What is Libra? Here’s what you need to know about Facebook’s new cryptocurrency

Facebook released a white paper announcing its new cryptocurrency, Libra, which it intends as a way to enable more people around the world to process online payments. Here's how the new blockchain technology works.
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Column: Trump's attack on the Postal Service now endangers democracy
Trump's attack on the U.S. Postal Service goes beyond vandalism and undermines democracy.
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Damian Lillard dunks on Skip Bayless after rip job: ‘You a joke’
Damian Lillard’s dunks are not strictly reserved for the basketball court. The Trail Blazers star posterized Skip Bayless via Twitter on Monday after the Fox Sports host tweeted that he “still wasn’t buying ‘Dame Time.'” “I have never been buying nothing about you fam. You a joke. And after our private convo full of back...
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NYC loses bid to reduce $60M payout to burned Beacon High School student
The city lost its attempt to avoid paying the $60 million verdict that was awarded to a Beacon High School student who was badly burned in a since-banned chemistry experiment gone awry, a judge ruled Monday. Alonzo Yanes was awarded the stunning sum by a jury on July 1, 2019 following a trial that detailed...
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Sasse hits back at Trump, says he 'never asked' for his endorsement
GOP Sen. Ben Sasse on Monday fired back at President Trump for claiming he has “gone rogue” after casting his executive actions over the weekend as unconstitutional.
Powerful tornado sweeps through China, injuring 33
A powerful tornado swept through north China Sunday, wreaking havoc as black clouds took over the sky, video shows. The extreme weather struck a tourist site known as Swan Lake in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, injuring more than 30 people, state-run Chinese outlet Xinhua reported. Footage showed dark, stormy clouds...
Kamala Harris 'checks all the boxes,' is 'least risky' running mate choice for Biden, Tom Bevan says
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., "checks all the boxes" to be named as Joe Biden's running mate, and is the "least risky" choice for a risk-averse candidate, Real Clear Politics co-founder Tom Bevan told "Bill Hemmer Reports." Monday.
Self-proclaimed KKK leader who plowed into a group of Black Lives Matter protesters found guilty
The self-proclaimed leader of the Ku Klux Klan who allegedly drove a vehicle into a group of Black Lives Matter protesters in June found guilty of 6 misdemeanor charges.
Back-to-school shopping items you’ll actually need this year
This year requires a different kind of back-to-school shopping.
Julianne Hough looks like Jennifer Aniston in new Instagram photo
Jen, is that you?
Asylum officers denounce Trump rule they would be charged with enforcing
The civil servants in charge of adjudicating asylum requests said a proposed rule could place migrants eligible for protection in harm's way.
After decades of concealing his true self, this 90-year-old grandfather came out as gay during the pandemic
Stuck at home during the pandemic with not much to do, Kenneth Felts began to write a memoir, chronicling the past 90 years of his life.
Why Pres. Trump can't enact COVID-19 stimulus executive orders without Congress
President Trump signed four executive orders for COVID-19 relief but American's won't see benefits without congressional approval.
Trump's $400 in unemployment aid: When will it start?
Even if states can provide the benefit, it could take several weeks for workers to receive it, experts say.
GOP senator calls Trump's executive actions 'slop'
Just days after President Donald Trump signed executive actions aimed at helping millions of Americans facing financial difficulties, CNN's Jeremy Diamond reports the White House is shifting the responsibility of stimulus money on to states and blaming delays on Democrats.
Lawsuit over Will Smith's tennis biopic about Serena and Venus' father is settled
"King Richard" filmmakers were sued by competing production companies who claimed they already owned Richard Williams' story.
Court documents: Former Washington RB Derrius Guice strangled girlfriend until she was unconscious
Former Washington running back Derrius Guice, whom the team cut Friday, is due in court Aug. 28 for domestic violence-related charges.
Making geothermal energy accessible
CNN's Kelly Bowman reports on how Dandelion Energy is working to limit your carbon footprint
Controversial Unaired ‘Black-ish’ Episode Added to Hulu Two Years After Being Pulled From ABC
The episode, which criticizes President Trump, was removed from the ABC schedule in 2018 over "creative differences."
Rosetta Stone is the highlight of this digital bundle, which also features a micro book library and a VPN
They say all good things come in threes. Well, The Ultimate Productivity bundle is here to prove that cliché correct yet again. The $199.99 bundle comes with lifetime subscriptions to Rosetta Stone, a 12-minute Premium Micro Book Library and KeepSolid VPN Unlimited.
Documents unsealed in battle between Virginia Giuffre and Alan Dershowitz
New documents have been unsealed in the bitter legal battle between Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. The trove relates, in part, to Dershowitz’s effort to subpoena and depose billionaire Les Wexner for evidence in his counter suit of Giuffre. The law professor is hoping to show that Giuffre tried...
Susan Rice's financial ties to Keystone Pipeline worry some progressives ahead of Biden VP selection
Susan Rice, a top contender in the race to become Joe Biden's running mate, is under increased scrutiny from progressives for her deep financial ties to the Keystone Pipeline.
The top 3 unanswered questions about Trump's executive orders on coronavirus relief
Will Trump's orders face legal challenges? How soon will the new unemployment benefit be available? Will all Americans be protected from evictions?
Censored ‘Black-ish’ episode to air on Hulu after being shelved by ABC in 2018
“I cannot wait for everyone to finally see the episode for themselves," said creator Kenya Barris.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey preaches patience as college football season faces uncertain future
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey is hopeful of college football season amid speculation the Big Ten appears likely to not play this fall.
Controversial Bronx judge releases alleged rapist without bail
An illegal immigrant facing rape charges was released without bail by a judge who critics claim only landed her position through political connections — and his victim’s family is outraged and terrified. A 54-year-old woman says she was violently raped by ex-boyfriend Jesus Ayala, 39, July 3 in her East Bronx apartment. Prosecutors asked for...
College football star who got Covid-19 wants season to start
Florida State University senior offensive lineman Andrew Boselli and seven of his family members got infected with coronavirus. Boselli explains to CNN's Brianna Keilar why he thinks the 2020 college football season should start as scheduled.
‘F–k that COVID shit!’: Smash Mouth plays to thousands of bikers at rally
They ‘aint the sharpest tools in the shed… Thousands of people turned up to a concert headlined by Smash Mouth in South Dakota on Sunday night amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 90s pop-rockers and their fans at the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally didn’t seem worried about gathering together during the viral outbreak that’s killed at...
Trump edicts put pressure on Pelosi, not Senate GOP
The White House is closer on policy to House Dems than Senate Republicans.
MTA wants Apple to update FaceID so riders don’t have to unmask
The MTA is urging Apple to update its facial-recognition technology so riders don’t have to take their masks off to unlock their phones. In a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, MTA Chairman Patrick Foye asked that the tech giant to “accelerate the development of new technologies and solutions” to keep riders’ faces covered up,...
Ben Shapiro responds to 'piece of garbage' Reddit troll who tied him to fake Antifa recruitment website
Ben Shapiro responded Monday to the "piece of garbage" Reddit troll who launched a fake Antifa recruitment site using the conservative personality's personal information as part of a widely circulated smear campaign over the weekend.
Megan Thee Stallion’s secret for luscious lips includes an eyeshadow hack
The Houston hottie is a makeup whiz.
NFLPA president JC Tretter on COVID-19 protocols, 2020 Browns
With NFL training camps under way as the league prepares to play amid the coronavirus pandemic, Cleveland Browns center and NFLPA president JC Tretter, takes a timeout for some Q&A with The Post’s Steve Serby. Q: What is your level of optimism that we will have a 16-game season? A: I think we’re in a...
After record-high deaths, COVID-19 hospitalizations decline in Inland Empire
Last week, both San Bernardino and Riverside counties reported record single-day tallies of coronavirus-related deaths.
Fiend who raped, murdered two Westchester moms as kids listened is being freed
A man who beat, raped and murdered two moms as their young children listened to their screams in a Westchester County home invasion is about to be freed by the state parole board. Samuel Ayala — part of a trio of fiends convicted in the horrific attack on Bonnie Minter and her friend Sheila Watson...
Texas doctor delivers woman's baby 25 years after delivering her
Texas doctor delivers baby 25 years after delivering the infant's mother
6 incredible deals to shop from All-Clad's massive VIP Sale
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Susan Rice and millionaire husband made large donation to Biden campaign: report
Susan Rice and her husband ponied up increasingly large donations for Joe Biden’s campaign as her stock rose as his potential running mate, according to a new report. The Obama-era national security adviser and her millionaire TV producer husband Ian Cameron donated $24,000 to the Democratic nominee’s campaign in the month of June alone, the...
E.P.A. to Lift Obama-Era Controls on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas
The reversal is the latest move in the Trump administration’s ongoing effort to weaken environmental rules, but it could be quickly undone after the November election.
Bubble house has nature views and movies under the stars, pictures reveal
The one-bed, one-bath Bubble Puerto Rico property is billed as "an ecological, magical stay, hidden in the mountains" for a maximum of two guests.
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Andrea Bocelli to sing at Steve Wozniak’s virtual 70th birthday party
Jewel Brad Paisley and Emmylou Harris are also on the guest list.
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‘Bachelor’ alum Vanessa Grimaldi is engaged to Josh Wolfe
The reality star was previously engaged to "Bachelor" Nick Viall.
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Howard’ on Disney+, the Life and Tragic Death of a Man Who Reinvigorated Disney Animated Films
Howard Ashton is the Disney legend who wrote songs for The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.
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Trey Gowdy calls out urban mayors for excusing growing 'culture of lawlessness'
Weekend rioting and looting in Portland and Chicago, respectively, highlights the "mixed messages" put out by those cities' Democratic mayors, Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy told "The Daily Briefing" Monday.
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Mnuchin calls for state board to control New York City’s finances
US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Monday a state control board should take over New York City’s shaky finances amid a stalemate between the White House and congressional Democrats over a new COVID-19 stimulus package. Mnuchin, one of President Trump’s top negotiators in crafting the latest pandemic rescue package, said on CNBC’s Squawk Box, “Look,...
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Trump and Pelosi haven't spoken in nearly 10 months
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump have not spoken in nearly 10 months, even as negotiations between the White House and Congress to address the coronavirus pandemic have stalled.
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Chicago Looting Sparked by False Social Media Reports of Police Shooting of 15-Year-Old Boy
The looting in Chicago's shopping district on Sunday evening was sparked by false social media posts of a police-involved shooting.
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As Belarusians take to streets, authoritarians rally behind Lukashenko
Sometimes, you know a dictator by the company they keep.
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RNC files emergency request with Supreme Court over requirements for mail-in ballots
The Republican National Committee has asked the Supreme Court to intervene in a case involving relaxing some signature and witness requirements for mail-in ballots. 
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