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Trump says elimination of Obamacare would be a ‘win for the USA’
"Win for the USA. I'm Pam Puso Fox News that in a tweet from President Trump, who says the Affordable Care act would be replaced with a much better and far cheaper alternative. If it's terminated in the Supreme Court, That's exactly what Democrats are worried about, as the president pushes the nomination of Judge Amy Cockney Barrett for the Supreme Court. Senator Dick Durbin tells ABC is this week he wants to ask Barrett point Blank. Whether or not her position is that we should end the affordable care act providing health insurance for 20 million Americans. And protections for Americans from one coast to the other from preexisting conditions being used against them when they buy health insurance. Democrats are also concerned about the future ofthe abortion rights.
September 2020 - Mike Beauchamp - burst 5
"The theremin 30 podcast is supported by affiliate programs with eargasm earplugs eBay Reverb Stitcher and sounds when you follow these links and Banners on our website a portion of any purchases you make will help keep this show in The Ether. So start shopping at theremin 30. Com. This is Thurman 30 30 minutes of theremin music news events in interviews with a new episode about every 30 days. Now. Here's your home from Denver, Colorado USA Rick Reed. Hello and welcome to the 18th episode of the theremin 30 podcast. The only monthly theremin music podcast in the entire world at least until somebody convinces me. Otherwise in this September 2020 Edition. I've got new music from Brazil the UK and Japan and my special guest is Mike Beauchamp home designer of the therabox electronic musical instrument. Let's get started now with their Minister Alex messana vich with a wonderful track. He produced just a few months ago in his home studio Birmingham England off. This is called a rare request of geocentric heaven. Off off off off off. Off off off off off. Off off off off off. Jose Jose off off off off off off Thursday and Thursday bap bap bap bap off off off off off We started that set with music by Alex. Messana
Costco reportedly pulls Palmetto Cheese after founder calls Black Lives Matter a 'terror organization'
"Says Costco pull the brand of pimento cheese from its shelves after the company owner called Black Lives matter, a terror organization USA TODAY reporting Costco pulled palmetto Cheese after learning founder Brian Henry criticized BLM and Antifa as terrorist organizations in a Facebook post. Consumer and Business News. James Flippen, NBC NEWS RADIO
Boris Johnson urges spirit of togetherness in desperate call to combat virus.
"Wednesday September twenty three. I'm Anthony Davis. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed for spirit of togetherness through the winter yesterday. Unveiled a series of new restrictions on everyday life to suppress a dramatic spike in new corona virus cases warning the restrictions could lost six months. Johnson voiced his hopes that things will be far better by the spring when a vaccine and mass testing of the population could be in place. Perhaps the most high profile changed centered on pubs, restaurants and other entertainment venues in England, which from Thursday we'll have to close at ten. PM. Johnson also changed course and urged people to work from home where possible. He stiff fines will be imposed on anyone breaking quarantine rules or gathering in groups of more than six while the USA face mosques will be expanded to include passengers in taxis and staff at bars and shops. He added that the government's change of tack was necessary in light of a recent taken cases and warned that further restrictions may have to be taken in coming weeks if people failed to abide by the rules, the other nations of the UK Scotland Wales Northern Ireland also tightened restrictions in some cases going further. The new cabs came as official figures showed the UK recorded four, thousand, nine, hundred, twenty, six new cases. The most sincerely may though more testing is taking place. Now, the number of daily cases being reported is more than four times the figure a month ago many scientists say echoes of the palm of the outbreak earlier in the year when the virus spread swiftly through the country and led to Europe's deadliest outbreak. Johnson's government has faced a barrage of criticism in recent weeks. Over its handling of the pandemic notably of the big problems in the testing regime, it has also been criticized over its perceived mixed messaging and suddenly lurches in policy. It was only last month that it was encouraging people to go and help out pubs and restaurants Vira discount hospitality scheme, and just weeks ago. Johnson was
A Sustainable Startup Is Taking a Bite Out of the Toothpaste Market
"Something to chew on more than a billion toothpaste tubes or thrown away every year. That's the equivalent of fifty empire state buildings of discarded plastic tubes accumulating in landfills and oceans but wait isn't plastic recyclable. Well, that's what we thought. But earlier this month and NPR and PBS expose found that most recycling companies are only recycling milk jugs and soda. Bottles. That's Right Those Food Containers Yogurt Cups and other plastics that you painstakingly rinse out and throw into your recycling bin get buried in the landfill just like the other trash and toothpaste tubes typically have aluminum in them aren't recyclable at all. Now, one cheeky tooth care startup wants to clean up the sectors act bite toothpaste bits has one of those typical problem solving origin stories. Founder Lindsey McCormack was bothered by the toothpaste tube she threw away in her spare time she came up with a chewable tablet that foam just like her favourite paste the company rack up about fifty thousand subscribers in a year. Bite take sustainability. Seriously the tablets are vegan gluten free and packaged refillable glass jars subscribe to refills and they in sacks you can throw into a compost heap. McCormick also managed to ditch many of the chemicals found in typical household brands. She even made an appearance on his shark tank where she turned down a six-figure offer from Mark Cuban. McCormack said, she wanted to keep more control over the company Bite recently released a line of vegan plastic free dental floss. The startup will have to face down some goliath-sized competitors though toothpaste giant Colgate is making its own sustainability play overseas the brands smile for good toothpaste is nearly one hundred percent natural and certified Vegan most toothpastes can't be certified begin because the animal derived glycerin they use. USA. Today reports smile good uses plant based Glycerin instead, it's also packaged in a plastic tube made from high density polyethylene also called HD. HD. p. e. actually is recyclable is the same plastic us to make milk jugs smile for goods much. anticipated. Packaging has a long time coming. It took the company five years to figure out how to make a recyclable plastic tube soft enough to squeeze. Parent company Colgate Palmolive says all of its products will have recyclable packaging within five years. Smile for good is being rolled out in Europe the company staying quiet on when or if it's coming to the US though these moves away from non recyclable plastics are good news for the environment, and if there are any silver linings to the horrors of this pandemic one may be this sustainability has more selling power consumers are more sensitive to the environmental impact of their purchases, according to progressive, Grocer magazine and July study by new. York University found that sustainability marketed products continue to grow during the pandemic even as other brands floundered. That priority is clearly not lost on companies ranging from scrappy startups, worldwide conglomerates that one a sink their teeth into a bigger space of the market share by.
Pentagon sending troops to Syria after clashes between U.S., Russian military
"Is deploying a small number of U. S troops to Syria after a series of escalating encounters between the U. S and Russian military's. According to defense officials, The troops and vehicles will serve as a show of presence to discourage the Russian military from crossing into the Eastern Security area where U. S coalition and Syrian Democratic forces operate. The additional troops will include six Bradley fighting vehicles and less than 100 soldiers operating in northeast Syria on a 90 Day deployment. This's USA Radio News
Here are the winners of the 2020 Ig Nobel Prizes to make you laugh, then think
"The Twenty Twenty Ige Nobel Prize winners were announced last night the ignoble prizes to achievements that. First make people laugh. Then make them think the prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual honor the imaginative and spur people's interest in science medicine and technology and quote. A. Common Misconception about the ignoble prizes is that they're like the razzies you know making fun of things for being bad. But as they say on their website quote, we're honoring achievements that make people laugh and then think good achievements can also be odd funny and even absurd. So combat achievements a lot of good science gets attacked because of its absurdity and a lot of bad science gets revered despite its absurdity and quote. This year, the award ceremony was held only online but fun fact for you the ceremony while always in person prior to this year has also been streamed online every single year since nineteen, ninety, five making it. One of the very first events to be streamed live online. Improbable research who runs the prize thinks that it may have been the first ever event streamed live online was. Not a music concert, which is pretty cool and now without further ADO, here's a rundown of the twenty twenty winners, the Acoustics. Prize. went to a multinational team that basically had an alligator inhale a bunch of helium with the high pitched effect you'd anticipate so that they could study how alligators communicate the psychology prize went to a North American, team who came up with a method to. Identify, narcissists based on their eyebrow movements. The Peace Prize actually went to the governments, of India and Pakistan. For quote, having their diplomats surreptitiously ring each other's doorbells in the middle of the night and then run away before anyone had a chance to answer the door and quotes and next up the physics prize went to a team who wanted to see what happens to an earthworm. When you vibrate at high frequencies, some of these I think make a lot more sense view actually dive into the paper ignoble does a really good job of describing them in the weirdest most intriguing ways possible. The Economics Prize was awarded to the team who tried to quote quantify the relationship between different countries, national income inequality, and the average amount of mouth to mouth kissing and quote. The management. Prize went to a team of professional Chinese hitmen who conducted a hit by having. So many of them pay the other one to do it with less and less money each time that eventually no one was murdered. The. Prize was awarded to Richard vetter for collecting evidence that Entomologists Aka people who study insects or indeed scared of spiders. Are Not Insects. Now, the medicine prize went to a Dutch and Belgian team for diagnosing missile phony A-. And this is one I remember seen in the headlines about when the research was published because I super identify with it missile phony is Stress at hearing other people make chewing sounds end quotes. The materials science prize sounds completely bazaar and pointless until you understand that this British and American team are archaeologists who were trying to prove something about an artifact that had been found. They won the prize for quote showing that knives manufactured from frozen human feces do not work well and quotes. And finally the Second Prize winner of the year to be more ripped from the headlines than based on academic papers. The Medical Education Prize was awarded to Jay Your Bolsonaro of Brazil. Boris. Johnson of the United Kingdom. Never Injure mody of India Andrea Manual Lopez Obrador of Mexico. Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus, Donald Trump of the USA or John of Turkey Vladimir Putin of Russia and govern Guli Berdymukhamedov of Turkmenistan. For quote using the covid nineteen viral pandemic to teach the world that politicians can have a more immediate effect on life and death. Then scientists and doctors can end quote. Wow. Yeah I mean scientists are pretty fed up. You might have seen that scientific American actually endorsed a candidate for president for the very first time in their one hundred and seventy five year history because among other points. Trump's rejection of evidence in public health measures have been catastrophic in the US and quotes
Episode 53: mediUSA Reduction Kits with Christopher Miles
"I'm so excited to introduce today's guest. Christopher Miles is the senior manager for clinical services at many USA he's trained as an occupational therapist and a certified in both limping Dima and wound-care. He has been working with patients to assist in managing chronic Dima for over eighteen years and currently his role as managing a team of clinical educators for many USA and also completing clinical education to direct hospital systems national and International Conferences Hi Christopher. Welcome to the PODCAST. Thank you so much, Betty I'm excited club join your pot cow. I am so excited to talk to you about the reduction kit. So many of my patients in the clinic won a single garment that can do it. All is the reduction kit, their answer. You know I wish that there was a magic pill for lengthy Dima. I've been working Olympia for a long time and I think everyone spent hunting for that I. Wish I could say the reduction kit will do everything I'm not gonna I'm not GonNa say that it can but it certainly can do lot. It's a phenomenal bandaged replacement system. So. Can you tell us how the product came to be and what inspired it? Absolutely. I would love to and it's always a great story share. So the reduction Kit is part of the circuit product line The cirque aid product line has been around for over fifty years in a way it was inspired. It was actually invented by a individual who was trying to find a solution to help his wife who suffered from chronic limping Dima. Anti came up with this idea when he was at the San Diego Zoo he noticed that drafts are very tall yet for some reason, they never have swelling in they're very skinny legs. In the reason they don't have swelling in their legs is because their skin is inelastic it won't stretch. It doesn't have the ability to give to excess pressure or fluid. So there's no swelling or. So we've that. Concept he wanted to create a garment that didn't stretch because up to that point all compression garments had been made out of elastic that we're very stretchy. So key. The first inelastic product actually a very crude on product that he designed was actually out of leather belts. But over time he designed and created the circuit blind, which is the combination of an inelastic product with inner juxtapose spans to allow patients to automatically adjust and apply their compression.
Lego Fans Tricked By Counterfeit Kits
"Lagos, are more than a toy, their investment, the company that makes those little plastic building blocks pulled in more than five point five billion dollars in sales. Last year, they often sell legos in special kits, sometimes depicting famous movie scenes and they retire those kids after a while making them collector's items for fans and upping their value. But where there's money to be made, there are also scams. Let's go into the world of counterfeit. Lego sets with Stacey Vanek Smith and Sally herships from the PODCAST, the indicator planet money. Tom glasco lives in Dayton. Ohio is three kids and they all love Lego, which is how he got into trouble. He'd been looking for a LEGO ray resistance fighter for his son and so perusing facebook one day I saw an ad for it for what seemed to be a low. But maybe not too low of a price. The exiting was half price just thirty bucks. The pieces weren't the same quality and they didn't go together quite as nicely as regular legos Tom had bought what turned out to be a knockoff. Lego set a counterfeit on their own legos are just these little plastic bricks. You can see why it would be tempting to make. Counterfeits chronic air pot or an apple watch or something the biggest and most notorious. These counterfeiters is a Chinese brand called Leppin. It operates completely openly I mean you can visit the company's website Leppin, world dot com and you will see that its logo and Legos logo are almost identical. But if you end up buying a knockoff, you don't just risk getting a flimsier product you could also ended up costing yourself money down the line if you're planning to resell your legos later on to understand how the LEGO scams work I turned to a superfan Steve Elliot he is thirty eight and lives in Albany Wisconsin if someone posts like a big seven, hundred dollar. People will zoom in and look to see if they can see the legos stamp on the top of a brick, which is called a stud. They don't see it. They'll accuse them of it being a knock off products. The lego community is enormous. There are whole websites like brick picker, dot, com brick link, and facebook groups like star. Wars Lego collectors USA, and if you buy fakes even accidentally and try to resell them, you could get yourself banned in two thousand seventeen something unprecedented happened in the Lego aftermarket, the secondary market, the prices of big sets, those giant boxes with thousands of. Lego pieces they started dropping, and this is according to brick picker. One of those Lego pricing and investment guides unprecedented here here's a clip from the brick picker youtube channel. Now, elephants in the room of course, is the Millennium Falcon and take a look at legal Millennium Falcon Graph when the Lego Millennium Falcon was first released over a decade ago. It was the most expensive legos ever four, hundred, ninety, nine dollars, ninety, nine cents, and then the price shot up to almost five thousand dollars but a couple of years ago it dropped by more than thirty percent in less than a year. By this set was one of the worst decisions that I made in my entire collection brick picker said. In Alkan started cropping up all over the Internet from places like let's knock off Millennium Falcon sets, which, of course, sell for much less a Lotta the Lego fans I talked to you were pretty upset about this. So be careful out there the next time you are shopping make sure you are getting the real thing
TikTok reaches deal with Oracle and Walmart
"Owner of the APP TIKTOK and in American company or to Bloomberg and NBC. News are now citing sources who say the US Treasury, Department has signed off on the new agreement. The deal still involves the American software giant Oracle but according to USA Today and the Wall Street Journal it now also includes Walmart so it's still not an outright sale, but this deal does go a step further than what had been reported before. The instead of just becoming a trusted tech partner, it seems Walmart and Oracle together will own a big stake, a new entity called tiktok global, which will be in charge of the APPS operations and reports. Say the US companies will also get to review Tiktok source code and software. After all that's meant to help the company. Make sure there are no back doors that the Chinese government have access to Americans data. It seems the trump administration may think this agreement goes far enough to address trump's concerns about national security and prevent a possible ban of TIKTOK APP. Still there's no official deal that's been announced. President trump has the final say over the transaction, he's expected to make a decision soon.
Remote Workers are Building Tiny, Gorgeous Backyard Offices
"Now, here's a pandemic inspired trend and a business opportunity very few saw coming the backyard office. With the kids and the spouse at home for months, remote workers are struggling with all that new found and occasionally unwanted intimacy so more and more of us are building tiny offices in our yards. are yards that's right and while the smallest of them may be no more than one hundred square feet or so they can be pretty plush while some handy. Do It yourself or designing and building these standalone getaways themselves others are purchasing stylish prefabricated tiny buildings and that's boosting growth for some existing shed companies and sparking some entrepreneurs to start new companies to fill the sudden demand among them modern shed studio shed, and the one with our favorite name. Some elbow. Room I mean for crying out loud elbowroom room right first. Let's get one thing out of the way. The opportunity to build a separate fully electrified heated and air conditioned office in your yard is a privilege that many just don't have for one building an extra room in the yard requires you to have a yard begin with still it's typically far cheaper than adding a room to your house. Those costs can run more than one hundred, thousand dollars at kangaroo. Systems Kangaroo get a prefab builder out of Waco Texas. The cost of their smallest unit called Quick Room starts at five thousand dollars. Modern sheds prices started about ten thousand for a one hundred square foot shed not surprisingly prices begin climbing as customers expand the size and especially the charm of the buildings at a bathroom in your budget expands further that said privacy is obviously valuable these days which accounts for the sales growth prefab shed companies have been experiencing since. The pandemic emerged Mike Caning CEO of Colorado based Studio Shit Tolsey NBC that by May, the company sales had quadrupled over last year. All signs pointed toward that growth accelerating at modern shed sales were up twenty five percent. June as the summer wore on modern shed general manager Tim vaccine interest gauged by download. The company's catalog was up four hundred percent in typical summers. Interest rises about fifty percent. He told USA Today as homeowners consider buying playhouses and garden sheds. This year, you're more likely to put a desk and a couch in your new tiny building than a shovel and a rake unlike sheds of old. These tiny buildings can look like decorators dreams. They arrive prebuilt with fully insulated walls covered with wall, wood, paneling, picture windows, Cedar Shingles and other decorator touches make these miniature houses well worthy of Pinterest and instagram. And while they can be expensive there also a good investment for people considering Resale CNBC says, a Home Office has shot to the top of the must-have list for new home buyers. It's also a lot easier to build separate tiny offices in your yard than it is to add onto your home because of the prefab nature of these products, Mike Caney, the studio shed. CEO told the new. York Times. They've had a building helicopter to a remote in Alaska and even brought up freight elevators in New York. Providing you don't need a helicopter to take delivery of your new office. It can take only weeks to have your new refuge built once delivered, you'll need a crew to install it and hookup electricity and so forth or you'll need to put in some muscle of your own and keep in mind you might need a city permit or at least approval from an Hoa one other piece of advice for entrepreneurs listening this could be a trend worth. Jumping on if you have construction background and access to supplies, designers and labor. That's what Aaron Callaghan. Co Founder, and CEO of some elbow room did with her husband. Patrick. Callahan, she recently started some elbow room in San Antonio there blanketing the area with marketing and expect to make three quarters of a million dollars. This year like modern hsieh studio shed prices started about ten dollars per square foot but back to buying one of these cute little refuges. Whatever you choose get in line, this is a trend that's just starting and it's likely to get bigger fast as we all continue to shed. The High Rise Office for our own twenty foot commute from the kitchen.
Facebook Oculus controversy
"The folks that oculus which is owned by facebook say that in October if you WANNA continue playing the game you're gonNA need to sign in with a facebook ID which puts a lot of parents in mind maybe they're not ready for their thirteen year old to be on facebook on social media and it doesn't look like there's a lot of options out there though I can think of if you I've got Michelle multi here she's the consumer tech editor for USA Today and she's got two young kids. He's a few years away from having to make that decision but Michelle let's start with a option number one fake name fake id started by mom because that work. Do a fake name and a fake ID. I know some kids who have false identities were streaming video game playing on you too. That's an auction. But truly it's tracking your kids activities whether it's eight or not. It's still has ended. Not only tracking their activities, it's recommending things to them personalized ads. There I mean goodbye here here here at. Age Thirteen I think the answer is pretty clear. Sorry, you're not playing. xbox. Playstation for we'll find we'll find something else for you to do. But you're not going on facebook at age thirteen. Europe. That really wants to go on facebook at this point, right? They probably don't but it from facebook and instagram and You know the bullying on instagram has to be brutal. From what I you know you really want to put your kids in that in that in that situation at this point I, mean you know I'm not a kid but I go on there and all I see oh, everybody's looking beautiful. Everybody's having the best time. Everyone's taking the Patriots and it's just depressing parents good luck with your decision and stay strong. When the kid comes and says, I have to have it.
Downed power lines sparked 13 Oregon fires
"Looking into wildfires across the Western USA downed power power lines lines have have sparked sparked at at least least 13 13 new new fires fires in in the the region. region. The The smoke smoke is is so so thick thick in in Portland Portland that that some some people people are are wearing wearing mask mask in in their their poems, poems, and and some some businesses businesses have have been been forced forced to to close. close. I I think think it's it's really really bad. This woman says The fires are especially tough in the wake of covert 19 lockdowns. I don't think that we should be outside, but at the same time we've been cooped up in the house already for months. So it's kind of hard to dictate. Washington State, California and Oregon are dealing with some of the unhealthiest air on the planet amid the fire's Alison Keys. CBS News at the
Pro-Trump youth group enlists teens in secretive campaign likened to a ‘troll farm’
"In the race for the White House with a pro Trump youth group enlisting teens to place messages online National political reporter Isaac Stanley Becker takes a closer look for the Washington Post and talked with our Bill O'Neill. Isaac. What do we know about this campaign and how it works? So what we know is that teenagers in the Phoenix area, including some miners, some folks under 18 18. Were enlisted this summer in an effort to plaster pro trump messages across social media, so thousands and 1000 tweets and Facebook comments with identical content nowhere in any of this, disclosing that people posting this material we're being paid to do so is part of a centralized in coordinated operation. Now, Of course, there are groups that link themselves to all kinds of ideologies and various candidates. What do we know about the group behind this campaign in particular? So what we know that it's it's over? Seen by a group called Turning Point Action, which is sisters before of better known turning Point USA, both led by Charlie Kirk, a 26 year old conservative activists. Very close to it that the Trump family he opened the Republican National Convention give the opening address there has been called a great friend by president That's the sort of group behind the scenes, and there was a more specific also, if UNIX based digital firm that was brought in to oversee the day to day of the posting in the vast, urging the coordination have we've seen anything like this in political circles before, So, of course, there are parallels in terms of political activism, You know, Astro turf ING efforts to Make a campaign or cause anymore grass roots or viral than it really is. But what is unique here and what experts are really tryingto understand and describe is the way in which the tools of social media and you know it's technologies are allowing users to do this in a way that you know, as I said, it makes it seem as though it's genuine. Um, sentiments of these young people when, in fact, it's being coordinated behind the teams in a way that's unseen because of the lack of disclosure that was going on here, so and that's why it's been like into the kind of troll farms that were run by foreign After is, you know, we get up to the 2016 election where you have paid people. Working from an office posting spam like material on Twitter and other platforms here. Of course, this is happening domestically in the U. S. Has there been any reaction from the online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter? There has been so both Facebook and Twitter responded when we brought this material to them and ask them questions. They've already removed a number of the account involved in it. And we're waiting for more answers about possible further action. And has there been any any reaction from the Trump campaign or even the Biden campaign at this point, not the campaign that I have seen s so this is a pro Trump organization. But of course, it's formally stepping from the campaign. So you know there's there's many share interest and there are You know, associative figures, But this was not being operated by the campaign per se. That's Isaac Stanley Becker read more online at washingtonpost dot com. That's almost villainy All common news time. 10
Israel signs diplomatic accord with Arab nations at White House
"Of what is now called the Abraham Accords today. The White House. This is a deal involving Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bob Crane and is the first agreement to normalize relations between Israel and Arab nations in more than a quarter century. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the agreements came about as a result of this philosophy. Strength brings peace, but experts note the agreements aren't piece of courts. Israel was never at war with the or by rain. President. Trump predicts more deals normalizing relations between Israel and Arab countries, and ultimately, we're working the deal. We're talking. We're talking to the Palestinians at the right time they'll be joining two. Now. The Palestinians are calling the USA in Bahrain agreements of betrayal. Stephen Portnoy CBS News I'm Robert Burger in Jerusalem. Palestinian militants in Gaza fired two rockets that Israel during the signing ceremony, One rocket hit the city of Ashdod, blowing out windows of cars and shops to Israelis were injured in protests. Earlier, Palestinians burned pictures of President Trump. Prime Minister Netanyahu and the leaders of the U A. E and BACK rain Robert Burger. CBS NEWS Jerusalem The federal government will extend the US
Lawsuit: 'Cheer' star Jerry Harris sexually solicited minors
"Some serious allegations being lodged against the star of the Netflix documentary about cheerleaders twin boys in Texas say the starch here was hitting on them and now he's being sued the lawsuit claims that Jerry Harris sent the boys sexually explicit photos and videos of himself and in one case cornered a boy in a bathroom during a cheering competition and begged him for oral sex the FBI is on the case looking into the allegations which were reported by the boy's mother and mom is told USA today that both boys have spoken to the law enforcement agency and the paper says it had agents out at Harris's home in Illinois on Monday Harris's not been criminally charged any did not respond to early request for comment from USA today I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE for deal signings
"The president has hosted the signing of the first agreements to normalize relations between Israel and Arab countries and more than a quarter century. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the agreements came about as a result of this philosophy. Strength brings peace, but experts note the agreements aren't piece of courts. Israel was never at war with the or Bahrain. President. Trump predicts more deals normalizing relations between Israel and Arab countries, and ultimately, we're working the deal. We're talking. We're talking to the Palestinians at the right time they'll be joining two. For now. The Palestinians are calling the USA in Bahrain agreements of betrayal.
Apple debuts discount watch, but no new iPhones ... yet
"Get ready for some new apple products. The tech giant will unveil new versions of some old products on Tuesday and potentially show off some new ones do, but it's going to be the first apple product reveal without its usual audience. Instead, the event will feature prerecorded demos spread out over a couple of hours. There will be new IPADS and Apple Watch additions and possibly air pod over the ear headphones plus Apple's take on a Bluetooth key finder, but there won't be any new. IPHONES. They'll be unveiled next month Jefferson Graham from USA Today's talking tech podcast as more. Let's start with the IPAD basically a higher end better looking newer IPAD air. This is the product that sells for five hundred dollars as opposed to the three hundred and twenty nine dollars entry level or the eight hundred dollar ipad pro analysts expect an edge to edge display minus a home button and something. I'm pretty excited about touch ID, which is where you press the home button instead of using face id but touch ID will be on one of the buttons on the side of the unit I hate face I It never works for me, and of course, anybody with the mask knows it doesn't work for them either. So I think this is pretty cool the Apple Watch series six it's expected to be more about software than hardware with a more powerful processing chip it's expected to be able to detect blood oxygen levels and watch users could get an improved electrocardiogram feature to check heart rate. No that the roster currently is three, ninety nine for the series five and one, ninety, nine for this series three. So I think series three is going to be replaced with a lower end watch and can't wait to see what series six all about otherwise analysts think. We might see some new over the ear headphones Cold Air POD studio along with the long rumored apple tags, which again is apple's clone of the tile. Bluetooth key tractor tile was. Really popular about two years ago and sort of lost its Mojo. So it'll be interesting to see what happens
"usa today" Discussed on Talking Tech
"So do you guys all know what SEO is this is called search engine optimization bat when Google started a lot of people were tweaking their websites to make sure they'd be found on Google years later. It's more important than ever. Emily Brown is sitting with me. She is visiting from back in back in the Virginia area. She is the the mobile. No. No, no, no. The, the SEO editor, what is your title? Those are just small hats that I wear. I'm on the audience team. And we oversee our twenty four seven digital platforms. So all of our social platforms are homepage, our mobile apps, we do push alerts, and where the hats I wear though is a search engine optimization strategy for the newsroom's. Well, let's talk some SEO basics for second. Whether you're working newspaper, whether you have a website whether you have a WordPress blog. It's all the same. I think you have some basics that you want to run by Y. You get people. Start with the headline and go down from there. Okay. Well, the very most important thing is your page title, so that's different from a headline. That's what we say we write for robots. That's the number one thing that if we're talking about Google, you know, Google they're gonna crawl the page title. I have a lot of weight to that it should be very literal. You should have your keywords upfront. Forget being witty or cute or punny. You are literally writing, keyword loaded accuser loaded headline for lack of better words for a robot to know exactly what your story is about it so important. So this weekend target cash registers down for two hours. What's what's the page title? You gotta get target. I word. And then I would have had to look at Google trends, to see exactly, which phrases, people are searching for, but you want that target cash registers all the way at the all the way at the front, not back. You know lingering toward the end you want all the way at the front. And when you searching Google that is what? You're actually looking at us the page title. And then there's description under the page title. What's that description? Yeah. The meta description and that is a wonderful place to explain to your readers, what this article is really about. And at space to give a little bit more information you want to repeat your keywords there. It's okay. If those keywords are already mentioned in the page title, repeating them is going to show, Google that it's a very important part of your article, or your website, or whatever, is that you have to share. And if people are searching keywords, like target cash register anytime those keywords are repeated. They're going to be bolted in that search result page again, draws a readers I to that content. Okay. So page title. Number one. Number two, number two is your headline? It's a really close second to peach title. So the headline is, what appears on your page. It's a more reader focused field where your page all your writing for a robot your headline. You're writing for human. So that's where you can include more engaging language. You want to repeat your key word repeat, your key words, plural? But they don't have to be front loaded. They don't have to be the first three words, you want to write more engaging content that's going to get a reader to click. And that's those headlines show up on Google news and Google news. Definitely drives Google search. So, again, that's why it's such a close second Russo R that was targeted cash, which juice go down. Inoperable in our headline would be what variation of that. So you might end up starting with those keywords again, but you wanna make sure that I mean, the news industry in particular has changed where it's much more conversational headline, and that you're grabbing people's attention with your headline, while still being, of course, accurate to the story three after pitch title and headline. So that's. Way your meta description, which we just spoke about comes in. That's your sales copy, you know, you have a little bit more room. And in for a room to add information about the story, four number four, is your, you are L ending. So you wanna make sure that you've repeat keywords in your Ural and, you know, if I shared with you Jefferson, I just copy, and pasted, a Ural into an Email and Senate to you without any explanation, could you read that you are all ending and know what the story is about? And if the answer is yes, then that's a good one. Okay. For word procedures. I own a few have a WordPress, but they make you put in all to all tax, I think and all text text. And, and how important is not. That's it's very important. So that's another kind of four robots type of thing if you think of a photo caption, and maybe the, the photo caption. Is for humans the all texts field if you hover over it might be for the robots. So it's again, it's just making sure that are all using all these fields to make sure our information is both discoverable by the bots. You know, all those things crawling the pages and then engaging for humans once it is surfaced by the butts. Okay. And tax we don't do tax. I mean, we're not big on tags at USA day, but anybody who has a it would press blog or probably SCR squarespace. And wicks has to do a lot of tax. Are they still relevant? So it's interesting because Google had Google keywords, which we did tag everything, and then they gave it and they take away. So it wasn't important part of our strategy. And it was important part of Google's algorithm. And then they changed it up as they change things they do that. And they took. It away. So Emily Brown from USA days audience teams. Thank you for these tips. I think there's a really good staffers. Anybody.
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"Swiss alps on route to the world economic forum in davos it's a little ski town here it's such within it for several days each year becomes big town filled with dozens of heads of state and hundreds of ceos as you can probably here were actually standing in the kind of the whole way of it for you sit down the trade and standing next to me is david callaway usa today's editor in chief and also donna laud blunt lay jake who is usa today's senior breaking news editor and reporter donna let let's start with you as your first on coming to davos can you tell us what this is all about sure the world economic forum started back in the '70s and it was a professor who wanted a sort of try out one of his management theories he gathered together a group of people for what was then an economic conference in the first year was forty seven business leaders from all over europe and since then it has grown exponentially this year two thousand five hundred business leaders heads of state environmental leaders will come together to talk about issues confronting the world with great that dave you you've been killing to a sedan for a number of years of them can you tell us a little bit about how effective a forum it is well it depends what you're trying to do what they would klaus schwab the professor who started at wants to do is to bring world leaders together with media an academic and discussed the big issues of the day climate change economics joblessness terrorism so as enough as a forum it is extremely effective for folks to get together once a year with each other and have these discussions they're not going to solve any of the issues ride and climate change it's been an issue since i've used began coming in the early nineties but but they do get the discussing my ideas or exchange in the ideas they hope that they will will release broaden some understanding when these people go back home to their various constituencies now on the.
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"Welcome to usa today in san francisco i'm your are a san francisco bureau with marco della kava this is laura mandera and i wanna it sort of name these intermittent segment something like cyber cars cars of the future are her for her editor we got a yeah arm air may be like a special teacher that we wear something but b is it may you are attacking lifestyle reporter and uh just by sitting in this area called silicon valley even writing a lot about cars which hasn't been such a bad thing right no i i'm a big big gearhead home going back to records durham but the interesting thing is how you know talking about courses has gone from a meeting talking about what's under the hood nearing the engine two was behind the dash uh meetings sort of the technology interface with uh the driver in the rest of the passengers and i think that's where a good number of people are really interested in where cars are growing even those who may not really care about the performance aspect of the vehicle itself okay sell on let's start with serve the headline of the weekend ons as we are all getting ready to lead for the president say long we can estimate comes out with a bit of a scoop citing unnamed sources that apple in a secret bunker somewhere is developing a special car technology sources who were really don't know what's happening of booked according to these various stories from the financial terms and also the wall street journal um apparently there is some secret offcampus said berries were hundreds of apple engineers under the possible leadership of johnny items are designed chief of may be working on some aspect of of a vehicle on that can mean anything it could certainly mean that apple wants to build a car with the big apple logo on it or could just mean that they want to own the in car experience as far as the tech in debt tech end of it goes so when you just look at a dashboard okay so what i don't really understand about the speculation is that just two weeks before we had an article about from the detroit free press reviewing apple carplay which is i don't know if it's beta mode but it's being tested by.
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"In the future is electric vehicles keep that in mind i'm nathan gobi for usa today wall street is all about money but that doesn't mean traders aren't into the theater genre known as greek tragedy hi i'm adam shell in this is america's markets the curtain rises today on a new act in the drama about greece's debt it's bail out terms and its future in the euro zone the plotline is wellknown here's a synopsis greek was in dire financial straits a few years back it got a big bail out from eurozone creditors now it's running out of money to make matters worse greece's new government has given a thumbs down to the old bailout terms which they say are too harsh it's new anti austerity leaders are seeking concessions what's the catch the people that made loans to greece including deeppocketed germany want their money back and they are not crazy about the idea of reworking in new deal the main actors in this finance the drama are greece's new prime minister and the socalled troika which is codeword for the european central bank the international monetary fund and the european commission the sending his brussels belgium where euro finance ministers are holding emergency talks today with greece to see a financial tragedy can be averted some update on how the talks are going are expected later this afternoon and wall street would like to avoid two worst case scenarios a greek default and door agrees exit from the euro zone that would close market turmoil investors want and are betting on some kind of compromise if a compromise is not in the cards the last act in this greek financial tragedy might be potentially bloody for markets all so another year another usa today spent the last week in the swiss alps teddy devos now it's time to go home and we're back home the trade during the standing next to me is our the debbie callaway usa today's editor in chief and donna laid line one day senior editor and reporter for us uh donna let's start with you you've been impressed by the various modes of transportation here in switzerland pytel us with obama sure a lot of highflying people are headed down us for the world economic forum in davos is in a swiss alps several hours outside of zurich some of the most highflying p fall helicopter into davos others hire private cars which a cost as much as.
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"The list donald trump has officially announced his running mate sang via twitter that it's indiana governor mike pence trump is also moving a news conference initially scheduled for friday to saturday after postponing due to the terror attack in france pence served twelve years in the us house before becoming indiana's governor in 2012 he's a staunch social conservative who signed the religious freedom restoration act in 2015 proponents of that bill say it was necessary to protect religious freedom while opponents fear it could be used to discriminate against the lgbt community pen says he's quote a christian a conservative and a republican in that order the one hundred seven th annual and double acp convention will begin in cincinnati on saturday with an estimated ten thousand delegates in attendance the president and ceo of the end up alesi p cornell william brooks said the meeting comes during quote no ordinary times unquote democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton will speak at the convention on monday following the death of two black men by police and the shooting death of five police officers in dallas donald trump declined to speak at the event but as one time challenger john casic will speak there before adding to the republican national convention in cleveland an last on the list thousands of christians will gather saturday on the national mall for together 2016 and event with music speakers and prayers we'd organizer nick hall says the purpose of the gathering is to give people an opportunity to reset or gain a second chance hall said all are welcome and he expects people from across the country in the world to attend the gathering will be an all day event from nine a m to nine pm that'll do it for this weekend's five things you can get more episodes on i tunes soundcloud and stitcher five things as part of the usa today podcast network oh.
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"Welcome to usa today in san francisco i'm your r a san francisco bureau with marco della kava this is laura mandera at i wanna it sort of name these intermittent segment something like cyber cars colors of the future are her for her editor we gotta yeah arm air may be like a special teacher that we were denied but via is it may you are attacking lifestyle reporter and uh just by sitting in this area called silicon valley even running a lot about cars which hasn't been such a bad thing right no i i'm a big big gearhead going dr but the interesting juice how you know talking about courses has gone from our meeting talking about what's under the hood nearing the engine two was behind the dash um meetings sort of the technology interface with uh the driver in the rest of the passengers and i think that's where a good number of people are really interested in where cars are growing even those who may not really care about the performance aspect of the vehicle itself on let's start with sort of the headline of the weekend ons as we can when he delete for the president say long we can estimate comes out with a bit of a scoop citing unnamed sources that apple in a secret bunker somewhere is developing a special card technology sources who were really don't know what's happening of booked according to these of various stories from the finnish and also the wall street journal um apparently there is some secret offcampus said berries were hundreds of apple engineers under the possible leadership of johnny items are designed chief of may be working on some aspect of of a vehicle on that can mean anything it could certainly mean that apple wants to build a where the big apple logo on it or could that they want to own the in car experience as far as the tech in debt check in that it goes when you just the dashboard okay so what i don't really understand about the speculation is that just two weeks before we had an article about from the.
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"Uh huh welcome to usa today in san francisco i'm your are at san francisco bureau with marco del kava this is laura mandera and i would sort of name these intermittent segment something like cyber cars colors of the future her for her editor we gotta what was your arm air may be like a special teacher that we were something but via as it may you are uh uh uh tekin lifestyle reporter and uh just by sitting in this area called silicon valley even running a lot about cars which hasn't been such a bad thing right no i i'm a big big you're headed home going back decades ago the interesting thing is how you know talking about who has gone from a meeting talking about what's through hood nearing two was behind the dash um meetings were dragged y'all innerfade the driver in the rest of the passengers and i think it's worse a good number of people are really interested in where cars are going or even those who may not really care about warm instead of the vehicle itself okay sell on let's start with sort of the headline of the weekend ons as we were all can ready to lead for the president say law weekend ft comes out with a bit of a scoop citing unnamed sources that apple in a secret bunker somewhere is developing a special card technology sources who were really don't know what's happening of booked according to these various stories from the financial times and wall street journal um apparently the osce grid allged saberi's uh apple engineers under the possible leadership of johnny items their design chief of may be working on some aspect of of a vehicle on that can mean anything could certainly mean that apple wants to build a car big talented or could just mean that they want to own the in car experience a gene check in david goes when you just look at a dashboard okay so what don't really intrigued about this gina before we had an article about from the detroit free press reviewing apple carplay which is i don't know if it's beta mode but it's being tested by a number of really made like highend a and m they have a picture of the dashboard and it looks like.
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"In the morning kim helga deputy world editor for usa today and i'm on a train that his snaky its way through the swiss alps on route to the world economic forum in davos a little ski town here in switzerland that for days each becomes big town filled with dozens of heads of state and hundreds of ceos as you can probably here were actually standing in the kind of the whole way of it for you sit down in the trade is of debbie callaway usa today's editor in chief and also donna laud lay jake who is usa today's senior breaking news editor and reporter donna let let's start with you uh this is your first on coming to davos can you tell us what this is all about sure at the world economic forum started back in the '70s and he was a professor who wanted a serve try out one of his management theories he gathered together for what was then an economic conference in the first year was forty seven business leaders from all over europe and since then it has grown near two thousand five hundred business leaders heads of state environmental leaders will come together to talk about issues confronting the world great that dave you you've been killing to this event for a number of years can you tell us a little bit about how effective a forum it is well it depends what you're trying to do with date with klaus schwab the professor who started at wants to do is to bring world leaders together with media and academics and discussed the big issues of the day climate change economics joblessness terrorism so as enough as a forum it is extremely effective for folks to get together once a year with each other and have these discussions they're not going to solve any of the issues ride and climate change it's been an issue since i've used began coming in the early nineties but but they do get the discussing ideas are exchange in the league hope that they will will release broaden some understanding when these people go back home to their various constituencies now on the sideline deals are made of a lot of deals get done we saw political deals there was a key dow treaty between israel and palestine back in the nineties mm hmm south african deal cement della at one point and apartheid so some political deals get done as a lot.
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"Yet couple of weeks ago in the eastern us we dealt with a monster blizzard but uh this coming weekend we're going to be dealing with the other side of winter and that is a bitterly cold arctic blast sort of the coldest temperatures we've seen yet this year i'm usa today whether reporter doyle race and i'm here with us cat lackey good afternoon afternoon it's our first real arctic blast we've had of the winter it it's kind of a a throwback to last winter when we had no numerous invasions of this canadian arctic air coming in but this is going to be the first one this year and it's going to be around a vertebra fifty million people will be experiencing temperatures of zero or below over the next three to four days round what states as it's going to affect gets it's that kind of the typical upper midwest great lakes down into the appalachians ohio valley mid atlantic northeast new england's so really kind of the the eastern eastern half of the country almost down into the into the south even as far as george is going get a feel at this time so it's a it's a pretty potent end to whether or not we call it caught the polar vortex or not there is definitely a it'll be a shock to the system in this weekend and how lower are we going to go be as i said does euro degrees over a large percentage of the car a large percentage of the northeast you're gonna get down to the teens even down into into georgia i think is going to see temperatures in the teens sunday morning so this is pretty serious in a.
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"Honour by usa today earlier in your life um you said change your life in what way did a change your life yet nineteen eighty nine is i as i mentioned earlier um what was going on in the neighborhood all across america was this was this crack cocaine epidemic and it was destroying inner cities all across america in this particularly in dc where we live we we we we went only a murder capital of the nation we was a murder capital of the world i was taking innocently kids out of the the the ghettos at the time and i was giving them odd jobs in exposing them to positive mentors in in success principles of life there were a foreign concept to kids at the time off as an entrepreneur i have followed out neuhof his story now he founded the newspaper and everything so when they selected me resist so to me so overwhelmingly unbelievable that at this took that article where we will put on the front page of the newspaper and i put it in my room on the wall for many years something like man given the award from usatoday changes your whole perception of how you see itself because people don't where come from didn't get those type opportunity so to be in a big national newspaper where nominates just celebrity they get all attention date for silly stuff here we were doing something that was good and you guys honored us it just it just men in that it meant a lot to us to darrell you'll never know how your story in your struggles have made an impact on ufa today this is do their brown with the webster's for uefa to them ooh.
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"Can see his father darrell beaming with pride not all kids from christians neighborhood make it out he was one of the lucky winds and nobody knows that better than darrell he spent twenty years doing social work he's worked with countless kids darrell even started his own program called yes and was awarded usa today's hero award in the 80s but it's not the award that gives him the most pride not at all when they selected me resist so to me so overwhelmingly a unbelievable that at this took that article where we were put on the front page of the newspaper and i put it in my room one wall for many years and the kids were so excited and happy that they wanna front page of the usatoday their parents were were walking around a community with the usa today sean it to audit family members silicon my son he's on at usa today newspaper in its it's ironic that you asked this question because they're not i'm talent this is got no truth yesterday she's walking in my neighborhood in his god i used to be the mid toyota was in my you've entrepreneur your services program he was driving he pored over he blew to haunt and he said mr after mr west his antonio say love you he love you and out an almost one of the crowd at tony hill is in that article with me on the front page of the usa today newspaper antonio unfortunately winter prison ends in prison for life and he sent me a letter maybe a year so ago in his letter was like sand mr wept some in jail now for life he said i kill someone i've been shot i i could have dust how many times he said but only memory i have a the only member i have of of of happiness of them positive positive someone really trying to affect my life was when you were with me and i couldn't and it is testament an in a lot of ways so i'm sorry i saw the.
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"And with the eurozone flirting with recession and the flation tears on the rise there walsea says the time for action is now it draghi doesn't go through with kiwi markets won't take the news well and if he does walsh it will be looking for him to announce a sizeable plan bigger is better five hundred billion euros might not be enough a commitment of one trillion euros from the getgo will likely be better received sources say the overall size if you eat is also key a large openended qe program will send the message that the ecb a serious about turning things around it draghi doesn't deliver stocks on wall street will likely take a dies welcome back to the usa today's cuts of politics and washington correspondent singers i am couve round the politics editor and we are here with these special edition of couple of politics we you just watch president obama's final stated union address he said it would be shorter than his previous address as was not now not as long as some of clinton's uh but he also said it would not be a laundry list of policy requests like most union addresses and that was true it was not a it was not a policy request is more sort of a a st maddox discussion of the future of american we're the country's political rhetoric uh and we'll get to this but certainly some very simply veiled references to the gop sealed um but uh the president clearly had a lot on his mind i had see i mean he was uh uh times kind of kostin and i saw joke um sodas uh any kind of angry about the ways his administration has been defined by his opponents and this is really i mean hill presumably to your before the democratic convention is cers uh his farewells leaders the democratic party but this is certainly know the last big opportunity he had to his ministry into the country in that that's certainly what he tried to do tonight and because very clearly was taking zeal jabs his opposition but you also was saying you don't believe the hype we're not it's not as bad as you think it is he is in a way that the speech was not targeted to the members of congress to whom he was speaking each was clearly targeted srb on the.
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"Kim homeguard deeply world editor for usa today trade that is making its way through the swiss alps on route to the world economic forum in davos it's a little ski tone here it's such a limit for several days each year becomes big tell filled with dozens of heads of state and hundreds of ceos as you can probably here were actually standing in the kind of the whole way of it for you sit down the trade and standing next to me is david callaway usa today's editor in chief and also on the law and warned later who is where say today's senior breaking news editor quarter donald let let's start with you this is your first on coming to davos can you tell us what this is all about sure the world economic forum started back in the '70s and it was a professor who wanted to serve try out one of his management theories he gathered together to a group of people for what was then an economic conference in the first year was forty seven business leaders from all over europe and since then it has grown exponentially this year two thousand five hundred business leaders heads of state environmental leaders will come together to talk talk about issues confronting the world as great now dave you you've been coming into this event for a number of years can you tell us a little bit about how effective a forum it is well it depends what you're trying to do with date with klaus schwab the professor who started at wants to do is to bring world leaders together with media and academic x and discussed the big issues of the day climate change economics joblessness terrorism source enough as a forum it is extremely effective for folks to get together once a year with each other and have these discussions they're not going to solve any of the issues ride and climate change it's been an issue since heaviest began incoming in the early nineties but but they do get the discussing ideas are exchange in the ideas they hope that they will will release broaden some understanding with these people go back home to their various constituencies now on the.
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"The whole way the for you sit does it say then standing there sneeze david catalase usa today's editor in chief and also on the loved ones late who is this a today's senior breaking news editor of the quarter although let's let's start with you this is your first on coming to davos can you tell us what this is all about sure the world economic forum started back in the '70s thai at one of these management theories he gathered together a group of people for what was then in economic conference in the first year was forty seven business leaders from all over europe and since then it has grown exponentially this year two thousand five hundred business his heads of state environmental leaders will come together to talk about issues confronting the world mistakes that you used until the into the students a number of years uh gives us a little bit about sect is a forum it is well it depends what you're trying to do with date with claus spa the professors started at wants to do is to bring world leaders together with the media and academics and discussed the big issues of the day climate change economics childlessness terrorism uh solicitous as a forum it is extremely effective to folks to get together once a year with each other and have these discussions they're not going to solve any of the issues reid and climate change it's been an issue since heaviest began coming in the early nineties but uh but they do get to discuss ideas their exchange in the ideas they hope that they will will release broadened some understanding these people go back home to their various constituencies now on the sideline deals are made as a lotta deals skip done we saw political deals there was a key um douglas treaty between israel and palestine uh back in the nineties a south african deal with nelson mandela at one point in apartheid's sold some political deals get done as a lotta grandstanding the.
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"Reporting for usa today in this podcast you'll hear jones describe a case study that financial engines created to demonstrate the financial benefits that could be available to samesex couples nationwide if they are considered a married couple for social security purposes in addition you'll hear jones explain some of the ways that samesex couples can optimize their households overall social security benefits but paris jones addresses how the supreme court might rule well yeah we don't i guess we don't really have an official outlook on all the uh the process with it worked its way out i think you're correct the consensus uh can give seems to be that human will likely uh continue to move forward uh the big due to your actually reason to 2013 when marriage act was overturned by the supreme court that's really what kickoff the whole social security angle which you're stuck there so change six merge that's what the social security administration report already there you go to the website they're encouraging changed except cripple you apply for benefits uh as early as they are eligible the united any nuclear here will clarify some things we hope but i have my guess who will continue the peace questions will need to be worked out either of the courts are uh uh through various other processed these little in this clip jones describes what social security benefits will be available to samesex couples to earth greco the same fate laws would apply the same uh opportunities with uh with available to insects crippled there are some nuances our differences in the way these strategies actually work for samesex couples person it's mixed sex couples aga coupled with notable do produce one used the traditional mix couples are typically have above average up two year age gap and so uh because of bad.
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"Run these past few months well cooper thanks very much always an entertaining wages in the evening here we'll be following you at coop allan allan allan i'm at singer news of course the usa today elections feed is usa today twenty six team on twitter we're of course over facebook in every social media you can imagine thanks for joining us on couple of politics and we'll be back a week from now yeah are regular schedule regularlyscheduled couple of politics singer with usa today here with you today investigative reporter steve riley who's published a fascinating news story site about broken background checks system for teachers steve tell us about what this story found and how you founded we'll start with what so what we did was be collected data from all fifty states on teachers who had been disciplined or lost their licences as result of misconduct allegations over the past several years we compare that to a national database of disciplined teachers called the nasdaq clearinghouse so we really comparing two sets of data to see if the teachers who were disciplined in one state ended up in this national clearinghouse of disciplined teachers and we found thousands that were missing from our nation's database of of disciplined teachers and so the theory is that if i am running a school in oregon for instance and i get an application from a teacher from mississippi i might not know that mississippi teacher had been disciplined or lost their licence or had committed crime even exactly this is a system that is intended to let officials who give teaching credentials in one state give them the opportunity to check if the teacher has been disciplined for a minor offence or a serious offence in some other steve before they allow that teacher into into the classroom in in the second state so everything has a database of discipline of teacher discipline in the why is it not getting to the national will it's it's a kind of informal system that evolved over time it's not an official government function to collect a federal function to collect data on discipline.