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Apple’s Hidden MacBook Pro With Touch Bar Discount – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Apple’s launch last year of the new MacBook Pro range saw a new feature being launched with the Touch Bar, but also a resetting of the price point. This tends to happen with any major shift in the MacBook Pro range. It keeps the margins high and as components become cheaper over the years the price can drop while the profit remains. It does leave consumers looking at a rather…

Arkansas Executes 2 Inmates, a First for Any State on One Day Since 2000 – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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White House ‘confident’ of averting shutdown as Trump shows flexibility on wall – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The White House sought Monday to calm a jittery Washington ahead of a showdown with Congress over spending, and President Trump softened his demand that a deal to keep the federal government open include money to begin construction on his long-promised border wall. Despite one-party control at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, the brinkmanship that came to define spending battles in the Obama years has tumbled into the Trump era,…

U.S., North Korea Flex Military Muscles as Tensions Remain High – Bloomberg

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A U.S. nuclear-powered submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday as North Korea reportedly celebrated the 85th anniversary of its army with its largest-ever military firing exercise. The USS Michigan, one of four Ohio-class guided-missile submarines capable of launching cruise missiles, arrived at the southern port of Busan, U.S. Naval Forces Korea said in a statement. South Korea’s navy said there aren’t plans for a joint military drill with the submarine….

Trump Slaps Duty on Canada Lumber, Intensifying Trade Fight – Bloomberg

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump intensified a trade dispute with Canada, slapping tariffs of up to 24 percent on imported softwood lumber in a move that drew swift criticism from the Canadian government, which vowed to sue if needed. Trump announced the new tariff at a White House gathering of conservative journalists, shortly before the Commerce Department said it would impose countervailing duties ranging from 3 percent to 24.1 percent on…

State Department website removes article touting history of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The State Department on Monday removed from its website an article about the history and lavish furnishings of President Trump’s privately owned Florida resort club Mar-a-Lago, following questions about whether the federal government improperly promoted Trump’s moneymaking enterprises. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) pointed to the travelogue-style blog piece Monday, asking in a Twitter message why the State Department would spend “taxpayer $$ promoting the president’s private country club.” The State…