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Boris And Trump’s Killer Healthcare Trick, with Stephen Fry.

Will Boris and Trump privatise the NHS? How much would medicare for all cost in the US? Which healthcare system is most likely to save…

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A Florida woman was fined $100,000 for a dirty pool and overgrown grass. When do fines become excessive?

States, cities and counties collect billions of dollars in fines. The Supreme Court raised the possibility that some are going too far.

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“Incredible patriots” is the new “very fine people”: Trump defends racist chants

One day after trying to distance himself from “send her back,” the president abruptly reverses course.

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Chrome 76 prevents NYT and other news sites from detecting Incognito Mode

In Chrome 76, websites can no longer check FileSystem API to detect private mode.

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Why Audiences Are Only Going to Disney Movies

Julie Bikhman of Manhattan might buy the tickets, but when it comes to deciding what movie to see, her three young children are the ones…

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Trump administration planning changes to U.S. citizenship test

Everyone who applies to naturalize as a U.S. citizen must take a test derived from 100 civics questions. It was last overhauled in 2008. What…

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What Is the Apollo 11 Landing Site Like Now?

The American flag is bleached white. But some of the boot prints could remain undisturbed for tens of thousands of years.

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Are Birds Actually Government-Issued Drones? So Says a New Conspiracy Theory Making Waves (and Money)

Hatched by a 20-year-old college student, the Birds Aren’t Real movement has drawn intrigue and scorn on Instagram, Reddit, and Twitter.

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Kazakhstan government is now intercepting all HTTPS traffic | ZDNet

Kazakh government first wanted to intercept all HTTPS traffic way back in 2016, but they backed off after several lawsuits.

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Tranquility Base, Arizona: the astronauts’ moon training ground

All 24 men who flew to the moon with the Apollo program trained in the rugged canyons, craters and lava fields near Flagstaff

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As the Epstein Case Grows, Manhattan and DC Brace for Impact

“It’s going to be staggering, the amount of names,” says a person involved with litigation against Epstein. “It’s going to be contagion numbers.”

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House Holds Attorney General And Commerce Secretary In Contempt Over Census Probe

Democrats have demanded documents related to the origins of Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The effort to add…

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Chrome update will stop sites from checking for Incognito Mode

Google says sites are exploiting a loophole to violate the spirit of private browsing.

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Jon Stewart rips Rand Paul’s ‘virtue signaling’ in blocking 9/11 victim fund

A bill to ensure funding for the health care of Sept. 11 first responders is being held up in the Senate by Sens. Rand Paul…

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Dropbox silently installs new file manager app on users’ systems

Dropbox ambushes its users with a radically different version of its sync app. You can turn that bullshit off right now, and I suggest you…

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Suspected arson attack on Kyoto animation studio leaves 25 dead

At least 25 people have died in a suspected arson attack at a renowned animation studio in the Japanese city of Kyoto on Thursday, according…

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My browser, the spy: How extensions slurped up browsing histories from 4M users

Have your tax returns, Nest videos, and medical info been made public?

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The US is quietly opening shelters for babies and young kids. One has 12 children and no mothers

The government is expanding its use of shelters to house migrant children, even as it faces scrutiny for inhumane conditions at existing facilities.

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Rand Paul blocks Senate from approving 9/11 victim compensation fund

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Wednesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to pass an extension of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. 

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Hot Project: ‘The Man In The High Castle’ Creator Frank Spotnitz Developing Epic Fantasy TV Series Based On Games Workshop’s ‘Warhammer 40,000’ Universe

EXCLUSIVE: The Man In The High Castle creator Frank Spotnitz is developing a TV series based on Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe. It marks the…

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Turkey crosses “red line,” gets booted from F-35 partnership

Erdo?an’s welcome of Russian missiles puts nail in coffin of F-35 buy.

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Plant-Based Meat Reaches ‘Tipping Point’ as Growth Outstrips Regular Meat

A new report reveals the scale of the growing movement.

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Opinion | I have served in the Air Force and in Congress. People still tell me to ‘go back’ to China.

Trump’s attacks on legal immigration go against the people’s sentiment.

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The Financial Calamity That Is the Teaching Profession

Teachers are suing the government over debt relief that never came—but their financial problems go much deeper than student loans.

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House to vote on criminal contempt for Barr, Ross over census dispute

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt over…

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