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SpaceX Launches US Military Spy Satellite

SpaceX Launches US Military Spy Satellite

The launch originally was set for Sunday, but it was scrubbed that day because of what SpaceX described as a sensor issue. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk noted in a tweet that high-altitude winds during...

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Rhode Island gas prices down 2 cents this week

Rhode Island gas prices down 2 cents this week

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on May 15 in NY have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.38 per gallon in 2016, $2.83 per gallon in 2015, $3.89 per gallon in 2014, $3.72 ...

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The Legend of Zelda Mobile Game in Development at Nintendo

While Nintendo has traditionally developed games exclusively for its own products, the company's recent smartphone push reflects changing attitudes for its games. Right now, the only thing certain is ...

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SpaceX all set to launch first military satellite

The launch, which was originally scheduled for Sunday, was almost postponed for a second time, according to Elon Musk - SpaceX's founder. "Tough call, as high altitude wind shear was at 98.6% of t...

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Fidget spinners may be entertaining but they don't help ADHD

A year seven pupil sent an anonymous letter to headteacher Chris Hildrew, arguing fidget spinners "are a disruption to me and other people in my class" and students are "queuing up" to use them. But s...

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New Trailer For Netflix's GLOW

New Trailer For Netflix's GLOW

The show was co-created by Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive who have previously written for Orange Is The New Black , Nurse Jackie and Homeland . The league was showcased in the eponymous Las Vega...

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Falcon 9 rocket, fourth Inmarsat 5-series satellite prepared for launch

Falcon 9 rocket, fourth Inmarsat 5-series satellite prepared for launch

Tonight's launch will be the sixth of more than 20 missions planned by SpaceX this year and the 34th flight since the Falcon 9 rocket debuted in June 2010. That means SpaceX may finally be getting...

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Here's what Amazon sold on day one of its Great Indian Sale

Here's what Amazon sold on day one of its Great Indian Sale

Individuals can avail an additional 10% off if they have an HDFC Bank credit card and a 30% cashback offer if they conduct transactions via PhonePe. Flipkart's providing Rs 5,000 off on Oppo F1 and ...

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Angela Merkel's conservative party wins crucial German regional election

It is also the home state of Martin Schulz, the Social Democratic challenger seeking to deny Merkel a fourth term in the September 24 national election- though he wasn't on the ballot Sunday. Effect f...

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Sensex takes comfort from positive inflation figures, rebounds 166 pts to 30354

Sensex takes comfort from positive inflation figures, rebounds 166 pts to 30354

Major gainers in the 30-share index were Tata Steel (2.39%), Dr Reddy'S Laboratories (2.12%), ICICI Bank (1.85%), Mahindra & Mahindra (1.41%), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (1.38%), and GAIL (India) (...

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Boys in skirts: London private school to make uniforms gender-neutral

Boys in skirts: London private school to make uniforms gender-neutral

The existing dress code in Highgate School allows schoolgirls to wear grey pants, dark blue jackets and ties, but the boys are not allowed to wear the grey pleated skirts that the girls are allowed to...

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Star Wars Day Is Today! May The Fourth Be With You

Unfortunately, Netflix does not now hold the streaming rights to any of the various live action Star Wars titles. Friday will offer fans an opportunity to celebrate the "Dark Side" of the forc...

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SpaceX launches military spy satellite, nails landing

Following stage separation, Falcon 9's first stage will attempt to land at SpaceX's Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Live video of the launch showed the first an...

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Jamala's Eurovision performance hit bum note after streaker flashed

The prankster, Vitalii Sediuk , got arrested and now faces the charges of imprisonment for up to 5 years and pay a fine. Parading around Jamala the stage invader did a lap of the singer before do...

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More Mega Stones Available for Pokemon Sun and Moon Players

More Mega Stones Available for Pokemon Sun and Moon Players

The Mega Stones can be downloaded for free. It is a great month for Pokemon Sun and Moon players right now as a bunch of updates has been recently released. Third, select Get with Code/Password, the...

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Moon's rise to power in South Korea causes worries, hopes abroad

It made no direct mention of North Korea or an anti-missile system the United States has deployed in South Korea that China has vigorously opposed, saying it is a threat to Chinese security. And w...

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After the B.C. election here's what Canadians are asking Google

Why? Because it only takes one B.C. Liberal MLA crossing the floor to the NDP or Greens or sitting as an independent or quitting or, god forbid, passing away, and Christy Clark no longer controls the ...

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Nintendo making Zelda smartphone game, sources say

The report says that this timing could change, but that the game is now in development with Nintendo and DeNA. Officially, Nintendo has said that the Animal Crossing mobile title will be released so...

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Moon Seeks to Mend China Ties Over Thaad in Call With Xi

Moon said he will send a delegation to Beijing to discuss both North Korea and THAAD . Moon also called the Seoul-Washington alliance the "foundation" of South Korea's diplomatic and security...

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Lyft, Waymo ink self-driving car deal: NY Times

Lyft, Waymo ink self-driving car deal: NY Times

Both the companies are expected to work on pilot projects and product development efforts. The announcement comes as Waymo has accused Lyft's biggest competitor, Uber, of stealing trade secrets from...

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Apple Acquires Lattice Data, their Third Major AI Company in Three Years

Apple Acquires Lattice Data, their Third Major AI Company in Three Years

According to the source, the deal was closed a couple of weeks ago and nearly 20 engineers have joined the larger company. Apple hasn't revealed exactly how it plans to use the acquisition, instead of...

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One Business Affected As Global Cyber Attack Reaches Australia

Almost hundred countries, including India, were hit by what is believed to be the biggest-ever recorded cyberattack that used "cyber weapons" stolen from the US' National Security Agency to lock u...

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Ransomware attack hit 200000 in at least 150 countries

The ransomware attack struck British National Health Service organisations, along with computer networks of companies and municipalities in dozens of other countries. "Expect to hear a lot more about ...

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Project Scorpio's New Motion Interface Shown At Build

Thursday was day two of Microsoft's developers conference in Seattle. " Fluent Design will deliver intuitive, harmonious, responsive and inclusive cross-device experiences and interactions", sai...

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Hawthorne-Based SpaceX Successfully Launches Spy Satellite

The operation marked SpaceX's 34th mission in total and its fifth one this year, but the first one for the Defense Department. The payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which mak...

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Apple Reports Revenues of $52.9 Billion

Under pressure from shareholders to hand over more of its $250-billion-plus hoard of cash and investment, Apple boosted it capital return program by $35 billion and raised it quarterly dividend by 1...

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Snap shares plummet after net loss

The stock fell to $17.66, only just above its IPO price of $17. The drop comes after the first earnings report since the company went public showed a slowdown in user growth and revenue. "Our over...

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Sean Spicer says 'no comment' when asked about Trump taping Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Sean Spicer says 'no comment' when asked about Trump taping Federal Bureau of Investigation director

That night, Press Secretary Sean Spicer also told reporters: "It was all him", meaning Mr Rosenstein. OK, but what about the whole Russian Federation thing? The president tweeted, "Again, the st...

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Quintana takes lead after crash-ridden Giro stage

Quintana takes lead after crash-ridden Giro stage

Team Sky's Thomas, who was in second place at the start of the day, finished over five minutes behind the victorious Colombian. "I felt good, then I crashed". Thomas said: "It's ridiculous". Quin...

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Weather: Scattered Rain for Mother's Day

Rain continues overnight allowing temperatures to cool into the 40s. The heaviest of the rainfall occurs Saturday night into Sunday morning along the southern coastline and southeastern MA. Shower...

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Iran's reformist ex-president Khatami says re-elect Rouhani

Iran's reformist ex-president Khatami says re-elect Rouhani

He cast his other main rival, Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, a former Guards commander and police chief, as a thug who had boasted of personally taking on young demonstrators. The message appe...

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Blitzboks rule the World Series!

Blitzboks rule the World Series!

Forbes and Sione Molia crossing while Fiji-born France winger Virimi Vakatawa was sin-binned. In the second quarterfinal, England takes on United States of America at 8.50pm followed by South Africa...

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World reels from massive cyberattack that hit nearly 100 countries

Russia's interior ministry said that some of its computers had been hit by a "virus attack" and that efforts were underway to destroy it. Although Microsoft released a security patch for the flaw ea...

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Hackers exploit stolen U.S. spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack

Hackers exploit stolen U.S. spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack

Images that were posted online of the NHS pop-up look almost identical to pop-up ransomware windows that hit Spain's Telefonica, a powerful attack that forced the large telecom to order employees to...

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Macron's parliamentary candidates gather in Paris

Macron's parliamentary candidates gather in Paris

Macron's political career was launched by the now former president Hollande who rescued Macron from the statistical world of investment banking to make him and advisor and then his economy minister. M...

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