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Alleged Subway Brake-Puller Supervillain Has Been Caught
Fri, 24 May 2019 13:00:00 GMT

A suspect has been arrested in the subway brake-puller case, according to NBC New York and confirmed by Jalopnik. The brake-puller, whose actions were first reported by Jalopnik on Wednesday, has delayed at least 750 trains over recent months with reckless and infuriating behavior.

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Bullshit Viral Videos of Nancy Pelosi Show Fake Content Doesn't Have to Be a Deepfake
Fri, 24 May 2019 12:46:00 GMT

Two videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have gone viral over the past 24 hours, raising ethical questions about the use of editing on social media. President Donald Trump even shared one of the videos last night, calling it “PELOSI STAMMERS THROUGH NEWS CONFERENCE.” But only one of the videos is truly “fake” and…

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These Are Our Readers' Four Favorite Under-Seat Bags
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:45:00 GMT

Now boarding: our readers’ four favorite under-seat bags. Whether this is the only bag you bring on a weekend getaway, or a companion to your rolling carry-on, you can’t go wrong with any of these options.

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The FDA Tells the Food Industry to Change How It Uses 'Expiration' Dates
Thu, 23 May 2019 23:00:00 GMT

The Food and Drug Administration is going after food waste with a new effort to make sure we don’t throw out groceries until they’re absolutely inedible.

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Uber and Lyft Drivers Strike Alongside Fast Food Workers in LA, Demand $30 Minimum Wage
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:45:00 GMT

Around 100 rideshare drivers protested their working conditions this afternoon in Los Angeles, engaging in a “take over” of an Uber Hub, before joining up with a contingent of fast food workers from McDonald’s who were striking for the right to unionize.

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Senate Passes Bill That Would Slap Robocallers With Fine of Up to $10,000 Per Call
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:30:00 GMT

In a nearly unanimous vote, the Senate approved a bill that would hinder robocalls and ramp up penalties for scammers who make illegal robocalls.

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Why That Anti-Loot Box Bill Is Actually Kinda Shitty
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:09:00 GMT

A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday aims to ban pay-to-win microtransactions and loot boxes in video games that are “minor-oriented.” The bill, however, essentially applies to all video games ever made, whether children were the intended audience or not. It would also appear to ban a wide…

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Snapchat Employees Allegedly Misused Internal Tools to Snoop on Users: Report
Thu, 23 May 2019 22:00:00 GMT

Existing online today means giving over a wealth of data. The hope is that the companies safeguarding it are doing so securely, but thousands of people work for these companies, and all it takes is a few bad actors with the right access to peep at some of your most intimate personal details. And, according to two…

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The 10 Best Deals of May 23, 2019
Thu, 23 May 2019 20:40:00 GMT

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.

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Facebook Pilots Anti-Hate Speech Moderation Team Because, Y'know, All the Nazis and Stuff
Thu, 23 May 2019 21:20:00 GMT

Four million. That’s the number of pieces of content on Facebook that the platform claims it took action against for containing hate speech from January to March this year, according to its most recent transparency report. (And to put a fine point on it, that’s just the content it actually caught.) In a press briefing…

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The 2019 Hurricane Season Shouldn't Be That Bad (Hopefully, Maybe)
Thu, 23 May 2019 20:05:00 GMT

Y’all better buckle up because hurricane season is coming, and federal scientists have predicted it will be *checks notes*... uh, pretty damn normal.

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Astronomers Spy Three Comets Circling a Nearby Star
Thu, 23 May 2019 21:10:00 GMT

NASA’s exoplanet-hunting TESS spacecraft has spotted three comets orbiting a star 64 light-years away, according to a new paper.

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Upgrade Your Skincare Routine With 15% Off Sitewide at Paula's Choice
Thu, 23 May 2019 17:40:00 GMT

It would be the correct choice to take advantage of this skincare sale at Paula’s Choice. Through Monday, take 15% off sitewide (excluding kits, sets, sale, and new items as noted on product pages). Plus, on orders of $65+, you’ll get a free travel-size Resist Perfectly Balanced Cleanser and a free travel-size Resist…

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Shady Numbers And Bad Business: Inside The Esports Bubble
Thu, 23 May 2019 18:30:00 GMT

The mainstream narrative of esports has been lovingly crafted by those who benefit from its success. There’s big money in esports, they say. You’ve heard the stories. Teenaged gamers flown overseas to sunny mansions with live-in chefs. The erection of $50 million arenas for Enders Game-esque sci-fi battles. League of

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The Fiery Rise (and Nuclear Fall) of Daenerys Targaryen
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:20:00 GMT

In the game of thrones, you win, you die, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Here’s one character’s journey from the beginning to the end of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Charged With Espionage by U.S.
Thu, 23 May 2019 20:35:00 GMT

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who was arrested in London last month after seven years in an Ecuadorian embassy, is now reportedly facing new charges of espionage in the United States.

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The More You Buy, the More You Save at Reebok's Memorial Day Sale
Thu, 23 May 2019 14:50:00 GMT

The holiday weekend is a good time to restock your summer workout wardrobe with tons of sneakers, apparel, and accessories from Reebok, since right now, you can take 30% off orders of $99 or less, 40% off orders of $100 to $250, or 50% off orders of $250 or more with promo code MDW. With pretty much the entire site…

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The Very Best Xbox Controller Now Has Swappable Paddles, Thumbsticks, and Even Faceplates
Thu, 23 May 2019 20:05:00 GMT

Microsoft or Sony don’t make the best controllers for your Xbox or PlayStation. Instead, they’re made by Scuf, a company that produces high-end customizable controllers intended for competitive gaming and people who want the best experience. So when the company announces a new super customizable Xbox One controller,…

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New York's Brake-Pulling Subway Supervillain Has Delayed More Than 740 Trains
Thu, 23 May 2019 13:02:00 GMT

Jerrylee Heath almost caught him. He was standing right there.

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The U.S. Cities With the Most Deaths From Air Pollution
Thu, 23 May 2019 19:45:00 GMT

Decreasing levels of air pollution in the U.S. have led to fewer deaths and illnesses, according to a new report out this week. But there are pockets of the country, namely Los Angeles, where air pollution kills thousands of people, and, frighteningly, the Trump administration is poised to reverse the progress against…

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