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To Pacify Kim Jong Un, How About Ending the Korean War? – Newsweek

Monday, August 14, 2017

Have we been here before? A hostile power other than the Soviet Union, led by a leader considered by many to be a madman, is developing a nuclear capability with the ultimate aim of being able to strike the U.S. with nuclear-tipped missiles. Yes. China in the 1950s began a nuclear weapons development program that concerned the Kennedy administration when it came to power in early 1961. Within the previous…

Far-Right Groups Surge Into National View in Charlottesville – New York Times

Monday, August 14, 2017

Photo Far-right marchers were met Saturday by counterprotesters at the Unite the Right rally. Credit Matt Eich for The New York Times It was a deadly weekend of rage-fueled street battles. And after the violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va., leaders of white nationalist groups claimed success. “It was a huge moral victory in terms of the show of force,” said Richard B. Spencer, the far-right figure who had come to…

Suspect in Charlottesville Car Attack Is Denied Bail in Court Appearance – New York Times

Monday, August 14, 2017

Over the weekend, the Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation, and on Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the attack met the legal definition of an act of domestic terrorism. Mr. Fields, who officials said was from Ohio, expressed radical views in the past, according to acquaintances who recalled him yelling about Hitler or racial slurs. The United States Army said that, in 2015, he participated in basic training…

Burkina Faso gun attack kills 18 people at cafe – BBC News

Monday, August 14, 2017

Media captionGunmen attacked customers outside a restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou Gunmen have shot dead 18 people and injured others at a cafe in the centre of of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. At least eight foreigners and seven locals were among those killed in Sunday’s evening attack on the Aziz Istanbul cafe, the government added. The gunmen, thought to be jihadists, fired on customers on…

GoDaddy boots neo-Nazi site after a derogatory story on the Charlottesville victim – CNN

Monday, August 14, 2017

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How AI Is Creating Building Blocks to Reshape Music and Art – New York Times

Monday, August 14, 2017

As Mr. Eck says, these systems are at least approaching the point — still many, many years away — when a machine can instantly build a new Beatles song or perhaps trillions of new Beatles songs, each sounding a lot like the music the Beatles themselves recorded, but also a little different. But that end game — as much a way of undermining art as creating it — is not…

The Four Things You Should Know When You Request a Music License – Forbes

Monday, August 14, 2017

Co-author Teri Karobonik contributed to this post* You found the perfect background music for your new video. The only hurdle left to jump is to get permission to use the music. Music is one of the most difficult types of creative works to license.  This is because there are multiple layers of rights for each song: the rights to the composition (typically the sheet music and lyrics), and the rights…

Country music goes high tech with 360 videos for its “CMA Fest” broadcast – TechCrunch

Monday, August 14, 2017

On Wednesday night ABC will be airing the CMA Music Festival, Nashville’s paean to the boot-scootin, honky-tonkin, hoedown throwdown music that the Grand Ole Opry helped build. As part of the celebrations, some of country music’s rising and established stars are going to be streaming in 360 video on YouTube — airing select songs from their performance as if you were there.  As far as modern country goes, the songs…

How to understand your car’s audio – CNET

Monday, August 14, 2017

Rock your car’s audio system There may be more to your car’s audio system than you’ve unlocked. by Brian Cooley A lot of you are car audio geeks, but for those who are mystified by increasingly complex car audio systems, here’s a quick take on how to get the most out of yours. Think of your car audio system as two parts: Sources and sound. First, a list of sources…

Music writer picked up Hamilton vibe, coined Jam!lton – Hamilton Journal News

Monday, August 14, 2017

“At the time, I was a writer for a website called livemusicdaily.com, and they had asked me to write an article about the event,” said Brandow, who lives in Marlton, N.J., and is an independent distributor of Tastykake snacks.

Charlottesville, Burkina Faso, Shonda Rhimes: Your Monday Briefing – New York Times

Monday, August 14, 2017

Photo Markus Martin, seated, was among those hit by a car that plowed through a crowd in Charlottesville, Va. On Sunday, he attended a vigil for the woman who was killed, Heather Heyer, a close friend of his. Credit Edu Bayer for The New York Times (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: • Grief, and questions, in Charlottesville….

Joint chiefs chairman stresses North Korea diplomacy, but notes ‘full range’ of military options at ready – Washington Post

Monday, August 14, 2017

TOKYO — The United States is ready to use the “full range” of its military capabilities to deal with North Korea, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff told his South Korean counterparts Monday, amid widening pressures on the regime of Kim Jong Un. But Gen. Joseph Dunford also said that military options were there in case diplomacy and sanctions failed, according to the South Korean account of the meetings. Dunford…

China bans North Korea iron, lead, coal imports as part of UN sanctions – Washington Post

Monday, August 14, 2017

BEIJING — China announced a ban on imports of iron ore, iron, lead and coal from North Korea on Monday, cutting an important economic lifeline for the Pyongyang regime, as it moved to implement a package of sanctions put together by the United Nations Security Council. The ban will take effect from Tuesday, the Ministry of Commerce announced. But at the same time, Beijing warned the Trump administration not to…

Burkina Faso: At least 18 killed in restaurant terror attack – CNN

Monday, August 14, 2017

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WATCH: DJ LeBron James encourages crowd to turn up to ‘Y.M.C.A … – CBSSports.com

Monday, August 14, 2017

LeBron James is a man of many talents, but it doesn’t appear that DJing is one of them.  Hanging out at Komodo Miami, The King jumped into the booth, taking over the 1s and 2s for an impromptu set.  At first he “played” the usual rotation of songs you’d expect to hear in a club, but the crowd wasn’t really feeling it. Though it’s hard to tell if that was…

White House confronts backlash over Trump’s remarks on Charlottesville – Washington Post

Monday, August 14, 2017

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — The White House on Sunday sought to quell criticism of President Trump’s failure to denounce by name the white supremacists behind a spate of violence in Charlottesville, a response that associates said was based largely on Trump’s own read of the hate-fueled melee with counterprotesters. In a statement, and through aides appearing on Sunday talk shows, the White House defended Trump’s general public condemnation Saturday of the…

At least 18 dead after gunmen attack restaurant in Burkina Faso: official – CBS News

Monday, August 14, 2017

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a Turkish restaurant in the capital of Burkina Faso late Sunday, killing at least 18 people in the second such attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the last two years.  There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the violence, which continued into the early hours Monday. Gunfire could be heard almost seven hours after the attack began. “This…

Civil rights leaders demand Trump disavow white supremacists – CNN

Monday, August 14, 2017

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