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FCC security manhandles a Washington reporter trying to ask a question

Journalist arrested after questioning Secretary Price Another journalist has been manhandled by security while trying to ask a public official questions. Now the National Press Club is worried about a trend, and has called on reporters to speak up if they’re mistreated. On Thursday, veteran Washington reporter John Donnelly was pinned against a wall by two security guards at the Federal Communications Commission headquarters when he approached FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly to ask a question after a press conference. This is at least the second time a reporter has been ...

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David Davis: European Commission trying to bully UK

David Davis has accused the European Commission of “trying to bully the British people” following negative stories about Brexit negotiations. The Brexit secretary said a “line was crossed” when stories suggested the UK could face a 100bn euro “exit bill”. He said there had been a “deliberately misleading briefing” after a dinner with the PM and Jean-Claude Juncker. European Council President Donald Tusk has urged “mutual respect” ahead of Brexit negotiations. Mr Tusk’s call for discretion was thought to be aimed at EC President Jean-Claude Juncker, who reportedly called Mrs ...

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Theresa May accuses EU of trying to affect UK election

Media playback is unsupported on your device Theresa May has accused European politicians of making “threats” against Britain to try to influence the general election result. The PM launched a stinging attack on the “bureaucrats of Brussels” in a speech outside 10 Downing Street after meeting the Queen. She said some in Brussels wanted Brexit talks to fail. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said she was “playing party games with Brexit” to try to win the general election. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was “irresponsible” of her to “poison” ...

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Spurs spin out of control while trying to match red-hot Rockets

4:24 AM ET SAN ANTONIO — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich cracked jokes about wine and politics, in addition to ribbing reporters, insisting they should ask more questions. Like his team, which had just suffered a 126-99 loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Monday, Popovich seemed severely out of sorts in displaying a calm, even jovial demeanor, in the face of the worst loss in a series opener during his tenure. “Sure, we competed. But I don’t think we executed in a very ...

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Sean Hannity: 'Somebody high up' at Fox trying to get Bill Shine fired

Bill O’Reilly addresses exit in new podcast Fox News primetime host Sean Hannity believes somebody at Fox News is trying to get the network’s co-president Bill Shine fired — and he claims to know who it is. In a series of tweets posted on Thursday afternoon, Hannity claimed Shine was the target of a smear campaign led by “somebody high up and inside FNC.” He also portrayed Shine, a longtime friend of Hannity’s and his former producer, as an essential member of Fox News, and said the network would “end” ...

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Facebook is still trying to make bots happen

FB Messenger bots replace customer service for brands Facebook continues to stuff features into Messenger, but this time it’s to make all those other additions easier to find. David Marcus, Facebook’s VP of Messaging, announced new Messenger tools at the company’s F8 developer’s conference in San Jose on Tuesday. It’s part of the company’s quest to make the chat app a central location for buying, sharing and playing. It still does old fashioned text conversations between humans, too. Facebook’s vision for Messenger is similar to how popular chat apps in ...

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Why aren't the quarterback-needy Jets trying to sign Colin Kaepernick?

7:00 AM ET We’re nine days into free agency, 40 days until the draft and there’s plenty to talk about. Our New York Jets question of the week: #jetsmail Why aren’t the Jets going after Kaepernick? Play, politics, fear of media circus, or all of the above? — Baruch Gitlin (@BaruchGitlin) March 17, 2017 @RichCimini: It’s a compelling dynamic, isn’t it? Colin Kaepernick is a 29-year-old quarterback with four postseason victories on his résumé, including an NFC championship, and he can’t get a job. Interestingly, new San Francisco 49ers general ...

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Trump administration immediately starts trying to muzzle scientists

If you put a frog in a pot on the stove and turn up the heat, according to the story, he’ll stay there until he boils to death, never having noticed the incrementally increasing danger. But we busted that myth. What actually happens is that the frog gets uncomfortable and jumps out of the pot, staring at you reproachfully until you start questioning every life decision that led you to try to boil a frog. Do you know the Benny Hill theme? Remember it. Get the tune in your head. ...

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Someone is trying to sell the stolen Razer triple-screen laptop prototypes

Last week at CES, Razer unveiled its most recent prototype, a three-screen laptop. As we discussed, this has become something of a CES tradition for the peripheral manufacturer, so we weren’t surprised to see the company showing off an unusual piece of kit. What was unusual was that someone walked off with both laptop prototypes at some point towards the end of the show. Razer has offered a $ 25,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of the laptops, but we haven’t seen any public announcements about a ...

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Goodell: NFL trying to figure out ratings drop

7:49 PM ET Kevin SeifertNFL Nation Close ESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that the league does not think it has lost viewers despite a 10 percent drop in television ratings this season. At the same time, however, he acknowledged that league officials are trying to understand what has caused the drop and how to address it. Speaking after the league’s fall meetings in Houston, Goodell said it is important not just to get ...

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