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Actually, John Kelly, the failed ‘compromise’ to avoid Civil War would have enshrined slavery – Washington Post

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, whose boss is well known for unique opinions about the Civil War, introduced his own hypothesis to the world last night when he blamed the war on “the lack of an ability to compromise.” The Washington Post has already written about what historians think of Kelly’s thoughts, their assessments ranging from “dangerous” to “kind of depressing.” But the truth is, the panicky months before the Civil War were…

Hillary Clinton on the conservative media: ‘It appears they don’t know I’m not president’ – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hillary Clinton was nowhere near Washington the day charges against President Trump’s former campaign chairman were announced and news broke that a former Trump campaign volunteer had pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about meeting with Russian officials. She was in Chicago where she promoted her book (“I have a great chapter about Russia”), thought about her Halloween costume (“I think I will maybe come as the president”) and quipped about…

Facebook, Google and Twitter are testifying on Capitol Hill. Here’s what they are saying. – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lawyers from Facebook, Google and Twitter are testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon amid mounting political pressure to fully investigate Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and reveal publicly what they find. It is a rare moment in the political spotlight for companies that, despite large lobbying teams in Washington, generally seek to avoid such public and potentially unpredictable confrontations. A growing number of lawmakers, have expressed concern…

White House says Trump will not visit DMZ – CNN

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump will not visit the DMZ, a senior administration official announced Tuesday during a briefing from the White House podium. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘politics/2017/04/17/dana-bash-dmz-notebook.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_16’,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170417090122-05-mike-pence-dmz-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170417090122-05-mike-pence-dmz-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170417090122-05-mike-pence-dmz-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170417090122-05-mike-pence-dmz-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170417090122-05-mike-pence-dmz-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170417090122-05-mike-pence-dmz-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170417090122-05-mike-pence-dmz-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false) {autoStartVideo = false;if (autoStartVideo…

Historians respond to John F. Kelly’s Civil War remarks: ‘Strange,’ ‘sad,’ ‘wrong’ – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly was the guest for the premiere of Laura Ingraham’s new show on Fox News Channel on Monday night. During the interview, he outlined a view of the history of the Civil War that historians described as “strange,” “highly provocative,” “dangerous” and “kind of depressing.” Kelly was asked about the decision of a church in Alexandria, Va., to remove plaques honoring George Washington…

With ‘House of Cards’ production halted, what’s next for Kevin Spacey? – CNN

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE will now stream music – The Verge

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

One of the early promises of an Apple Watch with phone-free, LTE service was the ability to stream music directly from the watch itself — only the Apple Watch Series 3 didn’t launch with that promised feature. Now, more than a month after launch, it’s arrived. Notifications just started going out for the official version of watchOS 4.1 software, which includes, among other updates, music streaming for Apple Watch Series…

The Daily 202: 10 takeaways from Mueller’s shock-and-awe gambit – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve  Want to understand what’s happening in Donald Trump’s Washington? James Hohmann has you covered with the smartest, most comprehensive daily tipsheet out there. Get it in your inbox.  THE BIG IDEA: The ghost of Paul Manafort haunts the White House this Halloween. Since President Trump likes alliterative nicknames, maybe the special counsel’s should be Methodical Mueller. Unveiling the first batch of criminal allegations to come…

Spain awaits next move by ousted Catalan leader from Belgium – Reuters

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

BRUSSELS/MADRID (Reuters) – Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday accepted the snap election called by Spain’s central government when it took control of the region to block its push for independence. Puigdemont, speaking at a news conference in Brussels, also said he was not seeking asylum in Belgium after Spain’s state prosecutor recommended charges for rebellion and sedition be brought against him. He would return to Catalonia when given…

iPhone X first impressions round-up: ‘good but not perfect’ the view so far [U] – 9to5Mac

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Updated with TechCrunch review, at the bottom. We talked yesterday about how Apple is this year taking a different approach to pre-sale reviews of its flagship iPhone. Instead of giving all publications and sites the same embargo date, so that all the reviews hit the net at once, it’s layering them, with different people allowed to post different pieces at different times. We saw some written pieces and several hands-on videos…

200 feared dead after tunnel collapses at North Korean nuclear test site, Japanese TV claims – Fox News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Reports of ‘unusual’ wartime preparations in North Korea Greg Palkot reports on the alleged evacuation drills in the region. About 200 people are feared dead in North Korea after underground tunnels at a nuclear test site that was feared to be unstable reportedly collapsed, crushing 100 people in the initial cave-in and 100 others when the tunnels again gave way on top of rescuers. The collapse at the…

Story of two female sailors adrift at sea for five months does not add up, say experts – Evening Standard

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The dramatic story of two women lost at sea for five months has been put under the spotlight by maritime experts who say it doesn’t quite add up. The women from Hawaii stepped back on to dry land on Monday at a U.S Naval base in southern Japan, however according to reports part of their story does not add up. The US Coast Guard said on Monday that there was an emergency beacon…

Brown Acid: the sound that rock forgot – The Guardian

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

In the age of “music overload”, when it’s possible to access millions of songs via YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music, is it really possible to find something new? Something unheard, from rock’s recesses? Lance Barresi, the man behind the Brown Acid compilations, claims that not only has he dug up undiscovered gems, but that they sat under the noses of collectors and collators for decades. Starting in 2015, Barresi, along…

October was an amazing month for new music. Here are 9 standout releases. – Vox

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It’s finally autumn! Leaves are falling, temps are dropping, and hopefully your Halloween costume went off without a hitch. But more importantly, it’s time for fall playlists — and October saw a bunch of great new songs to add to your autumnal leaf-crunching mixtape. From an unexpected intercontinental collaboration to unreleased tracks from one of 2015’s best albums, this month was full of excellent new releases. Kurt and Courtney (yes,…

Frewing: Work can contribute to hearing loss – Columbus Telegram

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Danielle Frewing is director of Occupational Health Services at Columbus Community Hospital.

Ragged Union’s Smooth Bluegrass Sound – Westword

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Union, who is a flat-picking acoustic guitarist these days, says he was more into classic rock while growing up in the Tar Heel State, where he listened to Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead and even some heavy metal. “I studied some music in school, and I started playing the bass at about fourteen, but I was a normal rock-and-roll-liking kid,” he says. Fast-forward to 2002 in Austin, Texas, when Union…

2016 Under Scrutiny: A Timeline Of Russia Connections – NPR

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (right), leaves U.S. District Court after pleading not guilty to federal charges, including “conspiracy against the United States,” on Monday in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Win McNamee/Getty Images Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (right), leaves U.S. District Court after pleading not guilty to federal charges, including “conspiracy against the United States,” on Monday in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty…

One dead in University of Utah shooting as police hunt for suspect – New York Daily News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Police are on the hunt for a suspected gunman after one person was killed in a shooting near the University of Utah Monday night, police said. Suspect Austin Boutain, 24, is still at large, hours after a victim was fatally shot during a carjacking at the gate of Red Butte Canyon just east of the school, according to University of Utah Police Chief Dale Brophy.  …

Facebook, Twitter, Google to Tell Congress How Russia Meddled – Bloomberg

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Congress will put Facebook, Twitter and Google under a public microscope Tuesday about Russia’s use of their networks to meddle in the 2016 election, a day after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal investigation disclosed its first indictments and guilty plea. Senators want to know how the companies failed to keep Russians from exploiting their networks — buying 3,000 Facebook ads mostly with rubles — and using fake accounts to spread…