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This clouded leopard cub is a cutie and a scientific achievement

The Nashville Zoo was overcome with joy at the birth of a male clouded leopard on Wednesday. The cat's birth is part of conservation efforts by the Nashville Zoo and the Smithsonian to protect the species. Clouded leopards are among the rarest of the world's cat species and have proved notoriously hard to breed in captivity. Though the name might suggest otherwise, the species is not actually a leopard.

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Democrats groan as Trump promotes new immigration crime office

Immigration activists in Syracuse say no undocumented immigrant is safe under President Donald Trump's executive order to speed up deportations. Forget yesterday's news. As a matter of statute and judicial interpretation, here's what "removable aliens" clearly means: it means any noncitizen who is deportable under federal immigration law.

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George W. Bush gets candid about whether presidential impressions bothered him

As he accepted the poncho, he didn't try to put it on, which can only be described as a savvy move. "But if there's a way to be symbiotic, we'll do so", George Bush said . "I don't want to make the president's job worse, no matter what political party it is". "The greatest honor of the presidency was looking them in the eye and saluting them as their commander in chief", Bush writes .

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Uber Used Program In Boston, Other Cities To Avoid Law Enforcement

The Greyball tool was originally used under an umbrella program called Violation of Terms of Service (VTOS) which Uber used to identify people it thought were abusing or improperly targeting its service. They would check users' names against known city officials and blacklist credit cards that were "tied directly to an institution like a police credit union".

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Snapchat Is Now Worth Around $30 Billion After Successful NYSE Debut

The company has managed to raise $3.4 billion at $17 per share after its initial public offering (IPO), making it the top tech listing since 2014, when Alibaba's IPO broke all records. Snap is expected to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday (local time ) under the symbol SNAP. Friends of Snap executives might already have booked a 60% profit on an investment in the company's shares thanks to its decision to set aside some of the stock in its IPO for them.

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NASA gives Mars orbiter a boost to miss moon Phobos

There's no telling how soon NASA would have been able to get another spacecraft inserted into Mars' orbit, so this save was crucial. MAVEN , with an elliptical orbit around Mars, has an orbit that crosses those of other spacecraft and the moon Phobos many times over the course of a year.

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Apple iPad Pro 2 Seals MacBook Air's Fate

A recent report suggested that the 12.9-inch and 10.5-inch iPad Pro models may face a delay and ship in May or June. Alexander also told Forbes that Apple is set to introduce an entry-level 9.7-inch iPad that would only cost $299, which is way cheaper compared to the $599 price tag of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

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Jeff Bezos wants Blue Origin to be the Amazon of the Moon

The Amazon boss's space company, Blue Origin, has written a white paper that is reportedly circulating among President Donald Trump's transition team and NASA's leadership, according to the Washington Post , which is owned by Bezos. I sense a lot of people are excited about this. Since then, there have been many upstart space entrepreneurs that have attempted to capitalize on NASA's renewed interest in returning to the lunar surface, and have offered proposals on how a lasting human ...

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Snap Raises $3.4B in IPO, Soaring Trades Set Value Past $20B

Snap shares jumped to $17 each in an IPO this week after the price soared as much as 44% when the trading began despite many analysts questioning whether the company has the power to last, saying that its potential may be as short-lived as the app service it provides.

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Stock's Buzzers Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), Precision Drilling Corp (USA) (NYSE:PDS)

On the other hand, in the September 2017 quarter the company recorded a net $3.48B revenue with earnings per share of $0.73. NEXT Financial Group Inc raised its stake in shares of Synchrony Financial by 2.6% in the third quarter. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 2nd. Synchrony Financial's dividend payout ratio is presently 19.19%. "NY Reduces Stake in Synchrony Financial (SYF )" was first published by BBNS and is the sole property of of BBNS.

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NASA releases key software for free public access

The software portfolio is extensive and includes software products that are now being used at NASA as well as related industry players, academics as well as researchers. Since then, it has shared thousands more programs. The software has been developed by NASA's Langley Research Center and Engility Corporation. The catalog is produced through NASA's Technology Transfer program and available both in print and online.

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Will the 3310 revive Nokia's fortunes?

We asked Nummela if this extended to not bundling any third-party apps on the phone, which can be an additional revenue option for OEMs . Nokia had launched this phone in 2000, the beginning of modern age of mobiles. Nokia phones were known to be reliable and sturdy. The new Retro phone is set at around $40, £35, AU$55 or €49, which means it's the ideal option for a secondary phone.

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Trump taps Putin critic for senior White House position

Russian president Vladimir Putin briefly acknowledged some of his country's anti-doping shortcomings but also expressed some doubt on the handling of doping suspects' samples. If they saw any scratches, they should have mentioned it in their protocols, but it was not done. Russia's track and field athletes remain banned from worldwide competition, having missed out on the Olympic Games in Rio last summer, and more than 40 have since applied to compete as neutrals.

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Google Assistant Starts Arriving on Eligible Nougat and Marshmallow Devices

The new features are rolling out on Android immediately, and are headed to iOS "soon". Google Assistant is available now on the Pixel, Pixel and upcoming LG G6, with other Android phones receiving the service imminently. That means Google Assistant can comprehend your queries to provide you more contextual information. Other smartphone users should download the Android Messages app from Google's Play Store.

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Snapchat's IPO leads way for other overheated startups

In a clever marketing move, Snap called itself a camera company and not just a firm running a messaging service. While Snap touts its employees' volunteer hours, neighbors are anxious about the impact the multi-billion company is having on the area.

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NBC invested $500 million in Snapchat IPO

Snap shares were up 10.7% at $27.09, its highest level so far, on Friday. The stock allocation by Snap to NBCUniversal appears to be the only one made to a new strategic investor, which would make NBCUniversal the only USA media company with a stake.

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5 things to know about the Nintendo Switch

These are some pictures of concepts tested by Nintendo during development. Zelda: Breath of the Wild experiences slow down during certain moments of the game, but these reviews largely concern the Switch version of the game. "Nintendo has created, for me, the greatest game of all time ". If you are hoping to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on PC at launch, don't hold you breath.

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WhatsApp's new beta update will give you more chat details

So, what's the magic handset of choice? The first notable changes in the latest WhatsApp beta app for Windows Phone is a new in-app video player. Stay tune to Amaziness for more updates. Initially, the devices with Symbian, BBOS, Android, Windows, and iOS operating system were about to stop supporting WhatsApp from 2016 itself. WhatsApp has remained one of the most popular mobile messaging applications all over the world.

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OnePlus 3, 3T Start Getting Android 7.1.1 Nougat-Based HydrogenOS Beta

Well, the wait is over as OnePlus has announced the Open Beat 3 for OxygenOS users of OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. We reported yesterday that OnePlus 3 and 3T had started to receive Android 7.1 Nougat, but the update was only available for those devices that run HydrogenOS.

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Jeff Sessions Also Misled The Senate About His Civil Rights Record

Those discussions with ambassador Sergey Kislyak , first reported in The Washington Post , seem to contradict Mr Sessions's sworn statements during his confirmation hearings when asked what he would do if "anyone affiliated" with the campaign had been in contact with Russian Federation.

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Octavia Spencer Runs Into Seth Meyers in 'SNL' Promo

During Wednesday night's episode of Late Night, Seth Meyers and his staff put together another classic segment of A Closer Look to break down the media's reaction to Trump's speech. Over on Late Show With Stephen Colbert , Colbert summed up Trump's true pivot succinctly: "Yes, he shifted from unhinged narcissist to hinged narcissist".

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Donnie Yen to star in film version of Sleeping Dogs

Yen, a Chinese martial artist, has always been a fight choreographer and is probably best known to audiences as the star - and Wing Chun grandmaster - of the IP Man franchise. Joining Moritz on the production side of things is Dmitri Johnson , and Dan Jevons , while Toby Ascher and Stephan Bugaj will be handling executive production duties.

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Alibaba to invest United States dollars 177 mln in Paytm E-commerce

According to a file report from registrar companies, Alibaba has invested $177 Million in Paytm. "This [Alibaba's stake] will come down as the company creates a large employee stock option pool (Esop) to attract and retain talent", said one person directly aware of the developments.

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Internet Goes Wild For Photos of Young Justin Trudeau

President Donald Trump in his first speech on Tuesday, to a joint session of the American Congress, media reports said . Step aside young Biden. I guess the rest of the world has finally discovered that Justin trudeau is secretly a genetically engineered Ken Doll whose original goal was to be the front-man of the greatest boyband of all time.

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Meet Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy: The young tech billionaires from Snapchat

A successful launch could encourage debuts by other unicorns, the moniker given to tech start-ups with private valuations of $1 billion or more . The shares opened on the New York Stock Exchange at $24 (all figures US), up from the initial public offering price of $17 a share.

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Snap set to make its stock market debut

Snap had on Wednesday priced its stock at $17, giving the company a valuation just short of $24 billion. Snap was set to begin trading yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SNAP. A year ago 11 Bay Area companies went public, raising $1.2 billion. Snap has had to convince potential investors that it won't have the same trajectory as Twitter has, a company that has been struggling constantly ever since its IPO, despite massive optimism shown both by the company and ...

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2D Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a complete Zelda game

But nearly all of the critics are unanimous - this is the best Zelda games in years (possibly ever!), and an invaluable part of both the franchise and both the Nintendo Switch's launch lineup. A non-toxic chemical soaks each game, that should dissuade any player from licking or eating their new Switch games. Zelda Breath of the Wild is finally here and after months of waiting it is fantastic to see the game getting flawless review scores all across the board making it a truly ...

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Boeing Eliminates Seattle-area Workforce By At Least 1800 Jobs

Another 305 engineers and technical workers are leaving voluntarily, Bill Dugovich, a spokesman for their union, said Thursday. These cuts are just the beginning, with more to follow through the year. Boeing officials last week told the engineering union to "expect a similar reduction in workforce in our units as we experienced past year", he said.

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Big Announcements Revealed In 2017 Mobile World Congress

While the gadget pales in comparison to leading smartphones such as iPhones and Samsung Galaxy series, the Nokia 3310 is making head turns due to its one distinct advantage - month-long standby mode battery life. Nokia 3310 feature phone will be available at Euro 49 (Rs. 3,500) and will be available starting Q2 2017. For starters, the Nokia 3310 is a lot more colourful now.

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Sessions Met With Russia's Ambassador A Day After Meeting With Ukraine's

What has been lost in the furor over the report is what happened in the days before and after Sessions met with the Russian official. Dozens of Congressional Democrats have called on Sessions to resign. The Kremlin has denied the allegations. During his confirmation hearing as attorney general in January, Sessions was asked what he would do if he found evidence of contacts between Trump campaign officials and Russian Federation.

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Canada's economy outperforms on consumer spending, housing

Canada's economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.6 percent in the final months of 2016, catapulted by goods purchases and stock market commissions, the government statistical agency said Thursday. Canada's solid late-2016 performance even led to an upward revision to third-quarter real GDP, which was bumped up to 3.8 per cent from 3.5 per cent.

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Snapchat valued at £19bn as it floats in US

Snap calls itself a "camera company" and last month began selling $US130 video-enabled sunglasses nationwide. And it expects anyone buying up to a quarter of its shares to agree not to sell them for a year. They priced their IPO today at $17 per share, raising $3.4 billion and valuing the company at $24 billion. Spiegel, 26, made $2.4 million as CEO in 2016, but has said he will reduce his annual salary to $1 now that he's a billionaire.

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AccuWeather's new app for Android Wear 2.0 provides 6 different 'complications'

Digital Trends reported that the roll-out of Android Wear 2.0 to Fossil devices will come in phases, which means it rely on what region the user might be, this implies that the users will never get the updated Android Wear 2.0 in a few weeks.

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Investigation Finds That Subway's Chicken is Only About Half Chicken

The report found the oven roasted Subway chicken had about 53 percent chicken and Subway chicken strips came in at about 43 percent. The tests were conducted by a DNA researcher at Trent University's Wildlife Forensic DNA Laboratory , for a CBC Marketplace episode dedicated to testing fast-food chicken dishes, and have not been independently confirmed.

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Hidden Figures? More Like Minifigures: Lego Honors Women of NASA

The Danish toy manufacturer announced Tuesday (February 28) that the "Women of NASA" set won its semiannual "Lego Ideas" competition, which allows fans to submit collection ideas for possible release. She was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015. Dr. Jemison, who first traveled in space in 1992, expressed her enthusiasm for the set on Twitter.


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