For George Washington a Sword Was Much More Than an Accessory

July 4, 2017

Authors Intro: In Riding with George, I use my background as a war correspondent, sports reporter, and amateur equestrian to focus on Washingtons exploits as a foxhunter, woodsman, warrior, and man of manners, explaining how Georges performances helped crystallize his contribution to our modern ideas of sportsmanship and chivalry, even as they also highlight the intimate ties between sports and war. It isnt difficult to understand George Washingtons interest in…

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The German and British children who became post-war friends – BBC News

June 29, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJune Whitcombe and Gretel Rieber met after the war as a special relationship developed between Reading and Dusseldorf In 1947 Germany and the UK were both still reeling after World War Two. But in Reading that did not stop the mayor, in the face of fierce criticism, inviting impoverished children from the city of Dusseldorf to her town. The twinning still thrives,…

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Adam West filmed one last Batman cameo that was never aired — watch it now

June 19, 2017

NBC is giving us a chance to see one of Adam West's last roles.Image: MIKE NELSON/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Adam West may have passed away last week, but memorials to the iconic Batman actor continue to pour in. Along with the flood of tributes from his peers and admirers on social media and the touching Bat-signal display on the Las Angeles City Hall building, West’s last media appearances are making the internet rounds….

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Congressional baseball players: We must unite

June 15, 2017

(CNN)After the shooting at the Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, we asked members of the Democratic and Republican baseball teams to weigh in on the attack. The opinions expressed in these commentaries are solely those of the authors. The vicious and horrific attack we saw Wednesday in Alexandria at the Republican team’s practice was nothing short of a direct assault on the institution we all serve and a deranged…

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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

(CNN)Tensions in northeast Asia are among their highest in decades, amid continued missile testing by Pyongyang and saber-rattling from Tokyo, Beijing and Washington. In discussions with FIFA President Gianni Infantino this week, the South Korean President suggested a “regional bloc” including both Koreas, China and Japan could join forces to host the 2030 football World Cup. If Moon were to achieve his vision, it would require a difficult balancing act….

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Love Island: What’s the big deal? – BBC News

June 10, 2017

Image copyright ITV Executive assistant Chloe, 22, says she’s come on the programme “looking for the love of my life”. Image copyright ITV Oil rig worker Sam, 21, introduced himself by saying: “I pull birds for a living.” Image copyright Twitter After the third episode there was a lot of debate over whether Camilla was too “boring” because she failed to kiss or fall in love with anyone in the…

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Mountain Climber Makes History With Rope-Free, Death-Defying Ascent At Yosemite

June 5, 2017

The 31-year-old elite climber on Saturday became the first person to scale the nearly 3,000-foot face of Yosemites El Capitan granite formation without ropes or safety gear, an act known in mountaineering as free-soloing. National Geographic, which exclusively reported Honnolds ascent, called it perhapsthe greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport. Fellow elite climber Tommy Caldwell had another way of describing Honnolds feat: After Honnold…

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Police Tell Londoners to Run and Hide as Attack Underway in London

June 4, 2017

LONDONBritain came under terrorist attack for the third time in less than three months on Saturday night as Scotland Yard warned Londoners to run and hide after at least 20 people were killed or injured by a marauding gang of terrorists. Pedestrians were mowed down by a white van that swerved into a crowd on London Bridge. The vehicle continued to Borough market on the southern bank of the River…

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It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal

WASHINGTON It took the House months of infighting and a failed first attempt to ultimately pass a bill torepeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. More than two weeks later, Senate Republicans are nowhere near reaching an agreement on a bill of their own. As scandal after scandal piled up for the Trump administration last week, Republicans were given some cover. Rather than being flooded with questions as they exited…

May 24, 2017
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Ariana Grande On British Concert Horror: ‘Broken.’

The 23-year-old star was unharmed in an attack just outside the Manchester Arena by a suspected suicide bomber. At least 22 people were killed and 50 injured in the explosion. Scooter Braun, the New York company that represents Grande, also said in statement: Our hearts are broken. Words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack. We mourn the live of children and loved…

May 23, 2017
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Billy Bush Plans Return To TV After Soul-Searching And Walking On Fire

In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Sunday, Bush described the months following a Washington Post report about a now-infamous hot-mic recording as a roller coaster that hurt a lot. That early part was just chaos. But then things progressed, and when you have a big, traumatic event, you go through stages, and it led to acceptance and understanding. And then I found myself in a place of…

May 22, 2017
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A Fappening Victim Speaks Out: Teresa Palmer on the Celebrity Nude Photo Hack

It began August 31 of last year. That day, around 500 revealing photos of celebrity women, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Scarlett Johansson, were posted to the online message board 4chan and spread like wildfire on sites Imgur and Reddit. Subsequent cache dumps targeted the likes of Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and supermodel Cara Delevingne.Apple soon revealed that the stolen images were obtained via a series of brute force attacks…

May 21, 2017
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One dating app makes you mind your manners to find love

Can this club keep the ghosts out for good?Image: INner Circle Its the ultimate dating dream: a place filled with top-notch single people who dont behave like assholes. One app thinks theyve cracked the code by insisting on good manners, but is it really that easy? Inner Circle wants to be your go-to place for finding decent human beings who you actually want to date. The app, which started in…

May 20, 2017
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A Banksy-esque florist places surprise flower arrangements all over NYC

A florist is beautifying New York City, one flower at a time. If big, beautiful bouquets of flowers emerging from trash cans have stopped you in your tracks while wandering around NYC, you’ve come across the work of Lewis Miller. A post shared by Lewis Miller Design (@lewismillerdesign) on Apr 13, 2017 at 4:42am PDT Miller, a wedding and party florist, has been dazzling onlookers by placing surprise flower arrangements…

May 19, 2017
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Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

The RSPH report warns that “social media may be fuelling a mental health crisis” in young people. It can also be used as a tool for good, the report said, and companies should be doing their best to make platforms a safe place to be. About 90% of young people use social media – more than any other age group – so they are particularly vulnerable to its effects, although…

May 19, 2017
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Apple will host big-name musicians and high-profile workshops to kick off new program

Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images Apple is doubling down on its quest to turn its stores into more than just a stop on a shopping trip. The Cupertino giant unveiled a host of new programs on Tuesday meant to make its retail locations feel more like community gathering places of sorts. One of these moves is a new “Today” section on Apple’s website that will serve as a central hub for…

May 17, 2017
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We should have listened to the broken teenagers – BBC News

Image copyright BBC Sport Image caption Maggie Oliver when she was a serving officer with Greater Manchester Police It wasn’t long before I was working on rapes, domestic abuse and child protection jobs – the kind of cases that other officers working in Moss Side generally didn’t want to do. And I was good at them. But if you won the trust of vulnerable girls who’d been through hell, you…

May 16, 2017
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The Story Behind Ellens Coming Out: The Puppy Episode Turns 20

On April 30, it will be 20 years since Ellen DeGeneres told Laura Dern, the passengers at an airport terminal, and, with them, the world that she is gay. It was a week after her famous Yep, Im Gay Time magazine cover, in an hour-long special episode of her sitcom, Ellen, called The Puppy Episode. The innocuous title served two purposes: to keep the actual mission of the episode a…

May 15, 2017
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Our New American Gods: A Celebration of Immigrants in the Face of Trumpism

The ever-shifting face of America, a place shaped by faith, race, immigration, and oppression, gives lifeblood to American Gods, Starzs stunning new adaptation of Neil Gaimans bestselling fantasy novel. In this version of America, the gods of old-world mythology live among us, scraping by on what worship they can scrounge from a nation now infatuated with newer idols, particularly media and technology. These new gods seek to destroy the old…

May 15, 2017
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