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Betsy DeVos clears procedural vote toward confirmation

WASHINGTON — A sharply divided U.S. Senate took a step toward final confirmation of Michigan’s Betsy DeVos as Education secretary Friday morning, voting 52-48 to limit debate on her nomination.<p>A final vote to confirm her is expected to come next week, with the outcome resting on a razor-thin …

Education

Trump’s Cabinet of ex-generals will help keep him out of wars, not push him into one

With retired Gen. James Mattis as President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of defense, retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn as his choice for national security adviser, retired Gen. John Kelly likely getting the Homeland Security slot, and retired Gen. David Petraeus a finalist for secretary of …

National Security

Trump the president-elect: So far, acting a lot like Trump the candidate

Nearly three weeks into his presidential transition, Donald Trump has hewn closely to the habits that won him the presidency.<p>He continues to brush aside fine points of policy and freely contradict earlier positions, with some of the shifts seemingly based simply on the latest advice he's received …

Donald Trump

Amazon's Black Friday deals now include the Echo and Dot

Amazon is the main reason why Black Friday has become so popular in the UK – despite being a strongly American shopping day that's meant to be tied …

Shopping

The Metamorphosis

Transitions are not gentle. Even if the passage from one state of being to another is itself smooth, a quietly brutal transformation must take place. …

Donald Trump

The Right To Be Remarkably Unremarkable

Politics<p>L.A. Riots: 25 Years Later<p>Revisiting the heart of the uprising<p>JamilSmith<p>31:32<p>Podcast<p>The Stakes EP 66<p>Politics<p>It's election day: Do you know …

Sour Kush

From Steve Bannon to Jeff Sessions to Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump’s official advisers and would-be Cabinet appointees have …

Donald Trump

Justin Bieber Punched A Fan Square In The Goddamn Mouth

Justin Bieber’s love/hate relationship with his fans seems to have tipped over into hate. As in, the violent kind.<p>The singer was videotaped punching …

Gigi Hadid

Bruce Springsteen Calls Trump a “Moron,” Might Campaign for Hillary Clinton

He said of the election: “The whole thing is tragic.”<p><b>Bruce Springsteen</b> has never been cagey about his politics. He’s campaigned for <b>John Kerry</b> in 2004, for <b>Barack Obama</b> in 2008 and 2012, and he thinks he might do the same for <b>Hillary Clinton</b> this year. He’s also a very no-nonsense individual, and is …

Trump campaign chair in Ohio: “There wasn’t any racism until Obama got elected”

Kathy Miller of Trump’s Ohio campaign said it’s black people’s “fault” if they’ve been unsuccessful for 50 years<p>Brendan Gauthier<p>September 22, 2016 5:12pm (UTC)<p>Kathy Miller, a Donald Trump campaign chair in Ohio's Mahoning County, called the Black Lives Matter movement "a stupid waste of time" in a …

Donald Trump

Westwood questions Tiger's role in U.S. Ryder Cup team

(Reuters) - Europe’s Lee Westwood believes Tiger Woods could have an adverse effect on America’s Ryder Cup chances after the 14-time major winner was named as a vice-captain on the U.S. team.<p>Tiger Woods of the U.S. tees off on the eighth hole during the third round of the inaugural Turkish Airlines …

Golf

Obama video to help as NFL commemorates Sept. 11 attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL teams will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with special tributes before Sunday's season openers.<p>Before each of the 13 games, video messages from President Barack Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush, will be shown. Each club will have special guests …

New Toronto library features a swooping roof and a media suite

The new public library is a 'maker-space' dedicated to community engagement and learning<p>A dynamic, swooping library recently opened on the northern outskirts of Toronto in the city of Vaughan as part of a municipal campus and has already welcomed a record number of visitors. Designed by …

TRUMP goes ALL IN on sharp immigration rhetoric, and Hillary goes up on TV in Ariz. -- SCOOPS: Trump Hispanic surrogates reconsider support, Jeh Johnson to address Islamic society -- Pence to raise cash on Capitol Hill

Driving the Day<p><b>A STUDY IN CONTRASTS</b> -- There are two widely accepted viewpoints about what Donald Trump did yesterday. He went to meet with the Mexican president, looked presidential and showed he could stay steady on the world stage. <b>@howiewolf</b>: “If you believe Trump needed to pivot, moderate and …

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High Blood Pressure

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The Cameraman Couldn't Stop Filming (#37 Blew Our Minds)

These cameramen captured way more than they expected!<p>You’re not going to believe these pics!! Sometimes the camera catches the perfect moment. <b>Funny,</b> …

Lena Dunham's surprise book sells out in 24 hours

Is It Evil Not to Be Sure? is a collection of her journal entries from a decade ago, and will raise money for the nonprofit group Girls Write Now<p>A surprise new book by Lena Dunham, collecting her journals from a decade ago, has sold out less than 24 hours after the writer announced its …

10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:<p>1. IMPORTANT TEST FOR TRUMP IN WISCONSIN<p>A big …