Technology 

The ZTE Axon M is $200 less at Best Buy – CNET

Now Playing: Watch this: ZTE Axon M has 2 screens and opens into a 6.8-inch tablet If the recent release of the unusual ZTE Axon M has you curious, now may be the best time to get the phone. Why settle for one screen when you can get two with the ZTE Axon M? Josh Miller/CNET Best Buy is currently selling the device for $17.49 a month for 30 months instead of the usual $24.17 per month, when you buy through AT&T Next (the phone is an AT&T exclusive in…

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Republicans say tax plan will boost growth. How much, and for how long?

The Republican tax rewrite that has now passed both House and Senate represents a legislative triumph for one core idea: that lighter tax burdens mean more economic growth. Right now, it’s not just the sales pitch behind the tax plans, it’s arguably the idea that most unites a Republican Party challenged by internal divisions and electoral uncertainty. “If we can’t do better than 1.9 percent [growth], we’ve got real problems in this country,” Sen. Rob Portman (R) of Ohio said last week, citing the current growth rate projected for the…

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Science 

Here’s Where Roy Moore and Doug Jones Stand on Issues Like Health Care and Crime

Here’s Where Roy Moore and Doug Jones Stand on Issues Like Health Care and Crime More The Dec. 12 Alabama special Senate election, in which Republican Roy Moore is pitted against Democrat Doug Jones, has come under a national spotlight after allegations surfaced that Moore pursued teenage girls, some as young as 14, when he was in his thirties. Following these allegations, several Republican Senators who had endorsed Moore reneged their support, and his Special Election poll numbers started to slip, although they have recently been on the upswing. Moore’s…

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Technology 

‘House of Cards’ to come back… without Kevin Spacey – CNET

Robin Wright won a Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a TV series drama for “House of Cards.” The show will have eight more episodes without Wright’s co-star, Kevin Spacey. Lawrence K. Ho Fans will get closure on “House of Cards,” and Kevin Spacey won’t be involved. Netflix said Monday that it would produce a sixth — and final — season of the political thriller to stream in 2018. The TV streaming company put the brakes on production of the show in November after allegations that Spacey,…

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Top Stories World 

Bullying drove 13-year-old to kill herself, parents say

The parents of a bullied California middle schooler who was “just full of life” are mourning her death and wondering what more could have been done to save her, her distraught father said on Monday — the day she was set to be taken off life-support. Rosalie Avila, 13, of Yucaipa, hanged herself last Tuesday evening, after scribbling apology notes to her parents for the pain she knew her death would cause them, said her father, Freddie Avila. “One of the notes said, ‘Sorry, Mom and Dad,’ and then there…

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Science 

Supreme Court Allows Full Enforcement of President Trump's Travel Ban

(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. The action suggests the high court could uphold the latest version of the ban that Trump announced in September. The ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Lower courts had…

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Top Stories World 

Trump declares major reduction to Bears Ears monument

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced the reduction of two national monuments in Utah Monday, lambasting past administrations for overreach in a decision likely to touch off a battle with conservation groups and Native American tribes. Bears Ears, designated by President Barack Obama, was significantly downsized, from about 1.3 million acres to about 220,000 acres of federally protected land. And Grand Staircase-Escalante, designated by the Bill Clinton administration, will go from 1.9 million acres to a little over 1 million acres. Trump excoriated anyone who believes “that the natural resources…

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Science 

Falcon's attack strategy could inspire new drones: study

Peregrine falcons use their eyes to line up parallel to a moving target on final approach, much like a guided missile (AFP Photo/SEBASTIAN WILLNOW) More Miami (AFP) – Peregrine falcons are nature’s fastest predators, and the way they swoop down on a target may one day inspire small, visually guided drones that can take out rogue drones, researchers said Monday. Falcons’ attack trajectories do not follow any geometric rules, contrary to popular belief, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Rather, the birds use their…

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Science 

Spiro Agnew's Lawyer: Donald Trump’s Lies Are Fatally Wounding Our Democracy

Without strict adherence to truth about Russia, Michael Flynn, the FBI and everything else, there can be no organized system of justice. More We now know that Donald Trump’s transition team had numerous pre-inauguration contacts with the Russians, and then lied about them. The latest disclosures of team emails, obtained by the New York Times, reveal that the motive was quite clearly to do all it could to make sure that no one could question the legitimacy of Trump’s election, even after it became clear that the Russians had influenced…

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Lifestyle 

Fashion Awards 2017: Holly Willoughby stuns as she leads the best dressed celebrities

The Fashion Awards 2017 have begun at the Royal Albert Hall in London, as celebrities take to the red carpet to show off their best looks. Holly Willoughby, 36, continues her glamorous fashion streak from This Morning in an elegant suited number. The strapless black jumpsuit was elegantly offset with a black satin blazer, perhaps from her handsome husband Daniel Baldwin, to keep warm. The Fashion Awards take place in the UK every year, to show off both British and international design talent as they walk the catwalk to show…

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