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Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh will threaten women's reproductive rights generally and Roe v. Wade in particular", NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman said in a statement . When Trump finally tapped Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy, McConnell resorted to changing procedural rules so he could be approved by a simple majority instead of the traditional 60-40 threshold.
  • Ottawa Buying Trans Mountain Pipeline Assets for $4.5 billion

    Ottawa Buying Trans Mountain Pipeline Assets for $4.5 billion

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    While the Canadian government says it does not plan to be the long-term owner of the pipeline, its decision to purchase the project on Tuesday is part of an effort to ensure the massive pipeline expansion proceeds this summer as planned. The move drew immediate criticism from both sides of the political spectrum, and could hurt Trudeau's popularity in the key British Columbia battleground in a 2019 federal election.
  • Alberto: Tropical storm sees thousands from Florida coast

    Alberto: Tropical storm sees thousands from Florida coast

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    The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday , in an advisory released at about 2 p.m. EDT, that the storm was centered around 30 miles (50 kilometers) south-southwest of Panama City, Florida. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant authorized the use of the National Guard, his office said. Ivey activated the state's emergency operations center while the Alabama National Guard activated its high water evacuation teams.
  • Heavy rain, wind from Subtropical Storm Alberto begin to roll in overnight

    Heavy rain, wind from Subtropical Storm Alberto begin to roll in overnight

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    By Saturday morning, the storm was gathering strength as it moved north. The flood watch runs to 8 p.m. Sunday, during the period when Alberto is expected to pass closest to South Florida on its course toward the northern Gulf coast. It will head for the WKRG News 5 area, for a likely landfall Monday somewhere from the MS coast to the Florida Panhandle, as a strong Tropical Storm.
  • No Man's Sky will FINALLY get multiplayer/content in July

    No Man's Sky will FINALLY get multiplayer/content in July

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    The long-awaited No Man's Sky multiplayer big content update will be releasing on July 24th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. For more social interactivity, the update also adds a new sharing feature that lets you trim your recent game captures directly from the Guide to enable direct posting to Twitter.
  • First SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket lobs comms sat into orbit

    First SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket lobs comms sat into orbit

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    Hawthorne-based SpaceX launched a newly upgraded Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida Friday, carrying a Bangladesh communications satellite toward orbit, then landed the rocket's first stage on a barge in the Atlantic Ocean for its 25th successful rocket recovery.
  • NASA sending first autonomous helicopter to Mars in 2020

    NASA sending first autonomous helicopter to Mars in 2020

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    However, since Mars's atmosphere is just 1 percent of Earth's , a helicopter that's just sitting on the surface of the Red Planet is already at the equivalent of 100,000 feet on Earth. The mission is planned for a launch in July 2020 and is scheduled to arrive on the planet in February 2021 to study the potential for Mars to be inhabited.
  • Google is Working to Address Issues of Disclosure with Duplex AI

    Google is Working to Address Issues of Disclosure with Duplex AI

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    What's more, it's created to make phone calls on your behalf, such as booking a table at a restaurant or an appointment at a hair salon. The company said it still needs to test how people respond to it. "One proposal: "Turing Red Flag law" - bots should be designed so that it's clear they're bots; they should also identify themselves as bots up front".
  • Uber unveils flying taxi prototype ahead of annual Elevate Summit

    Uber unveils flying taxi prototype ahead of annual Elevate Summit

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    At this year's summit, Uber unveiled yet another flying vehicle concept, this one being a four-passenger vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) fixed-wing aircraft, with vertical rotors fixed to those wings, giving an overall design that's not dissimilar to the quadcopters that have become popular in recent years.
  • Former senior Chinese official given life sentence

    Former senior Chinese official given life sentence

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    Sun Zhengcai was once tipped as a possible leader of the generation to succeed President Xi Jinping. Sun had been accused of taking advantage of his position to seek profits for others and illegally accepting money, according to previous court statements.
  • Here's how Amazon's Alexa will work with Microsoft's Cortana

    Here's how Amazon's Alexa will work with Microsoft's Cortana

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    Alexa even declared that she likes Cortana . During the demo, Microsoft showed off how the pair could work together, which could potentially be a boon for those who utilize both assistants pretty heavily. "I like Cortana . We both have experience with light rings, although hers is more of a #Halo", Microsoft joked at the show. He also asked Alexa what she thought of Cortana , to which Amazon's assistant replied, with her typical cheesy humor, "I like Cortana ".
  • WhatsApp Update Adds In-app Play Support For Facebook, Instagram Videos

    WhatsApp Update Adds In-app Play Support For Facebook, Instagram Videos

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    Along with support for in-line video playback, there is also a Picture-in-picture mode which allows users to minimise the video while performing other functions within WhatsApp . Now for users those who have this feature, they can add their debit/credit cards and set a profile PIN for additional security. Or has the messaging app been mired by the stench of the Cambridge Analytica story? With support for audio, video, images and whatnot, WhatsApp is shaping up to be a very powerful ...
  • Bettis pitches Rockies to 2-0 win over slumping Mets

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    Ian Desmond was mobbed like a rock star in the Rockies' dugout Sunday afternoon. The victory completed the Rockies' three-game sweep, extended their season-high winning streak to five games and completed an impressive 6-3 road trip. "When they jumped out 2-0, that home run off Syndergaard, now that gave us some life like, 'Hey, we took him deep'". On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman goes inside the details of a Colorado Rockies pitching staff that is on one of ...