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'Nothing about it felt right': More than 50 people describe sexual harassment on Capitol Hill

<b>(CNN) —</b> Be extra careful of the male lawmakers who sleep in their offices -- they can be trouble. Avoid finding yourself alone with a congressman or senator in elevators, late-night meetings or events where alcohol is flowing. And think twice before speaking out about sexual harassment from a boss …

How the New York Times Is Using Strategies Inspired by Netflix, Spotify, and HBO to Make Itself Indispensible | WIRED

<i>The New York Times</i><p>Claws Its Way<p>Into the Future<p><i>The New York Times</i> Claws Its Way Into the Future<p>by Gabriel Snyder | photographs by James Day …

Ev Williams Wants To Save Media — Again. But Some Writers And Publishers Are Skeptical.

Five years and as many pivots after founding Medium, Ev Williams has a new scheme to revitalize the site and reinvent online journalism. Will anyone trust him?<p>Ev Williams changes his mind. A lot.<p>Most recently, the CEO of the online publishing platform Medium switched the company to a $5 monthly …

Win 10 free classes at Hot Yoga Edinburgh

Win 10 free classes at Hot Yoga Edinburgh<p>Sorry, this competition has closed.<p>Do you want to feel fitter and healthier? Come along to classes at award …

Egyptian TV presenter jailed for pregnancy out of wedlock remarks

Doaa Salah handed three years in jail for ‘outraging public decency’ by discussing the possibility of a woman becoming a single mother on her show<p>An Egyptian court has sentenced a female television presenter to three years in jail after she spoke on her show about pregnancy outside marriage, a …

Pregnancy

Hoping to avoid prison, Bowe Bergdahl recounts his treatment as a Taliban prisoner

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl appeared on the witness stand Monday and described his five years in Taliban captivity, a graphic and at times disturbing account delivered hours after the presiding judge rejected his attorneys' appeal to have the case dismissed over incendiary remarks …

The Latest: On stand, Bergdahl says sorry to the wounded

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on sentencing hearing for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (all times local):<p>3:20 p.m.<p>Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl unexpectedly took the stand at his sentencing hearing to apologize to service members who got wounded searching for him.<p>Bergdahl was the first witness that the …

Why Do We Trick-or-Treat on Halloween?

Here's what we know about the origin of trick-or-treating on Halloween<p>Given the obvious similarities, there is probably a link between the …

Trick-Or-Treating

Seeing the Future at the Tokyo Motor Show: Pictures

Tokyo Motor Show

Spotify is reportedly canceling its current slate of original TV shows

The company still wants to figure out how to monetize video<p>Spotify is pulling the plug on its original video efforts and heading back to the drawing board, according to a report today from <i>Bloomberg</i>. The company isn’t leaving video altogether; Spotify plans to reboot the initiative, marking just the …

Out of Russian custody, Tatar leaders vow to return to Crimea | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Two Crimean Tatar activists released from Russian custody this week said on Friday they would travel back to the annexed peninsula and campaign for the freedom of other political prisoners and the return of Crimea to Ukraine.<p>Crimean Tatar prominent activist Ahtem Chiygoz (L), who …

Russia

The Latest: Hundreds against independence rally in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):<p>9:55 p.m.<p>Not everyone in Catalonia is pleased with their …

ESPN ends Barstool partnership after one show amid misogyny claims

• ESPN’s Samantha Ponder was called a ‘slut’ by Barstool founder<br>• Barstool Van Talk lasted just one episode on late night schedule<p>ESPN’s decision to partner with members of Barstool Sports, a publication known for its crude humour and sexist jokes, has ended almost before it began.<p>The broadcaster …

Indonesian President and his entourage forced to walk during traffic jam

<b>(CNN) —</b> Indonesian President Joko Widodo walked for several kilometers in scorching heat this week after his motorcade got stuck in a major traffic jam.<p>In an almost unimaginable scenario for most world leaders -- accustomed to traveling on wide open streets secured by police —Widodo and his …

Sex, Obsession, and J-Pop: ‘Tokyo Idols’ Examines the Commodification of Young Girls

How much would you pay for one minute of conversation with a 14-year-old girl? Kyoko Miyake’s unflinching new documentary about the shady …

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Suffers Indignity Of Golden Escalator Breaking Down

SO embarrassing.<p>If you’re going to enter the country via a golden escalator you’re going to turn heads, so you’d better hope there are no …

Saudi Arabia

How to Furnish Your Home for the First Time (Without Breaking the Bank)

Shop a similar look: Coffee Table | Rug | Flowers<p>You’ve finally done it — met a huge life milestone and bought your first home. Then, it hits you. A …

Home Decorating

HERMANN TILKE

“Time is always a very big challenge for us.”<p>And what would motor racing be without the cathedrals of speed where man and machine can be tested to their utmost? The answer, of course, is nothing. Without venues such as Italy’s Monza (La Pista Magica), Silverstone in Great Britain and Monaco, or …

As IRS Targeted Tea Party Groups, It Went After Progressives Too

In 2013, IRS official Lois Lerner revealed that conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status had been getting extra scrutiny, based on words such as "tea party" or "patriots" in their names.<p>For conservatives, she confirmed their darkest suspicions. In the Tea Party heyday years of 2009 and 2010, …

The Never-Ending Battle Against Sport’s Hidden Foe

The first thing Colgate University did was purchase a sophisticated $14,000 machine that used ozone gas, not water or detergent, to disinfect all its athletes’ gear. An ice hockey player had come down with a staph infection, and Colgate, fearing the severe and sometimes fatal form of it known as …

Trump wins, Congress loses with Iran deal politics

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has a message to Republicans in Congress -- you don't like the Iran nuclear deal, so you deal with it.<p>His expected decision to decertify the agreement would allow him to save face and dent Barack Obama's legacy. And by handing its fate to lawmakers, he …

Army sergeant 'removed parachute parts in bid to kill wife'

<b>An Army sergeant tried to kill his wife by removing parts of her parachute, causing her to spin thousands of feet to the ground, a court has heard.</b><p>Emile Cilliers, 37, is accused of two counts of attempted murder of Victoria Cilliers who survived the jump on 5 April 2015.<p>Winchester Crown Court heard …

New York hospital's secret policy led to woman being given C-section against her will

The Staten Island University hospital offered doctors instructions for performing procedures without a pregnant woman’s consent, the Guardian has learned<p>A New York hospital accused of forcing a mother to undergo a caesarean section against her will used an internal policy permitting doctors to …

Pregnancy

I left my boyfriend for the woman we had a threesome with

When friends ask how I met and fell in love with Clare* after spending almost a decade with my high school boyfriend Neil*, I always say “Online.” …

Relationships

Woman films her internet-connected camera whispering ‘Hola señorita’

This is not an episode of <i>Black Mirror</i>. A couple of months ago, Rilana Hamer from the Netherlands bought a small internet-connected camera from a local convenience store. She wanted to use the device to keep an eye on her puppy while away from the house. But it wasn’t only the puppy that was being …

The changing reasons why women cheat on their husbands

One of the more interesting facts in Esther Perel's new book, State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, comes near the beginning.<p>Since 1990, notes the psychoanalyst and writer, the rate of married women who report they've been unfaithful has increased by 40 percent, while the rate among men has …

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