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Digit’s first move beyond saving money is a feature to pay down credit card debt

Digit, the developer of a wildly popular automatic savings mobile app, is moving beyond its core business with a new feature enabling users to pay down credit card debt from their Digit account. Announced earlier today the new Digit Pay service, which uses sa

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A peek into the lives of Puerto Rican Muslims and what Ramadan means post Hurricane Maria

In recent years some Puerto Ricans have been reverting to the religion of their ancestors: Islam
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A peek into the lives of Puerto Rican Muslims and what Ramadan means post Hurricane Maria

In recent years some Puerto Ricans have been reverting to the religion of their ancestors: Islam

Is the Korean spring now over and the Trump-Kim summit on hold? Maybe — and maybe not

Trump’s hawkish advisers are clearly trying to scuttle peace talks. But China and North Korea may be ahead of them
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Is the Korean spring now over and the Trump-Kim summit on hold? Maybe — and maybe not

Trump’s hawkish advisers are clearly trying to scuttle peace talks. But China and North Korea may be ahead of them

Open thread for night owls: Plot thickens in story regarding second Trump Tower meeting

As noted at Daily Kos earlier Saturday, The New York Times broke a story today saying that there was a previously unknown meeting at Trump Tower in August 2016 in which Donald Trump Jr. met with Erik Prince of Blackwater notoriety, Joel Zamel, an Israeli spec
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Open thread for night owls: Plot thickens in story regarding second Trump Tower meeting

As noted at Daily Kos earlier Saturday, The New York Times broke a story today saying that there was a previously unknown meeting at Trump Tower in August 2016 in which Donald Trump Jr. met with Erik Prince of Blackwater notoriety, Joel Zamel, an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation, and an emissary of the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Topic: Providing foreign assistance to get Trump Jr.’s dad elected to the highest office in the land. The folks at Just Security have since added to that story, pointing out that if Prince was at that meeting, if he did, in fact, help make that meeting happen, then he perjured himself in testimony under oath to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on November 30, 2017, claiming that he had had no formal communication with the Trump campaign. Here, at Twitter, is Ryan Goodman, the founding co-editor-in-chief of Just Security and a former special counsel to the Department of Defense: TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES TWEET OF THE DAY xBeaded cap at Little Wound High School graduation. Pic via Ellie Nora Rosa pic.twitter.com/47PBYB1VKj— Ruth H. Hopkins (@RuthHHopkins) May 19, 2018 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2009—Gallup: Moderates, liberals flee GOP: Gallup is out with an interesting new survey showing where the Republican Party has lost the most ground over the past eight years, and conservatives aren't going to like what it reveals. The narrative spun by the Rush Limbaughs and Sean Hannitys and Dick Cheneys of the world is that the GOP's problem is that it hasn't been conservative enough, and that rather than moderate its policies, the GOP should focus its rebuilding efforts on the party's conservative base. But the Gallup survey tells a completely different story. According to Gallup, only 1 percent of self-described conservatives have left the Republican Party over the past eight years. In fact, the only group more loyal to Republicans were those who attend church weekly. Meanwhile, even as Republicans held their conservative base together, 9% of moderates and 8% of liberals left the party Monday through Friday you can catch the Kagro in the Morning Show 9 AM ET by dropping in here, or you can download the Stitcher app (found in the app stores or at Stitcher.com), and find a live stream there, by searching for "Netroots Radio.” LINK TO DAILY KOS STORE

One dead, two injured after Friday shooting at Georgia high school commencement; arrests made

Friday morning started with a school shooting that left 10 dead in Santa Fe, Texas, and it ended with deadly gunfire at a graduation in Jonesboro, Georgia, south of Atlanta.  One woman was killed and another was injured when gunfire was exchanged around
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One dead, two injured after Friday shooting at Georgia high school commencement; arrests made

Friday morning started with a school shooting that left 10 dead in Santa Fe, Texas, and it ended with deadly gunfire at a graduation in Jonesboro, Georgia, south of Atlanta.  One woman was killed and another was injured when gunfire was exchanged around 8 p.m. The lot at Mt. Zion High School was being used as overflow parking for the Perry Career Academy graduation at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, which is across the street on Mount Zion Parkway. Perry Career Academy is an alternative high school in Jonesboro. The ceremony had recently ended when the women were shot, but the incident was not related to the graduation or the high school, according to the school district. Authorities say the shooting broke out after an argument between different groups in the parking lot. None of the victims have been identified, but those still alive are expected to recover. Officials said a 21-year-old victim was taken to Atlanta Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the leg, while another woman was taken to Piedmont Henry Hospital. Officials said that woman, who was pregnant, was not shot rather she was hurt when she was pushed. A third victim, a woman in her 40s, was taken to Southern Regional, but was later pronounced dead. Officials said she was shot three times in the chest. On Saturday, the Clayton County sheriff’s office announced two arrests in the shooting, but declined to release the suspects’ names while charges are pending.

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Tesla Model 3 dual motor, AWD specs revealed by Elon Musk - Roadshow

A performance model with M3-rivaling specs -- including 0-60 in 3.5 seconds and 310-mile range -- is promised, along with easier servicing.
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Tesla Model 3 dual motor, AWD specs revealed by Elon Musk - Roadshow

A performance model with M3-rivaling specs -- including 0-60 in 3.5 seconds and 310-mile range -- is promised, along with easier servicing.

Wilful defaults by PNB's big borrowers slip further to Rs 152 bn by Apr-end

Big wilful defaulters are categorised by PNB as those borrowers with loan outstanding of Rs 2.5 million and over
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Wilful defaults by PNB's big borrowers slip further to Rs 152 bn by Apr-end

Big wilful defaulters are categorised by PNB as those borrowers with loan outstanding of Rs 2.5 million and over

CBI may seek red corner notice from Interpol against Nirav Modi, Choksi

The PNB had approached the CBI with a complaint on the basis of which the agency had registered an FIR against Modi
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CBI may seek red corner notice from Interpol against Nirav Modi, Choksi

The PNB had approached the CBI with a complaint on the basis of which the agency had registered an FIR against Modi

US has more billionaires than China, Germany & India combined

The number of billionaires worldwide has soared to a record high, according to a new report from wealth data company Wealth-X, which showed that there were 2,754 ultra-rich individuals on the planet in 2017. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US has more billionaires than China, Germany & India combined

The number of billionaires worldwide has soared to a record high, according to a new report from wealth data company Wealth-X, which showed that there were 2,754 ultra-rich individuals on the planet in 2017. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Shared housing startups are taking off

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor These schools graduate the most funded startup CEOs The formula behind San Francisco’s startup success When young adults leave the parental nest, they often follow a predictable pattern. First, move
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Shared housing startups are taking off

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor These schools graduate the most funded startup CEOs The formula behind San Francisco’s startup success When young adults leave the parental nest, they often follow a predictable pattern. First, move in with roommates. Then graduate to a single or couple’s pad. After that comes the big purchase […]

Siempo’s new app will break your smartphone addiction

A new app called Siempo wants to un-addict you from your smartphone and its numerous attention-stealing apps. To do so, Siempo replaces an Android device’s homescreen, while also taking advantage of a number of design principles to push distractions fur
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Siempo’s new app will break your smartphone addiction

A new app called Siempo wants to un-addict you from your smartphone and its numerous attention-stealing apps. To do so, Siempo replaces an Android device’s homescreen, while also taking advantage of a number of design principles to push distractions further away, and give you more control over your notifications. The startup, which launched a few […]

‘My Data Request’ lists guides to get data about you

GDPR is right around the corner, so it’s time to prepare your personal data requests. If you live in the European Union, tech companies have to comply with personal data requests after May 25th. And there’s a handy website that helps you do just that. My
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‘My Data Request’ lists guides to get data about you

GDPR is right around the corner, so it’s time to prepare your personal data requests. If you live in the European Union, tech companies have to comply with personal data requests after May 25th. And there’s a handy website that helps you do just that. My Data Request lists dozens of tech companies and tells […]

Here's How Health Officials Plan to Use the Ebola Vaccine in New African Outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is spreading, but this time around, there's a vaccine.
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Here's How Health Officials Plan to Use the Ebola Vaccine in New African Outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is spreading, but this time around, there's a vaccine.

Apple started paying $15 billion European tax fine

It took a couple of years, but Apple has started to pay back illegal tax benefits to the Irish government. The company has paid $1.77 billion (€1.5 billion) into an escrow account designed to hold the fine. Apple has to pay $15 billion in total (€13 billi
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Apple started paying $15 billion European tax fine

It took a couple of years, but Apple has started to pay back illegal tax benefits to the Irish government. The company has paid $1.77 billion (€1.5 billion) into an escrow account designed to hold the fine. Apple has to pay $15 billion in total (€13 billion). In August 2016, the European Commission said that […]

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Famed mini sub's control room to become future exhibit

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Naval Undersea Museum at Keyport has a new addition to its archives - the salvaged control room of the legendary, one-of-a-kind Cold War-era miniature submersible NR-1. Adm. Hyman G. Rickover, the father of the nuclear Navy, c
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Famed mini sub's control room to become future exhibit

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Naval Undersea Museum at Keyport has a new addition to its archives - the salvaged control room of the legendary, one-of-a-kind Cold War-era miniature submersible NR-1. Adm. Hyman G. Rickover, the father of the nuclear Navy, conceived the idea for the «Nerwin,» as it ...

Rural Hawaii communities face various volcano threats

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - In the weeks since Hawaii's Kilauea volcano began erupting, dozens of homes have burned from oozing lava, people have fled their homes and plumes of steam from the summit have shot skyward, prompting officials to distribute face masks to
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Rural Hawaii communities face various volcano threats

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - In the weeks since Hawaii's Kilauea volcano began erupting, dozens of homes have burned from oozing lava, people have fled their homes and plumes of steam from the summit have shot skyward, prompting officials to distribute face masks to protect against ash particles. Lava flows have ...

Mid-America Science Museum official plans summer offerings

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Jeremy Mackey is settling into his role as director of education for Mid-America Science Museum just in time for the summer season. Mackey, who has worked in customer service for 20 years and holds a degree in environmental chemistry
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Mid-America Science Museum official plans summer offerings

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Jeremy Mackey is settling into his role as director of education for Mid-America Science Museum just in time for the summer season. Mackey, who has worked in customer service for 20 years and holds a degree in environmental chemistry, said he worked as a part-time ...

WW2 museum's Bob Hope exhibit opens Friday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National World War II Museum is about to open a new exhibit about comedian Bob Hope and his performances for American troops. The exhibit will include artifacts, films, photographs that have never before been published or shown, an inte
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WW2 museum's Bob Hope exhibit opens Friday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National World War II Museum is about to open a new exhibit about comedian Bob Hope and his performances for American troops. The exhibit will include artifacts, films, photographs that have never before been published or shown, an interactive display, and an original 10-minute documentary. ...

Park Service restricts fire use in southeastern Utah

MOAB, Utah (AP) - Heightened wildfire conditions have prompted the National Park Service to impose fire restrictions at Arches and Canyonlands national parks and two national monuments in southeastern Utah. The restrictions imposed Friday also apply to Natura
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Park Service restricts fire use in southeastern Utah

MOAB, Utah (AP) - Heightened wildfire conditions have prompted the National Park Service to impose fire restrictions at Arches and Canyonlands national parks and two national monuments in southeastern Utah. The restrictions imposed Friday also apply to Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national monuments. Officials say fires will be permitted only ...

Sheaffer Pen Museum has closed in Iowa

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) - The Sheaffer Pen Museum has closed its doors for good after seven years in southeastern Iowa. The museum announced the closure May 14. The institution lacked financial stability, the museum's board of directors said in a statement. "
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Sheaffer Pen Museum has closed in Iowa

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) - The Sheaffer Pen Museum has closed its doors for good after seven years in southeastern Iowa. The museum announced the closure May 14. The institution lacked financial stability, the museum's board of directors said in a statement. "The museum, as a nonprofit organization, cannot afford ...

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WORLD CUP: France wins, but what happened to Ronaldo?

Despite playing a central role in the establishment of the World Cup, France had always fallen short at the tournament. That changed on one glorious night in Paris in 1998.
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WORLD CUP: France wins, but what happened to Ronaldo?

Despite playing a central role in the establishment of the World Cup, France had always fallen short at the tournament. That changed on one glorious night in Paris in 1998.

Le Mans Moto3: Arenas inherits win after penalty drama

Bezzecchi and Martin were fighting for the lead for the majority of the race, and started the last lap with the Italian rider leading.Martin was unable to pass Bezzecchi on the back straight and instead dropped out of the top two for the first time in the rac
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Le Mans Moto3: Arenas inherits win after penalty drama

Bezzecchi and Martin were fighting for the lead for the majority of the race, and started the last lap with the Italian rider leading.Martin was unable to pass Bezzecchi on the back straight and instead dropped out of the top two for the first time in the race when his Gresini teammate Di Giannantonio passed him.He then also passed Bezzecchi to lead the race at the penultimate ... Keep reading

Lausitz DTM: Eng beats Wehrlein to score maiden pole

Eng – who led Saturday’s race after missing out on pole by just 0.007s and eventually finished third behind winner Edoardo Mortara and Timo Glock – set a blistering lap of 1m38.150s in the first runs.Unlike in Saturday qualifying, drivers struggled to i
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Lausitz DTM: Eng beats Wehrlein to score maiden pole

Eng – who led Saturday’s race after missing out on pole by just 0.007s and eventually finished third behind winner Edoardo Mortara and Timo Glock – set a blistering lap of 1m38.150s in the first runs.Unlike in Saturday qualifying, drivers struggled to improve on their final runs this time and Eng bailed out of his final lap when his pole was confirmed.Mercedes driver Wehrlein took ... Keep reading

Sirotkin making his debut F1 season «harder»

Though the Russian has struggled to make an impact as Williams has toiled at the back of the field, the outfit has been impressed by his off-track commitment.Sirotkin, who was picked over Robert Kubica to partner Lance Stroll, has been a regular presence at t
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Sirotkin making his debut F1 season «harder»

Though the Russian has struggled to make an impact as Williams has toiled at the back of the field, the outfit has been impressed by his off-track commitment.Sirotkin, who was picked over Robert Kubica to partner Lance Stroll, has been a regular presence at the factory as it works through its problems.Asked by Motorsport.com about his workload, Sirotkin said: "I am making my life ... Keep reading

Bottas has eliminated «way off pace» races

The Finn has been far more consistent this year, although thus far he has failed to win a race, logging second places in Bahrain, China and Spain and suffering a late puncture in Baku while in the lead.«I think this year I have been meeting more or les
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Bottas has eliminated «way off pace» races

The Finn has been far more consistent this year, although thus far he has failed to win a race, logging second places in Bahrain, China and Spain and suffering a late puncture in Baku while in the lead.«I think this year I have been meeting more or less my targets with the performance for the beginning of the year,» said Bottas."I think I've been able to really continue good ... Keep reading

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