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1,000 Dreamers will get a chance at college thanks to $33 million grant

A scholarship fund that has already helped nearly 3,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients across 15 states go to college will soon get the chance to help another 1,000 achieve their higher education goals, thanks to a multimillion dolla

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: No Times this time

You’re likely to notice some missing names from this week’s Sunday APR. While junior high scold Maureen Dowd, climate change denier Bret Stephens, and pope-lecturer Ross Douthat have long been on the Not Appearing In This Picture list, they are joine
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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: No Times this time

You’re likely to notice some missing names from this week’s Sunday APR. While junior high scold Maureen Dowd, climate change denier Bret Stephens, and pope-lecturer Ross Douthat have long been on the Not Appearing In This Picture list, they are joined this week by … everyone. At least, everyone who writes for the New York Times. The reason to drop the Times editorial page comes partly from the attitude that the publication has displayed in articles and interviews going back well before the election. It’s the way they devoted the entire front page to the vital subject of Hillary Clinton’s email a week before the election. It’s the way they twice wrote major articles in that final week dismissing the important of the Trump–Russia connection, refuting evidence appearing in other publications, and giving a categorical denial that the FBI was conducting an investigation. Another part is in the unfathomable failure to address those stories and provide a correction — either the New York Times was taken in by sources that painted it a completely inaccurate picture of the state of both the investigation into Clinton’s emails and the FBI’s evidence against Trump, or the New York Times deliberately distorted the available information, using its resources and position within the media to sell the nation on a lie and suppress developing news. The maddening thing is that, a year and a half later, we still don’t know the answer. But the final reason for not including the New York Times in the APR is the largest — the New York Times just showed us that they consider their editorial page disposable. This part week, they not only suspended publication of their normal articles and editorials, and turned the page over to letters, they placed a deliberate filter on those letters, allowing only those that supported Donald Trump. You don’t have to wonder why they did it. The Times editorial board provided the explanation. The Times editorial board has been sharply critical of the Trump presidency, on grounds of policy and personal conduct. Not all readers have been persuaded. In the spirit of open debate, and in hopes of helping readers who agree with us better understand the views of those who don’t, we wanted to let Mr. Trump’s supporters make their best case for him as the first year of his presidency approaches its close.  That’s a staggering statement. It’s an admission that they are opening their entire page for a single purpose — “making the case” for Donald Trump. It’s a decision that demeans not just the writers who normally appear in that space, but the board’s own editorials. It’s a statement and a position that isn’t just intrinsically and intentionally biased, but deeply harmful to journalism as a whole. It’s a statement that a news source must apologize for telling the truth—for giving their best, considered opinion— if there are people who don’t like it. That decision is simply poisonous. Unsupportable in any sense. Will the New York Times miss whatever level of traffic gets directed from this column on Sunday mornings? Almost certainly not. And I apologize if one of your favorites was left on the cutting room floor.  Now come on in. Let’s read other people.

Cartoon: Welcome to the Shite House

After a year of the exhausting Trump Presidency, it is no surprise that we have hit yet another new low. Trump has us talking about his “shithole” country comments against black and brown countries affected by 45’s TPS cancellation. You know how you ca
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Cartoon: Welcome to the Shite House

After a year of the exhausting Trump Presidency, it is no surprise that we have hit yet another new low. Trump has us talking about his “shithole” country comments against black and brown countries affected by 45’s TPS cancellation. You know how you can tell if you are from a “shithole country”? Your president is a shithole.

Nuts & Bolts: Inside the Democratic Party—Unity Reforms meet the Rules & Bylaws Committee

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Nuts & Bolts: Inside the Democratic Party—Unity Reforms meet the Rules & Bylaws Committee

Welcome back, Saturday Campaign D-I-Y’ers! For those who tune in, welcome to the Nuts & Bolts of a Democratic campaign. Each week, we discuss issues that help drive successful campaigns. If you’ve missed prior diaries, please visit our group or follow Nuts & Bolts Guide. Every so often, our structure changes. And for the next few weeks, we’re going to be focusing not on campaigns directly, but on party structures. This week, as you read this, I’ll be on a flight home from Washington, DC, where the Democratic National Committee Rules & Bylaws Committee meets to discuss the recommendations of the Unity Reform Commission, as well as proposals from members for charter changes. There is a lot to unpack here, and a lot of people have questions about how this process would work. One of the problems of the internet era is that it is easy to create conspiratorial views of the process or to assume the worst is about to happen. This week, with some live updates as we go, I’m going to try and break down the things that the Rules & Bylaw Committee looks to accomplish.

On Pornhub you can search anything: Politicians, pop stars, even fidget spinners

When retired adult star Stormy Daniels made the news this week, her ranking rocketed from more than 1,400 to fourth
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On Pornhub you can search anything: Politicians, pop stars, even fidget spinners

When retired adult star Stormy Daniels made the news this week, her ranking rocketed from more than 1,400 to fourth

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New oil-backed cryptocurrency aimed at ending market volatility

The first legally compliant digital currency based on a physical asset, OilCoin, was announced last month. Each token will reportedly represent the value of one barrel of oil. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New oil-backed cryptocurrency aimed at ending market volatility

The first legally compliant digital currency based on a physical asset, OilCoin, was announced last month. Each token will reportedly represent the value of one barrel of oil. Read Full Article at RT.com

New cryptocurrency backed by oil promises to end market volatility

The first legally compliant digital currency based on a physical asset, OilCoin, was announced last month. Each token will reportedly represent the value of one barrel of oil. Read Full Article at RT.com
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New cryptocurrency backed by oil promises to end market volatility

The first legally compliant digital currency based on a physical asset, OilCoin, was announced last month. Each token will reportedly represent the value of one barrel of oil. Read Full Article at RT.com

Six of 10 most valued firms add Rs 1 trillion in m-cap; TCS biggest gainer

Sensex recorded a rise of 919.19 points, or 2.65% while Nifty gained 213.45 points, or 1.99%, in the past week
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Six of 10 most valued firms add Rs 1 trillion in m-cap; TCS biggest gainer

Sensex recorded a rise of 919.19 points, or 2.65% while Nifty gained 213.45 points, or 1.99%, in the past week

JPMorgan boss Dimon’s pay boosted to $29.5 million while 250,000 workers get no raise

Chief Executive of US banking giant JPMorgan Jamie Dimon has received a 5.9 percent increase in his earnings, despite profits falling by one percent. The bank’s workers got no raise. Read Full Article at RT.com
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JPMorgan boss Dimon’s pay boosted to $29.5 million while 250,000 workers get no raise

Chief Executive of US banking giant JPMorgan Jamie Dimon has received a 5.9 percent increase in his earnings, despite profits falling by one percent. The bank’s workers got no raise. Read Full Article at RT.com

EXCLUSIVE: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to skip WEF Davos meet to focus on Budget 2018

Jaitley’s decision to skip the Davos meet is primarily aimed at giving final touches to these aspects, a week of the Budget’s presentation
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EXCLUSIVE: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to skip WEF Davos meet to focus on Budget 2018

Jaitley’s decision to skip the Davos meet is primarily aimed at giving final touches to these aspects, a week of the Budget’s presentation

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The Chinese think Palo Alto is dumpy

 Good news! The great Raw Water Story of 2017 is finally over. Google tells me that searches went up ten-fold over the raw water craze, but thankfully, humans seem to have filtered out any more stories or follow ups. Silicon Valley can rest easy. But wai
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The Chinese think Palo Alto is dumpy

 Good news! The great Raw Water Story of 2017 is finally over. Google tells me that searches went up ten-fold over the raw water craze, but thankfully, humans seem to have filtered out any more stories or follow ups. Silicon Valley can rest easy. But wait! There is another crisis brewing, and it isn’t the animal fecal matter in your algae water. Over the past few days, we’ve seen… Read More

A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process

Researchers have resolved one of the great unknowns in bone self-repair: how the cells responsible for forming new bone tissue are called into action. Their work reveals the role of an electromechanical phenomenon at the nanoscale, flexoelectricity, as a poss
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A nanophenomenon that triggers the bone-repair process

Researchers have resolved one of the great unknowns in bone self-repair: how the cells responsible for forming new bone tissue are called into action. Their work reveals the role of an electromechanical phenomenon at the nanoscale, flexoelectricity, as a possible mechanism for stimulating the cell response and guiding it throughout the fracture repair process.

Mike Moritz and the declining America worker

 Storied Sequoia investor Mike Moritz threw fire into the tech Twitter gumbo with his observations of hard-working Chinese workers and slothful Silicon Valley engineers. Moritz, a billionaire, clearly needs page views to fund his retirement. The major mo
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Mike Moritz and the declining America worker

 Storied Sequoia investor Mike Moritz threw fire into the tech Twitter gumbo with his observations of hard-working Chinese workers and slothful Silicon Valley engineers. Moritz, a billionaire, clearly needs page views to fund his retirement. The major money quote about Silicon Valley is this: “In recent months, there have been complaints about the political sensibilities of speakers… Read More

Katalyst.Ventures, a new firm led by Susan Choe, has raised $34 million

 There aren’t a lot of venture funds that are led by a single general partner who happens to be a woman. Sonja Hoel Perkins is one. The longtime Menlo Ventures managing director founded her own venture firm two years ago. Cindy Padnos, who spent f
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Katalyst.Ventures, a new firm led by Susan Choe, has raised $34 million

 There aren’t a lot of venture funds that are led by a single general partner who happens to be a woman. Sonja Hoel Perkins is one. The longtime Menlo Ventures managing director founded her own venture firm two years ago. Cindy Padnos, who spent four years with Outlook Ventures as a director before founding her own firm, Illuminate Ventures, nine years ago, is another. Now Silicon Valley… Read More

Katalyst Ventures, a single-GP fund led by Susan Choe, has raised $34 million

 There aren’t a lot of venture funds that are led by a single general partner who happens to be a woman. Sonja Hoel Perkins is one. The longtime Menlo Ventures managing director founded her own venture firm two years ago. Cindy Padnos, who spent f
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Katalyst Ventures, a single-GP fund led by Susan Choe, has raised $34 million

 There aren’t a lot of venture funds that are led by a single general partner who happens to be a woman. Sonja Hoel Perkins is one. The longtime Menlo Ventures managing director founded her own venture firm two years ago. Cindy Padnos, who spent four years with Outlook Ventures as a director before founding her own firm, Illuminate Ventures, nine years ago, is another. Now Silicon Valley… Read More

Katalyst Ventures, a single-GP fund led by Susan Choe, has raised $34 million

 There aren’t a lot of venture funds that are led by a single general partner who happens to be a woman. Sonja Hoel Perkins is one. The longtime Menlo Ventures managing director founded her own venture firm two years ago. Cindy Padnos, who spent f
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Katalyst Ventures, a single-GP fund led by Susan Choe, has raised $34 million

 There aren’t a lot of venture funds that are led by a single general partner who happens to be a woman. Sonja Hoel Perkins is one. The longtime Menlo Ventures managing director founded her own venture firm two years ago. Cindy Padnos, who spent four years with Outlook Ventures as a director before founding her own firm, Illuminate Ventures, nine years ago, is another. Now Silicon Valley… Read More

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Death toll in Prague hotel fire increases to 3

PRAGUE (AP) - Officials say the death toll in a hotel fire in downtown Prague has increased to three after one of those injured died in a hospital. Two people died after the blaze broke out in the Eurostars David hotel Saturday evening while nine others were
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Death toll in Prague hotel fire increases to 3

PRAGUE (AP) - Officials say the death toll in a hotel fire in downtown Prague has increased to three after one of those injured died in a hospital. Two people died after the blaze broke out in the Eurostars David hotel Saturday evening while nine others were hospitalized with injuries. ...

Iraqi court sentences German woman to death for joining IS

BAGHDAD (AP) - An Iraqi court has sentenced a German woman of Moroccan origin to death for joining the Islamic State group. The spokesman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Abdul-Sattar Bayrkdar, says the woman acknowledged joining IS after traveling from Germa
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Iraqi court sentences German woman to death for joining IS

BAGHDAD (AP) - An Iraqi court has sentenced a German woman of Moroccan origin to death for joining the Islamic State group. The spokesman of the Supreme Judicial Council, Abdul-Sattar Bayrkdar, says the woman acknowledged joining IS after traveling from Germany to Syria and then to Iraq along with her ...

Gunmen assault luxury hotel in Afghan capital, 5 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least five people, including a foreigner, and setting off a 12-hour gunbattle with security forces that continued into Sunday morning, as frantic guests tried to escape f
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Gunmen assault luxury hotel in Afghan capital, 5 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least five people, including a foreigner, and setting off a 12-hour gunbattle with security forces that continued into Sunday morning, as frantic guests tried to escape from fourth and fifth-floor windows. Six other people, including three security ...

Waco house where Elvis Presley visited now vacation rental

WACO, Texas (AP) - Elvis Presley not only ate in Waco during his years at Fort Hood, but he slept here, too, and the house where he did is now open for others to do the same. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the children of Eddie Fadal, a Waco DJ and ...
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Waco house where Elvis Presley visited now vacation rental

WACO, Texas (AP) - Elvis Presley not only ate in Waco during his years at Fort Hood, but he slept here, too, and the house where he did is now open for others to do the same. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the children of Eddie Fadal, a Waco DJ and ...

Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

WASHINGTON (AP) - Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ell
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Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

WASHINGTON (AP) - Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island have turned away visitors in New York, ...

Auction Preview: Art of Africa, the Pacific and the Americas at Lempertz, Brussels, Jan 31

What: Art of Africa, the Pacific and the Americas at LempertzWhere: Lempertz, Grote Hertstraat 6, Rue du Grand Cerf, 1000 Brussel, BelgiumWhen: 31 January, 02.00pmTop lots of the sale:- Yoruba Female Figure – By one of the master carvers of the Igbuke Carvi
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Auction Preview: Art of Africa, the Pacific and the Americas at Lempertz, Brussels, Jan 31

What: Art of Africa, the Pacific and the Americas at LempertzWhere: Lempertz, Grote Hertstraat 6, Rue du Grand Cerf, 1000 Brussel, BelgiumWhen: 31 January, 02.00pmTop lots of the sale:- Yoruba Female Figure – By one of the master carvers of the Igbuke Carving House in Oyo. Oyo, Nigeria, 69 cm. high. Estimate: € 30.000 - € 50.000 (US$ 36,690 – US$ 61,150)- Luba Stool – Democratic Republic of the Congo. 38 cm. high. Estimate: € 30.000 - € 50.000 (US$ 36,690 – US$ 61,150)- Pair of Timor Figures – Democratic Republic of Timor Leste. 155 and 175 cm. high. Estimate: € 25.000 - € 30.000 (US$ 30,575 – US$ 36,690)- Pair of Yoruba Shrine Figures – By Aina Obembe Alaye, Chief Ologunde. Efon Alaye, Nigeria, 68 and 75 cm. high. Estimate: € 25.000 - € 35.000 (US$ 30,575 – US$ 42,805)- Doe Throne – Tanzania. 111 cm. high. Estimate: € 25.000 - € 35.000 (US$ 30,575 – US$ 42,805)- Liguru Throne – East of Morogoro, Tanzania. 104 cm. high. Estimate: € 20.000 - € 30.000 (US$ 24,460 – US$ 36,690)- New Ireland Malagan Carving – Papua New Guinea. 27.5 cm. high. Estimate: € 18.000 - € 20.000 (US$ 22,014 – US$ 24,460)- Pair of Baule Masks – Dimbokro region, Ivory Coast. 30 and 32 cm. high. Estimate: € 15.000 - € 20.000 (US$ 18,345 – US$ 24,460)- East Sepik River Kneeling Figure – Lower Sepik/Ramu River area, Papua New Guinea. 26 cm. high. Estimate: € 15.000 - € 20.000 (US$ 18,345 – US$ 24,460)- Hawaii Necklace, Lei Niho Palaoa. The pendant 10 cm. long. Estimate: € 15.000 - € 20.000 (US$ 18,345 – US$ 24,460)- Senufo Drum - Ivory Coast. 115 cm. high. Estimate: € 12.000 - € 18.000 (US$ 14,676 – US$ 22,014)- Dan Female Figure – Ivory Coast. 50 cm. high. Estimate: € 10.000 - € 15.000 (US$ 12,230 – US$ 18,345)- Tolai Dance Wand – New Britain, Papua New Guinea. 60 cm. high. Estimate: € 10.000 - € 15.000 (US$ 12,230 – US$ 18,345)- Maori Panel – New Zealand. 60 cm. high. Estimate: € 10.000 - € 15.000 (US$ 12,230 – US$ 18,345)- New Ireland Malagan Figure – Papua New Guinea. 50 cm. high. Estimate: € 9.000 - € 10.000 (US$ 11,007 – US$ 12,230)For details, visit: https://www.lempertz.com/en.htmlClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale. 

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Gary Anderson: F1 can do more to solve driver weight issue

This is something I have been advocating for years because it just isn’t correct for someone who would healthily weigh 75kg to go on a diet just because the car is overweight. In the 1980s and ‘90s, the weight of the driver was not part of the overall ca
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Gary Anderson: F1 can do more to solve driver weight issue

This is something I have been advocating for years because it just isn’t correct for someone who would healthily weigh 75kg to go on a diet just because the car is overweight. In the 1980s and ‘90s, the weight of the driver was not part of the overall car weight and there were minimum cockpit length dimensions, so small and light drivers were the order of the day.But that all ... Keep reading

Sainz says son got "revenge" after 2018 Dakar victory

Sainz Sr has been a regular fixture at his son’s side during his rise from karting to F1, and he still attends grands prix with the Renault driver. However, speaking after taking his second Dakar victory this weekend, Sainz said their roles were reversed d
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Sainz says son got "revenge" after 2018 Dakar victory

Sainz Sr has been a regular fixture at his son’s side during his rise from karting to F1, and he still attends grands prix with the Renault driver. However, speaking after taking his second Dakar victory this weekend, Sainz said their roles were reversed during the two-week rally.“I talked to him every day before and after each stage and I think he has taken revenge on all the advice ... Keep reading

F1 teams agree sponsor-friendly bodywork changes for 2019

In recent seasons, sponsorship considerations have become more of a factor in discussions about bodywork, and at last week’s Strategy Group meeting the subject was widely discussed.Proposals were aired by five teams, and two ideas were agreed on and are se
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F1 teams agree sponsor-friendly bodywork changes for 2019

In recent seasons, sponsorship considerations have become more of a factor in discussions about bodywork, and at last week’s Strategy Group meeting the subject was widely discussed.Proposals were aired by five teams, and two ideas were agreed on and are set to be adopted for 2019.Bargeboards will have now have to be lower, allowing better visibility for the side of the chassis in the ... Keep reading

Elias handed Sepang MotoGP test chance by Suzuki

Along with MotoAmerica champion Elias, Michael Dunlop and Josh Waters will also be present in Malaysia for their success in the Isle of Man TT and Australian Superbike series respectively.They will ride the 2017 version of the Suzuki MotoGP bike on January 25
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Elias handed Sepang MotoGP test chance by Suzuki

Along with MotoAmerica champion Elias, Michael Dunlop and Josh Waters will also be present in Malaysia for their success in the Isle of Man TT and Australian Superbike series respectively.They will ride the 2017 version of the Suzuki MotoGP bike on January 25-26, during the private Sepang test that precedes the first official test that begins on January 28.Sylvain Guintoli will also ... Keep reading

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