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Finding My Florida

NY Times - Thu, 2017-05-25 16:14
It’s a much-mocked place — but also many states in one. All of them can be fascinating and, yes, sometimes weird.

Ramen Rock: These Japanese Punk Legends Sing About Food

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2017-05-25 16:13

For over 35 years, the all-female Shonen Knife has been serving up catchy punk titles like "Wasabi," "Hot Chocolate" and "Sushi Bar." But don't mistake them for bubblegum pop. These ladies are legit.

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European Visits by Trump and Obama Are a Study in Contrasts

NY Times - Thu, 2017-05-25 16:04
It was a coincidence of scheduling for the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, but the difference in the receptions of the former and current presidents was telling.

iPhone 8 Case Compared to iPhone 7 Offers Clear Picture of Size Difference

MacRumors - Thu, 2017-05-25 16:00
Though the launch of the "iPhone 8" is months away, case makers have already started creating cases for the device based on leaked design renderings and schematics.

A case designed for the iPhone 8 surfaced on Alibaba, and was purchased by Japanese site Mac Otakara for a series of images and a video. We've already seen some iPhone 8 cases so the design shouldn't come as a surprise, but this particular case includes comparisons to both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, giving us a clear picture of how the iPhone 8 might fit into the iPhone lineup if the case design is an accurate representation of the finalized device.

As can be seen in the images, the case is a good deal smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus, but slightly larger than the iPhone 7. That's in line with rumors suggesting the iPhone 8 will be similar in size to the iPhone 7, but with a display that's much larger (and edge-to-edge), closer in size to the iPhone 7 Plus display.

An iPhone 7 placed directly inside the case suggests the iPhone 8 will be about the same width as the iPhone 7, but quite a bit taller. Rumors have also suggested the iPhone 8 will be slightly thicker than the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and Mac Otakara says the iPhone 7 is noticeably thinner, with the case being "quite loose feeling."

Leaked design renderings and schematics have suggested the iPhone 8 could measure in at 144mm tall, 71mm wide, and 7.7mm thick, compared to the iPhone 7 dimensions of 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm.

The case features a vertical camera cutout to accommodate a rumored vertical dual-lens camera, which may be larger in size than the camera in the iPhone 7 Plus, based on a comparison.

Volume buttons, the power button, and other ports seem to be in generally the same location as the current iPhone 7, with some small variations. The volume buttons and the mute switch are the same size as the buttons on the iPhone 7, but the spacing is slightly different.

Because Apple has tested multiple iPhone 8 prototypes, it's difficult to determine whether this case accurately depicts the final design of the device. Most of the rumors and design leaks have centered on a device that's similar to the iPhone 8 case Mac Otakara purchased, with no visible Touch ID button, but we've also seen leaks featuring an aluminum device with a rear Touch ID button.

Once we start seeing legitimate part leaks, we should have a much better idea of what to expect when Apple introduces the iPhone 8 this fall.

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Winning Yankees Aren’t Faring Nearly as Well at the Ticket Office

NY Times - Thu, 2017-05-25 15:54
Struggling to sell tickets and suites, team officials are taking a much closer look at how to attract a younger fandom’s attention.

Freelancers wanted: This is your chance to join the value-obsessed Thrifter team!

CrackBerry - Thu, 2017-05-25 15:51

You've probably seen the Thrifter name around a bunch, but we haven't really talked about it too much. As we prepare to pull the wraps off the new brand, we are looking for talented and passionate freelancers to join the team!

If you have the gift for thrift and are passionate about finding innovative ways to save and make money, this is the opportunity you've been waiting for.

You've likely noticed the Thrifter name accompanying tech deals content published on CrackBerry this year, but we haven't really paused to talk about what Thrifter is and where it's going. To be frank, that's because we weren't ready to. Now we are and we're super excited to start spreading the word as we get closer to our official launch.

While Thrifter has primarily been in the pre-alpha stage covering daily tech deals to date, our ambition and vision for Thrifter is much, much grander. Behind the scenes we've been building a superstar team, attracting top talent from deals and recommendation sites like The Wirecutter and 9to5Toys. Our product and brand teams have also been hustling, and we'll soon pull the wraps off our new brand and Thrifter.com website (of course Thrifter will also live on all the social media platforms you frequent).

The Thrifter mission is simple. We think wasting money is stupid and we want to make Thrifter the resource and community you trust when it comes to financial matters in your daily life or business. We also want to make the notion of being thrifty not suck. It's not about being dirt cheap and never spending money - it's about making sure when you do spend money that your hard-earned dollars are stretching as far they can. It's about living a sensible and awesome life. To that, we also want Thrifter to be as fun as it is educational. Afterall, being smart with your money should be celebrated!

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Kelly discusses plan for future border protection

Washington Post - Thu, 2017-05-25 15:45
Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly discusses his plan for securing the U.S.-Mexico border with a physical barrier.

Why 'Mr. Gianforte Goes to Washington' would be a horror film

Washington Post - Thu, 2017-05-25 15:45
"If you’re running for public office and don’t like 'recorders shoved in your face,' you’re gonna have a bad time,” Frank Luntz said.

Montana's special election showdown

Washington Post - Thu, 2017-05-25 15:45
Montana's Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was cited for assaulting a reporter the night before polls opened for their special election on May 25, where he faces off against first-time Democratic candidate and musician Rob Quist.

Lieberman Withdraws From Consideration as F.B.I. Director

NY Times - Thu, 2017-05-25 15:43
Joseph I. Lieberman, the former senator and vice-presidential candidate, was once said to be President Trump’s preferred choice.

Martial law turns city into ghost town

CNN - Thu, 2017-05-25 15:33
Under martial law, the island of Mindanao and its main city Marawi are mostly empty. CNN's Will Ripley reports on Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ordering martial law after deadly clashes broke out between Filipino government troops and Islamist militants.

White House Ends Congressional Bill Allowing Deportation Delays For Immigrants

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2017-05-25 15:32

The Trump administration is ending a longstanding system in which members of Congress can intervene in the deportation of an immigrant in the country illegally. Immigrant advocates and Senate Democrats are crying foul.

Lawmakers Propose Subjecting Secret Service Director To Senate Confirmation

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2017-05-25 15:32

A strongly bipartisan group of House members is sponsoring a bill to make the director of the Secret Service subject to Senate confirmation, following widespread concern over the agency's performance in recent months. The bill also increases funding for protection of second residences, which for the Trump administration has become a major expense.

Sponsors Back Out Of NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade Over Honoree

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2017-05-25 15:32

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Marlon Bishop, senior producer at Latino USA, about the Puerto Rican Day Parade's controversial decision to honor Oscar Lopez Rivera as a national freedom hero. The decision has caused major sponsors, such as Goya, JetBlue and the Yankees, to pull their sponsorship of the parade.

British Police Suspend Intelligence Sharing With U.S. After Leaks

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2017-05-25 15:32

Britain has suspended intelligence sharing with the U.S. on the Manchester attack after information was leaked to the press. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with former National Coordinator for Security Richard Clarke on how this leak affects relations between the two countries.

Former U.S. Ambassador Responds To Trump's Rhetoric On NATO

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2017-05-25 15:32

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Gen. Douglas Lute, who was the U.S. ambassador to NATO until January, about Trump's visit to NATO, and how his comments square with his past statements about the alliance.

President Trump Meets NATO Leaders In Belgium

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2017-05-25 15:32

President Trump has had a fraught relationship with NATO dating back to his days as a candidate. Thursday he appeared with NATO leaders in Belgium and lectured them on not paying their fair share.

Philadelphia Reconsiders Relationship With Native Son Bill Cosby

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2017-05-25 15:32

As Bill Cosby faces a trial for aggravated indecent assault, his relationship with Philadelphia is also on the line. Cosby grew up in Philadelphia and has maintained close ties to the city.

Since 9/11, U.S. Presidents Developed Varied Language To Describe Terrorists

NPR All Things Considered - Thu, 2017-05-25 15:32

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Farah Pandith, adjunct fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, about the evolution of presidential rhetoric on acts of terrorism and the groups that perpetrate them.

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