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‘Trump Place’ Asks if It Can Be Called by Any Other Name

NY Times - Wed, 2018-01-10 17:42
The board of a Manhattan building bearing the president’s name has asked a court to protect its right to remove it, without facing a lawsuit in return.

ODs contribute to record number of organ donors

CNN - Wed, 2018-01-10 17:41
Though the number of lives lost to the US opioid epidemic continues to spike, it has also contributed to a record number of organ donations.

New chip from Texas Instruments to make driving with high-beams on less rude

Ars - Wed, 2018-01-10 17:41

Enlarge / “New high-resolution DLP technology brings new capabilities to headlight systems,” Texas Instruments says. (credit: Texas Instruments)

Twice a year or so I drive from Denver to LA, and there's a stretch of highway in Utah that's pretty solitary at night. It's often outside of cell service, and barreling through the dark (no streetlights, of course) in a 2005 Toyota is tricky business. With my brights on, I've been able to see and slow down for elk grazing just 15 feet away from the highway. If one of them had decided to make a leap for the other side of the highway and I hadn't seen them beyond the curtain of darkness, both of us would have quickly been toast.

But that kind of driving requires a lot of vigilance, because you also don't want to blind oncoming truckers for equally serious safety reasons. So, if you do that stretch of highway at night, you end up spending 250 miles with a finger on the headlight post, keeping the brights on when you're alone, and turning them off when any headlights or taillights pop up on the horizon.

There are technological solutions for this problem (well, in new cars, maybe not in a 2005 hatchback). In Europe and Japan, adaptive driving beam (ADP) technology can throw light away from the field of view of oncoming traffic and reduce glare reflected off street signs.

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Liam Neeson back in action in 'The Commuter'

CNN - Wed, 2018-01-10 17:40
Liam Neeson is back in action, trying to save everyone aboard his commuter train after Vera Farmiga ensnares him in a deadly game. David Daniel reports.

German Idea to Fight Anti-Semitism: Make Immigrants Tour Concentration Camps

NY Times - Wed, 2018-01-10 17:34
Jewish advocacy groups welcomed an idea to make such tours mandatory for immigrants to Germany. But some experts called the idea simplistic.

Trump hands Florida governor a win on drilling, but ignores others

CNN - Wed, 2018-01-10 17:28
It helps to be a Republican governor on Donald Trump's side.

King Center kicks off week of remembrance

CNN - Wed, 2018-01-10 17:23
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. In recognition, The King Center in Atlanta on Tuesday kicked off a week of events, including its annual Salute to Greatness Awards gala on Saturday.

The problem is Trump's heart, not brain

CNN - Wed, 2018-01-10 17:19
During an hourlong performance Tuesday at a table crowded with lawmakers -- let's call it The President Show -- Donald Trump appeared determined to prove two things. The first was obvious: After much speculation about his temperament, inspired by the dark portrait painted in the book "Fire and Fury," he no doubt wanted to show himself to be an executive in command of the issues and fit to govern. The second was that he is a good man with a warm heart.

Businesswoman’s Fate a Test of China’s Resolve on North Korea

NY Times - Wed, 2018-01-10 17:18
The fate of Ma Xiaohong, and the business empire she built on trade with North Korea, has become a measure of China’s willingness to confront its neighbor.

Trump touts performance in meeting

CNN - Wed, 2018-01-10 17:17
President Donald Trump opened his first cabinet meeting of 2018 by referring to the room as a studio and claimed his meeting with senators the day before was praised by members of the media.

'Current libel laws are a sham,' Trump said. He clearly does not understand them.

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-01-10 17:15
The “current libel laws” that Trump loathes do not exist — not as he described them, anyway.

Trump touts open press DACA meeting as 'tremendous'

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-01-10 17:15
Trump says on Jan. 10 that his “performance” during a bipartisan meeting on immigration the day before got great reviews from the press.

Trump says he will 'take a strong look' at libel laws

Washington Post - Wed, 2018-01-10 17:15
At his first cabinet meeting of 2018, President Trump promised to reexamine libel laws, saying that they aren't strong enough.

Surveillance and Privacy Debate Reaches Pivotal Moment in Congress

NY Times - Wed, 2018-01-10 17:14
A yearslong debate over warrantless surveillance and Americans’ privacy rights faces a crucial test on Thursday in the House of Representatives.
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