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Mark Zuckerberg's personal challenge this year is to fix Facebook

This has become an increasingly common critique of Facebook - and one Zuckerberg appeared to acknowledge by saying he wants time on the site to be "well spent". The tech firm has more than 2 billion m...

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New York City to install safety barriers to protect pedestrians

New York City to install safety barriers to protect pedestrians

Mayor Bill de Blasio says he expects New York City's public schools to reopen on Friday. "In 2017, New Yorkers witnessed the disgusting capacity of people willing to do us harm, whether it was in ou...

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United States calls for urgent United Nations meetings on Iran

United States calls for urgent United Nations meetings on Iran

The United Nations Security Council will convene a meeting on the situation in Iran at 3 p.m. Friday. "It is limiting the flow of information into Iran, restricting free speech, and attempting to pr...

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"Don't be afraid to die for China" - says Chinese president

Chinese President Xi Jinping readied his troops for action "Here I give my orders: the military at all levels should strengthen training and war preparedness". "The armed forces should conduct trai...

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Trump administration toughens stance on recreational marijuana

Trump administration toughens stance on recreational marijuana

Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner from Colorado said he's placing a hold on Justice Department nominees in response to Sessions' decision and will try to push legislation to protect marijuana sale...

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Israel takes step to make death sentences easier

Israel takes step to make death sentences easier

Israeli military courts - which handle cases involving Palestinians in the occupied West Bank - already have the power to issue the death sentence, although it has never been implemented. Netanyahu ar...

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Aadhaar Card Address Updation Form: How To Download And Other Details

Aadhaar Card Address Updation Form: How To Download And Other Details

USA whistleblower Edward Snowden has a dim view of governments, of course - which is why he calls recent reports of alleged Aadhaar data breaches "government abuse". The Tribune newspaper said it ...

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Israeli aircraft launch fresh raid on Gaza Strip

Israeli aircraft launch fresh raid on Gaza Strip

The attack came hours after a rocket launched from Gaza landed in an open field in southern Israel. Gaza's sole functioning power plant is able to generate only 60 megawatts, according to the Palest...

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Hot air balloon carrying tourists crashes near Luxor in Egypt

Hot air balloon carrying tourists crashes near Luxor in Egypt

Those on board the flight included a number of foreign nationals along with Egyptian tourists. The balloon, with tourists from different nationalities and Egyptians onboard, crashed to the west of t...

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Thousands of Flights Cancelled, Delayed Due to Winter Storm

Thousands of Flights Cancelled, Delayed Due to Winter Storm

Airport spokesperson Nancy Volmer said with the exception of 17 canceled and 39 delayed flights Thursday afternoon, flights were "on schedule and running smoothly". At Newark Liberty Internation...

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Governor calls for shared services, tax restructuring, in State of State message

Governor calls for shared services, tax restructuring, in State of State message

Here's a sample of what the Governor had to say, "Washington has launched an all-out direct attack on NY state's economic future by eliminating full deductibility of state and local taxes". These red ...

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Designations Under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998

Designations Under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998

The State Department raised the issue of religious intolerance in Pakistan in a 2016 report , and said USA officials have met with various Pakistani officials to discuss ways to combat violence and...

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Mad Catz returns from the dead, showing new products at CES

Mad Catz returns from the dead, showing new products at CES

That's right, the GameShark maker is back in the game, and after getting some new management and getting a new attitude in the process, Mad Catz is back from the grave and is already planning to tur...

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Paladins: Battlegrounds Will Bring Battle Royale Gameplay to the Hero-Based Shooter

Paladins: Battlegrounds Will Bring Battle Royale Gameplay to the Hero-Based Shooter

Hi-Rez has also announced that the game will feature maps at over 300 times the square footage of its standard Paladins Siege maps - that's pretty big. Hi-Rez says that Paladins: Battlegrounds was...

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Apple's latest acquisition will bolster its tools for app developers

Apple's latest acquisition will bolster its tools for app developers

Buddybuild's team will collaborate with the Xcode personnel for creating developer tools for the apps. Essentially, it gives developers a simple workflow when they need to iterate or push their apps...

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Amazon's Alexa can now tell microwaves how to cook

Amazon's Alexa can now tell microwaves how to cook

Amazon, who created the category in 2015 with the Amazon Echo , has a huge lead in market share over Google and its Google Home series. Amazon launched Echo products in India in October 2017, w...

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Woman on flight to Detroit: Man sexually assaulted me while I slept

Woman on flight to Detroit: Man sexually assaulted me while I slept

According to the Detroit Free Press report , the woman has accused Ramamoorthy of putting his hand in her trousers and unbuttoning her shirt while she was sleeping against the window. The victim tell...

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Add 'em together & Mega Millions, Powerball payouts at almost $1B

Add 'em together & Mega Millions, Powerball payouts at almost $1B

That's more than 2,000 times less likely than being killed by a lightening strike or an quake. If you win and want the full $550 million prize, that option is paid over the course of 29 years. And...

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North Korea is 'in the early stages of another missile test'

North Korea is 'in the early stages of another missile test'

The Diplomat says that when it compared older and newer images of the failed missile's apparent crash site - which was said by its US source to be an industrial area in the city of Tokchon, 39 kilome...

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Massive winter storm threatens New York with snow and flooding

Massive winter storm threatens New York with snow and flooding

If current computer models hold, that'll start to happen somewhere off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and continue as the storm moves north. Hurricane-force wind warnings have been posted off the coas...

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USA to Withhold All Security Assistance to Pakistan

USA to Withhold All Security Assistance to Pakistan

Drone strikes have been a frequent tactic by the U.S forces since 2004 to target suspected Taliban and al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, mainly North and South Waziristan, w...

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LaVar Ball founded the National Basketball Association, at least according to a Google glitch

LaVar Ball founded the National Basketball Association, at least according to a Google glitch

Sometimes it feels like LaVar Ball creates National Basketball Association storylines by sheer force of will. Google responded to the incident, and apparently it was all a mistake. It's unclear wh...

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HQ Trivia For Android Now In Beta

HQ Trivia For Android Now In Beta

Now, at long last, it's available for all on the Play Store under Early Access , so don't be surprised if it's still buggy. HQ Trivia is a live trivia game (every day at 9PM EST, also at 3PM EST ...

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How to avoid New Year's resolution traps at the gym

How to avoid New Year's resolution traps at the gym

Exactly what are you aiming to achieve at the end of your goal and what changes are you going to make to your lifestyle at home and in work to help you get to this goal? If you've already failed a...

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Ford F-150, Mustang subject to fed safety probe

Ford F-150, Mustang subject to fed safety probe

Federal regulators are investigating whether Ford Motor Co. should widen a recall of automatic transmissions to include 1.4 million additional vehicles after continuing to receive complaints from ow...

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Egypt's grand mufti says bitcoin 'forbidden' by Islam

Egypt's grand mufti says bitcoin 'forbidden' by Islam

Sheikh Shawki Allam, the Grand Mufti, issued a formal fatwa on Monday stating that trading in the digital currency is "forbidden in Sharia, as it causes harm to individuals, groups and institutions". ...

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Murphy, Blumenthal To Tour Puerto Rico's Storm Damage

Murphy, Blumenthal To Tour Puerto Rico's Storm Damage

Scott said Florida has everything the evacuees need to call the state home. Unlike Florida students, Puerto Rican students do not have to maintain a minimum GPA or pass state tests in English in ord...

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CHP Rescues Chickens Running Wild On Freeway After Cage Falls Off Truck

The CHP reported the incident about 6:09 a.m. on the southbound 605 Freeway near the transition to the westbound 105 Freeway. All lanes were reopened by around 7:15 a.m., according to CHP. CHP tweeted...

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Transgender individuals may now openly join the U.S. military

Transgender individuals may now openly join the U.S. military

Starting today, transgender individuals may openly join the USA military , this despite stiff opposition from President Trump, who tweeted last July that he wouldn't accept or allow transgender i...

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Klingenstein Fields & Co LLC Lifted Its Intel Corp (INTC) Holding

It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Hudson Valley Investment Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Intel Corp ( INTC ) by 10.6% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Raymo...

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