Politico
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Behind the headlines, he rebuilt American policies in ways the Trump team will have hard time undoing—and may not even want to.
Sputnik International
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Variety
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Anna Diop moved from Senegal to the U.S. when she was 6 and perfected English in two months by watching “Three’s Company” with her mother. At 16, she moved to New York to pursue acting and modeling, working on campaigns for companies such as Nike and Verizon. She landed her first role in “Everybody Hates... Read more »
The Huffington Post
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So, instead of leaving behind a legacy of sanctified discrimination, begin working now to leave behind a legacy of grace. Begin getting to actually know your LGBT brothers and sister instead of keeping them at arms length or treating them as token friends in a friendship that only exists to save face. Learn to see in them the image of God in the same way you do yourself and maybe, just maybe the Holy Spirit will begin a new work in you too and open your eyes to reality that LGBT folks can love and incarnate Jesus every bit as much as you and me. Ultimately, you have a decision to make. You can either continue to fight a losing battle for legalized (and sanctified) discrimination. Or you can become an agent of grace that your descendants will be proud of for generations to come. It's up to you. This post originally appeared at ZackHunt.net -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms.
Al Jazeera
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Whatever Obama had accomplished, Trump had sworn to tear down. He whipped his supporters into a frenzy, promising to overthrow the establishment. But if his cabinet nominees are any indication, that's not going to change. It's going to be a government of the rich, by the rich, for the rich. So what are the 44th US president's achievements and failures? What did he really accomplish? And will Trump be his legacy? Marwan Bishara embarks on a journey of discovery to explore Obama's real legacy as experienced and related by a range of people in the US and around the world. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Breitbart News
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Forbes
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The Week
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Newcastle marks 50 years since Dr Martin Luther King was awarded an honorary degree at Newcastle University with a year of cultural events In Depth Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 2:08pm There are few speeches as momentous, memorable and meaningful as "I Have a Dream". But Dr Martin Luther King Jr gave another poignant and powerful address 50 years ago, as he was recognised with an honorary degree from Newcastle University. It would be his final speech outside America, just five months before his assassination in 1968. In it he speaks of "three urgent and indeed great problems that we face not only in the United States of America but all over the world today. That is the problem of racism, the problem of poverty and the problem of war". His words serve as an important reminder of such challenges that continue to face society today. His legacy will be celebrated with a year-long cultural programme in the North East, which will look back at his landmark achievements as well as exploring how to take lessons from history to improve the present.
TIME - Top Stories
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S. Capitol, Meigs, who was in charge of the construction of the Capitol at the time, hired Wood as a photographic draftsman for the building of the Capitol. His job was to photograph the drawings of the construction so they could be easily duplicated. Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter During Wood's tenure at the Capitol, his job grew. And, when Meigs was put in charge of constructing a platform for the Inauguration ceremony, he also constructed a platform for Wood to set up his camera and photograph the inauguration of James Buchanan on March 4, 1857. Photographer Wood would eventually leave his post at the Architect of the Capitol and go on to photograph in the Civil War. According to the Library of Congress , Wood worked for the Architect of the Capitol from 1856 to 1861 and then moved onto photographing maps in the war for Gen. George McClellan. Little is known of his later life and works, but his legacy will live on forever with this photo.
Global Research
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Barack Obama’s last day of pillaging the earth is on January 20th, 2017. The Obama administration’s era of “hope and change” has come to a close. The last 8 years with Obama has led to more wars of aggression that...
Japan Times
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The Pentagon
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TIME - Top Stories
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President Obama did a compassionate and good deed in commuting Chelsea Manning s 35-year sentencethe longest by far for leaking U.S. government secrets to anyone, for any reason. Manning has suffered torture, prolonged solitary confinement (as a person at risk of suicide) and a constant struggle to obtain appropriate, affirming treatment for gender dysphoria in the all-male Fort Leavenworth military prison. Mannings disclosures to WikiLeaks in 2010 were voluminous, but she had no chance to argue at her trial that they were in the public interest or exposed wrongdoing, and the government never had to prove that the leaks did serious harm. (It still hasnt.) Thats because the benefit/harm question is irrelevant to the antiquated 1917 Espionage Act, which was designed to punish people who leaked government secrets to a foreign government, not to the media.
The Points Guy
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Airline elite status can be a great way to make your travel experience less stressful and more rewarding thanks to the variety of benefits offered. However, if you’re new to the points and miles hobby, you may be wondering just how valuable these perks can be. Today I’ll continue my revision to last year’s series that analyzes this very thing. I started with the three major legacy carriers ( American AAdvantage , Delta SkyMiles and United MileagePlus ) and then tackled the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan and JetBlue TrueBlue programs. Today’s entry is the last most notable carrier in the US: Southwest Airlines and its Rapid Rewards program. How much is Southwest elite status worth in 2017? Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images. Before diving into the analysis, just a reminder that my calculations below represent a singular way to identify what elite status is worth to a potential traveler.
Ars Technica
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Enlarge / Fly, legacy app code! Off to the cloud! Over the past decade, companies have virtualized more and more of their IT. We’ve moved to cloud services and “DevOps” to build and deploy bundles of our new applications. But a significant portion of most organizations' applications still run inside the corporate firewall today. Such setups use tried and true technologies, like 32-bit Windows code and enterprise Java, that were developed without any consideration for the cloud. Let’s get one thing perfectly clear: the best way to have a butt-kicking cloud-native application is to write one from scratch. Leverage the languages, APIs, and architecture of the chosen cloud platform before exploiting its databases, analytics engines, and storage. This will allow you to take advantage of the wealth of resources offered by companies like Microsoft, with their Azure PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) offering or by Google Cloud Platform’s Google App Engine PaaS service .
Variety
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Politico
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m., but their politicians are trying to unlearn how to be politicians. “Everybody who’s in elected office, who wants a future in this space, whatever you are, be it,” Atlanta’s Reed says. “Anybody can win right now. But I’ll tell you who will definitely lose: a fraud.” *** Problem No. 4: The Obama Legacy Several times since the election, between knocks on Clinton for running a low-energy campaign, Obama has compared this moment for Democrats to 2004, when George W. Bush was narrowly reelected, the House stayed Republican, and he and Ken Salazar were the only Democrats newly elected to a Republican-dominated Senate. Two years later, he points out, Democrats swept Congress. Two years after that, he’s the president. What Obama conveniently leaves out is how significantly gerrymandering, enabled by state-level losses, has since tilted the House map for Republicans, how different that 2006 Senate map looked from what’s ahead, and how at this same point, four years out from Election Day 2008, it was pretty clear that Obama and Clinton and John Edwards and probably Biden and Bill Richardson and all the way down to Dennis Kucinich were going to run for president.
Washington Free Beacon
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After eight years, the media bids farewell to President Obama and his family. Many in the media have expressed their sorrow over Obama leaving the White House, while others made sure to show their appreciation over the last eight years for being able to witness his presidency. Prior to Obama being president, there were a special few in the media who foresaw his greatness, like MSNBC host Chris Matthews, whose body sent a thrill up his leg because it could not handle Obama's message of hope and change. The relationship between Obama and the media has not always been a honeymoon. Like any relationship, they faced some bumpy roads. Obama was frustrated by hard questions. Reporters complained after Obama lectured them. Apart from those few rare disagreements, the media and the Obamas have always found a way to work together . Now in the final days of the Obama era, news networks have dedicated hour-long, sometime primetime specials about the Obama legacy.
Watford Observer
10 hours
A man who has been a fan of Watford FC for more than 50 years has been remembering how much Graham Taylor did for the club.
Den of Geek
11 hours
.. Teen Wolf ’s Tyler Hoechlin played Superman in the first two episodes of Supergirl season 2. An enthusiastic Andrew Kreisberg proclaimed that “Tyler is Superman. We are so thrilled and humbled to add another amazing actor to the legacy of this iconic character." Mr Hoechlin himself has spoken about taking on DC’s utterly iconic Man Of Steel, too. "I never try to compare and contrast performances”, he told MailOnline when they asked how his Kal-El compares to Henry Cavill’s version, “because it's such an iconic character already [...] Superman is Superman so I'm just going to try to carry on the tradition of that and play that part” "I think the fun is going to be finding where Clark Kent is in this world”, he added, confirming that we’ll get to see Superman in his civilian gear as well as his cape and exterior underpants. “I'm just excited to find out Clark's sense of humour.
Ars Technica
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Enlarge / This CG model of the USS Discovery is pretty much all there is to see about CBS's newest Trek . (credit: CBS) If you've been waiting patiently for CBS to release it's new Star Trek series, prepare to keep waiting. According to The Hollywood Reporter , Star Trek: Discovery has been delayed indefinitely while CBS gives the "ambitious project" more time to incubate. "We've said from the beginning it's more important to do this right than to do it fast," CBS said in a statement. "There is also added flexibility presenting on CBS All Access, which isn't beholden to seasonal premieres or launch windows." The Reporter also says that James Frain ( Orphan Black , Gotham , Tron: Legacy , and more ) has been cast as Spock's father Sarek, and that the series is set to begin production "next week." Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Ars Technica
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Enlarge / This CG model of the USS Discovery is pretty much all there is to see about CBS's newest Trek . (credit: CBS) If you've been waiting patiently for CBS to release it's new Star Trek series, prepare to keep waiting. According to The Hollywood Reporter , Star Trek: Discovery has been delayed indefinitely while CBS gives the "ambitious project" more time to incubate. "We've said from the beginning it's more important to do this right than to do it fast," CBS said in a statement. "There is also added flexibility presenting on CBS All Access, which isn't beholden to seasonal premieres or launch windows." The Reporter also says that James Frain ( Orphan Black , Gotham , Tron: Legacy , and more ) has been cast as Spock's father Sarek, and that the series is set to begin production "next week." Read 2 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Deadline
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On the 20th anniversary of Brandan Tartikoff death, the visionary NBC and Paramount executive was fondly remembered by several of this year's Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award honorees. The first time I worked with Tartikoff was at the very beginning of my carrier, said YouTube content chief Susanne Daniels who started as an assistant to Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels. I was on the 8th floor of the Rockefeller center well after midnight, watching SNL, when the...
Antiwar.com News
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