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  • newBrazil seeks extradition of man arrested for gun trafficking in Florida
    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's government is seeking the extradition of a Brazilian man who was arrested by U.S. authorities in Florida, allegedly for shipping automatic weapons to the South American country.
    - 29 mins ago 24 Feb 18, 11:11pm -
  • newMerkel to give outspoken critic a cabinet job: Bild am Sonntag
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will promote one of the most prominent critics from within her conservative party, Jens Spahn, to the cabinet, handing him the post of health minister, Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday.…
    - 56 mins ago 24 Feb 18, 10:44pm -
  • newSenior German conservatives urge shift to right as Merkel picks cabinet
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Several senior German conservatives called on Saturday for their party to shift to the right to win back voters, throwing down the gauntlet to Chancellor Angela Merkel before she announces her choice of cabinet ministers on Sunday.…
    - 56 mins ago 24 Feb 18, 10:44pm -
  • newU.N. Security Council demands truce as air strikes batter Syria's Ghouta
    BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30-day truce across Syria as rescuers in the country's eastern Ghouta region said bombing had not let up long enough for them to count bodies during one of the bloodie…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 10:10pm -
  • newAt least 14 dead in attack on Yemen counter-terrorism base
    ADEN (Reuters) - At least 14 people were killed and 40 wounded when Islamist car suicide bombers and gunmen tried to storm the headquarters of a counter-terrorism unit in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, security and medical sources said.…
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 8:06pm -
  • newLeague leader pledges to put Italians first as election campaign intensifies
    MILAN (Reuters) - Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy's right-wing League party, drew thousands of supporters to a rally in Milan on Saturday as campaigning intensified ahead of a March 4 election expected to give most seats to a coalition of which his p…
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 7:35pm -
  • newThai activists in Pinocchio masks call junta leader 'liar'
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Hundreds of pro-democracy activists in Thailand wore cartoon masks portraying the country's junta leader with a long nose on Saturday, calling him a "liar" for delaying a general election promised this year.
    - 7 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 4:47pm -
  • newU.S. imposes more North Korea sanctions, Trump warns of 'phase two'
    WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs, and President Donald Trump warned of a "phase two" that could be "very…
    - 8 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 3:35pm -
  • newBelgian judge charges Paris attack suspect's brother with armed robbery
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian judge on Saturday charged the brother of Salah Abdeslam, the prime surviving suspect in the November 2015 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, with armed robbery.
    - 8 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 3:12pm -
  • newMore than 20 killed in attacks in Afghanistan
    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A series of militant attacks in Afghanistan killed more than 20 people, officials said on Saturday, ahead of an international meeting next week aimed at building diplomatic support for hoped-for peace talks with t…
    - 9 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 2:28pm -


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  • newWhat does it take to be a startup that raises huge sums quickly?
     Some founders toil for years to secure a meager seed round. Others seem to go from launch to a massive fundraise in no time. Why is that, and how does one get into that second group? There’s no single formula, of course. But data indicates it hel…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 6:00pm -
  • newLiquid democracy uses blockchain to fix politics, and now you can vote for it
     Abraham Lincoln famously said that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth,” but looking around these days, you would be forgiven if you thought representative democracy had already been buried…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 5:35pm -
  • newThe Rite Press takes low-tech coffee making to high-tech highs
     If coffee be the food of innovation, pour on. Give me excess of it that, surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die. And if you wish to pour me coffee, do so from the Rite Press, a clever hack on the traditional French press that adds a few fe…
    - 7 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 5:03pm -
  • newProgramming as craft
     Can programming be a craft? I was thinking about this as I was reading Matthew Crawford’s excellent book The World Beyond Your Head. Much like Crawford’s earlier work Shop Class as Soulcraft, he argues that craftsmanship is an activity that doe…
    - 9 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 3:04pm -
  • newEquity shot: Dropbox is going public, and Aaron Levie has some advice
    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. At long last, after many predictions and even a private filing, Dropbox dropped its S-1 today. The filing marks the pu…
    - 23 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 1:01am -
  • newNope, Android isn’t getting a system-wide dark mode (at least not yet)
     According to a number of reports today, the next version of Android would include a “dark mode” — something that’s been a long-time feature request from those who prefer the dark-themed and power-saving option that’s already available in…
    - 24 hours ago 23 Feb 18, 11:51pm -
  • newThe FCC’s revamped internet speed map lets you covet nearby exotic broadband
     A big part of the FCC’s mandate is to ensure broadband is rolled out all over the country, and it issues regular reports along those lines — but there’s nothing presenting information visually to get the point across. A new FCC map of broadba…
    - 24 hours ago 23 Feb 18, 11:45pm -
  • Veil is private browsing for the ultra-paranoid
     If you’re worried about someone finding out what you’re pointing your browser at, there are plenty of options for keeping it secret, with varying levels of difficulty and effectiveness. Veil takes things further than perhaps any other anonymous…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 18, 10:19pm -
  • The intensifying battle for Africa’s burgeoning tech landscape
     Long gone are the days when Africa was disparagingly regarded as the White Man’s Burden. Today, Africa is the continent with the youngest demographic in the world, on the brink of a technical renaissance — yet the world’s tech titans are fl…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 18, 10:00pm -
  • The Dropbox IPO filing is here
     It’s official, the Dropbox IPO filing is here. Going public is a huge milestone for Dropbox and has been one of the most anticipated tech IPOs for several years now. We knew that it had already filed confidentially, but the company has now unveil…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 18, 8:43pm -


  • new'Disgusted' Fox says blame 'starts with coaches'
    As a wide-ranging FBI investigation continues to send shock waves through college basketball, Georgia coach Mark Fox said Saturday that he is "past anger, sadness" and is "disgusted with how people have treated our game."
    - 41 mins ago 24 Feb 18, 10:59pm -
  • newReport: NCAA teams, players ID'd in FBI probe
    Players at basketball powers such as Duke, UNC, Kentucky, Michigan State and Kansas may have committed NCAA violations that were uncovered by an FBI investigation, according to Yahoo! Sports.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 18, 10:15pm -
  • newL'ville's Snider: 'Relief' to see others implicated
    After his team's win over Virginia Tech on Saturday, Louisville senior Quentin Snider said it was "a relief" to see other programs implicated in the widespread FBI investigation that has rocked college basketball, adding, "Everything was just on us."
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 18, 10:15pm -
  • newMaryland conducting internal investigation
    Dismissing any notion that the Terps' 24-point home loss was due in part to the FBI's revelations on Friday, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said the school would conduct its own internal investigation.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 18, 10:15pm -
  • newTexas, SDSU to sit players amid inquiries
    Texas guard Eric Davis Jr. and San Diego State forward Malik Pope will not play while their schools investigate allegations they each took money from ASM Sports.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 18, 10:14pm -
  • newAngels' Ohtani struggles with control in debut
    Shohei Ohtani made his debut with the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday and gave up two runs on 31 pitches, only 17 of them strikes, before being lifted with one out in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 9:56pm -
  • newButler avoids ACL tear, has injured meniscus
    An MRI revealed that Jimmy Butler suffered a right meniscus injury. The team has not announced how much time he will miss. Butler injured his knee in the third quarter of Minnesota's Friday night road loss to Houston.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 9:55pm -
  • newShaq's son Shareef decommits from Arizona
    A day after the FBI revealed wiretaps from Sean Miller discussing payments, ESPN 2018 top-30 prospect and Arizona commit Shareef O'Neal, son of Shaquille, announced he was reopening his recruitment.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 9:13pm -
  • newSources: Sean Miller talked payment on wiretap
    FBI wiretaps intercepted multiple conversations between Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller and sports agent Christian Dawkins in which Miller discussed a $100,000 payment to ensure star freshman Deandre Ayton signed with the Wildcats, sources told…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 8:43pm -
  • newZach LaVine understands Jimmy Butler's pain
    Jimmy Butler will miss Saturday's game against his former Bulls team after injuring his knee Friday. The Bulls' Zach LaVine, playing at his former home arena in the game, knows the "scary" feeling all too well.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 18, 8:26pm -

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