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  • Facebook sees backlash after demoing VR shooter game at conservative event

    In light of the Florida massacre, the company expresses ‘regret’ over its decision to bring the game to CPAC Facebook is facing backlash for bringing a virtual reality shooting game to a rightwing conference where the National Rifle Association (NRA) has promoted gun rights in the wake of a Florida school shooting. The social media company, which has since removed the demonstration game and expressed “regret”, was already facing scrutiny for attending the Conservative Political Action...

    the Guardian
  • All that jazz: Saudis attend country's first jazz festival

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Men and women swayed to music at Saudi Arabia's first-ever jazz festival on Friday, the second of a three-day outdoor event that showcases the Kingdom's recent efforts of shedding its conservative image.

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  • All that jazz: Saudis attend country's first jazz festival

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Men and women swayed to music at Saudi Arabia's first-ever jazz festival on Friday, the second of a three-day outdoor event that showcases the Kingdom's recent efforts of shedding its conservative image.

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  • All that jazz: Saudis attend country's first jazz festival

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Men and women swayed to music at Saudi Arabia's first-ever jazz festival on Friday, the second of a three-day outdoor event that showcases the Kingdom's recent efforts of shedding its conservative image.

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  • Companies that have cut ties with the NRA, at a glance

    U.S. companies that have partnered with the National Rifle Association to offer discounts and benefits to its members have begun to distance themselves from the gun lobbying group after the latest school shooting. Following is a list of some of the companies that have cut ties or distanced...

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  • Ed Sheeran searches for new lines in movie 'Songwriter'

    BERLIN (Reuters) - British singer Ed Sheeran said on Friday that the hardest part of songwriting was coming up with lines that had never been written before as a new documentary detailing his creative process premiered at Berlin's international film festival.

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  • Former NFL player detained by police after Instagram post

    Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who has struggled with mental health issues after a 2013 bullying scandal that shook the NFL, was taken into Los Angeles police custody Friday after a threatening Instagram post on his account mentioned two former teammates who had...

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  • CPR survival rates are lower than most people think

    (Reuters Health) - The majority of people believe cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is successful more often than it tends to be in reality, according to a small U.S. study.

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  • Ed Sheeran searches for new lines in movie 'Songwriter'

    BERLIN (Reuters) - British singer Ed Sheeran said on Friday that the hardest part of songwriting was coming up with lines that had never been written before as a new documentary detailing his creative process premiered at Berlin's international film festival.

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  • Dropbox files for IPO of up to $500 million

    (Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc on Friday filed for an initial public offering of up to $500 million with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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  • This year's best movies are all secretly about food

    In the film Phantom Thread—up for six Oscars, including Best Picture—director Paul Thomas Anderson tells the twisted mid-century love story of a laser-focused London fashion designer (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his would-be muse (Vicky Krieps). But for all the attention on the artful cutting of fine fabrics and the bodies sheathed in them, “Phantom Thread isn’t […]

    Mother Jones
  • Dropbox files for IPO of up to $500 million

    (Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc on Friday filed for an initial public offering of up to $500 million with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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  • Research Has Found A Vaccine For BS

    The other day I was talking to someone I love when suddenly, a gulf opened up between my reality and hers. She was, I realized, a vaccine skeptic. Not an active denier, really—just, as she put it, someone who “doesn’t know where the truth is on this.” This is a smart person and careful to avoid […]

    Mother Jones
  • Film about East German workers highlights united Germany's persisting divisions

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A film about East German blue-collar workers casts a light on continuing east-west divisions that saw a far-right party storm into Germany's parliament last year - even if its director explicitly disavows any political message.

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  • Film about East German workers highlights united Germany's persisting divisions

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A film about East German blue-collar workers casts a light on continuing east-west divisions that saw a far-right party storm into Germany's parliament last year - even if its director explicitly disavows any political message.

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  • Film about East German workers highlights united Germany's persisting divisions

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A film about East German blue-collar workers casts a light on continuing east-west divisions that saw a far-right party storm into Germany's parliament last year - even if its director explicitly disavows any political message.

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  • It’s nice to win but Britain is choking on a toxic obsession with medals

    The fetishising of Team GB feeds into the notion of medal hunting, of glossy PR at the expense of sport for all In medical practice the phrase “the dose is the poison” is sometimes used to describe the principle that an excess of anything can be deadly. Take enough of it and it will kill you, from kitten tears to unicorn laughter to everyday ingestion of diesel residue from your own family car. At times during the BBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics it has been tempting to wonder if this rule...

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  • Mobile industry promises smarter everything at Barcelona show

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Two words - artificial intelligence - promise to upstage familiar technology industry themes like 5G, the Internet of Things and virtual reality at next week's Mobile World Congress, Europe's biggest annual technology industry gathering.

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  • Virtual reality coronation takes dementia patients down memory lane

    HINDHEAD, England (Reuters) - For 93-year-old Daphne Padfield, a dementia sufferer in an English care home, the arrival of a virtual reality (VR) headset offered a window back to the day in 1953 when Britain crowned its new queen.

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  • Virtual reality coronation takes dementia patients down memory lane

    HINDHEAD, England (Reuters) - For 93-year-old Daphne Padfield, a dementia sufferer in an English care home, the arrival of a virtual reality (VR) headset offered a window back to the day in 1953 when Britain crowned its new queen.

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  • 'Black Panther' blows past $500 million at the global box office after one week in US theaters

    "Black Panther" has hauled in half a billion dollars at the global box office just one week after debuting in U.S. theaters.

    CNBC
  • Trump Jr. drops planned foreign policy speech in India after criticism

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's son dropped a planned speech on foreign affairs in the Indian capital on Friday after ethics experts said he should avoid wading into policy issues as a private citizen.

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  • Americans' interest in gun control isn't going away

    Typically following a mass shooting, Google searches for "gun control" spike, and then fall in the following days. That's not happening this time.

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  • Virtual reality coronation takes dementia patients down memory lane

    HINDHEAD, England (Reuters) - For 93-year-old Daphne Padfield, a dementia sufferer in an English care home, the arrival of a virtual reality (VR) headset offered a window back to the day in 1953 when Britain crowned its new queen.

    in.reuters.com