Being Melania interview proves her the queen of barely coded messages | Meghan O’Rourke

From fashion choices to her marriage, ABC special reveals first lady is far from clueless and willing to bait those around her Media can be very tricky sometimes, Melania Trump said back in 1999, in an interview with ABC News. You need to be very careful. That wariness has, not…

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Yellowstone grizzlies safe from hunting as judge returns them to protected list

Ruling cancels indefinitely a controversial sport hunt of grizzlies in Wyoming and Idaho In a ruling hailed as historic for wildlife conservation in America, a US judge on Monday ordered that the world-famous grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone national park be returned to the endangered species list. The…

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The politics minute: GOP Senate nominee on Kavanaugh ‘Even if its true, does it disqualify him?’

In todays politics news: North Dakotas Kevin Cramer speaks out; Tennessee contender blames both sides; and a cash boost for Democrats in Florida Good evening, Im Ben Jacobs, and this is the Guardians new-look politics minute. In the run-up to the midterm elections, Ill bring you the latest from Washington…

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San Francisco police targeted only black residents in drug arrests, lawsuit claims

ACLU says the arrests of 37 people for selling small amounts of drugs are part of a pattern of racial profiling in the department San Francisco police exclusively targeted black residents during undercover drug arrests as part of a pattern of racial profiling, according to a new lawsuit. Police in…

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Would that all journeys were on foot: writers on the joy of walking

Will Self on London, Fran Lebowitz on New York, Helen Garner on Melbourne and other writers love letters to urban pedestrianism For Walking the City week exploring all aspects of urban walking, good and bad writers tell us where they walk and why. Will Self watches the world go by…

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Nasa launches satellite to precisely track how Earth’s ice is melting

The $1bn, decade-in-the-making creation can measure height and thickness of ice sheets to within a centimeter The world will soon have a much clearer picture of how quickly humans are melting Earths ice and expanding the seas, with data collected by a sophisticated satellite launched by Nasa. Every 91 days,…

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World Surf League to offer equal prize money to men and women

The decision comes after intense blowback to a social media post that revealed the gender pay gap among league surfers The photo told the story in unmissable large block letters: a shot of followed suit, particularly over the past decade: they include speed skating, mountain biking, squash and beach volleyball.…

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‘Screaming nightmare’: William Shatner boldly goes into VR

Star Treks Captain Kirk voices concerns about virtual reality after simulating a walk on Mars As Captain Kirk in Star Trek, William Shatner took us to places where no man has gone before, with stories that foreshadowed the invention of the mobile phone and tablet computers. Now, in real life,…

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Donald Trump hoping to call Gulf states to Washington summit

US hopes to defuse simmering dispute between Qatar and other key states in the region Donald Trumps advisers are hoping to call the leaders of the Gulf states to a summit in Washington this Autumn, despite Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates insistence that they will not drop their…

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FamilyOFive: YouTube bans ‘pranksters’ after child abuse conviction

Michael and Heather Martin were sentenced to five years of probation last year for treatment of children in videos YouTube has banned a family of vloggers from its platform, after the parents were convicted of child neglect in the course of filming their popular prank videos. Michael and Heather Martin,who…

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