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Olivia Munn writes touching letter fans of the Packers

Olivia Munn writes touching letter fans of the Packers

As curtain calls go, this one is a doozy. The last time the Atlanta Falcons landed in the Super Bowl , they eliminated one of the most prolific offenses the National Football League has ever seen in the 1998 Minnesota Vikings. They said they ran out of gas. The deep bomb to Jared Cook that led to the game-winning Mason Crosby field goal was transcendent and indicative of the level of performance they've displayed for over two months now. Read More

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MEMA: 'Extensive' storm damage in South Mississippi

MEMA: 'Extensive' storm damage in South Mississippi

Mayor Johnny DuPress has signed an emergency declaration for Hattiesburg. Search and rescue teams were deployed to Hattiesburg where downtown buildings including a fire station and portions of William Carey University were damaged. "Damage to dorms, Tatum Court, Thomas Hall", the university said on Twitter. Windows were blown out and roofs of buildings peeled back at the Hattiesburg Salvation Army, WDAM reported . Read More

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Was The Hottest Year On Record, NASA, NOAA and WMO Confirm

The planet's average surface temperature has risen by about 0.99°C (1.78°F) since the mid-20th century - a change that has been brought on by increased carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. The NOAA and NASA reports came just two day before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, who has called climate change a "hoax" and has threatened to pull the us out of the Paris Agreement that took effect past year. Read More

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This video showing over 100 years of global warming will terrify you

Without the El Niño boost, 2017 is likely to be cooler than 2016, but NASA scientists believe it'll still definitely be among the top five hottest years on record. For the third year in a row, Earth has shattered heat records. "Bottom line (which remains unchanged by the 2016 global temperatures) ... climate models continue to look like they produce too much warming", Chip Knappenberger, a climate scientist with the libertarian Cato Institute, wrote in an email to The Daily Caller News ... Read More

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Betsy DeVos to senators: Parental choice is key in education

Betsy DeVos to senators: Parental choice is key in education

DeVos' confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee will be held Tuesday at 5 p.m. and the vote is scheduled for January 24...and it's expected to go in her favor. In advance of today's confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos , the nominee for Secretary of Education, defenders of the status quo have been spinning a narrative about her reform efforts in Detroit that runs contrary to all available evidence. Read More

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Donald Trump's Childhood Home in Queens, NY, Sold at Auction

Donald Trump's Childhood Home in Queens, NY, Sold at Auction

The listing was taken down due to lack of interest, according to the New York Post , and the previous owners, Isaac Kestenberg and his estranged wife, Claudia, planned to auction it off in October 2016. The 3,600-square-foot home, with a full finished basement, also features a two-car garage. Paramount principal Misha Haghani says "there's no doubt it's more valuable" than it was when first offered, before the Republican's election win. Read More

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Biden awarded presidential Medal of Freedom

Speaking ahead of Biden, Obama said the tribute would give the internet one last chance to joke about the "bromance" the two share. "And honor my three most recent successors reserved for only three others". "I thought we were coming over, Michelle, for you Jill, Barack and I and a couple senior staff to toast one another and say what an incredible journey it's been."―took some time to thank his family―and the Obamas for supporting him in his eight years in office. Read More

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Nissan reveals plans for autonomous driving

Nissan reveals plans for autonomous driving

Work will begin this year with DeNA, a Japanese Internet company, and initial trials will take place in designated driverless vehicle test zones in Japan. There is a solution to fill that gap and that is the Seamless Autonomous Mobility system (SAM). By 2020, it hopes to expand that testing to incorporate driverless technology in Tokyo-area mobility services. Read More

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NVIDIA Takes GPUs from Computer Games to Self-Driving Cars

Instead of accessing a library of games , PC gamers that sign up for the service will actually be renting out virtual machines on Nvidia's GRID servers, for an hourly fee. Nvidia showcased the latest Tomb Raider game on a Mac for instance during the event; the game is not yet available for Macs. This is the reason why many tech analysts choosing their words when comparing GeForce GTX 1080 with AMD's upcoming GPU architecture, Vega. Read More

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HTC Vive Getting Netflix-Like Subscription Service

HTC Vive Getting Netflix-Like Subscription Service

New controllers should include more generalized accessories and even real-world items. The Vive Tracker is small at less than three ounces in weight and about 99 x 42mm in size. Vive Tracker was also announced at the session, a new device that will assist the development of Vive accessories - it's essentially a conduit enabling other devices to easily connect to Vive. Read More

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AMBER Alert issued for missing 6-year-old Colorado boy

AMBER Alert issued for missing 6-year-old Colorado boy

Colorado Bureau of Investigation in turn issued an amber alert for the missing Aurora toddler. Police described the missing toddler as 'at-risk' due to a slight learning disability. David Wayne Puckett is seen in an image provided by the Aurora Police Department . His mother told police he was wearing black boots, camouflage trousers and a black jacket. Read More

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SpaceX Explains September Explosion, Says It'll Try Again Sunday

Los Angeles-based rocket builder SpaceX announced Monday it plans to return to flight January 8 with a launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Santa Barbara. The launch date is contingent upon Federal Aviation Administration approval, according to satellite manufacturer Iridium . These changes include using warmer helium to prevent the supercooled liquid oxygen from freezing, and using more conventional fueling procedures preferred by NASA. Read More

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Turkish constitutional commission approves draft bill

Turkish constitutional commission approves draft bill

The Turkish parliament's constitutional commission has passed a draft law seeking a series of amendments to the constitution, including a switch to a presidential system of government long sought by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan was voted in as president in August 2014, after serving three consecutive terms in office as prime minister between 2003 and 2014, the maximum number of terms permitted under the constitution. Read More

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Coolpad launches Cool 1 Dual smartphone in India

Coolpad launches Cool 1 Dual smartphone in India

It is powered by a 64 bit 1.8GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 Processor with 3GB/4GB of RAM. On the front, there is an 8MP snapper with f/2.2 aperture and an 80-degree wide-angle lens. The EUI inside the Cool 1, however, comes without LeEco's content streaming services. Other features include VoLTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C and a respectable 4,000 mAh battery . Read More

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How to get Pokémon Go on your Apple Watch

How to get Pokémon Go on your Apple Watch

Yesterday, Niantic began rolling out its latest Pokemon GO update , and just as expected, it comes with Apple Watch support . "Pokemon Go" was a huge success when it came out in July. The monster stalking game in an Apple Watch is actually more on a companion app, according to CNET . Collecting items from PokeStops is now just a wrist away. Read More

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Arizona Gov. Ducey Welcomes Uber's Self-Driving Pilot

Arizona Gov. Ducey Welcomes Uber's Self-Driving Pilot

A few days later the California state stated it was illegal. "Our cars departed for Arizona this morning by truck", an Uber spokesperson said Thursday. According to the spokesperson, the company just didn't agree that the technology required a permit. The vehicles were part of Uber's San Francisco pilot autonomous ride-hailing program launched last week, similar to one the company introduced earlier in Pittsburg, PA. Read More

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Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE)

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE)

Generally, a stock scoring an 8 or 9 would be viewed as strong while a stock with a score from 0-2 would be considered weak. Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. 5 funds bought stakes while 10 increased positions. ConocoPhillips (COP ) recently recorded -0.14 percent change and now at $51.48 is 68.72 percent away from its 52-week low and down -3.18 percent versus its peak. Read More

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Uber dispatches driverless cars to Arizona

Uber dispatches driverless cars to Arizona

But this position drew the ire of the DMV and state attorney general, who threatened legal action unless Uber applied for the proper permits. The company was forced to shut down the public test since the DMV had started revoking registrations for the 16 retrofitted hybrid vehicles involved in the tests. Read More

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Trudeau announces review of Arctic strategy, joint drilling ban with US

The announcement, coming one month to the day before Obama is to be succeeded by President-elect Donald Trump, is meant to help counter plans by the incoming administration to vastly expand energy extraction by fossil fuel companies. Or, alternatively, the GOP-controlled Congress could try to rewrite the law and put these areas back into play for oil and gas drilling (though that would have to get by a Senate filibuster first). Read More

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