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Amazon Echo Show 5 smart display coming in June for $90 – CNET

Amazon’s Echo Show 5 has a 5.5-inch screen and costs $90. Amazon Amazon didn’t wait long after Google announced the Nest Hub Max at its May developer conference to introduce its latest smart display, the $90 Echo Show 5. But unlike the 10-inch Hub Max — a direct competitor to the 10-inch second-gen Echo Show — the Echo Show 5…

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Boeing CEO says company is working to regain public trust following deadly 737 Max crashes – CNBC

Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg speaks during their annual shareholders meeting at the Field Museum on April 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.Jim Young-Pool | Getty ImagesBoeing has to regain the public’s trust that was hurt by two fatal crashes of 737 Max planes since October, the manufacturer’s CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Wednesday.Aviation authorities across the…

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Robert Mueller to Make Statement on Russia Investigation – The New York Times

Politics|Robert Mueller Says He’s Resigning and Closing Special Counsel’s OfficeVideoThe special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is making his first public comments about the Russia investigation.CreditCreditAl Drago/Associated PressWhat he’s said so far:• Robert S. Mueller III announced his retirement from the Justice Department, ending his two-year appointment as special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation.• “It…

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Huawei asks court to declare US government ban unconstitutional – Engadget

The company also preemptively tried to dismiss claims that there are facts up for dispute. This is a simple “matter of law,” according to lead counsel Glen Nager.A hearing on the motion is due September 19th.This won’t get Huawei off the Commerce Department’s Entities List, which forced US companies to stop doing business with the…

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Pokémon Sleep app and new games announced in Tokyo – CNN

Hong Kong (CNN Business)Pokémon thinks we gotta catch ’em all — even in our sleep.Three years after the Pokémon Go craze temporarily boosted Nintendo’s market value, the Pokémon Company on Wednesday revealed a handful of products in Tokyo including an app called Pokémon Sleep. The company shared few details on the app, but said it…

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Mitch McConnell says he would seek to confirm a Trump Supreme Court pick in 2020 if a vacancy opened, after he refused to do it in 2016 – CNBC

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to reporters with Senate Majority Whip John Thune (D-SD) (R) following the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol March 05, 2019 in Washington, DC.Chip Somodevilla | Getty ImagesSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., would seek to confirm a Supreme Court justice if a vacancy opened…

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Boris Johnson Is Ordered To Face Accusations That He Lied To The Public – NPR

Boris Johnson must appear in court to face accusations that he lied to the public about the costs of being in the European Union. He’s seen here on Monday, arriving at his girlfriend’s home in London. Peter Summers/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Peter Summers/Getty Images Boris Johnson must appear in court to face accusations…

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Curry favored to win elusive NBA Finals MVP – ESPN

playStephen A.: Curry worthy of being in world’s best player conversation (1:49)Stephen A. Smith makes the case for Steph Curry as one of the best players in the world. (1:49)10:29 AM ETDoug KezirianESPN CloseSportsCenter anchor Behind The Bets podcast hostGolden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is the betting favorite to be named NBA Finals MVP…

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Laptops are getting weird and wonderful again – The Verge

It’s been nearly seven years since Windows 8 first debuted, ushering in an era of weird and wonderful laptop designs. We witnessed the birth of Lenovo’s Yoga laptop, some crazy hinge gymnastics from Acer, and even the early beginnings of Microsoft’s Surface line. While most of the more wacky designs have come and gone, we’re…

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Today in science: Einstein’s triumph | Human World – EarthSky

May 29, 2019, is the 100th anniversary of a total solar eclipse, during which Sir Arthur Eddington observed the bending of light around the sun, thereby proving Einstein’s general relativity theory and catapulting Einstein into rock star fame. One of Sir Arthur Eddington’s photographs of the total solar eclipse of May 29, 1919. Eddington’s observations…

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Commentary: Why the US may call a truce in the trade war – CNA

HONG KONG: Dashing hopes of a quick agreement on trade relations with China, US President Donald Trump’s administration has imposed punitive tariffs on another US$200 billion of Chinese goods.Now that the Chinese government has responded with new tariffs on US$60 billion of US products, the United States is threatening tariffs targeting yet another US$300 billion…

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Iran ‘almost certainly’ sabotaged ships off UAE, Bolton says – Fox News

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said Wednesday that ships sabotaged off the United Arab Emirates coast were attacked “almost certainly by Iran” and warned that the U.S. would strike back if attacked.Bolton made the comments to journalists in Abu Dhabi ahead of planned meetings with Emirati officials. His statement echoes Pentagon officials who said Friday that Iran’s…

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What the M87 black hole and a 1919 eclipse reveal about Einstein – Science News

A century ago, British astronomer Arthur Stanley Eddington and his colleagues photographed a solar eclipse, and changed the way humankind thought about the heavens.Those photographs, taken on May 29, 1919, from Sobral, Brazil and Príncipe Island off Africa’s west coast, affirmed for the first time a key prediction of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity:…

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Energy drinks may have unintended health risks – CNN

(CNN)Energy drinks may promise a boost, but experts are increasingly concerned that their cocktails of ingredients could have unintended health risks.A study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that caffeinated energy drinks altered the heart’s electrical activity and raised blood pressure. The extent of these electrical changes — which signal…

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Nepal Says Everest Rules Might Change After Traffic Jams and Deaths – The New York Times

Asia Pacific|Nepal Says Everest Rules Might Change After Traffic Jams and DeathsImageClimbers on Mount Everest in 2009.CreditCreditAgence France-Presse — Getty ImagesKATHMANDU, Nepal — After human traffic jams at the top of Mount Everest and an aggressive, unruly atmosphere that has been described as “a zoo,” Nepalese officials said on Wednesday that they were considering changing…

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A warming Arctic produces weather extremes in our latitudes – Science Daily

Atmospheric researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have now developed a climate model that can accurately depict the frequently observed winding course of the jet stream, a major air current over the Northern Hemisphere. The breakthrough came when the scientists combined their global climate model with a…

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Kit Harington checks into wellness center post-‘Game of Thrones’ – NBC News

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 29, 2019, 9:46 AM UTCBy Associated PressLOS ANGELES — “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington has checked into a wellness retreat to work on what his representative says are “personal issues.”A representative for Harington said Tuesday the…

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The ‘Forbidden’ planet has been found in the ‘Neptunian Desert’ – Phys.org

Exoplanet NGTS-4b — also known as ‘The Forbidden Planet’ Credit: University of Warwick/Mark Garlick An exoplanet smaller than Neptune with its own atmosphere has been discovered in the Neptunian Desert, by an international collaboration of astronomers, with the University of Warwick taking a leading role. New research, led by Dr. Richard West including Professor Peter…

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Bruins still buzzing over Torey Krug’s instant-classic hit – Boston.com

The first Stanley Cup Final matchup between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues ended with the ‘Flying Orr‘. The rematch 49 years later saw a Superman-like moment of a different kind. Torey Krug’s thunderous, helmetless hit on Blues forward Robert Thomas still has his Bruins teammates and all of the hockey world buzzing less…

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Australian helicopters targeted by lasers in South China Sea – CNN

Hong Kong (CNN)Australian military helicopters were targeted with lasers during operations in the South China Sea this month.”Some helicopter pilots had lasers pointed at them from passing fishing vessels,” Euan Graham of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute wrote on The Strategist blog, who was aboard the warship from which the aircraft were operating.Graham told CNN…

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SpaceX satellites pose new headache for astronomers – Phys.org

In this screengrab taken from a video shot by Marco Langbroek, a group of SpaceX Starlink satellites passes over Leiden, Netherlands on May 24, 2019 It looked like a scene from a sci-fi blockbuster: an astronomer in the Netherlands captured footage of a train of brightly-lit SpaceX satellites ascending through the night sky this weekend,…

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Too far? Trump invokes Kim in denigrating Biden – Fox News

For President Trump, his weekend excursion to Japan could have been a welcome respite from the political warfare back home, as he watched sumo wrestling and performed on the world stage.Most presidents used such foreign forays to change the subject. Bill Clinton, in particular, would grow annoyed when reporters halfway around the world would press…

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Feeling ‘burned out’ is now an official medical diagnosis – BGR

Do you ever just feel totally burned out? I don’t mean the run-of-the-mill exhausted feeling we all endure from time to time, I mean really, really burned out? Most of us assume that a feeling of “burn-out” is just one of the many pleasures of modern lives, juggling work, family, friends, and other responsibilities, but…

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Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations – CNBC

Malaysia’s environment minister Yeo Bee Yin (L) shows a container of plastics waste shipment from Australia on May 28, 2019.Adli Ghazali | Anadolu Agency | Getty ImagesMalaysia will send back some 3,000 metric tons (3,300 tons) of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries such as the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia in a move to avoid…

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Asian shares falter, bonds rally on global growth fears – Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – With no sign Sino-U.S. trade tensions will let up and fears of an Italy-European Union confrontation growing again, the global bond rally accelerated on Wednesday, as investors dumped shares and scurried for the safety of German and U.S. government debt. The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock…

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Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day – Bloomberg

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Democratic WH hopefuls Bennet, Ryan jab at DNC over debate rules – Fox News

Two of the Democratic presidential candidates gunning to make the first round of presidential debates say it’s too soon for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to exclude some hopefuls from the debate stage.“I don’t think the DNC should be winnowing the field early in the process,” one candidate, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, told Fox News…

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‘Egg Boy’ donates $69,000 to Christchurch Foundation – ABC News

“Egg Boy,” the Melbourne teen who cracked an egg on the head of an Australian senator after his inflammatory remarks about the New Zealand mass shooting in March, said he’s donated almost A$100,000 (about $69,000 U.S.) to the Christchurch Foundation and Victims Support. “For those of you who don’t know,” Will Connelly wrote on Instagram,…

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Global recession fears hit stocks, bonds rally – Investing.com

© Reuters. The German share price index DAX graph at the stock exchange in Frankfurt By Sujata Rao LONDON (Reuters) – With no sign Sino-U.S. trade tensions will let up and fears of an Italy-European Union confrontation growing again, the global bond rally accelerated on Wednesday, as investors dumped shares and scurried for the safety…

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Investigation into Crew Dragon incident continues – SpaceNews

by Jeff Foust — May 28, 2019 A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft testing its SuperDraco thrusters. The investigation into the April 20 anomaly that destroyed a Crew Dragon spacecraft is ongoing, NASA said May 28. Credit: SpaceX WASHINGTON — More than a month after a Crew Dragon spacecraft was destroyed in a test of its…

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SpaceX Serious Satellite Internet – PC Perspective

This Lucky Gerbil Gets To Watch SpaceX Launches LiveThere is a benefit to living in Florida, the chance to watch SpaceX do their thing in person which is what inspired The Tech Report to take a look at SpaceX’s Starlink project.  The idea behind this venture is to place thousands of satellites in LEO, somewhere…

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Bolton says Iran ‘almost certainly’ sabotaged ships off UAE – Fox News

FILE: National Security Adviser John Bolton arrives to speak at the commencement for the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. (AP)U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday that ships sabotaged off the United Arab Emirates coast were attacked “almost certainly by Iran.”Bolton made the comments to journalists in Abu Dhabi ahead of…

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Huawei Ramps Up U.S. Legal Challenge, With the Media in Mind – The New York Times

Business|Huawei Revs Up Its U.S. Lawsuit, With the Media in MindImageSong Liuping, Huawei’s chief legal officer, at a news conference at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, on Wednesday. “The U.S. government has provided no evidence to show that Huawei is a security threat,” he said.CreditCreditJason Lee/ReutersSHANGHAI — Huawei is ramping up its legal challenge…

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Rivers makes lofty comparison between Kawhi and Jordan – NBCSports.com

Programming note: Watch the NBA Finals pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Thursday at 4 p.m., streaming live on the MyTeams app. On June 25, 2015, the Warriors selected Kevon Looney with the No. 30 overall pick in the NBA Draft. Less than two months later, Looney underwent surgery on his right hip. He ended up appearing in five games…

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Australia’s ‘egg boy’ donates $70,000 to Christchurch victims fund – CNN

(CNN)The Australian teen dubbed “Egg Boy” for smashing an egg on the head of a far-right politician on camera says he will donate 100,000 Australian dollars ($69,000) to the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks.Will Connolly gained international prominence after egging Australian Sen. Fraser Anning, who had blamed the massacre on immigration policies that “allowed…

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Axios PM – May 28, 2019 – Axios

Good afternoon. Today’s PM is 497 words.1 big thing: The Giving Pledge snags a BezosIllustration: Aïda Amer/AxiosMacKenzie Bezos is part of the latest tranche of billionaires to sign on to the Giving Pledge, which commits participants to giving away at least half of their fortunes.Why it matters: Bezos is estimated to be worth more than…

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Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald welcome third child – Page Six

May 28, 2019 | 2:14pm Enlarge Image Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald with their children Henry (right) and Spurgeon TLC/Theseewaldfamily.com/ Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald have three kids and counting … Ivy Jane SeewaldTLC/duggarfamily.comThe “Counting On” couple welcomed daughter Ivy Jane Seewald at their Arkansas home on Sunday, Page Six has confirmed. The baby weighed…

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Business Live Wednesday 29 May – BBC News

Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryGet in touch: bizlivepage@bbc.co.ukLive ReportingBy Dearbail Jordan and Bill WilsonAll times stated are UKPosted at 7:327:32US-China trade tensions weigh on oilGetty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesOil prices fell by more than 1% on…

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China Is Receiving An Enhanced Version Of Pokémon Quest – Nintendo Life

Includes social and verse features by Liam Doolan 4 hours agoAt last year’s 2018 Pokémon video game press conference, The Pokémon Company announced Pokémon Quest for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. The game was released on the Switch on the same day and eventually rolled out on mobile devices in June. Now, one year later,…

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Blind, autistic singer earns season’s first golden buzzer on America’s Got Talent – NBC4i.com

(Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC) Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC) (WCMH) — A singer and pianist from California received Gabrielle Union’s golden buzzer on Season 14 of America’s Got Talent. Kodi Lee, 22, of Lake Elsinore, California performed Donny Hathaway’s ‘A…

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Durant travels with Warriors to Toronto ahead of Finals – NBA.com

Kevin Durant will miss his sixth straight game when the Golden State Warriors open The Finals on Thursday against the Toronto Raptors. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant is traveling with the Golden State Warriors to Toronto for the first two games of the NBA Finals, leaving open the chance he could be ready to…

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Every single county in Oklahoma is under a state of emergency – CNN

Take a look at this state map put out by the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. It shows the counties that are under a state of emergency because of historic flooding. There are 77 counties in the state and every one of them is under the declaration.The Department of Emergency Management says it’s because of…

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Did ancient supernovae prompt human ancestors to walk upright? – Science Daily

Did ancient supernovae induce proto-humans to walk on two legs, eventually resulting in Homo sapiens with hands free to build cathedrals, design rockets and snap iPhone selfies? A paper published today in the Journal of Geology makes the case: Supernovae bombarded Earth with cosmic energy starting as many as 8 million years ago, with a…

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‘America’s Got Talent’: Soulful singer with autism draws cheers, tears and a golden buzzer – USA TODAY

CLOSE Season 14 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” will premiere Tuesday with a two-hour episode at 8 p.m. EDT/PDT. America’s Got Talent, NBCSpoiler alert: This story contains significant details from Tuesday’s season premiere of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”Musician Kodi Lee captivated “America’s Got Talent” judges and its audience Tuesday with an inspirational story and a…

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Asian shares falter, bonds rally on global growth fears – Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares sank on Wednesday and bonds rallied as investor sentiment soured over growing worries about world growth with trade tensions between Washington and Beijing showing no signs of easing. FILE PHOTO: A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, May 10, 2019.…

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Nine Takeaways From BottleRock 2019 – SFist

by Katie SweeneyFor many people, Memorial Day weekend means one thing: BottleRock Napa Valley. Over 120,000 people flooded downtown Napa for the seventh edition of the annual music and food festival, presented by JaM Cellars. The three-day festival featured headliners Santana, Mumford & Sons, Neil Young, Pharrell Williams, and Imagine Dragons. And although Sunday started…

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Huawei calls on Washington to ‘halt illegal action’ against the company – CNN

Shenzhen (CNN Business)Huawei is pressing on with its lawsuit against the United States, challenging the constitutionality of a US law banning federal agencies from buying its products.The embattled Chinese tech firm said Wednesday that it wants Washington to “halt illegal action” against it, calling US restrictions on Huawei an attempt to put it out of…

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The Rise Of Roomba And iRobot – CNBC

Published on May 28, 2019Since its release, Roomba has become synonymous with robot vacuums. Worldwide sales of consumer robots reached $5.6 billion in 2018 and that’s in no small part thanks to iRobot and the Roomba. But in order to stay at the top of the market, iRobot has launched even more cleaning robots.» Subscribe…

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SpaceX satellites pose new headache for astronomers – Yahoo News

1 / 2In this screengrab taken from a video shot by Marco Langbroek, a group of SpaceX Starlink satellites passes over Leiden, Netherlands on May 24, 2019 (AFP Photo/Marco Langbroek)Washington (AFP) – It looked like a scene from a sci-fi blockbuster: an astronomer in the Netherlands captured footage of a train of brightly-lit SpaceX satellites…

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Pokemon Go Snorlax is Now Sleeping – Future Game Releases

Home > News > Pokemon Go Snorlax is Now Sleeping Dejan Kacurov May 29, 2019 News Trainers, Snorlax’s spawn rate increased and you can find Snorlax sleeping at the moment. The Normal-Type Pokemon from Gen 1 Snorlax has fallen asleep in Pokemon Go and it seems like no one can wake it up. If Snorlax…

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Pokemon Sleep Is Actually a Pokemon Game You Play While You Sleep – IGN

Play Pokemon while you sleep! By Adam Bankhurst Pokemon Sleep is a new app/game for smart phones that “tracks a user’s time sleeping and brings a gameplay experience unlike any other!” This new mobile app for iOS and Android devices will allow players to “wake up with Pokemon every morning” and aims to “turn sleeping…

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‘AGT’ by the numbers: Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough are the 10th/11th ‘America’s Got Talent’ judges across 14 seasons – Gold Derby

WARREN TODA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock and John Salangsang/REX/Shutterstock Throughout its now-14 seasons on the air, the judging panel at “America’s Got Talent” has gone through many different facelifts — but hey, this is Hollywood after all. For the current cycle, which debuted May 28 on NBC, the reality TV show welcomed Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough alongside returning…

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CrossFit Leaves Facebook – The Wall Street Journal

It seems that Facebook’s army of editors—and the algorithms that police expression on the social media network—have been particularly busy lately. And it’s not just political speech getting caught in the Facebook filter. On Thursday Facebook published its latest “Community Standards Enforcement Report,” covering the last quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019.…

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Mexico Charges Former Oil Official With Bribery in Anticorruption Drive – The New York Times

ImagePresident Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico at the National Palace in Mexico City last week. His administration has launched its first major anticorruption prosecution, charging the former head of the state-run oil company.CreditCreditHenry Romero/ReutersMEXICO CITY — The administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico has launched its first major anticorruption prosecution, delivering…

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Opinion: Brazil’s Prison Violence Sends Dire Message – NPR

Family members of inmates wait and pray in front of the Puraquequara prison in the city of Manaus, the capital of northern Brazil’s Amazonas state, on Monday. Dozens of inmates were killed in four jails in northern Brazil on Sunday and Monday, authorities said, in the latest wave of violence to rock the country’s severely…

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Pokemon Home Announced for Nintendo Switch and Smartphones – IGN

The evolution of the Pokemon Bank will be compatible with Sword and Shield By Jonathon Dornbush The Pokemon Company announced Pokemon Home, which is meant to bring all Pokemon together throughout players’ journeys, wherever they play, including integration with Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. Planned for an early 2020 launch for iOS and Android devices,…

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Amash battles MAGA supporter over impeachment during town hall – Fox News

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich, clashed with a MAGA hat-wearing constituent during a town hall on Tuesday over his support for the impeachment of  President Trump.Amash has made headlines in recent weeks for his lengthy Twitter threads laying out his argument for impeachment based on the Mueller Report. His latest tweetstorm took aim at Attorney General William Barr…

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