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Source: BBC

Review: America through the lens of Diane Arbus ?????

Today 11:44 GMT

Looked at from another perspective, however, and you can see the sensitive, striving artist that was Diane Arbus in every single one.

Arbus not only admired the range and depth of characters to whom Chaucer gave literary life, but also the "tenderness" with which he treated them. It was a humanity she strove to replicate when photographing the discriminated against, the sort of people from whom most turn away but she looked upon with empathy.

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Source: The Guradian

Anna Wintour: a rare face-to-face with the most important woman in fashion

Today 11:44 GMT

• Read more from the spring/summer 2019 edition of The Fashion, our biannual fashion supplement. One morning last August, Anna Wintour was playing tennis with her coach in the 40-acre grounds of her Long Island summerhouse.

Born in London in 1949 to a British father (Evening Standard editor Charles Wintour) and an American mother, Wintour moved to New York in her 20s. I try not to think about the scene in the 2009 Vogue documentary The September Issue when Stefano Pilati, then designer of Yves Saint Laurent, withers under her stony-faced appraisal of his latest collection.

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Source: DW

Merger between T-Mobile and Sprint on the line

Today 11:44 GMT

With their multi-billion-dollar merger in the US still undecided, senior executives of T-Mobile and Sprint took their case to Washington.

Following the hearing, Democratic lawmakers challenged a pledge by T-Mobile and Sprint not to raise prices if the merger goes through. A group of nine Democratic senators also wrote to the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division and the Federal Communications Commission asking them to reject the merger.

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Source: Global News

At least 1 dead, 4 police wounded after shooting in Aurora, Illinois, officials say

Today 11:44 GMT

At least one person was killed and four police officers wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, officials said Friday.

Police said the situation had been contained and that there was “no ongoing threat to the public,” according to a statement issued by the Kane County Sheriff’s Department on behalf of the Aurora Police Department. Probst said he wasn’t hurt but that another colleague was “bleeding pretty bad.”

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Source: BBC

The man gene-editing animals for Africa

Today 11:44 GMT

"Growing up, I understood that if you are farming and you are that vulnerable, there has to be something there to help, perhaps resilient animals, disease-resistant animals, and developing the best practices. "At the time, the science was not good enough to make a difference.

It says that using gene-edited animals to boost food production is also misconceived because, it argues, feeding cereals to animals is wasteful and intensive livestock production increased CO2 emissions.

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Source: Common Domain

Everything you need to know about market closures on Washington’s Birthday — the holiday you may know as Presidents Day

Today 11:45 GMT

U.S. financial markets will pause Monday in observance of Presidents Day — which, technically, is not the name of the holiday.

A number of sources indicate that the holiday was at first only celebrated within the District of Columbia but became widely recognized as a federal holiday in 1885, marking the first time an American individual was memorialized via a bank holiday.

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Source: DW

Afghanistan: Can peace prevail?

Today 10:49 GMT

Seventeen years of war, tens of thousands dead, millions in need of humanitarian assistance — the call has long sounded for peace in Afghanistan.

Given the humanitarian stakes and differing interests within Afghanistan, a peace deal for Afghans by Afghans should be the only option on the table, Welthungerhilfe's ten Boer told DW.. "Only the people of Afghanistan can make the decision for peace — not the US, not the international community," he said. "They must involve the Afghan government.

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Source: The Guradian

Rambling Trump calls an emergency in speech that goes on and on and on

Today 10:49 GMT

When Donald Trump awarded himself emergency powers on Friday, it was with an all too familiar mix of falsehoods, fearmongering and shoutouts to his favourite rightwing broadcasters.

Trump sniffed frequently, and at times his speech sounded slurred, as he bragged of his achievements, aired his grievances and offered an alarming preview of his 2020 campaign pitch. There were random segues from illegal immigration to relations with President Xi.

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Source: Fox News

CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon speculate that Trump is lying about height, weight

Today 10:49 GMT

CNN anchors Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon believe that President Trump and the White House are being dishonest about the results of his latest physical.

CNN'S CHRIS CUOMO: TRUMP TREATS ILHAN OMAR'S BIGOTRY DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE SHE'S MUSLIM. Lemon went on to say that what “concerns” him is the “heart situation,” invoking CNN analyst Dr. Sanjay Gupta had previously diagnosed his case as “heart disease” without actually examining the president.

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Source: Fox News

Sarah Sanders says she ‘voluntarily’ agreed to Mueller interview

Today 10:49 GMT

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders acknowledged Friday she was interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team as part of their probe into whether anyone on the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.

"It's very clear that Russia meddled in the election, it's also very clear that it didn't have an impact on the election, and it's also very clear that the Trump campaign didn't collude with the Russians in any ways for this process to take place," Sanders said during a briefing last year.

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Source: Common Domain

Trump is obese, but his doctor says he’s in ‘good health’ — can you be both?

Today 11:45 GMT

“After taking into account all the laboratory results, examinations and specialist recommendations, it is my determination that the President remains in very good health overall,” Conley wrote.

In a 2012 study published in the European Heart Journal, researchers determined that some people can be obese yet healthy and fit. Those who were what’s called “metabolically fit” — which means, like Trump, they didn’t have high cholesterol, blood pressure or blood sugars; and they exercised — weren’t more likely than others to get heart disease or cancer.

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Source: Reuters

NBA, U.S. Tennis, Sky, urge U.S. action on alleged Saudi TV piracy

Today 10:49 GMT

A group of sports bodies and broadcasters including the U.S. National Basketball Association, U.S. Tennis Association and Sky has called for the United States to add Saudi Arabia to its “priority watch list” over alleged TV piracy, filings show.

The Trump administration announced its 2018 “priority watch list” last April, and added Saudi Arabia to its less serious “watch list” over similar concerns.

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Source: DW

Opinion: A new Cold War in Venezuela?

Thursday 18:11 GMT

When it comes to the crisis unfolding in Venezuela, the United States and Russia have seemingly reverted back to their Cold War rivalry.

Read more: 'Time running out for Nicolas Maduro,' Venezuela's Juan Guaido tells DW. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, meanwhile, has repeatedly warned against the US launching a military intervention in Venezuela. And in December 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered that two supersonic bombers be stationed in the Latin American country as a show of support.

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Source: DW

Pompeo, Mogherini hold tense meeting after Iran rebuke from US

Today 08:04 GMT

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with top EU diplomat Federica Mogherini on Friday amid tensions caused by a scathing attack by the Trump administration on its European allies over their approach to Iran.

Pompeo himself, who is known as an outspoken critic of Iran, told reporters at the Warsaw conference that it was not possible to "achieve stability in the Middle East without confronting Iran."

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Source: Common Domain

Asian markets fall as uncertainty grows

Today 05:09 GMT

Asian shares were broadly lower on Friday, tracking a weak Wall Street session as traders awaited the conclusion of U.S.-China talks in Beijing.

Among individual stocks, Dai-ichi Life Holdings 8750, -4.83%   slumped in Tokyo trading, as did SoftBank Group 9984, -4.12%  and Honda 7267, -2.33%  . Casino operators Galaxy Entertainment 0027, -5.35%   and Sands China 1928, -4.55%   fell in Hong Kong, along with tech companies such as AAC 2018, -4.85%   and Sunny Optical 2382, -3.38%  .


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