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Cameron Joseph

Why Democrats Could Be Heading for the Dreaded Contested Convention

WASHINGTON — It’s June 2020. Former Vice President Joe Biden ground out a win in Iowa, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren crushed him in New Hampshire. Biden narrowly beat Sen. Kamala Harris in Nevada, but she bounced back to win South Carolina a week later.

Crucial Super Tuesday ended in a split decision. Harris won a plurality in California while splitting the Deep South with Biden; Warren racked up delegates in liberal enclaves on the coasts and populist Midwest. Sanders, down but stubbornly...

TechCrunch

Ingrid Lunden

UK challenger bank Atom raises another £50M from BBVA and more at £530M valuation

Another hopeful among Europe’s so-called challenger banks — startups taking on the big names in consumer banking by targeting niche groups of users with a more modern set of tools to manage users’ money — has raised a sizeable round of funding to expand its business.

Atom Bank — which targets mainly millennial-aged consumers (current slogan: “It’s all about you, you, you”) with mobile-first savings accounts and mortgages as well as small business loans — has raised a...

TechCrunch

Frederic Lardinois

Slack speeds up its web and desktop client

Slack is launching a major update to its web and desktop today that doesn’t introduce any new features or a new user interface. Instead, it’s almost a complete rebuild of the underlying technology that makes these two experiences work. Over the course of the last year or so, Slack worked on shifting the web and desktop clients (which essentially use the same codebase) to a modern stack and away from jQuery and other technologies it used when it first introduced these tools in...

TechCrunch

Ron Miller

Serverless, Inc expands free Framework to include monitoring and security

Serverless development has largely been a lonely pursuit until recently, but Serverless, Inc has been offering a free framework for intrepid programmers since 2015. At first, that involved development, deployment and testing, but today the company announced it is expanding into monitoring and security to make it an end-to-end tool — and it’s available for free.

Serverless computing isn’t actually server-free, but it’s a form of computing that provides a way to use only the computing...

TechCrunch

Brian Heater

Huawei reportedly helped North Korea build out 3G network in secret

A new report could ultimately prove another bombshell in Huawei’s on-going conflicts with the U.S. government. New documents obtained by The Washington Post tie the Chinese hardware giant to North Korea’s commercial 3G wireless network.

If proven, the ties would be yet more fodder for the U.S., which has already dinged the company over charges of violating Iran sanctions. The government has also been investigated potential ties between Huawei and North Korea for years, though concrete...

CNN.com - Top Stories

Pete Buttigieg's interview on country radio was silenced

Blair Garner, host of a nationally syndicated radio program, taped an interview with 2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg in Nashville last week.

CNN.com - Top Stories

GOP senator: Back in the 60s, that wasn't considered racist

While discussing President Trump's recent racist attacks on Democratic congresswomen, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) tells CNN's Dana Bash that back in the 1960s, telling people to "love it or leave it" wasn't considered racist.

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Opinion: Here's the British bigot who Trump retweets

Amid the ongoing furor over President Donald Trump's racist tweets targeting four female members of Congress and his supporters chanting "Send her back," the President on Saturday repeatedly retweeted a vile bigot from the United Kingdom -- Katie Hopkins.

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Fox's fixation with Ocasio-Cortez and Omar

CNN's Brian Stelter connects the dots between Fox's coverage and President Trump's attacks against newly elected congresswomen. Tara Dowdell says "this is about racial opportunism." Astead Herndon also comments on how news outlets should cover race and identity issues differently.

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GOP group shares meme depicting congresswomen as 'the jihad squad'

Two top Illinois GOP officials are condemning a meme recently posted to the Facebook page of the Illinois Republican County Chairmen's Association that depicted four minority congresswomen as being "THE JIHAD SQUAD."

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Frances Robles and Patricia Mazzei

Puerto Rico Protests: Live Updates

Thousands of protesters are assembling for what is expected to be one of the largest protests the island has ever seen against Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló.

ESPN.com

Sashi Brown, JT III join retooled Wiz front office

The Wizards have announced that former Cleveland Browns executive Sashi Brown and former Georgetown hoops coach John Thompson III have joined the team's front office.

ESPN.com

OBJ: Felt disrespected by Giants, mulled retiring

Odell Beckham Jr. said he felt disrespected by the Giants when they traded him. 'They weren't even man enough to even sit me down to my face and tell me what's going on,' he said.

The Verge

James Vincent

Microsoft invests $1 billion in OpenAI to pursue holy grail of artificial intelligence

Some of OpenAI’s recent work has included improving robot dexterity. | Photo: OpenAI

Microsoft is investing $1 billion in OpenAI, a San Francisco-based research lab founded by Silicon Valley luminaries, including Elon Musk and Sam Altman, that’s dedicated to creating artificial general intelligence (AGI).

The investment will make Microsoft the “exclusive” provider of cloud computing services to OpenAI, and the two companies will work together to develop new technologies. OpenAI...

The Verge

Tom Warren

Slack’s new desktop app loads 33 percent faster and uses less RAM

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Slack is unveiling a new version of its desktop app for Windows and macOS today that promises big performance improvements. Slack has rebuilt its desktop app to focus on speed, and the company claims Slack will now launch 33 percent faster than before. The Slack app will even use 50 percent less RAM than before, according to the company.

Both of these performance improvements will be noticeable for many of Slack’s customers, but they’re...

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19 Of The Most Memorable “Extreme Cheapskates” Episodes

Have these people never heard of the dollar store?

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Make A Milkshake And We'll Give You A Queer TV Show To Watch

???? My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard. ????

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Anna Wintour Was Asked About Melania Trump's Style And Her Answer Was Savage

"I think first lady Michelle Obama really was so incredible."

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Mashable

Kellen Beck

Tom Hanks will make you cry as Mister Rogers in perfect 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' trailer

The first A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood trailer is so heartwarming.

It's only about 2 minutes of footage, but it's immediately clear that Tom Hanks is the perfect actor to portray Mister Rogers in this biopic, donning the iconic Mister Rogers sweater and emitting an overwhelming aura of comfort — a human weighted blanket.

Hitting theaters this November, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood explores the inimitable children's show host life and impact on others through the lens of his...

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