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How Quiet Should You Be During ‘Game of Thrones’? Fans Disagree

Here is a selection of the responses, which have been lightly edited. Shush! A solid majority of the commenters said they require total silence. Some of them said the issue had lost them friends. Continue reading the main story Several said the solution was in watching the episode multiple times: Silence is expected on the first viewing, but commentary is allowed in subsequent viewings. Meeghan Holaway, 47, of Pasadena, Calif., wrote in an email: Personally, I watch alone (the first time). I’m not even close to subtle or tactful. When…

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An Over-the-Top New Yorker Will Run Trump’s Communications Shop

The pair represent the competing power centers still vying inside Mr. Trump’s West Wing: Ms. Sanders, the Southern-drawling, workmanlike political operative installed by Mr. Priebus; and Mr. Scaramucci, the gregarious New York hedge fund manager who has grown close with the Trump family and is new to politics. Known throughout Manhattan as “the Mooch,” Mr. Scaramucci, 53, grew up a scrappy son of blue-collar Long Island, attended Harvard Law School and became a wealthy hedge fund manager and Wall Street fund-raiser. Along the way, he cultivated political and business relationships,…

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Trump’s Virginia Golf Outings Leave Paddlers High, Dry and Angry

“There is no way you can aim a gun from a little bitty, wiggly boat. It won’t work,” fumed Susan Sherrod, chair of the Canoe Cruisers Association, a local group that is protesting mightily. “You can’t pack a big bomb in it. It’s too small.” The Trump Organization’s attraction to the area is understandable. Just outside the capital, past the mammoth shopping centers and across from the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, great blue herons and snowy egrets loll along the leafy banks. Paddleboards, wooden canoes, and kayaks cluster above where…

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CDC: Half of homicides of women related to domestic violence

Police say 39-year-old Utah mother Memorez Rackley and her son Jase, 6, left, were shot and killed in June 2017 by her ex-boyfriend, Jeremy Patterson, right, days after Rackley reported harassment  KUTV WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds that half of all homicides of women were related to domestic violence. The CDC examined data on more than 10,000 homicides of women over the age of 18 from 18 states between 2003-2014. The agency found that 11 percent of victims experienced some type of…

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As O.J. Simpson Wins Parole, a Quick, and Divided, Reaction

Charles Edgar, 68, a maintenance worker in South Los Angeles, watched the entire hearing on television. He said that Mr. Simpson had once been a hero to him. “So now I see my hero who’s a fallen comrade now,” Mr. Edgar said. “O.J. didn’t think he was a black person until he got arrested,” he added. “He thought he was above certain laws, but the law doesn’t really change for us.” A few miles away, in the Fairfax neighborhood, a white bartender, Tammy Reinemann, was less sympathetic. When one of…

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Spam and scam calls are going mobile

Cell phones used to be immune from the annoying scam and spam telemarketing robocalls that have bedeviled land line users for years. No longer. More than half of cell phone users report having received a scam call in the past month. And repeated scam and spam calls to mobile phones have quadrupled over the past two years, according to a new survey. Several factors can explain the increase, said Jonathan Sasse, chief marketing officer of First Orion Network Enterprise Solutions, which commissioned the study. More people are using their cell…

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For Right-Wing Italian Youth, a Mission to Disrupt Migration

“I certainly wish them the best,” said Richard B. Spencer, a white nationalist in the United States who is a leader of the so-called alt-right, a far-right movement. “This sounds like a wonderful mission.” Except that, as of now, Mr. Fiato’s ship still has not come in. On Thursday morning, the boat was stuck in Egypt, where he said inspectors seemed to be looking for “any misplaced hair” to hold up its arrival. In Italy, members of Parliament have excoriated the mission, and others have wondered if the band of…

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Woman accused of kidnapping slain mom’s kids enters plea

Joshua Robertson, left, and Brittany Humphrey CBS Los Angeles LOS ANGELES – A woman accused of kidnapping and abandoning her slain half-sister’s children pleaded no contest on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Brittney Sue Humphrey was accused of kidnapping Kimberly Harvill’s three children – ages 5, 3, and 2 – then abandoning them in a New Mexico motel room. Kimberly Harvill CBS Los Angeles Humphrey’s boyfriend, Joshua Robertson, 27, and Alex Valdez, 29, are charged with murdering Harvill, whose body was discovered in a remote…

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Cancer expert: McCain’s treatment option is “tolerable”

Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor called a glioblastoma. His diagnosis was revealed following a procedure last week in which surgeons removed a blood clot from above his left eye. Doctors say his tumor was associated with the blood clot. CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus, who is one of the country’s top oncologists and director of the USC Norris Westside Cancer Center, joined “CBS This Morning” from Los Angeles on Thursday to talk about McCain’s diagnosis and potential treatment plan.  “Glioblastoma is the most aggressive…

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