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The suitcase computer of 2020

The a-X sereies of portable workstations resemble the earliest laptops, but are fully contemporary beasts fitted with top-of-the-range AMD Threadripper CPUs, up to 256GB of RAM and dual GPUs. And price tags hovering around $8000. PC Gamer: Picture this: you sit down in a meeting alongside your colleagues. They pull out their Surfaces, iPads, phones, and whatever else. You place a briefcase down on the table with a deafening thud. Everyone turns to look at you.
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Trump Abruptly Ends Briefing When Challenged For Falsely Taking Credit For Veterans Choice

President Donald Trump abruptly ended a news conference Saturday when he was pressed by a reporter regarding his false claim that he was the first to sign the Veterans Choice bill into law, a feat that he said “no president has ever been able to do.” “I’ve just signed two bills that are great for our vets, our vets are very special,” Trump announced during a news conference in Bedminster, New Jersey — his second in just two days. “We passed Veterans Choice, as you know, and Veterans Accountab...
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Va, Cbs, Donald Trump, Trump, Reid, Barack Obama Trump, Bedminster New Jersey, Veterans Choice, Paula Reid, President Trump, Zoë Richards, Falsely Taking Credit For Veterans Choice


Head of US Christian college steps aside in flap over photo

Jerry Falwell Jr. has taken an indefinite leave of absence as president of a prominent US evangelical university amid a furor over an Instagram picture of him and a young woman, both with pants partly unzipped. The 58-year-old Falwell, whose father was one of the country's best-known televangelists and who founded Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, is stepping aside at the request of the school's trustees. A terse statement Friday from the Christian university said the trustees' execut...
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Watch The Weeknd Debut New Music, Perform With Doja Cat In Virtual TikTok Concert

The Weeknd played a virtual concert on TikTok last night. The singer's avatar performed several songs accompanied by trippy 3D visual effects in "The Weeknd Experience," an interactive augmented reality livestream billed as the platform's "first-ever in-app cross reality experience." During "In Your Eyes," a digital avatar of Doja Cat joined the party … More »
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Letters to the Editor: We're a third-world country if Trump can corrupt the Postal Service so easily

We must vote Trump out of office. Unfortunately, he's making that a lot more difficult by slowing down the Postal Service, which will deliver mail-in ballots.
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Big Ten Conference commissioner Kevin Warren prefers spring college football season

Big Ten presidents scheduled to meet Saturday to talk fall sports, and going into meeting, Commissioner Kevin Warren prefers spring football season.         [Author: Detroit Free Press]
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Coronavirus updates: Hundreds quarantining in Ga. school district; masks optional at Sturgis motorcycle rally

Stories of the virus hitting the young continue to emerge in Florida. Masks are optional at the massive Sturgis rally in South Dakota. Latest COVID-19 news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Failure wasn't an option on coronavirus aid. It was the only option.

Analysis: There was no political incentive — other than public need — for the White House and Congress to reach a deal. So they didn't.
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Georgia Dad Says Waycross Police Shot at Unarmed Black Kids & Pistol Whipped 15-Year-Old During Traffic Stop

The Waycross Police Department in Ware County, Georgia is under fire after allegedly shooting at a group of unarmed black children aged between 9 and 16, and pistol-whipping a 15-year-old Black boy Saturday morning (Aug. 8) during a traffic stop. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the officer-involved shooting took place around 8 a.m. after police attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. Dominique Goodman Sr. said five children—aged 9, 12, 14, 15, and 16—were inside th...
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'We have to reach an agreement': Dems, White House open to deal on COVID relief despite Trump's orders

Pelosi said Trump's executive orders failed to accomplish the administration's own stated goals.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Katie Hill is Trying to Move Forward

Nine months after stepping down from Congress, she is trying to move forward.
Tags: Elections, News, Congress, California, Sex, House Of Representatives, Nancy, Alexandria, Democratic Party, Hill, Matt, Pelosi, Lewinsky, United States Politics and Government, Women and Girls, Gaetz


Japan's Abe to avoid visit to war-linked shrine on 75th war anniversary: Jiji

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will refrain from visiting the Yasukuni shrine for war dead on the 75th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War Two, Jiji news agency said on Sunday, but will make an offering on the emotive day, as he has done in the past. The shrine, dedicated to Japanese who have died during past wars including World War Two, is seen as a potent symbol of the controversy that persists over the conflict's legacy in East Asia. "He will make a ritual offering to the shrine out of h...
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'Time for innovation': How tutoring could be a key to lifting kids out of 'COVID slide'

Research shows tutoring kids could be vital to combat "COVID slide," learning losses from schools moving to online-only instruction in the spring.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Nasa to change 'harmful' and insensitive' planet and galaxy nicknames

Space agency says ‘certain cosmic nicknames are insensitive’ and vows to drop any reference to themNasa has signaled it is joining the social justice movement by changing unofficial and potentially contentious names used by the scientific community for distant cosmic objects and systems such as planets, galaxies and nebulae.In a statement last week, the space agency said that as the “community works to identify and address systemic discrimination and inequality in all aspects of the field, it ha...
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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas warns of layoffs if cities don't get federal aid

The mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, predicts cities will have to resort to drastic budget cuts and layoffs without more money from Washington.
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Hong Kong, Chinese officials jeer at US sanctions

Hong Kong's leader and China's top representative in the city took pot shots at the United States on Saturday after the Trump administration sanctioned them and nine other officials for allegedly cracking down on freedom and undermining the local autonomy of the former British colony. Chief Executive Carrie Lam took to Facebook to say that the U.S. got her address wrong, listing the official address of her chief deputy instead. The sanctions, announced Friday by the U.S. Treasury Department, b...
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Getting tired of political ads? Here's how to manage your Facebook settings

If you're willing to spend the time, you can dramatically reduce what pops up in your Facebook feed.         [Author: Arizona Republic]
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Forecasters keeping close eye on key areas of Atlantic basin as peak of hurricane season nears

The lull in tropical activity across the Atlantic Ocean following Isaias should not have people letting their guard down as experts warn that the worst of 2020's active tropical season may still be to come. In fact, the basin may spring to life once again as early as this week.The 2020 season has already spawned nine named storms and a tropical depression. Two of the named storms, Hanna and Isaias, went on to become hurricanes. On average, it takes until Aug. 10 for the season's first hu...
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A body was recovered from the wreckage of the New Orleans Hard Rock hotel 10 months after it collapsed

The hotel collapsed last October. It killed three construction workers, including 36-year-old Quinnyon Wimberly, whose body was recovered on Saturday.
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Trump leaves press conference when pressed on Veteran's Choice misinformation

CBS News' Paula Reid confronts President Trump over his claims he passed Veterans Choice. Reid pointed out that the measure was passed under the Obama administration in 2014
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'The Lord and the Founding Fathers created executive orders,' says Peter Navarro in defending Trump orders

"The Lord and the Founding Fathers created executive orders because of partisan bickering and divided government," Navarro said.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence considered opting out for NFL

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, a Heisman favorite for the No. 1-ranked team, said he thought about sitting out the season because COVID-19.         [Author: Herald-Journal]
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US passes 5m Covid cases as Republican calls Trump order 'unconstitutional slop'

US has the highest number of cases and the highest number of deaths in the world amid anger over economic relief impasseThe US on Sunday passed the grim milestone of 5m coronavirus cases, as Donald Trump’s executive orders seeking to break a political impasse over further economic relief were denounced by a Republican as “unconstitutional slop”.Recriminations have been flying in Washington since talks on further aid for the unemployed and for states struggling with a public health crisis collaps...
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Watch inept boaters catch air and lose passengers at this Boca Raton inlet

Wavy Boats is a Miami-based YouTuber who chronicles the weekenders, vacationers, drunks, and other landlubbers who ply the large local waves in boats they have no business piloting. "As Miami natives, we get the opportunity to view and experience some gnarly boat action. Join me as I capture boats ripping through sunny Miami beaches and inlets!" Much of the action happens at Boca Raton's Haulover Inlet, where tide and ocean current can create challenging conditions even on a sunny day. ...
Tags: Video, News, Youtube, Miami, Youtuber, Boating, Boca Raton, Haulover Inlet, Landlubbers, Wavy Boats, Al Cervik


Carol Stream police warn residents after attempted kidnapping

Police say a group of kids between the ages of 7 and 13-years-old were walking home with their bicycles when a man allegedly came up behind them and grabbed a young girl in the group.
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Brewing in America: The nation's craft beer industry has a diversity problem but it's trying to fix it

Less than 1% or 60 of the nation's 8,000 breweries are owned by Black people. The Black is Beautiful beer project is looking to remove barriers.         [Author: USA TODAY NETWORK]
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A stranded tanker carrying 4,000 tons of fuel has breached and is leaking oil into the pristine, azure waters of the Indian Ocean

The MV Wakashio ran aground off Mauritius on July 25. Cracks emerged in the hull on Friday after the ship was battered by strong winds.
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Southern Baptists confront the church's history of racism and slaveholding. For some members, it's not enough.

The cataclysmic death of George Floyd has pushed the Southern Baptist Convention's racial reconciliation efforts back into the spotlight.
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Blazers' Damian Lillard claps back at Clippers' Patrick Beverley and Paul George for taunts

Blazers star Damian Lillard didn't hold back after the Clippers' Patrick Beverley and Paul George taunted him for missing a pair of late free throws.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Paul George, Damian Lillard, Patrick Beverley, Clippers Patrick Beverley


Kahele wins Hawaii Democratic primary for Gabbard's seat

Kai Kahele was prepared to do the unthinkable: take on an incumbent from his own party for a U.S. House seat. Then, just months after Kahele got in the race, Gabbard announced she wouldn’t seek re-election to the House seat she had held since 2013 and would instead focus on her campaign for the White House. Kahele’s bold move paved the way for him to claim an easy victory Saturday in the Democratic primary for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District.
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