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Clinton: Mueller would have indicted ‘any other person’ except Trump
Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that “any other person” besides President Trump would have been indicted due to the actions described in Robert Mueller’s report. Clinton was speaking at the Time 100 Summit when she speculated that the special counsel’s office ultimately decided that the Justice Department can not indict a sitting president. “I think...
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Tottenham 1-0 Brighton: Christian Eriksen gives Spurs vital home win
Christian Eriksen's stunning late winner ends Brighton's resistance to boost Tottenham's hopes of a top-four Premier League finish.
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The top worries of American small business owners
Small business owners spend 17 full days a year worrying about their business outside of work, according to new data.
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Snapchat just grew for the first time in a year
Is it too soon to call this a turnaround?  Snap just reported its results for the first quarter of 2019 and delivered investors some long overdue good news: Snapchat added new users for the first time in a year. The app now counts 190 million daily active users (DAUs), up from 186 million last quarter. Overall, DAUs are still down from its previous peak of 191 million, but the new growth suggests the company has been able to reverse the momentum caused by an unpopular redesign last year. $Snap results are in and Snapchat just had its first quarter of growth in a year (though DAUs are still slightly down from Q1 '18) — Karissa Bell (@karissabe) April 23, 2019 Read more... More about Tech, Snapchat, Snap Inc, Tech, and Social Media Companies
How long will it take to phase in driverless cars?
Aurora CEO Chris Urmson stopped by The Vergecast to discuss the future of self-driving cars with Nilay Patel and Andrew Hawkins. They explore how the industry has evolved over the years and how long it will take before self-driving cars are commonly used on the road. You can listen to the discussion in its entirety on The Vergecast right now. Below is a lightly edited excerpt from this interview regarding some of Urmson’s ideas about how he expects driverless cars to be rolled out in the coming years. Nilay Patel: So you want to be one of many, many suppliers in the emerging driverless car / automotive industry? Chris Urmson: Well, we don’t think there’ll be many, many people who can do this. We think actually building the driver is really hard. We imagine what’s now around 100 companies working in this space will probably consolidate down to a handful, and we expect to be one of those companies. Why? Is there a technology reason you think it’s going to consolidate? Is it a capital reason? Yes, it’s all of them. It’s really hard. It’s a very complicated problem and one of the more complicated engineering problems, if not the most complicated engineering problem we’re trying to solve right now. The number of people who have deep experience in this is relatively small. Ultimately, the technology, once we start to get it really deployed and served... people talk about there being self-driving cars today, but there aren’t. They’re not really out there yet. Once we start to see commercial scale happening, there will be evidence that the system works well and serving people well, and that will start to build a bit of a flywheel. The question I ask every person who comes on our show to discuss self-driving cars is: is this going to happen. Is this real? Yes, it can happen. I think you’re going to see small-scale deployments in the next five years, and then it’s going to phase in over the next 30 to 50 years. Do you think it will be rolled out in stages, like after adaption tools get better, or are you taking the steering wheel out right away? So we’re not taking the steering wheel out necessarily right away. But no, I don’t think it’s a continuum. I think that this Level 2 driver assistance capability is great. That’s making people’s lives a little bit better. But it’s very different than self-driving capability and driverless vehicles. That’s what we’re focused on because we look at all the big players in the automotive space, and they know how to do driver assistance, and it’s really a problem of “is the product compelling enough that the consumer wants to buy it for the price they can sell it at?” When we think about driverless vehicles that are self-driving vehicles as, you know, the Levels 4 and 5, that’s where we see a transformation. That’s where you can sleep in the car. That’s where the vehicle can be deployed as part of a transportation service, and give you a ride and give me a ride, and we can share the benefit of that together. I think that’s where the economics swing, and that’s where we see the biggest social good for the for cities like New York and San Francisco.
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Snapchat’s user base is growing again
Snap is continuing a slow but steady climb back to growth. In its Q1 2019 earnings, the company announced it had 190 million daily active users, up 2.2 percent compared to last quarter's 186 million users. That's not exactly massive growth, but given...
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Long hits fastest Premier League goal but Saints draw with Watford
Andre Gray equalises in the 90th minute to earn a point for Watford after Shane Long scores the fastest goal in Premier League history.
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The Angle: Black Feminists Saw the Alt-Right Coming. Why Didn’t We Pay Attention?
Revisiting the Twitter campaign that presaged the digital culture wars.
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Kim Jong-un Is Shrewdly Playing Trump and Putin Against Each Other
If Kim can’t get what he wants from the White House, he’ll try the Kremlin.
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Inexpensive broadbeam LED headlamp
I have a few different LED headlamps, but this one is by far my favorite. It features a band of LEDs that throw light in a wide area in front of you. It lights up the entire area around you, as opposed to LED headlamps that illuminate just a spot. It uses 3 AAA batteries and has an easy on-off touch sensor switch. Read the rest
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One in five US kids don’t drink water on any given day
Kids, teens and young adults who don’t drink water end up guzzling almost 100 extra calories a day from sugary beverages, on average, according to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics. About one-fifth of the 8,400 subjects ages 2 to 19 in the nationally representative survey reported no water intake on a given day. And...
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Best Ultra-Quiet Dishwashers of 2019
Our picks for the best quiet dishwashers available today.        
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Kraft spa videos will be public once jury is sworn or case resolved
A Florida judge spiked the release of Robert Kraft’s alleged rub-and-tug videos on Tuesday, but promised to make the footage public once a jury is sworn or the Patriots owner’s case is resolved. Kraft, 77, is charged with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution at a day spa in Jupiter, Fla., back in January. He...
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Scouts break down Jones, Lock for Giants’ draft: Like ‘Archie’ and ‘Rodgers’
They don’t know. And, often — alarmingly so — they get it wrong. By “they,” we refer to those who get paid large sums of money from NFL teams to study and project the careers of quarterbacks. It is a prognostication fraught with peril, as no position on the field is filled with more swings...
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Jaws of Life used to free dog’s head from cinder block
HASTINGS, Fla. — Officials say Florida firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free a Rottweiler that got her head stuck in a cinder block. St. Johns County Fire Rescue posted on Facebook that firefighters responded to a Hastings home on Saturday. Officials say the 6-month-old dog named Fifi had managed to wedge her head...
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Former Kansas guard Charlie Moore transfers to DePaul
Former Kansas guard Charlie Moore is returning home to play for DePaul        
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Jonathan Stewart signs 1-day contract to retire as a Panther
Running back Jonathan Stewart has announced he is retiring from the NFL        
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S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record closing highs on upbeat earnings
The S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq registered record closing highs after a broadbased rally on Tuesday, as a clutch of better-than-expected earnings reports eased concerns about a slowdown.
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‘RHOBH’ star Dorit Kemsley’s ever-changing hair looks, explained
Page Six Style spoke with Kemsley's hairstylist Justine Marjan about her dramatic 'dos.
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Texas Instruments revenue, profit beat estimates; shares rise
Chipmaker Texas Instruments reported better-than-expected first-quarter profit and revenue on Tuesday, offering hope that a slowdown in demand for microchips late last year may not be as long-lasting as feared.
Ex-player, scout Studwell retires after 42 years with Vikes
Vikings scout Scott Studwell, franchise's all-time leading tackler, retires after 42 years with team        
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38 dogs found at home of woman who left 7 newborn puppies in a dumpster
The woman, who ditched a bag of puppies in a dumpster, has been arrested.
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Reckless police instructor slammed for jumping in front of target practice
Startling video from a police training exercise at the Superior School in Parana, Brazil, shows a shooting instructor walking in front of targets as officers fire live rounds. No injuries occurred, although the trainer could face disciplinary action for violating safety protocols.
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Saudi Arabia executes 37 prisoners for terrorism crimes
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It also publicly pinned the executed body and severed head of a convicted Sunni extremist to a pole as a warning to others. The executions were...
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The mystery surrounding Britney Spears’ cancelled tour goes deeper than you’d think
What is really happening with America’s favorite pop star? After Britney Spears cancelled her “Domination” Vegas residency due to her father’s illness, sources claim the real reason for the cancellation was disappointing ticket sales. Although those close to the singer deny the rumors, The Blast claims her camp used the illness as a “smokescreen” to...
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Sinatra faked it until he made it too: Anna Sorokin’s lawyer
She’s no more of a fraud than Frank Sinatra.
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Zookeeper attacked by Sumatran tiger identified
The zookeeper was attacked by a Sumatran tiger inside the animal's enclosure.
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‘Stop Planning and Start Cooking.’ José Andrés on the Power of Food in the Midst of Tragedy
Chef José Andrés knows the key to being a successful professional cook is the ability to adapt in unpredictable situations. “Stop planning and start cooking,” the Spanish-born cook, restauranteur and humanitarian said during a panel at the TIME 100 Summit. Since 2010, Andrés has rushed to disaster zones wrecked by shattering events like hurricanes, earthquakes…
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Jared Kushner: Investigations into Russian meddling more harmful than interference
Jared Kushner made the case that the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election have been “way more harmful” to American democracy than Russia.
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Intel puts 8 cores, 16 threads, and a 5GHz turbo option in a laptop processor
Intel announces new 45W mobile parts and a full range of desktop chips.
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Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, transferred to federal penitentiary
Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is serving his 81-month sentence at United States Penitentiary Canaan. He is scheduled for release on Christmas 2024.
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How the Founder of Poo-Purri Thinks About Success and Achievement
Gerard Adams sits down with Suzy Batiz to discuss her guiding principles and latest projects.
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Skip the Gym, Plastic Surgeons Can Now Sculpt Belly Fat Into a Weird Chiseled Six-Pack
Actually getting your butt to the gym can often be harder than the workout itself, but there might now be a shortcut for getting a defined set of six-pack abs. Researchers at the University of Miami’s Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine have developed a new plastic surgery technique called abdominal etching that can…Read more...
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Texas Instruments quarterly revenue beats estimates, shares up
Chipmaker Texas Instruments reported better-than-expected first-quarter revenue on Tuesday, sending its shares up 5 percent after the bell.
Woman wakes up from coma after 27 years, calls son’s name
A mom, who suffered a traumatic brain injury after a car crash, woke up from a coma 27 years later and called the name of her son who she'd saved in the crash.
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Manchester United’s season implodes in pathetic fashion
Six weeks after a miraculous Champions League victory, it looks as if the Red Devil's season will end in misery.
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Column: Tour better equipped for new round of Tigermania
Column: Tiger Woods still the show stopper on a tour that now has stronger supporting cast        
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Snap returns to user growth on new shows, Android app; shares jump
Snap Inc on Tuesday beat Wall Street targets for quarterly revenue as its photo-messaging app Snapchat added users for the first time in three quarters, backed by the popularity of its original shows and the launch of a new Android app, sending its shares up 12 percent.
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Trump and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to hold closed-door meeting
Said Dorsey to staff: “Some of you will be very supportive of our meeting [with] the president, and some of you might feel we shouldn’t take this meeting at all." Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey plans to meet with noted Twitter user President Donald Trump. The meeting will last 30 minutes, according to an email Dorsey sent around today to Twitter staff, and the two will discuss "the health of the public conversation on Twitter." The internal Twitter email was obtained by Motherboard. From their report: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, along with other Twitter executives, is having a closed-door meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday, according to an internal Twitter email obtained by Motherboard from two independent sources. The meeting comes after an invitation from the White House, the email adds. The email does not detail what the meeting will specifically be about, but says the company anticipates it to be about “the health of the public conversation on Twitter,” according to the email written by Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s global lead for legal, policy, and trust and safety. Dorsey himself chimed in on the thread, according to a second email obtained by Motherboard from two sources. “As you know, I believe that conversation, not silence, bridges gaps and drives towards solutions,” Dorsey wrote. “I have met with every world leader who has extended an invitation to me, and I believe the discussions have been productive, and the outcomes meaningful.” Some Twitter employees will likely take issue with their CEO meeting President Trump. Read the rest
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Mass Funerals Begin In A Grieving Sri Lanka
Mourners and religious leaders gathered to say goodbye to more than 300 people who died in a string of bombings on Sunday at churches and hotels. Among the dead are 45 children.
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Massive Oregon property for sale has 61 bedrooms
This spread would even fit the Duggars from “19 Kids and Counting.” A 61-bedroom house is in the market in Portland, Ore. The 62,860-square-foot brick building sits on just over 3 acres and contains, over four stories, the incredible 61 bedrooms, 19 private bathrooms, 20 shared bathrooms, a commercial-grade kitchen, dining rooms (plural), a gym...
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Kids hack dad's facial recognition lock in easiest way possible
Hacking facial-recognition systems is so easy a kid could do it.  One Irish politician found this out the hard way when he discovered the reason he kept finding his laptop battery drained. It turns out his kids were using his campaign flyers — prominently featuring a picture of his face — to bypass the facial-recognition lock on his computer.  SEE ALSO: Think twice about posting photos of your kid on Facebook "So, I was wondering why the battery on my laptop was running down every time I left it at home," Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy, who represents the Midlands Northwest constituency, tweeted Tuesday. "Turns out the kids have been using my election leaflets to get through the facial recognition lock..." Read more...More about Hacking, Facial Recognition, Tech, and Cybersecurity
EBay beats quarterly revenue estimates
EBay Inc beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Tuesday, as the company's multi-year effort to make its ecommerce platforms more user friendly attracted more customers.
Study finds video games more harmful to girls’ social skills than boys
Video gaming does not harm social development in boys — but girls who play struggle to make friends, a study suggests. However, all kids aged eight to 10 who find it hard to make friends are more likely to game more than two years later. The study of more than 870 youngsters aged six to...
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These gaming laptops pack the latest Intel and NVIDIA hardware
If you prefer your PC gaming in portable form, you're enjoying an embarrassment of riches right now. Intel has unveiled gaming-friendly 9th-generation Core laptop processors, while NVIDIA has unveiled GTX 16-series mobile GPUs that promise solid perf...
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India Is Changing Some Cities' Names, And Muslims Fear Their Heritage Is Being Erased
Officials have been altering names to become more Hinducentric. "It is very dangerous for national integrity and unity," says a historian. The changes accelerated ahead of this year's elections.
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The Latest: 2nd masseuse in Kraft case arrested
A second massage therapist who detectives in Florida say performed a sex act on New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been arrested and faces several prostitution charges        
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Never mind: U.S. stocks return to record heights
Most recent record for the benchmark index was set last September, shortly before the market took a nosedive in the fourth quarter
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