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last updated: Wed, 25 May 2016 04:57:21 -0400

Gov't report: Feds spend billions to run ancient technology

Gov't report: Feds spend billions to run ancient technologyThe government is spending about three-fourths of its technology budget maintaining aging computer systems, including platforms more than 50 years old in vital areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. ...


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Herald Sun | Breaking News
last updated: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:41:00 GMT

Australian among 66 EgyptAir missing
AN Australian dual-national is reported to be among the missing after EgyptAir Flight MS804, carrying 66 people, vanished from radar over the Mediterranean yesterday.

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
last updated: Tue, 24 May 2016 23:53:16 -0400

Trump moneyman’s shady history

Trump moneyman’s shady historyOne of six vice-chairs of the “Trump Victory Leadership Team,” a joint fundraising effort announced Tuesday by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, pleaded guilty in 2009 to criminal charges involving bribes paid to top New York State officials. Elliott Broidy, a Los Angeles venture capitalist, was charged with showering nearly $1 million in gifts and favors on state officials as part of a scheme to win more than $250 million in state pension investments for the venture capital firm he then headed, Markstone Capital. Sean Spicer, the RNC’s communications director, dismissed questions about Broidy’s background, comparing it to that of New York investment figure Steve Rattner, a top Democratic moneyman who held a recent fundraiser for Hillary Clinton and was caught up in the same “pay for play” scandal.


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At unruly N.M. rally, Trump goes after GOP Gov. Martinez

At unruly N.M. rally, Trump goes after GOP Gov. MartinezAt a raucous rally in Albuquerque featuring tumultuous protests both inside and out, Donald Trump hurled invective at opponents Democrat and Republican alike.


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Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in sex case

Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in sex caseShe called him "Mr. Cosby" and considered him a trusted friend and mentor. But 20 minutes after Bill Cosby offered her three blue pills and told her to take them with the wine he had set out, ...


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Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death

In this undated and unknown location photo, the new leader of Taliban fighters, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada poses for a portrait. The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor - a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul. (Afghan Islamic Press via AP)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor — a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul.


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Prosecutors to seek death penalty in S. Carolina church shooting

Dylann Roof attends a hearing at the Judicial Center in CharlestonDylann Roof, 22, is accused of opening fire on June 17 during a Bible study session at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.


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Trump, Clinton win Washington state's presidential primaries

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump each won primaries in Washington state Tuesday.


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Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico

A protestor of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a burning T-shirt as hundreds of people protest outside a rally for Trump in Albuquerque, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades.


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Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks in East Los AngelesBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton. Sanders has remained steadfast in his long-shot battle with Clinton for the Democratic nomination for the Nov. 8 presidential election, even though he lags her in the delegate count with only a few state contests remaining. The divisiveness among the Democrats stands in contrast to the Republicans, whose party leaders are slowly rallying behind Donald Trump, their presumptive nominee.


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Judge: Law trimming early voting in Ohio is unconstitutional

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2008 file photo, voters line up outside the Hamilton County Board of Elections for early voting in Cincinnati. U.S. District Judge Michael Watson ruled Tuesday, May 24, 2016, that a law trimming early voting in Ohio is unconstitutional, after the state's Democratic Party and other plaintiffs sued over Republican-backed changes to voting rules in the presidential battleground state. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A law trimming early voting in Ohio is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a case involving a series Republican-backed voting changes in the presidential battleground state.


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O'Reilly and Scarborough to Trump: Enough with the Clinton conspiracies!
Conservative commentators are cautioning Donald Trump not to give fuel to conspiracy theories and sordid controversies that have long swirled around Bill and Hillary Clinton after the presumptive Republican nominee called a former White House aide’s suicide “fishy” and released an Instagram ad featuring audio recordings of the former president’s accusers. “I’m not sure it’s a good thing to do that,” Fox News host Bill O’Reilly told Trump on Monday night, hours after the Instagram ad was posted. The brash billionaire said he only did so to counter Hillary Clinton’s attacks on him.

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US appeals court revisits Texas voter ID law

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. A federal appeals court is set to take a second look at a strict Texas voter ID law that was found to be unconstitutional last year. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Whether a strict Texas voter ID law should be struck down, upheld, or, perhaps, adjusted is now up to 15 federal appeals court judges.


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Donald Trump faces key test in New Mexico

Donald Trump faces key test in New MexicoDonald Trump’s ability to unite a splintered Republican Party faces another crucial test Tuesday as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee makes his first visit to New Mexico, the most Hispanic state in the nation and where Latino Republicans have condemned his harsh rhetoric on immigration and other policies. The snub comes as Martinez, a longtime Trump critic who backed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the primary, has notably refused to line up behind the presumptive Republican presidential nominee even after GOP leaders have called for the party to unify behind him.


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Jimmy Carter: Trump tapped a reservoir ‘of inherent racism’

Jimmy Carter: Trump tapped a reservoir ‘of inherent racism’In an interview, former President Jimmy Carter called Donald Trump’s campaign comments about Muslims and Mexicans "a violation of basic human rights.”


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Obama prods Vietnam on rights after activists stopped from meeting him

U.S. President Barack Obama stands as he visits the Jade Pagoda temple in Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamBy Matt Spetalnick and Martin Petty HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of its communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in amity between the former foes. Tens of thousands turned out to welcome Obama on the second leg of his visit, Ho Chi Minh City, which was called Saigon until April 1975 when North Vietnamese tanks rolled in to bring U.S.-backed South Vietnam under communist rule. Many in the crowds lining the streets chanted "Obama, Obama," some held handwritten signs reading "Obama, we love you," and one woman held a boy dressed in a Captain America costume, complete with shield.


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Forensic expert: EgyptAir human remains suggest explosion

Forensic expert: EgyptAir human remains suggest explosionHuman remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 have burn marks and are very small in size, suggesting an explosion on board may have downed the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said Tuesday. The official, who is part of the Egyptian team investigating the crash that killed all 66 people on board the flight from Paris to Cairo early last Thursday, has personally examined the remains at a Cairo morgue. “Whatever has been published is baseless and mere assumptions,” Hisham Abdel-Hamid told Egypt’s state MENA news agency.


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Trump's Gun Views in Spotlight Amid String of Accidental School Shootings

Trump's Gun Views in Spotlight Amid String of Accidental School ShootingsDonald Trump has walked back his hard line on guns in schools as expressed at last week's NRA conference, which came amid a string of accidental shootings in recent weeks. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, who was recently endorsed by the NRA, told CNN on Monday that "school resource officers" or trained teachers should be allowed to carry guns on school grounds. Trump previously argued against gun-free zones in schools and on military bases.


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Head of TSA security operations removed from position

Kelly Hoggan, head of security for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, is seen in an undated picture from the Transportation Security AdministrationWASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced.


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$30M donation brought NFL another crisis of credibility

NFL logo and set are seen at New York's Radio City Music Hall before the start of the 2013 NFL DraftThe NFL has done some important work making football safer, from the pro level on down. Yet it continues to destroy any chance for that narrative.


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Clinton campaign declines invitation to California debate

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) members at the union's 2016 International Convention, Monday, May 23, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Monday declined an invitation from Fox News to participate in a debate with rival Bernie Sanders in California before that state's June 7 primary.


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Virginia governor under FBI probe over campaign donations: CNN

Virginia Democratic governor elect McAuliffe speaks to supporters at victory rally in VirginiaTerry McAuliffe, Virginia's Democratic governor and chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential run, is under federal investigation over contributions to his 2013 campaign, CNN said on Monday, citing unnamed U.S. officials. The U.S. Justice Department's year-long investigation has focused, at least in part, on whether contributions to McAuliffe's gubernatorial campaign, including $120,000 from a Chinese businessman, Wang Wenliang, violated the law, according to CNN. Investigators have "scrutinized" McAuliffe's time as a board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, part of the charitable foundation set up by former President Bill Clinton, CNN said, citing unidentified government officials briefed on the case.


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John Hickenlooper says he probably would serve as Clinton’s running mate
On Monday, May 23, at 1:30 p.m. ET, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric speaks with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper about the 2016 presidential race where the fight for the Democratic nomination wages on between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Meanwhile, looking toward the general election, new polls show Clinton and Trump in a dead heat. Hickenlooper will also talk about his memoir, “The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics.” 

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Va. school board votes to require students to use bathrooms matching their biological gender

Va. school board votes to require students to use bathrooms matching their biological genderThe Grayson County School Board in Virginia has voted unanimously in favor of requiring students to use locker rooms and bathrooms matching their biological gender.


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Top Republicans bash VA secretary for ‘ludicrous’ comment about Disneyland lines and veterans’ care

Top Republicans bash VA secretary for ‘ludicrous’ comment about Disneyland lines and veterans’ careSecretary of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald caused a small uproar among leading Republican politicians on Monday after he said hospital wait times were not the best way to measure veterans’ satisfaction with the agency. Or what’s important?” McDonald said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast, the Washington Post reported. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump were among those who criticized McDonald’s comments.


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last updated: Wed, 25 May 2016 01:59:29 -0400

Trump moneyman’s shady history

Trump moneyman’s shady historyOne of six vice-chairs of the “Trump Victory Leadership Team,” a joint fundraising effort announced Tuesday by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, pleaded guilty in 2009 to criminal charges involving bribes paid to top New York State officials. Elliott Broidy, a Los Angeles venture capitalist, was charged with showering nearly $1 million in gifts and favors on state officials as part of a scheme to win more than $250 million in state pension investments for the venture capital firm he then headed, Markstone Capital. Sean Spicer, the RNC’s communications director, dismissed questions about Broidy’s background, comparing it to that of New York investment figure Steve Rattner, a top Democratic moneyman who held a recent fundraiser for Hillary Clinton and was caught up in the same “pay for play” scandal.


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last updated: Mon, 23 May 2016 20:47:03 -0400

Trump moneyman’s shady history

Trump moneyman’s shady historyOne of six vice-chairs of the “Trump Victory Leadership Team,” a joint fundraising effort announced Tuesday by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, pleaded guilty in 2009 to criminal charges involving bribes paid to top New York State officials. Elliott Broidy, a Los Angeles venture capitalist, was charged with showering nearly $1 million in gifts and favors on state officials as part of a scheme to win more than $250 million in state pension investments for the venture capital firm he then headed, Markstone Capital. Sean Spicer, the RNC’s communications director, dismissed questions about Broidy’s background, comparing it to that of New York investment figure Steve Rattner, a top Democratic moneyman who held a recent fundraiser for Hillary Clinton and was caught up in the same “pay for play” scandal.


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Herald Sun | Top Stories
last updated: Wed, 25 May 2016 07:27:00 GMT

A highly unhelpful guide to round 10
WHAT will it take for the Roos to win respect? Remember when Brisbane used to be scary? And the game in the Demons’ heartland — Alice Springs. Titus O’Reily looks at Round 10.

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Time for Queenslanders to call the shots
OPINION: If Queensland is shaping up to be the battleground of this Federal Election, THIS is what should be the frontline.

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Digg Top Stories
last updated: Wed, 25 May 2016 00:26:31 +0000

The Olympics Of Hair
Hair competitions are those of skill and speed. They're about pushing the fundamentals of coloring, cutting, and styling to their logical conclusion and producing something fantastical.

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Protesters throw rocks, bottles at police outside Trump rally in New Mexico
(Reuters) - Protesters threw rocks and bottles at police officers who responded with pepper spray outside a rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump in Albuquerque, New Mexico, police said.

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last updated: Tue, 24 May 2016 23:01:03 -0400

Can You Tell Which Person Secretly Hates Your Guts?

Sure, they all look friendly, but one of these people wants to dance on your grave.

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This Rare Collection of Photos Celebrates Elegance
"It's a fleeting moment or a certain pose, an elegant turn of the head or the silk folds of a dress."

In 1950, Swiss interior designer-turned-photography collector Susanne von Meiss stumbled upon two photographs taken by Richard Avedon: In one, a smiling blond woman emerges from a cab, flaunting her sweeping satin gown. In another, a woman laughs, hand on hip, framed by the decadent doors of a small french cafe. There was something about their demeanor, their poise and their address that created a kind of magnetic draw—something von Meiss could only describe as “Allure.”

“It’s a special aura, which has no age and no social boundaries,” says Switzerland based art historian Birgit Filzmaier. “It’s a fleeting moment or a certain pose, an elegant turn of the head or the silk folds of a dress. And if you walk along the street with open eyes you can spot it still today.”

Since he met von Meiss in 1997, Filzmaier has helped her build up this collection, becoming its curator and supervisor. “It is a truly personal collection,” he says. “In the past years Ms. von Meiss developed an interest in sharing her passion and pleasure with a wider audience.”

The photographs—part of an upcoming exhibition in Berlin, titled Allure [Fr. style, elegance]were the first of more than 200 photographs von Meiss collected over the course of 25 years. Divided into three chapters—“pose”, “experiment” and “staging the situative”—the collection transcends genres, styles and artists to explore one common element: allure.

From unknown treasures to iconic classics, the works capture the “who is who” in the 20th Century History of Photograph up to the present, including photographers such as Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon and Henri Cartier-Bresson through Horst P. Horst and August Sander to contemporary artists including Tracey Emin and Juergen Teller.

Allure is best captured through a broad array of images that go beyond defined measurements, says former Elle magazine art director and photographer Peter Knapp, whose work is in the exhibit. “I was told by Hélène Lazareff, editor in chief, that the behavior and visual aspect of the woman was just as important as the clothes themselves.”

Allure [Fr. style, elegance] will be on view at C/O Berlin from May 27 to September 4. A publication will be issued by Kehrer Verlag to accompany the exhibition.

Rachel Lowry is a writer and contributor for TIME LightBox. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

 

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