Latest atrocity at Mapiripán may be linked to drug traffickingFormer guerrillas and paramilitaries operate in areaSix people have been killed in a remote Colombian town notorious as the site of one of the worst massacres of the country's civil war, stoking fears that the brutal violence of the past has returned.President Iván Duque tweeted confirmation of the massacre which took place in Mapiripán, in Colombia's eastern plains on Monday night. Initial reports say one minor [...]
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Today was supposed to be a historic day with four rocket launches by four different companies. But that's not going to happen. As of publication, three of the four rocket launches are canceled. The flights were pushed until tomorrow, setting up another and more significant historical event. If all the rockets currently scheduled launch as planned, there could be five launches within a 24 hour period. Tuesday, 8:57pm ET ULA Delta IV Heavy Wednesday 5:40am ET India's GSLV [...]
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Teacher Raises Money to Buy a Christmas Gift for Every Student at Her School
An elementary school gym teacher is teaching her students the gift of giving by raising enough money to buy a present for every single student in her New Jersey school. [...]
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Hayneedle, the home furnishings retailer that joined Walmart by way of an acquisition by Jet back in 2016, is now serving as the testing grounds for Walmart's own in-house visual search technology. Built in collaboration between Hayneedle and Walmart Labs, the new technology has been slowly scaling up on Hayneedle over the course of the year. Hayneedle had been offering visual search on its mobile app since 2017, but it was doing so through a [...]
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As Uber continues to expand the footprint of JUMP bikes, it's aiming to make the fleet of bikes smarter and easier to unlock, ride and charge. At Uber's Pier 70 offices in San Francisco, JUMP Head of Product Nick Foley showed off the new bikes, which are aesthetically similar but should improve unit economics thanks to self-diagnostic capabilities and swappable batteries. These bikes, Foley said, have been years in the making. The 4G-enabled bikes also [...]
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Opposition parties collaborate on joint strategy to put pressure on PM Viktor OrbánHungary's beleaguered political opposition has vowed to keep up the pressure on the country's far-right prime minister, Viktor Orbán, after a week of protests in which thousands came on to the streets of Budapest, and four MPs were roughed up by security guards after attempting to get their demands across on state television.The protests were triggered by a so-called “slave law”, passed amid [...]
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SpaceX is raising $500 million at a valuation of $30.5 billion, according to a WSJ report citing people familiar with the matter. The company is said to be raising the capital in part to help fund its ambitious Starlink internet service project. According to the announced plan, SpaceX intends to launch 11,000 satellites to plaster the globe with internet connectivity. So far, SpaceX has launched just two prototype satellites even though earlier reports stated SpaceX, [...]
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Chinese authorities are forcing some detained Uighurs and Kazakhs to work in factories, the AP reports. [...]
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One of Norwegian Cruise Line's biggest ships to move to Florida's Port Canaveral
Norwegian Cruise Line on Tuesday announced that one of its biggest ships, Norwegian Escape, would move to Port Canaveral, Florida. [...]
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