The SNP meeting arms dealers is unlikely to stir voters – but will enrage party members

Scottish voters are more likely to see Raytheon as a major employer than a moral quandary. The meetings between Scotland’s business minister Paul Wheelhouse and Raytheon, a manufacturer of, among other things, bombs now falling on Yemen, are undoubtedly off-brand for the Scottish National Party. For years, the party has been aligned with anti-intervention movements, from opposition to Iraq, opposition to Trident, and the rather lacklustre cry of “bairns not bombs” when sending British forces to Syria seemed like a real possibility. The Scottish government has already denied the Sunday Mail’s accusation of “gross hypocrisy” (it also calls the suggestion that taxpayer money ended up funding the manufacture of munitions… Read More

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Netflix’s latest rom-com, ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,’ has critics obsessed and a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is the latest Netflix rom-com that critics are gushing over. In June, Netflix released “Set It Up,” a formulaic rom-com about young adults who fall in love while they set their miserable bosses up with each other. The movie became a massive critical and audience success, and further proved a thirst for romantic comedies after years of a dormant period in favor of superhero movies and dark dramas. And “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” is clearly another hit for Netflix. The teen rom-com, based on the 2014 novel of the same name, follows Lara Jean, a shy high school junior who… Read More

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested asking Bill Clinton sexually graphic questions about Monica Lewinsky in a 1998 memo

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested a list of sexually graphic questions to ask President Bill Clinton in his grand jury testimony about his affair with Monica Lewinsky, a newly released memo shows. At the time, Kavanaugh was an associate counsel to independent counsel Ken Starr on the investigation into alleged perjury and obstruction of justice Clinton committed surrounding the affair. Kavanaugh wrote that he was strongly opposed to giving the president “any break” in the questioning due to his past attempts to cover up the affair. In August 1998, Brett Kavanaugh drafted a memo suggesting highly sexually explicit questions he thought prosecutors should ask President Bill Clinton about his… Read More

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No suspects 4 years after bodega owner was killed in community ‘he gave back to’

Jose Rivas’ family will remember him this week with a vigil outside the store. Watch video Perched on the corner of Shepard Avenue and Osbourne Terrace in Newark, Yesi Supermarket appears to be a typical corner store in Newark’s Weequahic neighborhood. Customers come in, whether it be for a lottery ticket or a bag of potato chips, and walk in like they’re stepping into their own home, greeting employees by name. “You come in here upset and you leave with a smile. Jose (Rivas) was a big part of that,” said Frayni Nunez, Rivas’ cousin who works at the store. Jose Rivas Courtesy of Family Four years ago, Rivas, the… Read More

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A Lyft exec says it’s nearly impossible to recover from the ‘kiss of death’ in a career

Lyft CFO Brian Roberts said coasting in your career is the “kiss of death” that can be impossible to recover from in an interview with Forbes. No matter how successful you become, he said you can never afford to stop learning and growing. The harder you work, the luckier you will get, Roberts said. No matter how high you get on the ladder of success, there’s always room to grow. That’s true whether you’re an entry-level worker or an executive at a $15 billion company, like Lyft CFO Brian Roberts. In an interview with Forbes, Roberts said it can be impossible to recover once you start coasting in your career,… Read More

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