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    Russia's Central Bank Drafting Proposal to Classify Bitcoins as Digital Goods

    Russia's Central Bank has proposed classifying bitcoins as digital goods, according to local publications. The draft proposal is due in one month.

  • 7 days ago
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    Boy Scout, church leaders accused of covering up admitted rapist for decades

    Court documents reveal evidence that church and Boy Scout leaders knew about a sexual abuser and not only allowed him to continue working, but also promoted him. Fleming Weaver would go on to meet victims who eventually came forward with rape accusations last year. This is a case that spans several decades in Hall County. It’s a case that accuses the Boy Scouts, a Gainesville church and its leaders of lying to keep a horrific secret.

  • 13 days ago
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    In blow to Trump, GE backs NAFTA and voices support for Mexico

    General Electric (GE.N) on Friday praised Mexico as a big part of its future and said the company is "very supportive" of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that U.S President Donald Trump has threatened to ditch. GE Chief Executive Officer Jeff Immelt said on a visit that Mexico had great potential and was not properly understood. He touted the conglomerate's Mexican operations and the trade deal binding Mexico, Canada and the United States.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Targeting Netflix, Cannes Will Ban Streaming-Only Movies From Competition

    The Cannes Film Festival is taking a stand against Netflix. Responding to a rumor that the streaming service’s Okja, directed by Bong Joon Ho, and The Meyerowitz Stories, directed by Noah Baumbach, would be excluded from awards consideration after being included in the Competition lineup, the festival released a statement clarifying and adjusting its positioning going forward. The short version: From now on, if you want to compete at Cannes, your movie had better be released in French movie th...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Trump says he invented an 84-year-old phrase. But, why?

    Maybe it was a joke? This is the eternal undercurrent of the Trump era: Does he actually mean what he says? Is he riffing? Is he joking? Is he serious? Is he exaggerating? Is he lying? President Trump’s conversations and statements and braggadocio all live in the same nebulous cloud encompassing all of those possibilities, a Schrodinger’s box in which the cat has no fixed state until you look inside — and even then you’re likely to be told that the very dead cat you’re holding is, in f...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    EPA fires members of science advisory board

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fired members of a scientific advisory board yesterday. The agency quietly forced out some members of the Board of Scientific Counselors just weeks after leaders told them their tenure would be renewed, said Robert Richardson, an ecological economist at Michigan State University and one of those dismissed.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    He won an essay contest and a trip. But then he was disqualified — for being autistic, his family says

    On paper, the Odd Fellows, a national fraternal organization, loved Niko Boskovic. The Portland, Oregon, teen’s essay on the history of Ukraine was thoughtful and well-written, his letters of recommendation praised him, and his interviews with local lodge members went well. Boskovic was the “clear winner” of the local Portland lodge’s essay contest, which meant he had earned a trip to visit the United Nations, according to The Oregonian.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Escaping Poverty Requires Almost 20 Years With Nearly Nothing Going Wrong

    A lot of factors have contributed to American inequality: slavery, economic policy, technological change, the power of lobbying, globalization, and so on. In their wake, what’s left? That’s the question at the heart of a new book, The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy, by Peter Temin, an economist from MIT. Temin argues that, following decades of growing inequality, America is now left with what is more or less a two-class system...

  • 1 month ago
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    Exploring Europa. NASA Keeps Planning Lander Mission

    Next week, scientists will gather at the Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon) in Mesa, Arizona. A quick glance at the 63 session topics shows Europa (and other ocean worlds) will be a hot topic of discussion. And it’s easy to see why. Earlier this month, two NASA missions gave us new insight into the icy, wet worlds of Enceladus and Europa. Enceladus stole most of the headlines, but the new data from Europa is promising.

  • 1 month ago
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    Johnny Cueto wants to finish career in American League

    Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto seems to have so much fun hitting and running the bases, you might think he would not want to play in the American League, which has the designated hitter. You would be wrong. In a surprising answer to that question, ahead of the Giants’ visit to Kansas City, Cueto said Saturday that he wants to finish his career in the American League.

  • 1 month ago
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    North Korea: Air China suspends flights to Pyongyang

    Air China is suspending flights between Beijing and the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. The suspension of service by the state-owned carrier will go into effect from Monday, according to Chinese state media. A representative for Air China said the airline was temporarily suspending flights due to weak sales. "We will schedule flights on this route based on passenger demand," the representative told CNN.

  • 1 month ago
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    There are 19 types of smile but only six are for happiness

    Our grins are not as simple as they seem. There are a myriad different ways to smile – and some of them can conceal some less than happy feelings.

  • 1 month ago
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    Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria

    Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have "extremely serious" consequences, as President Donald Trump's first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington. The warships USS Porter and USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea launched dozens of Tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat air base, which the Pentagon says was involved in a chemical weapons attack this week.

  • 1 month ago
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    Iraqi Woman Shoots Dead ISIS Commander That Once Made Her A Sex Slave

    A woman, believed to be of the Yazidi-Kurdish minority, shot and killed senior Islamic State commander Abu Anas just outside the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, Iraq. The woman is a part of a group of Iraqi women, who are growing in numbers that are fighting against ISIS, the terrorist organization that abused them for so long.

  • 1 month ago
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    Holocaust survivor to ICE director, California sheriff: ‘History is not on your side’

    An Auschwitz survivor confronted one of the nation’s top immigration officials and a local sheriff at a California town hall Tuesday night. Bernard Marks, 87, addressed Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a supporter of President Trump. Jones had invited Homan to the public forum to discuss address the community’s concerns about ICE’s collaboration with local law enforcement.

  • 2 months ago
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    Report: Tomi Lahren ‘Banned Permanently’ From The Blaze

    Conservative firebrand Tomi Lahren has reportedly been “banned permanently” from The Blaze, where she hosted a popular but controversial TV show. Lahren was previously suspended after she declared she was pro-choice, despite suggesting numerous times on her show that she is pro-life. An insider at The Blaze, founded by conservative radio host Glenn Beck, told The New York Post that Beck is “reminding the world of his conservative principles by sidelining Tomi after she insulted conservativ...