BoingBoing
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Every time you think that this TSA guy has finished rubbing every square inch of a boy's body, he comes back for another rubbing. It seems likes he's trying to discover a bobby pin the boy might have hidden in the seam of his clothing. The boy's justifiably upset mom taped the rubdown, which occurred at the Dallas Fort-Worth airport over the weekend. The TSA told Fusion it's all good: TSA allows for a pat-down of a teenage passenger, and in this case, all approved procedures were followed to resolve an alarm of the passenger’s laptop. The video shows a male TSA officer explaining the procedure to the passenger, who fully cooperates. Afterward, the TSA officer was instructed by his supervisor, who was observing, to complete the final step of the screening process. In total, the pat-down took approximately two minutes, and was observed by the mother and two police officers who were called to mitigate the concerns of the mother.
Voice Of America
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Channel 4
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demanded a second referendum as early as autumn 2018. The talks in a hotel room lasted 30 minutes. Nicola Sturgeon said afterward she did not say.
Voice Of America
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Sky News
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it into this hotel. So on the 15th floor is where they had this face-to-face discussion about Brexit. Nicola Sturgeon afterward said that there was some details so then but not much given over in terms of where Scotland fits into Brexit negotiations
MintPress News
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Later, he reported to his superiors that he was going to Dubai on vacation, when in fact he flew with his family to Israel, where he spent time with Mossad agents without permission and without reporting the meetings afterward. In addition, according to the report, suspicious sums of money were deposited in the bank accounts of those French agents who were involved in the Ratafia operation. The internal report calls for further investigation to understand what damage was done to the French intelligence service. Le Monde also published details about the Ratafia operation. The paper claimed that the Mossad succeeded in recruiting the Syrian engineer and extracted information from him about Assad’s chemical weapons arsenal. The French daily said the operation enabled Israel to prove that the scientific cooperation between the European Union and Syria was being used to boost Assad’s chemical weapons program, which led to the cancellation of the agreement with the Syrians in 2011.
Library of Congress
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Harriet Hifton of the Library of Congress Copyright Division led the librarians' contingent. The procession started out smoothly. But after a few blocks, the crowd began to encroach on the marchers, jeering, tripping and shoving the women. Ambulances were making trips for six hours, taking women to the area hospitals, Ruth says. The women's treatment by the onlookers resulted in indignation meetings across the country. A congressional inquiry was held, and the police superintendent for Washington, D.C., lost his job. It certainly marked a shift in the American women's suffrage movement at that point in time, Ruth says. Before the march, suffrage organizers had been casting about for ways to reinvigorate support. Within two weeks, marchers obtained an audience with President Wilson, and they had several more afterward.
Politico
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To get a more accurate sense of the relationship, Stone said, “I commend my book to Mr. Spicer, The Making of the President 2016 .” As for White House aidesattempts to distance Stone from Trump, he said, “perhaps they are cautious because they, of course, don't know how this ends.” As for Spicer insisting Manafort played only “a limited role” in the campaign, Stone said, “that's an effort to put their distance, I guess, between them and Paul Manafort.” As for much newer Trump associate Nigel Farage walking out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where Assange lives, and responding to questions afterward about whether he’d met with the WikiLeaks head that he couldnt remember why he was there, Stone said, “I can't imagine he would go there for any other reason.” So far in at least what’s public, Stone’s been swamped with circumstantial evidence.
Politico
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The lawmakers nodded and said they understood. And yet they were disturbed by his dismissiveness. For many of the members, the little shit meant the policy details that could make or break their support for the bill—and have far-reaching implications for their constituents and the country. We’re talking about one-fifth of our economy, a member told me afterward. Ultimately, the meeting failed to move any votes. Two Freedom Caucus members—Brian Babin and Ted Poe, both of Texastold the president that they had switched to yes, but their decisions had already been registered with White House vote-counters prior to sitting down with Trump. (Their colleagues didn't appreciate the gesture, feeling that Babin and Poe were trying to score points with the president at their expense.) Upon returning to Capitol Hill, the Freedom Caucus gathered in a meeting room inside the Rayburn office building, discussed Trump's admonitions to them and took another vote.
Politico
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In the closing days of negotiations, Trump found himself stuck in the middle of an ideological tug-of-war between the two factions at the extremes of a deeply fissured House Republican conference — with every concession offered to the hardline House Freedom Caucus driving away votes from the moderate Tuesday Group, and vice versa. The arguments for the legislation from the White House were political. “This is your chance,” press secretary Sean Spicer urged lawmakers on Friday hours before the bill died. The arguments against it were based in policy, where Trump was less comfortable. When Trump trekked to Capitol Hill to make his case in person on Tuesday, lawmakers were mostly nonplussed. “Not a whole lot about health care, except to vote for it,” Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., said afterward. He remained opposed. Other lawmakers said Trump wasnt at all conversant in the specifics and mainly wanted to talk about his popularity in their districts – or how voting against the proposed bill could hurt them politically.
TIME - Top Stories
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I was sitting in Parliament's Members' Lobby by the entrance of the House of Commons waiting to take part in the second vote of the day when I caught sight of a woman looking upset and distracted. I asked her what was wrong and she said Have you not heard? There's been a shooting . That was when I first became aware of Wednesday's terrorist attack in Westminster. Shortly afterward, security came out and said that all of the doors around the Chamber were going to be locked. Most of us MPs were in the Chamber as we were between votes and everyone began discussing what was going on with all party politics put aside. As we couldn't see for ourselves what was happening, we were all watching the news and relying on updates from social media. We were under lockdown from about 2.40 pm until half past seven almost five hours.
Mondoweiss
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Murad left the party in the early evening, accompanied by both his father, Yusuf, who has been hard of hearing since birth, and an uncle, Hassan, a retired teacher. Murad bade them farewell without saying where he was going. Not long afterward he was shot in the back and killed by an Israel Defense Forces soldier who had been lying in ambush. From the clubhouse, Murad had walked toward the camp’s western edge, which is delineated by a fence, toward Highway 60. There’s a permanent IDF post there – a fortified watchtower, concrete cubes that serve as roadblocks, and an almost constant presence of soldiers. Murad was joined by four more youths his age. They carried plastic bags that held improvised Molotov cocktails of their making ... Fearing that Murad would get into trouble, [his older cousin] tried to persuade him – in vain – to go home. In the meantime, two members of the group left.
Politico
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Not every House Republican will be able to parachute into a safe district afterward.
Ars Technica UK
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Enlarge (credit: Vignesh Natarajan ) The male equivalent of the at-home pregnancy test may have just landed. With a simple smartphone device and a chip that slurps up sperm, men can easily and cheaply measure the count and motility of their swimmers . The test is about 98 percent accurate, takes less than five seconds, and requires no training to run, Harvard researchers report Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine . It’s also cheap—the device and the microfluidic chip cost just $4.45 total to manufacture. Researchers are hopeful that the invention will help couples trying to have children—as well as those trying not to. Worldwide, it's estimated that more than 30 million men face fertility issues at some point. And couples in developing countries or remote areas may not have easy access to fertility clinics. On the flip side, those who undergo vasectomies are encouraged to monitor their sperm counts afterward to make sure the procedure worked.
BBC News 24
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person was coming out of the tube station as the events unfolded. He spoke to us soon afterward. I was coming out of the tube near Westminster at 245. It was clear something happened. Police were.
Ars Technica
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And couples in developing countries or remote areas may not have easy access to fertility clinics. On the flip side, those who undergo vasectomies are encouraged to monitor their sperm counts afterward to make sure the procedure worked. A simple, mobile phone-based test could help both groups. Read 10 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Ars Technica
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And couples in developing countries or remote areas may not have easy access to fertility clinics. On the flip side, those who undergo vasectomies are encouraged to monitor their sperm counts afterward to make sure the procedure worked. A simple, mobile phone-based test could help both groups. Read 10 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Sky News
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the next 24 hours and 48 hours. I suspect cobra will meet again tomorrow and the days afterward. Back to you and a second, we want to bring in Yvette Cooper, who is with us now, home affairs select committee chair. I was saying a few moments ago, the skipper, you will want to offer.
Politico
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By early Wednesday afternoon, the White House claimed some successes, as Reps. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania and Steve King of Iowa decided to support the bill after flirting with a no vote. The count keeps getting stronger for us, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said at his daily press briefing, embracing Trump's closer reputation and expressing confidence that the bill will ultimately pass. But the rejection by the bulk of the Freedom Caucus belied that optimism, and it came despite Trump's direct appeals to many of his detractors. Trump met for 90 minutes at the White House Wednesday morning with about a dozen Freedom Caucus members. Some of his top advisers, including Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway, as well as Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the gathering. Full court press, lots of compromises [are] on the table, a senior administration official said afterward.
Voice Of America
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S. senators, including McCain, near Davos, Switzerland, where the World Economic Forum was taking place. According to the newspaper, seven months later, in August 2006, Davis, McCain and Deripaska attended a dinner in Montenegro, whose governing party had a contract with the lobbying firm that Davis ran together with Paul Manafort. “Afterward, a group from the dinner took boats out to a nearby yacht moored in the Adriatic Sea, where champagne and pastries were served, partly in honor of McCain's 70th birthday,” the Washington Post reported. The newspaper quoted a spokesman for McCain as saying neither the senator nor Davis recalled Deripaska being on the yacht after dinner. The spokesman, Mark Salter, told the Post that McCain’s meetings with Deripaska took place during official overseas trips by U.S. senators and that any contact with the Russian tycoon was “social and incidental” and did not constitute a “private meeting.”
KyivPost
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TIME - Top Stories
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Lincoln recreated his iconic Love Actually s scene for a 19-second, now-viral teaser for the reunion. The footage shows Lincoln using cue cards to announce Red Nose Day Actually in the same way he confessed his love for Knightley's character in the original movie. The trope of using cue cards to make an announcement à la Love Actually has been spoofed by SNL a couple of times over the years, from Pete Davidson confessing his love to Amy Adams in 2014 to last Christmas' now-viral sketch where Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton tries to woo a member of the electoral college at the last minute. MORE This Honest Trailer for Love Actually Points Out How Creepy the Film's Plot Actually Is When can I watch it? The Love Actually reunion will be broadcast on the U.K.'s BBC One on March 24, but if you're not in the country it will undoubtedly find its way online shortly afterward. It will also be broadcast on NBC as part of Red Nose Day U.S. on May 25 this year.
HubSpot Marketing Blog
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On the marketing side, we like to give followers a good look inside the company and showcase our culture. The goal here is to be educational, informative, and lovable, which are very familiar goals on our marketing team. For example, when MTV News Editor Rachel Zarrell (formerly of BuzzFeed News) came to HubSpot to speak about viral content, we showcased some of her talk -- and what employees thought about it afterward -- on Snapchat. On the culture side, we want to position HubSpot as a destination -- and hopefully spur viewers to check out our other online offers like our blog, website, careers page, and so on. The key for us is using a human voice that fits in the Snapchat world, rather than a voice that's stuffy or ultra-professional. We're also committed to community service and involvement, so we like to feature that aspect of our culture on Snapchat, too.
Sputnik International
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