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Oh good, Donald Trump is back: A rally near the border and bizarre new «facts» on immigration

Emerging from his White House cocoon, Trump tries to recover some momentum with a bunch of freshly baked lies

Zwift CEO Eric Min on fitness-gaming and bringing esports into the Olympics

The rumored IPO plans of $4 billion spinning brand Peloton marks the rise of a wave of interactive fitness startups like Mirror, Tonal, Hydrow, and At Home 360 that combine a monthly subscription to recorded and/or live video classes with workout hardware. T

Court strikes down Michigan GOP's gerrymanders and orders fairer House and legislative maps for 2020

On Thursday, a federal district court struck down 34 of Michigan's congressional and state legislative districts, ruling that Republican gerrymandering had violated the First and 14th Amendment rights of Democratic voters. The court ordered that the invalid

Shantel Kalika eager to return to Pinty’s Series this season

The former Wyant Group Raceway 2016 Pro Truck and 2018 Sportsman champion debuted with the series last July in the doubleheader at her home track and also at nearby Edmonton (Alberta) International Raceway. She will return to compete in those events later thi

Jan Magnussen: Bruising battle at the Beach

Another IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race is in the books for 2019. Despite being one of the shortest races of the year, Long Beach packs a lot of action into just 100 minutes. There were a couple of incidents during the race and action all through

The Markup faces staff exodus and funder scrutiny following ouster of Julia Angwin

The Markup appears to be facing a staff revolt — and its financial backers may be reconsidering their support — following the firing of editor-in-chief Julia Angwin. When the site was announced last fall, it was backed by $20 million from Craigslist found

MuseNet generates original songs in seconds, from Bollywood to Bach (or both)

Have you ever wanted to hear a concerto for piano and harp, in the style of Mozart by way of Katy Perry? Well, why not? Because now you can, with OpenAI's latest (and blessedly not potentially catastrophic) creation, MuseNet. This machine learning model produ

A quick look at how fast Series A and seed rounds have ballooned in recent years, fueled by top investors

Wing, a nine-year-old, Silicon Valley venture firm co-founded by veteran VCs Peter Wagner and Gaurav Garg, produces interesting research about its own industry every now and then, based on a smaller data sets than firms like Pitchbook or CB Insights tend to u

Luminary ‘retooling’ after podcasters request removal from service

Last month, a New York Times piece heralded the arrival of Luminary. The story focused on the startup’s healthy funding (almost $100 million) and its “subscription-based business model that it hopes will push the medium into a new phase of growth.” You

Jason Whitlock: Kyler Murray doesn’t want the responsibility of being the face of an NFL franchise

On today's Whitlogue, Jason Whitlock discusses top QB prospect Kyler Murray. Hear why Whitlock thinks that Murray doesn't want the responsibility that comes with being the face of an NFL franchise.

Jordan Smith posts 7-under 66 to lead at Trophee Hassan II

Jordan Smith of England carded a bogey-free 7-under 66 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Trophee Hassan II

Greinke leads Diamondbacks past Pirates for 4-game sweep

Zack Greinke, 2 Arizona relievers allow 5 hits in 5-0 victory over Pittsburgh Pirates that secures 4-game sweep for Diamondbacks

Sevilla tops Rayo to stay in fight for Champions League spot

Sevilla has routed last-place Rayo Vallecano 5-0 in the Spanish league to stay in contention for the final Champions League spot

Murray would be 22nd Heisman winner drafted No. 1 overall

Murray would be 22nd Heisman winner drafted No. 1 overall

Trump predicts Supreme Court will rule in his favor on Census citizenship question

Trump celebrates on Twitter as SCOTUS reportedly poised to approve Census citizenship question

Google makes it simpler for employees to report harassment and discrimination - CNET

The changes come almost six months after the historic Google walkout.

Amazon's profits continue rolling in - CNET

But revenue growth is slowing.

Trump really is building a wall—right across Washington

It’s absolutely not unusual for the White House to push back against requests from Congress. Scrabbling to the edge of Article I and Article II powers has been an issue since the Washington administration, and there’s a good argument to be made that the b

‘Political Islam’ wants to ‘secede’ from France – Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed an ‘intractable’ fight against ‘political Islam,’ which he said seeks secession from the French Republic. His comments left many puzzled about his goals. Read Full Article at RT.com

Ukraine passes controversial language law, isolating Russian-speakers

Ukraine’s parliament has passed a law requiring the use of the Ukrainian language in almost all aspects of public life. While the move aims to solidify national identity, it could disenfranchise the country’s Russian speakers. Read Full Article at RT.com

Macron tells French to ‘work more’ while offering tax cuts to Yellow Vests

French President Emmanuel Macron has offered another 5 billion euros worth of tax cuts and government reforms as a way to appease Yellow Vest protesters but insists the French must “work more” in turn. Read Full Article at RT.com

What Are Bacteria?

Friend or foe? These tiny microbes can cure or kill.

Avengers: Endgame or bust -- My 59-hour Marvel movie marathon's on day 3 - CNET

I'm holed up in a theater watching 22 Marvel films back to back. At the halfway point, I'm feeling great (and loving Captain America).

The US Navy is drafting new rules to report UFO sightings - CNET

*X-Files theme song plays loudly.*

Avengers: Endgame has already hit $169M internationally - CNET

It broke records in several international markets.

The Latest: Legislative committee rejects preschool funding

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The Latest on the Montana legislative session (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A Montana legislative committee has rejected efforts to include funding for preschool in the state budget over the next two years. The four Republicans on the comm

Vintage Shelf: There’s More to ‘The Hunger’ Than Just Sex, Vampires, and Bowie

There’s this line that gets tossed around by directors who have made “highbrow” horror films (you know, the kind released by A24 and Annapurna that purport to rely heavily on atmosphere over schlocky […] The post Vintage Shelf: There’s More

A Cremated Cat Will Be ‘Buried’ in Space for the First Time

Pikachu is going where no kitty has gone before: The tabby cat, who recently passed away from feline diabetes, will be launched to space for the first time and receive the ultimate cosmic […] The post A Cremated Cat Will Be ‘Buried’ in Spac

The 313: Endzone Game (VIDEO)

In honor of the NFL Draft and Avengers: Endgame, FOX Sports Detroit and The 313 present to you, Detroit Lions: Endzone Game.

Maple Leafs' Zach Hyman needs surgery for torn knee ligament

Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman has torn knee ligament, expected to be out at least 6 months

Jaguars Draft Preview: Building around newly acquired QB Nick Foles paramount

The Jacksonville Jaguars will use the draft to build around quarterback Nick Foles -- the most expensive player in franchise history.

Mercury star Taurasi likely out 12 weeks after back surgery

Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi underwent back surgery to alleviate symptoms from a disc protrusion and will miss the start of the 2019 season

Graham Mertz already creating buzz for Badgers

Quarterback Graham Mertz, one of the most hyped Wisconsin recruits in years, is creating a big buzz amongst Badgers fans

Working to advance radiation therapy for children with cancer

Doctors use novel software to increase quality assurance in radiation therapy. This allows radiation oncologists to assess targeting and dosing of radiation in real time as treatment progresses.

Unprecedented insight into two-dimensional magnets using diamond quantum sensors

For the first time, physicists have succeeded in measuring the magnetic properties of atomically thin van der Waals materials on the nanoscale. They used diamond quantum sensors to determine the strength of the magnetization of individual atomic layers of th

Ice-proof coating for big structures relies on a 'beautiful demonstration of mechanics'

A new class of coatings that sheds ice effortlessly from even large surfaces has moved researchers closer to their decades-long goal of ice-proofing cargo ships, airplanes, power lines and other large structures.

Injections, exercise promote muscle regrowth after atrophy in mice

By injecting cells that support blood vessel growth into muscles depleted by inactivity, researchers say they are able to help restore muscle mass lost as a result of immobility.

Bridge over coupled waters: Scientists 3D-print all-liquid 'lab on a chip'

Researchers have 3D-printed an all-liquid ''lab on a chip'' that, with the click of a button, can be repeatedly reconfigured on demand to serve a wide range of applications - from making battery materials to screening drug candidates.

Twitter: We can't ban white supremacists because Republican politicians would get banned too

Motherboard has the inside scoop as to why Twitter executives have been so reluctant to ban white supremacist content on their platform. In a Twitter meeting, a «technical employee» explained to a questioner that it was because applying any conten

Thank God for Pete Buttigieg, the Christian right's kryptonite

Even if you don't plan on voting for him, the contrast between Buttigieg and Trump will only help the Democrats
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