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Breathtaking photography series showcases beauty of night sky in areas with no light pollution

2 hours 17 min ago

Two photographers have made a set of images exploring the magnificent night skies still found in North American and the grave threat of light pollution.

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'Alt-right' leader loses gym membership after confrontation

2 hours 27 min ago

A leading figure in the "alt-right" movement had his gym membership revoked after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi.

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Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

2 hours 27 min ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Each morning, Joanna Smith's 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.

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Terrifying Video Shows Sea Lion Dragging Young Girl Into Water

3 hours 15 min ago

Her quick-thinking grandfather jumped into the water and got her out, bringing her back to safety.

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Big game hunter crushed to death by falling elephant that was fatally shot

3 hours 17 min ago

Theunis Botha, a trophy hunter, died Friday in Zimbabwe.

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Turkey Angry at U.S. For Stopping Erdogan’s Goons From Beating Up D.C. Protesters

4 hours 30 min ago

In the latest chapter of a new diplomatic rift between Washington and Ankara.

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Echo Dot, Amazon’s most affordable Alexa speaker, has never been cheaper than it is today

4 hours 47 min ago

Amazon's various hardware products go on sale from time to time, but the company often gives shoppers an opportunity to save even more money by purchasing refurbished devices. For example, the $180 Amazon Echo can be had for $135 right now if you buy a refurbished model. Amazon's refurbs are fully protected by warranties, so you really have nothing to lose — and right now there's a sale going on refurbished Echo Dots that drops the device to its lowest price ever. Normally available for a $5 discount, Amazon slashed another $7 off the price of the Echo Dot refurb today. That brings the cost down to just $37.99, which is the lowest price ever.

Here are some key details from Amazon's Echo Dot product page:

  • A Certified Refurbished Echo Dot is refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new
  • Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
  • Introducing Alexa calling and messaging, a new way to be together with family and friends. Just ask Alexa to call or message anyone with an Echo, Echo Dot, or the Alexa App.
  • Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer; Amazon Echo is not required to use Echo Dot
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino's, and more

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: The final performance

5 hours 40 min ago

With laughter, hugs and tears — and the requisite death-defying stunts — the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus received its final standing ovation Sunday night as it performed its last show. “We are, forevermore, the Greatest Show on Earth,” boomed Johnathan Lee Iverson, who has been the ringmaster since 1999. It was an emotional 2 1/2 hours for those who worked on the circus.

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Donald Trump budget proposal to force millions off food stamps

5 hours 58 min ago

Millions of people will be driven off food stamps as part of the spending cuts being planned for Donald Trump’s first budget. The President’s proposals would cut up to $1.7trillion over the next ten years, with saving coming from cuts to programmes such as Medicaid, federal employee pensions, welfare benefits and farm subsidies. The Washington Post said Mr Trump would cut $800bn alone from Medicaid, the state-federal programme that provides health care to low-income citizens.

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Towering Rock Once Hidden Beneath Earth Seen from Space

6 hours 33 min ago

It's no wonder this abrupt landform is the center of a Navajo legend involving a giant bird that turned to stone — it's impossible to look at the sheer cliffs without wondering what created them. A new view of Shiprock from space offers a few hints. Leading toward the rugged rock formation in San Juan County is a dark dike, a part of the volcano that created the 1,969-foot-tall (600 meters) cliff formation.

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American Doctor, 50, Dies While Trying to Climb Mount Everest

6 hours 45 min ago

Two years ago, Dr. Roland Yearwood from Alabama, survived an avalanche while climbing Everest.

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Shelby unveils Super Snake F-150 Pickup with $96,880 price tag

7 hours 8 min ago

After all, Shelby is wholly synonymous with the legendary Mustang. Not only has the F-Series been America's favorite truck range for four decades now, the full-size, light-duty F-150 is the biggest-selling vehicle in the United States.

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Ford replaces CEO Mark Fields in push to transform business

7 hours 13 min ago

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services.

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Samsung's Stretchable OLED Could Be Game Changer

7 hours 44 min ago

Samsung has been hinting at flexible display technology for years now, and we're finally getting an official look at it this week. According to Korea's Yonhap News, the smartphone giant will unveil the first "stretchable" OLED panel at the SID 2017 conference, which kicks off on May 23 in Los Angeles. Samsung released a teaser photo of its strechable screen, which shows the display bubbling upward like a balloon.

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Venezuela protest: Pro-government supporter set on fire as death toll hits 48

7 hours 59 min ago

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused opposition protesters of setting a pro-government supporter on fire on the 50th day of the wave of protests, which has gripped the country. Footage of the man being set alight was broadcasted on state television and the man, identified as Orlando Figuera, 21, has been treated in hospital for severe burns and several stab wounds. According to reports, about 100 people, who were participating in anti-Maduro protests in Caracas, surrounded Mr Figuera, doused him in gasoline and set him alight in Plaza Altamira in the east of the country’s capital.

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Drowned City: Jordan to Search for Ancient Site's Underwater Remains

8 hours 18 min ago

This July, archaeologists in Jordan will begin an underwater search for remains of an early Islamic city. Located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, modern-day Aqaba is Jordan's only port. In the Middle Ages, the city was known as Ayla.

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First US customer gets keys to Lamborghini Centenario

9 hours 32 min ago

On a sliding scale, collecting a new minivan is probably towards the lower end of excitement levels, while something like a new luxury SUV is probably a lot higher up the scale. The manufacturer has promised all the Centenario's other US buyers will get their cars before the end of this year. The Lamborghini Centenario is a special model produced by the legendary Italian supercar builder to celebrate the 100th birthday of its founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini.

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Seth Rich Conspiracy Theories Re-Emerge

10 hours 25 min ago

Kim Dotcom Friday claimed late Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer was Wikileaks source who aided in leaking DNC emails ahead of 2016 Democratic National Convention.

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Philippines' Duterte heads to Russia in blow to US

10 hours 28 min ago

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte flew to Russia on Monday to meet his hero, seek arms and steer his nation's foreign policy further away from longtime ally the United States. The five-day trip will cement a dramatic improvement in relations with Russia since Duterte came to power last year and began unravelling his country's decades-long alliances with the United States, which he accuses of hypocrisy and bullying. "Russia must cease to be at the margins of Philippine diplomacy.

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Cathay Pacific to sack 600 staff in major shakeup

10 hours 48 min ago

Hong Kong's flagship airline Cathay Pacific said Monday it would cut 600 staff including a quarter of its management, as part of its biggest shakeup in two decades to repair its bottom line. In March the company posted its first annual net loss in eight years, citing intense competition as lower cost airlines, particularly from mainland China, eat into its market share. It pledged at the time to slash costs by 30 percent after its $74 million net loss in 2016 reversed a $773 million profit in the previous year.

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