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Accused cop-killer tells court he wishes he had ‘killed more’

A suspect in the killing of two North California sheriff’s deputies told a court that he wished he had killed more police officers. Facing the death penalty, it’s not the first time the illegal immigrant has acted out. In his opening statement in Sacramento Superior Court Tuesday, prosecutor Rod Norgaard described how Deputy Scott Brown retreated under heavy fire that ...

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US & Canada-led summit wants more sanctions on N. Korea beyond the UN’s

Twenty US-allied states are considering imposing their own sanctions on N. Korea. The group also places “special responsibility” on China and Russia – whom they ‘forgot’ to invite to the summit – to find a way out of the crisis. After a long day of discussions, the ‘Vancouver Foreign Ministers Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula,’ represented ...

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Not groovy, baby! If Friends is ‘problematic,’ here are 6 more things we should ban from the ‘90s

As all 10 seasons of Friends were released on Netflix last week, young viewers found dozens of unexamined sexist, homophobic and abusive incidents in the sitcom. Is it time to banish other cultural milestones from the same decade? none of the bits from friends have aged particularly well, but so far it seems like “fat monica” is the worst — ...

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Alexa will have her own opinions on beer, TV shows and more

Alexa is starting to think for herself. The personal assistant that’s built into Amazon devices like Echo smart speakers and Fire TV may better distinguish itself from competitors like Google Assistant in the future by offering up not just facts or recommendations, but by having her own opinions on things that weren’t explicitly added to her programming. This will come ...

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Trump’s craving for more nukes a ‘rip off’ that only benefits military industrial complex

The Trump administration’s blueprint for building more nuclear warheads to contain “strategic competitors” is a “rip-off” that only benefits manufacturers, not the American people, foreign policy analyst Robert Naiman told RT. The plan to expand the US low-yield nuclear arsenal, outlined in the draft of the upcoming Nuclear Posture Review leaked to the media, is an “outrageous and foolish” idea ...

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Facebook makes drastic changes to News Feed to make it more ‘meaningful’

The biggest social media network in the world is overhauling its News Feed to “spark conversations” instead of promoting businesses. However, there are concerns the updates could exacerbate the spread of fake news. Facebook announced on Thursday it will be making changes to its News Feed in order to “prioritize posts that spark conversations and meaningful interactions between people.” Mark ...

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What is romance? More than half of Britons are confused, survey shows

Chivalry may be dead but romance lives on. However, what actually constitutes romance these days has Britons confused, according to a new survey. It seems many traditional acts associated with love are considered outdated. The nation’s favourite raunchy romance peddlers Mills & Boon surveyed 2,000 men and women in Britain in a bid to find out what they considered to ...

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Richest man in history: Amazon’s Bezos earns more in 5 days than most could in 5 lifetimes

Published time: 10 Jan, 2018 12:12 Edited time: 10 Jan, 2018 12:12 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has become the wealthiest person in history and the first to outrank Microsoft’s Bill Gates on the rich list, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Gates was the only one to have made 13-figure fortune. Bezos’ net fortune amounted to $ 106 billion on ...

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BBC slammed for paying foreign correspondents more than British ambassadors

BBC foreign correspondents being paid more than British ambassadors is indefensible, the new culture secretary has claimed. The statement comes following an increasing public furor over the broadcasters pay structures. During a House of Commons hearing on the BBC’s gender pay gap, Tory MP Matt Hancock blasted the corporation for paying its foreign reporters more than British ambassadors assigned to ...

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Amazon’s Echo Buttons are just the start – more form factors to launch this year

Amazon’s Echo Buttons, the weird devices that work with at-home trivia games you play with Alexa, are only the start of what could turn out to be a new product line filled with a variety of “connected accessories.” The company is now testing other gadgets of a similar nature with Alexa game developers and plans to launch these sometime in ...

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