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Google, Facebook Act to Keep Ads Off of Known 'Fake News' Sites

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg initially called the idea that fake news on Facebook could have influenced the election "crazy" during a conference appearance last week , and then doubled down this past weekend by arguing that more than 99 percent of the content shared on Facebook was "authentic".

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Dutton cuts stay of 457 visa holders

Despite that, however, 457 visa conditions have proved highly susceptible to exploitation by employers and sponsors. But Tony Pasin, Liberal MP for the South Australian seat of Barker, said it was risky to demonise foreign workers such as 457 visa holders, who filled critical needs in rural and regional communities.

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UN chief Ban says Trump is changing, slowly

He says advanced countries should honour their commitments and mobilise a minimum of $100 billion dollars by 2020, which was a key component of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The United States worked closely with China past year to build support for the Paris agreement, and the partnership of the two biggest greenhouse gas emitters helped persuade other countries to back the agreement.

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Pope praises Latinos, immigrants in remarks to US church

Church leaders said they would continue to offer aid to the immigrants and refugees who need it. According to CNA , on Monday, the archbishop told U.S. Archbishop Wenski recognized the validity of fears many in the USA have of being deported, but exhorted them to stay calm. He pointed back to the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan was first elected, and panic spread through the Haitian community Wenski served.

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Hyundai announces autonomous Ioniq concept

Other features of the autonomous Ioniq include a Global Positioning System antenna, determining the precise location of surrounding vehicles, blindspot radar detection for safe lane changes and high-definition mapping data by affiliate Hyundai MnSoft.

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When to watch the Leonids Meteor Shower

It's worth pointing out, however, that there are tons of awesome things still left in 2016 - including the Geminid meteor shower . The meteors in the Leonid shower appear to streak away from within a pattern of stars that resembles a backwards-facing question mark - popularly referred to as the "Sickle" of Leo.

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Kim Kardashian Considers Managing Kylie Jenner: 'I Could Totally Handle This'

However, a source close to the Kardashians tells ET that Kim is "definitely ready to start getting back to her normal life , little by little", though she's not exactly "craving the spotlight". Kylie Jenner can actually count on the support of Khloé Kardashian . Recently, she recorded that she was sick and was unable to leave the bed all day.

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US businesses urge Trump to back Paris deal

A day after the United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon expressed his hope that the US President-elect Donald Trump would evaluate his "campaign remarks " and go by the market forces while taking climate action, American secretary of state John Kerry on Wednesday, too, referred to the "multi-trillion" dollars clean energy market, which would make sense for the new administration to stick to its targets.

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Molecules you leave on your phone can reveal intimate lifestyle secrets

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego tested 40 smartphones to look for clues to the users' lifestyles. Photo courtesy of Amina Bouslimani and Neha Garg. According to Dorrenstein, the analyzed samples revealed traces of sunscreen, anti-inflammatory compounds, skin creams, eye drops, and even anti-depressants.

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Supermoon: The clouds are gone and the moon is really super tonight

And the next time the moon will be as close to earth won't be till 2034. So what does it mean? When the moon is full as it makes its closest pass to Earth it is known as a supermoon . It just won't be as close as the November supermoon . Unfortunately, overcast weather got in the way for most trying to take photos of Monday's supermoon - which also appeared quite large in the sky on Sunday night, too.

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Supreme Court Rejects Plea to Delay Amona Outpost Removal

Amona, home to about 40 families, was built on lands privately owned by Palestinians, who successfully petitioned Israeli courts for the outpost's removal. The administration of President Barack Obama had been highly critical of Israel's settlement policies. Palestinians and the worldwide community view both settlements and outposts as illegal or illegitimate, and an obstacle to Palestinian statehood.

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Mike Tirico subs for Al Michaels on NBC's NFL coverage

He also will do the Thanksgiving night game between the Steelers and Colts, and the November 27 game between the chiefs and Broncos, partnering with analyst Cris Collinsworth. Apparently the National Football League is OK with Tirico getting a few late-season games to avoid overworking Michaels. Tirico and Collinsworth will call a four games this season, beginning Sunday with the Packers Redskins game.

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Longmont weather: High of 78 today with a chance of snow Thursday

That's just one degree shy of the November 17 record of 74 degrees, set in 1975, according to the National Weather Service . On Thursday , it will be sunny, with a high near 60. On Friday , it will be Sunny, with a high near 67. Northwest wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. By Saturday , highs could creep back into the low 80s. Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.

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Rogers Departs From Trump Transition Team Amid Reports Of Infighting

He spoke last week with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who on Thursday will be the first foreign leader Trump meets with as president-elect. Observers were apparently taken aback by the wording of that tweet. Trump", a report Trump denied in a series of tweets on Wednesday morning. With fewer than 70 days until his January 20 inauguration, the Republican president-elect has little time to settle on Cabinet members and other senior appointees.

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Seagate Has Successfully Placed 5TB of Space Inside an External Closure

Seagate has announced a new external storage drive that is portable has has lots and lots of storage space. That means you can use the 5TB Backup Plus Portable without an external power source, which is convenient especially if you're on the move.

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US climate skeptic shreds copy of Paris deal

Speaking at the opening of the plenary, King Mohammed VI of Morocco said COP22 marks a "decisive turning point" in the implementation of the Paris Agreement . They called for American leaders including the president-elect to continue low-carbon policies to allow the United States to meet its commitments to cut emissions, and increase the country's future ambition.

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You could have Ebola and not even know it

The findings also suggest that the epidemic was more widespread than previously believed. It also means a significant portion of transmission events may have gone undetected during the outbreak. A new PLOS study finds that some people with the virus show mild or no symptoms at all-a potential concern for preventing its spread. Of these, 14 were found to be carrying antibodies to Ebola, suggesting they had been infected at some point, though they had not been included in the original count.

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French president calls Paris climate deal 'irreversible,' wants to talk with Trump

At a meeting of nearly 200 nations in Morocco to work out ways to implement the 2015 Paris agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, Mr Ban said U.S. "This will include lifting the restrictions on American energy", Trump said at a rally in North Carolina. Shares in coal producer Peabody, in bankruptcy proceedings, have surged 63 per cent since the election.

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2016 'very likely' to be hottest year on record — United Nations agency

WMO says temperatures should remain high enough for the rest of the year to break the previous record. The World Meteorological Organization released an evaluation report that said average temperatures this year are expected to top those recorded last year, when 2015 was listed as the hottest year ever seen.

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New Mexico governor offers assurances on health coverage

For years, Trump has loudly opposed Obama's performance in the White House, but he has been most vocal in perpetuating the racist birther lie . Although he would not explicitly say Trump was qualified for the office, he said he believed the first-time officeholder would do his best to unite the nation, calling him pragmatic.

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7 arrested in Indianapolis as protests of Trump continue nationwide

Civil rights groups have monitored violence against US minorities since Trump's win, citing reports of attacks on women in Islamic head scarves, of racist graffiti and of bullying of immigrant children. And again the protest turned into a riot, with people blocking streets, throwing bottles and flares at officers and even attacking a news crew , according to Portland police.

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'Dancing With the Stars': Perfect 10s don't help Terra Jole

The other three couples remaining include Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy, James Hinchcliffe with Sharna Burgess, and Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold . Here's a look at tonight semi-finals performances. Judges scores: Julianne: 10 Bruno: 10 Carrie Ann: 10 Total: 30/30 - Vote for Terra Jolé & Sasha Farber #teamxl at 1-800-868-3412.

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Rising supermoon brightens the night sky

Sky-watchers all over the world climbed the flawless spots Monday night to get a closer view of the "supermoon", the largest, brightest full moon in almost seven decades. The reason the distance varies is the moon's slightly elliptical orbit. A rare supermoon is seen from South Milford, North Yorkshire. . Monday's event is the biggest and best in a series of three supermoons.

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2016 on Course to Be Hottest Year Ever Recorded

If all continues as expected, 2016 will trump 2015, with average surface temperatures 1.2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas warned that despite the extra heat due to El Niño no longer having an impact, global warming would continue.

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Worldwide warships sail to aid of quake-stricken New Zealand town

Several blocks were damaged, including the offices of Statistics New Zealand, which halted the release of economic data and said it would take months to return to the building. Elsewhere, many people returned to work in the capital, Wellington, after the quake shut down much of the central city on Monday. One person died at a historic homestead that collapsed at Kaikoura , with another killed at a remote property north of Christchurch .

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Google's Allo gets Fantastic Beasts stickers, background themes, and emoji suggestions

The recently launched Google Allo messaging app continues to add new features via updates from the Play Store. As you're typing you can tap on the "Smart Smiley" button, which will give you context-relevant suggestions for emojis and stickers.

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Facebook issues extensive apology as more metrics mistakes surface

One of Facebook's prominent advertisers, Swiss food and drink company Nestle SA, is already on board, Everson said, and the council should be up and running by early 2017. Facebook reported an overestimation in this metric by an average of 7 to 8 percent since August of a year ago. For Instant Articles, average time spent per article was over-inflated by 7%-8% on average since August 2015.

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Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

Microsoft announced the private preview of SQL Server on Linux a few months back. Announced at the event are Visual Studio 2017, SQL Server v.Next for Windows and Linux, Visual Studio for the Mac , and that Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation as a platinum member .

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The Agonizing Wait for Trump to Speak on Climate Policy

Increased U.S. efforts to curb emissions through investing in new cleaner technologies and manufacturing could actually boost U.S. competitiveness, Liu countered. In Paris, we agreed that we would limit global warming to 2 degrees above pre-industrial times and pursue keeping it below 1.5 degrees of warming because the small islands have clearly indicated that even 2 degrees of warming will be too much.

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Will Donald Trump End Obama's 'War on Coal'?

Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, said Trump can and will move quickly to overturn Obama's executive orders. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP-led Congress would draft new laws to end what he described as the "war on coal", but acknowledged that Trump's promises may be hard to meet.

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2016 all set to be the hottest ever recorded

This year is projected to be the hottest on record, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO ). A rise of 1.2 degree celsius in the temperature above the pre-industrial levels was noted by the scientists from January to September this year.

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Google Releases Daydream View

Google has released an Android 7.0 Compatibility Definition Document, which is basically an extensive file that lists out all the specifications that a phone must meet in order to be compatible with Google's Daydream VR. It's not quite the metaverse but this launch gives Google a major avenue to highlight virtual reality-optimized experiences like 3D flyovers with an interface that is planet-sized.

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Ban hopes United States doesn't abandon Paris pact

Trump has said he would withdraw the usa from the agreements ironed out in Paris previous year aimed at making sure the world does not warm any more than 2° degrees Celsius. Environmental groups argue that the rest of the world could soldier on without the U.S. But Bordoff notes that the Paris deal starts with modest reductions in emissions - well below the amounts scientists say are needed to avoid the worst effects of a warming climate.

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Biggest 'supermoon' in almost 70 years captivates skygazers worldwide

In India, the Supermoon was seen from around 6:22 PM IST on Monday. It will be the closest to Earth since 1948 at a distance of 356,509 kilometres (221,524 miles), creating what NASA described as "an extra-supermoon". Viewers can expect to see a moon about 14 percent larger in diameter and about 30 percent brighter than when it's at its furthest distance from the earth.

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Trump 2-3 million deportation plan leaves N. Texas undocumented immigrants anxious

Surprisingly, Trump's announcement came just hours after Republican and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan stated that there will be no deportation . Trump had a shakier stance on trying to prosecute Clinton, telling Stahl: "I feel like I'm going to think about it". Stahl also questioned Trump on his promise to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton's use of a private server.


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