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  • 4 days ago
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    US issues alert after employee in China reports 'abnormal' sound sensations

    US officials have issued a health alert in China after a US government employee stationed there reported "abnormal sensations of sound and pressure" that indicated a mild brain injury. The US State Department is looking into whether the incident is a "sonic attack," a US diplomatic official told CNN, similar to what happened in Cuba in 2016 and 2017, which led to a reduction in staffing at the nation's US embassy in Havana.

  • 8 days ago
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    Germans skeptical of Russia and China, pessimistic on US

    Germans overwhelmingly see the US as an unreliable partner, according to results of a poll released by the public broadcaster ZDF. Only 14 percent of respondents consider the US to be a trustworthy diplomatic partner.

  • 10 days ago
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    YouTube is going to charge more to see ad-free shows like ‘Cobra Kai’

    YouTube is getting ready to a launch a new version of its music service — and at the same time it is getting ready to charge more to see originals shows like a “Karate Kid” spinoff. Background: Two years ago, YouTube launched YouTube Red, a service that gave subscribers an on-demand music service, more or less similar to Spotify or Apple Music — as well as access to original programming created just for the service. YouTube Red also removed ads from the world’s largest video service.

  • 12 days ago
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    Tim Cook confirms Apple Music's 50 million users, big push into tv and movies

    In a wide-ranging interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook divulged Apple Music subscriber numbers, and said that a strong push into television and movies is underway. In an appearance on Bloomberg Television on "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations,", Cook was forthcoming about paid versus trial Apple Music subscribers. He said that in total, the service has more than 50 million users between paid members and trials, in contrast to the 40 million paid subscribers the company dec...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    A dying mother's plea for her life

    All Erika Zak wants to do is play with her daughter on the playground. Take her to the zoo. Walk her to school. She's never been able to be the mother she longs to be. At 38, Erika is dying.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    The BBC is all 50 of the top 50 results on Google News for the term ‘news’

    The BBC is all 50 of the top 50 results for a search for the query 'news' from the UK. Google is currently updating Google News, which may explain the anomaly.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Sorry Earth, Carbon Dioxide not this bad in 800,000 Years

    Humans, 410 parts per million, nice job! I’m not even that environmentally conscious, but look it, we live immersed in digital and unassuming of our collective karma. We don’t easily take responsibility, it’s a diffusion of responsibility on epic proportions, oh-oh, this does not sound good. So here’s the bad news for us and our descendants...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Police look for victims of suspected Michigan serial killer

    A Michigan man serving life in prison for killing a 13-year-old girl is a suspected serial killer, police said Wednesday as they dug up part of a forest in a search for as many as seven other girls who have been missing for decades. Using earth-moving equipment, as well as shovels and rakes, authorities have spent two days excavating a wooded site about 30 miles northeast of Detroit in the belief that Arthur Ream buried all of his victims in the same general area.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    MLB Bans Cruel Practice Of Castrating Mascots

    NEW YORK—Saying that the “antiquated and barbaric procedure” has no place in modern baseball, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday that the league was banning the brutal practice of castrating mascots. “Despite being a long accepted practice among team owners, the MLB executive board has determined that it is unethical and dangerous to perform the invasive act of removing a mascot’s genitals,” said Manfred, responding to public outcry over what many consider to be a cruel su...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    An AI speed test shows clever coders can still beat tech giants like Google and Intel

    There is a common narrative in the world of AI that bigger is better. To train the fastest algorithms, they say, you need the most expansive datasets and the beefiest processors. Just look at Facebook’s announcement last week that it created one of the most accurate object recognition systems in the world using a dataset of 3.5 billion images. (All taken from Instagram, naturally.) This narrative benefits tech giants, helping them attract talent and investment...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    HomePod likely gaining Calendar support alongside iOS 11.4 release

    The lack of Calendar support for Siri on HomePod has been a glaring issue of Apple’s home speaker since its release earlier this year. Now new evidence suggests that will soon change when iOS 11.4 is released. Siri Personal Requests on HomePod currently only work for Messages, Reminders and Notes. These are associated with the iPhone that was used to set up HomePod and only work for a single user when both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    'The Handmaid's Tale' Renewed for Season 3 at Hulu

    The streamer also confirmed plans for its Blumhouse horror anthology 'Into the Dark' and has acquired SVOD rights to ABC's 'The Good Doctor.' Hulu is plotting another return to Gilead. At its annual upfront presentation to Madison Avenue ad buyers, the streaming service announced Wednesday that it has renewed Emmy-winning drama The Handmaid's Tale for a third season.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Man guilty of murder didn’t hear the verdict — because he escaped during lunch break, Ga. cops say

    A Georgia man on trial for murder in April didn’t stick around to hear the verdict. Instead, 26-year-old Verlaine Laguerre slipped out of an Atlanta, Georgia, courthouse during a lunch break April 20, according to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. More than week later, the escaped convict is still on the run, FOX 5 reports. Georgia authorities described Laguerre as dangerous.

  • 1 month ago
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    Scott Pruitt Was Never Going to Bring Back the EPA Climate Change Website

    Tomorrow, it will have been one year since the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) climate change website was taken offline. And all signs are pointing toward it never coming back under the Trump administration. On April 28, 2017, visitors who arrived at the EPA’s climate website were redirected to a page with this...

  • 1 month ago
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    Health Benefits Of Chinese Climate Goals Could Offset Costs By 2030chi

    A new study from researchers at MIT has concluded that if China follows through on its climate policies targeting the reduction of CO2 emissions, the monetary savings stemming from air quality and human health will greatly exceed the cost of meeting those goals in the first place. 

  • 1 month ago
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    How I got 30 years on death row for someone else's crime

    After nearly 30 years behind bars Anthony Ray Hinton was proved innocent – making him one of the longest-serving death row prisoners in America to be exonerated

  • 1 month ago
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    Nasdaq is open to becoming cryptocurrency exchange, CEO says

    Once the space matures, Nasdaq is open to becoming a platform for trading cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, according to the company's CEO. "Certainly Nasdaq would consider becoming a crypto exchange over time," Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman told CNBC's Squawk Box Wednesday. "If we do look at it and say 'it's time, people are ready for a more regulated market,' for something that provides a fair experience for investors."

  • 1 month ago
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    Russians’ Trust In Putin Drops to Below 50% After Election — Poll

    The trust that Russians have for President Vladimir Putin has dropped to below 50 percent since his election victory last month, according to a weekly state-run poll. Putin won almost 77 percent of the vote on March 18, cementing his lead until 2024. Opposition politician Alexei Navalny, who was barred from running in the election, has called for nationwide protests on May 5, two days ahead of Putin’s inauguration.