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Reports: Marilyn Manson injured during New York concert

Rocker Marilyn Manson's concert in New York City was abruptly ended Saturday night after he was struck by a stage prop, media reports said. ...read more

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Three dead, two injured after shooting in crowded Kansas college town

Three people were left dead and two were seriously injured after gunfire broke out in a crowded downtown area nearby the University of Kansas early Sunday morning, police said. ...read more

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Iranian foreign minister arrives in Oman for talks

Iran's foreign minister has arrived in Oman for a daylong visit with officials in the sultanate, which has served as a crucial link between Iran and the U.S. in the past. ...read more

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Trump knows how to read the crowd but hasn't learned to govern

By Michael Goodwin As President Trump enters the stretch run of his first year in office, two big things are clear. He has not lost his remarkable instinct for reading the public mood, but neither has he found a way to harness that instinct into a successful governing formula. ...read more

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Trump dismisses talking to North Korea as wasted time

By MATTHEW LEE President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, raising speculation about whether Trump could be undermining efforts to maintain channels of communication or somehow bolstering the diplomat's hand in possible future talks. ...read more

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Equifax breach makes cybersecurity more urgent than ever

By Virginia Grebbien Our critical infrastructure centers are at grave risk for technological or digital disruption, more commonly known as hacks. ...read more

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Vanuatu island exodus continues even as volcano stabilizes

The evacuation of a Vanuatu island was continuing on Monday even after scientists said an erupting volcano had stabilized. ...read more

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India says Pakistan firing kills boy, injures 5 in Kashmir

Officials say a 10-year-old boy has been killed and five civilians injured in cross-border fighting between Indian and Pakistani troops in the disputed Kashmir region. ...read more

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Terrorist label frustrates Muslim community in the woods

By MICHAEL HILL If Islamberg truly is a hotbed of jihad, a heavily armed terrorist training ground hidden in the woods of upstate New York, it's hard to see along the rutted dirt road winding through the Muslim community. ...read more

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Trial to begin in assassination of Kim Jong Un's half-brother

The trial of two women accused of poisoning the estranged half-brother of North Korea's ruler is scheduled to begin Monday morning in Malaysia's High Court in Kuala Lumpur, nearly eight months after the brazen airport assassination. ...read more

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Person of interest in death of Florida nanny is apprehended

The person of interest sought in the death of a beloved Florida nanny was arrested Sunday in a motel. ...read more

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Trump says Puerto Rico relief effort 'under really great control,' dedicates golf trophy to victims

President Donald Trump on Sunday dedicated the Presidents Cup golf trophy to the Americans who survived hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, while saying the relief effort is “under really great control.” ...read more

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Questions about the President's competence grow louder the more he ignores presidential norms

In the span of seventy-two hours, President Donald Trump has fumed and fired a health chief with a penchant for taxpayer-funded private jets, bragged about a recovery process in Puerto Rico that bears little resemblance to reality on the ground, lashed the mayor of the island's capital city for questioning ...read more

Source: CNN Top Stories

    

Inside the Latest Power Struggle at Uber

By KATIE BENNER and MIKE ISAAC A proposal to the board by Uber's new chief, Dara Khosrowshahi, and Goldman Sachs would reduce the voting clout of the ex-C.E.O., Travis Kalanick. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Uber Technologies Inc, Kalanick, Travis, Khosrowshahi, Dara, Boards of Directors, Initial Public Offerings, Car Services and Livery Cabs, Appointments and Executive Changes

    

Trump again undercuts his secretary of State, dashing potential progress on North Korea

By Tracy Wilkinson, Laura King Just a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested a possible diplomatic breakthrough with nuclear-armed North Korea, President Trump on Sunday undercut his top diplomat, saying Tillerson “is wasting his time.” The stunning rebuke was the latest incident in which Trump has publicly contradicted... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Hundreds injured in clashes with police as Catalonia defies Spain, holds vote on independence

By Lauren Frayer Spanish police smashed windows at polling stations, cut internet cables with wire cutters, swung billy clubs and fired rubber bullets at voters Sunday in Spain's northeast region of Catalonia, as locals cast ballots in an independence referendum the central government considers illegal. Nearly... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

A rural Mexican town grieves for a little girl after the earthquake and wonders why aid was slow to arrive

By Patrick J. McDonnell When she arrived at the central plaza, desperate to find her missing daughter and husband, there was nothing that Ivonne Natali Rodriguez could do. The powerful earthquake had collapsed a more than 6-foot-tall stone wall surrounding the colonial-era church here in this rural enclave in Mexico City.... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Books of The Times: Through the Lens of the Obama Years, Ta-Nehisi Coates Reckons With Race, Identity and Trump

By JENNIFER SENIOR “We Were Eight Years in Power” is a selection of Coates's most influential pieces from The Atlantic, with new material about what he was thinking and feeling when he wrote them. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Books and Literature, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy (Book), Coates, Ta-Nehisi, Blacks

    

The secret behind Ri Yong Ho, North Korea's fire-breathing spokesman

By Barbara Demick During the recent United Nations General Assembly meeting, he emerged as the fire-breathing mouthpiece of North Korea's inflammatory government. Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho mocked Donald Trump as “President Evil” and offered up sound bites about detonating nuclear bombs over the Pacific and shooting... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Fair Game: New Skirmish in an Old Battle: Wall Street vs. the Customer

By GRETCHEN MORGENSON Investors in Europe will soon enjoy a fairer market under new rules. American investors won't, if regulators side with big brokerage firms. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Banking and Financial Institutions, Financial Brokers, Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates), Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Stocks and Bonds, Research, Securities and Exchange Commission, Europe

    

First open-access data from large collider confirm subatomic particle patterns

In November of 2014, in a first, unexpected move for the field of particle physics, the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment—one of the main detectors in the world's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider—released to the public an immense amount of data, through a website called the CERN Open ...read more

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Category: General Physics

    

Researchers explore ways that a drug like Avandia can be made safer

With the heightened concerns over the dangerous side effects of the once-popular antidiabetic drug Avandia, researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in Jupiter, Florida, are working to understand how small molecules, like those in Avandia, can have such varied effects throughout the body. The insights could help researchers design ...read more

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Category: Biochemistry

    

In Power Move at Uber, Travis Kalanick Appoints 2 to Board

By KATIE BENNER and MIKE ISAAC Mr. Kalanick, the former Uber chief, who has been embroiled in a fight with other directors at the ride-hailing company, moved to assert his control over its board. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

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The B&N Podcast: Jenny Zhang

By The Barnes and Noble Review Every author has a story beyond the one that they put down on paper. The Barnes & Noble Podcast goes between the lines with today's most interesting writers, exploring what inspires them, what confounds them, and what they were thinking when they wrote the books we're talking about.
The short stories ...read more

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Eat Less, Age Less?

Eating is one of the great pleasures of life. But eating too much places people at risk for chronic illnesses and shortens life expectancy. Seven of 10 Americans are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Being overweight is so common, people don't recognize when ...read more

Source: Discover Magazine

    

Melania Trump calls Massachusetts librarian's comments on Dr. Seuss book donation 'unfortunate' 

By Associated Press First Lady Melania Trump's communications team on Thursday brushed off a Massachusetts elementary school librarian's suspiciously political rejection of an honorary donation of 10 Dr. Seuss books for National Read a Book Day. "Turning the gesture of sending young schoolchildren books into something... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Carmen Maria Machado's 'Her Body and Other Parties' reclaims the female body in subversive, joyful ways

By Ellie Robins Something is happening to women's bodies. In Carmen Maria Machado's debut short story collection, “Her Body and Other Parties,” women evaporate, are haunted after gastric surgery, literally lose their heads and chart an apocalyptic pandemic through their sexual encounters. Their every experience... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Ta-Nehisi Coates blazes a singular intellectual path in 'We Were Eight Years in Power'

By Walton Muyumba Early in “We Were Eight Years in Power,” Ta-Nehisi Coates' third book, he writes, “[t]here is a notion out there that black people enjoy the Sisyphean struggle against racism. In fact, most of us live for the day when we can struggle against anything else.” However, as he explains throughout ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Simultaneously enhancing power factor and reducing thermal conductivity of SnTe via introducing its analogues

By Li-Dong Zhao Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7EE02530K, PaperLi-Dong Zhao, Xiao Zhang, Meijie Yin, Dongyang Wang, Yanling Pei, Shengkai Gong, Li Huang, Jiaqing He, Haijun Wu, Stephen John PennycookNowadays, extensive endeavors have been made to explore the potential thermoelectric performance of SnTe through either enhancing power factor or reducing thermal conductivity. ...read more

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Freestanding transparent metallic network based ultrathin, foldable and designable supercapacitors

By Yan-Hua Liu Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7EE02390A, PaperYan-Hua Liu, Jianlong Xu, Xu Gao, Yilin Sun, Jing-Jing Lv, Su Shen, Linsen Chen, Sui-Dong WangFully integrated ultrathin, transparent and foldable energy storage devices are essential for the development of smart wearable electronics, yet typical supercapacitor electrodes are substrate-supported which limits their thickness, ...read more

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Correction: Can BECCS deliver sustainable and resource efficient negative emissions?

By Mathilde Fajardy Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance ArticleDOI: 10.1039/C7EE90055D, Correction Open Access &nbsp This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Mathilde Fajardy, Niall Mac DowellTo cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above.The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal ...read more

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Edward St. Aubyn sets aside autobiographical fiction in 'Dunbar' and updates Shakespeare's 'King Lear'

By Bethanne Patrick Years ago in an undergraduate Shakespeare paper I posited that the lustful sisters of “King Lear,” Goneril and Regan, might have been affected by stages of the moon often mentioned in that play. “A bit far-fetched,” wrote my professor, dryly. I wonder what that professor might think of Abby ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Perovskite solar cells reach record long-term stability, efficiency over 20 percent

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) can offer high light-conversion efficiency with low manufacturing costs. But to be commercially viable, perovskite films must also be durable and not degrade under solar light over time. EPFL scientists have now greatly improved the operational stability of PSCs, retaining more than 95% of their initial ...read more

Source: Tech Xplore

Category: Energy & Green Tech

    

Voices of the City: Robin Coste Lewis' fierce and arresting poetry has its roots in Compton

By Jeffrey Fleishman The white fence is new but the tree she planted as a child still stands in front of the wood house, now stucco, pale yellow and cracked, forgotten Christmas lights hanging from its eaves. She laughs. Time sucks her back, the way it does, and she talks about backyard camping, ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

MoS2/TiO2 Heterostructures as Nonmetal Plasmonic Photocatalysts for Highly Efficient Hydrogen Evolution

By Limin Guo Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7EE02464A, PaperLimin Guo, Zhenzhong Yang, Kyle Marcus, Zhao Li, Bingcheng Luo, Le Zhou, Xiaohui Wang, Yingge Du, Yang YangIn this study, we report a nonmetal plasmonic MoS2@TiO2 heterostructure for highly efficient photocatalytic H2 generation. Large area laminated Z-scheme MoS2 in conjunction with TiO2 nanocavity ...read more

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In-line, roll-to-roll morphology analysis of organic solar cell active layers

By Lea Hildebrandt Rossander Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C7EE01900A, PaperLea Hildebrandt Rossander, Henrik F. Dam, Jon Carle, Martin Helgesen, Ivan Rajkovic, Michael Corazza, Frederik C. Krebs, Jens Wenzel AndreasenWe present the first comparative in situ small and wide angle X-ray scattering study of two polymers that are relevant for organic photovoltaics, during ...read more

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The B&N Podcast: Claire Messud

By The Barnes and Noble Review Every author has a story beyond the one that they put down on paper. The Barnes & Noble Podcast goes between the lines with today's most interesting writers, exploring what inspires them, what confounds them, and what they were thinking when they wrote the books we're talking about.
Claire Messud may ...read more

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“Not a heartbeat, but a moan”: Nicole Sealey

By Amy Gall One might not expect a collection of poetry with subject matter as diffuse as a lynching and the board game Clue to hang together. But Nicole Sealey's second book, Ordinary Beast, manages to perfectly blend the heartbreaking and the hilarious — often in a single stanza. A timely and haunting ...read more

Source: Barnes And Noble

Category: Interviews, AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE, INTERVIEW, POEMS, poetry

    

The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office

By Tom Carson Eight months after his inaugural, Donald J. Trump's presidency is rotting before our eyes. Back in July — and who except nostalgists remembers July? — one poll found that only 25 per cent of Americans were certain he'd complete his first term. Another 30 per cent guessed he “probably” would. ...read more

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Category: Reviews & Essays, AMERICAN HISTORY, POLITICS, PRESIDENTS

    

Gork, the Teenage Dragon

By Paul Di Filippo Any good-hearted, whimsy-favoring reader, from acned to aged, who delights in chaotically fantastical or fantastically chaotic narratives involving the quest for one's authentic identity and place in the world will surely enjoy Gabe Hudson's debut novel, Gork, the Teenage Dragon. Its nonstop madhouse escapades, compressed into the span of one ...read more

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Category: The Speculator, fantasy, HUMOR, science fiction, THE SPECULATOR

    

Authors: Want to Open the Non-Bookstore Non-Retail Channel? Forget About Consignments… These Books Stay Sold

By editor By Scott Lorenz, Westwind Communications
For most self-published authors, it is extremely difficult to get book stores to buy their books. There are many issues that stand in the way, including distribution, returns, payments, and the quality of the book. Many authors have complained to me about the time, energy, and ...read more

Source: San Fransico Book Review

Category: Articles, Resources for Writers, book sales

    

3 Common Misconceptions Keeping Authors from Starting a Mailing List

By editor “I have 185,000 Twitter followers. A tweet of content will get me around 20 clicks. Twenty bucks on a boosted Facebook post of the same content to 5,165 people who like the page gets even less. But a link in my newsletter? More than 2,000 clicks from an email list ...read more

Source: San Fransico Book Review

Category: Articles, Resources for Writers, book marketing, mailing lists

    

School Health Services

By National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) School health services reduce absenteeism and improve academic achievement according to research. If you have school-aged children, you'll want to listen to this podcast to learn more about healthy school environments and the link between health and academic achievement. ...read more

Source: CDC Featured Podcasts

Category: School Health, Healthy Schools

    

A Van Gogh Reading List

Deborah Heiligman's young adult biography Vincent and Theo draws on the hundreds of letters that passed between the Van Gogh brothers. There are various editions of Vincent's letters, including a 2009 version endorsed by the Van Gogh Museum that contains all Van Gogh's letters to his brother Theo. The letters ...read more

Source: BookBrowse

Category: Beyond the Book

    

A Van Gogh Reading List

Deborah Heiligman's young adult biography Vincent and Theo draws on the hundreds of letters that passed between the Van Gogh brothers. There are various editions of Vincent's letters, including a 2009 version endorsed by the Van Gogh Museum that contains all Van Gogh's letters to his brother Theo. The letters ...read more

Source: BookBrowse

Category: Beyond the Book

    

Did a YA book buy its way to the top of the New York Times bestseller list?

By Jessica Roy For a few hours, a debut author shone at the top of the N.Y. Times bestseller list Thursday. But after online commenters questioned how the book got there, the paper removed "Handbook for Mortals" by Lani Sarem. What happened? Author Phil Stamper thought it was strange when "Handbook for Mortals"... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

A List of Fears: Megan Stielstra and “The Wrong Way to Save Your Life”

By David L. Ulin Talk with Megan Stielstra about the art of writing essays and you'll end up in a conversation about the art of living instead. It's not a change of subject, just recognition that, in many ways, the activities are interwoven on the most intimate of terms. “The thing about creative nonfiction,” ...read more

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Category: Reviews & Essays, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, ESSAYS, SHORT STORIES