Taylor Lorenz was in high demand this week. As a prolific journalist at The Atlantic and about-to-be member of Harvard's prestigious Nieman Fellowship for journalism, that's perhaps not surprising. Nor was this the first time she's had a bit of a moment: Lorenz has already served as an in-house expert on social media and the internet for several major companies, while having written and edited for publications as diverse as The Daily Beast, The Hill, [...]
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There's a time-honored tradition in Britain: When things are looking really bad, take refuge in humor. And lately, the satirical BBC Radio comedy series, "The Now Show," has been finding it hard to be funnier than the real thing. Mark Phillips reports on how Brexit – Great Britain's anticipated-but-not-quite-thought-out exit from the European Union – is screwing up the country, and how satirists are responding. [...]
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From a Supreme Court hearing on gerrymandering to major league baseball's Opening Day, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports. [...]
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As America awaits the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report (or as much as the public and Congress will be allowed to see), Atlantic magazine writer James Fallows says courtroom drama-style revelations are not how reality usually works – nor is hiding information in a democracy. [...]
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Campaigners say fashion designer's development will spoil Sa Guarda in CadaquésThe Barcelona-based fashion designer Custo is under fire for plans to build a hotel on a beauty spot in Costa Brava.Campaigners led by two groups – Salvem l'Empordà (Save Emporda, the region Cadaqués is in) and SOS Costa Brava – protested on Friday outside a Custo shop in Barcelona demanding that work be stopped on the project to build the 4,000 sq m Hotel Custo [...]
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Attorney general's office has taken a year to decide whether to prosecute over Saudi deal Related: Airbus launches internal corruption investigation after Guardian exposé Geoffrey Cox, the attorney general, is under pressure to explain why his department has taken a year to decide whether to approve a corruption prosecution against a subsidiary of Airbus, the European aerospace group. Continue reading... [...]
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Norway cruise ship guests recall tipping, terror of water
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Rescue helicopters took more than 475 passengers from a cruise ship that got stranded off Norway's western coast in bad weather before the vessel departed for a nearby port under escort and with nearly 900 people still on board, the ship's owner said Sunday. [...]
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Demands to halt campaign featuring model wearing a helmet and just underwearAn advertising campaign by Germany's transport ministry to persuade cyclists to wear helmets has sparked accusations of sexism, as it features a model wearing just a helmet and underwear.With the slogan: “Looks like shit. But saves my life,” the advert features a profile-shot of Alicija Köhler, a competitor in the gameshow Germany's Next Topmodel, sporting a violet coloured helmet and a lacy bra. Continue [...]
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Warm weather is coming, and this $22 Bluetooth speaker with 22,500 5-star ratings is ready for the pool
It might seem like winter will never end, but believe it or not spring is almost here. You'll be poolside before you know it, and no one likes splashing around in silence or even just lounging without a decent soundtrack. The OontZ Angle 3 3rd-Gen Portable Bluetooth Speaker doesn't just offer great sound quality and battery life at a ridiculously affordable price, it's also IPX5 rated so you don't have to worry about splashes. It's [...]
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On March 24, 1900 Mayor Robert Van Wyck ceremoniously launched construction of the city's first subway line, commemorated as "Tunnel Day." Jane Pauley reports. [...]
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