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North Korea’s State-Run Economy Falters Under Sanctions, Testing Elite Loyalty
International sanctions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program have been felt most acutely by the party and military officials who support Kim Jong-un’s totalitarian rule.
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America’s first woman astronaut candidate dead at 88
America’s first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, has died.
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Ransomware interrupted a 'The Weather Channel' morning show
On Thursday morning, from 6AM to 7:39AM, viewers weren't able to learn any useful weather information from The Weather Channel. The TV network had to show a taped program instead of airing its morning show AMHQ, because it suffered a security breach...
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Woman Killed During Unrest in Northern Ireland
The police called the killing, which followed a night of violence in Londonderry, a “terrorist incident.”
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Vermont moves to drop Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day
A bill cleared its final vote in the Legislature on Wednesday, and Gov. Phil Scott said he will likely sign it into law.        
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MLS Announces Plan to Expand to 30 Teams, Could Add St. Louis, Sacramento Clubs
Anybody still doubting the growth of soccer in America may want to keep an eye on Major League Soccer. On Thursday, MLS announced the league is planning an expansion to 30 teams "in the coming years...
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Tyreek Hill Reportedly Loses Custody of Son amid Child Abuse Investigation
The 3-year-old son of Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill and his fiancee Crystal Espinal has reportedly been removed from the custody of the couple amid a battery and a child abuse and neglect investigation...
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Ben Simmons, 76ers Take 2-1 Series Lead over Nets Without Injured Joel Embiid
The Philadelphia 76ers took back home-court advantage in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets with Thursday’s 131-115 victory in Game 3 at the Barclays Center...
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Mueller report takeaways: Trump didn't collude but Obama blew it bigtime on Russia
Donald Trump, use Mueller report as election security roadmap; Democrats, drop impeachment and work on 2020; and Rep. Adam Schiff, you should resign.         
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Bailey wins consecutive starts, Royals beat Yankees 6-1
Homer Bailey won consecutive starts for the first time since July 2017, holding the New York Yankees to three hits over six innings and leading the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory        
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg could be held accountable in FTC settlement, report says
The FTC is considering whether to hold CEO Mark Zuckerberg accountable for privacy lapses in how Facebook handles people's data.        
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UPDATE 1-Uber's self-driving unit valued at $7.25 bln in new investment
Uber's autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion from a consortium of investors including SoftBank Group Corp, giving the company a much-needed funding boost for its pricey self-driving ambitions on the eve of its public stock offering.
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Teravainen, Hurricanes beat Capitals 2-1, even series
Teuvo Teravainen scored the go-ahead goal with 27.9 seconds left in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 to even their playoff series at two games apiece        
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Toyota, Denso, and Softbank invest $1 billion in Uber’s self-driving division
Toyota, Denso, and Softbank have announced that they'll invest over $1 billion collectively in Uber's self-driving division.
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Democrats Draw Closer to a Dicey Question: Whether to Impeach Trump
Democrats took the legal analysis in the special counsel’s report as a clear nod that Congress should make its own judgment on obstruction of justice.
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Report: Ex-Arkansas HC Mike Anderson Favorite for Vacant St. John's Position
Hours after Iona University's Tim Cluess withdrew himself from consideration to become the new head coach of the St. John's men's basketball team, someone else has reportedly emerged as the eye of the Red Storm's extensive search...
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Barr Is Right About Everything. Admit You Were Wrong.
After Trump’s vindication, the liberal media and its allies in government should face a reckoning. I’m not holding my breath.
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NBA Rumors: Dwight Howard Opts into $5.6M Wizards Player Option for 2019-20
Dwight Howard will be getting a second act in the nation's capital. The veteran big man opted into his $5.6 million contract with the Washington Wizards for the 2019-20 season, per Zach Lowe of ESPN...
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Nissan to cut global production by 15 percent: Nikkei
Nissan Motor Co Ltd will cut global production by about 15 percent for the fiscal year ending March 2020 as the company shifts away from the aggressive expansion campaign promoted by former Chairman Carlos Ghosn, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Friday.
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Earnings deluge could make or break sentiment
Next week will go a long way in determining whether investors should be concerned about the dawning of an earnings recession or whether back-to-back quarters of negative growth can be avoided in what is the heaviest week for profit reporting by U.S. companies.
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BlackBerry Messenger is shutting down after nearly 14 years (unless you pay)
Before there was WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or WeChat, there was BlackBerry Messenger. Launched in August of 2005, BBM was the first popular mobile chat to pull people away from text messages or desktop clients.  Nearly 14 years later, the service will meet its end – unless you pay up. Since 2016, BBM has been managed by Emtek, which today announced the service would be shuttering on May 31 – at least the consumer version most people use. You can download the enterprise version of the app in the Play Store – and Apple’s App Store soon – but it’ll cost you… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Blackberry
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A Portrait of the White House and Its Culture of Chaos
At one juncture after another, the Mueller report describes how Mr. Trump made his troubles worse, giving into anger and grievance and lashing out in ways that turned advisers into witnesses against him.
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James W. McCord Jr., Who Led the Watergate Break-In, Is Dead at 93
He was the first to expose the White House crimes and cover-ups that led to President Nixon’s downfall. His death, almost two years ago, went unreported.
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Red Sox place Pedroia on injured list with knee irritation
The Boston Red Sox have placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day injured list with left knee irritation. The 35-year-old Pedroia started the season on the injured list with inflammation in his left knee        
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Teen YouTubers fake a pregnancy and then offer a very lame apology — and bad sex ed advice
Two teenage YouTubers were the subject of concern this week after they announced they were expecting a baby and had gotten "married" in Las Vegas. After dragging their followers through a four-part, monetized series, they revealed that it was just a "prank" and issued a very YouTuber non-apology for coming off as insensitive.   Danielle Cohn, who goes by Dani, is 15 years old. Her boyfriend and fellow influencer, Mikey Tua, is 16. After dropping cryptic hints throughout the weekend, Mikey posted a hidden camera video of the couple telling their families that Dani was pregnant.  They raised eyebrows when the two posted a later video of their "wedding" in Las Vegas — which Dani's mother clarified in a statement to BuzzFeed as only the two making a "promise" since Dani is too young to be legally married, even with parental consent. In the third installment, they visited a questionable doctor's office for an "ultrasound" to find out the sex of the hypothetical baby and listen to Mikey's father lecture them on responsibilities.  Read more...More about Influencers, Culture, and Web Culture
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Michael Avenatti met R. Kelly prosecutor Kim Foxx at O'Hare: Report
Texts suggest prosecutor worked closely with Michael Avenatti before bringing sexual abuse charges against R. Kelly, including meeting at O'Hare Airport.        
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Yanks stop using Smith recording while investigating racism
The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of 'God Bless America' during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer        
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Original 'Burnout Paradise' servers shut down August 1st
All good things must come to an end, and that includes multiplayer support for the original Burnout Paradise. Emails sent to players and a tweet from Criterion confirm that the game's servers -- which have been in operation since it launched in 2008...
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Amazon drops a killer Instant Pot deal with prices under $60
Instant Pots are the popular kitchen device known for making cooking easier and faster. Thinking of finally getting yourself one? Amazon dropped the price of the Instant Pot Duo Mini. Prepare delicious meals this Easter Sunday with this great innovative kitchen tool. The post Amazon drops a killer Instant Pot deal with prices under $60 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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National Enquirer to be sold to owner of magazine distributor
American Media Inc (AMI) said on Thursday it was selling its National Enquirer tabloid to James Cohen, whose family owns a magazine distributor and used to own the Hudson chain of airport newsstands.
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