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Tencent profit tops forecast as fintech and cloud revenues surge

Tencent Holdings Ltd posted record quarterly profit on Wednesday, smashing market expectations, as the social media and gaming giant booked a rise in the value of its investments while fintech and cloud revenues helped make up for declines in games.
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How the Kennedy family is working to unseat Trump
HERSHEY, Pa. — Chuck Duncan is not the kind of guy who sits on the sidelines. Duncan, who serves in the National Guard and was deployed to Jordan last year, was outraged when his local board of supervisors decided to raise property taxes to pay for a $32 million community center here. “I saw that as...
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Rolling To A Halt: Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally Ends 30-Year Tradition
Motorcyclists with the veteran advocacy group, Rolling Thunder Inc., will gather in Washington, D.C., for the last time this weekend. The group cites financial issues as its main reason for quitting.
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Why Intel is well-positioned against AMD and Nvidia
The semiconductor market is apparently shrinking, but the demand for compute chips will continue to rise, with Intel at the helm.
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Trains to the Hamptons, Montauk down Saturday
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) suspended all service to the Hamptons and Montauk for Saturday after an overnight work train derailment.
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‘Fleabag’ May Not Have Made It To Season 2 Without Andrew Scott
When Fleabag meets The Priest (Scott), she becomes intrigued when it’s clear that he’s no typical man of the cloth.
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Missing Hiker Found Alive and Uninjured After 16 Days in Hawaii Forest
Amanda Eller, 35, survived by eating berries
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Kanye West defends Trump supporters on Letterman show
“Liberals bully people who are Trump supporters!” he said.
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John Pinto, WWII Navajo code breaker and longtime NM state senator, dies at age 94
New Mexico State Senator John Pinto has died at age 94. Pinto was one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers and was the state senate's most senior member, having served from 1977 until his death.        
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Flights resume after Bali's Mount Agung erupts
A volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Bali has resulted in the cancellation of some flights overnight, Reuters reports.
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Dead 100 years, Mark Twain lets loose
The humorist's unexpurgated, no-holds-barred autobiography hits the shelves a century after his passing
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Home movies: how a coaching inn became a family house – and tiny cinema
An 18th-century pub in Somerset has been converted into a quirky home – and one of the smallest cinemas in BritainWhen David and Juliet Mclay opened the door to their new home, an 18th-century coaching inn in Axbridge, Somerset, in 1997, they got something of a shock. “There were half-empty pints on the bar and fag butts in the ashtrays,” says Juliet. “The pub had been neglected and was a complete wreck. It was daunting.”Today, when you walk into the front door of what locals still fondly refer to as the Red Lion, a stand-up Chas and Dave-style piano greets you, in homage to the building’s roots, and there are flashes of colour everywhere. The curtains are electric orange and turquoise enamel lamps dangle above the brilliant blue baize of the pool table. Continue reading...
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Liftoff: the new race to the moon begins
With Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump and others making plans, the race is on to put people back on the moonFor Nasa employee Ryan Zeigler, the prospect of astronauts returning to the moon got real in late April. He took a call in his Houston laboratory from the space agency’s headquarters in Washington DC.“They said: ‘So, we’re going back to the moon,’” he recounts, just days after the phone call. “I’m like: ‘Yeah, about that…’” Continue reading...
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Catastrophes and crowded skies set Iata’s airlines thinking
Executives gathering for the international aviation body’s annual summit have much to discuss this yearEven without missiles being test-fired into the sky by a hostile regime 35 miles to the north, airline executives might be a little tense next weekend. More than 1,000 of them will gather in the South Korean capital, Seoul, for the big event in the industry’s calendar, the International Air Transport Association’s general meeting. Many Iata members have a degree of protection from turbulence thanks to deep pockets, airline alliances, sheer size, or national loyalty. But the big issues to be discussed in Seoul may still keep some jet-lagged executives awake at night. Continue reading...
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Could the government step in to save stricken British Steel?
The loss of strategic industrial capacity – and well-paid jobs – suggests every avenue ought to be exploredTo see the Scunthorpe steelworks in action is to witness British manufacturing prowess at its most visually stunning.Huge slabs of steel, glowing orange with heat, flow seamlessly through the plant, destined to become anything from paperclips to the steel ropes that support the Humber Bridge. Even from a safe distance, the searing 1,000-degree temperature created by this round-the-clock process is uncomfortable to bear. Continue reading...
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Back to life, back to virtual reality as music stars return to stage as holograms
As a Whitney Houston 3D tour is announced, the race is on to make hi-tech concerts just like the real thingThe Beatles live in the Cavern, Ziggy Stardust’s last outing at the Hammersmith Apollo, or Jimi Hendrix on the Isle of Wight: all these landmark gigs may soon await even fans who were not born when they took place. As the estate of the late Whitney Houston announced last week that the singer will be going on tour, in holographic form, the technological race to bring the most realistic live experiences to concert crowds has stepped up a gear.Accusations of bad taste can still hang over these enterprises – and occasionally scupper them, as was seen earlier this year with the postponement of an Amy Winehouse hologram tour. But for the developers rushing to bring out new-era “live” effects, it seems that the only important issue is how good they look. Continue reading...
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Identity politics is dividing Britons, warns equality commission chief
David Isaac says people’s growing tendency to define themselves by faith, gender or race is diminishing empathyThe increasing tendency for people to define themselves by their faith, gender, sexuality or race is undermining empathy among Britons, says the chair of the country’s equality watchdog.David Isaac, chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, told the Observer that identity politics had been hugely important in advancing the civil rights of many groups. But he warned of a danger that “individual interests” were narrowing people’s views and diminishing their connection to wider society. Continue reading...
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How Entrepreneurs Can Manage Their Health Like They're Managing a Fortune 500 Company
The principles of building a billion dollar company or body are the same.
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NFL Agrees to Study Medical Marijuana for Pain Management
The NFL has been slow to allow ailing players an alternative to opioid painkillers.
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Hitting the Books: An army of temps put a man on the moon
Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought-provoking books on science and technology we can find and...
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The few places where you can still buy a Huawei phone in the US
In many regions around the world, Huawei phones are easy to come by. They’re sold through carriers, and available in stores. That’s not the case in the US, where Huawei does not officially sell its devices and no carriers offer them. If those things aren’t a deterrent, you’ll likely have to go online to buy one, and even then, the list of retailers that stock Huawei-made devices, including its Honor phones, is shrinking as a result of the US federal government’s recent action against Huawei. The Microsoft Store and Walmart have recently stopped selling Huawei devices, and Adorama, a smaller operation, recently delisted them from showing up via search in its online store. More sites will likely follow suit, either by hiding or completely wiping store pages for Huawei’s phones, tablets, and laptops. Still, there are a few places where you can find them. We’ve listed those retailers below, and have included a note on the range of devices available at each retailer. Keep an eye out for warranty information while you shop, as many Huawei phones sold in the US are imported. Depending on the third-party service that provides the warranty, there might not be a simple recourse, or a recourse at all, should it ever break. It will be up to the warranty provider’s discretion if and how warranty owners are compensated, should you be out of luck with a broken phone. eBay eBay is one of the places on the internet to buy just about anything, so it’s no surprise that it’s where you’ll find practically every Huawei phone that’s been made. You can find the Huawei P30 Pro, coveted for its low-light photography chops, starting at $819.99. If you’re nostalgic for the Huawei-made Nexus 6P, you’ll find plenty of preowned options on eBay, too. Before you checkout, you’ll have the option to add a warranty from SquareTrade. That’s a good idea for a few reasons: imported phones rarely include any warranty whatsoever, and SquareTrade has a plan to stand by customers who buy Huawei phones, should it lose access to the parts required to fix them. In a statement to The Verge, SquareTrade VP and global creative director Jason Siciliano says that “customers will be offered replacements with equal or better features sets from other leading Android based manufacturers like Samsung, LG or Alcatel.” Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge Amazon Amazon offers several Huawei phones, ranging from affordable ones, like the Huawei Mate SE (currently $219.99) and the Honor 8X (currently $209), to a few of the company’s more expensive flagship phones, like the Huawei P30 (currently $574). Amazon doesn’t provide the option to purchase a warranty for every Huawei phone. For the ones that do, a company called Asurion provides the service. Its terms state that it can replace phones enrolled in a protection plan, though we’ve reach out to Asurion to confirm whether that extends to Huawei phones moving forward. In the case of buying a phone, and most electronics, the choice of which third-party warranty provider to go with isn’t limited to what an online retailer tells you about. So, if Asurion, or another provider, doesn’t mesh with your expectations, you can pick another one that does. B&H Photo This NYC-based retailer still sells Huawei phones, tablets, and laptops online. For phones, B&H Photo’s selection is focused on Huawei’s recent P30 series. You won’t find the P30 Pro, but it stocks the standard P30 and P30 Lite. B&H Photo offers an optional warranty through a third party, SquareTrade. As mentioned earlier, SquareTrade says that it will stand behind customers with Huawei phones. It will replace broken phones with a phone that has an equal or better feature set from the likes of Samsung, LG, or Alcatel. So, if you want protection, SquareTrade is a good way to go.
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New Details About Hours-Long Struggle to Retrieve Body of Woman Mauled by Lion in North Carolina
"We still want more answers," aunt of Alex Black, Virginia Black said
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Saturday's Best Deals: Timbuk2, Lawn Care Essentials, Twelve South's AirFly, and More
Baggu’s Memorial Day Sale, PowerBlock adjustable dumbbells, and discounts at Joe’s New Balance Outlet lead off Saturday’s best deals.Read more...
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Paire beats Canadian teenager Auger-Aliassime in Lyon final
French veteran Benoit Paire denied Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime his first ATP title with a 6-4, 6-3 victory in the Lyon Open final on Saturday         
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She Nearly Drowned in a Flood. Then Came the Tornado.
Olivia Rogers has had a tough week.
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Germany Investigates Chinese Reporters It Says Were Snooping Around NATO Base
The Xinhua reporters raised suspicion by filming military equipment and interviewing soldiers
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Orioles' Andrew Cashner May Not Report If Traded; 'Wish I Had a No-Trade Clause'
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Andrew Cashner said Friday he'd consider not reporting to his new team if moved before the July 31 MLB trade deadline...
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The best Memorial Day sales on home appliances, decor and more
Memorial Day 2019 weekend is upon us, and the holiday sales are in full swing. Whether you’re shopping for a new mattress, furniture, washers and dryers or looking for a decor upgrade, check out these sales, from staple spots like Home Depot, Best Buy, and more. HOME All Modern | AllModern.com Up to 65 percent...
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Judge Blocks Trump From Using Defense Department Funds to Build Border Wall
Judge Haywood Gilliam blocked the government from using $1 billion from military accounts to begin construction on two sections of the wall.
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Dr. Drew: ‘Leave Britney alone’
He also suggested her conservatorship should stand.
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55-year-old man fatally struck by BMW in Harlem
A man was fatally struck by a BMW early Saturday in Harlem, police said. The 55-year-old was crossing Lenox Avenue near West 112th Street shortly after 4 a.m. when he was struck by a 2013 gold BMW. The victim, whose name was not immediately released pending family notification, suffered “severe body trauma” and was pronounced...
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Why becoming a Wienermobile driver is harder than getting into Harvard
Kyle Edwards and Hayley Rozman, two recent college grads in their early 20s, are at a grocery store on the south side of Chicago, giving a tour of their temporary home away from home, a Wienermobile they’ve lived in since last summer. Like all hotdoggers, they speak almost entirely in hot-dog puns. They’ve “relished” the...
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Hiker Amanda Eller found alive after being lost 2 weeks in Maui, Hawaii forest
A 35-year-old physical therapist and yoga instructor who went missing in the Makawao Forest Reserve on Maui, Hawaii,  two weeks ago has been found alive, according to her family and a Facebook page devoted to the search.         
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Lakers Trade Rumors: Latest on Bradley Beal, Lonzo Ball, Kuzma, Brandon Ingram
As the Los Angeles Lakers prepare for an important offseason, an NBA general manager believes Rob Pelinka and Co. could have the pieces to pry All-Star guard Bradley Beal from the Washington Wizards ...
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Nick Tompkins’ hat-trick leads Saracens past Gloucester and into final
• Saracens 44-19 Gloucester• Replacement caps six-try display from championsThey are the best team in Europe, which means we knew already they are the best team in England. Whether Saracens go on to clinch the relevant gong at Twickenham next Saturday remains to be seen – sport is a funny old thing – but if we wanted evidence of how much farther ahead they are of the congested mid-table sprawl of the Premiership, of which Gloucester are the current leaders, we had it here.However unpopular they may remain in so many quarters – and a failure to sell out a semi-final highlights as much as any salary-cap investigation ongoing issues with their business model – the myth that they play boring rugby was exploded here as it should have been some years ago. Yes, they will treat you somewhat roughly should you venture into their lair, but the sophistication of their attack continues to impress, more so now than even in the era of Schalk Brits, the byword for brilliance where there should be none. Continue reading...
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'Jim gets it': Acosta says in new book Trump war on press started as an act
CNN reporter credits Bannon for ‘enemy of the people’ lineUse of unnamed sources may reignite battle with presidentDonald Trump’s war with the US press began as an act in the absence of effective Democratic opposition then spiraled out of control, according to an eagerly awaited new book by one of the chief targets of the president’s fury. Related: 'Queen of shade': five times Nancy Pelosi got the better of Trump Continue reading...
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The best and biggest Memorial Day sales of 2019
Summer is the perfect time to stock up on stylish staples, from bikinis to beauty products. Check out some of the most incredible Memorial Day weekend sales. FASHION 2(X)ist | 2Xist.com Enjoy $20 off purchases of $125; $35 off purchases of $175; and $75 off purchases of $250. Alala | AlalaStyle.com The activewear brand is...
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Jayson Tatum Trade Rumors: Celtics Star's 'Stock Took a Hit This Season'
The Boston Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum reportedly could be involved in trade talks during the 2019 NBA offseason...
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Football Rivals Turned 3 Series Racers
JuJu Smith-Schuster and Jamal Adams take on The Ultimate Drive in the All-New BMW 3 series. Bleacher Report is your No. 1 stop for what's trending in sports. You can count on B/R for all the hottest stories...
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Campaign Aims to Keep Judge’s Copy of ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ in U.K.
The auctioned copy of D.H. Lawrence’s novel was used in perhaps the most famous British obscenity trial of the past century and has been designated a cultural treasure.
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Di Grassi dominates Berlin E-Prix to move into championship contention
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'Awful' sound at Spice Girls concert upsets fans
The Spice Girls kicked off their highly anticipated reunion tour in Dublin on Friday night, however some fans were left disappointed after complaining of "awful" sound problems during the show.
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Survival of the fattest: why the country birds are coming to town
Treating our feathered friends has had a major effect on the variety and numbers in our gardens. But not all species feel the benefitAs a child, I remember my nan throwing out a few crusts of stale bread for the birds. Not surprisingly, this attracted few birds apart from the odd sparrow or starling. Later on, we discovered packets of Swoop “wild bird food” at the local store, which brought in more interesting species, such as blue tits and greenfinches.Feeding garden birds has come a long way since then. Today, they can enjoy a veritable smorgasbord of gourmet offerings: from tiny black niger seeds to kibbled sunflower hearts and from peanut cakes to fat balls, complete with added insects. Sometimes I wonder if we might be feeding our garden birds better than our kids. Continue reading...
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SEC probing Boeing over disclosures about 737 Max jetliner
Boeing’s problems just came under a new microscope. The aircraft manufacturer is now under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, following problems with its 737 Max jetliner, which is still grounded worldwide after two crashes killed 346 people. The regulator is going to examine whether the Chicago-based company gave enough information to its...
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French Open: Johanna Konta puts faith in good feeling to banish past failings
• ‘I’m trusting myself right now because of good wins’• Konta faces Antonia Lottner in fifth bid to make second roundThe facts are incontrovertible: Johanna Konta goes into the first round of the French Open tomorrow on Monday against the world No 149 Antonia Lottner aware that she has failed to reach the second round here four times in a row. But, as Britain’s sole representative in the women’s draw pointed out, the game is about more than just facts. It is about feelings.“You guys will always have an opinion, or ask questions to get an opinion,” the world No 26 told reporters. “That’s just part of our relationship, isn’t it? And you were also basing [opinions] on fact. Factually I didn’t have successful periods on clay in the last couple of years. So, you can only really base things on facts – and I can only speak on how I’ve felt on the surface and how I feel on the surface now. Actually I don’t feel much different. Continue reading...
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Europe's surging, far-right, "anti-establishment" parties: funded by billionaires, voting for billionaire-friendly policies, lining their own pockets
On May 26th, Europeans will vote for the next EU Parliament, and the region's far-right, "nationalist/anti-establishment" parties (AfD Germany, UKIP/Brexit UK, PiS/Poland, etc) are expected make large gains, possibly prompting a realignment of power in the EU; the far-right parties have campaigned as "anti-establishment," tapping into frustration with elites and their corruption. But careful research from the Corporate Europe Observatory (previously) reveals the massive gap between the far-right parties' rhetoric and their actions. Even as these parties are campaigning as insurgent anti-establishment forces, they have been largely funded by massive cash infusions, sometimes laundered through financial secrecy havens like Switzerland, sometimes openly attributed to the richest, most powerful people in Europe. What's more, the voting records of these parties reflect their debt to the super-rich, consistently opposing progressive taxation, anti-tax-evasion measures, strong labour laws, social benefits, and other measures that would benefit the voters who have backed these parties. Predictably, the leadership of the far-right parties have been frequently embroiled in corruption scandals, lining their own pockets with taxpayers' funds, embezzling millions from party coffers, and handing out patronage appointments and lucrative contracts to connected insiders. Some of these scandals have revealed that Russian billionaires and banks with close ties to the Kremlin are funding these parties, either through cash loans or out-and-out gifts in the millions. Getting turkeys to vote for Christmas is a time-honoured tradition in right wing circles: convincing working people that they are temporarily embarrassed millionaires who should vote for policies that benefit the rich people they're sure they'll be someday. Read the rest
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Tiger Woods on fan's $85,000 Masters bet: '[Expletive] great bet'
Tiger Woods reacts to the Masters bet that won a fan $1.2 million.        
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Lewis Hamilton pips Valtteri Bottas to pole at Monaco Grand Prix
• Hamilton beats Mercedes teammate into second on final Q3 lap• Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc knocked out in Q1 in 16th placeLewis Hamilton took pole for the Monaco Grand Prix with a fine lap around the streets of Monte Carlo, leaving his best to last secure the place with his final lap of the day. He beat his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas into second with Max Verstappen’s Red Bull in third.Sebastian Vettel, having crashed in final practice, recovered to take fourth place but his teammate Charles Leclerc endured a shocker at his home race. He went out in Q1 in 16th place as Ferrari miscalculated badly in not sending him out to do a second run. Pierre Gasly in the second Red Bull was in fifth. Continue reading...
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Jon Voight releases video calling Trump 'the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln'
Jon Voight ended a two-part video posted to Twitter by saying President Donald Trump is "the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln."        
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