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Email bombshells from Hillary's secret account show she didn't know when cabinet meetings were held, was dumbfounded by a fax machine and emailed aides to fetch her iced tea. State Department published a massive tranche of Hillary Clinton's emails Tuesday night from her days as secretary of stateJudge ordered the release in response to a Freedom Of Information Act lawsuitTuesday's revelation covers barely 3,000 of the 55,000 pages that must go online by the end of the year; 9:00 p.m. release suggested State Department tried to bury itFunny moments (Clinton can't work a fax machine) vied with imperious messages (telling aides to fetch her iced tea) and confusing references to someone on her calendar named 'Santa' By David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com Published: 05:49 GMT, 1 July 2015 | Updated: 21:44 GMT, 1 July 2015.

Email bombshells from Hillary's secret account show she didn't know when cabinet meetings were held, was dumbfounded by a fax machine and emailed aides to fetch her iced tea

Parents tackled over discipline. Schools' Secretary Ed Balls has promised to tackle parents who refuse to accept that teachers have a right to discipline their children.

Parents tackled over discipline

Some headteachers give unruly pupils detentions only for the parents to march into class to complain, he says. He has asked behaviour adviser Sir Alan Steer to suggest ways heads in England can work with such parents. He talked about discipline and the running of schools at a meeting of head teachers in Birmingham. At the National College for School Leadership conference, he said: "Schools are doing a fantastic job of turning around poor behaviour, which is crucial to improving results. Silicon-valley-servers. Leaked TPP paper shows US pushing drug company rights. A draft of part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal leaked to the Politico website suggests the US is demanding increased protections for pharmaceutical companies, restricting access to the lower-cost generic versions of drugs that agencies such as New Zealand's Pharmac buy.

Leaked TPP paper shows US pushing drug company rights

The draft copy of the intellectual property chapter of the trade agreement as it stood on May 11, before the Guam negotiating round, includes what is known as 'patent-linkage' provisions which would prevent regulators in TPP countries approving generic versions of drugs whenever there were unresolved patent issues, the Washington-based Politico website reported. Iran nuclear talks in endgame, negotiators push on sticking points.

Perfectly timed picture of my firework. Yes or no? What Greece's landmark vote might bring. LONDON (AP) — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis.

Yes or no? What Greece's landmark vote might bring

The Greek people are in similar dire straits as they prepare to vote on a future in which they face two painful prospects: the slow grind of years more of austerity cuts or the country's potentially catastrophic exit from the euro. The question is whether their vote on Sunday can help them escape either. "Yes" to more budget cuts in exchange for a financial aid package for the country? Reddit CEO Ellen Pao: 'We are going to figure this out and fix it'

Less than half of young people in the US are extremely proud to be American. Cornell Professor Sara Pritchard recently made the argument in the Conversation that female professors should receive bonus points on their student evaluations, because of the severe negative bias students have toward their female professors.

Less than half of young people in the US are extremely proud to be American

Commentators on Fox News attempted to discredit her argument as “insane,” ridiculed the idea that gender plays a role in evaluations and repeatedly mentioned a lack of data to support her claims. But the reality is women faculty are at a disadvantage. Unfortunately, as we well know, for many women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the path to academia ends long before they obtain a faculty position and are the “lucky” recipient of biased student evaluations. We represent the success stories—women with careers at Ivy League universities. And yes, while we agree that there are more women in STEM fields today than ever before, bias still affects women in STEM, and not just in student evaluations. What makes a ‘fit’? The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit. The hermit set out of camp at midnight, carrying his backpack and his bag of break-in tools, and threaded through the forest, rock to root to rock, every step memorized.

The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit

Not a boot print left behind. It was cold and nearly moonless, a fine night for a raid, so he hiked about an hour to the Pine Tree summer camp, a few dozen cabins spread along the shoreline of North Pond in central Maine. Have a Way To Break the Sabbath? Some Jewish Entrepreneur Will Patent That. What Washington really knows about the Internet of Things. President Barack Obama wears a FitBit monitor on his wrist to count his steps and calories, and has waxed poetic about the power of wearable technology to “give each of us information that allows us to stay healthier.”

What Washington really knows about the Internet of Things

On Capitol Hill, 13 members have joined together across party lines this year to launch the Internet of Things Caucus. Started by a former Microsoft marketing executive and a Republican who made his fortune in electronics, the caucus pledges to help foster the coming explosion of “products, services and interconnected opportunities that didn’t exist a generation ago and will be taken for granted by the end of this generation.” Then again, the caucus hasn't even held its first meeting yet. The short answer: It's not. What I found, overall, is that the government doesn’t have any single mechanism to address the Internet of Things or the challenges it’s presenting. So far, we seem to be letting the window close.

But the Internet of Things isn't waiting. The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. Know Which Words to Use on Your Resume for Different Job Openings. Coping While Black: A Season Of Traumatic News Takes A Psychological Toll : Code Switch. Raymond Smith of Charleston, S.C., kneels in prayer in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston before a worship service on June 21.

Coping While Black: A Season Of Traumatic News Takes A Psychological Toll : Code Switch

Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption toggle caption Stephen B. Morton/AP Raymond Smith of Charleston, S.C., kneels in prayer in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston before a worship service on June 21. 3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake. This July Fourth, I'm celebrating by taking a plane from the US to the United Kingdom.

3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake

The timing wasn't intentional, but I embrace the symbolism. American independence in 1776 was a monumental mistake. We should be mourning the fact that we left the United Kingdom, not cheering it. Of course, evaluating the wisdom of the American Revolution means dealing with counterfactuals. How Uber Took Over Portland: Release the Lobbyists! Charlie Hales, the mayor of Portland, Ore., was running a zoning hearing last December when he missed a call on his cell from David Plouffe, the campaign mastermind behind Barack Obama’s ascent.

How Uber Took Over Portland: Release the Lobbyists!

Although Hales had never met him, Plouffe left a voice mail that had an air of charming familiarity, reminiscing about the 2008 rally when 75,000 Obama supporters thronged Portland’s waterfront. “Sure love your city,” Plouffe gushed. Insomnia, anxiety, break-ups … musicians on the dark side of touring. While many may envisage the life of a touring musician to be that of a glorified jetsetter, the reality is far from idyllic. A recent study by charity Help Musicians UK found that over 60% of musicians have suffered from depression or other psychological issues, with touring an issue for 71% of respondents.

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