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    Fox News Turmoil Highlights Workplace Culture's Role In Sexual Harassment
    Fox News Turmoil Highlights Workplace Culture's Role In Sexual Harassment
    April 19, 20175:42 PM ET
    Heard on All Things Considered
    Yuki Noguchi

    Fox News star Bill O'Reilly has been ousted from the network after fresh allegations of sexual harassment surfaced last month, and the TV franchise again faces scrutiny over whether its culture perpetuates such behavior. Fox already ousted its CEO, Roger Ailes, over claims of sexual harassment, and The New York Times reported the network has already paid out $13 million to settle five claims against O'Reilly since 2002.

    Fox isn't alone; allegations of pervasive sexual harassment also recently surfaced at Uber and at Sterling Jewelers, which owns the Kay, Jared and Zales chains. Uber hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate claims that its culture permitted sexual harassment. Sterling's parent company says the allegations against it are without merit.

    Experts say rooting out a culture of sexual harassment is a big challenge but can be done if handled correctly.

    http://www.npr.org/2017/04/19/52475...-workplace-cultures-role-in-sexual-harassment

     
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    World News | Wed Apr 19, 2017 | 4:18pm EDT
    Exclusive: Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election - documents
    By Ned Parker, Jonathan Landay and John Walcott | WASHINGTON

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    WASHINGTON A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.

    They described two confidential documents from the think tank as providing the framework and rationale for what U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded was an intensive effort by Russia to interfere with the Nov. 8 election. U.S. intelligence officials acquired the documents, which were prepared by the Moscow-based Russian Institute for Strategic Studies [en.riss.ru/], after the election.

    The institute is run by retired senior Russian foreign intelligence officials appointed by Putin’s office.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-election-exclusive-idUSKBN17L2N3
     
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    North Korea threatens 'super-mighty' strike on U.S.
    Doug Stanglin , USA TODAY Published 11:51 a.m. ET April 20, 2017 | Updated 3 hours ago

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    In an escalating war of words with the U.S., North Korea warned Thursday of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" that would reduce American military forces in South Korea and the U.S. mainland "to ashes," according to The Rodong Sinmun, official newspaper of North Korea's Workers' Party.

    The report, carried by Reuters, also warned the U.S. and its allies "should not mess with us."

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...-super-mighty-preemptive-strike-us/100693568/
     
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    The 1 sentence that should make you very skeptical about a new health care bill
    Analysis by Chris Cillizza, Editor-at-large
    Updated 2:21 PM ET, Thu April 20, 2017

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    Story highlights
    • A flurry of activity Thursday suggests health care legislation might not be dead on the Hill
    • The Catch: Some key players have not seen the bill and that's a big unknown for lawmakers

    As of now, the broader conference is not aware of what the new health care blueprint is, suggesting that things are very much in the air."

    So, outside of a handful of people like Meadows (North Carolina) and MacArthur (New Jersey), leaders of the Freedom Caucus and the Republican moderates respectively, almost no one in the House GOP conference has actually seen the changed bill, much less approved of it.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/20/politics/health-care-trump-ahca/index.html
     
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    Thu Apr 20, 2017 | 2:42pm EDT
    Canada's Trudeau defends dairy system after Trump criticism
    By Leah Schnurr and David Ljunggren | OTTAWA

    OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday brushed off an attack by U.S. President Donald Trump on Canada's system of dairy protections, saying every nation defended its agricultural industries.

    Trudeau told Bloomberg Television that the United States in fact ran a dairy surplus with Canada. Trump took aim at Canada's dairy industry this week and said on Thursday "what they've done to our dairy farm workers is a disgrace".

    Canada's dairy sector is protected by high tariffs on imported products and controls on domestic production as a means of supporting prices that farmers receive.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-politics-trudeau-idUSKBN17M21L
     
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    Trump hails Italy for role in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan
    By VIVIAN SALAMA
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed Italy's contributions to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and its efforts seeking stability in Libya, but dismissed the possibility of U.S. intervention in that country, saying the U.S. has "enough roles."

    After a White House meeting with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Trump stuck to his demand that European allies meet their financial obligations in their partnerships with the U.S., including NATO. He urged Italy to address the refugee crisis through a policy that "seeks the eventual return of refugees to their home countries so they can help to rebuild their own nations."

    Gentiloni, who took office in December, stressed the need for burden-sharing in the refugee crisis, given Italy's proximity to Libya, where large numbers of migrants take the risky voyage across the Mediterranean to reach Europe.

    Trump was quick to dismiss the notion that the U.S. would get involved in Libya, telling a joint news conference, "I do not see a role in Libya."

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...ME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-04-20-19-36-36
     
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    Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says family will donate his brain for research
    A.J. Perez , USA TODAY Sports Published 2:11 p.m. ET April 20, 2017 | Updated 7 hours ago

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    The family for Aaron Hernandez plans to donate the brain of the former New England Patriots tight end to concussion researchers, one of his lawyers told reporters in Boston on Thursday.

    Attorney Jose Baez said that the family has authorized Boston University -- where dozens of brains have been examined in recent years in the study of the debilitating brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) -- to study Hernandez's brain. Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of former longtime friend Odin Lloyd, died Wednesday after he was found hanging from a bed sheet in his prison cell.

    “The family of Aaron Hernandez has decided to donate Aaron’s brain to the study so we can possibly help other young men who play football ... further the cause, and possibly shed light and provide more evidence on this case,” Baez said.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2017/04/20/aaron-hernandez-family-donate-brain/100701100/
     
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    Apr 21, 1:55 PM EDT
    Trump says he will release tax reform package next week
    By JULIE PACE
    AP White House Correspondent

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week.

    In an interview with The Associated Press, Trump says the plan will result in tax cuts for both individuals and businesses. He would not provide details of the plan, saying only that the tax cuts will be "bigger I believe than any tax cut ever."

    The president says the package will be released on "Wednesday or shortly thereafter" - just before his 100 day mark in office.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...ME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-04-21-13-55-48
     
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    Trump had undisclosed meeting with former Colombian presidents
    By Paul Blake Alexander Mallin
    Apr 21, 2017, 2:00 PM ET

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    President Trump had an undisclosed rendezvous with two former Colombian presidents at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida last week, and in the process injected himself into a contentious political battle over Colombia’s peace deal that seeks to end the Western hemisphere’s longest-running war.

    The previously undisclosed encounter was confirmed today by the White House, with deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ saying that former Presidents Andrés Pastrana and Álvaro Uribe “were there with a member from the club and briefly said hello when the president walked past them.”

    “There wasn’t anything beyond a quick hello,” Sanders said.

    She declined to answer why the meeting was not publicly disclosed. It’s unclear when it occurred.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-undisclosed-meeting-colombian-presidents/story?id=46938452
     
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    Trump is heading for a do-nothing presidency
    Josh Barro
    Apr. 18, 2017, 10:35 AM

    "George W. Bush, but racist." That's what Jonathan Chait of New York magazine says President Donald Trump is turning into as he abandons some of his more idiosyncratic campaign positions and starts listening to Republican Party regulars who favor foreign wars and tax cuts for the rich.

    This comparison is unfair — to George W. Bush, who accomplished things, whether you liked those things or not.

    I agree with Chait that Trump is failing to promote and advance a policy agenda of his own. But the likely result is that he will do very little, not that he will achieve what a conventional Republican president would achieve if given a Republican Congress to work with.

    I think Trump is so inept that he will be unable to get a major tax cut out of a Republican Congress. And I certainly hope I am right that he is too lazy to start a ground war.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-do-nothing-presidency-2017-4?ex_cid=trumpbeat
     
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    CNN: Russia Tried To Infiltrate Trump Camp Through Advisers Like Carter Page
    ByAllegra KirklandPublishedApril 21, 2017, 5:33 PM EDT

    U.S. intelligence officials obtained evidence that Russian operatives tried to infiltrate the Trump campaign through its sprawling network of advisers, CNN reported Friday.

    Carter Page, who served as an adviser on Russia and energy policy until he departed over allegations that he met with Kremlin-allied figures during a July 2016 visit to Moscow, is one of those advisers, according to the report.

    Page told CNN that he never collected intelligence or worked on behalf of the Russian government.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewi...nfiltrate-trump-campaign-advisers-carter-page
     
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    Donald Trump just pulled a major flip-flop on his first 100 days in office
    Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    Updated 9:25 AM ET, Fri April 21, 2017

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    Washington (CNN)On the 92nd day of his presidency, Donald Trump has decided the idea of his first 100 days in office as a critical yard marker is bunk.

    Just before 7 am eastern time, Trump tweeted this:

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/21/politics/trump-100-days/index.html
     
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    March for Science: Protesters gather worldwide to support 'evidence'
    By Laura Smith-Spark and Jason Hanna, CNN
    Updated 2:41 PM ET, Sat April 22, 2017

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    • Organizers say more than 600 marches taking place worldwide
    • The protests are billed as being political but nonpartisan
    (CNN)Crowds massed in the US capital and around the world Saturday to support science and evidence-based research -- a protest partly fueled by opposition to President Donald Trump's threats of budget cuts to agencies funding scientists' work.

    At the main March for Science, demonstrators gathered at Washington's National Mall to hear speakers laud science as the force moving humanity forward, and rail against policymakers they say are ignoring fact and research in areas including climate change.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/22/health/global-march-for-science/index.html
     
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    Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital
    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    Associated Press

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander in chief of the U.S. military.

    "When I heard about this and I wanted to do it myself," Trump said during a brief ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington. The medal went to Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos, who was wounded March 17 in Afghanistan during America's longest war. The White House did not release Barrientos' hometown.

    It was Trump's first visit as president to the military hospital. His wife, first lady Melania Trump, joined him.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...ME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-04-22-13-58-45
     
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    AP FACT CHECK: When Trump takes credit and assigns blame
    By CALVIN WOODWARD and JIM DRINKARD
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the most consistent features of President Donald Trump's public statements is his drive to take credit and assign blame. It's a tendency that consistently lands him in trouble with history, either recent or long ago, and has been on display as he approaches his 100th day in office.

    Over the past week, the president claimed unprecedented achievement as he tried to shape perceptions of his 100-day legacy. He then pooh-poohed that benchmark as time ran short for him to get big things done. He disparaged the record of his predecessor, specifically on fighting the violent MS-13 gang, and Trump addressed his abandonment of a central campaign promise on China by denying he'd changed his mind.

    A look at some of his statements:

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...ME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-04-22-14-00-59
     
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