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Corpus Christi Water Ban: Here's What to Know About the Possible Contamination

Some residents of Corpus Christi, Texas, resumed turning on the tap after an industrial chemical leak at an asphalt plant sparked fears of widespread water contamination.<p>Officials said Saturday that there has been no evidence of tainted water, although testing of water samples was still being done …

Venezuela delays 100-bolivar banknote withdrawal

<b>Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has delayed the withdrawal of the 100-bolivar banknote until 2 January.</b><p>The sudden change of policy comes after days of economic chaos.<p>In a national broadcast, Mr Maduro claimed his country had been the victim of international sabotage, which had prevented new …

Understanding Natural Light Part 1: Quality of Light

Light has different qualities, and by understanding those differences and using them in your favor, you can become a better image maker. From my …

10 Tips for Optimizing Your Photos with Lightroom: A Primer on Basic Techniques

If you’re just starting out in Adobe Lightroom and would like some guidance on how you can use the software to improve your photographs, here’s a …

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The Sunny 16 Rule - how to take photos without the use of a light-meter

<i>On a sunny day, from spring to autumn, from mid morning to mid afternoon, the correct exposure for any subject is f/16; the according shutter speed</i> …

Morning Work Outs Burn More Fat and Prevent Weight Loss

Evidence from a study published in <i>The Journal Physiology</i> shows that exercising in a ‘fasted state’ engages our body to burn more fat and potentially …

5 Ways to Speed Up Your Lightroom Workflow

Those of you, who use Lightroom, will know what a powerful and multi-faceted program it is. It is fair to say that along with its now discontinued …

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How to Retouch Wrinkles in Photoshop

There are many ways of removing wrinkles in Photoshop, and there are even third party plugins that do the job for you. However, the goal isn’t always</i> …

The iON SnapCam is a Wearable Lifelogging Camera That Can Also Stream Your Life Live

The lifelogging camera market is starting to get crowded. One day after Narrative announced a new version of its wearable, always-snapping camera, a …

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The Adjustment Brush in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

In this article, we’re going to unlock the power of the Adjustment Brush in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw.<p>When you select the Adjustment Brush (K), …

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Create Perfect Portraits in Lightroom Using These 6 Classic Retouch Techniques

With portraiture, what you see is not always what you want to get. Even the very best portrait with the perfect model will often need some form of …

Tutorial: How to Batch Process Your RAW Time-Lapse Photography

Time-lapse photography seems pretty straightforward, right? You just capture a stream of images over a designated time frame and put them together in …

3 Lightroom Tweaks to Get Your Landscape Photographs to Sing

Although originally developed as a image management tool, Adobe’s Lightroom has evolved into a powerful post production application. For many …

Insider’s Guide to Cold War Berlin

During the Cold War, the <b>Berlin Wall</b> came to represent Germany’s divided nation and capital. Though mostly dismantled now, it remains a potent presence, marked by sites that hark back to a sinister time in the city’s history.<p><b>> What to See:</b><p>The <b>Bornholmer Street border crossing</b> is where the Wall first …

How to pack light: tips from a master packer

Packing small is essential for any globetrotter committed to embracing the chaos of travel. With a small pack, you can chase down your Japanese train as it unapologetically departs on time. You can squeeze in to (or on top of) the only bus to the next village in India.<p>Or, as we learned, when your …

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Officials: Fence jumper made it into East Room of White House

The man who jumped the White House fence earlier this month and breached the mansion's doors actually made it farther than originally thought, officials said Monday.<p>White House fence jumper has PTSD, former stepson says<p>Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old Iraq war veteran who had a knife in his pocket, …

White House security breach won't happen again, Secret Service chief vows

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said Tuesday she takes full responsibility for the breach of White House security in which a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.<p>Pierson also said there have been six fence-jumpers this year alone, …

Indian PM Modi pays tribute to Gandhi ahead of White House meeting with Obama

Congressman: Secret Service should use lethal force

Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical …

Secret Service 'Checking Into' Report Armed Man Was Allowed On Elevator With Obama

The Secret Service is looking into a Washington Examiner report published Tuesday that an armed man who was "acting unprofessionally" was allowed onto an elevator with President Barack Obama.<p>"We're checking into it," Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan said in an email to Business …

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Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a …

Secret Service in Congress' crosshairs

WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced a withering critique of her brief leadership Tuesday before a House committee in wake of mounting disclosures about dramatic breaches of White House security.<p>It was her first public appearance since a mentally troubled Army veteran scaled a …

White House intruder got far past front door

WASHINGTON (AP) — The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a …

It Took The Secret Service 5 Days To Realize A Gunman Had Shot At The White House

An in-depth report from The Washington Post claims that the Secret Service initially failed to identify and respond to a 2011 shooting attack on the White House.<p>The elite law enforcement agency tasked with protecting the president didn't realize that bullets had hit the White House until five days …

White House defends Secret Service after report on 2011 shooting

The White House defended the Secret Service on Sunday in the wake of a newspaper investigation that details how the agency fumbled its response to a gunman firing upon the White House in 2011, while President Obama's younger daughter and his mother-in-law were inside.<p>“The men and women of the …

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