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Thanks to Trump, Germany says it can’t rely on the United States. What does that mean? – Washington Post

Sunday, May 28, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a crowd Sunday in southern Germany that Europe can no longer rely on foreign partners. Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.” Offering a tough review in the wake of Trump’s trip to visit E.U., NATO and Group of Seven leaders last…

Uncertainty builds in Washington over White House leaks – The Hill

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Uncertainty and confusion appear to reign in Washington after a steady flow of leaks over the past week ranging from reports that senior White House adviser Jared Kushner tried to set up backchannel communications with Russia to the unauthorized release of information about the U.K.’s investigation into the Manchester attack. Members of President Trump’s administration and Congress on Sunday were guarded on talk shows when speaking about the recent White…

Sheriff’s deputy, 7 others killed in Mississippi shootings – CNN

Sunday, May 28, 2017

“Suicide by cop was my intention. I ain’t fit to live. Not after what I’ve done.” In addition to the sheriff’s deputy, family members told affiliate WAPT that the victims at the first location included the mother, aunt and sister of Godbolt’s estranged wife. Godbolt’s wife escaped with their two children. At the the third location, they said, the victims were another of Godbolt’s wife’s sisters, as well as her…

Pole-sitter Scott Dixon takes brunt of vicious crash at Indianapolis 500 – USA TODAY

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Scott Dixon goes airborne and crashes in front of Helio Castroneves (3) during Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. (Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports) SPEEDWAY, Ind. — A terrible two-car crash occurred in Turn 2 of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 when Jay Howard got into the gray marbles and outside the racing line, hit the wall and came down before being hit by pole-sitter Scott Dixon, who had nowhere to go. Dixon’s car went…

Homeland Security chief considers banning laptops on all flights to and from US – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly said Sunday that he’s considering banning laptop computers from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States. That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights a day from 10 cities, mostly in the Middle East. The current ban was put in place because of concerns about terrorist attacks. The ban forbids travelers from…

Manager: Allman tried to keep playing music until the end – Fox News

Sunday, May 28, 2017

As Greg Allman neared the end of his life, he tried to maintain some privacy about what was coming. “He kept it very private because he wanted to continue to play music until he couldn’t,” said Michael Lehman, the rock star’s manager. Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday…

Manager: Allman tried to keep playing music until the end – ABC News

Sunday, May 28, 2017

As Greg Allman neared the end of his life, he tried to maintain some privacy about what was coming. “He kept it very private because he wanted to continue to play music until he couldn’t,” said Michael Lehman, the rock star’s manager. Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday at his…

How researchers claim a crease in your ear could indicate you face a greater risk from stroke – The Sun

Sunday, May 28, 2017

THE shape of your ear lobes could indicate your risk of suffering a stroke, according to new research. Scientists claim that having diagonal creases across your lobes may mean you are at an increased risk of suffering from the life-threatening condition. Diagonal creases on the ear lobes are said to be indicative of a higher stroke risk In a study of 241 stroke sufferers, researchers found that over three quarters had…

Traditional dance meets modern music at Flagstaff Zuni Festival – Arizona Daily Sun

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Vivid Sydney: the Avalanches’ block party with DJ Shadow shuts … – The Guardian

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is outlined in luminous green. The skyscrapers on the skyline are dappled pink and teal, and under the sails of the Sydney Opera House punters gaze out over the harbour as ferries trundle past emblazoned with neon zoo animals – a tiger, a frog, a rhinoceros – and, just in case you hadn’t caught on to how all these things were supposed to make you feel,…

Reaction to the death of music legend Gregg Allman – ABC News

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Reaction to the death of Southern rock music legend Gregg Allman at age 69: “IVE TRIED.WORDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE GUI GUI FOREVER, CHOOCH” — Allman’s ex-wife Cher, via Twitter. “My southern-rock heart is breaking. He showed me his tattoos… his voice… his voice…. his soul.” — musician Melissa Etheridge, via Twitter. “Gregg Allman had a feeling for the blues very few ever have hard to believe that magnificent voice is stilled…

Gears & Guitars music festival attracting thousands of concert-goers – Winston-Salem Journal

Sunday, May 28, 2017

People pack Bailey Park during the Gears & Guitars Music Festival on Saturday. Organizers said they expected Saturday’s final tally to be 3,000 to 4,000 concertgoers. The festival will continue today with Barenaked Ladies as the featured act. The festival, which runs through Monday, was moved close to the cycling course to help spark interest in the sport.

OVO Sound Radio Debuts Vacations’ ‘More Love’ Playlist – Complex

Sunday, May 28, 2017

This week’s episode of OVO Sound Radio got off to a great start. On Saturday night, host Oliver El-Khatib opened the 44th show with the latest EP by John McSwain, a.k.a. Vacations. The five-track project is titled More Love and is made up entirely of Sade and Drake mashups. We already know Drizzy, a well-known Sade stan, would approve of these masterpieces.  Things started out with “Lover’s Smoke,” which mixes…

Don’t look back in anger: Music helps Manchester remember, and forget – BBC News

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Image copyright Goodman/LNP/REX/Shutterstock Image caption The Courteeners singer Liam Fray started the show with a poem about the attack Five days after the Manchester attack, 50,000 people turned out for one of the city’s biggest concerts of the year. It was a chance for music fans to unite and remember the victims – but also to get lost in music for a while. There were a few signs that The…

Trump considers major changes amid escalating Russia crisis – Washington Post

Sunday, May 28, 2017

President Trump and his advisers, seeking to contain the escalating Russia crisis that threatens to consume his presidency, are considering a retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a “war room” within the White House, according to several aides and outside Trump allies. Following Trump’s return to Washington on Saturday night from a nine-day foreign trip that provided a respite from the controversy back home, the White House…

Trump’s 1st foreign trip: 5 takeaways – CNN

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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A high-stakes gamble: How Jared Kushner reacted to previous crises – Washington Post

Sunday, May 28, 2017

NEW YORK — Jared Kushner had barely survived a fight to save his family’s real estate empire. Taking charge of the business after his father went to prison, Kushner, 25 at the time, paid $1.8 billion in 2007 for the nation’s most expensive office building. Then the market went south, the debts piled up, and Kushner spent years pushing banks to renegotiate the loans. But after one disgruntled lender had tried…

Trump Becomes First Sitting US President to Visit Western Wall – NBCNews.com

Sunday, May 28, 2017

President Donald Trump placed a note in the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit one of Judaism’s holiest sites. Trump later called it a “great honor” to visit the wall, saying, “I can see a much deeper path, friendship with Israel.” The historic visit is part of Trump’s efforts to highlight “the need for unity among three of the world’s great religions”…

Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dead at 69 – RollingStone.com

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Gregg Allman, the singer, musician and songwriter who played an essential role in the invention of Southern rock, has died at the age of 69. Allman’s rep confirmed to Rolling Stone that the artist died Saturday afternoon. Related Gregg Allman: 20 Essential Songs Southern rock pioneer fused country blues with San Francisco-style extended improvisation, creating a template for countless jam bands Allman “passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia,”…