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The Harrowing Inside Story Of A Harlem School Run By A Hate Group

NEW YORK — Ten years ago, “Daily Show” correspondent Jason Jones sat down to interview a pastor in the classic style of the program ― the correspondent played straight while talking to someone with ridiculous ideas. The interviewee, James Manning, had plenty. Manning, highlight of the interview one more time after thatSouthern Poverty Law Center the two units of which are called Great Tomorrow’s USA Elementary/Middle and Atlah High School. His persona there is anything but an entertaining spectacle. Around the same time Manning was gaining notoriety for his dangerous…

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resigns

Washington (CNN)Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, submitted his resignation letter to the White House Monday. After Comey was fired, Rosenstein brought Mueller in as special counsel to continue the investigation, and Mueller also looked at the question of obstruction of justice. In the days after Trump fired Comey, Rosenstein discussed wearing a “wire” to record conversations with Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, The New York…

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MITs recycling sorting robot can feel the difference between materials

RoCycle is, naturally, short for “recycling robot,” the latest offering out of MIT’s CSAIL lab. The pick and place ‘bot utilizes a unique combination of sensors to help distinguish the material differences of objects in order to sort them ahead of the recycling process. Built on top of a Rethink Robotics Baxter, the system utilizes a Teflon gripper with built in sensors that are capable of determining an object’s makeup based on size and stiffness. It’s not completely perfect just yet. The technology works thusly: The team’s gripper first uses…

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Spotify reaches 100m paying subscribers worldwide

Streaming service boosted by better-than-expected performance in US and Canada Spotify has reached 100 million paying subscribers, in a landmark for the music streaming service as it faces competition from major tech firms. The number of users willing to pay for the service soared 32% in the first three months of 2019 compared with a year earlier, Spotify said on Monday. The Swedish company, which owned by Jay-Z, Beyonc and other stars. Last month, Spotify filed a complaint against Apple with European regulators, alleging that the US tech firm limits…

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Alphabet: Google parent company’s shares drop after latest earnings report

Report comes as company faces internal worker turmoil, and a recent $1.7bn fine from the EU Google shares slumped on Monday after the company failed to beat analyst predictions, following a year of internal turmoil, privacy concerns, and several international fines. The companys stock was down 7% in after-hours trading after it reported first quarter revenue of $36.34bn, lower than the $37.33bn revenue forecast by analysts. The quarter one earnings represent a 17% increase from the same time last year, in which it reported $31.15bn in revenue. In a call…

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CCTV of double rape suspect released

Detectives investigating the abduction and rape of two women in linked attacks have released an image of a suspect. The first victim was taken in Chingford, north London, at about 00:30 BST on Thursday, while the second was targeted 12 hours later in Edgware. Both women, in their 20s, escaped following a struggle in Osborne Road, Watford, at about 14:30. A man, 33, has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rape. The hunt for the rapist continues. The Met Police has released images of a suspect attempting to book…

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Future of 1p and 2p coins to be revealed

The Mail on Sunday quoted a government source as saying: “We will confirm the penny coin won’t be scrapped.” That Treasury consultation document said surveys suggested six-in-10 of UK 1p and 2p coins were only used once before being put in a jar or discarded, while one-in-12 were thrown into a bin. The value of the 1p coin has also been reduced by inflation so, in effect, the 1p coin is now worth less than the halfpenny when it was abolished in 1984. Among many of those who support the…

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Scientists Restore Partial Function To Dead Pigs’ Brains Four Hours After Death

The lead up to Easter is an appropriate enough time to be bringing things back from the dead, made perfect by the last season of Game of Thrones. It’s presumably a coincidence that the middle of this auspicious period is when a team of scientists announced they have restored partial cellular functioning in the brains of pigs that had been dead for several hours, but it works for us. Today zombie bacon, tomorrow Jon Snow. Even a brief period without the flow of oxygen-bearing blood in the brain starts a cascade…

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