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Gorsuch express confidence in government, thanks senators in his closing remarks

Arizona was represented on the committee by Sen. But Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin said he was concerned that Gorsuch had gone further than that precedent. On Capitol Hill, Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch, who pledged to be fair, not political in his Senate Confirmation Hearing today. Schumer told reporters that Gorsuch "may act like a neutral, calm judge , but his record and his career clearly show he harbors a right wing, pro-corporate, special interest agenda". Read More

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McLaren Hyper-GT Teased, Most Aerodynamic Road Going McLaren Ever

McLaren Hyper-GT Teased, Most Aerodynamic Road Going McLaren Ever

Until this point in time, we know that the vehicle codenamed BP23 will make it to production with a three-seat layout as a nod to the road-going model that put McLaren on the map: the F1. The company expects these cars to start rolling out of its factory in 2019 and will also be available through McLaren's MSO program. Like the F1, the BP23 places the driver's seat centrally ahead of the two passengers, but unlike the original McLaren road auto, access for the driver will be far easier the ... Read More

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Arctic Sea Ice Maximum at Record Low for Third Straight Year

Arctic Sea Ice Maximum at Record Low for Third Straight Year

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which partly funds the Snow and Ice Data Center, said Arctic temperatures this winter were the highest they'd been since 1900 when records began. "To think that now the Antarctic sea ice extent is actually reaching a record minimum, that's definitely of interest". Summer weather conditions have a larger impact than the extent of the winter maximum in the outcome of each year's melt season; warm temperatures and summer storms make the ice ... Read More

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Super Mario Run Launches on Android a Day Early

Super Mario Run Launches on Android a Day Early

The overall price of Super Mario Run remains the same at $9.99. The mobile game was first released in mid-December 2016 for iOS devices such as the iPhone and the iPad. The game is a very important aspect of Nintendo's mobile strategy. Super Mario Run is now available to download for Android™ devices on Google Play ™! It's March 23 and, as promised, Super Mario Run is now on Android. Read More

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Brussels Nato meeting marks Donald Trump's first foreign trip

Trump met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday at the White House, an awkward summit that followed with Trump tweeting a day later that Germany owes "vast sums of money to NATO" and the U.S. Russian Federation says the alliance build-up threatens the stability of central Europe. Trump and Stoltenberg will discuss how to strengthen the alliance to cope with challenges to national and worldwide security, Spicer said. Read More

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BSES urges Delhites to support 'Earth Hour' on March 25

Before and after this hour, the television will broadcast two documentaries about the Earth's resources and the human impact on biodiversity, according to Discovery representatives. Locals will also be encouraged to switch off as part of the World Wide Fund for Nature's (WWF) symbolic global event. Residents and businesses across Wrexham are being asked to come together and turn their lights off for one hour this weekend to show their support for Earth Hour. Read More

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Verdict reached in trial over deadly United States meningitis outbreak

Verdict reached in trial over deadly United States meningitis outbreak

Mr. Cadden was acquitted of second degree murder in relation to charges directly implicating him in 25 deaths related to the outbreak. The U.S. attorney's office says the verdict will be read at 10 a.m. Lawyers for Cadden argued prosecutors lacked proof he acted intentionally and knew people could die. In 2015, it agreed to pay $200 million to victims and creditors, a sum that included funds seized from Cadden. Read More

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Why Some US Classrooms Are Replacing Traditional World Maps

Why Some US Classrooms Are Replacing Traditional World Maps

The Mercator map was published in 1569 by Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator . South America is made to look the same size as Europe. The Mercator Map (left) compared to the rescaled Galls-Peter projection (right) Colin Rose, who is on the board for Boston public schools, said that "this is the start of a three-year effort to decolonize the curriculum in our public schools". Read More

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Film Maker Creates Stunning Video Of Flight Over Mars

Film Maker Creates Stunning Video Of Flight Over Mars

The audiovisiual artist instead took thousands of images from NASA's HiRISE camera to stitch together a video of what it would likely look like to fly over Mars. The video begins with a close approach towards Mars moon Phobos and then takes us through the various features of the planet including craters, uneven terrain, pits and fractures. Read More

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Finally catch yourself a Lapras in the new Pokémon Go event!

Finally catch yourself a Lapras in the new Pokémon Go event!

It will wrap up at the same time next Wednesday, March 29. Totodile, Squirtle, Magikarp and others will appear more often after 1 P.M. PDT for the next week. you might even encounter Lapras". Best of all: there's a new hat. So, while players wait, they could at least have plenty of fun catching teams of Water-type Pokemon and looking snazzy in their Magikarp attire. Read More

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Amazon Alexa Now Rolling Out to Huawei Mate 9

Amazon Alexa Now Rolling Out to Huawei Mate 9

While the update only adds Alexa to U.S. Mate 9 devices, the company said the Alexa app will roll out to other Mate 9 variants in other Amazon-supported markets at a later date. Huawei is happy to announce that its integration with Alexa is finally coming into fruition. Also, you can't yet access music like Spotify or even TuneIn briefings through the app. Read More

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Nintendo Asked Cyanogen To Develop Nintendo Switch OS But They Apparently Refused

Nintendo Asked Cyanogen To Develop Nintendo Switch OS But They Apparently Refused

Nintendo wanted to put Android on the Switch gaming console and approached Cyanogen Inc with the idea but was refused , according to the company's Executive Chairman Kirt McMaster . McMaster's coy tweet doesn't confirm that he's talking about the Nintendo Switch , but it's likely the portable in question given that the 3DS came out in 2011 and CyanogenMod in 2009. Read More

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Key US Officials to Testify about Trump's Wiretap Claim

Key US Officials to Testify about Trump's Wiretap Claim

Mr Trump was accused by former Central Intelligence Agency director Leon Panetta of making the claim as a deliberate diversionary tactic. The White House has faced a storm of criticism for Mr Trump's wiretapping claims which were made two weeks ago following damaging revelations about contacts between his officials and the Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. Read More

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USA lawmakers say no proof of claims Trump Tower bugged

USA lawmakers say no proof of claims Trump Tower bugged

The Committee's Chairman and Republican Representative David Nunes said they had "fully complied" with the White House request but did not say what evidence they had turned over. "The only way we are going to deal with the threats that confront us around the world is through our alliances with our friends, whether it's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, whether it's Britain, whether it's Australia , whether it's other countries that are important to our ability to confront these national ... Read More

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Bloodstained announced for Switch, cancelled for Wii U

Bloodstained announced for Switch, cancelled for Wii U

The Switch version will come as a trade-off, though, as the announcement also confirms that the game's previously promised Wii U version will no longer be happening. "This change made it hard to receive the necessary support from the hardware maker, which has led us to drop the Wii U development and shift the development to Nintendo Switch", the game designer explained. Read More

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Alibaba Acquires Beijing Ticketing Platform

Alibaba Acquires Beijing Ticketing Platform

ALIBABA Group has fully acquired domestic online ticketing platform Damai .cn as part of its strategy to expand its digital entertainment business. In mid-2014, Alibaba bought a 32 percent stake in Damai. "This is an earnest three-year romance, and it is a genuine and natural marriage", he added. Read More

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The Boss Baby trailer offers 'A Tale NOT as Old as Time'

The Boss Baby trailer offers 'A Tale NOT as Old as Time'

Ahead of its U.S. release next week, a new trailer has arrived online for the upcoming animated comedy The Boss Baby entitled "A Tale NOT as Old as Time"; check it out below after the official synopsis... Co-stars Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow , and Steve Buscemi attended the NY premiere of the new animated film from DreamWorks on Monday night (March 20). Read More

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U.S. to Force Fliers From 10 Mideast Airports to Store Devices

Not every flight to the US from the selected airports and airlines will be subject to the ban. The reason for the ban was not immediately clear and United States security services would not comment on the matter. Aside from the implication that it is less safe to fly from the affected airports - and therefore to fly on the airlines that operate from them - passengers nearly always carry their electronic devices with them and prefer to do so. Read More

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Emirates Airlines Doesn't Think You Need a Laptop on Their Flights Anyway

USA lawmakers said they had been briefed over the weekend on the classified intelligence behind the ban, and the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said he backed it. If you are traveling from Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, or the UAE on Egypt Air , Emirates, Etihad Airways, Kuwait Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, or Turkish Airlines, and you want to use your laptop on the flight, you are ... Read More

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Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus prices leaked: Just too high?

Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus prices leaked: Just too high?

The latest Galaxy flagship from the South Korean brand is expected to come with a big design overhaul, and likely to give the home button a miss as well. Now information about the colour variants and prices of the pair of Galaxy S8 smartphones has been revealed by him on twitter . Reports have indicated that Samsung expects the pricier Galax S8 Plus to be more popular with consumers. Read More

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April the giraffe could be 'in the home stretch'

April the giraffe could be 'in the home stretch'

The first-time dad, Oliver, will have no part in raising the calf, as park representatives say male giraffes only really care about two things- fighting and the "unmentionable". "Boat Buoys and bumpers are not cheap!" they wrote. With that in mind, the Animal Adventure Park shared another quick fact on giraffes and their "curious nature", which manifests whenever something changes in their space. Read More

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