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Scott Pruitt resigns as EPA head; successor a coal mining insider

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President Donald Trump announced Pruitt's resignation on Twitter, noting that EPA Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler will assume the title of acting administrator as of Monday. Before Trump nominated him to become deputy EPA administrator last fall, Wheeler was a lobbyist at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting , where his best-paying client was the coal mining company Murray Energy. Read More »

July Outlook: Will this intense heat stick around?

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HEAT INDEX VALUES: As high as 104 to 107. South wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. Heat-related illnesses become likely for heat index values greater than 105 if proper precautions are not taken. 90s are in our forecast nearly off of next week with perhaps a slight cool down on Friday . By Friday and Saturday temperatures are expected to fall back to a more seasonal level, with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Read More »

Despite executive order, families may not be put back together

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President Trump , who had previously supported a policy that separated immigrant families at the US border, signed an executive order ending that practice on Wednesday (June 20). Trump and others in the White House have made similar spelling errors in the past. We want to keep families together. Those people were not authorized to speak publicly and commented only on condition of anonymity. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association to vote on 2026 World Cup host

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The tournament will be open to 48 countries for the first time in 2026, with Federation Internationale de Football Association deciding to increase the number from 32 teams in January 2017 . "We tried to make the case of what's best for FIFA", Cordeiro said. The report left the US-Canada-Mexico bid as the clear front-runner after giving it a rating of four out of five. Read More »

Alberto causes landslides to North Carolina after killing 2

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Former subtropical storm Alberto , which threatened to clobber the southeastern United States on Memorial Day , fizzled into a subtropical depression, with winds dropping to 35 miles per hour (56 kph) as it rolled into southern Alabama on Tuesday , officials said. Read More »

Thousands evacuate as Storm Alberto churns toward Florida

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The storm's remnants could reach Upstate by Wednesday night or Thursday, according to local National Weather Service offices. The Florida Division of Emergency Management said in a statement Sunday that a mandatory evacuation has been issued in Franklin County for all barrier islands there and those in the county living directly on the coast in mobile homes or in recreation vehicle parks. Read More »

Texas governor opens school safety summit, vows to protect the 'innocent'

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The first one features officials from school districts that arm some teachers or contract with local police for security. Some of the students who participated in the walkout were from Santa Fe High School. Abbott said he'll meet Wednesday with gun rights and gun control advocacy groups and Thursday with victims of the attack at Santa Fe High School and the November attack on a church in Sutherland Springs. Read More »

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 arrives on 12th October

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When the game launches, there will be three modes to choose from with four new characters and some brand new enemies. The last Call of Duty took us to World War 2, but the new title is going to be more modern. Black Ops 4 Zombies will feature more in-depth gameplay, tons of easter eggs and a new feature called Zombie Rush that will streamline gameplay and introduce new challenges to seasoned veterans. Read More »

The new AI-driven Google News app comes to iOS

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You can select your preferred news sources, save stories for Pocket-style reading afterward, and save locations and text-based searches for later too. Google calls this "Full Coverage". "Newsstand" is the last section of the new Google News app . Google says it will share other ways publishers can optimize visibility in Google News in the near future. Read More »

Microsoft plans lower-cost Surface tablets to battle Apple

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Today's reports bring back memories of the ill-fated Surface RT tablet, which ran on the ARM processors. This won't be the first time Microsoft tried to sell low-priced Surface Tablets (remember Surface RT?) but it looks like the company has a better strategy in place this time. Read More »

Metro Exodus Delayed to Early 2019

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That's according to an earnings call by publishers THQ Nordic , who stated that the shooter is now anticipated to release in the early months of 2019. Inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro Exodus continues Artyom's story in the greatest Metro adventure yet. Neither title has a release date year, making it unlikely that either will launch before the end of the year. Read More »

Facebook details policing for sex, terror and hate content

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Facebook on Tuesday released numbers on the kinds of content-and how much of it-the company has removed in recent months. The report details Facebook's enforcement efforts from October to March and covers hate speech, fake accounts and spam, terrorist propaganda, graphic violence, adult nudity and sexual activity . Read More »

Google says its Duplex voice calling AI will make itself "appropriately identified"

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There is also a feature that the company explains will help teach "good manners". While the latter is an interesting feature, it is features like " Duplex " that make the Google Assistant a thing straight out of an HG Wells novel. "There are very real and important questions being raised about the impact of technology and the role it will play in our lives". A year and a half ago, the company began developing Wavenet, which makes recorded audio sound less robotic and more like a ... Read More »

SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR: Supporting a free and open internet

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They ignore the fact that the FCC already requires broadband providers to disclose their open internet practices and has returned authority to the Federal Trade Commission to police any deceptive or unfair practices of ISPs. They said Democrats might be able to sneak the reinstatement measure through the Senate because of McCain's absence, but it will never pass the Republican-controlled House and get signed by President Donald Trump . Read More »

Kratos can now take selfies in God of War with Photo Mode

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Anyone who has used a Photo Mode in one of Sony's previous games should feel right at home, although it's a bonus that God of War is probably the best-looking game to date to employ the feature. That way, you don't have annoying black bars surrounding the outside frame of these photo mode screenshots (similar to what can be seen in our Yakuza 6 review). Read More »

Steam Link and Steam Video apps announced for Android and iOS

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The app-which will be available later this month for Android , iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Android TV-means you can play your Steam games on your phone or TV. You can somewhat mitigate that with a robust home network, but unless you live in a home or apartment with thin walls, just use an ethernet cable. Meanwhile, the recipient device can be wired or wireless: A desktop or laptop logged into your Steam account (Windows, Linux, or MacOS), or Valve's dedicated Steam Link set-top box. Read More »

It Turns Out Thanos Is A Bit Too Powerful In Fortnite

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Audiences got a taste of what Thanos is capable of in Avengers: Infinity War when he placed all six Infinity Stones in his golden Infinity Gauntlet . " And then we started thinking, how cool would it be to have some kind of Avengers-Fortnite mashup? About an hour later, we had the bones of this awesome idea for a limited time gameplay mode, and nearly immediately our team got started". Read More »

Christina Aguilera - Accelerate | Stream

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Aguilera was a coach alongside Blake Shelton , Adam Levine and CeeLo Green for season one of " The Voice ", and stayed on for five more seasons between 2011 and 2016. "But I'm at the place, even musically, where it's a liberating feeling to be able to strip it all back and appreciate who you are and your raw beauty". Read More »