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Published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:44:55 -0400

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ACLU defends Coulter after Berkeley speech cancellation

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:46:12 -0400

(image) “For the future of our democracy, we must protect bigoted speech from government censorship,” stated David Cole, head of the ACLU, in Coulter's defense.



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Turkey arrests American and Briton entering from Syria

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:53:01 -0400

(image) ISTANBUL (AP) — An American and a British man, allegedly members of the Islamic State group, were arrested in Turkey after crossing the border from Syria and handing themselves over to the authorities, officials said Friday.








Republicans admit they won't repeal Obamacare this week, as Democrats threaten to shut down the government

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:51:00 -0400

(image) It appears Donald Trump won’t achieve his campaign promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare before his first 100 days in office, as members of Congress direct their attention to averting a government shutdown. The White House has been scrambling to pass a revised health care bill since their first effort crashed and burned. Mr Trump ordered the White House-backed Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA) to be pulled from a House vote last month, after it became obvious there were not enough votes to pass it.



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Detainees found in 'secret cell' in Philippines: rights group

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:34:38 -0400

(image) A dozen people have been found stuffed inside a closet-sized cell hidden behind a book shelf in a Philippine police station, triggering further alarm about abuse under President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs. Members of the government's human rights commission, accompanied by journalists, found the men and women in a surprise visit to the station in the heart of Manila's slum area on Thursday evening.



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EU on course to renew Russia sanctions barring Le Pen election win

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:14:21 -0400

(image) By Gabriela Baczynska VALLETTA (Reuters) - The European Union will seek to renew economic sanctions against Russia when they expire at the end of July, encouraged by U.S. President Donald Trump's unexpectedly frosty relations with Moscow, EU diplomats and officials said. The bloc imposed sanctions on Russia after Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and then backed separatist rebels in the east, helping drag relations between President Vladimir Putin and the West to a post-Cold War low. After Trump's campaign promises of warmer ties with Moscow the EU's resolve to remain united on the issue was seen being tested.



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Elon Musk just unveiled the first photo of Tesla’s upcoming semi-truck

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:33:58 -0400

(image) Earlier today, Elon Musk delivered an engrossing TED Talk under the following umbrella theme: The Future You. While TED Talks have arguably reached a saturation point these days, any time Musk is given a platform to discuss his vision for the future, it's always worth paying attention to. While Musk's talk was predictably far-ranging, he did take some time to not only confirm the development of a Tesla semi-truck, but to also give us a teaser photo of what the company's all-electric semi-truck is going to look like. Before we get to the photo, it's worth noting that Musk earlier this month promised that the company was planning to hold an unveiling event this September. And teasing the vehicle like only Musk knows how, he added that the "team has done an amazing job" while adding that the final design is "seriously next level." When addressing Tesla's truck plans during today's TED Talk, Musk went even further, boasting that a prototype of the vehicle has already been built and that it drives "like a sports car." Below is the teaser photo Musk unveiled earlier today. (image) Aside from the semi-truck mentioned above, Tesla has plans to release a slew of other vehicles over the next few years, including a brand new Roadster, a crossover version of the Model 3 dubbed the Model Y, and a pickup truck. In fact, Musk at one point went so far as to say that Tesla would be stupid not to release a pickup truck, a reasonable assessment given that the 3 top-selling vehicles in the United States this past year were all pickup trucks.



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Google Will Mark Any HTTP Pages That Record User Data As 'Not Secure'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:02:04 -0400

(image) Google plans to mark HTTP sites that record user information as "Not Secure" in its Google Chrome browser, as well as labeling all HTTP sites as unsecure when visited in incognito mode.



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Venezuela snubs regional powers as more die in unrest

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:19:57 -0400

(image) Venezuela says it is quitting the Organization of American States in anger at pressure from the bloc over the government's handling of a deadly political crisis. The announcement late Wednesday raised international tension over Venezuela, where unrest has left 28 people dead this month. Echoed by the United States and European Union, the OAS has led an international chorus of concern over the economic and political chaos in the major oil-exporting country.



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Friends hail woman, 86, killed trying to stop attack as hero

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 20:29:04 -0400

(image) NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) — A young man was identified Friday as the suspect in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman remembered as a hero by investigators and neighbors after she used a walking stick to try to stop an attack on her friend.



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1992 ‘Rodney King riots' – A look back at L.A. in flames

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:08:26 -0400

(image) The 1992 Los Angeles riots began on April 29, 1992, after the acquittal of four LAPD police officers on trial for the beating of motorist Rodney King. Video of his treatment after a March 3, 1991, traffic stop drew international attention. Civil unrest, which included violence and looting, broke out on the streets of Los Angeles.





Trump administration's hardline immigration stance in Supreme Court case could see Melania Trump deported

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:17:23 -0400

(image) The argument that even an "immaterial" error on official paperwork can justify deportation, put forward by the Trump administration in a recent Supreme Court case, would be sufficient to deport the President's wife, Melania. The First Lady of the United States reportedly failed to disclose earnings from nearly two months of illegal work in the USA on a visitor's visa, and subsequently failed to mention the offence on immigration documents. A Serbian woman was recently deported for failing to disclose her husband's history in the military, thus setting a technical precedent for deporting Ms Trump, as Slate reports.



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Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets death

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:05:41 -0400

(image) MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injection for the ambush at a state police barracks.



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Abbas turns screw on Hamas by cutting Gaza's electricity

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:33:07 -0400

(image) By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - With the prospect looming of a Middle East peace initiative by a new U.S. administration more sympathetic to Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to turn the screw on the Hamas group that has kept Gaza out of his control for a decade. Abbas's Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) on Thursday told Israel it would no longer pay for the electricity Israel supplies to Gaza, a move that could lead to a complete power shutdown in the territory, whose 2 million people already endure blackouts for much of the day.



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Andmesh’s cool elastomer cases are finally available for the iPhone 7 Plus

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:44:58 -0400

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We’ve covered Andmesh's elastomer iPhone cases a few times before here on the site. They’re like no other cases out there, both in terms of their design and the material they’re made from. Elastomer is a cool rubbery substance that’s harder than silicone but still flexible and grippy. The pattern is another unique aspect, with a cool design that spreads different sized holes across the back of the phone. It still covers your iPhone, but you can still see the Apple logo through the case.

Andmesh makes its cases for a bunch of different iPhone models, but it hasn’t ever made one for the iPhone 7 Plus… until now. If you’re looking for a cool and original case that protects your phone as well, definitely give the Andmesh Elastomer iPhone 7 Plus Case a shot.

Here are the highlights from the product page:

  • A stylish layout and design: This design covers up the buttons and yet it still allows you to reliably operate them with a minimum amount of effort, not hindering in any way its usability. Its tiny hole is big enough that it resembles the Apple mark, so the Apple mark is still slightly visible in this design.
  • Made from excellent materials: Made with Japan-produced elastomer, which is neither too hard nor too soft, and doesn't feel sticky on the hands. This evolved iPhone7 has an appropriate case which has an additional water-proof quality.
  • A reliable durability: The hemispheres which are set in the lateral sides of its interior have been strengthened in order to protect it from any impact. It even passes the United States Military Standard drop test.
  • A comfortable and solid grip: It has a rounded finish which is pleasant to the grip. It covers the LCD screen with a thickness of over 1mm, and this guarantees the protection of the fragile space between the LCD screen and the case.
  • Supported model: iPhone 7 Plus Supported Weight: Approx. 40g Raw materials: Japan-made elastomer Type: Case Color: Four colors (Red / Black / Gray / White)



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Press secretary comments on tax plan's effect on middle class

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:04:54 -0400

(image) ABC News' Cecilia Vega asks Sean Spicer why Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin couldn't guarantee that middle class would not pay more with new tax plan.



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Negotiations on N. Korea are 'only right choice': China

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:57:18 -0400

(image) Stressing the need to avoid "chaos" on the Korean peninsula, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said dialogue and negotiations were "the only right choice" to address the threat from North Korea's missile and nuclear programs. "Right now, the situation on the Korean peninsula is under grave tension and at a critical point," Wang said ahead of a Security Council meeting aimed at agreeing on a global response to North Korea. "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea.



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Tad Cummins Admits To Wife He Slept With Elizabeth Thomas

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:36:09 -0400

(image) Tad Cummins' wife said he admitted to her he slept with Tennessee teen he is accused of kidnapping in Maury County.



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Mystery deaths in Liberia linked to funeral - WHO

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:18:54 -0400

(image) By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Nine people have died and eight are sick in Liberia after attending the funeral of a religious leader, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. On Wednesday, the WHO said Liberian health authorities were taking rapid precautionary steps after eight people died of a mystery illness, 10 months after the end of a two-year Ebola virus outbreak. "It seems all of these people were attending the funeral of a religious leader," WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib told a briefing in Geneva.



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GOP says it can pass short-term spending without Democrats

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:29:05 -0400

(image) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans said they would push a short-term spending bill — essential to keeping the government open — through the House Friday with only GOP votes, if necessary.



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Southwest Airlines to end practice of overbooking flights

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:38:06 -0400

(image) Southwest Airlines plans to stop overbooking flights — an industry practice implicated in an ugly incident on a United Airlines flight that has damaged United's reputation with the flying public.



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Qualcomm slams Apple in scathing new statement

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:44:49 -0400

(image) The Apple vs. Qualcomm patent fight is probably the second most important new legal confrontation between tech companies this year, with the Google vs. Uber trial being far more interesting and dramatic. But you had still better be ready for the incoming spectacle. Case in point: Qualcomm on Friday issued a press release to tell everyone in the world that Apple has been a bad, bad company. Titled Apple Continues to Improperly Interfere with Qualcomm's Agreements with Contract Manufacturers, the new statement is about Qualcomm’s revised guidance for the third quarter in light of Apple’s recent actions. Needless to say, this fight stands to have a dramatic impact on Qualcomm's performance. Apparently, Apple told Qualcomm that “Apple is withholding payments to its contract manufacturers for the royalties those contract manufacturers owe under their licenses with Qualcomm for sales during the quarter ended March 31, 2017,” and it will continue to do so until the patent dispute is settled. As a result, Qualcomm now expects revenue between $4.8 billion and $5.6 billion for the third quarter. Its prior guidance was between $5.3 billion and $6.1 billion. Comparatively, Qualcomm reported $6.0 billion for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016. In other words, iPhone money is really important to the chipmaker. "Apple is improperly interfering with Qualcomm's long-standing agreements with Qualcomm's licensees," executive vice president and general counsel of Qualcomm Don Rosenberg said. "These license agreements remain valid and enforceable. While Apple has acknowledged that payment is owed for the use of Qualcomm's valuable intellectual property, it nevertheless continues to interfere with our contracts. Apple has now unilaterally declared the contract terms unacceptable; the same terms that have applied to iPhones and cellular-enabled iPads for a decade. Apple's continued interference with Qualcomm's agreements to which Apple is not a party is wrongful and the latest step in Apple's global attack on Qualcomm. We will continue vigorously to defend our business model, and pursue our right to protect and receive fair value for our technological contributions to the industry." Things are definitely going to get interesting...



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French tourist attacked by shark in New Zealand

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:26:02 -0400

(image) A French tourist survived a rare shark attack in New Zealand on Thursday, suffering only moderate injuries, rescuers and locals said. The woman, aged in her 20s, was bodyboarding in the afternoon at Curio Bay in the South Island when the shark attacked her leg, St John Ambulance said. Nick Smart, who runs the Caitlin Surf School, said the woman was in the water with friends when the shark attacked "out of nowhere".



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We asked Trump voters what they think about his first 100 days – and if they have any regrets

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:36:00 -0400

(image) Like the majority of people who sent Donald Trump to the White House, Lorraine Ostrowski has no regrets. While Mr Trump’s national approval rating is lower than that of any modern president, a recent Washington Post-ABC News survey found that among those who voted for him, just 2 per cent said they had made a mistake. Indeed, despite controversies ranging from Mr Trump’s Muslim travel ban, his campaign’s alleged links to Russia and the apparently often chaotic nature of his administration, when The Independent visited Macomb County, it found not a single Trump voter who wished for a do-over.



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How Did Missing Illinois Toddler Die?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:41:43 -0400

(image) After 30 hours of intense search by authorities in Joliet Township, Will County, the missing 16-month old toddler was found stuffed in a couch at her mother's home Thursday.



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China welcomes U.S. saying it is open to talks on North Korea

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:19:55 -0400

(image) By Michael Martina and Ju-min Park BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - China on Thursday welcomed an apparently softer tone by the United States on the North Korean nuclear and missile crisis but stressed its opposition to a U.S. missile defence system being deployed in South Korea. Separately, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on North Korea and other countries on Thursday to avoid behaviour or rhetoric that could increase tensions around Pyongyang's nuclear programme. Speaking at a news conference in Moscow after talks, the two leaders said they had agreed to cooperate closely to try to help defuse tensions around North Korea.



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Utah Rep. Chaffetz needs surgery, will be away for weeks

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:28:52 -0400

(image) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz (CHAY'-fits) of Utah says he needs immediate foot surgery and will be out of Washington for three to four weeks, missing a key vote on a spending bill to keep the government open.








Sheryl Sandberg's mother-in-law stuns her by encouraging her to remarry

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:22:22 -0400

(image) While Sheryl Sandberg and her mother-in-law, Paula Goldberg, were cleaning out Dave Goldberg’s closet after he passed away, Goldberg said something that stunned Sandberg. "You are not only going to live, but you are going to get remarried one day — and I am going to be there to celebrate with you," she said.



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This may be Apple’s first brand new iOS device since 2015

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:14:18 -0400

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The rumors saying that Apple is working on a Siri-based Amazon Echo rival are back, with a noted insider saying that Apple is currently finalizing the design for the unnamed product.

“Apple is currently finalizing designs for their Alexa competitor, expected to be marketed as a Siri/AirPlay device,” Sonny Dickson said on Twitter.

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Dickson, who has a decent track record when leaking details about unreleased Apple products (especially iPhones) also said the upcoming Echo rival is “believed to carry some form of Beats technology, and is expected to run [an iOS variant].”

The insider did not mention anything about an actual launch date for the product, or a price.

Amazon’s Echo is currently the most popular voice-based home assistant product out there. Earlier this week, Amazon unveiled a new Echo gadget, the Echo Look that comes with a built-in camera. Amazon’s Alexa assistant, the AI brains of the Echo line of devices, is available in other non-Amazon devices as well, with more third-party companies interested in integrating the service into their products.

https://twitter.com/SonnyDickson/status/857584905982693379

Google is looking to turn its Home device into an equally popular gadget, although Amazon’s lead can’t be contested for the time being.

A Time report in February said that Apple had no interest in making a device that would compete against Amazon Echo and Google Home. However, given the increased popularity of these home devices, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Apple come out with a competitive product that would offer Siri functionality at home.



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Campus free speech battle erupts in Berkeley

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:54:31 -0400

(image) ABC's Maggie Rulli reports on Ann Coulter and UC Berkeley engaging in the latest battle over free speech on U.S. college campuses.



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How Donald Trump's tax cuts could directly enrich himself and US most wealthy

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:19:23 -0400

(image) At least two of the measures included in Donald Trump’s proposed tax cuts stand to make him, his family and the wealthiest Americans much richer, experts have claimed. The billionaire businessman's plans were described as the "biggest tax cut" in US history by American Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and billed as a boon for ordinary businesspeople. The proposed cut to corporation tax and income tax for the US's highest earners, has caused outrage among some critics.



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Sweden truck attack death toll rises to five

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:06:29 -0400

(image) The death toll from the Stockholm truck attack rose to five on Friday after a 60-year-old Swedish woman succumbed to her injuries, police said. An Uzbek suspect has confessed to using a stolen truck to mow down pedestrians on a busy shopping street in central Stockholm on April 7 in a rampage similar to attacks in Nice, Berlin and London. Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek national who was arrested a few hours after the attack, has confessed to driving the truck.



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Russian intelligence ship sinks off Turkey's Black Sea coast

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:19:10 -0400

(image) A Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast on Thursday after colliding with a vessel carrying livestock and all 78 personnel on board the navy ship were evacuated, Turkish officials said. The rescued crew members of the Russian ship Liman were in good health after the collision with the Togo-flagged Youzarsif H, Turkey's Transport Minister Ahmed Arslan said. The incident took place in fog and low visibility 18 miles (29 km) from Kilyos village on the Black Sea coast just north of Istanbul.



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Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:43:08 -0400

(image) BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbors.



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Life sentences sought for 30 with ties to Turkish newspaper

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:01:50 -0400

(image) ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court accepted a criminal indictment demanding life imprisonment for 30 people with ties to a newspaper linked to a Muslim cleric whom the government accuses of masterminding a coup attempt.



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Please let this iPhone wireless charging feature actually exist

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:16:52 -0400

It may not happen with this year’s iPhone 8, but Apple dreams of charging its future products with the help of conventional Wi-Fi routers or even other Apple products. The technology would not only offer a way for various devices to potentially be used as wireless chargers but would also fix the most annoying thing about wireless charging nowadays: You still have to place a device in the proximity of a charging mat or device. Early iPhone 8 rumors suggested the iPhone will feature wireless charging powers unlike anything currently seen on mobile devices. That’s long-range wireless charging support that would allow an iPhone owner to keep using a device while the battery would recharge wirelessly. Multiple reports have shot down that rumor, and more recent leaks do not mention anything about long-range support, although the iPhone 8 is still expected to feature wireless charging. The US Patent & Trademark Office, meanwhile, published on Thursday an Apple patent application titled Wireless Charging and Communications Systems With Dual-Frequency Patch Antennas that describes antenna technology that would support simultaneous wireless charging and Wi-Fi support on a device. First discovered by Apple Insider, the patent doesn’t specifically mention the iPhone, iPad, or MacBook. And the drawings do not show anything resembling any of these devices. But the patent’s wording indicates that the wireless charging technology described herein can apply to a variety of Apple gadgets, not just the iPhone. Apple's choice of words practically covers any device currently made by Apple, but also future gadgets that are yet to be unveiled: Device 10A and/or device 10B may be a computing device such as a laptop computer, a computer monitor containing an embedded computer, a tablet computer, a cellular telephone, a media player, or other handheld or portable electronic device, a smaller device such as a wrist-watch device, a pendant device, a headphone or earpiece device, a device embedded in eyeglasses or other equipment worn on a user's head, or other wearable or miniature device, a television, a computer display that does not contain an embedded computer, a gaming device, a navigation device, an embedded system such as a system in which electronic equipment with a display is mounted in a kiosk or automobile, equipment that implements the functionality of two or more of these devices, or other electronic equipment. What’s interesting about this type of ambiguous language is that it also seem to indicate that Apple may be thinking about peer-to-peer wireless charging. For example, a MacBook connected to a power source might recharge an iPhone in the future. The technology might even allow iPhone owners to share battery power in the future. The patent explains that the devices may communicate wirelessly over Wi-Fi or cellular connection and that the same frequencies use[...]


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2017 Mini Cooper Countryman Grows Bigger, Gains Power, and Adds Practicality

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:22:13 -0400

(image) (image) A model from the Mini brand is unmistakable, no matter the guise, version, or body style. Some may consider the all-new 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman—the biggest Mini yet—an SUV, but the model embo...



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Bernie Sanders says it is 'likely' he would have beaten Donald Trump

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:59:33 -0400

(image) Senator Bernie Sanders has said it is “likely” he would have beaten Donald Trump in the 2016 election, but that “it doesn’t matter” now that Mr Trump is president. Trump understood that, by the way, and that's why he said, 'The whole system sucks. Mr Sanders has been an outspoken critic of the president's policy on the environment, healthcare, the economy, and a host of other issues.



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6 Hidden Gems in Utah's National Parks

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:08:30 -0400

(image) Utah's Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks illustrate the diverse terrain and geological splendors of America's top national parks. "Millions of people visit Zion, but relatively few go exploring into the park's secret places," says Janice Holly Booth, author of the book "Only Pack What You Can Carry: My Path to Inner Strength, Confidence and True Self Knowledge," a book published by National Geographic. Instead of hiking on the popular trails with the masses and venturing to well-traversed parks like the iconic Arches National Park, immerse yourself in the backcountry and remote spots to enjoy seclusion and stunning scenery.





China flags global naval role after new carrier launch

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:04:54 -0400

(image) By Adam Jourdan and Ben Blanchard SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China needs to raise its military capabilities to protect its growing overseas interests, its foreign minister said following the launch of China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, while vowing not to pursue expansionism. China launched the carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and regional worries about Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea and its broader military modernization program. "Under this new environment, China has ample reason to raise its own national defense capability to effectively protect its fair rights that are increasingly extending overseas," Wang said in response to a question on the new carrier, according to a statement on the ministry's website on Thursday.



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Texas poised to pass 'sanctuary city' ban with jail penalty

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:41:11 -0400

(image) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans were poised Wednesday to take a big step toward banning "sanctuary cities" in their state, debating a bill through which police chiefs and sheriffs could even be jailed for not cooperating fully with federal immigration authorities.



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Aaron Hernandez’s Family Demands To End Leaks

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:18:03 -0400

(image) Aaron Hernandez’s family is demanding to fire all the officials that leak the information about his death.



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