Today’s News

Today’s News


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 World News

Could Trump defrost Russian relations? – January 27, 2017 – BBC News: Steve Rosenberg looks at how relations between the two politicians could bring Russia in from the diplomatic cold.

Syria Supper Club: Reaching Out to Refugees, One Dinner at a Time – January 27, 2017 – NPR.org: In New Jersey, Muslim refugees join groups of mostly Jewish Americans to hold informal dinner parties that are part fundraiser, part bridge-builder.

Francois Fillon: I will drop out of France president race if investigated – January 27, 2017 – BBC News: Only a judicial probe would make me drop out, says France presidential contender hit by media storm.

Corruption in soccer: How FIFA makes its billions – May 27, 2015 – CNN.com: Read full story for latest details./

Fastest growing U.S. cities: Texas is king  – May 27, 2015 – CNN.com: Texas has 3 of top 5 fastest growing cities in the country, according to new U.S. Census population data.

Marriage vote ‘defeat for humanity’ – May 27, 2015 – BBC News: A landmark vote to allow same-sex marriage in the Republic of Ireland is a defeat for humanity, a senior Vatican official says.

 Career and Employment News

Could Trump defrost Russian relations? – January 27, 2017 – BBC News: Steve Rosenberg looks at how relations between the two politicians could bring Russia in from the diplomatic cold.

Syria Supper Club: Reaching Out to Refugees, One Dinner at a Time – January 27, 2017 – NPR.org: In New Jersey, Muslim refugees join groups of mostly Jewish Americans to hold informal dinner parties that are part fundraiser, part bridge-builder.

Francois Fillon: I will drop out of France president race if investigated – January 27, 2017 – BBC News: Only a judicial probe would make me drop out, says France presidential contender hit by media storm.

Flexible Work Trends: What Can We Expect in 2017? – January 27, 2017 – USNews.com: Looking ahead to the future of work culture.

9 Tips for Negotiating All Aspects of a New Job – January 27, 2017 – USNews.com: Getting the best possible salary is important, but consider other forms of reimbursement.

Improve Your Body Language for a Successful Job Interview – January 27, 2017 – USNews.com: Sitting up straight is more important than you think.

5 Ways to Job Hunt On the Go – May 27, 2015 – USNews.com: How to search for and apply to jobs though smartphone apps and mobile sites.

How to Build a Substantive Network – May 27, 2015 – USNews.com: Think beyond LinkedIn connections to build meaningful, in-person relationships.

Veterans Need a Good Elevator Pitch, Too – May 27, 2015 – USNews.com: How to describe who you are, what you want and why others should care.

 General Health News

Free soda: France bans unlimited sugary drink refills – January 27, 2017 – BBC News: Fat is a real public health issue with adult overweight or obesity levels just below the EU average.

Akil Mitchell describes eyeball popping out during basketball game – January 27, 2017 – BBC News: With the palm of my hand I felt my eyeball on the side of my face, Akil Mitchell says.

Girls feel ‘less talented’ by age six – January 27, 2017 – BBC News: Disheartening results suggest children’s future careers could be affected, according to US researchers.

VIDEO: Vicar who contracted HIV after attack – May 27, 2015 – BBC News: Reverend Hayley Young who contracted HIV through a non-sexual attack speaks to the Victoria Derbyshire programme.

The myth of bad British teeth – May 27, 2015 – BBC News: The myth that British teeth are bad

Brain injury: Stories of changed lives – May 27, 2015 – BBC News: Stories of lives changed through brain injury

 U.S Political News

May strikes balance between courtship and candour – January 27, 2017 – FT.com: UK leader hails special relationship but warns US not to ?step back? from global role

May will not find it easy to broker US trade deal – January 27, 2017 – FT.com: British agriculture and financial services may suffer at hands of Capitol Hill

FBI?s James Comey retains the political spotlight – January 27, 2017 – FT.com: Strong political crosswinds set to continue buffeting director under new administration

US set to miss emissions goals, study says – May 27, 2015 – FT.com: But prescription of bolder action would meet fierce Republican resistance

Court puts Obama immigration plan on hold – May 27, 2015 – FT.com: Policy to shield 5m illegal immigrants from deportation put on ice

US must bring free trade talks into open – May 27, 2015 – FT.com: The advisory system fuels fears that TPP will benefit corporate interests, writes Mark Wu

 General Sports News

14 Years Later, Venus And Serena Williams Meet Again In Australian Open Final – January 27, 2017 – NPR.org: For now at least, the Australian Open’s final bracket is strictly for the over-30 club, as Roger Federer also earned a spot in the men’s final.

Wanted: Next Generation Of Luge Competitors – January 27, 2017 – NPR.org: USA Luge is looking for the next generation of competitors to hop in those sleds and rip down icy tracks at about 90 miles an hour. It is throwing regional events to find new …

U.S. Men’s Soccer Goes Back To The Future With New Coach, New Priorities – January 27, 2017 – NPR.org: For the first time in decades, the struggling U.S. team may not qualify for next year’s World Cup. But the return of Bruce Arena, who led the team to two World Cups, brings hope …

Officials Of Soccer’s Governing Board Arrested On Corruption Charges – May 27, 2015 – NPR.org: Swiss authorities have arrested several FIFA officials suspected of both receiving and paying bribes. David Greene talks to Matt Apuzzo, one of the reporters working the stor …

6 Top World Soccer Officials Arrested In Switzerland On U.S. Corruption Charges – May 27, 2015 – NPR.org: The six are officials with FIFA, soccer’s international governing body. They are accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks over two decades.

For Sports Immortality, Third Or Fourth Time’s The Charm – May 27, 2015 – NPR.org: Tennis players Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic both have the potential to win Grand Slams, one of the rarest achievements in sports. But it’s not an easy feat.

 Entertainment News

Hamilton: Could Lin-Manuel Miranda join West End production? – January 27, 2017 – BBC News: Hamilton’s West End production casts its leads – but we don’t yet know who’ll play the title role.

Bryan Cranston to make UK stage debut in Network – January 27, 2017 – BBC News: Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is to make his UK stage debut in an adaptation of 1970s movie Network.

The 40-minute video that won �40,000 – January 27, 2017 – BBC News: A 40-minute video art installation inspired by migration and religious persecution wins a �40,000 prize.

Man Finds Casket with Body Inside After Houston Flood – May 27, 2015 – PEOPLE.com: Authorities believe the burial dates back to 2007 but have not positively identified the body

Tatum O’Neal: ‘I’m Dating Women Now’ – May 27, 2015 – PEOPLE.com: The actress reveals the reasons she is seeing women these days/

Mom Arrested over Son’s Sick Days: ‘The Parent Should Be Able to Write the Note’ – May 27, 2015 – PEOPLE.com: Facing jail time, Julie Giles tells PEOPLE her family might move or switch to private school


Electronics News

 Business and Finance News

Trump trade accelerates in president?s first week – January 27, 2017 – FT.com: Animal spirits return to Wall Street after first moves on infrastructure spending

Brazilian markets flying high over economic reality – January 27, 2017 – FT.com: Equities have soared in the past year, but the economic rebound has failed to emerge

Hospitals Worry Repeal Of Obamacare Would Jeopardize Innovations In Care – January 27, 2017 – NPR.org: One part of the federal health law gave hospitals financial incentives to improve patient care. Some invested big to make those changes and are worried about what losing tha …

Hackers Stole Data From More Than 100,000 Taxpayers, IRS Says – May 27, 2015 – NPR.org: The thieves used the data to file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS commissioner said less than $50 million had been successfully claimed from the agency.

World?s hungry falls by fifth in 25 years – May 27, 2015 – FT.com: Plentiful supplies have led to lower global grain and commodity prices over past few years

Yen in ?overbought territory? – May 27, 2015 – FT.com: Momentum revealed by 14-day relative strength index

 Education News

Race, Social Justice, and School Reform ? by Frederick Hess – January 27, 2017 – EducationNext.org: An array of education leaders had a hard-hitting but remarkably civil conversation about race and school reform at AEI this week.

What We?re Watching: What Can Washington Learn From Recent School Voucher Studies? ? by Education Next – January 27, 2017 – EducationNext.org: On February 2 at 4 pm, Fordham hosts a discussion on the findings of recent studies of the impact of using vouchers to attend private school.

Who Really Benefits From Dual Language Education? ? by Alina Adams – January 27, 2017 – EducationNext.org: Are English Language Learners well served by the programs? Do their families even want them?

A New Kind Of College Wins State Approval In Rhode Island – May 27, 2015 – NPR.org: College Unbound aims to provide students who have some college experience a personalized path to a degree.

The Summer 2015 Issue of EdNext Is Here By Education Next – May 27, 2015 – EducationNext.org: Charter schools, state standards and snow days are featured in the latest issue.

What We Didn?t Know About School Choice in 2001 By Andy Smarick – May 27, 2015 – EducationNext.org: An opinion piece by Delaware Governor Jack Markell ignores all we’ve learned about private school choice.

 Travel News

America’s Musical Cities – January 27, 2017 – Forbes.com: The best places to find live performances–in genres ranging from rock to rap and gospel to jazz.

Forbes Guide To Worldwide Travel: Midsummer – January 27, 2017 – Forbes.com: A weekly look at the globe’s top destinations.

America’s Great Fourth Of July Celebrations – January 27, 2017 – Forbes.com: Some first-class destinations for patriotic partying and fireworks.

America’s Musical Cities – May 27, 2015 – Forbes.com: The best places to find live performances–in genres ranging from rock to rap and gospel to jazz.

Forbes Guide To Worldwide Travel: Midsummer – May 27, 2015 – Forbes.com: A weekly look at the globe’s top destinations.

America’s Great Fourth Of July Celebrations – May 27, 2015 – Forbes.com: Some first-class destinations for patriotic partying and fireworks.

 Art & Culture News

VIDEO: Turning Van Gogh into virtual reality – May 27, 2015 – BBC News: An American artist has turned Van Gogh’s The Night Cafe into an immersive virtual reality experience.

Jessica Lange returns to Broadway – May 27, 2015 – BBC News: Two-time Oscar winning actor Jessica Lange is set to return to New York’s Broadway next year in Eugene O’Neill’s play Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

McGregor film screens at Edinburgh – May 27, 2015 – BBC News: Scottish actor Ewan McGregor’s portrayal of Jesus during his 40-day fast in the desert will be screened at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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