• Ahmad Zeidan left to rot in UAE prison, claims family – BBC News
  • Glastonbury: All you need to know about headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran – BBC News
  • Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump Of Illegally Destroying White House Records
  • Grenfell Tower fire families to be rehoused in luxury complex
  • Prime Minister May offer: EU citizens will be able to stay in UK

Glastonbury: All you need to know about headliners Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran – BBC News

That show, played just two weeks after the release of OK Computer, was named the best gig of all time by Q Magazine but Thom Yorke recently revealed he nearly walked off stage in frustration after the band’s monitors blew up, leaving them unable to hear each other. “I just went over to Ed [O’Brien, guitarist] and said, ‘I’m off mate, see you later,’” he told BBC 6 Music. “He…

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Lawsuit Accuses Donald Trump Of Illegally Destroying White House Records

The suit filed Thursday against Trump and the Executive Office of the President by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the National Security Archive focuses on an auto-delete app reportedly being used for messages sent from the White House that erase messages after theyre read. Yet evidence suggests that President Trump and others within the White House are either ignoring or outright flouting these responsibilities, the suit…

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Grenfell Tower fire families to be rehoused in luxury complex

London (CNN)Families made homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire are to be rehoused in new, affordable apartments right next door to luxury private homes in one of the most exclusive — and expensive — parts of London. The government has been heavily criticized for its response to the fire — and has pledged to house the Grenfell Tower fire survivors speedily. A 24-year-old student, who would only give his first…

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Prime Minister May offer: EU citizens will be able to stay in UK

(CNN)In a Brexit divorce deal offering, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday said European Union citizens will be given the opportunity to stay in the United Kingdom after it leaves the EU. According to May’s office, any EU citizen living in the UK for five years or more by a yet-to-be specified cutoff date will be granted UK “settled status,” which gives them the same rights as British citizens…

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Would Trump make a good royal?

(CNN)The power of the British monarchy has been on display during recent tragedies. Leave it to Prince Harry to spoil it all. Who, after all, could survive the nonstop attention and demand for selfies? Who would thrive under such scrutiny, and do it all while wearing a gold crown weighing more than three pounds? It would take a certain type of person. The sort of person who fills his court…

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Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go

Image: ERIC RISBERG/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK When serious questions first began to emerge about Uber’s culture, Liane Hornsey didn’t see a problem. The chief of human resources for the company, the person who is supposed to be the top representative for Uber employees, just wasn’t worried, and she didn’t see what former Uber engineer Susan Fowler described in her viral blog post back in February. “(Fowlers) blog shocked me, Hornsey told USA Today…

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Rethinking internships to drive diversity in corporate America

Image: pixabay It used to be that internships were mostly about two things: getting coffee and making photocopies. These days, an internship is an integral part of kick starting a career. Its a way to get a foot in the door, strengthen skills through hands-on work experience and gain exposure to a companys culture. For most companies, intern candidates are largely sourced from the same talent pool recent grads or…

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5 things that are killing your productivity

Image: Sanja Kaz/shutterstock Do you have days when you feel like youve been working non-stop, but cant recall what you actually accomplished? In todays work culture, we usually blame email, social media, and meetings for our depleted effectiveness. And to be sure, youre not going to get a lot done if you are obsessively checking your email or Facebook feed in the midst of every task. However, I have tried…

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Theresa May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNot got long? Here’s the Queen’s Speech in 90 seconds UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to address EU leaders on her plans for the issue of expats’ rights after Brexit. Mrs May will head to Brussels for her first European summit since she lost her Commons majority in the general election. It comes the day after measures to enable Brexit dominated…

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Wall Street Journal Fires Reporter Jay Solomon For Alleged Spy Plane Deal

The Wall Street Journal has fired longtime foreign affairs correspondent Jay Solomon for what it said was a violation of his ethical obligations as a reporter. AP said it could not confirm whether Solomon received money from Farhad Azima, the businessman, or accepted a stake in his company, Denx LLC. Denx ceased operations last year, according to AP. Solomon denied any business venture with Azima. I clearly made mistakes in…

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Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

(CNN)When one man was killed and 10 people were injured in north London after a van plowed into Muslim worshipers early Monday morning, the majority of the world mourned. Stories of heroes surfaced. And calls for solidarity rang from communities of all stripes. Meanwhile pro-ISIS social media accounts pointed to the attack as a reason why Muslims need to rise up and attack. Warrior heroes and villains The trend is…

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New US sanctions on Russia inflame old tensions

Washington (CNN)Russia’s frustration with the Trump administration boiled over Wednesday, with Moscow abruptly canceling talks designed to improve ties with the US and threatening retaliation for sanctions the White House renewed Tuesday. Analysts say that Russia’s leaders also want to convey in no uncertain terms that, after waiting for Trump to establish warmer ties, they’re now ready to get more adversarial if need be.

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5 Trump theme songs as sung by his lawyer’s ’70s rock cover band

"Hello, United Nations, I am here to rock and roll all night and party every day"Image: Shutterstock/REX/Shutterstock When you work for the Trump administration, prepare to be haunted by your past. There was Sean Spicer’s Easter Bunny tenure, Kellyanne Conway’s all-too-brief stand-up career, and now there’s attorney Jay Sekulow’s ’70s rock cover band. SEE ALSO: GOP staffer compares Trumpcare to Star Wars and we can’t even Sekulow became the latest…

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Please people stop taking selfies near Grenfell Tower in London

A woman takes a selfie as pedestrians stop to watch flames being put out at Grenfell Tower in London.Image: Amara Eno/REX/Shutterstock It probably should go without saying, but just like for everything in life there’s an appropriate time and place to take a selfie, and the charred remains of Grenfell Tower in London where at least 79 people died is not one of them. SEE ALSO: Wonderful human being Adele…

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Uber thinks a small fee is enough to convince drivers to chauffeur around teenagers

Just some teens out for a ride.Image: Daniel Grill/Getty Images/Tetra images RF Hey there, loyal Uber driver! Feel like picking up some passengers today? Great! How about some rascally teenagers? No? Oh, well, hmm, what if we paid you $2 more? SEE ALSO: Uber will totally narc on teens Buried in the June 20 announcement that Uber will finally allow tipping was a little nugget sure to grab the attention…

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Period subscription services can get around the tampon tax (sort of)

Lola, one of the subscription services that could come up with a way to make up for the tampon tax.Image: lola Despite surges of activism around the issue, the tampon tax is alive and well. The sales tax on sanitary productsa tax that isn’t applied to many kinds of condoms or any products that mostly men usewas upheld in Australia this week. In the United States, sales tax is still…

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Uber finally admits tipping isn’t an inconvenience, tests it in 3 cities

Finally eligible for tips.Image: uber Uber, the ride-hailing conglomerate that said it would never, ever add tipping, finally said it would let riders start tipping their drivers via the app in three cities on Tuesday. Uber is set to roll out tipping in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston, according to an email sent to drivers. Uber says it will introduce tipping throughout the United States by the end of July. The…

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Will a parliamentary hearing make Singapore PM’s problems go away?

(CNN)Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong is on the back foot. Parliamentary showdown At first blush, the prime minister seemed to have scored some brownie points in lowering the political temperature. But as Singaporeans mull it over, questions began to surface. Why is parliament being dragged into this? This is a fight to be settled in a court of law or during an open inquiry, said former ruling People’s Action…

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DoD still using 8-inch floppies and other infrastructure horror stories from Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner (left) and Apple CEO Tim CookImage: SHAWN THEW/EPA/REX/Shutterstock I dont care what Jared Kushners voice sounds like. Its what he said that blew me away. The globetrotting head of the White House Office of American Innovation broke his cipher-like silence on Monday to offer a stunning outline of the federal government’s recidivistic tech tendencies. Chief among them is that the U.S. Department of Defense still uses 8-inch floppy…

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Time Warner will create 10 original shows for Snapchat

Image: hbo Snapchat has many more shows, created by some of the top TV channels, coming over the next two years. SEE ALSO: TV networks: Television is still the best, but here’s our exclusive Snapchat Shows Time Warner which owns HBO, Turner’s cable channels, and Warner Bros. signed a two-year deal, worth $100 million, with the disappearing messaging app, the companies announced Monday. The media conglomerate will create around 10…

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Is it safe to live on a former landfill site? – BBC News

Prof Kate Spencer from Queen Mary University of London led the investigation and has now raised serious concerns about the impact not only on the environment – but on public health. Image caption Barry Falgate, site manager at Dunbar landfill In 1990, the Environmental Protection Act set out a regime for regulating and licensing the disposal of controlled waste. One site in Dunbar, on the east coast of Scotland, handles…

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Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview Had Lower Ratings Than A Game-Show Rerun

In the end, the fierce dispute over whether Kelly should have given air time to Jones seems to have garnered a lot more attention than her interview with him. Kellys show was not only beaten out by an ABC rerun of Americas Funniest Home Videos that attracted 3.7 million viewers, but also by a CBS rerun of 60 Minutes watched by 5.3 million viewers, and Foxs U.S. Golf Open Championship…

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Rock band The Slants’ victory in court secures your rights

(CNN)In the 1971 free speech case, Cohen v. California, the Supreme Court said, “One man’s vulgarity is another’s lyric.” That rings very true today. Now, I get to say: “I told you so.” Join us on Twitter and Facebook Justice Kennedy summed it up perfectly: “By mandating positivity, the law here might silence dissent and distort the marketplace of ideas.” Today, because of a little-known band and a naughty word,…

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