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Source: Common Domain

Harvard Cites Weaker Teacher Recommendations for Asian-American Applicants

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

Harvard’s admissions dean testified Tuesday that weaker teacher and guidance-counselor recommendations are one reason why Asian-American applicants as a group score lower than white applicants in the “personal rating” portion of the school’s admissions process.

He said he didn’t know if Asian-American applicants had weaker recommendations than African-American or Hispanic applicants. He said one reason for the gap could be due to “somewhat stronger” teacher and guidance-counselor recommendations given to white applicants.

Source: Common Domain

A Guide to Surviving the Longest Flight in the World

Wednesday 16:23 GMT

Singapore Airlines reclaimed the title of longest flight in the world on Friday with its nonstop between Newark, N.J., and its home at Changi Airport.

What’s clear from riding Flight 21 on Friday in premium economy is that ultralong-range travel requires a different mind-set for even the most experienced road warriors. Singapore’s new plane has 67 business-class seats and 94 premium-economy seats, but mercifully no standard coach.

Source: Washington Post

‘There’s no place for that’: Ryan rebukes Trump for insult of Stormy Daniels

Today 06:06 GMT

Rebuked President Trump for calling adult-film actress Stormy Daniels “Horseface,” saying in an interview that aired Wednesday, “There’s no place for that kind of language.”

“I worry about tribal identity politics becoming the new norm of how politics is waged,” Ryan said, adding that Trump has done some things to unite the country, including fostering economic growth and supporting the military.

Source: Common Domain

Digital Tools Shifts CIO Role to ‘Player-Coach’

Today 04:15 GMT

Mr. Raskino said the CIO role in this ongoing shift towards digital business strategies and models was threefold: Help CEOs find and test new structural growth paths using digital; help every member of the executive team find their place in the new digital business; and work closely with human resource leaders to develop a digital talent supply, while helping employees in all departments adapt to an emerging digital culture.

Source: Common Domain

By Adding Patents, Drugmaker Keeps Cheaper Humira Copies Out of U.S.

Wednesday 16:22 GMT

Cheaper copies of the world’s biggest-selling drug will roll out across Europe this week after a key European patent for Humira expires Tuesday, but U.S. patients and insurers will have to wait to access less-expensive versions of the blockbuster drug.

The reason: a formidable wall of patents built up by Humira-maker AbbVie Inc., that prevents the developers of “biosimilar” versions launching their products in the U.S.. Biosimilars are near-copies of biologic drugs, such as Humira, that are made from living cells in a process that resembles brewing.

Source: Global News

Chrystia Freeland laid down on floor of Trudeau’s office — exhausted — after sealing USMCA

Today 04:15 GMT

After more than a year of leading intense trade negotiations with the United States and Mexico, the first thing Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland did when the new agreement was reached was lie down on the floor of the Prime Minister’s office.

Freeland agreed that her reaction was due to exhaustion and just the thrill of the tumultuous 14 month-long process finally being over. The new trilateral pact between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, commonly referred to as USMCA, was reached at the 11th-hour on Sept. 30 and sets to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Source: Common Domain

New York Attorney General’s Probe Into Fake FCC Comments Deepens

Today 06:06 GMT

The New York attorney general’s office has subpoenaed more than a dozen advocacy groups, lobbying firms and consultants as part of an investigation of fake comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission over its proposal to scale back its regulation of the internet.

New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said in a statement that her office found up to 9.5 million comments that appear to have been filed using the names and addresses of real people who had no idea they were being cited in the comments.

Source: Common Domain

A Georgian Revival and City Icon in Savannah, Georgia

Today 06:06 GMT

Just across the street from the foliage of Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia, stands this picturesque Georgian Revival home dating to the beginning of the 20th century.

From Penta: World’s Most Expensive Shoes, Adorned With Diamonds, on Sale for US$17 Million. Appropriately, she called Forsyth Park—the 30-acre park just across from the residence—Savannah’s very own Central Park.

Source: Common Domain

Apple ‘Deeply Apologetic’ Over Account Hacks in China

Today 03:20 GMT

Apple Inc. AAPL 2.20% apologized over the hacking of some Chinese accounts in phishing scams, almost a week after it emerged that stolen Apple IDs had been used to swipe customer funds.

China is a key market for Apple and the fraud is the latest challenge it is facing in an area where its share of the smartphone market has been treading water. As the U.S.-China trade battle escalates, Apple is particularly exposed—most of its products are assembled in China.

Source: ABC News

What to know if you win the $667M lottery jackpot

Today 02:25 GMT

One lucky lottery winner could take home more than $660 million this week, one of the largest jackpots in Mega Millions history.

Tuesday's jackpot has reached a new record high of $667 million, the largest in the game's history, with a cash option of $380 million. The numbers drawn for the Mega Millions on Tuesday were 3-45-49-61-69 and a Mega Ball of 9.. ABC News spoke to several financial advisers about how winners can keep their heads and their winnings.

Source: The Guradian

You have to keep fit to stay in gaming

Wednesday 17:17 GMT

To make it as a professional gamer, players are increasingly hoping to hone their fitness as well as their gaming skills.

Fnatic already provides some of its players with chefs (caesar salad is top gaming food, Hapberg says, nothing too carb-heavy, even though the players like lasagne). Fnatic’s extended London base will be a bit like a football training ground, Hapberg says, although the gym is across the road.

Source: BBC

Roseanne objects to character's exit

Today 06:06 GMT

Roseanne Barr has objected to the way her character has been written out of The Conners, a spin-off show to her cancelled self-titled sitcom.

In a statement co-written by her "longtime Rabbi and friend" Shmuley Boteach, Barr said "killing off the Roseanne Conner character" was "a choice the network did not have to make.". "After repeated and heartfelt apologies, the network was unwilling to look past a regrettable mistake, thereby denying the twin American values of both repentance and forgiveness," she continued. The cancellation of Roseanne, she went on, was "an opportunity squandered due in equal parts to fear, hubris, and a refusal to forgive."

Source: CBS News

Mega Millions winning numbers: 3, 45, 49, 61, 69, Mega Ball 9

Today 02:25 GMT

The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday night's drawing has grown to the largest in the game's history, a whopping $667 million.

The odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball. The largest Powerball jackpot was $1.586 billion, which was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.

Source: CBS News

Mega Millions jackpot leaps to record $868 million

Today 00:35 GMT

Mega Millions says the previous record jackpot was a $656 million prize that was shared by winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March 2012.

"Everyone is talking about the jackpot and running out to buy tickets for tonight's drawing," Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director and Maryland Lottery and Gaming director, said in a press release. The largest jackpot in Mega Millions history was a $656 million prize that was shared by winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March 2012.

Source: Common Domain

My Shameless Quest for A ‘Skinny Mirror’

Wednesday 17:17 GMT

Which, like The Wall Street Journal, is owned by News Corp.. Columnist Michelle Slatalla goes on the hunt for a mirror that makes her look significantly thinner, and is almost talked out of it

FOR YEARS I’ve been searching for a so-called skinny mirror, a full-length mirror rumored to exist that makes any person who possesses it look significantly thinner. I first heard the legend of the skinny mirror from my mother, who in the 1970s removed a full-length Sears & Roebuck mirror from her bedroom on the grounds that it “told damn lies.”

Source: Washington Post

Montgomery County upgrades vocational training

Monday 00:34 GMT
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5 Mood-Lifting Museums

Sunday 05:10 GMT
Source: CBS News

What happened at Studio 54 is still an "embarrassment" for co-founder Ian Schrager

Saturday 17:15 GMT
Source: Washington Post

A supermodel recalls the glorious decade when no one cared if you gained a few pounds

Saturday 17:15 GMT
Source: Washington Post

D.C.-area forecast: Today is mild, but much of the week ahead is cooler than normal

Monday 10:51 GMT
Source: Fox News

USA Gymnastics' interim president Mary Bono resigns after 4 days

Tuesday 22:49 GMT
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SEC Calls for Better Accounting Controls as Cyber Scams Increase

Tuesday 22:49 GMT
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My Shameless Quest for A ‘Skinny Mirror’

Wednesday 17:17 GMT
Source: CBS News

Mega Millions jackpot leaps to record $868 million

Today 00:35 GMT
Source: CBS News

Mega Millions winning numbers: 3, 45, 49, 61, 69, Mega Ball 9

Today 02:25 GMT
Source: BBC

Roseanne objects to character's exit

Today 06:06 GMT
Source: The Guradian

You have to keep fit to stay in gaming

Wednesday 17:17 GMT
Source: ABC News

What to know if you win the $667M lottery jackpot

Today 02:25 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Apple ‘Deeply Apologetic’ Over Account Hacks in China

Today 03:20 GMT

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