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Republican Rep. Paul Ryan succeeded retiring John Boehner as House speaker yesterday, appealing for unity and ‘understanding’ as he embarks on the tough task of trying to heal deep divisions in the party. he urged both parties to figure out how to work together. ‘If you ever pray, let’s pray for each other — Republicans for Democrats, and Democrats for Republicans.’ He joked, ‘And I don’t mean pray for a conversion. … Pray for a deeper understanding.’
The State Department will release another batch of Hillary Clinton’s personal emails Friday, the first since her 10-hour testimony before the House Benghazi panel last week. Like earlier downloads, it’s unlikely the emails will show much beyond the minutiae of her daily interactions with staff, lawmakers and outside supporters.
The future of television (according to Apple) can be yours starting today when a revamped Apple TV begins hitting stores—includes Siri helping you find stuff to watch, with a slick new touch-capable remote control and the inclusion of games and other new apps. Apple says developers will be adding many more apps in the coming weeks. The revamped Apple TV starts at $149.
Road, ferry, transit traffic up across Puget Sound–To drivers around Seattle, a new report from Puget Sound Regional Council detailing population, economic and traffic growth will come as little surprise. Public transit, ferry, highway use has increased from 2014 to 2015 and congestion is up 20%. Freeway commutes are taking longer, according to the report, even as car travel has decreased in the last five years. h