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  • Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations....

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  • Analysis: Trump bets on Moore and suffers stinging defeat
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rarely has a sitting president rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama's Roy Moore. And rarely has that bet failed so spectacularly....

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  • 10 Things to Know for Today
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...

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  • Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump's fiery tweet
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative tweet that claimed she'd begged him for campaign contributions and would "do anything" for them....

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  • Would-be suicide bomber in New York City faces court hearing
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system was influenced by the sermons and writings of a radical Muslim preacher, Bangladeshi officials said Wednesday in the hours before the man was expected to have his first court appearance in the U.S....

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  • Sources: Minnesota governor picks Smith to replace Franken
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota's governor has chosen Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to fill Sen. Al Franken's seat until the November election, and she will run in that election to complete the final two years of Franken's term, a Democratic operative told The Associated Press Wednesday....

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  • Palestinian president says no role for US in peace process
    ISTANBUL (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Arab and Islamic leaders on Wednesday that the United States is no longer fit to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal and should be replaced as mediator by the United Nations, outlining a significant policy shift in response to President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital....

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  • Mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless pose challenge for city
    EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless....

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  • 'Nobody saved us': Man describes childhood in abusive 'cult'
    SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- Jamey Anderson vividly recalls being a skinny kid trembling on the floor of a dank, windowless storage room, waiting in terror for the next adult to open the door....

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  • Rock Hall 2018 class: Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees....

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rss: reuters

  • Democrat Jones wins U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race defined by sexual misconduct accusations against Republican candidate Roy Moore.


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  • Trump to make final tax push as Republican negotiators near deal
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will make a final push on Wednesday to shepherd a Republican tax overhaul across the finish line, hosting congressional negotiators for lunch before a speech in which he will make closing arguments for the legislation.


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  • U.S. slaps terror charges on accused Times Square bomber
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against the suspect in Monday's attempted suicide bombing in one of New York City's busiest commuter hubs, accusing him of supporting a foreign terrorist organization.


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  • Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressure
    WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiations.


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  • Senator Gillibrand calls Trump Twitter post 'sexist smear'
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand fired back at President Donald Trump on Tuesday and said she would not be silenced after he attacked her on Twitter for calling for an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against him.


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  • Iran urges Muslim nations to defend Palestinians after Trump move
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday all Muslim nations should work together to defend the rights of Palestinians following Donald Trump's decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


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  • U.N. expert says U.S. torture continues at Guantanamo Bay
    GENEVA (Reuters) - An inmate at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay is still being tortured, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer said in a statement on Wednesday.


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  • Palestinian leader says Trump's Jerusalem 'crime' prevents U.S. peace role
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital was a crime which showed that Washington should no longer play a role in Middle East peace talks.


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  • Tech sector loses champion in death of San Francisco mayor
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco technology companies including Twitter, Salesforce.com, Uber and Airbnb lost an important ally on Tuesday with the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee.


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  • Exclusive: After Grenfell fire, same builders rehired to replace dangerous cladding, Reuters finds
    LONDON (Reuters) - Some building companies that installed dangerous cladding on social housing blocks across Britain are now winning new contracts following the Grenfell Tower blaze to remove their original work and install panels that can pass safety tests, a Reuters review shows.


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rss: bbc

  • Alabama election: Democrat Jones defeats Roy Moore in Senate upset
    Doug Jones wins a Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Trump-backed Roy Moore.

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  • Alabama upset: What Jones victory over Moore means for Trump
    Few thought the Democrats could pull off such a historic victory, and it could have real consequences for the president, says Nick Bryant.

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  • Muslim nations urge recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital
    Heads of 57 Muslim nations say the US move to recognise the city as Israel's capital is "unlawful".

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  • The road that tells the story of a country
    Fergal Keane reveals the crisis in DR Congo's Kasai region, where millions face starvation.

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  • Baby born with heart outside chest
    How a baby born with her heart outside her body has survived after surgery at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.

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  • Egypt singer jailed for 'inciting debauchery' in music video
    Shyma, who was filmed eating a banana while in her underwear, is convicted of inciting debauchery.

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  • Yemen war: Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa 'kill 30'
    At least 30 people are reportedly killed as Saudi-led attacks hit a Houthi prison in Sanaa.

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  • 'Feminism' is Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year
    The #MeToo campaign, women's marches and "pussyhat" protesters help decide Merriam-Webster's choice.

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  • Switzerland's Gotthard road tunnel closed by deadly crash
    Two people are killed in a head-on smash that closes one of Europe's main transport routes.

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  • Chris Froome: Cyclist facing questions over adverse test result
    Team Sky cyclist Chris Froome is asked to provide more details after adverse findings show he had double the allowed level of a legal asthma drug in his urine.

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rss: the register

  • Former ZX Spectrum reboot project man departs

    Retro Computers Ltd director hits back: So? We binned him

    Ailing ZX Spectrum Vega firm Retro Computers Ltd appears to have lost one of its key people, amid a battle of words between the MD and a former contractor.?



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  • Banks told to publish details of major incidents that stop users' payments

    Bad news for regular TITSUP* offenders, good news for consumer choice

    Banks will have to publish details of incidents that stop people using their payment services under new rules proposed by the Financial Conduct Authority.?



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  • How fast is a piece of string? Boffin shoots ADSL signal down twine

    Metaphor wrought in flesh

    An experiment by staff at ISP Andrews & Arnold has redefined the meaning of a fibre connection by showing that a piece of wet string can handle ADSL.?



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  • The North remembers: York scraps Uber's licence over data breach

    But taxi biz can restart work in neighbouring Sheffield

    The northern city of York has voted against renewing Uber's licence as the backlash against the ride-hailing firm's business practices continues.?



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  • Sweet Liberty: Cable & Wireless CEO John Reid steps down

    No replacement named for bossman who oversaw 3.5bn takeover by US giant

    Head honcho at comms biz Cable & Wireless John Reid is to step down in early 2018.?



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  • UK.gov told: Your frantic farming of pupils' data is getting a little creepy

    Plans to extend slurping to why kids quit mainstream education

    Plans to expand the vast National Pupil Database to include information on why kids leave mainstream education have been slammed by privacy campaigners.?



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  • Hello, Dixons Carphone? Yep, we're ringing from a 2015 handset. Profits down 60%, eh?

    Store closures on the way? Did someone mention Brexit?

    Dixons Carphone execs handed out their numbers to world+dog today, showing profits plummeting by more than half in the firm?s half-year results. The plunge was chalked up to UK customers skipping mobile upgrades - a move that could signal further closures across its stores.?



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  • At Christmas, do you give peas a chance? Go cold turkey? What is the perfect festive feast?

    True meaning of the season is all about how you overindulge

    Boozing in the morning, blazing family rows in the afternoon, and passing out in front of the telly ? trousers unbuttoned ? by 5pm. All of these are annual traditions of Christmas but when it comes to dinner, what makes the perfect festive nosh??



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  • Nasuni straps APIs and encryption to nippier Edge Appliances

    Smartens up software act with raft of improvements

    Cloud storage and gateway supplier Nasuni has released software making its Edge Appliances faster, safer, and easily integrated.?



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  • Transaction Processing Performance Council to deliver AI benchmark

    GPU-makers aren't members of the TPC. Will they join?

    The Transaction Processing Performance Council has decided the world needs a benchmark for systems running artificial intelligence workloads.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Apple to give Finisar $390 million to increase TrueDepth camera tech production
    The company produces special lasers the make features like FaceID happen.

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  • Video: See our full interview with NASA propulsion engineer Norman Chaffee
    We talk to the man who made the engines that landed on the Moon.

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  • After 14 months, a new and improved New Shepard flies again
    The capsule carried "Mannequin Skywalker," an instrumented test dummy.

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  • Everything you need to know about Apple?s GymKit, now out in the US
    Pair an Apple Watch with a treadmill, get better data.

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  • FDA is not cuckoo for Coco Loko, a chocolatey alternative to snorting cocaine
    Regulators called it an unapproved drug and ordered immediate shut down of marketing.

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  • 1998 attack that messes with sites? secret crypto keys is back in a big way
    Sites vulnerable to newly revived ROBOT exploit included Facebook and PayPal.

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  • Patreon senior engineer: ?We don?t need? misbehaving CEOs
    ?Bad actors? have had their time. ?They?re done. They can go.?

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  • How Reddit and others ?broke the Internet? to support net neutrality today
    Gallery: Major websites join last-ditch effort to save net neutrality rules.

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  • Leading cryptocurrency exchange faces outages as bitcoin rivals surge
    Litecoin, a leading bitcoin rival, has soared 150 percent in four days.

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  • I used to be a bitcoin bull?here?s why that changed
    With "buy bitcoin with credit card" trending on Google, investors should be wary.

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