December 5, 2019
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IBM willing to team up with Facebook for Project Libra – Cryptopolitan

IBM willing to team up with Facebook for Project Libra – Cryptopolitan

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Making progress in the blockchain is a collaborative effort, and anyone who is in support of building an ecosystem together that fosters growth in the field will receive a helping hand from IBM, asserts Kelley.

Whether IBM is looking to become a member of the Libra consortium is still unclear; however, Kelley’s unbridled optimism over project Libra gives us more than just an inkling.

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Israel election results: Gantz capitulates without battle – Haaretz Editorial – Israel News – Haaretz

Israel election results: Gantz capitulates without battle – Haaretz Editorial – Israel News – Haaretz

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Less than a week after his impressive electoral achievement, the head of the largest Knesset faction, Kahol Lavan leader Benny Gantz, conceded his right to be the first to try and form a coalition government. The explanation given by “party sources” for this concession is that Gantz prefers to wait for Netanyahu to try first and fail.

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Xi demands hard work toward new era victory – China Mail

Xi demands hard work toward new era victory – China Mail

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President Xi Jinping on Monday demanded ceaseless efforts to secure a great victory of socialism with Chinese characteristics for the new era.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks in Beijing during a visit to an exhibition of achievements in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

He stressed that during the seven decades since the founding of the PRC, the CPC has led people across the country to overcome one obstacle after another, creating miracle upon miracle.… Source

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Europe’s Top Court Limits ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Privacy Rule – The New York Times

Europe’s Top Court Limits ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Privacy Rule – The New York Times

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Europe’s highest court limited the reach of the landmark online privacy law known as “right to be forgotten” on Tuesday, restricting people’s ability to control what information is available about them on the internet.

In a decision with broad implications for the regulation of the internet, the European Court of Justice ruled that the privacy rule cannot be applied outside the European Union. French authorities had sought to force Google and other search engines to remove links to users globally.

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Facebook acquires Ctrl-labs to advance its brain-machine interface efforts – Venture Beat

Facebook acquires Ctrl-labs to advance its brain-machine interface efforts – Venture Beat

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Facebook this evening announced it intends to buy Ctrl-labs, a New York-based startup developing a wristband that translates musculoneural signals into machine-interpretable commands. The acquisition hasn’t yet closed, and the terms weren’t revealed publicly.

(CNBC pegs the deal at approximately $1 billion, half the amount Facebook paid to acquire virtual reality company Oculus VR in 2014.) But the Menlo Park company said it plans to fold Ctrl-labs into its Reality Labs division, whose principal work concerns virtual and augmented reality technology.

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Colt SUSPENDS AR Production Citing Market Capacity, Plays Right To Democrats Like Beto – AP

Colt SUSPENDS AR Production Citing Market Capacity, Plays Right To Democrats Like Beto – AP

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Gun-maker Colt is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15, the company said Thursday in a shift it attributed to changes in consumer demand and a market already saturated with similar weapons.

The company said it will focus instead on fulfilling contracts with military and police customers for rifles.

“The fact of the matter is that over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity,” Colt’s chief executive officer, Dennis Veilleux, said in a written statement.… Source

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The UK Supreme Court deals a huge blow to Boris Johnson as his suspension of Parliament and advice to the Queen are declared unlawful – CNN

The UK Supreme Court deals a huge blow to Boris Johnson as his suspension of Parliament and advice to the Queen are declared unlawful – CNN

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Historic ruling: The Supreme Court has ruled that Boris Johnson suspended UK Parliament unlawfully. The landmark decision was unanimous.

Calls for Johnson to resign: Reacting to this morning’s ruling, opposition politicians called on the Prime Minister to resign.

Johnson’s controversial decision: The PM had claimed he shut down Parliament to prepare for a new session, but critics said it was to stifle opposition over Brexit.

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ICE Accidentally Leaks Info On New “Urban Warfare” Facility, Simulating Chicago and Arizona – Timcast

ICE Accidentally Leaks Info On New “Urban Warfare” Facility, Simulating Chicago and Arizona – Timcast

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On Tuesday, ICE published an acquisition form for the procurement of “hyper-realistic training devices” for a new training facility for its expanding Special Response Team (SRT) program on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website.… Source

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Abortion rate in the U.S. falls to a 46-year low, data show – LA Times

Abortion rate in the U.S. falls to a 46-year low, data show – LA Times

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The abortion rate in the United States hit a 46-year low in 2017, a drop experienced in both conservative-led states that have restricted the procedure and liberal-led states that have expanded access, according to a report released Wednesday by a research group that supports abortion rights.

The nationwide rate dropped to 13.5 abortions per 1,000 girls and women ages 15 through 44 in 2017, from 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women in 2011, a decline of 20%, according to data analyzed by the Guttmacher Institute,,,,

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EU Says No-Deal Risk ‘Palpable’ as Court Resumes: Brexit Update – Bloomberg News

EU Says No-Deal Risk ‘Palpable’ as Court Resumes: Brexit Update – Bloomberg News

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Boris Johnson’s government is back in the Supreme Court for the second day of hearings into his decision to suspend Parliament. Judges are waiting for a written statement on what he’ll do if he loses the case, which has the potential to derail his Brexit strategy and even curtail his premiership.

Reporting to the European Parliament on his discussions with Johnson on Monday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the risk of a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31 is now “palpable.” The pound fell.

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Did Scientists Just See Dark Matter Or Is This a New Mystery? – Anton Petrov

Did Scientists Just See Dark Matter Or Is This a New Mystery? – Anton Petrov

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Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about two studies that investigate unusual gamma rays that may indicate that dark matter is emitting them.
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FCC approves Nexstar’s $6.4B takeover of Tribune Media – PitchBook

FCC approves Nexstar’s $6.4B takeover of Tribune Media – PitchBook

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The Federal Communications Commission has voted 3-2 to sign off on Nexstar Media Group‘s $6.4 billion buyout of Chicago-based Tribune Media, clearing the TV takeover’s final hurdle. The development follows the Justice Department’s tentative approval in July, on the condition that the companies divest television stations to mitigate antirust issues. The deal was announced in December.

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This New Massive Planet Breaks Records and May Have Habitable Moons – Anton Petrov

This New Massive Planet Breaks Records and May Have Habitable Moons – Anton Petrov

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Husband fakes his own death to prove his wife hired hitman to kill him – Independent UK

Husband fakes his own death to prove his wife hired hitman to kill him – Independent UK

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To further incriminate his wife, the Texas Rangers staged photographs, featuring an apparently dead Mr Sosa lying in a grave.  Mr Sosa’s face was painted to give the impression that he had been shot in the head.

“That picture, to this day, reflects one of the most difficult things I have ever done in my life,” he said.  An undercover police officer, posing as a hitman, later showed Ms Sosa the photographs.  She reportedly smiled and shook his hand.

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Catalans to vote on greater self governance | World – The Times

Catalans to vote on greater self governance | World – The Times

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Spain’s prime minister has offered to give Catalonia a referendum on greater autonomy as he seeks to pre-empt a new drive for independence from Barcelona’s separatists.

Pedro Sánchez said he was ready to give more powers to Spain’s wealthiest region but would not entertain any vote on independence. “It is a referendum for autonomy, not for self-determination,” he told Spanish radio.

Catalonia already has a high degree of autonomy, controlling its own police service, schools, health service and prisons.

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Renewed Crisis in Argentina Puts IMF Under Fire – The Globe Post

Renewed Crisis in Argentina Puts IMF Under Fire – The Globe Post

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The International Monetary Fund, which last year approved a record $57 billion loan for Argentina in exchange for sweeping austerity reforms, is in the eye of the storm after President Mauricio Macri suffered a crushing defeat in the August 11 primary elections.

The victory of Peronist candidate Alberto Fernandez put Macri’s reelection in serious jeopardy, and threw financial markets into turmoil, worsening the already grim economic outlook.

Macri requested a loan from the IMF in April 2018 after a run on the currency weakened the peso and worsened the ongoing financial downturn.

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Nigel Farage stunned as US official reveals real reason Donald Trump fired John Bolton – Daily Express

Nigel Farage stunned as US official reveals real reason Donald Trump fired John Bolton – Daily Express

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The Mississippi Governor told  he did not believe ‘s attempt to organise a Taliban visit to Camp David was the trigger that led to the firing of national security adviser John Bolton – despite acknowledging Mr Bolton might have disagreed with the US President’s approach on the issue. Mr Bryant revealed the US leader and his adviser had been disagreeing on a variety of issues that interfered with Donald Trump’s mission to end the war in the Middle East and Afghanistan…..

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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas lists 2,500 people as missing – BBC

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas lists 2,500 people as missing – BBC

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Bahamas emergency services have listed 2,500 people as missing after Hurricane Dorian struck the islands last week.

This official count suggests the death toll will be much higher than the current 50, though the number of missing has yet to be checked against those in shelters and should fall.

Tens of thousands of people remain in need of aid.

Dorian equalled the highest winds ever recorded for a hurricane at landfall when it struck the Abaco Islands.

Large areas were devastated on the Abacos and on Grand Bahama.

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Americans Commonly Eat Orange Roughy, a Fish Scientists Say Can Live to 250-years-old – Discover Magazine

Americans Commonly Eat Orange Roughy, a Fish Scientists Say Can Live to 250-years-old – Discover Magazine

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Scientists in New Zealand have aged a fish called an orange roughy at between 230- and 245-years-old, making it one of the longest-lived fin-fish on record.

The ancient fish was born in the late 1700s — and then caught in 2015 by a New Zealand commercial fishing boat on the Louisville Ridge, a chain of seamounts in the South Pacific around 930 miles east of the mainland…..

Orange roughy — known as “slimehead” before a marketing makeover in the 1970s  — are mainly caught off the coast of New Zealand and Australia, then sold abroad, mainly to the U.S.… Source

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Trump administration plans to ban sale of flavored electronic cigarettes – NBC News

Trump administration plans to ban sale of flavored electronic cigarettes – NBC News

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Wednesday it plans to ban the sale of non-tobacco-flavored electronic cigarettes amid a vaping crisis.

“The Trump Administration is making it clear that we intend to clear the market of flavored e-cigarettes to reverse the deeply concerning epidemic of youth e-cigarette use that is impacting children, families, schools and communities,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement. “We will not stand idly by as these products become an on-ramp to combustible cigarettes or nicotine addiction for a generation of youth.”

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Opinion | Incrementalism could result in the boiling frog syndrome – Livemint

Opinion | Incrementalism could result in the boiling frog syndrome – Livemint

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The surreal drop in automobile sales in August is highly misleading. It is unlikely that passenger car demand will drop in any month by 41% without an extraordinary event precipitating it. Nor will two-wheelers drop by 22%, and commercial vehicles by 39% year-on-year. This kind of crash…

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A church needed money, so members held homeless people captive and forced them to beg: Feds – Justice.Gov

A church needed money, so members held homeless people captive and forced them to beg: Feds – Justice.Gov

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Twelve leaders of a California-based church were charged with luring in dozens of mostly homeless people, locking them in group homes and forcing them to panhandle up to nine hours a day, six days a week, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Twelve defendants, including former pastor of Imperial Valley Ministries Victor Gonzalez, were charged with conspiracy, forced labor, document servitude and benefits fraud, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday.

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A dozen leaders of Imperial Valley Ministries, including the former pastor, are charged in an indictment unsealed today with subjecting dozens of mostly homeless people to forced labor, coercing them to surrender welfare benefits and compelling them to panhandle up to nine hours a day, six days a week, for the financial benefit of the church leaders.

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Separatists to rally in Barcelona on Catalonia’s ‘national day’ – FRANCE 24

Separatists to rally in Barcelona on Catalonia’s ‘national day’ – FRANCE 24

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Divided after their failed 2017 secession bid, Catalonia’s separatists will hold a rally in Barcelona on Wednesday that will test their strength before a Spanish court in October serves verdicts against the leaders of the independence push.

Since 2012, separatists have held massive rallies on September 11, Catalonia’s “national day”, which marks the fall of Barcelona to Spain in 1714. Organisers say a million people took part in past “Diada” rallies.

This year’s demonstration will get underway at 17:14 (1514 GMT) – a nod to the year – on Barcelona’s central Plaza Espana.

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Climate Crazy: Elitist Says It’s Time to Break ‘Conservative’ Taboo, Embrace Cannibalism – CBN

Climate Crazy: Elitist Says It’s Time to Break ‘Conservative’ Taboo, Embrace Cannibalism – CBN

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Magnus Soderlund, a behavioral scientist, marketing strategist, and researcher at the Stockholm School of Economics, said we should break away from what he called “conservative” taboos on eating human flesh.  Yes, he knows it’s tough to think about, but you just start out conservatively, little by little, he says, by just  “tasting” it.

Asked if he would be willing to eat human meat, Soderlund was willing to overcome the ties that have bound civilization for millennia saying, “I feel somewhat hesitant but to not appear overly conservative…I’d have to say….I’d be open to at least tasting it.” Well, let’s not EVER let anyone think we were “overly conservative.” Come on, get on the band wagon.

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Paul Horner, the face of fake news, dies a lonely death – Salon

Paul Horner, the face of fake news, dies a lonely death – Salon

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Paul Horner, the 38-year-old “satire” writer was found dead last week after a short, comet-like career of producing fake news, some of which may have very well influenced President Donald Trump’s 2016 electoral victory. Local authorities — who discovered him in his bed — suspect a drug overdose as cause of death, surmising no foul play, CBS News reports.

He — or someone using his fake byline of “Jimmy Rustling” — was still publishing to abcnews.com.co as recently as September 15.

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‘Bodies everywhere’: Harrowing account of Bahamas after Dorian – Fox News
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‘Bodies everywhere’: Harrowing account of Bahamas after Dorian – Fox News

‘Bodies everywhere’: Harrowing account of Bahamas after Dorian – Fox News

Dead bodies are visible in the rubble days after Hurricane Dorian swept ashore as a Category 5 storm, reports Steve Harrigan. #ShepSmith #FoxNews

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Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Rancilio Jails Man for Criticizing Her – Styxhexenhammer666

Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Rancilio Jails Man for Criticizing Her – Styxhexenhammer666

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He lost a custody battle, then his son lost his life. He blames the court system. He voiced his strong opinions on social media and the next thing he knew he was locked in jail…..The police report filed after two-year-old Killian died shows he had a previous medical condition and investigators did not believe there was evidence Killian’s mother was responsible. His dad felt otherwise and repeatedly posted criticism of the judge and friend of the court on his Facebook Page.
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