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Review: In ‘China: Through the Looking Glass,’ Eastern Culture Meets Western … – New York Times

Friday, May 08, 2015

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Melissa Rivers on Met Gala Fashion: Find Out Which Look She Thinks Joan … – E! Online

Friday, May 08, 2015

The Met Gala is one of fashion’s biggest nights, so there was…

Senate approves bill for congressional review of Iran nuke deal – Fox News Latino

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a bill calling for congressional review of any agreement that the United States and five other world powers might reach with Iran regarding its nuclear program. The bill, which was sponsored by the Republican leadership, was approved by a vote of 98-1. The legislation would give Congress 30 days to review the nuclear pact with Iran once it is signed, a period during which…

FBI sent out bulletin about gunman before Texas attack – Washington Post

Thursday, May 07, 2015

WASHINGTON — Federal investigators learned several hours before a provocative cartoon contest in Texas that a man under investigation for extremist activities might show up and alerted local authorities there, but had no indication that he planned to attack the event, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday. The information about Elton Simpson was developed about three hours before the contest, which the FBI had already identified as a potential target…

Canadian judge frees former teen terrorist who killed US Army medic – Fox News

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Khadr, above, was just 15 when he threw a grenade that killed a US Army medic. Now 28, he could be freed as soon as today. (AP) A former teen terrorist who killed a U.S. Army Delta Force medic in Afghanistan in 2002 was released on bail Thursday by a Canadian judge, a move that allows the former Guantanamo Bay detainee to appeal his U.S. conviction while free. Omar Khadr,…

NSA program on phone records is illegal, court rules – Washington Post

Thursday, May 07, 2015

A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that the National Security Agency’s collection of millions of Americans’ phone records violates the Patriot Act, marking the first time an appellate panel has weighed in on a controversial surveillance program that has divided Congress and ignited a national debate over the proper scope of the government’s spy powers. In a blistering 97-page opinion, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals…

Exit poll: Conservatives running strong in Britain election – USA TODAY

Thursday, May 07, 2015

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Apple MacBook vs. Dell XPS 13: Which Slim Laptop Is Best for You? – Latin Post

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The MacBook has been regarded as the thinnest, lightest laptops for years. Recently, PC computers have tried to replicate the MacBook with their own versions. The 2015 Dell XPS 13 is very similar to the latest 2015 MacBook and might sway buyers to stay with a PC computer rather than switching over to a Mac. Let’s compare the two laptops and see what advantages each one…

Review: In ‘China: Through the Looking Glass,’ Eastern Culture Meets Western … – New York Times

Thursday, May 07, 2015

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Simply Fashion and Dots Stores Closing Nationwide – ABC News

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Simply Fashion and Dots stores nationwide are closing, and going-out-of-business sales are starting Thursday. Simply Fashion, a discount retailer of women’s clothing, accessories and footwear, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month. The privately held company currently runs about 243 stores under the Simply Fashion and Dots names. Liquidators Gordon Brothers Group and Hilco Merchant Resources are managing the closings. The company says all merchandise will be discounted, and…

‘Saint Laurent,’ A Radical Man Of Fashion – NPR

Thursday, May 07, 2015

i Gaspard Ulliel as Yves Saint Laurent. Carole Bethuel/Mandarin Cinema-EuropaCorp-Orange Studio-Arte France Cinema-Scope Pictures, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption itoggle caption Carole Bethuel/Mandarin Cinema-EuropaCorp-Orange Studio-Arte France Cinema-Scope Pictures, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics Gaspard Ulliel as Yves Saint Laurent. Carole Bethuel/Mandarin Cinema-EuropaCorp-Orange Studio-Arte France Cinema-Scope Pictures, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics Early on in Bertrand Bonello’s extravagantly imagined portrait of designer Yves Saint Laurent, strict orders come down…

Apple MacBook (2015) review: Slimmer and lighter than Air – ZDNet

Thursday, May 07, 2015

It is, perhaps, a sign of the times that the slimmest and lightest laptop that Apple has ever produced has been almost completely overshadowed by the launch of the endlessly hyped Apple Watch. However, Apple’s Mac computers — and particularly its MacBook laptops — have sold consistently well in recent years, regularly posting double-digit increases in sales at a time when the wider PC market seems to be in steady…

Gridlock looms in Britain; last election poll sees no clear winner – Reuters

Thursday, May 07, 2015

LONDON (Reuters) – Britons voted on Thursday in the tightest election for decades; one that could cause government gridlock, push the world’s fifth-largest economy closer to leaving the European Union and stoke a second attempt by Scotland to break away. Final opinion polls showed Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives and Ed Miliband’s opposition Labour Party almost in a dead heat, indicating neither will win enough seats for an outright majority…

Second Circuit rules, mostly symbolically, that current text of Section 215 doesn’t … – Washington Post

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Section 215, the surveillance law that has been interpreted to allow the NSA’s bulk telephone metadata program, is set to expire in three weeks. This morning, the Second Circuit finally handed down its opinion in a case, argued last September, that challenges the NSA’s program. Today’s decision allows anyone whose records were collected to challenge the NSA’s program in court, and it rules that the text of Section 215 does…

Way-too-early 2016 NFL mock draft – ESPN

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Joey Bosa the top prospect for 2016 NFL draft Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. explain why they agree Ohio State DE Joey Bosa is the top prospect for the 2016 NFL draft.

One dead, 12 hurt in Oklahoma tornadoes, more storms to come – Reuters

Thursday, May 07, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – One person was killed and about a dozen others injured by tornadoes that touched down near Oklahoma City, part of a storm system that flattened homes and caused flooding in several Great Plains states, officials said on Thursday. One woman who sought safety in her home’s storm shelter died when it flooded in Wednesday night’s storms, Oklahoma police said, according to local media reports. The weather…

Why Hillary Flip-Flopped on Big Money in Politics – NBCNews.com

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Hillary Clinton surprised the political world when on her first campaign stop as an official candidate in Iowa last month she said reforming America’s campaign finance system would be one of her top priorities. The next week, in New Hampshire, Clinton said it wasn’t enough simply to have the names of big donors disclosed, but that there needed to be real limits on how much they can spend on…

Microsoft opens up even more, now sharing public changelog for Edge browser – The Next Web

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Microsoft is using its new browser – Edge – to make a point: it wants to be more open. Case in point – the publicly accessible changelog. Internet Explorer was infamously opaque. The company never provided detailed changelogs for its releases. Edge looks like it’ll be a different story. A new area on the Microsoft Web platform site — where the company also tracks user requests for the browser — will detail the…

Four reasons why Microsoft is unlikely to buy Salesforce – Quartz

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Microsoft is reportedly considering a big-ticket bid for Salesforce after another company approached the cloud software provider about a possible acquisition, according to Bloomberg. For Microsoft, such a purchase would catapult it to the top of the software services sector: Salesforce is currently the leading provider with $5 billion in software services revenue, followed by SAP with $1.4 billion, Oracle at $1.2 billion, and Microsoft at $1.2 billion (or $2.3 billion if…