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Sally Yates Will Not Be Silenced on Russia
Here's a tip for you youngsters of the gaming persuasion. If a woman sits down at your table and tells you she's a lawyer who likes to relax with a little poker, and introduces herself as Sally Yates, run like hell and don't stop until you get to the Arctic Circle.
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WASHINGTON — A driver struck a police cruiser and tried to run over several officers on the grounds of the Capitol on Wednesday morning, the police said, prompting officers to fire shots.
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The 1920s Women Who Fought For the Right to Travel Under Their Own Names | Atlas Obscura
The current U.S. passport includes 13 inspirational quotes from notable Americans. Only one belongs to a woman, the African-American scholar, educator, and activist Anna J. Cooper.
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Critical thinking is one for the history books | Ars Technica
The world as a whole has become increasingly reliant on science to provide its technology and inform its policy. But rampant conspiracy theories, fake news, and pseudoscience like homeopathy show that the world could use a bit more of the organized skepticism that provides the foundation of science.
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Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue — that beats - The Washington Post
If an overhyped vegetable existed before marketers coined the term superfood — and long before Oprah Winfrey chatted up acai berries with Dr. Oz — look no further than spinach. (Here’s to Popeye, eating the stuff by the can to inflate his biceps.
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Veteran newsman Ted Koppel tells Sean Hannity he’s bad for America - The Washington Post
Veteran broadcast journalist Ted Koppel has long railed against news shows that wear their politics on their sleeves. And on Sunday, he pulled no punches with Sean Hannity.
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BeatsX review: Just as magical as the AirPods, but more comfortable and convenient | Macworld
The BeatsX headphones fix my biggest annoyance with the AirPods, which is their reliance on Siri.
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Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.4 With New Night Shift Mode - Mac Rumors
Apple today released macOS Sierra 10.12.4, the fourth major update to the macOS Sierra operating system that launched on September 20. macOS Sierra 10.12.4 has been in testing since January 24, with Apple having seeded eight betas ahead of its public release. macOS Sierra 10.12.
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Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.4: What’s new in the update | Macworld
The new revision of macOS Sierra has just been released by Apple. macOS Sierra 10.12.4 is now available for Mac users, but before you install it, here’s the lowdown on the new features. It’s not a major update, so there’s no need to rush to install it.
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Wells Fargo will let you use Apple Pay and Android Pay to withdraw money | TechCrunch
Wells Fargo just announced that you’ll be able to use your phone or smartwatch to withdraw money from 13,000 ATMs in the U.S. As spotted by MacRumors, the bank says that it will support Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay.
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Why It’s So Hard to Build the Chipotle of Pasta - Eater
In the mid-1990s, two chain restaurants launched in Denver, Colorado. One went on to open over 2,000 locations, spawn several competitors, and become the household name in giant takeout burritos.
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Netflix: The Monster That’s Eating Hollywood - WSJ
Tara Flynn, a rising star at a TV production unit of 21st Century Fox, walked into her boss’s office last August and told him she was quitting and joining streaming-video giant Netflix Inc. The news was not well-received.
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The doughnut-shaped fusion reactor, or tokamak, and other components are kept cool inside one of the world’s largest vacuum chambers. Absorbs high-energy neutrons produced during the fusion reaction.
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The Heroism of Being a Contrarian: Jacob Bronowski on the Essential Character Trait of the Creative Person – Brain Pickings
Van Gogh wrote in a magnificent letter to his brother about how taking risks and making inspired mistakes moves us forward.
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LOS ANGELES — Nine days after Nikolas Michaud’s latest heroin relapse, the skinny 27-year-old sat on a roof deck at a new drug rehabilitation clinic here. He picked up a bong, filled it with a pinch of marijuana, lit the leaves and inhaled.
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Sturgeon and May fail to break impasse on Scottish independence vote - France 24
In a 2014 referendum, Scots voted by 55 percent to 45 percent to remain part of the United Kingdom. At the time, Sturgeon's Scottish National Party said it was a once-in-a-generation choice. But Sturgeon now says Britain's looming departure has transformed the situation.
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What's Your Favorite Everyday Backpack? 
Plenty of people, myself included, prefer the versatility and ergonomics of backpacks to single-shoulder messenger bags when it comes to lugging laptops and other gear from A to B, so this week, we’re looking to find the best.
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What’s a blanket on a cold airplane worth? Not $12, at least not for one passenger on a recent Hawaiian Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Hawaii. A 66-year-old man was charged $12 for the blanket, but not with anything else, despite causing the flight to be diverted to Los Angeles.
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Actually, big support from small populations isn’t a recipe for success - The Washington Post
One of President Trump’s metrics to demonstrate just how successful he was in the 2016 election is to note how many counties he won.
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What Do You Always Regret Packing When You Travel?
Traveling light is the way to go if you want to skip baggage fees. Plus, it’s just easier to get around when you’re carrying less junk. With that in mind, what are some travel items you always bring but never need?
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No evidence London attacker was linked to Islamic State, police say - The Washington Post
LONDON — British police said Monday that they have found no evidence that London attacker Khalid Masood was linked to the Islamic State, despite a claim by the militant group that he was its “soldier.
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Memo to Jared Kushner: Managing government isn’t like business. It’s much harder. - The Washington Post
As if Jared Kushner didn’t have enough to do in between managing his father-in-law’s political impulses on climate change and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender federal employees and brokering peace in the Middle East, another perpetually Sisyphean task landed on
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North Carolina’s bathroom bill cost the state at least $3.7 billion, new analysis finds - The Washington Post
A year after North Carolina enacted a law regulating transgender people’s use of public restrooms, sparking boycotts and costing the state jobs and sports events alike, a new analysis says the legislation’s economic fallout is greater than previously estimated.
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How do Americans feel about single-payer health care? It’s complicated. - The Washington Post
In the wake of the collapse of the Republican health-care proposal on Friday, there was an instantaneous effort by the progressive left to pick up the fumble and return it for a touchdown.
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Nunes admits meeting with source of Trump surveillance documents on White House grounds - The Washington Post
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee acknowledged Monday that he had made a secret visit to the White House last week to view intelligence files he then cited as proof of potentially improper spying activity against President Trump, casting new doubt on the independence of a congressiona
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Federal employees are suspicious of Trump’s new government efficiency initiative - The Washington Post
Federal employees and their advocates reacted skeptically Monday to the establishment of a new White House campaign to overhaul the federal bureaucracy using private-sector practices, warning that the approach is too simplistic to have long-lasting effects.
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Trump’s government efficiency ‘SWAT team’ sounds like Obama’s government efficiency ‘SWAT team’ - The Washington Post
The Washington Post's Ashley Parker and Philip Rucker broke some news Sunday night: President Trump is launching top adviser Jared Kushner on a campaign to create a more efficient, business-like federal government. And the White House has an illustrative metaphor for it: a SWAT team.
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British government officials will meet with representatives of American technology companies this week to demand that they do more to help in the fight against terrorism and online hate speech, the latest move in a widening glob
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The Tiny, Tightly Organized Bag
Sometimes, a small bag is all you need to accompany you and the rest of your tools. Over on Everyday Carry, user 270Ultimate shares the bag they take along with them as a real estate appraiser. The bag is a Herschel Men’s Pender Sleeve.
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Trump signs bills overturning Obama-era education regulations - The Washington Post
President Trump signed bills Monday overturning two Obama-era education regulations, continuing the Republican majority’s effort to undo key pieces of the previous administration’s legacy.
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After Donald J. Trump’s But with difficulties passing legislation in Congress, the market has faltered.
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The Measure of All Things: How Two French Astronomers Nearly Lost Their Lives Revolutionizing the World with the Invention of the Meter – Brain Pickings
In her memoir, the trailblazing astronomer Caroline Herschel recounted frequently having to “measure the ground with poles” when she first began making astronomical observations in the 1780s.
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WASHINGTON — Top House Democrats on Monday called on the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to recuse himself from the panel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, thrus
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Bear Is the Perfect Balance Between the Bloat of Evernote and the Simplicity of Plain Text
When it first launched, Bear was an intriguing alternative to bloated note-taking apps like Evernote and OneNote, but it was still a little too new to dive into.
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TV’s Best Political Show Might Just Be The Originals. Yeah, the One With the Vampires | WIRED
Political drama is all over TV lately, from the Beltway machinations of Scandal and Madame Secretary to tales of intrigue like The Americans and 24: Legacy to Sean Spicer’s press briefings.
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“This country is at war with Germany.” With those chilling words from Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, delivered over the airwaves on the morning of Sept. 3, 1939, Britain plunges back into the darkness of another world war.
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Simple dietary supplement may help block postpartum blues | Ars Technica
Postpartum blues are a common and healthy range of sadness that tends to peak five days after giving birth. But those blues are also a high-risk state for postpartum depression, which is the most common childbearing complication in the US.
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The Controversial Zeppelin Stamps That Enraged 1930s Collectors | Atlas Obscura
On May 21, 1930, the world’s biggest airship, the Graf Zeppelin, floated over the Cape Verde Islands and slowed down over an unusual target: the Porto Praia post office. When the ship had maneuvered to just the right spot, its crew threw something out of the gondola, attached to a small parachute.
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Amid boycott, Google changes ad policy to give advertisers more control | Ars Technica
Last week, the UK government halted taxpayer-funded advertising on YouTube and Google because some of its ads appeared on extremist content. Today, Google responded as more companies pulled advertising from its platform.
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City Dope: Why West Broad's Worth Saving, and How to Do It | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants
An effort to protect and improve the West Broad neighborhood is at a crucial point. But first, a word on why the neighborhood—and the school building it’s centered around—are worth protecting.
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Video: Paris marks Rodin centenary with impressive exhibition - France 24
Marking the centenary of French sculptor August Rodin’s death, the Musée Rodin and the Grand Palais in Paris are hosting a joint exhibition honouring the life and work of one of France’s most iconic artists.
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Merriam-Webster, the oldest dictionary publisher in America, has turned itself into a social media powerhouse over the past few years. Its editors star in online videos on hot-button topics like the serial comma, gender pronouns and the dreaded “irregardless.
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Nunes shows why he’s incapable of running an investigation - The Washington Post
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday accused U.S.
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Sex and Gor and open source | TechCrunch
A few weeks ago, Dries Buytaert, founder of the popular open-source CMS Drupal, asked Larry Garfield, a prominent Drupal contributor and long-time member of the Drupal community, “to leave the Drupal project.” Why did he do this? He refuses to say.
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Lyft to let passengers round up their fare and donate the difference to charity | TechCrunch
Lyft is looking at one of its biggest potential opportunities to make up some ground on its rival Uber, given the latter company’s ongoing and worsening PR crisis.
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Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs - Bloomberg
The South’s manufacturing renaissance comes with a heavy price. Regina Elsea was a year old in 1997 when the first vehicle rolled off the Mercedes-Benz assembly line near Tuscaloosa. That gleaming M-Class SUV was historic.
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On Monday, Jan. 9, less than two weeks before President Trump’s inauguration, the House speaker, Paul Ryan, hosted a dinner at his office in the Capitol with members of Trump’s inner circle. The guests included the president-elect’s chief White House strategist, Stephen K.
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Trump Blames Conservative Groups For Failed Repeal Bill: You 'Saved' O'Care!
President Donald Trump on Sunday blamed the House Freedom Caucus, Club for Growth and Heritage Action for the failure of House Republicans' long-awaited bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Democrats are smiling in D.C.
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Best Fitting Jeans for Men in 2017 - Best Men's Denim Jean Styles
It doesn't get much more iconic than a great pair of jeans. Which makes sense: They've been a staple of pretty much every guy's wardrobe for more than a century. Thing is, what makes a pair of jeans great is different for everyone. Maybe you're looking for a go-to pair for the office.
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TSA will ban flyers from 13 countries from bringing laptops, tablets onboard | Ars Technica
US authorities will no longer allow travelers from 13 African and Middle Eastern countries to bring computer and laptops into airplane cabins anymore, two news agencies have reported. The new rules were laid out in an e-mail sent to airlines today by the US Transportation Safety Administration.
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Why Mail a Postcard When You Can Send a Message Written on a Potato? - Eater
The potato has experienced many ups and downs over the course of its existence on Earth. It served as a primary nutritional staple for the people of Ireland before succumbing to blight and causing mass emigration from the country.
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What Is the Trump Organization - What to Know About Donald Trump's Family's Company
President Donald J. Trump brought unprecedented conflicts of interest into the oval office. Unlike previous presidents, Trump is not just the leader of the country; he's the head of a large-scale business with properties and investments around the world.
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Grub Notes: Checking in on the New Chefs at Five & Ten and Craft | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants
HAND-OFF, PART 1: Hugh Acheson’s flagship restaurant, Five & Ten (1073 S. Milledge Ave., 706-546-7300), has been through a number of chefs de cuisine over the years of its existence.
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Proven wrong, Trump borrows a defense from the media - The Washington Post
Actually, lots of stuff. The Washington Post Fact Checker counted 247 false or misleading claims in Trump's first 56 days in office.
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Obama’s science diaspora prepares for a fight - The Washington Post
Science, more than many fields, feeds on a collaborative spirit. Former staffers from President Barack Obama’s science office have taken this to heart: They are fanning out, finding jobs in academia, at nonprofits and elsewhere, but they continue to work together, largely behind the scenes.
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New research finds the U.S. may not need a wall to keep immigrants out - The Washington Post
The White House is already moving forward with its plan to construct a massive wall along the southern border of the country. But new research suggests the influx of low-skilled immigrants is already dropping, as forces that are far more powerful than a wall act to keep immigrants out.
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With his presidency off course, what will Trump learn from the health-care debacle? - The Washington Post
Sixty-five days do not ultimately define a presidency, especially the first 65 of a new president’s first term. That’s as true for President Trump as for other presidents who suffered early setbacks.
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Ex-Colo. GOP leader said only Democrats committed voter fraud. Now he’s charged with voter fraud. - The Washington Post
The 2016 election was just a month away when Steve Curtis, a conservative radio host and former Colorado Republican Party chairman, devoted an entire episode of his morning talk show to the heated topic of voter fraud.
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As Trump takes ownership of GOP health bill, support for it drops - The Washington Post
The fate of the GOP health plan appears to hang in the balance, with GOP leaders still struggling to find the votes to pass it in the House. There is widespread disagreement both about the bill and its prospects for passage.
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How Travis Kalanick’s Iron Grip Weakened Uber — The Information
Attend our New York Subscriber Summit on April 25th and save $50 on your first year of The Information. Several months ago, at an Uber company staff meeting, an employee asked CEO Travis Kalanick about a regulatory matter in Southeast Asia. When Mr.
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WWII Bunker Under Gare de l'Est – Paris, France| Atlas Obscura
Bright sunlight streams in through the glass sunroof as thousands of travelers make their way across the central halls at the Gare de l’Est. The Parisian landmark is a key terminal in the French railway system.
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Apple has acquired Workflow, a powerful automation tool for iPad and iPhone | TechCrunch
Apple has finalized a deal to acquire Workflow today — a tool that lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate tasks. We’ve been tracking this one for a while but were able to confirm just now that the ink on the deal is drying as we speak.
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Apple Acquires Popular Automation App Workflow - Mac Rumors
Apple has acquired well-known and popular automation app Workflow, reports TechCrunch. The deal was reportedly finalized today for an unspecified sum. Workflow, first released in 2014, is an automation tool that can essentially do anything.
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New FBI Intel Suggests Trump Associates May Have Colluded With Russia
Just two days after James Comey's testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee, U.S.
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Why should a 60-year-old man have to buy a plan that includes maternity benefits he’ll never use? (This is an example that comes up a lot.
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A terrorist attack in London and the all-too-familiar response - The Washington Post
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Feed2tweet 1.0, tool to post RSS feeds to Twitter, released | Le blog de Carl Chenet
Feed2tweet 1.0, a self-hosted Python app to automatically post RSS feeds to the Twitter social network, was released March 2017, 23th. The main new feature of this release allows to create filters for each RSS feed, because before you could only define global filters.
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Apple snaps up Workflow, an iOS automation app for power users [Updated] | Ars Technica
Late yesterday, Apple closed a deal to acquire Workflow, an app for iOS power users that lets you string a series of repetitive actions together to make them easier and quicker to accomplish. In many ways, the app accomplishes for iOS what the Automator app does for macOS.
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Next-gen developers need master class in open source, says IBM - SiliconANGLE
The demand for software applications with baked-in cognitive and data science technology is raising expectations of what a developer must bring to the table.
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How to get started with Workflow, Apple’s newly acquired automation app - SiliconANGLE
Apple Inc. acquired iOS automation app Workflow for an undisclosed sum, but despite Apple naming its apps “most innovative” of 2015, not everyone knows what it is or how to use it.
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Recipes for National Cocktail Day 2017 – Drinkhacker
Today (March 24) isn’t just one of the first days of spring, it’s National Cocktail Day! As the weather warms up, try one of these recipe variations. And remember, it’s a national holiday. Red Moon over Manhattan 2 oz. red wine 1/2 oz. bourbon 1/2 oz.
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Mighty Peach | Tales of the Cocktail
Combine all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain and pour in a tumbler glass full of ice. Garnish with a quarter of fresh peach and a sprig of mint.
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A new dynamic may be emerging in the House: A right and left flank within the GOP willing to buck leadership - The Washington Post
President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan made it a binary choice: You’re either for their health-care legislation or you’re for “Obamacare.” From Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) to Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.
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The St-Germain Cocktail | Tales of the Cocktail
Tales of the Cocktail Upcoming Events Tales on Tour Edinburgh: April 1-5, 2017 Daiquiri Season September 1-30, 2017 Tales of the Toddy December 14, 2017
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A Brief History of Cheerwine - Eater
Soft drinks may be as American as apple pie, but sales have been on the decline for the past decade; last year, for the first time ever, the U.S. consumed more bottled water than soft drinks.
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Eggs have not been part of the regular dinner rotation at my house nearly as often as they should be.
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IBM is ordering its work-from-home employees to stop working from home - The Washington Post
Considering a work-from-home policy for your workers? It’s certainly a popular move. In fact, about 25 percent of U.S. workers do some or all of their work from home, according to a Gallup poll. But wait, you may want to reconsider.
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