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Tillerson Pledges Diplomacy With North Korea ‘Until the First Bomb Drops’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says President Donald Trump wants him to push forward on diplomacy with North Korea “until the first bomb drops.”Until?Tillerson’s comments on CNN’s “State of the Union” program on Sunday apparently weren’t meant literally as a timeline for war, as he preceded that quote by saying,

FCC Chief Is ‘Complicit’ in Trump’s NBC Threat, Ex-Chairman Says

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is “complicit” in Donald Trump’s threat to revoke broadcast licenses of news stations by not speaking out against the president, the former chairman of the agency said.Tom Wheeler, who led the FCC during President Barack Obama’s second term, said Sunday that Pai’s silence

Can Trump Really Shut Down NBC?

In a tweet on Wednesday, President Donald Trump raised the prospect of retaliating against NBC over a news report, asking “at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?”Can he do that?Probably not, in part because the NBC network he attacked has no licenses (which are issued to TV

Google, Facebook, Twitter Scramble to Hold Washington at Bay

Last month, Google summoned about 200 staff from around the world for an annual policy meeting. One agenda item was very different this time: How to deal with the sudden drumbeat of calls in the U.S. to regulate the company for being too big.The two-day retreat in Monterey, California, where

Trump Allies Fear His Corker Feud Is Putting the GOP Tax Plan at Risk

Allies of President Donald Trump say they fear his feud with Republican Senator Bob Corker risks unraveling the White House tax overhaul effort and that another major legislative failure could hobble the administration for the rest of his term.A setback for Trump’s promised plan to significantly change the tax code would

Women in Hollywood See Chance for Change in Weinstein Uproar

The emergence of sexual harassment claims against producer Harvey Weinstein has the potential to be a watershed moment for Hollywood, offering a new opportunity to shed its “casting couch” image, according to advocates for women in the workplace.The allegations by women including actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan against a

Harvey Weinstein Fired After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Weinstein Co., the Oscar-winning movie producer, fired co-founder Harvey Weinstein, just days after he stepped away from the company over allegations of sexual harassment.Weinstein, 65, had taken a leave of absence from the company he founded with his brother after the New York Times said he had reached settlements with at

Disney CEO Iger Urges Empathy for National Anthem Protests

National Football League. ESPN has become a target of conservative critics who say its coverage leans to the left. Jemele Hill, a commentator for the network, drew a rebuke from the White House after she posted on Twitter that Trump is a white supremacist. ESPN later said Hill’s comments didn’t

Air France A380 Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Blows Apart

An Air France was forced to make an emergency landing in eastern Canada after one of its four engine broke apart over the Atlantic Ocean.The aircraft was flying from Paris to Los Angeles when the “serious incident” occurred, prompting the pilots to land in Goose Bay, Labrador, the airline said