August 4, 2016

A Month of Islamic Terror

(John Hinderaker) The Religion of Peace has compiled a list of Islamic terrorist attacks during the month of July. As the site notes, the list is probably incomplete, but it is still remarkable. It itemizes 141 attacks in 22 countries, in which 1165 people were killed and 1803 injured. I might not call all of them acts of terrorism; for example, there are a few honor killings on the list. But they

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Kiefer Sutherland's next act; 'black-ish' aims for everyone

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A roundup of news from Thursday's sessions of the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.



ABC's hit comedy "black-ish" dwells on an African-American family, but Kenya Barris, ...

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Google celebrates Olympics with Doodle Fruit Games

2016-08-04_1527 The Olympics kick off this week and to celebrate, Google is featuring a new interactive doodle in the Google App for iOS and Android every day for the next seven days. So if you couldn't make it to Rio (which may be for the better, given all the issues the city currently faces) you can now guide a bunch of delicious fruits through a mock Olympic decathlon where the greatest threat… Read More

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RNC staff warned not to disparage Donald Trump

Fed-up leaders are mounting a counterattack against other Republicans sniping at their party's presidential nominee, Donald Trump, saying the GOP should fire anyone caught bad-mouthing the ticket.

Oregon Republican Chairman Bill Currier will ask his state party's central committee to formally petition Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to discipline ...

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Gold King Mine Owner 'Disheartened' A Year After EPA's Disastrous Spill

'It all comes down to the issues of power for the EPA and budget.'

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Hillary Takes A Hit! A Water Balloon To The Face In A Small Town Iowa Parade

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'Trump Is Cratering': New Polls Signal Deep Trouble for Republican Nominee

The Republican nominee's fall in the polls has been precipitous.

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Obama implies Donald Trump untrustworthy with classified information

President Obama took a jab at Donald Trump's trustworthiness with classified briefings Thursday, saying the Republican nominee needs to guard against the temptation to "spread around" sensitive government secrets.

His remark came as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is still under fire for being careless with classified documents while serving as ...

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Harvard Republicans Use Fake Quote To Trash Trump

'American will never cease to be great'

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What healthcare IT can learn from HP

doctorpov Long before HP was known for PCs and laser printers, it built test equipment for electrical engineers. One reason its products succeeded was because they were designed by the very people who ultimately used them. In healthcare, physicians are obliged to use electronic health records systems (which they did not design). So how can the lessons from HP be applied to the healthcare IT industry? Read More

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COMMENTARY: Paying Tribute To Iran

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Pence Supports All GOP Incumbents Incl. McCain, Ayotte: Politico

Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence backs all sitting GOP lawmakers in their primaries, including Sens. John McCain and Kelly Ayotte, Politico reports, citing an unidentified campaign aide. NOTE: When Pence asked earlier if he endorses the two senators, he replied that he looks forward to supporting GOP candidates and U.S. needs "new leadership" Aide says remarks not meant to imply he didn't support McCain, Ayotte; reference to "new leadership" was about Trump, Pence taking White House: Polit

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Melania Trump's immigration file requested

Democrats demanded Thursday that the government release Melania Trump's immigration file after news reports and at least one prominent immigration lawyer raised questions about whether the wife of the Republican presidential nominee followed the law in entering and working in the U.S.

The Democratic Coalition Against Trump, a political action ...

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George Zimmerman Gets Punched In The Face Yet Again

Eyewitnesses say he bragged about killing Trayvon Martin

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App lets visually impaired in India hear books in their native language

gettyimages-braillle-blind-528699742 For the millions upon millions of visually impaired people in India, it can be difficult getting hold of the audiobook they want in the language they need it in. A project from Carnegie Mellon University and partners aims to fix that with a free, easily extensible Android app that can be quickly trained to read texts aloud in local languages. Read More

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Vin Weber: Donald Trump Is Least Qualified Person We've Ever Nominated

On "With All Due Respect," former Republican Congressman Vin Weber of Minnesota discusses his opposition to Donald Trump and the GOP nominee's qualifications to serve as president. "I'd rather he lose," Weber said.

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1st woman to win Tennessee statewide election dies at 83

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jane Eskind, the first woman to win a statewide election in Tennessee and a longtime Democratic Party activist, has died. She was 83.

Katy Varney, a family spokeswoman, said Eskind died Thursday after a long illness.

Eskind was elected to the Public Service Commission in 1980. ...

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'Confidence Game' Author Maria Konnikova: Trump Is A Con Artist

Matt and bestselling author Maria Konnikova discuss her new book 'The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It...Every Time' and why Trump is a con artist

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Valve opens up the HTC Vive's tracking system to third-party developers

Screen Shot 2016-08-04 at 3.39.25 PM One of the most technically advanced features of the HTC Vive virtual reality system is the way it tracks a users motions inside their play space. Valve, which collaborated with THC to build the Vive, just opened its 'Lighthouse tracking system' up to third-party hardware developers building on the SteamVR platform to license royalty-free. What does this mean for the average VR… Read More

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Clinton Trumps 'The Donald' in New Polls

On "With All Due Respect," Mark Halperin and John Heilemann discuss the latest poll results, some of which show Hillary Clinton with a double-digit lead.

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Animal Rights Protesters Interrupt Hillary Clinton at Rally

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Obama calls Trump's claim of rigged elections 'ridiculous'

President Obama ridiculed Donald Trump's suggestion Thursday that the presidential election could be rigged, calling his claim "ridiculous."

"Of course the elections will not be rigged," Mr. Obama said at a news conference. "What does that even mean?"

The president said the federal government doesn't control elections.

"If Mr. Trump ...

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Things Are Not Looking Good For Trump In This Critical Swing State

'Trump's a walking get-out-the-vote billboard'

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NASA's Curiosity rover gets an adorable mobile game for its fourth anniversary

mars rover What's a good gift for a martian rover who's just turning four? Water, obviously. Barring that, however, a fun little mobile game will do. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory enlisted the skills of GAMEE to develop Mars Rover, an adorable little side scroller created in honor of Curiosity's fourth year on the red planet. It's a simple little game for iOS, Android… Read More

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Obama: Funds to Fight Zika Running Out, Expect More Cases

President Barack Obama comments on the spread of the Zika virus during a news conference in Washington. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Fight Climate Change: Go to Jail

(Steven Hayward) If you've been wondering why "progressive" mayors like Bill de Blasio are so indifferent to rising crime and disorder, wonder no longer: It's just another means of fighting climate change! I kid you not. From the New York Times science page yesterday: How Lowering Crime Could Contribute to Global Warming By Tatiana Schlossberg It sounds simple: If something has a big carbon footprint and you get rid of it, you

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Military Making Officers' Clubs 'Inclusive,' Open to All Ranks

The Army is changing the rules for one of its last remaining officers' clubs to be more "inclusive," opening membership at the storied Fort Myer watering hole to service members of any rank.

The commander of the instillation, which neighbors Arlington National Cemetery and is known officially as Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, cited George S. Patton, the famed general who carried ivory-handled pistols, was independently wealthy, and who spoke French, in opening up the elite club to enlisted men.

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UFC Star Arianny Celeste STUNS Her Fans With Her Latest Bikini Picture [PHOTO]


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How computer-assisted art will help humans embrace the rise of the robots

These robots can play any tune requested by an audience, according to their creator, Didier Jouas Poutrel. For many people, the robot-populated future is a zero-sum game; it's either going to be us or them running things. Headlines are rife with dire predictions: "Robots will take over most jobs in 30 years" and "The future has lots of robots, few jobs for humans." Even the arts aren't safe. "Computer art" (where a computer uses algorithms to create… Read More

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Ryan's Balancing Act With Trump Risks Damaging Speaker's Brand

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that his approach to Donald Trump -- repeatedly blasting his controversial remarks while still backing the Republican presidential nominee -- is aimed at defending his party.

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Iran Nuclear Pact Opponents Lobby in U.S. Against Boeing, Airbus Deals

As the U.S. Treasury Department decides whether to license sales of Boeing Co and Airbus commercial aircraft to Iran, opponents of last year's nuclear pact with the Islamic Republic have launched a lobbying campaign against the deals.

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NBC says negative Olympic stories helped ad sales

NEW YORK (AP) - Pre-Olympics media reports about the Zika virus, polluted water and political unrest in Brazil helped NBC's advertising sales, network executives said Thursday.

That sounds counter-intuitive, but NBC Sports advertising head Seth Winters said in a conference call from Rio de Janeiro that "it just made people ...

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Jedediah Bila Just Became The Latest Woman To Join 'The View'

She's telling the network goodbye...

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Amazon adds several new devices to its Dash Replenishment auto ordering service

amazon-drs At the beginning of the year, Amazon flipped the switch on Dash Replenishment, a service aimed at bringing the instant reordering of its devoted product buttons directly to connected devices. The idea being that you don't have to, say, order ink for your printer or batteries for your smart lock – the devices will do it for you. The retail giant has already announced a slew of… Read More

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