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April 20, 2019

Probation for Mass. man who despatched powder to Trump sons, others

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who sent threatening letters with white powder to President Donald Trump’s sons, Antonio Sabato Jr., Sen. Debbie Stabenow, and a law professor was sentenced Friday in federal court to five years of probation.
April 20, 2019

Watch Pope Francis Easter Mass Live From Vatican

Pope Francis will live stream Easter Sunday services from the Vatican again this year. Scheduled for 10 a.m. in Italy (4 a.m. EDT) on Easter Sunday, the services will be open to anyone to attend. The services will also be replayed throughout the day in case you missed the live stream. 
April 20, 2019

Danny Amendola posted, then deleted, a postmortem on his relationship with Olivia Culpo

Danny Amendola offered his thoughts on his on-again, off-again relationship with Olivia Culpo in a lengthy Instagram post Friday, writing that he “just wanted to personally clear the air out here.”
April 20, 2019

The PDF Association thinks the Mueller report sucks

When Special Counsel Robert Mueller released his report on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election yesterday and political wonks across the internet rushed to download it, many people noticed two things: you couldn’t search for any text on the pages, and the whole file was really, really large. If you were annoyed by either of those things, you probably weren’t nearly as ticked off as the PDF Association, which published a long explanation of just why the Mueller report PDF file was so bad.
April 20, 2019

Beverly man who despatched white-powder letters to Trump household to serve probation

A man who pleaded guilty to sending letters containing white powder to President Donald Trump’s family will serve five years of probation, according to federal officials .
April 20, 2019

Leica censored in China for advert that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests

German camera maker Leica is facing heat from Chinese censors and nationalistic internet users who are leaving angry comments after it launched an ad dramatizing the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. Leica has been censored on the social media platform Weibo, as independently verified by The Verge and reported by the South China Morning Post.
April 20, 2019

Science doesn’t clarify tech’s variety drawback — historical past does

Editor’s note, April 19th, 2019: We’re republishing this story today because of a report at Quartz that — like the infamous memo from former Google employee James Damore — some Microsoft workers are now internally criticizing the company’s diversity policies, suggesting yet again that biological differences may make women less suited for engineering jobs. This story may help explain why that logic is flawed.
April 19, 2019

Under Chinese censorship, Game of Thrones turns into a secular medieval documentary

Spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones, season 8, episode 1, “Winterfell.”Strip Game of Thrones of the sex, violence, and supernatural horror, and what’s left? Chinese fans of the show are finding out, as they’re watching a version of the series that’s been censored by the government. Many say the censored version of Game of Thrones they have ready access to is more like a mundane “medieval documentary” with disjointed plot points.
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

Chrissy Teigen Calls Laura Ingraham a White Supremacist Over Time's 100 Most Influential People List

Chrissy Teigen fired off on Laura Ingraham on Twitter on Thursday after the Fox News host criticized Time magazine’s inclusion of Teigen on its annual 100 Most Influential People list. Teigen roasted Ingraham using the exact phrase the news anchor condemned her for and additionally accused Ingraham of being a white supremacist.