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Monday

6 Articles
Source: Fox News

White House did not deny release of Democrats’ memo: Rep. Nunes

12-Feb-2018

Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and author of the controversial Republican memo alleging government surveillance abuse during the 2016 presidential campaign, said on Sunday the White House did not block the release of the Democrats’ rebuttal to the GOP note.. “What they did is they said, ‘look, you need to make some redactions and some technical corrections here and we will get it out right away.’ Now from that point, we’ve heard nothing but crickets,” Nunes, R-Calif., told Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures.”

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Source: NBC News

The very best food containers for storing, reheating and taking meals to-go

12-Feb-2018

Good food storage is worth the investment because it means you won't waste money throwing away food that could have been saved — and you'll easily be able to reheat and reserve meals.

Perfect for a potluck or for storing baked leftovers, this set from Pyrex allows you to bake, store and carry all your food in one container, thanks to tight-fitting lids. The 3-quart oblong baker and 8-inch square baker are particularly great for this, and you’ll be the life of the party when you walk in with a fresh casserole or brownies.

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Source: The Guradian

'Leave us alone': India's villagers rebel against urbanisation

12-Feb-2018

In September 2015, after demonstrations, 42 villages managed to get themselves removed from the Junagadh Urban Development Authority; but in other parts of Gujarat, including Ahmedabad, villagers continue to protest to little avail.

Many villagers grow groundnuts, cotton, wheat, rice and cumin; losing nearly half their land would split up large holdings, posing a risk to their agricultural industry.

Tuesday

1 Article
Source: BBC

Where might Trump go in a nuclear attack?

Tuesday 00:34 GMT

Mount Weather, a 1,754-ft (534m) peak near Bluemont, Virginia, was turned into a giant bunker for the president, his advisers and others to hide in case of nuclear attack.

The story of Trump's bomb shelters reflects the ways Americans have tried to grapple with the prospect of nuclear war over the past several decades. He also has a rudimentary bunker at his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, and one originally used to store bombs at his golf course in West Palm Beach (it's under the second hole, according to Esquire).

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Source: Common Domain

Unilever Threatens to Reduce Ad Spending on Tech Platforms That Don’t Combat Divisive Content

Tuesday 00:34 GMT

Unilever UL -0.68% is threatening to pull back its advertising from popular tech platforms, including YouTube and Facebook , if they don’t do more to combat the spread of fake news, hate speech and divisive content.

“Unilever will not invest in platforms or environments that do not protect our children or which create division in society, and promote anger or hate,” Unilever CMO Keith Weed is expected to say Monday during the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s annual leadership meeting in Palm Desert, Calif. “We will prioritize investing only in responsible platforms that are committed to creating a positive impact in society,” he says, according to prepared remarks.

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Source: New York Times

Abuse Case Exposes Fissures in a White House in Turmoil

Tuesday 00:34 GMT

The furor over spousal abuse allegations that forced the resignation of one of President Trump’s top advisers last week has exposed fissures within the White House that had been papered over since John F. Kelly took over last summer as chief of staff with a mandate to end the dysfunction.

His aides fanned out to talk shows on Sunday to stress that domestic abuse is unacceptable, adding that Mr. Porter had lied to them and deserved to be pushed out.

Wednesday

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Source: Fox News

'Grossly impaired' illegal immigrant blamed for crash that killed toddler

Wednesday 00:35 GMT

An unlicensed illegal immigrant was “grossly impaired” when he crashed into an ambulance and killed a 3-year-old boy, court papers say.

Jose Duran Romero, 27, blew a 0.19 on a breathalyzer nearly two hours after the crash, more than twice the legal limit, FOX8 Winston-Salem reported late Monday. Court papers say Romero, who was behind the wheel of a Honda Accord even though he had never owned a driver’s license, had “bloodshot, glassy eyes,” slurred his speech and looked “grossly impaired,” according to the station.

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Source: New York Times

Experiments Succeed — and Fail — Spectacularly in Robert Coover’s Lab

Wednesday 00:35 GMT

Trickster, tinkerer, inventor, parodist — at 86, Robert Coover is the last man standing, alongside John Barth, who is 87, of a postwar generation of postmodern experimental writers that included John Hawkes, William Gaddis and William Gass.

When Coover’s stories don’t work, which is about half the time even here, they’re dreadful — arid experiments that are the equivalent of lighting the wrong end of a filtered cigarette.

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Source: Fox News

Rob Porter was up for White House promotion before domestic abuse accusations went public

Wednesday 00:35 GMT

Rob Porter, former White House staff secretary, was on the verge of a big promotion at the White House before news stories surfaced detailing past domestic abuse allegations leveled by two ex-spouses, Fox News has confirmed.

Porter, who exited the White House last week after the accusations from two ex-wives went public, was under consideration to fill the role of deputy chief of staff, multiple administration sources said.

Thursday

1 Article
Source: New York Times

Chipotle Takes a Page, and a C.E.O., From Taco Bell

Thursday 00:34 GMT

Brian Niccol, the chief executive of Taco Bell, will replace Chipotle’s founder, Steve Ells, as chief executive on March 5, Chipotle said on Tuesday.

In 2011, the year Mr. Niccol began working at Taco Bell, the company battled a class-action lawsuit that claimed the chain’s seasoned beef taco filling was more filling than beef. The lawsuit was eventually withdrawn, but marketing experts said the company had stumbled by demanding an apology, unintentionally keeping the allegations in the public eye.

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Source: ABC News

Russia is threatening to block YouTube and Instagram over video of oligarch

Thursday 00:34 GMT

Russia has threatened to block access to YouTube and Instagram if the sites do not remove video and photographs that show a senior government official sailing on a yacht with a billionaire oligarch, who has links with the former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.

Russia’s state-controlled media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, on Saturday ordered that 14 Instagram posts and seven YouTube videos be deleted that show metals magnate Oleg Deripaska on a yacht with a Russian deputy prime minister, Sergey Prikhodko, and a woman who has described herself as an escort.

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Source: Global News

Canada should lower corporate taxes to stay competitive with U.S.: experts

Thursday 00:34 GMT

The Canadian government needs to shave a bit off the corporate tax rate and provide financial incentives for investments in artificial intelligence and robotics following U.S. tax reforms, says a leading tax expert.

READ MORE: If you thought NAFTA pullout would be bad for Canada, check out the tax reforms. A CIBC World Markets report said the U.S. tax changes will make Canada less competitive and end the use of tax inversions.

Friday

1 Article
Source: CBS News

Vatican tries to ease pressure on pope over sex abuse stance

Friday 00:34 GMT

The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis meets frequently with victims of sexual abuse, seeking to defuse a mounting scandal over his unbridled support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.

Archbishop Charles Scicluna, the Vatican's respected former sex crimes investigator, begins his fact-finding mission on Saturday by meeting with Barros' main accuser.

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Source: BBC

Florida shooting: Who are the victims?

Friday 00:34 GMT

A sports coach at a Florida high school targeted by a mass shooter on Wednesday is being hailed as a hero for shielding students from bullets.

Coach Aaron Feis was injured protecting a student in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and, at last report, is in critical condition.

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Source: Common Domain

Match Group: This New Feature Takes on Bumble

Friday 00:34 GMT

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The Tinder operator, which last year was said to be interested in buying “Women make the first move” competitor Bumble for as much as $1 billion, now says it will unveil new features that might sound familiar. As new CEO Mandy Ginsberg told MarketWatch (and former Barron’s Next) writer Emily Bary for a story published Wednesday morning:. Tinder will let female users choose whether they want to initiate all conversations with future matches, as Bumble does.

Saturday

1 Article
Source: CBS News

"I didn't have a chance to say goodbye": Florida students describe shooting, aftermath

Saturday 00:34 GMT

A group of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School told "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor that their community and country "will get through this as a family."

Glor asked the students about how they felt about suddenly being thrust into the center of the national conversation about mass shootings and gun violence. "We shouldn't sensationalize school shootings because that would downplay the severity of what this means to the Parkland community and students and families of Douglas," Jack said.

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Source: New York Times

Slalom Live Results: Mikaela Shiffrin Going for Second Gold

Saturday 00:34 GMT

Mikaela Shiffrin showed introduced herself to the Pyeongchang Olympics in a big way Thursday, taking the giant slalom with a gutsy second run that clinched a comeback win.

• Win or lose her best event, Shiffrin is ambitious for more Olympics glory: She could win the combined and maybe even the downhill as well, although she says she will not enter the super-G.

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Source: Huffington Post

Report: College Hoops Corruption Case Poised To Wreak Havoc On Top Programs

Saturday 00:34 GMT

Miller’s financial activity is expected to compromise dozens of programs and players, but he certainly wasn’t a rogue agent.

As witnesses paint a picture of the depths of corruption in the basketball underworld, the feds need to make a decision whether they want to expose other sneaker companies, agents and coaches. “The biggest mystery in this case is why more high-profile coaches and agents haven’t been brought in,” said the source who has been briefed on the case.

Sunday

1 Article
Source: Common Domain

Former SEC boss says U.S. has become ‘a nation of day traders’’

Sunday 00:34 GMT

The problem we have is that most people investing in these companies are doing it because they want to partake of a craze and they don’t have any idea why they’re making their investments or what the companies do,” he said.

The Brooklyn-born, 72-year-old legal professional was the 26th SEC head, serving from 2001 to 2003, during George W. Bush’s first term. Read: How Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ is being rigged, according to one whistleblower. His comments come after a historic surge of one key gauge of Wall Street fear, the Cboe Volatility Index VIX, +1.73% , helped lead to a 10% tumble on Feb. 5 from a recent peak for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.08% S&P 500 index SPX, +0.04% and Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.23% .

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Source: Common Domain

The Forgotten Founding Father

Sunday 00:34 GMT

The Marshall Plan and a new course for the West; The horse and civilization; How America remade its rivers; The famous Martin Amis; and more.

Raised on an Idaho mountain by survivalists who kept her out of school, the author went on to earn a Ph.D. at Cambridge. Raised on an Idaho mountain by survivalists who kept her out of school, the author went on to earn a Ph.D. at Cambridge.

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Source: Washington Post

Could fast skier Ester Ledecka and fast swimmer Katie Ledecky be distant cousins?

Sunday 00:34 GMT

Or is it just a coincidence that Katie Ledecky appears to share a similar surname with Ester Ledecka, the Czech skier who surprised the Alpine world by winning gold in Saturday’s super-G race?

The swimmer’s paternal grandfather, Jaromir Ledecky, was born in Czechoslovakia and came to the United States in 1947, eventually becoming an economist with a PhD from NYU. Ledecka’s father is named Janek Ledecky.

Source: The Guradian

Students who escaped Florida shooting voice anger at Trump as protests spread

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: CTV

Trump's Twitter tirades turn to Oprah

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: CBS News

Transcript: John Podesta on "Face the Nation," Feb. 18, 2018

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump lashes out over Russia probe in angry and error-laden tweetstorm

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: NBC News

Russian curler faces scrutiny after doping tests return positive

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: ABC News

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: BBC

Swastikas drawn on Poland's Israel embassy

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: CTV

#BeccaToldMeTo: Teen who inspired kindness movement dies at 18

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump inaugural committee directed $26 million for event production to firm connected to Melania Trump adviser

Friday 21:53 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: DW

As China takes 'center stage,' Europe stands at a crossroads

Friday 21:53 GMT
Source: BBC

What to look out for at London Fashion Week

Saturday 11:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields lower as bond market settles down from wild swings this week

Saturday 13:36 GMT

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