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Source: The Guradian

Will Sean Hannity's ties to Michael Cohen be his undoing?

Sunday 19:05 GMT

Lawyers for Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s consigliere and legal fixer, had tried every trick in the book to avoid disclosing the name of a mystery Cohen client, who they said was desperate to remain anonymous.

“If it’s just Michael Cohen trying to associate himself with Hannity, I don’t think it’s a problem for Hannity,” he said. Cohen’s team chose to include Hannity – then still unidentified – in a list of clients whose files he intends to argue are protected by attorney-client privilege.

Source: New York Times

America Before Earth Day: Smog and Disasters Spurred the Laws Trump Wants to Undo

Sunday 19:05 GMT

The attempts to water down the act are “among the worst” by any administration, said Bruce Stein, the chief scientist of the National Wildlife Federation.

On April 22, 1970, millions of people throughout the country demonstrated on the inaugural Earth Day, calling for air, water and land in the country to be cleaned up and protected. And that year, in a bipartisan effort, the Environmental Protection Agency was created and key legislation — the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act — came into force.

Source: New York Times

A Shadowy War’s Newest Front: A Drone Base Rising From Saharan Dust

Sunday 19:06 GMT

Rising from a barren stretch of African scrubland, a half-finished drone base represents the newest front line in America’s global shadow war.

“The deployment of armed drones is not going to make a strategic difference,” said E.J. Hogendoorn, the International Crisis Group’s deputy Africa program director in Washington, “and may even increase local hostility to the U.S. and the central government in distant Niamey.”

Source: The Guradian

Arizona Republicans seek law change in case John McCain seat in play

Sunday 19:05 GMT

Arizona lawmakers are debating legislation that would keep John McCain’s Senate successor off the ballot in November’s midterm elections, should the seat become open before the end of next month.

McCain, a six-term Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, was diagnosed last summer with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Though Democrats are expected block the measure, the effort has renewed speculation about McCain’s health.

Source: NBC News

The problem with plastic straws

Sunday 21:50 GMT

The Last Plastic Straw, which says the U.S. uses enough straws to wrap around the earth’s circumference 2.5 times each day, suggests:. “Basically what we are asking you to do is DO LESS: less consumption, less waste, less straws,” the site says.

Nationwide, that’s 500 million drinking straws thrown away every day — enough straws to fill about 46,400 school buses each year. Environmental groups have targeted disposable drinking straws — that are not recyclable or compostable — for extinction.

Source: CBS News

The return of Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" Mustang

Sunday 21:50 GMT

This morning, Mark Strassmann is in hot pursuit of the most famous, yet most elusive Ford Mustang of them all:. In the 1968 classic "Bullitt," Steve McQueen gave every future James Bond and Jason Bourne a driving lesson.

Her late husband, Robert, saw an ad in the back pages of Road and Track Magazine, and bought the Bullitt Mustang in 1974 for $6,000. And it became a "family secret" for Robbie Kiernan, though she told Strassmann, "It was never meant to be a secret, it was just our car."

Source: Common Domain

Top 10 roast beef recipes

Monday 13:37 GMT

For a few extra pointers watch our video on how to roast and carve a rib of beef: . This brilliant roast beef recipe complete with an easy gravy and carrots and onions is an instant winner for Sunday dinner.

A simple family supper or a dinner party with guests to impress can both be instantly improved with a show-stopping centrepiece of roast beef.

Source: The Week

Hungary's 'illiberal democracy'

Sunday 19:05 GMT

"Not open but hiding; not straightforward but crafty; not honest but base; does not believe in working but speculates with money; does not have its own homeland but feels it owns the whole world."

In a 2014 speech, Orban explained that his vision for Hungary was an "illiberal democracy," citing strongman states such as Russia and Turkey as models. Fidesz got just 53 percent of the vote in 2010, but quirks of seat distribution gave it a two-thirds majority, and it quickly exploited its position to remake the country.

Source: The Guradian

Could Donald Trump's lone ranger approach provide the silver bullet?

Sunday 19:05 GMT

Rather, it is a concern that Trump is rejecting the multilateral system that has been in operation for more than 70 years and risks sending the world spinning back to the 1930s.

If Trump facilitates a long overdue assessment of what a properly functioning international system might resemble, that’s to be welcomed.

Source: The Guradian

Corita Kent, the pop art nun

Sunday 19:05 GMT

Pop Art gave the world Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns in the US, and Richard Hamilton and Peter Blake in the UK, but one of its lesser-known stars was a nun called Corita Kent.

In that they may have life (1964), she used images from a Wonder Bread wrapper to create a meditation on poverty and hunger, while in for eleanor (1964), she appropriated the US food giant General Mill’s slogan “The big G stands for goodness”, the source of which is a G for “God”.

Source: The Guradian

Curtis Sittenfeld: ‘I have declined to write fiction about Melania Trump double digits of times’

Sunday 19:05 GMT

I really like writing about characters in a balanced, complicated way and I don’t think I could do that with Melania Trump.

The latter scandalised some US liberals with its sympathetic portrayal of first lady Laura Bush, to whom Sittenfeld, a Democrat, tweeted in sympathy last week after the death of her mother-in-law, Barbara. She went on to horrify Jane Austen purists with Eligible, a brilliant, modern-day reimagining of Pride and Prejudice.

Source: The Week

The hidden dangers of flexible work hours

Sunday 19:05 GMT

While 77 percent of millennials say that flexible hours would make them more productive, 89 percent admit to regularly checking work emails after work hours.

As advances in technology have made remote work easier and more accessible, the number of those participating in flexible work has skyrocketed. Back then, there weren't many options other than pouring yourself a cup of ambition and heading off to the grind.

Source: The Guradian

The US is entering a golden age of corporate medicine

Sunday 19:05 GMT

As healthcare reform returns to the national political discussion, we should be talking about cutting corporate America out of the healthcare system altogether – not welcoming them in.

A slew of mergers and acquisitions looks set to transform American healthcare, drawing health insurance giants, pharmacy benefit managers, physicians’ practices, drugstores, surgical centers and “retail clinics” in pharmacies and supermarkets together into giant corporate healthcare blobs.

Source: The Guradian

Union leader faces members' protest over sexual misconduct claims

Sunday 19:05 GMT

Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) plan to protest at their union’s convention in Las Vegas this weekend, accusing the union of turning a blind eye to sexual misconduct by one of its top leaders.

In a letter to concerned members sent on 4 April, Perrone said that while his union takes sexual misconduct seriously, federal law ties his hands as he claims not enough evidence exists to show Kasparian engaged in wrongdoing.

Source: Common Domain

China Looks to Close Technology Gap With U.S.

Sunday 19:05 GMT

Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined an updated vision for China’s future as an internet and technology power, pledging more state support for sectors caught in the crosshairs of a trade fight with the U.S.. Speaking at a two-day conclave on cyberspace that ended Saturday, Mr. Xi called on officials, enterprises and researchers to redouble already extensive national efforts to achieve breakthroughs in “core technologies” like semiconductors—an area where China still lags behind the U.S.. The development of new information technologies “presents the Chinese people with an opportunity you rarely see in a thousand years,” Mr. Xi said, according to an account of his speech published by the official Xinhua News Agency. “We must keenly seize the historic opportunity.”

Source: Global News

North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

Saturday 14:32 GMT
Source: Fox News

North Korea announces end to missile testing as Trump cites 'big progress'

Saturday 14:32 GMT
Source: New York Times

‘Viva Verdi,’ Say Fans With Very Verdian Names

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Make this one-pan Spanish Eggs and Potatoes, and you’ll learn how to fry

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Kalidou Koulibaly’s late header seals victory for Napoli over Juventus

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: New York Times

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

Sunday 21:51 GMT
Source: NBC News

‘One Tree Hill’ fans will instantly recognize this charming house — it's for sale!

Monday 13:38 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: BBC

Could the royal baby boost the economy?

Today 11:49 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Need STEM Teachers Look to Older Adults

Today 11:48 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Matt Smith on The Crown pay gap: 'We should be paid equally'

Today 08:06 GMT

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