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Tobias Harris Rumors: Nets, Jazz, Mavericks, Pacers, Kings to Pursue 76ers Star

Philadelphia 76ers star forward Tobias Harris reportedly will have a strong list of suitors in free agency. According to Keith Pompey of Philly...
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Iran's IRGC says downing of U.S. drone carried a message to Washington: TV
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards warned on Thursday against any aggression against Tehran, state TV reported, saying that the downing of a U.S. drone carried a "clear message" to Iran's arch enemy, the United States.
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US: Iran shot down American drone
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards claimed to have shot down an "intruding American spy drone" after it entered Iranian airspace, amid increased hostility between Washington and Tehran. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.
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Protests growing in Sudan against the military council
The euphoria that erupted following the fall of Omar al-Bashir has faded as a harsh new reality sinks in -- one military strongman has replaced another. After the June 3 massacre, Sudan's pro-democracy movement has had to hunker down. But as CNN's Ben Wedeman reports, they are keeping up the fight.
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Studying naked mole-rats could be the key to breakthroughs in treating pain and cancer
The naked mole-rat is perhaps one of the most bizarre beasts on the planet. At first glance, it looks like little more than a cocktail sausage with legs and teeth. But beneath its wrinkly pink skin, this creature’s strange and beautiful biology has me fascinated – so much so that I set up a whole research group devoted to studying them. Largely immune to cancer, impervious to some forms of pain, and seemingly blessed with the elixir of life, you may well owe your life to them one day. As the name might suggest, naked mole-rats buck the mammalian trend… This story continues at The Next Web
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Revolutionary Guard commander says while Iran has no intention of war with anyone, it’s ‘ready for war’
Revolutionary Guard commander says while Iran has no intention of war with anyone, it’s ‘ready for war’
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Waymo, Renault, and Nissan explore autonomous transport services in France and Japan
Renault, its Japanese partner Nissan, and tech giant Alphabet’s Waymo are exploring a partnership to develop and use self-driving vehicles.
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Pakistani officials: Bodies of 2 Chinese climbers found
Pakistani officials: Search team spots bodies of 2 climbers, from China and Hong Kong, missing since last week
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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard commander says the shooting down of US drone sends ‘a clear message’ to America
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard commander says the shooting down of US drone sends ‘a clear message’ to America
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Iran Says It Shot Down a U.S. Drone
The drone was flying over Iranian airspace when it was brought down, state media reported. The United States disputed the account.
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How potential Nets target Tobias Harris is viewing free agency
Tobias Harris turned down an $80 million contract extension last summer to bet on himself. Now, the Long Island native is set to cash in. The question is will it be to come to his hometown Nets, to stay in Philadelphia or to go elsewhere? One way or another, Harris — who was at Steve...
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Google open-sources cryptographic tool to keep data sets private
Poorly secured databases are a top privacy and security concern — and Google now wants to plug that leak. The internet giant has said it’s open sourcing Private Join and Compute, a new secure multi-party computation (MPC) tool designed to help organizations work together with confidential data sets. The tool is conceived with privacy in mind, and thus allows organizations to trade data sets and glean aggregate insights about other parties’ confidential data without actually disclosing anything about individuals represented in the data set. The data stays encrypted, and only the results of calculations based on the data will be revealed.… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google
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Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region
Iran has shot down a U.S. drone which the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday was flying over southern Iran, raising fears that a major military confrontation could erupt between Tehran and Washington.
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Dominican Republic officials blast US tourist death reports as ‘fake news’
Dominican Republic health officials lashed out Wednesday at the recent reports exposing the deaths of American tourists visiting their country, calling them “fake news” with the intent to derail the county’s tourism industry. “It’s all a hysteria against the Dominican Republic, to hurt our tourism, this is a very competitive industry and we get millions...
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China's Xi holds talks with North Korean leader Kim
China's President Xi Jinping held talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang as part of his two-day state visit, Chinese state media said on Thursday, without saying what they discussed.
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Dixons Carphone reveals big losses at mobile phone shops
Owner of Currys, PC World and Carphone Warehouse blames 22% profit fall on consumers delaying phone upgradesShares in Dixons Carphone, Britain’s biggest electrical and mobile phone retailer, slumped almost 30% as it reported a big fall in profits and warned of “substantial” losses in its mobile phone business.The group, which owns Currys, PC World and Carphone Warehouse, said it has been hit by a growing trend among consumers to delay upgrading their mobile phones. Continue reading...
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Oil prices jump as downed U.S. drone stokes Middle East tensions
Oil prices climbed around 3% on Thursday amid escalating tensions in the Middle East as a U.S. official said one of the country's military drones was shot down by an Iranian missile.
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Harvard should have stuck with Kashuv. We can't educate only students who need us least.
Educators need to help everyone understand the ugly past and its connections to the present. Harvard dodged its responsibility to educate Kyle Kashuv.       
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New York lawmakers pass aggressive law to fight climate change
New York state lawmakers passed early Thursday one of the nation's most ambitious plans to slow climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.
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China's Xi arrives in North Korea week before he's due to meet Trump
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in North Korea on Thursday as Beijing looks to bolster its neighbor, hit by U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs, a week before Xi and U.S. President Donald Trump meet amid a bitter trade dispute.
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UPDATE 2-Deutsche Bank faces investigation for possible money-laundering lapses -NYT
U.S. federal authorities are investigating whether Deutsche Bank AG complied with laws meant to stop money laundering and other crimes, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
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Catch-22: has George Clooney broken the curse of the unfilmable novel?
It’s a modern American classic, but Joseph Heller’s fractured story has defied suitable translation on to the screen – until nowFans of the unfilmable novel must be having a terrible time of it now. In the last three weeks alone, two of the most notorious examples have made their way to screen. Admittedly one – Amazon’s Good Omens – functions as a pretty watertight argument for never trying to adapt an unfilmable book. But the other is Catch-22, and that functions as an equally watertight argument to the contrary.I have to admit that I didn’t see this coming. Throughout its gestation, the Catch-22 series seemed like an almighty act of hubris; as if Hulu, still drunk on the success of The Handmaid’s Tale, went out of its way to adapt an even more knotty work. Catch-22’s unfilmable reputation came about in part because someone did try to film it once, in the form of Mike Nicholls’ 1970 feature, and the results were patchy at best. A similar fate of smug, too wacky mediocrity seemed inevitable. Continue reading...
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In Newsom’s apology to Native Americans, California finally acknowledges the bigotry of its past
In a Time Life book titled “The Indians of California,” there’s a passage that probably isn’t taught to schoolchildren studying our not-so-golden state’s checkered history. It reads: “One old Pomo woman looked on in horror as two whites impaled a little girl on the bayonets of their guns and tossed...
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US official: Iran shot down American drone over international airspace
An American official acknowledged early Thursday that Iran shot down a US drone, saying it was hit by a surface-to-air missile while flying in international airspace near the Strait of Hormuz. The US official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, contradicts information from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, which said earlier on Thursday that it had...
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Defenseless Mets just fundamentally bad on road
ATLANTA — You can do a lot in 80 days, including go around the world, back when it wasn’t as easy to go around the world. Here is what the Mets haven’t been able to do and it will be at least 80 days by the time the four-game series in Chicago against the Cubs...
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US rate cut hopes lift pound over $1.27, ahead of Bank of England decision - business live
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as the dollar falls after US Federal Reserve hints that borrowing costs will fall soonIntroduction: Fed hints that rates will fall soonMarkets think July rate cut is nailed-onComing up: Bank of England decision at noon 8.01am BST Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.“We’d like to see if these risks continue to weigh on the outlook.We want to see and we want to react to trends that are sustained, that are genuine.”Cut Probabilities 100% after the FOMC statement.July is 76% for a 25 bps cut, 24% for a 50 bps cut.If they don't cut 50 in July, the "second" 25 cut in Sept to 1.875% is 87% (67.1% + 19.9%)Cannot find an example of 100% probability and the Fed failed to deliver. pic.twitter.com/37mSu9ta1CBOOM! The implied probability of a July #FederalReserve rate cut is now 100%. So that means it's now officially priced in! pic.twitter.com/Eqp4Bx8lKB Continue reading...
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Vivo’s Super FlashCharge tech fills a 4,000mAh phone in 13 minutes
A new entrant joined the ultra-fast-charging Chinese phone wars today as Vivo announced its Super FlashCharge 120W technology. There aren’t any details yet on how it works, but the claim is that it’s capable of fully charging a 4,000mAh phone battery in just 13 minutes, which would make it the fastest solution on the market if it were actually to ship in a phone. Company representatives didn’t respond to a request for further information. A Vivo product manager posted a video to Weibo demonstrating a phone charging from around 10 to 14 percent in the space of about 16 seconds, though it doesn’t show anywhere close to a full charge cycle. Vivo’s best effort to date was the 44W charging in its iQOO gaming phone, which had a 4,000mAh battery that reached full capacity in 45 minutes. In March, Xiaomi announced a 100W charging system that supposedly charges a 4,000mAh battery in 17 minutes, though the tech hasn’t yet shipped on a commercial device. The fastest-charging phone that people can actually buy remains the Oppo Find X Lamborghini Edition, which comes with a Super VOOC charger that fills up its 3,400mAh battery in 35 minutes. Vivo is likely to demonstrate Super FlashCharge 120W at next week’s MWC Shanghai, along with its first 5G device.
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Vivaldi 2.6 introduces abusive ad blocking, revamped user profiles
The latest version of the Vivaldi browser -- Vivaldi 2.6 -- introduces abusive ad blocking, along with a host of other features.
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The great British tea test: which part of the country brings us the very best brew?
As a proud Lancastrian, I ought to favour my local blend in a taste test with rivals from Yorkshire and beyond. However …I made the mistake of buying some Lancashire Tea bags recently. It seemed like the right thing to do at the time. I was born in Lancaster – and they were on offer in Morrisons.What a disappointment. We Lancastrians may have won the Wars of the Roses* and be vastly better at football than our transpennine rivals, but, by ’eck, the brew bearing my county’s name is an insipid affair. More than once I had to go back to the cupboard and check I hadn’t picked up a decaf bag in error. Lancashire Tea is murky. It has a sinister tinge of that slightly bruised purple you get when suffering a tea with the good stuff removed. Continue reading...
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How do we combat the global measles revival? It’s a matter of trust | Charlie Weller
Our report shows that lower vaccination rates are linked to a lack of trust in institutions in general, not just in science• Charlie Weller is Wellcome’s head of vaccines programmeThere’s no vaccine against distrust in vaccines. Millions of children in the world used to die each year from infections like measles. Now, thanks to routine immunisation programmes, they don’t. But just because we hardly see these infections in the UK any more, it doesn’t mean we can be complacent.Although nearly all British parents vaccinate their children, one in five people in the UK aren’t convinced that vaccines are safe, according to the largest ever survey of global attitudes to science and health, published this week. This is worrying, because distrust can let infections like measles come back with a vengeance. Continue reading...
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A short working week is good for your mental health – but it made me miserable
A new study shows working one day a week (and not necessarily more than that) can improve your mood. This doesn’t reflect my experienceThe essential ingredients of happiness are having someone to love, something to do and something to look forward to. Great aphorisms have many fathers; I have seen this one attributed to Kant, Aristotle and Mae West, which is a decent line-up for a fantasy dinner party. Having someone to love and something to look forward to ideally go hand in hand. Having something to do is the key challenge.I read with interest the story about just one day of work a week (and not necessarily more than that) improving mental health. I don’t feel I have the right to comment on the struggles of those substantially less fortunate than I have been all my life, but I do have a view on this. Continue reading...
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RHA releases wireless edition of the excellent T20 earphones
Scotland’s RHA is one of those charming boutique companies that operates on the strength of word-of-mouth recommendations and the occasional placement on Apple store shelves. Specializing in earphones, its best model to date has been the T20, which I gave a glowing review back in 2015, and which today gets an overdue wireless upgrade. The T20 Wireless matches the price of the former T20i Made for iPhone model at $249.95, promising to deliver the same exciting sound signature and quality, but with fewer wires and a 12-hour battery life. I’ve had a pair of these T20 Wireless in for review for a few days, and I wouldn’t quite say RHA has succeeded at either of its goals. The battery of these new neckbuds seems to run down at a rate that puts their battery life closer to nine or 10 hours rather than 12, and, when connected to an iPhone over Bluetooth, their sound doesn’t match its former refinement. But both of those are small detractions, and there’s still a lot to like about the T20 Wireless. Photo: RHA They carry over the same DualCoil internal structure from the original T20s, and they have a hefty steel enclosure that feels made to last multiple lifetimes. With standard MMCX connectors, the T20 Wireless can be used with a wide variety of accessories from other manufacturers, including those from Shure and Final Audio, and RHA provides a regular analog cable in the package as well. Alongside it, there’s a wide selection of really good ear tips and two pairs of additional sound filters you can install inside the earphones. One bumps the bass, the other heightens the treble, and the preinstalled filter is the so-called reference one for a balanced sound. Personally, I find the T20 Wireless a little too forward in the high frequencies, which is something of an RHA signature sound, and so I favor the bass filter. I really appreciate the USB-C charging on the T20 Wireless, which the company says takes them from empty to full in 1.5 hours. What that means in practice is that I just plug my phone charger into them for five minutes before I head out and that’s enough for them to always be topped up. Photo: RHA My biggest issue with these earphones is the Bluetooth neckband that comes with them. It’s rather crude and chunky, making it impossible to ever forget you’re wearing it and occasionally tugging down on the earbuds. If only this part of the design was a little nicer, I’d be recommending the T20 Wireless on the strength of their rock-solid construction, stable connection, good battery life, and fast recharging. However, at their high price of $250, they cost a fair chunk more than the majority of true wireless models of today, and I can’t accept the compromised ergonomics of their bulky battery collar. The T20 Wireless don’t have the superlative sound quality of something like the Final E5000, which just compels you to have it. Without that, their price starts to feel unjustifiable in the modern world of true wireless convenience at the same or lower price, alongside better and cheaper neckbuds from OnePlus and Huawei at the $99 mark.
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Is South Africa edging out Turkey as the big EM short?
Move over Turkey and Argentina, emerging markets investors have another country to sweat over: South Africa.
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Copa America: Lionel Messi goal salvages 1-1 draw with Paraguay
Lionel Messi salvages a vital point for Argentina as they struggle in a 1-1 draw against Paraguay in the Copa America.
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Jorginho Could Join Maurizio Sarri at Juventus, Says Agent Joao Santos
Jorginho's agent, Joao Santos, has not ruled out the midfielder joining Maurizio Sarri in moving from Chelsea to Juventus this summer...
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Former Interpol chief admits guilt in Chinese court hearing
Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei admitted his guilt during a court hearing on Thursday after Chinese prosecutors accused him of taking 14.5 million yuan ($2.11 million) in bribes, state media said.
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Oil prices climb on improving U.S. demand signs, OPEC agrees to meeting date
Oil prices rose nearly 2% on Thursday on signs of improving demand in the United States, the world's biggest crude consumer, and as OPEC and other producers finally agreed to a date for a meeting to discuss output cuts.
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Drama teacher accused of recording students as they got undressed
HERNDON, Va. — Police now say a northern Virginia drama teacher in jail on child-pornography charges recorded multiple students in states of undress at the school. Initially Fairfax County Police said they had no evidence that Herndon High School students had been targeted by Raphael Schklowsky of Reston. He was initially charged in April with...
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Iran Shoots Down U.S. Spy Drone It Says Was In Its Airspace
U.S. officials confirm that a drone was downed by a surface-to-air missile, but over international airspace above the Strait of Hormuz.
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Iran shoots down American drone in international airspace, US official confirms
In a significant provocation Iran has shot down an unmanned MQ-4 Triton drone while it was flying in international airspace a U.S. official told ABC News
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It’s looking like Shamorie Ponds will realize ‘crazy’ NBA dream
Shamorie Ponds was 7 years old when he first told his father his dream was to play in the NBA. Shawn Ponds laughed at such an idea, knowing what a long shot it was. “This kid’s crazy, I thought,” the elder Ponds said in a phone interview. Doesn’t seem so crazy now. There’s a strong...
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Promise Me You’ll Shoot Yourself by Florian Huber review – the downfall of ordinary Germans
A bestselling German study of mass suicides as the Red Army advanced in 1945 raises questionsOn 20 April 1945, Adolf Hitler’s birthday, 21-year-old Friederike Grensemann said goodbye to her father, who had been called up to the Volkssturm, the “People’s Storm”, a hastily assembled, motley crew of men who had up to this point been excused from military service. A last-ditch attempt to shore up the Third Reich in the face of allied invasions on all sides, it was neither properly uniformed nor adequately equipped. Most of those who served in it were doomed to failure, and they knew it. As her father left the house, he turned to his daughter and handed her his pistol. “It’s all over, child,” he said. “Promise me you’ll shoot yourself when the Russians come, otherwise I won’t have another moment’s peace.” He told her to put the barrel in her mouth and pull the trigger. Then he left. Ten days later, as she saw the first Red Army soldiers walking down the street, she took the weapon out, released the safety catch and pressed the barrel into her mouth as instructed. Looking out into the backyard, however, she saw a rubbish bin full of discarded weapons. Maybe the Russians wouldn’t get her, she thought. Perhaps they weren’t as bad as Nazi propaganda had made them out to be. She went down to the rubbish bin and threw the pistol in. She had decided to live.She was one of the lucky ones. All over the eastern parts of Germany, people killed themselves to avoid being shot or captured by the Red Army troops, who were rampaging through the region looting, raping and killing. This was a suicide wave on a gigantic scale, people ending their lives in myriad ways. An estimated 10,000 women in Berlin alone took their own lives after being raped by Red Army soldiers. Many more killed themselves, as Grensemann had contemplated doing, in anticipation of the Soviet troops’ brutal revenge on the Germans for the millions of deaths inflicted by Hitler’s armies on their own population. Often a father would kill his entire family before taking his own life. Continue reading...
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Dogs in focus - in pictures
A selection of works at the exhibition Photographic Dog Show includes images from some of the world’s finest photographers, including Elliott Erwitt, Bruce Weber, Martin Usborne among others, who all happen to have a love of caninesChrist Church & St Stephen, Battersea Park Road, London, from 20-23 June. Proceeds go to Battersea Dogs Home Continue reading...
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Sánchez, Yankees jump on Snell as Sabathia gets win No. 250
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Senate panel schedules a hearing on Facebook's cryptocurrency
It didn't even take 48 hours after Facebook announced its cryptocurrency scheme for the government to raise an eyebrow. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters called for Facebook to halt development, and now the Senate Committee...
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Cassius's Philippe Zdar dies in fall from Paris building
French producer worked for acts including Phoenix, Kanye West and the Beastie BoysThe French DJ and producer Philippe Zdar has died after accidentally falling from a building in Paris, his agent has said. .Zdar (born Philippe Cerboneschi) and Hubert Blanc-Francard had produced tracks for the French rapper MC Solaar before founding the dance music duo Cassius in 1989. Continue reading...
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GE accidentally makes the case for not owning smart GE bulbs
Anyone that’s ever dabbled in smart home tech knows that part of the experience involves an eventual reset. Having trouble with your C by GE bulbs? No worries, just follow these simple instructions as spotted on Twitter by Josh Jordan: Turn on for 8 seconds Turn off for 2 seconds Turn on for 8 seconds Turn off for 2 seconds Turn on for 8 seconds Turn off for 2 seconds Turn on for 8 seconds Turn off for 2 seconds Turn on for 8 seconds Turn off for 2 seconds Turn on Did the bulb flash three times? Maybe you mistimed one of the 11 steps. GE recommends counting with “one Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Miss...“ Or maybe you have an older version of the C by GE bulb. You did keep the original packaging for reference? It could be a case of running older firmware on the newer bulbs. Here, try this instead, and don’t forget those Mississippis: Turn on for 8 seconds Turn off for 2 seconds Turn on for 2 seconds Power off for 2 seconds Turn on for 2 seconds Power off for 2 seconds Turn on for 2 seconds Power off for 2 seconds Turn on for 8 seconds Power off for 2 seconds Turn on for 8 seconds Power off for 2 seconds Turn on See, that wasn’t so bad. At least it’s not a Samsung smart TV that requires you to run a virus scan every two weeks.
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U.S. drone shot down by Iranian missile in international airspace - U.S. source
A U.S. military drone has been shot down in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, a U.S. official said on Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
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