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Mnuchin says U.S. is on "path to complete" China trade deal
Treasury secretary's comment comes ahead of President Trump's meeting with China's Xi at the G20 Summit in Japan
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CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
Yankees vs. Blue Jays: James Paxton will lead Bombers to sweep
Comedian/TV personality John Oliver’s twist on the locals: “As a sports fan in England I knew it’s just not acceptable to come to America and support the Yankees. It’s not OK. By default I was a Mets fan because I knew being a Yankee fan was the wrong thing to do morally. They are the...
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New York Post
The worst Twitter is celebrity death Twitter
This week, Kaitlyn Tiffany and I are coming in hot with a take: celebrity death Twitter is bad. On today’s episode of Why’d You Push That Button?, we ask if there’s a proper way to mourn a celebrity’s death, particularly on Twitter. Is it really an authentic message when someone tweets, “oh no,” along with the news of a celebrity’s death? Does it even matter if the message is authentic? We chat with a bunch of guests for this one: Ashley Feinberg, a reporter at Slate; Hanif Abdurraqib, a poet and author; Sidney Gish, a musician; and, finally, Timothy Recuber, an assistant professor of sociology at Smith College who specializes in mass media, digital culture, and emotions. Without giving away too much, Recuber tells us that, actually, celebrity Twitter might be minimized in the future, as influencer and micro-celebrities become more prominent. Something to look forward to! Listen to the episode above, and you can subscribe to the show anywhere you typically get your podcasts. To make it easy for you, we’ve also got our usual places linked: Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and our RSS feed. I should also note that this is the final episode in our Death Online series, so if you missed the first two episodes about preparing for your online death and the death of Jibo, check those out, too.
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The Verge
Jimmy Butler NBA free agency: All about the 76ers, Rockets and drama
Jimmy Butler has flown slightly under the radar with fellow forwards Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard grabbing most of the free-agency headlines. However, Butler’s talents are among the best in the league and he will demand a max contract wherever he plays next season. A lengthy injury history and a polarizing nature are the concerns...
8 m
New York Post
Marsha P. Johnson: The defender of transgender rights
Marsha P. Johnson was known in New York's Greenwich Village where she became an icon during the Stonewall riots. Her legacy asks us to take care of trans women who continue to suffer from discrimination and violence.
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Dr Disrespect is back on Twitch after two-week ban
Twitch has reactivated Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm’s account two weeks after suspending the streamer for broadcasting in a public bathroom. Although Beahm hasn’t streamed since the channel was reactivated, his page displays an active chat ready for the personality’s anticipated return to the site. Beahm hasn’t said much about the suspension since it was handed out 14 days ago while he was attending the E3 video game conference, but he has poked fun at the scenario and teased a return. A video recap of his time at E3, posted on YouTube, includes a joke at the end about his decision to broadcast from various bathrooms at the Los Angeles Convention Center. He posted a video on Twitter teasing his return on June 21st and followed that up with a joke about his new streaming setup on June 24th, which included a poster about recording being prohibited. “He’s not even live and his chat is popping off.” When Beahm was originally suspended, other streamers within the community assumed he would return to a high amount of fanfare. That turned out to be true. Even without Beahm actually sitting in front of his camera and streaming, the community has started to send in donations and gift subscriptions. “He’s not even live and his chat is popping off,” streamer Marshall Hayden tweeted last night. “Subs, gifted subs. HOLY FAWK MAN!!! Firm handshakes Champions Club!” His suspension became an exemplary case for Twitch as the company attempts to moderate its creators’ behavior while also keeping top personalities on the site. Although two weeks is a sizable length of time for a first-time ban (the company usually doles out 24 or 48-hour suspensions), it’s not the longest suspension period Twitch could have used. Beahm is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers, with more than 3.2 million followers and approximately 20,000 paid subscribers. Keeping Beahm on the platform is an important business decision. Beahm hasn’t said when he’ll actually return for his first stream post-suspension, but multiple people on Twitter are guessing it will be today. The last time that Beahm returned to Twitch after a lengthy period of time away, he managed to break the record for most concurrent viewers at the time and was even credited for “breaking” Twitch.
The Verge
Kylie Jenner calls out Alex Rodriguez for ‘rich’ comment at Met Gala
"We only spoke about Game of Thrones," she tweeted.
New York Post
Europe braces for dangerous, record-setting heat wave
A dangerous and potentially deadly heat wave is sending the mercury soaring as high as 113 degrees in parts of Europe this week. Countries including France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, Belgium and Austria will see record-setting temperatures in the 90s and even higher. French meteorologist Guillaume Woznica predicted Nîmes and Carpentras in the southern part...
New York Post
Fans who rushed Cody Bellinger say it was 'worth it,' Dodgers star says antics 'could be dangerous'
Los Angeles Dodgers star Cody Bellinger has been on the receiving end of some unwanted hugs from adoring fans who have rushed the field to greet the outfielder.
Trump says Fed should cut U.S. rates; Powell doing 'bad job'
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates so the United States can compete with countries that he said are devaluing their currencies.
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Hong Kong activists urge G20 leaders to help 'liberate' city
Thousands of people in Hong Kong joined an evening protest and marched to major foreign consulates on Wednesday, urging leaders gathering for this week's summit of G20 nations to back their demand to scrap a controversial extradition bill.
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Apple News debuts a guide to the 2020 Democrat hopefuls
Apple wants you to take its news service seriously. To demonstrate its potential beyond a simple headline aggregation platform, it's launched its own candidate guide ahead of the 2020 Democratic debates. The guide contains facts, biographies and cand...
Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
California Today: In a Changing San Francisco, Keeping L.G.B.T.Q. Communities Alive
Wednesday: Community members are facing tough questions. Also: New details about Representative Duncan Hunter, and Charo.
NYT > Home Page
20 of the best food tours around the world
Feast your eyes on these foodie walking tours, which reveal the flavours – and culture – of cities from Lisbon to Lima, Havana to Hanoi Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Trump says "it never ends" after Mueller agrees to testify
President Trump appeared on Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo Wednesday morning
CBS News - Breaking News, U.S., World, Business, Entertainment & Video
Wall St. set to open higher on trade hopes
U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Wednesday, bouncing back from a 1% drop in the previous session, after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's comments fueled optimism that the United States and China would finally strike a trade deal.
Trump boasts of power over Fed chairman: 'I have the right to fire him' – live updates
The president spoke out against Jerome Powell, whom he has been at odds with over the chairman’s raising of interest rates Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.18pm BST Trump rules out replacing Vice President Mike Pence with former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, as a Wall Street Journal op-ed suggested Trump ought to do earlier this week.I love Nikki, she’s endorsed me, she’s my friend, but Mike has been a great Vice President...I love Nikki...but you can’t break up a team like us, we get along together.”-Donald Trump on running mate questions.Trump rules out Nikki Haley joining him on the 2020 ticket, says he's sticking with Pence: "I love Nikki, she's endorsed me, she's my friend, but Mike has been a great Vice President...I love Nikki...but you can't break up a team like us, we get along together." 2.14pm BST On the escalating tensions between the US and Iran after a US drone was shot down last week Trump says he “hopes” the two countries don’t go to war, but “we are in a very strong position… it would not last long… I’m not talking boots on the ground… just saying if something happened it wouldn’t last long.”.@realDonaldTrump on potential war with Iran War with Iran“I hope we dont but we are in a very strong position… it would not last long… Im not talking boots on the ground… just saying if something happened it wouldn’t last long.” Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
France's Macron hopes Renault and Nissan will strengthen their alliance
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he wanted Renault and Japan's Nissan Motor to strengthen their alliance, with an eye on the fields of electric vehicles and automated driving.
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Teacher won’t face charges for filming porn in school, posting it online
A substitute teacher in Texas was axed after recording pornographic videos of herself inside a classroom – and then uploading the footage to a commercial website, police and school officials said. But the teacher, who worked at El Campo High School in southeast Texas for just three months, won’t face criminal charges for the footage...
New York Post
Justice Department sues former Donald Trump adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman
Omarosa Manigault Newman faces a large fine from the Justice Department and her attorney accuses the Trump White House of retaliating against his client and withholding documents. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the details.       
USATODAY - News Top Stories
A thoughtful interview with David Tennant about the loss of anonymity
I've never been able to get into Doctor Who, but I loves me some David Tennant. His performances in Broadchurch (Not that crappy American Gracepoint remake nonsense, mind you), Jessica Jones and, most recently, Good Omens, have been absolutely amazing. There's something about him that draws the eye and makes you believe in what he's selling on-screen. He doesn't oversell his characters and its rare to see him steal authority from those working a scene with him. His craft's earned him a huge amount of celebrity in recent years--a fact that he hasn't always been comfortable with. In this candid interview, Tennant talks about his having to come to terms with being 'public property,' and how celebrity can change one's life for both better and worse. Image via Wikipedia Read the rest
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Boy thrown from balcony at Mall of America remains in intensive care; parents raise $1M
The parents of a 5-year-old Minnesota boy who was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America say their son remains in intensive care.       
USATODAY - News Top Stories
Google’s ML-Net challenges musicians to improvise and collaborate with AI
Google's ML-Net helps musicians improvise and react to unexpected music combinations, something its creator hopes will help them discover new music.
VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
Trump says any U.S. war with Iran would not last long
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that any war between the United States and Iran would be swift, although he reiterated his desire to avoid a military confrontation.
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Trump blasts Democrats over Mueller’s upcoming testimony
President Trump accused House Democrats of trying to continue a “phony witch hunt” against him by calling former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to testify about the Russia investigation. “I have been attacked for two and a half years with a phony, dishonest, crooked group of people,” he...
How to Beat The Working From Home Blues (60-Second Video)
Working from home has many plusses, but it can be lonely. Here are some ways to keep connected.
Entrepreneur - Start, run and grow your business.
What you see on Amazon’s public warehouse tours
Anybody can sign up to visit an Amazon fulfillment center for an hour, where a tour guide will show you the robot-heavy process of sorting and shipping your packages.
The Verge
Get a Gillette razor bundle for under £20 using this code
TL;DR: Get 25% off Gillette Essential Bundles by using the code BUNDLE25 at checkout, but hurry, as this code will expire June 28.  Kick starting your shaving supplies can be a real hassle, especially with how expensive it can be to get everything you need.    Thankfully Gillette offers a great selection of shaving bundles that will help you look your best, and for a reasonable price. The Gillette Fusion and SkinGuard range leaves skin feeling clean and comfortable, with each razor featuring a precision trimmer and anti-friction blades.  If you're looking to pick up a Gillette Fusion deal, you're in luck because you get 25% off all the essential shaving bundles when you use BUNDLE25 at checkout.  Read more...More about Shaving, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Solo, Gillette, and Shopping Uk
Heatwave Europe and Glastonbury damp: Wednesday's top photos
The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
What issues will be front and center on the debate stage
USA TODAY has put together a primer on some of the topics that the candidates are expected to tackle over the two nights of debate.       
USATODAY - News Top Stories
EPA changes transparency rules
The Environmental Protection Agency is making changes to its transparency rules that include explicitly granting the administrator the authority to decide which public records the agency will release or withhold.
General Mills quarterly sales hit by lower snacks demand, shares fall
Cheerios cereal maker General Mills Inc reported quarterly sales below Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, hit by lower snacks demand in North America, sending shares down 6% before the bell.
Met police in £700k payout to detained anti-fascist protesters
Exclusive: undercover officers spied on activists demonstrating against Tommy RobinsonScotland Yard has been forced to pay a total of more than £700,000 in compensation to 153 anti-fascist campaigners who were arrested by police during a demonstration and detained for up to 14 hours.The campaigners had been detained by police while they were protesting against another demonstration led by the far-right activist Tommy Robinson. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Democrats face dilemma over Iran
As fear of a conflict with Iran rises, Democrats want to make clear that they will not support any offensive military action against the country unless there is prior authorization from Congress. But they have already come to the realization that their message will have little practical effect, as the Republican-led Senate won't pass a duo of Democratic measures.
Why Facebook Won't Kick Off A Warlord
Facebook banned far-right extremist Alex Jones. But it won't remove the warlord Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo in Sudan from the platform, even though he oversaw the killing of more than 100 people.
News : NPR
Apple Buys Self-Driving Car Startup in Sign It's Not Through With Autonomous Vehicles
Apple appeared to be pulling back from the autonomous car business when it dismissed some 200 employees from its Project Titan initiative in January 2019. But it would appear that it’s shifting gears in a big way with news on Tuesday that it has acquired startup “in what appears to be part of a renewed effort…Read more...
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Joe Scarborough: Trump 'fears' Mueller's testimony, it will stop millions of Americans 'in their tracks'
"Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough said Wednesday morning that President Trump fears former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s upcoming testimony because it will captivate the attention of millions of Americans.
EU hits Broadcom with interim demands in antitrust probe
EU antitrust regulators want U.S. chipmaker Broadcom to scrap its exclusivity clauses with TV and modem makers to avoid irreparable harm to the market while they investigate whether this tactic and others are designed to block rivals.
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Three unexpected Yankees have real shots to be All-Stars
There are rarely a shortage of pinstripes in the All-Star Game. There were four Yankees last year and five the season before that. They have had fewer than three representatives just once since 1994. That won’t change this year, and that’s no surprise. It’s the players who may be in Cleveland representing the AL East...
New York Post
Wayfair Employees to Walkout in Protest of Furniture Sales to Migrant Detention Centers Holding Children
Wayfair sold $200,000 worth of bedroom furniture to a government contractor responsible for managing border camps.
Slate Articles
Visible is removing its 5Mbps data speed cap for a limited time
Visible, the Verizon-owned carrier aimed at offering a no-frills approach to the modern carrier experience, has announced that for a limited time it's removing the 5Mbps data speed cap.
Digital Trends | Technology News and Product Reviews
Check Point Research: Origin patches flaw that could have exposed millions of player accounts
Check Point Research and CyberInt helped EA uncover and patch a security flaw in Origin that could have exposed millions of user accounts.
VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
"Seinfeld" in LEGO
Here's something that might make you feel old: The first episode of Seinfeld ran July 5, 1989. Thirty years ago! To celebrate this 30th-anniversary milestone, designer Brent Waller has recreated Jerry's now-iconic Manhattan apartment in LEGO, along with minifigs of Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, George, and Newman. The set is only a concept right now -- not that there's anything wrong with that!. But, if it gets enough votes in the LEGO Ideas contest, it will become an actual product you can buy in stores. Vote now. (The Awesomer) Read the rest
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Vulcan raises $10 million to remediate cybersecurity vulnerabilities
Vulcan, a startup developing tools to help enterprise customers detect and fix software vulnerabilities, has raised $10 million in venture capital.
VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
Arifa review – a heroine and a life too ordinary
Despite a strong central performance, the story of a British Asian woman’s everyday frustrations floats by with a weird lack of urgencyHere’s a homegrown debut that appears hellbent on snuffing out its own flickers of promise. Writer-director Sadia Saeed’s protagonist Arifa (Shermin Hassan) is a frustrated 28-year-old British Asian woman who works in insurance and lives at home with her parents. Scenes float by with a weird lack of urgency that doesn’t appear to be a conscious choice, jokes are muffled, and some of the performers fail to convince. The film can’t work as comedy, because the material isn’t up to snuff. As a character study, it struggles to wring much of note out of a heroine who may simply be too ordinary.The odd thing is that Saeed seems aware of this shortcoming, working in scenes in which Arifa’s fumbling attempts at creative writing are offered a no-nonsense critique by her tutor. One of the latter’s observations – “This isn’t a story; it’s a magazine article” – reverberates loudly through the slice-of-life snapshots that follow, yet even a student-rag profile would demand more connective tissue than Saeed’s script provides. A naggingly unpersuasive strand involving Dad’s illegal tobacco smuggling operation generates less tension than the matter of which unworthy suitor our girl can shake off first. That quandary, in turn, becomes secondary to minor disputes in newsagents and aerobics classes. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Saving 'woman hand': the artist rescuing female-only writing
Kana let women express themselves freely and was used to write the world’s first novel – then it was wiped out. Meet the master calligrapher keeping the script aliveAnyone who has ever fired off a text in haste will sympathise with the first point on 11th-century Japanese writer Sei Shōnagon’s list of “infuriating things”: “Thinking of one or two changes in the wording after you’ve sent off a reply to someone’s message.”This list, her messages, and her Pillow Book in which they’re recorded – a sparklingly acerbic, blog-style frolic through the lives of Heian-era aristocrats – were written using kana, a Japanese script mainly used by women for nearly a millennium to write literature, arrange secret assignations and express themselves freely within the confines of court life. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Got a question or gripe about your Delta flight? Soon, you'll be able to 'text' for help
The airline is testing an option for travelers to reach out via text message with flight questions or concerns.       
USATODAY - News Top Stories
GreatHorn nabs $13 million for cloud-hosted email security software
Cloud-hosted email security software provider Greathorn today announced that it has raised $13 million in venture capital.
VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters