July 20, 2016

'Don't Worry About The Words': GOP Sen Refuses To Formally Endorse Trump

'That's not going to be the case'

Via: The Daily Caller

Elon Musk addresses concerns around Autopilot and its 'beta' label

Tesla Model S Elon Musk's Tesla's 'Master Plan, Part Deux' contains his strongest response yet to concerns around Autopilot, the subject of an ongoing National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation. Unsurprisingly, Musk is standing by the merits Autopilot and its impact on driver safety. "According to the recently released 2015 NHTSA report, automotive… Read More

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Trump Would Achieve U.S. Energy Independence, CEO Hamm Says

As president, Donald Trump would boost energy production, "trash punitive regulations" and "develop our most strategic geopolitical weapon, crude oil," Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm says at the Republican Natl Convention in Cleveland. Trump as president would be the first president to achieve energy independence for U.S., Hamm says Says Hillary Clinton as president would eliminate fossil fuel development, kill jobs, drive up gasoline prices, import oil from enemies President Obama has tr

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O'Reilly Rips 'Unprofessional' Montel Williams for Walking Out on Show, Says He'll Never Be Allowed On Again

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Paul Ryan struggles to pitch House Republicans' agenda

CLEVELAND — House Republicans were counting on their own agenda to help put some distance between themselves and Donald Trump, but their six-plank plan, which Speaker Paul D. Ryan and fellow leaders released last month with great fanfare inside the Beltway, has landed with a thud elsewhere.

"He hasn't rolled it ...

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RNC Protester Lights Himself On Fire, 22 Arrested

'So far, so good'

Via: The Daily Caller

A Tesla transport truck and city bus replacement are in the works

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 05: A sign is posted at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. Tesla will report third quarter earnings today after the closing bell. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk delivered part 2 of his "master plan" today, and two big parts of it are new vehicles, but not consumer models: Tesla is working on both a heavy-duty semi truck and a "high passenger-density urban transport" that would operate in cities and fit the role of a bus in city settings. Developing… Read More

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For Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, a Chance to Set Stage for 2020

Donald Trump rivals Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio will get a chance to make their peace Wednesday with the man who dubbed them "Lyin' Ted" and "Little Marco" when they address the Republican National Convention in prime time.

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Academic Absurdity of the Week: Alliteration Abuse

(Steven Hayward) We interrupt the Cleveland Carnival to bring you this week's academic absurdity, flagged for everyone as usual by the heroic NewRealPeerReview. This week's winner achieves the triple play of the usual jargon, combined with an attack on meat, mind you, along with a felony violation, Aggravated Alliteration Abuse. From the journal Food and Foodways: Explorations in the History and Culture of Human Nourishment: Meat, Men and Marriage: Models of Masculinity Jeffery

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RNC merchandise mirrors Republican divide

CLEVELAND | One of the best-sellers at Johnny Moore's souvenir stand outside the Republican National Convention features an American flag logo that, oddly enough, isn't even being used by Donald Trump's campaign anymore.

"They say it's gonna be a collector's item, because it's wrong," the vendor from St. Louis said, ...

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This Bus Driver's U-Turn In The Face Of Rising Flood Waters Is INSANE [VIDEO]

A 'driving god'

Via: The Daily Caller

Pokemon is getting a live-action movie based on Detective Pikachu

maxresdefault Pokemon Go fever has definitely caught Hollywood's attention: The franchise is getting a live-action movie, the rights to which were just won by Legendary Pictures. The movie won't be focused on Pokemon Go, however: Instead, it'll put the spotlight on Detective Pikachu, a sleuthing version of one of Pokemon's most recognizable characters introduced in a franchise… Read More

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Hillary Clinton's Veepstakes Hits the Homestretch

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann discuss presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's search for a running mate on "With All Due Respect."

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Newt Gingrich Has a Strategy to Destroy ISIS

CLEVELAND, Ohio—Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told a group of Iowa Republicans on Wednesday afternoon that if ISIS terrorists want to live in the eighth century, he has a plan to send them there.

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1st punishments handed down in Arpaio's contempt case

PHOENIX (AP) - A judge presiding over an Arizona sheriff's racial profiling case handed down the first round of punishments Wednesday for the lawman's decision to prolong his signature immigration patrols months after he was told to stop.

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow ordered an overhaul of internal affairs investigations ...

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America's Leaders Must Ignore Demands For Government Takeover Of The Internet

Presidential candidates and leaders of America's political parties must fight to protect a free and open internet

Via: The Daily Caller

Qualcomm earnings beat with $6B in revenue and $1.16 EPS

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 06: Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf speaks during a press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the 2014 International CES on January 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 7-10 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Following the bell today, Qualcomm reported earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2016 that met analyst expectations in terms of earnings per share, and exceeded expectations in terms of revenue. The company attributed its results to progresses with the number of licensees in China. For the quarter ending June 26, the San Diego, California-based semiconductor and telecommunications… Read More

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Priorities USA Action Raised $11.9m in June

Priorities USA, the main super-PAC supporting Hillary Clinton, raised $11.9m in June with the bulk of that -- some $8.7m -- coming from 7 donors. The super-PAC spent $23.7m and had $40.2m cash on hand, according to latest FEC filing. Big donors included: hedge fund manager S. Donald Sussman, who gave $2m in June, bringing his donation total to $8m; Essex National Securities, a Calif.-based broker/dealer, which gave $1.7m; Diamond Resorts International founder Stephen Cloobeck, investor Philip R.

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Black Lives Matter activists in Rio to highlight racism

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games could prove deadly for the city's poor black people, a delegation of U.S. activists from the Black Lives Matter movement and local activist groups warned Wednesday.

The American activists were on a four-day visit to Rio aimed at highlighting ...

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Jim Inhofe Dodges Endorsing Rubio Challenge Against Potential President Trump: 'Who Knows, Who Knows' [VIDEO]

'He's young, he's brilliant, he's right on all the issues, and he's just a charming person'

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Warby Parker is offering Snapchat-exclusive sunglasses

WP_Haskell_500_Sunglasses_Angle_A4_sRGB Warby Parker is offering its very first Snapchat-exclusive product — limited sunglasses that are only available for purchase to its Snapchat followers. The eyeglass retailer said it just shared a Snapchat story with its followers with a unique URL where, for a limited time, they can buy "head-turning Haskell in Crystal, now with new silver mirrored lenses" for $95. (I… Read More

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Protesters Clash With Police Outside Republican Convention

A small group of protesters clashed briefly with police outside the Republican convention in Cleveland Wednesday afternoon after the demonstrators attempted to burn an American flag.

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Rick Perry: Obama 'Corroded Our Military'

CLEVELAND, Ohio—Former Texas governor Rick Perry said President Obama has "corroded our military" in remarks at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.

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Obama says U.S. foreign aid won't be cut after he leaves office

With Donald Trump vowing to scrub America's foreign-aid budget, President Obama promised Wednesday that the U.S. will maintain its spending on developing countries long after he leaves office.

"The United States continues to be the world's largest donor of humanitarian aid," Mr. Obama said at the Ronald Reagan Building in ...

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US Airstrike Kills 56 Civilians Mistaken For ISIS Fighters, Says Syrian Human Rights Group

'Civilians have also reportedly been killed if they leave their homes or attempt to flee'

Via: The Daily Caller

CrunchBase sees some slowing for early-stage venture in the second quarter

shutterstock_212710381 As in past quarters, a high portion of the largest early stage fundings went to life science companies developing breakthrough therapeutics platforms. Internet and technology companies also closed some big rounds, particularly in fintech, healthcare services, and cloud computing. Read More

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Trump Camp Says Melania Convention Speechwriter Made a Mistake

The campaign released a statement signed by the speechwriter after the address set off a fresh round of infighting during the Republican National Convention.

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Woke Musicians, Canadian Actress, to Protest the TPP with Free Concerts

Opponents of the Trans Pacific Partnership are turning to social justice rappers and a Canadian actress to block the passage of the trade deal.

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Ohio proposal aims to give cities some control over guns

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A proposal in Ohio seeks to give cities the ability to restrict the open or concealed carry of firearms during certain events.

The legislation comes amid concerns about Ohio's open-carry gun laws during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week.

The head of the Cleveland ...

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Turkey Demands US Hand Over Islamist, Kerry Says Not So Fast

'Don't send us allegations, send us evidence'

Via: The Daily Caller

Powering the golden age of audio

victrola Audio, the spoken word, is humanity's primary means of sentient communication: the sounds a fetus hears in utero; a lover's whisper; a marriage proposal… all leave deep imprints on our hearts and minds. We use sound to accentuate and transmit our emotions; our aural ability is a primary sense that is deeply connected to emotion. Read More

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