Washington Free Beacon
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Wednesday that he did not support President Obama's decision to commute former Army soldier Chelsea Manning's prison sentence. All I'll say about the Manning case is I did not support the direction the president went, but he’s made his decision. That's all I'm going to say, Carter said. That was not my recommendation. Obama commuted the bulk of Manning's 35-year prison sentence on Tuesday. Manning was convicted for providing hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks in 2010 pertaining to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the Washington Free Beacon previously reported . Manning was found guilty in 2013 and her sentence was originally set to end on May 17, 2045. Now it will end in May of this year, taking 28 years off the conviction. The sentence was the longest punishment ever imposed on an American for leaking information from military documents.
TIME - Top Stories
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Smart locks are mostly a gamble: They promise the ability to unlock your home with only your smartphone, but it's hard to shake the feeling that they're somehow less secure than regular deadbolts. T he Kwikset Premis , however, packs all the intelligence you want in a door lock while still keeping your pad on lockdown. A few things brought me to installing this new, $229 smart lock in my home. First, I've long been a fan of Kwikset's SmartKey system, which lets homeowners re-key their own locks. The result: one key now opens my front, side, and garage door, meaning there are fewer keys taking up space on my keychain. Second, though I review all sorts of smart home gear, I prefer the (moody and often frustrating) Apple HomeKit framework because of the company's strong stance on security . And finally, I previously reviewed Kwikset's original smart lock , the Kevo, and knew in my heart the company could do better the next time around.
BBC Four
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This is all important because the country according to the latest polls is more divided than ever, 86% think Donald Trump is taking office over a deeply divided nation. Thank you very much. I should say of course stay with us tomorrow because you will be able to see the inauguration ceremony.
TechCrunch
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Keenon Werling would be the first to agree that conversational AI is regularly overhyped. So instead of taking the traditional approach and gloating about a glitzy new deeper learning algorithm to pitch his new venture Eloquent Labs, Werling instead opted to differentiate by optimizing something far more low-tech, people. The startups special sauce is embracing a mix of AI, Read More
The Huffington Post
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Everyone, even those we most disagree with, seeks happiness and relief from suffering. Taking a stand, we can still remain open to this perspective. Every action has repercussions, even ones we feel are completely just, so we better balance whatever needs to get done now with the impact it may have on the future. How, then, might basic concepts of mindfulness integrate with social action? • Get out of autopilot. The recent election was a moment of awakening for many. Having been complacent about politics, they now feel resolved to act. That same concept holds true regardless of which side of the election you were on - politicians count on us believing what they say at face value. Voting (or not voting), speaking (or not speaking), and acting (or not acting) purely out of habit, living life without awareness, makes us far less likely to make useful choices for ourselves and our country.
The Huffington Post
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A New Activity I know it's cliché, but join a gym. Or yacht club. Bowling league. Chess team. Book club. Runners group. Cycling club. Or maybe it is a gym but one that offers group classes that you have to lock in and pay for quarterly (or annually) so you can't back out. Becoming active in a group that forces you to do something is healthy, fun, builds confidence, establishes friendships, and helps to create energy when it comes time to focus on the work stuff. Find your thing! Just don't quit after a month like everyone else does. Stick with it. Create new habits. It could change your life. I'm taking all of these approaches myself. And progress continues. What will be your something new? -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Channel4 News
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Theresa May always takes a pause before speaking. I wonder if it's something she learnt from her father as he waited for the congregation to settle. At Davos, after that brief pause, she preached to the very citizens of nowhere she had castigated in her 2016 Tory Conference speech and she delivered a rebuke for past sins and a lesson of inclusion. The global elite couldn't carry on the way it had, taking all the cream and failing to play by fair rules, sharing proceeds and paying their dues. Theresa May took on the mantle of telling the privileged elites they needed to wake up and step up to their responsibilities at her very first international gathering when she attended the G20 in Hangzhou in September last year. Volatile politics was a wake-up call to business and political leaders she said back then and, at greater length, this morning in Davos.
BBC One London
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Asad Ahmad is there. He can tell us more. In the depths -- characters. It is taking place in Notting Hill and goes on stage and about an hour and a half. That is a very small police presence across the road but this is a peaceful protest which has gathered momentum on social media in particular.
BBC One North West
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Already, they have taken on paramedics from Poland and Finland. We are not taking this lately and we are a learning organisation be solved immediately but we have plans to deal with them.
BBC One London
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BBC One West
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The Bristol MP is looking into language provision for refugees. Part of a wide-ranging public inquiry taking evidence in the city today. So what about the idea that us Brits should alerts of new languages So what about the idea that us Brits should learn some new languages to help immigrants integrate. Totally agree.
BBC One Scotland
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They are talking about taking the Falkirk won out as well. It is not fair on people who don't drive. This shop" back, presenting a problem for many of the people who live here.
Washington Free Beacon
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“I read in Reuters Daybook that you guys say you are going to prevent—” “The Trump-Pence regime from taking the reigns of power,” Carl said. Carl Carl, who came down from New York on Saturday, is a perfect example of the kind of leftist more people on the right should spend time talking to. For people like Carl, who told me he wasnt surprised that Trump won the election, the difference between our president-elect and his opponent were not especially meaningful. “A whole lot of people found no compelling reason to get behind Hillary,” he said. “I mean, I’m not interested in which representative of the capitalist class runs the government.” Nor is Carl especially fond of President Obama. “Obama deported two and a half million immigrants in eight years. Trump is going to go for three million in one year.” He is also very funny. I almost fell over laughing when, with a totally straight face, he referred to our incoming vice president as “Michael.
Washington Free Beacon
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“I read in Reuters Daybook that you guys say you are going to prevent—” “The Trump-Pence regime from taking the reigns of power,” Carl said. Carl Carl, who came down from New York on Saturday, is a perfect example of the kind of leftist more people on the right should spend time talking to. For people like Carl, who told me he wasnt surprised that Trump won the election, the difference between our president-elect and his opponent were not especially meaningful. “A whole lot of people found no compelling reason to get behind Hillary,” he said. “I mean, I’m not interested in which representative of the capitalist class runs the government.” Nor is Carl especially fond of President Obama. “Obama deported two and a half million immigrants in eight years. Trump is going to go for three million in one year.” He is also very funny. I almost fell over laughing when, with a totally straight face, he referred to our incoming vice president as “Michael.
BBC One Yorkshire
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We're trying to educate people to let them know what harm is coming from taking. Thank you. A month on from a lorry attack on a Christmas market in Berlin - we can reveal how the authorities here are protecting us from the possibility of similar attacks.
BBC One Yorkshire
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It is so commonplace isn't it, everyone seems to be able to get it? I have some canisters with me here and there is a legitimate use for them, as with and catering or any medical industry but actually people are taking them to get a brief high perhaps not understanding the risk associated with the high and actually we have some deaths that have come from taking nitrous oxide.
BBC One Channel Islands
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They'll also be talking to Jersey Water who regularly monitor the island's drinking water. We check our water daily, on a daily basis. We take thousands of tests a year to make sure that the water that not only the water that we're taking into our reservoirs is of good quality but also the water we're supplying our customers is of excellent quality.
BBC One Yorkshire
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Compare and say that the risk of the drug isn't as bad as many other drugs but as you sort when I asked if I could get a class a drug dealer said they could help me with are taking it very seriously.
BBC One West
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Taking it down was merely practical. What we haven't taken that is this wonderful exhibition. Tell us a bit about that, outlined it for us. It is running for five weeks and it is about meeting it for us. It is running for five much indeed.
BBC One West
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Do you think perhaps there was anything you could have done differently? And perhaps by taking it down, is that showing people you think there was something originally wrong with it, with having someone from the Muslim faith here reading up in interfaith people do work together and in that sense, it was really important.
The Huffington Post
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" People expect them to be professionally produced. This can be expensive. But now there's a potential solution: if we do a good job and get enough eyeballs, then Facebook is giving us the opportunity to sell ads that can help pay for this marketing activity. Only a decade ago, the Internet gave us short video clips of kittens and puppies and, thank God, we still have them today. But the Internet has matured. Now, we have kittens, puppies and two brothers hilariously convincing their innocent sister that a zombie apocalypse actually happened. Today, businesses can produce their own TV shows and broadcast live or at a later date to a potential audience of billions on Facebook. Smart business owners are investing in this platform to grow awareness of their brands. The smartest are taking these shows seriously because they know that, like any popular TV show, if enough views are garnered to sell ads, they now have the ability to create a new revenue stream for their business.
BBC One West Midlands
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It does come to a point where I'm not there to provide a full room for other peoples comments. This is our canvas. Thank you very much indeed. Although that post has been taking down now, the exhibition is on at Gloucester Cathedral for another weeks.
BBC One London
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We think it is important that any new system reflects the economic value of a journey so deliveries to London's museums and restaurants, that is a valuable contribution, perhaps more so than a private individual taking a journey. Maybe the system should reflect that.