Learn how to make content that doesn’t suck

July 23, 2017

Image: pixabay Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. They say content is king. But your content is just lowly nonsense if it isnt written by someone with the proper knowledge and diligence. Content marketing is an art form, but luckily its one you can get better at with practice. Learn to imbue your social media posts, LinkedIn articles, and…

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Spicer’s exit will not lift White House siege as walls close in

July 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)In a White House under siege, something had to change. But Spicer’s departure after the most fraught six months of antagonism between the press and a West Wing that anyone can remember, is just one move in a shuffle of personnel and tactics that augurs an aggressive White House fightback that is likely to intensify the current discord in Washington.

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Oxygen therapy brings ‘remarkable’ turnaround for toddler who fell in pool

July 22, 2017

(CNN)Eden Carlson’s story might be one in a million. “We’re stimulating growth of tissue and inhibiting inflammation and stopping cell death,” said Dr. Paul G. Harch, clinical professor and director of hyperbaric medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. Ultimately, Sempsrott said, Eden’s story is “remarkable” and one he hopes can be reproduced,…

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Trump’s blast of Sessions has ‘chilling’ effect inside West Wing

July 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)For President Donald Trump, loyalty in Washington is a one-way street. There’s also a general sense of bewilderment as to why Trump gave the interview. Health care was the focus of the day. He actually got engaged — but then this. Comey: Trump asked to lift ‘cloud’ of probe Those close to Trump have long said loyalty is critical to him. Bill Zanker, the president and founder of The…

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Dallas hires its first female police chief

July 20, 2017

(CNN)Detroit Deputy Police Chief Ulysha Renee Hall, a 19-year-veteran of that force and the daughter of a cop, will become the first female police chief in Dallas. Hall, who led the Detroit Police Department’s Neighborhood Policing Bureau, said Wednesday she looks forward to swapping one “DPD” for another “DPD.”

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5-year-old boy and his 2-year-old brother crash their mom’s car

July 20, 2017

(CNN)The two young brothers in Putnam County, West Virginia, were never taught how to drive. Not intentionally, at least. So when the brothers wanted to visit the animals on their grandfather’s farm about 7 miles away, they hatched a plan to trek over on their own. While their mom thought they were playing in the front yard, her sons were actually taking a joyride down a winding road.

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Teaching union calls for UK-wide school lockdown plan – BBC News

July 19, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionReinwood Junior School is one of several in West Yorkshire which carries out lockdown drills Schools need a coherent strategy for lockdown procedures in case of a dangerous event taking place on their premises, a teaching union said. The NASUWT said schools currently had ad hoc drills to deal with various threats and called on the Government to put together a comprehensive…

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Mitch McConnell ‘master tactician’ label damaged after Senate health care fight

July 19, 2017

(CNN)The looming defeat of the Senate health care bill marks a dramatic low point in the otherwise lofty political career of Mitch McConnell, the chamber’s majority leader who is often described as a disciplined “master tactician” of the Senate accustomed to methodically building legislative victories for Republicans. “This has been a very, very challenging experience for all of us,” McConnell replied. “A lot of people have been involved in the…

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Cop who shot Minneapolis woman was precinct’s first Somali officer

July 19, 2017

(CNN)Mohamed Noor, the on-duty Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian-born woman on Saturday night, had been with the force for two years and was his precinct’s first Somali-American officer. The two officers responded to a 911 call Saturday night from Justine Ruszczyk reporting a possible assault in an alley near the Minneapolis home where she lived with her fiance. Investigators say Harrity was driving and Noor was in…

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Police evidence failings ‘harm cases’ – BBC News

July 18, 2017

Fair trials undermined The report, “Making it Fair”, by HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSi) and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, said the flaws in disclosure risked leading to wrongful convictions and offenders walking free. HMCPSi chief inspector Kevin McGinty said there was a “culture of defeated acceptance” that disclosure issues would be dealt with at the last moment, if at all. “A failure to deal effectively with disclosure has a…

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Mike Pence’s two misleading Medicaid claims

July 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence was sent to the National Governors Association’s meeting in Rhode Island on Friday to convince skeptical Republican governors to back the Senate GOP’s health care bill. In both cases, Pence omitted critical context.

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Trump Jr. attorney offers details about 8th person at meeting

July 18, 2017

(CNN)Donald Trump Jr.’s attorney, Alan Futerfas, has told CNN he has spoken by phone to the eighth person in the room during the meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016. In the emails, Goldstone pointed to the Russian attorney as the source of potentially damaging information on Hillary Clinton as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” Futerfas says the person, who he declined to name, was…

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Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ heats up as winter arrives

July 17, 2017

(CNN)The following contains spoilers about the seventh-season premiere of “Game of Thrones.” While “Game of Thrones” has understandably focused on those jockeying for the mantle of leadership, this episode also deviated to shine a light on ordinary folks caught up in this mystical world’s brutal struggle for survival. That included both Arya’s encounter with a group of ordinary soldiers, and her former traveling companion, the Hound (Rory McCann, simply terrific…

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Guns and money: Why US’ top North Korea diplomat is in Southeast Asia

July 17, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)When US Ambassador Joseph Yun visits Myanmar this week, he’ll likely be trying to convince a longtime military partner of Pyongyang to join US efforts to rein in Kim Jong Un’s nuclear efforts. But the trip, say analysts, is emblematic of a key tactic from the Trump administration: cutting off North Korean revenue, no matter how small or obscure the source. Cutting off North Korea’s illicit revenue streams…

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The ever-changing story about Trump Jr.’s meeting — what we know

July 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)New revelations about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting last summer with a Russian lawyer are continuing to surface a week after the revelation rocketed the President’s eldest son to the center of allegations of collusion with Russia. A Russian-American lobbyist has now confirmed to The Associated Press and The Washington Post that he also attended the meeting with Trump Jr. — the latest piece of information to surface since emails…

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Kid Rock, The Rock and our rocky future

July 16, 2017

(CNN)It looks like these days everyone with a Wikipedia entry or a star on the Walk of Fame is thinking of running for public office. Another Rock — former professional wrestler turned action star-hero “The Rock,” Dwayne Johnson — might be the person challenging President Donald Trump for re-election in 2020, assuming the President makes it that far. A campaign committee formally filed the papers to draft him for president….

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Reality Check: Are we living happily ever after? – BBC News

July 15, 2017

Tying the knot Well, for the past 45 years, the number of people of the opposite sex getting married has largely been falling. In 2014, the last year for which we have data, there were 247,372 marriages between opposite sex couples in England and Wales. This was slightly up on the previous year, 2013, which saw the lowest marriage rate on record. Calculated per 1,000 population, the rate was 22.5…

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How Trump’s ‘compliment’ to Brigitte Macron hurts America

July 15, 2017

(CNN)In a remarkably awkward farewell, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shook hands for 24 seconds before Trump left France Friday morning. But the way Trump bungled his arrival in the country yesterday was more troubling. “You’re in such good shape,” he said. “She’s in such good physical shape. Beautiful.” Women who are viewed as unattractive don’t fare well in America. A recent study found that, while the…

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Here’s why scarcely any big online retailers accept Bitcoin

July 14, 2017

All eyes are on Bitcoin's big change on Aug. 1.Image: Photo by WALLACE WOON/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Bitcoin’s price has been booming in the last two years (with some recent hiccups). This must mean that the cryptocurrency is becoming ubiquitous at online retailers, right? Wrong. According to a new Morgan Stanley report, via Bloomberg, only three out of 500 largest online merchants accept Bitcoin. And it’s not growing either. That number is down…

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‘Time’ magazine’s epically candid cover shines spotlight on Donald Trump Jr.’s emails

July 14, 2017

Congrats, Donald Trump Jr. you’ve got yourself a Time Magazine cover, just like dad! The Trump family should know by now that magazine covers show no mercy, but juuuust in case it slipped their minds Time’s latest doozy will surely remind them. If you haven’t heard, Donald Trump Jr. recently found himself at the center of the ongoing Trump-Russia controversy when the New York Times obtained and published (not to…

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Home away from home: Revolutionary architecture for life on the move

July 13, 2017

(CNN)In recent decades, architects have designed buildings that are taller, smaller and more sustainable than ever before. From an umbrella house to a floating sauna, the book highlights the often quirky design solutions devised to make mobile structures stylish and functional. “In a surprising and sometimes bewildering array of forms, materials, colors, sizes and locations, Mobitecture demonstrates that architecture is very much on the move,” Roke writes in the introduction….

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Mom of murdered toddler sentenced to probation

July 13, 2017

(CNN)The mother of murdered 2-year-old Bella Bond will not serve any additional jail time, despite helping dispose of her daughter’s body and continuing to take government benefits after her death. “The sentencing today just completes the circle of injustice,” McCarthy’s attorney Jonathan Shapiro told CNN in a telephone interview Wednesday. “She got away with murder by making a deal with the prosecution to testify against Mr. McCarthy in return for…

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Clinton campaign officials surprised by Donald Trump Jr. emails

July 12, 2017

Washington (CNN)Former Clinton campaign officials reacted forcefully to the bombshell email chain released by Donald Trump Jr. via Twitter on Tuesday with surprise and concern. On Tuesday, Trump Jr. released his email correspondence with publicist Rob Goldstone — which showed that Goldstone offered a meeting with a “Russian government attorney” and referred to “some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia.”

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