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Fire breaks out at Russian aircraft carrier ‘Admiral Kuznetsov’, three people injured - reports

The blaze that broke out during repair works aboard Russian Navy’s sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov has now spread to 120 square meters, reports say. At least three people were injured. Read Full Article at RT.com

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‘35 boats on fire, people jumped into the water’: At least 8 dead in Tennessee River inferno (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

A huge blaze raged across a dock on the Tennessee River in Scottsboro, Alabama early on Monday, destroying 35 vessels, mostly houseboats, and killing at least eight people, according to the local fire chief. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘35 boats on fire, people jumped into the water’: At least 8 dead in Tennessee River inferno (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

A huge blaze raged across a dock on the Tennessee River in Scottsboro, Alabama early on Monday, destroying 35 vessels, mostly houseboats, and killing at least eight people, according to the local fire chief. Read Full Article at RT.com

FBI requested interview with Prince Andrew on Jeffrey Epstein case, but received ‘zero cooperation’

US federal prosecutors have requested an interview with Britain’s Prince Andrew about the late sex-offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein, an attorney for the southern district of New York confirmed on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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FBI requested interview with Prince Andrew on Jeffrey Epstein case, but received ‘zero cooperation’

US federal prosecutors have requested an interview with Britain’s Prince Andrew about the late sex-offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein, an attorney for the southern district of New York confirmed on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com

Seeing red! Non-league footballer issued with THREE cards after committing scything fouls just seconds apart (VIDEO)

A non-league footballer had a day to forget on the football field recently after he was shown an incredible THREE cards for a series of fouls which took place within 12 seconds of each other. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Seeing red! Non-league footballer issued with THREE cards after committing scything fouls just seconds apart (VIDEO)

A non-league footballer had a day to forget on the football field recently after he was shown an incredible THREE cards for a series of fouls which took place within 12 seconds of each other. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Bombshell’ or nothing to see here? Dems clamor for Bolton impeachment testimony as manuscript claims Trump-Ukraine quid-pro-quo

Ex-National Security Adviser John Bolton’s book claims Donald Trump admitted a Ukraine quid-pro-quo, prompting Democrats to declare it’s game-over for the US president, as his supporters dismiss it as yet another nothingburger. Read Full Article at RT.com
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‘Bombshell’ or nothing to see here? Dems clamor for Bolton impeachment testimony as manuscript claims Trump-Ukraine quid-pro-quo

Ex-National Security Adviser John Bolton’s book claims Donald Trump admitted a Ukraine quid-pro-quo, prompting Democrats to declare it’s game-over for the US president, as his supporters dismiss it as yet another nothingburger. Read Full Article at RT.com

It's Chief Justice Roberts' chance to be apolitical and impartial: Democrats need to make him do it

Senate Republicans are making it very clear: the John Bolton bombshell that Donald Trump personally told him he was withholding congressionally mandated funds for Ukraine for his own political gain is nothing new. They knew it all already and it doesn't make
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It's Chief Justice Roberts' chance to be apolitical and impartial: Democrats need to make him do it

Senate Republicans are making it very clear: the John Bolton bombshell that Donald Trump personally told him he was withholding congressionally mandated funds for Ukraine for his own political gain is nothing new. They knew it all already and it doesn't make a difference, so what? So there's no reason at all they need to hear directly from Bolton. There's one person though, that shouldn't be thinking «so what»: Chief Justice John Roberts. After all, he is the chief justice of the United States. He is supposed to be the one guy ultimately in charge of the rule of law for the whole land. He, as law professors Neal K. Katyal and Joshua A. Geltzer and former Republican Rep. Mickey Edwards argue, is the one person who could go over the Republicans' heads and order subpoenas from Bolton or any other witness who should testify. That's if Roberts doesn't want to go down in history as the chief justice who presided over the biggest sham of an impeachment trial for the most criminal president the nation's ever had. House impeachment managers need to put him to that test.

Some House Democrats push for Bolton to testify in House as Senate Republicans keep pushing cover-up

House Democrats have been reluctant to call former national security adviser John Bolton to testify in recent weeks, but that may be changing. Bolton wrote in his forthcoming book that Donald Trump explicitly told him that the hold on military aid to Ukrain
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Some House Democrats push for Bolton to testify in House as Senate Republicans keep pushing cover-up

House Democrats have been reluctant to call former national security adviser John Bolton to testify in recent weeks, but that may be changing. Bolton wrote in his forthcoming book that Donald Trump explicitly told him that the hold on military aid to Ukraine was connected to Trump’s push for Ukraine to investigate his political opponents, but most Senate Republicans sound as committed as ever to covering up for Trump. The House Intelligence Committee had asked Bolton to testify in November, but after he refused to do so without a court battle and the House sent impeachment articles to the Senate, House Democrats argued that the question of Bolton’s testimony was now in the Senate’s hands for the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Now, though, Mother Jones reports that “several House Democrats on Monday initiated talks within their caucus about taking the dramatic step of subpoenaing him or once again requesting that he testify before a House committee, according to multiple Democratic sources.”

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The Apple iPad turns 10 (and we're still arguing about whether to call it a computer) - CNET

Commentary: Asking if an iPad is a computer is like asking if a hot dog is a sandwich.
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The Apple iPad turns 10 (and we're still arguing about whether to call it a computer) - CNET

Commentary: Asking if an iPad is a computer is like asking if a hot dog is a sandwich.

Kobe Bryant death spurs Planters to pause promo of Mr. Peanut funeral ads - CNET

The commercials showing the mascot's presumed death and funeral are still expected to run during the Super Bowl.
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Kobe Bryant death spurs Planters to pause promo of Mr. Peanut funeral ads - CNET

The commercials showing the mascot's presumed death and funeral are still expected to run during the Super Bowl.

After Sebi tightens norms, shadow banks' shares in loan against shares jump

Market participants say that yields on LAS have turned attractive, with other investors steering clear of this segment and the risk-premium kicking-in amid concerns around this segment
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After Sebi tightens norms, shadow banks' shares in loan against shares jump

Market participants say that yields on LAS have turned attractive, with other investors steering clear of this segment and the risk-premium kicking-in amid concerns around this segment

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Unanticipated response to estrogen at the single cell level

Researchers found that not only do individual mammalian cells in a population fail to respond synchronously to estrogen stimulation, neither do individual gene copies, known as alleles.
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Unanticipated response to estrogen at the single cell level

Researchers found that not only do individual mammalian cells in a population fail to respond synchronously to estrogen stimulation, neither do individual gene copies, known as alleles.

Micro-scaled method holds promise as improved cancer diagnostic platform

A new-method analyzes the combination of tumor genetic material (genomics) with deep protein and phosphoprotein characterization (proteomics) using a single-needle core biopsy from a patient's tumor, providing more detailed information about the cancer than c
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Micro-scaled method holds promise as improved cancer diagnostic platform

A new-method analyzes the combination of tumor genetic material (genomics) with deep protein and phosphoprotein characterization (proteomics) using a single-needle core biopsy from a patient's tumor, providing more detailed information about the cancer than conventional approaches.

Nearly all middle school teachers are highly stressed

Researchers have found that 94% of middle school teachers experience high levels of stress, which could contribute to negative outcomes for students. Researchers say that reducing the burden of teaching experienced by so many teachers is critical to improve s
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Nearly all middle school teachers are highly stressed

Researchers have found that 94% of middle school teachers experience high levels of stress, which could contribute to negative outcomes for students. Researchers say that reducing the burden of teaching experienced by so many teachers is critical to improve student success -- both academically and behaviorally.

Enhancing drug testing with human body-on-chip systems

Scientists have devised a functioning comprehensive multi-Organ-on-a-Chip (Organ Chip) platform that enables effective preclinical drug testing of human drug pharmacology.
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Enhancing drug testing with human body-on-chip systems

Scientists have devised a functioning comprehensive multi-Organ-on-a-Chip (Organ Chip) platform that enables effective preclinical drug testing of human drug pharmacology.

Kidtech startup SuperAwesome raises $17M, with strategic investment from Microsoft’s M12 venture fund

Kidtech startup SuperAwesome has raised an additional $17 million in funding, which includes a new strategic investment from Microsoft’s venture fund, M12. Others participating in the round include existing investors, Mayfair Equity, Hoxton Ventures, an
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Kidtech startup SuperAwesome raises $17M, with strategic investment from Microsoft’s M12 venture fund

Kidtech startup SuperAwesome has raised an additional $17 million in funding, which includes a new strategic investment from Microsoft’s venture fund, M12. Others participating in the round include existing investors, Mayfair Equity, Hoxton Ventures, and Ibis, along with other angels. To date, SuperAwesome has raised $37 million in outside investment. SuperAwesome has been tapping into […]

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Trump rally on Jersey shore shows loyalty beyond heartland

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump is holding his next rally in a county with almost no factory jobs to save, a reliance on immigrant workers and an economy built in part by coastal elites who summer there. Cape May County on the southern tip of Ne
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Trump rally on Jersey shore shows loyalty beyond heartland

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump is holding his next rally in a county with almost no factory jobs to save, a reliance on immigrant workers and an economy built in part by coastal elites who summer there. Cape May County on the southern tip of New Jersey reflects ...

‘Fortnite’ Streamer Pays Off Mom’s Student Loans

One of the most cursed types of recurring “feel-good” stories these days go a little something like this. Against all odds, someone suffering under the crushing effects of American capitalism miraculously escapes. And […] The post ‘Fortnite
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‘Fortnite’ Streamer Pays Off Mom’s Student Loans

One of the most cursed types of recurring “feel-good” stories these days go a little something like this. Against all odds, someone suffering under the crushing effects of American capitalism miraculously escapes. And […] The post ‘Fortnite’ Streamer Pays Off Mom’s Student Loans appeared first on Geek.com.

Memory and Self-Love Highlight Profound Portraits of Black Figures by Harmonia Rosales

Chicago-born artist Harmonia Rosales says her striking portraits speak to “the part of me that has been the least represented in our society.” Rosales tells Colossal that much of her work⁠—⁠she largely features a central black figure surroun
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Memory and Self-Love Highlight Profound Portraits of Black Figures by Harmonia Rosales

Chicago-born artist Harmonia Rosales says her striking portraits speak to “the part of me that has been the least represented in our society.” Rosales tells Colossal that much of her work⁠—⁠she largely features a central black figure surrounded by floral and animalistic details—is linked to her Afro-Cuban background. “I empower women of color through art that challenges ideological hegemony in contemporary society,” she writes. “The black female bodies of my paintings are the memory of my ancestors expressed in a way to heal and promote self-love.” In “Harvest,” a seated woman holds three children, while two others gather at her bare feet. More

Drivers Can Get Emoji License Plates If This Vermont Bill Passes

Vermont proposed a bill that would allow drivers to add emojis to their license plates. (Photo Credit: Emojipedia / Twitter) Emoji license plates could be popping up across the U.S. soon, thanks to a new bill introduced in the Vermont House of Re
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Drivers Can Get Emoji License Plates If This Vermont Bill Passes

Vermont proposed a bill that would allow drivers to add emojis to their license plates. (Photo Credit: Emojipedia / Twitter) Emoji license plates could be popping up across the U.S. soon, thanks to a new bill introduced in the Vermont House of Representatives. The bill, which was proposed by Democrat Rebecca White last week, […] The post Drivers Can Get Emoji License Plates If This Vermont Bill Passes appeared first on Geek.com.

Rumors Say ‘KOTOR’ Remake in the Works at EA

Released in 2003, Bioware’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic RPG is remembered today as a classic in both the genre and the license. Though it only has one full-fledged sequel to […] The post Rumors Say ‘KOTOR’ Remake in the Works a
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Rumors Say ‘KOTOR’ Remake in the Works at EA

Released in 2003, Bioware’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic RPG is remembered today as a classic in both the genre and the license. Though it only has one full-fledged sequel to […] The post Rumors Say ‘KOTOR’ Remake in the Works at EA appeared first on Geek.com.

Adam Driver Returns to ‘SNL’ As ‘Undercover Boss’ Kylo Ren

Adam Driver is Kylo Ren (via Disney) Adam Driver returned to host Saturday Night Live over the weekend, reprising his role as undercover boss Kylo Ren. During the actor’s first appearance on the sketch show in 2016, we saw his […] Th
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Adam Driver Returns to ‘SNL’ As ‘Undercover Boss’ Kylo Ren

Adam Driver is Kylo Ren (via Disney) Adam Driver returned to host Saturday Night Live over the weekend, reprising his role as undercover boss Kylo Ren. During the actor’s first appearance on the sketch show in 2016, we saw his […] The post Adam Driver Returns to ‘SNL’ As ‘Undercover Boss’ Kylo Ren appeared first on Geek.com.

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Basketball coach among victims in Bryant helicopter crash

A woman who helped coach the girls' basketball team that Kobe Bryant's daughter played on was among those killed in the helicopter crash
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Basketball coach among victims in Bryant helicopter crash

A woman who helped coach the girls' basketball team that Kobe Bryant's daughter played on was among those killed in the helicopter crash

Mad skills: Top 10 offensive players in Super Bowl

Super Bowl LIV has been billed as a battle between Kansas City’s pass-happy offense and the 49ers’ stout defense. But both teams are filled with talent at skill positions on offense. Although there is no debate about the best offensive player in the game
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Mad skills: Top 10 offensive players in Super Bowl

Super Bowl LIV has been billed as a battle between Kansas City’s pass-happy offense and the 49ers’ stout defense. But both teams are filled with talent at skill positions on offense. Although there is no debate about the best offensive player in the game, the next several spots are up for grabs.  Top 10 defensive players in Super Bowl Both teams ranked in the top-five in scoring this season, with the 49ers second and the Chiefs fifth. They went about it in different ways, too. Only three teams attempted fewer passes than San Francisco; only five ran the ball less than Kansas City. In ranking the top 10 offensive players in the Super Bowl, I focused on those playing at the highest level now. I took into account stats, unique skill sets, and how their coaches may deploy them.  1. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs, QB (Round 1, 2017) The obvious choice. The reigning MVP battled through a knee injury but still threw for 26 touchdowns against only five interceptions. In the playoffs, the NFL's most talented passer has eigh

Falvey, Twins insist confidence in starting rotation surrounded by questions

The Minnesota Twins should have one of the best offenses in the major leagues in 2020, but is their pitching staff deep enough for a postseason run?
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Falvey, Twins insist confidence in starting rotation surrounded by questions

The Minnesota Twins should have one of the best offenses in the major leagues in 2020, but is their pitching staff deep enough for a postseason run?

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