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Student debt is fueling inequality in San Francisco

The $1.5 trillion in outstanding student debt touches the lives of 44 million Americans in all corners of the country. But what’s it like to manage your student loans in a place that’s become a symbol of the challenges — from the skyrocketing cost of living to rising inequality — that can come with quick...
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Would your mobile phone be powerful enough to get you to the moon?
Many people who are old enough to have experienced the first moon landing will vividly remember what it was like watching Neil Armstrong utter his famous quote: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”. Half a century later, the event is still one of the top achievements of humankind. Despite the rapid technological advances since then, astronauts haven’t actually been back to the moon since 1972. This seems surprising. After all, when we reflect on this historic event, it is often said that we now have more computing power in our pocket than the computer… This story continues at The Next Web
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PRIME CHEAP: Fast! Schnell! Hurtig! The Samsung Galaxy S10 has $300 off
Welcome to PRIME CHEAP, our series about things that are good, cheap, and part of Amazon’s Prime Day sales. Hey, we gotta eat too.  Of all the Prime Day deals out there, this is one of the best. Strap yourself in, because you can get an unlocked 128GB Samsung Galaxy S10 for only $599.99. Yup, that’s a full 33 percent, or a cool $300, off its list price. Features-time. For that $599 (such a good price), you get a 6.1” dynamic AMOLED display that goes to the edge of the phone. It really is a looker. There’s also an in-screen fingerprint sensor,… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Samsung Galaxy,Samsung
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Lawmakers set to grill Facebook executive
The first of two Congressional hearings this week on Libra will kick off Tuesday. Facebook executive David Marcus will testify before the Senate banking committee at 10 am ET.
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KU's Miles figures he's back where he belongs: On sideline
Les Miles sat for more than hour, a Kansas pin on his left lapel and his LSU national championship ring on his right hand, answering wave after wave of often repetitive questions as he closes in on his return to coaching — and the Big 12 — with the long-suffering Jayhawks.
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PRIME CHEAP: Store all your sorrows with $214 off SanDisk Extreme 1TB drive
Welcome to PRIME CHEAP, our series about things that are good, cheap, and part of Amazon’s Prime Day sales. Hey, we gotta eat too.  We are all collectors. Some of us hoard photos, while others keep large collections of high-quality music. And then there are people who call themselves movie buffs, who’d tell you they own a copy of a movie so rare that it’s nowhere to be found now. This all sounds fancy, but it requires a shitload of storage. Cloud services are all great, but if you have terabytes of stuff lying around, you can spend too much… This story continues at The Next Web
The Next Web | International technology news, business & culture
Laura Dern reveals the 'Big Little Lies' group text name and, yes, Meryl Streep is part of it
Group chats are hell. But, you know what's even more hellish than group chat hell? Adding another person to your already tight-knit group text. Laura Dern knows the struggle all too well. Her group text with Big Little Lies co-stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Kravitz, and Shailene Woodley was recently infiltrated by an outsider: Meryl Streep.  Season 2 gave a name to this group of former frenemies who now share a whopping great secret — The Monterey Five. That name also happens to be the title of the group chat.  "This other woman wants to join the text," Dern joked to Seth Meyers. "Like 'Meryl. OK? We have our own group text.' It's a little rude." Read more...More about Seth Meyers, Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies, Laura Dern, and Big Little Lies Season 2
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Cubs get catcher Maldonado from Royals for LHP Montgomery
With their All-Star catcher sidelined, the Chicago Cubs quickly found some experienced help behind the plate.
Sport
Oil firms as U.S. supply concerns ease but Iran tension lingers
Oil prices rose on Tuesday as a resumption of output in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Barry and a boom in U.S. supply due to shale oil countered tensions in the Middle East.
REUTERS
Croatia music festival evacuated after fire breaks out – video
Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a hip-hop festival on the Croatian island of Pag after a forest fire broke out nearby. Flames were seen billowing behind the site as attendees left the Fresh Island festival on Zrće beach on Monday night. The organisers said emergency services were working to contain the blaze and it was unclear whether the event would continue as planned on Tuesday Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
As New Space Race Beckons, Astronauts Face Identity Crisis
With the private sector moving aggressively into space, NASA is no longer the only game in town for would-be space travelers.
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Prime Day deal: Get a Nintendo Switch with £30 of Nintendo E-shop credit, 'Just Dance 19', and 'Mario Rabbids' for under £290
TL;DR: This fun Nintendo Switch, Just Dance 19, and Mario Rabbids bundle is available for under £290, and comes with £30 of Nintendo E-shop credit. Nintendo Switch deals always seem to make a splash in the biggest retail events, but we were starting to think that things might be different this Prime Day, with only a few smaller deals to consider. Well, we should have never doubted Prime Day, because you can now get a Nintendo Switch, in grey or neon, with Just Dance 19 and Mario Rabbids, for just £289.99. That would be a great deal on its own, but the fact that this comes with £30 of Nintendo E-shop credit is pretty amazing.  Read more...More about Nintendo Switch, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals, and Prime Day 2019
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Netflix Cuts Controversial Suicide Scene From '13 Reasons Why'
The show is centered around the suicide of a teenage girl, and the first season's finale shows her taking her own life. Several organizations raised concerns that it could romanticize suicide.
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Second Canadian town set to accept tax payments in Bitcoin
It looks like another town in Canada might let its residents pay municipality taxes in cryptocurrency. The local council of Richmond Hill voted on July 10, 2019 to enter into an agreement with a cryptocurrency payment services provider to let residents of Richmond Hill pay property taxes in Bitcoin, Financial Post reports. Cryptocurrency payment platform Coinberry is said to be working with the municipality to provide the tech – this marks the firm’s second partnership with a local council. Earlier this year, Coinberry partnered with the municipality of another Canadian town, Innisfil in Ontario. “We believe that the demand for… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Essential California: Selling a house made notorious by the Manson murders
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, July 16, and I’m writing from Los Angeles. Rare is the real estate listing that really means it when characterizing a home as “truly, one of a kind.” But there is no other place like 3311 Waverly Drive in Los Feliz....
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The Morning After: Amazon Prime Day strike
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Morning, there! Did you join the not-so-secret society of Instant Pot owners following those Amazon Prime Day sales? We're here to make sure it doesn't gather dust, with a bunch of tips (and crucially) recipes f...
Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
Kansas City Royals will extend protective netting at stadium
The Kansas City Royals are planning to extend the netting at Kauffman Stadium to better protect fans.
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North Korea warns it could resume missile and nuclear tests
Frustrated by slow diplomacy and looming U.S.-South Korean war games, Pyongyang says motivation to abstain from tests is "gradually disappearing"
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Cavs waive shooting guard JR Smith after eventful tenure
J.R. Smith's never-a-dull-moment run with the Cavaliers is over.
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Warriors GM Bob Myers moves on from Durant with appreciation
Bob Myers has accepted Kevin Durant's departure for the Brooklyn Nets with an appreciation for all the superstar forward accomplished with the franchise, even if the Golden State general manager would have loved to keep KD around a little longer.
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Trump and his ex-banker treasury secretary are really scared of Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrency)
US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin is apparently super concerned about the impact Facebook‘s Libra “cryptocurrency” will have on national security, reports Bloomberg. In a White House briefing, Mnuchin mirrored president Trump‘s recently-found tough stance on digital assets by claiming that its potential to facilitate crime is high. “Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin have been exploited to support billions of dollars of illicit activity like cybercrime, tax evasion, extortion, ransomware, illicit drugs, human trafficking,” Mnuchin told reporters. “Many players have attempted to use cryptocurrencies to fund their maligned behavior. This is indeed a national security issue,” he added. Steve Mnuchin on whether… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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How Activists Brought Apollo Back to Earth
Protesters in the late ’60s and early ’70s pushed for spending at home on the same multibillion dollar scale as the moon race.
NYT > Home Page
The Virtues and Vices of Nationalism
A populist-nationalist corrective to American exceptionalism would be welcome. Trump’s bigoted exceptionalism isn’t it.
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What’s a College to Do When a Black Student Plays Along With the K.K.K. Joke?
After the Virginia governor’s racist yearbook scandal, the University of Richmond is grappling with disturbing images from its own history.
NYT > Home Page
DealBook Briefing: Tariffs Aren’t Offsetting the Trade War Pain
President Trump says his fight with Beijing is hurting China’s economy but generating billions for the U.S. That’s not entirely true.
The New York Times
Prime Day deals: Surface Pro, Apple Watch, iPad, Pixel 3a XL, Sonos One, and more for July 16
Didn't get a chance to browse Amazon's Prime Day sale yesterday? Lucky for you, the sale ends tonight, so you still have time to snag a few goodies, and with so many deals available right now, it pretty much caters to everyone's hobbies and needs. In need of a new smartphone? Well, get the Samsung Galaxy S10 for $599.99 or the Pixel 3a XL that comes with a $100 gift card for $479.00. How about an extra set of Nintendo Joy-Con? You can save 25% off, or get an Apple Watch Series 4 with GPS for $349.00. Check out more of today's best deals from Amazon for Tuesday, July 16th. Read more...More about Gaming, Smart Home, Prime Day, Consumer Tech, and Mashable Shopping IMAGE: AMAZON $249 $80 OFF (24%) $329 Prime Apple iPad WiFi 32GB Tablet (Latest Model) -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $799 $200 OFF (20%) $999 Prime Microsoft Surface Pro 6 Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB with Microsoft Surface Pro Type Cover -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $349 $50 OFF (13%) $399 Prime Apple Watch Series 4 GPS 40mm with Free No-Rush Shipping -- See Details IMAGE: SUR LA TABLE $149.95 $150.05 OFF (50%) $300 Instant Pot Auro Pro 8-Qt Slow Cooker -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $99.99 $50.00 OFF (33%) $149.99 Prime Microsoft Office 365 Home 12-Month subscription PC/Mac Download with $50 Amazon.com Gift Card -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $169.99 $110 OFF (39%) $279.99 Prime ECOVACS DEEBOT 500 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner -- See Details IMAGE: ABT Save up to $1500 on select QLED 4K TV's -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $476 $119 OFF (20%) $595 Prime Tuft & Needle Queen Mattress with 10-Year Warranty -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $399.99 $199.01 OFF (33%) $599 Prime Dyson Pure Hot + Cool HP02 HEPA Air Purifier -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $49.99 $49.96 OFF (50%) $99.95 Prime Instant Pot DUO60 6-Qt 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker -- See Details IMAGE: ASHLEY FURNITURE $479.99 $320 OFF (40%) $799.99 Up to 70% off any order + Extra 10% off - Skempton Dining Room Table and Chairs Was -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $39.99 $20 OFF (33%) $59.99 Prime PlayStation Plus 12-Month Membership (Digital Code) -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $479 $100 OFF (17%) $579 Prime Pixel 3a XL Smartphone with $100 Gift Card -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $159 $70 OFF (31%) $229 Prime Bose SoundLink Wireless Over-Ear Headphones II -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $59.99 $20.00 OFF (25%) $79.99 Prime Nintendo Joy-Con (Neon Red/Neon Blue) -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $299.99 $34 OFF (10%) $333.99 Prime Nintendo Switch Console with $35 Nintendo eShop Gift Card (Digital Code) -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $51.99 $18.00 OFF (26%) $69.99 Prime Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB External Portable Hard Drive -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $179 $70 OFF (28%) $249 Prime Sonos One (Gen 2) with $50 Amazon Gift Card -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $599.99 $300 OFF (33%) $899.99 Prime Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB Unlocked Smartphone -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $189.99 $138.01 OFF (42%) $328 Prime Dyson Air Multiplier AM06 10-inch Table Fan -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $209 $40 OFF (16%) $249 Prime Oculus Go Standalone 64GB Virtual Reality Headset -- See Details IMAGE: AMAZON $49.99 $40.00 OFF (44%) $89.99 Prime Echo Show 5 Compact Smart Display with Alexa -- See Details
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Ryanair CEO says confident in 'great' Boeing 737 MAX despite delays
Ryanair remains confident in the Boeing 737 MAX and believes the plane will be "warmly welcomed" by customers, Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said on Tuesday after he was forced to half the airline's 2020 growth plans due to the plane's grounding.
REUTERS
Tesla workers say they had to cut corners to meet production goals
Over half a dozen current and former Tesla employees claim that aggressive production goals have forced workers to take shortcuts when manufacturing its cars in a new report from CNBC. They also accuse Tesla of creating harsh working conditions, especially for employees working in the “GA4” production tent where assembly is not fully automated. Employees claim that electrical tape was used to patch cracks on plastic brackets containing electrical components, and that cars would sometimes pass through the production line while missing bolts, nuts, or lugs. The employees even provided CNBC with photographic evidence to support their claims. They also claim that Tesla encouraged its employees to work in harsh conditions that were... Continue reading…
The Verge
Opinion: The Open Championship at Portrush might be only thing Northern Ireland can agree on
The Open Championship makes first appearance in Northern Ireland since 1951; the Troubles are in past, but province retains slightly sinister air.       
USATODAY - News Top Stories
Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher's defense lawyer wants to rejoin the Navy to teach prosecutors, says he fears for law-abiding warfighters
The defense attorney who won an acquittal for decorated Navy SEAL Edward "Eddie" Gallagher earlier this month is seeking a waiver to rejoin the Navy at a higher rank to help teacher prosecutors how they mishandled the case.
Politica
UK pay growth strong despite economic slowdown fears
Unemployment falls by more than 50,000 but jobs growth declinesWorkers’ basic pay is growing at the fastest rate in cash terms for more than a decade as the British labour market continues to defy the slowdown in the economy.Despite some signs of weakness, the latest data from the Office for National Statistics showed annual average earnings growth at 3.6% in the three months to May – comfortably exceeding the increase in the cost of living. Continue reading...
US news | The Guardian
Bleak German mood weighs on Europe, Brexit pummels pound
Darkening German investor morale and fresh Brexit woes cast a shadow over European markets on Tuesday, with German benchmark bond yields coming under pressure and the pound plunging to six month-lows against the euro.
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Following the Billy Graham rule doesn’t make you noble. It makes you a sexist dinosaur
Robert Foster wants to be governor of Mississippi — at least the male half of it. A Republican first-term state representative who’s running for the state’s top job, Foster doesn’t seem to value women much beyond their bodies. Last week, a female reporter at Mississippi Today, a nonprofit digital...
Politica
Demand for new designer's ranges lift Burberry sales and shares
Strong demand for designer Riccardo Tisci's new fashion ranges helped revenue at British label Burberry grow faster than expected in the first quarter, sending its shares soaring as a high stakes overhaul showed early signs of promise.
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Britain First fined £44,000 over electoral law breaches
Electoral Commission found defunct far-right party had failed to declare donationsThe now-defunct fringe far-right party Britain First must pay a fine of more than £44,000 for what the Electoral Commission has said were multiple breaches of electoral law, including undeclared donations and a failure to provide proper accounts.The party achieved brief notoriety in late 2017 after Donald Trump retweeted anti-Muslim messages sent by the party’s then deputy leader, Jayda Fransen, prompting international condemnation. Continue reading...
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Why is Trump so down on Paul Ryan?
Paul D. Ryan is getting the hate treatment — again. The former GOP House speaker and 2012 vice presidential candidate is a unifying figure these days. Liberals have long despised him — unfairly in my mind. Anti-Trump conservatives are infuriated by his “surrender to Trumpism” in the words of Charlie...
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Congress is rushing to make the CIA less accountable
It’s already a crime to identify a covert intelligence agent or confidential informant working overseas. But even though the law has only been used twice in 37 years — and even though no persuasive case has been made that it needs to be toughened or expanded — Congress is now proposing to broaden...
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Winners and losers among 2020 Democrats and other takeaways from campaign filings
Just five Democrats raised nearly three-fourths of all the money that flowed to the party's presidential contenders in the second quarter of the year, new filings show. And some freshmen Democrats posted big numbers, too.
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Iris Murdoch at 100 and Howard Jacobson on humour and shame – books podcast
On this week’s show, Richard Lea speaks to Howard Jacobson, hot on the heels of his new novel Live a Little, a love story about two ninetysomethings in north London’s Finchley Road. Jacobson talks about humour, shame and antisemitism.And Claire, Richard and Sian talk about the novels of Iris Murdoch, in the week of her centenary. Continue reading...
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Trump and ‘the Squad’
After the president targeted four progressive congresswomen of color with a racist trope, they fired back.
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Ilhan Omar, Jeffrey Epstein, Ricardo Rosselló: Your Tuesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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Talking Horses: it seems astonishing that Arc weekend runs at a loss
The size of the loss has not been revealed, but Arc weekend was in the red in 2018, despite an eye-watering admission price hikeFrench racing’s senior executives are clearly hard at work before October’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and briefed reporters at Longchamp for Sunday’s Grand Prix de Paris on their plans to avoid a repeat of the PR disaster when the track hosted its first Arc since 2015 last autumn. But while they were doing their best to woo the British and Irish fans who were bitterly disappointed by their experience in 2018, they also revealed what seems to be – to me, at least – an astonishing fact about the showpiece event of European racing. Arc weekend, which includes the only day of the entire season when Longchamp is full to the rafters, runs at a loss.You read that correctly. A loss. If Edward Gillespie, the man who turned the Cheltenham Festival into one of sport’s biggest events, happens to be reading this piece, his eyebrows have just hit the ceiling. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Kamala Harris wants the federal government to set the price of some drugs to lower costs
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris unveiled a plan on Tuesday that authorizes the federal government to set the rates for certain prescription drugs as a way to lower prices.
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What the City Didn’t Want the Public to Know: Its Policy Deepens Segregation
An expert found that New York City housing policy deepens segregation, but City Hall wanted the report kept secret.
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Sent to Indonesia by a Fake Film Executive? The F.B.I. Wants to Talk to You
Someone impersonating high-profile leaders in the entertainment industry is conning people seeking work.
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Do our pets ever really love us – or do they just stick around for the food?
We dote on our cats and dogs, but is it a one-way relationship? Here’s what science tells us about how to decode their emotions, whether they are avoiding us or getting a little too amorous with our legsIt is almost a year to the day since Dustin, our milky-eyed nervebag of a cat, died and we still miss him a great deal, although he was not a great giver of emotion. We miss his refusing to look our way immensely. And his not wanting to be stroked there, there or there. But it wasn’t Dustin’s fault he was like this. Unknown trauma in kittenhood (he was left in a shoebox at the front door of a vet’s surgery) meant that he lived his entire 11 years in terror of being mauled to death by some unseen enemy. Understandably, this constant fear made Dustin very, very nervous.Through many years of care and affection, we almost managed to rescue him from this anxiety until – almost as if to prove a point – Dustin was mauled to death by two pet dogs off the lead. When we pulled his frozen body out of the freezer before his funeral, Dustin had a withering expression – “I told you so” it seemed to say. This was the only time we really got to stroke him properly. Frozen solid. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Help! I Just Found Out My Neighbor’s a Former Sex Offender.
“I don’t want my children playing at their house anymore.”
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You don’t have to like Iran’s regime to like the nuclear deal
To the editor: While I share Alireza Nader’s concern about the despotic nature of the current Iranian regime, I am troubled by his condemnation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal. Nader cites the agreement’s failure to address several issues including...
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Politica
A surging Harris lags in fundraising, while Buttigieg leads the Democratic pack
The money race reinforced the tiers in the Democratic presidential contest on Monday, as candidates released their fundraising figures for recent months. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris — the five candidates who...
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