Sunday , 9 December 2018

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Nick Ayers reportedly ruled out as new White House Chief of Staff

Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff, will not be tapped to fill the vacancy left by departing White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing sources familiar with the matter. NBC News and The New York Times reported on Saturday that Ayers was only willing to commit to an interim …

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This patient's medical record said she'd given birth twice — in fact, she'd never been pregnant

Morgan Gleason has had a lot more experience with the health-care system than most college students. Nine years ago, she was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease called Juvenile Dermatomyositis, which causes symptoms like weak muscles and skin rashes. Like many patients with a chronic illness, Gleason sees a lot of doctors. So she and her mother, Amy, who works …

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Google has huge plans for its home city — here's a look at the massive development

Google just revealed its vision for a massive development in its home city of Mountain View, California, outlining plans for a combination of office, retail, public and residential space. The documents, published late Friday, center on the North Bayshore area of Mountain View, and include 3.12 million square feet of new and redeveloped offices, up to 400,000 square feet of …

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Read what James Comey told a closed door session about the FBI's probe of Hillary Clinton

Former FBI Director James Comey on Friday defended his conduct and the bureau’s handling of the months-long investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, even as he acknowledged in hindsight that the conduct of key officials involved in the case may have created the appearance of bias. In transcripts of a closed-door hearing released on Saturday, Comey reiterated that there …

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Here's how to change Alexa's name on your Amazon Echo so you can wake it up by saying something else

I read a pretty heartbreaking story this week about a young girl named Alexa who has reportedly been bullied at school. According to NBC San Diego, Alexa’s classmates have been treating her just like an Amazon Echo, asking “Alexa” the weather and treating her like a “servant.” Unfortunately, at least for that young girl, the name “Alexa” has become pretty …

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7 year-end tax tips to boost your refund

The new tax law has put a whole new spin on year-end tax planning, though it hasn’t eliminated the need to do it altogether. “The tricks we had in our back pocket have been taken away in the name of simplification,” said Nathan Smith, a director in the national tax office of CBIZ MHM in Tampa. “What we want to …

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Ford and VW considering an expansive alliance likely to echo across the global auto industry

Barring a last-minute hitch, two of the world’s largest automakers plan to announce a far-reaching alliance shortly after the new year, one that will cover a wide swath of territory and a broad range of technologies, new and old. The deal will serve as something of a jointly played jigsaw puzzle, allowing Ford Motor and Volkswagen to leverage their strengths …

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John Kelly will depart White House by year's end, ending fractious tenure as chief of staff

John Kelly is expected to depart his role as White House Chief of Staff by the end of the year, President Donald Trump said on Saturday, ending a tenure marked by tensions with his boss and confrontations with other key administration figures. Kelly’s departure follows several months of controversy and turmoil, and comes at a time when the president’s agenda …

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How the Avengers' biggest 'Endgame' could be another $2 billion triumph at the global box office

Disney and Marvel Studios released the highly anticipated “Avengers: Endgame” trailer on Friday, giving consumers a first look at what is planned for the final superhero statement from the biggest blockbuster franchise ever. It’s also an ending that could gross up to $2 billion — the same amount “Avengers: Infinity War”, the first part of the saga directed by Anthony …

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Slack CEO: My job is not to be 'smarter than everyone'

Stewart Butterfield has no doubt been called many things over the course of his career. But the blurb that accompanied his No. 88 spot on Vanity Fair’s New Establishment List this year included suitable-for-framing descriptions of him like: “The only person everyone actually likes” and “The Unofficial Nice Guy of Silicon Valley.” Could being nice to people be the ultimate …

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