Suicide blast may be a taste of what’s to come as US forces leave Syria

Sha'fa, Syria (CNN)The drive down to the frontlines with ISIS is long and dangerous. Our escorts from the Kurdish-led forces insisted on taking us in armored vehicles from their base in the al-Omar oilfield. There are ISIS sleeper cells all around, they explained. They come out at night to plant…

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US targets Huawei; Shutdown consequences; Bank warning

London (CNN Business)1. Huawei targeted: Chinese telecom giant Huawei is reportedly the subject of a US criminal investigation. The Journal reported that the investigation was spurred in part by civil litigation between Huawei, which makes phones and other telecom equipment, and T-Mobile. T-Mobile (TMUS) had accused Huawei of stealing information…

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Michael Cohen Hired IT Firm To Rig Polls For Trump, And He Owes Them Money: Report

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.  Cohen denied that he gave Gauger cash and said payment was by check.  document from prosecutors charging Cohen with eight felonies, including campaign finance violations for arranging hush-money payments to women who alleged affairs with Trump. While prosecutors didn’t identify the company, people familiar…

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Macaulay Culkin explains his friendship with Michael Jackson

(CNN)Macaulay Culkin understands the curiosity about his friendship with Michael Jackson, but he insists it was pretty normal. There was a 22-year age gap between the pair at the time, and the friendship has been of interest to fans over the years, especially after Jackson stood trial in 2005 on…

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‘El Chapo’ Guzman associate claims kingpin paid $100M bribe to former Mexican President

(CNN)A former close personal aide to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman testified Tuesday that the drug kingpin once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto. Cifuentes had been testifying about two years spent living with Guzman in the mountains of Sinaloa as the fugitive kingpin eluded…

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New pre-seed fund powered by First Round Capital will target recent graduates

In 2012, early Uber investor First Round Capital decided it needed an avenue to access the best companies brewing inside dormitories across the U.S. So the seed-stage venture capital firm launched Dorm Room Fund, a pool of capital managed by students for students. The project has brought 250 startups, including…

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