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Lawyer: Little money involved in Trump sanctuary order

About two dozen people protested outside San Francisco federal court Friday before a hearing on a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities.

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Pakistan summons Indian High Commissioner on Kulbushan issue

Jadhav, who was allegedly arrested in Balochistan previous year, had been plotting operations against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. But India has denied that he is a spy and say he is a former naval officer but with no links with the government anymore.

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Video Shows What Happened Before Man Was Dragged From United Flight

Video recorded by fellow passengers showed Dao on his back as security officers dragged him from the cabin of the parked plane. United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, seen in March, apologized for "having to re-accommodate" passengers on an overbooked flight.

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New leak suggests NSA penetrated Mideast banking networks

The group, which previous year dumped malware it had allegedly stolen from The Equation Group, a hacking team associated with the NSA, posted new files over the weekend and followed up today with a dump of Windows exploits. But in addition to the documents, the hackers also released what appears to be an arsenal of Windows-based hacking tools - some of which target previously unknown vulnerabilities.

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NASA Sees Possible Ingredients For Life On Saturn's Moon

There are three essential ingredients for life: water, a source of energy for metabolism, and a mixture of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulphur. Enceladus has a better prospect of habitability as compared to Europa. Most importantly, Cassini has conducted numerous samples analyses of the vented plumes - giant spouts of liquid jetting miles out of Enceladus' southern pole.

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Apple to begin testing self-driving car tech in California

Cupertino's been granted a permit to test self-driving cars in California, according to DMV records. Like those other companies, Apple's test vehicles will have human drivers behind the wheel when they go out on public roads, according to California regulations.

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Enceladus plume: NASA Cassini spacecraft finds possible clues of life

In addition to the NASA discovery, a paper that was published on Thursday coming from another group of researchers noticed a similar situation on one of Jupiter's moons , Europa. Twitter was gung-ho about investigating more closely, although at least one tweeter was rather blasé about the find. The ingredients scientists look for when it comes to the possibility of life as we know it are liquid water, a source of energy for metabolism and the chemicals carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, ...

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White House Won't Release Visitor Logs, Cites Privacy Concerns

In March, eight US senators wrote letters to Trump and Secret Service Director William J. Callahan and urged them to continue Obama's open records policy. In this photo taken February 2, 2017, the White House in Washington. Former President Barack Obama did not pledge to release these records until eight months into his presidency.

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Russian Federation blocks United Nations resolution on Syria attack

Among 15 council members, ten voted in favor; Bolivia and the council's veto-wielding power Russian Federation voted against; China, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan abstained. He said: "So Russia faces a choice: it can continue acting as a lifeline for Assad's murderous regime, or it could live up to its responsibilities as a global power, and use its influence over the regime to bring six long years of failed ceasefires and false dawns to an end".

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Samsung Galaxy S8: Bixby AI voice assistant is being delayed

Hopefully Samsung will be able to get Bixby Voice working quickly and that we won't be waiting until the end of spring for it to arrive. Samsung told INQ in a statement that Bixby Voice will "expand to more languages globally over time", following its USA launch in June, so it's unlikely the feature will make its way to United Kingdom any time soon.

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NASA Announcement: Saturn's Moon 'Enceladus' Can Host Alien Life!

Scientists theorize that the spray is evidence of chemical energy for life to feed on. "The next time we go back. you're going to take something that not only picks up on the habitability story, but it starts looking for evidence for life".

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China has never sought trade surplus with US

Balance of Trade in China averaged 90.24 USD HML from 1983 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 628.33 USD HML in February of 2015 and a record low of -319.71 USD HML in February of 2012. Trade remained "sound and steady" in the first quarter, but the data don't show the full picture for 2017, officials said in a statement released with the data.

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Switch, Zelda smash American Nintendo launch sales records

After boasting about the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's strong launches in March, Nintendo has finally offered concrete numbers about just how strong those sales were. The Nintendo Switch version will feature up to 8-player multiplayer online to build things together, or up to 4-player local multiplayer in TV or even in tabletop mode.

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Ambedkar's contribution to making India a nation remains undisputed: Sonia Gandhi

A special event was organised at United Nations by India's Permanent Mission to the United Nations to mark Ambedkar's 126th birth anniversary. These initiatives will further promote digital movement that the country has embarked upon, and reinforce the vision of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar for social empowerment of all through financial inclusion.

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Saturn and Jupiter's moon burps bode well for distant life

The gravity from its parent planet pulls the moon out of shape, wherever it is closest, creating friction which heats the rock to 90C - enough to melt the ice into water. "Most of us would be excited with any life", said Mary Voytek, an astrobiology senior scientist for NASA. The latest findings that Enceladus could support life forms evidences that hydrothermal activities are occurring in its ocean.

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Distracted driving is a 'dangerous epidemic' in Louisiana

The campaign is timed to coincide with the National Safety Council's designation of April as "Distracted Driving Awareness Month", and is modeled after the familiar "Click It or Ticket" and "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiatives to encourage seat belt use and discourage drunk driving, respectively.

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Manhunt in Sydney's west after teenage boy shot in the head

On Friday, investigators were hunting for a man described as being aged between 18 and 20, of thin build, and wearing grey tracksuit trousers, a navy hooded jacket and white runners. His step-father and young step-siblings were also in the house at the time. Anyone who sees the man should not approach him but call 000 immediately.

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Apple receives permit in California to test self-driving cars - DMV

Apple has been awarded a permit for self-driving auto tests by the California state government, according to the DMV's website . With an influx of both automotive and technology companies developing self-driving vehicles, California's DMV instated an approval process in 2014 for testing on public roads.

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Scientists capture first image of dark matter web

The effect was measured in images from a multi-year sky survey at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. According to a Phys.org report, researchers from Canada's University of Waterloo in Ontario have been able to tease the elusive web of dark matter in the cosmos by tracing a weak gravitational lensing .

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Saturn's moon highly likely to support life

Enceladus has a diameter of 310 miles (500 km) and is one of Saturn's innermost moons. NASA's Cassini spacecraft detected the presence of molecular hydrogen in water plumes erupting from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, the USA space agency announced Thursday , suggesting that the distant world has nearly all the conditions necessary for life.

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Nintendo Switch is Officially the Company's Fastest Selling Console Ever

The most popular game for the Switch, The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild , sold 925,000 copies in the United States - an attach rate of above 100%, which suggests that some consumers purchased more than two copies. The Switch's future is looking good. Still, this is a huge win for Nintendo coming off the stinging failure of the Wii U . Over the course of the game's life it has received many updates and additional downloadable content but it's unclear at the moment how much of ...

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NASA finds conditions for life on Saturn's moon

They described their findings in the journal Science . "A form of chemical energy that life can feed on appears to exist on Saturn's moon Enceladus", a NASA spokesperson said in a news release . "If there is biology there, it isn't very active", said Mary A. Voytek, who heads up NASA's astrobiology program. The presence of phosphorus and sulphur in the ocean of the moon is yet to be shown by the spacecraft.

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Carrie Fisher Tribute At 'Star Wars' Celebration Gives Icon Fitting Emotional Goodbye

Costumed fans of the Star Wars franchise wait in a massive line outside the Orange County Center, in Orlando , Fla., to attend the 2017 Star Wars Celebration , Thursday, April 13, 2017 , marking the 40th anniversary. "Carrie Fisher, I said ..." Creator George Lucas summed it up beautifully, "She was a princess, she was a senator, and she played a part that was very smart".

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Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is being delayed

At the S8 launch in March, Samsung execs said they envisioned Bixby as a conduit that will allow users to control their connected devices in the Samsung Connect app with their voice alone. Despite this, the Samsung Galaxy S8 will arrive with all of Bixby's other features, except for the most important one - voice control. The Samsung refuse to spoke the reason why the voice assistant feature was being delayed.

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Ocean world near Saturn top contender for life beyond Earth

The findings were reported Thursday in the journal Science by a team from Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. Could there be life under the icy surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus? Two moons - one of Saturn, the other of Jupiter - show evidence of the ingredients needed to support life, NASA said on Thursday.

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Life beyond earth? Try Saturn's moon Enceladus

Another plume was also found on Europa, one of Jupiter's moons that's covered in ice and has twice as much ocean as Earth underneath that surface. NASA's Cassini spacecraft is to thank for the revelation. "We have detected hydrogen in the plume on Enceladus". In order to determine whether the molecular hydrogen is being created by microbial life, further missions need to fly through the plumes, Waite said.

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Will The Upcoming iOS Update Render iPhone 5, 5C Obsolete?

There have been several reports about the iPhone 8 launching later than September, so this is not completely unsubstantiated. Time may still be running out for those models, however, as iOS 11 may not include support for 32-bit devices. However, the new Touch ID is the feature causing the most trouble, analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company said in a note. The documents contained a leaked image of the front and back of the iPhone 8.

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N. Korean official: US more vicious, aggressive under Trump

Kyodo news agency said separately Japan had begun working on plans to respond to a potential crisis on the Korean peninsula in February, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Trump for a summit in the United States. After first launching an ineffective publicity stunt in Syria, then today dropping the "mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan, the trigger happy commander-in-chief is now reportedly planning a preemptive attack on North Korea, according to NBC News .

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Ingredients for life exist on Saturn's moon Enceladus

Both plumes, photographed in UV light by Hubble, were seen in silhouette as the moon passed in front of Jupiter. Ice plumes shooting into space from the ocean-bearing moon contain hydrogen from hydrothermal vents, an environment that some scientists believe led to the rise of life on Earth.

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Samsung to start testing Galaxy X prototype with dual screen

It joins Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Google's Google Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana. It seems Samsung will make the Bixby Voice available through a software update . Instead of answering the questions, Bixby will help you to control your device through voice command. The Galaxy S8 boasting of a virtual assistant that can't be usable through voice is indeed surprising.

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Samsung's Bixby won't say hello to you until later this spring

While several features will work on worldwide versions, those that rely on voice activation and control won't operate, because Samsung apparently hasn't perfected Bixby's understanding of English yet. Speaking to Silicon , a Samsung spokesperson said: "All Bixby functionality, bar the Voice Function, will be available to United Kingdom customers at launch".

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Ocean world near Saturn hotter-than-ever contender for life

Researchers speculate that, like Enceladus, this could be evidence of water erupting from the moon's interior. It's these eruptions that indicate there's likely hot spots found within the icy waters that are probably caused by heated rocks which interact with the colder elements in this fashion.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Embarrasses Mid-Market Device

As everyone knows already, the Cupertino based tech giant is scheduled to reveal its upcoming iPhone 8 during the upcoming months and the smartphone is expected to be equally impressive as Galaxy S8 . This means that only the Android version of these flagship smartphones will feature the Bixby assistant apart from the Google Assistant. For one thing, Samsung says Bixby will be able to handle any smartphone task now managed by touch.

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NASA announcement confirms ocean under Enceladus could harbour life

In these areas, the frigid ocean water mingles with Earth's piping hot magma, creating chemical reactions that produce different types of minerals and materials - including, yes, hydrogen gas - that rise up from the vents. In a subsequent trip through the plume, Cassini's INMS was put into a mode that minimized analytical artifacts that had compromised the measurements of the energy source molecular hydrogen, or H2, during previous flybys.

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Saturn Moon Has Necessary Conditions to Harbor Life

In 2015, Cassini revealed that Enceladus had a global subsurface ocean, and that water was spewing out of cracks in its icy crust. The necessary ingredients for life as we know it include liquid water, energy sources and chemicals such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorus.


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