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3 charged in shooting after Richard Spencer speech – Philly.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Three men were charged with attempted homicide after they argued with a group of people protesting a white nationalist’s speech and fired a shot at them, police said Friday. About 90 minutes after Richard Spencer’s speech Thursday at the University of Florida – which generated so much controversy that the governor declared a state…

Billboard Magazine Won’t Add YouTube Views Into Its Album Charts – NBCNews.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Under pressure from the music labels and Apple Music, Billboard magazine is ending its practice of giving equal weight to paid streams and free streams in its music charts. Currently a single that is bought from Apple’s download store or streamed on its paid subscription service is viewed the same as a free stream on YouTube for the purposes of Billboard’s “Hot 100.” Next year, Billboard said it will prioritize…

Video shows Kelly made inaccurate claims about lawmaker in feud over Trump’s condolence call – Washington Post

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The White House’s aggressive effort to discredit a Florida congresswoman who criticized President Trump over a military condolence call ran into a new set of problems Friday when a video emerged showing that the chief of staff had made false claims about her. It marked the fifth day of a controversy that has raged since Trump attempted to deflect criticism of his handling of the deaths of four service members…

Republicans could now unexpectedly try to ‘steamroll’ Trump’s massive tax plan through Congress – Business Insider

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, and Paul Ryan Getty Images/Pool The Senate passed its budget resolution Thursday night, setting up the path to tax reform. Indications from the GOP leaders is that Congress may speed up the process to pass tax reform sooner rather than later. Challenges still lay ahead, and a tax code overhaul is not guaranteed. Republicans hit high gear on their plan to reform the US tax code…

White Nationalists Arrested For Shooting At Protesters After Richard Spencer’s Speech in Florida – The Root

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Tyler Eugene Tenbrink, the reported gunman (LA Times video screenshot) Three white nationalists from Texas who went to Gainesville, Fla., to hear their leader — Richard Spencer — speak at the University of Florida were arrested Thursday even after one of them reportedly shot at protesters “with the intent to kill.” The LA Times reports that the shooting was the serious instance of violence reported in connection with Spencer’s even,…

Appeals Court Sets Terms For Abortion For Teen Immigrant – NPR

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The federal appeals court for the District of Columbia has ruled that a teen who is detained because she is in the country illegally can transferred to the custody of a sponsor and then have an abortion if she chooses. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP The federal appeals court for the District of Columbia has ruled that a teen who is detained because she is in the…

Many Trump voters who got hurricane relief in Texas aren’t sure Puerto Ricans should – Washington Post

Saturday, October 21, 2017

HOUSTON — Sitting on Mary Maddox’s back porch, which flooded with 22 inches of water when Hurricane Harvey hit nearly two months ago, is a Lady of the Night plant from Puerto Rico that a friend gave her. Ever since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island, she says, she has paused at the blooming plant when she passes it, rubbing a leaf and saying a prayer for those still without water…

William Eggleston Has a New Album of His Synthesizer Music, and It’s Beautiful – The New Yorker

Saturday, October 21, 2017

In the summer of 1976, the Museum of Modern Art, in New York, commissioned and staged a new exhibition featuring seventy-five color prints by the photographer William Eggleston, most of which were taken in and around the Deep South. The images range from folksy (a dog drinking from a milky puddle in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans) to harrowing (the tiled interior of a mildewing shower in Memphis). The…

14 new must-listen music releases – EW.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Every Friday, artists drop anticipated albums, surprise singles, and hyped collaborations. As part of New Music Friday, EW’s music team chooses some of the essential new tunes. From Taylor Swift’s latest single to Future and Young Thug’s collaborative album, here are some of the week’s most noteworthy releases. Got Spotify? Stream all of EW’s picks by following our playlist (embedded below) for this week. 1. Taylor Swift, “Gorgeous” “With its…

Billboard Magazine Won’t Add YouTube Views Into Its Album Charts – NBCNews.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Under pressure from the music labels and Apple Music, Billboard magazine is ending its practice of giving equal weight to paid streams and free streams in its music charts. Currently a single that is bought from Apple’s download store or streamed on its paid subscription service is viewed the same as a free stream on YouTube for the purposes of Billboard’s “Hot 100.” Next year, Billboard said it will prioritize…

Spotify announces a program to ‘identify and break’ new music superstars – The Verge

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Spotify just announced a new program called RISE, intended to “identify and break the next wave of music superstars.” The promises of the program are a little vague, but Spotify says its hand-picked artists will be aided with “multi-tiered marketing” and “editorial programming,” including social promotion, a special “mixed-media” RISE playlist, “bespoke” videos about their life stories, and some kind of platform-sponsored “experiential” events. Reached for comment, a Spotify representative…

EU mood music improves on Brexit bargaining – BBC News

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption Theresa May has been meeting with EU leaders in Brussels EU leaders refused to comment on the Brexit tensions inside Theresa May’s Conservative Party, but some might say this was the elephant in the room at the Brussels summit. For decades the UK’s disputes with the EU have mainly centred on British payments to Brussels. And now Brexit is that writ large. In 1979, then-PM…

After Video Refutes Kelly’s Charges, Congresswoman Raises Issue of Race – New York Times

Friday, October 20, 2017

While she stopped short of accusing Mr. Kelly, a retired Marine general, of racial animus, she did say that others in the White House are racially biased. “They are making themselves look like fools. They have no credibility,” she said. “They are trying to assassinate my character, and they are assassinating their own because everything they say is coming out and shown to be a lie.” Mr. Trump and his…

Conservatives drop demands for bigger spending cuts to get to tax reform – The Hill

Friday, October 20, 2017

Conservatives are dropping their demands for billions in mandatory spending cuts as GOP House leaders ready to take up the Senate-passed budget next week, a key step for tax reform. House Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane BlackDiane Lynn BlackThe Hill Interview: Budget Chair Black sticks around for now House to vote on budget next week Blackburn says she’s interested in Corker’s seat MORE (R-Tenn.), who had pushed for the Senate to…

Missing couple in Joshua Tree died in murder-suicide, authorities say – Los Angeles Times

Friday, October 20, 2017

A couple who disappeared in Joshua Tree National Park nearly three months ago died in a murder-suicide, authorities said Friday. Investigators say Joseph Orbeso, 22, shot and killed his girlfriend, Rachel Nguyen, 20, and then turned the gun on himself, according to a release Friday from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin station. Investigators recovered a handgun at the scene, San Bernardino sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said. Orbeso and…

White nationalist shot at protesters after Richard Spencer speech in Florida, police say – Los Angeles Times

Friday, October 20, 2017

Three supporters of the prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer have been charged with attempted murder after police said one of the men, egged on by his friends, shot at protesters “with the intent to kill” following Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida on Thursday. It was the most serious instance of violence reported in connection to Spencer’s appearance at the university. The event was heavily protested but mostly went…

Days before the inauguration, Melania Trump called. Now the gown he made her is part of history. – Washington Post

Friday, October 20, 2017

Hervé Pierre is Melania Trump’s trusted stylist. He is the man keeping watch over her aesthetic legacy. He’s the artful technician who accommodates her preference for tailored silhouettes and the veteran New York fashion guy who defends her signature stilettos. He is also the designer whose name will be in the history books, and the Smithsonian, thanks to a singular call. It came at about eight o’clock on a January…

Billboard just gave Spotify and Apple Music an advantage in chart counts – The Verge

Friday, October 20, 2017

Billboard just announced that it will change the way it counts streams on its charts beginning in 2018. Next year, streams from paid subscription services like Apple Music and “hybrid paid/ad-supported platforms” like Spotify will be given more weight on the charts than streams from purely ad-based platforms like YouTube. Currently, Billboard weighs all of these streams equally, under the umbrella of “on-demand” streams. The Billboard Hot 100, which charts…

Spotify announces a program to ‘identify and break’ new music superstars – The Verge

Friday, October 20, 2017

Spotify just announced a new program called RISE, intended to “identify and break the next wave of music superstars.” The promises of the program are a little vague, but Spotify says its hand-picked artists will be aided with “multi-tiered marketing” and “editorial programming,” including social promotion, a special “mixed-media” RISE playlist, “bespoke” videos about their life stories, and some kind of platform-sponsored “experiential” events. Reached for comment, a Spotify representative…

Senate Approves Budget Plan That Smooths Path Toward Tax Cut – New York Times

Friday, October 20, 2017

“This is the last, best chance we will have to cut taxes,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and a member of the Budget Committee, who warned that the consequences would be ruinous if the party failed. “That will be the end of us as a party,” he said, “because if you’re a Republican and you don’t want to simplify the tax code and cut taxes, what good…