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Gig Bag Essentials: How to Always Be Prepared  Guitars

Gig Bag Essentials: How to Always Be Prepared Guitars

A well-stocked gig bag can help you troubleshoot almost any practice or stage situation. Full story

Education

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Economics

Funding for Fintech Startups Poised to Hit a Record in 2017

Funding for Fintech Startups Poised to Hit a Record in 2017

Financial technology startups are on pace to see funding reach a record as insurance, wealth management, lending and blockchain-related companies attract new dollars. Exclusive insights on technology around the world. Get Fully Charged, from Bloomberg Technology. So far this year there have been 496 deals globally, raising a total of $8 billion, according to a new report from CB Insights, a technology industry research firm. That’s just $6.1 ... Full story

Entertainment

No, Comic Books Are ‘Not a Security Threat,’ T.S.A. Says

No, Comic Books Are ‘Not a Security Threat,’ T.S.A. Says

“Clearly, comic books are not a security threat, and passengers are welcome to put them in their checked or carry-on baggage,” Lorie Dankers, a T.S.A. spokeswoman, said in a phone interview on Tuesday. The airlines, she said, “are probably trying to be helpful, but it’s not helpful to state T.S.A. policy incorrectly.”. That said, a reading of previous blog posts on the issue of packing shows how confusion might have occurred. Still, the ... Full story

Health

Chipotle links sick worker to latest Norovirus outbreak

Chipotle links sick worker to latest Norovirus outbreak

A Chipotle Mexican Grill is seen in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on April 25, 2016. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc ( CMG.N ) is retraining kitchen crews on food safety and enforcing a zero-tolerance policy for employees refusing to abide by new rules, after identifying a sick employee as the cause of a Norovirus outbreak that forced it to briefly close a restaurant in Virginia last week. "We believe someone was working ... Full story

Law

Authorities hold 2 judges appointed by Venezuelan opposition

Authorities hold 2 judges appointed by Venezuelan opposition

AUTHORITIES HOLD 2 JUDGES APPOINTED BY VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION. CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's intelligence agency detained two more judges Tuesday that the government-stacked Supreme Court had threatened with arrest after they were appointed by the opposition-controlled National Assembly. Jesus Rojas Torres and Zuleima Gonzalez were taken into custody by SEBIN agents in Anzoategui, a state in northeastern Venezuela, the National Assembly ... Full story

Living

Hot Mic Catches Senators Jack Reed And Susan Collins Talking Trump [Video]

Hot Mic Catches Senators Jack Reed And Susan Collins Talking Trump [Video]

The Washington Post has published the attached audio of President Donald Trump being called crazy by a couple of senators — and the audio is going viral on Tuesday, July 25. As can be heard below, the hot-mic conversation between Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Senator Jack Reed (D-R.I.) displays Collins and Reed speaking about a variety of topics, which include calling Trump crazy. The audio opens with Reed calling Trump crazy, a notion ... Full story

Politics

Live: Senate Vote on Obamacare Repeal Proposal

Live: Senate Vote on Obamacare Repeal Proposal

The Senate on Tuesday night voted against a version of the Republican health care overhaul plan, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act. This week senators are debating and voting on several amendments to a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. A vote on a final bill is expected later this week. We are tracking these votes live as they happen. The Senate is currently voting on a repeal and replace amendment. Better Care ... Full story

Sport

Scaramucci on Leaks: ‘I’m Going to Fire Everybody’

Scaramucci on Leaks: ‘I’m Going to Fire Everybody’

Both Mr. Priebus and Mr. Spicer had argued forcefully against bringing on Mr. Scaramucci, whose hiring seemed to signal a pivot by the White House toward surrounding Mr. Trump with people more likely to stick by the campaign coda of “let Trump be Trump.”. On Tuesday evening, Mr. Trump was joined on by two former campaign hands, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, who traveled with him to Youngstown, Ohio, for a campaign rally. Mr. Trump has ... Full story

Technology

Adobe to pull plug on Flash, ending an era

Adobe to pull plug on Flash, ending an era

FILE PHOTO: An Adobe Systems Inc software box is seen in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 13, 2017. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Adobe Systems Inc's Flash, a once-ubiquitous technology used to power most of the media content found online, will be retired at the end of 2020, the software company announced Tuesday. Adobe, along with partners Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc and Mozilla Corp, said support for Flash ... Full story