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Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber

If you add in the number of Sherpa mountain guides to the 371 would-be climbers, the number of people that will climb Mount Everest this season can go up to 800. Most attempt to summit the 8,848 metre (29,030 foot) peak with the help of at least one Nepali guide, meaning that more than 750 climbers will be heading for the summit in the next few weeks.

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The Galaxy S8's screen is lovely, but you better not drop it

The device is going to finally reach the U.S. this week. Initially, Samsung denied such issue was due to a hardware fault and advised users to adjust the color balance on their devices from within the display settings. It is rare for devices running on Google's Android operating system, such as the Galaxy S8, to require software updates so soon after launch, said Tom Kang, an analyst at Counterpoint Technology Market Research.

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Driver's crew chief to miss race at Talladega

When he visits the track for this weekend's race , Earnhardt will again be the center of attention, but it will be a bittersweet return, as he has just two more races left in his career at the track where he is most beloved. Keselowski has won two of the past five, and teammate Joey Logano has won twice in that span. The session was so abbreviated because of rain that Erik Jones and Kyle Busch completed a field-high 13 laps for the most time on the track.

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US could use government shutdown

In a tweet on Tuesday, he taunted lawmakers, saying, "Our country needs a good "shutdown" in September to fix mess!" He cited Republican gains, including a historic increase in border security - including more detention beds and facilities - along with more immigration agents.

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Trump hails death of Obamacare - but Senate hurdle remains

The list of those pre-existing conditions . "That was a bold face lie, and it was orchestrated by architects who specifically went out with the intention to prey on the American people", the veteran concluded. But that means they can lose just two GOP senators assuming Democrats uniformly oppose scrapping Obama's signature domestic achievement. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC, tweeted Thursday.

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How House Republicans went right to pass the AHCA, in 2 charts

The vote is Republican Trump's biggest legislative win so far , but it is now heading for a likely battle in the Senate. "After seven years of broken promises, it is clear that Obamacare is on the path to collapse and the American people are paying the price".

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Everybody has better healthcare than the USA, says Trump

In the Rose Garden, after contending that Obamacare was "essentially dead", Mr Trump said they were going to get healthcare finished, "and then we're going - as you know we put our tax plan in, it's a massive tax cut, the biggest tax cut in the history of our country".

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Facebook to hire 3000 more workers to monitor content

In the post, Zuckerberg confirms Facebook will add 3,000 people to the community operations team, which now employs 4,500. In April, Facebook said it was reviewing how users report videos after Steve Stephens of OH posted a video of him fatally shooting Robert Godwin Sr.

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Watch SpaceX's NROL-76 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral live

NROL-76 was originally scheduled to launch on Sunday, but was delayed due to an issue with a sensor on the first stage engine, according to SpaceX . During SpaceX's last launch, founder Elon Musk said the company attempted to recover the payload fairings - the nose cone on the top of the rocket that protects the payload.

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Lumentum Holdings Inc (LITE) Releases Q2 Earnings Guidance

The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $49.50. $40.86's average target is -16.66% below currents $49.03 stock price. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.31 earnings per share. Lumentum Holdings (NASDAQ:LITE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th.

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Senators to hear from Comey amid FBI's Russian Federation investigation

FBI Director James Comey went before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday where is was grilled by partisan Democrats about his supposed influence in Hillary Clinton's defeat. Comey said being in the middle of - if not creating - a political firestorm has taken a toll. "She said the words, 'I'm responsible, ' but the - everything else suggested that she doesn't really feel that way", he continued, "and I don't think that helps her in the long-run".

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SpaceX Lands Its Falcon 9 Rocket After Launching Military Satellite

CEO Elon Musk said the upper-level wind at lift-off was "unusually high" but added the "launch and landing of the NRO spy satellite was good". Few details have been released about NROL-76, a satellite designed, built and operated by the National Reconnaissance Office , a member of the U.S.

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SpaceX launches government spy satellite, lands rocket stage

After the launch, SpaceX intends to land Falcon 9's first stage, which is the 14-story tall core of the rocket, back at the Cape. SpaceX previously landed a first stage booster at Landing Zone 1 three times. Air Force. SpaceX is hoping to average about two launches a month this year with its reusable boosters. The launch originally was set for Sunday, but it was scrubbed that day because of what SpaceX described as a sensor issue.

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House GOP to take another run at Tennessee spending plan

After the narrow vote, House Republicans jaunted up to the White House Rose Garden to celebrate their triumph with President Donald Trump, who mugged for cameras and hailed the historic occasion. "We've got to do something". Those are fundamental changes that will leave many Americans with less coverage, costlier coverage or no coverage at all .

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Senate sends spending bill to Trump

Among those are the border wall Trump has vowed to build on the U.S. -Mexico border to deter illegal immigration, as well as a promised military buildup. Trump said Friday that he was working out of his New Jersey golf club to avoid causing a disruption in NY and to save taxpayers. "The bill is the result of weeks and weeks of bipartisan, bicameral negotiations and the final product reflects the give-and-take of those negotiations", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on the ...

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Bengals owner acknowledges drafting Joe Mixon was a risk

Bengals owner Mike Brown has admitted being perhaps too generous with second chances in the past, but defended the decision to select the man who was caught on video punching a woman in the face. With a strong offseason, Mixon could enter 2017 as Cincinnati's starting running back if he beats out Jeremy Hill and Gio Bernard. He's changed already, taking the No.

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Trump signs executive order to promote religious liberty

President Trump signed his much-anticipated executive order on religious liberty Thursday morning, coinciding with the National Day of Prayer. The act would allow the Internal Revenue Service to ignore an amendment that doesn't let churches and charities that are 501 (c)(3 ) nonprofits to donate to political campaigns.

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Feds probe Uber's use of fake app to stymie city inspectors

Uber has acknowledged using the software, known as Greyball , to circumvent government officials who were trying to clamp down on Uber in areas where its service had not yet been approved, including Portland. The current nature and scope of the potential investigation remains unclear, and it is uncertain if any individual will be charged. Greyball used data from consumers' devices, credit cards, and Global Positioning System information to obscure Uber drivers' true location.

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Tens of Thousands March for Science in Manhattan

The March for Science is a global movement to defend science and its role in health, the economy and government. "We all live with science whether we study it or not", she said . He had previously said that he does not believe in man-made climate change and attempted to influence the public communication of science and environment authorities like the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Parks Service.

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Syria safe zones deal to come into force in hours — Russian military

General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the main operational directorate of the general staff of the Russian armed forces, said "if there's the need, based on the development of the situation, the memorandum" for the creation of the safe zones in Syria "allows for the formation of additional de-escalation zones ".

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Trump Signs Order Reviewing Offshore Drilling Regulations

Moreover, the America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, as the executive order is called, arrives at a time when industry demand for offshore leasing is nearing the lowest level in years, as onshore production and low oil prices have taken a toll.

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10 things we learned from FBI Director James Comey's Senate hearing

During an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour at a Women for Women International Event, Clinton attributed a portion of blame for her loss in November to a letter sent by FBI Director James Comey to lawmakers informing them that they were investigating additional emails potentially related to Clinton.

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Scientists, feeling under siege, march against Trump policies

Administration in over 30 years". Anne Herdman Royal wears a brain hat during the March for Science on Saturday , April 22, 2017 , in Chattanooga, Tenn. From climate change denial to targeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , Hina said stances taken by the administration are bad for the planet and for people.

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Sensor issue forces scrub of SpaceX Falcon 9 NRO intelligence launch

SpaceX already relaunched (and re-landed) a Falcon 9 booster that had previously been to space, and the company plans to launch more soon. The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Monday morning from its NASA-leased pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Windows 10 S has an 'Edge' over browsing

The company said the Core i5 version of the Surface Laptop was priced from US$999 while the i7 model starts at US$1599. Despite plunging sales of its Surface tablet computer, Microsoft double-downed on the brand by unveiling a new Surface Laptop - just hours after the first images of the new device leaked online .

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Thousands In SF Join Nationwide March For Science On Earth Day

Richard Zurawski, a meteorologist-turned-city-councillor who helped organize the event, said it is imperative that politicians combat the creeping influence of pseudo-science at all levels of government. "Listen to the scientists", the marchers in London chanted. Maguylo said she hopes people took what they learned Saturday and were inspired to tell government representatives to not make cuts to science programs.

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Swadeshi Jagaran Manch wants Oppo's sponsorship of Indian cricket team scrapped

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi too is eagerly waiting for the contest between arch-rivals in the upcoming Champions Trophy 2017 . Defending champions India's first match is against Pakistan in Birmingham on June 4. Holding a gun to the ICC's head and threatening to pull out of the Champions Trophy was an ill-advised method. The CoA has copied the e-mail to all office-bearers about how the delay in team selection is portraying Indian cricket and cricketers in "negative" light.

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Two hundred prisoners escape in a jailbreak in Indonesia

Police officers armed with tear gas launchers stand guard outside Sialang Bungkuk Prison following the escape of hundreds of its inmates in Pekanbaru, Riau province, Indonesia, Friday, May 5, 2017. Citizens around the prison panicked and tried to help the police arrest the prisoners who ran to residential and plantation areas. The prison, which has a capacity of 361, is holding more than 1,870 people, Tejo said.

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Microsoft Unveils Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S for Education

Despite Microsoft's larger than expected 26 percent decline in Surface revenue revealed last week, Microsoft is on somewhat of a roll with its Surface hardware, which comes amid perceived missteps by Apple, such as the MacBook Pro, and a perception it's abandoned creatives by not updating the Mac Pro.

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Kidnapping mars UN Security Council visit to Colombia

FARC leader Ivan Marquez said in an interview this week with Red Mas Noticias that if needed, the two sides would extend the May 31 deadline to complete the demobilisation process, adding that the rebels will not begin turning over their arms until the government follows through on its commitment to free hundreds of jailed rebels subject to an amnesty.

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Facebook hires 3 000 extra people to review violent content

Critics say the social network has been too slow to react to online violence, and questioned whether Facebook Live-a strategic area of development for the company-should be disabled, after several cases in which it was used to broadcast rapes.

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Americans hang up on landlines as cellphone homes dominate

For the first time, more than half of the homes in the U.S. no longer have landline phones, but a wireless phone or a smartphone. Another 39.4% of households had both types of service and 6.5% had landlines only. And the majority of wireless-only households (83.7 percent) are unrelated adults living together with no children. "The wireless-only population are more likely to engage in risky behaviors", Stephen Blumberg, an author of the report, told STAT reporter Andrew Joseph.

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Will Cassini's Second Dive Come With More Data On The Big Empty?

The spacecraft, which has been in orbit around the giant ringed planet since 2004, is on its finale mission, dubbed the Grand Finale. With an hour of observations contained within the movie, Cassini can be seen flying southward over the planet.

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Killing US Visa Programs? It's Apparently on Trump Administration's To-Do List

But the sunsetting visas idea's placement on the whiteboard certainly highlights the thinking of influential policy-makers in the Trump administration. The first item on the list is "Repeal and Replace Obamacare". Perhaps there is no such action plan or maybe it's just Bannon's and would get shot down by others in the warring camps within the White House.

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Facebook rolls out Reaction buttons for comments

Simply hover your cursor over the "like" button and react away. Comments only had a "Like" button beforehand and the addition of reactions is surely going to boost interactivity within post comments . Because why bother commenting on a comment when you can just click the "Heart" emoji? Reactions launched globally in February a year ago as an alternative to the humble Like.


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