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April 20, 2019

The Lynching of James Byrd Jr.: Two Decades Ago This Racist Murder Shocked America. Now His Killer Faces Execution

For the past two decades, John William King has sat on death row in Texas, waiting to die for his part in an atrocious hate crime that shocked America. Now, finally, it is his time. This is the story of his victim.
April 20, 2019

The Celtics beat the Pacers 104-96 to take 3-Zero sequence lead

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and Kyrie Irving added 19 to help the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 104-96 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in the first-round series.
April 20, 2019

20 years after Columbine: Survivors of 1999 Attack Carve Out Private Online Spaces for Victims of Gun Violence

On April 20, 1999, two students stormed through Columbine High School in Colorado and murdered 12 of their classmates and one teacher. It was a massacre that transformed a generation, ushering in a new era in which active shooter drills and armed guards became commonplace requirements at schools across the country.
April 20, 2019

Diving into the damaged Samsung Galaxy Fold telephone fiasco

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is here — and it’s already breaking. The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller talk first impressions of Samsung’s new phone. Later, they discuss the end of the feud and lawsuits between Apple and Qualcomm, Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal, as well as Paul’s weekly segment.
April 19, 2019

‘Holzhauer Haters’ Accuse James Holzhauer of Cheating, Don’t Believe The Record-Breaking 'Jeopardy!' Contestant

James Holzhauer has broken multiple Jeopardy! records, but there is a group of people who are accusing the champion of cheating. Coined "Holzhauer Haters," there are some that don't believe Holzhauer is an authentic Jeopardy! champion. 
April 19, 2019

Big Marijuana Copies Big Tobacco's Playbook. Let's Not Make the Same Mistake Again | Opinion

In 1999, when the seven giants of Big Tobacco testified before Congress that nicotine was not addictive, America was only beginning to wake up from a century of lies from that addiction-for-profit industry. Although we knew that tobacco had caused lung cancer for decades, it took us years to feel the true effects of that industry and bring it to account.
April 19, 2019

N.H. instructor accused of sexual assault held with out bail

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire teacher accused of sexually assaulting a former middle school student is being held without bail in Massachusetts.
April 19, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Fold assessment: damaged dream

This is going to be a weird review.It’ll be weird because, as I’m sure you’ve heard, several reviewers have experienced their Galaxy Fold review unit screens breaking a day or two after receiving them. Some of those breaks happened because Samsung didn’t warn reviewers that a “protective layer” that looks exactly like a removable screen protector is not removable at all, but instead it’s a “part of the display structure.”
April 19, 2019

Samsung breaks out the Galaxy S10’s Bright Night characteristic right into a devoted evening mode

Samsung is turning the Galaxy S10’s Bright Night camera feature, which allows the S10 to automatically activate a night mode for low-light shots, into its own dedicated night mode. Users will be able to manually use it whenever they’d like, instead of relying on the algorithm to choose for them (as reported by SamMobile).
April 19, 2019

Ghost With the Most

In Director Tim Burton’s 1988 cult comedy Beetlejuice, the titular ghost, played by Michael Keaton, is on screen for a quarter of an hour, max. The film, an irresistible mix of anarchy and cartoonishness, focuses on the recently deceased Adam and Barbara Maitland (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis), a painfully nice couple now haunting their beloved Connecticut fixer-upper. When pretentious New York yuppies buy the place and give it a vulgar postmodern makeover, their alienated Goth daughter, Lydia (Winona Ryder), enlists the creepy Beetlejuice to aid the Maitlands in scaring her parents out of the house.