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  • 3 days ago
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    'We are the market': Tillerson faults US for evils of Mexico's drug trade

    If there was a single theme to emerge from today's second go at joint Cabinet-level meetings with the Mexican government, it came across stunningly loud and clear: That the real heart of Mexico's ongoing, bloody battle with hard drug production, organized crime and murder lies firmly in the United States. "We Americans must own this problem. It is ours," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated bluntly during a news conference. America's "pervasive demand" for i...

  • 7 days ago
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    North Korea launches missile; launch being assessed

    North Korea launched a missile today, a U.S. official said, confirming reports in South Korean media. A U.S. official said the missile landed in the Sea of Japan after being launched from western North Korea. The type of missile launched today is still being assessed. According to U.S. Pacific Command, the missile was launched near Kusung and landed in the Sea of Japan.

  • 7 days ago
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    Judge orders Uber not to use technology taken from Waymo

    A federal judge has ordered Uber not to use technology that a key executive downloaded before he left Waymo, the autonomous car company that was spun off from Google. But he refused to order a halt to Uber’s self-driving program, as requested by Waymo. Judge William Alsup in San Francisco says in the ruling filed Monday that Waymo has shown “compelling evidence” that a former star engineer named Anthony Levandowski downloaded thousands of confidential files before leaving Waymo. The Judge ...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    China urges citizens in N. Korea to return home

    The Chinese Embassy in North Korea has advised Korean-Chinese residents to return home amid concern that the North’s military provocations may trigger a U.S. attack on the North, according to a source. The embassy began sending the message on Apr. 20, five days before the North celebrated the 85th anniversary of the Korean People’s Army with a show of military power, Radio Free Asia said Tuesday. The U.S.-based station specializes in North Korea.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Hard times for Whole Foods: 'People say it's for pretentious people. I can see why'

    Lunchtime customers at Whole Foods in Manhattan’s Union Square had little trouble expressing the shortcomings that have led the once high-flying, organic-focused retailer to become linked with a takeover. “I love the sushi, but I wouldn’t shop here except maybe for a special ingredient,” said Argentinian software designer Benjamin Vinas. “People say Whole Foods is for pretentious people, and I can see why. It’s too expensive. I don’t have the budget.”

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Furore over Holocaust comments hits Le Pen's election bid

    Marine Le Pen's bid to defy the odds and win the French presidency risked a setback on Friday when the man named interim head of her National Front party stood down to defend himself against charges that he shares the views of Holocaust deniers. Days ahead of a May 7 run-off pitting the far-right leader against centrist ex-banker Emmanuel Macron, the abrupt exit of Jean-Francois Jalkh raised ghosts of the FN's past and revived a furore sparked by Le Pen's father when he called the...

  • 1 month ago
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    World’s First Head Transplant Patient to Undergo Virtual Reality Training Before Procedure

    Although most people still think the concept of a head transplant is entirely impossible, the truth is very different. The person responsible for carrying out this transplant is also the one who developed a virtual reality system to prepare patients for their new body. An interesting take on things. as it goes to show VR technology has quite some intriguing use cases most people would not think of at first.

  • 1 month ago
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    Teen accidentally kills himself on Instagram Live as friends watch

    A Georgia teen was livestreaming a video on Instagram Monday evening when he accidentally shot himself. Malachi Hemphill, 13, was rushed to Gracy Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where he was pronounced dead, news station WXIA reported. His mom, Shaniqua Stephens, was home when her son fatally shot himself while handling the gun in his bedroom in Forest Park, Georgia. She said he had been trying to put a clip in the gun.

  • 1 month ago
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    ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Multiplayer APEX Mission Continues The Remnant Investigation, Adds New Equipment

    Each weekend a new APEX multiplayer mission begins for Mass Effect: Andromeda players. Last week, the Remnant Investigation began when a new character was introduced to the roster and APEX members were tasked with finding out more about Remnant faction. Today, APEX Mission 04 extends the investigation with a modified Firebase Sandstorm map and new additions in the multiplayer store.

  • 1 month ago
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    Pakistani student accused of blasphemy beaten to death on campus

    A mob beat a Pakistani student to death at his university campus on Thursday after he was accused of sharing blasphemous content on social media, university and police officials said. A group of about 10 students shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the attack on fellow student Mashal Khan, who was stripped naked and beaten with planks until his skull caved in as other students looked on, video obtained by Reuters showed.

  • 1 month ago
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    Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats

    Delta is giving airport employees permission to offer passengers up to almost $10,000 in compensation to give up their seats on overbooked flights. Delta's move comes as United Airlines struggles to recover from images of a passenger's forced removal from a sold-out flight. In an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press, Delta says gate agents can offer up to $2,000 in compensation, up from a previous maximum of $800, and supervisors can offer up to $9,950, up from $1,350.

  • 1 month ago
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    Say no to DRM as a web standard

    The W3C is planning to vote to approve DRM as a web standard on Thursday 13 April. Email Tim Berners-Lee and the W3C in the UK to ask them to drop their plans. Traditionally the web has been open. Anyone can publish content. Anyone can use a browser to access that content and see how it works. But the W3C is planning to approve a web standard that would put technical controls on the media that we access online. The technical controls are called Digital Rights Management or DRM for short.

  • 1 month ago
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  • 1 month ago
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    Donald Trump's anti-EU rhetoric 'could spark war in Balkan'

    Donald Trump’s anti-EU rhetoric could spark a war in the Balkans, Jean-Claude Juncker has warned.  The US President previously said Brexit would be “a great thing” for the UK and that a favourable trade deal with the US could tempt others to leave the EU block. 

  • 2 months ago
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    Philly 'Carnaval' Canceled Over Fears of Immigrant Crackdown

    One of Philadelphia’s most prominent Latin American events, El Carnaval de Puebla, has been canceled this year because of what one organizer called “the severe conditions affecting the immigrant community.” The annual parade through South Philadelphia has taken place in late April or early May for the last decade and is the city’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration. Organizer Edgar Ramirez said as many as 15,000 gather from as far as New England and Chicago.

  • 2 months ago
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    Asteroid Worth $10 Quintilian May Stay Out of Reach of Space Miners Due to the Cancellation of NASA’s ARM Mission

    The solution to all of Earth’s metal problems, or the space rock that would completely obliterate the world economy, will likely be staying well out of reach of astronauts due to the cancellation of the Asteroid Redirect Mission. This comes as the target of the Psyche Mission – Asteroid 16 Psyche – has been found to contain about $10 Quintilian worth of iron, not to mention a significant amount of nickel and probably trillions of dollars’ worth of other precious metals.

  • 2 months ago
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    The Matrix is reportedly getting a reboot

    The Matrix is getting a remake. That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says that Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a rebooted version of the 1999 cyberpunk classic.