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The Head and the Heart: Music Will Be More ‘Meaningful’ in Trump Era – RollingStone.com

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Seattle indie rockers the Head and the Heart are one of the best-traveled bands in America at the moment: in 2017 alone, they’re playing Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and just about every other big-name festival in the country. Related Monterey Pop Festival’s 50th Anniversary: All the Photos Norah Jones, Leon Bridges, Phil Lesh, Booker T, Regina Spektor among performers at historic California fest Those festivals might not even…

Trump lashes out at Obama over latest report on Russian election meddling – Washington Post

Sunday, June 25, 2017

President Trump on Saturday called out Obama administration officials for not taking stronger actions against Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, contradicting his past statements and suggesting without proof that they were trying to help Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. His tweets came after The Post revealed Friday that the Obama White House had received reports as early as August 2016 regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s direct involvement in the cyber campaign with instructions to defeat…

Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates – Washington Post

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A small group of moderate Republican senators, worried that their leaders’ health-care bill could damage the nation’s social safety net, may pose at least as significant an obstacle to the measure’s passage as their colleagues on the right. The vast changes the legislation would make to Medicaid, the country’s broadest source of public health insurance, would represent the largest single step the government has ever taken toward conservatives’ long-held goal…

2 toddlers died after mom left them in hot car to teach ‘a lesson,’ police say – Washington Post

Sunday, June 25, 2017

On the day her two children were found dead, Cynthia Marie Randolph recounted for investigators a mother’s nightmare: She had been folding laundry and watching television while her young daughter and son, ages 2 and 16 months, played in an enclosed sun room on the back porch. Randolph, 24, went to check on her children after about a half-hour — but they were “gone,” she told police. She said that…

Rumors are swirling that Justice Anthony Kennedy will soon retire from the Supreme Court – Business Insider

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy joins other justices of the U.S. Supreme Court for an official group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, Thursday. June 1, 2017. Associated Press/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state…

15 Dead, 110 May Be Buried After Landslide In Southwest China – NPR

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Chinese military police and rescue workers at the site of a landslide in in Xinmo village, Sichuan province on Saturday. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption STR/AFP/Getty Images Chinese military police and rescue workers at the site of a landslide in in Xinmo village, Sichuan province on Saturday. STR/AFP/Getty Images Last updated 10:10 p.m. EST Saturday More than 110 people remain missing after rescuers found 15 bodies among the debris…

Trump: Obama ‘did nothing’ about Russia election meddling – CNN

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Opioid crisis threatens GOP ObamaCare repeal – The Hill

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fears that cuts to Medicaid could exacerbate a national opioid epidemic that took more lives last year than the Vietnam War have emerged as a huge threat to the Senate GOP’s ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill. The legislation includes a $2 billion fund to help people with substance use disorders, but critics say that’s not enough to make up for the deep cuts to Medicaid that would come if the bill becomes…

2 toddlers died after mom left them in hot car to teach ‘a lesson,’ police say – Washington Post

Saturday, June 24, 2017

On the day her two children were found dead, Cynthia Marie Randolph recounted for investigators a mother’s nightmare: She had been folding laundry and watching television while her young daughter and son, ages 2 and 16 months, played in an enclosed sun room on the back porch. Randolph, 24, went to check on her children after about a half-hour — but they were “gone,” she told police. She said that…

Massive landslide buries more than 120 people in southwest China – CBS News

Saturday, June 24, 2017

BEIJING — More than 120 were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. The Xinhua News Agency reports 15 people have been found dead as workers retrieved the bodies from the debris on Saturday. The news agency says no new signs of life have been found. About 1,000 workers…

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Retirement Rumors Has Washington on Edge For Next Term – Newsweek

Saturday, June 24, 2017

As the Supreme Court prepares to give its final opinions of its nine-month term on Monday, fear in Washington continues to grow concerning Justice Anthony Kennedy’s potential retirement. The justice, who will celebrate his 81st birthday in July, has been at the epicenter of retirement rumors for months now, and sources close to Kennedy recently told CNN that he is “seriously considering” retiring, according to a Saturday report.  Although the…

The Proposed Tesla Music Service Might Not Be What Everyone Thinks – Forbes

Saturday, June 24, 2017

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The last few days has seen plenty of news copy about the rumor of new Tesla music streaming service, and, as usual with anything that has to do with Elon Musk, the hype builds on itself. Let me throw the cold waters of reality on this rumor. Even if it does come to pass, it might not be what everyone seems to think it will…

After recent high-profile blunders, music festival promoters find … – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The American live music scene has become a culture of super festivals. Beyond the massively successful Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, the last two decades have seen a tremendous expansion of events that draw thousands of fans and boast multiple stages with city-sized artworks. Now some believe that bigger is no longer better. After years of expansive growth, some promoters are starting to think smaller, tailoring their offerings to specific audiences….

Lonzo Ball is introduced as a Laker with the highest of expectations – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Magic Johnson had no qualms about the bold statement he was about to make. He called Lonzo Ball “the new face of the Lakers.” He said Ball will “lead us back to where we want to get to.” He said he expected a Ball jersey retired at the Lakers facility one day, alongside his own and those of other Hall of Famers. Jerry West’s and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s among others. He…

Trump: Obama ‘did nothing’ about Russia election meddling – CNN

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Health Law Repeal Leaves Nevada Republican Torn Between Lawmakers – New York Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

“He’s in the eye of the storm here,” Mr. Sandoval said Friday at a news conference in Nevada as Mr. Heller stood next to him, looking vaguely miserable as Mr. Sandoval announced his opposition to the Senate bill. The legislation could affect 210,000 Nevada residents insured through the health care law’s expansion of Medicaid. Advertisement Continue reading the main story On Friday Mr. Heller said that he, too, was against…

Anthony Kennedy retirement watch at a fever pitch – CNN

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Hopes Fade After Landslide Destroys Chinese Village – New York Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Nearly 2,000 rescue workers and members of support teams had converged on Xinmo by Saturday afternoon, news reports said. Initially there were heartening bulletins of a survivor who yelled from under the debris and another who answered a telephone call. Advertisement Continue reading the main story But as night came, the rescuers had little good news to share. The woman who answered the call appeared to have died, said Sichuan…

Bigger isn’t always better as music’s boom and bust era of the super … – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The American live music scene has become a culture of super festivals. Beyond the massively successful Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, the last two decades have seen a tremendous expansion of events that draw thousands of fans and boast multiple stages with city-sized artworks. Now some believe that bigger is no longer better. After years of expansive growth, some promoters are starting to think smaller, tailoring their offerings to specific audiences….

See DJ Khaled’s ‘On Everything’ With Rick Ross, Big Sean, Travis Scott – RollingStone.com

Saturday, June 24, 2017

DJ Khaled recruits Travis Scott, Big Sean and Rick Ross for his new video for “On Everything,” the latest single off the producer’s all-star LP Grateful. Related 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far Including Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Harry Styles, Roger Waters and more The video finds Khaled and the three rappers delivering the track from within a luxurious, heavily guarded compound that’s adorned with thrones, stained…