BBC Parliament
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Debating with this government that has forsaken all reason Re: Brexit is proving to be a bit like administering medicine to the dead. Nonetheless, can we have a debate in government partnership on trade, on security, on cooperation against crime, that will work to the benefit of everyone in Scotland, as well as everyone else in the United Kingdom.
Plymouth Herald
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IT WAS a historic, memorable night at Home Park. Herald Sport football editor CHRIS ERRINGTON comes up with his five talking points from Argyle's 1-0 FA Cup replay defeat by LiverpoolA LOT was made of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's decision to select a less than full strength team for the FA Cup third round replay.As with the first game at Anfield, Klopp did not include many of his star names and, instead, selected some less experienced players.Nonetheless, it should not be forgotten that...
Politico
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America needs you, and our democracy needs you.” “I have enjoyed working with all of you. That does not mean that I have enjoyed every story that you have filed, but that is the point of this relationship,” Obama added. “You are not supposed to be sycophants, you are supposed to skeptics. You are not supposed to be complementary, you are suppose to cast a critical eye on folks that have enormous power, and hold us accountable to the people that sent us here.” Obama’s comments carry a fair amount of irony, as his administration has been far more aggressive than past administrations in cracking down on leakers. The Obama administration has also built an in-house media operation that producesseries” and other content designed to compete with news in both look and substance, of course always painting the administration in a positive light. Nonetheless, Obama largely kept the White House press corp.
The Iran Project
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Events like the assassination of Farrokhzad, the discovery of a missile cargo destined to Munich, the Faraj Sarkohi episode, and constant arrests of German nationals in Iran, were grenades that shook the foundations of a new chapter in relations between Iran and Germany, and Europe. Foreign Minister Mr. Velayati, deputy minister Mr. Vaezi, and all ambassadors of Iran in Europe made fruitful efforts to realize our diplomatic strategy. Nonetheless, the concomitance of these bitter events not only injuredsoldiers of the diplomatic front’ that worked for improvement of ties with Europe, but also crippled the establishment’s strategy of ‘West minus US’. In 2011, you told a conference in Florida that the best chance for rapprochement between Iran and the US emerged during Hashemi Rafsanjani’s presidency. Given Hashemi Rafsanjani’s power and influence inside Iran, could one conclude that the American side failed to seize the opportunity? Yes, because the post-war era had begun.
Politico
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And, Brock added, “there is very little overlap between the attendees of our meeting and the Democracy Alliance partners. Only a handful of DA partners are coming to our conference.” Nonetheless, after POLITICO revealed Brock’s plans for the conference, the DA announced that its annual spring conference, which is typically held in late April in California, would instead be moved up to mid-March in Washington, and that it would “focus exclusively” on state politics. People familiar with the DA's planning said the group has for weeks been aggressively reaching out to liberal organizations in a bid to get them involved with that gathering. Yet the DA also faces internal pressure not to shift too much into partisan politics or to become too affiliated with the Democratic Party — a tricky balancing act highlighted in literature distributed to its donors at its fall meeting at Washington’s Mandarin Oriental hotel a week after Election Day.
The Huffington Post
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Some Democrats favored by the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry nonetheless voted yes. In the years since 2009, PACs and individuals in the industry have given West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin $228,500 and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer over $281,000. They both voted yes. Ultimately, of the ten active senators who received the most money from the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry from 2009-2016, only one -- Schumer, the Democrats' Senate leader -- voted yes on the amendment. Booker and other no-voters have claimed that their votes stemmed from concerns about the safety and quality of imported drugs -- which is also an argument frequently made by the drugmakers. In 2009, a slightly different amendment -- which would have changed H.R.3590 , the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- proposed the importation of prescription drugs because, among other reasons , "a prescription drug is neither safe nor effective to an individual who cannot afford it.
TIME - Top Stories
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The Huffington Post
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Politico
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Given the Department’s representation, the Court has no reason to doubt that the four individuals have agreed to comply fully with their obligations to preserve any potentially responsive emails and that they have every intention of doing so, wrote Moss, an appointee of President Barack Obama. Nonetheless, out of the abundance of caution, the Court will order an additional preservation step to minimize the risk of any inadvertent loss of potentially responsive emails. Specifically, the Court will order the individuals to copy any emails from the relevant time period in any private email accounts that might contain responsive materials onto portable thumb drives, to be kept in the individualspersonal possessions, the judge added. Copying the emails to a physical drive will minimize the risk that any responsive email might be inadvertently deleted.
Sky News
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It will not be in the same form that they wanted, it would clearly not happen at the National Stadium with thousands of foreign dignitaries paying homage to the new president, but he says the inauguration will go ahead nonetheless. He did warn Gambians, or he seemed to be speaking directly, I think, to the sitting incumbent Gambian people, he said, were very much looking forward to this incredible celebration of a peaceful democratic handing over of power.
The Huffington Post
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People have been told for ages that being religious is necessary for being moral. In fact, a poll from 2014 showed that 53 percent of Americans think that believing in God is a necessary precondition for being a good person. This finding ran counter to that. That conventional wisdom is also something that is really frustrating to non-religious people who go about their day being good people, and nonetheless get maligned as being immoral heathens. This frustration is compounded when they see so many religious people acting immorally--showing not only that religiosity isn't a necessary condition for morality, it's not a sufficient one either. As a result, there is a nice sense of validation--and (dare I say) smug satisfaction--when seeing scientific support for the contrary position: that the non-religious may actually be the more moral ones. People are attracted to news that makes them feel good, and since the non-religious tend to be overrepresented among science consumers, Decety et al.
BBC Parliament
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I hope the Government can assure is today the priorities are in that order. Following on from my colleague, I note there is a degree of consensus, in the vote on the summer on the opposite benches, nonetheless I would say that we have found a certain solace of.
PC Pro
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Alan Martin 8 min 59 sec ago Life CultureHappiness is like a butterfly,” American philosopher Henry David Thoreau once wrote. “The more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.” That wisdom may indeed be true155 years after his death, and people are still stomping after that butterfly, waving nets in every direction. Technology hasnt always been helpful in this – indeed, it may not be a coincidence that while Google searches for “How can I be happy?” are as old as the service itself, they took a sharp uptick between 2008 and 2011 – the period in which smartphones became all-conquering . Nonetheless, if there’s one hope for hacking happiness, it comes from the smartphone. They’re almost universal, about our person at all times, and packed so full of sensors that they should be more than up to the challenge.
TIME - Top Stories
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The Event Chronicle
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It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old. By Marcia Dunn That's the newest estimate, thanks to rocks and soil collected by the Apollo 14 moonwalkers in 1971. A research team reported Wednesday that the moon formed within 60 million years of the birth of the solar system. Previous estimates ranged within 100 million years, all the way out to 200 million years after the solar system's creation, not quite 4.6 billion years ago. The scientists conducted uranium-lead dating on fragments of the mineral zircon extracted from Apollo 14 lunar samples. The pieces of zircon were minuscule—no bigger than a grain of sand. Size doesn't matter, they record amazing information nonetheless! lead author Melanie Barboni of the University of California, Los Angeles, said in an email. She noted that the moon holds so much magic .
The Sun Daily
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has not been informed of any expansion plans the Penang Port Commission (PPC) has for the Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said his administration was not in the know of such plans as they were not informed. He said the state will nonetheless support any expansion plans to upgrade the Pier as long as the state was a partner in such a project. "This is to ensure the state has a stake in the project," he said in a press conference today but declined to elaborate when asked about discussions between PPC and the state to resolve the matter. He was responding to PPC chairman Datuk Tan Teik Cheng who on Tuesday blamed land issues between PPC and the state government for holding up a RM200 million upgrade. The regulatory body chief stated certain portions of the land was owned by the state and so PPC could not do anything if the state did not give the green light.
PC Pro
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Promisingly, Ozcan has estimated that the devicedescribed in this study in the Nature Communications journal – could be manufactured for less than $500405) per unit should it be produced in bulk. See related Science experts: Let EU scientists remain in UK after Brexit What does a Trump win mean for tech and science? Donald Trump and science: WTF is he on? This is no negligible feat, with high-end microscopes costing upwards of $50,00040,600). Even if you downsize to a typical microscope boasting multiple imaging modes, it would still set you back an astronomical $10,0008,100). These numbers simply arent cost-effective for those living in remote areas. Nonetheless, Nilsson stipulates that the availability of molecular diagnostics can help doctors identify the genetic mutations causing the tumor, in turn deciphering the best route to take treatment-wise.
The Sun Daily - World News
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The Sun Daily - World News
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The latest assault, which included waves of suicide bombers, was the "most violent" attack on the city in more than a year, said the Observatory. It said the government was flying reinforcements into the military base and had called up residents to fight on the front lines against IS, including some without military training. Since the siege began, the government has been able to fly limited supplies into the airport, and WFP and Russia have also delivered aid. But residents have nonetheless faced shortages and rising prices, as well as being unable to leave the city. Deir Ezzor sits in the oil-rich eastern province of the same name, most of which is controlled by IS. The extremist group has lost swathes of territory in northern Syria to Kurdish fighters as well as a Turkish-backed rebel alliance, but it remains on the offensive in other parts of the country.
Sky News
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Anyway, the thing to remember is that this is a long journey with a steep climb ahead. It will clearly take a long time before we know what the ultimate deal is, but nonetheless, this feels like a big moment.
The Huffington Post
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It could be a tweet, a video of an animal or perhaps a person doing something funny or ridiculously stupid. I often wonder how set up the content may be but it's garnered a laugh from me nonetheless. In recent years, The Lad Bible has appeared like it wants to become a reputable news outlet, often publishing political posts and articles or a current affairs story. This will often provoke a controversial reaction amongst its fans with some becoming embroiled in debate or argument and others declaring The Lad Bible has lost it, it's not what it once was. This week The Lad Bible, in my opinion, fucked up. I think the lines between what is funny and what is acceptable became massively blurred, in fact, the line I just mentioned was crossed. The 'journalist' who published the article I'm about to describe to you hop, skipped and jumped over the aforementioned line.
Sky News
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It will clearly take a long time before we know what the ultimate deal is, but nonetheless, this feels like a big moment. Theresa May suggesting we will be leaving the single market. To most economists, that would imply households would have to take a hit on the incomes, so the big question is whether Britons are willing to have that trade-off, less money in exchange for more control over their borders.
STV
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And the one thing that the prime minister did say is that she would still consider the proposals put forward by the Scottish government. But nonetheless, the UK government. She said the UK government, quite clearly, the UK will no longer be part of the single market. Well, if we hold her to her word, and she said that the Scottish voice will be heard then she must.
Sky News
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Anyway, the thing to remember is that this is a long journey with a steep climb ahead. It will clearly take a long time before we know what the ultimate deal is, but nonetheless, this feels like a big moment. Theresa May suggesting we will be leaving the single market. To most economists, that would imply households would have to take a hit on the incomes, so the big question is whether Britons are willing to have that trade-off.