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Trump's Interior Department recommends shrinking the borders of six national monuments

7 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending shrinking the size of at least six national monuments - four on land, and two at sea, The Washington Post reported today . That includes the fiercely contested Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, according to a leaked draft of a memorandum Zinke submitted to the White House. Should President Donald Trump follow the Interior Department's recommendations, the actions will likely lead to lawsuits .
The recommendations come after the Interior Department's four-month review of 27 national monuments that were created since 1996. The review...
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Sean Spicer says he regrets making assertions about Trump's inauguration crowd size during his first briefing as press secretary

Sean Spicer says he regrets making assertions about Trump's inauguration crowd size during his first briefing as press secretary

7 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said he regretted how he handled his first briefing, during which he made assertions about the size of President Donald Trump's inauguration crowd earlier this year.
During his unofficial first press conference, Spicer did not take questions, instead saying the administration would "hold the press accountable," and contending falsely that the January inauguration was the "largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in-person and around the globe."
In an interview with The New York Times published on Monday, the former press...
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A Prairie HomeKit Companion: The Ecobee 4 Thermostat

A Prairie HomeKit Companion: The Ecobee 4 Thermostat

Josh Centers is back to smartening up his home with a smart thermostat, the Ecobee 4. But it may be more than he bargained for and way more than he needed. Read more ...

Department of Justice reportedly investigating AT&T and Verizon over...

Department of Justice reportedly investigating AT&T and Verizon over collusion against eSIM technology

The US Department of Justice has reportedly opened an antitrust investigation to determine whether AT&T, Verizon, and mobile industry group GSM Association colluded to prevent... Read more ...

The best Netflix series

The best Netflix series

Netflix's stable of content has grown quickly, and the streaming service now boasts dozens of shows produced in-house. Looking for the cream of the crop? These are our picks... Read more ...

AT&T and Verizon collusion probe tipped at Justice Department

AT&T and Verizon collusion probe tipped at Justice Department

A newly published report claims Verizon and AT&T are the subject of a Department of Justice investigation. According to the sources cited, officials are looking into whether... Read more ...

Frustration be gone: this robot will build Ikea furniture for you

Frustration be gone: this robot will build Ikea furniture for you

Every Ikea shopper faces the same dilemma: shell out hundreds of dollars to have someone build your bargain-priced beds and bookshelves, or spend hours following inscrutable... Read more ...

Microsoft nudges Xbox One towards PC monitors with 120Hz display support

Microsoft nudges Xbox One towards PC monitors with 120Hz display support

Microsoft continued its gradual push toward making the Xbox One more like PCs by announcing it will soon support compatible 120Hz displays for its game console platform. The... Read more ...

Amazon locks Star Wars, Marvel DVDs and Blu-rays behind Prime paywall

Amazon locks Star Wars, Marvel DVDs and Blu-rays behind Prime paywall

Amazon has mildly annoyed some consumers by locking Star Wars and Marvel physical movie discs behind a Prime paywall. Anyone who tries to order DVDs and Blu-ray discs from... Read more ...

ZTE says the US export ban will “severely impact” its survival

ZTE says the US export ban will “severely impact” its survival

Chinese technology company ZTE issued a statement today in response to the US government's banning of American exports to the company. The US Department of Commerce says ZTE... Read more ...

The FDA supports a cannabis-derived drug, but it's still too hard to study pot

The FDA supports a cannabis-derived drug, but it's still too hard to study pot

For the first time, the US Food and Drug Administration has recommended approving a drug derived from cannabis. It's an important step in acknowledging that the plant has a... Read more ...

Let this insufferable Q&A at a Westworld panel be a lesson to us all

Let this insufferable Q&A at a Westworld panel be a lesson to us all

Tribeca hosted a Westworld panel yesterday with an all-star lineup including co-creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, as well as actors Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton... Read more ...