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‘Cut the number of teachers in half': Bloomberg's thoughts on public education resurface

The year was 2011 and Mayor Michael Bloomberg was speaking at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology conference when he explained his magic wand solution for public education. CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported that the billionaire thought cutting teaching st

Report: 20% of adults in the U.S. donated to crowdfunding campaigns to cover medical costs

Have you ever donated to someone’s GoFundMe campaign? Perhaps scrolled by a tweet or Facebook post asking people to donate to someone’s surgery or medication cost? According to a new survey from the nonpartisan NORC at the University of Chicago, an estim

For 'blade runners' taller doesn't necessarily mean faster

The governing body for the Paralympics recently lowered the allowable height for sprinters who use prosthetic legs, or blades, during competition. The rules are based on the assumption that the taller you are the faster you run. But a new study has found othe

New studies explore how knowledge drives action in climate change decision-making

In several new studies, researchers explore the importance of learning and knowledge in environmental decision-making and the different ways in which scientific knowledge can become more relevant and useful for societies.

Star Trek: Picard exclusive clip takes you to casino planet Freecloud - CNET

Deep Space Nine fans, get ready to freak out a little.

Astronomers hope to watch this bizarre 'hot Jupiter' get destroyed - CNET

Scientists have spied a gas giant planet orbiting so close to its star it might be consumed in the next decade.

Layman returns, Towns rests as Timberwolves return from All-Star break

While Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jake Layman returns to the floor, Karl-Anthony Towns will miss multiple games.

«Fresh Off the Boat» didn't transform the sitcom as we know it, but that's why it mattered

After six seasons the Huangs are signing off of ABC. But their place in elevating Asian Americans on TV is secure

McIlroy roars out to a 2-shot lead in Mexico Championship

Rory McIlroy is off to a soaring start in the altitude of Mexico City

Saudis ‘intercept missiles fired from Yemen’ as Pompeo tours kingdom with ‘Iranian threat’ show & promotes US air defenses (VIDEO)

Several ballistic missiles fired from the direction of Yemen were allegedly intercepted by Saudi Arabia’s air defenses, as the top American diplomat travels the country talking up an “Iranian threat” and the might of US weapons. Read Full Article at RT.

Pokemon Home hits 1.3M downloads in first week - CNET

An estimated $1.8 million has also been made through the app.

Fill in your Wi-Fi dead zones for $32 with this dual band range extender - CNET

The Rock Space Wi-Fi Range Extender sets up quickly and is now 30% off.

Shadow of war: What are the odds Turkey will start a full-scale offensive against Syria in Idlib?

Tensions are boiling over between Ankara and Damascus as Turkey vowed to take matters into its own hands and openly intervene in Syria’s Idlib province, where government forces are routing the Turkish-backed militants. Read Full Article at RT.com

The NFL wants to make major changes and no one's sure if it actually needs to

The NFL is looking make the regular season 17 games and add two extra teams to the postseason. Is this a case of fixing something that isn't broken?

Brian Urlacher's brother charged in offshore gambling ring

Federal prosecutors say the brother of a Chicago Bears Hall of Famer is among 10 people charged with operating an offshore sports gambling business

Soldiers to work on Erebus Supercars

The Holden squad is running increased Australian Army branding this season, building on a relationship that's seen a number of one-off camouflage liveries at the Townsville round in recent years.As part of the expanded Army deal two soldiers – Craftsmen Cho

Survey: Most Americans say environment should be a top priority, Democrats say it should be No. 1

A survey published last Thursday by the Pew Research Center found that a 64% majority of Americans say the president and Congress should make protecting the environment a top priority, and 52% say climate should get the same attention. That’s 14 points be

The Trump Administration's 'Africa ban' risks the the lives of Black LGBTQ+ migrants

In January 2018, President Donald Trump referred to African nations as «shit hole countries.» Fast forward to January 2020 and Trump used his executive powers to issue a ban on visas for six countries, most of which are in Africa. Immigrants from

FiO Bolsters Taiwan's Anti-Coronavirus Medical Volunteer System

/ -- Taiwan's government, pharmacy associations and network of tech volunteers like SaaS-blockchain company FiO have received praise for staving off the spreading of COVID-19 in the densely-populated country. Taiwanese health officials, assisted by private en

6N: Scotland match Italy's best hope of ending drought

Italy regards the Six Nations match against Scotland on Saturday as its best chance to end a five-year drought

Nets' Kyrie Irving to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder and miss the rest of the season

NBC Sports offers 300-plus hours of IndyCar action in 2020

The 2020 TV coverage begins on Sunday, March 15, on NBCSN with the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the first of 17 races to air on NBC and NBCSN during the season.These include the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500, which will mark the second ever appearan

Warren reduced Bloomberg to rubble — but political media remains focused on stopping Bernie

Mike Bloomberg's campaign landed with a big splat in Vegas. Some reporters pretended they couldn't see it

New Zealand killer of British backpacker sentenced to life

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - The New Zealand man convicted of murdering a British backpacker he met on a dating app has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years. Grace Millane was strangled to death on her 22nd birthday

Wilder, Fury, to answer questions in big heavyweight rematch

The best fights in boxing come with questions

Redskins release injury-prone tight end Jordan Reed

The Washington Redskins have released injury-prone tight end Jordan Reed

‘This should go well’: Trolling and worry as Twitter reveals plan to flag ‘lies & misinformation’

Twitter is experimenting with features that will supposedly help identify tweets containing lies with community help, but the social media giant’s track record of bias and questionable banning standards has users concerned. Read Full Article at RT.com

Pentagon expects US public to buy ‘we weren’t keeping inventory’ excuse about missing weapons sent to Syria, Iraq

US weapons worth some $715 million dollars were warehoused poorly and soldiers handling them did not keep receipts or records, so it’s impossible to tell how many, if any, ended up in wrong hands, the Pentagon says. Read Full Article at RT.com

Solo on list of eligible players for 2020 Hall of Fame

Former U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo is among the first-time eligible players on the ballot for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame

Kyle Stanley shoots 64 to take lead Puerto Rico Open lead

Kyle Stanley shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open

Flubs and flameouts: NBA's top 10 disappointments

The NBA just celebrated its best and brightest stars during an exciting All-Star Weekend in Chicago. Now, as the players return from their week-long break, it’s time to talk about the worst and dimmest. It was difficult to winnow this list, but here, in no

One year later, the future of foldables remains uncertain

Yesterday, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Flip Z sold out online. What, precisely, that means, is hard to say, of course, without specific numbers from the company. But it’s probably enough to make the company bullish about its latest wade into the folda

Network with CrunchMatch at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020

Got your sights set on attending TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 on May 14 in San Jose? Spend the day with 1,000 or more like-minded founders, makers and leaders across the startup ecosystem. It’s a day-long deep dive dedicated to current and evolving mobility a

Apex EV concept will gamify the track experience with augmented reality - Roadshow

Set for a Geneva Motor Show debut, the Apex AP-0 will ensure track instruction comes with a futuristic twist.

Buy a phone from Sam's Club, get a $300 gift card - CNET

Get free money when you buy a select phone and activate it with AT&T, Verizon or Sprint.

Baby Yoda Funko, animatronic toy and more Star Wars merch debuts - CNET

Fans' patience for The Child toys are rewarded with an animatronic figure, a Build A Bear, a Funko figure and more.

200 million 5G phones are expected in 2020, analysts say - CNET

But the coronavirus could limit production and shipments.

T-Mobile and Sprint finalize new terms for megamerger - CNET

The companies say the deal could close as early as April 1.

An Adidas experiment and whole new exterior facility head to ISS next month

March 2 is the planned launch date for SpaceX’s 20th ISS resupply mission, which is bringing the usual supplies and goodies, plus a payload of interesting experiments from partners and paying customers. And a big expansion to Europe’s Columbus Mod
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