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Isis video purports to show beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff

theguardian.com — The militant group Islamic State (Isis) has released a video that purports to show the beheading of second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, according to a monitoring group. The Site Intel group said it had seen a video of Sotloff being killed, apparently by the same Islamic State fighter who murdered James Foley in August.
Sep 02, 2014

ISIS video claims to show British-accented man beheading US journalist Sotloff; claims actions of US & allies "evil" theguardian.com/world/2014/sep…

Sep 02, 2014

Isis video claims to show beheading of another journalist, the American Steven Sotloff, by same fighter gu.com/p/4x8c3/tw

Sep 02, 2014

Grisly, terrifying, evil - more on the murder of Steven Sotloff and the threats to the Briton. theguardian.com/world/2014/sep…

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Plebgate: Met obtained phone records of Sun political editor without consent

theguardian.com — Police investigating the Plebgate saga obtained the telephone records of the political editor of the Sun without his consent, despite laws which entitle journalists to keep their sources confidential. The Metropolitan police report into the scandal reveals that the force arrested an officer on suspicion of leaking information to the Sun after an analysis of Tom Newton Dunn's phone records.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @lisaocarroll: EVERY journalist should be concerned about this. Scary thing is you would not know if Met got your records already theguardian.com/media/2014/sep…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @DBanksy: #Hacking was unjustifiable, but remember how the state intrudes, all the time, without so much as a by-your-leave - gu.com/p/4x83q/tw

Sep 02, 2014

RT @ladywell23: this is seriously worrying: Plebgate Met obtained phone records of Sun political editor without consent gu.com/p/4x83q/tw via @guardian

Sep 02, 2014

RT: “@DominicWaghorn: Are we all going to have to go back to meeting contacts on park benches? Chilling theguardian.com/media/2014/sep…#journalism

Sep 02, 2014

RT @lisaocarroll: EVERY journalist should be concerned about this. Scary thing is you would not know if Met got your records already theguardian.com/media/2014/sep…

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My first Burning Man: confessions of a conservative from Washington

theguardian.com — What is Burning Man? It is a larger version of ... what? Woodstock? That was a bunch of teenagers coming to watch artists perform. At Burning Man, everyone is expected to be a participant. Burners bring their art work, their art cars, their personal dress and/or undress: everyone is on stage.
Sep 02, 2014

"I have been to the Louvre. It is a very big place with many nice paintings." theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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Eric Cantor enters Wall Street’s post-politics revolving door

theguardian.com — Former House majority leader Eric Cantor is seeking a post-political life on Wall Street, joining boutique investment bank Moelis & Co to a salary of $1.4m a year and the price of a Manhattan apartment. The move comes only two months after Cantor, a stalwart of the Tea Party, lost a Virginia Republican primary election to David Brat, a relatively unknown college professor.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @moorehn: More politicians - Cantor, Geithner, Petraeus - are avoiding big banks so you won't notice the revolving door. theguardian.com/business/2014/…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @moorehn: More politicians - Cantor, Geithner, Petraeus - are avoiding big banks so you won't notice the revolving door. theguardian.com/business/2014/…

Sep 02, 2014

More politicians - Cantor, Geithner, Petraeus - are avoiding big banks so you won't notice the revolving door. theguardian.com/business/2014/…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @tomgara: That's almost Bloomberg reporter money RT @moorehn Eric Cantor is getting $1.4m & the price of a Manhattan apartment http://t.…

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How dare anyone criticise British food? Indigestible dinners made this country great

theguardian.com — There are five things that visitors to this country should never do: stand on the lefthand side of an escalator, mispronounce "Leicestershire", assume that we all personally know Benny Hill, think that an American Express card will be useful and disparage our national diet. Matthew Barzun, the US ambassador, has just disparaged our national diet.
Sep 02, 2014

'How dare anyone criticise British food? Indigestible dinners made this country great': Stuart Heritage gu.com/p/4x85k/tw via @guardian

Sep 02, 2014

"The British navy fought off the Spanish armada. They had little plates of squid & we had scurvy, but we did it." bit.ly/1x6bpkO

Sep 02, 2014

"That’s right, I’m basically saying that over-boiled cabbage is our Thelonious Monk.” bit.ly/1rKPflR

Sep 02, 2014

RT @AlexKoppelman: US ambassador made the mistake of telling the truth about British food, and now the special relationship's done for: theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/w…

Sep 02, 2014

"That's right. I'm saying that overboiled cabbage is our Thelonious Monk. Don't overthink it." theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/w…

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What Texas’s controversial abortion law means for women in the state

theguardian.com — Abortion rights advocates in Texas are celebrating a judge's ruling late last week that struck down two key provisions of a controversial new abortion law but are wary that the decision is just a temporary roadblock in the state's plan to close dozens of clinics.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @PopovichN: Mapping what Texas’s controversial abortion law means for women in the state: gu.com/p/4x67y/tw pic.twitter.com/UVk90KVNz4

Sep 02, 2014

RT @KathViner: What Texas’s controversial abortion law means for women gu.com/p/4x67y/tw

Sep 02, 2014

What Texas’s controversial abortion law means for women gu.com/p/4x67y/tw

Sep 02, 2014

RT @PopovichN: Mapping what Texas’s controversial abortion law means for women in the state: gu.com/p/4x67y/tw pic.twitter.com/UVk90KVNz4

Sep 02, 2014

RT @PopovichN: Mapping what Texas’s controversial abortion law means for women in the state: gu.com/p/4x67y/tw pic.twitter.com/UVk90KVNz4

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Scots voting no to independence would be an astonishing act of self-harm

theguardian.com — Imagine the question posed the other way round. An independent nation is asked to decide whether to surrender its sovereignty to a larger union. It would be allowed a measure of autonomy, but key aspects of its governance would be handed to another nation.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @LeonieGreene: England's 'uncaring elite', dire inequality & more. @GeorgeMonbiot on why Scots should walk. Really painful truths: http:…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @GeorgeMonbiot: Scots voting no to independence would be an astonishing act of self-harm. My column: theguardian.com/commentisfree/… #ScotlandDecides

Sep 02, 2014

RT @Jonathan_Rowson: Brilliant reframing @GeorgeMonbiot Scotland: imagine you're independent, voting to join UK. Why would you do that?? theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @GdnScotland: Scots voting no to independence would be an astonishing act of self-harm says George Monbiot #indyreg theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Beyond 'no means no': the future of campus rape prevention is 'yes means yes'

theguardian.com — hile most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building - to every class, every day - until the man she says raped her moves off campus.
Sep 02, 2014

Columbia senior will carry mattress to class every day until her alleged rapist moves off campus bit.ly/1Badxqf via @JessicaValenti

Sep 02, 2014

student carries mattress 2 each class until @columbia university considers punishing the perpetrator of her anal rape theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Sep 02, 2014

Beyond 'no means no': the future of campus rape prevention is 'yes means yes' | Jessica Valenti gu.com/p/4x67b/tw

Sep 02, 2014

RT @danabolger: Student and survivor Emma Sulkowicz is carrying a mattress around campus every day until @Columbia expels her rapist: theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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Gang of hackers behind nude celebrity photo leak routinely attacked iCloud

theguardian.com — A gang of hackers who collected and traded nude pictures of female celebrities by routinely breaking into Apple's iCloud system were the source of private photographs leaked online, new evidence shows.
Sep 02, 2014

Gang of hackers behind nude celebrity photo leak routinely attacked iCloud gu.com/p/4x8ez/tf via @guardian

Sep 02, 2014

By me @ Guardian: Gang of hackers behind nude celebrity photo leak routinely attacked iCloud bit.ly/1rgQK8Q

Sep 02, 2014

Gang of hackers behind nude celebrity photo leak routinely attacked iCloud gu.com/p/4x8ez/tw

Independent Scotland could not join EU without central bank, expert says

theguardian.com — The former commissioner for monetary union has said it would not be possible for an independent Scotland to join the EU if it tried to use the pound without the formal currency deal that all three UK parties have repeatedly vetoed.
Sep 02, 2014

The law of averages triumphs again as Olli Rehn talks sense on Scotland and currencies gu.com/p/4x8cx/tw via @guardian

Sep 02, 2014

Independent Scotland could not join EU without central bank, former EU commissioner says gu.com/p/4x8cx/tw via @guardian

Sep 02, 2014

RT @severincarrell: Independent Scotland could not join EU without central bank, euro expert says to Treasury gu.com/p/4x8cx/tw @GdnScotland #indyref

Sep 02, 2014

Independent Scotland could not join EU without central bank, euro expert says to Treasury gu.com/p/4x8cx/tw @GdnScotland #indyref

Pound slides after latest Scottish independence poll

theguardian.com — The pound has fallen in nervous trading after a poll showed record support for Scottish independence just over fortnight before the referendum. Sterling fell against the dollar and even against the euro after a YouGov poll showed support for the pro-independence yes campaign had risen to 47%.
Sep 02, 2014

You mean this isn't a Mel Gibson movie? RT @SaraEisen Pound hit on support for Scottish independence ahead of vote bit.ly/1uf4K3b

Sep 02, 2014

Pound hit on growing support for Scottish independence ahead of the vote (in just over 2 weeks) bit.ly/1uf4K3b

Sep 02, 2014

RT @GdnScotland: Pound slides against $ and € after latest Scottish independence poll jitters gu.com/p/4x82b/tw writes @KatieAllenGdn #indyref @YouGov

Sep 02, 2014

RT @GdnScotland: Pound slides against $ and € after latest Scottish independence poll jitters gu.com/p/4x82b/tw writes @KatieAllenGdn #indyref @YouGov

Sep 02, 2014

RT @BusinessDesk: Pound slides after latest Scottish independence poll gu.com/p/4x82b

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Jorge Mendes: the football agent who just won transfer deadline day

theguardian.com — Name: Jorge Mendes. Age: 48. Appearance: Portuguese nightclub owner, which is exactly what he used to be. How fascinating. What is he now? The most powerful man in football, it could be argued. Probably by him. Why? Because he is unquestionably the world's top football agent, and he has just had another stonking transfer window.
Sep 02, 2014

Jorge Mendes: the football agent who just won transfer deadline day: bit.ly/1Ba2wFC

Sep 02, 2014

RT @guardian_sport: Meet Jorge Mendes, the football agent who won transfer deadline day gu.com/p/4x84h/tw

Sep 02, 2014

RT @guardian_sport: Meet Jorge Mendes, the football agent who won transfer deadline day gu.com/p/4x84h/tw

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell - dazzle of narrative fireworks

theguardian.com — On the July day that I sat down to write a review of a novel due to be published in September, I learned that it had just been longlisted for the Man Booker prize. This rather took the wind out of my sails. I felt as if I should say "Bound for glory!"
Sep 02, 2014

"Behind the narrative fireworks is the shadow that, maybe, makes it true." Ursula Le Guin on David Mitchel''s latest theguardian.com/books/2014/sep…

Sep 02, 2014

'Death is at the heart of this novel' Ursula Le Guin reviews David Mitchell's 'whopper of a story', The Bone Clocks theguardian.com/books/2014/sep…

Sep 02, 2014

Really, David Mitchell? *Another* massive novel told from different 1st person viewpoints, across time? theguardian.com/books/2014/sep…

Polar bear DNA from footprints in Arctic snow reveal bloody killing of seal

theguardian.com — Trace DNA samples recovered from footprints in the Arctic snow have been used to reveal the bloody killing of a seal by a polar bear, which was joined by seagulls in devouring the corpse.
Sep 02, 2014

Polar bear DNA from footprints in Arctic snow reveal bloody killing of seal gu.com/p/4x863/tw via @guardian

Sep 02, 2014

It's CSI, polar bear style. Polar bear DNA from footprints in Arctic snow used to track plight of endangered species. theguardian.com/environment/20…

Sep 02, 2014

By me: CSI-style technique shows animals footprints alone can give up DNA of endangered species gu.com/p/4x863/tw #polarbear

Sep 02, 2014

By me: DNA from footprints in #Arctic snow reveals polar bear, the seal it killed and sea gull scavengers gu.com/p/4x863/tw #CSI

Sep 02, 2014

Polar bear DNA from footprints in Arctic snow reveal bloody killing of seal. @dpcarrington reports on new technique: gu.com/p/4x863/tw

David Cameron: Isis beheading of Steven Sotloff 'disgusting and despicable' - latest updates

theguardian.com — Extremists aligned with the Islamic State (Isis) group in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday posted a video online purporting to show the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff. Sotloff had appeared on an Isis video uploaded on 19 August showing the killing of American journalist James Foley.
Sep 02, 2014

Steven Sotloff killing: US working to verify Isis video – live developments here gu.com/p/4x8cq/tw

Sep 02, 2014

RT @KathViner: Latest updates on Isis video reportedly showing beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff, with @TeeMcSee gu.com/p/4x8cq/tw

Sep 02, 2014

Latest updates on Isis video reportedly showing beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff, with @TeeMcSee gu.com/p/4x8cq/tw

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