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The group rebuilding homes in the aftermath of hurricanes
It has been two years this weekend since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas. Along with Hurricane Katrina, Harvey is as the costliest storm on record, with damage estimated at $125 billion. Most disaster response focuses on the immediate aftermath – but one group has stayed to help residents deal with the mess that’s left behind. Jeff Glor reports.
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Opinion: We Are Risking Health And Life
The government wants to withhold flu shots from migrants in detention centers even though doctors advise vaccinations for all detainees promptly upon arrival.
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Glasgow University Pledges Millions for ‘Reparative Justice’ for Slavery Ties
One of Britain’s oldest universities has acknowledged its historical links to the slave trade and has pledged to raise £20 million for research.
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Novak Djokovic leads field for men’s draw on US Open odds
Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Novak Djokovic looks to keep his hot streak alive with a win in this year’s US Open tournament as the clear betting favorite on the odds at sportsbooks. Novak Djokovic has won four of the last five Grand Slam tournaments in tennis including last year’s US Open tournament. Djokovic will try to continue his recent dominance by earning a third career US Open title in this year’s tournament. Djokovic is a +110 favorite to win the 2019 US Open at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. With his win over Roger Federer in the final at Wimbledon, Djokovic moved to within two Grand Slam titles of Rafael Nadal’s 18 and to within four of Federer’s 20. It suddenly feels like only a matter of time before he passes them both, but how long that takes could depend on how successful they are in holding him off with victories of their own in the next two to three years. Rafael Nadal (+325 to win the US Open) picked up his first hard court victory of the season earlier this month in the Canadian Open. Nadal has been in strong form this year, advancing to the final at the Australian Open, winning the French Open, and advancing to the semifinals at Wimbledon. The 33-year-old has met Novak Djokovic in the finals at the US Open three times and holds a 2-1 advantage, losing in 2011 but winning in 2010 and 2013. Roger Federer (+600) defeated Rafael Nadal in the semifinals at Wimbledon and pushed Novak Djokovic to a fifth-set tiebreaker before falling just short in the final. Federer won the US Open in five straight years from 2004 through 2008, but hasn’t won it since; Djokovic and Nadal have each won this tournament three times since Federer’s last win here. Daniil Medvedev (+1200) is having a great 2019 campaign with four runner-up finishes in Brisbane, Barcelona, Washington, and Canada and two singles tournament wins in Sofia and Cincinnati. The 23-year-old now ranks fifth in the ATP standings and looks to be the best of the rest outside of the “big three”. Other potential dark horse contenders on the tennis odds in this year’s US Open field include Alexander Zverev (+2000), Dominic Thiem (+2500), Marin Cilic (+2500) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (+2500). Cilic won his first and only Grand Slam title in the 2014 US Open. US Open Men’s Draw Betting Odds Novak Djokovic +110 Rafael Nadal +325 Roger Federer +600 Daniil Medvedev +1200 Alexander Zverev +2000 Dominic Thiem +2500 Marin Cilic +2500 Stefanos Tsitsipas +2500 See the complete list at OddsShark For more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week’s top sports betting news check out the OddsShark podcast. Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify or listen to it at OddsShark.libsyn.com.
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Ask Engadget: What are the best outdoor navigation apps?
The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac...
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‘The Conjuring’ house’s new owners say it’s still haunted
Just one month after buying the real-life haunted house that inspired the scary hit movie “The Conjuring,” its new owners say they’re witnessing unexplained paranormal activity. Cory and Jennifer Heinzen, who bought the historic farmhouse in Harrisville, RI, in June, told to a local news station that weird occurrences have already cropped up. “Footsteps, knocks, we’ve...
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Why the Amazon could be at risk of “collapsing”
French President Emmanuel Macron wants the wildfires in the Amazon rainforest to be on the agenda at this weekend’s G-7 summit. In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro has authorized the military to join the fight, and forces will begin deploying on Saturday. Deforestation has increased since Bolsonaro took office last year, and he previously described the rainforest protection as an obstacle to his country’s economic development. Naturalist Paul Rosalie wrote about his experiences in the jungle in his 2014 book, “Mother of God.” Rosalie joins “CBS This Morning Saturday” to talk about the fires.
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Girl, 17, dies of suspected drug overdose at Leeds festival
Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugsA 17-year-old girl has died of a suspected drugs overdose at the Leeds festival, West Yorkshire police said.A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs. Continue reading...
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Indian opposition leaders denied entry to Kashmir, sent back from airport
Indian opposition leaders including former Congress president Rahul Gandhi were barred from leaving the airport on Saturday in Kashmir, where local authorities had warned that their visit could stoke heightened tension in the region.
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EFL gives Bury Tuesday deadline for Campbell takeover to go through
• Club will be expelled from League One if 5pm deadline is missed• Directors of purchasers include Rory Campbell, son of AlastairThe potential new owners of Bury have been given a deadline of 5pm on Tuesday to complete their takeover, the EFL has announced. The league received a request for an extension to conclude C&N Sporting Risk’s purchase of the club shortly before the 11.59pm cut-off point on Friday and has now released a statement setting out the terms under which the sale can proceed.The statement said: “The Board has fully considered the information that has been made available by C&N Sporting Risk and whilst no formal sale has been completed, despite reports to the contrary, enough credible information was presented to allow the Board to agree to work exclusively with the Club and C&N Sporting Risk over this Bank Holiday weekend in an attempt to finalise the change of control and achieve a positive outcome for Bury FC. Continue reading...
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Tracking online hate groups reveals why they’re resilient to bans
When Facebook kicked the KKK, it re-formed on a Russia-based social network.
Ars Technica
EU's Tusk asks: does UK's Johnson want to be 'Mr. No deal'?
European Council President Donald Tusk said he would meet Britain's new prime minister on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France on Sunday and was ready to hear ideas on how to avoid a no-deal Brexit.
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Girl returns rock swiped from Great Smoky Mountains National Forest
Millions of Americans visit national parks each year. This spring, one of them decided to give back -- although it was something she took in the first place. Rangers at Great Smoky Mountains National Forest received a letter from a visitor named Karina, who wrote that "I loved it so much I wanted to have a soiveneir to come home with me, so I took a rock. I'm sorry and I want to return it." The rock has since been returned to the park. Dana Jacobson reports.
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Jordan Brookes is disturbingly funny – and a worthy Edinburgh Comedy awards champ
Brookes has won the biggest prize in live comedy, with Catherine Cohen named best newcomer and Jessica Brough recognised for her Fringe of Colour projectThe Edinburgh Comedy award has found itself another deserving winner in Jordan Brookes, who has bagged the biggest prize in comedy – now sponsored by the TV channel Dave – for his show I’ve Got Nothing. Long the darling of comedians and critics (despite his terrifying habit of singling the latter out in his audiences), now he’ll get the chance to see whether his brand of faintly threatening experimentalism can amuse a wider audience. Had the awards organisers sought another household name to join the pantheon of Coogans and Skinners of yesteryear, Brookes would not have been their choice. But he’s undeniably a fascinating talent, a gripping stage presence and a disturbingly funny man.Visibly surprised by his win, Brookes took the stage after the winner of the panel prize, Fringe of Colour founder Jessica Brough, had spoken at length about the need for more diversity in comedy. This year’s shortlists included the first two black British women ever nominated for the two awards (best newcomer and best show), one of whom – London Hughes – is clearly zeroing in on stardom, and who was among the favourites for the gong. But if Brookes’ win doesn’t look like a victory for diversity, neither is it one for conformity. He’s an experimentalist, doing odd things with comedy, making people laugh in unexpected ways – and his win honours the ex-Perrier award’s occasional tradition of honouring eye-catching oddballs (Will Adamsdale, Tim Key, Dr Brown, Sam Simmons) over Live at the Apollo-esque standup. I’m delighted that he’s won – and even more so that New York musical comic Catherine Cohen (a glaring omission from the main list) secured the newcomer prize. Continue reading...
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The Most Notorious Weapon Ever Produced?
There are no simple answers for fixing the F-35 program, as tempting as it is to look for a single root cause for its problems.
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America has failed our female veterans. Here's how we can fix it
Transitioning from military to civilian life can be daunting for those who have served in uniform. But military women, especially, face unique obstacles during this transition, write J. Michael Haynie, executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, and Maureen Casey, chief operating officer for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.
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Opinion: America has failed our female veterans. Here's how we can fix it
Transitioning from military to civilian life can be daunting for those who have served in uniform. But military women, especially, face unique obstacles during this transition.
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CHEAP: Lord! A WD 10TB external hard drive for $180 is a BLESSING — praise be!
Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP! You can never have too much digital stuff. Whether that’s music, movies, photos, documents, or whatever else tickles your virtual fantasies, it’s all good. The issue though is space. How are you meant to store all of that juicy content in an easy way? External hard drives. The answer, to reiterate, is external hard drives. But what’s the point in having a 1TB storage device? Or 2TB? Or even 5TB? That’s barely storage at all. No, what we need is something more. Something bigger. Something… This story continues at The Next Web
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Sean Pica: The First Step is just the beginning. Here’s how to radically change the lives of the incarcerated
As a former inmate, I’m living proof that it is possible to reintegrate back into society and lead a productive life. But to do that, the formerly incarcerated and those with a criminal record need a helping hand.
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It’s 2019 – we need to talk about why most bras are still so terrible
Women are walking around in bad bras because the focus is on sexiness not function – who cares if women are uncomfortable? Sign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading...
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Ditch the capsules and get this precision drip coffeemaker for 75% off
Are we done with capsule coffee makers yet? Sure, they're easy. But they are not so easy on the environment, and it's debatable whether they actually make a better cup. Luckily, there's never been a better time to switch back to the good old reliable drip method - especially when drip coffeemakers have quietly been improving over the years. Case in point: The Wilfa Precision Automatic Coffee Brewer. This sleek-looking unit won a 2013 Red Dot Design Award, but the real beauty is in the operation. It was designed in cooperation with barista artist and coffee guru Tim Wendelboe to be a failsafe conduit to consistently great coffee. All you do is follow the measurements for coffee and water on the water tank, press and watch. A no-drip lock on the filter prevents spillage, and the leftover water gets automatically removed after each brew. There's even a child safety lock for extra security. You can get the Wilfa Precision Automatic Coffee Brewer in silver aluminum or black plastic, both of which are 75% off the retail price. Read the rest
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Harry and Meghan tried, but can we really make our flights carbon neutral?
Offsetting CO2 emissions – even if Elton John pays – is not a quick fixGope Walker has regularly flown to meet his clients in countries as far apart as Ireland and Argentina. But in 2020 his feet will stay firmly on the ground.Walker, who runs an IT consultancy in Oxford, has pledged to make next year flight free. Instead, he will take advantage of increasingly sophisticated software to hold virtual meetings or will travel within Europe by train. “I just thought, this is something I can do. We should all be asking ‘do I really need to go there?’ From a business point of view, I honestly can’t see why I do,” he said. Continue reading...
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Messing about with the river: water firms accused of draining the Cam dry
Cambridge punting idyll disguises crisis in flow of chalk streams, campaigners warnIt’s a beautiful day on the river Cam in Cambridge. As the sun sparkles on the water at Jesus Green lock, tourists line up for ice-cream and prepare to take a punt around the university’s most celebrated colleges. Few notice how pathetic the flow of water is over the lock.It is a clear sign that this ancient waterway is faring badly, says Stephen Tomkins, emeritus fellow and former head of the science faculty at Homerton College. “That little bit running through here is the total flow from the whole of south Cambridgeshire,” he says, pointing at an unimpressive trickle. There just is not enough water, he adds: “The river Cam is drying up.” Continue reading...
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A breast-feeding mother was asked to go to the nursing lounge at Nats Park. She refused.
The Washington Nationals apologized for the incident, saying mothers have a right to breastfeed in the nursing lounge or in the stands.
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Help! I Think My Sister Gave Me a Pity Invite to Her Daughter’s Wedding. Should I Go?
Prudie’s column for Aug. 24.
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This coin-sized Linux computer can be yours for $69
For tech tinkerers, the implications of enlisting this tiny open-source Linux board are huge — and you can start getting a look at just how much this tiny powerhouse can accomplish at over $10 off its retail price, just $69 with this offer from TNW Deals. 
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Serena Williams atop women’s draw 2019 US Open odds
Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images Serena Williams will try to hold off a talented field to win her first Grand Slam title since 2017 as the betting favorite at sportsbooks for the US Open. Serena Williams has won the US Open six times in her career including a run of three wins in a row from 2012 through 2014. Williams hopes to earn the 24th Grand Slam title of her career with a win at the 2019 US Open. The six-time US Open champion is going off as a +350 favorite to win the tournament at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Since winning the 2017 Australian Open, Williams has advanced to the finals at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2018 and Wimbledon in 2019, but has fallen short in each of those matchups. Williams is 2-5 in her last seven Grand Slam finals since going 8-0 in her previous eight. Simona Halep (+700 to win the US Open) bested Serena Williams in the finals to win Wimbledon this year and will look to take another step towards a career Grand Slam with a victory in this year’s US Open. Halep has two Grand Slam wins under her belt with her wins at the 2018 French Open and 2019 Wimbledon. The win at Wimbledon is Halep’s only WTA singles tournament win this season. Naomi Osaka (+800) was red-hot when she beat Serena Williams in the final to win the US Open in 2018 and followed that up with another Grand Slam win in the 2019 Australian Open as well. Since then, Osaka has advanced past the quarterfinals in a WTA tournament only once, losing in the semifinals in Stuttgart back in April. She will try to regain her form in time to defend her championship. Ashleigh Barty (+900) has doubled her career WTA singles titles from three to six this season, most notably earning her first Grand Slam victory in this year’s French Open tournament. Barty suffered a disappointing Round of 16 upset at Wimbledon as the favorite on the tennis odds to win that tournament and could bounce back at longer odds in this one. Other potential contenders to win this year’s US Open include Bianca Andreescu (+1400), Karolina Pliskova (+1400), Madison Keys (+1400), Petra Kvitova (+1400), 2016 US Open winner Angelique Kerber (+1800) and 2017 winner Sloane Stephens (+1800). US Open Women’s Draw Betting Odds Serena Williams +350 Simona Halep +700 Naomi Osaka +800 Ashleigh Barty +900 Bianca Andreescu +1400 Karolina Pliskova +1400 Madison Keys +1400 Petra Kvitova +1400 Angelique Kerber +1800 Sloane Stephens +1800 See the complete list at OddsShark For more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week’s top sports betting news check out the OddsShark podcast. Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify or listen to it at OddsShark.libsyn.com.
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I Replaced My Oven With a Waffle Maker, and You Should Too
Dust off that waffle iron and enter a world of cooking that goes way beyond breakfast.
WIRED
Students said they felt unsafe going to and from school. Now, D.C. offers “safe spots.”
That these places exist in the nation’s capital is both commendable and lamentable.
Politica
Book publishers sue Audible to stop new speech-to-text feature
Publishers say Audible's new captions feature is illegal. Is it?
Ars Technica
China warns U.S. to stop wrong trade actions or face consequences
China said on Saturday it strongly opposes Washington's decision to levy additional tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese goods and warned the United States of consequences if it does not end its "wrong actions".
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N.Korea launches more short-range missiles, clouding prospects for talks
North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, the South Korean military said, the latest in a series of launches in recent weeks amid stalled denuclearisation talks.Mia Womersley reports
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Trump Asserts He Can Force U.S. Companies to Leave China
The president cited a national security law from 1977 that has never before been used to cut economic ties with a trading partner.
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Browns HC Freddie Kitchens Says Offense 'Not Even Close' in Loss vs. Buccaneers
Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens lamented a poor performance by quarterback Baker Mayfield and a patchwork first-team offense following a 13-12 loss to the Tampa Bay ...
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The best $500 PC gaming build
These components will help you build a fantastic gaming PC for under $500 and there are even a few dollars left over if you want something more capable. Whether you're an Esports gamer or just want to relax with a story-driven experience, this PC will play it all.
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Brazilian forces will deploy to fight Amazon fires
World leaders at the G-7 summit could be ready to declare the raging wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest an international crisis. After dragging his feet for a few days, Brazil's president appears to be responding to the worldwide uproar by adding more boots to the firefight. Brazilian forces will deploy starting Saturday to border areas, indigenous territories and other affected regions. Brazil contains about 60% of the Amazon rainforest. The forest not only produces one-fifth of the planet's oxygen, but is also considered crucial in the effort to contain global warming. Kenneth Craig reports.
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UK fracking site experiences second tremor in a week
Lancashire-based operation, Britain’s only active fracking site, has magnitude 1.05 tremorThe UK’s only active fracking site experienced a magnitude 1.05 tremor on Friday night.It came two days after a magnitude 1.55 tremor, which was the largest ever tremor at the site run by Cuadrilla in Preston New Road, Lancashire. Continue reading...
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Global disputes set to jolt G7 summit in French resort
U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in France on Saturday for what promises to be a fraught meeting of major industrialized nations, with friction over trade, climate change and Iran likely to snarl the talks.
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Spacecraft with humanoid robot fails to dock
A spacecraft carrying Russia's humanoid robot failed to dock with the International Space Station on Saturday morning, Russian state news agencies reported.
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Trump plans to open US consulate in Greenland after row over offer to buy
State details plan to Senate foreign relations committee President cancelled Denmark visit over notion of purchaseThe Trump administration is planning to open a US consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades, amid increased strategic and economic interest in the Danish territory. Related: Sorry, Mr Trump – Greenland’s no go. But can I interest you in our little island? | Jack Bernhardt Continue reading...
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Why Trump may be in a "very sour mood" ahead of G-7 talks
Melanie Zanona of Politico joins "CBS This Morning Saturday" to discuss the upcoming G-7 summit, and why the trade war with China and the threat of a recession may put Trump in a "very sour mood." Zanona also talks Democratic 2020 candidate Joe Biden, and his decision to ask voters to think about what would have happened if former president Barack Obama had been assasinated.
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Indian opposition leaders refused entry into Kashmir
A group of Indian opposition party leaders who had traveled from New Delhi to Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday were refused entry into the regional capital on Saturday.
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Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters in fresh clashes
Police charge anti-government protesters, beating some with batons, in a 12th week of demonstrations.
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Trump arrives in France for G-7 summit after escalating tensions with China
President Trump is in France for the G-7 summit, a meeting with leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. His arrival comes after China announced retaliatory tariffs on billions of dollars of U.S. goods, and the Dow dropped more than 600 points. President Trump fired back on Twitter by increasing tariffs already placed on China, and tariffs scheduled to be imposed on September 1. Paula Reid reports.
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US awaits China's response on Trump's retaliatory tariffs
CNN's Steven Jiang reports on President Trump's latest tweet launching retaliatory tariffs as the trade war with China intensifies.
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Why people keep falling for viral hoaxes
How did this latest Instagram hoax spread? Simple: Our dumb brains.
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Eye Opener: President Trump arrives at the G-7 summit
President Trump has touched down in France for the G-7 summit. Also, a verdict has been reached in what started out as a “stand your ground” trial in Florida. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.
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