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McConnell was not shocked by Trump
McConnell was not shocked by Trump's 2020 loss, said there were 'so many Maalox moments' during his presidency: book

Despite being in the same political party, McConnell told his staff that the President Trump's actions could often lead to stressful predicaments.

They came to Texas for the big houses and barbecue - they also got new laws on abortion, guns and voting
They came to Texas for the big houses and barbecue - they also got new laws on abortion, guns and voting

There was a lot to like in Austin when Kevin Longley moved there a month and a half ago from Maryland's Montgomery County. His wife had gotten a promotion at...

Pērkons is Erica Synths
Pērkons is Erica Synths' thunderous new drum machine
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  • 2021-09-15 09:00:24Z

The four voice instrument comes loaded with features for music pros.

Nicholas downgraded to tropical storm
Nicholas downgraded to tropical storm

Hurricane Nicholas was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm after it hit the Texas coast and dumped more than a foot of rain. (Sept. 14)

Fans defend Michelle Williams against critics of national anthem performance
Fans defend Michelle Williams against critics of national anthem performance

Michelle Williams sang America's national anthem at Thursday night's NFL kickoff game in Tampa, Florida before the face-off between the […] The post Fans...

Eye Opener: Biden unveils new COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Eye Opener: Biden unveils new COVID-19 vaccine mandate

President Biden unveils a sweeping new COVID-19 vaccine requirement which will affect roughly 100 million Americans. Also, the Justice Department filed suit ...

South Dakota governor orders restrictions on abortion meds
South Dakota governor orders restrictions on abortion meds

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday issued an executive order to restrict access to abortion medication and make it clear that medicine-induced...

Gov. Abbott said Texas will
Gov. Abbott said Texas will 'eliminate all rapists from the streets' so women don't have to worry about the new antiabortion law having no exception for rape

In response to a question on the state's new restrictive abortion law, Gov. Greg Abbott pledged to "eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas."

I watched the long-awaited
I watched the long-awaited 'Dune' remake starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya - and it was loud, long, and entertaining

Denis Villeneuve's remake of this sci-fi classic is actually very good. Although the film stars Timothée Chalamet, Jason Mamoa stole the show.

All the presidents
All the presidents' pets: JFK's canine détente

President John F. Kennedy's family hosted a large number of pets, including dogs, a cat, hamsters and a pony. When Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev presented...

Fast-Food & Chain Restaurants That Are Raising Prices
Fast-Food & Chain Restaurants That Are Raising Prices
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  • 2021-09-02 15:00:05Z

With an increased reopening of the economy comes an increase in eating out at restaurants and fast-food chains. Consumers might feel some changes in their...

Britain could move nuclear submarines to France if Scotland backs independence
Britain could move nuclear submarines to France if Scotland backs independence

Britain's nuclear weapons could be moved to France in the event of Scottish independence, Ministry of Defence contingency plans reveal.

Weatherman's dog interrupts live forecast 'demanding treats'

A Toronto weatherman delivering a forecast last week was interrupted by his wandering dog.

The first man to accuse R. Kelly of sexual abuse testifies that the singer asked him what he was
The first man to accuse R. Kelly of sexual abuse testifies that the singer asked him what he was 'willing to do for music'

The man said R. Kelly insisted on being called "daddy" during sexual encounters, and later referred to the accuser as a "little brother."

WATCH: Dramatic videos of Hurricane Ida ravaging Louisiana exactly 16 years after Hurricane Katrina
WATCH: Dramatic videos of Hurricane Ida ravaging Louisiana exactly 16 years after Hurricane Katrina

Over 1 million people are without power after Hurricane Ida made landfall on August 29. The Category 4 storm was one of the most intense hurricanes to ever...

Taliban offered Kabul to US, but Americans said no: report

Taliban fighters took the Afghan capital city of Kabul faster than anyone anticipated earlier this month - including the Taliban - but according to a...

Fire station security camera shows the difference an hour makes
Fire station security camera shows the difference an hour makes

Video taken one hour apart by security cameras at a Louisiana fire station shows just how quickly flooding happened as Hurricane Ida made landfall.

Messi era begins as PSG beats Reims; Mbappe scores 2
Messi era begins as PSG beats Reims; Mbappe scores 2

The Lionel Messi era has begun at Paris Saint-Germain, without a goal for the Argentine superstar but plenty of adulation and fanfare. Messi made his debut ...

Hawaii residents, tourists feel COVID restrictions
Hawaii residents, tourists feel COVID restrictions

As visitors continue to fly to Hawaii and locals go about their business, state officials say the islands may need to go into lockdown if COVID-19 delta...

Psaki caught flat-footed by question about California students stranded in Afghanistan

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was caught flat-footed during the daily press briefing when she was asked about a group of California students who are ...

State Department Reveals the Number of Americans Left to Be Evacuated from Afghanistan
State Department Reveals the Number of Americans Left to Be Evacuated from Afghanistan

The State Department disclosed to congressional staff that 4,100 U.S. citizens remain in Afghanistan and wish to be evacuated.

Japanese pop star sells Shaq
Japanese pop star sells Shaq's former mansion for $9 million
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  • 2021-08-24 20:00:59Z

Nearly two decades after buying Shaq's custom mansion for $6.4 million, Japanese singer Kyosuke Himuro has sold the home for $9 million.

Xata is a database service for serverless apps
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  • 2021-09-20 05:00:42

Meet Xata, a startup with a new take on managed databases. The company runs your database for you and turns it into an API so that you can query and update it from your serverless app. Xata has raised a $5 million funding round. Its product is not yet ready for prime time but the […]

India's Cars24, a used-vehicle marketplace, raises $450M at a $1.84B valuation
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  • 2021-09-20 04:10:27

The used car market is getting another major infusion of venture capital today, with one of the faster scaling startups out of India picking up a major round of financing to double down on growth: Cars24 — a site and app that sells users cars and used two-wheeled motorbikes — has raised…

Pakistan edtech startup Maqsad gets $2.1M pre-seed to make education more accessible
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  • 2021-09-20 04:00:25

Taha Ahmed and Rooshan Aziz left their jobs in strategy consulting and investment banking in London earlier this year in order to found a mobile-only education platform startup, Maqsad, in Pakistan, with a goal “to make education more accessible to 100 million Pakistani students.” Havin…

Exclusive: PS5 and Xbox Series X restock at Best Buy stores this week – and we have proof
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  • 2021-09-20 03:01:39

TechRadar can confirm that – for the first time in 2021 – Best Buy will sell PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles in stores, according to multiple sources.

Dune Debuts Internationally With $36.8 Million, Shang-Chi Reaches $320 Million - IGN
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  • 2021-09-20 01:00:16

Dune has officially made its international debut with total earnings of $36.8 million. Furthermore, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has not only reached $320 million overseas, but it has also secured a third-straight domestic box office win.

Emmy Winners 2021: The Full List - IGN
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  • 2021-09-20 00:11:06

From The Mandalorian to Ted Lasso to The Crown, here are all the winners at the 73rd Emmy Awards.

Recipes - Tales of Arise Wiki Guide - IGN
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  • 2021-09-19 23:40:19

This page is part of IGN's Tales of Arise Wiki guide and details everything you need to know about recipes, all the different cooking effects, favorite

Ikea’s $40 Sjömärke pad puts a wireless charger under your desk
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  • 2021-09-19 20:34:51

Ikea’s Sjömärke mounts to underneath plastic or wood furniture you already own and creates a 5W-capable Wireless Qi charging spot without disturbing the surface. The $40 wireless charger ships in October.

New trailers: Succession, You, Nightmare Alley, Hawkeye, and more
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  • 2021-09-19 18:20:02

This week’s roundup includes the return of the Roy family in Succession, a new look at Spielberg’s West Side Story, a first trailer for Hawkeye, and a look at season 3 of the Netflix show You.

How to meet the demand of EV infrastructure and maintain a stable grid
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  • 2021-09-19 14:31:52

A combination of a new blueprint for managing energy on the grid plus behavior change is needed.

Revisiting Java in 2021 - II
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  • 2021-09-19 14:14:09

A look at how Java 17 stacks up against Kotlin and Scala for development teams in 2021, and an overview of popular JVM technologies.

Save 60 percent on Apple AirPods Pro and thousands of books to turn you into a walking brainiac
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  • 2021-09-19 14:00:13

TLDR: The Learn Smart Lifetime Subscription Bundleteams up thousands of book summaries you can down in 12 minutes with Apple's premium earbud technology. Smart people are smart enough ...

The Chevy Bolt recall is burning up what’s left of GM’s EV good will
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  • 2021-09-19 13:55:00

The Bolt was supposed to help lead General Motors into a new era. But with its massive recall, it’s looking more like yet another EV misstep in a clumsy half-decade for the United States’ largest automaker.

Surface Pro 8 leaks with 120Hz display and Thunderbolt support
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  • 2021-09-19 13:33:15

Microsoft is holding a Surface event on September 22nd, and the Surface Pro 8 has appeared a little early. A new leak shows off the new 120Hz display, and details Thunderbolt and removable SSDs.

Fire weather is getting worse in the American West
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  • 2021-09-19 11:00:54

Climate change is driving more days that are hot, dry, and windy

Here’s why the fast internet you pay for is sometimes slow as hell
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  • 2021-09-19 10:00:19

Of the 8.2 million homes and businesses active on Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) in July 2021, 77% are now reported to be on a broadband plan that delivers speeds of ...

SpaceX’s Inspiration4 crew returns to Earth
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  • 2021-09-18 23:08:12

Four people returned to Earth after the first all-civilian mission to orbit. The crew spent three days in space aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule as part of a fundraiser for St. Jude’s.

Legendary Weapon Locations (Arsenal Leads) - Deathloop Wiki Guide - IGN
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  • 2021-09-18 21:20:56

While Deathloop features a single day caught in a loop, there are many special weapons to find - and some of them exceed the powers of other regular weapons.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starlink internet service leaving beta in October
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  • 2021-09-18 20:42:43

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company’s Starlink satellite internet network would come out of its open beta phase next month. That’s two months later than the August date Musk gave at Mobile World Congress.

Daily Deals: Save on NVMe Storage, Xbox & Nintendo Gift Cards - IGN
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  • 2021-09-18 20:30:44

Daily Deals: Discounted Nintendo eShop & Xbox Store Gift Cards

User's Guide to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021
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  • 2021-09-18 20:16:28

TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 approaches in just three days. Here’s your how-to guide for everything you can expect at Disrupt. Although the main show kicks off on Tuesday the 21st, there’ll be some sneak peeks and extras going down on Monday. Make sure to log in to Hopin by noon on Monday to catch it al…

Harley-Davidson’s stunning vintage-inspired electric bikes are going on sale later this year
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  • 2021-09-18 19:00:00

Harley-Davidson’s Serial 1 e-bike company unveiled the S1 Mosh/Tribute, a gorgeous, vintage-inspired e-bike that is an homage to the company’s first motorcycle from 1903.

Facebook VP disputes report claiming the platform knows about multiple flaws it doesn’t fix
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  • 2021-09-18 18:12:33

Facebook’s vice president of global affairs criticized a series of stories by the Wall Street Journal that reported the social network is aware of numerous problems across its platforms that cause harm to users, but does little to fix them.

Executive coaching for employees is complicated and emotional
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  • 2021-09-18 18:05:02

BetterUp, a reskilling and coaching platform for employees before and beyond the C-suite, is getting in touch with its emotions. This week, the richly funded unicorn startup announced a pair of acquisitions in the emotional artificial intelligence and people management space: Motive and Impraise. T…

The GoPro-ification of the iPhone
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  • 2021-09-18 17:58:20

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, we talked about some sunglasses from a company that many people do not like very much. This week, we’re talking about Apple and the company 1,600 times smaller than it that’s facing similar product problems. If you’re reading…

This Week in Apps: Apple's iPhone event, App Annie hit with securities fraud, OpenSea goes mobile
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  • 2021-09-18 17:30:12

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year a…

SEC Regional Director Erin Schneider is joining us at Disrupt
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  • 2021-09-18 17:26:59

If ever there was a time when working at the Securities and Exchange Commission was a dull affair, that’s no longer true. The federal agency that’s responsible for protecting investors and maintaining fair and orderly functioning of our securities markets is busier than ever, thanks to …

Divining the real value of my favorite fintech sub-niche
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  • 2021-09-18 17:15:59

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by what the weekday Exchange column digs into, but free, and made for your weekend reading.

Clive Sinclair, inventor of the ZX Spectrum personal computer, has died
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  • 2021-09-18 17:06:44

Entrepreneur and inventor Clive Sinclair built an early, affordable personal computer that proved popular in the UK. His pocket television wasn’t quite as popular, nor was his early attempt at an electric vehicle.

SoftBank's Marcelo Claure is coming to Disrupt next week
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  • 2021-09-18 16:23:54

SoftBank has been on a tear in Latin America. The Japanese investment conglomerate just announced it has launched its second Latin America-focused fund with a $3 billion capital commitment from the company that may grow as the fund explores “options to raise additional capital,” accordi…

China Roundup: Beijing is tearing down the digital 'walled gardens'
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  • 2021-09-18 16:07:02

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, China gets serious about breaking down the walled gardens that its internet giants have formed for decades. Two major …

Computer vision can help spot cyber threats with startling accuracy
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  • 2021-09-18 15:00:23

This article is part of our reviews of AI research papers, a series of posts that explore the latest findings in artificial intelligence. The last decade’s growing interest in ...

Kickstart your foray into game development with this expert-led training bundle on sale
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  • 2021-09-18 14:00:20

The eSports industry has grown rapidly with thousands if not millions of interested individuals joining the market in the last couple of years. Companies have invest

Castlevania composer on returning to her ‘masterpiece’ with new Apple Arcade game
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  • 2021-09-18 13:59:00

Longtime Castlevania composer Michiru Yamane talks about her career and the new Apple Arcade game Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, which is out on September 17th.

1 change that can fix the VC funding crisis for women founders
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  • 2021-09-18 13:30:38

We need to increase the number of women investing partners who can write large seed checks.

Why you need a personal laptop
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  • 2021-09-18 13:00:00

Using a work laptop as your personal laptop can seem like a convenient cost-saving measure, especially if you work from home. But experts say that buying a personal laptop is worth the extra cost.

A new app helps Iranians hide messages in plain sight
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  • 2021-09-18 11:00:37

Nahoft uses encryption to turn chats into a random jumble of words.

Google is getting caught in the antitrust net
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  • 2021-09-18 10:00:34

One case in Turkey cuts to the heart of the search giant’s power.

UK’s first shared e-cargo bike scheme launches in London
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  • 2021-09-18 10:00:18

This article was originally published by Christopher Carey on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city ...

Google abused dominant position of Android in India, antitrust probe finds
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  • 2021-09-18 08:56:43

Google abused the dominant position of Android in India to illegally hurt competitors in the country, an antitrust probe has found.

What the hell is that weird flashing from the center of the galaxy?
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  • 2021-09-18 08:00:01

Not far from the center of the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers have recently witnessed a mysterious flashing of radio waves. Many (in fact, most) objects give off radio waves — this ...

Sony subsidiary makes a PS5 SSD that’s even further out of your reach
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  • 2021-09-18 00:55:08

Sony subsidiary Nextorage is selling an SSD that seems perfectly suited for the PS5’s expansion needs. There are a few problems, though, with regards to its cost, availability, and whether it’s actually any better than other options.

Fortnite adds another virtual influencer to its battle royale
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  • 2021-09-18 00:00:00

The latest addition to Fortnite is Janky, a virtual influencer with millions of followers on Instagram and TikTok, available in the item shop on September 17th.

How bad were Elizabeth Holmes’ 1AM emails?
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  • 2021-09-17 23:57:55

In testimony from Surekha Gangakhedkar, Theranos’ secrecy and pressure were at the fore.

All Music Trivia Answers - NBA 2K22 [Next-Gen Version] Wiki Guide - IGN
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  • 2021-09-17 22:22:25

Welcome to the official IGN Wiki Guide and Walkthrough for NBA 2K22 [Next-Gen Version]. In this section, we'll give you the rundown of all of the music

Valve moves Dota 2 International to Romania, adds mask-and-vax rules
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  • 2021-09-17 22:12:16

Valve's championship is the latest gaming event to implement strict pandemic rules.

FDA advisors green-light Pfizer boosters for people 65+ and at-risk groups
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  • 2021-09-17 22:09:53

The committee roundly rejected approving boosters for everyone 16 and up.

What your NBA 2K22 team’s intro sounds like with real announcers
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  • 2021-09-17 21:26:29

John Mason of the Detroit Pistons is one of 30 real-life NBA arena public address announcers lending their voices to NBA 2K22 for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. He talked about what it was like recording hours of audio to account for all kinds of possibilities in a virtual league.

Florida man used Disney employee iPad to magically skip lines
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  • 2021-09-17 20:57:34

Though it’s not a travel hack we’d recommend anyone else try, it seems like it lead to a great park experience. Up until the point where investigators stopped him and made him give the iPad back.

Inside GitLab's IPO filing
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  • 2021-09-17 20:46:25

While the technology and business world worked towards the weekend, DevOps firm GitLab filed to go public. So we need to pause, digest the company's S-1 filing, and come to some early conclusions.

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