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After Trump Ban, Huawei Phones Will Lose Access To Google Software

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 06:46

Alphabet's Google, which makes the Android operating system, says it's complying with a U.S. order banning companies from doing business with Huawei.

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In Trump's Trade War, Americans Will Be Asked To Show Economic Patriotism

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 05:01

Americans like trade, in bigger numbers than ever. But they also believe China doesn't play fair in trade.

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How The Brain Shapes Pain And Links Ouch With Emotion

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 05:01

Pain is more than an unpleasant sensation. When pain signals reach the brain, they interact with areas involved in thinking, memory and emotion.

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America Is In Full Employment, So Why Aren't We Celebrating?

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 05:00

U.S. unemployment is at a nearly 50-year low. The jobless rate for Hispanics has never been lower. The past two years have been the best job market ever for African Americans. Shouldn't we be excited?

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'Game Of Thrones' Finale, Season 8, Episode 6: 'No One Is Very Happy'

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 04:42

After eight seasons, 73 episodes and a whole lot of characters saying "bend the knee" all the time, HBO's massive fantasy series is finally over.

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Robert Smith Pledges To Pay Off Student Loans For Morehouse College's Class of 2019

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 17:34

The billionaire founder of investment firm Vista Equity Partners made the surprise announcement in front of roughly 400 students while delivering the college's commencement address on Sunday.

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President Trump's Golf Scores Hacked On U.S. Golf Association Account

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 13:26

The awful scores of 101, 100, 108 and 102 were posted to Trump's USGA-administered handicap system on Friday, according to Golfweek.

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Legendary Comic Sammy Shore, Co-Founder Of The Comedy Store, Dies At 92

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 11:02

Shore died on Saturday surrounded by his family, his son announced on Twitter. The Comedy Store went on to become a hotbed for famous performers like David Letterman and Robin Williams.

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Biden Eschews Anger, Hoping 'Unity' Can Lift Him To The Presidency

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 09:54

The former vice president, who saw Barack Obama win twice on a unifying message, is betting that will win out over anger. Will that be enough for Democrats, who feel they have good reason to be angry?

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How Vietnamese Americans Took Over The Nails Business: A Documentary

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 08:25

If you got a manicure lately, chances are your nail salon was run by Vietnamese entrepreneurs. In Nailed It, director Adele Free Pham investigates how refugees built a multi-billion dollar industry.

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Deported After Living In The U.S. For 26 Years, He Navigates A New Life In Mexico

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 08:25

After losing protections under the DACA program, Gilberto Olivas-Bejarano was deported to his birth country. In the Mexican city of León, far from his former life, he says he has much to offer.

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Billion-Dollar Gamble: How A 'Singular Hero' Helped Start A New Field In Physics

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 08:25

In the 1970s, Rich Isaacson was presented with what seemed a crazy idea: using lasers to detect gravitational waves. It became the biggest project the National Science Foundation had ever funded.

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In France, The #MeToo Movement Has Yet To Live Up To Women's Hopes

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 07:01

"The excuse we hear in France is that we have the French seduction type. ... it's in our culture and our tradition and blah, blah, blah," says a former member of parliament.

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The Colonial Roots Of Pimiento Cheese

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 07:00

A Filipina American discovers her favorite cheesy snack has a bloody origin story.

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A Photographer's Search For The Vanishing Stars Of Bengali Folk Theater

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 07:00

Ten years after leaving his childhood home in West Bengal, photographer Soumya Sankar Bose returned to find that stars of Jatra, a popular local form of folk theater, were fading from public view.

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Pete Buttigieg Dismisses President Trump's Acceptance Of His Marriage

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 05:00

The president said the South Bend, Ind. mayor's marriage to a man was "absolutely fine." In an interview with NPR, Buttigieg said he was "more interested in policies that affect LGBTQ people."

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Companies That Rely On Census Data Worry Citizenship Question Will Hurt

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 05:00

Lyft and Univision are among the critics of the citizenship question the Trump administration wants on the 2020 census. The businesses say it could harm the national head count and their bottom line.

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Duncan Laurence From The Netherlands Wins Eurovision 2019

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 20:15

Singers from 26 countries competed in the finals of the global song competition, which was held Saturday evening in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison Scores Surprise Election Victory

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 14:35

Morrison's win defied analysts and pollsters, who had predicted his defeat for several months. "Tonight is about every single Australian who depends on their government to put them first," he said.

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Austria's Vice Chancellor Quits After Video Surfaces Of Meeting With Russian Investor

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 12:27

The video appeared to show Heinz-Christian Strache offering business deals for political support. Strache, of Austria's far-right Freedom Party, called the taping a "targeted political assassination."

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