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    US cigarette smoking rate reaches new low

    Cigarette use among American adults is at the lowest it's been since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started collecting data on the issue in 1965, according to a report released Thursday. "The good news is that cigarette smoking has reached unprecedented lows, which is a tremendous public health win, down to 14 percent from over 40 percent in the mid-1960s," said Brian King, senior author of the report and deputy director for research translation at the CDC's O...

  • 1 month ago
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    Google Drops Out of Pentagon's $10 Billion Cloud Competition

    Alphabet Inc.’s Google has decided not to compete for the Pentagon’s cloud-computing contract valued at as much as $10 billion, saying the project may conflict with its corporate values.

  • 1 month ago
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    There have been more than 500 reports of price gouging in North Carolina after Florence

    When North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence, the state's price gouging law went into effect. The law mandates that businesses in the state aren't allowed to spike prices during any natural disaster for necessary items like food, water and hotel rooms. But so far, the North Carolina Attorney General's office has received more than 500 complaints.

  • 2 months ago
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    ‘The Purge’ TV Show Is Actually Better Than the Movies

    I have many questions about the Purge, the annual night of government-sanctioned murder and mayhem—in which all laws are suspended, and anything and everything goes—depicted in The Purge and its three sequels. If I steal someone’s credit card and make tons of purchases on Amazon, will those shipments still arrive two days later? Can I download as many movies, TV shows and albums as possible on The Pirate Bay during the course of the evening...

  • 2 months ago
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    Road rage attack on Greyhound driver caught on shocking video, DC police say

    Washington, DC, police have identified a suspect caught on video hitting a Greyhound bus with a car jack and a bat, and then driving her Audi into the driver, police said.

  • 2 months ago
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    Avicii's family set up digital memorial

    Avicii's family have turned his official website into a digital memory board where fans have been invited to share their tributes online. The 28-year-old DJ, whose real name is Tim Bergling, was found dead while on holiday in Oman in April. "We created this space so you could share your memories with all of us and let the world know what Avicii meant to you," the website reads. "His music and your memories are forever."

  • 3 months ago
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    Mexican archeologists find 7,000-year-old Mayan remains in cave

    Archeologists in Mexico have discovered sets of human remains from the early ancestors of the Mayan civilization that could be as much as 7,000 years old, officials reported on Tuesday. According to archaeologists at a Mexico City news conference, three sets of human remains were unearthed at the Puyil cave in the Tacotalpa municipality of Tabasco state, located in southern Mexico.

  • 3 months ago
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    Mueller says Manafort earned more than $60M as consultant in Ukraine

    President Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, earned more than $60 million working for Russia-backed Ukraine politicians, special counsel Robert Mueller said in a new court filing Monday. Mueller said government prosecutors expect to prove that Manafort earned the money and failed to report a significant percentage of it on his tax returns. The filing is the first time a tally of Manafort's earnings in Ukraine has been revealed.

  • 3 months ago
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    Tariffs will cost Caterpillar $200 million, so it's going to raise its prices

    Big exporter Caterpillar gave a figure on how much tariffs will affect its bottom line. In its second-quarter earnings statement, the Dow Jones Industrial Average member said Monday it expects recently imposed tariffs to shave off $100 million to $200 million from its bottom line in the second half of the year. The company also raised its full-year earnings forecast despite the increased costs.

  • 3 months ago
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    50 Cent Hit with $3 Million Defamation Lawsuit by Hip-Hop Website

    50 Cent‘s social media posts have landed the rapper in hot water again and he’s now being sued for $3 million by a popular hip-hop website claiming defamation. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, HipHopDX.com is accusing 50 of tarnishing their reputation by branding them “fake news”.

  • 3 months ago
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    Trevor Noah responds to boycott calls over racist joke about Aboriginal women

    Comedian Trevor Noah has responded to criticism of a racist joke he made about Aboriginal Australians in 2013, after footage of the routine was circulated on social media, saying he had “vowed never to make a joke like that again”. A number of prominent Indigenous Australians called for the boycott of Noah’s upcoming tour of Australia after the video of a standup routine in which he made racist jokes about Aboriginal women and their appearance resurfaced online.

  • 3 months ago
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    Non-dairy beverages like soy and almond milk may not be 'milk,' FDA suggests

    Got milk? If you're buying "milk" made with non-dairy products like almonds or oats, the US Food and Drug Administration isn't so sure you do. During a the Politico Pro Summit on Tuesday, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb questioned whether the "standards of identity" applied to milk in the United States are being enforced correctly.

  • 4 months ago
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    North and South Korea Meet to Reunite War-Split Families

    North and South Korean officials met Friday for talks on resuming reunions of families divided by the 1950-53 Korean War as the rivals boost reconciliation amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. Seoul’s Unification Ministry said the meeting will discuss ways to carry out an agreement on the reunions made between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a summit in April.

  • 4 months ago
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    This right here is the real fight. Disinformation exists to distract you from this.

  • 5 months ago
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    Trump calls for Russia to be reinstated into G7

    President Trump on Friday said that Russia should be reinstated into the Group of Seven major economies, a comment that could further anger U.S. allies during what is already expected to be a tense set of meetings. Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn before leaving for Canada to attend the G-7 summit, Trump said he has been “Russia’s worst nightmare” but argued the country should be a part of the economic talks. “With that being said, Russia should be in this meeting,” he said. &qu...

  • 5 months ago
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    Cambridge Analytica CEO reportedly embezzled $8 million

    If you thought the Cambridge Analytica saga was over with the company's shut down and filing for bankruptcy, you were definitely wrong. According to The Financial Times, the company's former CEO Alexander Nix has been accused of stealing $8 million dollars from Cambridge Analytica before its demise. The theft reportedly occurred after journalists started digging into Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, but before the company shut down for good. Investors want to rebrand and relaunch the ...