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Source: New York Times

A Former Top Wall Street Regulator Turns to the Blockchain

Today 03:21 GMT

Gary Gensler was one of the top financial regulators in the Obama administration, the finance chief for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and, before both of those jobs, a partner at Goldman Sachs.

As the chairman of the commission he became one of the most aggressive watchdogs in the effort to rein in Wall Street after the financial crisis. Joi Ito, the director of the M.I.T. Media Lab and a member of the board of directors of The New York Times, said the combination of Mr. Gensler’s record of independence and his knowledge of finance and policy was what made him so attractive to M.I.T.

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Source: NBC News

Texas man sentenced to 50 years for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas

Today 00:38 GMT

A Texas man who plead guilty to stealing more than $1.2 million in fajitas while acting as a public servant has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Employees immediately thought the delivery to be suspicious as minors at the detention center are not served fajitas, however the delivery driver insisted that had been delivering fajitas to the detention center's kitchen for the past nine years. After being fired and arrested, Escamilla's house was searched by police, who found packages of the fajitas in his refrigerator.

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Source: Global News

Sask. legislation to potentially block BC oil exports expected Monday

Today 00:38 GMT

This is legislation Premier Scott Moe said would be introduced to ensure Saskatchewan oil does not go to British Columbia, if Alberta stops their exports.

Saskatchewan premier says legislation is coming to block energy exports to B.C.. B.C. is seeking a legal ruling into whether the province can restrict increased amounts of oil entering Canada’s most western province. There is strong opposition to the pipeline in parts of B.C., due to concern over the economic and environmental impact of an oil spill in the Pacific Ocean.

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Source: Fox News

Woman diagnosed with rare 'floating kidney' condition

Today 00:37 GMT

A floating or "wandering" kidney (known medically as "nephroptosis") is a condition in which one of the kidneys falls into the pelvis when a person stands up, said case report author Dr. Akshay Sood, a urologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit who treated the woman.

The woman didn't have pain when she was reclining because her kidney stayed in its normal position, and she also felt better in late pregnancy because her larger uterus provided support from below for the kidney, so it would not move down into her pelvis, Sood explained.

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Source: NBC News

What's the difference between baking soda and baking powder?

Today 00:38 GMT

While most home cooks use baking powder and baking soda in all sorts of recipes — from pancakes to pies, cookies and cakes — many people don't really know why they're different and how they should be used.

Baking powder, on the other hand, is baking soda that contains two acids, so no additional acid is needed in the recipe to cause the reaction, Dan Souza, editor in chief of Cook’s Illustrated, told TODAY Food.

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Source: NBC News

LGBTQ teens in West Virginia create state's first "rainbow" prom

Today 00:38 GMT

This year, some West Virginia students decided to start a new tradition: The Rainbow Formal, the state’s first dance for LGBTQ youth.

Other schools in West Virginia, such as Hurricane High School, are more accepting of LGBTQ populations, according to students. Sam Green, a junior there who is trans and helped to organize the Rainbow Formal, said while some of his peers in West Virginia might not experience a similarly supportive environment, they can be themselves at the dance.

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Source: Common Domain

How to Dress Like a Billionaire

Today 00:38 GMT

Now on its third season, Showtime’s dramedy “Billions” masterfully captures the changing dress codes of the finance world

Not all powerful men can or do dress down, and “Billions” creators Brian Koppelman and David Levine shrewdly pit Mr. Axelrod’s afflu-leisure against District Attorney Rhoades Jr.’s bespoke three-piece suits. It’s not that Mr. Rhoades Jr. looks unfashionable in his suits (they are pristine, big-ticket suits courtesy of a Scrooge-McDuckian trust fund) but they look like stuffy old money armor compared to Mr. Axelrod’s laissez-faire threads.

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Source: Common Domain

Copyright Protection for Monkey Selfie Rejected by U.S. Appeals Court

Today 03:22 GMT

That is what a federal appellate court ruled Monday, in denying the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ request to bring copyright claims on behalf of a macaque monkey.

Animals have no legal ability to hold copyright claims, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in its decision, which also questioned PETA’s motives in bringing the case. PETA argued Naruto himself is the copyright owner of the photos, which capture the black-haired crested macaque grinning broadly at the camera, amber eyes blazing.

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Source: CBS News

Nature up close: Hummingbirds

Today 00:38 GMT

The Sonoran in southern Arizona, with its combination of mountains, creeks and one of the richest deserts on Earth, is a magnet for at least 12 species of hummingbirds.

Because hummingbirds are small, they have an almost unbelievably, high metabolic rate, roughly 77 times that of a human, who would have to eat at least 155,000 calories a day just to survive if he had the same metabolic rate. If they weighed five pounds, instead of a fraction of an ounce, you might be scared to death.

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Source: BBC

Meet Spotify's music fact machines

Today 03:22 GMT

You may have found yourself laughing as you scroll through the facts that pop up while you're listening to music on Spotify.

Ultimately, says Cal, the team would never trash music "that might be considered 'lame' or 'uncool' by some" and they like to "let the facts speak for themselves". One of the big benefits of working for Genius, apart from getting to listen to music all day, is that you learn a lot of new information about artists.

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Source: New York Times

Hawaiian Food Is Flourishing … in Utah?

Today 00:38 GMT

The restaurant chain Mo’ Bettahs has found success appealing to Utah’s dominant religious group: Mormons, who have long had ties to Polynesia.

They had no clue about the logistics of running a restaurant, but no doubt that it would center on their favorite food, the Hawaiian plate lunch — a multicultural meal of meat, rice and macaroni salad, a staple of 19th-century sugar-plantation workers who came to Hawaii from countries like Japan and China.

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Source: BBC

How one woman started a cosmetics empire at 29

Today 00:38 GMT

"I try to recruit really strong people around me, and then give them enough rope to be able to learn in a way I learned."

Rather than dreading her trips to buy makeup, and then doing nothing about it, back in 1997 Jo Horgan recognised a business opportunity - and opened an upmarket cosmetics shop that sold a large number of different brands that her staff would recommend entirely on merit. Living in Melbourne, Australia, she quit her project management job at French cosmetics giant L'Oreal, and launched her own company, which she called Mecca.

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Source: NBC News

These are the best sneakers from Shape's 2018 Sneaker Awards

Today 00:38 GMT

If your sneakers have seen better days, though, don't worry: Brooke Danielson from Shape Magazine went to the TODAY studio to reveal the winners of Shape's 2018 Sneaker Awards.

For more walking shoes, TODAY Style put together a list of our favorite slip on sneakers (and look-alikes) that keep selling out.

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Source: New York Times

Review: Anna Netrebko Emerges as a Powerful New Tosca at the Met

Sunday 21:51 GMT

Anna Netrebko must have felt enormous pressure on Saturday at the Metropolitan Opera when for the first time anywhere she sang the title role of Puccini’s “Tosca.”

Ms. Netrebko, who over many years has been moving from the lighter, bel canto fare into weightier dramatic roles, could have chosen a less prominent stage to try out Tosca.

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Source: Common Domain

Tribeca Film Festival is embracing cryptocurrency and tech

Today 00:38 GMT

Tribeca is premiering psychological thriller “BRAID,” the first major feature film to be funded through an equity crowdsale using cryptocurrency. The “BRAID” token sale on the Ethereum Blockchain raised $1.7 million in two weeks with Joseph Lubin, blockchain entrepreneur, and founder of ConsenSys, serving as the movie’s executive producer.

Tribeca is seeking to reflect the ongoing debate over diversity in film, with 46% of the films at the festival being directed by women.

Source: New York Times

After Late Vote Switch, Senate Panel Approves Pompeo for Secretary of State

Today 11:49 GMT
Source: CTV

9 dead, 16 injured after van strikes pedestrians in Toronto, sources say suspect is Alek Minassian

Today 11:49 GMT
Source: NBC News

Nine killed, 16 injured in Toronto after van strikes pedestrians

Today 11:49 GMT
Source: DW

Armenia: Serzh Sargsyan resignation a blow to Russia foreign policy

Today 07:03 GMT
Source: Global News

George H.W. Bush hospitalized two days after wife Barbara’s funeral

Today 09:58 GMT
Source: ABC News

Princess Kate gives birth to a boy

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: CTV

Royal baby: It's another boy for Kate and William

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Tencent Music: Tune In, But Don’t Turn On Yet

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: BBC

The words that change what colours we see

Monday 15:27 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Don’t blame oil prices for a narrowing gap in government bond yields, says BMO

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: New York Times

‘I Feel Pretty’ and the Rise of Beauty-Standard Denialism

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: The Week

The way we teach morality

Sunday 09:54 GMT
Source: Global News

Streaming has changed the way we deal with music — let us count the ways: Alan Cross

Sunday 14:30 GMT
Source: BBC

Could the royal baby boost the economy?

Today 11:49 GMT

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