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Judge temporarily blocks laws that stop demonstrations against pipeline
A lawsuit spearheaded by the American Civil Liberties Union against Gov. Kristi Noem alleges that the legislation chills protected speech
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Can Israel's Netanyahu cut a deal to stay in power?
With no clear election winner, the prime minister may need backing from some staunch foes to ensure his political survival, and possibly to stay out of jail
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Pompeo meets with Saudi crown prince, calls oil attack an "act of war"
Iran's foreign minister says any attack on his country would lead to "all-out war." President Trump says he's in no hurry to do what he calls "dastardly things" in response to a missile and drone strike, blamed on Iran, that damaged Saudi Arabian oil facilities. Ian Lee reports.
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Bob Iger: Disney might have merged with Apple if Steve Jobs were alive
A few days ago, Disney chief Bob Iger resigned from Apple's board of directors ahead of TV+'s launch in November -- the House of Mouse, after all, is launching its own streaming service in the same month. Things may have been much different if Steve...
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Seniors will soon have their own IRS tax form
New Form 1040-SR should allow seniors to file income taxes without benefit of an accountant -- or a magnifying glass
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The key to a more human-like Amazon Alexa is unsupervised learning
The key to a better Alexa is self-learning and semi-supervised learning techniques. Here's how Amazon are working to implement them.
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You Don’t Want Facebook Involved With Your Health Care
This new approach to health care data makes us vulnerable to increased surveillance, digital profiling, and manipulation in the most intimate of settings.
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Man charged with running Bitcoin–powered fake ID cartel gets a year in US prison
A man charged with creating fake IDs in a major Bitcoin-powered distribution ring has been sentenced to one year and one day in US federal prison. Aaron Kuns, from Toledo (Ohio), who pleaded guilty in June, will also be subject to three years on supervised release and will have to forfeit his cryptocurrency holdings — valued at around $9,675 in April. Kuns, who had no prior criminal history, told Judge Jeffreey Helmick that he accepted responsibility and apologized for his actions, while maintaining he had made poor decisions after consuming marijuana. Robert Kern, assistant US attorney, said the IDs created by Kuns were of… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Gorgons and organs: the Istanbul Biennial 2019 – in pictures
The art festival focuses on the environment for its 16th edition, The Seventh Continent. Its title refers to the huge island of plastic waste floating in the oceans, covering an area five times larger than Turkey itself.The 16th Istanbul Biennial, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, runs until 10 November and features more than 220 works by 56 artistsRead Adrian Searle’s review Continue reading...
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PC Andrew Harper: three teenagers in court on murder charge
A fourth man, 20, has already been charged with murder of newlywed officerThree teenagers have appeared in court charged with the murder of PC Andrew Harper.Henry Long, 18, from Mortimer in Reading, and two 17-year-old boys, who cannot be named because of their age, spoke only to confirm their names, dates of birth and addresses during the eight-minute hearing at Reading magistrates court on Thursday morning. Continue reading...
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Sanders falls behind Warren and Biden in new ranking
CNN's Chris Cillizza ranks the 2020 democratic presidential candidates and talks about who is most likely to win the nomination.
Acting DNI refuses to turn over whistleblower complaint, raising concerns of a coverup
There is new information about a whistleblower's claim that led to a subpoena from the House Intelligence Committee. It reportedly started with something that President Trump did. Weijia Jiang reports.
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India meets criteria to reclaim U.S. trade concessions
India meets the criteria for trade concessions that the United States eliminated in June, India's Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said on Thursday.
Iran warns against war as U.S. and Saudi weigh response to oil attack
Iran warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East following an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran.
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American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging jet stored ISIS videos on his phone
There are new details in the case of an airline mechanic accused of sabotaging an American Airlines jetliner. Prosecutors say evidence unveiled at the suspect's bail hearing revealed he stored ISIS videos on his phone and made statements wishing Allah would harm non-Muslims. Kris Van Cleave reports.
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Canadian politicians slam Justin Trudeau over “troubling,” “insulting” brownface photo
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is asking for forgiveness in the middle of his re-election campaign after a photo of him wearing brownface was made public. The picture, published in a Time article online, appears in a 2001 yearbook from a private school where Trudeau used to teach. He says the costume was from a party with an "Arabian Nights" theme. Jericka Duncan reports.
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Imelda spawns tornadoes and brings life-threatening flooding to Texas
Flooding rain from Tropical Depression Imelda triggered emergencies overnight near the Gulf Coast of Texas. The storm spawned multiple tornadoes east of Houston Wednesday. The clean-up began shortly after the storm passed. Imelda has already dumped up to a foot of rain in Houston and up to 22 inches of rain has fallen overall. One town has seen roughly 20 inches of rain since Tuesday. Janet Shamlian reports.
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Eye Opener: Flooding and tornadoes slam Texas
Tropical Depression Imelda shows no signs of letting up as the Houston area is blasted with heavy rain and several tornadoes. Also, Canada's prime minister is asking for forgiveness after a photo of him wearing brownface was made public. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
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Trump pushes tweet claiming Omar partied on 9/11 anniversary
"The President of the United States is continuing to spread lies that put my life at risk," Omar wrote on Twitter
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Suspected serial killer charged in deaths of four women in Detroit, prosecutor says
A man has been charged in the killings of four women in Detroit, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a press conference Wednesday.
Joe Kennedy to launch Democratic primary bid against Sen. Ed Markey
Rep Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., will announce this weekend that he is running for the U.S. Senate, launching a primary challenge to fellow Democrat, incumbent Sen. Ed Markey.
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‘What’s taking so long?’: children’s books still neglect BAME readers, finds study
Although picture has improved since 2017, research shows that last year only 4% of books for the youngest readers featured a minority ethnic characterIn most children’s books, according to one London primary school pupil, “people are peach”. Another feels there are “no black people” in the stories they read, meaning that the characters they imagine always seem white.The children, from Surrey Square primary school, were being interviewed for a new report into representation of people of colour, which reveals that in 2018 only 4% of children’s books published in the UK in 2019 had a minority ethnic hero. The survey included all new books for children aged between three and 11. The proportion is an increase on 2017, when just 1% of main characters were BAME. Continue reading...
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'It could be anybody': Family awaits answers in desperate search for missing girl
An Amber Alert remains in effect in New Jersey for 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez amid a statewide manhunt for an unidentified man who police say was seen leading the litt
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The Morning After: Are dual-screen laptops a gimmick or the next big thing?
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. This morning, we're looking at Facebook's next attempt at making hardware, and investigating the appeal of an indoor/outdoor Sonos speaker. Plus, the iPhone 11 Pro Max isn't out yet, but thanks to a Chinese regu...
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Trump Says Homeless Americans Are Polluting Ocean With 'Needles' and EPA Will Take Action
President Donald Trump claims the homeless population in San Francisco is polluting the ocean and says the Environmental Protection Agency will issue some kind of notice to the city within a week, according to reporters traveling with the president on Air Force One last night. Trump said that “needles” and “other…Read more...
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Ryanair warns UK pilots of losing benefits if strikes continue: union
The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) said on Thursday that Ryanair pilots in the UK have been told by the airline that their benefits will be removed should they take part in strike action started on Wednesday.
Austria rejects EU-Mercosur trade deal over Amazon fires
Concerns about threats to farming sector also featured in Austrian parliament debateThe future of the trade deal between the EU and South America’s Mercosur bloc has been further thrown into doubt as Austria is expected to veto the pact over concerns about Amazon fires and threats to the national farming sector.Lawmakers on the Austrian parliament’s EU subcommittee on Wednesday almost unanimously voted to reject the draft for a free trade agreement, thus obliging their government to veto the pact at EU level, where all 28 member states and their parliaments must agree to trade deals. Continue reading...
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Asylum seeker denied cancer treatment by Home Office dies
Kelemua Mulat had advanced breast cancer but was refused NHS care for six weeksAn Ethiopian woman who was denied potentially life-saving cancer treatment for six weeks amid confusion about whether she should be charged by the NHS has died aged 39.Kelemua Mulat, who had advanced breast cancer, was refused chemotherapy last year after Home Office and NHS officials decided that she was not eligible for free care. Continue reading...
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India's Modi to meet BP, Exxon executives to discuss investment opportunities
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet executives from energy majors BP PLC and Exxon Mobil Corp in the United States next week to discuss investment opportunities, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.
Debenhams pushes on with shop closures after legal challenge fails
Department store to continue rescue plan after judge rejects Sports Direct-backed CVA challengeDebenhams is to press ahead with a rescue plan involving the closures of more than 20 stores after fighting off a Sports Direct-backed legal challenge.The judge Justice Norris on Thursday said he had rejected the challenge to the department store chain’s compulsory voluntary arrangement (CVA) on four out of five grounds. Continue reading...
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Someone tore down the iPhone 11 Pro Max and found a huge battery inside
Apple's new iPhone 11 Pro and the 11 Pro Max are both advertised for their significantly improved battery life, but Apple doesn't officially list the devices' battery capacity anywhere.  Now, thanks to an early teardown of the iPhone 11 Pro Max posted on China's Weibo social network (via TechRadar), we know the capacity of that phone's battery, and it is massive — at least for Apple's standards.  The battery has 15.04Wh at 3.79V, which calculates to roughly 3,968mAh. That's a huge increase over last year's iPhone XS Max, which has a 3,174mAh battery. It's also on par with what most Android flagships have these days, which is a pretty big deal as Apple's iPhones typically trailed behind Androids by a hefty margin.  Read more...More about Apple, Iphone, Teardown, Iphone 11 Pro Max, and Tech
Air pressure issue causes Delta to divert flight to Florida
An unknown issue caused the cabin's oxygen masks to be released.
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Verizon 5G will launch in New York City on September 26th
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Verizon’s 5G millimeter wave network will face perhaps its biggest coverage test yet when it launches in “parts of” New York City on September 26th. Today the carrier announced that 5G service will reach areas of uptown, midtown, and downtown Manhattan, along with select parts of Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. With NYC included, Verizon will have rolled out mobile 5G service to a total of 11 cities. The company aims to reach over 30 cities by the end of this year. “Our goal is to provide 5G network coverage to more than 50 percent of the US by the end of 2020,” Verizon said in a press release. However, as with its other 5G markets, Verizon isn’t yet providing a coverage map that outlines exactly where customers will be able to get its incredibly fast mmWave speeds. Rival carrier T-Mobile has relentlessly mocked Verizon over this, most recently launching a “VerHIDEzon” ad campaign (complete with a Squarespace-made website) that blasts its competitor for a lack of transparency. “It’s about underscoring just how crazy it is to ask customers to pay more and then guess where they can use the thing they’re paying more for,” T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray wrote in a blog post. (Some of Verizon’s unlimited data plans are currently waiving the $10 5G fee.) Millimeter wave offers blazing-fast mobile data speeds, but it has extremely limited reach, requiring nodes on pretty much every street block where service is available — especially in cities with many high-rise buildings. T-Mobile has already rolled out mmWave service in New York City (with a coverage map.) As they’re built upon the same technology, you can bet we’ll be trying to gauge how the two 5G networks compare. Image: AP Images for T-Mobile T-Mobile executives including CEO John Legere have also accused Verizon of having an incomplete, doomed 5G strategy. “I’ve said all along that 5G requires a mix of all spectrum types: high-band (mmWave) for massive capacity over short distances in dense urban areas, mid-band for coverage and capacity depth, and low-band for broad nationwide coverage, including rural America,” Ray wrote, using the opportunity to further hype the T-Mobile / Sprint merger and combined spectrum pool the new company will gain. Verizon has insisted that it knows exactly what it’s doing with 5G over the long term, but the company refuses to go into detail about how it will expand upon the millimeter wave technology it’s currently building out. Network VP Heidi Hemmer has said Verizon has a “multi-spectrum strategy,” but claims it’s not offering specifics to avoid AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint from gaining a “competitive edge.”
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Unsafe sex: Argentina crisis deflates condom sales as costs rise
In South America's capital of romance, Argentine lovers are cutting back on one important cost: contraception.
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Indonesia sports minister resigns over corruption allegation
Indonesia’s sports minister has resigned after being accused of stealing $1.8 million in public money
U.N. climate summit to test world’s resolve to halt warming
After a summer of wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is banking on new pledges from governments and businesses to abandon fossil fuels during a special climate summit in New York on Monday.
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How to spot invasive plants and remove them from your yard
Gardening expert William Moss explains everything you need to do to clear your yard of invasive weeds.       
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Balfron 2.0: how Goldfinger's utopian tower became luxury flats
The selloff of Erno Goldfinger’s landmark building in Poplar is a central element of a new plan to transform London’s East End“Have you ever read JG Ballard?” asks Ali Sadler.For three years in the 1970s Sadler, then a trainee nurse, lived at No 84 in Balfron Tower, the landmark concrete skyscraper in east London. Designed by Erno Goldfinger and opened in 1968, when local authorities still built council housing in earnest, Balfron arrived on the crest of a wave of high-rise developments. Towers were seen as the ideal solution to the problem of how to house people well in dense urban centres. Continue reading...
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Beto O'Rourke is back in the mix. Will voters give him another look?
Beto O'Rourke is fighting with Pete Buttigieg. He's angering Democrats in Washington. He's cussing, and being warned about his language. He's being called "dummy Beto" by President Donald Trump.
The Complex History and Uneasy Present of ‘Porgy and Bess’
It has entertained, and sometimes enraged, generations of audiences. Now the Gershwin classic is opening the Metropolitan Opera’s season.
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A Sweetly Savory Kind of Bird
Roasted figs and pears lend a gentle sweetness to roast chicken.
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Overlooked No More: Elizabeth A. Gloucester, ‘Richest’ Black Woman and Ally of John Brown
She ran boardinghouses whose lodgers included members of New York’s elite, raised money for an orphan asylum and was active in the abolitionists’ cause.
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TriBeCa, the New Art Stroll
With the decline of retail, storefronts in the Triangle Below Canal Street are filling with galleries — it’s New York City’s most unlikely new art scene.
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Liam Gallagher: Why Me? Why Not review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
(Warner Records)Gallagher provides more crowd-pleasers for his sizable audience of 90s guitar-rock nostalgists – and with greater confidenceYou can accuse Liam Gallagher of many things, but never of selling his music under false pretences. Not for Our Kid the public admonishment of reviewers who’ve failed to grasp its fathomless depths and manifold subtleties, nor the angry social media announcement that critics have missed that his gift is the warmth he lives his life with and the self-reflection he shares so generously (as Lana Del Rey recently admonished an NPR journalist). He deals, he told the Guardian last year, in “meat and veg rock’n’roll”: “I’m here to give people what they want, and if that’s boring, so be it.” To Gallagher Jr, music is like football: “I’m never going to change my fucking football team.” Continue reading...
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‘We’re not young any more’: Harry Kane angry Spurs are making same mistakes
• Striker says Tottenham must improve after Olympiakos draw• Errors from Pochettino’s first season still there, Kane admitsHarry Kane could not conceal the frustration, the overwhelming sense of exasperation and, like Mauricio Pochettino moments earlier in a different part of Olympiakos’s Karaiskakis Stadium, the Tottenham striker poured it all out.On the face of it, the 2-2 draw in the Group B opener was not a bad result but Kane knew the real story and what made it so difficult to accept was that it was an old story, one that Spurs have lived too many times. Continue reading...
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Joe Marler gives England a scare after playing a limited part in training
Jones places great stock in final training sessionElliot Daly urges team to keep focus on pool stagesJoe Marler was a notable absentee for the majority of England’s last training session before Eddie Jones names his side for their first World Cup match against Tonga on Sunday, raising question marks over whether the loosehead prop will be available.Marler did not take part in England’s high-octane fitness session on Thursday afternoon and it is understood he was restricted to limited work with Mako Vunipola and Jack Nowell – both of whom have been ruled out of Sunday’s match – while the rest of the squad were then put through their paces under match conditions. Continue reading...
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We Need New Stories by Nesrine Malik review – challenging today’s toxic myths
How free speech, political correctness, identity politics, empire are misunderstood ... a rigorous study of our predicamentThe idea that the tumultuous political events that occurred in Britain and the US from 2016 onwards were caused by a kind of sudden populist madness has become something of a cultural myth. Invoked by commentators and politicians alike, it recasts in a soft, nostalgic glow the preceding years and decades, turning the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, the election of Barack Obama and the Queen’s golden jubilee into liberal touchstones, ignoring austerity, drone strikes and the legacy of empire.“Myth” is a term that has long been used, in cultural studies and elsewhere, to illustrate the ideological uses to which events and images can be put: Roland Barthes called it the system that perpetuated the confusion of “Nature and History”. In We Need New Stories, Nesrine Malik deconstructs the “six key myths” of contemporary western society to contest the idea of exceptionalism that has come to define our current political situation. For Malik, these fictions comprise: the myth of gender equality; the political correctness “crisis”; virtuous origin (the tendency to airbrush history to construct narratives of national pride); the free speech “crisis”; “damaging” identity politics; and the myth of the reliable narrator (voices that refuse to acknowledge their privilege). Continue reading...
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The California city where students with disabilities are 'segregated'
In the Sacramento city school district, nearly half of students with disabilities are separated from peers. A lawsuit claims the district is violating federal lawStephen’s teachers started sending him to the separate room when he was in first grade.Now 10, Stephen has been diagnosed with autism and anxiety. His mom said that when he got frustrated and behaved in ways teachers found disruptive – breaking pencils, blurting out or crumpling paper – educators swiftly removed him from the classroom, sending him to a room where he would sit the rest of the day without access to school work. Continue reading...
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