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The U.S. needs to create civic social networks

Rep. Rick CrawfordContributor Rick Crawford, Representative for the 1st District of Arkansas, served in the Army and started his own agri-communnications business before running for Congress where he sits on the House Agriculture, Transportation, and Intelligence Committees. Whether an elected official is school board member in a small town or a U.S. Senator representing an entire state, constructive dialogue enables ...

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Th U.S. needs to create civic social networks

Rep. Rick CrawfordContributor Rick Crawford, Representative for the 1st District of Arkansas, served in the Army and started his own agri-communnications business before running for Congress where he sits on the House Agriculture, Transportation, and Intelligence Committees. Whether an elected official is school board member in a small town or a U.S. Senator representing an entire state, constructive dialogue enables ...

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Alexa skills top 25,000 in the U.S. as new launches slow

Amazon this week officially launched the first skills for Alexa offering premium content that customers can purchase while using the voice apps – a move the company had announced was in the works back in November. The ability for developers to generate money from their skills comes at an opportune time, as it turns out, given that new data indicates ...

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Periscope expands virtual tipping via Super Hearts beyond the U.S.

Twitter’s big push to draw in more live video stars to its Periscope streaming service is now expanding beyond the U.S. The company announced today the Periscope Super Broadcaster program, which allows video stars to earn revenue from their streams through a virtual tipping mechanism, is now available in Canada, Ireland, and the U.K. Other countries will be added to ...

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Amazon reportedly blames the U.S. Postal Service for Amazon Fresh issues

Amazon is blaming the U.S. Postal Service for having to shut down Fresh in some areas, Recode reports. Internally, sources told Recode that Amazon is saying the USPS was responsible for making the deliveries in most of the affected areas. As the story goes, Amazon is throwing shade at the USPS, telling food brands the USPS wasn’t reliable in delivering ...

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HTC cancels plans to release wireless VR headset with Google in the U.S.

One of the only questions I’ve asked HTC VR execs consistently over the past several months is whether the Daydream version of its upcoming standalone headset would ship on time in late 2017, they have consistently said it will, though now it seems as though the entire project has been cancelled. HTC and Google both confirmed to TechCrunch that a ...

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Nadal wins U.S. Open title with straight-set win over Anderson

Muy bien hecho, Rafa. Rafael Nadal, the Spanish tennis artist and world No. 1 player with the big biceps and the blink-and-you-miss forehands, won his third U.S. Open title Sunday, a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory over South African Kevin Anderson on Arthur Ashe Stadium court, under an open roof and in front of 25,755, which included plenty of bold-face names. ...

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L.I. Teamster deported to Guatemala determined to return to U.S.

The wife of Eber Garcia Vasquez learned he’d been deported when he called her from the country that hasn’t been home for 27 years. “He said, ‘I’m in Guatemala. . . . They brought me back,’ ” Maria Chavez Marino, 61, who uses a wheelchair because of a recent accident, told the Daily News from her home in Virginia on ...

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Sloane Stephens routs Madison Keys to win her 1st U.S. Open title

Sloane Stephens dominated a shaky Madison Keys in the U.S. Open final and won 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday to earn her first Grand Slam title, capping a remarkably rapid rise after sitting out 11 months because of foot surgery. The 83rd-ranked Stephens is only the second unseeded woman to win the tournament in the Open era, which began in 1968. ...

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Rafael Nadal takes aim at 3rd U.S. Open title vs. Kevin Anderson

The “Vamos Rafa!” chants are back in full swing in Flushing. Rafael Nadal, the Spaniard with the bulging biceps and the blistering forehand that appears as if a locomotive is coming at you when Nadal blasts one from the baseline, is back in the Open final, and will look to win his third singles title in Flushing and 16th Grand ...

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