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Atlanta-area sheriff charged with indecency, obstruction

Atlanta (CNN)A Georgia sheriff was charged with indecency Saturday night after an Atlanta police officer allegedly saw him exposing his genitals in a city park. Jeffrey Mann, the sheriff from nearby DeKalb County since 2014, ran from the officer and was taken into custody after a foot chase of about a quarter-mile, Atlanta police said. Mann also was charged with obstruction of an officer and was released from the Atlanta City Jail on bond. Both charges are misdemeanors.

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Number one issue in the South Korean election? Not North Korea

Seoul (CNN)South Koreans go to the polls Tuesday amid heightening tensions with North Korea and saber-rattling from Pyongyang and Washington. Park’s humiliating fall from grace has had far-reaching effects on South Korean politics. Once known as the “people’s princess,” by the time a constitutional court finally ejected her from office in March, Park’s approval rating was in the single digits and her Saenuri Party wasforced to change its namein order to distance itself from her. Democratic Party leader Moon Jae-in has benefited from the swing away from scandal. Many voters…

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Cornershop, a grocery-delivery app in Chile and Mexico, raises $21M

The whole on-demand space has faced a lot of scrutiny in the past few years as questions about whether they are viable businesses balloon and the periodic down round leaks out. Then Instacart raised a massive round at a $3.4 billion valuation, and while the terms arent exactly clear, the funding environment for that space may be softening a bit. Thats offered an opportunity for new companies to start to attract attention like Cornershop, a grocery-delivery app that operates in Chile and Mexico. The company raised $21 million in a…

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Cybersecurity expert Richard Clarke talks about the sentinel personalities who will save us all

Richard Clarke has been watching the world for decades. The cybersecurity czar for the Bush and Clinton administrations, Clarke has been thinking and writing about threats real-world and cyber for years, culminating in his latest book, Warnings, a forthcoming title co-written with R.P. Eddy. Warnings looks at seven past Cassandras people with so-called sentinel personalities who saw the rise of ISIS and the fall of Madoff, and the financial crisis and examines the findings that made them want to warn the world. Then he looks at seven new Cassandras who…

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Texas governor signs bill banning sanctuary cities

(CNN)Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday signed a bill that would ban sanctuary cities in his state. The bill, which Abbott could be seen signing on Facebook Live Sunday evening, establishes criminal and civil penalties for local government entities and law enforcement that don’t comply with federal immigration laws and detainer requests, the governor’s office said. The new law allows government entities to be fined $25,500 for each day the law is violated, as well asa class A misdemeanor charge for sheriffs, police chiefs and constables who fail to comply…

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Snaps first earnings this week will give a heat check on the new ad ecosystem

When Snap went public earlier this year, it revealed a break-neck level of growth in its nascent advertising business and a dramatic burn rate along with it. But while itll be important for Snap to continue growing that business and get its costs in check, itll be nearly as important to convince Madison Ave. that it can be a mainstay ad buy alongside the big two (Facebook and Google). Snap, like Pinterest and Twitter, faces a steep challenge of convincing advertisers that they should be part of those regular ad…

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Confide CEO Jon Brod on the White House, bad press, and whats next for his secure messaging app

Thursday night,at a Confide cofounder and president Jon Brod to talk with him about his decidedly topsy turvy 2017. Though his three-year-old messaging app was the belle of the ball at the start of the year Washington Post, and wasnt living up to its claims. It was subsequentlyreported that Confide had quickly lawsuit followed, claiming that another of its features isnt foolproof. Brod and Idiscussed thatongoing case. He also talked about the apps future, which will likely includevideo (assuming Confidecan shake off that suit first). More from our chat below,…

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Pepe the Frog creator kills off internet meme co-opted by white supremacists

Matt Furie concedes defeat after months of attempting to wrench back his peaceful frog-dude who had been appropriated as a racist hate symbol The creator of Pepe the Frog has symbolically killed off the cartoon frog, effectively surrendering control of the character to the far right. Matt Furie, an artist and childrens book author, created the now-infamous frog as part of his Boys Club series on MySpace in 2005. Pepe took on a life of its own online as a meme, before being eventually adopted as a symbol by the…

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Two doctors found dead in Boston apartment ‘knew their killer’

Lina Bolanos and Richard Field, who were engaged, reportedly had throats slashed at their home where a message of retribution was also found Two doctors found dead this weekend inside the penthouse of a luxury condominium building in Boston most likely knew their killer, police have said. Lina Bolanos and Richard Field, who were engaged, were found dead on Friday night by police at the Macallen Building in South Boston and police say they believe the man suspected of their deaths knew them. Boston police have not said how the…

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As environmental battles shift to states, renewable energy adoption could come down to good ole economics

Last week most of the political victories that the new administration has notched have been around environmental and climate science chiefly a majority of adults in every congressional district across the United States support regulations like limits on carbon dioxide emissions from coal power plants, a 20% renewable power mandate for state utilities, and the regulation of carbon dioxide as a pollutant, according to a study from the States have many many levers, says Mark Muro, a senior fellow and the director of policy at the Metropolitan Policy Program atBrookings…

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