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Bitcoin entrepreneurs Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss

Bitcoin entrepreneurs Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss

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Protesters in Hong Kong demand cancellation of extradition bill, leader’s resignation

Protesters in Hong Kong demand cancellation of extradition bill, leader’s resignation

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HONG KONG — Tens of thousands of black-clad demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to demand an end to a proposed extradition bill and the resignation of the city's embattled leader.On Saturday, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced the government would suspend debate on the extradition bill — a major victory for protesters in the former British colony.Some demonstrators carried white flowers and others held banners saying, "Do not shoot, we are HongKonger," in a bid prevent the sort of violence that accompanied protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory on Wednesday.As night fell hours after the procession began, protesters were still leaving the starting point of the march, Victoria Park. Crowds had grown so big that took over roads that were not pa
Pope Francis’ Arch Nemesis Comes Out of Hiding to Slam Him on Predator Priests

Pope Francis’ Arch Nemesis Comes Out of Hiding to Slam Him on Predator Priests

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ROME—There are few scandals in the sordid history of the American Catholic church more painful than the saga of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a high-ranking prince of the church who fell from grace amid a slew of lies and cover-ups.McCarrick was forced to resign and later defrocked after credible allegations that he sexually abused a boy from the age of 11 until the young man was 29, starting long before the Boston Spotlight probe and Pennsylvania Grand Jury report came to define priests behaving badly.It was well known in certain Catholic circles that the cardinal liked to entertain six or more seminarians in his five-bedroom New Jersey beach house with the assumption that the odd man out would share his bed.Unlike in Boston and Pennsylvania, where the local dioceses were easy to
Tires blow on United jet during Newark airport landing, no injuries

Tires blow on United jet during Newark airport landing, no injuries

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tires on a United Airlines jet blew out as it landed at New Jersey’s Newark airport on Saturday, causing flight delays but injuring none of the 166 passengers on board, officials said. United flight 627 became disabled on the runway after it “experienced multiple flat tires” upon landing at 1 p.m. from Denver, the airline said in a statement. Passengers were safely taken off and paramedics were on the scene as a precaution, it said. By 6 p.m. local time, more than 400 flights in and out of Newark had been canceled or delayed, according to flight tracking website Flightaware.com. Officials at Newark Liberty International Airport said the delays would continue and that travelers should check with their carrier. Preliminary indications are that tires blew out on the le
Olivia Munn steps in to help locate allegedly stolen dog by Wag walker

Olivia Munn steps in to help locate allegedly stolen dog by Wag walker

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Cops on Friday busted the Wag dog walker who allegedly stole a Manhattan couple’s pooch, police say — after an investigation involving Olivia Munn, the app’s celebrity spokeswomanBenny the Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix was reunited with his devoted parents, Max and Sophie Troper, at an NYPD precinct Friday afternoon after cops collared Bronx man Christian Madriaga, 22, on burglary charges, police said.COUPLE CLAIMS DOG DIED DURING WAG WALK, COMPANY TRIED TO KEEP THEM SILENT“BENNY WAS FOUND!!!!!!! We are so so so grateful to Detective Kaufman and the other officers from @nypd and @oliviamunn and everyone in the community for their help in bringing our angel home!!!!! Benny was found at the residence of a wag walker and was rescued by an amazing detective from Precinct 1 NYPD,” the Tropers wrote on
Opinion | Death to the Meritocracy with Andrew Yang

Opinion | Death to the Meritocracy with Andrew Yang

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Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | StitcherAndrew Yang is an Ivy League-educated tech entrepreneur who’s never held political office. So why is he running for president — and what would he do if he won? This week on “The Argument,” Ross Douthat sits down with Yang to discuss the future of work, universal basic income and the costs of college.Then, Michelle Goldberg and David Leonhardt join Ross to debate Yang’s long-shot candidacy. Michelle sees promise in his universal basic income proposal — with some caveats. Ross thinks Yang embodies meritocratic elites’ rebellion against the system that produced them. And David says Yang’s policy-heavy approach to the campaign should serve as a lesson to his 2020 rival
Put Chewy on the shopping list and buy it on a pullback

Put Chewy on the shopping list and buy it on a pullback

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Chewy is dominating the growing online pet store space, and investors should buy the newly public company on a pullback, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Friday.Shares of the pet supplies retailer finished its first day on the public market about $1 short of its $36 opening trade. The stock gained nearly 60% from its $22 IPO price. "Even after today's magnificent run, Chewy isn't all that expensive. The company's got a great growth story and they have legions of loyal customers," Cramer said.Chewy recorded 45% revenue growth during the first quarter, a slower rate than the 68% growth it posted the year prior. The company has yet to turn a profit, but it has been investing and improving its margins, Cramer said.With a market capitalization of $14 billion, the stock is trading at 3.9-times 2018 sal...
Which 2020 candidates think incarcerated felons should be able to vote?

Which 2020 candidates think incarcerated felons should be able to vote?

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Should felons be allowed to vote while they're still incarcerated? Some jurisdictions, including the District of Columbia, are considering it, while the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates remain divided on the issue.  A spokesperson for 2020 contender Beto O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman, told CBS News that O'Rourke believes the country should "rethink" granting the right to vote "for at least some non-violent offenders" currently serving sentences, a position he has previously articulated. At an April forum in Texas, O'Rourke noted that the U.S. prison population "disproportionately" contains people of color who are behind bars for nonviolent drug offenses. He said he supported restoring voting rights to "nonviolent offenders" but voiced concerns with permitting "violent crim
Emails reveal Trump official consulted climate change deniers

Emails reveal Trump official consulted climate change deniers

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WASHINGTON — A Trump administration national security official has sought help from advisers to a think tank that disavows climate change to challenge widely accepted scientific findings on global warming, according to his emails.The request from William Happer, a member of the National Security Council, is included in emails from 2018 and 2019 that were obtained by the Environmental Defense Fund under the federal Freedom of Information Act and provided to The Associated Press. That request was made this past March to policy advisers with the Heartland Institute, one of the most vocal challengers of mainstream scientific findings that emissions from burning coal, oil and gas are damaging the Earth's atmosphere.In a March 3 email exchange Happer and Heartland adviser Hal Doiron discuss H
Hannity Wants ‘Special Permission’ to Run White House Press Briefings With Ingraham

Hannity Wants ‘Special Permission’ to Run White House Press Briefings With Ingraham

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With White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders now due to step down at the end of the month, Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham have started tossing around the idea of serving as the president’s press secretaries for a week.During the hand-off between the two pro-Trump cable news stars’ shows on Thursday night, Ingraham said she “got a little teared-up” watching Thursday’s White House event where Sanders confirmed her departure and said the job had “truly been something I will treasure forever.”Hannity, for his part, suddenly recalled reports that Ingraham herself had been considered for press secretary after Trump’s election and again in 2017.“I mean, now you’re putting me in the hot seat here, Hannity!” she responded.Amid the ensuing cringeworthy banter, Ingraham
Pence urges spending to repair well-worn U.S. national parks

Pence urges spending to repair well-worn U.S. national parks

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OLD FAITHFUL, Wyo. (Reuters) - Against the backdrop of Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Geyser, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday urged Congress to dedicate billions of dollars in federal energy revenues for repairs to aging facilities at America’s national parks. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, flanked by wife Karen, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly, (R), speaks in front of Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, U.S. June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Ruffin PrevostThe Trump administration proposal, which failed to pass last year despite broad bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, offers warring Republicans and Democrats a rare vehicle for legislative common ground. Upkeep of the park system, whose facilities and infr
Sister of Saudi’s MBS to faces trial in France after ordering bodyguard to beat up worker

Sister of Saudi’s MBS to faces trial in France after ordering bodyguard to beat up worker

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sister is set to face trial in France next month after she was accused of ordering her bodyguard to beat up a worker.Princess Hassa bint Salman is unlikely to appear at the trial scheduled to take place in Paris on July 9, according to news agency AFP, because she left the country amid the accusations.SAUDI ARABIA IS TRYING TO EXECUTE TEEN, 18, ARRESTED FOR PARTICIPATING IN PROTEST WHEN HE WAS 11: REPORTSShe’s believed to be in her 40s and was reportedly cheered by the Saudi media for her philanthropy and for improving women’s rights in the country.The accusations stem from an incident in 2016 when the princess hired a tradesman to refurbish her apartment in Paris.The worker took a photo of a room where the work was set to be done, prompti
Hong Kong Protests Live Updates: Video Footage Draws Complaints of Excessive Force

Hong Kong Protests Live Updates: Video Footage Draws Complaints of Excessive Force

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The legislature holds off debate as protesters regroup.Calm returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Thursday morning as the president of the Legislative Council agreed to delay by at least another day consideration of the contentious bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China following clashes between protesters and the police a day earlier.Tens of thousands of demonstrators opposed to the bill surrounded the Legislative Council building on Wednesday and prevented lawmakers from meeting as scheduled to move the legislation toward a vote next week. When some protesters charged the police in an attempt to enter the building, riot control officers opened fire with tear gas and rubber bullets.Almost all the protesters dispersed overnight, and reporters and camera crews arrived ear...
Hong Kong braces for possible protests against extradition bill

Hong Kong braces for possible protests against extradition bill

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Hong Kong braced for the possibility of more anti-government protests on Thursday after scenes of violence and chaos shook the normally peaceful global trade and finance center a day earlier.Riot police were visible on the street near the local legislature — the epicenter of Wednesday's turmoil — but their presence was lighter, as rain poured down on the territory. There were few signs of protesters in the area. Government offices in the financial district were closed for the rest of the week due to the protests. The main subway station servicing the area remained shut.Police and demonstrators clashed for hours on Wednesday as citizens protested against Chief Executive Carrie Lam's proposed legal amendments that would allow people in Hong Kong to be extradited to mainland China.Violence
Donald Trump Jr. appears before Senate Intelligence Committee

Donald Trump Jr. appears before Senate Intelligence Committee

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Hong Kong protesters flee tear gas after extradition bill debate is delayed

Hong Kong protesters flee tear gas after extradition bill debate is delayed

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HONG KONG — Huge peaceful protests descended into violent clashes in Hong Kong on Wednesday after police fired tear gas and water cannons at demonstrators hours after the government postponed a debate on a controversial extradition bill.The proposed law would allow Hong Kong to extradite suspected criminals to mainland China. The demonstrators argue it would be the latest step in Beijing trying to increase its grip on this semiautonomous financial hub.Police officers clad in riot gear used tear gas, pepper spray, high-pressure hoses and fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters who had gathered around the city's government complex.Protesters are surrounded by a cloud of tear gas in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019.Kin Cheung / APSome of the demonstrators, mostly young people dressed in blac
$1.6B pipeline proposed to move North Dakota crude oil

$1.6B pipeline proposed to move North Dakota crude oil

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil, making it the biggest such project to move oil out of the state since the Dakota Access pipeline that sparked violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement in 2016 and 2017.Houston-based Phillips 66 and Casper, Wyoming-based Bridger Pipeline announced the joint venture called Liberty Pipeline on Monday. It's designed to move 350,000 barrels of oil daily — the bulk of which from western North Dakota's oil patch — to the nation's biggest storage terminal in Cushing, Oklahoma. From there, the companies said shippers can access multiple Gulf Coast destinations.The exact route of the 24-inch (60-centimeter) pipeline has not been disclosed, though the companies said in a statemen
Arizona jury trial ends hung over whether activist broke law helping migrants

Arizona jury trial ends hung over whether activist broke law helping migrants

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TUCSON, Ariz. (Reuters) - An Arizona jury on Tuesday said it was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a U.S. human rights activist who was accused of hiding undocumented migrants, but said he was offering them humanitarian aid. FILE PHOTO: Scott Warren, charged with harboring two undocumented migrants, poses in this photo taken in Ajo, Arizona, U.S., on April 12, 2019. Courtesy No More Deaths/Handout via REUTERS/File PhotoThe Tucson jury remained deadlocked, even after it was given an extra day to deliberate on charges against Scott Warren, 36, stemming from his January 2018 arrest by U.S. Border Patrol in Ajo, Arizona. The split among the eight female and four male jurors reflected divisions in public opinion on how the United States should treat migrants after U.S. President Dona...
Stanford sailing coach faces sentence in scandal

Stanford sailing coach faces sentence in scandal

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Joey Garrison USA TODAY Published 3:09 PM EDT Jun 11, 2019 BOSTON — Former Stanford University head sailing coach John Vandemoer will be sentenced Wednesday on federal racketeering charges after admitting to accepting $610,000 in bribes from college applicants he falsely designated as sailing recruits.  It marks the first sentencing among the 22 defendants who have either pleaded guilty or have agreed to later in court in the nation's college admissions bribery and cheating scheme.  What federal Judge Rya Zobel decides could signal how strongly she and other federal judges will come down on the coaches, parents and
2 Live Crew’s Uncle Luke comes after Baker Mayfield over Duke Johnson remarks

2 Live Crew’s Uncle Luke comes after Baker Mayfield over Duke Johnson remarks

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield appeared to criticize Duke Johnson last week over the running back’s request for a trade from the team, but his remarks appeared to have irked the husband of Johnson’s agent.Johnson is represented by Kristin Campbell – who is married to 2 Live Crew member Luther Campbell. The rapper, widely known as Uncle Luke, blasted Mayfield on social media.BAKER MAYFIELD SPEAKS OUT ON TEAMMATE'S TRADE REQUEST: 'YOU'RE EITHER ON THIS TEAM OR YOU'RE NOT'On Wednesday, Luther Campbell tweeted: “F—k @bakermayfield for saying that dumb s—t about Duke Johnson. I guarantee you you be the one to divide this locker room up you are not in Texas at Cracker Barrel.Campbell didn’t stop there. He had more words for Mayfield on Friday.“Hey @bakermayfield this will be my l
Warriors vs. Raptors Game 5 Live Updates and Score

Warriors vs. Raptors Game 5 Live Updates and Score

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1st Quarter: A different vibe with Durant on the floor.It was a quick start for the Warriors’ offense, with Stephen Curry hitting a 3-pointer on the team’s first possession and Kevin Durant connecting twice from 3 in the first three minutes.Things have clicked offensively, with Golden State hitting seven of its first nine shots, including all five attempts from 3-point range, but the Raptors have hardly wilted. After Klay Thompson fouled Marc Gasol with 7:11 left in the first, putting Gasol on the line for two shots, the Warriors were only leading 19-12.Thus far Durant has not appeared limited in his movements, and his presence seems to have relaxed the rest of the team.TipoffWith Kevin Durant back, the Warriors went with their small starting lineup — the Hampton’s Five to some — with D
Facebook VP Andrew Boz Bosworth: New Portal devices coming

Facebook VP Andrew Boz Bosworth: New Portal devices coming

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A LinkedIn photo of Facebook exec Andrew "Boz" Bosworth.Facebook Vice President of AR/VR Andrew "Boz" Bosworth on Monday said the company plans to launch new versions of its Portal video chatting devices this fall. "We have a lot more that we're going to unveil later in this fall, new form factors that we're going to be shipping," said Bosworth, speaking on stage at the Code Conference in Phoenix.Facebook in November began shipping two versions of the Portal. Those devices allow users to video chat with users of Facebook's Messenger and WhatsApp services. "The reason we're doing this is because we think there's a whole new generation of hardware coming out," Bosworth said. "Hardware is coming to the home, and we want to make sure that human connection, connection between two people, is ...