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Iranian President Rouhani appears set for reelection, preliminary results show – Washington Post

Saturday, May 20, 2017

ISTANBUL — Preliminary results in Iran’s presidential election show incumbent leader Hassan Rouhani ahead of his hardline rival by more than 7 million votes, officials said, following a near-record turnout in an election that has rested largely on whether voters supported the president’s efforts to mend ties with the West. Officials said that roughly 40 million Iranians cast ballots in Friday’s election — a turnout rate of more than 70…

Microsoft reveals prototype augmented reality glasses that don’t look … – CNBC

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Microsoft’s renewed embrace of developers, developers, developers, developers – Ars Technica

Saturday, May 20, 2017

reader comments 93 Microsoft’s love for developers is well-known and has been enthusiastically expressed over the years. Windows’ strength as a development platform—the abundance of custom, line-of-business applications, games, Office integrations—has given the company an entrenched position in the corporate world, ubiquity in Western homes, and extensive reach into the server room. In the past, Microsoft’s focus on developers had a certain myopic quality. One manifestation of this that was…

Why you shouldn’t buy a new MacBook right now – CNBC

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Source: DHS secretary hints at possibly expanding laptop ban to US – CNN

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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First on CNN: Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says – CNN

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Six things you will be wearing from Australian fashion week’s runways – The Guardian

Saturday, May 20, 2017

It can be difficult to look at a photo of a woman wearing sheer, beige-coloured underwear and body paint and think of how it can be applied to your wardrobe. This may have been what two models sashayed down the runway in during Romance Was Born’s majestic closing show of Fashion Week Australia but there were plenty of trends that can easily be applied to the civilian wardrobe. Flats Heels…

Summer Travel Fashion – WSPA.com

Saturday, May 20, 2017

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An American Airlines flight has made an unscheduled landing at a North Carolina airport after a strong electrical o…

Comey agrees to testify in public as Trump-Russia probe heats up – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Friday, May 19, 2017

Investigators into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections are now authorized to probe whether White House officials have engaged in a cover-up, according to members of Congress who were briefed Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. A Justice Department official, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the topic, confirmed that Rosenstein told members of the House of Representatives that the special counsel in…

Journalism’s epic week: surprises, scoops and a newspaper war – CNNMoney

Friday, May 19, 2017

This has been an epic week in journalism — filled with nonstop surprises, head-spinning scoops and an old-fashioned newspaper war. Now take a moment to catch your breath. Because it’s not over yet. Friday’s New York Times, in a Washington-datelined story titled in some versions, “A City Hungry for News Approaches Indigestion,” quoted a student saying “I get nervous when my phone buzzes.” Many journalists feel the same way right…

Why you shouldn’t buy a new MacBook right now – CNBC

Friday, May 19, 2017

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It’s not possible for Donald Trump to have handled the Russia ‘nut job’ meeting any worse – CNN

Friday, May 19, 2017

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Trump campaigned against Muslims, but will preach tolerance in Saudi speech – Washington Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Trump, whose dark, guttural demonization of Muslims was a trademark of his nationalist campaign, arrives here Saturday hoping the Arab world will listen to a new message. Embarking on his first overseas trip as president, Trump plans to do a rhetorical pirouette with a speech Sunday in the birthplace of Islam preaching religious tolerance and inviting Muslims to join the United States in the fight…

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting with teen; wife files for divorce – Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 19, 2017

Anthony Weiner, the former Democratic congressman who some believe unwittingly helped Donald Trump win the presidential election, pleaded guilty Friday in New York to charges of sending obscene material to a minor. The charges arose from a months-long sexually charged flirtation Weiner carried out with a 15-year-old high school sophomore in North Carolina. But he might go down as a footnote in history for the role he played in the…

Sweden drops rape investigation against Julian Assange – CBS News

Friday, May 19, 2017

STOCKHOLM — Sweden’s top prosecutor on Friday dropped an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years, saying that’s because there’s no possibility of arresting him “in the foreseeable future.”  The announcement by prosecutor Marianne Ny means the outspoken WikiLeaks leader no longer faces sex crime allegations in Sweden, although British police said he was still wanted for jumping bail in Britain in 2012. …

Why the outcome of Iran’s election does matter – Washington Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani casts his vote during the presidential election in Tehran on Friday. (TIMA via Reuters) Dina Esfandiary is a fellow in the War Studies Department at King’s College London and an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Today Iranians are heading to the polls to choose their next president. At first glance, it seems that Iran’s elections won’t change the big picture in…

Microsoft’s renewed embrace of developers, developers, developers, developers – Ars Technica

Friday, May 19, 2017

reader comments 62 Microsoft’s love for developers is well-known and has been enthusiastically expressed over the years. Windows’ strength as a development platform—the abundance of custom, line-of-business applications, games, Office integrations—has given the company an entrenched position in the corporate world, ubiquity in Western homes, and extensive reach into the server room. In the past, Microsoft’s focus on developers had a certain myopic quality. One manifestation of this that was…