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WORLD CUP: Dads Ronaldo and Messi still seek World Cup title

GENEVA (AP) Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have put up impressive numbers - in life and on the field - going into a fourth World Cup.

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Open thread for night owls: Betsy DeVos tells students but not her boss—don't be mean on Twitter

Steven Crockett Jr. at The Root writes—Betsy DeVos Tells Students Not to be Mean on Twitter. Student Responds: What About Your Boss? On Monday, at a student town in the Hall National Constitution Center, DeVos warned a crowd of kids ranging from elementar
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Open thread for night owls: Betsy DeVos tells students but not her boss—don't be mean on Twitter

Steven Crockett Jr. at The Root writes—Betsy DeVos Tells Students Not to be Mean on Twitter. Student Responds: What About Your Boss? On Monday, at a student town in the Hall National Constitution Center, DeVos warned a crowd of kids ranging from elementary to college-age students not to “be nasty” when messaging on Twitter. DeVos was there to “talk about the First Amendment as part of the Center’s annual Constitution Day, commemorating the 231st anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution,” The Associated Press reports. “It is easy to be nasty hiding behind screens and Twitter handles,” she said. “It’s not so easy face-t0-face.” Ummm....but... Thankfully, 21-year-old Kaileigh Murphy was in attendance to tell the uneducated education secretary that her message might be better served if she delivered it to the president considering he often logs into his presidential Twitter account to rail against his detractors, make up nicknames for Congress members who disagree with his policy and straight out bully others. [...] DeVos went on to note that as a nation “we have abandoned truth,” and everything has become personal points of view—another point that she could’ve taken straight to the man who denies actual numbers like the size of his inauguration crowd, the number of electoral votes he received, the number of people who died in Puerto Rico or his poll numbers. Indivisible’s list of Resistance Events & Groups TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES QUOTATION «I am younger today than I was at twenty-five. Of course the furrows of suffering have been dug deeper, but so have those of understanding sympathy and inner happiness. Whatever age may do to my earthly shell, I shall never grow cynical or indifferent—and one cannot measure the reserve power locked up in that assurance.»            ~~Helen Keller, Letter to Clare Heineman, July 19, 1943   TWEET OF THE DAY xWe routinely lock up 17-year-olds - especially black & Latinx boys - for decades or life. If you're defending Kavanaugh on the basis of «He was 17 & dumb,» you'd better be consistently arguing against trying minors as adults & giving teenagers life sentences, too.— Laura Seay (@texasinafrica) September 17, 2018 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2015—'Proud Catholic' Rep. Paul Gosar to boycott Pope's address, condemns 'socialist,' 'leftist' policies: A holy man, but not as holy as Arizona's Paul Gosar. Rep. Paul Gosar, honorable congressman from the fine state of Arizona—hey, they can't _all_ be from Texas—will not be attending Pope Francis's upcoming speech to Congress. He will be boycotting the speech, albeit with a heavy heart, because Pope Francis gives a flying damn about the fate of the planet and up with that the «proud Catholic» Gosar will not put. Many believed, like I did, that this was an opportunity for the Pope to be one of the world’s great religious advocates and address the current intolerance of religious freedom. An opportunity to urgently challenge governments to properly address the persecution and execution of Christians and religious minorities; to address the heinous and senseless murders committed by ISIS and other terrorist organizations. An opportunity to address the enslavement, belittlement, rape and desecration of Christian women and children; to address the condoned, subsidized, intentionally planned genocide of unborn children by Planned Parenthood and society; and finally, an opportunity for His Holiness to refocus our priorities on right from wrong. Media reports indicate His Holiness instead intends to focus the brunt of his speech on climate change--a climate that has been changing since first created in Genesis. More troubling is the fact that this climate change talk has adopted all of the socialist talking points, wrapped false science and ideology into “climate justice” and is being presented to guilt people into leftist policies. If the Pope stuck to standard Christian theology, I would be the first in line. If the Pope spoke out with moral authority against violent Islam, I would be there cheering him on. If the Pope urged the Western nations to rescue persecuted Christians in the Middle East, I would back him wholeheartedly. But when the Pope chooses to act and talk like a leftist politician, then he can expect to be treated like one. Got it. As long as the Pope promotes ideas that conservatives like and does so in a conservative frame, Paul Gosar is a big fan of the Pope. But if the Pope slips up and introduces something «proud Catholic» Paul Gosar doesn't like, the Pope can go straight to you-know where.

Border Patrol serial killer targeted sex workers, transgender women

With the rise in attention to police violence, there has been increased speculation about what kind of people are drawn to law enforcement. In the case of the U.S. Department of Customs and Border Protection, the answer is now “a literal serial killer.”
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Border Patrol serial killer targeted sex workers, transgender women

With the rise in attention to police violence, there has been increased speculation about what kind of people are drawn to law enforcement. In the case of the U.S. Department of Customs and Border Protection, the answer is now “a literal serial killer.” Texas authorities arrested Juan David Ortiz, a Border Patrol agent, on September 15 after an intended victim managed to escape and flag down a highway patrol officer. Ortiz was targeting sex workers. In a press conference, Webb County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Fred Garza acknowledged “Ortiz targeted all [the] victims due to their profession and being vulnerable.” The press conference is widely available, but I will not be linking to it, because of the deadnaming of Ortiz’s third victim, Janelle Ortiz (no relation). Ortiz’s first two victims were 29-year-old Melissa Ramirez and 42-year-old Claudine Luera. The fourth victim remains a Jane Doe at this time. x1/2: Janelle Ortiz was a 28 year old translatina who died at the hands of a U.S Border Patrol agent last Friday, September 15th. The agent has been arrested and charged with murder. #SayHerName #TransVisible pic.twitter.com/6hUwEcS3MR— Equality Texas (@EqualityTexas) September 18, 2018 Chief Deputy Garza is not wrong. Sex workers are extremely vulnerable to this kind of targeted violence, and are often not taken seriously by law enforcement.

Senate Judiciary Democrats file suit to obtain Kavanaugh's Bush administration documents

On Monday, six Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats filed suit against the National Archives and Records Administration in an attempt to pry loose the documents of just what Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was doing in his position as attorney in the Bu
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Senate Judiciary Democrats file suit to obtain Kavanaugh's Bush administration documents

On Monday, six Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats filed suit against the National Archives and Records Administration in an attempt to pry loose the documents of just what Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was doing in his position as attorney in the Bush White House. This, because Judiciary Committee Republicans, the George W. Bush presidential library and the Trump-led CIA have all stonewalled requests for those records as Republicans push to confirm Kavanaugh before that information can be made public. «The Senate and the American public have a brief opportunity to sift the record of Judge Kavanaugh’s public career before the Senate is expected to make an effectively irreversible decision that would shape the federal judiciary for decades, and the individual Senators have a unique platform to probe and publicize Judge Kavanaugh’s record,» lawyers for the senators at the watchdog group American Oversight wrote in Monday's filing. The primary blame can be placed on Republican Judiciary Committee head Sen. Chuck Grassley, who refused to request the full set of records to begin with under the pretense that they would somehow not be relevant. Since Grassley and the other Republicans have refused to use their own powers to expedite the records requests, it's left to Democrats and the wider public to pry them loose via Freedom of Information Act requests and, at this point, lawsuits. As to why this is happening, there's not a lot of mystery to it:  We can make some very good guesses as to why Republicans have been adamant in blocking records of what attorney Brett Kavanaugh was doing in that Bush administration. It's already evident that he lied to the Senate in both this and past confirmation hearings about his involvement in a host of judicial nominations and other hyper partisan efforts. Furthermore, it's almost certain he has a more intimate involvement with two of the Bush administration's greatest scandals, the legal justification for the torture of prisoners of war and for the indefinite detention of prisoners without charge or process, than as the rote paper-shuffler he purports to have been. His current denials are simply implausible. Any of those would be deal-breakers, for any Senate supposedly concerned with the character of justices or with, sigh, its own basic oversight functions. So Republicans have decided to bury as much as can be buried and hope none of it comes out until the nominee is safely on the court and, in their estimation, therefore immune to new revelations. It's been a cynical game, but the game was already cynical when Republicans rewrote the rules to declare that sitting presidents don't get Supreme Court nominations heard for the last quarter of their terms because (hand-waving) «reasons.» This is (one of the reasons) why we need to take back the Senate. Can you give $3 to help win Nevada and Texas?

The evangelical purity trap for women: “A lamb outside of your marriage bed and a tiger in it”

“If you can control somebody’s sexuality, you have a deep amount control over them,” says author Linda Kay Klein
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The evangelical purity trap for women: “A lamb outside of your marriage bed and a tiger in it”

“If you can control somebody’s sexuality, you have a deep amount control over them,” says author Linda Kay Klein

“The View” co-hosts shut down Abby Huntsman for claiming that Kavanaugh should not face an FBI probe

Huntsman insists that Kavanaugh should be presumed innocent until proven guilty but argues against an investigation
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“The View” co-hosts shut down Abby Huntsman for claiming that Kavanaugh should not face an FBI probe

Huntsman insists that Kavanaugh should be presumed innocent until proven guilty but argues against an investigation

Trump says the FBI should refrain from further probing his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

“It’s not really their thing,” President Donald Trump said of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Trump says the FBI should refrain from further probing his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

“It’s not really their thing,” President Donald Trump said of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Stocks to watch: RCom, ICICI Bank, Sun Pharma and sugar stocks

At the 14th AGM, RCom Chairman Anil Ambani announced that the company will exit telecom business completely, owing to intense slugfest in the sector.
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Stocks to watch: RCom, ICICI Bank, Sun Pharma and sugar stocks

At the 14th AGM, RCom Chairman Anil Ambani announced that the company will exit telecom business completely, owing to intense slugfest in the sector.

US Justice Department probes Musk statement on taking Tesla private

The probe by the Justice Department, which can press criminal charges, comes on top of a civil probe by the Securities and Exchange Commission and shareholder lawsuits.
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US Justice Department probes Musk statement on taking Tesla private

The probe by the Justice Department, which can press criminal charges, comes on top of a civil probe by the Securities and Exchange Commission and shareholder lawsuits.

China will use trade war with US to replace imports: Chinese state media

The People#39;s Daily newspaper, which is published by the ruling Communist Party, made the comments in a front-page article in its overseas edition on Wednesday.
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China will use trade war with US to replace imports: Chinese state media

The People#39;s Daily newspaper, which is published by the ruling Communist Party, made the comments in a front-page article in its overseas edition on Wednesday.

Expert panel says firms failed to submit coherent data on safety, efficacy of fixed dose drugs

The report said the published literature provided by drug companies to justify their FDCs were not relevant and relied on a few biased studies
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Expert panel says firms failed to submit coherent data on safety, efficacy of fixed dose drugs

The report said the published literature provided by drug companies to justify their FDCs were not relevant and relied on a few biased studies

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Solving the mystery of sleep

Alice Lloyd George Contributor Alice Lloyd George is an investor at RRE Ventures and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations with leaders in frontier technology. More posts by this contributor A conversation with Dean Kamen on the myth of “E
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Solving the mystery of sleep

Alice Lloyd George Contributor Alice Lloyd George is an investor at RRE Ventures and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations with leaders in frontier technology. More posts by this contributor A conversation with Dean Kamen on the myth of “Eureka!” Behind the scenes with Tezos, a new blockchain upstart Below are excerpts […]

Sugar content of most supermarket yogurts well above recommended threshold

The sugar content of most types of yogurt is well above the recommended threshold, reveals an analysis of the nutrient content of available UK supermarket products. And organic varieties, often viewed as healthier options, contain some of the highest average
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Sugar content of most supermarket yogurts well above recommended threshold

The sugar content of most types of yogurt is well above the recommended threshold, reveals an analysis of the nutrient content of available UK supermarket products. And organic varieties, often viewed as healthier options, contain some of the highest average sugar content, at 13.1 g/100 g, the findings indicate.

Committed to privacy, Snips founder wants to take on Alexa and Google, with blockchain

The story could be a harbinger of things to come when voice becomes more and more ubiquitous. After all, Amazon announced the launch of Alexa for Hospitality, its Alexa system for hotels, in June. News stories like this simply reinforce the idea that voice co
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Committed to privacy, Snips founder wants to take on Alexa and Google, with blockchain

The story could be a harbinger of things to come when voice becomes more and more ubiquitous. After all, Amazon announced the launch of Alexa for Hospitality, its Alexa system for hotels, in June. News stories like this simply reinforce the idea that voice control is seeping into our daily lives. The French startup Snips […]

An Intel drone fell on my head during a light show

It didn’t hurt. I thought someone dropped a small cardboard box on my head. It felt sharp and light. I was sitting on the floor, along the back of the crowd and then an Intel Shooting Star Mini drone dropped on my head. Audi put on a massive show to reveal
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An Intel drone fell on my head during a light show

It didn’t hurt. I thought someone dropped a small cardboard box on my head. It felt sharp and light. I was sitting on the floor, along the back of the crowd and then an Intel Shooting Star Mini drone dropped on my head. Audi put on a massive show to reveal its first EV, the […]

Google launches new AI initiatives in Japan

It’s no surprise that Google used its Cloud Next 2018 event in Tokyo today — one of a number of international Cloud Next events that follow its flagship San Francisco conference — to announce a couple of new initiatives that specifically foc
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Google launches new AI initiatives in Japan

It’s no surprise that Google used its Cloud Next 2018 event in Tokyo today — one of a number of international Cloud Next events that follow its flagship San Francisco conference — to announce a couple of new initiatives that specifically focus on the Japanese market. These announcements include a couple of basic updates like […]

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'Silly old bear': New exhibition celebrates Winnie-the-Pooh

BOSTON (AP) - When people care too much, Winnie-the-Pooh argues it's just love. That bit of time-tested wisdom is as relevant today as it was nearly a century ago, when the beloved teddy bear and main character in A.A. Milne's children's books series first ap
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'Silly old bear': New exhibition celebrates Winnie-the-Pooh

BOSTON (AP) - When people care too much, Winnie-the-Pooh argues it's just love. That bit of time-tested wisdom is as relevant today as it was nearly a century ago, when the beloved teddy bear and main character in A.A. Milne's children's books series first appeared in print. Now Pooh and ...

Exhibit showcases images of Mexico border walls, fences

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - The U.S. border wall with Mexico is frequently in the news, but few people have a chance to visit it up close, or to see details of the various sections. Kenneth Madsen, an Ohio State University geography professor and border wall expert,
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Exhibit showcases images of Mexico border walls, fences

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - The U.S. border wall with Mexico is frequently in the news, but few people have a chance to visit it up close, or to see details of the various sections. Kenneth Madsen, an Ohio State University geography professor and border wall expert, hopes his new photo ...

The Latest: 2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local): 11 p.m. Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in South Carolina. Horry County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Brooke Hol
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The Latest: 2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local): 11 p.m. Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in South Carolina. Horry County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Brooke Holden says a sheriff's office van was carrying two detainees and ...

French Lick Resort planning $17M expansion, sports bar

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) - Southern Indiana's French Lick Resort is planning a $17 million expansion that will add dozens of guestrooms and a sports bar to the tourist destination. French Lick officials said Monday that construction has already begun on the six
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French Lick Resort planning $17M expansion, sports bar

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) - Southern Indiana's French Lick Resort is planning a $17 million expansion that will add dozens of guestrooms and a sports bar to the tourist destination. French Lick officials said Monday that construction has already begun on the six-story addition near the French Lick Casino and ...

Hoards of Anonymous Figures React to a User-Controlled Character in an Interactive World by Universal Everything

 UK design studio Universal Everything (previously) is in the midst of crafting an experimental open-world environment called Emergence, available in a preview film. In Emergence, the glowing yellow user-controlled character is surrounded by crowds o
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Hoards of Anonymous Figures React to a User-Controlled Character in an Interactive World by Universal Everything

 UK design studio Universal Everything (previously) is in the midst of crafting an experimental open-world environment called Emergence, available in a preview film. In Emergence, the glowing yellow user-controlled character is surrounded by crowds of anonymous people who react to the character’s movements. The scenes are set in a variety of abstracted but familiar environments like city streets and under water. Presumably, the viewer will be able to control the figure in a VR or immersive gallery setting. More

Cape Cod shark attacks show need for better cell service

BOSTON (AP) - Two shark attacks on Cape Cod this summer are underscoring the need for better cellphone service at some of the region's most secluded beaches. Local officials say the issue is among their top priorities as they prepare to gather later this wee
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Cape Cod shark attacks show need for better cell service

BOSTON (AP) - Two shark attacks on Cape Cod this summer are underscoring the need for better cellphone service at some of the region's most secluded beaches. Local officials say the issue is among their top priorities as they prepare to gather later this week in the aftermath of the ...

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Bathurst 1000 to make Australian broadcast history

As part of Foxtel's push into the 4K market, the Great Race will be the first sporting event to be available on the pay TV service's dedicated 4K channel. According to Supercars CEO Sean Seamer, the race will be the perfect fit to debut the highest definitio
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Bathurst 1000 to make Australian broadcast history

As part of Foxtel's push into the 4K market, the Great Race will be the first sporting event to be available on the pay TV service's dedicated 4K channel. According to Supercars CEO Sean Seamer, the race will be the perfect fit to debut the highest definition coverage possible in the country. “We are proud to be able to deliver the Bathurst coverage through this innovative partnership with ... ... Keep reading

Kluber wins 19th, strikes out 11 as Indians top White Sox

Corey Kluber struck out 11 in eight innings to record his career-high 19th win as the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3
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Kluber wins 19th, strikes out 11 as Indians top White Sox

Corey Kluber struck out 11 in eight innings to record his career-high 19th win as the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3

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