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Fortnite's latest item lets you throw health at your teammates
Never a week goes by without Epic Games adding something new to Fortnite. In the past month alone, we've seen the Storm Flip, Proximity Grenade Launcher and even an Air Jordan 1 collaboration. As you'd expect from a Battle Royale game, most of the ne...
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Magician inspired by Houdini drowned after being lowered into river in chains
Chanchal Lahiri, whose stage name was Jadugar Mandrake, had not been seen since Sunday, when he was lowered into the Hooghly River in Kolkata.       
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Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, iPad Pro, Echo Dot, and more deals for June 18
Can't decide between an Xbox or PlayStation games console? Today we have found a deal on both consoles to help you decide which one to pick. You can get the Xbox One S 1TB Fortnite Battle Royale special edition console for $249 at Walmart or the PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB gaming console for $349.99.  If you decide on getting the PlayStation, then it's a good time to grab the PlayStation Plus 12 Month Membership as it is currently on sale for $39.99. You can also get an additional DualShock 4 wireless controller, so you can team up with your friends to complete challenges, instead of going solo.  Rather play games on a tablet? Then the iPad Pro would be a great choice.  Read more...More about Gaming, Ipad Pro, Xbox One S, Ps4 Pro, and Mashable Shopping IMAGE: WALMART $249 $50 OFF (17%) $299 Xbox One S 1TB Fortnite Battle Royale Special Edition Console Bundle -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $29.99 $20.00 OFF (40%) $49.99 Prime Echo Dot (3rd Gen) -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $699 $100 OFF (13%) $799 Prime Apple iPad Pro 11-inch 64GB WiFi Tablet (Latest Model) -- See Details IMAGE: VERIZON FIOS Fios 100/100 Mbps Internet for $39.99/mo w/ autopay + taxes, equip. charges & other fees -- See Details IMAGE: DELL $699.99 $300 OFF (30%) $999.99 Dell XPS 8930 Intel Core i7 8700 16GB RAM Tower Desktop with code AFF300XPS -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $497.99 $202 OFF (29%) $699.99 Prime Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Cordless Vacuum -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $349 $50 OFF (13%) $399 Prime Apple Watch Series 4 GPS 40mm -- See Details IMAGE: WALMART $349.99 $50 OFF (13%) $399.99 Sony PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Gaming Console -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $39.99 $20 OFF (33%) $59.99 Prime PlayStation Plus: 12 Month Membership (Digital Code) -- See Details IMAGE: WALMART $799 $300 OFF (27%) $1,099 Dell G5 Intel Core i5-8300H 16GB RAM GTX 1060 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop -- See Details IMAGE: WALMART $249 $80.99 OFF (25%) $329.99 Apple iPad 9.7-inch 32GB Wi-Fi Tablet (Latest Model) -- See Details IMAGE: WALMART $397.99 $102 OFF (20%) $499.99 Samsung UN50RU7200 50-inch 4K HDR Smart HDTV -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $39.99 $20 OFF (33%) $59.99 Prime DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON Up to 33% on Simpson Pressure Washer and Gas Generators -- See Details IMAGE: WALMART $169.98 $20.01 OFF (11%) $189.99 Frigidaire 30-Pint Dehumidifier -- See Details IMAGE: Amazon $59.99 $40.00 OFF (40%) $99.99 Prime Panasonic ER-GB80-S Body and Beard Trimmer for Men -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON Up to 25% on Keter Patio Furniture -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $19.99 $10 OFF (33%) $29.99 Prime Alexa Voice Remote for Amazon Echo -- See Details
iOS 13 Warns Users When Deleting Apps With Active Subscriptions
Apple appears to be continuing its recent trend of making app subscriptions more transparent and manageable, as evidenced by another change discovered in the latest developer beta of iOS 13. When you delete an app on your device, you'll now be notified if it still has an active subscription. Never seen this alert before – Apple now tells you if an app you're deleting has a subscription still active. Good move. (Taken on iOS 13 beta 2.)— Federico Viticci (@viticci) June 18, 2019 First spotted by MacStories editor-in-chief Federico Viticci, the pop-up asks you if want to keep your subscription for the app, and notes that the app will still be available to use on your other devices if you do choose to delete it. It also tells you what date the sub will automatically renew unless it's canceled, and offers a Manage Subscription link that takes you directly to your subscriptions list. In April, Apple added an extra confirmation step when App Store users purchase an app available on a subscription basis or tap to subscribe to a premium service in an app, making sure no accidental subscription purchases occur. Earlier this year, the company also added a Manage Subscriptions shortcut in the App Store, where previously managing subscriptions required an extra step of tapping on the box with your Apple ID name and email address via the App Store or Settings.Related Roundups: iOS 13, iPadOSThis article, "iOS 13 Warns Users When Deleting Apps With Active Subscriptions" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Iranian president: Iran isn't seeking war against any nation
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country is not seeking to wage war against any nation while at the same time stressing that it will withstand mounting U.S. pressure and emerge victorious.
Cricket legend Viv Richards on the 2019 CWC
Two-time World Cup winner and cricket legend Viv Richards speaks to CNN's James Masters about the West Indies' chances to win, India and England.
Michel Platini arrested over award of 2022 World Cup to Qatar
Former Uefa president detained in ParisPlatini taken into custody as part of investigationA justice official in France says the former Uefa president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to the awarding of the 2022 World Cup.Confirming a report published by online news publication Mediapart, the official says Platini was taken into custody on Tuesday as part of the investigation into the awarding of the tournament to Qatar. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to discuss an ongoing investigation. Continue reading...
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Draghi shock hits euro, boosts stocks
European shares rallied and the euro took a sharp hit on Tuesday in a knee-jerk reaction to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's comments indicating a possibility of new rate cuts or asset purchases.
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Michel Platini 'detained over awarding of World Cup to Qatar'
Former Uefa president Michel Platini is detained and questioned by French police over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, according to news agency Reuters.
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Michelle Obama takes on James Corden in a celebrity-packed dodgeball game
You might not think you'd ever see Michelle Obama nailing Harry Styles in the groin with a dodgeball, but here we are. As part of his London-based edition of The Late Late Show, James Corden took on the former First Lady in a UK vs USA celebrity dodgeball game. "You would not believe how easy it was to get people to do this," says Michelle Obama as the US team is announced. "All I had to say was, 'You're gonna throw a ball at James Corden'." Turns out Mila Kunis, Kate Hudson, Melissa McCarthy, Lena Waithe and Allison Janney were all very much up for that. In fairness to Corden, though, his team is pretty star-studded too. As well as Harry Styles he also has John Bradley, Benedict Cumberbatch and a British-for-the-day Reggie Watts to back him up. Read more...More about Michelle Obama, James Corden, Culture, and Celebrities
Hong Kong's leader sorry after protests, but she's not resigning
Hong Kong's leader has issued a rare public apology in the wake of repeated record-breaking protests that called for the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill with China that she introduced and championed. - RSS Channel
'Start Here': 1,000 more troops to the Middle East, and a 'war zone' in Texas
It's Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Here's what you need to know to start your day.
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Russia to Washington: Drop Middle East troop plans or risk war with Iran
Russia told the United States on Tuesday that it should drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East or risk war with Iran.
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LaVar Ball condemned for 'inappropriate' comment to female ESPN host on air
LaVar Ball has been slammed for making an “inappropriate” remark to a female ESPN host on Monday, with the network officially condemning him.
Facebook to launch digital currency, 'libra'
The project is the biggest step of any major corporation into the emerging realms of digital currency and blockchain technology.
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Platini arrested as part of 2022 World Cup investigation
A justice official in France says former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to the awarding of the 2022 World Cup.
Factbox: Facebook's new cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra
Facebook Inc revealed plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra on Tuesday. It will be run by an association comprised of other corporate investors and non-profit members, with an expected launch in the first half of 2020.
Democratic presidential hopeful Klobuchar details top policy goals
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar unveiled on Tuesday a 137-point list of priorities she would address in her first 100 days in office if elected president, a sweeping set of policies she is highlighting as part of her bid for the Democratic nomination.
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Klobuchar lists actions she would take in first 100 days as president
Sen. Amy Klobuchar has outlined actions she will take to address climate change and health care atop a long list of wide-ranging priorities for her first 100 days in office if she's elected president in 2020.
Poll shows Medicare for All is confusing to most Americans
"Medicare for All" is in the spotlight in the 2020 presidential campaign, but many Americans don't understand what it is. - RSS Channel
Texas Is Latest State To Attack Surprise Medical Bills
A new Texas law says hospitals and insurers will have to work it out when they can't agree on a price — instead of sending huge unexpected bills to patients.
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Going 'Zero Carbon' Is All The Rage. But Will It Slow Climate Change?
Cities, states, businesses and electric utilities are setting ambitious goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But it's not clear exactly how they'll do that or whether it will actually work.
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Will Apollo nostalgia help NASA get its Artemis Moon money?
NASA's big moon push may be coming at just the right time.
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‘You need as many wigs as possible’: a guide to making the perfect pop parody
Ellie White and Natasia Demetriou, whose new sketch show features their take on Ariana Grande, offer up some crucial adviceModern Toss on parody actsEllie White and Natasia Demetriou met at the Edinburgh fringe, went on to become a comedy duo and now, nearly 10 years of ridiculous stage shows later, have their own BBC Three sketch show called, um, Ellie & Natasia. Among characters such as trustafarian teenagers and high-maintenance mums, one sketch is Sexy Baby – a music video that skewers Ariana Grande’s aesthetic and features neon pink, ponytails, adult nappies and so much more. So how do you make the perfect pop parody? Let’s get a guide from the experts … Continue reading...
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Women’s World Cup game-changing moments No 3: China in 1991
Fifa’s fears that the tournament would be a commercial failure and the players might not last 90 minutes proved unfounded at the Women’s World Championship For The M&Ms CupLike much of what is published on Fifa’s website, its account of what it calls “the inaugural Women’s World Cup” is served up with a healthy dollop of official spin and doesn’t quite tell the whole story. The basics are all covered, of course: staged in China in 1991 the tournament was contested by 12 teams and won by the USA, who beat Norway in a final staged at Guangzhou’s Tianhe Stadium and played in front of 65,000 people.Fifa boasts that, for the first time in the organisation’s history, six female match officials were appointed to help officiate at the tournament “in keeping with the true spirit of the celebration”. One of them, Claudía de Vasconcelos of Brazil, was given the honour of refereeing the third-place play-off when Sweden played Germany. There are, however, a number of far more intriguing vignettes that are notable by their absence from the official account of a tournament at which world football’s governing body claims that “women’s football celebrated its true coming of age”. They serve to demonstrate just how far the sport had yet to go and has since come. Continue reading...
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Libra: Facebook launches cryptocurrency in bid to shake up global finance
Digital currency will let billions of users make transactions but is raising privacy concernsFacebook has announced a digital currency called Libra that will allow its billions of users to make financial transactions across the globe, in a move that could potentially shake up the world’s banking system.Libra is being touted as a means to connect people who do not have access to traditional banking platforms. With close to 2.4 billion people using Facebook each month, Libra could be a financial game changer, but will face close scrutiny as Facebook continues to reel from a series of privacy scandals. Continue reading...
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Skimpy 'micro bikini' from ASOS confuses shoppers: 'When you get dressed and you're still drunk'
A new micro-swimwear design has emerged.
Rescue efforts underway after deadly earthquakes in China
Buildings collapsed when the twin temblors struck the southwestern Sichuan province late on Monday
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Facebook's Libra launch will extend its global domination
The cryptocurrency could wipe out many businesses and further concentrate corporate powerEvery week dozens of people walk into the Sunshine convenience store in Charlottesville, Virginia to send money to relatives in other countries. They use a service called MoneyGram, one of the two largest (the other being Western Union) firms that facilitate the conversion of US dollars into the currency of the receiving person, charging between $9.99 and $49.99 (£7.97 and £39.89) for each transaction.Many of the patrons of Sunshine alert their relatives of these transactions through WhatsApp, the encrypted messaging service owned by Facebook and used by more than 1.5 billion people around the world. Continue reading...
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Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency and Calibra digital wallet
Facebook announced its cryptocurrency Libra and a global association of organizations that will govern it. And Facebook also announced Calibra, a new subsidiary that will build a digital wallet for Messenger, WhatsApp, and a standalone app on iOS and Android. The move has been expected for a while and it represents a big endorsement for […]
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Shut Out by Shoe Giants, ‘Mom and Pop’ Stores Feel Pinched
A number of shoe companies have cut off many small retailers that were already struggling to adapt to shoppers’ changing behavior.
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Casey Kasem’s daughter wants to bring star’s body back from Norway, stepmother denies elder abuse allegations
It’s been five years since Casey Kasem passed away in 2014 at age 82 — and the family war that ensued over the beloved patriarch is far from over.
New Yolo anonymous Q&A app attracts millions of teenage users, has parents wary
The new anonymous Q & A app, Yolo, has gained popularity among young Snapchat users but has raised concerns of bullying and privacy among parents.       
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How Libra Would Work for You
We break down the new Facebook-backed cryptocurrency and what the company hopes you will be able to do with it, even though it hasn’t quite arrived.
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Donald Trump Jr.: Vote Trump -- The stakes in 2020 are even higher than in 2016
With my father’s official unveiling of his re-election campaign Tuesday morning, Americans are about to witness another 17-month mudslinging slog to determine the future course of the nation.
The Ambitious Plan Behind Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Libra
Facebook designs a cryptocurrency that it won't fully control, but that will uniquely benefit Facebook.
Facebook's Libra blockchain project: All you need to know
In the world of cryptocurrencies, big promises, names and numbers aren't uncommon; at every corner, you'll find well-funded projects that aim to change the very core of the world's financial system.  But a new project, called Libra, dwarfs even the most ambitious cryptocurrencies by the sheer power of the names involved as well as the project's scope. Its initiator is the world's largest social network. Its partners include some of the biggest finance, tech, crypto and retail companies in the world, and it will be integrated in some of the world's most popular apps.  In the past week, I've had several meetings with Facebook executives and experts involved with the project, and I've read over a dozen documents describing various aspects of it. Libra is still in its early stage, and many details are unknown; some will likely remain unknown until the first half of 2020, when the project is due to officially launch. But here's a comprehensive overview of what we do know right now.  Read more...More about Facebook, Libra, Cryptocurrency, Project Libra, and Tech
Sometimes Supreme Court Justices Don’t Act Like Partisan Flunkies. This Gives Us Hope.
Hope is not lost for the Supreme Court.
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Organize your desk with these beautiful charging stands that are on sale
At least when it comes to laptops, research has shown that 60 percent of us consumers gravitate toward certain gadgets because we like the way they look. (What can we say? We're shallow like that.) The downside of buying devices for their aesthetic appeal is that most electronic accessories are, frankly, kinda ugly. Because of this, we've pulled together some attractive yet functional stands and charging docks that even the snobbiest of design snobs would appreciate, and put them in the Mashable Shop. Here are six we think you'll love, all of which happen to be on sale: Read more... Oakywood iPhone and Apple Watch Charging DockMore about Tech, Charging, Mashable Shopping, Tech, and Consumer Tech
Save more than $550 on an off-lease refurbished HP ZBook 15-inch laptop
TL;DR: The HP ZBook laptop is a powerful workstation and on sale for $648 in the PCMag Shop with code PCMAG10. Depending on your job, your personal laptop and work laptop might need different specs and features. The HP ZBook is a solid mobile workstation that manages to be thin and light without compromising power. Right now, you can grab the laptop on sale for $648 in the PCMag Shop when you use the code PCMAG10 — that’s $552 in savings. SEE ALSO: 8 of the best laptop backpacks, based on customer reviews This laptop offers a powerful blend of mobility and configurability, with a great mix of style, features, and portability. It boasts an i7 quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD. One of the greatest features is its Nvidia Quadro graphics card, which has drivers designed to work with CAD and other professional drafting programs. Read more...More about Tech, Hp, Laptops, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Pcmag
Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency with a massive list of partners
Facebook’s cryptocurrency, and the company's long-rumored, vast ambitions in the crypto space, are real.  On Tuesday, the company announced Libra, a decentralized cryptocurrency that will allow users of Facebook and WhatsApp to easily send each other money and make online purchases.  The news, however, is far bigger than that, transcending Facebook itself in several aspects. Read what it all means in our deep dive, here.  SEE ALSO: Coinbase's crypto debit card arrives in 6 more countries Libra isn’t just Facebook’s project. It’s backed by the Geneva, Switzerland-based Libra Association, a non-profit organization with a long list of founding members who will jointly make decisions over Libra. Besides Facebook, the list includes Mastercard, Visa, PayPal, Stripe, eBay, Uber, Lyft, Spotify, Coinbase, Xapo, Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Mercy Corps, and Women's World Banking, among others. Read more...More about Facebook, Libra, Libra Blockhain, Libra Association, and Project Libra
Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, with lofty goals
Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments.
Facebook’s Libra currency gets backing from MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and more
Today, Facebook finally announced its long-rumored cryptocurrency platform, Calibra. Some speculated that the company would rely on outside firms and existing cryptocurrency exchanges, like the Winklevoss twins' Gemini. Instead, Facebook's Calibra wi...
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Facebook's Calibra cryptocurrency wallet launches in 2020
After months of rumors and speculation, Facebook is finally making its cryptocurrency efforts official. This is Calibra, a digital wallet that will use a new cryptocurrency called Libra. Calibra, which is now a subsidiary of Facebook, is designed to...
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Mary Grimm Reads “Back Then”
Deborah Treisman hosts the author Mary Grimm, who reads her short story “Back Then,” from the June 24, 2019, issue of The New Yorker.
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The Case for Redefining Infertility
Anna Louie Sussman on a larger, conceptual debate about the meaning of the word “infertility” and on efforts to expand access to infertility treatment.
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A New Space Race, for Lawyers
Rachel Riederer writes about the new space race, fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, in which private space companies are raising questions about the rules governing space.
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Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Two Paths for the American Left
Osita Nwanevu on the ideological and personal differences between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and how the nomination of either as the Democratic candidate for President would represent a major shift leftward for the Party.
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