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June 26, 2019

7 methods Elizabeth Warren’s new plan would change how our elections work

Since entering the 2020 race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Elizabeth Warren has looked to stand out from the crowded field with a constant stream of policy proposals she says she would pursue, if elected.
June 26, 2019

Facebook might allow you to flip off obnoxious in-app notification badges

Facebook is making an effort to make its countless eyeball-grabbing elements less distracting with a new test of notification customization. According to app researcher and reverse-engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong, Facebook is currently testing the ability to turn on and off the red notification dots, known as badges, that you get for individual tabs of the company’s mobile app. That way, if you don’t really care much for Watch or groups, you don’t have to stare down yet another bright red badge number demanding your attention.
June 26, 2019

Airbnb now presents exorbitantly costly dwelling leases as a part of new luxurious push

Airbnb is expanding its rental options today to include some of the priciest and most luxurious accommodations on the planet. The new tier, called Airbnb Luxe, is designed for customers interested in spending more than $1,000 a night on thoughtfully designed, massive private homes with scenic views and top-of-the-line amenities.
June 26, 2019

Jared Kushner Ignores Israeli Occupation As He Unveils Palestinian Development Plan

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner arrived in Bahrain on Tuesday to lay out his vision for the economic development of Palestinian communities, part of his long-touted Middle East peace plan.
June 26, 2019

‘Baby Trump’ blimp now a world traveler, rallying level

WASHINGTON (AP) — He was born in a London pub and now his clones are floating all over the U.S. — quite literally.
June 26, 2019

Thousands of lately found pictures doc life in Uganda throughout Idi Amin’s reign

In 2015, researchers working in the storeroom at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation forced open the lock on an unremarkable filing cabinet.
June 26, 2019

Why Jared Kushner’s Mideast Peace Plan Might Actually Work

Nearly everyone is familiar with the layperson's definition of insanity: repeating the same behavior over and over again and expecting a different result. Now, perhaps the most enigmatic and misunderstood member of President Donald Trump's administration, Jared Kushner, is attempting to bring some sanity to a peace negotiation that historically has been the very embodiment of that popular slogan.
June 26, 2019

What Fans Are Saying About Serena Williams on Wheaties Box

Following a surprising loss at the French Open earlier this month and subsequently encouraging followers to get "up time and time again after you fall," legendary tennis player Serena Williams became the second African-American woman to be featured on a Wheaties box.
June 26, 2019

Donald Trump Reacts to Iran Calling Him ‘Mentally Paralyzed’ By Threatening ‘Force’ and ‘Obliteration’

President Donald Trump has reacted to an insult by his Iranian counterpart, warning the Islamic Republic that any attack on U.S. interests would be met with a forceful response.
June 26, 2019

Detecting deepfakes by trying carefully reveals a method to defend in opposition to them

Deepfake videos are hard for untrained eyes to detect because they can be quite realistic. Whether used as personal weapons of revenge, to manipulate financial markets or to destabilize international relations, videos depicting people doing and saying things they never did or said are a fundamental threat to the longstanding idea that “seeing is believing.” Not anymore.