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Source: New York Times

At Ice Dancing, Faulty Clasp Overshadows a Clash of Styles

Today 17:16 GMT

Papadakis, 22, and Guillaume, 23, have brought an ethereal freshness to ice dancing with their seamless movement across the ice.

Ice dancing is being energized by an inventive sense of flow and is trying to gain new respect where it was once mocked for a seeming lack of sporting legitimacy. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, the 2010 Olympic champions and 2014 silver medalists, won Monday’s short dance with their season-best score of 83.67 points.

Source: The Guradian

Chris Froome struggles against the backdrop of failed drug test

Today 17:17 GMT

Chris Froome admitted feeling below par as he finished the Ruta del Sol in 10th place overall but Team Sky were happy with his performance given the backdrop of an ongoing battle to rescue his reputation.

Froome was surprisingly slow on the 14.2km time-trial which began and concluded in Barbate on Spain’s Costa de la Luz, the finale of a five?stage race which was his first since a failed drugs test last year became public knowledge.

Source: Fox News

Son of George Soros donated $650G to Dem campaigns, groups last year, data show

Today 06:05 GMT

The son of liberal billionaire financier George Soros donated $650,000 to Democratic campaigns and committees last year, according to Federal Election Commission records.

Alexander Soros, Soros's son and managing partner of Soros Brothers Investments, has quietly stepped up as a major liberal donor but has remained relatively obscure due to his father garnering much of the media attention in the family.

Source: Common Domain

Why Trump might be open to a 25-cents-a-gallon increase in the federal gas tax

Today 17:16 GMT

President Trump reportedly supports a 25-cent increase in the federal gas tax, but even if a tax-averse Republican Congress balks, most Americans are likely to pay more eventually.

“There is no advantage in raising federal highway revenues rather than the states raising their own,” Cato analyst Chris Edwards wrote in a report last month.

Source: CBS News

Willem Dafoe: The actor's quest for challenges

Today 08:59 GMT

Not necessarily what you'd expect sitting down with Willem Dafoe, who was once nominated for MTV's Best Movie Villain Award as the Green Goblin in "Spider-Man."

"The fact that basically he was making it with a mixed cast of professional and new performers and children and non-performers filming in an actual place, telling a story that's not usually told, of an underclass, of a world that I didn't really know," Dafoe replied.

Source: BBC

The beauty boss who turned snakes into ladders

Today 17:17 GMT

"Rodial and Nip + Fab are my day-to-day work, but I do enjoy being out there, and speaking and mentoring makes me feel good in being able to give something back."

So, when Maria Hatzistefanis decided after several years in business to give her beauty products more eye-catching names she knew it might be risky. Snake Serum and Dragon's Blood - not names you'd first associate with a high-end skincare range.

Source: Common Domain

Goldman Sachs raises a red flag over U.S. government spending

Today 17:16 GMT

That’s how a team of economists at Goldman Sachs, led by Jan Hatzius, have described the government’s current spending and tax plans, as they also warned that the growth kick for the economy from those strategies will eventually fade.

Goldman economists expect the U.S. debt level to hit 5.2% of gross domestic product by 2019, and keep climbing gradually from there. In the past, a strengthening economy and rising debt burden has prompted Congress to raise taxes and cut spending.

Source: Common Domain

These Americans will never get Social Security benefits — and we don’t mean millennials

Today 09:00 GMT

What’s worse, most Americans may not realize how much they will — or will not — receive in Social Security benefits, said Bill Meyer, chief executive of Social Security Solutions, a software provider that strategizes how to claim Social Security.

The three main groups of people who never receive Social Security benefits include infrequent workers (44.3%) who do not have sufficient earnings to qualify for the benefits, immigrants who arrived in the U.S. at 50 or older (37.3%) and therefore haven’t worked long enough to qualify for the benefits, and non-covered workers (11.4%), such as state and local government employees.

Source: The Guradian

Is there any hope for truth I went to a conference to find out

Today 14:32 GMT

He went on to draw parallels between now and the 1920s, both being characterised by a flight from reason and the rise of propaganda.

The Future of Knowledge was hosted by Knowledge Quarter, an assembly of organisations in the King’s Cross area that includes Soas, the British Library, the British Museum and the Institute of Physics – a bit like The Avengers. On one of the panels was historian and film-maker David Olusoga, the smartest, most miserable man I have ever heard speak.

Source: The Guradian

How can I make money from my DNA?

Today 03:19 GMT

If you unlock the secrets of your DNA by paying a company to read your genes, behind the scenes it is probably making money by selling on your data for research.

Co-founded by Harvard DNA sequencing pioneer George Church, his graduate student Dennis Grishin and entrepreneur and former Google employee Kamal Obbad, it was launched earlier this month. The system involves using blockchain technology, which records data in an endless ledger protected by encryption, and is the technology behind the cryptocurrency bitcoin.

Source: DW

AU chairperson Moussa Faki: 'Only dialogue can promote democracy'

Today 17:16 GMT

In an exclusive interview with DW, Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the African Union Commission, was adamant that the international community must stand by Africa in the fight against terrorism and poverty.

African Union's commission chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, talked exclusively with DW about the situation of his continent and what needs to be done to deepen democracy and good governance, as well as eradicate poverty and terrorism.

Source: Common Domain

This is why you shouldn’t count on Social Security

Today 08:59 GMT

Many Americans rely on Social Security benefits to see them through retirement, but how much should they really be depending on those checks?

The Social Security Administration put out a note last year saying Social Security and Medicare are both facing long-term shortfalls under the current structure, and that they together accounted for 42% of federal program expenditures in the fiscal year of 2016.

Source: DW

Australia, US, India, Japan mulling 'infrastructure scheme to rival China'

Today 17:16 GMT

Australia, the US, India and Japan are talking about plans for a regional scheme to counterbalance China's growing influence, a report says.

Australia, the United States, India and Japan have been discussing a joint regional infrastructure scheme designed to be a rival to China's multibillion-dollar "Belt and Road" initiative, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday. The paper cited an unnamed US official as saying the plan would possibly be on the agenda at talks in Washington this week between Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and US President Donald Trump, although he said the scheme was not yet ready to be announced officially.

Source: BBC

Sex scene rules are 'censorship' star says

Today 17:16 GMT

Hollywood star Andy Serkis says new rules surrounding the filming of sex scenes could amount to "censorship" and stifle creativity.

Equity is understood to be looking at the suggestions as to how to deal with simulated sex as part of its report into sexual harassment, which is being released within the next fortnight. The proposals include setting out the "best practice" for such scenes, which could also include actors covering genitalia.

Source: CBS News

Stock swings making you woozy Better get used to it

Today 17:16 GMT

"So the odds of a more leisurely-paced bull market are now the greatest of the three scenarios, at 45 percent," Yardeni said.

Despite the recent market swings, the U.S. remains in good shape and the global economy "is firing on virtually all cylinders," Quinlan said. For now, he added, stronger economic growth, the tailwinds from tax reform and a currently weak dollar all point to higher corporate earnings.

Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Saturday 16:21 GMT
Source: New York Times

In Colombia Border Town, Desperate Venezuelans Sell Hair to Survive

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: BBC

What to expect at the 2018 Bafta Awards

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Saakashvili supporters march in Kiev calling for president to quit

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Bundesliga LIVE: VfL Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich

Saturday 15:26 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Hanif Kureishi: my beautiful box-set binge

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Homeland: Claire Danes sulks her way through more relentless catastrophising

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: CTV

#BeccaToldMeTo: Teen who inspired kindness movement dies at 18

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Washington Post

How two GMU professors teamed up to create high-tech music

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: Global News

Trudeau, Sajjan ask to meet with Indian politician who criticized Canadian government

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Beats, rhymes and ice: Olympians rely on their tunes, and science backs them up

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The Pride Flag Waves at the Olympics for Adam Rippon

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: NBC News

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dumplings, noodles, meatballs and more

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Berlin 24/7: The sound of Berlin

Today 06:05 GMT

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