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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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)?

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: ABC News

Trump says he ended insurers' 'gravy train' by cutting subsidy payments

Monday 21:01 GMT

President Donald Trump said Monday that his move to end government subsidies to insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act ended the "gravy train" to those companies and predicted the action will ultimately help overhaul the law.

Under the act, the government made cost-sharing reduction payments (CSRs) to insurers to reduce premiums for low-income Americans who utilized health care exchanges.

Source: Common Domain

L.A. school board member Ref Rodriguez faces conflict-of-interest complaint over $285,000 in payments

Monday 21:01 GMT

The charter school network that L.A. school board member Ref Rodriguez co-founded and ran for years has filed a complaint with state regulators alleging that Rodriguez had a conflict of interest when he authorized about $285,000 in payments drawn on its accounts.

When news broke that Los Angeles school board president Ref Rodriguez was caught up in a criminal case over his campaign contributions, friends and foes alike were baffled.

Source: New York Times

Nicki Minaj, Always in Control

Monday 21:01 GMT

THE DAY I WAIT in the hotel lobby of the Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park City to meet Nicki Minaj is the start of New York Fashion Week.

I am getting Nicki Minaj figured out with this album and I’m loving her.”. MINAJ’S PUBLIC IMAGE and personas are carefully curated. The tabloids have assiduously tracked her professional and personal lives and I restrain myself from asking about her ex Safaree Samuels, who appears on “Love & Hip Hop,” a reality television series about the music industry, and if she would ever give Drake a shot.

Source: Fox News

Gregg Jarrett: Colin Kaepernick's case against the NFL is as lame as his skills at quarterback

Monday 21:01 GMT

Colin Kaepernick’s newly-filed grievance accusing the NFL of colluding or conspiring against him is a legal “Hail Mary.”

Temperamental quarterbacks who are lacking those qualities sometimes find themselves watching NFL football games at home.

Source: Common Domain

School district pulled 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from shelves because it 'makes people uncomfortable'

Monday 21:01 GMT

The Biloxi, Miss., school district has pulled Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" from its curriculum because it "makes people uncomfortable," the Biloxi Sun Herald reports.

Holloway said the book will remain in school libraries, but will no longer be taught to eighth-grade students in the district. Lee's 1960 novel about a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman, which won the Pulitzer Prize, has been a staple in classrooms for decades.

Source: NBC News

Civilians to be evacuated from ISIS holdout, says U.S.

Saturday 16:24 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Revealed: catalogue of failings that sank Falklands warship HMS Sheffield

Monday 00:37 GMT
Source: New York Times

Forest, Forest Everywhere. But Not an Acre to Touch.

Tuesday 10:53 GMT
Source: BBC

Do our tongues have different ‘taste zones’?

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: CBS News

Man treads water, drifts for 17 hours after kayak sinks

Tuesday 10:53 GMT
Source: The Week

The stark beauty of Chile's Atacama Desert

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump mocks ‘Liddle’ Bob Corker, says senator was ‘made to sound a fool’

Wednesday 13:37 GMT
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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