The Huffington Post
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Similarly, Trump's position on America's nuclear power have not strayed from existing policy. His pronouncement to greatly expand US nuclear capabilities, even if it resulted in an arms race, were condemned as frightening and dangerous , but again missed the mark. As pointed out , the Obama administration has already created the largest nuclear modernization program since the 1980s, including the purchase of new weapons and advanced delivery systems. The arms race is already happening. Finally, a continuing worry about the Trump presidency has been its treatment of the press, a concern reinvigorated after he again derided reporters at a press conference last week. What the flurry of criticism and horror that followed omitted was that Trump's intolerance for transparency and press freedoms too is directly in the footsteps of President Obama. First, the Obama administration's transparency record was bleak.
Windows Blog
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If you turn the slider all the way to the left (when on battery power), it will turn Battery Saver ‘on’ (similarly to how, if your PC does not show the slider, there is a ‘toggle’ that can turn on Battery Saver on or off). None of the other slider positions – from “Recommended” through “Best Performance” – will affect performance or battery life at all in today’s Insider Preview build. In future Insider builds, we will make sure that the only people who can see the slider are the people for whom the slider actually provides different levels of performance and power savings. For now, we want all the feedback we can get! If you have feedback on the UI, we’d love to hear your feedbacksubmit it via Feedback Hub under the Power and Battery Settings category. While this is just one piece of UI, we’ll be talking more about battery life investments in the Windows 10 Creators Update in a few weeks – so stay tuned! Other changes, improvements, and fixes for PC You may see the Mail app pinned to your Taskbar after updating to Build 15014.
BBC News 24
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Hopefully we'll see a few more breaks developing in the cloud across Northern Ireland through the coming day and again in the north of Scotland, where we had temperatures of 10 degrees during the day on Thursday. But despite that chilly start, the sunshine sparkles again, it lifts the fog eventually and actually erodes the cloud further northwards, so more sunshine through Friday for the Midlands and for Wales. Hopefully brighter for Northern Ireland. Similarly so with plenty of sunshine across northern Scotland. Still a bit drab in the Northern Isles with that weather front close by.
BBC News 24
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But despite that chilly start, the sunshine sparkles again, it lifts the fog eventually and actually erodes the cloud further northwards, so more sunshine through Friday for the Midlands and for Wales. Hopefully brighter for Northern Ireland. Similarly so with plenty of sunshine across northern Scotland. Still a bit drab in the Northern Isles with that weather front close by.
TIME - Top Stories
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TechCrunch
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Machine learning and AI are incredible tools, but they also require a similarly incredible amount of computing power. If that requirement could be cut by a couple orders of magnitude, AI would be unfettered from its banks of parallel processors and free to inhabit practically any device which is exactly what a breakthrough at the Allen Institute for AI makes possible. Read More
The Huffington Post
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By age 2, Florence already had a repertory of 50 songs. She joked to me how she has never stopped singing for her supper. Out of this deprivation came a slew of people who recognized something divinely special in this child. They included a childhood friend from the other side of the tracks who watched out over her and give her material and psychological comfort when needed. Another friend convinced her wealthy parents to underwrite voice lessons for Florence and eventually give her a scholarship to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. From there, in similarly miraculous fashion, she was taken under the wings of the great Rodgers and Hammerstein. It was clear to me how Florence lived her life in the ultimate spirit of "paying it forward." She never forgot the kindness and generosity bestowed upon her. In every job she performed and to every stranger she gave a hug, Florence showered everyone with love and made each and every one of us all feel special.
The Huffington Post
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This administration can build bridges to the community of patients and people with disabilities by demonstrating they do not want a one-size-fits-all system of health care defined by people in lab coats. If this administration truly wants to get input from outside the establishment, then they should be looking to patients for insight as to how to improve the health care system. Keep in mind that Congress will continue to focus on the issue of "value" in health care, and it will be up to us to explain how patients define value. Similarly, the onus is on us to explain why it is more efficient and effective to have a health system that doesn't force patients into treatments that will fail them ... before they can get to the treatment that will work for them. Additionally, the shift to value-based models in Medicare and Medicaid must be aligned with personalized medicine and the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), which rarely got mentioned in the campaign and I suspect the new administration will support.
BBC News 24
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A crisp and clear morning on Friday with some fog around in East Anglia and into Wales and we will be scraping cars. Further north it is milder but a few breaks and fog in the Vale of York. We could have some patches of fog for Northern Ireland and across the northern East of Scotland. Fog and frost. Friday should see a clearing with sunshine becoming more abundant, covering Wales and England, the Midlands, similarly so for Northern Ireland and maintaining the lovely for Northern Ireland and maintaining the lovely weather across the North of Scotland, where we could see possibly ten but for most of us five or 6 degrees.
EVO Reviews
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Read about the Peugeot 308 GTi's ride and handling here MPG and running costs > With the 308 GTi’s ample power going through the front wheels, replacement Michelin Super Sport tyres may prove expensive. Read about the Peugeot 308 GTi's MPG and running costs here Prices, specs and rivals > Priced similarly to Golf GTIs and Renaultsport Meganes - it's faster and more involving than the former, but not quite as sharp as the latter. Read about the Peugeot 308 GTi's prices, specs and rivals here Interior and design > Unusually small steering wheel and raised instruments are a love-or-hate affair, but interior quality is better than you'd expect. Read about the Peugeot 308 GTi's interior and design here Performance and 0-60 time The 308 GTi’s 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine may not be as large as its rivals but it certainly produces the numbers.
The Huffington Post
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For example, everyone who is familiar with the conflict knows that the right of return of the Palestinian refugees cannot and will not be exercised, as this will almost instantly change the Jewish character of Israel. The Palestinian Authority should begin to speak publicly about the only viable option to resolve the Palestinian refugees through compensation and/or resettlement. Similarly, Israelis should also know that there will be no Israeli-Palestinian peace unless East Jerusalem becomes the capital of the state of Palestine. Here too, the Israeli public must begin to think in these terms and not buy into Netanyahu's argument that a "united" Jerusalem will remain the eternal capital of Israel, which would foreclose any prospect for peace. To be sure, even though the conferees do not have any power of enforcement, by opening public debates on these issues they would have made a positive impact on the peace process.
Voice Of America
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Jackson had to leave his own party by escaping out a window. In 1865, another Andrew, Andrew Johnson, delivered his vice presidential speech drunk. In his defense, he was sick; he had been using whiskey as medicine. Ulysses S. Grant in 1873 wanted live birds at his inaugural ball. Unfortunately, the day was very cold. The birds froze to death. Similarly, in 1973, Richard Nixon aimed to clear pigeons from the path of the inaugural parade by spraying chemicals. He succeededsort of. On Inauguration Day, the crowd had to step over the bodies of the dead birds all along Pennsylvania Avenue.
Universe Today
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EVO
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Fans of similarly wedgy cars will be able to satiate that thrill for significantly less with a 1983 Lotus Turbo Esprit. It's spent its life on the west coast of the USA and is expected to reach $50k-$60k. Also holding up the British end (as it were) is a 1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage. With a 425bhp, 5.3-litre V8 it should still feel quick today (5.2 seconds to 60mph back in its day) and it could make $350k-$400k at the sale. There's also a 2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 Zagato (estimate: $275k-$350k). There's plenty of American metal, as you'd expect. Plenty of muscle too, but four cars in particular stand out, at a glance. Two are design icons never appreciated at the time, in the form of a 1937 Chrysler Airflow Sedan (estimate $50k-$75k) and a 1948 Tucker 48, the latter of which could reach a stunning $1.6m-$2.1m. Image 10 of 14 Image 10 of 14 The others are desirable examples of Mopar muscle: a 1966 Dodge Coronet 500, its squared-off lines hiding a Hemi V8 as powerful as that V8 Vantage, and one of the all-time great stock cars, a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird.
Phys.Org
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MintPress News
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Hundreds were injured and dozens had to be treated for hypothermia when law enforcement sprayed protectors with pressurized water in sub-freezing temperatures. Police claimed protectors acted violently against them and set several fires which blazed out of control — but video showed the pipeline opposition group defending against the onslaught of force, mainly hurling tear gas canisters back at police. Monday night’s showdown between National Guard-reinforced law enforcement and completely peaceful water protectors at first seemed it would devolved into a similarly unjustified use of force, but — though many were maced and a few shot with projectiles — the situation did not spiral completely out of control. Before night fell on the camps near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, activists filmed and photographed a surface-to-air missile system brought by law enforcement to the area near pipeline opposition campsallegedly in place to shoot down any drones flown above the scene.
Autocar
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For example, the manufacturer’s recommended retail price for a Hyundai i10 1.0 SE is £10,000, its price on Click To Buy is fixed at £8995, so buyers will automatically get a £1000 discount. Initially, the models available on Click To Buy are the i10 , i20 , i30 , Tucson and Santa Fe; others will be added later. Smart offers a similarly streamlined buying process and, although it isnt offering a discount on the cars, it’s providing a £1000-plus manufacturer deposit contribution. That equates to £1152 off a £12,815 Smart Fortwo on a PCP deal. At first, only one specially pre-configured Fortwo and one Forfour are available, both based on Prime trim. Hyundai and Smart arent the only car makers to experiment with alternatives to traditional showrooms. Volvo only sold the limited First Edition XC90 to customers ordering online, and Audi opened its Audi City centre in London in 2012.
Autocar
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Hyundai’s Click To Buy website is offering certain vehicles with a discount built into the price. For example, the manufacturer’s recommended retail price for a Hyundai i10 1.0 SE is £10,000, its price on Click To Buy is fixed at £8995, so buyers will automatically get a £1000 discount. Initially, the models available on Click To Buy are the i10 , i20 , i30 , Tucson and Santa Fe; others will be added later. Smart offers a similarly streamlined buying process and, although it isnt offering a discount on the cars, it’s providing a £1000-plus manufacturer deposit contribution. That equates to £1152 off a £12,815 Smart Fortwo on a PCP deal. At first, only one specially pre-configured Fortwo and one Forfour are available, both based on Prime trim. Hyundai and Smart arent the only car makers to experiment with alternatives to traditional showrooms.
Techradar
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There are also insights related to calories and nutrients and the app integrates with other devices and apps such as the Withings Body scale or RunKeeper. Clear, simple and accessible. Like Citymapper, ETA will help you get somewhere. The title refers to its front-and-centre information. You add a location on the iPhone and save it. Then it'll give you timings for driving, walking or taking public transport. Some watch faces allow it as a complication, where it'll show the time it'll take to your top saved route. It knows what traffic is like so allows extra time for a drive in rush hour, say. On the Watch app you tap the chosen saved destination and it'll take you through to Maps for directions. Similarly, for public transport directions in select cities Maps will provide the directions. Like Dark Sky this is a paid-for app: 2.
Politico
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“We need to work aggressively on the repairs to the individual market, to ObamacareWere talking about 7.3 percent of the health care market here,” he said. “We’re focused on a narrow window here of the market.” He describes a seamless relationship with Rep. Kevin Brady, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the tax-writing panel that has a similarly outsized role in crafting an Obamacare replacement. Rep. Virginia Foxx and the Committee on Education and the workforce also have a small role in the process. Walden took issue with the phrasereplacement” to describe what Republicans are doing to Obamacare, noting that such terms conjure an image of “a stack of paper this high, and there’s one vote.” Republicans spent years lambasting Democrats for ramming through a 2,000 page health care law. “You’re not going to see that,” he said.
Goal
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The Monaco youngster narrowly missed out on Euro 2016 due to injury, but could soon be given a chance to shine on a similarly big stage
Informed Comment
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Similarly, Ayman Odeh, leader of the Joint List, a political alliance of four Palestinian-dominated parties in Israel, emphasized that while this episode was recorded and used as evidence in court, there are many others that are never filmed. Relatives of the deceased raised their voices against the conviction, as they thought it was a “perversion of justice” since manslaughter is a milder conviction compared to murder. The verdict is not considered by activists as ‘exceptional’ because there is the possibility that the pardon will take place, commuting the sentence into a milder one. Speaking to Al Jazeera, Aida Touma-Suleiman, a Palestinian member of the Israeli parliament said that historical precedents, such as the amnesties given to security officials involved in the Kfar Qassem Massacre and the Bus 300 Affair , suggested that Azaria could be granted a pardon.
Daily Mail - Home
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Theresa May’s taste for expensive fashion has been the subject of debate since she was pictured wearing a pair of £995 leather trouser - and this time she stepped out with a similarly expensive bag.
Politico
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There is a robust transition operation in place that is ensuring that all teams are prepared and ready for day one. We look forward to serving our great country,” she said. Despite the feeling of disorder underneath the surface, Obama and Trump aides have been cordial in public, for the most part. Obama was impressed by George W. Bush's commitment to a smooth transition and Obama administration officials say he wanted to create a similarly drama-free process. The White House organized a meeting last Friday with Obama's Cabinet secretaries and Trump's incoming nominees. The officials discussed contingency plans for crisis scenarios like natural disasters and terrorist attacks. In the aftermath of 9/11, former government officials have warned that the U.S. is uniquely vulnerable to terrorist attacks during the transition. And the government has taken extra precautions to make sure the incoming administration has a national security plan in place on Day One.