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Russell Baker, Author and New York Times Columnist, Is Dead at 93

The former host of "Masterpiece Theatre" died from complications after a fall
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Russell Baker, Times Columnist and Celebrated Humorist, Dies at 93

Mr. Baker, who won the Pulitzer Prize twice, spent decades at The New York Times and had a second career as the host of “Masterpiece Theater.”
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Russell Baker, author and NY Times columnist is dead at 93

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Russell Baker, the genial, but sharp-witted writer who won Pulitzer Prizes for his humorous columns in The New York Times and a moving autobiography of his impoverished Baltimore childhood and later hosted television’s “Masterpiece Theatre,” has died. He was 93. Allen Baker told The Associated Press that his father died on […]
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Russell Baker, Pulitzer Prize winner and former New York Times columnist, dies at 93

Author and humorist Russell Baker, who won Pulitzer Prizes for his humorous columns in The New York Times, dies at 93 after complications from a fall.            [Author: Associated Press]
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Australia may have just backdoored your mobile phone

A really bad new law in Australia gives police the right to force companies like Apple to 'backdoor', or create encryption circumvention alternatives, in all their products. The issue has been controversial in the U.S. for a long time, and spiked in 2016 after the mass shooting in San Bernardino. It's unclear how the new Australian law will impact things outside of Australia, but it's possible that your phone security will soon be impacted by laws like this, wherever you are and whatever de...
Tags: Apple, Security, Mobile, Post, Technology, News, Privacy, Australia, Tech, Encryption, United States, New York Times, San Bernardino, Picks, Nellie Bowles


Hogan … Tidley?: Trump’s A Big Fan Of Spokesman, Didn’t Know His Last Name

President Donald Trump has claimed in the past to have “one of the great memories of all time.” Well … decide for yourself. The New York Times reported earlier this month that “sometimes, with aides,” President Donald Trump refers to National Security Adviser John Bolton as “Mike Bolton.” And on Tuesday, CNN reported yet another instance of the President’s less-than-total recall. In a report on the White House press shop, the network said Trump had once referred to White House deputy press se...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Hogan, John Bolton, Matt Shuham, Hogan Gidley, Mike Bolton, Hogan Tidley, Tidley Trump, CNN Tidley Trump, Hogan Tidley Gidley, Tidley


Why the media lynched the Covington kids (and why they’ll do it again)

Why the media lynched the Covington kids (and why they’ll do it again) No one following the news could have missed the media’s misguided hysteria over students from Covington Catholic High School allegedly surrounding and taunting an American Indian activist. However, not only was the erroneous feeding frenzy – which included incitement to violence against minors – predictable, but its repetition is inevitable. On Saturday, a story went viral that the prev...
Tags: Buzzfeed, Washington Post, Washington, Kentucky, Religion, Alyssa Milano, America, Cnn, New York Times, Catholic Church, Jesus, Catholic, Jesus Christ, Aoc, National Review, Lewis


'I don’t know if they made it up': Giuliani says New York Times 'deliberately' misquoted him

"I did not say that," Giuliani said when asked about a report that Trump told him the Moscow project talks continued "to the day I won."            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Ex-PA Senator And Civil Rights Activist Harris Wofford Dies At 92

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Harris Wofford, a longtime civil rights activist who helped persuade John F. Kennedy to make a crucial phone call to the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1960 presidential campaign, has died. He was 92. Wofford died in the hospital late Monday night of complications from a fall Saturday in his Washington apartment, his son, Daniel Wofford, said. Kennedy’s phone call to Coretta Scott King when her husband was locked in a Georgia prison ce...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, India, New York City, America, Barack Obama, Georgia, Ap, David, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Iowa, Bill Clinton, Rick Santorum


Rudy Has Been All Over The Map On Trump-Cohen Moscow Project Talks

Rudy “truth isn’t truth” Giuliani was at it again over the holiday weekend. In at least five interviews with the press over a two-day period, Giuliani made confusing and often contradictory statements while attempting to spin reports that President Trump and Michael Cohen were in contact about constructing a Trump Tower Moscow in the months leading up to the 2016 election. Initially, Giuliani was dispatched to crow over the special counsel’s unusual decision to discredit a BuzzFeed article re...
Tags: News, Nbc, Cnn, New York Times, The Times, Moscow, Times, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Jake Tapper, Cohen


Nonfiction: Jill Abramson’s Book Charts Journalism’s Stormy Seas, With Some Personal Regrets and Score-Settling

“Merchants of Truth,” by the former executive editor of The Times, offers a firsthand account of the news media’s crisis.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Newspapers, New York Times, Times, Jill, Abramson, Dean, Jill Abramson, Baquet, Books and Literature, News and News Media, BuzzFeed Inc, Vice Media Inc


Embattled Trump Inaugural Committee Failed To Disclose Key Finances To IRS

President Trump’s inaugural committee failed to disclose to the IRS how much money it received in ticket revenue, TPM has found after reviewing the group’s tax filings, a failure that tax experts find perplexing.  The Trump inaugural committee’s failure to identify the revenue it generated from the sale of tickets and other perks broke with the practice of previous inaugural committees. In doing so, the tax return that the committee filed with the IRS obscured a key metric of how it raised its...
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Giuliani Walks Back Remarks On Trump-Cohen Moscow Project Talks

On Sunday, Rudy Giuliani told the New York Times that President Trump and Michael Cohen were in talks to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow through Election Day 2016. By Monday, Giuliani was claiming that he had no idea if that was true at all. Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted out the statement Trump’s attorney put out “clarifying” his comments to the newspaper. “My recent statements about discussions during the 2016 campaign between Michael Cohen and then-candidate Donald Trump about a poten...
Tags: News, Congress, Russia, New York Times, Moscow, Times, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Trump Tower, Sen Mark Warner D Va


Latvia opens up its KGB files and names 4,000+ "informants," many of whom claim they were framed

When Latvia attained independence in 1991, the retreating KGB left behind two sacks and two briefcases containing indexed records of the secret informants who had been paid to turn in their neighbors for offenses including anti-Kremlin activism and watching pornography. After decades of deliberation, the Latvian Parliament voted to release the contents of the bags, naming 4,141 KGB informants, many of whom are still alive, and vigorously deny any involvement with the KGB; also named in the ...
Tags: Post, News, Supreme Court, Spooks, Nato, New York Times, Snitches Get Stitches, Latvia, Catholic, Ussr, Parliament, Kremlin, KGB, Orthodox, Truth and Reconciliation, Andrew Higgins


Giuliani backtracks on comments Trump sought Moscow deal throughout 2016

U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani backtracked on Monday from earlier comments that Trump pursued a business deal to erect a tower bearing his name in Moscow throughout 2016, saying his statements "were hypothetical and not based on conversations I had with the President." Giuliani told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that Trump may have continued to pursue the project and had discussions about it with his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, until as late as October or No...
Tags: News, New York Times, Moscow, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, NBC s Meet the Press, Trump Tower Moscow, Hillary Clinton Giuliani


Kamala Harris Announces Run For President: ‘I’m Very Excited About It’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Vowing to “bring our voices together,” Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-American if she succeeds. Harris, who grew up in Oakland, California, and is a daughter of parents from Jamaica and India, is one of the earliest high-profile Democr...
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GOP Rep: ‘Some Americans’ Think The GOP ‘Condones Racism’

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) wrote in an USA Today op-ed published Sunday that “some Americans” think the Republican Party “condones racism.” Hurd, the son of a black father and a white mother, wrote in the op-ed that “it is unfortunate that more than 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, the House of Representatives, a body that I have the honor of serving in, had to have a vote condemning white supremacy in response to the idiotic comments of one of our own.” Those “idiotic comments” ...
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The Elderly and Driving: When Is It Time to Hit the Brakes?

Prince Philip, 97, was involved in a car accident outside London. For families everywhere, the incident raises all-too-familiar questions.
Tags: London, News, New York Times, Elderly, Dementia, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Elder Care, Traffic Accidents and Safety, Automobile Safety Features and Defects, Royal Families


Collusion Isn’t a Specific Crime. But These Four Things Are Against the Law

President Donald Trump once succinctly summed up his two-part defense on his campaign’s contacts with Russia during the 2016 election in an interview with the New York Times: “There is no collusion, and even if there was, it’s not a crime.” In recent days, the first half of that defense has started to look shakier.…
Tags: News, Justice, Congress, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, New York Times, Donald Trump


Past Tense: Think Snowstorms Are Rough Now? Check Out These Vintage New York Blizzards

Severe winter weather was bad for the people and worse for the horses.
Tags: News, New York Times, Snow and Snowstorms, Roads and Traffic, Past Tense, These Vintage New York Blizzards


Why charter schools are the flashpoint for the LA teachers' strike

When teachers from the largest school district in America walked off the job this week, they were not campaigning for wages: rather, they were demanding smaller classes; more librarians, counselors, aides and special-ed teachers; and to rein in the Charter school movement, and that last demand is the key to understanding the whole thing. Charter schools were developed in the wake of the Brown v Board of Ed decision, which found that racially segregated public schools were illegal; charter s...
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King Tries To Fundraise Over Backlash To White Supremacist Remarks

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is attempting to fundraise off of the controversy that’s swelled in recent days over his remarks about white supremacy to the New York Times earlier this month, the Des Moines Register reported.  In a campaign email to supporters, King criticized the “unhinged left” and Republican “NeverTrumpers” for the backlash to his remarks, despite condemnation and calls for his resignation from people in his party who are friendly with Trump. “The unhinged left has teamed up with ...
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Netflix Casts Starry Ensemble for Adaptation of John Green’s ‘Let It Snow’

“Dora the Explorer’s” Isabela Moner, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s” Shameik Moore, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s” Kiernan Shipka, “Lady Bird’s” Odeya Rush, Jacob Batalon, Miles Robbins, Mitchell Hope, Liv Hewson, Anna Akana, and Joan Cusack are set to star in the Netflix pic “Let It Snow.” The film is based on the New York Times bestselling […]
Tags: News, Netflix, New York Times, Kiernan Shipka, John Green, Dora, Isabela, Sabrina, Joan Cusack, Shameik Moore, Let It Snow, Kiernan Shipka Lady Bird


'In Bad Taste, Disrespectful': Photo Of Terrorist Attack In Kenya Sparks Controversy

The Media Council of Kenya is demanding a retraction and an apology from The New York Times after the newspaper published a photo on its website showing dead bodies at a Nairobi hotel restaurant.
Tags: News, New York Times, Kenya, Nairobi, Media Council of Kenya


Report: Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich 'Unsure' if He'll Return in 2019-20

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich "remains undecided" about returning to San Antonio next season, according to the New York Times' Marc Stein. Popovich is currently in the last season of a five-year contract extension signed in 2014.
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Giuliani Tries Damage Control: ‘Have No Knowledge Of Any Collusion’ By Campaign

President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani attempted to clean up comments he made to CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday evening regarding collusion and the Trump campaign. “There was no collusion by President Trump in any way, shape or form,” he said in a statement to The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman. “Likewise, I have no knowledge of any collusion by any of the thousands of people who worked on the campaign.” From Giuliani: pic.twitter.com/VUt5LYvI2T — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 17, ...
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Reporter: Trump called after Putin meeting to side with Russia's explanation for DNC hacks

A New York Times reporter said President Donald Trump called him last year to insist that Russia was falsely accused of election interference.
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Reporter says Trump called him after Putin meeting to side with Russia's explanation for 2016 DNC hacks

A New York Times reporter said President Donald Trump called him last year to insist that Russia was falsely accused of election interference.
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IA Newspaper That Endorsed King Admits ‘Mistake,’ Calls On Him To Resign

The editorial board of an Iowa newspaper that endorsed Rep. Steve King (R-IA) ahead of the midterms because of his “conservative agenda” published an editorial on Thursday admitting it had made a “mistake” and called on King to resign. “Unfortunately, King was far from an ideal choice,” the editorial board for The Messenger wrote. “It is now clear that the endorsement we made was a mistake. We should have pondered more carefully King’s pattern of making outrageous statements.” “Throughout his...
Tags: News, Congress, House, New York Times, Iowa, King, Des Moines Register, Northwest Iowa, Nicole Lafond


NYT Reporter: Trump ‘Essentially Sided’ With Putin’s 2017 Claim Russia Didn’t Hack DNC

Following two discussions with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in July 2017, President Donald Trump told a New York Times reporter that he was “impressed” by Putin’s claim that Russia could not have possibly hacked the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election. The New York Times’ David Sanger told CNN Thursday morning that Trump told him about his interaction with Putin over the phone in July 2017. “‘Vladimir Putin told me,’ [Trump] said, ‘that it couldn’t have been the Russians w...
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