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Famous Black Athletes Have Always Led the Way

Michael Eric Dyson, New York TimesHe’s disrespecting the flag. He’s slighting veterans. He’s showing contempt for the national anthem. He’s not a true patriot. That is what the critics have been saying about the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick since he started kneeling during the national anthem last year. … Read the referenced story here: Famous Black Athletes Have Always Led the Way

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Does the Google Pixel 2 XL have a screen burn-in problem?

This isn’t a great sign. Consternation surrounding the display in the Google Pixel 2 XL is well known at this point, and to be honest most of it has been pretty overblown. But we have something new to talk about now: screen burn-in. It’s something people with OLED screens worry about (to varying degrees) and something people who prefer LCDs like to poke fun about. But one of our Pixel 2 XL review units, in use for about a week, is already seeing some pretty crazy levels of burn-in. That’s…

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Lost in Desert, Hikers May Have Died in ‘Sympathetic Murder-suicide’

Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a “sympathetic murder-suicide.” Rachel Nguyen, 20, and Joseph Orbeso, 22, had been missing for nearly three months after going for a hike in late July and failing to return to their bed-and-breakfast. Their disappearance launched an exhaustive search. Crews spent more than 2,100 hours scouring the…

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Park hikers may have died in ‘sympathetic murder-suicide’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide."… … Read the referenced story here: Park hikers may have died in ‘sympathetic murder-suicide’

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Trump Nearly Certain Senate Republicans Have Enough Votes to Pass Budget Bill

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday he is nearly certain Senate Republican leaders have secured enough support to pass a budget bill that would help them approve tax legislation. “Republicans are going for the big Budget approval today, first step toward massive tax cuts. I think we have the votes, but who knows?,” Trump tweeted. Later Thursday, Trump told reporters at the White House, “I think we have the votes for the budget, which will be phase one of our massive tax cuts and reform.” The Senate is scheduled to…

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Any Competent Employer Could Have Avoided NFL Mess

Andy Puzder, Fox NewsLike many Americans, I find it distressing to see multi-millionaire athletes kneeling during the playing of our national anthem before professional football games. In my lifetime, football has been a big part of our image as Americans. … Read the referenced story here: Any Competent Employer Could Have Avoided NFL Mess

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‘Praying to have business’: Workers hit hard by wildfires

AP Photo/Eric Risberg SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Outside one of the first shops to reopen for business on an empty central square in California wine country, clerk Rhiannon Lorenzini swept the sidewalks as the sky cleared of ash more than a week after the state’s deadliest group of wildfires ignited. In a wine region that normally draws more annual visitors than Disney World, Lorenzini waved to some of the few passers-by: firefighters in firetrucks rolling through Sonoma’s normally thronged 19th-century plaza. The blazes have … Read the referenced story here: ‘Praying…

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The Establishment Doesn’t Have a Clue–But Bannon Does

Anyone who doesn’t understand why so many people have been aroused and inspired by Steve Bannon’s culture “war talk” should listen to the Paul Ryan interview on “Face the Nation” a few weeks back. It offered a perfect example of what frustrates them about the Republican leadership. Prompted by host John Dickerson on the issue of race relations, the House speaker advised President Donald Trump and other leaders to change their adversarial ways Read Full Article » … Read the referenced story here: The Establishment Doesn’t Have a Clue–But Bannon Does

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