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Juno Jupiter Probe Won't Move into Shorter Orbit After All

Juno Jupiter Probe Won't Move into Shorter Orbit After All

In fact, the longer orbit provides new opportunities that allow further exploration of the far reaches of space dominated by Jupiter's magnetic field, increasing the value of Juno's research. "Juno is healthy, its science instruments are fully operational, and the data and images we've received are nothing short of awesome", Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington, said in a press release . Read More

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Back-to-Back Daytona 500 Poles for Elliott

Back-to-Back Daytona 500 Poles for Elliott

Winning the Daytona 500 seven times - most recently in 1981 - racing legend Richard Petty is an aberration. By tradition, only the front row is determined during pole qualifying at DIS with the make-up of the starting field for the upcoming Daytona 500 starting field to be determined through the results of the Can-Am Duel events on Thursday night. Read More

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Iraqis displaced from Mosul marry in refugee camp

Iraqis displaced from Mosul marry in refugee camp

Government forces retook the eastern side of the city, the last major IS stronghold in Iraq , last month. It said that civilians trying to escape Mosul are being tortured, detained and executed by Iraqi forces. Up to 400,000 civilians could be displaced by the offensive as residents of western Mosul suffer food and fuel shortages and markets are closed, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq Lise Grande told Reuters on Saturday. Read More

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Flipkart, India's leading online retailer, signs cloud partnership with Microsoft

Flipkart, India's leading online retailer, signs cloud partnership with Microsoft

Microsoft and Flipkart today announced a strategic partnership to provide consumers the best online shopping service. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Flipkart Group CEO Binny Bansal announced the devlopment today at an event in Bangalore. Microsoft has a great presence in India as well as the world which will allow Flipkart to grow and expand globally and that might lead to a long time partnership in the future. Read More

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TCS announces Rs 16000 crore share buy back plan

TCS announces Rs 16000 crore share buy back plan

Tata Consultancy has been authorised to purchase up to 5,61,40,351 shares at the "buyback price" of Rs. 2,850, totaling to Rs 16,000 crore, the Mumbai-based company told stock exchanges in a statement. TCS has Rs 43,169 crore cash and investments on its book at the end of December, 2016. "These two comments have come from investors and we will discuss it in the board", he had said. Read More

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Melania Trump in Red Dress at Melbourne, Florida Rally

Melania Trump in Red Dress at Melbourne, Florida Rally

As Donald Trump was nearing his inauguration, a number of designers came forward to say they would refuse the opportunity to dress the former model. Left-wing critics took to Twitter after Melania's speech. The campaign brought out some damaging revelations about Donald Trump including a video from Access Hollywood in 2005 in which he appeared to brag about sexually assaulting women. Read More

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Apple Acquires RealFace, an Israeli Facial Recognition Startup

Apple Acquires RealFace, an Israeli Facial Recognition Startup

The Realface website was offline Sunday and the LinkedIn description read as follows, "Our technology provides our customers and end-users with the highest level of authentication and security available on all platforms". Apple did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation and comment. Besides RealFace, Apple has acquired three other Israeli companies to date. Read More

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DeMarcus Cousins Traded By Kings To Pelicans

DeMarcus Cousins Traded By Kings To Pelicans

In addition, Sacramento is said to be sending Omri Casspi to New Orleans with Cousins. If a team like the Celtics are willing to trade their first-round pick (via the Nets ) that could become the top pick in the 2017 NBA Draft , perhaps the Kings are willing to trade Boogie and begin a rebuild around other players. Read More

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PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL), Energy Transfer Equity, LP (NYSE:ETE)

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. has a 52 week low of $5.94 and a 52 week high of $20.05. Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $19.71 on the company shares. Southern Energy businesses include independent power projects, integrated utilities, a distribution company, and energy trading and marketing businesses outside the southeastern United States. Read More

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SpaceX Plans Saturday Launch

The crowds at Kennedy Space Center watched eagerly as the unmanned Falcon 9 rocket took flight with a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station. If the SpaceX mission doesn't get going soon, it would likely have to get in line behind the Russian delivery. The spacecraft launched on the historic moonshot launch pad, which was last used for the final Space Shuttle mission. Read More

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Unilever rejects £115bn mega-merger with Kraft Heinz

Unilever rejects £115bn mega-merger with Kraft Heinz

The offer came as consumer-goods companies are being squeezed by fluctuating currency rates, such as the strong US dollar in Kraft Heinz's case, and higher prices for staples used in their products. Steve Clayton, fund manager at Hargreaves Lansdown, said such a deal would create enormous cost savings. "I'm not convinced long-term Unilever investors would want to pass that up". Read More

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'All Systems Go' For SpaceX Launch At NASA's Historic Pad

While SpaceX has pulled off such complicated missions before, the company is keen on perfecting the technique further so it can successfully reuse it rockets, thereby cutting the cost of future missions significantly. The first SpaceX launch from the historic pad is scheduled for Saturday at 10:01am ET. As an extra special treat, SpaceX landed the booster rocket back at Cape Canaveral following liftoff, for only the third time. Read More

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Utes top scorer Kyle Kuzma out against No. 7 Oregon

Utes top scorer Kyle Kuzma out against No. 7 Oregon

Despite a stumble in the Mountains a few weeks ago and being knocked down by three points at Pauley Pavillion last weekend, OR brings emotion and momentum into the final game of the year at Matthew Knight Arena. "I'm still aspiring to get things going a little bit". The University of Utah women's basketball team hit the road and took to the golden state for a pair of games against Cal and Stanford. Read More

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Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood's opening movie reveals new Samurai class

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood's opening movie reveals new Samurai class

Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest Europe is now in full swing in Frankfort, Germany, and Square Enix has used the event to announce new information about the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood expansion . Along with the previously announced dungeon The Bend of Time - Omega, the Azim Steppe and Yanxia were revealed today. According to The Sixth Axis , producer of the Final fantasy series Naoki Yoshida took this opportunity to discuss the possibility of bringing Final Fantasy XIV to "as ... Read More

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Former CJI Altamas Kabir passes away at 68

Former CJI Altamas Kabir passes away at 68

Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir is in a critical condition and is undergoing treatment at a city hospital here. In the NEET controversy in 2013, Justice Kabir's name came up just before he announced retirement. Born on July 19, 1948, in Kolkata, Justice Kabir did his LLB and MA from University of Calcutta and was made a permanent judge of the Calcutta High Court on August 6, 1990. Read More

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This origami-inspired shield absorbs handgun bullets

This origami-inspired shield absorbs handgun bullets

When expanded, which only takes five seconds, the bulletproof shield can offer cover for police officers and shield them from bullets such as the 9 mm, .44 Magnum and.357 Magnum. Standoffs, one of the more risky situations officers encounter while on patrol, may now become relatively safer due to a new, portable shield that can protect them from gunshots. Read More

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Florida's Space Coast Is Filling the 'Crater' Left by NASA

This will be the SpaceX's second orbital launch of 2017 even as the company now hopes to fire a rocket to space every two weeks throughout the year. scheduled Falcon 9 launch at Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex will carry more than the Dragon capsule packed with provisions; it will also carry a lot of expectations for the commercial company, SpaceX . Read More

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Pence seeks to reassure European allies

Pence seeks to reassure European allies

The speech was aimed at reassuring sceptical allies in Europe about American foreign policy under Trump along with American willingness to maintain global partnerships. Shortly after Vice President Mike Pence pledged to "hold Russia to account" while looking for common ground in a speech to European allies, a hawkish Russian legislator reached out to shake his hand as he passed through a crowded hotel corridor. Read More

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Tributes flow in for Dan Vickerman

Tributes flow in for Dan Vickerman

Jeremy Paul, a former Brumbies and Australia teammate, described Vickerman as a great character who emerged as a physical presence in the Wallabies scrum under the tutelage of Eddie Jones, who guided Australia to the 2003 World Cup final. He returned to Australia to play for the nation one more time in 2011, but was forced to make an early retirement in 2012 due to an ongoing problem with his right leg. Read More

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Kraft Heinz Targeting Takeover of Unilever

Kraft Heinz Targeting Takeover of Unilever

Unilever today has already rejected the proposal, but Kraft Heinz has signaled it plans to be persistent. Kraft has said it is still pursuing a deal. It also has the support of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who is expected to provide financing in any deal with Unilever . If Unilever eventually accepts, it would create the world's most sprawling food company, surpassing the size of Nestlé and bringing hundreds of name brands that consumers across the globe see in their ... Read More

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Strongest storm in years to drench Southern California

Strongest storm in years to drench Southern California

Snow levels are anticipated to be at 8,000 feet Friday night, lowering to 6,000 feet on Saturday, according to the weather service. As the rain grew in intensity, trees were felled by the combination of high winds and saturated ground. American Airlines also canceled a host of flights to and from Orange County, and the aviation website flightaware.com reported 48 cancellations at LAX. Read More

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'Injustice 2' For iOS, Android Confirmed By Director Ed Boon

'Injustice 2' For iOS, Android Confirmed By Director Ed Boon

The official roster is confirmed to have 31 characters at launch and is speculated to have up to 40 characters by the time all of the DLC have been released . According to Nelson, the game has kept the traditional triple tap combos and the swipe gestures for lunging attacks. The mobile version of " Injustice 2 " has actually soft-launched in the Philippines and is available now on the Apple App Store, as originally reported by Jared Nelson from TouchArcade . Read More

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Toshiba Shares Slump After S&P Warns of 'Selective Default'

Toshiba Shares Slump After S&P Warns of 'Selective Default'

Toshiba's long-term credit rating is CCC+ at S&P, after downgrades in December and January as the scale of the financial crisis facing the company emerged. Toshiba Corp .is considering restarting the bidding process for its mainstay flash memory business, which it plans to spin off, as it is now looking to sell more than half of the unit, informed sources said Wednesday. Read More

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Yankees' Randy Levine blasts Dellin Betances following arbitration hearing

Yankees' Randy Levine blasts Dellin Betances following arbitration hearing

The New York Yankees set-up man went to an arbitration hearing with the team Friday to determine the 28-year-old's salary for the 2017 season, and Betances was asking for $5 million, while the Yankees wanted to pay him $3 million. The two sides gave their cases during a hearing Friday. While wavering between several roles last season, Betances will presumably make his way back to his spot ahead of returning closer Aroldis Chapman. Read More

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