TIME - Top Stories
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And so, you get knocked down, you get up, brush yourself off and you get back to work. And that tended to be their attitude. I think neither of them intend to pursue a future of politics and in that, too, I think their mother's influence shows. (LAUGHTER) But, both of them have grown up in an environment where I think they could not help, but be patriotic to love this country deeply, to see that it's flawed, but see that they have responsibilities to fix it. And that they need to be active citizens. And they have to be in a position to talk to their friends and their teachers and their future co-workers in ways that try to shed some light as opposed to just generate a lot of sound and fury. And I expect that's what they're going to do. They do not they don't mope. And and what I really am proud of them, but what makes me proudest about them, is that they also don't get cynical about it.
The Herald - Markets & Economy
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TYPICALLY early in the raft of Christmas trading statements from the high street, retailer Next is always one to watch. It has, over the years and decades, tended to be a bellwether.
Hackaday
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There was a time when Radio Shack offered an incredible variety of supplies for the electronics hobbyist. In the back of each store, past the displays of Realistic 8-track players, Minimus-7 speakers, Patrolman scanners, and just beyond the battery bin where you could cash in your Battery of the Month Club card for a fresh, free 9-volt battery, lay the holy of holies the parts. Perfboard panels on hinges held pegs with cards of resistors for 49 cents, blister packs of 2N2222 transistors and electrolytic capacitors, and everything else you needed to get your project going. It was a treasure trove to a budding hardware hobbyist. But over on the side, invariably near the parts, was a rack of books for sale, mostly under the Archer brand. 12-year old me only had Christmas and birthday money to spend, and what I could beg from my parents, so I tended to buy books I figured I needed to learn before I started blowing money on parts.
MintPress News
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Informed Comment
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org in Tunisia translated the cables immediately into Arabic. Manning has been criticized for her scattershot publication of so many documents rather than for whistleblowing, i.e. concentrating on a particular injustice. In the case of Tunisia, some of the released cables did function as whistleblowing. France and the US in public tended to reassure the world that Ben Ali's regime was a bulwark against radical Muslim fundamentalism and was improving the lives of its citizens. It was perhaps only just that the sordid reality be exposed to everyone, including the Tunisian people, who now have the only democracy in the Middle East. (Lebanon is too dysfunctional and dominated by a party-militia to fit that bill; Turkey is veering sharply toward authoritarianism, and Apartheid Israel with 4 million people under military colonialism doesn't count by a long shot).
BBC One London
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This is his 13th club, nearly 400 games. He scored a couple of goals for Huddersfield in a big League Cup game at St James' Park. They lost but he played well that day. He had a spell at Derby. He tended to polarise opinions in those days. Hawkridge, who is thought of very highly here.
TIME - Top Stories
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Gene Cernan never knew about the plan NASA approved to cut him loose in spaceor at least he didn't know about it at the time. When Cernan, who died today at age 82, did learn about it, long after any danger had passed, he could only laugh. It didn't matter what NASA's secret plans were, he'd have flown anyway. It was in June of 1966, as he and Tom Stafford were heading to the launch pad to take off aboard Gemini 9, that Staffordbut not Cernanlearned of the plan. Stafford was the commander of the missionthe man who would sit in the left-hand seat of the spacecraft. Cernan was the second in command of the two-man crew, but his subordinate position carried one important perk: the man in the right hand seat was the one who would perform any spacewalks, while the commander stayed inside and tended to the ship. Spacewalks, howeverthen and foreverwere dangerous things.
TIME - Top Stories
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Gene Cernan never knew about the plan NASA approved to cut him loose in spaceor at least he didn't know about it at the time. When Cernan, who died today at age 82, did learn about it, long after any danger had passed, he could only laugh. It didn't matter what NASA's secret plans were, he'd have flown anyway. It was in June of 1966, as he and Tom Stafford were heading to the launch pad to take off aboard Gemini 9, that Staffordbut not Cernanlearned of the plan. He was the commander of the missionthe man who would sit in the left-hand seat of the spacecraft. Cernan was the second in command of the two-man crew, but his subordinate position carried one important perk: the man in the right hand seat was the one who would perform any spacewalks, while the commander stayed inside and tended to the ship. Spacewalks, howeverthen and foreverwere dangerous things.
BBC Parliament
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But for all their talk, so far the government has tended to do the opposite and not match the power of the words they speak in this chamber.
TIME - Top Stories
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To the age-old question Is coffee bad for you ?researchers are in more agreement than ever that the answer is a resounding no. A new study published in the journal Nature Medicine found that older people with low levels of inflammationwhich drives many, if not most, major diseaseshad something surprising in common: they were all caffeine drinkers. The more caffeine people consumed, the more protected they were against a chronic state of inflammation, says study author David Furman, consulting associate professor at the Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection at Stanford University. There was no boundary, apparently. In the study, Furman and his colleagues analyzed blood samples from 100 young and old people. The older people tended to have more activity in several inflammation-related genes compared to the younger groupno surprise, since as people get older, inflammation throughout the body tends to rise.
BBC Two England
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I thought he might have been tended to play a figure contact of the bunch there, try to open them up a little bit. It is unforgivable to kiss the yellow, really. This looks a good cue ball from Mark Allen. The black becoming more and more locked up.
Techradar
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Cut to the chase What is it? The next of Google's Pixel phones When is it out? Late 2017, possibly October What will it cost? A flagship price is all but guarenteed Google Pixel 2 release date and price Key points: Pixel 2 release date likely to be October Expect a flagship price tag too The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were both launched in October 2016, so wed expect to see the Pixel 2 roughly a year later, in or around October 2017. Although the Pixel line is new, its building on the now defunct Nexus range, which also tended to have a new handset in around September or October of each year. Theres no word on what the new model will cost, but the old one started at $649 (599, AU$1,079), or $769 (719, AU$1,269) for the XL version, so similar pricing wouldnt be surprising. Google Pixel 2 news and rumors There are precisely zero Pixel 2 rumors so far, but we can take an educated guess at some of the things were likely to see.
Politico
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The role of food in the modern White House should not be underestimated when it comes to culture, and, at least in the current administration, policy. The Obamas were, by all accounts, foodies. They ate at trendy restaurants like Rose’s Luxury in Washington and Nobu in Honolulu when they dined out, which was often. The White House started brewing beer and even keeping bees. On the policy front, the Obama administration pushed a sweeping healthy eating agenda, banning trans fat and cutting salt and sugar from the American diet. Michelle Obama made tackling childhood obesity her signature issue. The Obamas' friend and personal chef, Sam Kass, became a celebrity in his own right in the food world, promoting farm-to-table and nutrition policies as his role expanded at the White House, from assistant chef to senior policy adviser. Past White House chefs, whether they cooked for the Kennedys, Reagans or Clintons, always reflected the president and first lady’s style and tastes, but tended to steer clear of the farm bill.
Tasmanian Times
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Long ago 150 years or more it was noticed that pregnant women whose children were delivered by doctors were much more likely to die of childbed fever than those tended by midwives The rates at which doctors, nurses and other staff wash their hands depends on the culture of the hospital. At the Royal Hobart Hospital some determined infectious diseases physicians and nurses have instilled in that hospital such a culture. According to national figures just released, the rate at the RHH is well below the average of its peergroup hospitals elsewhere in Australia. At the Launceston General Hospital, though, the situation appears to be different. Its rates were well above the average, and have been for several years
The Huffington Post
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Under a regime that officially restricts information, they work hard at expanding the inputs they receive. In the West, we are fortunate to have at our fingertips a dizzying array of information and points of view. But in recent years Americans have increasingly tended to block out views they don't want to hear. Curating our information inputs, we choose our choir and know what kind of preaching we are going to hear. Algorithms that filter information to each user are not the same as censorship, but they, too, are anathema to inquiry. Almost a century ago, Dewey reminded his Chinese audiences: "Where material things are concerned, the more people who share them, the less each will have, but the opposite is true of knowledge. The store of knowledge is increased by the number of people who come to share in it. Knowledge can be shared and increased at the same time-- in fact, it is increased by being shared.
Sky News
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Losing two MPs in a short space of time... We have lost three Tory MPs since the election. One of them David Cameron. I was thinking coming over here, because when I covered Parliament as a journalist most of the MPs tended to be older, most of the by-elections were caused by deaths.
The Huffington Post
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Much of it came from the security firm Crowdstrike, which began blaming Russia after the DNC hired it in June. That evidence consists in part of claims that the professional quality of the work points circumstantially to a powerful government's involvement, in part of assertions that contradict that supposed professionalism, i.e., that the hackers left behind several clues that are like Russian fingerprints. It is unsurprising that the FBI, accustomed to making cases that can stand up in court, was far more equivoca l than the CIA and Democrat leadership have been in assessing the evidence. Hacks Didn't Change the Outcome The news storm about the hacking story needs to be put in context to know if it could have contributed to the electoral vote. Trump's likely win came because of many factors: His tapping into fear and frustration caused by the economic insecurity of tens of millions under the status quo His playing to longstanding undercurrents of ethnic and religious prejudice The quantity and nature of the media attention given to him Misogyny, including hatred of Clinton for her aggressiveness Continuation of a history of smears against the Clintons HRC's own character weaknesses, including opportunism in shifting some of her policy stances, which tended to validate the smears The FBI's late-October revelation that more of Clinton's private-server emails had been found and were therefore being examined Social-media-promoted "fake news" The Clinton/Obama ties to Wall Street Disenchantment with Clinton/Obama policies of war in seven countries; unending and massive drone war crimes; unprecedented numbers of deportations and attacks on whistleblowers, heavy domestic spying, militarization of police forces, and authorization for military roundup of civilians; and words without substance in opposition to income inequality, mass incarceration, and even climate change .
BoingBoing
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Erik of Root Simple is a self-identified member of the untidy tribe. As such, he is trying different ways to leave the club. He has been trying an iPhone app called Tody (a mash up of today, tidy, and to-do, I guess). Here's his review Tody gives you a room by room schedule for tasks such as cleaning the bathroom sink, dusting the living room and wiping down electronics. You can create your own custom tasks. For instance, I made a reminders to change the cat’s water and sweep the front porch. Setup is simple and the app suggests common sense cleaning intervals (which you can also customize to your own taste). The app generates a daily to-do list and has a kind of red, yellow and green color warning system. The interface is clean and simple, like a well tended house. Other apps that I tried had too many reminders, cluttered interfaces, distracting ads and annoying notifications.
TIME - Top Stories
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American Apparel, for example, has only one location in a Republican-leaning county: The teen discount giant rue21, meanwhile, was one of the few stores with a majority of its locations in Republican counties: As far as L.L.Bean's competition goes, Land's End had almost exactly the same political breakdown, even though it has locations in more parts of the country: For higher-end, national retailers go, most stores fell somewhere around 70% on the Democratic scale, as seen with labels like J. Crew, Brooks Brothers and Banana Republic. Lower-cost haberdasheries, meanwhile, tended to be a little more evenly divided: The same, finally, was true of a certain name-brand hawker of women's undergarments, which trended only mildly in favor of those who supported the would-be first female president.
BBC Two England
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I think the problem we've had with Trump's remarks about Russia, they tended to be linked with extreme scepticism with the use of Nato. You put those #20g9 and it becomes, I think, dangerous to the British national interest and to members of NATOs' interests.
BBC News 24
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But a typical work has increased and that is tended to be associated with being paid less than that of contributed to earnings inequality. Are we saying that more men want to work part-time as opposed to full time? There will be some and some flexibility people work.
ITV
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I would not rush to take you home. You would be right to not do that. She is an Irish immigrant. She has had a terrible life and the only way out is with powerful men in the are and they tended to be out is with powerful men in the are hours as though I was, we can do that make-believe.
BBC News 24
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The vision that, for instance, led us to fast build aeroplanes when the Second World War seemed imminent. These are utterly vital. Who's defending the country now with anything like that foresight? Most governments of all political colours have tended to be London-centric in their thinking and the result of the referendum in many parts of the North was certainly, in part, a reaction to what many regard as the opinions of a Westminster elite.
GCMLP
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Additionally, in the instances where there is no pedagogicallesson” or deeper meaning found within a meme, memes that are politically embedded (regardless of political standing) can easily serve as devices aimed to attack particular groups of people. What is important to distinguish, however, is the different ways in which these “dememeingmemes are being used by different parties. With that being said, it may be relevant and appropriate to shine a spotlight on the tone of pro-trump meme culture. It would be misleading to assume that Pro Trump/Anti-Hillary memes are the only ones capable of reflecting surface-value communication and oversimplifications, and we know this through a simple Google image search. Additionally, regardless of political party, all of the memes shared throughout the election tended to express “a very partisan opinion” according to Craig Silverman, fake news expert at Buzzfeed in an interview with NPR .