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Television reporters told to stop recording in Senate hallways, prompting outcry – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Television reporters covering the Capitol were told midday Tuesday to stop recording interviews in Senate hallways, a dramatic and unexplained break with tradition that was soon reversed amid wide rebuke from journalists, Democratic lawmakers and advocates. The episode heightened existing concerns about reporters’ access to Washington leaders in an era when hostility toward the political media has increasingly become the norm. For some, the move to protect senators from impromptu…

Uber Report: Eric Holder’s Recommendations for Change – New York Times

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Slowdive Fills A Shuffleboard Parlor With Shimmering Sound : NPR – NPR

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Before a month-and-change ago, Slowdive hadn’t released an album in 22 years. So you’d be forgiven for watching the band perform “Sugar For The Pill” and struggling to pin down what era you’re in — especially since NPR Music plopped the group in a playfully retro Brooklyn shuffleboard parlor for the occasion. In the early ’90s, Slowdive dressed up shoegaze’s hazy drift with jolts of energy and a chiming dream-pop…

The Greatest Music Festival in History – The New York Times – New York Times

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Scott McCormick Quit Music for Photography – Westword

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Scott McCormick likes to talk about the time that Denver musician Sawmill Joe almost cut off his own finger. “He had a big show opening for the Lumineers, and after the accident, he essentially re-taught himself to play,” he says. “He played three days after it happened, or so the legend goes.” McCormick speaks of this incident not because gore fascinates him; instead, he likens it to his life and…

Wrigley, Music Box team up for movie night – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Wrigley is jumping on the bandwagon of walk-in outdoor summer movie screenings while adding a themed — baseball and Chicago — twist with the help of its historic neighbors. Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s spot for foreign, cult, classic and independent films — and only 15 years younger than Wrigley Field, thought a summer merge could be a fun concept. Ryan Oestreich, Music Box general manager, jumped on board when the…

Drake, The Weeknd, Carly Rae Jepsen and Leonard Cohen Make Polaris Music Prize Long List – Billboard

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Weeknd, Drake, Leonard Cohen, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Tragically Hip (plus its frontman Gord Downie) and Feist are among the 40 artists whose albums comprise the 2017 long list vying for the title of Canada’s album of the year, as determined by a jury of selected music media.  The announcement was made this afternoon from the National Arts Centre in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa and webcast live on the Polaris Music Prize’s…

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says only he has the power to fire special counsel on Russia – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein testified Tuesday that if the president ordered him to fire the special counsel handling the Russia investigation, he would only comply if the request was “lawful and appropriate.” Rosenstein was answering questions from the Senate Appropriations Committee regarding comments Monday from Christopher Ruddy, the chief executive of Newsmax Media and a friend of Donald Trump, that Trump might fire Robert S. Mueller III. Mueller…

University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, said to be in a coma, released from North Korea – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

TOKYO — University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier has been medically evacuated from North Korea in a coma after being detained for 17 months, his parents told The Washington Post on Tuesday. Warmbier, 22, is due to arrive home in Cincinnati on Tuesday evening, after a stop at a U.S. military facility near Sapporo, Japan. The family said they were informed that North Korean officials had told American envoys that…

Where NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant is still overlooked – ESPN

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

11:59 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment THEY HAD COME to expect he would hit the improbable jumper, the most difficult shot at the most critical time. That’s why Kevin Durant came here, right? In Golden State’s championship-clinching, Game 5 win, the signature Durant basket was a fallaway 3-pointer with a shade over 10 minutes remaining over the outstretched arms of Kevin Love as the shot…

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes leave amid sweeping changes at company – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Uber sharply pared back the power of its Chief Executive Travis Kalanick Tuesday as the controversial leader of one of the technology industry’s most visible companies stepped down for an indefinite leave of absence after months of growing controversy. He disclosed the leave in a company-wide email as the Uber sought to reverse rising scandal — much of it over allegations of sexual harassment and other unprofessional conduct — that had…

A Fight Over Reporters’ Access on Capitol Hill – The Atlantic

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Reports of curbs on access to senators in the corridors of Congress ignited alarm, and confusion.

Slowdive Fills A Shuffleboard Parlor With Shimmering Sound – NPR

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Before a month-and-change ago, Slowdive hadn’t released an album in 22 years. So you’d be forgiven for watching the band perform “Sugar For The Pill” and struggling to pin down what era you’re in — especially since NPR Music plopped the group in a playfully retro Brooklyn shuffleboard parlor for the occasion. In the early ’90s, Slowdive dressed up shoegaze’s hazy drift with jolts of energy and a chiming dream-pop…

Music feuds: The artists who do NOT get along – BBC News

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Katy Perry has said she’s ready to put an end to the bad blood which has existed between her and Taylor Swift for the past few years. The two music stars have been arguing ever since falling out over some backing singers three years ago. Their feud remains unresolved, with Taylor finally putting her music on Spotify on Friday – the very same day that Katy…

Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers – Washington Post

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday. The protections, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, prohibit the Justice Department from using federal funds to prevent certain states “from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana.” In his letter, first…

Dennis Rodman, Frequent Visitor to North Korea, Is Back – New York Times

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Trump criticizes latest court ruling against travel ban – CNN

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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Trump’s Cabinet, With a Prod, Extols the ‘Blessing’ of Serving Him – New York Times

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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NBA Metrics 101: Where Do 2016-17 Warriors Rank Among All-Time Greatest Teams? – Bleacher Report

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

NBA Photo Library/Getty Images Regular-Season Team Rating: 105.65 Postseason Team Rating: 106.68* Regular-Season Record: 66-16 Postseason Results: 4-1 victory over San Francisco Warriors, 4-1 victory over Los Angeles Lakers, 4-0 victory over Baltimore Bullets Though the 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks are rarely billed as one of the greatest teams in NBA history, the numbers all back up that type of status.  They won 66 games during the regular season, then advanced…

The Greatest Music Festival in History – New York Times

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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