September 22, 2016

Rendell: Clinton Should Smile More

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Newspaper finds workers underpaid at Asian restaurants

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - A newspaper has uncovered evidence that immigrants working for at least seven Asian restaurants in western Massachusetts were paid well below the state's $10-an-hour minimum wage.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette, in a three-part investigative series launched Wednesday, says Chinese and Japanese eateries in Hampshire County paid ...

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Charlotte NAACP President: 'It Really Doesn't Matter If He Had A Gun' [VIDEO]

'I don't want anyone to walk away from this conversation today thinking that a video showing he had a gun in any way says that he was guilty of anything.'

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Yahoo confirms state-sponsored attacker stole personal data of "at least" 500 million users

yahoo-logo As indicated by an earlier report, Yahoo today confirmed it's working with law enforcement to investigate a data breach which affected the account information of "at least" 500 million users. The company says that the user account information was stolen from its network in late 2014 by what it now believes to be a state-sponsored actor. The stolen information includes… Read More

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McConnell Offers Bill to Avert Shutdown as Democrats Resist

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a draft stopgap spending measure Thursday to fund the U.S. government after Sept. 30, but a top Democrat said her party wasn't ready to support it.

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Academic Absurdity of the Week: Fake Peer Reviews

(Steven Hayward) I'm guessing that the number of Power Line readers who take in the academic series Lectures in Computer Science doesn't approach zero, but is zero, so we might put it in scientific notation this way: PLR(N=0)~0. In which case you would have missed this gem: Your Paper has been Accepted, Rejected, or Whatever: Automatic Generation of Scientific Paper Reviews Alberto Bartoli, Andrea De Lorenzo, Eric Medvet , Fabiano Tarlao Abstract Peer review is widely viewed

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Kids Joining 'School Lunch Advisory Councils' to Deal With Michelle Obama's Rules

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging middle schoolers to join "School Lunch Advisory Councils" where they learn to "nudge" their peers into eating healthy to comply with First Lady Michelle Obama's lunch rules.

The agency featured a blog post Thursday by nutrition officials in Montana about how schools are using behavioral economics to create "Smarter Lunchrooms." One example is putting up posters of basketball coaches to get kids to eat apples.

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White House says Charlotte protesters have 'legitimate' complaints

The White House said Thursday that protesters angered by the fatal police shooting of a black man in Charlotte, North Carolina, are raising "legitimate" concerns about racial disparities in the criminal-justice system.

"Those are difficult questions that must be confronted," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. "They cannot be ...

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Russian MMA Fighter Shares Graphic Photos After Having Her Face Rearranged [PHOTOS]

WARNING: disturbing content

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Intuit wants to turn TurboTax into a platform

U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 1040 Individual Income Tax forms for the 2015 tax year are seen in this arranged photograph taken in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. The IRS began accepting 2015 individual income tax returns today and taxpayers have until Monday, April 18 to file their 2015 tax returns and pay any tax. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images Intuit's TurboTax stores highly detailed financial data for millions of users who import their W2s, their banking data, info about their mortgages and more. Right now, all of this data is locked into TurboTax, but the company is now thinking about how it can do more with it by giving its users the option to share this data with reputable third parties. As TurboTax EVP Dan Wernikoff,… Read More

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Trump Camp Says County Chair Who Blamed Obama for Racism Quit

(Corrects spelling of Winbush's name.) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Ohio state director says he's accepted a county chairwoman's resignation after her "inappropriate comments" about race.

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House Committee Votes to Hold Former Hillary Clinton IT Aide in Contempt

A Republican-led House panel voted Thursday to hold a former State Department IT technician in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about the private email server he set up for then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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The Latest: Official says 40,000 Haitians may be going to US

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Latest on U.S. efforts to resume regular deportations of Haitians amid a surge of new arrivals at California border crossings with Mexico (all times local):

9:20 a.m.

A top U.S. immigration official says 40,000 Haitians may be on their way to the United States amid ...

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This '#1 Best Selling Doorknob' Is Actually An Electronic Touchpad Deadbolt

But it is $20 off

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Making the case for a startup visa 

Chinese, USA and Shengen European visas in passports After failing to get their startup Udemy off the ground in their native Turkey, Eren Bali and Oktay Ca─člar headed to the U.S. in 2009. Both knew that in the U.S., specifically Silicon Valley, they could gain the support and traction Udemy needed. Yet Udemy was not enough to get them into the country: The U.S. doesn't have a visa specifically for entrepreneurs eager to launch businesses. Read More

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Russian-Linked Hackers Leak Michelle Obama's Passport

Russian-linked hackers on Thursday leaked the private email of a White House staffer who works on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, releasing an image purported to be Michelle Obama's passport along with other internal documents.

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Bryan Pagliano no-show: House investigators vote to hold Hillary Clinton's email tech in contempt

The House's investigative committee voted Thursday to hold Hillary Clinton's chief tech staffer in contempt of Congress after Bryan Pagliano failed, for a second time, to show up and testify on his former boss's secret emails.

Mrs. Clinton last year had urged Mr. Pagliano to cooperate with probes into her ...

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Tamron Hall: I Never Even Saw Prince Drink

What she said is...

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Sony's Xperia XZ and X Compact smartphones get US pricing and availability

P8253134 If you reside in the Sates, it's probably best not to get your hopes up when it comes to Sony handsets. Availability has been, at best, spotty. That's one of the reasons the two new phones announced at IFA a few weeks back managed to make waves stateside – the company clearly appeared to be planning a US push. This morning, Sony offered up some key news on that front.… Read More

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Conservative Pundit: "The More Muslims You Have, the More Terrorism You Have"!

terroristLiberals bury their heads in the sand, but the correlation does exist

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House Cmte Recommends Contempt Charge Against Clinton Aide

House Cmte on Oversight and Government Reform votes 19–15 to refer to full House a resolution to recommend charges against former Hillary Clinton aide Bryan Pagliano for contempt of Congress.

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Obama: Syria Crisis 'Haunts Me Constantly'

President Obama said that the crisis in Syria "haunts me constantly" during an interview with Vanity Fair published Wednesday.

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Obama: Trump candidacy fueled by fearful, resentful voters

Even as Donald Trump is climbing in polls, President Obama said most Americans have figured out that the Republican nominee isn't "suited" for the presidency.

"I don't think it's a surprise for me to say that I don't think his temperament is suited for this office," Mr. Obama Source: www.washingtontimes.com stories: Politics

LAPD: We Are Not Investigating Brad Pitt For Child Abuse

Did he abuse his children?

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Apple is reportedly scouting South Korea for a new retail location

AppleStore It's worth noting right off the bat that this is all still in the very early stages. Apple scouts plenty of locations for its stores, and plenty never come to fruition. But the fact that Cupertino is potentially looking to plant its flag in South Korea is pretty telling – not only because it's a big market in which the company has no proprietary retail presence, but also the… Read More

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Clinton, Trump Tied at 41% in North Carolina: NYT Poll

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both at 41% in three-way race in North Carolina, according to New York Times Upshot/Siena College poll.

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Inside the Ring: China, Russia Rapidly Building Arms for Space War

The nominee to lead the U.S. Strategic Command warned Congress this week that China and Russia are rapidly building space warfare capabilities and the United States is lagging behind in efforts to counter the threat.

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Judge: Resentencing of doctor's killer won't be 'a circus'

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas judge says he won't allow the resentencing of a man convicted of killing abortion provider George Tiller to turn into a "political forum on abortion" or "a circus."

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/2cTuou2 ) reports that Judge Warren Wilbert made the comments Wednesday while preparing ...

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US Fighter Jet Crashes Into Waters Off The Coast Of Japan

A Marine Corps fighter jet plummeted into waters off the coast of Okinawa after a training flight went awry, reports CNN. An AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet crashed 95 miles off Hedo Cape Thursday, confirmed the Japanese 11th Regional Coast Guard. The pilot was able to eject from the aircraft safely before the crash. The Japanese […]

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Signia Venture Partners has $85 million in new funds to invest

signia_venture_partners Signia Venture Partners has closed its second fund at $85 million to lead early-stage deals in emerging tech startups mostly in and around San Francisco. For the unfamiliar, Signia is typically the first money in and the lead investor in the companies it backs, writing $1-2 million in seed stage deals or $2-8 million in later stage rounds. The firm was started in 2012 by Rick Thompson, the… Read More

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Donald Trump calls for debate moderator who lets candidates 'argue it out'

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday indicated he'd prefer a debate moderator who takes more of a hands-off approach and lets the candidates take each other on if someone slips up.

"You're debating somebody and if she makes a mistake, or if I make a mistake, we'll take each ...

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CNN Panel Devolves Into Verbal Pissing-Contest, Forces Host To Pull Plug [VIDEO]

Oh, I'm sure you will give me an unscientific because you can't give a real one!

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Bumble will soon let users get verified in an effort to squash impersonators

Caucasian men playing with fake mustaches in city For some reason certain people feel the need to create a dating profile using someone else's pictures. Whether it's done to impersonate someone else, bully someone or even just pull a prank, it happens more than you'd think. Luckily Bumble thinks they have found a pretty innovative way to stop it from happening, at least on their platform. The female-led dating app just… Read More

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