Opposition to Broadband Subsidies Is More About Politics Than Tech

Thomas Wheeler, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), speaks at INTX: The Internet & Television Expo in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. The event, formerly known as the The Cable Show, has been the reimagined for doing business in the digital economy by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA). Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Thomas WheelerOpposition to Broadband Subsidies Is More About Politics Than Tech
Nearly 30 percent of Americans still don’t have broadband at home, which remains too expensive for many of the nation’s poorest families. That’s why the Federal Communications Commission has updated a Reagan-era subsidy originally intended to help the …
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Bowser aide calls furor over St. Elizabeths chief executive ‘DC politics
The city official behind the selection of the chief executive of St. Elizabeths Hospital, who abruptly resigned this week amid questions about his qualifications, defended the choice to the D.C. Council on Wednesday. At a budget hearing for her agency, …
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For the Record: A hodgepodge of politics
We’ve finally wrapped our heads around the (not particularly surprising) Wisconsin results. And we’re ready to move on. Next up to the plate? Well, technically the Wyoming Democratic caucus on Saturday, but eh, no one’s really talking about it all that …
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The scary news about seafood: Most of us are not eating nearly enough

cusineThe scary news about seafood: Most of us are not eating nearly enough
Here’s some scary news about seafood: Most of us are not eating nearly enough of it. A whopping 80 to 90 percent of Americans do not get the recommended minimum of 8 ounces weekly, according to a recent USDA analysis. That means the vast majority of …
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Bethel Lutheran Church celebrates Shrove Tuesday
Bethel Lutheran Church, 425 Crestview Drive, observed Shrove Tuesday in its fellowship hall with feasting on pancakes and New Orleans-inspired foods and wearing of beads and masks. The event is old home week for Pastor Richard Kidd and his wife, …
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New Orleans Ups Security for Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, reflecting the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. This quaint community packs costume balls, Cajun cook-offs, crawfish boils, a gator race and …
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Five World-Class Artists Talk About Why Photography Is Their Passion

trendFive World-Class Artists Talk About Why Photography Is Their Passion
As a part of the promotion for Photo London 2016, the exhibition team has put together a video with five fine art photographers who are interviewed about their love of photography. This short shows off some of their captivating work and really brings …
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Urbex Photography Taken to the Next Level: On Top of Christ the Redeemer
When looking at urbex photographer’s work, one can only wonder how they get in some places. Often these photographers will go to crazy locations just to get a single picture. Sometimes risking their life – or so it seems like – to get that adrenaline …
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Feature | Faces Of Photography: Walking The Line Between Art & Artifact
With the advent of digital photography, the act of constructing and recording life has become a language all its own as it can be created without cost in the hands of anyone who has a phone. Its very ubiquity demands a new level of discourse as our …
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Watch out, Shake Shack — the future of fast food isn’t about burgers

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Watch out, Shake Shack — the future of fast food isn’t about burgers
It has reigned supreme in the fast-food industry for decades, as evidenced by the success of Shake Shack, Five Guys, and Smashburger. But it seems the burger might be past its prime. American tastes are turning toward exotic flavors and cuisines not …
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Alicia’s Mexican Grille Shares Its Family Secrets
At this point, I was a little intimidated. Would this be the regular Tex-Mex food I know and love or something completely different? Then, the chips and salsa arrived. I’m not big on salsas, but this one had a little kick. It wasn’t mild, nor was it …
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Cowboy Monkey: Dinner, drinks, and dancing
Initially, I was just going to test out their drinks, but the day I go to a place that serves Mexican food without trying it is the day The Fonze stops being cool- so never. I decided to go big in the drinks and food department; partially to get the …
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Gregg Allman talks about his Laid Back Festival — and his hometown

musicGregg Allman talks about his Laid Back Festival — and his hometown
… Florida, his childhood home, where he put his mother’s affairs in order after her recent death at age 98. In a friendly, rambling half-hour phone interview, he remembers Geraldine, or “Mama A,” as an advocate who bought him his first guitar, then a …
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Review: TC Electronic Helix and Viscous Vibe Pedals — Video
… with Jimi Hendrix and were heard throughout the Seventies on records by guitarists like David Gilmour, Frank Marino, Pat Travers, Robin Trower, and even early Cheap Trick (“The Ballad of TV Violence,” “Hot Love,” or any other track on their debut …
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During the Long, Hot Summer, Jason Isbell Warms Up to Become One Glad Dad
But this factory worker’s son, who was born and raised in Greenhill, Alabama, then became a singer-songwriter-guitarist with the Drive-By Truckers before blossoming as a solo artist, is taking it all in stride. Besides, there are priorities that put it …
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Katy Perry Raves About FKA Twigs’ Wacky New 16-Minute Music Video—See Why!

musicKaty Perry Raves About FKA Twigs’ Wacky New 16-Minute Music Video—See Why!
If that’s not a rave review, then we don’t know what is. (Sidebar: It should be noted that Perry and Twigs have one superstar in common, Robert Pattinson! The pop star has been close pals with the Twilight hunk for years, and of course, the Brit …
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Goin’ up on a Tuesday: How Daybreaker NYC made morning raves a thing
Daybreaker is the cleanest rave you’ve ever been to. It starts at 6 a.m. with an hour of yoga, then turns all the way up from 7 to 9 a.m. with a DJ, dancing, crowdsurfing and the like. There are no drugs or alcohol, but there is fruit and vegetable …
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ER doctors: Drug-fueled raves too dangerous and should be banned
Following the recent Hard Summer music festival marked by the suspected overdose deaths of two young women, several emergency room doctors are calling for an end to large raves in Los Angeles County. Here’s some questions and answers to explain …
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20 great Texas BBQ joints that you probably don’t know about, according to The

cusine20 great Texas BBQ joints that you probably don’t know about, according to The
Texas is known for its tender brisket, fall-off-the-bone ribs and tasty sides. Down here, it is easy to find great barbecue joints anywhere, even if they aren’t nationally recognized. The Chive listed 20 awesome barbecue restaurants that do not get the …
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Q n’ Brew offers barbecue, beer, bluegrass
The barbecue vendors are Bareknuckles BBQ, Double Barrel BBQ, Moonshiners BBQ, Beast + Barrel, Family Concessions LLC, Choo-Choo Bar-B-Que East Brainerd, Couch’s BBQ, JC’s Family BBQ, Texas Roadhouse, Chubby’s Bar-B-Q, Moe’s Southwest …
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Extreme Eats: Blood Bros. BBQ
barbecue-heavy dishes. From standards like brisket and pork ribs to more modern Texas barbecue items like smoked beef belly, Blood Bros. promises a summer barbecue experience like no other. Using the pop-ups as a platform for their adventurous …
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11 Questions about the Future of Space Tourism Answered

trend11 Questions about the Future of Space Tourism Answered
In 2008, Sir Richard Branson pledged that his Virgin Galactic would bring tourists into space within 18 months. Six years later, with tourists still earthbound, Branson promised that 2014 would see the first space flights for civilians. That, of course …
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Space Travel. Next Steps On Journey To Mars
NASA Wednesday announced more details in its plan for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which in the mid-2020s will test a number of new capabilities needed for future human expeditions to deep space, including to Mars. NASA also announced it has …
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos will enter commercial space race with Blue Origin test
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is a pretty restless guy. Now he’s taking his place beside Elon Musk and Richard Branson in the commercial space flight business. He owns a company called Blue Origin, which said today it will begin putting its passenger spaceship …
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If It Ain’t About the Money: Does HipHop Still Need Major Labels?

musicIf It Ain’t About the Money: Does HipHop Still Need Major Labels?
Do you express concern over dropping sales numbers, the harmful values propagated by club records, the hipsters documenting—distorting, even—the culture? Or are you excited about the state of hip-hop? Do you celebrate artists’ increasing independence …
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Joey Fatts Discusses Being Homeless
“After Chipper Jones 2, I went out on tour with [A$ AP] Ferg,” Joey Fatts says in the interview that was published Wednesday (January 7). “That was hard for me. Like, I made a little money, but not enough to go pay rent somewhere, feel me? I started …
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Rage against the regime: The hiphop artists spearheading Egypt’s underground
Long before the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 sparked by protests in Cairo’s Tahir Square, local hip-hop artists had already been making music from underground spaces that rallied against the policies of then-president Hosni Mubarak and his regime.
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