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Source: Common Domain

A Living Room for People Who Love Neutrals—but Hate Dullness

Today 12:43 GMT

To find a compromise between a pure, white-box look and a client’s fear of living inside a restaurant takeout carton, a designer proposes zippy neutrality

The woman of the house craved white-on-white-on-white in their living room in the Upper West Side’s storied 1908 Apthorp building, but she didn’t speak for all. New York interior designer Brian J. McCarthy faced that imbroglio with a client couple.

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Source: DW

From divine to downfall: James Levine at 75

Today 06:08 GMT

Levine's stint in Munich until 2004 was highly praised by music critics however, with the Süddeutsche Zeitung writing that he had brought "new splendor to the Munich Philharmonic Hall.". James Levine, born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 23, 1943, was obsessed with music even as a child, staging operas in a wooden box and taking his grandmother's knitting needle to mark the beat to music on the radio.

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Source: New York Times

In an East Boston Shipyard, a Fresh Idea for Art

Today 06:08 GMT

“People don’t usually get this vantage point,” said Jill Medvedow, the longtime director of the Institute of Contemporary Art here.

“It’s important that East Boston’s evolution be integrated with the rest of Boston and that the vibrancy of Boston doesn’t leave East Boston residents out,” he said. He credited the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, for partnering with local groups like the Neighborhood Health Center, the East Boston Social Centers and Maverick Landing Community Services.

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Source: Common Domain

Universal’s ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ to take big bite out of U.S. box office

Today 12:43 GMT

It’s the “Jurassic Park” franchise’s turn this weekend, one week after a stunning opening weekend from Disney’s DIS, +0.69% “Incredibles 2.” Universal Pictures’ “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” earned $15.3 million in previews after its release on Thursday night, and is tracking to take a large bite out of the domestic box office. Analysts are estimating an opening weekend gross of $130 million to $140 million—a substantial amount, though not as large as that of its predecessor “Jurassic World,” which opened to $209 million in 2015.

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Source: Washington Post

Can the Emmys be hacked One contender tried to find out.

Today 11:50 GMT

This month, Nathan Fielder, the prankster genius behind Comedy Central’s “Nathan for You,” popped a 13-minute video onto his YouTube feed titled “Can the Emmys Be Hacked?” Amid the endless discussion of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, Fielder had identified another clear and present danger: What if a hacker with an irrational appreciation of Judd Hirsch made this the year of “Superior Donuts?”. Fielder’s piece was surprisingly simple considering his history.

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Source: The Guradian

Standing Rock is over, but for jailed activists the struggle is not

Today 14:33 GMT

As Red Fawn Fallis prepares for her sentencing next week in the movement’s most high-profile prosecution, activists are speaking out about the toll the cases have taken – continuing to drag on and tear apart families – all as Standing Rock has almost entirely disappeared from headlines.

North Dakota prosecutors meanwhile have pursued more than 800 state cases against people at Standing Rock, including 165 still pending, according to the Water Protector Legal Collective, a legal support team.

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Source: New York Times

Trump, Doling Out Endorsements, Embraces Former Critic in Alabama Race

Today 14:33 GMT

President Trump moved on Friday to leave an even deeper mark on Republican primary season, boosting a personal ally who is running for governor of Florida and extending political clemency to a former critic, Representative Martha Roby of Alabama, who is in a difficult race for re-election.

Ms. Roby has faced criticism from the right since withdrawing her endorsement of Mr. Trump in the closing weeks of the 2016 presidential election, after the release of the “Access Hollywood” recording that showed Mr. Trump boasting about groping women.

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Source: The Guradian

The age of patriarchy: how an unfashionable idea became a rallying cry for feminism today

Today 14:33 GMT

According to his interpretation of Aeschylus’s Oresteia, for example, Orestes’s acquittal for the murder of his mother, Clytemnestra, on the grounds that she was not a parent but only a “container” for his father’s seed, echoed the moment when the patriarchy established itself – when “the Apollonian age [emerged] out of the ruins of mother right”. Many academics would now argue that such myths are not really echoes of real matriarchal societies – but instead operated, as Mary Beard put it, “to justify the existence of the patriarchy, as charter myths for why men run things”.

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Source: NBC News

18 mayoral candidates killed ahead of Mexico's July elections, 2 in less than 24 hours

Today 14:33 GMT

Two mayoral candidates in two different Mexican towns have been killed in less than 24 hours, marking a total of at least 18 candidates killed so far in campaigns leading up to the July 1 elections.

Finally, Hope noted, “there has been a breakdown in the management of disputes,” largely in rural areas, where turf wars between rival gangs have heated up, even as the government has become over-extended and less able to intervene.

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Source: Common Domain

A Generation of Americans Is Entering Old Age the Least Prepared in Decades

Today 14:33 GMT

Americans entering retirement are in worse financial shape than the prior generation, for the first time since Harry Truman was president.

With debt); NY Fed Consumer Credit Panel / Equifax (loans); Center for Retirement Research (at risk). “This generation,” said Alicia Munnell, director of the Boston College Center for Retirement Research, “was left on their own like no other generation before.”

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Source: New York Times

Supreme Court Rules that Warrants Generally Are Required to Collect Cellphone Data

Today 14:33 GMT

In a major statement on privacy in the digital age, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the government generally needs a warrant to collect troves of location data about the customers of cellphone companies.

The court’s decision in the case, Carpenter v. United States, No. 16-402, applied the Fourth Amendment, drafted in the 18th century, to a world in which people’s movements are continually recorded by devices in their pockets and cars, by toll plazas and by transit systems.

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Source: CBS News

Police: Man kills ex-wife's lawyer, self hours after divorce is final

Today 14:33 GMT

A Georgia man killed his ex-wife's attorney in his law office just hours after the couple's divorce was final and then killed himself, authorities said.

Bettikofer tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that 33-year-old Walter Samuel Radford's divorce was finalized at 12:04 p.m. Wednesday and Radford fatally shot his ex-wife's attorney about two hours later.

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Source: New York Times

Virgil Abloh Tells Louis Vuitton’s Story of Fashion

Today 14:33 GMT

On the afternoon before Virgil Abloh debuted his men’s wear collection for Louis Vuitton — an event that drew 1,000 seated guests; an additional 1,500 specially invited students; a truckload of the designer’s global celebrity pals, boldface names like Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, Rihanna, ASAP Rocky, Alexander Skarsgard and Rita Ora; and a handful of Chinese pop stars with social media followings numbering in the multiple millions — a flash mob gathered at Vuitton headquarters on the Right Bank near the Seine.

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Source: Washington Post

John Bolton was once a fierce critic of Putin. Will he meet him in Moscow next week?

Today 13:38 GMT

The Kremlin told reporters Friday that it cannot say whether John Bolton, White House national security adviser and a longtime critic of Moscow, would meet with President Vladimir Putin when he visits the Russian capital next week.

Garrett Marquis, a spokesman for Bolton, said that the visit to Moscow would be to discuss a possible meeting between Putin and President Trump. A National Security Council spokesman said that it had nothing more to say about a potential meeting between Bolton and Putin.

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Source: The Guradian

The US demolished Raqqa when they 'liberated' it. Who will rebuild it?

Today 13:38 GMT

Earlier this month, Amnesty International released a report proving that the US-led coalition had committed war crimes in their final push to oust Isis from their capitol in Raqqa.

I spent the last three years writing a book with Marwan Hisham, a journalist from Raqqa, who risked his life reporting undercover during the Isis occupation of his city. In September 2014, Marwan took to Twitter to break the news of that the US-led coalition began its airstrikes – 20 minutes before the Pentagon announced their campaign.

Source: CBS News

Florida teen is first known human to contract virus usually found in animals

Today 13:37 GMT
Source: Reuters

Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance

Today 19:10 GMT
Source: Washington Post

British royal family will make history this summer with its first-ever same-sex wedding

Today 19:09 GMT
Source: Common Domain

What Happens When You Reach a Million Instagram Followers

Today 19:10 GMT
Source: New York Times

Coming Out to My Parents in China by Video

Today 13:37 GMT
Source: NBC News

Shop now, pay later! Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters now offer layaway

Today 09:59 GMT
Source: New York Times

Meet the 11-Year-Old Girls Whose Music Wowed the Philharmonic

Today 07:01 GMT
Source: NBC News

China blocks John Oliver-related content on social media

Today 13:37 GMT
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Mexico Criticizes U.S. Over Policy Removing Immigrant Children From Parents

Wednesday 18:15 GMT
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Source: Reuters

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

Thursday 05:16 GMT
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Source: The Guradian

No sign of North Korea dismantling nuclear weapons, Mattis admits

Thursday 23:47 GMT
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Source: Reuters

Sweden bury World Cup opening jinx to beat South Korea

Tuesday 13:38 GMT
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Saudi Coalition Enters a Key Airport in Yemen

Sunday 16:21 GMT
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Source: Fox News

Trump administration withdrawing from UN Human Rights Council

Wednesday 18:14 GMT
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Source: NBC News

'The lucky ones': Families who slip through the gap in Trump's zero-tolerance border policy

Wednesday 15:30 GMT

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