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Donald Trump Attacks Courts Immigration Ruling via Twitter

President Trump on continues his Twitter attack on courts over the stay on his executive order temporarily barring travel into the U.S. of people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

In an apparent reference to a U.S. district court’s order blocking the president’s executive action and an appeals court’s upholding that ruling, Trump asserted there is a “court breakdown” that is allowing a surge in people from the seven countries coming into the U.S.
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U.S., Turkey evacuate staff from Tripoli

PARIS (Reuters) – The U.S State Department said on Saturday it was temporarily removing its personnel from Libya because of fighting near the U.S. embassy in Tripoli. Turkey had also removed about 700 personnel from the North African country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Paris before holding talks there with Turkish and Qatari counterparts on the Middle East. (Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; editing by Michel Rose and Mark John) …read more

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Afghan president may not have signed terror finance law: source

The Afghan president may not have signed a key measure aimed at clamping down on the financing of terrorism, reviving concern the country’s banks could go on a money laundering blacklist, an international official in Kabul said on Friday. On Wednesday the government said President Hamid Karzai had signed legislation cracking down on financial crime, temporarily easing concern Afghan banks would be put on the blacklist this week, alongside Yemen and Syria. The laws are part of measures needed to save Afghanistan from being blacklisted by the international watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). “The meeting is still happening in Paris, the question is whether the combating the financing of terrorism law has been signed,” a second official said. …read more

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S. African lawmaker Malema dodges tax axe – for now

A last-minute deal temporarily saved South African political firebrand Julius Malema from losing his parliamentary seat for failing to pay nearly $2 million in taxes, a lawyer said Monday. Malema, who leads the radical Economic Freedom Fighters party, had faced sequestration after a court declared him provisionally insolvent in February. Malema said the country’s revenue authorities accepted his compromise proposal to pay back outstanding tax. “The offer to compromise took into account the existing outstanding tax of 18 million rand ($1.7 million, 1.3 million euro at current rates),” Malema, 33, said in a statement.

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Better Selfies Through Chemistry

The selfie is here to stay, despite reports of its demise. Love it or loathe it, the self-portraits snapped with handheld devices that Ellen DeGeneres and President Obama made famous — and I made temporarily uncool — have shot well past the fad stage. The technology is seeing to that, as there are roughly 160 million smartphone users in the United States. By 2017, that number will grow to nearly 210 million. It’s even gotten to the point where there’s even an ABC television show (or Pygmalion rip-off) called “Selfie” coming to set boxes and portable devices later this

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Twitter shuts up your annoying friends with Mute

Twitter has just announced a new mute feature that’ll let you shut up the annoying people in your feed, at least temporarily. If, say, one of your friends is at a conference and is just babbling non-stop about the parties he’s attending, you can now mute him. This removes his tweets and retweets from your timeline without you having to unfollow him altogether — think of it as a kinder and gentler blocking, if you will.

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