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Boris Johnson blames Iran for attack on Saudi oil facilities
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson blamed Iran for the attacks on Saudi oil facilities ​and said the United Kingdom is considering joining a US-led military effort to bolster the kingdom’s defenses. Speaking to reporters as he flew to New York for the United Nations General Assembly, Johnson said the “UK is attributing responsibility with a...
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Bernardo Silva: Man City star accused of 'racist' tweet
Manchester City's Bernardo Silva has been reported to the English Football Association (FA) for posting an alleged racist tweet, according to anti-discrimination charity Kick it Out.
The Browns may not be ready for this moment
Welcome to the spotlight, Freddie Kitchens. The Browns coach is being criticized for a dubious decision to run a draw on fourth-and-9 in the fourth quarter of the Browns’ 20-13 loss to the Rams on Sunday night. Instead of allowing quarterback Baker Mayfield to try and throw for the first down, Kitchens ordered up a...
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Climate activists attend funeral for disappearing Swiss glacier
Mels, Switzerland – Hundreds of climate activists paid their respects to a Swiss glacier on Sunday that is due to disappear over the next decade, the victim of a warming environment. The Pizol glacier, now at less than a tenth of a square km (0.02 square miles), in the Glarus Alps in eastern Switzerland has...
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Exes Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor attend Emmys together
The former couple announced their separation in May 2017.
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Democratic candidates team up for gun control video
"Everyone, before they own a weapon, should have a background check, period"
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Oprah: What presidential candidates should not do
As someone who has declined running for the White House, Oprah Winfrey has some helpful advice for those who are.
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Climate change activists shut down streets in Washington, D.C.
Climate change activists shut down streets in Washington, D.C. Monday morning commutes were disrupted by climate change activists.
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WeWork board is turning against CEO Adam Neumann: report
The tide is turning against WeWork’s charismatic and controversial chief. A contingent of board members and big investors including SoftBank are angling to remove CEO Adam Neumann from the helm of We Company, the parent of the struggling office-sharing startup, according to the Wall Street Journal. After reports last week of Neumann’s eccentric behavior and...
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Benching Candace Parker doesn’t tell the full story of the Sparks’ season
Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images The Sparks’ dumpster fire ending doesn’t describe the whole season. But WTF was that? Candace Parker sat with a towel over her face at the under-six minute mark of the third quarter. She was fuming. Her Los Angeles Sparks trailed by 14 points to the Connecticut Sun on the brink of semifinals elimination. The two-time MVP, one-time champion, and heartbeat of one of the league’s best teams for more than a decade was in an unfamiliar position — she got benched. “Why would you do that... Why would you do that right now,” Parker muttered moments after she was removed from the game for the final time. After scoring just four points on six shots, first-year WNBA head coach Derek Fisher decided her night was done. Parker logged just 11 minutes and 14 seconds of action with her team’s season on the line. “I’m physically, mentally... everything’s fine,” Parker said after the game. “There’s nothing wrong with me.” When asked if she was surprised she didn’t play more, Parker responded, “That [question]’s for Fish.” The Sparks lost badly, 78-56, to conclude a three-game sweep to the No. 2 seed Sun on Sunday night. L.A. was outscored by 48 points in Games 2 and 3 combined, completely embarrassed by an opponent with a fraction of the star power. “Tell them a bunch of role players did that,” Sun guard Courtney Williams said after a 26-point Game 2 win. So all the attention turned to Fisher and his decision to not only bench Parker, but to sit his three best talents for the entire fourth quarter. Despite a not-insurmountable 19-point deficit entering the final frame, he didn’t play Parker, 2016 MVP Nneka Ogwumike or All-Star Chelsea Gray a single minute. His post-game explanation left a lot to be desired. Derek Fisher’s explanation for Candace Parker’s limited minutes— Brady Klopfer (@BradyKlopferNBA) September 23, 2019 “I was just trying to do as much as I could in the moment to help the team,” Fisher said after the game. “It wasn’t an injury or anything specific as to why I wasn’t going to play Candace. I was just trying to find energy, find spark, find physicality and things we were continuing to search for throughout the course of the game... “It wasn’t any way to single her out. It was about doing something different that I thought could help us win.” But nothing changed. The Sun, led by point guard Jasmine Thomas’ 29 points, continued to dismantle L.A. until the final ticks, and celebrated a Finals berth on the road. The Sparks crashed and burned in a season finale catastrophe that plastered its two biggest fears on full display. Parker, who at 33 is entering the final stretch of her career, struggled for the final two games, combining for just seven points. Then Fisher’s lack of experience caused him to panic and make unnecessarily drastic decisions. One series doesn’t define a whole season. And 2019 was more perplexing than a dumpster fire: The team made a questionable decision in signing Fisher, a failed NBA coach who had no prior WNBA experience, yet finished 22-12 with the third-best record in the league. The Sparks made a no-brainer decision to trade a mere late first-round pick for All-Star Chiney Ogwumike, but she was only great in spurts, and took minutes from promising young bigs Maria Vadeeva and Kalani Brown. L.A. missed Parker for 12 games due to injury, two-time Defensive Player of the Year Alana Beard for 18 games to injury, Riquana Williams for 10 games due to suspension, Maria Vadeeva for 19 games due to overseas obligations, and at one point only had seven active players. Yet they made the semifinals. When Parker returned from injury, she was great enough to be Player of the Week twice! But then looked a shell of herself in the days following, never finding her grip as a consistent star. Yet even most bizarrely, the Sparks were playing their best basketball at the end of the season. In August, they were the third-best team by net rating and went 8-4. We’re left to digest more questions than answers in the long eight-month layover between seasons. But there’s no forgetting how ugly 2019 ended.
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Meghan Markle wears $85 dress in Nyanga, Africa
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What Trump needs to address in UN speech on religious freedom
The issue of religious freedom is a growing concern around the world and here in the United States. It will be topic number one when President Donald Trump addresses the World Body at the United Nations Monday.
Samsung Galaxy Fold comes to the U.S. on Sept. 27
It's been a long, long wait, but the Samsung Galaxy Fold is finally arriving in the U.S.  The $2,000 smartphone with over-the-top specs and a giant, foldable screen will become available on Friday, Sept. 27. Consumers will be able to buy a locked version at AT&T or an unlocked version at select Best Buy stores, as well as Samsung Experience stores (these will also offer the AT&T version).  The Galaxy Fold was originally scheduled to be launched in April, but issues with review units, which in many cases malfunctioned after just days of use, delayed the launch until Sept. 18, when the device was launched in Korea.  Read more...More about Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Tech, and Smartphones
Philadelphia Eagles' Miles Sanders has helmet ripped off on kick return
Philadelphia Eagles rookie Miles Sanders nearly had his head taken off during a kick return in a game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Google Analytics can’t tell you everything about your customers’ behavior
During numerous conversations I’ve had with great journalists, publishers, and content professionals, I’ve found on the whole they don’t really like wasting too much time with numbers, let alone spend hours digging through content performance data. Having access to dashboards and reports they can easily understand in just one glance, though? Well, that’s a whole different story. If you too are working with content, you already know how challenging it is to make sense of your readers’ behavior and measure results. The market is filled with various content and web analytics solutions that promise to provide relevant data to you… This story continues at The Next Web
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Bears’ Mitchell Trubisky has become concerning MVP pick
Fans have cooled their enthusiasm for Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The second-year signal-caller was a stunningly popular bet to win the NFL Most Valuable Player award this past summer in Las Vegas. Bears fans came out in droves to support a player they perceived as the offensive force for a team they hoped would rise...
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Just look at this banana hammock
Bananas that are as ripe as depicted in this banana hammock do not ap-peel to me at all (yuk!), but I can't help but appreciate the effort nonetheless. As Cory would write, just look at it. (Dude I Want That) Read the rest
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The Samsung Galaxy Fold Finally Goes on Sale This Week, Again
Samsung has announced that the Samsung Galaxy Fold officially goes back on sale in the U.S. on September 27th. It’s the U.S.’s turn to finally get in on the folding phone fun after Samsung delayed its initial launch to address concerns regarding its durability.Read more...
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The Galaxy Fold goes on sale again in the US on September 27th
After releasing it in South Korea and the UK, Samsung is finally ready to say when the Galaxy Fold will go back on sale in the US: September 27th. Samsung says it will be available both in an AT&T version and a standard unlocked version. It’s a smaller launch than the first time around, as it will only be available in “select” AT&T and Best Buy stores — plus Samsung Experience stores (it should also be available to order online). The Fold has been slightly redesigned to make it more durable than the first version, as we detailed when Samsung unveiled the fixes to journalists earlier this month. Check out the video above for details on the changes, which includes a screen protector that doesn’t look like you’re supposed to peel it off. Despite the changes, concerns about the $1980 device’s durability not only persist, but are completely reasonable. Zack Nelson put the 5G version of the Fold through his usual durability tests on his YouTube channel JerryRigEverything. It performed much like other smartphones except in two key areas: how easy it is to make permanent marks on the screen and how easy it seems to be to get grit inside the hinge mechanism. We have been waiting to see if Samsung would provide more details on its Galaxy Premier Service and they don’t seem forthcoming — or more accurately, it seems as though what Samsung has said previously is the full width and breadth of the program. Customers who buy a Galaxy Fold will have the option to get an in-person setup session with a Samsung expert. They’ll also have direct access to Fold-specific support via an app, the web, or a dedicated phone line. Many had been hoping that Samsung would also be included some sort of improved warranty support, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. It’s possible, maybe, that having direct access to Fold-specific support channels will make it easier to get repairs or replacements than usual. The re-launch has been some time coming — and may even be a surprise to some. Samsung launched the Fold as though it were a standard flagship phone, giving it ample stage time at one of its “Unpacked” press events. But a device this fragile that costs $2000 probably should have been positioned as a niche (or even luxury) device more clearly. Even then, several early review units (including ours) developed catastrophic hardware problems in mere days. Samsung delayed the launch, ultimately cancelling all preorders, though it did give some customers a $250 store credit for their troubles. We did our best to review the Fold “as if” it hadn’t had those major issues, not knowing at the time that the original launch would be cancelled. We’ll be reviewing the revised version soon.
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New startup aims to bring controversial scooter tracking system to more cities
Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Los Angeles’ successful (and controversial) scooter tracking system has spread to dozens of other cities since it was first rolled out in 2018. And now a new startup called Lacuna has emerged from stealth with a pitch to help cities manage the sprawling and potentially game-changing data collection practice. To obtain a permit to operate dockless electric scooters in LA, the city requires operators to submit real-time location data for its entire fleet. This mobility data specification program, or MDS, allows the city to track the location of every two-wheeler as it scoots across the urban environment. Policymakers can then take this data and use it to make decisions about infrastructure improvements, such as scooter parking or new bike lanes. They can also use it to crack down on scooter companies that are violating local rules around speeding or distributing its fleet to underserved areas. LA has exported MDS to other cities LA has exported MDS to other cities that are also looking to get a handle on their respective scooter booms. And as you can imagine, it’s proven to be controversial, with scooter companies and privacy advocates questioning whether the location data could be used by law enforcement to track specific individuals. MDS is open-source and available on GitHub, so any city can upload the software. But successfully integrating it into a city’s data management system may be difficult. Here to shepherd cities through the complex world of micromobility and open-source software is Hugh Martin, a 35-year-old Silicon Valley veteran whose startup Lacuna is pitching itself as the Red Hat of MDS. And as cities confront the possibility of rapid technological change, a system like MDS can adapt to meet their needs. “Now we have a way for technology companies to continue to contribute to a fairly sophisticated architecture as to how you manage mobility devices within cities, whether it’s a scooter or an autonomous vehicle, or a drone,” Martin said, “and a way for the city to apply policy to that entire world. And the way for this to continue to exist for the next hundred years.” Lacuna wants to put the power back in the hands of policymakers Martin says that private companies like Uber and Lyft, or more recently Bird and Lime, are able to make money by taking advantage of the public right-of-way to deploy cars and scooters. And Lacuna wants to put the power back in the hands of policymakers to better manage these alternate forms of transportation. “Scooters and ride-share are just examples of a trend that will happen because of this ability for the tech industry to create digital overlays on top of cities,” he said. MDS is the brainchild of Seleta Reynolds, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s general manager. She hired John Ellis, the former chief technologist at Ford, to help shape her agency’s approach to data and technology. In 2018, Ellis’ company produced a strategic plan that outlined the next steps LADOT would take. It called for the agency to “standardize how data is processed into information and how that information can be converted into actions” — the ideas that would later give rise to MDS. Last year, Lacuna acquired Ellis & Associates and now runs it as a wholly owned, but separate subsidiary. In an interview with The Verge, Reynolds wouldn’t comment directly on Lacuna, but praised the entrepreneurs that have seized upon the potential of scooter data tracking systems like MDS. “So a lot of new companies are showing up in this space, like Ride Report, to try and help build new tools for cities on top of MDS,” she said. MDS is not without its controversies. Uber, which owns the dockless scooter and bike company Jump, said it would lead to “an unprecedented level of surveillance” and vowed to stop it — before eventually agreeing to abide by its provisions. And a recent analysis by California’s Legislative Counsel raised the possibility of legal complications for operators that share sensitive trip data. LADOT is “trying to be mindful about really never communicating with the person on the vehicle,” Reynolds said, “and really only ever communicating with the business. And making sure that we don’t intake the information that could be really easily used to invade people’s privacy and making sure that it rests in an encrypted state.” If the information is hacked or falls into the hands of someone with malicious intent, Reynolds said there are safeguards in place to make sure “it’s pretty useless to anybody who gets a hold of it.”
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How Are You Preparing Your Finances for an Economic Downturn?
For months, we’ve been talking about our topsy-turvy economy and what it could mean for your finances if we experience a recession. And while the sheer occurrence of a recession isn’t anything to get worked up about on its surface, there’s the issue of the Great Recession still weighing on a lot of us. Read more...
Samsung will start selling the Galaxy Fold in the US on September 27th
After months of drama stemming from flaky review units and questionable design choices, Samsung is finally ready to sell Galaxy Fold in the US. Assuming you have $1,980 at the ready, you can claim your own foldable on September 27th from either AT&am...
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Adam Neumann under pressure to step down as WeWork chief
Board is to discuss his future after questions over behaviour and cancelled flotationThe board of WeWork is expected to meet later on Monday to discuss the future of the company’s controversial co-founder and chief executive Adam Neumann, after it emerged that he is under pressure to take a less prominent role.Several board members, including representatives of the firm’s biggest investor, Japan’s SoftBank, are understood to be pressing Neumann to demote himself from chief executive to vice-chairman after the company was embarrassingly forced to pull its much-anticipated stock market flotation after failing to impress Wall Street investors. Continue reading...
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Still unknown how Louisiana man died during underwater proposal, his sister says
Steven Weber died in Tanzania after making an underwater marriage proposal to his girlfriend.
Climate change activists ‘Shut Down DC’ in protest
Morning commutes throughout Washington, DC were snarled Monday morning by climate change activists seeking to “shut down” the US capital. The protest, dubbed “Shut Down DC,” targeted busy intersections across the capital, as well as Farragut Square, in downtown Washington, Columbus Circle, near the Union Station train terminal, and Folger Park on Capitol Hill. Activists...
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry arrive in Africa with baby Archie
The Sussexes have arrived!
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Mosquito-borne virus spreads to New Jersey with two more confirmed cases
A deadly mosquito-borne virus is spreading in New Jersey, where two new cases of the disease have been confirmed, according to reports. The New Jersey Department of Health said that the pair of cases of the Eastern equine encephalitis virus were detected in Union and Atlantic counties over the weekend, Patch reported. The new cases...
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China has new images of bizarre substance on dark side of moon
Earlier this month, the Chinese space agency revealed that the Yutu-2 rover it sent to the far side of the moon months back found something it didn’t expect. The rover’s handlers spotted something strange in a crater just as the rover was preparing to power down for the lunar night. It was a strange, glossy...
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Jalen Ramsey calls out sick from Jaguars practice in new twist
With no apparent progress in Jalen Ramsey’s quest to get traded by the Jacksonville Jaguars, this illness sure seems like more than a coincidence. The disgruntled cornerback phoned team officials Sunday night telling them he thinks he has the flu and can’t practice on Monday, according to ESPN, which adds Ramsey might not practice the...
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Avlon: This will fuel Democrats' calls for impeachment
CNN's John Avlon breaks down the implications of the Ukraine scandal surrounding President Trump.
Italian man accidentally shoots, kills father during boar hunt: reports
An Italian man reportedly mistook his father for a wild boar and fatally shot him during a hunting trip in southern Italy over the weekend, an incident that officials have likened to the “Wild West.”
WeWork bond prices falls after SoftBank questions CEO: MarketAxess
The price of We Company's 7.875% May 2025 junk bond <96208LAA9=> fell 1.1% on Monday morning, MarketAxess data showed, following reports from sources that investor SoftBank Group is exploring ways to replace Adam Neumann as chief executive of the WeWork parent.
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Pittsburgh authorities identify 3 who died in suspected mass overdose
Authorities haven't specified which drug or combination of drugs they took.
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Some WeWork directors want to remove CEO Adam Neumann, reports say
The move comes after WeWork delayed plans for an IPO amid questions about its valuation and governance
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New York Giants' Daniel Jones sent message to teammates before first touchdown: report
New York Giants rookie Daniel Jones led the team to their first win of the season with a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which included the quarterback’s game-winning rushing touchdown.
Daniel Jones’ girlfriend had a nice view of Giants QB’s first win
Ella Bonafede remains Daniel Jones' biggest fan.
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A raccoon cafe and the Rugby World Cup: Monday's best photos
The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world, including the Emmy awards, the Milky Way and Corbyn in a wicker car at the Labour party conference Continue reading...
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Rouhani says Iran resists sanctions, drives U.S. "desperate"
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday new U.S. sanctions blacklisting Iran's central bank for a second time pointed to U.S. "desperation" in the face of Iranian resistance.
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Dad jumps in front of subway train while holding 5-year-old daughter
A father jumped in front of an oncoming No. 4 train in the Bronx with his 5-year-old daughter Monday morning in a suicide attempt, killing himself and severely injuring the child, police said. The incident happened around 8 a.m. at the Kingsbridge Road station, authorities said. The 45-year-old man, whose identity was not immediately released,...
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'Absolutely gutted': demise of Thomas Cook wrecks travelers' plans
Holidaymakers hit by the collapse of Thomas Cook , the world's oldest tourist firm, desperately scrambled for information on Monday on how to get home, as Britain mounted its largest repatriation effort since World War Two.
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Bairstow left out of England Test squad for New Zealand
Jonny Bairstow is left out of England's squad for the Tests in New Zealand, while uncapped quartet Matthew Parkinson, Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley and Saqib Mahmood are all called up.
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Dizzying, delightful and disorientating: the Rugby World Cup is up and running
The opening weekend of the tournament put referees in the spotlight and showed the value of versatilityThe opening week of a Rugby World Cup is always a blur of first impressions and fast-changing perceptions but, by anyone’s standards, Japan has been something else. It is not the world’s biggest rugby tournament alone that has been widening visitors’ horizons, in a dizzying, delightful and occasionally disorientating few days.Such unfamiliarity may just go some way towards explaining why some teams have underperformed in their opening games. Aside from a slick-looking Wales, New Zealand and Ireland, the beneficiaries of a horribly poor display by Scotland, a number of teams have taken a little time to get going. Continue reading...
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Deals: Save on Apple's iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air (All Lowest Ever, Up to $400 Off)
Amazon has a few notable deals to kick off the week, offering up to $400 off the 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro, 2019 MacBook Air, and the 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro. All of the deals that we've rounded up below represent the lowest-ever prices for these models. iPad Pro To start, you can get the 12.9-inch iPad Pro from 2018 (Wi-Fi, 64GB) for $799.00, down from $999.00. At $200 off, this is the lowest price currently available for this model of the iPad Pro. If you're looking for more storage, the 1TB 12.9-inch model is also $200 off at $1,349.99, down from $1,549.00. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. These iPad Pro models come with an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, Face ID, an A12X Bionic chip, 12-megapixel rear camera and 7-megapixel True Depth front camera, and up to ten hours of battery life. You can use Apple's Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil 2 accessories with the 2018 iPad Pros as well. MacBook Pro Amazon has the higher-end 15-inch MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD for $2,399.00, down from $2,799.00 ($400 off). The notebook is available in both Silver and Space Gray. This is the latest 2019 MacBook Pro with Retina Display, the Touch Bar, Touch ID, four Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, and updated Butterfly keyboard technology. MacBook Air Lastly, Amazon has the new 2019 MacBook Air (8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) for $899.97, down from $1,099.00 ($200 off). This MacBook Air has a 13-inch Retina Display, Touch ID, two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, and an updated butterfly keyboard. Availability on this model is low, however, and at the time of writing it will be shipped sometime in late October. This is still a great price for the notebook, so those looking to save on this model should head to Amazon before the discount expires. Head to our full Deals Roundup for more information on similar Apple-related discounts and offers.Related Roundups: MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, Apple DealsBuyer's Guide: MacBook Pro (Caution), 12.9" iPad Pro (Neutral)This article, "Deals: Save on Apple's iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air (All Lowest Ever, Up to $400 Off)" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Transgender woman's shooting in Dallas being treated as a hate crime, police say
Dallas police are treating the shooting of a transgender woman as a hate crime, saying the suspect in the attack shouted transphobic slurs before shooting the victim.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Dainty Walk Across the 2019 Emmys Stage Is Absolutely Everything to the Internet
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Ilhan Omar says Biden is not the candidate that will bring change
Joe Biden may be the frontrunner among Democratic presidential hopefuls, but the former vice president isn’t cutting it with Rep. Ilhan Omar. “There are few people who fit into the kind of progress that we all want to see in this country,” ​the Minnesota Democrat told The Guardian on Saturday. “And I would say he...
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Westminster council accused of 'double standards' over Pride charges
Figures reveal organisers charged more than £150,000 in three years because it is not classed as a political marchWestminster council has been accused of applying “double standards” by charging organisers of London’s annual Pride march more than £150,000 over three years to host the event.This summer, about 30,000 people from more than 600 groups took part in the parade celebrating LGBT communities, which was attended by an estimated 1.5 million people. Continue reading...
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