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In 2017, even 'body slam' is subject to political interpretation

Washington Post - Thu, 2017-05-25 17:30
A professional wrestler weighs in on a political fight over semantics.

Top GOP senator warns Trump administration: Show progress with Russia or we’ll pursue sanctions

Washington Post - Thu, 2017-05-25 17:30
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman promised to advance a bill stiffening sanctions against Russia unless Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shows progress with Moscow soon.

Tapper: If you can't condemn assault, revisit the Constitution

CNN - Thu, 2017-05-25 17:27
On Wednesday, the Republican candidate in Montana's special congressional election, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly body slammed a Guardian political reporter, Ben Jacobs.

How US intelligence leaks upset two allies in one week

CNN - Thu, 2017-05-25 17:27
With multiple high-profile intelligence leaks in recent weeks, the US has now managed to upset two of its closest allies by allowing the disclosure of sensitive information -- a trend that is raising concerns around potentially jeopardizing the trust of key information-sharing partners.

Manchester, Greg Gianforte, Mosul: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

NY Times - Thu, 2017-05-25 17:22
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

CrackBerry Asks: Do you need the Convenience Key?

CrackBerry - Thu, 2017-05-25 17:21

For many years the Convenience Key was a staple BlackBerry feature, and then it got phased out and we were all forced to get used to it not being there. On the KEYone, I've been loving its return but is it an important feature?

One of the features on the new BlackBerry KEYone that made a return is the programmable Convenience Key. This is the button on the lower right-hand edge of the phone, which you can program on the KEYone to take actions, such as opening an app.

For many years the Convenience Key was a staple BlackBerry feature, and then it got phased out and we were all forced to get used to it not being there. On the KEYone, I've been loving its return - I initially set it to the launch the Hub, then the camera app, and now I've been using it to launch Voice Search, which I find uber convenient.

Now that so many existing BlackBerry users have gotten used to the Convenience Key not being on the phone, what I'm wondering is how important of a feature is it to you? If your current BlackBerry doesn't have it, are you missing it badly, or did you just get used it? For those lucky people who already have a KEYone, are you finding yourself using it a lot, or is it a meh feature?

Vote on the poll below and drop me a comment on your Convenience Key thoughts. I'm genuinely curious and can't wait to see the results!

How important is the BlackBerry Convenience key to you?

14-year-old's family says cop punched her, but police say the opposite

CNN - Thu, 2017-05-25 17:19
Cellphone video of a teen's violent arrest in San Antonio, Texas, has police and the family at odds over what really happened.

White House Plans To Take Block On Revised Travel Ban To Supreme Court

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2017-05-25 17:18

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Trump's revised travel ban should be kept on hold. Already the Trump administration has said it plans to ask the Supreme Court to hear the case.

Did Trump push prime minister aside?

CNN - Thu, 2017-05-25 17:13
President Trump appeared to move aside the prime minister of Montenegro while at a NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium.

Iraqi Refugee Empowers Youth To Share Their Stories With 'Narratio'

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2017-05-25 17:13

After Ahmed Badr and his family fled the Iraq War, he used writing to grapple with his experience as a refugee in the U.S. He founded the website Narratio so other youth could share their stories.

(Image credit: Ariel Edelman)

Zuckerberg's mom prouder of Harvard than Facebook?

CNN - Thu, 2017-05-25 17:10
On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg returned to Cambridge to collect an honorary doctorate and give a commencement speech to the class of 2017.

No one wants to run for mayor anymore

CNN - Thu, 2017-05-25 17:00
A study found more than half of mayoral races from 2000-2016 in six states went uncontested.

From Paris With Love: A Kansas City Musician Gets Distance And Perspective

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2017-05-25 16:52

Missouri native Krystle Warren digs into American history on her new album Three The Hard Way. She talks about what it's like to observe the U.S. from France, her home for the past nine years.

(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)

What's in store for you if Obamacare is repealed

CNN - Thu, 2017-05-25 16:46
Arms for health care, anyone? With the help of his son-in-law, President Donald Trump just inked a $110 billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, the Congressional Budget Office announced Wednesday that the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) will cut the deficit by $119 billion.

Meet Israel's pioneering female winemaker

CNN - Thu, 2017-05-25 16:34
With a Mediterranean climate not unlike Italy or Spain and a national faith that requires drinking "the fruit of the vine" on the Sabbath, it's not surprising that Israel has invested heavily in cultivating its wine industry.

Attacking journalists, a future hate crime?

CNN - Thu, 2017-05-25 16:25
Among the boatload of federal criminal laws that Congress has enacted, there's a growing category of laws that enhance punishment for crimes against certain groups of people based upon their status or employment. And given the news out of Montana, it seems like it may be time for Congress to add a new group -- members of the press.
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