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    Why So Many Millennials Are Socialists

    Since when did socialism become en vogue? It seems like only a few years ago being called a socialist in American politics was an insult. Today, however, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders—a self-avowed socialist—is quickly rising in the polls, and millennials are largely driving his support.

  • 10 days ago
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    Ancient Star Found that's Only Slightly Younger than the Universe Itself

    According to the most widely-accepted cosmological theory, the first stars in our Universe formed roughly 150 to 1 billion years after the Big Bang. Over time, these stars began to come together to form globular clusters, which slowly coalesced to form the first galaxies – including our very own Milky Way. For some time, astronomers have held that this process began for our galaxy some 13.51 billion years ago.

  • 13 days ago
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    ‘Walking Dead’ Ratings Steady For Andrew Lincoln’s Exit; ‘Talking Dead’ Surges Up

    The end of sorts has come and gone for Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes on AMC’s The Walking Dead, and viewers pretty much took it in stride. However, for the after-show Talking Dead, the ratings blast radius for the character’s departure was wide indeed. Pumped full of promotion for months, Sunday’s extended “What Comes After” episode of Season 9 of TWD snared an audience of 5.4 million and a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49.

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    Monsanto liable for cancer-causing Roundup weed killer, judge rules

    A US judge has denied Monsanto a new trial after finding the agrochemical company liable for its cancer-causing product. The victim's lawyer hailed the decision as "a triumph for our legal system." A judge in San Francisco on Monday upheld a jury's verdict that found Monsanto liable for a groundkeeper's cancer. However, the judge slashed damages from $289 million (€252 million) to $78 million.

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    Munchies for the masses: Girl Guide sells out of cookies in cannabis store lineup

    As Edmontonians lined up to buy legal cannabis from retail stores on Wednesday, Elina Childs saw a business opportunity. The nine-year-old Girl Guide and her father showed up at Nova Cannabis just south of Whyte Avenue, pulling a wagon filled with top-shelf munchies: sandwich cookies and mint thins. She sold all 30 boxes in less than 45 minutes, earning $120 for Girl Guides.

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    Mark Cuban: 'One of the most underrated skills in business right now is being nice'

    Entrepreneur Mark Cuban owns the Dallas Mavericks, stars on ABC's "Shark Tank" and is worth an estimated $3.9 billion. If you ask the businessman what it takes to succeed, though, he doesn't just point to work ethic and negotiation skills.

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    Erie, Pennsylvania: Woman high on meth dies after pumping gasoline into her anus

    A 32-year old Erie, Pennsylvania woman has been killed after an overdose on meth caused her to insert a gas pump nozzle into her anus and begin pumping gasoline. The woman, who is yet to be formally identified by authorities, is believed to have a record for multiple drug offences in Pennsylvania. Officials who are involved …

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    Kids Want More Female Superheroes, New Study Finds

    BBC America and the Women’s Media Center have released a new study showing that girls want more female characters in film and television. By surveying a wide range of children between the ages of five and 19, the study found that every demographic group expressed a desire for more female leads in the sci-fi and superhero genres. The survey was administered last summer to 2,431 girls and boys as well as parents of children between five and nine years old.

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    Bar Association Questioned Kavanaugh’s Temperament and Honesty in 2006

    When Brett M. Kavanaugh was preparing for his second confirmation hearing for a seat on a federal appeals court in 2006, he got some unwelcome news. The American Bar Association, which had earlier given him its highest rating, had reconsidered. The revised rating, the group explained, was prompted by new concerns about Mr. Kavanaugh’s demeanor and veracity, foreshadowing some critiques of his testimony last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to accusations of sexual miscond...

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    The FBI's investigation into Kavanaugh is far more constrained than previously known, and experts say 'it would be comical if it wasn't...

    A steady trickle of revelations over the weekend indicates that the FBI's supplemental background check into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is much more limited than previously known. The original parameters, Republican lawmakers said, were that the inquiry should be constrained to "current credible" allegations against Kavanaugh and that it should be completed within one week.

  • 2 months ago
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    Skepticism rising in S. Korea ahead of 3rd summit with North

    The shine is starting to come off South Korean President Moon Jae-in's engagement strategy with the North. The liberal politician, who reversed nearly a decade of conservative hard-line policy toward North Korea after his election last year, is preparing for a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid growing public skepticism about his approach.

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    How AI could help solve some of society’s toughest problems

    Machine learning and game theory help Carnegie Mellon assistant professor Fei Fang predict attacks and protect people. Fei Fang has saved lives. But she isn’t a lifeguard, medical doctor, or superhero. She’s an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University, specializing in artificial intelligence for societal challenges.

  • 2 months ago
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    Bitmain Lost $328 Million Buying Bitcoin Cash, According to BitMex Research

    As part of an in-depth look into the mining giant ahead of its controversial planned initial public offering (IPO), BitMEX considered the potential for the company to recapture its former success while leveling thinly-veiled criticism at its management. “Bitmain can be a legendary crypto company, generating strong shareholder returns for decades to come, but in order to achieve this (and it’s a lot harder than it sounds) the Bitmain management team may need to improve their management of com...

  • 2 months ago
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    600 homes repaired, 26 million meals served and thousands helped through JJ Watt's relief fund

    Houston Texans star and Pewaukee native J.J. Watt provided a one-year update on the funds donated to victims of Hurricane Harvey and the numbers are astounding. Hurricane Harvey, which struck Houston on the morning of Aug. 26, quickly became the most deadly and costly hurricane in American history after inflicting nearly $200 billion in damages and taking an estimated 88 lives.