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Earth Hour is an event in Carrboro encouraging residents to turn their lights off from 8:30-9:30 p.m.to promote conservation. The main event of this year's Earth Hour Philippines, which urged the public to help "shine a light on climate change", took place at SM by the Bay in Pasay City.
  • NYC police: Stabbing suspect wanted to "kill a black person"

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    Responding to reports of Jackson's ties to a hate group in Maryland, a police spokesperson told BuzzFeed News, "We are looking into his background". "Our victim happened to be going through garbage on the sidewalk". Earlier that same day, Jackson was seen on hidden cameras attempting to approach another black man in the same area, but seemingly refrained from doing so for reasons unknown.
  • John Oliver Calls Trump's Proposed Budget 'the End Credits for America'

    John Oliver Calls Trump's Proposed Budget 'the End Credits for America'

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    Mulvaney told the press that he constructed the budget by analyzing all of Trump's past public statements and campaign speeches to get a sense of his policy preferences. "But if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on". Discussing the proposed budget, Oliver made particular note of the planned cuts for the EPA, State Department and U.S.
  • Uber president Jeff Jones quits after just six months

    Uber president Jeff Jones quits after just six months

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    Jones joined Uber in the fall after a five-year stint at Target as the retail giant's CMO. In a statement to Recode , Jones said that "the beliefs and approach to leadership" that he believed in were "inconsistent" with those of Uber. A source at Uber has told the BBC that the resignation of Jeff Jones, Uber president, was "completely unexpected". Amit Singhal , a top Google engineer, was asked to resign in effect of failing to disclose a sexual harassment claim against him at his ...
  • Royal Jordanian Airlines Says It's Banning Electronics From US-Bound Flights

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    Prior to the Reuters report , representatives for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) told Newsweek to direct its inquiry to the U.S. "This announcement is effective starting with March 21, 2017, and the instructions will be applied on the New York, Chicago, Detroit and Montreal flights, the last two destinations served by a combined flight", reads the announcement, which was saved by both news outlets before it was deleted.
  • Donald Trump's wealth ranking tumbles 200 spots on Forbes list

    Donald Trump's wealth ranking tumbles 200 spots on Forbes list

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    Taipan Lucio Tan, who controls Philippine Airlines and Asia Brewery, was third in the Philippines with $3.7 billion, followed by Metrobank's George Ty with $3.5 billion and port magnate Enrique Razon of ICTSI with $3.4 billion. As the New York's real estate market has slowed, Forbes began downgrading Trump's net value previous year, saying in October that his net worth was down to $3.7 billion.
  • GOP Tweaks Healthcare Bill for Older Americans

    GOP Tweaks Healthcare Bill for Older Americans

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    Ryan appears to know that, and - unless we're missing some serious behind-the-scenes negotiating on the president's part - is publicly wishing it so by offering a reality to Trump that the president could slide into. It is a health insurance bill that will worsen health care. A recent Breitbart headline blared "7 Reasons Why Obamacare 2.0 Is All But Guaranteed to Impose Crushing Costs on Voters, Hurt Trump's Base, And Hand Power Back to the Democrats".
  • Google Finds A Way To Shrink JPEGs By 35 Percent

    Google Finds A Way To Shrink JPEGs By 35 Percent

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    With smaller JPEG files, you'll not only be able to store more pictures (and most importantly: selfies) on your phone and computer, but websites that use Guetzli-encoded JPEGs would also (at least, in theory) load faster. This means that JPEG images weigh less and load times for websites will definitely get a boost. There's no shortage of JPEG compression tools on the market, of course, and many of them are arguably easier to use than Guetzli is at the moment.
  • WA players set to battle Elon Musk for SA battery project

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    The six-point plan - dubbed South Australian Power for South Australians - is aimed at delivering "reliable, affordable and clean power" for the region by ensuring more of its power is sourced, generated and controlled within the state, Weatherill said.
  • IPhone users can now access Amazon's Alexa on the go

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    Of course, die heart Alexa users may not mind the hassle, but for an average consumer, Amazon's solution may be a second thought if Siri doesn't do what they want which, by the way, is a strong possibility. Amazon is bringing its Alexa assistant to the iPhone and iPad - at least for users of its shopping app. You will need the Alexa app for the products like Dot, Echo, and Tap, so most people that use these products already have Alexa.
  • Transgender bathroom bill approved by Texas senate

    Transgender bathroom bill approved by Texas senate

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    The bill would require transgender people to use restrooms and changing facilities in public buildings that do not match their gender identity. The North Carolina law prompted the NCAA to pull seven championship events out of the state, the National Basketball Association to move the All-Star game from Charlotte and contributed to former Republican Gov.
  • USA charges Russian spies over Yahoo hacks

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    The FBI and the Central Intelligence Agency have both corroborated reports that Russian hacking - in that instance, of Democrats' email accounts - was also involved in an attempt to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election .
  • European Union top court OKs workplace headscarf ban

    European Union top court OKs workplace headscarf ban

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    However they found that Bougnaoui had suffered discrimination and that a customers' objections did not warrant a legitimate cause for dismissing her. "Today's disappointing rulings ... give greater leeway to employers to discriminate against women - and men - on the grounds of religious belief", said a statement by Amnesty International .
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) running Nougat Spotted on Geekbench

    Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) running Nougat Spotted on Geekbench

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    It was clear that current owners of the two phones were not impressed by this decision from LG, something that the company was also quick to notice, thus reversing its earlier stand not to release the OS. And now, this becomes true since it starts to have the OS update rolling out for these phones. It reportedly comes with the firmware version G925FXXU5EQBG, for those keeping track.
  • Fans inspired Barcelona Champions League comeback says jubilant Luis Enrique

    Fans inspired Barcelona Champions League comeback says jubilant Luis Enrique

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    In recent years they were nearly guaranteed a Ligue 1 title to soothe the disappointment of regular early Champions League exits but this time they trail an impressive Monaco side by three points. "We're also playing teams with the same desire as us so it will be very tough". We know the path to the Champions League is long for those clubs trying to challenge the established hierarchy.
  • Google Hangouts Meet Android app now available on Play Store [Download APK]

    Google Hangouts Meet Android app now available on Play Store [Download APK]

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    Speaking of meetings, Hangouts Chat will integrate with a big upgrade to the Hangouts video chat service, now dubbed " Hangouts Meet ". It has been known for some time that Google is looking for consumers to migrate to the newer Allo and Duo apps premiered at Google I/O 2016, while Hangouts would continue as a primarily business tool.
  • Trump Kicks Reporters Out Of White House Photo Op For Asking Questions

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    Democrats and Republicans in Congress don't seem to agree on much these days, but leaders from both parties appear to share an interest in the legality of President Donald Trump's social media habits. The lawmakers also referenced the use by federal employees of encrypted chat apps "that could result in the creation of presidential or federal records that would be unlikely or impossible to preserve", mentioning Confide, Signal and WhatsApp.