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Merger with Bharti Airtel gives an easy exit route to Tata Tele: analysts

By running the show, Tata Teleservices would have continued to bleed on the financial front. The deal will ensure further losses are arrested, they say

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GOP Holocaust analogists furious over Nazi border policy comparisons

It was a tough week for supporters of Donald Trump’s draconian policy of separating the families of undocumented immigrants at the border. (Those supporters are overwhelmingly Republican: a Quinnipiac University poll showed only 27 percent of all respondent
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GOP Holocaust analogists furious over Nazi border policy comparisons

It was a tough week for supporters of Donald Trump’s draconian policy of separating the families of undocumented immigrants at the border. (Those supporters are overwhelmingly Republican: a Quinnipiac University poll showed only 27 percent of all respondents—but 55 percent of GOP backers—endorse the practice.) It began when former CIA and NSA chief Gen. Michael Hayden posted an image of Auschwitz and remarked simply, “Other governments have separated mothers and children.” By Monday, the clashing sound bites vomited forth by the president and his DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen reduced the administration’s defense to something like this: We are not separating families. Period. Except when we are, which is both Democrats’ fault and essential policy. The United Nations was unimpressed. Having already declared the family separation policy a violation of international law, the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees labeled Trump’s initiative “government-sanctioned child abuse.” By Tuesday, Trump was back on Twitter defending taking more than 2,000 children from their parents (many of them asylum seekers), while warning of the “animals” who will “infest our Country,” language which Bill Kristol noted “probably sounds better in the original German.” By Wednesday, when Trump signed his scam masquerading as an executive order, some of the conservatives’ best and brightest had enough of the backlash. “Comparisons to Auschwitz are ludicrous and offensive,” Daniella Greenbaum protested, because they “will only serve to highlight how Trump and his policies are not quite as bad as they could be.” Ben Shapiro, the former Breitbart propagandist the New York Times elevated as a “provocative ‘gladiator’” for young conservatives, complained that “Nazi has become a stand-in for ‘thing I don’t like.’ And that means that everything you don’t like becomes ‘Nazi policy.’” Yet that’s just what many Leftists are arguing: that their opponents are Nazis, but that they have no moral duty beyond shouting “Nazi!” That’s because they don’t believe their opponents are Nazis. They just think they win political battles by shouting about Nazis. All of which leads to more reactionary politics and greater polarization – all of which truly is dangerous. Now that’s some tough talk, especially coming as it does from the same Ben Shapiro who called Democrats and the Obama White House “anti-Semitic,”and  branded Obama’s a “borderline a Jew-hating administration.” Not to content to rest there, in 2010 Shapiro singled out Rahm Emanuel—one of the Jewish members of the Obama White House—for special treatment. “Emanuel,” he said, “is a kapo.” And how does the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum define a “kapo?” A concentration camp prisoner selected to oversee other prisoners on labor details. The term is often used generically for any concentration camp prisoner to whom the SS gave authority over other prisoners. As it turns out, Shapiro has plenty of company among the leading lights of the conservative movement, the right-wing media, and the Republican Party in casually trafficking in Holocaust analogies. From health care, taxes, and the national debt to public education, abortion, gun control, and now terrorism, Republicans in Washington, D.C., and around the country have for years been routinely comparing everything they hate to the Holocaust.

California split: “Cal 3″ campaign epitomizes Golden State’s pay-to-play initiative process

Venture capitalist funds pointless plan to carve up California, while social-justice initiatives fail to qualify
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California split: “Cal 3″ campaign epitomizes Golden State’s pay-to-play initiative process

Venture capitalist funds pointless plan to carve up California, while social-justice initiatives fail to qualify

In-work dining at Silicon Valley companies like Google and Facebook causes spike in divorce rate

Table fellowship shifts from family and friends to co-workers in order to boost efficiency — and families suffer
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In-work dining at Silicon Valley companies like Google and Facebook causes spike in divorce rate

Table fellowship shifts from family and friends to co-workers in order to boost efficiency — and families suffer

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34 in fray for MD post in BoB, UCO Bank, other PSBs; interview next week

This is the first time in so many years that deputy managing directors of SBI will appear for interview for the post of MDs
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34 in fray for MD post in BoB, UCO Bank, other PSBs; interview next week

This is the first time in so many years that deputy managing directors of SBI will appear for interview for the post of MDs

DRI serves arrest warrant to absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi via email

Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, the promoter of Gitanjali Gems, have allegedly defrauded PNB of over Rs 130 bn. The CBI and ED have also registered cases of alleged fraud against them
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DRI serves arrest warrant to absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi via email

Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, the promoter of Gitanjali Gems, have allegedly defrauded PNB of over Rs 130 bn. The CBI and ED have also registered cases of alleged fraud against them

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Social bonding key cause of soccer (football) violence

As World Cup fever sets in, increased hooliganism and soccer (football) related violence are legitimate international concerns. Previous research has linked sports-related hooliganism to 'social maladjustment' e.g. previous episodes of violence or dysfunction
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Social bonding key cause of soccer (football) violence

As World Cup fever sets in, increased hooliganism and soccer (football) related violence are legitimate international concerns. Previous research has linked sports-related hooliganism to 'social maladjustment' e.g. previous episodes of violence or dysfunctional behavior at home, work or school etc. However, social bonding and a desire to protect and defend other fans may be one of the main motivations not only for football hooliganism, but extremist group behavior in general, according to new research.

Snag your super early-bird passes for Disrupt Berlin 2018

Der frühe vogel fängt den wurm! Yikes, if we’re trotting out our tortured German to say “the early bird catches the worm,” it can mean only one thing, folks. It’s time for all you European startup fans to go catch super early-bird tickets to TechCru
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Snag your super early-bird passes for Disrupt Berlin 2018

Der frühe vogel fängt den wurm! Yikes, if we’re trotting out our tortured German to say “the early bird catches the worm,” it can mean only one thing, folks. It’s time for all you European startup fans to go catch super early-bird tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018 on November 29-30. Our pricing tiers start at €595 […]

In Army of None, a field guide to the coming world of autonomous warfare

The Silicon Valley-military industrial complex is increasingly in the crosshairs of artificial intelligence engineers. A few weeks ago, Google was reported to be backing out of a Pentagon contract around Project Maven, which would use image recognition to aut
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In Army of None, a field guide to the coming world of autonomous warfare

The Silicon Valley-military industrial complex is increasingly in the crosshairs of artificial intelligence engineers. A few weeks ago, Google was reported to be backing out of a Pentagon contract around Project Maven, which would use image recognition to automatically evaluate photos. Earlier this year, AI researchers around the world joined petitions calling for a boycott […]

Open source sustainability

Open source sustainability has been nothing short of an oxymoron. Engineers around the world pour their sweat and frankly, their hearts into these passion projects that undergird all software in the modern internet economy. In exchange, they ask for nothing i
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Open source sustainability

Open source sustainability has been nothing short of an oxymoron. Engineers around the world pour their sweat and frankly, their hearts into these passion projects that undergird all software in the modern internet economy. In exchange, they ask for nothing in return except for recognition and help in keeping their projects alive and improving them. […]

Are scooter startups really worth billions?

It’s been hard to miss the scooter startup wars opening fresh, techno-fueled rifts in Valley society in recent months. Another flavor of ride-sharing steed which sprouted seemingly overnight to clutter up sidewalks — drawing rapid-fire ire from ci
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Are scooter startups really worth billions?

It’s been hard to miss the scooter startup wars opening fresh, techno-fueled rifts in Valley society in recent months. Another flavor of ride-sharing steed which sprouted seemingly overnight to clutter up sidewalks — drawing rapid-fire ire from city regulators apparently far more forgiving of traffic congestion if it’s delivered in the traditional, car-shaped capsule. Even […]

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Things to Know about 2 Atlantic City casino reopenings

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - When four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos shut down in 2014 and a fifth followed two years later, it seemed to many that the city's gambling industry was in an irreversible death spiral. But things have been looking up since then for
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Things to Know about 2 Atlantic City casino reopenings

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - When four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos shut down in 2014 and a fifth followed two years later, it seemed to many that the city's gambling industry was in an irreversible death spiral. But things have been looking up since then for Atlantic City, due ...

Banksy Hits Paris with Sharp Political Criticism and Several Mischievous Rats

Against the backdrop of Paris Fashion Week which introduced several collaborative projects between high fashion brands and big names from the art world (Dior partnered with KAWS and Takashi Murakami continued collaborating with Virgil Abloh, the new artistic
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Banksy Hits Paris with Sharp Political Criticism and Several Mischievous Rats

Against the backdrop of Paris Fashion Week which introduced several collaborative projects between high fashion brands and big names from the art world (Dior partnered with KAWS and Takashi Murakami continued collaborating with Virgil Abloh, the new artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection), the French capital was for the first time hit by the world’s most elusive street artist—Banksy. Without previous announcement or warning—and to this moment without official confirmation—Parisans began to discover several new street pieces that materialized in the urban/street art galaxy of the social media universe. More

Danger of rip currents evident already off Carolinas' coasts

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Leanna Lamatrice and her family typically didn't pay much attention to the warnings about rip currents off North Carolina's Outer Banks. It was a mindset that began in childhood, when her family would spend two weeks every summer in Hatte
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Danger of rip currents evident already off Carolinas' coasts

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Leanna Lamatrice and her family typically didn't pay much attention to the warnings about rip currents off North Carolina's Outer Banks. It was a mindset that began in childhood, when her family would spend two weeks every summer in Hatteras village, and carried into adulthood. "And ...

New Florida law reignites beach access fight in Panhandle

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Along a stretch of white, sandy shoreline in Florida's Panhandle, a simple question has led to profanity-laden arguments, private security guards and calls to law enforcement: Who owns the beach? In one coastal county, a new stat
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New Florida law reignites beach access fight in Panhandle

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Along a stretch of white, sandy shoreline in Florida's Panhandle, a simple question has led to profanity-laden arguments, private security guards and calls to law enforcement: Who owns the beach? In one coastal county, a new state law is set to rekindle that uproar ...

Boston expands efforts to honor Martin Luther King's legacy

BOSTON (AP) - Boston is broadening its efforts to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Mayor Marty Walsh says the city will establish a monument to the civil rights icons on the historic Boston Common. It'll also create a «high-tech imme
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Boston expands efforts to honor Martin Luther King's legacy

BOSTON (AP) - Boston is broadening its efforts to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Mayor Marty Walsh says the city will establish a monument to the civil rights icons on the historic Boston Common. It'll also create a «high-tech immersion experience» in the city's Roxbury neighborhood ...

Bees and honey-making on display July 5 at Dickson Mounds

LEWISTOWN, Ill. (AP) - Bees and their work habits will be the topic of the Tot Time program next month at Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds . Max Johnson will present «Buzz Buzz Bees» July 5. The Lewistown resident and 4-H member will highligh
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Bees and honey-making on display July 5 at Dickson Mounds

LEWISTOWN, Ill. (AP) - Bees and their work habits will be the topic of the Tot Time program next month at Illinois State Museum-Dickson Mounds . Max Johnson will present «Buzz Buzz Bees» July 5. The Lewistown resident and 4-H member will highlight different types of bees in a hive, ...

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Report: Mohamed Salah considering quitting international soccer for unusual reason

Egypt star Mohamed Salah is reportedly considering quitting international football as he feels he has been used by his country for political gain, according to reports.According to John Sinnott and Alireza Hajihosseini of CNN, Salah feels “exposed” after
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Report: Mohamed Salah considering quitting international soccer for unusual reason

Egypt star Mohamed Salah is reportedly considering quitting international football as he feels he has been used by his country for political gain, according to reports.According to John Sinnott and Alireza Hajihosseini of CNN, Salah feels “exposed” after being photographed with Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, where the Egyptian team trained during the World Cup. Kadyrov has been criticized for his repressive leadership and comments against same-sex relationships. However, he and Salah were photographed together, with Kadyrov saying he had made Salah an honorary citizen of Chechnya.“Mohamed Salah is an honorary citizen of the Chechen Republic! That’s right!” Kadyrov said on social media. “I gave Mohamed Salah a copy of the order and a pin at a celebratory dinner that I gave in honour of the Egyptian team.”Jack Austin of the Independent adds that Salah feels he has been “used” for political purposes, and is considering quitting Egypt as a result. It’s not the first problem he has had with his country’s

Cubs’ Yu Darvish set for rehab assignment

Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish is inching closer to a return to action after a month of being sidelined.Darvish, who has been battling triceps tendinitis, will make his first rehab start on Monday, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. It
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Cubs’ Yu Darvish set for rehab assignment

Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish is inching closer to a return to action after a month of being sidelined.Darvish, who has been battling triceps tendinitis, will make his first rehab start on Monday, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. It’s not clear how many rehab starts the Cubs will want Darvish making, and they may ultimately play it by ear.Initial fears that Darvish might not be back until after the All-Star break appear to have been unfounded, though we’ll see how much rehab Darvish needs. He’s been a disappointment in his first year with Chicago, posting a 4.95 ERA in eight starts in what has been an injury-riddled debut season with the Cubs.

Tim Tebow’s stats are quickly on the rise in Double-A

Tim Tebow has struggled throughout much of the season with the Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets, but a strong month of June has the former Florida football star’s season looking a lot more respectable.With a 2-for-4 day in his Binghamton Rumble Ponie
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Tim Tebow’s stats are quickly on the rise in Double-A

Tim Tebow has struggled throughout much of the season with the Double-A affiliate of the New York Mets, but a strong month of June has the former Florida football star’s season looking a lot more respectable.With a 2-for-4 day in his Binghamton Rumble Ponies’ win over the Hartford Yard Goats on Saturday, Tebow raised his average to .256 on the year. While that is still less than stellar, he has hit extremely well over the past three weeks. “I’m improving, seeing pitches, leaving some bad pitches,” Tebow told reporters on Friday, per the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin. “I’m trying to be more direct to the baseball to do more damage with it.”Tebow is hitting .345 over Binghamton’s last 10 games, and his OPS of .736 on the year is decent. We’ve seen examples of the power he possesses with homers like this one, but consistency has obviously been the biggest issue for Tebow as he works his way through the Mets’ minor league system.If Tebow can stay hot for another month in July, we know the Mets will be looki

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