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Negotiators make progress on bill to keep government open

Trump told conservative media reporters at a White House event Monday evening that he is comfortable delaying border wall funding until September, when Congress will have to hammer out its next spending bill. "It's good for the country that President Trump is taking the wall off the table in these negotiations", it read. If there are no significant tax breaks for small business or working-class Americans, "that would certainly for me be a non-starter", Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow ... Read More

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ZTE launches Blade MAX 3: Available in the United States for $200

ZTE launches Blade MAX 3: Available in the United States for $200

The Blade Max 3, a spiritual successor to last year's Imperial Max , sticks to the curved, ergonomic design language of its predecessors. This was launched by the US Cellular past year. There's a USB-C port on the bottom to charge the cell. Internal storage may be small but there's a microSD card slot that allows memory expansion. This should definitely provide a high quality audio experience. Read More

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President Trump Defends Environmental Record on Earth Day

Marching on the other side of the country was Jeanette Valentino, a teacher from New Jersey who stood on the National Mall in Washington DC holding a sign that read: "Teach Real Science in Schools". A police official estimated that about 1,000 people attended the rally. Trump's executive order on immigration, which temporarily banned immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries and was blocked in federal court, also "made people nervous" and affected scientists working in the US, she ... Read More

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'The Wall's Going to Get Built, Folks': Trump Defiant on Border Wall

Congressional Republicans have privately proposed a funding bill that does not include money for the border wall , a Congressional source told CNN on Tuesday. The estimated cost of building the wall, one of Trump's key campaign promises, has risen from the $8 billion initially calculated by the mogul to $21.6 billion, according to the latest figures from the Department of Homeland Security . Read More

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Pre-Orders In India Start Tomorrow

A Recent leak revealed a Galaxy S8 Plus 2x camera prototype, which is also tipped to release later in 2017. Both the handsets boast a odd display aspect ratio of 18:9. Looks-wise, the Galaxy S8 is a thing of beauty. At the moment, Samsung is still holding off the release of the voice-controlled Bixby feature based on the statement given to The Verge . Read More

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OH NO! 'Baahubali' war scenes left injury marks on Prabhas!

OH NO! 'Baahubali' war scenes left injury marks on Prabhas!

Prabhas had spent almost 600 days filming for the Baahubali franchise, with the actor refraining from signing any other film over the tenure of 5 years while shooting for the magnum opus project. EVER. Even if you assume the film releases across 6,500 screens, the first-day collections could well be to the tune of Rs 60 crore. Also, as April 28 is not a holiday, one can not expect cent per cent collections all over, but they will be huge. Read More

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Trump UN Security Council Lunch Meeting Planned for Monday

Trump UN Security Council Lunch Meeting Planned for Monday

On April 14, media reported that Trump might direct a military strike against Pyongyang if the country's leadership decides to launch another nuclear weapon test. "I think that's a fight worth having and a conversation and a debate worth having for 2018", Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla) said Sunday. Also on Monday, North Korea called the deployment of the USS Carl Vinson carrier group to the waters off the Korean Peninsula "an extremely risky act by those who plan a nuclear war to invade". Read More

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Trump Approval Rating Stands at 51 Percent, Despite Surveys to Contrary

Trump Approval Rating Stands at 51 Percent, Despite Surveys to Contrary

Later in the conversation, panelists also discussed the Trump team's failure so far to repeal and replace Obamacare, as he repeatedly said he would do during the campaign. "Just because you have a couple of good months or year, you want to take prudent long term steps", the press secretary said. As for accomplishments, Trump cited "tremendous success" on an undefined strategy for defeating the Islamic State group. Read More

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Saturn's moon Enceladus has flawless conditions for life

The discovery makes Enceladus the only place beyond Earth where scientists have found direct evidence of a possible energy source for life, according to the findings in the journal Science . This process was integral to the origination of life on Earth and it is believed, methanogenesis may have been pivotal to the formation of life on our planet. Read More

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Google is tweaking is search engine to fight fake news

Google is tweaking is search engine to fight fake news

Google today announced that it's rolling out some changes to search results with the aim to combat fake news as well as offensive content. The main takeaway is the change in the ranking system. That effort will be assisted by what Google calls Search Quality Raters , real people who assess the quality of Google's search results. For instance, Google has seen posts containing Holocaust-denying falsehoods ranking high in its searches, an absurd condition when there is excellent ... Read More

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Trump on Earth Day: 'Rigorous science is critical to my administration'

The Omaha march is part of similar events around the world meant to promote the understanding of science and defend science from attacks such as proposed USA government budget cuts. As hundreds of thousands protested his anti-science policies across the world in the March for Science, President Donald Trump marked Earth Day by touting the importance of " rigorous science ". Read More

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Carrier group heads for Korean waters as Trump calls leaders

An official from Seoul's Defense Ministry couldn't confirm such details. It so far has carried out five nuclear tests. In March, North Korean state media reported that the country successfully conducted a ground test of a new high-thrust rocket engine, which it said was a breakthrough for its space program and efforts to create "Korean-style strategic weapons". Read More

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Caps win tight series over Leafs to set up rematch with Pens

Caps win tight series over Leafs to set up rematch with Pens

The Leafs fell to 6-16 in team history in Game 6 when they had been trailing 3-2 in a series. There wasn't much between the teams in terms of their forward groups (the Leafs' fourth line was better than the Caps' as the series wore on) and the goaltending was more or less even, while the Capitals defence unsurprisingly proved itself deeper than Toronto's throughout the series (it was no coincidence that the Caps got better when their "number seven", Nate Schmidt, entered the lineup in the ... Read More

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Samsung sees strong demand for Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus despite Note7 fiasco

Samsung did not immediately respond to a request for comment. To remind you of the smartphone's specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch QHD+ curved Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Senior executives of the firm said it will launch more enterprise editions of the phone going forward by collaborating with new partners. Interestingly, we did not see the South Korean giant promoting the hardware on Galaxy S8. Read More

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Science fans march across the country on Earth Day

Science fans march across the country on Earth Day

The march, whose beginnings reflect the viral birth of the Women's March on Washington , has been billed by its organizers as political but non-partisan. Professionals in science disciplines are not accustomed to promoting their work; they assume it speaks for itself. Eighty-six percent of scientist polled said childhood vaccines should be required, but only 68 percent of the general public thought so. Read More

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US Treasury secretary: Tax cuts won't raise budget deficit

President Donald Trump has pledged a massive tax cut and said the middle class would benefit. If Trump plans on passing his tax plan through budget reconciliation that is likely to deliver complications. But it's very fair to assume the cost of reducing the corporate tax rate will be high. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) told The Hill on Monday that when it comes to the corporate tax rate, "lower is better". Read More

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Trump makes special call to US astronaut Peggy Whitson

Trump makes special call to US astronaut Peggy Whitson

As with most things Trump says, it's hard to know whether to take him literally, seriously, or none of the above. Seeing the Apollo missions to the moon as a child had inspired her to become an astronaut , Whitson said. "Now, I'm talking to the president of the United States while hanging from a wall", Fischer said. The disconnect between today's message and the reality of his budget request was not explained. Read More

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IPhone 8 Launch Might Be Pushed Further Because of These Issues

IPhone 8 Launch Might Be Pushed Further Because of These Issues

These rumors raise the possibility that Apple could three iPhones in September, including the redesigned OLED iPhone 8 and two models that resemble updated versions of the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. There'd also be a third device, according to anonymous tips and rumors of all sorts. After suffering its first-ever annual decline in iPhone sales a year ago, Apple has a lot riding on the new phones anticipate this fall. Read More

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Obama to deliver first post-presidency speech in Chicago

Though aides have mentioned before (paywall) that Obama doesn't want to use his platform to challenge the new president, this is the first time we're seeing that refusal play out. Security Council ambassadors. In regards to that work as a community organizer, "I am the first to acknowledge that I did not set the world on fire", Obama said, laughing. Read More

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LinkedIn membership reaches half a billion

LinkedIn membership reaches half a billion

The 500 million-strong LinkedIn community represents more than 10 million active jobs, access to over 9 million companies, and more than 100,000 articles that are published every week. " The impact of half a billion professionals connecting and communicating is very real, and very accessible to anyone who wants to take part today ". Read More

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Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Players Turns A Guardian Into

To answer that question, game dev WinterDrake is making Zelda: Breath of the NES , a fan-made game that combines Breath of the Wild with the original Legend of Zelda on NES. "For example, one of the original items in the game is a "Byoki Berry, ' which the game tells you is poisonous to humans". You can download a demo of Zelda: Breath of the NES right here. Read More

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MO Governor Greitens to sign ridesharing bill

MO Governor Greitens to sign ridesharing bill

The local taxicab commission issued a statement that does not include any threat to challenge the law in court. Although authorization to expand ride-sharing services in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester was granted in the state. "We are now working on expansion plans and hope to announce those soon". "Under this legislation, cities and counties would have zero authority to regulate or address concerns with transportation network companies", said League of Cities lobbyist Megan ... Read More

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Trump Hopes Humanity On Mars During His Presidency

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Whitson by video from the Oval Office. "Water is such a precious resource up here that we also are cleaning up our urine and making it drinkable ", Whitson continued. "Encouraging women and girls to pursue STEM careers is a major priority for this administration, and today we are sitting with an awesome example of that, Dr. Read More

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Nearing 100-day mark, Trump says milestone not 'meaningful'

President Donald Trump poses for a portrait in the Oval Office in Washington , Friday, April 21, 2017. Despite Mr Trump's record-low ratings, 96 per cent of his supporters said they would vote for him again today. One hundred days are just a fraction of a president's tenure, and no president has quite matched the achievements of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who set the standard by which all are now judged. Read More

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Cassini snaps a familiar object between Saturn's rings

Cassini snaps a familiar object between Saturn's rings

This past weekend, on April 22, Cassini made its final close flyby of Saturn's moon Titan . According to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory , the part of the planet facing the spacecraft at that time is the southern Atlantic Ocean . The probe has helped to discover some of the moons of Saturn. It launched in 1997, taking seven years to get to Saturn, where it's been orbiting ever since. Read More

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