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I hadn't given any thought to who Clinton might pick as a running mate (stupidly, given how important it will be) but Elizabeth Warren would be an amazing choice. I know Clinton cant really do it for all the stupid reasons set out in this article, but I actually think it would be the sort of bold decision that could guarantee the win. 

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Notable: The Verge finally gives an Android phone a higher score than an iPhone: http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/8/11172968/samsung-galaxy-s7-edge-review 

Over the last few years The Verge has been creeping up the scores given to the latest iphones - from high 8's to low 9's. The very best android devices have always come in on par or just below. But the latest Samsung Galaxy Edge device finally breaks through the glass ceiling [intentional use of dubious metaphor] and gets a score higher than the incumbent Apple device. Kudos!

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An outstanding display of sportsmanship.

After winning the Davis Cup for Great Britain (their first in 79 years), Andy Murray's first reaction after sheer relief was to thank and congratulate his opponent and the entire Belgian team. Before returning to his own team and rightly being held aloft. An outstanding player and true sportsman.

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OK everyone, my Christmas list this year is really short. I only want one thing, and it's great value. You can club together if you want.

Just returned from 10 days vacationing in Egypt. It's hardly adventure tourism, but at the same time I got more "take cares" from friends before we went than from our usual vacation. And it was unfortunate timing with all the speculation about the causes of the MetroJet crash.

So let me say this: please go to Egypt. Go to the Red Sea, go to Cairo, go to Luxor, go to Aswan. These are amazing places to visit, that we shouldn't be put off from visiting because of fears about the wider region. In terms of terrorist attacks, Egypt ranks lower than Thailand. In terms of homicides, Cairo ranks lower than New York. 

Does Egypt as a country have issues? Hell yes. Should that stop sensible travelers from visiting? Hell no. 

And no matter whatever else is going on with their governments, or in the region around them, the Egyptians are beautiful people, with an amazing culture and history, who we all deserve to learn from.

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Egypt Past and Present. Foreground is a 3000+ year old statue of Ramses V. Background is the former headquarters of the National Democratic Party (Mubarak's party) which was destroyed in the 2011 revolutions, and is now being pulled down floor by floor. Sadly for Egypt (or, at least, for Muslims in Egypt), things are no better under Sisi than they were under Mubarak, and if anything the return to military control has only increased the sense of uncertainty in this otherwise wonderful country.
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Awesome landing into London today. A rare heavy mist was just starting to clear over the city; it felt you were looking down at a normal cloud floor and then every so often something tall (radio masts, Canary Wharf) would pop up out of the clouds.

[Also, who doesn't love a gratuitous wing / engine / sun / clouds photo - a view that's hard to beat at the best of times :)]
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Milk in the New Forest is so fresh it delivers itself. 
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Awesome letter to Donald Trump, from the leaders of his church.
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