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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UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement – BBC News

July 2, 2017

‘Historic step’ Withdrawing from the convention, which was signed in 1964 before the UK joined what became the EU, means UK vessels will also lose the right to fish in waters six to 12 nautical miles offshore of the other countries. How would Brexit affect fishing waters? Mr Gove said leaving the convention meant “for the first time in more than 50 years we will be able to decide who…

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NYT Cooking launches subscription service

June 29, 2017

Image: NYT Cooking The New York Times can’t live on news alone, so it’s turning to bread. The Times is launching a new subscription service for its cooking vertical, the most recent in a series of experiments into ways to make more money from its existing content. For $5 every four weeks, subscribers get access to NYT Cooking’s database of more than 18,000 recipes as well as premium features including…

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3 journalists resign from CNN in wake of retracted scoop

June 27, 2017

Three CNN journalists have resigned after the network retracted a thinly sourced scoop. The story’s author, Thomas Frank; an editor in CNN’s new investigative unit, Eric Lichtblau; and head editor of the unit Lex Haris are no longer with the company as of Monday, a spokesperson confirmed. SEE ALSO: CNN sent its Supreme Court sketch artist to the off-camera White House press briefing The piece, which cited a single anonymous…

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How Hollywood Celebs Like Johnny Depp Are Hurting the Liberal Cause

June 26, 2017

On Friday morning, President Trump partook in one of his favorite rituals this side of hitting the links or avoiding Tiffany: a bill signing. The commander-in-chief, surrounded by ornamental backers, inked the Veterans Affairs Reform Acta measure that will make it easier to terminate VA employeesbefore soaking up camera flashes and cabinet applause. Among the admiring spectators was Al Baldasaro, a military veteran and New Hampshire state representative. The presence…

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The Perfect Emmys Ballot: The TV Shows and Actors Who Should Be Nominated

June 26, 2017

At no other time is the blessing and the curse of there being so much good television out thereexcept for maybe when Im bleary-eyed watching hours of screeners for a deadlinethan when its time to whittle down the literally hundreds of deserving shows and actors to a measly six or seven nominated for TV awards. And that is precisely why its so goddamn infuriating each year when freaking House of…

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MashTalk: What is Uber’s future without Travis Kalanick?

June 25, 2017

After this week, Uber is forever changed. Co-founder Travis Kalanick was forced to resign as CEO after pressure from investors over recent scandals. Those scandals? Where to begin: There are the allegations of sexual harassment and HR incompetence from Susan Fowler Rigetti. There’s the ongoing lawsuit from Alphabet’s Waymo that alleges Uber benefited from intellectual property that the now-fired head of self-driving may have stolen. There’s the Greyball program that…

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How to get a job at: Getty Images

June 23, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / lOvE lOvE “How to get a job at:” is a series of interviews with hiring managers at companies in order to provide specific and useful insight into… well, how to get a job. Read the first installment here. Imagine standing on the red carpet of the Met Gala, photographing Rihannas ensemble and immortalizing this moment for years to come. Thats just another day in the life for…

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Theresa May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders – BBC News

June 23, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNot got long? Here’s the Queen’s Speech in 90 seconds UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to address EU leaders on her plans for the issue of expats’ rights after Brexit. Mrs May will head to Brussels for her first European summit since she lost her Commons majority in the general election. It comes the day after measures to enable Brexit dominated…

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Keith Olbermann: We Need To Help Donald Trump Self-Destruct

June 20, 2017

Olbermann points to a litany of signs in the press that the president is becoming disturbingly obsessed with the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election and possible ties between that country and Trumps campaign. Trump is incessantly watching TV news about the investigation and yelling at television sets in the White House, convinced hes the target of a conspiracy, the Associated Press has reported. Trump has also…

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Miley Cyrus and Dolce & Gabbana are in a political Instagram feud. Alright!

June 19, 2017

Miley Cyrus is not noddin' her head like yeah to Dolce & GabbanaImage: Stevan A Henry/Getty Images The greatest celebrity social media beefs are the ones we never saw coming, and Miley Cyrus vs. Dolce & Gabbana over Melania Trump certainly checks that box. What a truly dizzying collection of proper nouns! It started, as these things often do, with one of the less famous members of a famous family…

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Trump Killed A Key Obama Immigration Program. But What He Didn’t Do Matters More.

June 17, 2017

WASHINGTON The Trump administration formalized an immigration policy shift on Thursday evening that was notable for what it didnt do as much as what it did. The Department of Homeland Security rescinded DAPA, a never-implemented program that would have allowed some undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents to stay in the country. But more significantly, it left in place the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a…

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Ralph Northam Wins In Democratic Primary For Virginia Governor

June 14, 2017

Although Perriello enjoyed greater support among millennials, liberals and residents of Southwestern Virginia, his campaign hopes depended on getting many of them to turn out for the first time. Its still an uphill climb for groups that are farther to the left to succeed even in a Democratic Primary, said Geoffrey Skelly, an expert in state politics at the University of Virginia. Theres a lot of excitement. But at the…

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Jeff Sessions And The Trump Team Really Don’t Want To Say ‘Executive Privilege’

June 14, 2017

I am protecting the right of the president to assert it if he chooses, Sessions told members of the intelligence committee, adding that there may be other privileges the White House could invoke in the future. Conversations with the president are inherently confidential, he said, and it would be improper for him to waive that confidentiality without clear approval from Trump. Executive privilege is a loosely defined concept meant to…

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Banking with your personal assistant will be the future, whether you like it or not

June 11, 2017

Image: ambar del moral/mashable It appears that asking your phone assistant for your bank account will soon be a reality. Samsung recently partnered with three of South Korea’s largest banks to make voice command banking a reality for South Korean users. Bixby which is shipped with the Samsung Galaxy S8 can make financial transactions by voice command via Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass, Samsung’s answer to Touch ID. SEE ALSO:…

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

Members are elected for four-year terms by a joint session of both houses of parliament, although in practice changes in membership are rare, making the Federal Council one of the world’s most stable governments. Each year a different member of the council fills the largely ceremonial post of federal president on a rotating basis. However, the office does not confer the status of head of state, which is held jointly…

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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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Universities challenged on top 1% advert – BBC News

June 8, 2017

Advertising to students But the advertising watchdog has been examining a complaint about how university rankings are being used in marketing. A description of Reading University as being in the top 1% worldwide had been challenged by a complainant, who said such a figure could not be substantiated and could be misleading. The Advertising Standards Authority says that this has been “informally resolved”, with the university agreeing that it will…

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A comprehensive look at the antics of national court jester Sean Spicer

June 6, 2017

Sean Spicer drinking his iced coffee from what appears to be a small coffee stirrer, not a straw.Image: REX/Shutterstock Throughout President Trump’s brief time in office, an MVP has stood out in the administration like a head emerging from some neatly trimmed bushes: Sean Michael Spicer. In just a few months, Trump’s White House Press Secretary has distinguished himself as America’s very own court jester, distracting from the political chaos…

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Savings would last about a month on average, report says – BBC News

June 5, 2017

As a general rule, many financial advisers suggest people have at least three months of salary saved in case of emergencies. The “deadline to the breadline” varied across the UK, the research found, with employees in Northern Ireland believing their savings would last for 36 days on average – the longest time period in the survey. People in Wales typically believed they would have the shortest period before their savings…

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Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special – BBC News

June 3, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSee the tough questions to Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn in a special BBC Question Time show Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn faced a grilling from members of the public in a BBC Question Time election special. Here are five key takeaways. 1. The audience was on fire It might not have been the head-to-head many people wanted – which Mr Corbyn…

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

May 28, 2017

Riddell's next step in football helmet technology includes personalized 3D head scans.Image: lili sams/Mashable Helmets already make the violent game of football safer, but one of the biggest equipment makers in the sport is making them even better. It’s developed a new process to create helmets that could play a role in preventing the traumatic head injuries that currently plague the game and threaten its future. Riddell, the company behind…

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