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Kushner under fire for role in meeting after Trump Jr. email release

Washington (CNN)While President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., finds himself at the center of a political firestorm stemming from his controversial meeting with a Russian lawyer last summer, questions are also beginning to swirl around the involvement of another Trump family member who was present for the rendezvous: Jared Kushner. The New York Times had reported Saturday that Trump Jr. met with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, alongside Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser, Kushner, and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort — an account Trump Jr. later…

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The Pixel Kit is Kanos latest product to get your kids psyched about coding

While the Pixel Kit is arriving several months later than its December 2016 target ship date, its hitting a price point that is even cheaper than its backers paid (that price being $99; the target retail price was $129.99). The company is now shifting efforts to the other kits, though, at this date, Kano had told backers they would be shipping the last of their three products, instead of just the first. The company has not established any updated estimates for their later devices according to recent comments on its…

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Monkey selfie photographer says he’s broke: ‘I’m thinking of dog walking’

David Slater has been fighting for years over who has the copyright to photos taken by monkeys using his camera, and says hes struggling as a result A US appeals court has debated whether or not a monkey can own the copyright to a selfie while the photographer whose camera captured the famous image watched a livestream of the proceedings from his home in the UK. David Slater could not afford the airfare to San Francisco to attend the hearing on Wednesday. Nor can he afford to replace his broken…

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Uber engineering manager who oversaw Susan Fowlers department has reportedly left

AG Gangadhar, who led Ubers storage, machine learning and infrastructure groups, has left the company, Recode reports. Gangadhar was reportedly a director Fowler referenced in her blog post about mismanagement, sexual harassment and other issues at Uber. But his departure was reportedly not related to Fowlers claims. Since Fowlers post came out five months ago, many, many top-level executives have departed Uber, including CEO Travis Kalanick, SVP of business Emil Michael,head of finance Gautam Gupta,general counsel for EMEA Jim Callaghan and others. Uber also conducted an internal investigation in light…

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Google spends millions on academic research to influence opinion, says watchdog

The tech company has funded 329 papers on public policy since 2005, according to the US-based Campaign for Accountability Google has spent millions funding academic research in the US and Europe to try to influence public opinion and policymakers, a watchdog has claimed. Over the last decade, Google has funded research papers that appear to support the technology companys business interests and defend against regulatory challenges such as antitrust and anti-piracy, the US-based Campaign for Accountability (CfA) said a blog post. We provide support to help them undertake further research,…

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Former Brazilian president Lula found guilty of corruption – CBC.ca

CBC.ca Former Brazilian president Lula found guilty of corruption CBC.ca CBC News World. CBC News Navigation. Home* Opinion* World* Canada* Politics* Business* Health* Entertainment* Technology& Science* Video* World* Photo Galleries. Former Brazilian president Lula found guilty of corruption. Lula tells politics … Lula Sentenced to Prison and Tension Mounts in Brazil Once Again Bloomberg all 139 news articles >>

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Brexit plans could fall apart ‘like a chocolate orange’, says auditor general

Unprecedented intervention from Amyas Morse laments governments vague approach to date and calls for unified strategy for EU talks A lack of energy and leadership in Theresa Mays government has left hopes of a successful Brexit at risk of falling apart like a chocolate orange, a leading government watchdog has warned. In an extraordinary intervention that will raise the pressure on the prime minister to reassess her approach to Brexit, the comptroller and auditor general of the David Davis, and Oliver Robbins, the departments permanent secretary, that he would like…

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To the Bone confirms there are (almost) no good movies about anorexia

The Netflix drama, which stars Lily Collins, leans on some outdated tropes. But only a handful of novels and films have evoked the reality of the illness, or explained why so many women turn their unhappiness on themselves No talk about food. Its boring and its unhelpful, announces To the Bone, the much-discussed upcoming film about anorexia, starring Lily Collins and distributed by anorexia, which is why almost almost none exist. How to depict a mental illness that unlike, say, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder has such a well-known and hard-to-fake…

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Former astronaut Julie Payette to be Canada’s next governor … – CBC.ca

CBC.ca Former astronaut Julie Payette to be Canada’s next governor …~ ATAGEND CBC.ca Former astronaut Julie Payette will be the Queen’s new representative in Canada, CBC News has confirmed. Former cosmonaut Julie Payette to be Canada’s next governor general Radio Canada International Former cosmonaut Julie Payette to be named Canada’s next governor general: Reports Toronto Sun all 16 news articles >>

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