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World Map of Countries With Smaller Population Than Uttar Pradesh, India

Map Created by Aron Strandberg Uttar Pradesh, often abbreviated as UP, is a densely populated state located in the northern region of the Indian subcontinent. With a 2012 reported population of 204.2 million and an estimated 2017 population of 219 – 224 million people, the map above shows all of the countries (in purple) in the world with a smaller population than Indian state of UP (in orange). UP covers 243,290 square kilometres (93,933 sq mi), equal to 7.33% of the total area of India. If it were a separate…

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Workers laid off at now-closed Florida nursing home where 12 died

(CNN)A Florida nursing home where a dozen patients died after Hurricane Irma knocked out power has closed and laid off its 245 employees, according to a notice to state officials. The nursing home informed state officials in a letter dated September 27 that the facility had closed seven days earlier and its employees were out of jobs. “A 60-day notice could not be provided due to unforeseen business circumstances that occurred after the impact of hurricane Irma,” the letter said. The 245 workers included occupational, speech and physical therapists, nurses…

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Caring About Customers: Duolingo Is Reporting Any User Who Goes 10 Minutes Without Opening The Duolingo App As A Missing Person

When it comes to customer service, one mobile app company is setting the new gold standard. Today the language-learning app Duolingo announced a new feature that will report customers who haven’t used the language-learning software for 10 minutes as a missing person. This is truly some next-level customer care! If you are a Duolingo user who remains inactive on the app for 10 minutes, the app will file an official missing person’s report with local authorities and send a mass text to everyone in your phone’s contacts notifying them that…

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After Vegas massacre, country music artists largely stay out of gun debate

(CNN)There has been an outpouring of support for the victims of the Las Vegas massacre from the country music world, but as a debate over gun culture again touches the country music community and beyond, so far, most artists have avoided talking politics or directly addressing the gun debate. The shooting left 58 people dead when a gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival on Sunday.

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Apple open-sourced the kernel of iOS and macOS for ARM processors

Apple has always shared the kernel of macOS after each major release. This kernel also runs on iOS devices as both macOS and iOS are built on the same foundation. This year, Apple also shared the most recent version of the kernel on GitHub. And you can also find ARM versions of the kernel for the first time. But first, it’s time for some computer history. The first version of macOS (originally named Mac OS X) came out in 2001. It was built on top of NeXTSTEP, an operating system…

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London museum crash ‘not terror-related’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionVideo shows a man being pinned to the ground near the Natural History Museum A crash outside a London museum that injured 11 people was not terror-related, police have said. A black Toyota Prius hit the people outside the Natural History Museum in Exhibition Road, South Kensington. Video footage that emerged on Twitter showed a man, believed to be the driver, being restrained on the ground. The Metropolitan Police later said the incident was thought to be a “road traffic collision” and…

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The Pittsburgh Steelers Did NOT Come Out For The National Anthem Today In Response To Donald Trump

Wow — a very strong and explicit statement by the We sort of knew some type of major protests were coming today after Trump’s insane and inappropriate comments over the past few days, but this one was particularly poignant and we’re proud of the Steelers for exercising their Constitutional rights to protest non-violently! Here’s how it all went down in real time (below): As promised, the Steelers players didn’t come out onto the sidelines for today’s National Anthem in Chicago pic.twitter.com/FHQdynKKaI — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 24, 2017 The Steelers…

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Scot facing jail over Dubai ‘hip touch’

William Barclay, from Edinburgh, returned home on Friday after being held in a Dubai jail for three days during a family holiday. ‘Quite outrageous’ The campaign group Detained in Dubai said Mr Harron was arrested for public indecency after touching the man on his hip. Mr Harron, who works as an electrician in Afghanistan and was on a two-day stopover in the United Arab Emirates, is said to have since lost his job and spent more than £30,000 in expenses and legal fees, since the incident on 15 July. Radha…

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Dad Tricks Teen Girl Into “Helping” Him3 Hours Later, Mom Sees Her Phone Left Behind

ShareTweet When the father of a friend asked her for help on August 8, Jasmine Block never could’ve imagined the month-long nightmare she’d be walking into. 32-year-old Thomas Barker approached the 15-year-old around 10:30 p.m. asking if Jasmine would help him with his son who was misbehaving. Assuming she was in safe hands, the Minnesota teen willingly agreed to get in his vehicle, expecting that he would take her to his house in Alexandria. But she couldn’t have been more wrong. “He approached her house in a friendly way,” said…

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Trump on North Korea: ‘Only one thing will work’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that 25 years of agreements with North Korea have failed, “making fools” of US negotiators. Asked by reporters later Saturday about the cryptic tweet, Trump would only say: “You’ll figure that out pretty soon.” Reached for comment on Trump’s tweet, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed that all options are still on the table and that she had nothing further to add at this time. This is not the first time the President has taken to the social media platform to challenge North…

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