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McCain death tweet gets anti-imperialist Aussie journalist banned from Twitter

Australian anti-war journalist Caitlin Johnstone has been suspended from Twitter. Her latest tweet apparently blasted Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) as a warmonger and suggested that his death would make the world a better place. Johnstone, a self-described“bogan socialist” and critic of imperialism, had over 33,000 followers on Twitter when she got banned – apparently over a Thursday post criticizing McCain. ...

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Hollywood gets its own open-source foundation

Open source is everywhere now, so maybe it’s no surprise that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (yes, the organization behind the Oscars) today announced that it has partnered with the Linux Foundation to launch the Academy Software Foundation, a new open-source foundation for developers in the motion picture and media space. The founding members include a number ...

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Repost of fake Churchill quote on ‘future fascist’ left gets Texas governor skewered on Twitter

Texas Governor Greg Abbott felt the full wrath of the internet after naively tweeting a 9gag-watermarked meme that called the Antifa “the fascists of the future” and attributed the words to Winston Churchill. Abbott was met with torrents of ridicule and snark after sharing a photo of the former British prime minister, accompanied by one of his many memorable “quotes.” ...

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Google Classroom gets a redesign

It’s been a few years since Google first launched Classroom, its learning management system for teachers and students. Today, ahead of the start of the new year in many school districts, Google is launching a major redesign of Classroom that introduces a refreshed look and a number of new features for the teachers who use the service. Classroom now, for ...

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Trump says 'Russia is very unhappy' he won in 2016, but he still gets along 'great' with Putin

US President Donald Trump has claimed that Moscow regrets he had won the presidential elections, citing the expulsion of diplomats and his scorn of a Russian gas pipeline to Germany as proof of his tough stance on Russia. Trump was speaking at a ‘Make America Great Again’ rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to support Rep. Lou Barletta in his race for ...

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'CNN sucks!' White House reporter gets harsh welcome at Trump rally (VIDEO)

CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta felt the wrath of the Tampa crowd when he was doing a live shot from a pro-Trump rally on Tuesday. Acosta was heckled with his stand-up almost drowning in chants of “CNN sucks.” The CNN reporter, known for shouting questions at the US president and being denied answers, was in Tampa to cover the ...

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‘I miss them so much’: DC gets misty-eyed as Obama and Biden drop by Georgetown bakery

Many Americans still pine for the days when Barack Obama and Joe Biden were in the White House, judging by the reactions to the former president and VP’s lunch at a bakery in Georgetown, an affluent part of Washington, DC. Obama and Biden stopped by the Dog Tag Bakery in Georgetown on Monday, mingling with the customers and ordering sandwiches ...

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BMW’s Alexa integration gets it right

BMW will in a few days start rolling out to many of its drivers support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. The fact that BWM is doing this doesn’t come as a surprise, given that it has long talked about its plans to bring Alexa — and potentially other personal assistants like Cortana and the Google Assistant — to its cars. ...

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BMW’s Alexa integration gets it right

BMW will in a few days start rolling out to many of its drivers support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. The fact that BWM is doing this doesn’t come as a surprise, given that it has long talked about its plans to bring Alexa — and potentially other personal assistants like Cortana and the Google Assistant — to its cars. ...

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A craving for berries gets bear stuck in a storm drain, prompting rescue via manhole (VIDEOS)

A Winnie the Pooh-like situation, which saw a black bear stuck in a hole after a meal, could have landed the 250 lb animal in the worst of trouble, were it not for an ingenious rescue plan by local rangers in Colorado. Apparently lured by the sweet smell of food coming from a garbage bag full of branches from a ...

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