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See you next week in New York

I’ll be helping build a larger meetup focused on pre-ICO companies in New York on April 23 and I’d love to see you there. It will be held at Knotel on April 23 at 7pm and will feature a pitch-off with eight startups  and two panels with some yet-unnamed

The secret to sounder sleep may be lurking in our guts

New research shows that stressed med students on probiotics got better shut-eye

A former director for Sean Hannity left Fox News to build a pro-Kremlin propaganda network in Russia

This story keeps getting darker

What it’s like to grow up with the constant threat of violence

The weaponization of everyday life

Cynthia Nixon tells Stephen Colbert why she’s serious about challenging Cuomo

New York’s progressive challenger has a national platform, and makes the best use of it

Michael Cohen has many alleged links to organized crime: Does that mean he won’t flip on Trump?

Through his own family and his pal Felix Sater, Cohen has a history of mob ties. But Trump can’t assume his loyalty

FIA delay leads to concerns over Rally GB future

The governing body has objected to the use of the Great Orme/Llandudno stage as the bonus point-paying Power Stage on the final day of the October event.Current WRC sporting regulations state the Power Stage should “be representative of the rally.” The FI

NASCAR Euro Series highlights from Valencia

Defending NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Alon Day began defense of his 2017 championship in a dominating way by sweeping both ELITE 1 division races last weekend in the season opener.Not to be outdone, Frenchman Wilfried Boucenna equaled the performance

April Meteor Showers Bring May Flowers: Lyrids Expected to Peak Sunday

The universe is pulling out all the stops for this year’s Earth Day: Sunday’s annual environmental celebration will close with the April Lyrids meteor shower. The celestial event, usually lasting 10 days, is […] The post April Meteor Shower

Report: Smartphone usage set to overtake time spent watching TV in China

2018 is the year that smartphone usage eclipses time spent watching TV in China and it’s all down to the growth of digital video platforms, according to a new report from eMarketer. You’d be forgiven for thinking that this had already happened i

Qualcomm extends NXP deal deadline following concern from Chinese government

The ongoing saga continues. Qualcomm has once again postponed the deadline for completing its proposed acquisition of NXP following concerns voiced by the Ministry of Commerce in China. The deal was first announced in October 2016 and things seemed to be pro

Uber denies its CTO met with Cambridge Analytica

Uber has denied that its sitting CTO, Thuan Pham, met with Cambridge Analytica — the controversial political consultancy at the center of a Facebook user data misuse scandal. But it has not been able to confirm that no meetings between anyone else on it

Zverev and Goffin reach Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals

MONACO (AP) Third-seeded Alexander Zverev has reached the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals where he could meet his brother.

Tractors worth $50,000 stolen from Scottie Pippen's farm

HAMBURG, Ark. (AP) Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen.

Macron facing big day of protests over reforms

PARIS (AP) - Thousands of people marched across France Thursday to protest French President Emmanuel Macron's labor law changes, as rail strikes and student protests continued to shake the country. Rail workers this week resumed their rolling strike aimed at

Nepal honors 1st conquest of Everest without bottled oxygen

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Nepal's government on Thursday honored two climbers who were the first to scale Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen 40 years ago. Minister for Tourism Rabindra Adhikari praised the climbers at a ceremony in the capital, Kathmand

Auction Preview: American Indian & Ethnographic Art at Skinner, Boston, May 5

What: American Indian & Ethnographic ArtWhere: Skinner, 63 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, USAWhen: May 5, 2018 at 10.00 amTop lots of the sale:- Songye Power Figure, Mankishi, Kasai region, central East Congo, large feet standing on a mound, with thick abs

Russian aviation exports soar by nearly 50% (PHOTOS)

Exports of Russian-produced aviation equipment surged by 46 percent in 2017 against the previous year, according to the latest report from the trade ministry. Read Full Article at

Cartoon: Need a fixer for your sex secret? 'Get Cohen on the phone!'

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Morning Digest: New poll finds Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz in a tight race, but caution is warranted

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ●

In blow to Trump, former Playboy model now free to talk of their alleged affair

America Media Inc., which routinely bought the stories of women who claimed to have had affairs with Donald Trump only to kill those stories later (so-called “catch and kill”), has now released a former Playboy model from a contract intended to silence

Polestar 1 does the electric slide in snowy Sweden - Roadshow

The 600-horsepower Polestar 1 coupe is coming next year. Here's a dynamic look at the plug-in hybrid undergoing cold weather testing in Sweden.

RBI to recoup forex reserves despite being put on US watch list: BofA-ML

Last week, the US added India to the currency practices and macroeconomic policies monitoring list

To beat ATM crisis, withdraw up to Rs 2,000 from PoS machines for free: SBI

SBI today said people in smaller towns can withdraw up Rs 2,000 a day from its PoS machines at retail outlets free of charges, a move aimed at easing cash crunch in some parts of the country. As per the RBI guidelines, the withdrawal limit from PoS machines

Cash crunch: Bank unions threaten agitation, blame RBI, govt for shortage

AIBEA general secretary CH Venkatachalam said that even 16 months since the demonetisation, many ATMs are still not re-calibrated for the newly designed banknotes

Supreme Court grants Sahara time till May 15 to sell its property inside Aamby Valley

A special bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra made it clear that if the Sahara Group fails to sell its property by May 15, the Bombay High Court#39;s official liquidator will proceed with the proposed auctioning process to sell the property.

Man accused of stealing bitcoin mining equipment flees country on Icelandic PM#39;s plane

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Icelandic Prime Minister was flying to Sweden to meet Indian PM Narendra Modi

The countries with the fastest internet in the world - where does India rank?

OpenSignal’s February 2018 report throws light on the state of 4G speeds across the world. The report suggests that highest speed has hit a plateau-like stage. For more than a year now, the fastest countries in the world seem to be stuck in a holding pat

Blackstone leading race for Kirloskar Oil Engines acquisition

The world’s largest private equity fund is likely to purchase a controlling stake for around Rs 2,600 crore in Kirloskar Group’s flagship company

A Tesla fan sets up a GoFundMe campaign to buy Elon Musk a couch

Musk talking to a CBS reporter last week revealed that due to the narrow size of the couch in his office, he sleeps on the floor

Can Animals Predict Earthquakes? New Research Suggests Not

Anecdotal evidence of animals exhibiting strange behavior before an earthquake dates back centuries. In 373 BC, rats, snakes, and weasels reportedly made a mass exodus from Helice days before a devastating tremor hit […] The post Can Animals Predict Ear

Mercedes says rivals also struggling with F1 tyre window

The Silver Arrows are winless in the first three races of the season, and suffered a worryingly heavy defeat against Ferrari in qualifying in China last time out.Vowles says that there have been times when the Mercedes W09 has been performing very well, but c

Redding confident of avoiding Lowes' Aprilia fate

Lowes joined Aprilia as a rookie on a two-year deal in 2017, but as early as last June the Italian manufacturer was investigating replacing him.He is now back in Moto2 having been dropped in favour of ex-Pramac Ducati rider Redding, who already has four MotoG

World's most unloved stocks pummeled further by rate-hike fears

Nomura Holdings Inc. raised its forecast for the current-account deficit and said it does not expect the shortfall to narrow in the coming months

Idea Cellular hits 52-week low; stock falls 35% in 2018

The stock was down 2% at Rs 70 on the BSE, trading at its lowest level since January 20, 2017

MARKETS ON THURSDAY: Indices end higher, Sensex up 96 points; metals rise

Benchmark indices ended higher on Thursday on the back of gains in metal stocks

Why Is a Train Filled with Human Poop Stuck Outside This Alabama Town?

A train filled with smelly human excrement from New York City has been stranded in a small Alabama town for two months, according to news sources.

Olympic great Walsh Jennings announces beach volleyball tour

Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings has announced plans for her new beach volleyball circuit that will bring a sports and music festival to eight cities. The p1440 series will open in September in San Jose, California, and then over the next four months v

Kremlin denies plans to launch internet firewall similar to China’s

As the state internet watchdog Roskomnadzor continues its attempts to block the Telegram messenger service, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed reports that Russia is planning to install a nationwide online firewall. Read Full Article at
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