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CIA Chief Gina Haspel Goes Silent as Trump Attacks Her Patron

The director of the CIA is keeping her mouth shut while her boss, President Donald Trump, punishes her predecessor, John Brennan, for his vociferous criticism. Its an act that even a man who famously clashed with Brennan and his CIA calls appalling. Brennan, a career CIA official whom Barack Obama made the agencys director over substantial criticism from the political left, saw Trump take away his security clearance on Wednesday. Disconnected from any allegation, let alone evidence, that Brennan abused his clearance, Trumps maneuver struck many intelligence observers and former…

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19 Home Hacks Youll Actually Use

No matter what your living situation, there’s always something that can be done to make life there a little easier. But let’s be honest. Advertisement Not many people actually get excited to clean their home. Keep your cables in line. via: Pinterest Use washi tape to add labels to the various cables plugged into a power strip. That way, if you ever need to unplug something, you can do so without accidentally cutting out the Internet or TV! Advertisement Get rid of that plastic bag full of plastic bags under…

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The Time a 73 Year Old Aretha Franklin Brought Down the House at the Kennedy Center

On December 6th, 2015, the Queen of Soul performed an iconic rendition of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,†in tribute to the song’s co-writer, Carole King, who was receiving the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement alongside Rita Moreno, Cicely Tyson and other luminaries. King, who is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century in the US—having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999—is the one standing in awe and jubilation beside Michelle…

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Civil Rights Legend Rep. John Lewis Hospitalized

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) has been hospitalized for an undisclosed illness and is said to be under routine observation. Lewis spokeswoman, Brenda Jones, said the congressman is expected to be released Sunday. Sources cited by WSB-TV said Lewis, 78, fell ill on a flight to Atlanta on Saturday. No further details were available. Lewis, a driving force in the civil rights movement who marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr., has represented Georgia 5th Congressional District since 1986. Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/civil-rights-legend-rep-john-lewis-hospitalized

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Here’s How To Cut Through The Marketing-Speak On 16 Common Products

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. Pretty much everything you can buy is plastered with information. Some of it is useful, but most of it is clearly designed to trick people into buying stuff. So we asked our readers to cut through the marketing-speak by translating phrases that are all over common products. The winner is below, but first, the runners-up: 15 Entry by docbtbone 12 Entry by Fermosalua3 9 Entry by bazooka 6 Entry by MelsaWade 3…

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11 Common Red Flags On Dating Profiles (Translated)

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it. Romance is complicated, and despite all our interconnectedness, it’s harder than ever to meet somebody. Enter dating apps and websites: The new-millennium alternative to singles bars. Theoretically, you could meet somebody great. You could also meet somebody incredibly problematic. But how do you tell, just from your screen? Well, you could look for things like … 10 Entry by sonoftime 7 Entry by sonoftime 4 Entry by lemonstar 1 And the winner…

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Walmart reportedly recruits ex-Epix CEO in bid to build video service

According to new reports, Walmart has enlisted the services of Mark Greenberg to help build a subscription video streaming service. Rumors have been floating around for some time now, that the retailer is looking to go head to head with the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime video, and Greenberg — who left the role of CEO at Epix in September — is well-positioned to help. The service would reportedly function apart from Vudu, the a la carte video service Walmart purchased in 2010, as a bid to bolster its…

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Gaming History Unearthed:Fans Have Located The Desert Mass Grave Where Atari Buried All Of Its Employees Responsible For The E.T. Video Game

Looks like some online sleuths have uncovered a bit of gaming history a certain company would rather forget: Fans have located the desert mass grave where Atari buried all the employees responsible for the E.T. video game. Internet? You’re doing it right. “The gaming community has wondered for decades where Atari buried all those game developers after the E.T. game totally bombed, so a bunch of us on r/gaming split up areas near Atari offices on Google Earth to search for a bunch of skeletons that might suggest ‘mass grave,’”…

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Google acquires GraphicsFuzz, a service that tests Android graphics drivers

Google has acquired GraphicsFuzz, a company that builds a framework for testing the security and reliability of Android graphics drivers. The news, which was first spotted by XDA Developers, comes on the same day Google announced the release of Android 9 Pie. A Google spokesperson confirmed the news to us but declined to provide any further information. The companies also declined to provide any details about the price of the acquisition. The GraphicsFuzz team, which consists of co-founders Alastair Donaldson, Hugues Evrard and Paul Thomson, will join the Android graphics team to…

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