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For the first time, Netflix tops HBO for most Emmy nominations

Netflix has broken HBO’s 17-year streak as the most nominated network at the Emmy Awards. In the nominations released this afternoon, Netflix came out slightly ahead, with 112 nominations compared to HBO’s 108. Those include Best Comedy nods for GLOW and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, as well as Best Drama nominations for The Crown and Stranger Things. Other Netflix shows got ...

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With Lockbox and Notes, Mozilla launches its first set of mobile Test Pilot experiments

Mozilla’s Test Pilot program for Firefox has long been the organization’s way to trial some of its more experimental ideas for new browser features. Now it’s expanding this program to include mobile apps, too, with the launch Firefox Lockbox, of a password manager for iOS and Notes by Firefox, a note-taking app for Android. Both apps have a connection to ...

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Fossils of ‘first giant’ dinosaur uncovered in Argentina (PHOTOS)

Giant dinosaurs lived on Earth almost 30 million years earlier than previously thought, according to a team of paleontologists in Argentina, who unearthed fossils of the earliest-known giant dinosaur. The remains of a 200-million-year old species, baptized Ingenia prima, was discovered in the Balde de Leyes dig site in San Juan province, 1,100km (680 miles) west of the Argentine capital, ...

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Instacart hires its first chief communications officer, Dani Dudeck

Instacart, the grocery delivery platform valued at $ 4.2 billion, has today announced that it has hired its first chief communications officer in Dani Dudeck. Dudeck has been in the communications world for the past 15 years, serving as VP of Global Communications at MySpace for four years and moving to Zynga as CCO in 2010. At Zynga, Dudeck oversaw ...

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US warships sail through Taiwan Strait for first time in a year as China tariffs kick in

Two US destroyers, the USS Mustin and the USS Benfold, have passed through the narrow waterway separating mainland China from Taiwan. The maneuvers come as an unravelling trade spat ramps up tension between Washington and Beijing. The US warships entered the Taiwan Strait on Saturday and were still in the waterway as of Saturday night, Taiwan’s defense ministry reported. Taiwan, ...

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‘Police brutality first hand’: Shocking Austin arrest video sparks internal review (VIDEO)

Startling video footage of an Austin police officer repeatedly punching a restrained man has prompted an internal probe. The footage was captured outside Rain nightclub in downtown Austin, Texas on Wednesday by bystander Patrick King, who posted it online expressing his rage at the “beating”. The video shows the man, who is on the ground, being punched at least five ...

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Duma gives first nod to bill ordering life sentences for sex crimes against minors

The Russian Lower House has passed, in the first reading, a motion to tighten laws on sex crimes against children – with punishments of up to life in prison and the removal of the statute of limitations in all such cases. Currently sex with minors is punished with up to four years behind bars, but the term can be increased ...

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'Low point in US patriotism:' Number of 'extremely proud' Americans slips below 50% for first time

With politics and society increasingly divided, only 47 percent of US citizens polled say they’re “extremely proud” to be Americans, the lowest number ever. The number of Republicans with this extreme pride is at a five-year high. A new annual survey by Gallup, released on Monday, has highlighted two widening political divides, one between Republicans and conservatives, on the other ...

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US interests first: Pompeo pits EU against Russia as Bolton arranges Trump-Putin summit

Washington will continue to pressure its European allies to sever economic ties with Moscow, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, even as John Bolton was arranging the Trump-Putin summit “in pursuit of US national interests.” “We are actively engaged in an all-of-US-government approach in convincing European governments and European businesses alike that increased energy dependence on Russia is inconsistent with ...

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Seattle gets its first staffed Amazon pickup delivery hub

You’d think Seattle would be first in line for all things Amazon, but apparently the online retailer’s home city didn’t yet have a dedicated brick and mortar Amazon pickup location. The locations function as little centralized Amazon shipping hubs for normal pickups and returns, but they also enable one-day pickup for a large selection of items available through the online ...

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