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KKK leader's wife admits to killing her husband

The wife of a Ku Klux Klan leader in Missouri admitted Friday to the 2017 murder of her husband after initially saying that her son was the murderer.        
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Does Russia Want More Than Your Old Face?
The FaceApp fracas forces us to think hard about giving our personal data to companies in authoritarian countries.
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Iran claims it seized British tanker in Strait of Hormuz
Iranian officials said Friday they had seized a 30,000-ton British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, further inflaming tensions in the region, The Guardian is reporting. The British tanker Stena Impero suddenly veered off course and into Iranian waters after the ship’s owners said it was “approached by unidentified small crafts and a helicopter …...
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Iran says it seized British oil tanker
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it has seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. The announcement comes one day after the U.S. said it destroyed an Iranian drone.
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Sony Xperia 1 review: Minor triumph at a massive price
The Xperia 1 is Sony's latest attempt to nab a slice of the premium smartphone market. Its ultawide screen might be innovative, but is it worth $950?
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How the Shanghai Dragons flipped from 0-40 to beating the Overwatch League’s best teams
Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment The Dragons are ready to take it all Continue reading…
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The Night Democracy Became the Lotto
CNN’s hourlong debate-lineup revelation had the appearance of a Powerball drawing and just as much depth.
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The N.Y.C. Roots of Trump and ‘Go Back Where You Came From’
The president’s remarks, directed at four congresswomen of color, evoke the city in which he came of age.
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Trump says U.S. will talk to Britain after Iran seizes oil tanker
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would talk to the United Kingdom after Iran's Revolutionary Guards said it had seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf.
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Facebook prototypes haptic feedback wristbands for AR/VR
If you've dreamed of interacting with VR or AR content without needing to hold controllers in your hands, Facebook's wristbands could make that a reality.
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Melania Trump says White House working to bring A$AP Rocky home
First lady Melania Trump says her husband's administration is working with the State Department to try to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home.
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Puerto Rico braces for Friday protests amid calls for governor's ouster
The streets of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, were relatively quiet Friday morning, when they're typically bustling with locals and tourists.
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Oil climbs as Middle East tensions offset demand worries
Oil prices rose about 1 percent on Friday after steep losses in the previous session, supported by rising tensions between the United States and Iran, but weighed by concerns slowing economic growth could dent global oil demand.
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This isn’t the same Jordan Spieth making noise at British Open
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Jordan Spieth is two good rounds at Royal Portrush away from stopping everyone from asking him, “What’s wrong?’’ Spieth, who hasn’t won since his 2017 British Open triumph at Royal Birkdale, positioned himself to hoist a second Claret Jug after shooting 67 in Friday’s second round to move to 5-under par,...
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Parrot plans to retire its Mambo and Swing drones
Drone company Parrot, maker of the Anafi 4K folding drone, is reportedly leaving the mini-drone market. Parrot has been shifting its focus away from consumer drones since 2017, but it's been a slow transition. This week, Wirecutter confirmed that Par...
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T-Mobile sale to Dish ‘imminent,’ thanks to DOJ threat
A deal to make satellite TV provider Dish Network the nation’s fourth largest mobile carrier is days away from being finalized — thanks to the Department of Justice, The Post has learned. Under pressure from DOJ antitrust officials, T-Mobile and Sprint are on track to announce a deal to sell a slew of mobile assets...
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Director Of National Intelligence Dan Coats Appoints New Election Security Czar
Spy world veteran Shelby Pierson will attempt to centralize election security efforts across the intelligence community with soon-to-be-designated agency leads.
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Trump on Boris Johnson: "I like him"
President Trump said on Friday he was looking forward to working with Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain's next Prime Minister, and believes Johnson will work out Brexit. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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Woman plans to marry 91-year-old chandelier named Lumiere
A British woman who was once in a long-distance relationship with the Statue of Liberty now plans on marrying the love of her life, a 91-year-old chandelier named Lumiere.
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Tulsi Gabbard has raised no money for congressional campaign
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has gone all in on the White House. The Hawaii congresswoman has raised money exclusively for her 2020 presidential bid and has neglected her congressional campaign account to reveal a negative contribution balance. The most recent federal campaign documents show that Gabbard had a contributions worth negative $20 for this quarter –...
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Good deal on the Takeya 32-oz vacuum insulated water bottle
Amazon has a sale on the 32-oz Takeya Vacuum-Insulated Stainless-Steel Water Bottle. It's . It's got a one-hand-operated drinking spout, and you can unscrew the lid to rinse and dry the inside of the bottle. Cold water stays cold for many hours, in my experience. Read the rest
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Tensions rise as Puerto Rico protests continue
Massive and at times violent protests in Puerto Rico showed no sign of stopping as labor unions on Thursday organized a Friday march to keep up pressure on the governor to resign, while dozens of guns were stolen in a raid on police firearms center.
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Trump renews attack on Ilhan Omar, praises crowd at North Carolina rally
President Trump on Friday appeared to walk back regrets he’d expressed a day earlier over the “Send her back!” chants at his North Carolina MAGA rally aimed at Somali-born Rep. Ilhan Omar. “No,” Trump replied in the Oval Office when asked by reporters if he was unhappy with the chanting. “You know what I’m unhappy...
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Your Pitch to VCs is More Than a Deck
Pitch decks are underestimated and overestimated. Some founders dismiss the deck as pure “show” and cobble together a few slides for their venture capital (VC) audience. But I suspect that most founders spend tens of hours perfecting their deck. I worry that their efforts are concentrated in the right place but on the wrong problems. […] The post Your Pitch to VCs is More Than a Deck appeared first on ReadWrite.
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Second tanker in Gulf turns sharply towards Iran, Refinitiv data shows
A second oil tanker, the British-operated, Liberian-flagged Mesdar, turned sharply north towards Iran's coast on Friday afternoon after passing westward through the Strait of Hormuz into the Gulf, according to Refinitiv tracking data.
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Where are the lost Apollo 11 Moon landing tapes?
In 1969, we changed the world forever and landed on the moon. But why did the original video proof has since disappeared. Where did it go? Read more...More about Space, Mashable Video, Apollo 11, Moon Landing, and Moon Landing 50th Anniversary
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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power band together in SDCC trailer
DreamWorks “We’re on the edge of greatness!” Continue reading…
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Thousands of prisoners released as new reform effort takes effect
Nearly 3,100 federal inmates will walk out of prison on Friday as a provision of the sweeping criminal justice reform act passed by Congress takes effect.
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How Much Your Data Is Worth to Tech Companies? Lawmakers Want Answers
But "datafication," with all its privacy implications, affects everyone differently
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N.S.A. Contractor Who Hoarded Secrets at Home Is Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison
The case of Harold T. Martin III, who took home classified material undetected for nearly 20 years, was a major embarrassment for security officials.
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Meghan McCain: What I Learned From My Miscarriage
I loved my baby, and I always will.
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Trump says White House helping rapper ASAP Rocky, who is detained in Sweden
President Donald Trump confirmed that the White House is in talks with Sweden to help free ASAP Rocky, adding that first lady Melania Trump asked him to help the rapper.
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Aaron Boone gets one-game suspension for ‘f–king savages’ rant
Yankees manager Aaron Boone will face repercussions for his explicit rant at rookie home-plate umpire Brennan Miller. Chief of Baseball Officer for Major League Baseball Joe Torre announced Friday that Boone will receive a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his hellish behavior, including contact with the umpire, during the bottom of the second...
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President Nixon talks to Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon
Shortly after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the U.S. flag on the moon, they received a congratulatory phone call from President Richard Nixon. Watch the CBS News coverage from July 20, 1969.
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Apollo 11 astronauts plant flag on the moon on July 20, 1969
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin planted the American flag on the surface of the moon. Watch the moment here.
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Watch the moment men first landed on the moon
Walter Cronkite anchored CBS News live coverage on July 20, 1969, as Apollo 11's "Eagle" lunar lander, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, touched down on the moon. TV viewers were seeing a simulation of the lander, since NASA's video cameras were not yet operating on the moon.
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Watch Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong made history as the first man to walk on the moon, and uttered his famous words: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." See the moment as it was covered live by CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite.
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Tying Black Resistance to Communism Is a Time-Tested American Tradition
When Sen. Lindsey Graham called the “Squad” of freshmen POC female representatives “a bunch of communists,” he was drawing on 100 years of history.
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Lyft will add NYC subway and bus directions to its app
Hand holding iPhone with Lyft app open Lyft is adding New York City subway directions to its app in the latest bid by the ride-hailing industry to make peace with public transportation. The rollout of transit directions in the app will take place over the next several weeks, according to Bloomberg. With the update, Lyft’s app will show users subway stations and bus stops, as well as docks for Citi Bike, the bike-share system owned by the ride-hail company. The features are designed to keep users in the app rather than switching to a different product for public transportation directions. All New York users will receive the updated app by the end of September. In addition to subway and bus information, Lyft customers will also see commuter rail options like Long Island Rail Road, Metro North, New Jersey Transit, and more. The app only offers directions, though, and not the ability to purchase fares or tickets. Lyft is closer to its goal of becoming a multi-modal, one-stop shop for all urban transportation Lyft recently started allowing its users to reserve and pay for Citi Bike in its app. The addition of more features and modes of transportation brings Lyft closer to its goal of becoming a multi-modal, one-stop shop for all urban transportation. It also risks leaving the app looking cluttered and difficult to use. Lyft also offers public transportation directions in a few other cities, including Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Boston, Seattle, and Chicago. Earlier this year, Uber also began integrating transit into its app, and now offers directions and ticket-buying features in Denver. Lyft’s relationship with public transportation has had its ups and downs. In 2017, the company rolled out a shuttle bus service that sounded to most people like public transportation and spurred a round of jokes about the San Francisco-based company thinking that it has “invented the bus.” Lyft has also taken flack for its advertisements in New York City’s subway stations that implore people to ditch the MTA and take a car instead. The news comes at a time of tension between Lyft and New York City. In April, the company said it would stop accepting new drivers onto its platform in response to new rules designed to curb the explosive growth of ride-hail companies. In January, Lyft sued the city to block the new wage rules, arguing that they would create an uneven playing field and would ultimately mean their own drivers would be paid less. A state judge threw out the case in May.
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Trump says wife and African-American friends told him to help A$AP Rocky
The rapper is currently detained in Sweden as police finish an investigation into an alleged assault in Stockholm
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Texas governor signs 'Save Chick-fil-A' bill
Proponents of the bill say it will protect religious freedom. Critics however, say it will be used to discriminate against LGBTQ people.
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Star Citizen Alpha 3.6: Hover ships, space stations, and the law warp in
Cloud Imperium Games is announcing today the Alpha 3.6 update for Star Citizen, the sci-fi universe that is has been in the works for the past five years.
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Walter Cronkite shows front-page headlines about moon landing
As CBS News covered the moon landing on July 20, 1969, Walter Cronkite showed viewers some of the newspaper headlines about the historic moment.
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Deadline extended! Apply to the All Raise female founder program at Disrupt SF 2019
We’ve got great news for all the time-strapped female founders out there. Yeah, we’re looking at you, sister. We’re extending the application deadline to apply for the All Raise “ask me anything” (AMA) sessions at Disrupt SF 2019. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet with a leading female VC and, well, ask her anything. […]
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Drink Away Your Sadness With a 'Bitter Tears'
My favorite nightcap is an ounce or so of Fernet, over ice, with a pinch of salt, but that drink signals the end of a good evening, not the start (or even the middle) of one. But I want to be salty all night long—from beginning to the bitter end—so I decided to take that flavor profile and make it into a martini.Read more...
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Kittenfishing: The common dating trend you're probably (slightly) guilty of
The online dating strategy is characterized by using little white lies — like misrepresenting your height, age or interests — to hook a potential date.
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