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In the #MeToo era, a chatbot can help people report workplace harassment

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 06:15

Spot removes traditional barriers to reporting abusive behavior, because participants can log incidents without talking to a human.

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Mystery Sea Creature Washes Up on Georgia Beach

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 05:11

A man from Waycross, Georgia, has been left scratching his head after he discovered a “Loch Ness-type thing” washed up on a beach while out his with his son. Jeff Warren said he found the strange sea creature after going boating at Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge in Golden Isles, Georgia, reports Action News Jax. According to First Coast News, Warren recorded the creature and spoke about it at the nearby Skipper’s Fish House, where he was told of a legend called “Alty,” or Altahama, the local equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster who is said to roam the seas in the area.

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Putin Believes He's Destined to Make Russia Great Again. And He's Just Getting Started

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 04:03

The Russian President won a fourth term in office—but he has no intention of giving it up in 2024

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Four Injured After Two Trains Collide in Kentucky

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 02:20

Residents near the scene were evacuated "out an abundance of caution"

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World needs 'greener' water policies as demand rises: UN

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:42

Governments should focus on "greener" policies to improve the supply and quality of water as climate change and a growing global population threaten the water security of billions, the United Nations said on Monday. In its 2018 World Water Development Report, the UN calculated that an estimated 3.6 billion people -- nearly half the global population -- live in areas where water can be scarce at least one month per year.

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Raging Australia Bushfire Destroys 70 Homes and Sends Residents Fleeing

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:31

Officials say the ongoing bushfires are the worst seen this season

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After Trump's Tweetstorm, the White House Says It Has No Plans to Fire Robert Mueller

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 01:15

A cascade of Trump tweets revived chatter that the deeply frustrated president may be preparing to can the veteran prosecutor

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These Are the Men (and One Woman) Filling China's Top Posts

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 00:25

Beijing announced a new cabinet Monday after months of leadership reshuffles

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Use Your Brain: Artificial Intelligence Isn't Close to Replacing It

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 00:00

A mind-uploading startup shows how far we are from true artificial intelligence.

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A British Woman Just Won $1 Million for Being the 'World’s Best Teacher'

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 23:19

The Global Teacher Prize aims to bring more recognition to the teaching profession

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Kim Jong Un Has 'Given His Word' on Denuclearization, South Korea Says

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 22:05

Experts remain skeptical about how sincere he is about giving up his nuclear program.

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Two People Injured in Another Explosion in Austin, Authorities Say

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:47

Two men in their 20s were reportedly hospitalized after the blast

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Drought-stricken Cape Town counts the cost

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:20

South African winemaker Marlize Jacobs looks out across the parched brown earth that sustains her award-winning vines, surveying the effects of the water crisis ravaging Cape Town and surrounding areas. The Western Cape region has gone without significant rains for more than three years, forcing South Africa's second city to slash residential water consumption by more than 60 percent. Wine flavours may benefit, but water-intensive businesses like Marlize's farm, 35 kilometres (20 miles) east of Cape Town, have borne the brunt of the water crisis.

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Officials Wanted Suspected Florida Shooter Nikolas Cruz Committed in 2016

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 20:53

A commitment for mental evaluation would have made it difficult to impossible for Nikolas Cruz to obtain a gun legally

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Jared Kushner's Company Regularly Filed False Paperwork on New York City Housing, Report Says

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 20:34

The documents provide a window into the ethics of the business empire Jared Kushner ran

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Mark Zuckerberg Told to 'Stop Hiding Behind his Facebook Page' After Reports of Data Breach

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 20:18

Report says Cambridge Analytica improperly harvested data of 50 million Facebook users

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President Trump's New Opioid Plan Includes the Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 19:32

Trump has mused in recent weeks about subjecting drug dealers to the "ultimate penalty"

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Vladimir Putin Says It's 'Nonsense' That Russia Is Behind the Poisoning of Former Spy

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 19:16

Sergei Skripal and his daughter remain in critical condition

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‘Just go outside!’ You can help NASA scientists by taking pictures of clouds

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 16:56

Satellites can't see everything, and so NASA is asking science fans around the world to take pictures of clouds in the sky over the next month and submit them to help classify orbital weather observations.

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Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica after alleged breach

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 16:54

Data analysis firm accused of improperly accessing and storing information without users' permission.

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