1. After studying the preferences of a quarter million listeners, Paul Lamere determined which artists were favored the most in each state above all others. What this says about your state is up to you to decide.
3. Lamare and The Echo Nest have also created this app, which allows you to compare music tastes between two regions for yourself.
- Donald Trump broke with decades of US policy by speaking with the president of Taiwan Friday, a move that could really piss off China.
- A jury failed to reach a verdict Friday in the case of Michael Slager, a former South Carolina officer charged in the fatal shooting of Walter Scott.
- The US Commission on Civil Rights will visit the campsite where people have protested the Dakota Access Pipeline for months.
- A UFC fighter is asking people to crash apples with their bare hands 🍎💪