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Jalen Ramsey is everything that’s wrong with NFL
It’s becoming more and more difficult for NFL fans to root for their teams. It’s getting to the point, in some cases, where fans don’t even have time to bask in a big victory without some off-the-field nonsense detracting from the experience. Take the Jaguars, for example. They finally ended their ugly two-game slide to...
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Baby born with four legs and three hands
One triplet came out fine — the other two, conjoined. An Indian woman has given birth to a girl with four legs and three hands in what doctors believe to be the first case of two naturally born triplets being conjoined. “The male child is normal but the female is a case of conjoined twins,”...
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Syrian families returning home from IS camp face hostility
RAQQA, Syria — After two years on the run with the Islamic State group, Um Mahmoud just wanted to return home. When she finally made it to Raqqa with her daughters and grandchildren, she found her home partially burned but livable. She also found a hostile city reluctant to take her back. The 53-year-old seamstress...
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Columbia under fire for inviting anti-Semitic Malaysian leader to speak
Columbia University is under fire again for inviting an anti-Semitic world leader to speak on campus. Columbia’s World Leaders Forum has invited Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to speak on campus Wednesday. He is infamous for calling Jewish people “hook-nosed” and claiming “Jews rule the world by proxy.” The head of the World Jewish Congress...
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Antonio Brown going back to school after Patriots release
Antonio Brown no longer has a job after his banishment from two different NFL teams this month amid sexual assault allegations. Brown apparently views this as an opportune time to go back to school, which he publicized for the first time on Monday in an Instagram story. “Back to school,” the seven-time Pro Bowler wrote...
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Mike Francesa won’t let Pat Shurmur bask in Giants victory
Mike Francesa must always have the last word. The feud between the WFAN host and Giants head coach Pat Shurmur – which resulted in the team cancelling Shurmur’s weekly radio segment last week – continued to simmer when Shurmur snuck one final comment on the situation during his postgame press conference Sunday. Francesa, who had...
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Small Virginia town to be the site of drone delivery program for Walgreens
Walgreens' drone delivery program in Christianburg, Virginia, starts in October.
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Iran's Zarif raises the prospect of a new nuclear agreement with Trump
Iran's foreign minister has raised the prospect of a new agreement with the United States that would see permanent sanctions relief exchanged for Tehran's permanent denuclearization.
Remove Stains From Your Carpet With Baking Soda and Vinegar
There are a number of household products you can use to lift unwanted stains out of a carpet, including rubbing alcohol, shampoo, and vinegar. Want an even stronger DIY cleaning solution? Mix in baking soda with the vinegar.Read more...
Jury sequestered in trial of former Dallas cop who shot black man in his home
A judge on Monday took the rare step of sequestering the jury in the murder trial of a former off-duty Dallas police officer charged with shooting and killing a black neighbor last year after the officer entered his apartment by mistake.
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5 annoying but highly effective habits of Trump’s Twitter
Trump dominates Twitter, and now you can, too! Just follow these five tips.
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Make This Syrian Kibbeh Casserole When Your Budget Is Tight
Whenever I meet someone who, like me, is of Middle Eastern heritage, it’s guaranteed that within five minutes of learning this fact, I will turn the conversation to kibbeh. From there, we will inevitably take a detour into misty-eyed recollections. We will also likely argue over the “proper” way to make this staple of…Read more...
Kaitlynn Carter comments on Miley Cyrus’ Instagram after breakup
Carter appeared excited by Cyrus' sexy snaps.
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With ‘Deepest Sadness,’ Swiss Mourn the Passing of Alps Glacier
Many mourners wore black, and some played alphorns
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Police: Ex-NBA player, BIG3 star Andre Emmett shot and killed in Dallas
Former NBA player Andre Emmett was killed Monday morning in Dallas, according to the Dallas Police Department. He was 37.        
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Former NBA player Andre Emmett killed in Dallas shooting
Former NBA player Andre Emmett was fatally shot early Monday during a dispute with two suspects outside of his home in Dallas, police said. Emmett, a former New Jersey Net who had been playing in the BIG3 league, was approached by the two unidentified men as he sat in his vehicle at about 2:30 a.m.,...
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Oxford Dictionary's synonyms for 'woman' are sexist. 30,000 have petitioned to change it
Oxford Dictionary is criticized for its sexist definition of the word "woman," which a petition with over 30,000 signatories wants to change.      
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All the best 2019 Emmys afterparty looks you didn’t see
Stars switched things up with their post-awards show attire.
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What Ad Astra Gets Wrong About Space Travel, Astronomy, and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
As an astrophysicist and a film critic, I’ve been waiting my whole life for a big-budget adventure film that spans the whole solar system. There are some stunning sequences in Ad Astra, and many of the details about astronaut life and space travel are spot-on. But some of the themes and ideas that drive the plot are…Read more...
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Snapchat reportedly has “Project Voldemort” dossier on Facebook’s bad behavior
Critics accuse Facebook of unfairly stifling competition. Snap brought receipts.
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Untitled Goose Game speedrunner beats the game in under 7 minutes
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Passengers aboard final Thomas Cook flight donate thousands to plane’s crew
Big-hearted passengers aboard the final Thomas Cook flight reportedly raised more than $6,000 for plane staffers after news broke Monday that the British tour company and airline had financially collapsed. Stephanie Kaye, 25, of the English city of Leeds was among the 326 passengers aboard the flight from Las Vegas to Manchester, England, when news...
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IKEA's AR furniture app now lets you preview an entire room
IKEA's augmented reality Place app can be helpful for gauging how furniture will look in your abode, but you've been limited to trying items one at a time -- not much help if you're trying to furnish a new home. Now, though, it's much more practical...
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Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg rips UN: ‘How dare you?’
Teenage activist Greta Thunberg condemned global leaders at a UN climate change summit Monday for failing to tackle greenhouse gas emissions – repeatedly asking, “How dare you?” “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean,” said the visibly emotional 16-year-old Swedish...
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Fed's Bullard: U.S.-China trade relations probably had to come to a head
St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Monday it was probably inevitable that the United States and China would clash on trade, given that China has not lived up to commitments made when it was allowed into the World Trade Organization.
Meghan Markle addresses racial heritage on Africa trip
"I want you to know that for me I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of color and as your sister."
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The Guardian view on Thomas Cook: wiped out by debt | Editorial
That the oldest holiday company in the world has gone bust is a cause for anger as well as regret – and a grim portent of what lies aheadThe collapse of Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest holiday company, is most obviously a disaster for its 21,000 European employees – 9,000 of whom work in the UK. It may also prove fatal for some of the hotels and other businesses that relied on it for customers. And while having a holiday ruined is not as bad as losing a job, the inconvenience faced by 150,000 British tourists who are now overseas should be treated seriously. Holidays are important, particularly when planned to mark milestones such as marriages and retirements.The demise of yet another big high street name is bad news too for all those who rely on town centres for their livelihoods, shopping or recreation. The closure of around 560 shops will create yet more empty windows in places already struggling to retain a sense of commercial life as retail migrates online. Jumps in the share price of easyJet and Tui, Thomas Cook’s main competitor, indicate that shareholders believe reduced competition will increase their profits. As with the collapse of Monarch Airlines in 2017, this week’s events are likely to lead to price rises – making the 178-year-old firm’s disappearance a blow to bargain-seeking travellers too. Continue reading...
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Climate activist Greta Thunberg at U.N.: "You have stolen my dreams"
16-year-old has become one of the leading voices for a generation confronting the consequences of a warmer planet
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Hotel worker pulls 32-hour shift — alone — during tropical storm
A young hotel employee in Texas is being hailed as a hero after pulling in a 32-hour shift — alone — to help guests stranded by Tropical Storm Imelda. Satchel Smith, 21, clocked in at the Homewood Suites in Beaumont at 3 p.m. last Wednesday, expecting to work his regular shift before getting trapped by...
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Emmys should find a permanent home after record-low ratings
After years of bouncing among the major networks like an unwanted house guest, it's time -- past time -- for the Emmy Awards, coming off another record ratings low, to find a permanent home. - RSS Channel
Redskins vs. Bears: Battle-tested Washington can hold its own
Over the summer, Las Vegas sportsbooks were hit by a large number of bets on Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to win NFL MVP. Consider the mystery solved — those bettors were clueless and their wagers are already considered donations to the bookmakers. Trubisky has more interceptions (one) than touchdown passes and has been sacked five...
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I Smoked A Black Market Vape. This Is Why I'll Never Do It Again
Current federal policies are bolstering the markets for potentially dangerous illicit products, and one woman shares her terrifying experience.
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Get Advice on Talking to Your Kid About Sex With These Videos
We used to think of “The Talk” as that one intensely awkward conversation where your parent sits you down to tell you about sex (you already know what it is) and to strongly suggest you not have it (maybe you already are). But now we know that The Talk is actually a whole series of talks that don’t center solely…Read more...
Flights to bring some refugees to the US are being canceled
Flights for some refugees who were approved to come to the United States have been canceled, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Switch and get an iPhone 11 on Verizon
The following content is brought to you by Mashable partners. If you buy a product featured here, we may earn an affiliate commission or other compensation. Get a new iPhone 11 and 50% off activation at Verizon when you buy online See Details For tech lovers, it doesn’t really feel like fall until Apple’s new product reveal. This year’s “By Innovation Only” event announced the arrival of the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max.  If you’ve read the early reviews and you’re looking for the best way to get your hands on one (read: the most budget-friendly way), switch to Verizon and you’ll get an iPhone 11 on them — plus, 50 percent off activation when you buy online. Here’s how to get one fast so that you start taking “slofies.” Read more...More about Verizon, Iphone11, Iphone11 Deal, Preorder Iphone 11, and Iphone 11 Free
The Emmy Red Carpet Photos
Here’s the best of last night’s red carpet.
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Hawaii corals suffer amid Pacific heatwave
Hawaii’s coral are suffering widespread bleaching after months of record heat in the Pacific. Researchers fear a repeat of conditions in 2015, when hot water was blamed for the death of nearly half of all coral in some island locations. (Sept. 23)      
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Transcript: Greta Thunberg's Speech At The U.N. Climate Action Summit
"You have stolen my dreams, and my childhood, with your empty words. And yet I'm one of the lucky ones," activist Greta Thunberg, 16, tells world leaders.
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Democrats’ push to win Virginia legislature could mean Fairfax County goes all blue
The two Republican-held seats on county board appear vulnerable amid massive get-out-the-vote effort.
Link’s Awakening fans are butting up against the game’s bullshit crane game
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Sununu: Ukraine phone call scandal 'just a repeat' of how Russia collusion narrative started
Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu said on Monday that the Ukraine phone call scandal involving President Trump is just a repeat of how the Democrats' Russian collusion narrative unfolded.
Modi defends removing Kashmir's autonomy at Trump rally
Indian PM accuses Pakistan, which also claims Kashmir, of harbouring terroristsNarendra Modi defended his government’s actions in Kashmir and accused Pakistan of harbouring terrorists during a packed rally in Texas attended by the US president Donald Trump.Trump sat in the front row as the Indian prime minister told cheering crowds his decision to remove all autonomy from Indian-administered Kashmir would bring progress and better rights for its people. Continue reading...
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Badass boxing granny can pack one serious punch
Meet “the Beast” — the UK’s oldest female kickboxer. Watch as 76-year-old Jean McKenzie Baldwin steps into the ring to train for her first official fight against another boxer in her 60s. Baldwin, from South Derbyshire, England, took up the sport after her husband passed away in 2013, and her son took her to his...
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‘Radical’ US Army private wanted to attack news networks, join terror groups: FBI
A US Army private allegedly sought to join radical terror groups, distributed instructions on how to build bombs and discussed targeting US news networks, according to charges lodged in federal court in Kansas Monday. He also talked about targeting Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke. Jarrett William Smith, 24, who is stationed at Fort Riley, Kan.,...
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Global stocks sink on dismal economic data, mixed trade signals
Global shares sank on Monday as weaker-than-expected economic data added to investor worries over the unresolved U.S.-China trade dispute's effects on the world economy.
How Untitled Goose Game adapted Debussy for its dynamic soundtrack
One of the highlights of House House’s Untitled Goose Game, the “slapstick-stealth-sandbox” game in which you play a terrible goose wreaking havoc in a lovely English village, is the adaptive soundtrack of Debussy’s Preludes. The playful piano music almost provides a kind of insight into the goose’s mind — the melody plays in quiet, short bursts when it’s up to no good, creeping up on its next victim. When the goose is in full chaos mode, waddling away from the gardener who just wants his keys back, the piano tune plays out in full, encouraging the player to keep up the shenanigans. Surprisingly, the studio had originally leaned toward having no music in the game until the first trailer was released in 2017. Composer Dan Golding, who previously worked with the studio for the soundtrack of its debut title Push Me Pull You, was brought on to score the trailer, which features Debussy’s “Prelude No. 12: Minstrels.” But it was edited in such a way that the music begins when the goose grabs the gardener’s radio, and when the trailer immediately went viral, it struck a chord with people. “Please tell me the musical score is dynamic and situational aware, and not just in the video? That would make this game the best thing,” a commenter wrote, with numerous others in agreement. The reactions to the music in the trailer were so strong that the studio felt it needed to oblige. “We all got together and were sort of like, ‘Well, we gotta figure out how to do this,’” Golding says. To start, Golding began by recording two versions of the “Prelude”: one played normally, and one with a much lower, softer energy. The tracks were then split up into different “stems,” or sections, at the same parts. Though he began by splitting the song into about 60 stems, it didn’t prove to be enough. “The game would start up and bulldoze through the kind of micro-narratives of the game, so I was like, let me see if I can brute force this,” he says. Using Logic, he split up the song into two beats, ending up at about 400 stems. And although the notes can sometimes cut off midway through musical phrases, the songs avoid sounding chopped up through the use of reverb. “I exported each of these stems so that the reverb rings out as much as it can,” he says. “Each of these stems, they’re not the same length, even though they’re the same musical length. You can play them over the top of each other, and it just sounds like the piano is holding down the sustain pedal.” The stems were then matched up to the game, which operates in three states: the first is a silent state, where the goose is just hanging out, not doing anything; in the second state, the “low energy version” is performed as the goose is plotting and scheming, moving closer to his prey; and the third state is when you’re being actively chased, which is the performance you’d hear on a record. The game chooses which version to play depending on what’s happening — so taking into account all the different ways the stems can be matched together, that means the amount of different versions you can hear is “a number with, like, 52 zeroes,” Golding says. “One of the beauties of the game is that nobody’s gonna get the same performance.” Reactive soundtrack of the year.— Gareth Damian Martin (@JumpOvertheAge) September 23, 2019 Untitled Goose Game was able to make use of six of Debussy’s Preludes thanks to copyright laws, which dictate that tracks become public domain 70 years after the death of the composer. “This is why the copyright system exists to expire. In 2019, it opens it up for people to experiment and play, and give different context to such vital pieces of music,” he says. Since different recordings of Debussy are already available, if an Untitled Goose Game soundtrack were to be released, Golding says he’d release a curated set of tracks incorporating his slower, low-energy performances with the more normal sections. He’s also considering releasing the music from the gardener’s radio, which are six original compositions spanning different genres — tracks that are “irritating enough that you’d understand why the gardener would rush to turn it off, but not irritating enough that the player actually gets irritated.” Untitled Goose Game is out now for Windows and Mac via the Epic Game Store, and Nintendo Switch. The game is discounted from $19.99, for a limited time at launch, to $14.99.
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Greta Thunberg gives Trump a powerful glare as he walks past her at the UN Climate Summit
16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg watched as Donald Trump walked past at the UN Climate Change Summit on Monday. She did not look pleased. Trump was initially expected not to attend the summit and was meant to be at a session on religious persecution instead. But he showed up, making a brief appearance just before Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's remarks. According to a pool report, he was there for 14 minutes. Now footage is circulating of Thunberg's reaction to Trump's entrance. It is truly a glare among glares, which makes sense: Trump has called climate change a "hoax," despite incontrovertible evidence to the contrary, and he has promoted a ruthlessly anti-environment agenda during his time as president. Read more...More about Twitter, Donald Trump, Social Media, Greta Thunberg, and Culture
Honda will offset 60 percent of its US electricity use with wind and solar
Honda plans to cover 60 percent of the electricity used at its North American manufacturing plants with renewable energy. Beginning next fall, Honda will purchase 530,000 MWh per year from the Boiling Spring Wind Farm in Oklahoma. In fall 2021, it wi...
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