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BMW, Mercedes-Benz lower prices in China after VAT drop

BMW AG and Mercedes-Benz said on Saturday they will lower their prices in China, after the government announced it will reduce the country's value-added tax (VAT) starting on April 1.
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Asian students received most offers to city’s elite high schools
Asian students again dominated the city’s specialized high-school admissions this year, accounting for 51.1 percent of all offers, the Department of Education announced Monday. A total of 27,521 applicants took the admissions exam for the elite high schools, with 4,798 scoring high enough to secure a seat. Asian students accounted for 2,450 of those coveted...
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More than meets the eye to shocking Chrysler Building deal
Did you read about the $900 million Chrysler Building purchase? Or was it $1.1 billion? Nope — you read, including here, that Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs’ RFR Realty and Austrian real estate giant Signa Holding GmbH paid only $151 million for the leasehold. But what they paid, and what the landmark tower truly costs...
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National Enquirer Paid $200,000 for Jeff Bezos’ Private Texts, Report Says
The Wall Street Journal reports the tabloid paid the brother of Bezos' mistress
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Mets, Yankees share stunningly similar battles, storylines
PORT ST. LUCIE — You have the burly right-handed hitter who probably had the job to lose. And you have the lefty whose reputation has dimmed with injury and lack of production. Are we talking about the Mets first-base job or Yankees? The answer: Exactly. Anyone else noticed the Mets and Yankees are having the...
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Microsoft's latest preview program lets you test 'Halo' PC releases
There was already a preview program for the Master Chief Collection when 343 Industries was fixing the Xbox One version, but it's giving the concept another shot now that the PC ports are on the way. It's launching a Halo Insider Program that will g...
Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
Who Do Jared and Ivanka Think They Are?
A new book probes the Kushner family’s secrets.
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Egg freezing: Behind the scenes of a fertility clinic
With more and more women considering it, what exactly does egg freezing involve?
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Visited the CIA During His Trip to the U.S.
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro's unusual visit to the CIA headquarters reflects his country's shift to a more pro-American stance
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Yankees reach verbal agreement with veteran left-hander Gio Gonzalez
Gio Gonzalez verbally agrees with Yankees on one year, minor-league deal to help bolster the starting rotation.        
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Lin leads Raptors to rout of Knicks; Lowry injured
Jeremy Lin scored 20 points, Fred VanVleet had 13 points and 12 assists, and the Toronto Raptors beat the New York Knicks 128-92        
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Mom charged in killing of 9-year-old found in duffel bag
LOS ANGELES — A woman was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of her 9-year-old daughter was found in a duffel bag along a suburban horse trail near Los Angeles, authorities said Monday. Taquesta Graham, 28, is expected to be charged with murder on Wednesday, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said. Prosecutors last...
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Coaches frustrated after ESPN botches NCAA bracket rollout
ESPN's mistaken early release of the NCAA Tournament women's bracket was frustrating to coaches and players who didn't get a chance to celebrate their big moment        
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New Zealand prepares for first burials of Christchurch attack victims
Preparations were underway on Tuesday to begin burials of victims from the Christchurch mosques attacks after days of intense grieving for the 50 people killed by a lone gunman in New Zealand's worst-ever mass shooting.
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Private equity giant replaces investor caught in college admissions scandal
The TPG executive embroiled in the college admissions scandal is being replaced by a money manager who once bungled a golden opportunity to invest in Uber — costing his firm billions, The Post has learned. The private equity giant has placed TPG founding partner and co-CEO James Coulter in charge of a couple of tech-heavy...
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Airbnb host jailed for killing guest over unpaid bill
Australian Jason Colton carried out the "vicious" attack on a guest who could not pay the bill.
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Subway groping victim turns the tables on her attacker
She pulled a rope-a-groper. The victim of a subway pervert turned the tables on her attacker when she found the creep’s MetroCard and gave it to officials — who used the info to find a surveillance photo of him on a bus. Cops said on Monday the 24-year-old woman was on a northbound 4 train...
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Fizdale pulls starters in Knicks’ ugly rout to Kawhi-less Raptors
TORONTO — The Knicks got a little more than 24 hours to savor their last-second Sunday matinee victory over the Lakers before reality bit them in Canada. The Raptors don’t lose at home to the Atlantic Division. Especially not to the league-worst Knicks, even if the Raptors were without their best player, Kawhi Leonard. The...
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Sexton scores 27, leads Cavaliers past Pistons 126-119
Collin Sexton scored 27 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with just under two minutes to play, and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Detroit Pistons 126-119        
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Why New Zealand massacre videos are still plaguing social media
Days after a gunman live­streamed his massacre at two New Zealand mosques, the world’s biggest social networks are still struggling to remove the grisly footage from their sites. YouTube says it is being forced to take extreme measures to try to suppress clips of the video — which was being uploaded to it at the...
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Boeing’s C.E.O. Speaks: ‘Our Hearts Are Heavy’
The chief executive, Dennis A. Muilenburg, broke his silence more than a week after the second 737 Max jet crash in recent months.
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The similarities between Ethiopian and Lion Air crashes
When the Federal Aviation Administration announced it was grounding all Boeing 737 Max planes, the agency said it had identified similarities between last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash and the Lion Air crash in Indonesia six months earlier.
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Alabama Sen. Doug Jones recounts prosecuting 2 white supremacists after 1963 Birmingham Church bombing
Sen. Doug joins sits down with Elaine Quijano on CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss the Alabama lawmaker's new book: "Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church bombing that changed the course of civil rights."
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Elon Musk never sought approval for a single Tesla tweet, U.S. SEC tells judge
Chief Executive Elon Musk has never sought pre-approval for a single tweet about Tesla Inc since striking a court-approved deal about how to communicate important information about the electric vehicle maker, the top U.S. securities regulator told a judge on Monday.
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'Shocked' New Zealand Rifle Club Revokes Membership Of Mosque Shootings Suspect
In the days following Friday's attack, more details are emerging about the alleged gunman. The country's police force believes he acted alone.
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Canada’s Top Public Servant Is Fourth Official to Resign in Political Scandal
The public servant, Michael Wernick, was accused of improperly pressing the former attorney general to settle a corruption case.
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ESPN apologizes for Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournament bracket blunder
The plan was to release the NCAA women’s tournament bracket at 7 p.m. ET during ESPN’s selection show, but that went up in flames on Monday afternoon. The bracket was accidentally aired on ESPNU’s ‘Bracketology” show mid-afternoon and the network had to quickly apologize and change its plans. “In working with the NCAA to prepare...
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Venezuelan opposition seizes control of diplomatic offices in U.S.
Representatives of National Assembly President Juan Guaidó, who has been recognized by the U.S. and more than four dozen countries as Venezuela's legitimate leader, said they took control of three diplomatic offices in Washington and New York that were formerly operated by the government of President Nicolás Maduro. CBS News State Department Christina Ruffini joins CBSN with analysis.
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De Blasio struggles to fill 14 high-level administration gigs
Mayor de Blasio is struggling to fill 14 high-level positions in his administration as he campaigns around the country to test the waters for a possible presidential run. “He’s looking for someone to mind the store while he spreads his wings and tries to fly,” one former City Hall insider joked. The ex-insider said the...
New York Post
LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs Stun Kevin Durant, Warriors Despite Stephen Curry's 25
The San Antonio Spurs continued their ascent up the Western Conference standings with a 111-105 victory over the Golden State Warriors in a potential playoff preview on Monday at AT&T Center...
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The MTA needs to take action against subway predators right away
The MTA has waited too long to start permanently banning dangerous recidivists from the subway and bus system. The agency has a responsibility to keep its passengers safe not only by keeping the tracks and trains in working order, but by keeping criminals and perverts out of the system. Thieves, sexual assailants and harassers with...
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NCAA Bracket: Better-than-ever Virginia is on its way to the championship
No one is the same after failure. It is motivation or regret, a part of you, or a part of your triumphant tale. It is Nick Anderson missing four straight free throws in the ’95 NBA Finals, or Kobe Bryant shooting repeated airballs in a playoff debut. It is Maryland blowing a 22-point Final Four...
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New Jersey is poised to turn itself into Hollywood east
Thomas Edison is credited with inventing motion pictures at his studios in West Orange, NJ, in the late 1880s. So New Jersey could’ve become what Hollywood turned into. But it didn’t happen that way. In fact, until just recently Jersey wasn’t even considered among the top states offering attractive tax breaks to lure film and...
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Unity unveils new ties to Nvidia RTX pipeline, takes shots at Unreal
CEO: "We have no interest in competing with your hobbies or your businesses."
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Ars Technica
Oddworld: Soulstorm visuals debuted at Unity event
Lorne Lanning of Oddworld showed off Oddworld: Soulstorm at the Unity event at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
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VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
SHODAN returns in System Shock 3 trailer
OtherSide Entertainment has dropped the first real teaser trailer for its upcoming System Shock revival, offering a look at some “pre-alpha in-engine” footage of a doomed space station under the control of murderous AI SHODAN. The System Shock 3 trailer was shown at Unity’s Game Developers Conference keynote, confirming that the game will use the Unity engine. System Shock 3 sees original producer Warren Spector return to the legendary immersive sim series. The game has undergone a protracted development and recently lost its publisher, Starbreeze, which is in serious financial trouble. Despite this, last month Spector said “The team is still, as we say, ‘psyched and cranking’ — in other words, continuing as normal. I’m confident we can bring System Shock 3 to market and have it take its place as a leading title in the immersive simulation genre.”
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The Verge
De Blasio’s program spent $300M to create only 3,000 jobs
Mayor de Blasio spent $300 million to create just 3,000 jobs, a top city official admitted Monday. Testifying at a City Council hearing, James Patchett, president of the city’s Economic Development Corp., defended the slow progress of the mayor’s $1.35 billion “New York Works” program, launched in 2017. The program is supposed to create 100,000...
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New York Post
Why most March Madness gambling will still be done illegally
A casino trade group is predicting there will be $8.5 billion in wagering on the NCAA Tournament this year — but that only a small sliver of it will be legal. Despite the fact that seven new states are allowing legal sports betting for the first time, fewer than one in 10 of an expected...
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New York Post
Gio Gonzalez, Yankees agree to minor league deal
Left-hander Gio Gonzalez and the New York Yankees have agreed to a minor league contract        
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SEC: Elon Musk Fully Ignored a Key Term of Settlement
In a new court filing, the US agency argues a federal judge should hold the Tesla CEO in contempt for his tweets.
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WIRED
Shedding Any Last Illusions About the Saudis
Like a despot, the crown prince has a team of killers and kidnappers.
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The best 2019 March Madness matchups in the first round
The first two full days of the NCAA Tournament always are among the best sports days of the year, replete with upsets and last-second drama that only college basketball can provide in such massive doses. You have to believe the selection committee has a sense of humor, too — or at least nostalgia — when...
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Nuggets Clinch NBA Playoff Berth with Win vs. Celtics; Snap 6-Year Drought
The Denver Nuggets are heading to the NBA playoffs for the first time in six years following Monday's 114-105 win over the Boston Celtics ...
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Warren Spector previews 'System Shock 3'
Tonight at the Game Developers Conference, Warren Spector showed off a "pre-alpha" glimpse of System Shock 3 that's being developed using the Unity engine. Naturally, the SHODAN AI is back and up to no good, but there's very little else to go on in t...
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Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
System Shock 3 is made with Unity
OtherSide Entertainment is using Unity to make System Shock 3.
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VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
This May Be the Hideous Logo for Google's New Game Streaming Service
A Google exhibit at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday appears to be teasing some sort of hardware related to its widely rumored video game streaming service, albeit with a logo that looks like Doritos and the wifi symbol had a hideous love child.Read more...
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Far-right Swedish politician faces expulsion for suggesting new mosque would help city
A Swedish far-right politician says he is facing possible expulsion after proposing that the municipality he represents build a mosque to draw in more immigrants. Mark Collins, a 63-year-old municipal council member for the city of Kramfors, said he believed an influx of immigrants was the only solution to fight the city’s continuing population decline,...
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New York Post
Three dead, one missing in devastating floods across U.S. Midwest
At least one person was missing on Monday after devastating floods across the U.S. Midwest that killed three others and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage in what Nebraska's governor called a disaster of historic proportions.
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‘Be Weak & Die!’ Seeking Clues Behind Trump’s Weekend Twitter Barrage
The profusion of more than 50 tweets, which stoked new tensions and nursed past grievances, came as the president was largely idle and skipped his regular weekend trip to his Florida estate.
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