The bright spots in the dark era of Trump Twitter: political parody accounts

April 30, 2017

… presidential. Under the promise of anonymity, the 52-year-old creator of Mature Trump Tweets spoke to us about the inspiration behind the thought-provoking account, how life has changed since starting it, and what kind of impact he hopes his revised words have on the world. Here’s how he edited one of Trump’s tweets about “fake news”: “I think he’s failed to recognize, or worse doesn’t care, that his words matter.” He began the account last fall, …

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RIP: Yik Yak

April 30, 2017

… ‘so long for summer’ to yall, too. To that end, well begin winding down the Yik Yak app over the coming week as we start tinkering around with whats ahead for our brand, our technology, and ourselves,” Droll and Buffington wrote. “Were grateful to the users who made Yik Yak a place for laughs, camaraderie, stress relief, social comfort, news, memes, class recommendations, campus spirit, and so much more,” they added. “We’ve loved being part of your …

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United Airlines CEO will testify on Capitol Hill

April 30, 2017

… about improving relationships between airlines and passengers. Munoz will be joined by representatives from other domestic airlines. Next weeks oversight hearing will give Committee Members an opportunity to get much-needed answers about airline customer service policies and what is being done to improve service for the flying public, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster told ABC news. Dao reached a settlement with United over the incident, but passengers and …

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Yes, pregnant women can do amazing things. Get over it.

April 28, 2017

An elite athlete who also happens to be pregnant.Image: Getty Images Hi. It is 2017. Are we really still amazed that women are capable of working while pregnant? news broke Wednesday that actress Gal Gadot was five-months pregnant while she did re-shoots for Wonder Women. She did the required stunts and even had a cutout in her armor for her protruding belly, which was covered in green so they could edit it out later. And, of course, there was last week’s revelation that Serena Williams …

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Consumers and innovators will lose if we kill net neutrality

April 27, 2017

… plan will be Comcast, AT&T, Charter and Verizon, the companies you pay handsomely for Internet access. These companies have few if any competitors, have become increasingly consolidated over the past 5 years, and are seeking to grow even larger. Do you want to control your Internet experience, or do you want huge ISPs to control it like your cable operator controls your cable service? Because the rules give you control, and Pais plan will hand that control to ISPs. The good news is that …

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Snapchat wants to open millennials’ eyes to life in Baghdad

April 26, 2017

… countries. The app might mostly be associated with millennials sending goofy or intimate photos to each other, but Snapchat has championed itself as an original and thoughtful entrant into news coverage as well as storytelling. The app featured life in Mecca back in July 2015 and provided a raw look at the reactions of young Americans to the election. While these stories spark interest and engagement from users, they don’t come without their controversies. After Snapchat created a Live …

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‘What were not doing is putting a newspaper on Snapchat’ — New York Times joins Snapchat Discover

April 25, 2017

Image: the new york times Remember this date in history: April 24, 2017, The New York Times launched on Snapchat Discover. All the news thats fit to print will be transformed into an edition on Snapchat, going live at 6 a.m. every weekday starting Monday. Its a dramatic moment for one of the worlds oldest and most respected newspapers and news brands to dedicate resources to a young app. SEE ALSO: Facebook to developers: Help us destroy Snapchat For Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, its …

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What Sheryl Sandberg can teach you about loss, grief, and resilience

April 25, 2017

… responsible for transforming the way we communicate and get information. When Facebook is hit with complaints about viral fake news influencing elections, or live video gone horribly wrong, the Facebook groups founded by Sandberg, Lean In and now Option B, subtly defend the company. They’re offering a powerful counter-narrative about how the platform helps people make life-changing connections. In short, Sandberg is a complicated public figure. You’d be right to have reservations …

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CNN 10 – April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

… efforts to grow the economy and protect the environment. But part of his budget proposal calls for cutting about a third of funding to the Environmental Protection Agency, whose mission is to protect health and environment. And marchers spoke out against these plans because they could reduce funding for scientists’ work. We love bring you stories about CNN Heroes — every day people who make news by helping others in their neighborhoods or their communities. We introduced the …

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Bebe will close all its stores by the end of May

April 23, 2017

… online-only brand. Bebe.com, still alive? WATCH: Woman uses Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino to spread some magical news to her husband More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCuration Profit Blueprint With Reseller Rights Announcing the Brand New, 9 Part, Step by Step Video Course that Shows You… “Finally, Discover How to Curate Other People’s Content Correctly and Drive Tons of Super Targeted Traffic to Your Business, Affiliate Marketing Efforts, or Whatever You Are TrTwitworkz …

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Billy Monger crash: Online campaign hits 600,000 – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… hashtag, #billywhizz, has been widely shared on social media. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Billy’s plight has prompted support from the global motorsport community F1 ace Jenson Button appealed on his Instagram account to people to help the boy following news of his injuries. And Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, who has 4.32 million followers on Twitter, tweeted: “Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, @BillyMonger”. Billy was competing in the …

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Ann Coulter isn’t letting Berkeley off easy for messing with her speech

April 21, 2017

(CNN)The showdown continued Thursday between the University of California, Berkeley, and Ann Coulter over if and when the conservative firebrand will speak at the famously progressive school. Citing safety concerns, administrators on Wednesday postponed Coulter’s scheduled April 27 appearance, saying it needed more time to find a “suitable venue.” But Coulter was not having it. In a Twitter rampage and a Fox news appearance, she accused the school of canceling the event and …

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Football favorite Rob Gronkowski crashes White House press briefing

April 21, 2017

… onto the scene to check if Spicer was okay in what Fox news calls a “lighthearted moment”. Rob Gronkowski is a national treasure. If a golden retriever was a person, it would be Gronk https://t.co/zWm5mqlnvO trash boat (@15pizzas) April 19, 2017 @CNN @RobGronkowski Gronk! That is all. Tommy Z1 (@TommyZ1) April 19, 2017 .@RobGronkowski is the hero we all need today (and everyday) https://t.co/knhf4R5FEL Andrew Talbot (@botbeat) April 19, 2017 @BraddJaffy …

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Texas representatives used a ride-hailing bill to define ‘sex’ as ‘being male or female’

April 20, 2017

… at birth. It’s just a weird move from Texas Republicans. The need to define “sex” not usually explicitly defined in nondiscrimination clauses seems like a slight to the transgender community, especially coming from proponents of bathroom bills. The Texas House voted 90-52 in favor of the amendment. Amendments that would have added gender identity and sexual orientation to the non-discrimination clause failed, according to Dallas Morning news reporter Madlin Mekelburg. The bill …

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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… recalls the first time his father brought news of what had happened after the blast, shouting with excitement: “Heligoland is still here, it’s still here.” In the middle of the 20th Century Heligoland still mattered to its people, fiercely independent speakers of a Friesian dialect who are neither British nor German. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption 70 years on, the crater from the explosion is still a feature of the island The British bombing operation acted …

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‘I ignored my mum’s death, just like Prince Harry’ – BBC News

April 18, 2017

Image copyright Kathryn Watson Image caption Kathryn (right) struggled with anger after her mum, Heather (left), died from cancer “My mum was ill for about 18 months and it was really quite sudden. She went from being an outgoing person to simply not being there. Image copyright Kathryn Watson Image caption Kathryn says counselling helped her deal with the grief of losing her mum “What really spoke to me was Prince Harry talking about his anger. I felt that a lot. I …

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CNN 10 – April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017

… special sort of “Star Wars” edition of CNN. Thanks for watching. I’m Carl Azuz. Click here to access the printable version of today’s CNN 10 transcript. CNN 10 serves a growing audience interested in compact on-demand news broadcasts ideal for explanation seekers on the go or in the classroom. The show’s priority is to identify stories of international significance and then clearly describe why they’re making news, who is affected, and how the events fit into …

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United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 17, 2017

… they walked down the aisle, they noticed a man was sprawled across their seats in row 24, Hohl told KHOU-TV. Not wanting to wake the napping passenger, they decided to grab seats in row 21. “We thought, ‘not a big deal,’ its not like we are trying to jump up into a first-class seat,” he told the news station. “We were simply in an economy row a few rows above our economy seat.” Hohl said a flight attendant approached them, and the couple explained they …

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Trump Avoids Tax March Protesters By Taking Scenic Route To Mar-a-Lago

April 16, 2017

NBC news reported that the demonstrators, part of anationwide protest highlighting Trumps lack of transparency, gathered along a bridge dividing Floridas Palm Beach and West Palm Beach hoping to catch the tycoons attention as he headed to his Mar-a-Lago estate. An estimated700 peopleattended the West Palm Beach protest.Across the country, tens of thousands gathered for more than 100 rallies, the largest events held in Washington D.C. and New York City. After Saturdays marches, Nelini …

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How to be a persuasive leader (hint: it’s about the ‘moment before’)

April 13, 2017

… and only then a brief footnote on negatives. By opening with the bad news, Buffet interrupts this pattern. He overturns expectations. And theres nothing like a surprise to make us sit up straight. Take humor as another example. In Split-Second Persuasion, Oxford psychologist Kevin Dutton lists a host of anecdotes and studies in which humor leads to compliance. Why? Because just like Buffets drawback method, humor creates incongruity. In addition, humor links the persuader to another dominate …

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Seriously?! Officer Appears To Stomp On Handcuffed Suspects Head

April 13, 2017

The incident occurred in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday. Only two weeks earlier, the white officer with the heavy step had managed to avoid charges related to fatally shooting a black man in 2016, local 10 TV news reported. Are you serious? Anderson is heard shouting after he was hit. I got cuffs on, sir! Are you serious? YouTube The Columbus police agency distanced itself from the officers behavior, which itsaid in a statement does not meet the standards [of]the Columbus Division of Police. …

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What it means to be pansexual

April 13, 2017

… I’m down with. Yo, I’m down with any adult — anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.” See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. Scholars attribute the word’s rise to growing acceptance — especially among millennials and “generation Z” — of sexual and gender diversity and …

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Woman discovers the perfect way to prank her unsuspecting boyfriend

April 11, 2017

… reverse, a terrifying photo of the internet’s favorite actor is there, starring deep into the lens with all his creepiness. SEE ALSO: How teens are pranking your Facebook news Feeds with random events The results are absolutely terrifying. Be safe out there, motorists. WATCH: The earbuds of the future will let you control your phone with just the look on your face More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsMints Platinum Notimail Twitter Marketing Excellence With Reseller …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017 Leading off the week’s news on CNN 10: terrorist attacks in northern Africa and northern Europe. We’re explaining the reasons for and responses to a U.S. airstrike on a Syrian airbase. And we’re showing you how a CNN Hero is helping students with hearing loss and bringing joy to their lives and loved ones. TRANSCRIPT CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: A lot of news to catch you up on this Monday. Thanks for watching CNN 10. We start with reports of terrorist attacks in …

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Masters 2017: Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia lead into final round at Augusta

April 9, 2017

… the likes of 1992 champion Fred Couples, 57, who faded to one over, and three-time champion Phil Mickelson, who struggled to a two-over 74 Saturday and lies in a group eight back. Mickelson, who will be 47 in June, is bidding to eclipse Jack Nicklaus as the oldest winner after his 1986 triumph at 46 and two months. That year, Nicklaus’ caddie — his son — wore the number 89. Visit CNN.com/golf for more news and videos That number this year? Garcia’s man. …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

… quadruple-bogey eight, became the first champion to miss the cut since Canadian Mike Weir in 2004. WIllett will have to remain at Augusta until Sunday to present the winner with the green jacket. British Open champion Henrik Stenson finished eight over to also miss the cut alongside two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson. Visit CNN.com/golf for more news and videos Testy left-hander Watson told reporters: “Golf is tough; I don’t know if you’ve ever played it. But writing …

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