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First on CNN: Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says – CNN

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Ranking (and Roasting) the 2017 Mariners Walk-Up Music – Lookout Landing

Saturday, May 20, 2017

First things first, the Mariners have been using “Spoonman” by Soundgarden as part of their pregame 40 year anniversary highlights pump-up package, which is a great choice. So a big ol’ RIP to the legendary Chris Cornell. Please solemnly head bang to this jam first before proceeding. All right, moving on. Here is a comprehensive list of all the various walk-up and intro music the Mariners are using in 2017….

Ludacris co-hosts the event, with Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus and many more performing – RollingStone.com

Saturday, May 20, 2017

“Awards season” is a misnomer in 2017, with major-ish trophies now doled out every month of the year — and late May brings the Billboard Music Awards. The 2017 edition airs live from the Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, May 21st at 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT on ABC, and will be co-hosted by Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens. Related Billboard Music Awards 2016: 20 Best and Worst Moments…

Personal music playlists may reduce medication use with dementia … – Reuters

Saturday, May 20, 2017

(Reuters Health) – Nursing home residents with dementia who listen to a personalized music playlist may need less psychotropic medication and have improved behavior, a recent study suggests. The individualized music program designed for nursing homes, called Music and Memory, didn’t improve mood problems, but patients who listened to music tailored to their tastes and memories did need less anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic medication, researchers found. “Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias…

Liam Payne says Harry Styles’ music is not for him – CBS News

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Trump turmoil is spreading far beyond Washington to state and local races – Washington Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

As a cascade of controversies consumes the White House, anxiety is rising among Republicans well beyond the Beltway that President Trump’s troubles could take a severe toll on the party heading into next year’s midterm elections and beyond. With a near-daily string of new scandals and unfavorable headlines — including this week’s news of a special counsel to examine possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia — a growing…

Trump campaigned against Muslims, but will preach tolerance in Saudi speech – Washington Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Trump, whose dark, guttural demonization of Muslims was a trademark of his nationalist campaign, arrives here Saturday hoping the Arab world will listen to a new message. Embarking on his first overseas trip as president, Trump plans to do a rhetorical pirouette with a speech Sunday in the birthplace of Islam preaching religious tolerance and inviting Muslims to join the United States in the fight…

"Clock boy" discrimination lawsuit dismissed by federal judge – CBS News

Friday, May 19, 2017

A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit brought by the family a Muslim student who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that officials believed to be a bomb, saying the student’s attorneys failed to prove he was treated differently based on his race or religion. In September 2015, Ahmed Mohamed, an avid hobbyist who was 14 at the time, assembled the clock using a circuit board…

Bob Beckel Fired From Fox News’ ‘The Five’ After Racist Remark – NBCNews.com

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fox News gave “The Five” co-host Bob Beckel the boot Friday for making a racist remark to a black IT worker. The embattled network, which has been dealing with a swirling sex harassment scandal and is still reeling from the death Thursday of founder Roger Ailes, gave only a bare bones explanation for why it was parting with the 68-year-old pundit. “Bob Beckel was terminated today for making an insensitive…

Liam Payne says Harry Styles’ music is not for him – CBS News

Friday, May 19, 2017

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The sad saga of thoroughbred DJ Trump, Donald Trump’s lone foray into horse racing – Washington Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

D.J. Trump, the ill-fated horse that Donald Trump planned to purchase in 1988. (Photo by Lisa O’Donnell) D.J. Trump had everything a young racehorse needed to become a champion: great genes, a wise trainer, and an owner with deep pockets. But then, as the story goes, the horse’s casino magnate owner made an ill-informed, impatient decision that nearly killed the horse, ultimately costing the thoroughbred its front hoofs. As Saturday’s…

It’s Official: Prince’s Estate Manager and Universal Music Group Move to Nullify Recorded-Music Deal – Variety

Friday, May 19, 2017

As expected, Universal Music Group and Comerica Bank, the manager of Prince’s estate, are moving ahead with plans to terminate the $31 million recorded-music deal announced earlier this year. On Thursday Comerica Bank, the estate’s manager, filed a motion to approve rescission of the the agreement based on “claims of conflicting rights to sound recordings.” According to an announcement at the time, those recordings comprised most of Prince’s released work after…

Techstars: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make The Music Industry Profitable – Forbes

Friday, May 19, 2017

Phoebe Yuan Lars Rasmussen, co-creator of Google Maps, presents his new venture Weav at Techstars Music on May 18, 2017 at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. We all know that the growth of music distribution is moving fast from transaction to streaming subscriptions. The music value chain is adapting. With millions of songs streamed trillions of times, advanced technologies are necessary for consumers to find and discover their favorite…

Anthony Weiner, disgraced former congressman, pleads guilty in ‘sexting’ case involving minor – Washington Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

Former congressman Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty in federal court to transferring obscene material to a minor, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Weiner, who appeared Friday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, cried as he apologized to a 15-year-old girl with whom he had engaged in sexually explicit conversations online, the Associated Press reported. “I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse,”…

What Trump Needs to Tell the Middle East – Politico

Friday, May 19, 2017

Donald Trump’s first priority on his maiden voyage as president must be to restore trust between the United States and its longstanding partners in the Middle East. America’s friends and allies in the region are eager for after years of turmoil and mutual suspicions under Presidents Bush and Obama. But it would be a mistake for Trump to ignore the Middle East’s deep dysfunction in his search for a feel-good…

Deputy attorney general stands by memo, but says Comey was going to be fired anyway – ABC News

Friday, May 19, 2017

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told members of Congress that his memo to President Trump detailing concerns about James Comey’s actions as FBI director was “not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination” of Comey. The White House initially cited Rosenstein’s memo as the basis for Trump’s sudden dismissal of the FBI director on May 9. The deputy attorney general stood by the contents of his memo…

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation – CNN

Friday, May 19, 2017

Stockholm (CNN)Sweden is dropping its investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on rape allegations, according to a prosecution statement released Friday. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘politics/2017/04/28/wikileaks-assange.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_24’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160916110125-julian-assange-generic-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160916110125-julian-assange-generic-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160916110125-julian-assange-generic-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160916110125-julian-assange-generic-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160916110125-julian-assange-generic-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160916110125-julian-assange-generic-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160916110125-julian-assange-generic-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false) {autoStartVideo = false;if (autoStartVideo === true)…

Joe Biden never thought Hillary Clinton was a very good candidate – CNN

Friday, May 19, 2017

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