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Source: New York Times

Shopping Without Instagram: It’s Full of Surprises

Wednesday 10:00 GMT

The interior is full of trimmings: There’s a woolly stool, a knotted rope wall hanging and a sconce in the dressing room trimmed with tiered fringe.

Juoksentelisinkohan is a Finnish word that, when punctuated with a question mark, translates to “I wonder if I should run around aimlessly?” Retail is increasingly a space for brand experience more than actual commerce. But brand-as-destination requires established familiarity.

Source: NBC News

#Pride30: Dr. Rachel Levine is one of US's highest-ranking trans officials

Tuesday 11:49 GMT

Levine is one of very few out transgender government officials; the list of trans elected and appointed officials includes the Defense Department's Amanda Simpson, Virginia State Health Commissioner Marissa Levine (no relation), and a tiny scattering of people serving on commissions, city councils and committees.

Dr. Rachel Levine is a rarity in politics: Her appointment as the Pennsylvania Physician General, the state's top doc, was unanimously unopposed by both parties in the state senate.

Source: The Guradian

If it quacks like a duck … will a car horn be less annoying?

Tuesday 11:49 GMT

Some observations on horn use, in no particular order: it’s almost never an emergency, and almost always an aural expletive; everybody in your vicinity, including pedestrians, thinks you mean them; violent hand signals are, oddly, a lot less aggressive, and people usually end up laughing; if you were to limit horn use to situations of real and present danger, you would probably do it no more than once a year.

Source: The Guradian

Red-faced encounter: rare new species of parrot discovered in Mexico

Wednesday 10:00 GMT

Miguel Gómez Garza was on his final expedition to the Yucatán Peninsula to gather information for his book Parrots of Mexico when it happened.

Tests on the parrot DNA described in the journal PeerJ show that the new species evolved from the white-fronted parrots (Amazona albifrons) that were native to the region about 120,000 years ago. With help from Tony Silva at the University of Florida and Pawel Mackiewicz at the University of Wroclaw, he measured the animals and collected feather and blood samples.

Source: CBS News

"Like bombs": Bankrupt Takata's air bags still out there

Wednesday 10:00 GMT

In a statement, NHTSA said it has been assured by Takata that the bankruptcy won't disrupt the flow of repair parts. The safety agency is also making sure older cars are fixed first, since the chemical Takata used in the air bags, ammonium nitrate, degrades over time, especially in hot, humid climates.

Because of the type of chemical propellant used by Takata, the defective air bags can inflate with too much force and spew deadly shrapnel at drivers and passengers.

Source: BBC

Painter Salvador Dali's body to be exhumed for paternity suit

Tuesday 13:39 GMT

A judge in Madrid has ordered the exhumation of the body of Spanish artist Salvador Dalí to get samples for a paternity suit.

Finally... a goose: Police in Hertfordshire exhumed the body of a goose, investigating allegations it was shot dead at point-blank range. Lots of people in Madagascar: Some people on the African island exhume their relatives as an act of love and respect.

Source: Washington Post

A Fox News host ambushed Jesse Ventura about his ‘American Sniper’ lawsuit. It got ugly.

Tuesday 15:29 GMT

The story is sketchy and the details are entirely dependent on who you choose to believe, but at some point in 2006, Jesse Ventura and “American Sniper” Chris Kyle got into a furniture-busting brawl at a Navy SEAL bar in California.

Their widely reported bar fight, and the accusations, recriminations and lawsuit that followed, got a new blast when self-described Fox News “political humorist” Jesse Watters (of racist Chinatown infamy) conducted an impromptu Jesse-on-Jesse interview at an event where Ventura was speaking.

Source: The Guradian

Kim Jong-sun: why North Korea is taking holiday inspiration from Benidorm

Tuesday 13:39 GMT

Recent pictures show a drab, crumbly holiday town, but plans to turn it into a modern beach resort have been afoot since 2007.

I am serious: a delegation of 20 officials from the Democratic (sic) People’s (sic) Republic (sic) of Korea has just completed a tour of the Costa Blanca, with an eye towards the development of its own Mediterranean-style resort.

Source: Global News

Banksy identity rumours swirl again after Goldie name slip

Tuesday 15:29 GMT

Del Naja’s name came up again last week after a podcast recording, when DJ and British musician Goldie accidentally let slip the name “Rob” when describing Banksy and modern art. “Give me a bubble letter, and put it on a T-shirt, and write Banksy on it, and we’re sorted, we’re OK, we’re good,” he said.

There are other bits of information supporting the theory that Banksy is Del Naja:. Other theories hold that “Rob” is actually short for Robin, not Robert (as in the nickname “Robin Banks,” which then birthed the name “Banksy”) or that Banksy is a collective of artists, not just an individual.

Source: Common Domain

Costco’s share-price plunge created a buying opportunity, analyst says

Tuesday 15:29 GMT

The company reported May 2017 total sales growth of 7% from the same month in 2016 to $9.86 billion, alongside same-store-sales growth of 4.1%.

Bugatch said that, though the Amazon–Whole Foods deal introduces a competitor in the grocery business and will likely accelerate delivery and other technology innovations, Costco’s grocery business is a “vastly different style” business than Whole Foods, with customers tending toward bulk purchases.

Source: Fox News

Ivanka Trump: 'I try to stay out of politics'

Tuesday 14:34 GMT

Ivanka Trump, the media-savvy first daughter who’s also an adviser to her president dad, has a surprising admission for a woman who has become one of the most influential voices in Washington, D.C.: “I try to stay out of politics.” Ivanka, speaking Monday morning to “Fox & Friends,” made no secret that she’s still in her political infancy – “I don’t profess to be a political savant,” she said – however, Ivanka was also clear about what, and who, she’s fighting for.

Source: NBC News

Fugitive lawyer in $550 million Social Security scam details how he fled the U.S.

Tuesday 11:48 GMT

A fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case has fled the country using a fake passport and has gotten help from someone overseas with a job to help support himself.

The flamboyant disability lawyer Eric Conn, in an email exchange with The Lexington Herald-Leader over the weekend, told the paper he flew to a country that does not have an extradition agreement with the U.S.. The paper reported Sunday that it tried to verify Conn's identity by asking him questions that only he could answer, including his Social Security number, which it obtained from court documents, and details about one of his marriages.

Source: New York Times

Justices to Hear Case on Religious Objections to Same-Sex Marriage

Tuesday 13:39 GMT

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal from a Colorado baker with religious objections to same-sex marriage who had lost a discrimination case for refusing to create a cake to celebrate such a union.

In response, the couple’s lawyer wrote that “it is no answer to say that Mullins and Craig could shop somewhere else for their wedding cake, just as it was no answer in 1966 to say that African-American customers could eat at another restaurant.”

Source: Common Domain

If you weren't raised in the Internet age, you may need to worry about workplace age discrimination

Tuesday 13:39 GMT

The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act turns 50 this year — about the age when many American workers begin to encounter the kinds of biases the law was intended to prevent.

At this “milestone of middle age,” quipped Victoria Lipnic, acting chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the law is grappling with new forms of age discrimination in the Internet era. Research by EEOC, which received 20,857 claims of age discrimination last year, found that 65% of older workers say age is a barrier to getting a job.

Source: Fox News

North Korean horror: Newly exposed video reveals brutal tactics of Otto Warmbier's sadistic torturers

Tuesday 13:39 GMT

The brutality of the North Korean regime was once again cast into the international spotlight following the death of 22-year-old American student Otto Warmbier last week.

COLLEGE PROF WHO SAID OTTO WARMBIER 'GOT WHAT HE DESERVED' WILL NOT RETURN TO SCHOOL. Warmbier was on a tourist trip to North Korea when he was detained for allegedly stealing a political poster from a hotel in Pyongyang last year.

Source: Fox News

Chaffetz: Justice watchdog also looking at Lynch's role in FBI's Clinton email probe

Monday 01:38 GMT
Source: Fox News

UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

Monday 00:38 GMT
Source: Global News

Bill Cosby plans seminars on how to avoid sexual assault charges

Saturday 15:30 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Kurds see chance to advance their cause in ruins of Islamic State

Sunday 19:19 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

Thursday 22:53 GMT
Source: The Guradian

It’s been a grim year – but what if Britain had never voted for Brexit?

Saturday 08:07 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Number of refugees admitted to US drops by nearly half under Trump

Sunday 15:31 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Digital Music: iTunes Remains Surprisingly Popular

Wednesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Common Domain

French Utility Engie Looking to Expand in China

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Today 00:37 GMT
Source: Global News

Can money buy happiness It depends on who you are and how you spend

Wednesday 20:14 GMT
Source: New York Times

We Taste-Tested 10 Hot Dogs. Here Are the Best.

Wednesday 17:18 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Drivers may pay the lowest July 4th gasoline prices in 12 years

Wednesday 16:22 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Swedish Christian Kids Banned From Saying Grace At Mealtimes, Can No Longer Say ‘Amen’

Wednesday 11:53 GMT

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