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UPDATE: How’s That Petition For Remake Of ‘Game of Thrones’ With ‘Competent Writers’ Doing After Final Episode? – The Daily Wire

Last week, after the penultimate episode of the final season of “Game of Thrones” — which featured the complete, literal meltdown of Daenarys Targaryen — a fan created a petition to “remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers.” Within a span of 24 hours, the petition had amassed over 200,000 signatures. So now…

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Eiffel Tower Evacuated After Climber Spotted On Monument

Paris, France: The Eiffel Tower was evacuated on Monday after a man was seen climbing up the iconic Paris landmark, one of France’s biggest tourist draws, the operating company said.”A climber has been spotted. It’s the standard procedure. We have to stop the person, and in that case we evacuate the tower,” an official with the…

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Tamil Nadu outfit moves Madras HC for conducting anti-Godse meeting

A Tamil Nadu-based outfit has approached the Madras High Court seeking a direction to authorities for granting permission to conduct a meeting here to inform the public that Nathuram Godse was a ‘Hindu fundamentalist’ and Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin.Advocate Doraisamy filed the plea on behalf of the Thanthai Periyar Dravidar Kazhagam.The petition comes against the backdrop…

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Judge upholds Dem subpoena for Trump financial records

Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) issued the subpoena last month. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Congress The judge, Amit Mehta, ruled that Congress can investigate the president without beginning formal impeachment proceedings. A federal judge on Monday upheld a congressional subpoena seeking President Donald Trump’s financial records from an accounting firm, arguing that Congress is…

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Billionaire Robert F. Smith to pay off student loans for entire Morehouse College class of 2019

Billionaire to pay graduates’ student debt Billionaire Robert F. Smith pledged to pay off student loans for every member of Morehouse College’s graduating class.The Ivy League-educated business leader made his fortune investing in software firms and other tech companies. He’s well-known for his philanthropy — and is the first African-American to sign Bill and Melinda Gates’…

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Author on Buttigieg’s comments on Thomas Jefferson: This ‘shows how radical’ Democratic base has become

South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg called out the media “noise machine” for the reaction to his comments about renaming a political dinner bearing Thomas Jefferson’s name.”You would have thought I had proposed blowing up the Jefferson Memorial in D.C.,” Buttigieg told moderator Chris Wallace during a Fox News town hall in New Hampshire Sunday night.On Friday, Buttigieg discussed…

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Trump tells ex-counsel McGahn to defy congressional subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena, citing a Justice Department legal opinion that McGahn would have immunity from testifying before Congress about his work as a close Trump adviser.The decision is certain to deepen tensions between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration. They’ve…

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T-Mobile, Sprint Get Merger Backing From FCC Chairman

WASHINGTON—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he would back the more than $26 billion combination of cellphone carriers T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. after the companies agreed to a package of concessions. The agreement assures one key government approval for the merger, though antitrust hurdles remain. “Two of the…

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Texas transgender woman seen in videotaped attack found dead

Associated Press Monday May 20, 2019 at 11:51 AM DALLAS (AP) — A 23-year-old transgender woman seen on a widely circulated video being beaten in front of a crowd of people was found dead over the weekend in a Dallas shooting, police said. Muhlaysia Booker was found face-down in a street early Saturday, and no suspect has been identified, police…

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Trump Plan to Lower Imports Risks Lowering Consumption Instead – Bloomberg

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Federal judge sides with House Democrats over subpoena for Trump’s financial records

A Washington, D.C.-based federal judge has sided with House Oversight Committee Democrats seeking to enforce their subpoena of Trump accounting firm Mazars USA, in a major ruling that breathes new life into Democrats’ ongoing efforts to probe the president’s financial dealings.The subpoena seeks access to a slew of Trump financial documents dating back to 2011,…

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Sea level rise could be much larger than expected

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica, The long-held view has been that the world’s seas would rise by a maximum of just under a metre by 2100.This new study, based on expert opinions, projects that the real…

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Portuguese police convicted of attack on youths

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The case took place in an area near Lisbon in 2015 (file photo) Eight Portuguese police officers have been found guilty of kidnapping and beating up six black youths in a neighbourhood near Lisbon in 2015.In the case, a man was detained accused of throwing stones at a police…

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How a video of Austria’s Strache brought down the government – Vox.com

VIENNA, Austria — Fake Russian collusion in Austria led to the demise of the nation’s government last weekend, and could result in criminal charges for a top far-right leader. The scandal has rocked Austria to its core, providing a blow to the growing clout of nationalist, anti-immigrant parties in Europe. While viewed as a local…

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Prepping For “Next Step”, Says Akhilesh Yadav After Meeting Mayawati

Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati reportedly decided to hold talks with opposition parties on May 24.Lucknow: Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, after meeting with alliance partner Mayawati on Monday, spoke about prepping for “the next step”. Ahead of results on May 23 Thursday, exit polls have predicted that their opposition alliance will win around 30 seats in…

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White House directs former counsel Don McGahn not to testify before House panel

(CNN)Former White House counsel Don McGahn is not expected to appear Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, defying the committee’s subpoena and setting the stage for another contempt vote to retaliate against the Trump administration for rejecting the demands of Congress.The White House argues that as a former senior adviser to the President, he is…

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10 deadliest US tornadoes on record

Born from thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause immense devastation as they rip apart homes and toss cars like toys.Tornadoes can happen any time of the year if conditions are right, but there are distinct seasons for twisters in different parts of the county, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center.”There is a…

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Pete Buttigieg outs himself as a fake moderate

Pete Buttigieg is articulate, intelligent, and, at least on the surface, looking to reach across the aisle. He has traveled the country during his campaign, saying things such as “freedom does not belong to one political party,” and “security is not a Left or Right issue.” So it’s not exactly surprising that the media narrative…

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Lori Lightfoot Is Inaugurated, Vowing End to ‘Kiss a Ring’ Chicago Politics

U.S.|Lori Lightfoot Is Inaugurated, Vowing End to ‘Kiss a Ring’ Chicago PoliticsVideoAt her inauguration, Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago vowed to implement new strategies for preventing gun violence.CreditCreditAlyssa Schukar for The New York TimesCHICAGO — On Monday morning, Lori Lightfoot will be sworn in as Chicago’s 56th mayor. Alongside the new mayor will be the…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez applauds billionaire’s offer to pay off academic debt, but says students shouldn’t…

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York, Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighed in on billionaire Robert F. Smith’s offer to pay off the student loan debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College, saying that while she applauded…

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French court reverses life support ruling

Image copyright Handout via AFP Image caption Vincent Lambert, seen here in 2015, suffered irreversible brain damage but is not on a respirator A French court has ordered doctors to resume life support for a quadriplegic man whose case has become central to the right-to-die debate in France.Doctors had begun switching off life support for…

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The moment Farage hit by milkshake

New footage has emerged showing the moment Nigel Farage had milkshake thrown at him during a campaign walkabout.The Brexit Party leader had just given a short speech in Newcastle as part of a tour of the country ahead of the European elections.A man was taken away by a police community support officer and later seen…

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Ethiopia PM hosts ‘most expensive dinner’

Image copyright Ethiopia Prime Minister’s Office Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed has hosted a lavish fundraising dinner as part of a drive to secure $1bn (£750m) for infrastructure projects in the capital.The dinner, dubbed “the most expensive in the country”, saw 200 business people and representatives gather in Addis Ababa.Guests paid $173,000 (£136,000) to dine at…

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China overtakes US in smart speaker market share – TechCrunch

The U.S. no longer leads the smart speaker market, according to new data from Canalys out this morning, which found China’s smart speaker shipments grew by 500% in Q1 2019 to overtake the U.S. and achieve a 51% market share. The firm said shipments in China reached 10.6 million units, which was driven by “festive…

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Video: BMW M2 Competition vs Tesla Model 3 Drag Race – BMWBLOG

Whenever one brings up the inevitable drag race factor in a discussion regarding conventional, internal combustion engine cars and electric alternatives, it is almost a … Whenever one brings up the inevitable drag race factor in a discussion regarding conventional, internal combustion engine cars and electric alternatives, it is almost a duty of anyone defending…

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North Korean State TV Gets A Makeover – NPR

In this episode last September of an evening show on North Korea’s Korean Central Television named News From Soldiers’ Hometowns, the show’s anchor is interrupted by a presenter who walks on with papers in hand to deliver an update. DPRKToday/Screenshot by NPR hide caption toggle caption DPRKToday/Screenshot by NPR In this episode last September of…

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5th migrant child dies following detention by Border Patrol – AOL

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government says a 16-year-old Guatemalan died Monday at a Border Patrol station in South Texas, the fifth death of a migrant child apprehended by border agents since December.U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that Border Patrol apprehended the teenager in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley on May…

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Kawhi is ‘sitting on the Iron Throne right now’ – Max Kellerman | First Take – ESPN

Published on May 20, 2019Max Kellerman reacts to Kawhi Leonard’s Game 3 heroics against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. #FirstTake✔ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE✔ Subscribe to ESPN FC on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoESPNFC✔ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN✔ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTVExclusive interviews with Rachel Nichols https://urlzs.com/jNUReStephen A. Smith…

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Google announces a new $999 Glass augmented reality headset – The Verge

Google has announced a new version of its business-focused Glass augmented reality headset, which it’s now designating an official Google product instead of an experiment. The Glass Enterprise Edition 2 costs $999, although, like its predecessor, it’s not being sold directly to consumers. It’s got a new processor, an improved camera, a USB-C port for…

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The Latest: Austria’s Kurz wants to fire interior minister – Fox News

next Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, of the Austrian People’s Party, OEVP, addresses the media during a news conference in Vienna, Austria, Monday, May 20, 2019. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after the resignation of his vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache from the Freedom Party spelled an end to his governing coalition.…

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As Huawei Loses Google, the U.S.-China Tech Cold War Gets Its Iron Curtain – The New York Times

The New New WorldThe White House’s hard-line approach threatens to speed up the development of two technology worlds, further isolating one-fifth of internet users.ImageGoogle on Monday began to limit the software services it provides to Huawei, the telecommunications giant, after a White House order last week restricted the Chinese company’s access to American technology.CreditCreditLam Yik…

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Exit polls boost sensex to biggest 1-day rise in 10 years – Times of India

MUMBAI: With exit polls unanimous in predicting a clear majority for the BJP-led NDA and continuation of the Narendra Modi-led government, traders and investors cheered on Dalal Street on Monday. The sensex rallied 1,422 points — its highest single-day gain in over a decade and the second highest ever — to settle at 39,353, its…

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Exit Polls: Despite Forming State Govts & Performing Better, Why is Congress Losing? | The Quint – The Quint

Published on May 20, 2019In Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the Congress has made significant gains in the state elections held in 2017 and 2018 respectively, why is that not reflected in these exit polls? Subscribe to Our New Health Vertical, QuintFit: https://bit.ly/2ukVhyaFor more videos, subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/2aIcithCheck out The Quint for more…

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In Arun Jaitley’s analysis of exit polls, 6 messages from voters to politicians

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley has said that Sunday’s exit polls signalled “a huge maturing of Indian democracy” and listed six takeaways in a blog titled The Message of Exit Polls. Jaitley believes that voters are sending several messages including one that they are no longer willing to trust a ‘coalition of rivals’. “Political analysts…

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Dust Mistaken for Smoke in Himachal Pradesh Poll Strong Room Triggers Panic

It was found that the cameras were set to the night vision mode and dust particles spreading in a corner of the strong room gave the impression that it was smoke. PTIUpdated:May 20, 2019, 2:17 PM IST Image for representation. Shimla: Election officials, accompanied by representatives of various political parties, opened the strong room in…

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Guatemalan teen boy is latest migrant child to die in U.S. custody

Guatamalan migrant teen dies in U.S. custody A 16-year-old boy apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol was “found unresponsive” Monday morning in the facility where he was being held, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. A Border Patrol official said Monday afternoon that the boy, Carlos Hernandez Vásquez, died hours after a nurse at a…

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FCC commissioner on Huawei: Suppliers for 5G wireless in US need to ‘share Western values’

Commissioner Brendan Carr of the Federal Communications Commission told CNBC on Monday that suppliers of 5G wireless networking equipment in the U.S. should “share Western values.” “Companies that are deploying our network equipment [should] share our Western values in terms of respecting IP rights, respecting the First Amendment,” Carr said on “Squawk Alley, ” discussing…

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Ford Motor Co. announces thousands of workers to be laid off

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 20, 2019, 3:03 PM UTC / Updated May 20, 2019, 8:05 PM UTCBy Corky SiemaszkoFord workers were informed by letter Monday that 500 salaried workers are getting laid off and will have to clean out their desks by the…

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White House tells McGahn to skip House hearing, as DOJ asserts ‘immunity’

President Trump has directed former White House Counsel Don McGahn to skip a House Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for Tuesday, citing a Justice Department opinion that he cannot be compelled to testify about his official duties.In a statement released Monday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders blasted Democrats for continuing to pursue Trump investigations, saying they…

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White House tells ex-aide not to testify

Image copyright AFP The White House has directed one of its former legal advisers not to appear before a congressional committee to testify about the Mueller report. The Department of Justice and White House both released statements on Monday arguing that Donald McGahn was under no obligation to give evidence. The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee…

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Microsoft Follows Apple by Raising Bets on Gaming Industry – Market Realist

Gaming sectorLast week, Microsoft (MSFT) and Sony announced a partnership in which the “two companies will partner on new innovations to enhance customer experiences in their direct-to-consumer entertainment platforms and AI solutions.” According to the release, Microsoft and Sony will “explore joint development of future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and…

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Super Mario Maker 2: 10 Things We Still Don’t Know For Certain – Nintendo Life

Published on May 20, 2019Despite the swathes of information we’ve had lobbed at our faces, there are still a surprisingly goodly number of questions that remain unanswered about Super Mario Maker 2. Let’s have a right good nosey at just 10 of the little sods.Check out our full site: http://www.nintendolife.comLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nintendolifeFollow us…

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Microsoft’s Edge for Mac browser now available in preview – The Verge

Microsoft teased its Edge browser for macOS earlier this month, and now the company is officially allowing Mac users to download a preview version. While Edge for Mac leaked a little early during Microsoft’s Build conference, the company is officially supporting the daily Canary builds of Edge for Mac now for macOS 10.12 and above.…

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Lords of the Fallen 2 drops developer Defiant Studios – Gematsu

Publisher CI Games has dropped Defiant Studios as the developer of Lords of the Fallen 2, the company announced. Defiant Studios was announced to be developing the sequel back in June 2018. “The termination of the agreement was submitted due to inadequate execution by Defiant [of] a key work stage (milestone no. 11), a so-called…

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Tfue Sues FaZe Clan Over “Oppressive” Contract – Hollywood Reporter

May 20, 2019 9:21am PT by Ashley Cullins Getty Images Turner Tenney, known as Tfue. Turner Tenney, a 21-year-old professional gamer known as Tfue, says FaZe Clan is violating California law and the Talent Agency Act. One of the world’s top professional esports players is suing his gaming organization for allegedly restraining his business opportunities…

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PTSD: Civilians Struggle To Find Effective Therapy : Shots – Health News – NPR

Stuart Kinlough/Getty Images/Ikon Images Stuart Kinlough/Getty Images/Ikon Images Lauren Walls had lived with panic attacks, nightmares and flashbacks for years. The 26-year-old San Antonio teacher sought help from a variety of mental health professionals — including spending five years and at least $20,000 with one therapist who used a Christian-faith-based approach, viewing her condition as…

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Trump to tell ex-White House counsel not to appear before Congress:… – Reuters

FILE PHOTO – White House Counsel Don McGahn listens during U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to instruct former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a congressional subpoena…

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Some Pixel 3a phones are randomly shutting down – Engadget

It’s not clear what exactly is causing the issues that users are experiencing. According to reports, it is affecting both the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, but there is no indication of what triggers the problem. It doesn’t appear to be limited to a single carrier. One user attempted rebooting their phone in safe mode…

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Anti-vaxxers go viral in communities battling measles – The Washington Post

Ben Guarino Reporter covering the practice and culture of science May 20 at 1:34 PM MONSEY, N.Y. — In a suburban shopping center an hour north of New York City, hundreds of mostly ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered in a sex-partitioned ballroom to hear leaders of the national anti-vaccine movement. Sustained applause greeted Del Bigtree, a former…

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Google Launches New $999 Glass 2 for Enterprise Customers – Thurrott.com

Alphabet’s X moonshot factory has been working on the second-generation of the Glass Enterprise Edition for the past 2 years. Today, the team is joining Google, launching the new Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2. The team’s new Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 (I’ll just refer to it as Google Glass from now) comes at $999…

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What keeps Pluto’s ocean from freezing? – CNN

(CNN)When NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto in 2015, researchers hoped that its data would help them unravel some of the dwarf planet’s mysteries. Instead, the discoveries made during the close-up look at Pluto and its moon Charon revealed more questions that needed answering. One of the big revelations from the flyby was the…

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Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Qualcomm, Sprint, Tesla, Del Frisco’s & more – CNBC

Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm.Adam Jeffery | CNBCCheck out the companies making headlines midday Monday:Qualcomm, Xilinx, Broadcom –Chipmakers were under pressure led by declines in Qualcomm and Xilinx, which tumbled 4.3% and 3.5% respectively. Xilinx also dropped 3.5%. The drop came after the U.S. blacklisted Huawei and effectively halted its ability to buy American-made parts…

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In Plastic-Bag Wars, the Industry Fights Back – The Wall Street Journal

The backlash against single-use plastic has engulfed straws, bags and takeout containers, but the plastics industry is fighting back, arguing alternatives can be worse for the environment and disruptive for businesses. Trade groups are spending more on lobbying, reaching out to consumers and promoting recycling amid mounting regulation. Their message: Plastic bans target only waste…

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Apple releasing second iOS 12.4 developer beta today – 9to5Mac

We’re less than one week out since Apple introduced the first iOS 12.4 developer beta for testing, and Apple appears to be ready to release iOS 12.4 beta 2. We also expect iOS 12.4 public beta 2 to be released today. iOS 12.4 beta doesn’t yet include any visible changes for users, but there are…

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Researchers outline vision for profitable climate change solution – Phys.org

A conceptual drawing of an industrial array for converting methane (CH4) to carbon dioxide (CO2) using catalytic materials called zeolites (CUII and FEIV). Credit: Jackson, et al. 2019 Nature Sustainability / Artist: Stan Coffman A relatively simple process could help turn the tide of climate change while also turning a healthy profit. That’s one of…

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Measles outbreak spreads to Oklahoma as U.S. reports 41 new cases – Reuters

FILE PHOTO: A vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and an information sheet is seen at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/File Photo(Reuters) – The worst measles outbreak in the United States in 25 years has spread to Oklahoma, federal health officials said on Monday as they reported 41…

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Water Bottle Appears In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Series Finale – The Daily Caller

The “Game of Thrones” series finale had an incredibly embarrassing mistake when the show aired Sunday night. During the massive meeting to decide on a new leader, a water bottle can be seen clearly near Samwell’s feet. (RELATED: These Are The Sexiest Photos Of ‘Game Of Thrones‘ Star Emilia Clarke On The Internet) a water bottle in…

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Harris unveils plan to fine companies that don’t achieve pay equity – CNN

(CNN)Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Monday unveiled her plan to close the wage gap by fining companies that fail to ensure they are paying men and women equally. The plan seeks to change where the onus falls in the current system: Instead of requiring employees to come forward to complain about equal pay, companies…

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If Modi wins election, who will be finance minister?

NEW DELHI: India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley looks set to retain his post if Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins a second term as expected when results come on Thursday. But if his health worsens, Railways and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal could take over. Whoever holds the job, Modi needs a finance minister who can reinvigorate…

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Powerful Liquor Lobby Influencing Yogi Adityanath, Alleges Sacked UP Minister

Om Prakash Rajbhar claimed that he had handed over resignation on April 13. (File)Lucknow: Infuriated over his sacking, controversial Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar on Monday alleged that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gave in to the powerful liquor lobby and did not implement prohibition in the state.Yogi Adityanath’s silence on a liquor ban was…

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BJP wants Congress government in Madhya Pradesh to prove majority

Gopal Bhargava, Leader of Opposition, Madhya Pradesh Assembly.   more-in Congress skirting debates on important issues, says Opposition leader Gopal Bhargava. Political activity heated up in Madhya Pradesh ahead of the results of the Lok Sabha election, with the opposition BJP having written to governor Anandiben Patel, asking her to convene a special session of…

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Dangerous Tornado Outbreak, Major Flash Flooding Expected Through Tonight in Texas, Oklahoma | The Weather Channel

An outbreak of tornadoes is expected in the southern Plains through tonight.Strong tornadoes are possible from western portions of Texas into western and central Oklahoma. A major threat of flash flooding is expected from northwest Texas into Oklahoma, Kansas, western Missouri and northwest Arkansas.The storms will also generate destructive hail and high winds.A tornado outbreak…

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