou was released from prison under bail Tuesday while he appeals a corruption conviction. Boudou was freed four months after a court sentenced him to five years and 10 months in prison for bribery and conducting business incompatible with public office. A court ordered his […]
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For his 42nd birthday, former NBA All-Star and Cal star Shareef Abdur-Rahim got a new job. Abdur-Rahim, who had been the NBA's Vice President of Basketball Operations, was named Tuesday the new president of the NBA G League, replacing Malcolm Turner, who will leave his post and become the athletic
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For his 42nd birthday, former NBA All-Star and Cal star Shareef Abdur-Rahim got a new job. Abdur-Rahim, who had been the NBA's Vice President of Basketball Operations, was named Tuesday the new president of the NBA G League, replacing Malcolm Turner, who will leave his post and become the athletic
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For his 42nd birthday, former NBA All-Star and Cal star Shareef Abdur-Rahim got a new job. Abdur-Rahim, who had been the NBA's Vice President of Basketball Operations, was named Tuesday the new president of the NBA G League, replacing Malcolm Turner, who will leave his post and become the athletic
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So far this month, Vice President Mike Pence has attended the inauguration of Mexico's new president, delivered remarks about President George H.W. Bush and held two formal calls with U.S. allies: 
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Trump is threatening to shut down the government over border wall funding. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi insulted President Donald Trump Tuesday, according to multiple reports, about one of the issues he's most sensitive about: his manhood.After a fiery debate with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence in the Oval Office in front of cameras, Pelosi made the pointed remarks behind the scenes.Trump's big sticking point in the debate is his demand for funding for a border wall between the United States and Mexico. It was a key campaign promise of his — though importantly, he repeatedly insisted that Mexico and not American taxpayers would fund the wall. Trump has dropped that part of the promise since it has proved — as any informed person could have predicted — impossible.He repeatedly equated paying for the wall with having border security, even though the risks from the border remain relatively low. Even many advocates who favor gr...
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Vice President Mike Pence was more like "Mike Pensive" during the debate
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