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7/23/17

Spicer out, Sanders and Scaramucci rise in Trump shake-up

Spicer remained loyal to Trump but frequently battled perceptions that he was not plugged in to what the president was thinking.

7/22/17

Lobbyists cash in on dispute between Qatar, Saudi Arabia

Both sides hope to head off any punitive measures from Washington while seeking favorable terms in any American-brokered settlement.

10 New Artists You Need to Know: July 2017

Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are climbing the charts, breaking the Internet or just dominating our office stereos. This month: K-pop sensation BTS, alt-rockers Missio, worldwide dance smash Jonas Blue and more.

7/16/17

U.S. threads needle of politics to run air war against ISIS from base in Qatar

(Tampa Bay Times) From his office on the largest U.S. military base in the Middle East, Air Force Maj. Gen. David Nahom can look out his window into a cavernous room with banks of screens and find the position of any aircraft in the region.

Trump and Macron, once cast as adversaries, show they have much in common

Washington Post Both are political outsiders holding their first elective positions and relish having defied their countries’ main political parties, and they maintain contentious relationships with the media. Both have pledged to dramatically shake up the establishment and rid their capitals of power players and bureaucrats who have long wielded influence. Both have stressed business-friendly policies and promised to roll back regulations.

7/14/17

Police Officers to Get 100 Percent Salary Increase From July

A secret report has revealed details of President Uhuru Kenyatta's new plan before the upcoming August General Election. According to the leaked document...

6/29/17

Cambodian Sneaker Factory Workers Suffer Mass Faintings

Sole Collector - Women working at Nike, Asics and Puma factories fall victim.

Jubilee and NASA in war over manifesto

Standard Media - The Opposition alliance in a statement said Jubilee was only unable to explain to Kenyans why it had not fulfilled the promises it made to them in the 2013 election blueprint, saying the document launched on Monday mirrored majority of the failed promises.

5/7/17

Facebook is opening a new wind-powered data center in Texas

Business Insider - Facebook broke ground today at a new data center in Fort Worth, Texas. The company says it will invest at least $500 million in the project.

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4/3/17

Chinese want to make sure Xi dodges 'embarrassments' with the impulsive Donald Trump

The Chinese want to make sure Xi dodges 'embarrassments' with Trump

When Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump convene in Palm Beach, Florida, this week, don't expect any intimate, behind-the-scenes moments.

3/11/17

Trump’s travel ban impacts air travel, threatens US tourism

Yahoo Finance - On March 6, President Donald Trump signed an executive order revising the controversial travel ban he issued on Jan. 27 that banned refugees and people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US. At the ITB travel fair in Berlin on Thursday, Emirates President Tim Clark revealed that...

2/19/17

Why Raila Odinga’s bag of tricks will backfire this season of deceit

Why Raila Odinga’s bag of tricks will backfire this season of deceit
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2/10/17

1992 Acura Integra GS-R - Racing Rarity

1992 Acura Integra GS-R - Racing Rarity: A 1992 Acura Integra GS-R is already a rare sight, but Robert Romero made his even more elusive by building it into the world's fastest 2nd gen. Integra.

Melissa McCarthy on SNL shows the power comedians have under a Trump presidency

Washington Post - "It feels like comedy is a weapon that we can use against them, that they don’t have,” says comedian Nikki Glaser.

2/8/17

Deputy President William Ruto Makes Stop at Makutano Junction Causing Heavy Traffic

Kenyans.co.ke - Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday evening caused chaos on Mombasa road after his team decided to....

2/6/17

S. Korea plans to tighten battery regulations post Note7 crisis

A government agency agreed with Samsung's view that faulty batteries caused the Note7 to overheat cont'd.

1/30/17

Airport protests erupt across the U.S.

Dallas News - Thousands of people swarmed airports across the country on Saturday to protest Donald Trump's executive orders banning all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days and denying entry for 90 days to citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

1/27/17

A Blue Valentine - Poem by Joyce Kilmer

(For Aline)

Monsignore,
Right Reverend Bishop Valentinus,
Sometime of Interamna, which is called Ferni,
Now of the delightful Court of Heaven,
I respectfully salute you,
I genuflect
And I kiss your episcopal ring.

It is not, Monsignore,
The fragrant memory of your holy life,
Nor that of your shining and joyous martyrdom,
Which causes me now to address you.
But since this is your august festival, Monsignore,
It seems appropriate to me to state
According to a venerable and agreeable custom,
That I love a beautiful lady.
Her eyes, Monsignore,
Are so blue that they put lovely little blue reflections
On everything that she looks at,
Such as a wall
Or the moon
Or my heart.
It is like the light coming through blue stained glass,
Yet not quite like it,
For the blueness is not transparent,
Only translucent.
Her soul's light shines through,
But her soul cannot be seen.
It is something elusive, whimsical, tender, wanton, infantile, wise
And noble.
She wears, Monsignore, a blue garment,
Made in the manner of the Japanese.
It is very blue --
I think that her eyes have made it more blue,
Sweetly staining it
As the pressure of her body has graciously given it form.
Loving her, Monsignore,
I love all her attributes;
But I believe
That even if I did not love her
I would love the blueness of her eyes,
And her blue garment, made in the manner of the Japanese.

Monsignore,
I have never before troubled you with a request.
The saints whose ears I chiefly worry with my pleas
are the most exquisite and maternal Brigid,
Gallant Saint Stephen, who puts fire in my blood,
And your brother bishop, my patron,
The generous and jovial Saint Nicholas of Bari.
But, of your courtesy, Monsignore,
Do me this favour:
When you this morning make your way
To the Ivory Throne that bursts into bloom with roses
because of her who sits upon it,
When you come to pay your devoir to Our Lady,
I beg you, say to her:
"Madame, a poor poet, one of your singing servants yet on earth,
Has asked me to say that at this moment he is especially grateful to you
For wearing a blue gown."

1/1/17

Congo ruling party, opposition sign deal for Kabila to step down