For George Washington a Sword Was Much More Than an Accessory

July 4, 2017

Authors Intro: In Riding with George, I use my background as a war correspondent, sports reporter, and amateur equestrian to focus on Washingtons exploits as a foxhunter, woodsman, warrior, and man of manners, explaining how Georges performances helped crystallize his contribution to our modern ideas of sportsmanship and chivalry, even as they also highlight the intimate ties between sports and war. It isnt difficult to understand George Washingtons interest in…

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The Billions at Stake in Britains Biggest-Ever Divorce

July 4, 2017

An extraordinary insight into the life of a couple widely regarded as among Britains most vulgar billionaires–Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt–was on public display this week, as the opening salvos in their mammoth 5.5bn ($7.1bn) divorce battle were fired in Londons family court. It has been widely reported that the divorce could result in Britains biggest ever settlement. Petra, the cherished eldest child of Bernie Ecclestone, the billionaire founder of…

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We Were Kicked Off Chicagos Dyke March for Not Being the Right Kind of Jew

July 4, 2017

On June 24, some 1,500 people joined the Chicago Dyke March, in what seemed like a utopia of acceptance and respect for people of all orientations, races, nationalities and backgrounds or it almost was. According to the Windy City Times, it seemed as if the entire gender, racial and sexual spectrum was represented, walking hand-in-hand and demonstrating a powerful unity as they chanted "We are Dyke March" in English and…

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Showcase your obsession with Murica with red, white, and blue everything

July 1, 2017

Keep your beer close at hand with this patriotic fanny pack.Image: Tipsy elves Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. You know who looks good in stars and stripes? Everyone. If dads old American flag muscle tee isnt looking too hot anymore or you cant seem to get the red, white, and blue face paint just right, these products may…

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New report says Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 will have smaller battery than the S8+

June 25, 2017

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is easily the sexiest looking phone on the planet with its curved edge-to-edge screen, but the best has yet to come. The Galaxy Note 8, the successor to last year’s unfortunate explosion-prone Note 7, is expected to launch sometime in September just in time to rumble with Apple’s iPhone 8. And now, thanks to a new leak, we know just about everything there is to know about…

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The Solution To America’s Gun Violence Isn’t More Guns

June 16, 2017

WASHINGTON For a few hours after a gunman shot a member of Congress and four other people in the Northern Virginia suburbs on Wednesday, lawmakers were unified against the political vitriol that seemed to drive the attack. But when questions inevitably shifted to how lawmakers would respond to the bloodshed of yet another mass shooting, it became clear that the brief display of agreement was more symbolism than substance. Democrats…

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‘Trump’ children’s word of the year – BBC News

June 15, 2017

The young writers have certainly been creative with their use of President Trump in their stories. Although some include him as a regular protagonist in their tales, many others have just used his name to create a range of different characters – such as Boggle Trump, Snozzle Trump, Trumplestilskin and Trumpyness. The short stories, written by five- to 13-year-olds, also display a satirical ear for President Trump’s own use language….

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Keele students ‘stopped from voting by admin error’ – BBC News

June 9, 2017

Student Lucy Walker said she registered to vote last month but was among a “ridiculous number of students” who had been unable to vote. She said she was told her “name was not on the list” at polling stations at Keele Village Hall and the students union. Electoral ‘chaos’ Biomedical sciences undergraduate Andrew Niblett, 18, said in his group of five friends who applied to vote in the area just…

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Election 2017: Seat-by-seat result forecasts – BBC News

June 9, 2017

Election results live updates Full UK results breakdown Seats forecast as of 04:16 BST Read full methodology Forecast Conservative gains We are forecasting two Labour gains from those seats yet to declare. One of those is in London and one in South-East England. Projected: Brighton Kemptown 99% chance of a Labour victory Projected: Finchley & Golders Green 91% chance of a Labour victory Forecast as too close to call The…

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Election 2017: How to follow on results night – BBC News

June 8, 2017

Here’s a full guide to UK general election night on the BBC – including the key results to watch out for as the night unfolds. Television BBC One: The BBC’s election night programme gets under way at 9.55pm on Thursday, 8 June. David Dimbleby is in the presenter’s chair – the tenth time he has filled this role since his first election night as host in 1979. BBC correspondents, led…

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Rare cigarette paintings up for auction – BBC News

May 28, 2017

Image copyright Imperial Tobacco The rare paintings, which formed the basis of the company’s advertising campaigns, have never been on public display, the auctioneer said. The Horizon building, which was built in 1972 at a cost of 14m, was one of the most modern factories of the time. Image copyright Imperial Tobacco The oil and watercolour paintings depicting children playing with cigarettes and women gleefully smoking, were painted before awareness…

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The iPhone 8 is rumored to embrace another brand new display detail

May 27, 2017

The iPhone 8's display could have the smartphone industry's favorite hot new aspect ratio.Image: lili sams/mashable Apple may follow in Samsung’s footsteps with its next iPhone in more ways than one. We’ve heard a ton about the switch to an OLED screen for the upcoming iPhone 8; it’s the most prevalent rumor in the whole bunch, with some extra legs due to a reported partnership with Samsung to supply the…

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Election 2017: People turn to Google ahead of election – BBC News

May 18, 2017

The data reveals “who should I vote for” was more popular in Willesborough in Kent than anywhere else between 9 May and Tuesday. The area comes under the Ashford constituency, which was last won by the Conservatives in 2015. Second on the list is Chorley in Lancashire, which was last won by Labour. Election 2017: All you need to know What do new voters make of the election? The maps…

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