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Tillerson Says U.S. Talking With North Korea on Nuke Program

The U.S. is communicating with North Korea about its nuclear program and testing Pyongyang’s appetite for negotiations, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in the first public acknowledgment by a senior administration official of direct contact on the matter. A State Department spokeswoman later tamped down prospects for a breakthrough in the tense relations between Washington and Pyongyang. Tillerson, speaking to reporters on Saturday after meeting Chinese officials in Beijing, insisted that the U.S. would never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea. His remarks offered the clearest glimpse so far into U.S….

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How Crazy Is Elon Musks Hypersonic Space Rocket Airline?

For whatever reason, some of the world’s smartest and most eccentric people tend to be drawn toward airlines. Elon Musk is the latest, but with a twist—rockets. Tacked onto a detailed explanation Friday of how SpaceX intends to land cargo on Mars five years from now—a farcical schedule that Musk conceded was “aspirational”—the space, car, solar, and battery entrepreneur segued into an audacious proposal to harness the speed of space-travel for faster earthly flights. In essence, Musk wants to fly you even when you’re going merely to London, not Mars. Flying at a…

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Theres A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In New York, And Lets Hope Nobody Catches Him

Using street “furniture” like poles or electrical terminals, Tom creates colorful and whimsical pieces that interact with their surroundings. From turning a sewer into a frying pan, to transforming gas meters into quirky lobsters, Tom Bob is making the city a much happier place for everybody. #2 #4 #6 #8 #9 #12 #14 #16 #18 #19 #22 #24 #26 #28 #29 #32 #34 #36 #38 #39 #42 #44 #46 Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/street-art-tom-bob-new-york/

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Use The Internet To See If Homestar Runner Is Censored, And 4 Other Tips For A Perfect Day In Hong Kong

If youve only got 24 hours in Hong Kong, here are the things you absolutely have to do! 1. Use the Chinese internet and see if Homestar Runner is censored: Any good traveler knows about Chinese internet censorship, but if you went and visited Homestarrunner.com in Hong Kong, would the government actually try and stop you? Who knows, but while youre there, maybe just go ahead and check in on Homestar and the gang! That is, assuming Xi Jinping doesnt have it out for them. 2. Trip over an extension…

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Secret supervised drug injection facility has been operating at US site for years

Lives have been saved at site run by a social service agency in an undisclosed city, according to newly released data, in an effort to battle the overdose epidemic For nearly three years, in an undisclosed US city, a social service agency has quietly been inviting people to inject illegal drugs at a clandestine site, without the governments approval. More than 100 people have injected drugs at the site, according to data released Tuesday about the 2,754 injections. This data provides the first glimpse of what it would look like…

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Making Waves: The Biggest Winner Of NY Fashion Week Was This Shirt That Looks Dressy Enough For A Nice Dinner But Casual Enough For Just Hanging With Buds

The fashion world is abuzz over a groundbreaking new design that critics have unanimously lauded as the biggest winner of New York mens fashion week: a shirt that looks dressy enough for a nice dinner but casual enough for just hanging with buds. Wow! Talk about versatility! From the collection of French designer Maurice Bernard, this solid button-down is appropriate to don at your nieces communion, but not so fancy that your friends will call you Mr. Big Shot for wearing it out to a bar. Ever since its debut…

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Delta and Bank of America boycott ‘Julius Caesar’ play starring Trump-like character

Production of Shakespeare epic in New Yorks Central Park shows a suited, blond-haired Caesar with a Slavic-accented wife dressed in designer clothes Delta Air Lines and Bank of America have pulled their sponsorship of a Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar in New York over a portrayal of the assassinated Roman leader that resembles Donald Trump. The contemporary staging of Shakespeares tragedy, by the nonprofit Public Theater, portrays Caesar as a blond-haired, powerful man wearing a business suit with an American flag pin, while his wife, Calpurnia, has…

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Quitting Paris climate deal would threaten US security, UN chief warns

Antnio Guterres says exiting landmark accord would threaten US economy and society: If someone leaves a void, I guarantee someone will fill it The UN secretary general, Antnio Guterres, warned on Tuesday that if the US His remarks at New York Universitys Stern School of Business came businesses in the country remain engaged with the goals the deal outlined. Trumps threat to exit the climate agreement has Trump said on Saturday that he would announce this week whether the US would adhere to the Paris agreement after resisting pressure to…

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Steven Holcomb: shock death of bobsled legend who made US a force

Sudden loss at age 37 of three-time Olympic medalist and five-time world champion stuns US Olympic community Americas best bobsled pilot, Steven Holcomb, was a self-described computer geek who would rub elbows with Hollywood stars. He was never exactly in the best of shape, yet was a world-class athlete. @StevenHolcomb you will be loved, missed & remembered forever. May 6, 2017 Holcomb also drove to bronze medals in both two- and four-man events at the Sochi Games in 2014,

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‘He’s an embarrassment’: hostile welcome for Trump on return to New York

President forced to make a quick getaway after his first visit home since winning the White House It was a case of so near and yet so far. Donald Trump returned to New York on Thursday night for the first time since his inauguration, yet the closest he could get to his home in Trump Tower was 10 blocks away as the city that made his fortune greeted him with noisy protest.. The president bypassed his Fifth Avenue penthouse, where First Lady Melania and youngest son Barron still live, bound…

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