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Published: Sat, 27 May 2017 09:58:10 -0400

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Gianforte wins Montana special House election despite being charged with assault

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:47:56 -0400

(image) Republican Greg Gianforte claimed a narrow victory in Montana’s special election for the state’s at-large congressional seat, defeating Democrat Rob Quist one day after being charged with misdemeanor assault.

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Watergate Prosecutor: Jared Kushner Should Be Concerned

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:20:59 -0400

(image) As NBC News first reported, Jared Kushner is "under scrutiny" in the FBI's Russia investigation, meaning the probe is now in the Trump White House and in the Trump family.

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The Latest: California guards recovering after mass attack

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:04:50 -0400

(image) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a mass assault on guards at a California state prison (all times local):

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Sea Lion Attack: Child Victim’s Father Speaks Out

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:51:57 -0400

(image) The father told the CBC that his family was not feeding the sea lion when it dragged his daughter underwater, but did confirm that his daughter is being treated for a possible infection.

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Hamas executes three over commander's murder

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:19:50 -0400

(image) The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas executed three people in the Gaza Strip on Thursday over the assassination of one of its military leaders allegedly on behalf of Israel. Two men were hanged to death in Gaza City over the killing of Mazen Faqha in March, while a third was executed by firing squad, said an AFP correspondent who attended the executions.

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Texas teacher laughs as she hands out ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ award to 7th-grader

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:22:49 -0400

(image) During an end-of-the-year awards ceremony at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Channelview, Tex., a teacher gave Lizeth Villanueva an award for “most likely to become a terrorist.” The seventh-grade student’s mom is going great lengths to make sure the teacher gets fired.

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Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:33:18 -0400

(image) By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian air force planes on Friday carried out strikes directed at camps in Libya which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day, Egyptian military sources said. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had ordered strikes against what he called terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished. The Egyptian military said the operation was ongoing and had been undertaken once it had been ascertained that the camps had produced the gunmen behind the attack on the Coptic Christians in Minya, central Egypt, on Friday morning.

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GM sued over excess emissions in Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:41:00 -0400

Today's auto news headlines read like a warped version of Oprah Winfrey's infamous car giveaway: "You're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! And you're getting sued for excess diesel emissions! Everyone's getting sued for excess diesel emissions!" We say that because General Motors is now being sued for excess diesel emissions.  Fenner et al v General Motors LLC et al The suit filed in Detroit's federal court yesterday alleges that GM illegally outfitted 705,000 pickups with defeat devices similar to those deployed by Volkswagen in 11 million cars worldwide, including 565,000 registered in the U.S. The suit covers 2011-2016 models of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel. Unlike the lawsuit filed earlier this week against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, this one comes from consumers, not the U.S. Department of Justice. It alleges that GM employed at least three defeat devices that allowed trucks to emit up to five times the legal limit of pollutants while on the road but to keep emissions within legal limits during regulatory tests.  Fenner et al v General Motors LLC et al alleges that GM broke a number of racketeering and consumer protection laws. Plaintiffs seek a wide range of compensation, including payouts for lost resale value and buybacks of their vehicles. They're also seeking punitive damages against the automaker. Interestingly, the suit also names German supplier Bosch as a defendant. If the case goes to trial, that could be significant, since Bosch was very closely linked to the Volkswagen scandal. If you follow car news, it probably won't surprise you to learn that plaintiffs in the GM case are represented in part by Hagens Berman law firm, which has been a key player in the Dieselgate settlement and many other auto-related suits. GM has issued a brief statement about the lawsuit that reads, in full: "These claims are baseless and we will vigorously defend ourselves. The Duramax Diesel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra comply with all U.S. EPA and CARB emissions regulations." It's worth noting that this is one of at least two cases being brought by consumers against GM over its diesel vehicles--the other involving emissions in the Chevrolet Cruze diesel. Our take Who will prevail? We can't say because, much to some of our mothers' chagrin, we're not lawyers. However, we do know that the case puts GM in an awkward position. If the case goes to trial, it might prove GM's innocence, but GM's name would remain in the headlines for months and potentially years. Being associated with a high-profile case related to diesel emissions fraud at this time in history wouldn't do much for GM's diesel sales. That's a real problem, as GM appears to have banked on cornering the diesel market as other automakers retreat. On the other hand, settling this case (and the one involving the Cruze for that matter) out of court wouldn't do anything to exonerate GM. However, in terms of publicity, it might be for the best. Either way, shareholders will want GM to put the case to rest as soon as possible: stock prices took a plunge yesterday after the lawsuit was filed, though some of that value could be regained in trading today.[...]

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Montana governor slams alleged Gianforte body-slam: Yahoo interview

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:08:01 -0400

(image) Montana Gov. Steve Bullock called Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte’s alleged assault of a reporter “a real wake up call” in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, as voters in his state head to the polls today.

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President Trump’s first trip abroad

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:45:52 -0400

(image) In contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.

Three New Undisclosed Kushner-Russia Contacts

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:35:35 -0400

(image) Ned Parker, Reuters reporter, talks about the discovery of yet more undisclosed contacts between Donald Trump senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and Russia officials and the questions this behavior raises.

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Fallen Navy pilot's children hug as remains brought home

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:16:05 -0400

(image) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Deborah Crosby touched her father's flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday — ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War.

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Lawsuit: Zillow ‘Zestimates’ Are Wrong, Preventing Homes from Selling

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:46:36 -0400

(image) Zillow estimates values for 110 million homes across America as “zestimates,” but many have questioned the company’s accuracy, including one homeowner who claims she can’t sell her home because of it.

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El Salvador captures escaped female killer "Boss"

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:30:11 -0400

(image) Security forces in El Salvador on Thursday captured the female leader of a hit-squad-for-hire two weeks after she escaped from a Guatemalan prison where she was serving a 94-year sentence, officials said. Marixa Lemus, a 45-year-old Guatemalan who went by the nickname "The Boss," was arrested in the west of El Salvador near the Guatemalan border. Lemus had escaped her military-run prison north of Guatemala City on May 11.

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Chris Cornell Had Fresh Track Marks On His Arm: Report

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:41:51 -0400

(image) While authorities ruled the Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman took his own life last week Thursday, his family raised doubts over the findings.

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Venezuela military defends protests role, backs Maduro congress

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:21:58 -0400

(image) By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Decried by protesters as "murderers" defending a dictator, Venezuela's military insisted on Thursday it was not taking sides in the national political turmoil, though it did back socialist President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plan for a new congress. The armed forces' National Guard unit has played a pivotal role in two months of unrest rocking Venezuela, often blocking marches and using teargas and water cannons to fight youths hurling stones and Molotov cocktails. At least 57 people have been killed, including one National Guard member and two policemen.

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Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on train

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:31:42 -0400

(image) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said.

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How Do Muslims Fast On Ramadan?

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:00:02 -0400

(image) Ramadan starts this week, and Muslims across the globe are preparing for the holy month during which they fast from sunrise to sunset.

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Donald Rumsfeld wants to put an end to Putin’s aggression

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:47:02 -0400

(image) During a conversation with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld talked about President Trump’s refusal on Thursday to affirm Article 5 of the NATO treaty. “I’m hopeful that Secretary James Mattis or Rex Tillerson will, for example, make a trip to the Republic of Georgia soon,” Rumsfeld said. “I think just their physical presence there, letting the world know that the United States understands the fact that we don’t want to create an environment that’s hospitable for Mr. Putin to continue to be aggressive.”

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NOLA Mayor: Monuments ‘Signs of Oppression for 67% of My City'

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:42:33 -0400

(image) New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu explains his decision to remove Confederate monuments from the city in an interview to air Sunday on Meet the Press.

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Donald Trump vows to find and punish source of 'deeply troubling' Manchester attack leaks

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:38:00 -0400

(image) Donald Trump has called the US leaks of evidence relating to the Manchester attack investigation “deeply troubling” and has vowed “to get to the bottom” of them. Mr Trump appeared to be trying to halt an escalating diplomatic spat with the UK, with Theresa May having made clear that the “trust” between the two nations was at stake as a number of senior political and police figures expressed their dismay at the release of such sensitive information. Mr Trump said he had instructed the Department of Justice to launch a full investigation into the leaks and “if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law”.

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Credit Myths That Cost You Money

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:10:50 -0400

(image) Credit scores are confusing. You can pay off your student loans and see your credit score drop. You can add significant credit card debt and see your score soar. It's no wonder there are so many misconceptions about how to build or improve credit.

NATO attempts to contain Russia, raising conflict risk: Moscow

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:49:35 -0400

(image) Russia on Friday accused NATO of increasing the threat of conflict, insisting attempts by the US-led alliance to curb Moscow have left ties at their lowest ebb since the USSR collapsed. "At present NATO-Russian relations are at their worst since the end of the Cold War," the foreign ministry in Moscow said in a statement. The ministry said NATO was pursuing a policy of "containment" towards Russia that has seen it bolster its forces along the country's border in eastern Europe.

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Report yields new details in 2014 Yosemite air tanker crash

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:16:57 -0400

(image) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2014 fatal crash of an air tanker fighting a forest fire in Yosemite National Park came just after the pilot was warned to avoid a tree to the right but then struck trees to the left, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report.

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Philippine troops bomb Islamist militants in city

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:17:52 -0400

(image) Philippine security forces bombed residential areas in a southern city on Thursday as they battled Islamist militants who were holding hostages and reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians. An initial rampage by gunmen who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group through the mainly Muslim city of Marawi on Tuesday prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to impose martial law across the southern third of the Philippines. "We are using surgical airstrikes," local military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jo-Ar Herrera told reporters in Marawi shortly before big clouds of black smoke rose from a bombed area near the provincial government building.

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'Racially motivated' fight leaves Arizona prison on lockdown

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:36:20 -0400

(image) PHOENIX (AP) — A privately run prison in Arizona remained on lockdown Thursday after four inmates were injured in a brawl involving about 80 prisoners that authorities had to use pepper spray to break up.

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Breakdown between UK and US over intelligence leaks 'extremely dangerous', says Senator

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:11:00 -0400

(image) The top Democrat on the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee has said that the inability to share information between the UK and the US would be “extremely dangerous” to the security of both countries and the global community. Several senators support Donald Trump’s call for a probe into alleged leaks coming out of US government agencies, after British government officials expressed dismay over the publishing of reportedly leaked photos showing the scene of the Manchester bomb attack. In response to the disclosures, irate UK police forces said they would stop passing the US information regarding their inquiry into the blast outside of an Ariana Grande concert.

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Verizon may have just made the world’s most pointless thing

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:00:53 -0400


Someone, somewhere, deep in the bowels of Verizon's marketing department, has apparently read a study saying that the Internet of Things is going to be the next iPhone. This noble Brand Crusader decided that Verizon should be a Thought Leader in this category, and directed the captive team of engineers to make a Product that demonstrates Verizon's commitment to the IoT.

But unfortunately, no one stopped along the way to think about whether this is a thing that anyone will want to buy.

It's called the SmartHub, and it's a 4G LTE modem that turns Verizon's wireless network into a local Wi-Fi network. Verizon positions it as a router for the "smart home," which means it's supposed to connect all your Nests and your Hue bulbs and smart salt shakers to the internet so they can send you endless push notifications.

The SmartHub will do that. But you know what else will do that just fine? Your home Wi-Fi network, which comes in over a cable and is probably faster, more reliable, and far cheaper per gigabyte than Verizon's LTE solution.

Sure, there are definitely people out there who don't have a fixed-line broadband connection. Depending on the year, about 65-70% of all homes have a broadband connection. But I'm willing to make a purely speculative bet that 99.9% of people who have a $200 Wi-Fi connected thermostat also have a home broadband connection. Statistically speaking, most people who don't have home broadband are either poor (in which case they can't afford smart home gadgets), renters who are moving frequently (who aren't allowed to install smart home gadgets), or old (in which case they won't understand why their thermostat now needs an app).

There will be a time in the future, after millimeter-wave 5G becomes common and wireless internet becomes cheap, when you might want to replace your fixed-line broadband with a wireless service. But that day is not today, and no person with a smart home setup is going to run it off an expensive, capacity-limited wireless connection.

Verizon did not return a request to explain who the hell the SmartHub is for.

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Cat visits every national park

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:53:59 -0400

(image) This adventurous feline really is an outdoors cat — as he is currently making his way around every national park in the United States.

Up to 600,000 immigrants in U.S. South may have path to legal status: analysis

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:19:22 -0400

(image) A statistical review of immigrant screenings done by Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) determined that around 15 percent of the 4 million illegal immigrants in seven southern U.S. states had grounds to apply for legal status based on fears of persecution in their homeland, family ties or other factors. The percentage of the 11 million illegal immigrants across the country who might be eligible to stay in the United States could be even higher, according to University of California at San Diego political scientist Tom Wong, who conducted the analysis for CLINIC. "As we ramp up immigration enforcement in the United States, we should take this figure and remind ourselves that we shouldn't deport first and then ask questions," Wong said in a telephone interview.

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How to Maintain and Repair Your Gas Grill

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:25:13 -0400

(image) Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. Whether you’ve been using it all year or haven’t touched it in months, you should give your grill the once-over before t...

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Dr. Beach names Florida's Siesta Beach best beach in US

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:22:02 -0400

(image) SIESTA KEY, Fla. (AP) — The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten's fur — all because it's comprised of 99 percent pure crushed quartz.

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Here's Why Bitcoin Prices Are Skyrocketing

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:28:26 -0400

(image) Cryptocurrency... so hot right now. Bitcoin surges above $2,700. Economic shifts in China are one of many factors propelling cryptocurrency to record-breaking prices.

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Egypt hits jihadists after attack on Christians kills 28

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:12:29 -0400

(image) Egypt launched six air strikes on jihadist camps in Libya Friday after masked gunmen attacked a bus of Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital, killing at least 28 people. Assailants in three pick-up trucks attacked the bus as it was heading for the Saint Samuel monastery in Minya province, more than 200 kilometres (120 miles) from Cairo, before fleeing, the interior ministry said. It was the latest attack on Copts after Islamic State (IS) group jihadists bombed three churches in December and April, killing dozens of Christians.

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Day care worker charged with killing baby in recorded attack

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:04:59 -0400

(image) BALTIMORE (AP) — A day care worker in Maryland was captured on video "torturing" an 8-month-old girl who later died, authorities said Thursday. She has been charged with murder.

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BMW 8-Series Concept revealed, that escalated quickly

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:16:00 -0400

(image) BMW didn't wait long to show fans of the brand that it still could build a big coupe. Days after quietly pulling from sale the 6-Series coupe from the U.S., BMW showed in Italy what's likely coming next. The BMW 8-Series Concept revealed Thursday at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, signals the next halo coupe from Munich.

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New video gives us an incredible look at Tesla’s Model 3

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:26:53 -0400


A brand new video of a Tesla Model 3 release candidate out on the open road provides us with our crispest look yet at Tesla's highly anticipated EV. Indeed, with Model 3 production still on track to begin in July, it's no surprise that Tesla has ramped up road testing in recent weeks, and in turn, we've seen a seemingly endless stream of Model 3 spy shots and videos surface online as of late.

The most recent video comes to us via the Northern California Dashcam YouTube account and depicts a white Model 3 cruising along the highway near the San Mateo bridge. While it's hard to take anything away from the video with respect to what the final version of the car is going to look like, the video nonetheless provides us with a high quality and detailed look at what may very well be the most highly anticipated car release in years.

Say what you will, but it's hard to deny that the Model 3 is an impressively sleek car given its entry-level price of $35,000.

The video doesn't provide us with a clear look at the Model 3 interior, which is unfortunate given that there's still a lot we don't know about what the Model 3 is going to look like from the inside. While we know that there will be a 15-inch touchscreen on the center dash, there are still unanswered questions regarding the fit and finish options Tesla will make available on the Model 3. That said, a recent spy shot did reveal a Model 3 interior with a wood trim, strongly suggesting that the interior we saw when Tesla first unveiled the Model 3 won't be as barren and boring as we thought.

That spy shot can be seen below.

For what it's worth, Musk last year also promised that the steering wheel would see some substantial enhancements.

Lastly, Tesla earlier this week confirmed a number of Model 3 details, including a base-level range of 215 miles and a 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds.

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Modi, marking three years in power, opens India's longest bridge

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:01:47 -0400

(image) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, marking three years in power, on Friday inaugurated the country's longest bridge that spans the vast Brahmaputra River in the northeastern state of Assam. The 9.15 km (5.7 mile) Dhola-Sadiya bridge, strong enough to carry a 60-tonne battle tank, will reduce travel times from Assam to the frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh whose territory is partly claimed by China. "The inauguration of the bridge marks the end of a long wait for the people of this area," Modi's office quoted him as saying in a speech, adding the bridge "opens the door for economic development on a big scale".

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DARPA reveals design of its space plane for faster, cheaper satellite launches

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:17:44 -0400

(image) Launching satellites into orbit could get a lot cheaper thanks to an experimental space plane.  SEE ALSO: NASA's new space fabric looks like chain mail and can protect astronauts This week, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) revealed the design for the XS-1, which is set to be built by Boeing. The hypersonic aircraft would launch vertically, deploy a second stage to carry a satellite into orbit, and then land like a normal airplane.  Although the aircraft is still in the concept phase, DARPA believes the final result will be a vehicle that will provide "short-notice, low-cost access to space" for both military and commercial use. Initial tests of the XS-1 technology will attempt 10 flights over the course of 10 days with the ultimate goal being routine low-Earth orbit flights for around $5 million or less per launch. (Currently, it costs SpaceX about $62 million to launch its Falcon 9 rocket into orbit.) "We're delighted to see this truly futuristic capability coming closer to reality," DARPA's Brad Tousley said in a statement on the agency's website. "Demonstration of aircraft-like, on-demand, and routine access to space is important for meeting critical Defense Department needs and could help open the door to a range of next-generation commercial opportunities." And while this futuristic space plane and the opportunities it may afford sound exciting, actual flight tests aren't scheduled to happen until 2020. For now, you'll have to use the concept video (above) to imagine this very near future of space travel.  WATCH:

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S. Korea confirms fishing crew's safety after hijack scare

Sat, 27 May 2017 05:57:40 -0400

(image) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Saturday that it has confirmed the safety of crew members from a fishing vessel that had lost contact in waters off Somalia, prompting Seoul to dispatch a naval unit over fears that the vessel had been hijacked by pirates.

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Xbox Scorpio Build Of ‘Project Cars 2’ Won’t Be Limited By PS4 Pro

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:42:07 -0400

(image) Project Scorpio is substantially more powerful than PS4 Pro, and the developers of ‘Project Cars 2' are OK with that. Read how the upcoming game intends to leverage the next Xbox to its full potential.

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China arrests Taiwanese activist for "subversion"

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:38:10 -0400

(image) China has arrested a visiting Taiwanese rights activist on suspicion of subverting state power, according to reports. Lee Ming-che, a 42-year-old NGO worker, had been unreachable since March 19 after he entered the southeastern Chinese city of Zhuhai from Macau, according to Taiwan's government. On Friday China's official state news agency Xinhua reported that he was in detention and had "confessed" following interrogation.

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Smooth waves bursting with color give inside view of surfer’s paradise

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:32:59 -0400

(image) Ever wondered what Hawaii’s famous waves look like from the inside? Photographer and non- commissioned officer in the United States Army, Marco Mitre shares the beauty of the shore on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Judge: No Confederate flag T-shirt in officer's retrial

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:39:50 -0400

(image) CINCINNATI (AP) — The jury in the murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist will not see the officer's undershirt depicting a Confederate battle flag, because a judge ruled Friday that the garment is too prejudicial.

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