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her purple eye sockets and swollen lips throbbing. It had been two days since she woke up to her ex-boyfriend … – WIRED

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

When Russian Trolls Attack Anna Zhavnerovich knew she was taking a risk when she publicized the details of her assault online. But in doing so, she joined a growing movement of survivors fighting back against Russia’s Kremlin-influenced trolling machine. by Yulia James and Sophia Jones 10.25.17 Anna Zhavnerovich woke with a start, her purple eye sockets and swollen lips throbbing. It had been two days since she woke up to…

Harper’s Bazaar editor banned fashion photographer Terry Richardson for his ‘troubling’ and ‘exploitative’ work – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

She told Radio 4’s Today programme: “A colleague of mine, when she had been much younger and working on a different magazine, had gone to his studio and there was explicit pornography playing on a screen beside her and there were pornographic images on the walls and she had felt that there was something very troubling going on in that environment. “I had only once been in his studio and…

M&S clothing director leaves after less than a month – Financial Times

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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How to sell your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar – CNET

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Touch Bar not doing it for you? No matter the reason, if you are ready to move on from your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, there’s an extra step you need to take before you sell it or pass it along to a worthy successor. Before we get to the extra Touch Bar step, here’s what you need to do to get any MacBook ready for sale. Step 1: Sign out of…

Student and campus visitor killed in shooting at Grambling State University, authorities say – Washington Post

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A student and a campus visitor were fatally shot at Grambling State University, and the gunman is on the loose, officials said Wednesday. The authorities began receiving calls just after midnight reporting shots fired on the historically black university campus in northern Louisiana. Campus police found two males on the ground in a residential courtyard, said Will Sutton, the university’s director of communications. Earl Andrews, a 23-year-old Grambling senior, and his friend, Monquiarious…

Clinton Campaign and Democratic Party Helped Pay for Russia Trump Dossier – New York Times

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Perkins Coie was paid $12.4 million to represent the Clinton campaign and the D.N.C. during the 2016 campaign, according to filings. The role of the Clinton campaign and the national party in funding the research for the dossier was first reported on Tuesday by The Washington Post. Photo Marc Elias outside the Supreme Court in Washington last year. Credit J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press At the time that Democrats began paying…

Xi Jinping Unveils China’s New Leaders but No Clear Successor – New York Times

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

That was a departure from China’s carefully scripted transfers of power in recent decades and a possible signal that Mr. Xi intends to govern beyond this next five-year term. Mr. Xi may also want more time to test possible successors, while avoiding lame duck status with an heir waiting in the wings. But by discarding the unspoken conventions that have ensured relatively stable leadership changes in recent years, Mr. Xi…

Report: George HW Bush apologizes after ‘sexual assault’ allegation – Fox News

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

FILE: Former President George H.W. Bush reportedly apologized after an actress claimed he sexually assaulted her.  (Reuters) Former President George H.W. Bush has apologized after actress Heather Lind accused him of sexually assaulting her during a screening of her AMC show, according to a published report. The alleged incident occurred four years ago, as Lind posed for a photo with Bush while promoting the AMC show “Turn: Washington’s…

Who’s building Linux in 2017? – ZDNet

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Installing Linux on your PC is super easy – here’s how to do it I will show that it’s possible to install, configure, and use this Linux distribution with absolutely no command-line access. Read More It’s 2017 and Linux rules the computing world. Don’t believe me? The Linux Foundation reports that Linux runs 90 percent of the public cloud workload, 82 percent of the world’s smartphones, 62 percent of the…

Kaspersky says it obtained suspected NSA hacking code from US computer – Reuters

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday acknowledged that its security software had taken source code for a secret American hacking tool from a personal computer in the United States. The admission came in a statement from the embattled company that described preliminary results from an internal inquiry it launched into media reports that the Russian government used Kaspersky anti-virus software to collect National Security Agency technology. While…

The utter meaninglessness of the fashion industry’s shunning of Terry Richardson – Washington Post

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Terry Richardson arriving at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood. Richardson, who has been accused of sexually exploiting models for years, will no longer have his photography published in some of the world’s top magazines. (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez AFP/Getty Images) Fashion is exasperating. Even when it tries to do the right thing, it often manages only to remind the world just how tone deaf it really is. Terry…

Jeff Flake’s diagnosis is right. But it’s not enough. – Washington Post

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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Clinton Campaign and Democratic Party Helped Pay for Russia Dossier – New York Times

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Perkins Coie was paid $12.4 million to represent the Clinton campaign and the D.N.C. during the 2016 campaign, accoring to filings. The role of the Clinton campaign and the national party in funding the research for the dossier was first reported on Tuesday by The Washington Post. Photo Marc Elias outside the Supreme Court in Washington last year. Credit J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press At the time that Democrats began paying…

The story of Clayton Kershaw’s dominance told through his 11 World Series strikeouts – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES– No matter how much we learn about statistical analysis, no matter how educated we get on sample sizes, no matter how much we try to embrace logic, sports will always be governed by one eight-letter word: ringzzzz. That’s how we end up doing something as spectacularly stupid as doubting Clayton Kershaw. It doesn’t matter that once you adjust for park and league effects, today’s lefty-of-the-gods is better than…

China Unveils New Leadership, With Xi Jinping More Powerful Than Ever – New York Times

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

That was a departure from the party’s carefully scripted transfers of power in recent decades and a possible signal that Mr. Xi intends to dominate Chinese politics beyond this next five-year term. Mr. Xi may also want more time to test possible successors, while avoiding lame duck status with an heir in the wings. But by discarding the unspoken conventions that have ensured relatively stable leadership changes, Mr. Xi has…

Tiny Montana Firm Gets $300 Million Contract To Help Restore Power In Puerto Rico – NPR

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Whitefish Energy workers restore power lines damaged in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, on October 15. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has ordered an audit of the $300 million deal the island’s power authority made with Whitefish. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption toggle caption Ramon Espinosa/AP Whitefish Energy workers restore power lines damaged in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, on October 15. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has ordered an audit of the $300 million deal the island’s power…

The utter meaninglessness of the fashion industry’s shunning of Terry Richardson – Washington Post

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Terry Richardson arriving at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood. Richardson, who has been accused of sexually exploiting models for years, will no longer have his photography published in some of the world’s top magazines. (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez AFP/Getty Images) Fashion is exasperating. Even when it tries to do the right thing, it often manages only to remind the world just how tone deaf it really is. Terry…

Jeff Flake, a Fierce Trump Critic, Will Not Seek Re-election for Senate – New York Times

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

“It is often said that children are watching,” he said. “Well, they are. And what are we going to do about that? When the next generation asks us, ‘Why didn’t you do something? Why didn’t you speak up?’ What are we going to say?” Without mentioning Mr. Trump by name, Mr. Flake, 54, took direct aim at the president’s policies, notably his isolationist tendencies, but also his behavior and that…