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Tuesday Company acquires VoteWithMe as tech for politics looks to consolidate ahead of 2020

Tuesday Company, the organizational toolkit for political advocacy groups and candidates, has taken another step to consolidate its position in the growing market for tech-enabled political outreach with the acquisition of the voting mobilization service VoteWithMe. Launched in the wake of the 2016 election by three former staffers from Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the presidency, Tuesday is one of the higher-profile alumni from the progressive-focused technology accelerator, Higher Ground Labs.

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Kentucky’s new Democratic governor allows 140,000 ex-felons to vote

Andy Beshear signs executive order allowing those with non-violent felony convictions to vote after completing their sentences Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky signed an executive order on Thursday that will allow people with non-violent felony convictions to vote once they complete their criminal sentences, a major voting rights victory that could allow up to 140,000 people to cast a ballot in the state. Since 1891, the state has banned anyone with a felony from voting for life, unless their voting rights are restored by the governor, making Kentucky among the…

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$120,000-Worth Banana Duct-Taped To A Wall Inspired These 16 Brands To Make Hilarious Ads

If you think that for you, a simple mortal, such pieces of art fly over your head, no need to worry – you’re not alone. Thousands and thousands of people online were mocking the art piece and recently, even advertising agencies jumped in on the ‘things taped to the wall’ wagon, simply because of the sheer absurdity of it. And maybe also because the idea became so recognizable, using such a marketing trick would surely increase their sales. Nonetheless, Bored Panda has compiled for you a list of hilarious attempts…

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West Virginia corrections employees suspended after Nazi salute photo surfaces

A photo has surfaced of dozens of corrections officers in West Virginia doing a Nazi salute, and now some employees in the photo may be facing termination. BREAKING: Photo released that has led to numerous DOC employees being suspended, WCHS reporter Leslie Rubin tweeted, along with the photo. The photo is titled HAIL BYRD. BREAKING: Photo released that has led to numerous DOC employees being suspended pic.twitter.com/Lee98ldVl2 — Leslie Rubin (@LeslieRubinWCHS) December 5, 2019 In the photo, more than 30 participants in the basic training graduating class of 2019 (which…

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Boris Johnson bet the farm on an election and appears to have won big

London (CNN)Boris Johnson staked his career on Brexit. If this exit poll turns out to be anywhere near correct, he’s proved his critics wrong many times over. During the campaign he has been accused of lying, hiding from the media and treating both politicians and the public with contempt. He was criticized for running an unambitious, one-note campaign with a near-empty manifesto. Yet it seems to have worked. One of the Conservative Party’s biggest concerns was winning a slim majority, meaning he would have to navigate mind-bending internal party politics…

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Detectify raises additional 21M for its ethical hacker network

Detectify, the Sweden-born cybersecurity startup that offers a website vulnerability scanner powered by the crowd, has raised €21 million in further funding. Leading the round is London-based VC firm Balderton Capital, with participation from existing investors Paua Ventures, Inventure and Insight Partners. Detectify says the new funding will be used to continue to hire “world-class” talent to further accelerate the company’s growth and deliver on its mission to reduce internet security vulnerabilities. Founded in late 2013 by a self-described group of “elite hackers” from Sweden, the company offers a website…

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Security Camera Captures Unique Footage Of Thieves Failing So Hard It Looks Like A 90s Comedy Movie

Not all criminals are as capable as the characters in Ocean’s Eleven or as confident as the villains in James Bond films. Some criminals are clumsy, incompetent, and hilarious. Bored Panda spoke about protecting our homes from thieves and burglars to Cybergibbons. Scroll down for the full informative video. Image credits: When the video was posted on Reddit, internet users were quick to poke fun at the thieves who broke into the home and caused a lot of damage this way, but ended up with nothing. Some Redditors even gave…

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48 hours left to save up to 500 on passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019

Livin’ la vida loca pretty much sums up the early-stage startup life. We understand just how crazy-busy life gets, but we’re here to remind all the last-minute mavens that you have just 48 hours to take advantage of early-bird prices to Disrupt Berlin 2019. Depending on the type of pass you buy, you can save up to €500. The early-bird pricing ends at 11:59 p.m. (CEST) this Friday, 15 November. Hit the brakes on livin’ la vida loca long enough to beat the deadline, buy your early-bird pass and save.…

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Kentucky’s Beshear restores voting rights to over 100,000 convicted felons days after inauguration

Kentucky Democratic Governor Andy Beshear signs an executive order to reinstate the voting rights of over 100,000 non-violent felons who have completed their sentences, at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston) “My faith teaches me forgiveness,” Beshear said. “We all make mistakes.” Beshear called it an “injustice” that former felons are unable to “fully rejoin society by casting a vote on election day [and were] automatically denied regardless of the circumstances of their offense or their good work since serving their sentences.” The move reinstates…

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‘We’ve moved on’ from Colin Kaepernick, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says

(CNN)NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the league has “moved on” from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who changed the venue last-minute for an NFL sponsored workout and held his own workout last month. Kaepernick’s representatives said he wanted the session to be open to the media and the NFL balked, forcing him to change the location. Kaepernick’s agents said he was told not to bring his own film crew to the previous venue. The former quarterback’s camp was also upset with the liability waiver the NFL wanted…

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Moms Viral Post Shows You Shouldnt Visit Someone Who Just Gave Birth

Katie Bowman, the “creator of twins and their big sister,” recently wrote an incredibly touching text, explaining the importance of rest for new moms. Shared on her blog  livingmyfamilylife Katie thinks it’s normal for people to be so excited to see a new baby. “It’s a special moment and they want to be involved. I just think sometimes that overwhelming excitement can sometimes cloud their judgment, and they try to justify that seeing the new baby is more important than listening to what the new mum wants,” she told Bored…

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Quantum Physics: Our Study Suggests Objective Reality Doesnt Exist

Alternative facts are spreading like a virus across society. Now it seems they have even infected science – at least the quantum realm. This may seem counter intuitive. The scientific method is after all founded on the reliable notions of observation, measurement and repeatability. A fact, as established by a measurement, should be objective, such that all observers can agree with it. But in a paper recently published in Science Advances, we show that, in the micro-world of atoms and particles that is governed by the strange rules of quantum…

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