BoingBoing
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About 2 months ago I wrote about trying a tempered glass screen protector . I'm going to say they work great. I'm a fan of the Omoton brand ones , they make them for almost every glass fronted device. About 2 weeks into iPhone stewardship, my 9-year-old texted to report her first screen break. I was concerned and highly interested -- did just the protector break, or the phone's actual screen? The screen protector worked wonderfully, it shattered but stuck to the undamaged screen. The phone remained usable even with the protector cracked. When next I saw her, we replaced it with the 2nd in the 2-pack and off on her merry way she went. I was actually putting the wrenches back in their plasti-form wrench box neatly for once. One slipped from my hand and struck my waiting iPhone midscreen. A small impact spot, like a bullet shot, had several spiderweb veins reaching across the protector.
The Event Chronicle
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Forbes
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“Men shut their doors against a setting sun,” wrote Shakespeare in Timon of Athens. It is a fitting dictum for governments nearing the end of their terms or becoming lame ducks. Brazil’s President Michel Temer is in a similar situation now, and recently saw three clear signs of his support [...]
Radar Online
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Steve Harvey publicly put his foot in his mouth on Tuesday after cracking insensitive jokes about Asian men during an episode of his talk show, RadarOnline.com has learned . The comedian, who has come under fire many times for his frequent flubs, was poking fun at dating guides, using the book How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men as a reference for his crude routine. Do you like Asian men? Harvey asked on the show, before answering himself with a, No. I dont even like Chinese food, he continued. I dont eat what I can’t pronounce. PHOTOS: Zac Efron Kisses His Wild Ways Goodbye, Sells $2.8M Hollywood Hills Party Pad Sure enough, by Tuesday, the 60-year-old posted an apology on Twitter. I offer my humblest apology for offending anyone, particularly those in the Asian community, last week, he wrote.
France 24
an hour
"The issue of Tiran and Sanafir will pass sooner or later," he wrote.
Politico
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Radar Online
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Mondoweiss
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Citing concerns that Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) would be too “polarizing” for the campus to tolerate, Fordham University denied status to a group of students seeking to establish an SJP club. Palestine Legal and the Center for Constitutional Rights wrote Fordham today to challenge the decision as a violation of free speech and civil rights. Fordham denied the club after delaying studentsapplication for over one year, and after repeated questioning about their support for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) and whether they would work with the Israel lobby group J Street. There is no appeal. “My own university told me I can’t share my culture and history like other students because I’m a Palestinian who believes in Palestinian freedom,” said Ahmad Awad, whose family is originally from the West Bank, and who hoped to be president of SJP.
Daily Express
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Washingtons Blog
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Politico
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At the state level, Reyes has been active on issues like white-collar crime and human trafficking, and one of his earliest moves was to head to court to preserve Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage. Despite his positions, some tech giants have tried to cozy up to Reyes. Facebook, for example, wrote a $10,000 check for the attorney general in October, according to Utah campaign finance data. Microsoft wrote a $1,000 check that month. Before becoming attorney general in 2013, Reyes served as general counsel for eTAGZ, a local media and technology company. His resume includes time spent as a partner at Accelerate Ventures, where he focused on legal issues facing the investment community. The FTC’s current leader, Democratic Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, has said she plans to resign on Feb. 10. After her departure, the agency will have three vacancies: two Republican slots, and one Democratic opening.
Radar Online
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Found out something very interesting yesterday, he wrote on Facebook. If you have a strong gut feeling that something is going on don't be blind. My so called wife always feels like it's necessary to go on her social media and post s**t that makes her look like a God d**n princess and she has no faults and wants everyone to see her pity excuse and soothe her with comfort. First things first, that's b******t. I have been going to work and I kept getting a lot of red flags that something is going on while I'm gone. Come to find out I have always been right! Enough said! Are you surprised that they're back together? Tell us in the comments! We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at tips@radaronline.com, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.
BBC One West Midlands
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Perhaps surprisingly, Jill's strong Christian faith enabled her to forgive the men who had hurt. --Hurt her. Today, the congregation will sing a hymn that her late father Michael wrote.
BBC One Oxford
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The 36 you wrote so the products from her shop and was today given a six-month suspended prison sentence. They were ordered to forfeit all illegal products and together pay £127,000 in costs and fines. A lorry driver has appeared in court charged with dangerous driving on the A34. Thomas Hunter from Mansfield was charged after the crash in August last year involving a lorry and seven cars.
The Huffington Post
3 hours
#CNNGetItRight was trending recently after the just ended elections in Ghana. Africans and I guess the world, suddenly seemed to have the rotten egg of truth splattered across its face. The outcry against wrong, lazy, inaccurate (whatever you call it) journalism suddenly seemed too glaring for the eye to defocus. According to the misinformed CNN story, Ghanaians stand in long lines to get food and supplies in 2016! This off course is furthest from the truth. Ghana is a thriving country and has been so for many years. Anyone who cares to do the most basic of researches should know this. Just over seven years ago or so, we were actually counted amongst the fastest growing economies in the world at over 5% if my memory serves me correctly. The hash tag was started by Joy FM' sports journalist Gary Al-Smith early Sunday morning. In an initial tweet, Gary wrote: "I didn't know Ghanaians 'stand in long lines to obtain products' or 'struggle to obtain food'.
TIME - News
3 hours
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.
TechCrunch
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Since Google+ is still alive and kicking, Google is rolling out three updates to the product over the next couple of weeks. For one, those who still use Google+ will be able to hide low-quality comments so that they can focus on the comments that mater most, Google+ Product Manager Danielle Buckley wrote on the companys blog today. Another update entails zoom Read More
Washington Free Beacon
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Netflix talk show host Chelsea Handler blamed President-elect Donald Trump's victory in November on the Kardashians' popular reality television show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Handler sat down for an interview with Ramin Setoodeh from Variety online in her Bel-Air home. The two discussed the latest season of her Netflix show Chelsea and her disdain for Donald Trump. Handler, who famously declared she wanted to move to Spain while crying on her talk show after Trump's win, revealed she decided to stay after her staff begged her. The millennial women in her office hugged her and begged her not to retreat, Setoodeh wrote. The talk show host has taken a harsh stance against Trump and blamed the Kardashian family for the president-elect's rise to power. “They [the media] were treating him as an entertainer first.
The Event Chronicle
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Voice Of America
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Citing "momentous changes" in her life, like her father being elected president, Ivanka Trump and her publisher are pushing back the release of her book "Women Who Work" from early March to early May. Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, has now scheduled a May 2 sale date. Trump began the project when Donald Trump was a still a long-shot candidate for the White House and she completed it before his stunning victory in November. The May publication will include a preface she wrote after the election. Trump's husband, Jared Kushner, is expected to be a top adviser in the new administration and the family is in the process of moving from New York to Washington. In a statement issued to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Portfolio said the later release would help ``accommodate these momentous changes in Ivanka's life and give her time to settle her children into their new home, schools and city.
Washington Free Beacon
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Netflix talk show host Chelsea Handler blamed President-elect Donald Trump's victory in November on the Kardashians' popular reality television show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Handler sat down for an interview with Ramin Setoodeh from Variety online in her Bel-Air home. The two discussed the latest season of her Netflix show Chelsea and her disdain for Donald Trump. Handler, who famously declared she wanted to move to Spain while crying on her talk show after Trump's win, revealed she decided to stay after her staff begged her. The millennial women in her office hugged her and begged her not to retreat, Setoodeh wrote. The talk show host has taken a harsh stance against Trump and blamed the Kardashian family for the president-elect's rise to power. “They [the media] were treating him as an entertainer first.
TIME - Top Stories
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The mayor of a Maryland suburb resigned from his golf club after some members said they might not welcome President Obama if he wanted to join because of his stance towards Israel. Obama played at the historically Jewish Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD, four times during his presidency, the Washington Post reports. But now some members argue that the outgoing president should not be allowed back, due to his decision not to veto the U.N. Security Council resolution that criticized Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. In a document acquired by the Post , one longstanding club member wrote: He has created a situation in the world where Israels very existence is weakened and possibly threatened... He is not welcome at Woodmont. His admittance would create a storm that could destroy our club. The heated debate has led Democratic activist Jeffrey Slavin, mayor of the town of Somerset, to resign after 61 years of membership.
TIME - Top Stories
4 hours
The Huffington Post
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For months now, readers have talked about the problematic racial elements present in Divergent author Veronica Roth's latest novel, Carve The Mark . Young Adult author Justina Ireland wrote about the damaging content in Carve The Mark and the now-postponed release The Continent . Readers on social media have carried on that conversation and as ARCs poured out into the world, some blogs even declined to include them in giveaways. Carve The Mark seemed poised to be the most problematic, rejected YA offering of 2017. But Roth just had to go that little bit further. In an interview with NPR , Roth explains that novel takes place in a world where once a person reaches adolescence, they receive a "gift" or special talent: "Well, Cyra's is that she experiences constant pain, and she can also give that pain to other people. So the theory is that the current, which is this kind of energy that is present in the galaxy, that it flows through each person and their personality is like a mold that shapes how it comes out.