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About 900 State Department officials sign protest memo: source – Reuters

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017:

WASHINGTON About 900 U.S. State Department officials signed an internal dissent memo protesting a travel ban by U.S. President Donald Trump on refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, a source familiar with the document said on Tuesday, in a rebellion against the new president’s policies. A senior State Department official confirmed the memorandum had been submitted to acting Secretary of State Tom Shannon through the department’s “dissent channel,” a process in which officials can express unhappiness over policy (bit.ly/2jOYW0y). White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Monday he was aware of the memo but warned career diplomats that they […] Read More →

Balint Alovits from Budapest captures spiral staircases

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017:

Balint Alovits , from Budapest, created the mesmerising staircase images  Artist calls them a ‘photographic exploration’ of spiral stairways Social media users have been left baffled by the ‘warp hole’ images  By Unity Blott For Mailonline Published: 12:20 EST, 31 January 2017 | Updated: 14:04 EST, 31 January 2017 A Hungarian photographer has created these dizzying images of spiral staircases. Balint Alovits, from Budapest, set about capturing the ‘unnoticed architectural masterpieces’ around his hometown by standing at the same central point – either directly at the top or directly at the bottom – of each stairwell.  The artist, who is […] Read More →

Silicon Valley Faces Balancing Act Between White House Criticism and Engagement – Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017:

As he and other technology executives were voicing concern over the weekend about President Donald Trump’s immigration order, Elon Musk also asked the public for suggestions for how to fix it. “Please read immigration order. [Let me know] specific amendments,” read a post Sunday on the Tesla Motors Inc. chief executive’s Twitter account. Mr. Musk added that he intended to recommend changes to the policy as a member of a White House… Read the full article from the Source… Read More →

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