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President Donald Trump is beating the war drums again, putting soldiers on high alert and using the strongest diplomatic language. The folks at Amazon had better beware.

A lighthearted look at news of the day:

This is a strangely quiet time in the United States. March Madness is over. The NBA playoffs are a week away. Baseball is past opening day and quietly churning out meaningless early-season games. American workers sit in front of computer screens each day wondering what to do besides actual work.

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President Donald Trump is beating the war drums again, putting soldiers on high alert and using the strongest diplomatic language. The folks at Amazon had better beware.

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Trump supporters were right behind him … until they realized he was attacking the company that sends them all those nice little brown boxes each week filled with things they like.

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Could you imagine if the president shut down Amazon or forced it to dramatically raise its prices? We might have to go back to actually interacting with human beings to get the things we want — humans who no longer have a physical store in which to work.

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You have to admire the political courage it takes to go after the nation’s most popular online shopping service. But people probably aren’t going to grab their pitchforks yet and storm the White House — not unless Trump is thinking about also going after the bacon industry.

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A new movie, "Ready Player One," is a big box-office hit. It’s about a fictional world where people escape reality through a computer game. Where do scriptwriters come up with this stuff?

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In the good news/bad news department, special counsel Robert Mueller has told the White House the president is not a target of his probe but that he still is under investigation. Some comfort. That’s like hearing the IRS is not targeting you; it just wants to examine all your books.

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Things are getting rough in Washington. Not even meteorologists are exempt. A snowstorm was forecast last weekend, but skeptics labeled it “flake news.”

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Utah has now made “free-range parenting” legal. That’s great, so long as the free range doesn’t include my yard.