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Kylie Jenner calls out Alex Rodriguez for ‘rich’ comment at Met Gala
"We only spoke about Game of Thrones," she tweeted.
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New York Post
Europe braces for dangerous, record-setting heat wave
A dangerous and potentially deadly heat wave is sending the mercury soaring as high as 113 degrees in parts of Europe this week. Countries including France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, Belgium and Austria will see record-setting temperatures in the 90s and even higher. French meteorologist Guillaume Woznica predicted Nîmes and Carpentras in the southern part...
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New York Post
Fans who rushed Cody Bellinger say it was 'worth it,' Dodgers star says antics 'could be dangerous'
Los Angeles Dodgers star Cody Bellinger has been on the receiving end of some unwanted hugs from adoring fans who have rushed the field to greet the outfielder.
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Sport
Apple News debuts a guide to the 2020 Democrat hopefuls
Apple wants you to take its news service seriously. To demonstrate its potential beyond a simple headline aggregation platform, it's launched its own candidate guide ahead of the 2020 Democratic debates. The guide contains facts, biographies and cand...
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Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
California Today: In a Changing San Francisco, Keeping L.G.B.T.Q. Communities Alive
Wednesday: Community members are facing tough questions. Also: New details about Representative Duncan Hunter, and Charo.
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20 of the best food tours around the world
Feast your eyes on these foodie walking tours, which reveal the flavours – and culture – of cities from Lisbon to Lima, Havana to Hanoi Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Trump says "it never ends" after Mueller agrees to testify
President Trump appeared on Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo Wednesday morning
CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
Wall St. set to open higher on trade hopes
U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Wednesday, bouncing back from a 1% drop in the previous session, after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's comments fueled optimism that the United States and China would finally strike a trade deal.
REUTERS
Trump boasts of power over Fed chairman: 'I have the right to fire him' – live updates
The president spoke out against Jerome Powell, whom he has been at odds with over the chairman’s raising of interest rates Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.18pm BST Trump rules out replacing Vice President Mike Pence with former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, as a Wall Street Journal op-ed suggested Trump ought to do earlier this week.I love Nikki, she’s endorsed me, she’s my friend, but Mike has been a great Vice President...I love Nikki...but you can’t break up a team like us, we get along together.”-Donald Trump on running mate questions.Trump rules out Nikki Haley joining him on the 2020 ticket, says he's sticking with Pence: "I love Nikki, she's endorsed me, she's my friend, but Mike has been a great Vice President...I love Nikki...but you can't break up a team like us, we get along together." 2.14pm BST On the escalating tensions between the US and Iran after a US drone was shot down last week Trump says he “hopes” the two countries don’t go to war, but “we are in a very strong position… it would not last long… I’m not talking boots on the ground… just saying if something happened it wouldn’t last long.”.@realDonaldTrump on potential war with Iran War with Iran“I hope we dont but we are in a very strong position… it would not last long… Im not talking boots on the ground… just saying if something happened it wouldn’t last long.” Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
France's Macron hopes Renault and Nissan will strengthen their alliance
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he wanted Renault and Japan's Nissan Motor to strengthen their alliance, with an eye on the fields of electric vehicles and automated driving.
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Teacher won’t face charges for filming porn in school, posting it online
A substitute teacher in Texas was axed after recording pornographic videos of herself inside a classroom – and then uploading the footage to a commercial website, police and school officials said. But the teacher, who worked at El Campo High School in southeast Texas for just three months, won’t face criminal charges for the footage...
New York Post
Justice Department sues former Donald Trump adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman
Omarosa Manigault Newman faces a large fine from the Justice Department and her attorney accuses the Trump White House of retaliating against his client and withholding documents. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the details.       
USATODAY - News Top Stories
Google’s ML-Net challenges musicians to improvise and collaborate with AI
Google's ML-Net helps musicians improvise and react to unexpected music combinations, something its creator hopes will help them discover new music.
VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
Trump says any U.S. war with Iran would not last long
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that any war between the United States and Iran would be swift, although he reiterated his desire to avoid a military confrontation.
Reuters: Top News - powered by FeedBurner
Trump blasts Democrats over Mueller’s upcoming testimony
President Trump accused House Democrats of trying to continue a “phony witch hunt” against him by calling former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to testify about the Russia investigation. “I have been attacked for two and a half years with a phony, dishonest, crooked group of people,” he...
Politica
What you see on Amazon’s public warehouse tours
Anybody can sign up to visit an Amazon fulfillment center for an hour, where a tour guide will show you the robot-heavy process of sorting and shipping your packages. https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/6/26/18758599/amazon-fulfillment-center-tour-robots-workers
The Verge
Get a Gillette razor bundle for under £20 using this code
TL;DR: Get 25% off Gillette Essential Bundles by using the code BUNDLE25 at checkout, but hurry, as this code will expire June 28.  Kick starting your shaving supplies can be a real hassle, especially with how expensive it can be to get everything you need.    Thankfully Gillette offers a great selection of shaving bundles that will help you look your best, and for a reasonable price. The Gillette Fusion and SkinGuard range leaves skin feeling clean and comfortable, with each razor featuring a precision trimmer and anti-friction blades.  If you're looking to pick up a Gillette Fusion deal, you're in luck because you get 25% off all the essential shaving bundles when you use BUNDLE25 at checkout.  Read more...More about Shaving, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Solo, Gillette, and Shopping Uk
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Heatwave Europe and Glastonbury damp: Wednesday's top photos
The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
What issues will be front and center on the debate stage
USA TODAY has put together a primer on some of the topics that the candidates are expected to tackle over the two nights of debate.       
USATODAY - News Top Stories
EPA changes transparency rules
The Environmental Protection Agency is making changes to its transparency rules that include explicitly granting the administrator the authority to decide which public records the agency will release or withhold.
Politica
General Mills quarterly sales hit by lower snacks demand, shares fall
Cheerios cereal maker General Mills Inc reported quarterly sales below Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, hit by lower snacks demand in North America, sending shares down 6% before the bell.
REUTERS
DeMarcus Cousins landing spots: 5 NBA teams who could possibly sign him in 2019 free agency
Which team will sign DeMarcus Cousins during NBA fee agency?
Sport
Met police in £700k payout to detained anti-fascist protesters
Exclusive: undercover officers spied on activists demonstrating against Tommy RobinsonScotland Yard has been forced to pay a total of more than £700,000 in compensation to 153 anti-fascist campaigners who were arrested by police during a demonstration and detained for up to 14 hours.The campaigners had been detained by police while they were protesting against another demonstration led by the far-right activist Tommy Robinson. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Democrats face dilemma over Iran
As fear of a conflict with Iran rises, Democrats want to make clear that they will not support any offensive military action against the country unless there is prior authorization from Congress. But they have already come to the realization that their message will have little practical effect, as the Republican-led Senate won't pass a duo of Democratic measures.
Politica
Why Facebook Won't Kick Off A Warlord
Facebook banned far-right extremist Alex Jones. But it won't remove the warlord Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo in Sudan from the platform, even though he oversaw the killing of more than 100 people.
News : NPR
Apple Buys Self-Driving Car Startup Drive.ai in Sign It's Not Through With Autonomous Vehicles
Apple appeared to be pulling back from the autonomous car business when it dismissed some 200 employees from its Project Titan initiative in January 2019. But it would appear that it’s shifting gears in a big way with news on Tuesday that it has acquired startup Drive.ai “in what appears to be part of a renewed effort…Read more...
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Joe Scarborough: Trump 'fears' Mueller's testimony, it will stop millions of Americans 'in their tracks'
"Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough said Wednesday morning that President Trump fears former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s upcoming testimony because it will captivate the attention of millions of Americans.
Politica
EU hits Broadcom with interim demands in antitrust probe
EU antitrust regulators want U.S. chipmaker Broadcom to scrap its exclusivity clauses with TV and modem makers to avoid irreparable harm to the market while they investigate whether this tactic and others are designed to block rivals.
Reuters: Top News - powered by FeedBurner
Three unexpected Yankees have real shots to be All-Stars
There are rarely a shortage of pinstripes in the All-Star Game. There were four Yankees last year and five the season before that. They have had fewer than three representatives just once since 1994. That won’t change this year, and that’s no surprise. It’s the players who may be in Cleveland representing the AL East...
New York Post
Wayfair Employees to Walkout in Protest of Furniture Sales to Migrant Detention Centers Holding Children
Wayfair sold $200,000 worth of bedroom furniture to a government contractor responsible for managing border camps.
Slate Articles
Visible is removing its 5Mbps data speed cap for a limited time
Visible, the Verizon-owned carrier aimed at offering a no-frills approach to the modern carrier experience, has announced that for a limited time it's removing the 5Mbps data speed cap.
Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
Check Point Research: Origin patches flaw that could have exposed millions of player accounts
Check Point Research and CyberInt helped EA uncover and patch a security flaw in Origin that could have exposed millions of user accounts.
VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
"Seinfeld" in LEGO
Here's something that might make you feel old: The first episode of Seinfeld ran July 5, 1989. Thirty years ago! To celebrate this 30th-anniversary milestone, designer Brent Waller has recreated Jerry's now-iconic Manhattan apartment in LEGO, along with minifigs of Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, George, and Newman. The set is only a concept right now -- not that there's anything wrong with that!. But, if it gets enough votes in the LEGO Ideas contest, it will become an actual product you can buy in stores. Vote now. (The Awesomer) Read the rest
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Vulcan raises $10 million to remediate cybersecurity vulnerabilities
Vulcan, a startup developing tools to help enterprise customers detect and fix software vulnerabilities, has raised $10 million in venture capital.
VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
Arifa review – a heroine and a life too ordinary
Despite a strong central performance, the story of a British Asian woman’s everyday frustrations floats by with a weird lack of urgencyHere’s a homegrown debut that appears hellbent on snuffing out its own flickers of promise. Writer-director Sadia Saeed’s protagonist Arifa (Shermin Hassan) is a frustrated 28-year-old British Asian woman who works in insurance and lives at home with her parents. Scenes float by with a weird lack of urgency that doesn’t appear to be a conscious choice, jokes are muffled, and some of the performers fail to convince. The film can’t work as comedy, because the material isn’t up to snuff. As a character study, it struggles to wring much of note out of a heroine who may simply be too ordinary.The odd thing is that Saeed seems aware of this shortcoming, working in scenes in which Arifa’s fumbling attempts at creative writing are offered a no-nonsense critique by her tutor. One of the latter’s observations – “This isn’t a story; it’s a magazine article” – reverberates loudly through the slice-of-life snapshots that follow, yet even a student-rag profile would demand more connective tissue than Saeed’s script provides. A naggingly unpersuasive strand involving Dad’s illegal tobacco smuggling operation generates less tension than the matter of which unworthy suitor our girl can shake off first. That quandary, in turn, becomes secondary to minor disputes in newsagents and aerobics classes. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Saving 'woman hand': the artist rescuing female-only writing
Kana let women express themselves freely and was used to write the world’s first novel – then it was wiped out. Meet the master calligrapher keeping the script aliveAnyone who has ever fired off a text in haste will sympathise with the first point on 11th-century Japanese writer Sei Shōnagon’s list of “infuriating things”: “Thinking of one or two changes in the wording after you’ve sent off a reply to someone’s message.”This list, her messages, and her Pillow Book in which they’re recorded – a sparklingly acerbic, blog-style frolic through the lives of Heian-era aristocrats – were written using kana, a Japanese script mainly used by women for nearly a millennium to write literature, arrange secret assignations and express themselves freely within the confines of court life. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Got a question or gripe about your Delta flight? Soon, you'll be able to 'text' for help
The airline is testing an option for travelers to reach out via text message with flight questions or concerns.       
USATODAY - News Top Stories
GreatHorn nabs $13 million for cloud-hosted email security software
Cloud-hosted email security software provider Greathorn today announced that it has raised $13 million in venture capital.
VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
Super Mario Maker 2 review: More Mario means more merriment
New options are hit and miss, but Mario's deep creativity toolset is alive and well.
Ars Technica
Kevin Durant’s free agency is unprecedented. What are his options?
He’s arguably the NBA’s best player, but he won’t play next season due to a devastating injury. So what can he do? Kevin Durant just might be in the most unprecedented situation in NBA history. He might be the best basketball player in the world, but he also just suffered the most devastating injury in basketball. He’s also a free agent, yet somehow, teams will likely pay him full value even if he misses all of next season. That's what happens when you’re a master at your craft. Durant’s ruptured Achilles tendon may have thrown a wrench in his (and the league’s) plans, but at the bare minimum, the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, and Golden State Warriors are still expected to offer him a maximum contract extension, ranging anywhere from $164 million to $221 million. Durant’s free agency is important. He’ll turn 31 before the start of next season, so this is likely the last big long-term contract the Warriors’ star will receive. Last summer, Durant signed a two-year deal to return to the Warriors in hopes of three-peating as NBA champions. His contract included a player option in Year 2, which gave him flexibility to either leave Golden State in free agency, or re-sign at the max and create a Warriors dynasty for years to come. But no one could have anticipated a ruptured Achilles coming. Now, what are his options? 1. Opt into that final year with Warriors Durant’s Year 2 in Golden State comes with a $31.5 million salary. Signing a new max contract — either with the Warriors or a new team — starts with a $38.1 million Year 1 payout. So exercising his player option would almost be giving the Warriors the finger. He suffered a career-altering injury on their dime, so he might as well use their dime to sit-out a season and recover. On the other hand, the salary cap is projected to rise to from $109 million to $118 million next summer. That means Durant’s max will increase by eight percent if he delays his contract extension a year from now. 2. Re-sign with Warriors for five years and $221 million This move keeps the Warriors’ dynasty alive, as well as Durant’s pockets. Yes, Durant has already made life-changing money both on-and-off the court, and his next contract will do nothing more than pad his pockets. But the Warriors can give Durant a five-year, $221 million deal on account of this being Durant’s 10th year of service. (For reference, that’s exactly how much the Hornets can offer in a supermax deal for Kemba Walker.) Other teams can only offer Durant four years and $164 million. That’s precisely $77 million Durant would leave on the table if he chose to join a new team. Unless... 2a. Re-sign for the max with the Warriors, then facilitate a trade Under collective bargaining agreement rules, the Warriors must wait until Jan. 15, 2020, before Durant is eligible for a trade. But Durant technically could re-sign with the Warriors for his five-year max, with a wink-wink agreement to trade him elsewhere after the six-month ban is lifted. This ensures at least two things: Durant gets his full money. The Warriors don’t lose Durant for nothing. But this unprecedented arrangement could get messy, especially because Durant is coming off a devastating Achilles injury. Teams are willing to pay Durant his full value in free agency, that much is clear. But will they be equally as eager to part with significant assets in a deal? That remains to be seen. 3. Sign with New York Knicks: four years, $164 million True or not, Durant had been linked to the Knicks for most of the season. They provide him an opportunity to call a team his own, and he was expected to join forces with Kyrie Irving in the big city to potentially bringing championships to Madison Square Garden. Irving now seems set on signing with the Nets, though that could change. The Knicks are still reportedly in the running for Durant, and they would sign him even if he misses next season with his ruptured Achilles tendon. They could take their lumps next season, acquire another high draft pick, then welcome a healthy Durant back in 2020. Winning a championship in New York is unlike winning anywhere else. If Durant could pull it off, he would become a legend in the biggest basketball city known to man. 3a. Sign with Brooklyn Nets: four years, $164 million What if Durant doesn’t want to go to the Knicks? The Nets have somehow become the front-runner for both his and Kyrie Irving’s services. Unbelievable. Brooklyn’s shown an ability to build a winning culture, culminating with their first playoff appearance last season since 2015. They, too, are willing to pay Durant his max money whether he’s available to play next season or not. Joining the Nets would give Durant an opportunity to join a playoff program that has a leg up on a Knicks franchise with history on its side. But winning in Brooklyn isn’t the same as winning in New York. Durant’s personal endgame could dictate whether he settles for the city’s other team. 4. Take a pay cut and play with LeBron James If Durant wants more championships, there’s probably no clearer path than joining forces with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. But he would almost certainly need to take less than the maximum salary to do. The Lakers, as it is, will need to perform some magic to even free up more than $30 million in max cap space. Durant’s max, as I wrote earlier, is $38.1 million. We have no idea what actually matters to Durant, but two things about this Los Angeles situation stand out: If money matters, he’d have to take a pay cut. If having his own team matters, joining James wouldn’t be the move, either. If championships alone matter, though? This would be the clearest path — though a return for the 2020-21 season would mean shaking the rust off alongside a 36-year-old James. Davis, however, would still be in his prime. 4b. Sign with Los Angeles Clippers: four years, $164 Maybe Durant wants Los Angeles, but not the Lakers? Hi, Clippers. Here’s your new star. The Clippers proved they can win without star players when they traded Tobias Harris and still gave the Warriors a run in the first round of the West playoffs. With a coach like Doc Rivers, a sprinkle of Durant’s star power is all they need to elevate themselves to the NBA’s elite. Durant’s availability would be delayed, no doubt. But he’d be a talent that could lift them to that level, and the Clippers, for sure. And if Kawhi Leonard decides to head that way, too, Los Angeles could have another super team on its hands. 5. Sign with a mystery team Here is a list of teams not mentioned that can also clear cap space to fit Durant’s max in: Philadelphia: Durant joining Joel Embiid? That would be so, so good for all the non-basketball reasons. However, the 76ers would need to say goodbye to at least two of Jimmy Butler, Harris, and J.J. Redick. Sacramento: In case he wants to stay in California, but not with any of the three better teams. Dallas: Luka Doncic is a stud, and Kristaps Porzingis is returning from his injured ACL. Does Durant make them contenders? Boston, Indiana, Memphis, and New Orleans can each get close, but can’t clear the full $38.1 million in needed cap space It all boils down to one question: What the heck does Durant want? Only one person can answer that. All we can do is lay out his options and let the cards fall where they may.
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'Super Mario Maker 2' is another love letter to Nintendo’s 2D platformers 
It's impossible to play Super Mario Maker 2 without having a huge smile on your face. It's a total deconstruction of what makes Nintendo's 2D platforming franchise so special. You're just a plumber, standing on a stage, hoping to make it to the goal...
Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
Angels’ Shohei Ohtani brings in dollars as he bangs out hits
The group sprung to its feet as one. Shohei Ohtani had just hit a home run, and nearly 100 fans — most wearing Ohtani sweatshirts — rose in celebration. There were hugs and high-fives. There was the obligatory documentation of the moment via cellphone photos. The group had traveled from Japan to...
Sport
Trump to meet Putin, Xi at G-20, but with unclear goals, expectations are low
With the Mueller report behind him and tensions rising with Iran, President Trump is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and several concerned allies at the Group of 20 summit this week in Osaka, Japan. Despite a busy agenda and an urgent list of world problems, however, expectations for...
Politica
Morning Briefing: Do you have an extra $9,000 sitting around?
Want to watch the U.S.-France women’s World Cup game Friday in person? The cost of the flight will be the least of your concerns. You can buy tickets on StubHub, but the cheapest ticket as of this writing is $305.99 (or 348 euros if you prefer). Buy two tickets at that price and add the service...
Sport
The AI-Fueled, Anxious Hopefulness of Disney's 'Smart House'
Twenty years ago the Disney Channel original film presented a world where humans were far less afraid of digital assistants than we are now.
WIRED
I'm Janet Varney, and This Is How I Work
Janet Varney is best known for—well, it depends on what you like her from. She’s acted in The Legend of Korra, You’re the Worst, and Stan Against Evil, and created the Emmy-nominated IFC web series Fortune Rookie. She stars in the audio-drama podcast Voyage to the Stars and hosts the chat podcast The JV Club. She is…Read more...
Lifehacker
Amazon Fire 7 Tablet review: Tough to beat the price, easy to beat the product
Amazon Fire 7 Tablet (2019) $50 View Product The Good Generous with expandable memory • Reasonably fully featured for the price • Hands-free Alexa support works as advertised The Bad Still feels a little sluggish despite upgraded processor • Poor battery life • Ads appear on lock screen thanks to The Bottom Line It's tough to hate Amazon's newest and cheapest tablet, but you should seriously consider other options if you can. ⚡ Mashable Score 2.5 😎 Cool Factor 1.5 📘Ease of Use 4.0 💪Performance 2.0 💵 Bang for the Buck 4.0 A fully functional tablet, with access to most of the apps and features you would expect, for just $50? If such a thing even existed, it would probably come with a bunch of annoying caveats to justify its absurdly low price. Read more...More about Amazon, Tablet, Alexa, Amazon Fire, and Amazon Fire 7
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Jose Antonio Vargas on the LGBTQ movement, immigration, and the importance of storytelling
Every day of Pride Month, Mashable will be sharing illuminating conversations with members of the LGBTQ community who are making history right now. Jose Antonio Vargas knows the importance of strikingly powerful storytelling. Since coming out of the closet at age 18 he's made remarkable efforts to share his own personal narrative with the world — as a journalist, author, filmmaker, and producer.  In 2011, Vargas wrote an essay for the New York Times Magazine in which he revealed that he was an undocumented immigrant living in America. Earlier that year, Vargas founded Define American, a non-profit media and culture organization that aims to "humanize the conversation on immigration" and change the way immigrant's stories are told. Read more...More about Politics, Lgbtq, Immigration, Pride Month 2019, and Jose Antonio Vargas
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