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Google tweak aims to curb fake, misleading search results

Enacting this feedback is an adjustment to its SEO practices created to "surface more authoritative pages and demote low-quality content", according to Ben Gomes, vice president of engineering at Google . Google is also altering its search parameters to give priority to "more authoritative" sources over lower-quality or unfounded web pages - an effort Google says will prevent scenarios like late past year, when an article denying the Holocaust preceded all other results for "did the ...

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Trump slams pollsters as survey buries sustained popularity over Clinton

Half of poll respondents disapprove of Trump's decision to give relatives Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner positions in his administration. Although polls have consistently shown that President Donald Trump's supporters are fanatically loyal, one Trump voter told CNN on Monday that he would not support the president again if he knew previous year what he knows now.

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Trump tax plan may produce some short-term budget issues - Mnuchin

The Associated Press reported Friday that Trump said the plan will result in "massive" tax cuts for both individuals and businesses. Trump, who campaigned on large tax cuts for businesses and individuals, had said on February 9 that he would be releasing a "phenomenal" tax plan to overhaul the tax code within two to three weeks.

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Rare manuscript of US Declaration of Independence discovered

The team hypothesizes that this detail supported efforts, made by Wilson and his allies during the Constitutional Convention and ratification process, to argue that the authority of the Declaration rested on a unitary national people, and not on a federation of states.

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Obama WH spokesman: I don't have a 'ton of sympathy' for Spicer

And yet, the president keeps Spicey around. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is not a man widely known to be good at his job. "I think when you look at the totality of what we've accomplished on job creation, on immigration, on trade", Spicer replied, "it's unbelievable what he has been able to do".

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Budget, health care await Congress

In a pair of tweets, Trump attacked Democrats for opposing the wall and insisted that Mexico would pay for it "at a later date", despite his repeated campaign promises not including that qualifier. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said talks between Republicans and Democrats in Congress could reach an agreement to avoid a government shutdown as early as Sunday.