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Goodbye Vine, hello Vine Camera

Twitter plans to host all content on Vine.co as browseable videos. The influence of Vine was evident across the sports and music world, but it also allowed a new creative outlet for people to explore - something that was at the heart of the criticism against the decision to shutter the service. Read More

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Perry Chosen to Lead Energy Department

Perry Chosen to Lead Energy Department

The campaign website also said Texas leads USA production of crude oil, natural gas and electricity; some say Perry's economic successes as governor were largely tied to the oil sector's strength during that time. Upon the resignation of George W. Bush to become president, Perry assumed the governor's mansion in 2000 and went on to amass the 10th longest gubernatorial tenure in USA history. Read More

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Ratan Tata says no plan to step down from Tata Trusts's chairmanship

Ratan Tata says no plan to step down from Tata Trusts's chairmanship

Ever since the ouster of Cyrus Mistry as Chairman of Tata Sons Limited, investors are quite confused about what to look for from Tata Group stocks in the near term. All the directors are independent directors subject to special qualification and appointment of independent director and ordinary director is done in the same manner by passing an ordinary resolution, Chidambaram said, adding all directors represent all share-holders. Read More

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David Tennant is Your New Scrooge McDuck in DuckTales

David Tennant is Your New Scrooge McDuck in DuckTales

Beck Bennett ( Saturday Night Live ) plays Launchpad, Toks Olagundoye ( Castle ) voices Mrs. Beakley, and Kate Micucci ( Scrubs ) brings Webby Vanderquack to life. Now set for a summer 2017 premiere, the first season will also consist of twenty-one half-hour episodes and two hourlong specials, with Matt Youngberg serving as executive producer beside story editor/co-producer Francisco Angones, and Gravity Falls art director Sean Jimenez. Read More

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White Students Hold 'Trump' Sign & Turn Their Backs On Black Basketball Team

White Students Hold 'Trump' Sign & Turn Their Backs On Black Basketball Team

During their pregame player introductions at Warrensburg High School, numerous Warrensburg students turned their backs to the court at the Center players were introduced, with one student holding up a Donald Trump-Mike Pence campaign sign. With the video of their unsportsmanlike behavior gaining national attention when it was posted to Facebook by Toniaa Lakylia Nunn . By the way, Center won 66-62. Read More

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Jurors ask to hear part of Roof confession

Jurors ask to hear part of Roof confession

A jury has found Dylann Roof guilty of counts 1 to 12 in his federal trial in Charleston, South Carolina. They convicted the 22-year-old white man of hate crimes and other charges. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan Williams said Thursday in his closing argument that jurors should have no doubt about Roof's guilt. " 'There is hatred all right, and certainly racism, but it goes a lot further than that, ' [Bruck] said". Read More

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Twitter is making the Periscope app less relevant than ever

By moving live video direct into the app, Twitter acknowledges the importance that users place on the feature, something which has been proven by the popularity of Facebook Live videos. What happens to Periscope since Twitter users can broadcast live videos with or without installing the app or signing up for an account? "Live video brings moments and events to life in a way that no other medium can". Read More

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Snow & Freezing Rain For Some Areas

Snow & Freezing Rain For Some Areas

And while warm temperatures Sunday evening and Monday morning helped with melting, Conklin said the heavy snow could damage mailboxes as it's thrown from trucks clearing roads. Cold. Chance Lake Effect snow showers toward evening. The winds aloft show a chunk of the "Polar Vortex" breaking off and seeping into the northern part of the Lower 48. Read More

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History to the rescue: Virus found in mummy could cure smallpox

History to the rescue: Virus found in mummy could cure smallpox

An worldwide team of researchers has identified the oldest known sample of the variola virus that causes smallpox in the mummified remains of a 17th-century child. The actual initial carrier of the disease has yet to be determined. "It seems really to be human specific", he says, noting that other pox viruses out in nature, like camelpox and gerbil pox, do infect animals. Read More

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You Could Get a Refund From AT&T Soon

Though AT&T and the FTC reached settlement terms in October 2014, the Commission announced that checks would start being sent in the mail Thursday. The Federal Trade Commission said 2.7 million current and former AT&T mobile phone service subscribers will receive refunds averaging $31 per person. Read More

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Kashima beats Auckland City 2-1 in opener of Club World Cup

He couldn't do anything about the opener though as Yasushi Endo fired the hosts into the lead with a goal that Onyango will feel he should have done better to keep out. "However past year, Hiroshima played so I contacted Mr. Moriyasu the other day to ask him how they played and how he coached and paid attention to the condition of the players to make sure they were good". Read More

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USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast

USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said in a statement there was no threat of a tsunami. It has a depth of about 6 miles. There were no reports of any injuries or damage. A hotel front desk worker at the Gingerbread Mansion Inn in Ferndale, a city in Humboldt County, said the temblor was "definitely felt" for about 15-20 seconds, but there was no damage. Read More

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Sea ice in Arctic and Antarctic hit record lows in November

Sea ice in Arctic and Antarctic hit record lows in November

In contrast, Antarctica's behavior is more mysterious. Sea ice in the Arctic hits a new low. Mr Serreze says that temperatures in parts of the Arctic were on some days 20 degrees Celsius (36°F) above average in November. For "a brief period in the middle of the month", according to the NSIDC press release on the dip, the Arctic actually saw a decrease in its total ice extent of about 19,300 square miles, or an area about the size of New Hampshire and Vermont put together. Read More

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NASA to build robotic spacecraft to fix, refuel satellites

NASA to build robotic spacecraft to fix, refuel satellites

While many do not look to the stars and think of cost-effectiveness, projects like Restore-L should only lead to greater confidence worldwide in launching new missions. In orbit for more than 20 years now, Landsat-7 was launched in 1999 via a Delta 2 rocket. If that works, then NASA will feel confident enough to start using this type of technology on other agency missions, eventually opening the door for the private space industry to use in-orbit servicing, too. Read More

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Google hits renewable energy goal in quest to pare pollution

Google hits renewable energy goal in quest to pare pollution

The company says that it has also significantly improved the energy-efficiency of its data centers, now delivering 3.5 times more computing power from the same energy as it did five years ago. The company reached 37 percent renewable in 2014 and 44 percent in 2015. NextEra Energy Resources , together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. Read More

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The Last Of Us 2 Trailer - PlayStation Experience 2016

The Last Of Us 2 Trailer - PlayStation Experience 2016

We must admit that we're quite excited about another Uncharted game coming out, even if it doesn't feature Nathan Drake, although we hope he will still make a cameo in the upcoming game. We already knew that the powerhouse developing team team Naughty Dog was working on a The Last of Us sequel, but we didn't know we'd get to see it this soon. Read More

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Sunderland sink Premier League Champions Leicester 2-1 at Stadium of Light

Sunderland sink Premier League Champions Leicester 2-1 at Stadium of Light

There has also been the revelation that Sunderland AFC is up for sale - which probably runs "Pickford is a good goal-keeper" pretty close for one of the least revealing revelations of the season to date. Add that to the fact that two wins in November warranted Mr Moyes being shortlisted for the Manager of the Month award, so vote if you can, please. "I'd love to say the two changes I made at half-time were tactical genius, but they were both enforced - Steven's eye close over and he had ... Read More

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Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

A source told Fox News that, in a letter, Bergdahl both thanked the President for rescuing him in May 2014 in a controversial exchange for five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay and asked for a pardon. "A deserter, what happened?" he said before pantomiming pulling a trigger and adding: "Bang". The swap set off a charged debate over whether Bergdahl was a traitor who had endangered his comrades or a confused soldier who had wanted to warn senior commanders about problems in his platoon. Read More

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Chess championship goes into overtime

Chess championship goes into overtime

If they are still tied afterwards they will play a series of blitz games, played at the rate of five minutes per player at the start, with three seconds added after each move. Spectators paid $100 to watch the play, and $500 for VIP seats close to the players behind the glass, plus lounge space with snacks and drinks. Most fans were in homes and clubs across the globe. Read More

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US Cyber Monday sales jump

USA shoppers have spent $39.97 billion online in the month of November through Cyber Monday , up 7.6% year over year, with all but one day this month eclipsing the $1 billion in online sales milestone. The Friday after Thanksgiving - known as Black Friday - used to unofficially mark the kickoff to door-buster sales, but now retailers are opening earlier on Thanksgiving. Read More

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