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Source: BBC

How Pinterest boss keeps his cool

Monday 21:00 GMT

With 200 million active users and a recent valuation of $12.3bn (£9bn), the platform that started out in 2012 as a quirky online scrapbook has quietly become a hot commodity for advertisers and investors alike.

Tim Kendall: I now have a freezer on my back deck that I put water into, and now I get into that because the bath with ice wasn't quite cold enough. Perhaps that's why Pinterest president Tim Kendall chooses to keep his cool with a daily ice bath.

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Source: BBC

Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

Monday 14:34 GMT

Richard Herring described the news as "a punch in the soul", while Sarah Millican said Hughes had been the first comedian she saw live. Jack Dee said he had "started on the circuit with him back in the day", while Jim Moir - aka Vic Reeves - said his death was a "sad loss".

Became the youngest person to win the coveted Perrier Award - now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award - at the Edinburgh Festival.

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Source: Washington Post

Sen. Manchin calls on Trump to withdraw Marino’s nomination as drug czar in wake of Post/‘60 Minutes’ probe

Monday 21:01 GMT

Congressional Democrats reacted sharply Monday to reports that President Trump’s nominee to serve as the nation’s drug czar helped steer legislation that made it harder for the government to take some enforcement actions against giant drug companies.

One Democratic senator called on Trump to withdraw the nomination of Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a position requiring Senate confirmation.

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Source: CTV

Government lowering small business tax rate to 9 per cent over two years

Monday 21:01 GMT

The federal government is reducing the small business tax rate from 10.5 per cent to 9 per cent, to be phased in over two years, as it begins to unveil changes to its contentious tax reform proposal.

Monday, Morneau said the wait on lowering the tax rate was because the government wanted to evaluate the current tax system to make sure lowering the rate wouldn’t give people who are already financially successful an unfair advantage over middle-class Canadians.

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Source: Common Domain

Trump to Meet With Yellen Thursday to Discuss Fed Chief Renomination

Monday 21:01 GMT

President Donald Trump plans to meet Thursday with Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen to discuss the possibility of nominating her for a second term as central-bank chief, according to a person familiar with the matter.

She is one of several people under consideration for the Fed job, along with former Fed governor Kevin Warsh, current governor Jerome Powell, Stanford University economist John Taylor and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn.

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Source: New York Times

Weinstein Company Agrees to a Rescue Investment From Colony Capital

Monday 21:01 GMT

The Weinstein Company secured a financial lifeline — and a potential new owner — on Monday from Colony Capital, as the embattled studio reels from the growing scandals surrounding its co-founder, Harvey Weinstein.

In a short statement, the Weinstein Company said that it had a preliminary agreement from Colony for an immediate cash infusion, though the amount was not disclosed. The two sides will begin negotiations over selling some or all of the studio’s assets to Colony, which is led by Thomas J. Barrack Jr., a financier who is one of President Trump’s closest advisers.

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Source: Washington Post

The Health 202: Trump agrees administration should get 'A plus' on Puerto Rico

Monday 21:01 GMT

The government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico — and how Americans perceive it — perfectly illustrates how President Trump puts his administration on the defense by failing to tame his tweets.

Indeed, former FEMA director James Lee Witt told me he’d give the Trump administration an A-plus for how it’s responding to all the hurricane aftermath – including in Puerto Rico. “They’ve maxed out probably how many people they could put there,” said Witt, a Democrat who ran the agency under President Clinton.

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Source: Fox News

Trump and Schumer clash on Twitter over Iran deal, taxes: 'Tell that to Israel, Chuck'

Monday 21:01 GMT

President Trump and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer tangled on Twitter Monday morning over everything from Iran to taxes to the economy.

“POTUS complains about fake news – this tax plan’s fake math is as bad as any of the so-called fake news he has complained about,” Schumer tweeted. “This deliberate manipulation of #s & facts could lead to messing up the good economy inherited from @POTUS44 & hurting the middle class.”

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Source: CBS News

Canadian hostage reveals why couple had kids in captivity

Monday 21:01 GMT

Former hostage Joshua Boyle says he and his wife decided to have children in captivity because they always planned to have a big family and decided, "Hey, let's make the best of this and at least go home with a larger start on our dream family."

They include Kevin King, 60, a teacher at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul who was abducted in August 2016, and Paul Overby, an author in his 70s who disappeared in eastern Afghanistan in 2014.

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Source: CBS News

Harvey Weinstein's former production company gets a financial lifeline

Monday 21:01 GMT

Colony Capital, a private equity fund run by President Donald Trump's close ally Tom Barrack, has agreed to provide "an immediate cash infusion" to the Weinstein Co., the firm co-founded by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, both companies said.

The Weinstein Co. has a movie production business closely associated with Harvey Weinstein, but it produces "uneven returns," according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Source: Global News

U.S. auto part content proposals could sink NAFTA talks, experts say

Monday 21:01 GMT

As NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) negotiations continue, experts agree that the U.S. proposals put forth on the North American auto industry pose significant difficulties for Canada and Mexico.

O’Toole called the content requirements “virtually unacceptable as is,” but he believes it’s in the best interest of Canadian and American industries to work towards a middle ground before the end-of-year negotiation deadline.

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Source: BBC

'My #MeToo experience is sadly typical'

Monday 21:01 GMT

One positive that comes out of hearing such horrific stories from Hollywood and beyond is that the more people talk, the less it's becoming acceptable.

The Weinstein case has shone the light on the appalling practices in Hollywood, but it is of course a very depressing reflection of what women from all walks of life, from all corners of the globe, have to experience on a daily basis. A few years ago a married former colleague of mine began sending me messages containing explicit details of his sexual desires.

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Source: CBS News

Senator urges action after explosive "60 Minutes" opioid report

Monday 21:01 GMT

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, is calling for action to combat the U.S. opioid epidemic in response to a joint investigation by "60 Minutes" and The Washington Post that said Congress helped disarm the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

"We had been achieving incredible success in an almost unstoppable wave, and then suddenly it stopped," Novak said in the "60 Minutes" report. He said his bosses started to bog down the system while demanding more evidence.

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Source: DW

Austria's Freedom Party is 'here to stay' after strong election results

Monday 21:01 GMT

The far-right populist Freedom Party's strong showing in Sunday's election is a sign that it is fully established in Austria, says political scientist Heinz Gärtner of the University of Vienna.

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. DW: More than 26 percent of the vote – that is the Freedom Party's (FPÖ) best result since 1999. Which aspects speak in favor of a coalition with the winner of Sunday's election, the center-right People's Party (ÖVP)?

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Source: Common Domain

Trump doesn't know it, but his attempt to blow up Obamacare could help California — and other states

Monday 21:01 GMT

The motion filed by California, 17 other states and the District of Columbia to block Trump’s action should still go ahead, for reasons we’ll get to in a moment.

In fact, Trump’s action would lead to an increase in enrollments in ACA plans in many states, including California, where about 90% of enrollees pay subsidized premiums. Covered California, the state’s Obamacare exchange, calculated in January that the reduction in net, or after-subsidy, premiums in gold, platinum and bronze plans resulting from the higher subsidies would lead to an enrollment increase of 20,000 people, or 1.4% in subsidized plans.

Source: Common Domain

Alpine Ski Resorts Luring Buyers with Year-Round Activities

Monday 21:01 GMT
Source: The Guradian

James Corden faces backlash for Harvey Weinstein jokes

Monday 14:32 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Li Yuchun: meet the pop star taking gender neutral style to China

Monday 08:06 GMT
Source: New York Times

Nike’s Chief of Design Doodles All Day

Monday 21:01 GMT
Source: DW

Beethoven's Fifth played at Swiss Le Rosey Concert Hall for 'Innocence in Danger' benefit

Monday 07:00 GMT
Source: CBS News

Harry Styles goes in a new direction

Monday 09:58 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Healthy meal prep ideas

Monday 09:01 GMT
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Forget the white picket fence, is this today's American Dream?

Monday 20:03 GMT
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Trump mocks ‘Liddle’ Bob Corker, says senator was ‘made to sound a fool’

Wednesday 13:37 GMT
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Canada set to resist U.S. dairy pricing proposal in NAFTA: reports

Sunday 02:26 GMT
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Worker warned hotel before Las Vegas shooter opened fire on crowd

Thursday 17:20 GMT
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Effect of Trump's Obamacare subsidy cuts is blunted In California — for now

Sunday 02:26 GMT
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Hundreds of civilians flee Islamic State-held areas of Syrian city

Saturday 16:23 GMT
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North Korea reportedly hacked U.S.-South Korea war plans

Wednesday 13:38 GMT
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Deadly Calif. wildfires force thousands to evacuate

Wednesday 05:08 GMT

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