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Goodwin: It’s time for Joe Biden to drop out of the race
Asked recently why he was running for president, Joe Biden insisted to a reporter that burning ambition was not the reason. “Could I die happily not having heard ‘Hail to the Chief’ play for me?” Biden asked, then answered his own question by saying, “Yeah, I could.” That’s good to know because it will make...
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Britain's Liberal Democrats formally adopt 'Stop Brexit' policy
Britain's Liberal Democrats party on Sunday toughened its anti-Brexit stance, formally adopting a policy to cancel leaving the European Union if it wins power at a national election.
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Economy teetering on edge of recession as rates fall, analysts warn
Conventional wisdom has it that lower interest rates equal good news for borrowers — but that might not be the case in today’s economy. As the US interest rate falls, banks are ginning up policies that could pull the plug on American prosperity and possibly plunge the economy into a deep recession, according to some...
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Iran hardliners likely to gain from tensions over Aramco attacks
Iran distanced itself on Sunday from attacks on Saudi oil facilities but hardliners in Tehran might chalk the assaults up as a win against Washington's tougher policy toward the Islamic Republic, officials and analysts said.
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Suspect nabbed in deadly March stabbing of cab driver in the Bronx
Cops have collared a homeless man in the slaying of a for-hire driver in The Bronx more than six months after the 27-year-old was found fatally stabbed in his car. Malik Evans, 24, was arrested Sunday and charged with murder, attempted robbery and criminal possession of a weapon, according to the NYPD. Ganiou Gandonou was...
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Tropical Storm Humberto gains in strength, fire warnings issued in West
Tropical Storm Humberto is expected to strengthen over the next few days, likely becoming a Hurricane by late Sunday night or Early Monday, but is forecasted to make a sharp turn northeastward on Monday and avoid landfall with the United States. Humberto likely will become a Category 2 Hurricane by midweek and should do so in the open Atlantic Ocean. Humberto does seem to be traveling in the direction of Bermuda but it is unclear at this point what, if any, impact the storm will have on Bermuda later this week. Tropical Storm Humberto currently has winds of 60 mph this morning and is about 175 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Florida, moving NNW at 7 mph. Computer models still indicate that Humberto should stay well offshore with only a couple of outer bands perhaps making it to parts of the Southeast coast. As Humberto travels north parallel to the Southeast coast line, a frontal system from the north and west should help steer it away from the US Mainland and move it into the open...
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Kamala Harris Was Ready to Brawl From the Beginning
In her first race, she defied her old boss, a fund-raising pledge — and the implication that she owed her career to her ex-boyfriend.
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UAW walkout turns up heat on GM as contract expires
Leaders of the United Auto Workers (UAW) turned up the pressure on General Motors Co on Sunday, ordering 850 maintenance workers at five GM facilities to walk off the job ahead of a meeting in Detroit on whether to call a wider strike.
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Rugby World Cup 2019: Poor discipline could cost England - Sir Clive Woodward
Poor discipline could be the only "chink" in England's chances of winning the Rugby World Cup, says former head coach Sir Clive Woodward.
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WSL: Pauline Bremer marks her WSL return with Man City goal
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Saudi oil attacks: Will fuel prices go up?
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Most Americans say climate change should be addressed now – CBS News poll
Most Americans consider climate change to be at least a serious problem — including more than a quarter who say it is a crisis
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Bournemouth v Everton: Premier League – live!
Live updates from the Vitality Stadium, 2pm (BST) kick-offChampions League is back – but don’t expect a fast startFeel free to email Will or tweet @Will_Unwin your thoughts 1.20pm BST We have some correspondence from the delightful Gary Naylor ...I know nothing is more likely to turn Dominic Calvert-Lewin into er... Tammy Abraham like this tweet @Will_Unwin, but he has played 79 PL games for 11 goals and seems, if anything, to be even less confident a finisher than when he started. Trying hard can only get you so far. 1.17pm BST Speaking of Wilsons, here is our very own Jonathan on the Champions League and why it is rubbish (until February). Related: Champions League is back – but don’t expect a real match until February | Jonathan Wilson Continue reading...
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Tottenham v Liverpool: Women's Super League – live!
Live updates from The Hive, kick-off 2pm (BST)Zidanesque: roulette round the keeper for stunning goalFeel free to email Alex or tweet @A_Hess 1.18pm BST Tottenham: Spencer, Neville, Godfrey, Filbey, Worm, Percival, Peplow, Furness, Ayane, Davison, Graham. Subs: Morgan, Schillaci, Wynne, Green, Haines, Dean, Quinn.Liverpool: Preuss, Jane, Bradley-Auckland, Fahey, Robe, Bailey, Rodgers, Charles, Lawley, Clarke, Sweetman-Kirk. Subs: Kitching, Purfield, Hodson, Babajide, Linnett 1.15pm BST The Hive will witness history being made today when Liverpool visit the capital for the first ever meeting between these two sides. It’s a game they’ll both be rather more desperate to win than they’d like: both slumped to 1-0 opening-day defeats, Liverpool felled at home by Reading – and a former member of their ranks in Fara Williams – while newly promoted Spurs battled gallantly in front of a bumper crowd at Chelsea but were outplayed and ultimately beaten. Just as well, then, that this afternoon presents both with the opportunity to go some way to rectifying that. And both will rightly fancy their chances: Spurs playing their first game at their new home ground against an eminently beatable Reds side, Liverpool bolstered by a handful of summer signings – most notably Melissa Lawley from Manchester City – who give the visitors the edge on paper. Continue reading...
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'Americans are waking up': two thirds say climate crisis must be addressed
Major CBS News poll released as part of Covering Climate Now, a collaboration of more than 250 news outlets around the world to strengthen coverage of the climate storyTwo-thirds of Americans believe climate change is either a crisis or a serious problem, with a majority wanting immediate action to address global heating and its damaging consequences, major new polling has found. Continue reading...
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Woman who dreamed she ate her engagement ring has surgery after she actually did
A San Diego woman has had surgery after dreamed she was forced to eat her engagement ring woke up to discover that she had actually eaten it. Jenna Evans was deep asleep on Tuesday night when she dreamed that her and her fiancé, Bobby, were on a high-speed train facing off with “bad guys” and during the fight Bobby told her she had to swallow her engagement ring to protect it from them, she told ABC San Diego affiliate station KGTV. When she woke up, however, she saw that the ring was gone and immediately knew what had happened. "When I woke up and it was not on my hand, I knew exactly where it was," Evans said. "It was in my stomach." Evans and her fiancé’s fears were confirmed after she got an X-ray at Urgent Care. The silhouette of the ring was clearly there right in the middle of her stomach. Things took a turn when she could feel the ring in her stomach and it started becoming painful for her. So, rather than let the ring pass through her organs naturally, the doctor...
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Kids with money and privilege more likely to binge drink
Many parents believe that if they make a lot of money, their kids will have a better life; but when it comes to binge drinking, the more money you have, the more susceptible your kids may be
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'People have lost faith': support for Labour ebbs away in Blair's Sedgefield
Brexit and Corbyn mean party cannot count on traditional vote in former PM’s old constituencyThere are many in Sedgefield who did much for Tony Blair during his 24 years as MP for the County Durham constituency. But it was only Stephen Elliott who agreed to sacrifice his spare bedroom window for the then prime minister, his neighbour in the former mining village of Trimdon Colliery.“When George Bush landed his helicopter here in 2003, I let the American secret service take over the back bedroom. They took the glass out and had snipers up there when the president and his wife went in to see Tony and Cherie,” said the 60-year-old builder as he ate sausage and mash in his garden on Thursday. Continue reading...
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Two big surprises from Texas
CNN Opinion commentators weighed in on Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro's performance in the Democratic presidential debate, vaping, John Bolton's departure, Felicity Huffman's sentence and the prospect of a female James Bond.
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Analysis: Attack on Saudi oil field a game-changer in Gulf confrontation
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Rudi Gutendorf: World record-holding manager dies aged 93
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How the Dolphins are tanking, in 3 steps
Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen sacked by Ravens pass rusher Matthew Judon The Dolphins gutted their roster and now they are — surprise, surprise — a very bad football team. The Miami Dolphins are awful. That’s no surprise. They were expected to be after they mostly spent their offseason getting rid of talent rather than acquiring it. But it was still staggering to see just how bad the Dolphins were when they kicked off the 2019 season by getting destroyed by the Ravens, 59-10. While head coach Brian Flores continues to insist the team’s not tanking, there’s no way around it at this point. The Dolphins are bottoming out in a way that’s usually only seen in the NBA. The one-sided loss to Baltimore was, in all likelihood, the first of many butt kickings Miami will endure in 2019. That’s even apparent to Dolphins players, some of whom asked their agents to get them traded out of South Beach, according to Pro Football Talk. “The players believe that the coaching staff, despite claiming that they intend to try to win, aren’t serious about competing and winning,” the report said. Those players are correct. The Dolphins organization is not trying to be a contender in 2019. Its goal all year has been to load up on cap space and draft picks in lieu of wins. That’s a textbook tank job. Dolphins players aren’t trying to lose, though. Roster spots are too hard to come by and careers are too short in the NFL. They’ll all give 100 percent on the field. Miami is just too far behind other teams in terms of skill to truly keep up and compete. So how did the Dolphins get to this point? They followed a simple three-step process Step 1: Gut the roster Dec. 31, 2018: The best place to start is the day Adam Gase was fired as head coach of the Dolphins after a 7-9 season. Miami finished the year 31st in total offense and 29th in total defense. The Dolphins were bad at everything, but by still managing seven wins, they didn’t even have a top-12 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Being stuck in that 6-to-8-win middle ground — somewhere the team was for most of a decade — prompted coaching and executive changes. Along with Gase’s firing, football operations were removed from executive vice president Mike Tannenbaum’s control and given to general manager Chris Grier. Former Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie was later hired as a senior personnel executive and Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores, a first-time head coach, replaced Gase. March 7, 2019: The first signs of tanking didn’t come until March. It started with the Dolphins releasing veteran defensive end Andre Branch and starting offensive guard Ted Larsen. Still, neither move was too surprising considering they saved the Dolphins about $9 million in combined cap space. Branch signed with the Cardinals, but didn’t make the final roster. Larsen is now a backup for the Bears. March 13, 2019: The Dolphins made another move on the offensive line by releasing Josh Sitton. He played just one game for the team in 2018 before a rotator cuff tear landed him on injured reserve. It saved the team $5 million in cap space and Sitton retired in April. That was also the same day free agency began in the NFL. The Dolphins allowed offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James, defensive end Cameron Wake, wide receiver Danny Amendola, and running back Frank Gore, among others, to walk and sign elsewhere. March 15, 2019: Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was traded to the Titans after seven years and 88 starts with the Dolphins. The two teams swapped late-round selections in 2019 and the Dolphins received a 2020 fourth-round pick. Tannehill was due to count $26.6 million against Miam’s cap in 2019, a pricy number for a player who struggled to stay healthy or ascend into a top-tier passer. Following the trade — and an agreement to pay $5 million of his signing bonus on the Titans’ behalf — the Dolphins saved a little over $8 million and ate about $18.4 million in dead money. Tannehill will be off the books entirely in 2020. March 18, 2019: Career journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick was signed to a two-year contract to be the team’s new starting quarterback. The deal provided the Dolphins with a cheap stopgap solution under center. The two-year, $11 million contract given to Fitzpatrick constituted the most expensive acquisition the Dolphins made in free agency. Only the Cowboys and Rams — two Super Bowl contenders — spent less. March 28, 2019: Pass rusher Robert Quinn, who was came over in a trade from the Rams in March 2018, was sent to the Cowboys for a 2020 sixth-round pick. He led Miami in sacks during the 2018 season with 6.5. The trade saved the Dolphins close to $12 million in cap space and stuck them with only around $1.1 million in dead money. April 25-26, 2019: Miami selected Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft and traded its second-round pick for quarterback Josh Rosen. Rosen, a top-10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, started one season for the Cardinals. May 13, 2019: The most significant investment made by the Dolphins in the offseason was a five-year, $76.5 million extension given to cornerback Xavien Howard. He was their only Pro Bowler in 2018 and is now tied to the team through the 2024 season. DeVante Parker, Jakeem Grant, and Jesse Davis received more moderately sized extensions at other points in the offseason. Aug. 31, 2019: A week prior to their regular season opener, the Dolphins traded starting left tackle Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills to the Texans. The package of picks sent back to Miami was quite the haul: Official terms of now completed trade:Houston receives:T Laremy TunsilWR Kenny Stills2020 4th round pick2021 6th round pickMiami receives:2020 1st round pick2021 1st round pick2021 2nd round pickT Julien DavenportCB Johnson Bademosi— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 31, 2019 Following the trade, Julie’n Davenport was slotted in as the Dolphins’ new starting right tackle. No offensive lineman in the NFL allowed more quarterback hits (14) in 2018 or drew more penalties (16) than Davenport. He lasted just one game for the Dolphins before landing on injured reserve. Sept. 12, 2019: Less than a week after Pro Football Talk’s report that several players wanted out of Miami, the team allowed 2018 first-round pick Minkah Fitzpatrick to pursue a trade. Step 2: Stockpile cap space and draft picks Altogether, the offseason moved the Dolphins to the top spot in salary cap space for the 2020 season. The team is due to carry only $6.9 million in dead money in 2020 and none in 2021. It also owns the following picks in the next two drafts: 2020 1st round (Dolphins) 1st round (Texans) 2nd round (Dolphins) 2nd round (Saints) 3rd round (Dolphins) 4th round (Titans) 6th round (Dolphins) 6th round (Cowboys) 7th round (Dolphins) 2021 1st round (Dolphins) 1st round (Texans) 2nd round (Dolphins) 2nd round (Texans) 3rd round (Dolphins) 4th round (Dolphins) 5th round (Dolphins) 7th round (Dolphins) That draft capital and the Dolphins’ ample cap space was the point of the offseason teardown. It’ll be even better if they land the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. It’s expected to be a good year to draft a quarterback with Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon’s Justin Herbert among the top arms in the class. That’d likely be an appealing route for the Dolphins and — by the look of the team so far — a probable outcome. Step 3: Lose a lot There have only been two winless teams over the course of a 16-game schedule in NFL history: the 2008 Lions and the 2017 Browns. The Dolphins can look to both as a source of optimism. Detroit followed its 0-16 season by drafting Matthew Stafford first overall in 2009. By 2011, the Lions were a playoff team. The Browns also tanked to acquire loads of picks, then selected Baker Mayfield at the top of the 2018 NFL Draft after their winless year. That plan seems to be paying off for Cleveland. Anything can happen in an NFL game — like a team putting their oft-injured, lunky tight end in on defense, for instance — so it’s not a foregone conclusion that the Dolphins will finish 0-16. But whew, they’re a putrid football team. Right here, we’ll keep track of their season as it unfolds: Week 1 — Ravens 59, Dolphins 10 There are many ways to dice up the carnage of that blowout, but here are a few stats that put in context just how absolutely terrible the Dolphins were in their opener: Baltimore had 643 yards of total offense (the most ever allowed by Miami). The Dolphins had 200 yards. That 443-yard difference is the worst disparity in an NFL game since the Vikings trounced the Lions in 1988. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson joined Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, and Drew Brees as one of only four players who has finished a game with more than 20 adjusted yards per attempt in a game with at least 20 passes thrown. The Dolphins had a time of possession of 19:53. It was their first time having the ball for less than 20 minutes in a game in 14 years. That’s a good ol’ fashioned steamrolling.
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Fitbit Versa 2 Review: Still Not An Apple Watch
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Physicists Finally Nail the Proton’s Size, and Hope Dies
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The Military Origins of Layering
I used to think of layering as a timeless concept. The idea of wearing many light articles of clothing rather than a few heavy ones was everywhere: my brother’s Boys’ Life magazines, advertisements from my local outdoors store, my summer camp’s suggested packing list. But, like any way of dressing, layering had to be invented.In his 2005 memoir, Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, claimed that his outdoor-clothing company, founded in 1973, was the first to bring the concept to the outdoors community. But the idea goes back further than that. Almost every American’s understanding of layering comes from the mid-century U.S. military.In 1943, the Quartermaster Corps—the branch of the U.S. Army charged with procuring uniforms, among many other essential logistics of war—introduced an experimental new uniform kit, which it named the M-43. The ensemble included a woolen undershirt, a long-sleeved, flannel shirt, and a sweater. But the star of the kit was a new field jacket, which was (somewhat confusingly) also called the M-43—a nine-ounce, tightly woven cotton sateen garment, drab olive in color, sporting big pockets on the chest and at the hips.Today, Americans need look no further than cotton T-shirts, cargo shorts, and camouflage to see how military styling has entered everyday life. But the M-43 jacket was not just a style. It also taught an idea to millions of Americans. Just as the military jeep brought four-wheel drive to the masses, so the M-43 made layering a civilian staple.[Read: The military origins of the cardigan]The designers intended the jacket to be used as the outer shell in different climates around the world—global outerwear for global war. In extreme cold, a soldier would pair the M-43 with multiple thin layers underneath. In warmer climates, he (the jacket was designed for men’s bodies) could keep the outer shell but peel off the other layers.The military did not invent layering. In the 19th century, home economists published research on managing body temperature, which in turn depended on understandings of dress that dated to centuries earlier. In just one example of nascent clothing science, Charlotte Gibbs argued in 1912 that “several layers of lightweight material are better than one layer of thick material.”Even though it didn’t create the concept, the Quartermaster Corps sought to build an R&D program to transform clothing into a technology. A former Harvard Business School professor, Georges Doriot, took charge of the Harvard Fatigue Lab research units that were modeled after the male-dominated field of industrial hygiene—the study of the body at work. Doriot considered the layers of the M-43 uniform to be as important as weapons and battle tactics to America’s military success. “The greatest enemy, besides what we normally call the enemy, is nature,” he explained during a 1946 congressional hearing.The military tested the new clothing assembly that would confront this natural enemy in a series of specialized research facilities, including the Cold Chamber, a 16-by-32-foot refrigerated room with a two-person treadmill and a snow machine. Military scientists adjusted temperatures, wind velocity, and treadmill speed to assess their effects on volunteer test subjects. One day, soldiers might be dressed in furs and mukluks as the scientists looked on through a large glass window. The next, the test subjects might be clad only in underwear in the cold. The soldiers’ skin temperatures, measured via sensors attached to various parts of their bodies, helped scientists assess the effectiveness of the outfits.A Desert Chamber and a Jungle Chamber used similar techniques to measure the performance of clothing and bodies in extreme heat and humidity. Doriot’s team also tested new ideas about uniforms with a human-size metal mannequin that it called the “Copper Man.” Like the human test subjects on the Cold Chamber treadmill, the mannequin might be dressed in any number of layers. He had heating elements inside so that his “skin” would mimic that of a human. Since he couldn’t speak for himself, thermocouples relayed data about changes in his “skin” temperature as his outfits changed. All of this research helped Doriot’s team understand how layers worked to trap air and prevent the loss of body heat, and these insights informed the design of the M-43.[Read: Big in Moscow: Combat chic]Military research reports—available in Doriot’s papers at the Library of Congress—confirmed that the jacket and its accompanying layers kept soldiers warm in weather as cold as 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The reports also suggested that the jacket system worked well in the rain. Moreover, the tight weave of its cotton fabric meant that it kept out cold blasts of air on windy days. But convincing other military officials and soldiers of its benefits took a concerted effort. For the M-43 layering system to work, soldiers had to know how to use it. So military experts developed a layering-education curriculum, which shows how the M-43 became both a popular style and a model for dressing according to scientific principles. During one 90-minute indoctrination class, soldiers listened to a lecture on how to stay alive in the cold and watched a demonstration of how to wear and adjust each item in the M-43 uniform assembly.In interviews conducted by the Quartermaster Corps, soldiers during the war said they liked the M-43, but not always for the reasons the scientists had expected they would. The soldiers cared as much about the look of the jacket as they did about its practical details, such as the length and pocket space. One soldier said, “This uniform makes us feel like soldiers. The old one didn’t.”Layering was familiar to outdoors enthusiasts long before Yvon Chouinard and Patagonia came along in the 1970s. In fact, earlier outdoor-industry professionals played an important role in proliferating the layering principle. L. L. Bean, Eddie Bauer, and Harold Hirsch (of Hirsch-Weis and its skiwear brand, White Stag) were among the many civilians who worked as wartime consultants on equipment and clothing design. After the war, they brought design innovations and clothing-science concepts from military research to civilian product lines at their eponymous companies. White Stag’s advertising campaigns, for example, proudly pointed to the military origins of its new civilian styles. The 1943 4-Season “Off-Duty” Jacket, featuring the big pockets and loose fit of the M-43—a “leisure jacket gone military!”—not only capitalized on the cachet of association with a victorious army, but also continued to spread the Army’s lessons on the science of dress to everyday American life.Hirsch reflected on the original olive jacket as a versatile and technically sophisticated innovation during an interview in the late ’80s, near the end of his life: “The soldier could be more active, more mobile, with light weight clothing” such as the M-43, he said.[Read: From powdered wigs to camouflage: the ever-changing style of the U.S. Army]Walk into a research facility at an outdoor-clothing manufacturer today, and you will find modern versions of the Cold Chamber and the Copper Man. Similarly, military R&D labs still rely on approaches to studying clothing and human bodies that were developed during World War II.The arrival of synthetic materials such as nylon further improved the function of layered clothing in wet, cold conditions. Gore-Tex, a waterproof and breathable synthetic laminate that hit the consumer market in 1976, offered what some considered a better alternative to cotton. But new fabrics and fibers only update the materials; the layering principle popularized by military science remains.The military shaped Americans’ sense of style in other ways, too. After demobilization, the historian Paul Fussell explains, veterans who had gotten used to “loose, highly informal” uniforms were primed to keep shifting men’s fashion toward casual wear. Out were the “trim fit and exaggerated shoulders” of the prewar period. Looking prepared to get one’s hands dirty, as a soldier might in an M-43 jacket, became more important than a tailored appearance.But the field jacket wasn’t a static symbol. In the 1960s and ’70s, for instance, antiwar protesters adopted a redesigned field jacket. On their bodies, the jacket questioned how masculinity and ideology might have led to the catastrophe unfolding in Vietnam. At the same time, outdoor recreationists were flocking to military-surplus stores to buy field jackets as a relatively affordable piece of their excursion ensembles.Their faith in the layering system was not inevitable. In World War II, every American general and combat soldier thought he was an expert on how to dress. If you’ve been hunting, or have a favorite type of shoe, “you think you know all about it,” Doriot explained to Congress in 1946. His research laboratories and education programs converted die-hard wool fans on the military front into layering’s early adopters. Without him, civilians might never have come to believe that layering was a natural ally in the war against the cold.
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Jaguars' Nick Foles Reportedly to Return Week 11 After Surgery for Injury
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Drone Strikes Impact Saudi Oil Facilities
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Slow growth takes shine off Tesco budget chain Jack's a year on
Supermarket giant opened just 10 discount chain stores, with job cuts and sales of £24mWhen Tesco unveiled its discount chain Jack’s a year ago hopes were high it could pose a serious threat to Aldi and Lidl. A year on fewer stores than expected have opened with recent job losses raising questions about its success.At the media circus that greeted the first store in the small Cambridgeshire town of Chatteris in September 2018, Tesco boss Dave Lewis said 10-15 Jack’s stories would open within six months. But ahead of Friday’s first anniversary, the figure is 10 and last month there were staff cuts at the store in Immingham, Lincolnshire, one of the first to open. At an investor event in June, Tesco revealed Jack’s had generated sales of just £24m – which experts think is disappointing. Continue reading...
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Thailand says no impact on oil imports following Saudi attacks
Thailand's energy minister said on Sunday the drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, the world's top exporter, would have no impact on Thai oil imports.
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Reuters: Top News - powered by FeedBurner
How do you leave a warning that lasts as long as nuclear waste?
Burying radioactive waste is seen as the safe way—how do we tell future generations?
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Ars Technica
Iran slams "lies" after U.S. accusation of "unprecedented attack"
Drone attacks that hit the world's biggest oil processing facility and an oil field in Saudi Arabia could shock world energy prices
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CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
Will 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt Show Up at WWE Clash of Champions 2019?
As stacked as Sunday's WWE Clash of Champions 2019 event appears on paper, one Superstar conspicuous by his absence on the card is 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt, who has had the entire WWE Universe buzzing since his SummerSlam re-debut last month...
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bleacherreport.com
NCAA Football Rankings 2019: Week 4 College Top 25 Standings Shakeup Predictions
The changes in the Week 4 AP Top 25 should occur at the bottom. The three ranked sides that fell Saturday are expected to tumble out of the rankings, and a program that pulled off an upset could be one of the replacements...
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bleacherreport.com
Final Picks and Predictions for Every Match on WWE Clash of Champions 2019 Card
Every championship on WWE 's main roster will be on the line as Clash of Champions 2019 lands later tonight on the WWE Network...
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bleacherreport.com
Neymar booed for 90 minutes, then scores winning goal
After a tumultuous offseason, Brazilian superstar Neymar made his season debut with Paris Saint-Germain. He was met by raucous booing from the home fans in Paris before scoring a stunning, winning goal.
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Sport
'No turning back now': The inside story of James Comey's trip to Trump Tower
Josh Campbell is a CNN law enforcement analyst and former FBI supervisory special agent. His bureau career assignments included serving as special assistant to former FBI director James Comey. The following is an excerpt from his new book, Crossfire Hurricane: Inside Donald Trump's War on the FBI, Copyright © 2019. Published by Algonquin.
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CNN.com - RSS Channel
Ashes: England's Stuart Broad dismisses Australia's David Warner at The Oval
England's Stuart Broad has Australia's David Warner caught at slip - the seventh time in 10 innings he's dismissed him during the series - in the final Ashes Test at The Oval.
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BBC News - Home
Analyst View: Saudi attacks raise specter of oil at $100/barrel
The oil market will rally by $5-10 per barrel when it opens on Monday and may spike to as high as $100 per barrel if Saudi Arabia fails to quickly resume oil supply lost after attacks over the weekend, traders and analysts said.
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The fight over fuel economy rules is getting messy
Some in Congress want to investigate the Justice Department's investigators.
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Ars Technica