TIME - Top Stories
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This year, the state lists 40 lakes with fish consumption advisories due to mercury levelsup from 19 listed in 2010. Eight lakes were added just this year. Another Attorney General might have been trying to identify the sources of this pollution. But Pruitt was apparently too busy suing the EPA . Pruitt also attacks limits on ground-level ozonebetter known as smogdespite the fact that ozone problems are acute and worsening in Oklahoma. The latest American Lung Association report gave all Oklahoma counties surveyed an F for ozone problems and found that the number of high ozone days had increased in most counties as compared to 2010-'12 . Pruitts approach to public service in Oklahoma suggests that as EPA Administrator he will mainly represent the energy industry. He took over $300,000 from energy interests for his own campaigns and directed millions from them to affiliated political groups that supported his pro-pollution agenda.
Vanity Fair
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The Event Chronicle
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Cohn, a registered Democrat , is particularly worrisome considering he still works as Goldman SachsCOO (Chief Operating Officer), a top position. Regardless of who won the 2016 election, apparently, Goldman Sachs has retained its influence — just as it did throughout the Obama administration, demonstrating the financial gianthacked’ not just the 2016 election, but also the 2012 and 2008 elections, as well as others before. Goldman Sachs employees were top donors to Barack Obama in 2008 and also contributed to his campaign in 2012 . John McCain and Mitt Romney also received funding from the company. Once elected in 2008, Obama lined his cabinet with former employees of major banking firms who cashed in on government bailouts and donated to his campaign. For example, Rahm Emanuel, who served as his chief of staff from 2008 to 2010 before successfully running for mayor in Chicago, had previously been on Goldman Sachs payroll, both during his time in the Clinton administration and when he was an elected congressman.
BBC One London
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And, after a beautiful day across London, how cold will it get under clear skies tonight? I will have the forecast later. Next: Apparently we're ditching frothy pints of beer for frothy cappuccinos.
Washington Free Beacon
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TIME - News
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Maisie Williams seems to be getting more than she bargained for after making an online plea for fans to send her old photos of herself and Game of Thrones co-star Sophie Turner . The 19-year-old actress who plays Arya Stark on the HBO fantasy drama took to Twitter Monday to ask her followers to share pictures of the on-screen sisters from when the show first began. Can u pretty please send me funny pictures of Sophie and I when we were well young?, she wrote. They make me laugh so much. However, after receiving a barrage of hilarious shots, Williams apparently began to regret her request. What have I done, she tweeted mere minutes later. Can u pretty please send me funny pictures of Sophie and I when we were well young? They make me laugh so much Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) January 16, 2017 What have I done Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) January 16, 2017 Check out some of the best photos of the pair below.
Politico
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President Barack Obama dropped into White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest’s final daily press briefing on Tuesday, taking the podium to praise his spokesman. Earnest himself had just wrapped some personal remarks at the top of the briefing, waxing nostalgic about his rise through the Obama administration and thanking his fellow White House staff members. The press secretary then called on the Associated Press’s Josh Lederman, who began to ask a question when Obama entered the briefing room, apparently catching Earnest off guard. “He's just got that all American, matinee, good-looking thing going. That's helpful, let's face it. Face made for television,” Obama said, recalling his first interaction with Earnest in Iowa during the 2008 campaign. “Then the guy’s name is Josh Earnest, which, if someone is speaking on your behalf, is a pretty good name to have.
Futurity
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We could assume that there are widely different capacities of information per second that people use in speech and that each of them is possible and you can observe each and every one, Cohen Priva says. But had that been the case, then finding these effects would have been very difficult to do. Instead, it's reliably found in two corpora in two different domains. Men and women Cohen Priva found a key difference involving gender that might offer a clue about why conversation has an apparently constrained information rate. It may be a socially imposed constraint for the listener's benefit. On average, while both men and women exhibited the main trend, men conveyed more information than women at the same speech rate. There is no reason to believe that the ability to convey information at a given rate differs by gender, Cohen Priva says.
Beijing Bulletin
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BoingBoing
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“Your brain would have this automatic fight-or-flight [response]...and your body prepares to protect itself.” According to the researchers, some values are apparently so crucial to your identity, that the brain treats a threat to those ideas as if they were a threat to your very existence. “Remember that the brain's first and primary job is to protect ourselves,” explains Kaplan in the show. “The brain is basically a big, complicated, sophisticated machine for self-protection, and that extends beyond our physical self, to our psychological self. Once these things become part of our psychological self, I think they are then afforded all the same protections that the brain gives to the body.” How does the brain take something that is previously neutral and transmutate it into a value that it then protects as if it were flesh and bone? How do neutral, empirical facts about temperature and carbon emissions become politicized? How does an ideological stance on immigration reform become blended with personal identity? We explore those questions and more on this episode of the You Are Not So Smart Podcast.
TIME - News
3 hours
Michael Moore apparently distinctly remembers the first time he met Donald Trump . During a recent interview with Variety , the documentary filmmaker told the story of an encounter he had with the president elect back in 1998 and the impression it left on him. Roseanne Barr after her sitcom was over, they gave her a talk show. I was on, and Trump was there in the green room. He sees me, goes to the producer, and says, I cant be on the same show. I saw that General Motors movie, and hes going to attack me.' The producer said [to me], Is there any way you can help me?' I said, Oh brother, Ill go talk to him.' I walked over, shook his hand it was very clammy. I dont honestly remember the size, but it was moist. He said, We dont have to mix it up out there.' I said, Why do you assume that about me? Im from Michigan.
TIME - Top Stories
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Michael Moore apparently distinctly remembers the first time he met Donald Trump . During a recent interview with Variety , the documentary filmmaker told the story of an encounter he had with the president elect back in 1998 and the impression it left on him. Roseanne Barr after her sitcom was over, they gave her a talk show. I was on, and Trump was there in the green room. He sees me, goes to the producer, and says, I cant be on the same show. I saw that General Motors movie, and hes going to attack me.' The producer said [to me], Is there any way you can help me?' I said, Oh brother, Ill go talk to him.' I walked over, shook his hand it was very clammy. I dont honestly remember the size, but it was moist. He said, We dont have to mix it up out there.' I said, Why do you assume that about me? Im from Michigan.
BBC Two England
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4-2. JASON MOHAMMAD: when Marco was in, I thought I wonder whether Judd is thinking to what happened in December when he was 5-1 Apparently Judd has been playing magnificent in practise in the build up to this event. And he has answered a few questions here today. 4-2. JASON MOHAMMAD: when Marco was in, I thought I wonder whether Judd is thinking to what happened in December when he was 5-1 up against John Higgins thinking "Oh no, I am not going here again.
BBC Two England
4 hours
Just lost a bit of rhythm. Once he got in among them, he has looked just the way he did at the start of this match. Apparently Judd has been playing magnificent in practise in the build up to this event. And he has answered a few questions here today.
Politico
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WRONG (or lie)! He boycotted Bush 43 also because he ‘thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush's swearing-in....he doesn't believe Bush is the true elected president.’ Sound familiar! WPTrump was apparently citing a 2001 Washington Post report , which wrote that some members of the Congressional Black Caucus were boycotting George W. Bush’s inauguration. “John Lewis, for instance, spent the day in his Atlanta district,” the Post reported on Jan. 21, 2001. “He thought it would be hypocritical to attend Bush's swearing-in because he doesn't believe Bush is the true elected president.”
21stCenturyWire
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RT Russian Sport
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OK!
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Kim Kardashian carries North West on the left [Getty] But have you ever thought about how you pick your little one up? Well, apparently we instinctively hold babies on the left, and when you think about it, it's actually true. Not only that, but we scrolled through loads of celebrity mums – including Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian – and we're yet to prove the new statistics otherwise. We honestly put this down to the majority of the nation being right ...
The Huffington Post
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MTVs current legal team chose not to respond to Schneiders claim that Punkd broke California laws during its filming, nor did they provide comment more generally. But Californias wiretapping law does require two-party consent , which means it is a crime in the state to record or eavesdrop on confidential communication, including a private conversation or telephone call, without the consent of all parties in the conversation. There can be exceptions , including situations where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy. That would make it necessary for the Punkd lawyers to have at least some of the celebrities involved sign documents that prevented any legal action against the show, which apparently happened. But Schneider said his team was never too worried about a lawsuit in the off-chance somebody refused to sign, either.
Liarpoliticians
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Techradar
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The latter is certainly a sensible and useful feature, although telling folks to turn their brightness down a bit could certainly be seen as a rather cheeky move by Apple. Still, it could be useful if youve forgotten what brightness level youve left your notebook on. Brandishing the hatchet All this comes, as we mentioned, after a lot of controversy regarding the new MacBook Pros battery, which was initially criticized by a good number of users across the net for coming nowhere near its claimed (up to) 10 hours. Then Consumer Reports got the hatchet out and refused to recommend Apples laptops for the first time in its history thanks to very inconsistent battery test results. However, a bug in the Safari browser which Apple fixed (as we reported last week) was apparently to blame for these poor results, and Consumer Reports has since accepted this was the case , reversing course and now recommending the new MacBook Pro.
Plymouth Herald
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Plymouth is apparently gripped in the middle of a courgette shortage - and healthy-eating shoppers are not happy. An unusually cold and wet winter cold snap in Spain has hit the UK supply lines at a time of peak demand as people pursue new year resolutions to eat more greens. There are fears the shortage could last for months, and consumers have taken to social media to complain. Been to 3 shops in Plymouth and nowhere has courgettes Tamiland (@tamsinbest) January 16,...
OK!
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Olly Murs' family feud with his twin brother has reached new heights[Wire Image] The former X Factor star and his mum opened up about his twin brother’s estrangement in an interview published this weekend, with his mum Vickylynn admitting she was “made ill” and left “on the verge of a breakdown” when her son disowned the family. And it has now emerged that Ben apparently no longer uses the name, ditching the moniker to take his wife’s surname. According to The Mirror, Ben ...
Times of Israel
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