Congressional baseball players: We must unite

June 15, 2017

… Caucus. He plays outfield for the Democratic congressional baseball team. Tim Ryan: We must recommit ourselves to having and showing empathy Since 1909, the Congressional Baseball Game has been a bipartisan tradition, which has come to define summer in Washington for members of Congress, their families and staff. As a member of the Democratic baseball team since 2004, I always look forward to the season when baseball practice begins and members enjoy good-natured jokes on who will win the …

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Going Wonder-ground: How Oh Wonder were inspired by conversations with strangers on the Tube – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… their solo careers by giving songs to other artists. In September 2014, they created a Soundcloud page and, prompted to describe themselves, wrote: “Writing duo, one song a month”. “We thought it was a good way to build up a portfolio over a year,” explains Josephine. Then their first song, Body Gold, amassed 100,000 plays in just three days. “We thought it was a fluke,” says Anthony. “But then we uploaded something the next month, and the same thing …

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 will explain what’s wrong with Mike

June 8, 2017

… during Christmas dinner. As the new season picks up, Will is still afflicted by the Upside Down, and it’s something his friends can’t help but notice. “They’re trying to make sure they don’t talk about it a lot, trying that whole ‘pretend it didn’t happen’ thing,” says Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin.At a certain point, though, it simply can’t be ignored. SEE ALSO: The ‘Stranger Things’ kids rocked ‘Lip Sync …

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Soccer stars reach out to girl disqualified from tournament because she ‘looks like a boy’

June 8, 2017

Wambach smiles before a U.S. Women's National Team game in 2015.Image: Herbert/AP/REX/Shutterstock Mili Hernandez is an 8-year-old girl from Nebraska who loves to play soccer, and she plays well. Oh she also has short hair. That haircut was a point of contention recently when organizers of a youth soccer tournament disqualified Mili’s team for having a boy on their squad. SEE ALSO: Why the Finals aren’t the most important story in the NBA this week The supposed boy was …

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Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’ is a bleak crusade for intimacy in the digital age

June 7, 2017

Email my heart? Imagine your terror of tweeting a joke that doesn’t quite land or even a careless typo. Multiply that pressure millions of times, and you’re in Katy Perry’s social media hell, where the weirdly defensive Witness was born. The album plays out like the “Can you hear me now?” Verizon commercials a meme before we knew to call it that as Perry wanders aimlessly in search of a connection. “Can I get a witness?” she pleads. Feeling like the …

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Climate change is pushing U.S. trees north and west

… animals to cope. Image: Songlin Fei Previous studies on how climate change affects trees have generally shown a strong correlation between changes in temperature and shifting tree ranges. But this new study revealed that precipitation also plays a significant role in tree movement. Fei said the westward shift of deciduous trees was among researchers’ most surprising findings. “When analyzing the impact of climate change, precipitation had a much stronger near-term impacts on …

May 20, 2017
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Apple will host big-name musicians and high-profile workshops to kick off new program

… Saturday. Meanwhile, singer Estelle will give an evening show at the store in New York’s SoHo district, while reggae act Christopher Martin plays Apple’s new Williamsburg store. Demi Lovato performs at Apple’s SoHo store in an appearance last October. Image: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images The whole extravaganza is part of a larger vision for Apple’s iconic stores that its retail chief, Angela Ahrendts, laid out last Spring at the grand opening of its flagship store. The …

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

… people who lived there suffered disproportionately from crime, but had given up on the police. They didn’t trust us because we showed them no respect. Image copyright Sophie Mutevelian Image caption Maxine Peake – who plays local sexual health worker Sara Rowbotham – with Lesley Sharp Barely a week goes by these days without a headline referring to a crisis in the police. But the crisis no-one’s talking about is the crisis of trust, particularly where young people …

May 16, 2017
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CNN 10 – May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 Science-themed stories compose today’s show. Computer science factors into a massive cyberattack that’s hit hundreds of thousands of machines worldwide. Astronomy helps explain a dramatic eclipse coming to the U.S. this summer. And psychology plays into research on smartphone addiction. TRANSCRIPT CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hope you had a great Mother’s Day weekend. We’re happy you’re watching CNN 10 with our season continuing through June 2nd. …

May 16, 2017
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Our New American Gods: A Celebration of Immigrants in the Face of Trumpism

… travesty that this administration has inflicted on the country. McShane, meanwhile, who plays rascally Mr. Wednesday, insists the shows dissections of faith and race in America would have been relevant at any time. The show had nearly wrapped by the time of the election, he points out. I think things are coming to a head because theyve been coming to a head for a while in this country, he says. But [Fuller and Green] havent gone out of their way to somehow seize on any immediate headlines. Its a …

May 15, 2017
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Alec Baldwin: People Love Me Because of Trump

… the impulse to dismiss whats new. Do you find that? I find that there are people out there who are the latest version of somebody Ive already seen. I love Ryan Gosling. Hes wonderful. I think theres real depth there: something different the way he plays it. You were in the recent Warren Beatty film The Rules Dont Apply. Why do you think it did so badly at the box office? I think that Lily Collins and Alden Ehrenreich are two emerging stars. And those two people needed to be paired for that …

May 15, 2017
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