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HP’s first Omen X gaming laptop includes easy access to upgrade parts – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

HP returned to the gaming world earlier this year with a new line of Omen products. While we’ve seen HP produce some cheaper gaming laptops and a high-end glowing desktop cube so far, we’ve been waiting for a high-end Omen laptop for enthusiasts. At Gamescom today, HP is launching the Omen X laptop, and it’s pretty much what you’d expect from a high-end gaming laptop. HP has opted for a…

Trump’s Afghanistan plan set to spark fresh congressional debate – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

President Trump’s decision to announce expanded U.S. military operations in Afghanistan but disclose few details is set to spark fresh congressional debate about the future of the United States’ longest war and whether it is time for lawmakers to approve a new use-of-force law. Senior Republicans voiced support for Trump’s decision to endorse a Pentagon plan to boost troop levels and said it will be reviewed during public congressional hearings…

Treasury secretary’s wife boasts of travel on government plane, touts Hermes and Valentino fashion – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wife, Louise Linton, boasted of flying on a government plane with her husband to Kentucky on Monday and then named the numerous fashion brands she wore on the trip in an unusual social media post that only became more bizarre minutes later. When someone posted a comment on Linton’s Instagram picture that criticized the way Linton touted the trip, the treasury secretary’s wife swung back hard,…

Angry Trump Grilled His Generals About Troop Increase, Then Gave In – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

In the end, these officials said, Mr. Trump accepted the logic that a “big military” approach was needed to prevent Afghanistan from again becoming a launching pad for terrorism against the United States. Persuaded there were no other options, Mr. Trump became the third American president to send young men and women into the longest war in American history. His journey to that decision was starkly different than that of…

Critics: Pardon would nix chance to hold Arpaio accountable – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

PHOENIX — Gary Donahoe learned firsthand the consequences of crossing Sheriff Joe Arpaio when the lawman was still one of Arizona’s most powerful politicians. Arpaio was launching criminal investigations against county officials eight years ago because he was upset at them over budget cuts and opposed the county’s plan to build a new courthouse building. Donahoe — at the time a judge who ruled against Arpaio in the fight —…

Trump to tout border wall — well, fence — in Yuma visit – Politico

Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cross bars make up the border fence along the Colorado River that acts as the U.S./Mexico border in Yuma, Ariz. | Getty By TED HESSON 08/22/2017 12:33 PM EDT President Donald Trump will travel Tuesday afternoon to Yuma, Arizona, which he’ll say demonstrates the benefits of a border wall — or, at least, border fencing. The visit could set the table for a legislative battle next month over whether to…