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During its mission of exploration, Juno soars low over the planet's cloud tops as close as about 2,600 miles (4,100 kilometers). During the time of its closest approach, which is termed as "perijove", Juno will be about 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers) above the Jupiter's cloud tops.
  • Texans trying to trade for Patriots CB Malcolm Butler

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    Butler is a restricted free agent meaning if the Saints put in an offer sheet, the Patriots would have the right to match. His assumed contract, if the current cornerback market is anything to go by, would more than likely net New England a third round compensatory pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
  • Patrick Ewing tops big names to consider for Georgetown job

    Patrick Ewing tops big names to consider for Georgetown job

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    John's. Here's hoping Big Pat gets his chance to be a head coach with his alma mater. Ewing's obviously a huge name, especially in the Washington , D.C. The Rams have seen improvement in each of Hurley's five seasons as head coach, and were ranked in the top 25 nationally at the start of the season.
  • Senate just voted to sell your data without consent

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    But though this new law is just scooping up the last small dregs of Internet privacy, the real concern is how readily Republican Senators were willing to hand over consumer privacy. "This resolution is a vote for big corporate profits over the rights and civil liberties of average people", Nathan White, Senior Legislative Manager at the internet advocacy group Access Now, said in a statement .
  • Pharmacist Acquitted Of Murder, Convicted Of Racketeering, Fraud

    Pharmacist Acquitted Of Murder, Convicted Of Racketeering, Fraud

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    Mr. Cadden, who co-owned the now-closed New England Compounding. He was acquitted on charges of murder. More than 700 people in 20 states were sickened by fungal meningitis and other infections after receiving contaminated medication. But analysts said prosecutors, while disappointed the jury refused to convict Cadden on the charges related to the deaths, probably left the courthouse emboldened after the jury found that he ran a conspiracy with his pharmacists, and committed fraud.
  • Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger

    Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger

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    We are too early in the process to comment on the possibilities of this new feature and hopefully, Android can go head-to-head with iOS this year, when it comes to battery management. There are in total of 6 devices on the support list of this developer preview: Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Nexus Player. Google says it's "focused on building a more reliable, predictable model for "arrow" and "tab" navigation" for Chromebooks and devices with larger form factors.
  • Twitter suspended more than 636000 accounts since 2015 to tackle extremism

    Twitter suspended more than 636000 accounts since 2015 to tackle extremism

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    In its latest transparency report, which covers activity on Twitter between July and December of a year ago, the social network revealed its latest tally of banned accounts has risen dramatically. In a report Twitter said the majority of the accounts were caught thanks to the social networks own anti-spam technology which scans tweets posted online.
  • Billionaire Gates meets with Trump to talk foreign aid

    Billionaire Gates meets with Trump to talk foreign aid

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    This year saw 15 new self-made women join the list, 14 from Asia pacific and one woman, Thai Lee, who was born in Thailand, but moved to the U.S. as a child. The traditional bronze place went to Amazon's Jeff Bezo, who accumulated an additional $27.6bn to his fortune since a year ago when he was ranked as the fifth richest person in the world.
  • GOP Tweaks Healthcare Bill for Older Americans

    GOP Tweaks Healthcare Bill for Older Americans

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    But, he told Carlson , "these are going to be negotiated". Doing so enables the government to decide for Americans "where how and when we get health auto", he said. Meanwhile, Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) told Meet the Press that the bill is too harsh; claiming that 14 million people would lose health coverage under the House bill over the next year and 24 million over the next decade.
  • Google shrinks JPEGs by 35% with Guetzli algorithm

    Google shrinks JPEGs by 35% with Guetzli algorithm

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    The project is an image encoder called Guetzli (which is Swiss German for cookie; the project was born out of Google Research's Zurich office). The third image was compressed with Guetzli and has fewer digital artifacts, even though its file size is smaller than the libjepeg file.
  • South Australian Government's focus should be on renewable energy, according to Greens

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    It is not acceptable for Australia shortly to become the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, to not have enough gas for its own families and its own businesss. Two of the east coast LNG exporters, APLNG and QGCLNG, gave a commitment to being net domestic gas contributors, meaning they would be putting more gas into the domestic market than what they were taking out.
  • Record-Setting Star Orbits Dangerously Close to Black Hole

    Record-Setting Star Orbits Dangerously Close to Black Hole

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    The researchers think this system would be a good candidate for future gravitational wave observatories to observe. Astronomically speaking, at a million kilometres, that's very, very close. Recently, astronomers have found a particularly interesting binary. Scientists don't know if the probable black hole, which is siphoning off material from the orbiting white dwarf, will eventually cause the star to break apart.
  • Amazon Syncs Alexa With Ecommerce App

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    The magic happens straight from the Amazon shopping app itself. From there, you can ask Alexa to play music, tell you the weather forecast, make a purchase via Amazon , track a package, or any other number of functions that you might do with a dedicated Echo or Echo Dot.
  • DOJ Indicts Two Russian FSB Agents in Yahoo Attack

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    They continued to use information until December. Particularly galling to US officials is that the men worked for the cyber investigative arm of the FSB - a rough equivalent of the FBI's Cyber Division. The Russian spies used the criminal hackers to help gather intelligence, and the hackers had their own selfish motives, federal prosecutors said.