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Star Wars’ Han Solo spinoff film loses directors
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Star Wars’ Han Solo spinoff film loses directors

FILE – In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Christopher Miller, left, and Phil Lord pose for a photo at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards at TAO Downtown, in New York. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said Tuesday, June …

Sphero’s new company wants to bring intelligent robots into your home
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Sphero’s new company wants to bring intelligent robots into your home

Sphero is mainly known for its connected toys, and, of course, Star Wars’ BB-8 Droid (which it also turned into a very popular gadget). But the company has also been working on grander plans all the while. Today, Sphero announced …

Yogi Adityanath effect: BPL homes to get free power in UP, others to get 100% financing option
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Yogi Adityanath effect: BPL homes to get free power in UP, others to get 100% financing option

Yogi Adityanath effect: There would be a state-wide campaign against power theft, said Piyush Goyal. (PTI)

Ina a major move by the new Uttar Pradesh government led by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, all below poverty line (BPL) households in the …

Doctor was ‘dishonest’ in screening nurse who had Ebola, tribunal finds
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Doctor was ‘dishonest’ in screening nurse who had Ebola, tribunal finds

A doctor acted dishonestly when she lied to investigators about the dangerously high temperature of a nurse who went on to develop Ebola, a tribunal has found.

Dr Hannah Ryan, who had been working in Sierra Leone during the west …

America’s government can’t be run like a business. That’s a feature, not a bug.
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America’s government can’t be run like a business. That’s a feature, not a bug.

Here’s a new idea no one has ever proposed before: Let’s run the U.S. government more like a private business.

Okay, I kid. Everyone has proposed this. Pretty much every president in recent memory has wanted to reorganize the federal …

Trump moves to dismantle Obama’s climate legacy with executive order
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Trump moves to dismantle Obama’s climate legacy with executive order

Donald Trump launched an all-out assault on Barack Obama’s climate change legacy on Tuesday with a sweeping executive order that undermines America’s commitment to the Paris agreement.

Watched by coal miners at a ceremony at the Environmental Protection Agency in …

Emmett Till relative asks Sessions to push civil rights law
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Emmett Till relative asks Sessions to push civil rights law

FILE – In this Aug. 27, 2015, file photo, Deborah Watts, of Minneapolis, speaks in Jackson, Miss., about the slaying of her cousin, Emmett Till. Family members of Emmett Till pushed Attorney General Jeff Sessions March 28, 2017, to move …

Prisons taking role of care homes and hospices as older population soars
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Prisons taking role of care homes and hospices as older population soars

Prisons are now the largest providers of residential care for frail and elderly men in England and Wales and are increasingly turning into hospices, providing end-of-life care for older prisoners and even managing their deaths.

In the first report on …

Stealth no more, A’s Khris Davis looking for encore to 42-bomb season
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Stealth no more, A’s Khris Davis looking for encore to 42-bomb season

The A’s Khris Davis singles against the Giants in a game last June. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Across the back of A’s left fielder Khris Davis is a tattoo of a B-2 stealth bomber.

The B-2 was a …

Samsung launches Galaxy S8, hoping to move beyond exploding-phone saga
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Samsung launches Galaxy S8, hoping to move beyond exploding-phone saga

The new Samsung Galaxy S8, left, and Galaxy S8 Plus mobile phones are displayed in New York. The Galaxy S8 features a larger display than its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, and sports a voice assistant intended to rival Siri and …