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NOTABLES --HOUSE TO HOLD VOTE ON GOP HEALTH CARE BILL TODAY: The House of Representatives will vote today on the Republican-backed health care bill. According to the schedule sent out House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. this morning, the vote on health care will happen sometime between 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. "We're going to pass it!" McCarthy said....
HBOThe opening prologue of The Leftovers. The first episode of American Gods begins with a prologue. A man carefully writes “Coming to America,” dipping a pen nib into a pot of ink, and then a narrator’s voice tells us a story from 813 C.E. about Vikings landing in North America for the first time. When they step foot on...
Error loading player: No playable sources found While addressing the House earlier today, Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee pleaded with her colleagues to vote against the GOP health care bill. Lee’s speech, a direct appeal to the morality and humanity of her Republican colleagues, was proof that House Republicans are apparently in possession of neither. In response to her...
Hardly anyone was pleased by the rollback of the broadband privacy rule last month, opening up the possibility of ISPs collecting and selling your browsing data — including, as it turns out, cities whose citizens were left out in the cold. Seattle wasted no time taking matters into their own hands, and the result is a local rule that...
Some of you may recall that back in October 2014, Hong Kong startup Ambi Labs unveiled its Ambi Climate as a gateway between your smartphone and your dumb air conditioner at home. But it isn't just about replacing your infrared remote control; what makes Ambi Climate unique is its machine learning capability, so that over time it learns your...
The lower jaw of the 7.175 million year old 'El Graeco' from modern-day Athens, Greece. Ancient tooth fossils found in Europe may represent a new chapter in the story of human origins. The fossils, which date back more than 7 million years, belonged to an ape-like creature named Graecopithecus freybergi, researchers hypothesized in two new papers. A lower jaw...
A British man has died while skydiving in Thailand after suffering from a suspected heart attack. James McConnell, 69, originally from Dunbartonshire, was jumping with friends in the resort town of Pattaya on Thursday when he landed in a reservoir. A spokesman for the Thai Sky Adventures skydiving centre told the BBC that McConnell may have had a heart...
This is the new Microsoft Surface Pro. Just Pro. I’ve been waiting for Microsoft’s Surface Pro 5 for what seems like years. Now I know that my wait will never end. There will be no Surface Pro 5. There is a Surface Pro. On Tuesday in China, Microsoft finally unveiled the follow-up to its popular convertible/ultra-portable the Surface Pro...
FBI Director James Comey considered an anti-Trump dossier compiled by a former British intelligence officer so important that he insisted the document be included in January's final intelligence community report on Russian meddling in the U.S. election, Fox News was told. Sources would not speak on the record, citing the sensitivity of the matter and its current relevance to...
Qatar’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has opened Scandinavia’s largest mosque in Malmö, Sweden. The 1,791 square metre Umm Al-Mu’minin Khadijah Mosque will be able to accommodate around 2,000 devotees and cost the Qatari government around three million euros. An absolute monarchy where the legal system is based largely on Sharia law, the Gulf state has been repeatedly...

Manchester, united: These Mancunians are defiant in the wake of the terror attack.

(Via BBC Radio 5 live) bbc.in/2rymUEE
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