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Trump, McConnell bury differences, show solidarity

WASHINGTON — President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sought to project unity Monday amid heightening tensions between the president and Senate Republicans that threaten to complicate the GOP’s fall [Read entire story]

Pelosi rejects latest immigration demands

WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, on Monday dismissed President Trump’s new hard-line immigration proposals as “a complete nonstarter,” saying her caucus may withhold support for [Read entire story]

Turkey, U.S. halt visa services amid deepening crisis

ISTANBUL — Turkish prosecutors on Monday summoned an employee of the United States consulate in Istanbul to testify in a criminal matter, only days after the government’s arrest of another U.S. consulate employee set [Read entire story]

Pro-government assembly takes powers of Venezuelan congress

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s new pro-government Constituent Assembly formally moved Friday to assume the powers of the opposition-dominated congress, completing what critics call a power grab that effectively [Read entire story]

Manafort, Trump Jr. to turn over documents to panel

WASHINGTON — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. have agreed to turn over documents to and testify behind closed doors before the Senate Judiciary Committee as part [Read entire story]

Debate over expanding deportation powers

Since 2004, the agency has been authorized to bypass immigration courts only for immigrants who had been living in the country illegally for less than two weeks and were apprehended within 100 miles of the [Read entire story]

Russian malware threatens power systems

Hackers allied with the Russian government have devised a cyberweapon that has the potential to be the most disruptive yet against electric systems that Americans depend on for daily life, according to U.S. [Read entire story]

Facebook’s awkward position: What counts as a tragedy?

[...] Safety Check, a much touted Facebook tool designed to make it easier to tell friends and family members you’re OK during a crisis, was not turned on after an apparent terrorist attack struck the capital of one of [Read entire story]

Now watch Periscope streams directly in Twitter feeds

Twitter users can now post and view Periscope video feeds directly from their main streams, making it easier for the average Twitter user to see the live video feeds from Periscope users. According to Twitter, the [Read entire story]

‘NCIS’ fans mourn loss of DiNozzo even as TV industry shrugs

When Don Draper enjoyed his “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke” moment of Zen last year, 4.6 million people tuned in — a record for the AMC series “Mad Men.” [...] this article is not about prestige dramas [Read entire story]

Apple’s App Store made $1.1 billion over the holidays

In terms of top-grossers, Apple also noted that games and subscription apps did the best, mentioning “Clash of Clans,” “Monster Strike,” Game of War: Citing a new Progressive Policy Institute report by Michael [Read entire story]

Apple’s App Store made $1.1 billion over the holidays

In terms of top-grossers, Apple also noted that games and subscription apps did the best, mentioning “Clash of Clans,” “Monster Strike,” Game of War: Citing a new Progressive Policy Institute report by Michael [Read entire story]

Golfing with Trump won’t sway Samuel Jackson’s vote

Samuel L. Jackson stepped right into that situation while making the rounds to promote his new Quentin Tarantino film, “The Hateful Eight,” because he has socialized with Trump on the golf course. At the end of a [Read entire story]

How voicing BB-8 caps a stellar year for Bill Hader’s pipes

Two years ago on “Conan,” Hader — while doing his comic impressions of dying Star Wars characters — half-joked that he “cornered” J.J. Abrams and told the “Force Awakens” director that he would do any [Read entire story]

Google quantum computer could launch AI arms race

[...] Google refers to its work being carried out at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View as “quantum artificial intelligence.” Because of the specifics of how Google’s quantum computer works — a [Read entire story]

Retailers ring up healthy sales this holiday season

The holiday shopping season isn’t quite over for retailers, with millions of customers expected to hit stores and websites this week to redeem gift cards and to treat themselves to steeply discounted [Read entire story]

Is T-Mobile degrading online videos? YouTube thinks so.

When T-Mobile introduced a feature last month that let customers stream unlimited Netflix, HBO and Hulu over their data plans, there was a notable partner missing: In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, a YouTube [Read entire story]

It may soon be easier to sneak Airbnb guests past the doorman

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that major landlords like Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities have been chatting with the home-share site about revenue-sharing models in which they might allow tenants [Read entire story]

Restaurants change how tips work, and waiters are furious

In response to a request for comment on the campaign, a TGI Fridays spokesperson said, “We try to offer our people competitive pay, and we’ll continue to evaluate our compensation model.” Darden Restaurants says [Read entire story]

B8ta is a store that displays connected gadgets

The next several years are expected to bring explosive growth for the Internet of Things — items such as smart thermostats, sleep trackers and interactive kids’ toys that are connected to the Web. Plenty of [Read entire story]