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Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul suicide bombing of peaceful protest

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200, marking the first time the extremists have struck Kabul and raising fears of their growing strength and capability in Afghanistan.

The attack was the deadliest to hit Kabul in 15 years of civil war. It struck a demonstration by Afghanistan's Hazara ethnic community, who were marching...

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Josh Dickey

Can't get enough Baby Groot? 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' is for you

SAN DIEGO — Baby Groot is out of his pot and running wild in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — and the world is gonna go nuts for him. The crowd at Comic-Con did, anyway.

Marvel Studios revealed a generous reel of footage from the Guardians sequel at their Saturday night Hall H panel, and now the plant is out of the bag: Groot is still just a lil' guy in the big galaxy. 

SEE ALSO: Warner Bros. pours on the DC Comics charm offensive at Comic-Con

Though he's only 6 or 8 inches tall, Groot...

TechCrunch

Daniel Del'Re

Recasting Silicon Valley’s role in society

 At Bloomberg’s recent technology confab in San Francisco, Marc Andreessen offered a vision for entrepreneurship, defining it as the ability to see how the world potentially could be, then inventing what is needed to change it. Herein lies the dilemma for Silicon Valley: The same questions that spur its entrepreneurs to remake the world are often the same questions that lead it into conflict. Read More

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Angela Watercutter

Room Actress Brie Larson Is Your New Captain Marvel

The casting was announced during Marvel Studios' Comic-Con panel. The post Room Actress Brie Larson Is Your New Captain Marvel appeared first on WIRED.

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Josh Dickey

Brie Larson confirmed for 'Captain Marvel' - onstage at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO — Brie Larson, suit up. The Oscar winner is, officially, one of the most powerful superheroes in the comicbook movie universe.

Larson was reportedly in talks for the role earlier this year, and Disney/Marvel was able to close her deal in time for a Comic-Con appearance. Larson, who won Best Actress for her role in Room, will be the first person to portray Carol Danvers onscreen.

SEE ALSO: Warner Bros. pours on the DC Comics charm offensive at Comic-Con

As Captain Marvel, Danvers...

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Karissa Bell

7 can't-miss apps: Candid, Swiftmoji, Tinycards and more

With Pokémon Go still setting records and new leaked images of what may be the next iPhone, you may have missed some of this week's best new apps.

Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week's list includes a new app for anonymous sharing, an emoji prediction app and an app to help you book the cheapest airfare.

SEE ALSO: A beginner's guide: How to play 'Pokémon Go'

Check out the gallery below to see our top picks. If you're looking for more items to...

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Miriam Kramer

Watch beautiful bursts of plasma shoot from the sun in new NASA video

A NASA spacecraft watching the sun has captured a new video of Earth's nearest star burping out plasma.

The video was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) from July 9 to 10 and shows the special machinations of the star's complicated magnetic fields.

SEE ALSO: The sun looks like it's doing a somersault in this dizzying GIF from NASA

In some ways, it looks like this is a video played in reverse, but it isn't.

"Each burst of plasma licks out from the surface only to withdraw...

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The New "Doctor Strange" Trailer Is Super Trippy, Man

And even more footage from the Marvel Studios film debuted at Comic-Con.

The second trailer for Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange debuted at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, and there's no other way to put this: It is one strange trip.

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The Verge

Kwame Opam

Brie Larson will star in Marvel's Captain Marvel

Marvel finally has its Captain Marvel. The House of Ideas announced at Comic-Con today that Brie Larson, who just won an Academy Award for her turn in Room, will star as Carol Danvers, the company's first leading female superhero.

Marvel's first leading female superhero

With Larson in the role, Marvel Studios can finally start making moves to correct its deeply white and deeply male Avengers roster. Captain Marvel is currently one of the most powerful and respected superheroes in the Marvel...

Wired Top Stories

Peter Rubin

The New Doctor Strange Trailer Even Gives Its Star The Shakes

Marvel's first foray into magic and mysticism is looking to have plenty of chakra value. The post The New Doctor Strange Trailer Even Gives Its Star The Shakes appeared first on WIRED.

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Trump on Ailes' Fox News exit: 'So sad'

The GOP nominee for president called the Fox News mastermind, his longtime friend, "such a great guy" in an interview with Mark Halperin for the Showtime documentary series "The Circus."

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Benghazi mom to Trump: Stop invoking son's death

The mother of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, who died during the 2012 Benghazi attacks, penned a short letter to editor of The New York Times asking that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and the GOP stop invoking her son's death.

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Thomas Sutherland, former Beirut hostage, dies

Thomas Sutherland, who was held hostage in Lebanon for more than six years, died Saturday in Fort Collins, Colorado, according to Colorado State University, where he'd been a professor. He was 85.

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23 Totally Rad Films You Should Watch If You Loved "Stranger Things"

The Netflix show pays tribute to many ’80s classics, from Firestarter to Stand by Me. SPOILERS!

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Erin Strecker

'The Flash' cast talk Flashpoint and more at Comic-Con panel

In a new trailer for The Flash that screened Saturday evening at Comic-Con, Barry (Grant Gustin) narrates, "Some things happen by chance, and some things happen because we make them happen." 

There could be no better theme for Season 3 of The Flash, which — as has already been excitedly reported — will deal with Flashpoint aka a new world thanks the events of the Season 2 finale, where Barry chooses to go back in time, save his parents, and live in a world where they survive. 

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The Verge

Jacob Kastrenakes

A Pokémon Go bar crawl was one of the best events at Comic-Con

If you were in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter last night, you couldn't have missed the hordes of Pokémon Trainers walking around in the game's distinctive red, yellow, and blue caps.

Hundreds of people had come together just outside the convention center to drink and play Pokémon Go, as part of an unofficial bar crawl put together over Facebook.

That Comic-Con would be taken over by Pokémon Go is perhaps not all that surprising — the game is just over two weeks old and still a phenomenon....

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Jacob Kastrenakes

Watch the first full trailer for Marvel's Doctor Strange

Marvel's already had quite a Comic-Con thanks to its three upcoming Netflix series — and that was all before Marvel's panel actually started. Now it's rolling out the the big names, and one trailer that's getting shared outside of Hall H is for Doctor Strange.

This is Marvel's first full trailer for Doctor Strange, following up a teaser it released in April. And the film continues to look every bit as interesting, like some weird, Marvel-ized Matrix. It's certainly a new vibe for Marvel...

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Michael Yanover

Pop culture stimulates the evolution of the LA tech scene

 It wasn’t so long ago that venture capital was a suburban California phenomenon. Los Angeles didn’t have much in terms of a real tech scene — and even San Francisco only had a few VCs or tech companies. Now, VC offices have sprung up in San Francisco, moving more of the investment energy up there. That great migration of companies and activity touches upon what is now… Read More

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Chris Sale sent home for cutting up White Sox throwback jerseys

Chris Sale’s name has reportedly been floating around trade talks around the league. On Saturday, it seemed as though the White Sox had finally pulled the trigger and sent the pitcher to another team. After all, what else would explain a healthy scratch just hours before the White Sox game against the Detroit Tigers?

Throwback uniforms, apparently.

Sale was reportedly so mad that the team had to wear throwback uniforms that he cut up all the jerseys so none of the players would be able to...

CNN.com - Top Stories

Why Kaine has already made history

Hillary Clinton is hoping her decision to tap Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate will go down in history as a move that helped her capture the presidency, but it's already rife with historical implications. Here's a look at why Kaine's addition to the ticket is notable in US history.

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