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How to check if someone has read your email – Fox News

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Want to know if your email has been read? Here’s how. (Credit: iStock)  (mheim3011) You write an email. No reply. You send another email. No reply. You’re halfway through a third email and you stop. What happened to the first two? Junk folder? Were the messages just ignored? In the 21st century, our inboxes are flooded. The average adult will receive 92 email messages per day in 2017,…

White House’s decision to stop ACA cost-sharing subsidies triggers strong opposition – Washington Post

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Trump administration’s decision to halt payments to insurers that help millions of lower-income Americans afford coverage under the Affordable Care Act roiled the law’s insurance marketplaces Friday and sparked an immediate legal challenge from nearly 20 state attorneys general. The administration’s move, which officials formalized through a filing in a federal appeals court, could throw the ACA sign-up season that begins Nov. 1 into disarray. Some insurers and state…

‘Monitor’ wins Sunday Newspaper of the Year – Concord Monitor

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The New England Newspaper & Press Association recognized the Concord Monitor with four top journalism awards, including Sunday Newspaper of the Year, during the association’s annual conference Thursday. Two Monitor special series – “Unsilenced” and “Fatal Flaws” – won Publick Occurrences awards, which identify New England’s most outstanding journalism among newspapers of all sizes. And longtime columnist Raymond Duckler received the Bob Wallack Community Journalism Award, which “celebrates the accomplishments…

The ideological war playing out on China’s internet – CNN

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)As China’s leaders gather in Beijing this week for the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), an ideological war is under way on the country’s internet. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘world/2017/07/18/winnie-the-pooh-censorship-china-jnd-orig-vstan.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_26′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170718140012-china-winnie-pooh-censor-trnd-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170718140012-china-winnie-pooh-censor-trnd-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170718140012-china-winnie-pooh-censor-trnd-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170718140012-china-winnie-pooh-censor-trnd-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170718140012-china-winnie-pooh-censor-trnd-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170718140012-china-winnie-pooh-censor-trnd-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170718140012-china-winnie-pooh-censor-trnd-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging =…

After Booting Harvey Weinstein, Academy May Have to Confront Other Problematic Members – Hollywood Reporter

Sunday, October 15, 2017

In the wake of a slew of allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape that have emerged over the last 10 days, Harvey Weinstein has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that hosts and votes for the Oscars, with which he was virtually synonymous throughout his four decades in the business. Since its founding in 1927, the Academy has only previously expelled one…

Fact-checking President Trump’s speech on the Iran deal – Washington Post

Sunday, October 15, 2017

In his speech on the Iran nuclear agreement, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), President Trump made a number of factual assertions. The deal was negotiated by Iran, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France and China), Germany and the European Union. Here’s a guide to some of his rhetoric, in the order in which he made these…

‘It’s not my war; this is our war': Bannon threatens McConnell, Corker and GOP incumbents – Washington Post

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon implored conservative voters to join his vowed “war against the [Republican] establishment” and Senate leadership, threatening that massive campaign war chests will not protect GOP incumbents from angry conservative voters. “It’s not my war; this is our war,” Bannon declared, pacing across the stage during the Values Voter Summit in Washington on Saturday. “And y’all didn’t start it, the establishment started it.” In…

Five things to know about Trump’s controversial ObamaCare decision – The Hill

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Trump administration’s decision to end payments to insurers meant to help low-income people afford their insurance has set off a battle in the courts and new fears about the possible collapse of former President Obama’s health-care law. Ending the payments is the most dramatic step taken to date by President Trump, who has been frustrated with the GOP Congress’s inability to repeal the law. Trump has talked about allowing…

Death toll rises to 40 as firefighters continue to battle massive California wild fires – Los Angeles Times

Sunday, October 15, 2017

As the death toll rose to 40, firefighters struggled Saturday to get the upper hand against several massive wildfires that have ravaged Northern California for almost a week. Strong winds kicked up overnight in the central Napa Valley region, causing some fires to spread and triggering evacuations in Sonoma and elsewhere, officials said. Fire officials feared that winds forecast for Saturday would be similar to those that stoked the first…

Eagle River High School students launch newspaper – Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sunday, October 15, 2017

EAGLE RIVER, Alaska (AP) — A pack of Eagle River Wolves are taking the news into their own paws. The newly formed school newspaper — the ERHS Howl — began publishing online this semester, with plans to expand into print later this year. In the weeks since school began, the Howl’s young journalists have covered everything from sporting events to school art projects to profiles of…

Guest Column: The Illinois FOIA is failing the public – The State Journal-Register

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Illinois Freedom of Information Act stands as citizens’ best tool for learning what their government is up to. It springs from — as the statute declares — “the fundamental philosophy of the American constitutional form of government” and gives individuals access to existing government records. It promises as full a record of government information as can be responsibly distributed. Prior to the passage of the…

Fall fashion 2017 trends for men, according to Bombfell – Business … – Business Insider

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Tristan Fewings/Getty Images It’s finally starting to feel like fall. And the changing season means it’s a great time to re-evaluate your personal style and check out the latest trends. Men, I’m looking at you.  To find out what’s trending for fall, Business Insider checked with Bombfell, a clothing subscription service exclusively for men.  The 6-year-old startup, which is based out of New York, is one of the earliest subscription box services….

Staffers bolting from Georgina Chapman’s fashion label – New York Post

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The future of Marchesa is in question — and it’s all because of the man who put the fashion label on the map, Harvey Weinstein. While the disgraced studio executive’s wife, Georgina Chapman, who designs the line with partner Keren Craig, announced this past week that she is leaving Weinstein, fashion insiders say it may not be enough to save the brand he helped her build. On Wednesday, it was…

The fashion world speaks out: ‘Without immigration, we’d be selling potato sacks’ – The Guardian

Sunday, October 15, 2017

There is a new trend greeting shoppers this season but it’s not billowing cords or ruffle blouses: it’s the fashion industry’s attempt to counter hostility towards immigrants since the Brexit vote. Last week the high street chain Jigsaw put its head above the parapet as it filled shop windows and billboards with posters emblazoned with “♥ immigration”. In its accompanying “manifesto” the retailer says: “Without immigration, we’d be selling potato…

Jefferson County Historical Society hosts ‘Fashion through the ages’ show – WatertownDailyTimes.com

Sunday, October 15, 2017

<!– var articlecredit = []; var articlecaption = []; var articleimage = []; –> WATERTOWN — Carefully preserved articles of clothing came to life at the historic Paddock Mansion; as the ninth annual “Fashion Through the Ages” event took place on Saturday. “We are having a luncheon and fashion show, with models from around the community…

Wolf in wolf’s clothing – The Jerusalem Post mobile website

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Amid its latest attempt at so-called reconciliation with its Palestinian nationalist rival Fatah, Hamas surprised the chorus of its supporters by picking the mastermind of the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers to burnish its phony image of “moderation.” By doing so, Hamas manages to once again show its true face. The Egyptian-brokered unity deal was initially seen by some as Hamas toughening its jihadist posture in advance of…

Fact-checking President Trump’s speech on the Iran deal – Washington Post

Saturday, October 14, 2017

In his speech on the Iran nuclear agreement, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), President Trump made a number of factual assertions. The deal was negotiated by Iran, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (United States, Russia, United Kingdom, France and China), Germany and the European Union. Here’s a guide to some of his rhetoric, in the order in which he made these…

Harvey Weinstein Ousted From Motion Picture Academy – New York Times

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Mr. Weinstein, who was fired by the movie and television studio he co-founded, the Weinstein Company, has denied rape allegations while acknowledging that his behavior “caused a lot of pain.” Although largely symbolic, the ouster of Mr. Weinstein from the roughly 8,400-member academy is stunning because the organization is not known to have taken such action before — not when Roman Polanski, a member, pleaded guilty in a sex crime…

Bannon: ‘It’s A Season Of War Against The GOP Establishment’ – NPR

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Steve Bannon came to the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to detail the holy war he intends to wage against Republicans at the ballot box in next year’s midterm elections. “This is not my war. This is our war. And y’all didn’t start it. The establishment started it,” President Trump’s controversial former chief strategist told the rapt crowd of Christian conservatives. “But I will tell you…

Thousands more Californians ordered to flee wildfires as gusting winds return – Washington Post

Saturday, October 14, 2017

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Northern California officials ordered a new round of mandatory evacuations overnight for parts of the Sonoma Valley and eastern Santa Rosa as gusting winds returned, reviving dangerous fire conditions in a region that has been devastated by ongoing blazes since last week. The National Weather Service warned Friday night that strong winds were expected throughout Northern California, with gusts of 35 to 45 mph, putting much of the region under…