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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick To Make Late Entry Into 2020 Campaign

Patrick is joining the Democratic primary field just ahead of the deadline to make the New Hampshire primary ballot and highlights worry among moderate Democrats about the current field.

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'Tinder Box-Like Conditions' Fuel Catastrophic Bushfires In Australia

As of early Thursday morning, there were nearly 70 fires burning in New South Wales – the most populous state in Australia – and more than 70 in neighboring Queensland.

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Evo Morales Condemns 'Coup' After Lawmaker Assumes Bolivia's Interim Presidency

Days after his resignation, the former Bolivian leader condemned Jeanine Áñez, who has stepped into the country's power vacuum. Áñez has promised new elections after last month's controversial vote.

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House Oversight Committee Democrats To Examine Regulation Of Abortion Providers

The hearing on Thursday will use Missouri — where the last remaining clinic that provides abortion could close over a dispute with health regulators — as a case study.

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Google Is Basically Daring the US to Block Its Fitbit Deal

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The company’s moves into health data will test how serious antitrust enforcers are about privacy issues.
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A Tiny Thai Restaurant In Remote Greenland Serves Up Spice (And Whale Skin Soup)

When Suriya Paprajong arrived in Greenland in 2001, he didn't even have a coat. These days, his eatery in Qaqortoq, population 3,000, is a local favorite, melding Thai flavors with an Arctic twist.

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Colin Kaepernick Is Getting An NFL Workout. Skeptics Question League's Timing

The private workout, set for Saturday, has raised questions about whether it's a PR stunt or a real opportunity for Kaepernick to return to the NFL, where's he's gone unsigned for nearly three years.

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In Syria, U.S. Military Says Fight Will Continue Against ISIS

Many U.S. special operators have been ordered out of Kurdish-controlled areas of Syria, but other troops have arrived to guard oil installations. The Pentagon says the mission is still to fight ISIS.

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GitHub Finally Has Its Own iOS and Android Apps

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First launched in 2008, the open source hub is launching its first apps for iOS and Android.
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The Influencer Scientists Debunking Online Misinformation

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A lot of the hacks and diets on social media are bogus, or even dangerous. These fact-checkers are using YouTube and Instagram to battle bad info.
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Greta Thunberg Sets Sail For Home — And The U.N. Climate Conference

When the next round of climate talks was suddenly moved to Europe, the young activist needed to hitch a ride back across the Atlantic. And she had a message for the U.S. as she waved farewell.

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Who Are The Staff Attorneys Questioning Impeachment Witnesses?

The committee chairman, Democrat Adam Schiff, and Republican ranking member Devin Nunes are getting assistance for their extended questioning in Wednesday's public impeachment inquiry hearing.

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Microsoft Sends a New Kind of AI Processor Into the Cloud

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An innovative chip from Graphcore could push artificial intelligence applications to greater heights.
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READ: Opening Statement Of Deputy Assistant Secretary Of State George Kent

Kent said Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's lawyer, and his associates led a smear campaign against Marie Yovanovitch, the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.

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READ: Taylor Reveals New Trump Phone Call On 'Investigations' In Opening Statement

In public testimony, the top diplomat for the U.S. in Ukraine described a conversation, heard by a member of his staff, between the president and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the EU.

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Molecular Scissors Could Help Keep Some Viral Illnesses At Bay

A new technique uses the CRISPR molecule to snip away at the part of RNA viruses that allows them to spread infection by making copies of themselves.

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The Brave Browser Extends Its Payouts to iOS

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Nearly four years after Brave proposed paying users to surf the web, that vision is finally coming to the iPhone.
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'Venice Is On Its Knees': Mayor Blames Worst Tides In 50 Years On Climate Change

The highest tide since 1966 brought seawater into the city that is threatening monuments and works of art. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro is asking Italy's central government for help.

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Like Y Combinator, but for Hollywood Scripts

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Imagine Impact uses machine learning to sift through applications for its screenwriter boot camp and identify new voices.
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