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Jared Kushner: Investigations into Russian meddling more harmful than interference

Jared Kushner made the case that the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election have been “way more harmful” to American democracy than Russia.
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Prime Day deal: Hisense 50-Inch 4K UHD HDR Smart TV is on sale for under £300
TL;DR: The dramatic Hisense 50-Inch 4K UHD HDR Smart TV is on sale for £294, saving you over £150 on list price. Prime Day drops hundreds of deals on absolutely everything, and for the most part, you have until the end of the sale to pick up your product of choice at a reduced rate. That's not the case with Lightning Deals though. Lightning Deals do not stick around for the full 48 hours of the Prime Day sale, and will often launch out of the blue. Sometimes these deals will only be available for a few hours, or until a certain quantity of the product has been sold. So these deals are harder to catch, but more rewarding if you do. Read more...More about Prime Day, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals, and Prime Day 2019
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UK government puts $620 million behind Jaguar Land Rover's EV push
The UK government is continuing its electric vehicle push by giving Jaguar Land Rover a £500 million ($620 million) loan guarantee to help advance its position as a global EV maker. This means that should Jaguar Land Rover default, the governme...
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Methinks raises $7 million for DIY platform for qualitative market research
Methinks, creators of a global video-based market research platform, has raised $7 million in funding.
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To prepare today’s workforce for AI, they must understand it’s not a threat
For countless businesses across all industries and around the world, AI is dominating mindshare to impossible-to-ignore levels. It’s all entrepreneurs and business leaders can talk about: What does a future with AI look like? What are the gains that AI can make for my company? What are the losses? What’s the human impact – in jobs, in communication, in ways of working and interacting?  And understandably that has caused a lot of concern, even distress, among many people, leaders, and workers alike. Artificial intelligence is an exciting prospect, but less so if you’re worried about whether this new tool is… This story continues at The Next Web
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JPMorgan profit rises 16% on tax gain
JPMorgan Chase & Co reported a 16% rise in quarterly profit as higher net interest income and a tax gain more than made up for lower activity at the bank's trading desks.
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Notable raises $50 million to personalize cancer drug regimens
Notable Labs, a California-based provider of personalized drug combination testing for cancer patients, today revealed that it's raised $40 million.
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Food stamps are more popular in these cities than anywhere else
24/7 Wall St. reviewed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) data to identify the U.S. cities with the most people on food stamps.       
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Visit Cincinnati Once and You'll Want Launch Your Startup There
The Queen City has the assets, expertise and determination to become the premier Midwestern startup city,
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Phil Mickelson’s fasting and ‘wellness’ coffee won’t win him The Open
Phil’s variety show comes to Europe, where he enters the final major of 2019 having fasted for six days and drinking his own special wellness coffee in an effort to try and get his game right. Phil Mickelson’s attempt to go unnoticed at The Open lasted just one day. A video that claimed to be a change in the tone of his social media approach unintentionally became the latest chapter in his summer amusement tour on those platforms. Phil announced he made something called a “hard reset” since his appearance and missed cut at the 3M Open in Minneapolis two weeks ago. The reset consisted of a retreat of some sort, as well as a six-day fast and diet of water and a special coffee blend “for wellness.” Standing on an Irish landscape in a black-on-black “Phil leaping” logo hat and in all-black, logo-less athletic wear of some sort, Phil said he’d lost 15 pounds. With a little better production, the script and outfit could have made him a character in a scene from HBO’s Silicon Valley. Let’s get real for a minute. I haven’t been my best and I’m doing all I can to get it right. I’ll have more Phireside chats soon as well as a fun new series too. Until then, HIT ’s pic.twitter.com/QrqUpThEeV— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) July 14, 2019 Mickelson also told USA Today’s Steve DiMeglio that he added yoga to his routine, went on regular hikes, and that he didn’t fast to lose weight but “to heal.” He’s leaning on a maxim that “everything you put into your body is either causing disease or helping you fight disease.” It’s an unconventional approach for a pro golfer trying to play better golf but one that’s perfectly on-brand for Mickelson. Will it work for The Open? Oh, no. No, almost certainly not. But it’s worth the shot, and that appears to be all this is for Phil. He’s not claiming he’s found some secret, but he’s just trying something, anything, to switch it up during a stretch in which he’s missed four of six cuts and not been competitive at the major championships. Even if he’s done this to “heal,” his golf game is still in a 120th-strokes-gained-tee-to-green ranking state of disrepair. He seems to understand this, telling DiMeglio, “I’m not sure it will help my game. I don’t have high expectations this week.” Mickelson can absolutely contend this week at Royal Portrush. He’s still crushing the ball off the tee for his age and this major tends to be the one most hospitable to the older players in the game. Links golf can promote the strategists and/or those with experience playing a style that’s so far removed from the weekly point-and-hit dartboards on the PGA Tour. A decade ago we saw Tom Watson nearly win The Open at 59 years old. There was a time in his career when the high-ball hitting Mickelson was not a fit for this style, which he readily admitted. But he figured it out in the later stages of that career, winning in 2013 at Muirfield (the best major performance of his career) and contending multiple times since. Phil’s hate relationship with links golf and The Open is now all love and has been for almost a decade. He relishes it and there’s a good chance this will be the one major he can contend at into his 50s. But that doesn’t mean the “mental clarity” he now has from a cannonball fast and some special coffee will put his 2019 golf game in positive state for a championship he now embraces. What’s in the special coffee? We did not get specifics about the special “wellness blend,” but Mickelson does shoutout Dave Phillips, who he says he’d been working with on the coffee. Two years ago, Phil went into more on his intricate coffee routine with Alan Shipnuck, prompting great fascination back then that compelled Phillips, a self-proclaimed “coffee custodian” and “coffee sommelier,” to share some further detail: Mickelson brews his magic elixir in a Presse, made by Bobble. Here is the tick-tock from Phillips: “Fill to the top with coarse ground Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee, then add water heated to 200 degrees. Stir five or six times, wait three minutes and then plunge it. (If you wait too long the beans get bitter.) Phil then pours it into a Bodum pot and adds Califa Farms almond milk, a dash of cinnamon, a few Yiragacheffe Cacao nibs (80%) and a little medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, which is extracted from coconuts. With a hand electric blender he mixes it until slightly frothy and that’s it.” A year later in the summer of 2018 during a day out with Shipnuck, Phil was adding five shots of espresso to the potion he claimed strengthened his immune system and reduced inflammation during training. It is unclear if this is the current-day wellness blend, but with Phillips still involved, it’s likely something close to the one from two years ago. But perhaps they came up with some totally different and extra special brew for pre-Open fasts. “Keeping it real” Phil begins his video saying “let’s get real” and closes it with a “for now, let’s keep it real” signaling some change in tone. But the eccentricity of the fast before a major championship and his “special coffee” only made him yet another full-day story of fascination and Twitter one-liners. Then he went back into hiding, passing on a pre-tournament press conference, something that’s become routine for him at the majors, save for for the Masters, where he doesn’t dare refuse the green jackets’ requests. Mickelson has not played good golf this summer but he has been a content-generating machine on social media, where he shares stories on encountering excrement in golf holes at PGA Tour events, calf workout tips, and gets cheeky about “hitting bombs.” Photo by Richard Heathcote/R&A/R&A via Getty Images Phil practicing on Tuesday at Portrush with his beverage tumbler at the ready. He finally relented and jumped into the time-wasting and often soul-sucking cavern of social media in the summer of 2018, but what followed was a series of mostly corny and transparently over-produced attempts to promote his made-for-TV Match against Tiger Woods. This year, however, it felt like Phil had elbowed out what had to be a cadre of caretakers for these social accounts and taken the reins himself, with no real purpose or promotional strategy other than to get off some jokes and give you a real look into his restrictor plate-free mind. The purpose of Phil’s fasting video appears to be quite serious although, because this is Phil, he probably also knew the reaction it would get. He wouldn’t have shared some of the specifics had he wanted to stay off the radar. An attempt to keep it real and pause the variety show turned out to be the most interesting and entertaining act so far. Now comes the golf, which, in good times and in bad, is always entertaining.
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Donates to Democratic Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has donated thousands of dollars to Democratic presidential hopeful and U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard, according to newly released documents from the Federal Election Commission. Dorsey donated $2,800 to Gabbard’s primary campaign fund and $2,800 to her general election fund, the maximum…Read more...
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Amazon Prime Day 2019: 11 Things WIRED's Gear Team Wants
We look at gear all day, every day. Here are the cat caves and chopsticks that we'd spend our own money on.
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Was Bitcoin Created by This International Drug Dealer? Maybe!
The search for Satoshi Nakamoto has led down many rabbit holes. I went down another: The case of global criminal mastermind Paul LeRoux.
WIRED
The WIRED Reader’s Guide to the Moon
We sifted through dozens of new books released in honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Here are the giant leaps for lunar literature.
WIRED
Photographer Dan Winters on His Apollo Obsession
The frequent WIRED contributor has been captivated by space since he was a kid. Now he's documenting NASA's freshly retro-furbished mission control.
WIRED
The Best Gear to Take to the Moon
You're embarking on the craziest 76-hour journey of your life. What on earth (literally) do you bring?
WIRED
The World Watched Apollo 11 Together. Here's the Evidence
From the beaches of Florida and department store TVs to mission control and Parisian living rooms, everyone witnessed the mission's launch and landing.
WIRED
Why 'Moon Shot' Has No Place in the 21st Century
Today’s challenges are vast and nebulous—and demand a different kind of ambition and approach. We need a new name for them.
WIRED
Lunar Mysteries That Science Still Needs to Solve
What scientists most want to know about our closest planetary neighbor.
WIRED
Spaceflight and Spirituality, a Complicated Relationship
The earliest days of American human spaceflight were dominated by white Christian protestants. Does religion have a place in the future of space exploration?
WIRED
Would your mobile phone be powerful enough to get you to the moon?
Many people who are old enough to have experienced the first moon landing will vividly remember what it was like watching Neil Armstrong utter his famous quote: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”. Half a century later, the event is still one of the top achievements of humankind. Despite the rapid technological advances since then, astronauts haven’t actually been back to the moon since 1972. This seems surprising. After all, when we reflect on this historic event, it is often said that we now have more computing power in our pocket than the computer… This story continues at The Next Web
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PRIME CHEAP: Fast! Schnell! Hurtig! The Samsung Galaxy S10 has $300 off
Welcome to PRIME CHEAP, our series about things that are good, cheap, and part of Amazon’s Prime Day sales. Hey, we gotta eat too.  Of all the Prime Day deals out there, this is one of the best. Strap yourself in, because you can get an unlocked 128GB Samsung Galaxy S10 for only $599.99. Yup, that’s a full 33 percent, or a cool $300, off its list price. Features-time. For that $599 (such a good price), you get a 6.1” dynamic AMOLED display that goes to the edge of the phone. It really is a looker. There’s also an in-screen fingerprint sensor,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Samsung Galaxy,Samsung
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A Summer Soup for Gazpacho Lovers
Charred tomatoes give this chilled soup its rustic, smoky flavor.
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Croatia Basketball’s Excellent Adventure in Las Vegas
Playing in the N.B.A. summer league, visits to an outlet mall and a photograph with Vince Carter. “It’s going to be hard to go back to reality.”
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Review: A Bel Canto Boot Camp Teaches Spirit and Polish
Teatro Nuovo, a fledgling company, comes to New York with Bellini, Rossini and an unusual arrangement of its players.
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Lawmakers set to grill Facebook executive
The first of two Congressional hearings this week on Libra will kick off Tuesday. Facebook executive David Marcus will testify before the Senate banking committee at 10 am ET.
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KU's Miles figures he's back where he belongs: On sideline
Les Miles sat for more than hour, a Kansas pin on his left lapel and his LSU national championship ring on his right hand, answering wave after wave of often repetitive questions as he closes in on his return to coaching — and the Big 12 — with the long-suffering Jayhawks.
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PRIME CHEAP: Store all your sorrows with $214 off SanDisk Extreme 1TB drive
Welcome to PRIME CHEAP, our series about things that are good, cheap, and part of Amazon’s Prime Day sales. Hey, we gotta eat too.  We are all collectors. Some of us hoard photos, while others keep large collections of high-quality music. And then there are people who call themselves movie buffs, who’d tell you they own a copy of a movie so rare that it’s nowhere to be found now. This all sounds fancy, but it requires a shitload of storage. Cloud services are all great, but if you have terabytes of stuff lying around, you can spend too much… This story continues at The Next Web
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Laura Dern reveals the 'Big Little Lies' group text name and, yes, Meryl Streep is part of it
Group chats are hell. But, you know what's even more hellish than group chat hell? Adding another person to your already tight-knit group text. Laura Dern knows the struggle all too well. Her group text with Big Little Lies co-stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Kravitz, and Shailene Woodley was recently infiltrated by an outsider: Meryl Streep.  Season 2 gave a name to this group of former frenemies who now share a whopping great secret — The Monterey Five. That name also happens to be the title of the group chat.  "This other woman wants to join the text," Dern joked to Seth Meyers. "Like 'Meryl. OK? We have our own group text.' It's a little rude." Read more...More about Seth Meyers, Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies, Laura Dern, and Big Little Lies Season 2
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Cubs get catcher Maldonado from Royals for LHP Montgomery
With their All-Star catcher sidelined, the Chicago Cubs quickly found some experienced help behind the plate.
Sport
Oil firms as U.S. supply concerns ease but Iran tension lingers
Oil prices rose on Tuesday as a resumption of output in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Barry and a boom in U.S. supply due to shale oil countered tensions in the Middle East.
REUTERS
Croatia music festival evacuated after fire breaks out – video
Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a hip-hop festival on the Croatian island of Pag after a forest fire broke out nearby. Flames were seen billowing behind the site as attendees left the Fresh Island festival on Zrće beach on Monday night. The organisers said emergency services were working to contain the blaze and it was unclear whether the event would continue as planned on Tuesday Continue reading...
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As New Space Race Beckons, Astronauts Face Identity Crisis
With the private sector moving aggressively into space, NASA is no longer the only game in town for would-be space travelers.
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Prime Day deal: Get a Nintendo Switch with £30 of Nintendo E-shop credit, 'Just Dance 19', and 'Mario Rabbids' for under £290
TL;DR: This fun Nintendo Switch, Just Dance 19, and Mario Rabbids bundle is available for under £290, and comes with £30 of Nintendo E-shop credit. Nintendo Switch deals always seem to make a splash in the biggest retail events, but we were starting to think that things might be different this Prime Day, with only a few smaller deals to consider. Well, we should have never doubted Prime Day, because you can now get a Nintendo Switch, in grey or neon, with Just Dance 19 and Mario Rabbids, for just £289.99. That would be a great deal on its own, but the fact that this comes with £30 of Nintendo E-shop credit is pretty amazing.  Read more...More about Nintendo Switch, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals, and Prime Day 2019
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Netflix Cuts Controversial Suicide Scene From '13 Reasons Why'
The show is centered around the suicide of a teenage girl, and the first season's finale shows her taking her own life. Several organizations raised concerns that it could romanticize suicide.
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Second Canadian town set to accept tax payments in Bitcoin
It looks like another town in Canada might let its residents pay municipality taxes in cryptocurrency. The local council of Richmond Hill voted on July 10, 2019 to enter into an agreement with a cryptocurrency payment services provider to let residents of Richmond Hill pay property taxes in Bitcoin, Financial Post reports. Cryptocurrency payment platform Coinberry is said to be working with the municipality to provide the tech – this marks the firm’s second partnership with a local council. Earlier this year, Coinberry partnered with the municipality of another Canadian town, Innisfil in Ontario. “We believe that the demand for… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Essential California: Selling a house made notorious by the Manson murders
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, July 16, and I’m writing from Los Angeles. Rare is the real estate listing that really means it when characterizing a home as “truly, one of a kind.” But there is no other place like 3311 Waverly Drive in Los Feliz....
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The Morning After: Amazon Prime Day strike
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Morning, there! Did you join the not-so-secret society of Instant Pot owners following those Amazon Prime Day sales? We're here to make sure it doesn't gather dust, with a bunch of tips (and crucially) recipes f...
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Kansas City Royals will extend protective netting at stadium
The Kansas City Royals are planning to extend the netting at Kauffman Stadium to better protect fans.
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North Korea warns it could resume missile and nuclear tests
Frustrated by slow diplomacy and looming U.S.-South Korean war games, Pyongyang says motivation to abstain from tests is "gradually disappearing"
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Cavs waive shooting guard JR Smith after eventful tenure
J.R. Smith's never-a-dull-moment run with the Cavaliers is over.
Sport
Warriors GM Bob Myers moves on from Durant with appreciation
Bob Myers has accepted Kevin Durant's departure for the Brooklyn Nets with an appreciation for all the superstar forward accomplished with the franchise, even if the Golden State general manager would have loved to keep KD around a little longer.
Sport
Trump and his ex-banker treasury secretary are really scared of Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrency)
US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin is apparently super concerned about the impact Facebook‘s Libra “cryptocurrency” will have on national security, reports Bloomberg. In a White House briefing, Mnuchin mirrored president Trump‘s recently-found tough stance on digital assets by claiming that its potential to facilitate crime is high. “Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have been exploited to support billions of dollars of illicit activity like cybercrime, tax evasion, extortion, ransomware, illicit drugs, human trafficking,” Mnuchin told reporters. “Many players have attempted to use cryptocurrencies to fund their maligned behavior. This is indeed a national security issue,” he added. Steve Mnuchin on whether… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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How Activists Brought Apollo Back to Earth
Protesters in the late ’60s and early ’70s pushed for spending at home on the same multibillion dollar scale as the moon race.
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The Virtues and Vices of Nationalism
A populist-nationalist corrective to American exceptionalism would be welcome. Trump’s bigoted exceptionalism isn’t it.
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What’s a College to Do When a Black Student Plays Along With the K.K.K. Joke?
After the Virginia governor’s racist yearbook scandal, the University of Richmond is grappling with disturbing images from its own history.
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DealBook Briefing: Tariffs Aren’t Offsetting the Trade War Pain
President Trump says his fight with Beijing is hurting China’s economy but generating billions for the U.S. That’s not entirely true.
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Prime Day deals: Surface Pro, Apple Watch, iPad, Pixel 3a XL, Sonos One, and more for July 16
Didn't get a chance to browse Amazon's Prime Day sale yesterday? Lucky for you, the sale ends tonight, so you still have time to snag a few goodies, and with so many deals available right now, it pretty much caters to everyone's hobbies and needs. In need of a new smartphone? Well, get the Samsung Galaxy S10 for $599.99 or the Pixel 3a XL that comes with a $100 gift card for $479.00. How about an extra set of Nintendo Joy-Con? You can save 25% off, or get an Apple Watch Series 4 with GPS for $349.00. Check out more of today's best deals from Amazon for Tuesday, July 16th. Read more...More about Gaming, Smart Home, Prime Day, Consumer Tech, and Mashable Shopping IMAGE: AMAZON $249 $80 OFF (24%) $329 Prime Apple iPad WiFi 32GB Tablet (Latest Model) -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $799 $200 OFF (20%) $999 Prime Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB with Microsoft Surface Pro Type Cover -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $349 $50 OFF (13%) $399 Prime Apple Watch Series 4 GPS 40mm with Free No-Rush Shipping -- See Details IMAGE: SUR LA TABLE $149.95 $150.05 OFF (50%) $300 Instant Pot Auro Pro 8-Qt Slow Cooker -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $99.99 $50.00 OFF (33%) $149.99 Prime Microsoft Office 365 Home 12-Month subscription PC/Mac Download with $50 Amazon.com Gift Card -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $169.99 $110 OFF (39%) $279.99 Prime ECOVACS DEEBOT 500 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner -- See Details IMAGE: ABT Save up to $1500 on select QLED 4K TV's -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $476 $119 OFF (20%) $595 Prime Tuft & Needle Queen Mattress with 10-Year Warranty -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $399.99 $199.01 OFF (33%) $599 Prime Dyson Pure Hot + Cool HP02 HEPA Air Purifier -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $49.99 $49.96 OFF (50%) $99.95 Prime Instant Pot DUO60 6-Qt 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker -- See Details IMAGE: ASHLEY FURNITURE $479.99 $320 OFF (40%) $799.99 Up to 70% off any order + Extra 10% off - Skempton Dining Room Table and Chairs Was -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $39.99 $20 OFF (33%) $59.99 Prime PlayStation Plus 12-Month Membership (Digital Code) -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $479 $100 OFF (17%) $579 Prime Pixel 3a XL Smartphone with $100 Gift Card -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $159 $70 OFF (31%) $229 Prime Bose SoundLink Wireless Over-Ear Headphones II -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $59.99 $20.00 OFF (25%) $79.99 Prime Nintendo Joy-Con (Neon Red/Neon Blue) -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $299.99 $34 OFF (10%) $333.99 Prime Nintendo Switch Console with $35 Nintendo eShop Gift Card (Digital Code) -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $51.99 $18.00 OFF (26%) $69.99 Prime Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB External Portable Hard Drive -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $179 $70 OFF (28%) $249 Prime Sonos One (Gen 2) with $50 Amazon Gift Card -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $599.99 $300 OFF (33%) $899.99 Prime Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB Unlocked Smartphone -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $189.99 $138.01 OFF (42%) $328 Prime Dyson Air Multiplier AM06 10-inch Table Fan -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $209 $40 OFF (16%) $249 Prime Oculus Go Standalone 64GB Virtual Reality Headset -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $49.99 $40.00 OFF (44%) $89.99 Prime Echo Show 5 Compact Smart Display with Alexa -- See Details
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Ryanair CEO says confident in 'great' Boeing 737 MAX despite delays
Ryanair remains confident in the Boeing 737 MAX and believes the plane will be "warmly welcomed" by customers, Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said on Tuesday after he was forced to half the airline's 2020 growth plans due to the plane's grounding.
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