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Trump win spawns fear and loathing among people he disparaged and alienated

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A group of protesters leave the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington Friday night, carrying signs and chanting, “Donald Trump has got to go,” while marching up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post) They gathered in the November night chill beneath five billboard-size American flags. The stood on the sidewalk along Pennsylvania Avenue, not outside the ...

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Taylor Swift — Alleged Stalker Arrested for Tailing Her in Texas (MUG SHOT)

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11/11/2016 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF Breaking News Taylor Swift left a recent concert in Austin with a 39-year-old man in hot pursuit … according to police, who just busted the guy. Frank Andrew Hoover was arrested Thursday by Austin PD, and police docs say he’d been hounding Taylor and her family for months leading up to her Oct. ...

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Amazon ordered to refund children's in-app purchases

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Image copyright Thinkstock A judge has ordered Amazon to refund the parents of children who made in-app purchases on Kindle and Android devices without their consent between 2011 and 2014. Seattle-based Judge John Coughenour ordered the firm to run the refund process for 12 months beginning in January 2017. It follows successful legal action by the US Federal Trade Commission ...

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Ethiopian Jews Struggled after Making Aliyah – Until This Company Stepped In

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Daniel Sahalo was born in the farming village of Gaina, Ethiopia. In 1984, when Daniel was 4 years old, his family decided to immigrate to Israel, along with a group of other Jews seeking to flee the famine and political unrest in Ethiopia.  Sahalo’s family sold their belongings and used the money to contribute to hiring a guide to lead ...

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What next for the stock market after Trump’s win?

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Donald Trump promised to deliver “Brexit times five” if he was elected, so it is only natural that investors and fund managers feared his victory would trigger a repeat of June’s stock market volatility. Although markets stuttered, they have so far stopped short of the “Trump Slump” many had predicted. Investors and fund managers are now busy “Trump proofing” their ...

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Obama tried to stay upbeat about the elections. These pictures of grim White House aides tell another story.

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As he has many times before, President Obama appeared before reporters in the Rose Garden on Wednesday, this time to offer his first public comments on Republican Donald Trump’s upset victory in the presidential election. But this was no ordinary briefing. Before Obama showed up with Vice President Biden, scores of White House staffers, perhaps 200 in all, streamed into ...

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Jose Fernandez — Bar Won't Be Punished … For Serving Star Before Boat Crash

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11/5/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF EXCLUSIVE The bar where Jose Fernandez and his 2 friends were last seen partying and drinking before the fatal boat crash will NOT be investigated for possibly over serving the group … officials tell TMZ Sports. In many states, bars can be held criminally liable if they over serve a patron who is ...

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AI that lip-reads 'better than humans'

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Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The lip-reading system had over 90% accuracy but critics say the data used was relatively simple Scientists at Oxford University have developed a machine that can lip-read better than humans. The artificial intelligence system – LipNet – watches video of a person speaking and matches the text to the movement of their mouths with 93% ...

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Expert: Give US Citizens Input On Refugees

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WASHINGTON – While many Christian refugees from Iraq and Syria believe they will never be able to return to their homes, one expert suggests the American people should have a say about how many refugees are let into the country. To date, the U.S. has welcomed more than 13,000 Syrian refugees. Amid all the concern about radical Islamic infiltrators, Cliff ...

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Total displays resilience amid the oil crash

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Speaking from a sofa on the 34th floor of the Shard tower in London, Patrick Pouyanné suggests that the crushing fall in the oil price over the past two years has almost been good for his company. “It’s not a bad time to have a low price for us, we suffer much less than others,” says the chief executive of ...

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