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Witness: Navy SEAL called dead prisoner an 'ISIS dirtbag'

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A Navy SEAL charged with killing a captive teenage militant in his care had told fellow troops that if they encountered a wounded enemy, he wanted medics to know how "to nurse him to death," a former comrade testified Wednesday. When a radio call announced an Islamic State prisoner was wounded on May 3, 2017, Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher replied: "Don't touch him, he's all mine," Dylan Dille told jurors in a military courtroom. When Iraqi forces delivered the captive to a SEAL compound in Mosul, he was on the hood of a Humvee and fading in an out of consciousness with only a minor leg wound visible.


Here’s the Exhibitor List for Pioneer Works’s Press Play Book and Music Fair

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The fair, which is open to the public, takes place from June 28 to June 29. Read More

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Sully sounds off on what Boeing 737 Max needs to get back in the air

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Before the Boeing 737 Max flies again after 2 fatal crashes, the "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger says pilots need training.


Almine Rech Heads to Shanghai

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It will be the fifth location for the gallery, occupying a building that is also home to Perrotin. Read More

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Dell, HP, Intel and Microsoft Join Forces to Oppose Trump Tariff

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(Bloomberg) -- Dell Technologies Inc., HP Inc., Intel Corp. and Microsoft Corp. are joining forces to oppose President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on laptop computers and tablets among $300 billion in Chinese goods targeted for duties.The companies submitted joint comments opposing the tariff escalation, saying it would hurt consumer products and industry, while failing to address China’s trade practices. The tariffs are poised to hit during the peak holiday and back-to-school sales period, they said.“The tariffs will harm U.S. technology leaders, hindering their ability to innovate and compete in a global marketplace,” the companies said in comments posted online.Dell, HP, and Microsoft said they account for about half of the notebooks and detachable tablets sold in the U.S. Prices for laptops and tablets will increase by at least 19% -- about $120 for the average retail price of a laptop -- if the proposed tariffs are implemented, according to a study released this week by the Consumer Technology Association.The companies said they spent a collective $35 billion on research and development in 2018 alone, and tariff costs would divert resources from innovation while providing “a windfall” to manufacturers based outside the U.S. that are less dependent on American sales.The Trump administration is considering public comments on the proposed duties and hearing testimony from more than 300 U.S. companies and trade groups through June 25. The tariffs could be imposed after a rebuttal period ends July 2.The U.S. and China said their presidents will meet in Japan next week to relaunch trade talks after a month-long stalemate.To contact the reporter on this story: Mark Niquette in Columbus at mniquette@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sara Forden at sforden@bloomberg.net, Sarah McGregor, Robert JamesonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.


Tucker Carlson Finds It ‘Painful’ to Watch Trans Women Athletes ‘Stealing Athletic Opportunities From Girls’

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AP/ShutterstockIf history is any judge, Fox News host Tucker Carlson and his producers apparently follow that old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” when it comes to the topic of transgender Americans.Let me first make a full disclosure: I am a transgender woman, and I worked in television news for 30 years, including at two of the networks where Carlson once earned a big fat paycheck. I’ve also appeared on another Fox News show to discuss the issue of trans athletes. But I don’t know the man.Despite that, he seems to have a rather unhealthy interest in women like me, especially for a married guy.Admittedly, this could also be said about Laura Ingraham, The Five, and any number of programs on Fox News Channel. But no show at Fox has been as consistent on the topic of trans Americans as Tucker Carlson Tonight, or as a trans friend of mine calls it, “Tucked Crotch Tonight.”Parker Molloy, a transgender writer based in Chicago and editor at large for Media Matters, has been keeping a tally. Following the latest episode she tweeted a thread about this phenomenon she’s observed: at least 13 shows on trans issues since Tucker Carlson Tonight premiered in 2016 (she later corrected the total to 14 with help from an eagle-eyed follower).Molloy went on to note, “The segments are virtually identical to each other. ‘Are women’s sports soon to be a think of the past? Hello, I am a genuinely concerned cable TV host who isn’t just doing this because it lets me get a jab in at trans people wink wink.’ Sometimes it’s not even a new story. He’s used the same news pegs for multiple stories.”And she created this graphic to illustrate her point, calling it evidence of “a sick obsession of his”:Carlson himself would not directly comment on Molloy’s accusation of having an “obsession.”In a statement to The Daily Beast, Carlson wrote, “Probably because I have three daughters, it’s painful to watch biological men steal athletic opportunities from girls. And it’s completely bewildering to watch so-called progressives cheer it on. They should be ashamed.”The topic of transgender athletes is indeed a controversial one. It’s true that even some LGBTQ advocates cannot agree on what the correct solution is, but the International Olympic Committee, NCAA, and many state policies favor inclusion of trans women athletes within certain guidelines on hormone suppression, and allow use of testosterone for trans men. One look at any record book will reveal that transgender competitors simply don’t dominate any sport, or event, or win every race or contest.And as for that watchword, “biological men,” sorry, Tucker. Everyone is biological, and we all have biology. Therefore, I am a biological woman. The word they don’t want to use, of course, is “cisgender,” which is derived from the Latin meaning “same.” Trans women are not cis women; on that we can agree.As I wrote for Outsports (where I am managing editor), Carlson most recently reported the story of three cisgender high school students in Connecticut, who have filed a federal civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education against Connecticut’s statewide policy allowing transgender girls to compete with them.“Stories about so-called dominant trans athletes are cherry-picked for use in moral panic narratives by far-right outlets,” Molloy wrote for Columbia Journalism Review in May 2019.Although I’ve known Molloy for seven years, we’ve never met face to face. And while she declined an invitation to comment here, she did confirm for me that she is politically progressive, something that is also clear from her writing.The site where she is editor at large, Media Matters, identifies itself as a “Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.” Since 2004, it’s earned a reputation as a far-left watchdog famous for its daily take-downs of America’s number one-rated cable news network. Today’s headline: “Trump and Fox News may start a war.”Just who is Carlson trying to reach with his anti-transgender rhetoric? Liz Lenz did some digging for CJR in September 2018:“Since Bill O’Reilly was fired from Fox News in October 2017, Carlson has cannibalized O’Reilly’s audience. According to Nielsen Media Research, the top-rated markets for the show are Ft. Myers, Florida; Knoxville, Tennessee; Jacksonville, Florida; West Palm Beach, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Birmingham, Alabama; Orlando, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Greenville, South Carolina; and Buffalo, New York. “Only half of these cities went for Trump in the 2016 election, but they are (with the exception of Birmingham and Atlanta) overwhelmingly white and middle class, with an average age of 36. A large part of the jobs held by men in each city are in retail or construction.”What’s interesting about Carlson’s frequency in focusing on transgender issues is how infrequently he’s invited someone trans to be a guest, and given them a fair shake.Trans attorney Jillian Weiss accepted an invitation to be on the show in February 2017, and the HuffPost wrote that Carlson immediately insulted her. In April 2017, his first guest for his first show in his current time slot—vacated by MeToo culprit Bill O’Reilly, who got the boot—was Caitlyn Jenner. Variety wrote, “Carlson had Jenner on to make a fool of her.” And in August 2018, Salon wrote that Carlson and his conservative guest “spewed hatred” at trans politician Christine Hallquist.About the only time a trans guest didn’t get mocked or belittled by Carlson was July 2018, when trans athlete Joanna Harper shocked him into silence. Twice. The world-renowned expert on transgender athletes agreed with Carlson on the subject of trans girls competing in track events. “If I were making the rules, I would allow them to participate in the state meet but not win medals.” Carlson was silent for 1.6 seconds, then fell mute again for 1.7 seconds later in the interview.If Carlson is up for it, I’d like a shot at beating Harper's record.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


Author Ta-Nehisi Coates Criticized Mitch McConnell for Saying Slavery's Effects Were in the Past

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Coates passionately rebutted McConnell at a House hearing on reparations Wednesday


Trump envoy not ruling out using Afghan war law to justify Iranian strikes

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'We’re not seeking military action,' said Brian Hook, the State Department's special representative for Iran. 'There is no talk of offensive action.'


1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Announces Exhibitor List for London

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The event in October will include 44 exhibitors from 19 countries. Read More

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US says no conditions to talks with North Korea

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The US pointman on North Korea said Wednesday there were no preconditions to resuming talks with Pyongyang but urged greater action on denuclearization. A week after President Donald Trump said he received a new "beautiful letter" from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, US special representative Stephen Biegun said that Pyongyang's promises to give up nuclear weapons lay at the heart of warming relations.


Cracker Barrel turns away Grayson Fritts, detective who called for LGBTQ executions in Tennessee

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The Cracker Barrel restaurant chain says it has a zero-tolerance policy for "discriminatory treatment or harassment of any sort."


Trump supporters in Florida say the president needs a third term

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Conservatives at the official launch of the Trump 2020 campaign in Orlando say that illegal immigrants have no place in the U.S. and that if President Trump could have a third term, they would be onboard.


Whitney Museum Deputy Director Donna De Salvo Will Step Down

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She had been with the New York institution for 15 years. Read More

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Dominican Republic deaths: What we know, including two more US tourists incidents

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Here's everything we know about tourist deaths and concerning incidents in the Dominican Republic so far.


Van Gogh Suicide Gun Sells for Over $181,000 at Auction

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The price was more than double what it had been expected to sell for. Read More

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Huge iPhone X Plus Looks Like the One to Beat

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Apple is betting that its biggest upcoming iPhone might just prove to be the most popular.Credit: Tom's GuideThe tech giant has ordered 45 million 6.5-inch OLED panels and 25 million 5.8-inch OLED panels, according to a report from Korean news outlet The Bell. Apple has also placed an order for 30 million 6.1-inch LCD panels for a cheaper version of its iPhone X, according to the report, which was earlier discovered by 9to5Mac.While the orders don't necessarily translate to sales predictions and can change over time, if they're accurate, it would suggest that Apple believes its iPhone X Plus will be the most popular version of all the handsets it releases this year. It also suggests that the iPhone X follow-up will be its least-popular model.Rumors have been swirling for months that Apple is working on three new iPhones for this year. The base model is expected to be a 6.1-inch LCD-based handset that will feature an iPhone X-like design and come with the most affordable price tag of the bunch. Apple's iPhone X, which is equipped with a 5.8-inch screen, is also getting a refresh, according to reports. And Apple will complement those handsets with the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus, which will come with the same design as the iPhone X, but have a much larger screen.MORE: Case Maker Just Leaked the iPhone of Our DreamsThere had been speculation that Apple would sell more LCD models this year than any other. After all, the company's iPhone X has its biggest screen of all time and its highest price tag but isn't as popular as the cheaper iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Some had suggested the same might happen with this year's slate of iPhones.But Apple appears to be basing its decision on older iPhone launches that saw the larger versions attract more shoppers than the smaller and cheaper models. Apple ostensibly believes that customers will follow the same path with the iPhone Xs this year and opt for a larger version if it's available.Of course, price also matters here. And it's believed that Apple will keep all of its models under the $1,000 mark to start, with the iPhone X going for $899 and iPhone X Plus retailing for $999. The base LCD model will be less, but exactly how cheap is unknown. See also : Best iPhone X Alternatives * The Most Anticipated Smartphones - New Phones Coming Out * The Best iOS Apps You're Not Using (But Should Be) * 9 New iOS 12 Features That Make Your iPhone Better


Bella Thorne slams Whoopi Goldberg's 'awful' views on her nude photo-scandal

Yahoo - Art News - 11 hours 31 min ago

Bella Thorne is flatly rejecting Whoopi Goldberg's criticisms as "sick and disgusting" after her nude photo scandal.


Consumer Reports: Brian Blomerth

ArtNews News Feed - 12 hours 27 min ago

The artist visits the Prospect Park Zoo, listens to some middling house music in Williamsburg, and hits Whole Foods with his young niece, among many other activities. Read More

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