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    Solar just powered a record amount of Britain's energy needs

    Solar panels have set a new record for electricity generation, providing nearly a quarter of the demand. As much of Britain basked in warm and sunny weather, solar produced some 8.7 gigawatts at midday on Friday, representing 24.3 per cent of the electricity being used at the time, the National Grid has revealed. The previous record was set on 10 May when 8.48GW was generated by solar, which tends to peak at about lunchtime.

  • 12 days ago
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    Lyft and Waymo Reach Deal to Collaborate on Self-Driving Cars

    As the race to bring self-driving vehicles to the public intensifies, two of Silicon Valley’s most prominent players are teaming up. Waymo, the self-driving car unit that operates under Google’s parent company, has signed a deal with the ride-hailing start-up Lyft, according to two people familiar with the agreement who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The deal calls for the companies to work together to bring autonomous vehicle technolo...

  • 1 month ago
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    Turkish Leader Erdogan Assails Europe, Calls It ‘Sick,’ ‘Collapsing’

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again raised the rhetoric against Europe, indicating he will reassess his country’s bid to join the European Union and saying Europe “will pay for what they have done” against the Turkish people. In a speech on April 9 in Izmir, Erdogan said the EU bid will be back “on the table” after the April 16 Turkish constitutional referendum that if successful will sharply increase his ruling powers.

  • 1 month ago
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    If you publish Georgia’s state laws, you’ll get sued for copyright and lose

    If you want to read the official laws of the state of Georgia, it will cost you more than $1,000. Open-records activist Carl Malamud bought a hard copy, and it cost him $1,207.02 after shipping and taxes. A copy on CD was $1,259.41. The "good" news for Georgia residents is that they'll only have to pay $385.94 to buy a printed set from LexisNexis.

  • 2 months ago
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    'Big Bang Theory' Prequel 'Young Sheldon' Picked Up Straight to Series at CBS

    It's official: CBS is moving forward with its Big Bang Theory prequel. The network has handed out a straight-to-series order for the 2017-18 broadcast season for Young Sheldon, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The news comes as the comedy created by Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro had been casting ahead of production on the pilot this month. This is the first time that the network and producers Warner Bros. Television have confirmed the project. An episode count has not yet been determined.

  • 2 months ago
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    7-year-old shot in face while traveling on I-24; Gunman at large

    A 7-year-old girl was critically injured after being shot in the face when two cars were hit by gunfire on Interstate 24 Saturday night. It happened in the westbound lanes of I-24 near the Hickory Hollow Parkway exit at 10:40 p.m. According to witnesses, the gunman fired shots while hanging outside the front passenger window. A passenger in one of the cars says they were driving home from a Walmart in Smyrna when they heard several booming noises.

  • 2 months ago
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    Islamic State frees Mosul prisoners as grip on last major city slips

    Islamic State has released dozens of prisoners held in jails in the districts of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul that remain under its control, residents said on Saturday. The release of the prisoners on Friday is another sign that the militants are being overwhelmed by the U.S.-backed Iraqi offensive that started on Oct. 17 to dislodge them from Mosul, their last major city stronghold in Iraq.

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  • 3 months ago
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    Ryan Murphy Confirms ‘American Crime Story’ Season 4 Will Tackle Monica Lewinsky Scandal; Sarah Paulson Attached

    In an interview with E! News, Murphy did not say what role Paulson would play, but noted it would not be Hillary Clinton. He told E! shooting will start at the end of the year. Fox 21 TV Studios and FX Productions last month optioned rights to Jeffrey Toobin’s book A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down A President to develop for a new American Crime Story installment. The book details the Lewinsky sex scandal that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

  • 3 months ago
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    F-35 Dominates the Air at This Year's Red Flag War Games

    Exercise Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada is considered one of the most realistic and challenging aviation warfare exercises, and pilots from this year's event say the Air Force's F-35A exceeded expectations by dominating the air space and improving the lethality of other legacy aircraft. It's stellar performance is a major victory for a war plane that's been criticized for its high costs and plagued with several development setbacks.

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  • 3 months ago
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    No, the White House didn’t Photoshop an image of the president’s hand

    Sometimes social media gets it wrong. Who knew? Dana Schwartz, a writer for the New York Observer, claimed to have noticed something interesting about one of the photos displayed during President Trump’s interview with ABC News that aired this week. The picture, which hangs near a staircase in the White House, had been altered, she thought — to make Trump’s hand appear larger.

  • 4 months ago
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    Donald Trump's Muslim ban might be illegal

    Donald Trump is facing a pre-emptive backlash over his reported plans for a ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries entering the US. The President is widely reported to be planning a series of executive orders and policy announcements on Wednesday, which he has billed as a “big day planned on national security”.

  • 4 months ago
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    While the world was watching Trump, Russia just quietly enlarged its military presence in Syria

    Russia has signed a long-term agreement with the Syrian government to greatly expand its military presence in the country, despite a recent statement from the Russian army’s chief of staff that Moscow would begin a military exit from the Syrian conflict. Russia currently maintains two army bases in government-held Syria. The new agreement, signed on Friday, will double the amount of space available for Russian warships in the port city of Tartous, taking the number of berths available up to 11...