Tuesday, July 12, 2016


President Obama and George W. Bush will speak at today's interfaith memorial service in Dallas for five police officers killed last week. Mr. Obama met with police representatives at the White House on Monday, after some police unions criticized him for not being sufficiently supportive. Dallas's police chief, David O. Brown, has a national reputation as a reformer focused on defusing tensions between the police and minorities. His experience is also very personal: His son shot and killed a police officer and another man before being killed in a confrontation with the police.

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch faces questions today from a House committee over her meeting with Bill Clinton just before the F.B.I.'s inquiry of Hillary Clinton ended. Republicans have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether Mrs. Clinton lied about her use of a private email server as secretary of state.

Bernie Sanders is expected to endorse Mrs. Clinton in Portsmouth, N.H. Security is being enhanced for the Republican National Convention that begins in Cleveland on Monday, and the party is negotiating a convention platform. Same-sex marriage and transgender rights are among the points of contention between social conservatives and moderates in the party, but Trump is keeping his distance from the fight.

The House is expected to vote soon on a bill that would require most foods containing genetically engineered ingredients to be identified that way. Here are popular misconceptions about what is and isn't genetically modified. That clarity may be helpful, but most online health advice is not, research says.

Prime Minister David Cameron will hold his last cabinet meeting today. Theresa May, the home secretary, is set to become the country's leader on Wednesday. She'll be the second woman to hold that job, after Margaret Thatcher, who governed from 1979 to 1990.

Pokemon Go, the free smartphone game that has soared to the top of the download charts, is making augmented reality, which fuses digital technology with the physical world, an obsession for many. Lots of stories about the game in the news.

Baseball and Cracker Jacks

The 87th Major League Baseball All-Star Game is today in San Diego (7:30 p.m., Eastern, Fox). This takes us to another summer tradition that goes back even further ... eating Cracker Jacks at the ballpark. In 1872 F. W. Rueckheim, a German immigrant, began selling candy and popcorn in Chicago. By the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, Rueckheim and his brother, Louis, created a confection of molasses, peanuts and popcorn that millions of fairgoers gobbled up. They perfected their recipe by 1896 when - legend has it - a salesman tasted a sample and shouted, "That's crackerjack!" meaning fantastic. Thus a name and a brand were born as the brothers began packaging and advertising the concoction. The company first issued coupons in the boxes that could be redeemed for household items at a store in Chicago. It switched to "A Prize in Every Box" in 1912. The prizes went digital this spring, after billions of trinkets were distributed. But Cracker Jack's timelessness is wrapped up in one of the best-known songs in history ...

Manhattanhenge Crystalinks

Manhattanhenge: July 11-12, 2016 @ 8:20 PM   ABC - July 11, 2016

Making a Difference in Manhattan

Jennifer Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda sing "Love Make the World Go Round"  
NBC - July 11, 2016

July 12, 1917 - January 16, 2009

Andrew Wyeth

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Andrew Wyeth was an award winning visual artist
working predominantly in a regionalist style.

The windows open as the veils of illusion lift to expose the reality of time ...

... and the dream is understood.

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July 12, 1895 - July 1, 1983

Buckminster Fuller

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Richard Buckminster 'Bucky' Fuller was an award winning American architect, author, designer, futurist, inventor, and visionary. He was the second president of Mensa. He lends his name to a family of complex carbon structures called Buckminsterfullerene also known as Bucky Balls.

I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.

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