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Dirk James “DJ” Berends – Yakima Herald-Republic

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory Our beloved son, father, fiancée and friend, nephew and cousin, was taken from us suddenly on Saturday, August 12, 2017, in an automobile accident. He has been taken from us too soon. He was the best at his craft and God needed someone of DJ’s caliber to work on his golden fleet. We hope and pray that God will take care…

DJ in Taylor Swift Groping Trial Defends ‘Weird, Awkward’ Photo – RollingStone.com

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The former Colorado radio DJ who lost his lawsuit against Taylor Swift over charges that he groped the singer at a meet-and-greet defended himself on Good Morning America Tuesday just days after a Denver jury sided with the pop star in a civil trial. “I didn’t do what they say I did,” said David Mueller. “I didn’t do it. I never grabbed her. I never had my hand under her skirt, and…

Ex-DJ found to have groped Taylor Swift says, ‘I never grabbed her’ – ABC News

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The former Denver DJ found to have groped Taylor Swift by a Denver jury said there is still “no question” in his mind that he did not grab Swift’s backside during a 2013 meet-and-greet. “What I’m saying is I didn’t do what they said,” the ex-DJ, David Mueller, told ABC News’ Clayton Sandell after Monday’s court ruling. “I never grabbed her. I never had my hand under her skirt and…

Neighborhood Scenes Set to the Music of Lana Del Rey – The New Yorker

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A family picnics in a park. As their toddler stalks a stranger’s dog, the boy’s mother daydreams about when her husband, Jeff, was young and dangerous. The addled present-day Jeff drones on about the charcuterie he selected for the outing. Gazing at his carefully greased pompadour, gleaming in the late-afternoon sun, his wife manages to savor memories of a time when his drug use seemed cool. A$AP Rocky arrives with…

These Are The Streaming Music Services The World Has Already Lost – Forbes

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Shutterstock Streaming music is an incredibly difficult business to be in, and most competitors simply can’t survive. Even if a company is able to attract millions of paying subscribers—which only a handful have, even by this point—that doesn’t mean it will be able to break even, and even the most successful names in the business, such as Spotify and Tidal, are facing financial woes, while both Pandora and SoundCloud may…

Artist Recommendations Based on the Music You Already Like – PigeonsAndPlanes

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

We got tired of getting music recommendations from computers. Maybe one day, computers will be able to understand music and automate music discovery better than human beings. But so far, there hasn’t been a music discovery app that has gotten it right. No algorithm, social networking service, or customizable radio station has been able to nail it down. There’s still nothing quite as effective as a friend saying, “You like…

The Daily 202: Trump acts like the president of the Red States of America – Washington Post

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump often behaves as if he’s first and foremost the president of the states and the people who voted for him. That’s at odds with the American tradition, and it’s problematic as a governing philosophy — especially in a moment of crisis. Trump’s initially tone-deaf response to Charlottesville underscores why. Animated by grievance and congenitally disinclined to extend olive branches, Trump…

North Korean ruler stands down on threat to Guam – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

North Korea’s autocratic ruler has decided not to launch missiles toward Guam, Pyongyang’s state media reported Tuesday, easing the immediate threat of an attack on the U.S. territory in the western Pacific. The North Korean statement said Kim Jong Un could change his mind “if the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions,” in which case the country’s artillerymen would “wring the windpipes of the Yankees and point daggers…

Protesters in North Carolina topple Confederate statue following Charlottesville violence – Washington Post

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A crowd toppled a bronze Confederate statue in front of a county administrative building in Durham, N.C., on Monday evening, as throngs of “anti-fascist” groups gathered there days after white nationalist-fueled violence turned fatal in Virginia. Derrick Lewis, a reporter from the local CBS affiliate WNCN, posted a video to Twitter at 7:15 p.m. showing the statue crashing to the ground in front of the old Durham County Court House during what organizers…

First Read’s Morning Clips: CEOs Resign From Trump Council – NBCNews.com

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

TRUMP AGENDA: Three CEOs have left Trump’s manufacturing council A third CEO – this one from Intel – says he’s leaving a Trump advisory council over the president’s response to Charlottesville. NBC’s Daniella Silva reports on the continued battle over Confederate monuments nationwide. FOX News reports: “President Trump may soon issue a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the colorful former Arizona sheriff who was found guilty two weeks ago of criminal…

As polls open in Alabama Senate race, Republican candidates court Trump voters – Washington Post

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The bitter Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat here has seen candidates attacked for public corruption, for self-dealing from private charities, for being soft on Islamist terrorism and worse — of voting like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). But in a race that has seen the three leading candidates bicker about who is the strongest supporter of President Trump, there was agreement that the president…

Taylor Swift wins groping trial against DJ, awarded symbolic $1 – CNBC

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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New Outcry as Trump Rebukes Charlottesville Racists 2 Days Later – New York Times

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Mr. Frazier announced Monday morning that he was resigning from the American Manufacturing Council — the first of three chief executives who quit the advisory panel on Monday — to protest Mr. Trump’s initial equivocal statements on Charlottesville. pic.twitter.com/a1PNQZism5 — Merck (@Merck) Aug. 14, 2017 “Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council, he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!” the president…

The Latest: NC protesters pull down Confederate statue – Washington Post

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A crowd toppled a bronze Confederate statue in front of a county administrative building in Durham, N.C., on Monday evening, as throngs of “anti-fascist” groups gathered there days after white nationalist-fueled violence turned fatal in Virginia. Derrick Lewis, a reporter from the local NBC affiliate WNCN, posted a video to Twitter at 7:15 p.m. showing the statue crashing to the ground in front of the old Durham County Court House during what…

A Twitter campaign is outing people who marched with white nationalists in Charlottesville – Washington Post

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A campaign to name and shame people who marched at a bloody right-wing rally in Charlottesville has so far prompted two universities to condemn white supremacy — even as the outed students defend their decisions to attend. Not everyone who went to the weekend rallies was a student, of course. Hundreds of people from all walks of life joined neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and white nationalists for a weekend event dubbed “Unite the Right.” As marches and countermarches…

Thousands Give Trump Bronx Cheers as He Returns to Manhattan Home – New York Times

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Richard Wilson, 48, who lives in Brooklyn, joined the crowd as the president arrived home, standing on his bicycle to see over the heads of other people. Mr. Wilson said it was the first demonstration he had joined against Mr. Trump during his presidency. “This is like a tantrum,” Mr. Wilson said, describing the presidency so far. “Like the majority of the stuff he does.” Many people said recent events…

Jury finds ex-DJ groped Taylor Swift – ABC News

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A jury found Monday that a preponderance of evidence showed that former DJ David Mueller groped Taylor Swift. The Denver jury, comprised of six women and two men, also found that the singer’s mother, Andrea Swift, and her radio manager, Frank Bell, did not intentionally interfere with Mueller’s contract and were not responsible for his firing. The jury voted to award Swift the $1 she filed for. “I want to…

Shoegaze, the Sound of Protest Shrouded in Guitar Fuzz, Returns – New York Times

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

“I know we’re shoegazers, but literally everyone onstage was staring at my pedals, trying to figure out why they kept going on and off,” Mr. Halstead said with a laugh backstage the next day. Photo From left, Mr. Chaplin, Simon Scott, Ms. Goswell, Christian Savill and Neil Halstead. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times “Part of the fun of putting the band back together was that we all kind of…

On Twitter, Trump accuses blacks of racism three times as often as whites – Washington Post

Monday, August 14, 2017

President Trump speaking in the White House in Washington on Aug. 14. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) During a White House speech on Monday, President Trump denounced racism as “evil” after facing two days of bipartisan criticism for declining to specifically condemn Nazis and white supremacists after a violent rally Charlottesville. After a nonspecific response Saturday in which the president decried the violence exhibited on “many sides,” he addressed the problem head-on Monday. “Racism is evil,”…