Facebook unveils cryptocurrency 'Libra,' more U.S. troops to Middle East & Jon Stewart: The Morning Rundown
The U.S. is sending 1,000 additional troops to Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran.
A U.S. soldier drives a MaxxPro mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle onto a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, out of Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, Qatar, in early June.Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski/U.S. Navy / Reuters
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The project is the biggest step of any major corporation into the emerging realms of digital currency and blockchain technology.
Facebook said that it wants the currency to be available starting the first half of next year and that it believes many of the 2 billion people who are already on the company’s services will one day regularly use the new currency to buy things or send money internationally.
President Donald Trump is set to kick off his re-election campaign Tuesday at Orlando's Amway Center having redefined the Republican Party, the tenor of American public discourse and perceptions of the country at home and abroad.
The biggest challenge facing Trump on the electoral battlefield is turning the energy of his own base into the kind of wave that brings out new voters.
But after years of Twitter feuds and spoken insults of everyone from world leaders to professional athletes, there's a bit of a social stigma attached to Trump in certain circles that could make it harder for him to reap the benefits of the full-throated support from his army of partisans, NBC News' Jonathan Allen writes in an analysis.
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“You can’t do much without money,” said Shawn Robinson, a resident and former factory worker. “But here, you have a hard time getting money even if you have some, can’t find a place to spend money if you need to and basically have to figure out a way to get somewhere else to take care of almost anything.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that he doesn't know why comedian Jon Stewart got "all bent out of shape" over funding for 9/11 first responders, and insisted "we will take care of" them.
Stewart marched over to his old friend Stephen Colbert's show to explain that he's so angry because of how the first responders are being treated.
"They're suffering and dying and in terrible need. You'd think that'd be enough to get Congress's attention," he said.
Jessica Biel says she supports vaccines — which is exactly what anti-vaxxers say. Tara C. Smith, a professor of epidemiology at Kent State University, writes in an opinion piece that she doesn't believe her.
Gloria Vanderbilt— the glamorous Manhattan socialite from one of the nation's wealthiest families, who was as well-known for her eponymous brand of jeans as her genes — died Monday. She was 95.
"Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman who loved life and lived it on her own terms. She was a painter, a writer and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife and friend," her son, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, said.