A journalist was just violently manhandled by a member of Donald Trump’s security team

Videos posted on Twitter earlier this afternoon show a man, identified by some witnesses as a photographer for Time magazine, being violently thrown to the ground by a member of Donald Trump’s security team, possibly a US Secret Service agent. The man struggles back to his feet and is led away by several other security team members.

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Stripe Payment Gateway for WooCommerce Is Now Available for Free

Last week WooCommerce announced on Twitter that its Stripe payment gateway is now a free product. Prior to this decision, it was priced at $79 for a single license, $99 for up to five sites, and $199 for up to 25 sites. Exciting product announcement from @stripe (which is also now free for WooCommerce, woo!)

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Kinematic Petals Dress debuts at MFA

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) commissioned Nervous System to create a new dress for the exhibition #techstyle which runs from March 6 through July 10, 2016. The exhibition explores the synergy between fashion and technology and how it is not only changing the way designers design, but also the way people interact with their clothing.

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A Complete History of the Millennium Falcon

The Millennium Falcon underwent a long and arduous number of conceptual iterations before its final iconic shape emerged; the one we now once again see blasting its way across the big screen. In fact it wasn’t even known by its famous name until well into production, having up until then gone under the much mundane moniker: ‘pirate ship’.

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Content Marketing and Advertising Meet in a Dark Alley: Who Wins, and Why? – Copyblogger

Traditional advertising pretty much had its way with the 20th century. Big campaigns with big budgets from big companies influenced the things we did, said, and thought. And it’s safe to say that influence continues into the 21st century. But content marketing is starting to make some noise of its own.

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Gravity Forms PayPal Payments Pro Add-On v2.0 Released – Gravity Forms Support

Gravity Forms PayPal Payments Pro Add-On v2.0 is now available via automatic update and the Add-On downloads page. This is a major update and the PayPal Payments Pro Add-On has joined the rest of our Add-Ons in being migrated over to the Gravity Forms Add-On Framework to make future updates, enhancements and customizations easier to implement.

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Performance is a feature. Why performance is an opportunity for online businesses.

Web performance remains a missed opportunity, Joseph Wynn and I gave a talk in December last year at LdnWebPerf, the capital’s foremost and best catered web performance meet up*. It was entitled, “Performance is not a technical problem”. You can view my slides and Joseph’s online. There is also a video.

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Spotlight Church abuse report: Church allowed abuse by priest for years – The Boston Globe

This article was prepared by the Globe Spotlight Team: reporters Matt Carroll, Sacha Pfeiffer, and Michael Rezendes; and editor Walter V. Robinson. It was written by Rezendes. Since the mid-1990s, more than 130 people have come forward with horrific childhood tales about how former priest John J.

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‘Big Short’ writer seems to make barely veiled pitch for Bernie Sanders at the Oscars — but it’s not

Would it even be the Oscars without politics? After host Chris Rock absolutely devastated the audience with an on-point monologue about racism in Hollywood, the field was open to wider cultural and political statements, and at least one winner took the chance to make a point.

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VIDEO: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Resigns From DNC To Endorse Bernie Sanders

https://youtu.be/2UM8F4EuUbw WASHINGTON D.C. – In a bold political move, Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard today announced she is resigning as Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee effective immediately, so that she can endorse Senator Bernie Sanders to be the next President of the United States.

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More Support for Justice Department Than for Apple in Dispute Over Unlocking iPhone

Slight partisan differences in views of issue As the standoff between the Department of Justice and Apple Inc. continues over an iPhone used by one of the suspects in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, 51% say Apple should unlock the iPhone to assist the ongoing FBI investigation.

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Donald Trump is not a joke: A warning to Americans from an Italian who survived Berlusconi

“Of course if you listen to the pundits, we weren’t expected to win too much, and now we’re winning, winning, winning the country. And soon the country’s going to start winning, winning, winning. […] We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated.

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Mandrill to Discontinue Free Tier for Transactional Emails, Developers Seek Alternatives

This week Mandrill announced that it will be discontinuing its free tier for transactional emails. As of March 16th, new Mandrill users will create their accounts through MailChimp and existing users will be required to merge their accounts with a MailChimp account where they will be charged $20+/mo for transactional emails.

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Re-thinking “Tags” in the Plugin Directory – Make WordPress Plugins

Howdy all you wonderful plugin authors! As you may have read, the meta team is kicking off a rewrite and redesign of the plugin directory. As part of our work, we’re considering every aspect of the plugin directory, thinking through ways we can improve the experience for WordPress users everywhere.

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Austin WordPress Meetup to Host Charity Hackathon April 8, 2016

After leading the do_action( ‘wordpress-charity-hackathon’ ); event in 2014 and 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa, Hugh Lashbroke is bringing the event to Texas with the help of Austin local David Cole. The Austin WordPress Meetup Group will be hosting the hackathon on April 8th, which will coincide with WooConf.

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Preload: What is it good for? – Smashing Magazine

Preload is a new web standard aimed at improving performance and providing more granular loading control to web developers. It gives developers the ability to define custom loading logic without suffering the performance penalty that script-based resource loaders incur. A few weeks ago, I shipped preload support in Chrome Canary, and barring unexpected bugs it will hit Chrome stable in mid-April.

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Pickstarter: Cyanide & Happiness’ Joking Hazard Is Your New Offensive Party Game | Nerdist

In the past two decades, we’ve seen the art form of the three-panel comic evolve from wholesome newspaper musings to sometimes gut-wrenchingly funny (and often inappropriate) Internet squiggles. Yes, the webcomic is here to stay, and we couldn’t be happier about it, especially if they’re as funny as the ones created by Cyanide & Happiness, one of the darkest and sickest of the species.

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