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Affirmed’s Owner and Jockey Share in a Celebration, 37 Years After Their Own – New York Times

Sunday, June 07, 2015

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Prince George, Princess Charlotte make royal debut on Twitter – CNN

Sunday, June 07, 2015

(CNN Philippines) — Prince George is one of the most adorable young royals in the world, but put him together in a photo with his baby sister, and the cuteness meter goes off the charts. The official Twitter page of Kensington Palace on Sunday (June 7) released four photos of the prince and princess — all taken by their mother, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. The first tweet read: We’re…

Behind the Scenes at Joni Ernst’s ‘Roast and Ride’ – ABC News

Sunday, June 07, 2015

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With Power Tools and a Ruse, 2 Killers Escape New York Prison – New York Times

Sunday, June 07, 2015

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American Pharoah Wins Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown – New York Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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President Obama delivers eulogy at Beau Biden’s funeral – Fox News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

President Obama fought back tears Saturday as he remembered the son of Vice President Joe Biden as the “consummate public servant” who learned through early tragedy what mattered most and resolved to “live a life of meaning.” Obama choked with emotion during his moving eulogy to Beau Biden which he concluded by saying, “God bless his memory and all he touched.” “He was a scion of an incredible family who…

2 Convicted Killers Escape From a Prison in New York – New York Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

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Royal Family Releases New Photos of Prince George, Princess Charlotte – ABC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The little prince who could one day be king is taking on a bigger role right now, learning to be a big brother, and judging from a new photo released today, Prince George clearly likes it. In the photo, he lovingly holds his 1 month old baby sister Princess Charlotte in his arms and kissing her at the couple’s Norfolk country home, Anmer Hall. The four new photos were taken…

Inside The Lavish German Resort Hosting The G7 Summit – ABC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

President Obama and six of the world’s most powerful leaders will descend on Krün Germany Sunday for the G7 Summit. When they arrive, they will be surrounded by pure luxury. Nestled in a national forest, Schloss Elmau, a hundred-year-old castle turned high-end, secluded resort, will host the G7 festivities this weekend. “It’s a huge honor,” Nikolai Bloyd, general manger of Schloss Elmau since 2010, said. “The spotlight of the world…

Apple battles for music listeners in the post-download world – USA TODAY

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The buzz is growing over whether Apple may enter the streaming music space, which is ripe for further innovation as adoption grows and downloads slow.(Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP) SAN FRANCISCO – Oh, those kids. Some of them don’t even know what a music download is. You may have missed this if you’re over 20, but the current tussle for consumer ears and their wallets pits Internet services that offer streaming…

Watch Bjork’s mind-boggling 360-degree music video – The Verge

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Tomorrow is the final day of the Bjork retrospective at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. The installation chronicled more than 20 years of Bjork’s work as a musician and visual artist, including projects related to her most recent album, Vulnicura. One such project was a 360-degree virtual reality music video for the album single “Stonemilker.” Now that video is finally up online, so you can watch it without trekking to the…

ESP8266 As A Networked MP3 Decoder – Hackaday

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Support libraries, good application notes, and worked examples from a manufacturer can really help speed us on our way in making cool stuff with new parts. Espressif Systems has been doing a good job with their ESP8266 product (of course, it doesn’t hurt that the thing makes a sub-$5 IOT device a reality). Only recently, though, have they started publishing completed, complex application examples. This demo, a networked MP3 webradio…

Lightning injures 33 at music festival in Germany – The Guardian

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Thirty-three people have been hurt after lightning struck twice at one of Germany’s biggest music festivals. The Rock am Ring festival in the town of Mendig, western Germany, was hit by two lightning strikes in the early hours of Saturday morning. The first strike hit the backstage area at about 1am, injuring eight people from the festival’s production teams, according to police. Organisers later halted concerts and offered visitors shelter…

Hypersonic aircraft to go 5 times the speed of sound – CNN

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Washington (CNN)The U.S. Air Force aims to develop an unmanned flying weapon by 2023 that would travel at least five times the speed of sound and might transform the nature of warfare. “The key thing is, hypersonics go really fast,” outgoing Air Force chief scientist Mica Endsley told CNN Thursday, after announcing the target date for the new aircraft last week. The Pentagon has been experimenting with unmanned hypersonic aircraft…

President Obama delivers eulogy at Beau Biden’s funeral – Fox News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

President Obama fought back tears Saturday as he remembered the son of Vice President Joe Biden as the “consummate public servant” who learned through early tragedy what mattered most and resolved to “live a life of meaning.” Obama choked with emotion during his moving eulogy to Beau Biden which he concluded by saying, “God bless his memory and all he touched.” “He was a scion of an incredible family who…

Death Toll in China River Capsizing Hits Nearly 400 – TIME

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Authorities have attributed the overturning of the ship late Monday to sudden, severe winds, but also have placed the captain and his first engineer in police custody. Passengers’ relatives have raised questions about whether the ship should have continued its cruise after the storm started in a section of Hubei province and despite a weather warning earlier in the evening. The death toll rose to 396 after hundreds of bodies…

2 Convicted Murderers Escape From Maximum Security Prison in Upstate New … – ABC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Authorities are searching for two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison in upstate New York early today. Richard Matt and David Sweat were accounted for during a morning bed check at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border, said New York State police. Corrections officials have not said how the men escaped. Sweat, 34, is serving a life sentence after…

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Flock To Iowa Roast and Ride – ABC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Seven Republican presidential hopefuls are in Iowa today for an unusual political event — half-motorcycle ride, half-pork roast, the full-day gathering is a chance for the candidates to start their engines in the all-important early caucus state. The day is also shaping up to be a major moment for Sen. Joni Ernst, the freshman U.S. senator from Iowa who rode into power with a campaign ad that touted her experiencing…

UN Chief Says Yemen Peace Talks to Resume June 14 in Geneva – ABC News

Saturday, June 06, 2015

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that peace talks between the warring parties in Yemen will resume in Geneva on June 14. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Ban welcomed the decisions by Yemen’s exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and Shiite Houthi rebels who control the capital Sanaa to attend the U.N.-led talks in Switzerland. He urged the parties to engage “in good faith and without pre-conditions.” Dujarric said Satuday…

Apple’s new music streaming service could revive the recording industry – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Apple Inc. is poised to unveil what analysts and record label executives hope will be a game-changer in the way consumers listen to music. Taking on the likes of Spotify and Pandora, the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant is expected to announce a $10-a-month streaming service and revamped Internet radio feature at its developer conference in San Francisco on Monday. The music service would come 12 years after Apple revolutionized the…