Grand Jury’s ‘Myth’ Report On A California Jail Snitch Scandal Draws Criticism

June 24, 2017

… overstepped its authority in suggesting Dekraai hearings should end. Any further investigation of potential widespread, systemic institutional wrongdoing surrounding discovery or informant issues in Orange County would be far more appropriately addressed by these agencies and not by the trial court for the largest confessed mass murderer in Orange County history, the report reads. So, questioning an ongoing hearing conducted by a Superior Court judge appears to fall outside its mission. …

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London fire: Inquest versus inquiry – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… to master technical evidence and regulations (this will cover complex construction issues and building regulations in the case of Grenfell Tower), and the personality to drive the inquiry legal teams effectively and efficiently. Which works best for victims and their families? Both can work well. Hillsborough is an example of a long and painstaking inquest that addressed the needs of victims’ families. Image copyright PA Image caption Lord Justice Leveson had to conduct his inquiry …

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Trump called on tech giants and most of them came

June 20, 2017

… 2017 A handful of reporters were in attendance, but the tech event was not live-streamed. Mashable obtained transcripts from correspondents and connected with the companies in attendance, as well as spotted the most relevant tweets. At the moment, it seems to have been one grand showcase, with executives bringing up whatever issues is most relevant to their business and Trump responding with quips and thank yous, without assurances that there will be change. Monday’s ceremonies were led …

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Forget the IPO, the ICO is the cool new way to get funded

June 20, 2017

… never paid me a cent for it. Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin) June 13, 2017 The result of these issues is that it will be hard for a small player to participate in an ICO. Again, this is similar to many IPOs, where the majority of available shares are pre-sold to banks and funds. The difference is that here, the barriers to entry are mostly technical, not political. Finally, disasters happen. Big ones. The crowdsale of decentralized VC fund DAO was one of the largest in history, but someone …

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Congressional baseball players: We must unite

June 15, 2017

… the partisan language that has come to occupy our political dialogue and get back to the issues at hand. While Wednesday gave us all a pause, on Thursday we get back to work both on the House Floor — and on the baseball field. Tim Ryan is the US representative for Ohio’s 13th District. He plays shortstop for the Democratic congressional baseball team. Kevin Yoder and Emanuel Cleaver: We will remain unified in Thursday’s baseball game and in Friday’s debates …

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Travis Kalanick takes leave of absence to work on Travis 2.0

June 15, 2017

… Kalanick’s leave coincides with the release of a report based on an external investigation into Uber’s workplace culture that found serious issues throughout the organization. Uber has been beset by allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination for months, started by a blog post from a former Uber engineer. SEE ALSO: Finally, Uber exec who wanted to stalk female journalists is fired The report based on the investigation, conducted by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 6, 2017

… arrested. He says one of the issues the country needs to get a handle on is the experience of Muslim residents, who've "had a long-standing problem with respect to greater levels of alienation, a harder time assimilating into the broader British society." Kerry says the answer lies in building community to lessen the distance between governments and their people, a gap he thinks is a problem "all over the world." ___ 3:45 p.m. Germany's Foreign Ministry says German …

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’13 Reasons Why’ showrunner says ‘there’s quite a bit more of Hannah’s story to tell’ in Season 2

June 5, 2017

… continued, “Having spoken to many, many rape survivors and having many of them in my life very close to me, we know that it is a lifelong process. So Jessica’s story is very much just beginning.” Looking ahead at Season 2, Yorkey remains committed to telling real stories about real issues that teenagers are facing these days. “One of the things that we did well in Season 1 is look long and hard at the real lives that teenagers lead and to go pretty deep into a number of …

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The Secret Sorority at Penn States Deadly Hazing Party

June 5, 2017

… Tri-Delt symbol.) Penn State told The Daily Beast that it had never received verifiable evidence of secret sororities on campus. Trilogy, Penn State asserts, is a student organization like 1,100 others, but will eventually be investigated for any wrongdoing on the night of Piazzas death. Every aspect of these issues is being scrutinized by leaders at Penn State, said Lisa Powers, senior director of Penn States Office of Strategic Communications. Student Activities is currently looking at the …

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Election blind dates: John Whittingdale and Jess Phillips – BBC News

June 2, 2017

… it – lots of interesting conversations. We didn’t agree on lots of things, which makes for a much more interesting time. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe pair discuss feminism, and all-female selection panels for interviews What did you agree on?: We shared quite a lot of common ground over the pressures and issues faced by parliamentarians. We have a lot in common, we’re both blazing the campaign trail at the moment. The stories are very …

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I ran a half marathon with AI to test the future of trainers

June 1, 2017

… functionality. I was able to track my heart rate and speed but those measures couldn’t give me much to go on in the moment. I made it! Image: screenshot/vi I finished the race, but I felt like Vi left me hanging. My last three miles were actually faster than the 10 before them because I wasn’t sure how to pace myself, which is one of the first orders of business for a trainer to establish in the lead-up to a long race. AI assistants aren’t quite ready yet The issues I had …

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Angela Merkel just took a strong stand against U.S. leadership

May 29, 2017

… many of the awkward, headline-grabbing moments that Trump’s meetings with European leaders generated, more than one of which had to do with his relationship with freshly minted French President Emmanuel Macron, the fate of the Paris Climate Accords is the biggest existential issuethat was discussed. Even when stacked up against more dramatic, dire issues like terrorism, there’s really no other issue that will unavoidably impact the entire world in the samefashion, making it plain why …

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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

… Football players today need to be able to play without those issues with comfort and function which is why Riddell’s new fitting process caught my attention. Scanning for a perfect fit I was given a cowl to put on under a demo helmet, which I then strapped on tightly so the scanner could record exactly where it sat on my head. I got the helmet set comfortably on my head, as if I were putting it on for a game. Image: lili sams/mashable The Riddell tech walked around me in a circle to …

May 28, 2017
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Anita Borg Institute ends Uber partnership over Uber’s treatment of women

… South Korea. Kalanick promised to change things. Uber announced an investigation into the issue and brought on former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to run it. The report based on that investigation is yet to be released. Meanwhile, Uber has been trying to situate its own problems within the tech industry. An Uber recruiter in March blamed Uber’s problems on “systemic” sexism in tech, rather than Uber’s own issues. With all these problems surrounding treatment of women …

May 27, 2017
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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… focus on issues that pump up his base voters. Trump has scheduled a political rally for next week in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The White House said other similar events are in the planning stages. What we really want to be able to do is tend to our business, Mike Rounds, a Republican Senator from South Dakota, told Reuters. Weve got a healthcare bill were working on. Weve got tax reform that we think is important. He talks when he shouldnt, he said. (Reporting by Jeff Mason, Richard Cowan and …

May 27, 2017
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It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal

… replace Obamacare, they were asked about the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into Russias meddling in the presidential campaign. But even with some of the pressure off, they appear to have made only a little headway enough to identify the key issues dividing them but not to make much progress on resolving those differences. A substantial number of Senate Republicans have made it clear they for the House bill, which would reduce regulations on health insurance, …

May 24, 2017
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Your Weekend Horoscopes May 19-21: Black Out All Weekend & Blame It On Your Sign

… sport *shakes fist* Oh sorry, was that just me? K. Well while the stars can’t predict how public transportation will decide to purposefully ruin your life, they predict when you should take a vacation, how to deal with people who annoy you (non-MTA workers), that sort of thing. So read on for your weekend horoscopes while I pop a Xanax and deal with my anger issues. Taurus Listen up, Taurus. Its time to make a change. You are so clearly unhappy in your current situation and it …

May 21, 2017
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Of course people can’t stop speculating about Apple’s design for the iPhone 8

The successor to the iPhone 7 Plus (seen above) could look just like these leaked pics.Image: lili sams/mashable We’ve heard a ton about what’s probably coming with the iPhone 8 but we still don’t even know for sure if Apple has even decided on the flagship’s final design. The company’s indecisiveness about the final version of the flagship’s anniversary model has reportedly been one of the factors in its rumored delay, along with more technical issues, like …

May 19, 2017
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What It’s Like To Spend A Day In The Life Of The Women’s March Leaders

… organizing giant pieces of paper, lots of notepads, Clorox wipes, markers, post-its and a white board. St. Bernard gave her mother-in-law a quick call to check in on her son. With the WNYC interview done, Mendoza hopped on the subway to go to the Refinery29 offices. She was there to check out filming space for a new project shes working on that combines her filmmaking and the Womens March initiatives. Alexandra Svokos My films dealt with social movement, social issues, Mendoza said. They …

May 15, 2017
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What Does Miss USA Do? Here Are Her Responsibilities

… the perfect place to get that in order. Our 2016 winner,Deshauna Barber, was promoted from First Lieutenant to Captain in the US Army Reserveduring her yearwith the crown. She gets to compete in Miss Universe Its a tradition. Giphy She will work closely helpingothers. Miss USAs website states the winner must be an advocate for humanitarian issues and be a voice to affect positive change in the world. The organization, Miss Universe, partners with nonprofits like Best Buddies and Smile …

May 15, 2017
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