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Beto O’Rourke adopts Trump insult, branding GOP opponent ‘Lyin’ Ted’

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-10-17 07:46
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as the Democratic congressman demonstrated at a debate Tuesday against Sen. Ted Cruz.

‘There’s no place for that’: Ryan rebukes Trump for insult of Stormy Daniels

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-10-17 07:44
The House speaker reacted to a tweet from the president calling the adult-film star “Horseface.”

Trump Jumps to the Defense of Saudi Arabia in Khashoggi Case

NY Times - Wed, 2018-10-17 07:39
President Trump accused Saudi Arabia’s critics of presuming guilt, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi leaders in Riyadh to help defuse a crisis.

Gaza rocket hits Israeli city, prompting Israeli air strikes in retaliation

CNN - Wed, 2018-10-17 07:35
A rocket fired from Gaza struck a home in the city of Beer Sheva in southern Israel early Wednesday, according to the Israeli military and Israel police.

Proud Boys Founder: How He Went From Brooklyn Hipster to Far-Right Provocateur

NY Times - Wed, 2018-10-17 07:26
A divisive figure for 20 years, Gavin McInnes is known not only for his brash far-right rhetoric, but also for the willingness of his followers to fight.

The Energy 202: Outspoken critic of federal land policy will now help oversee it in Trump administration

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-10-17 07:23
Karen Budd-Falen will help write legal opinions about land policy.

Trump’s fanciful, falsehood-filled AP interview, annotated

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-10-17 07:20
The false claims are flying fast and furious these days.

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max to Launch in Additional Countries Starting October 26

MacRumors - Wed, 2018-10-17 07:18
Apple today announced that the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR will be available to customers in additional countries and territories between Friday, October 26 and Friday, November 2.

Availability information:
  • iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max pre-orders begin Friday, October 19 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, with availability beginning Friday, October 26 at 8:00 a.m. local time, in Chile, Colombia, Malaysia, and Thailand.
  • iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available in South Korea and more than 10 additional countries on Friday, November 2.
  • iPhone XR will be available in Israel beginning Thursday, November 1.
  • iPhone XR will be available in Armenia, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Macau, Maldives, Myanmar, Ukraine, and Vietnam beginning Friday, November 2.
As a reminder, iPhone XR pre-orders begin Friday, October 19 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time in the United States and more than 50 countries, with deliveries to customers and in-store availability beginning Friday, October 26.

The new iPhones can be ordered through Apple.com, or purchased at an Apple Store or authorized resellers where available.

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The Growing Crisis of Democracy

NY Times - Wed, 2018-10-17 07:16
It has joined middle-class stagnation and climate change as a central challenge of our time.

What do we actually know about the risks of screen time and digital media?

Ars - Wed, 2018-10-17 07:15

Uh... this is fine, right? (credit: Getty Images)

“Yesterday after I wrote to you, I had an attack of asthma,” Marcel Proust wrote to his mother in 1901. “[It] obliged me to walk all doubled up and light anti-asthma cigarettes at every tobacconist’s I passed.”

While that sounds a bit crazy by 2018 standards, Proust was far from alone: “Medicated cigarettes marketed for respiratory complaints continued to be endorsed, and smoked, by doctors until well after the Second World War,” writes medical historian Mark Jackson.

Of course, tobacco eventually joined the list of treacherous substances once thought to be healthy and subsequently discovered to be harmful, keeping excellent company alongside radium and mercury. It's enough to make people constantly wonder what else might make it onto the list of friends turned foe. Could coffee be next? Processed meat?

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Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times, claiming it undercut his chances to run again for Senate

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-10-17 06:53
The former Arizona sheriff contends an opinion piece hurt his standing with the GOP establishment and donors. He seeks $147.5 million in damages.

Most news coverage of Muslims is negative. But not when it’s about devotion.

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-10-17 06:45
The news media has been strengthening bias against Muslims. Here's how that could change.

How individual House seats stack up demographically

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-10-17 06:30
We made a tool that shows the demographics of any House district in the country.
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