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Here's What's Next in the Trump Taxes Investigation
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A Supreme Court ruling has paved the way for prosecutors to begin combing through Mr. Trump's financial records. 1
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Mr. Vance, a Democrat, has been examining whether Mr. Trump, his company and its officials committed bank-related insurance and tax fraud, among other crimes, people with knowledge of the matter have said. 1
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Cuomo Attacked Over His Plan for Review of Sex Harassment Claims
Harassment Claims Against Cuomo
Democratic leaders in Albany questioned the impartiality of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's choice to lead the inquiry, while others called for his immediate resignation.
He Won a Varsity Letter at 16. He Finally Got It When He Was 79.
Tom Ammiano, a well-known gay leader in San Francisco, believed his effeminate mannerisms led his New Jersey high school to deny him his letter.
'I Checked the Counter and the Floor, but I Couldn't Find It Anywhere'
Cutting corners while making lattes, an unusual offer and more reader tales of New York City in this week's Metropolitan Diary.
Dear Diary:
I had a job at a cafe on the Upper East Side.
Man stabbed to death in NYCHA building in NYC
A man was stabbed to death inside of a NYCHA building in Manhattan Saturday afternoon, police said.
Man stabbed to death outside NYC gambling den was tragic good samaritan: NYPD
The man fatally stabbed outside an alleged Brooklyn gambling den was an innocent bystander who was trying to break up a knife fight, police said.
More than 300,000 COVID-19 cases logged in Ontario since beginning of pandemic
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Opinion | Amid pandemic, Toronto Zoo tackles spectre of 6th mass extinction
In the midst of the pandemic, it can be challenging to think about issues facing other species.
City to begin vaccinating people in Toronto's shelter system this week | CBC News
The city says it plans to begin administering vaccines to people experiencing homelessness in Toronto's shelter system this week.
Police in Milton seek stolen pickup truck with 4-month-old puppy inside | CBC News
Halton police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a stolen pickup truck with a four-month-old Great Pyrenees puppy inside in Milton on Friday.
City to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to those in Toronto's shelter system
TORONTO -- Starting next week, the city will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to people in Toronto's shelter system.
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Canada Post is sending all households a prepaid postcard to encourage Canadians to stay in touch in pandemic | CBC News
In an effort to encourage Canadians to keep in touch during the pandemic, Canada Post is sending every household a free postcard to mail to a loved one.
One dead after quadruple stabbing in Sunset Park * Brooklyn Paper
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11 injured in Brooklyn multi-vehicle crash: FDNY
PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn - At least 11 people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash in Brooklyn Friday afternoon, officials said.
Bedford Union Armory renamed for longtime Rep. Major Owens
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Southern Brooklyn pols, Catholic sports leaders call for reopening of high school, high-risk sports
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Let the games begin!
New bill bars certain convicted felons from city office
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Group show highlights Black female artists at Industry City
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Openings & Closings: Mimi Cheng's, My Gym, Tartinery, Atlantic Grill
Posted on February 27, 2021 at 1:28 pm by West Sider
Mimi Cheng's has opened its doors at 309 Amsterdam Avenue, between 74th and 75th Streets.
Lincoln Center to Start Holding Outdoor Events With a Unique Format
Posted on February 27, 2021 at 12:12 pm by West Sider
Illustration by Ceylan A. Sahin Eker.
The Neighborhood's Small Businesses are in Crisis; One Helper Sees It All and Does What He Can
Posted on February 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm by Carol Tannenhauser
By Susanne Beck
These are the 6 Best Hotels in Upper West Side 2021 Map + Guide
Where to stay in Upper West Side
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These are the best hotels in Upper West Side
Purim Celebration Spills Into the Street, Then Back to Zoom
Posted on February 25, 2021 at 8:02 pm by West Sider
By Jeff Segall
Amid the Pandemic, Neighbors Bonded and a Block Association Was Born; You Can Do It Too
Posted on February 24, 2021 at 1:02 pm by Carol Tannenhauser
By Lisa Kava
Often, the Upper West Side can feel like a small town within a large city.
5 New Restaurant Pop-Ups to Try Around DC This Weekend
360 Water St., SE Cue the food comma: chef Reid Shilling's sandwich pop-up at his Navy Yard restaurant, Shilling Canning Company, isn't for small appetites.
Maryland Looks to Get Rid of Its Pro-Confederate State Song | Washingtonian (DC)
On Wednesday, Maryland's House Health and Government Operations Committee heard testimony on three bills that would repeal "Maryland, My Maryland" as the official state song.
A Funny Flowchart About the New Way to Network in DC | Washingtonian (DC)
Mimi Montgomery joined Washingtonian in 2018. Her work has appeared in Outside Magazine, Washington City Paper, DCist, and PoPVille. Originally from North Carolina, she now lives in Petworth.
Marijuana Sales Could Finally Become Legal in DC
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced legislation today that would legalize the sale of recreational marijuana in DC.
Pete Buttigieg Spotted Wobbling on a Capital Bikeshare Bike
Yesterday, several DC tweeters captured pics and video of a man peddling through Navy Yard on a Capital Bikeshare bicycle who looked a whole lot like Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg.
Marty Baron's Last Day at the Washington Post Is This Sunday | Washingtonian (DC)
Martin Baron will retire from his job as the executive editor of the Washington Post on Sunday.
Biden Won't Penalize Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi's Killing, Fearing Relations Breach
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Officials said a consensus developed inside the White House that the price of that breach, in Saudi cooperation on counterterrorism and in confronting Iran, was too simply too high. 1
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Mitch McConnell says he'd 'absolutely' support Trump as 2024 nominee
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"I've got at least four members that I think are planning on running for president, plus governors and others," McConnell said. 1"There's no incumbent. 1Should be a wide open race." 1
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In turn, an angry Trump blistered McConnell as a "dour, sullen and unsmiling political hack." 1
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California parolee pleads guilty to shooting Nevada deputy
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Nicholas Berreman of Markleeville, California, also pleaded guilty this week in Douglas County District Court to being a prohibited person in possession of a gun and battery with a deadly weapon causing substantial bodily harm. 1
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US House poised to pass $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill
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AngelaPerea
The US House of Representatives is poised to approve a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill on Friday even as Republicans unify in opposition to the measure backed by President Joe Biden. 1
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Mark Meadows says Trump is 'planning for the next administration'
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"Trump effectively is the Republican Party. 1The only chasm is between Beltway insiders and grassroots Republicans around the country. 1When you attack President Trump, you're attacking the Republican grassroots," he said. 1
T​rump is also expected take aim at the ​10 House Republicans who voted to convict him in his impeachment trial and the seven GOP Senators who voted with Democrats to convict him. 1
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The Twice-Fired, Lord-Of-The-Rings-Loving Lawyer Is Taking His Show On The Road
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Then he attended the January 6th protest turned attempted coup... and he filmed himself doing so. 1
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Meanwhile the judge has already signaled some deep skepticism. 1Judge Alan Albright (appointed by Donald Trump, no less) issued an order to show cause, and it's fair to say he wasn't impressed by Davis's legal analysis 1
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Republican introduces "compromise" LGBTQ civil rights bill that would allow more discrimination
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Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) - who voted against the Equality Act yesterday - introduced his Fairness For All Act (FFAA), which contains large religious exemptions that would allow organizations that discriminate against LGBTQ people to still receive taxpayer dollars. 1
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"This country can accommodate both civil liberties for LGBT individuals and religious freedom." 1
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Biden Looks to a Consensus Builder to Heal a Democratic Rift on Trade
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Katherine Tai, the chief trade counsel to Congress's powerful Ways and Means Committee, appeared unflappable to those in the room as she helped to hammer out compromises that would ultimately bring Democrats on board in late 2019 to support the 2,082-page trade pact negotiated by the Trump administration, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. 1
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Pence meets with House GOP, says he has good relationship with Trump
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"As far as he's concerned - and as far as I think we're concerned - Republicans are more unified than some are giving us credit for," he continued, noting the recent media coverage of political divisions in the party. 1
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David Perdue won't challenge Raphael Warnock in the 2022 Georgia Senate race, after all.
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Mr. Warnock defeated Kelly Loeffler, who was also a Republican incumbent, in January, winning a term that expires in January 2023. 1The two defeats deadlocked Senate control, 50-50, but effectively handed the majority to the Democrats, because of the tiebreaking vote of Vice President Kamala Harris, who serves as the body's president. 1
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Trump to call for GOP unity in CPAC speech: 'We will not be dividing our power'
Former President Donald Trump, in his first public address since departing the White House in January, will call on Republicans gathered at a conservative conference in Florida Sunday to unite for the party.
'Millions of people's data is at risk' - Amazon insiders sound alarm over security
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Put together, their accounts paint a picture of a corporate culture at Amazon that they say prioritizes growth over other factors, such as the security of customers' information, compliance with rules designed to safeguard that data and the careers of employees the company hired specifically to flag problems. 1
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Weak controls mean the company may not even detect a hack. 1
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CCPA hasn't impacted ad revenues, but indirect effects could hurt
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CCPA is having a an impact though, just indirectly. 1It has inspired potential privacy laws in other states, which, in turn, has put even more pressure on federal lawmakers to pass a comprehensive national law that industry hopes will simplify compliance. 1
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"The bigger impact is going to be the technological changes," he said. 1
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TikTok agrees to proposed $92 million settlement in privacy class action
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JamesJalaPayneo
The data that TikTok allegedly collects, shares, and uses for machine learning training goes surprisingly deep, the suit added, including users' "identities, unique identifying information, biometric data and information, images, video and digital recordings, audio recordings, clipboard data, geolocation, names, email addresses, passcodes, social media accounts, messaging services, telephone numbers, and other private, nonpublic, or confidential data and information." 1
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Hackers Seized on the Pandemic. Some States Are Fighting Back.
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"We have a serious governance and oversight problem," said Washington state Sen. Reuven Carlyle, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee. 1"The state auditor breach is historically serious, on every level. 1And we've had four or five major cyber incidents in the last year." 1
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Customs and Border Protection Behind on Deploying Border Surveillance Tech, DHS OIG Finds
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The development of underground sensing technologies has gained greater importance because the new border wall built during the Trump administration may lead to an increase in tunneling activities. 1
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In the meantime, surveillance technologies already in use have degraded, according to the audit. 1
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TikTok To Pay $92 Million To Settle Class-Action Suit Over 'Theft' Of Personal Data
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The proposed settlement, which lawyers in the case have called among the largest privacy-related payouts in history, applies to 89 million TikTok users in the U.S. whose personal data was allegedly tracked and sold to advertisers in violation of state and federal law. 1
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2d ago 
from Medium
User Interview Questions
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I like to schedule anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half per interview. 1Keep in mind that interviews are not usually done in front of the product. 1If you are asking a user to complete a task in your product during this interview, that is a user test. 1That is not the purpose of a user interview. 1A lot of users like an incentive to spend their time with you. 1
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2d ago 
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How to Tell a Senior from a Junior Designer
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AngelaPerea
Seniors know what to focus on and when. 1They know how and when to break the rules and when not to. 1They know when to skip wireframes and go straight to mocks, and when to never deliver mocks and deliver a prototype instead. 1They know what they're good at, what they're not good at and how to fill the gaps in their skillset. 1
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4d ago 
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Book Review: Steve Krug's "Don't Make Me Think, Revisited." 4 Key Takeaways
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1. Don't Make Me Think

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There should not be a lot of thought behind the user's experience when clicking through a website. 1
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2. Users Don't Read

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When a user is browsing through a website or an app, it's important to avoid large sections of text and instead focus on headlines because the user does not spend time on the text. 1
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3. Testing is SO Important!

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5d ago 
from Medium
The best Clubhouse rooms and clubs for designers
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Aspiring UX/UI Designers - 13k followers ????

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The fastest growing group for those looking to accelerate into a career in UX/UI design and ask from current UX professionals. 1
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Product Designers - 3.2k followers ????

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Passionate product designers from the offbeat path, sharing origin stories from Silicon Valley and beyond. 1
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6d ago 
from Medium
What a UX Researcher Does
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AngelaPerea
After choosing their research methodology, UX researchers will collect qualitative and quantitative data. 1
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Now that you have the data gathered, it's time to analyze and organize it into actionable next steps to help the design team. 1
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There are a number of ways to do this depending on your team, but what's most important is that the design team fully understands your research and how to apply it. 1
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Case Study: Learnings from the Design of an Online-Education Platform
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Once we had documented the users' goals and painpoints and had benchmarked the Web site of Leverage Edu against those of its competitors, it became very clear that this competitive space was extremely crowded. 1
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