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World’s Worst Interview: Colin Cowherd and Jim Harbaugh Have Nothing to Talk About

9 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

It is not unusual for a sports talk radio host to abruptly drop a caller, but it is quite unusual when the person on the other end of the line is A) a guest and B) the highest-compensated government employee in the state of Michigan. On...Show More Summary

See Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Through the Eyes of a GoPro-Wearing Turtle

9 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

A sea turtle with a GoPro camera strapped to its back has provided a remarkable view of life along Australia's 1,800-mile Great Barrier Reef. The reef is one of the “seven wonders of the natural world,” listed alongside the VictoriaShow More Summary

Review: 'Orange Is the New Black' Season 3, "Fear and Other Smells"

10 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Since the advent of DVR sent appointment viewing the way of the pager and eight-track player, the mole-people critiquing TV have been scrambling to find a new model for reviews. Netflix’s strategy of dumping entire seasons of original programming onto the Net all at once has only complicated matters further. Show More Summary

No Progress on Human Rights in Bahrain

10 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

The Obama administration has decided to resume military aid to Bahrain, or more exactly to dispense with the limits on such aid that had been imposed after the 2011 crackdown there. One can make a national security case for doing this. Show More Summary

Gary Snyder, 'Poet Laureate of Our Continent,' Lives in the Present

11 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

An odd blend of old and new San Francisco turned out to see Gary Snyder at the Nourse Theater one evening in May. Former counterculture standard-bearers such as Michael McClure and Peter Coyote mixed with young tattooed hipsters, curious techies and California Governor Jerry Brown. Show More Summary

Bobby Jindal: All You Need to Know

11 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

The state of Louisiana has produced more than its share of great athletes, authors, chefs and musicians. But it has never produced a U.S. president. Current Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal hopes to change that. He announced last week that he is running for president. Show More Summary

Venus and Jupiter 'Converge' Before Going Their Separate Ways

11 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

Venus and Jupiter have appeared closer and closer together since last winter from our perch here on Earth. On Tuesday night, the two planets reached their closest point, or “conjunction,” appearing to almost converge in the night sky, and will look nearly as close on Wednesday night. Show More Summary

Macy's Dumps Trump

13 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

On Wednesday morning, Macy's announced it would cut ties with Donald Trump following remarks made about Mexicans in his presidential campaign announcement speech. Macy's will begin to "phase-out" Trump's collection of menswear immediately and will "discontinue [their] relationship with Mr. Show More Summary

At Least 30 Killed in Militant Attacks in Egypt's North Sinai

16 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

ISMAILIA/CAIRO, Egypt (Reuters) - At least 30 people were killed when Islamist militants attacked several checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on Wednesday, security and medical sources said, in one of the biggest coordinated assaultsShow More Summary

Two Numbers: Pluto Gets Its First Close-Up

17 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

For those who grew up making Styrofoam models of our solar system with nine planets, Pluto’s demotion to dwarf planet in the summer of 2006 came as a cruel blow. But earlier that year, on January 19, NASA launched its New Horizons probe on a path to make the first-ever flyby of Pluto. Show More Summary

Wimbledon 2015: Heat Break Rule for Women Sparks Sexism Row

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Female tennis players at Wimbledon are being allowed to take a 10-minute heat break while men must play on, a quirk in the rules tthat has sparked a heated debate amongst some. The Wimbledon Championships are incorporating the rule which...Show More Summary

Roberts v. Scalia: Big Beasts of the Supreme Court Duke It Out

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Passions flew in the June 25 6-3 King v. Burwell decision, as Supreme Court justices writing for the majority and the dissent let their clashing positions shine through regarding the fate of health insurance subsidies mandated in the...Show More Summary

New Albums Will Be Released on Fridays From Now On

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Creativity is getting a little more uniform: Starting July 10, new music albums will be released on Fridays at 12:01 a.m. in over 45 countries. This policy will allow fans across the world to have access to the same music at the same time.  Previous to this decision, music was released on different days in different nations. Show More Summary

How Republicans Should Deal With Obamacare Now

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

The Supreme Court’s June 25 decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has settled the fate of the legislation—at least until the next election and likely beyond. It is difficult to imagine a political scenario unfolding during the next few years in which a repeal bill is passed by Congress and signed into law. Show More Summary

Scott Walker Hangs Tough on Guns, Crime and Punishment

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

This story was written by Eli Hager for The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal justice system. Sign up for their newsletter, or follow The Marshall Project on Facebook or Twitter. Governor Scott...Show More Summary

Grexit Vodka: Greece's Debt Inspires New Cocktail

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

If you'd like to get drunk and be reminded of the Greek economic crisis all at once, Uwe Dahlhoff has just the product for you: Grexit vodka. The German entrepeneur trademarked the word "Grexit" last week and set about creating different...Show More Summary

Two Dead After Man Sets Himself Alight on Japanese Bullet Train

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

A man set himself on fire on a high-speed Japanese bullet train Tuesday, killing himself and one other person and injuring more than a dozen others, according to officials. One woman died from inhaling smoke caused by the fire, Japanese broadcaster NHK reports. Show More Summary

Have We Got a Story for You: 18 Years of Storytelling at The Moth

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

A small helium balloon lazily rose above rows of seats slowly filling with people. Outside, it was a busy Friday evening in Manhattan, but under the high-domed ceiling of the New York Public Library’s Celeste Bartos Forum, a crowd gathered in front of a stage adorned with a single microphone. Show More Summary

Iran Extends Interim Nuclear Deal Deadline to July 7

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

VIENNA (Reuters) - Six major powers and Iran have decided to extend an interim nuclear agreement until July 7 to allow more time for negotiations on a final deal, the United States said on Tuesday the deadline for a long-term accord. "The...Show More Summary

Someone is Trying to Crowdfund Greece's Bailout Fund

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

As Greece faces an economic disaster in defaulting $1.77 billion worth of loans to the International Monetary Fund, one British man is trying to help through crowdfunding. Thom Feeney set up an Indiegogo page with the goal of raising...Show More Summary

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