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Raise our taxes, liberal billionaires say
George Soros, Chris Hughes and Abigail Disney join in call for higher taxes on "the most financially fortunate"
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Trump announces new sanctions against Iran
President Donald Trump announced new sanctions against Iran on Monday in retaliation for the downing of a US drone last week.
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Congrats (or Condolences) on Your New Job: Running the Housing Authority
Recent leaders have resigned in the wake of scandals over safety and management.
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Italy Wins Vote to Host 2026 Winter Olympics
Italy last hosted in Turin in 2006
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Trump announces 'hard-hitting' new sanctions against Iran
President Donald Trump announced new sanctions against Iran Monday in part to retaliate after the downing of a US drone last week, with the punitive measures targeting Iran's most senior leader, military officials and its top diplomat, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
Trump targets Iran’s leaders with new round of sanctions
President Trump signed an executive order on Monday that would slap “hard hitting” sanctions on Iran. “We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “Never can Iran have a nuclear weapon.” Trump signed the order shortly before noon with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin standing alongside him. “Today’s action...
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Special Report: New U.S. sanctions target Iran's supreme leader
President Trump has announced a new set of sanctions against Iran after the country shot down a U.S. drone last week. The new sanctions will target Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Maurice DuBois anchors a CBS News Special Report from New York with a report from Ben Tracy at the White House.
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“FUCT” up: Supreme Court protects “immoral” trademark registration
Ban on "immoral" trademark registrations violates First Amendment, court rules.
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Bizarre baby-jumping festival going strong for 400 years
Add this baby-jumping festival to the list of bizarre traditions. In the small town of Castrillo de Murcia, Spain, men dressed as devils leap over newborn babies lying on mattresses. The dangerous display dazzles crowds as part of the annual El Colacho festival, dating back to 1620.   Subscribe to our YouTube!
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Major Announcements From the Shopify Unite Conference -- Why Every Entrepreneur Should Pay Attention
Shopify is at the forefront of supporting entrepreneurs -- who never imagined they would be their own bosses -- with a path to success.
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How to Use Up a Product You're Totally Sick Of
We all know the advice to “eat what’s already in your pantry,” but we also know the reality: we eat our favorite stuff first and leave the rest of the food in there until we’re faced with the option of either A) eating twelve cans of beans in a row or B) buying more groceries.Read more...
2026 Winter Olympics host announced
Milan-Cortina has won the right to host the 2026 Winter Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach announced the decision Monday.
UPDATE 1-Lawyers for Huawei CFO urge Canada's Justice Minister to withdraw extradition proceedings
Lawyers for Huawei's chief financial officer, who is being detained in Vancouver on U.S. fraud charges against her, on Monday urged Canada's Minister of Justice to reconsider whether to withdraw the extradition proceedings.
Trump tightens Iran sanctions over downing of U.S. drone
President Trump on Monday signed an executive order imposing new "hard-hitting" sanctions on Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, just days after Iran downed a high-flying U.S. Navy drone over the Persian Gulf. The sanctions, Trump said, are a response to "a series of aggressive actions,"...
NASA to launch a deep-space atomic clock tonight
NASA is set to launch an incredible new atomic clock into orbit on a Falcon Heavy today (June 24) in a technology demonstration mission that could transform the way humans explore space.
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The real scandal behind Britain’s falling life expectancy | Lucinda Hiam and Martin McKee
The health gap between rich and poor is an issue the Tory leadership candidates seem happy to overlookGiven the frenzied speculation about who will be the next leader of the Conservative party and thus prime minister, it was understandable that other news would get far less attention. Last week it was reported that the infant mortality rate (IMR) in England and Wales had worsened, for the third year in a row.The report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), covering 2017, said that “the infant mortality rate increased to 3.9 deaths per 1,000 live births compared with 3.8 in 2016”. In 2014, it was 3.6 deaths per 1,000. The situation had been improving steadily until 2014, when it went into reverse. This should not be happening, especially in one of the largest economies in the world. Alarmingly, when declines such as this have occurred elsewhere, for example in the Soviet Union in the 1980s, it has been an early marker of severe problems in society. But while these figures are sufficiently concerning in their own right, they are national averages and the situation is even worse in some places. In the most deprived areas of England, babies were more than twice as likely to die within the first year of life (5.2 deaths per 1,000 live births) than those in the least deprived areas (2.7 deaths per 1,000 live births). Equally concerning, the UK now lags well behind many other European countries, with 24 nations achieving better rates out of the 42 with available data for 2017. Continue reading...
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Trump imposes new U.S. sanctions on Iran, including supreme leader
U.S. President Donald Trump imposed new U.S. sanctions on Iran on Monday following Tehran's downing of an unmanned American drone and said the measures would target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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I Shouldn’t Have to Publish This in The New York Times
The way we regulated social media platforms didn’t end harassment, extremism or disinformation. It only gave them more power and made the problem worse.
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What if We Paid Farmers to Fight Global Warming?
For pennies a meal, the federal government can incentivize better environmental services.
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Why Are Elizabeth Warren and Donald Trump Trying to Weaken the Dollar?
A strong dollar makes America strong. Any campaign to devalue it is likely to backfire.
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Mavis Staples can't slow down
The American music icon started singing with the Staple Singers at eight years old. Now, turning eighty, she says she still has plenty of work to do.
Two Dem super PACs giving $600K to try to turn Virginia General Assembly blue
Priorities USA and Emily’s List will back 36 female Democrats with digital ads.
Man jailed for life for pushing 91-year-old on to Tube tracks
Paul Crossley will serve at least 12 years after judge dismisses schizophrenia as ‘excuse’A man with paranoid schizophrenia who pushed a 91-year-old on to London Underground tracks has been jailed for life by a judge who described him as “a grave and enduring risk to the public”.Paul Crossley shoved Sir Robert Malpas on to the rails at Marble Arch station on 27 April last year, minutes after attempting to do the same to another man at Tottenham Court Road. Continue reading...
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Kodjia fires Ivory Coast past South Africa
Jonathan Kodjia scores the only goal of the game as Ivory Coast edge past South Africa in their opening Group D encounter.
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Save $500 on the Alienware curved gaming monitor and get a $150 Visa card
TL;DR: The immersive Alienware 34-inch curved gaming monitor is on sale for $999.99, saving you $500. Plus, get a $150 Visa prepaid card with your purchase. If you’re going to make the investments into PC gaming (i.ecomputer, keyboard, mouse, headset, etc.), you want to make sure what you’re spending money on is actually worth it. A monitor is arguably one of the most important pieces of your gaming setup — it’s how you actually see what you’re playing.  The Alienware 34-inch curved gaming monitor features a display that will cause you to lose yourself in every game. Currently, you can snag the monitor on sale for $500 off, and you’ll receive a $150 Visa prepaid card with your purchase. Read more...More about Gaming, Alienware, Monitor, Mashable Shopping, and Tech
'We're afraid': the queer Brazilian sex artists targeted by Bolsonaro
After the far-right president tweeted a video of their transgressive street performance, the two artists fled São Paulo – but now they’re pushing back‘Queer people have been afraid since the president was elected,” says Paulx Castello. “He has been demonising us from the start – but this was different. Here we were personally under attack.” The artist, who has a mohican, is now instantly recognisable to most Brazilians. In March, he featured in a sexually explicit video that was tweeted by Jair Bolsonaro, the country’s far-right president. The 40-second clip, filmed at a gay street party during the São Paulo carnival, showed Castello standing on a taxi shelter, exposing his backside and being urinated on.“I don’t feel comfortable showing it,” Bolsonaro told his 3.5 million followers, “but we have to expose the truth so the population are aware of their priorities. This is what Brazilian carnival street parties have turned into.” The next day, the far-right leader stayed on the offensive, tweeting: “What is a golden shower?” Continue reading...
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Senate bill would make companies put a price on personal data
Many will tell you that internet giants see your data as their most valuable resource, but politicians now want to put a number on that value. Senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley are introducing the Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden O...
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Cat survives trip through tumble cycle in family’s washing machine
A Minnesota cat has eight lives left – after miraculously surviving a harrowing, 45-minute spin cycle in a washing machine. One-year-old Felix climbed into Stefani Carroll-Kirchoff’s machine in the basement of her Maplewood home Wednesday after she forgot to make sure that none of her three cats snuck inside, reported. “The personality on this...
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‘RHOA’ star Eva Marcille reveals gender of baby No. 3
She's already mom to a daughter and a son.
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Kiri Te Kanawa wore a £20 Zara bedsheet as a skirt – so should we all try duvet dressing?
The New Zealand soprano presented an award dressed in a sheet from Zara Home. Here’s how to get the lookWhen the New Zealand soprano Kiri Te Kanawa walked on to a Cardiff stage to present the Ukrainian baritone Andrei Kymach with the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019 award, she did so wearing a bedsheet. The watercolour flower cotton flat sheet from Zara Home, to be precise.“I have been looking for a hydrangea print for years,” she told reporters. Stumbling across this pattern, she said, felt like the answer to her prayers. A dressmaker fashioned it into a full-length skirt with a blue satin trim. “It’s Dame Duvet,” shouted the tabloids, predictably. Continue reading...
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President Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran as regime accuses US of 'economic' terrorism
The new sanctions were aimed at retaliating against Iran for shooting down a U.S. drone last week.       
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Marcus Stroman shreds Dennis Eckersley after on-air criticism
Marcus Stroman’s antics have irked another individual, albeit this time it came from the broadcasting booth. NESN commentator Dennis Eckersley took issue with the 28-year-old pitcher’s celebration after striking out Eduardo Nunez to end the sixth inning of the Blue Jays’ 6-1 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday. Stroman, whose celebrations have previously rubbed...
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Bernie Sanders calls for canceling $1.6 trillion in student loan debt
U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders proposed a plan on Monday to cancel $1.6 trillion in student loans and pay for it with a tax on Wall Street, elevating the issue in the 2020 debate and going beyond proposals from his Democratic White House rivals.
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Save $330 on iMac Pro and get a Magic keyboard and mouse for free
TL;DR: This 27-inch iMac Pro features one of the most powerful processors Apple has ever made, and Amazon has it on sale for $4,669.92 — a savings of about $330. When you're shopping around for laptops and laptop-tablet hybrids, portability is the name of the game, and physical specs like weight and dimensions are just as important to consider (if not more so) as devices' software functionality. They're sort of like the toy poodles of the electronics world: They're just as much an accessory as they are a practical companion. But a different P-word usurps priority when you get into desktop computers, and that's power. They're the Rottweilers of computers: Since their shtick isn't fitting into designer purses, they can be as big and brawny as you need them to be. Read more...More about Apple, Desktop Computer, Imac Pro, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Skimlinks
Body found after two Eurofighter Typhoon jets crash in Germany
Both pilots ejected after collision, which took place over Lake DrewitzGerman police have found a body near a crash site in the north-east of the country after two Eurofighter Typhoon jets operated by the military collided during a training exercise.Both pilots ejected after the collision, which took place at about 2pm on Monday over Lake Drewitz in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, about 175km (109 miles) north-west of Berlin. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Lamar Odom makes Big3 basketball debut nearly four years after overdose
Lamar Odom is back in action.
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Mars rover's large methane discovery excites scientists
Curiosity’s record-breaking measurement fuels speculation it is from microbial MartiansNasa’s Curiosity rover has detected its largest belch of methane on Mars so far, fuelling speculation that the robot may have trundled through a cloud of waste gas released by microbial Martians buried deep under the surface.Mission scientists announced on Monday that Curiosity had measured a record-breaking 21 parts per billion (ppb) of methane in the air in Gale crater, the rover’s landing site and area of exploration. The level is substantially more than the 5.8ppb it sensed on 16 June 2013. Continue reading...
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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran, including on Supreme Leader
President Donald Trump on Monday announced new sanctions against in Iran that he promised after pulling back on a military strike, including on Iran's Supreme Leader.
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Uxbridge on Boris Johnson: 'No one has seen him here in years'
Brexiters and remainers doubt their MP’s late-night row will harm his leadership bidDeep in Metroland, even the handful of critics to be found in Boris Johnson’s constituency doubt his late-night row with his partner Carrie Symonds will knock him off course towards 10 Downing Street.Enjoying a lunchtime break from her job in a recruitment agency, Cherry Holliday, 26, stressed she was “not guilty” of making Johnson MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip. Continue reading...
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US election security: still a dumpster fire
Securing Our Cyber Future, Stanford Cyber Policy Center's new report on election security, depicts a US electoral system whose glaring vulnerabilities are still in place, three years after the chaos of the 2016 elections. It's not all terrible: digital-only voting machines are dwindling away, with the majority of voting machines delivering a voter-verified paper ballot that can be manually recounted by auditors or if there is a question of fraud or malfunction, but there are still plenty of digital-only systems in the field, and across the board, voting machines are aging, error- and fault-prone, and generally insecure, with vendors who would prefer to bluster and threaten critics than fix their products. There's some progress on eliminating the voting-machine business altogether, with a free/open source system emerging from Los Angeles County's election authorities -- LA County is a national leader in election security and inclusiveness, with an 11-day voting window, available paper ballots for all, and a slate of accessibility features in its machines. But LA County is an exception, and between the poor-quality systems in place nationwide, intransigence from Senate Republicans on allocating funds for election security, and the diplomatic chaos that has failed to produce any international norms on election meddling, 2020 is looking like a potential shitshow to put 2016 to shame. Replacing insecure and aging voting machines around the country, introducing post-election audits in the dozens of states that don’t yet have them, shoring up election network defenses, and expanding security personnel all take money. And while independent, locally adjudicated elections are a cornerstone of US democracy, researchers say that federal funding is still badly needed to make sure all election systems around the country have high-caliber security defenses in place. Read the rest
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Javid suggests post-Brexit migration salary rules could vary by region
Home secretary seeks review of system that would end EU citizens’ free movementMigrants coming to the UK could face varying minimum salary thresholds depending on where they live under proposals put out for review by the home secretary, Sajid Javid.The white paper on post-Brexit immigration policy, published in December, included a to-be-determined minimum salary threshold for high-skilled workers. The current minimum salary for most experienced workers coming from non-EU countries is £30,000. Continue reading...
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Supreme Court creates new limits to FOIA disclosure
The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to Freedom of Information Act advocates, ruling that the term "confidential" can be interpreted broadly to allow the government to withhold from disclosure under FOIA private businesses' financial or commercial data in the government's possession, even if the disclosure of that information would not cause any harm to the businesses.
Mr. President, leave declaring war to Congress
William D. Hartung writes that the Senate must pass Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee's House bill to restore Congress' constitutional authority and prevent the executive branch from launching unnecessary "wars of choice," like a potential one with Iran. - RSS Channel
The Raspberry Pi 4 launch site runs on a Pi 4 cluster
High-profile WordPress hosting on 18 Raspberry Pi single-board devices.
Ars Technica
When is ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Leaving Netflix?
Netflix giveth and Netflix taketh away.
New York Post
Bear crosses road, halts Colorado marathon
A group of runners experienced a stunning sight last weekend as a bear temporarily halted the Leadville Trail Marathon in Colorado Springs. Two runners, Quentin Genke and Pete Peterson, said they reached the halfway point between mile 12 and 13 when Genke noticed the bear out of his right eye running along the trail. “I...
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John Oliver Fake-Climbs Mount Everest to Prove It’s Probably Not Worth It
Not only is the practice dangerous, it's not even that impressive anymore.
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Nancy Pelosi says she told Trump: 'You're scaring the children'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday she told President Donald Trump on the phone last week that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation raids that were scheduled for Sunday were "scaring the children." - RSS Channel