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6 Essential Tips for Taking Good Photographs on a Bright and Sunny Day

Midday is one of the most difficult times to shoot for any photographer. The brutal truth is that cameras struggle with the extreme light and …

Landscape Photography

Report: CIA set up task-force in 2016 to investigate possible Russian funding of Trump's campaign

The task force included the FBI, the Treasury and Justice Departments, the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the National Security Agency (NSA).<p>It was set up after the director of the CIA, John Brennan, received a recording of a conversation about money from the Kremlin …

A San Francisco Fogaholic’s Stunning Photos

Gorgeous Haze<p>Nicholas Steinberg, an award-winning photographer from San Francisco, takes the world on journey through the eyes of a self-confessed …

Paul Ryan tells undocumented immigrant he doesn't want to deport her

<b>(CNN) —</b> House Speaker Paul Ryan was asked point-blank Thursday by a woman whose parents brought her to the US as an undocumented immigrant at age 11, and who has remained in the country for 21 years since: "Do you think that I should be deported?"<p>"I can see that you love your daughter and you're a …

What Trump can learn from Rex Tillerson, his secretary of state pick

If Rex Tillerson can do it, maybe Donald Trump can too.<p>Trump's pick for secretary of state has a plan to deal with any conflicts of interest if he's confirmed by the senate.<p>ExxonMobil will cash out its ex-CEO's $181 million retirement package and put it into an independently managed trust that …

Secretary of State John Kerry: Two-state solution in 'serious jeopardy'

<b>(CNN) —</b> With less than a month left in office, Secretary of State John Kerry issued a stern rebuke Wednesday over Israeli settlements and warned that the two-state solution to the enduring conflict with Palestinians is at risk.<p>Kerry defended the United States' decision last week to abstain from a …

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5 Tips How To Make Your Photography Look Magical

The key word is long exposure. Take a tripod and ND filters with you and the result will be totally different than handheld shots. ND (neutral …

Obama administration is close to announcing measures to punish Russia for election interference

The Obama administration is close to announcing a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election, including economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, according to U.S. officials.<p>The administration is finalizing the details, which also are expected to …

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Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

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Trump repeating some behaviors he criticized in Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump spent the past two years attacking rival Hillary Clinton as crooked, corrupt, and weak.<p>But some of those attacks seem …

President Obama says he could have beaten Trump — Trump says ‘NO WAY!’

President Obama said in an interview released Monday that he could have beaten Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “if I had run again.” In his most pointed critique yet, Obama said Hillary Clinton's campaign acted too cautiously out of a mistaken belief that victory was all but …

10 Ways to Become a Better Landscape Photographer in the Next Year

As each new year approaches, people usually start thinking about what they can do better or improve in the new year. As a professional landscape …

Israel's Netanyahu Summons U.S. Ambassador After U.N. Vote

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday summoned the U.S. ambassador to Israel to discuss the U.S. abstention in a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding an end to settlement-building.<p>Separately, the envoys of 10 other nations were called in to the Israeli Foreign …

How Color Impacts the Mind

Color temperature plays a role to determine the look of a photograph. Not only does it dictate its feel, it has a psychological factor in how the …

Landscape Photography

Obama On Russian Hacking: 'We Need To Take Action. And We Will'

President Obama says the United States will respond to Russian cyberattacks that the intelligence community has concluded were part of an effort to influence the 2016 presidential election.<p>In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep that is airing Friday on <i>Morning Edition,</i> Obama said, "I think there …

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CIA concludes Russia interfered to help Trump win election, say reports

Agency reportedly believes individuals acting for Moscow hacked Democrat party emails and gave them to WikiLeaks<p>US intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia interfered in last month’s presidential election to boost Donald Trump’s bid for the White House, according to reports.<p>A secret CIA …

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Rex Tillerson of Exxon Mobil set to be Trump secretary of state pick – reports

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Trump Picks Fast-Food Executive Andrew Puzder As Labor Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen fast-food restaurant CEO Andrew Puzder as his secretary of labor, his transition team announced Thursday.<p>Puzder is the CEO of CKE Holdings, the parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's, and in a statement Trump praised him as someone who "has created and …

9 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Traveling Solo

I’m a huge proponent of travel, regardless of parameters. Whether domestic or international; via a backpack, or with a big budget, traveling offers …

The “Internet Of Food,” DNA Testing, And The Quest For The Perfect Diet

You are what you eat. But everybody’s different, and everybody should eat differently. Technology can help.<p>“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”<p>Hippocrates may not have actually put it in quite those words, but that slogan summarizes his brand of doctoring. Just eat healthy food, …

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This startup founder rode in police cars for hours to build his software

The Harvard graduate first began working on his software company, Mark43, in 2012 when he was given a class project to work with the Massachusetts state police department. During the project, he had to figure out how to use data and software to help the Massachusetts state police fight gang-related …

Wells Fargo tries to kill fake account lawsuit

Wells Fargo may be sounding a more friendly tone these days, but the big bank is still playing legal hard ball with victims in the fake account scandal.<p>Wells Fargo (WFC) customers have opened a class action lawsuit against the bank over the opening of unauthorized accounts in their names.<p>But Wells …

GDP growth confirmed in three months after Brexit vote

ONS says consumers kept spending and business investment beats forecasts, defying predictions of slowdown<p>British businesses continued to invest and consumers carried on spending in the months following the Brexit vote, defying predictions that a wave of uncertainty would hit economic activity.<p>In …

Exclusive Interview: How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House

It’s been one week since Donald Trump pulled off the biggest upset in modern political history, and his headquarters at Trump Tower in New York City is a 58-story, onyx-glassed lightning rod. Barricades, TV trucks and protesters frame a fortified Fifth Avenue. Armies of journalists and …

The 229-year-old sentence liberals hope will sink Trump

An obscure line in the Constitution has become a rallying point for some legal experts and critics of Donald Trump, who fear the president-elect has little intention of making a clean break between his business interests and his new White House role.<p>On his first day in office, they say, Trump could …

Key figures purged from Trump transition team

The bloodletting in President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team that began with last week’s ouster of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie escalated Tuesday with new departures, particularly in the area of national security, as power consolidated within an ever-smaller group of top Trump …

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Ukrainian Sergey Polyushko Does it All, but His Animal & Wildlife Photography is Truly Incredible

Photographer Sergey Polyushko is a rare breed of photographer who is a jack-of-all-trades and a master of everything. When we stumbled upon his …

Supermoon all around the world: your photos

From Berkeley to Brisbane, our readers share their photos of the largest so-called supermoon in 68 years

Supermoon