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'I do not belong there': Ravens national anthem singer resigns

Joey Odoms, the official national anthem singer for the Ravens since 2014, resigned Tuesday. The Baltimore native was not specific about the cause for his departure, just four weeks into the season, but he said that "the tone/actions of a large number of NFL fans in the midst of our country's …

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Hip-hop stars slam Trump amid anthem firestorm

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hip-hop artists -- from Diddy to Killer Mike -- rallied behind Colin Kaepernick and other athletes this week after President Donald Trump urged owners of the NFL to fire the "sons of bitches" who protest the National Anthem on the field.<p>"THE LINE HAS BEEN CROSSED!!!! Time to show them …

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North Korea is apparently so confused by Trump that it's asking US experts for help

North Korea apparently is so confused by President Donald Trump that it's asking US experts for help understanding him.<p>According to a Washington Post report on Tuesday, government officials have been soliciting, via various back channels, US experts with ties to the Republican Party for informal …

Exclusive: IRS shares information with special counsel in Russia probe

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The IRS is now sharing information with special counsel Robert Mueller about key Trump campaign officials, after the two entities clashed this summer over both the scope of the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and a raid on former Trump campaign chairman …

Trump's plan to stop Iran in Syria is MIA

Again and again, top Trump administration officials claim that a key pillar of U.S. Syria policy is to prevent Iran from expanding its power there as the Islamic State falls, a grave concern of Syrians and allies such as Jordan and Israel. But no Trump officials can explain that plan, because …

Bharara: 'Odd and unusual' that Rosenstein oversees and is a witness in Mueller probe

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former US attorney Preet Bharara said Sunday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein might have a conflict of interest over special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.<p>Speaking with Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union" …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Driverless cars may be appealing. But they could be used against us.

Driverless vehicles may not be all they're cracked up to be. Indeed, they may be harmful to our collective security and well-being.<p>Unless you've been vacationing on Saturn, you know that driverless vehicles are the next Big Thing. Almost every major car company (General Motors, Ford, Toyota, …

Why do leaves change colors?

It wouldn't feel like fall without the sight, smell and oh-so-familiar crunch of fallen leaves. But why do some trees change their colors — and then give up their leaves — as autumn sets in?<p>First, a bit about why leaves are usually green. Humans have to eat food to get the nutrients that keep us …

Distinguished persons of the week

<i>Americans aren’t supposed to be interested in history</i>. <i>In the Twitter age, they aren’t supposed to have a long attention span. Americans are politically divided and don’t want to immerse themselves in a period of time when they were even more politically divided</i>.<p>Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, in their …

Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

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Washington Watch: What’s really behind killing the Iran deal?

Netanyahu made a major blunder from the get-go on the Iran issue.<p>><br>• ><p>Final round of negotiations on a nuclear deal with Iran continue in Vienna …

Middle East

Former DNI Clapper: Intelligence assessment 'cast doubt' on Trump's victory

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Friday night that the intelligence community's assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race "cast doubt" on the legitimacy of President Donald Trump's victory.<p>"Our intelligence community assessment did, I think, …

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Facebook should share those Russian ads with the public

EARLY THIS month, Facebook announced the first hard evidence of Russian efforts to spread disinformation over social media during the election: 470 fake accounts and pages, which paid $100,000 to run thousands of advertisements apparently designed to heighten political tensions. Now, after weeks of …

COULD the world come to an end?

The Bible is more than clear in its theological claim that Jesus Christ will return to Earth <i>at an undisclosed, future time</i>. In fact, that belief is a central hallmark of the Christian faith.<p>And the latter point about the timing is essential to highlight, as scripture makes it clear that no one …

Defying Trump, Iran says it will boost missile capabilities

Iran will strengthen its missile capabilities and will not seek permission from any country to do so, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday in an …

North Korea

Design Inconsistencies in iOS 11- Pick Your Poison

Yesterday, I brought up an article from Fast Company Design in my piece on Understanding People’s Emotional Reactions to Apple as an illustration of someone having a major emotional over-reaction to Apple. However, while the author was completely unhinged, he actually did have some points. Borrowed …

Tech Industry

Why 6-Second Formats Are Saving Digital Video Ads

Is six seconds the new magic time for ad engagement?<p>The snackable video ad—popularized by the YouTube’s non-skippable Bumper—is poised to become one …

Advertising

US stealth fighter jets adding more firepower

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US military gave North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a rare sneak peek at its fighter jet of the future this week when four F-35 Joint Strike Fighters equipped with a full payload of live bombs and missiles conducted a training flight over the Korean peninsula.<p>Along with its …

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What is a dotard and why did Kim Jong Un call Donald Trump one?

Kim Jong Un has described Donald Trump as a ‘dotard’, leading many people to reach for the dictionary.<p>There are a couple of definitions in the Oxford …

Donald Trump

Is President Trump vindicated on his claim of 'wires tapped' by Obama?

<i>“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”</i><p><i>“How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”</i> <b><br>–President Trump,</b> …

The debate over the Iran deal is utterly perplexing

<i>Adam Szubin, a distinguished practitioner-in-residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, was acting undersecretary of the treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence from 2015 to 2017 and director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control from 2006 to 2015.</i><p>As one of …

Toronto’s ravines: This underground forest playground has been transformed into the greatest urban park ever

It is lush and quiet in the forest under the city. The trails are largely unimpeded by roads, and twist far beneath our highway overpasses. From an …

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick directed 'The Vietnam War' together. Why is only one of them famous? | The Washington Post

Published on September 21, 2017<p>There is a distinctive style to a Ken Burns documentary — the camera’s smooth movement over black-and-white photographs, an interview subject whose eyes seem to be gazing beyond the camera into the past, the lilt of a fiddle or the blare of a trumpet. But no matter …

With sharp words and stealth strikes, Israel sends a message to Hezbollah and U.S.

JERUSALEM — Israel has flexed its military muscles in recent months as the regional balance of power has pitched further in favor of its most bitter adversaries: Iran and its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah.<p>Analysts and former senior Israeli military officers say Israel is showing that it will act with …

Middle East

‘The American War’: After 3 films about war, what has Ken Burns learned? 'Human nature doesn’t change.'

<i>After each episode of “The Vietnam War” airs, our new podcast — “The American War” — will break down the major themes and questions raised. We’ll talk to Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and others involved with the documentary for a new perspective on how the film was made and what it all means.</i><p><i>Subscribe:</i> …

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