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Democrats kick off first night of primary debates in Miami — live updates
Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Amy Klobuchar are among the candidates appearing in the first night of the debates
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Bernie Sanders launches Twitch account
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has created his own Twitch account, but you probably won't catch him streaming "Fortnite" or "Overwatch" anytime soon.
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Gleyber Torres rescues Yankees from pitching disaster
Gleyber Torres sent the Yankees to England in style, with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth, as they outlasted the Blue Jays, 8-7, Wednesday in The Bronx. Torres heroics finished up a 9-1 homestand, as they won for the 11th time in 12 games overall. The Yankees seemed to be closing in...
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New York Post
Convicted North Carolina felon faked degree to become high school teacher, officials say
A 40-year-old North Carolina man has been arrested and charged after allegedly submitting forged documents to obtain a position as a high school teacher.
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Madonna calls for gun control in violent video that depicts nightclub shooting
Video scenes in God Control recall 2016 Orlando shooting that left 49 people dead, and end with the words: ‘No one is safe. Gun control. Now’WARNING: This video is disturbing and viewing discretion is advisedMadonna has released a graphically violent video for her new single God Control, which depicts a mass shooting heavily reminiscent of the one in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub that left 49 people dead and 53 injured in June 2016.She makes a stark call for gun control, both in the song’s lyrics and in a written statement at the end of the video, which reads: “Every year over 36,000 Americans are killed in acts of gun violence and approximately 100,000 more are shot and injured. No one is safe. Gun control. Now.” Continue reading...
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Verizon LGBTQ pride campaign "Love Calls Back"
For this year's Pride Month, Verizon facilitated phone calls between four people of the LGBTQ community and members of their families, with whom their coming out created tension. The message of the campaign is that it's never too late for love to call back.
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Audible annual memberships are $30 off and come with an Echo Dot for just $1
Amazon Prime Day 2019 is still a few weeks away — it starts on July 15th, in case you hadn’t heard. But right now, Prime members can save $30 on a year-long membership to Audible, the company’s audiobook platform. Not just that, but Amazon will also toss in an Echo Dot (third-generation) to go with it for an extra $1. Paying for a year of Audible service usually costs $150, and the Echo Dot costs an extra $50 at regular price. It should go without saying that this is a far better deal than usual, and buying a year-long subscription is smarter than paying month to month, which costs you $180 after a single year. Once you subscribe, you’ll get two Audible Original titles each month and one credit to redeem on the audiobook of your choosing. If you don’t use a credit for that month, they’ll roll over for up to a year, as part of a recent change in the platform’s credit policy. If you’re away from home and still want to listen to audiobooks, Amazon’s Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and the new Kindle Oasis coming in July will let you pair a set of Bluetooth headphones to listen to them.
The Verge
Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Democratic Presidential Debates
There's a packed field for the first debate of the 2020 election cycle.
Slate Articles
Jellyfish: a sexy romcom that finally reflects real life
The heroine of Ben Weatherill’s play is strong, witty and learning disabled. So is Sarah Gordy who portrays her. About time too, say the writer and actorWhen Ben Weatherill set out to write a romantic comedy, the first thing he did was ask himself: “Who do we not see fall in love very often?”Disabled people are underrepresented in the genre, characters with learning disabilities even less so. Weatherill consulted Mencap and discovered that 3% of people with a learning disability live as a couple, compared with 70% of the general adult population. He decided to write a play about someone who is neurodiverse and someone who is neurotypical falling in love. Jellyfish was the result. First seen at London’s Bush theatre last year, it is now about to open at the National Theatre. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
What to Know Before Day One of the Democratic Debates
If you haven’t kept up with the news or your aunt’s Facebook statuses, here’s a reminder: Tonight, the first half of the Democratic Debates will take place at 9pm EDT.Read more...
FAA discovers another potential risk with the Boeing 737 Max
The Federal Aviation Administration has discovered another potential risk with the grounded 737 Max that Boeing has to resolve. The issue emerged during a simulator test last week, according to Reuters. As such, a certification test flight isn't expe...
Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
Stars who have come out in 2019 (so far)
This June a few new people are celebrating Pride month.
New York Post
House panel votes to subpoena Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway on Hatch Act
The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee voted 25-16 on Wednesday to subpoena testimony from White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway after she failed to appear at a hearing about her alleged violations of the Hatch Act, a law that limits federal employees' political activity.
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Less than 1 week after Florida town pays ransomware gang ~$600K, another Florida town votes to pay ~$500K in BTC to ransomware gang
It hasn't even been a full week since Riviera City, a town that fell victim to ransomware hackers, paid almost $600,000 in an attempt to regain control of vital city networks. Today, there's news that the government of yet another Florida town, Lake City, has voted to pay $500,000 in bitcoin to hackers for the same. From a report by ZDNet/Zero Day's Catalin Cimpanu: On Monday, in an emergency meeting of the city council, the administration of Lake City, a small Florida city with a population of 65,000, voted to pay a ransom demand of 42 bitcoins, worth nearly $500,000. The decision to pay the ransom demand was made after the city suffered a catastrophic malware infection earlier this month, on June 10, which the city described as a "triple threat." Despite the city's IT staff disconnecting impacted systems within ten minutes of detecting the attack, a ransomware strain infected almost all its computer systems, with the exception of the police and fire departments, which ran on a separate network. Lake City government work has been crippled for nearly two weeks because of the incident. A ransom demand was made a week after the infection, with hackers reaching out to the city's insurance provider -- the League of Cities, which negotiated a ransom payment of 42 bitcoins last week. City officials agreed to pay the ransom demand on Monday, and the insurer made the payment yesterday, on Tuesday, June 25, local media reported [1, 2, 3]. The payment is estimated to have been worth between $480,000 to $500,000, depending on Bitcoin's price at the time of the payment. Read the rest
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The Importance of Photographing Women in Sports
Alana Paterson documents the young female hockey players defying gender expectations.
F1 2019 simulates the highs and lows of motorsport, on and off the track
Driver transfers, new rivals, and Formula 2 cars feature in this year's installment.
Ars Technica
Future Tense Newsletter: Fully Automated Luxury Surveillance
Automated surveillance, insurance companies paying to free customers from ransomware, solar sails, and more.
Slate Articles
Yesterday Is a Rom-Com That’s Perfectly Charming If You Don’t Look Too Closely
The new movie from the writer of 'Love Actually' imagines a world without the Beatles. But its love story is suspect
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Cuomo: Low turnout aided AOC favorite Cabán in Queens DA primary
Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted Democratic socialist Tiffany Cabán’s apparent win in Tuesday’s hotly contested primary for Queens District Attorney is thanks to low turnout and nothing more. Of the 766,107 enrolled Democratic voters in the borough, only 85,447 voted in Tuesday’s primary for DA — 11 percent. “I think what was troubling to me is...
New York Post
How to turn off Google Maps’ many notifications
Judging by the flood of notifications I get on a daily basis from Google Maps, it really likes me — maybe a little too much. If you use Google Maps on Android, you might be in the same boat. Google Maps has a lot of notification options (between 40 and 54 nestled into 10 categories in the three phones that we tried out), and they’re all turned on by default. When I look down the list, I find a few crucial notifications in the mix, like the one that lets me know my train schedule before I leave for work. But I find most of the others to be trivial and annoying to deal with, constantly stacking up in my notification tray and distracting me from other important notifications. (Note: This isn’t an issue for people who use iPhones. It’s just a little treat from Google to those who use the navigation app on the company’s own OS.) No matter which Android phone you use, the Maps app lets you turn notifications off one by one. But there’s a faster, easier way to filter all of those notifications if you use a phone that runs on Android 9 Pie software. You’ll find all of the steps below. Before you get started, note that the location of some menu items may vary slightly depending on the brand of phone you use. On any Android phone with Google Maps installed Open Google Maps, then tap the menu button in the top left corner of your screen Scroll down, then select “Settings” Once you’re here, find and tap on “Notifications” Here, you’ll see each of the notifications categories. You can open each one to deactivate any notification that doesn’t seem useful. On phones running Android 9 Pie software Long-press on the Google Maps app icon, then tap the “i” (information) button. This will take you directly to the “App info” page. Tap “Notifications” Here, all of those notifications are divided into separate categories, so you can scroll through the categories and deactivate whole sections of unessential notifications. You can also deactivate individual notifications within each category. Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.
The Verge
Trump's attorney: No plans to block Mueller's testimony
President Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow told CNN's Jake Tapper that the White House and Justice Department are not planning to block any of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's testimony to Congress next month.
These countries are launching a paperless travel program
A pilot project that seeks to enable passengers to fly between the Netherlands and Canada using their mobile phones, instead of passports, was launched at the Montreal airport on Wednesday. The Known Traveller Digital Identity platform will be tested internally throughout 2019, with the first end-to-end paperless journey expected to take place in early 2020,...
New York Post
New street to be named after Mets great Tom Seaver
It’s an Amazin’ street name fitting for “Tom Terrific.” The City Council on Wednesday approved renaming a seven-block stretch outside Citi Field in Queens “Seaver Way,” in honor of Mets legend Tom Seaver. The move – which affects 126th Street, from Northern Boulevard to Roosevelt Avenue – officially gives the Mets a green light to...
New York Post
Even Marc Jacobs takes beauty tips from ‘Queer Eye’
The fashion designer picked up some pointers from the Fab Five.
New York Post
Best apps for small businesses
There are a few apps you need to keep things running when you're on the go or in the office. Here are our picks for the best apps for small businesses to keep your money in check, promotions on point, and your time accounted for.
Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
Attorney: Girl hit during Astros game had skull fracture
An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old struck by a foul ball during a game last month between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros says the girl suffered a skull fracture       
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Campy ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ barely conjures a movie
In the pantheon of diminishing returns known as “The Conjuring Universe” (seven-and-counting movies originating with 2013’s genuinely chilling “The Conjuring”), this latest chapter sees possessed doll Annabelle wreaking havoc in the home of mediums Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga). In “Annabelle Comes Home” they’ve locked the doll in a priest-blessed glass...
New York Post
A 42-year-old woman became the first mother to conquer 'American Ninja Warrior' course
No other mom had ever made it past every obstacle, including the 18-foot Warped Wall.
Nashville considers banning electric scooters after death of 26-year-old man
The mayor of Nashville has recommended that the city ban electric scooters from the streets of Tennessee's capital, a month after a 26-year-old man was struck and killed by a car while riding one of the two-wheeled vehicles.
How to Mod New Features Into Your Android Device With Magisk and Xposed Framework
In the Android vs iOS debate, Android often gets major points for its openness and flexibility—there’s plenty the Android platform lets users do that iOS doesn’t, and even the most basic, out-of-the-box Android devices can be tweaked and customized to your liking. Enthusiasts want more than just tweaking system…Read more...
NBA free agency 2019: Khris Middleton is too important to Bucks
Khris Middleton is the Bucks’ free agent before the free agent. Milwaukee is fully expected to re-sign the star forward, likely to a five-year deal for max money, as part of the bigger plan to keep Giannis Antetokounmpo as his time to become a free agent slowly inches closer (2021). Middleton is an essential member of...
New York Post
Dutch railway to compensate Holocaust survivors
AMSTERDAM – The Dutch national railway NS said in a statement on Wednesday it would offer financial compensation to survivors and families of Holocaust victims who were transported via Dutch rail to Nazi concentration camps during World War II. The railway, which is owned by the government, announced the decision at a ceremony in Utrecht....
New York Post
Every bunny was kung-fu fighting...
Their paws were fast as lightning. Pew, pew, pew! This is EPIC ! Still better than a Mayweather fight Really need to know the story behind this video capture, apparently shot from a small plane. Read the rest
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Bic Round Stic - a basic pen at a bargain price
Carla doesn't care much for fancy pens. She wants ones that are foolproof and cheap. That's why she likes the Bic Round Stic. I was in a generous mood, so I bought her a box of 60 Stics for on Amazon. Read the rest
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After Supreme Court decision fight for equality continues
When the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in 2015 it was the result of a decades long fight for equality. Don Lemon walks us through this intricate timeline in Modern History: Civil rights after Stonewall.
Crackdown targets scammers behind 1 billion robocalls
Federal authorities announced a major crackdown on dozens of robocallers responsible for about 1 billion robocalls. The effort, dubbed “Operation Call it Quits,” included actions by the Federal Trade Commission and 25 additional federal, state and local agencies, to target spam call operations nationwide that pitch a range of products and services, including credit card...
New York Post
‘Yesterday’ proves The Beatles’ music is as timeless as ever
Paul is dead! In director Danny Boyle’s clever new comedy, “Yesterday,” that famous hoax is actually sorta true. A man wakes up after a bike accident during a blackout to discover a world where all submarines are gray, blackbirds sing in the afternoon and all you need is cash — the Beatles never happened. If...
New York Post
Philip H. Geier Jr., Who Built an Advertising Giant, Dies at 84
Over 20 years as Interpublic’s chief executive, Mr. Geier acquired 200 companies to provide clients with an enormous breadth of services.
The New York Times
Ivana Trump splits from ex-husband Rossano Rubicondi — again
“I am once again a single woman,” Trump told Page Six exclusively. “I have the freedom to do what I want, with whomever I want to, and I can afford my lifestyle.”
New York Post
Knicks’ first Kevin Durant recruiter is losing faith now
Ex-Knick Enes Kanter has made his prediction in the Kevin Durant saga, and it’s not one his former employers will want to hear. “If I were him, don’t get me wrong I love New York, I love the Knicks, I love the fans, MSG and everything it’s cool,” Kanter said Wednesday on the Colin Cowherd...
New York Post
Netflix Could Never Make Its Own 'Office'
Long-running shows with 20-episode-plus seasons are not a specialty of streaming services.
Rise of mental illness worldwide tied to austerity, inequality
Austerity, income inequality and job insecurity are leading to a global rise in mental illness, according to a new United Nations report. Dr. Dainius Pūras, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on health, told The Guardian that world governments should look into addressing inequality and discrimination as a far more effective strategy to combat mental illness than...
New York Post
Jasper Cillessen: Valencia to sign Barcelona keeper for 35m euros
Valencia agree to sign Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from Spanish rivals Barcelona for 35m euros (£31.35m).
BBC Sport - Sport
Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey team for ‘Charlie’s Angels’
Pop princess power, unite. Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey appear to have teamed up to record a new song for director Elizabeth Banks’ much anticipated “Charlie’s Angels,” reboot. Ariana and Miley have taken to social media to tease the track, with Ariana tagging Lana — as well as the official Angels account,...
New York Post
How an erupting volcano looks from space
The Raikoke volcano rarely ever erupts, but when it does, it goes big. - RSS Channel
Hong Kong activists urge G20 leaders to help ‘liberate’ city
HONG KONG – Thousands of people in Hong Kong joined an evening protest and marched to major foreign consulates on Wednesday, urging leaders gathering for this week’s summit of G20 nations to back their demand to scrap a controversial extradition bill. Holding placards with messages such as “Please liberate Hong Kong,” the demonstrators, some wearing...
New York Post
FAA just found a new safety risk on 737 MAX
Boeing must address the issue before grounded jets fly again.
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Trump's attorney: White House and DOJ are not planning to block any of Mueller's testimony
The White House and Justice Department are not planning to block any of former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony next month, President Donald Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow said Wednesday. - RSS Channel