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This is ‘SportsCenter’? ESPN is changing its flagship show
Finance

This is ‘SportsCenter’? ESPN is changing its flagship show

Source: ESPN laying off 100 employees

ESPN president John Skipper didn’t take questions from reporters on Tuesday when the network delivered its upfront, an annual presentation to advertisers. But he couldn’t avoid what was on everyone’s minds.

The media landscape …

Trump, Pence press for release of jailed pastor in meeting with Turkey’s president
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Trump, Pence press for release of jailed pastor in meeting with Turkey’s president

President Trump pressed for the return of a jailed American pastor Tuesday during his first face-to-face meeting with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to the White House.

The White House said Trump "raised the incarceration of Pastor Andrew Brunson …

What Is The Antikythera Mechanism And Why Is It Being Called The Oldest Computer Ever Found?|
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What Is The Antikythera Mechanism And Why Is It Being Called The Oldest Computer Ever Found?|

Today’s Google Doodle is a special one, you see it celebrates the discovery of the Antikythera mechanism, a device that many believe is the world’s oldest computer.

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Discovered in a shipwreck in the early 20th Century, the sailors who …

Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago. We Tested It.
Lifestyle

Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago. We Tested It.

Two weeks ago, on a sparkling spring morning, we went trawling along Florida’s coastal waterway. But not for fish.

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We parked a 17-foot motor boat in a lagoon about 800 feet from the back lawn of the Mar-a-Lago Club …

The Farmer’s Dog, a customized pet food subscription service, scoops up $8.1 million
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The Farmer’s Dog, a customized pet food subscription service, scoops up $8.1 million

The Farmer’s Dog wants to fill the bowls of canines everywhere with fresh food made especially for them. Based in New York City, the startup plans to expand its dog food delivery service after closing a $8.1 million Series A …

Will young viewers care about a ‘Dynasty’ reboot from ‘Gossip Girl’ creators? CW hopes so
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Will young viewers care about a ‘Dynasty’ reboot from ‘Gossip Girl’ creators? CW hopes so

Elizabeth Gillies, left, as Fallon and Nathalie Kelley as Cristal in the new "Dynasty."

Add another TV reboot to the long list of shows back from the dead: "Dynasty" will debut on the CW this fall.

The new version of …

Patreon grows like crazy as creators sour on ad-driven platforms
Tech

Patreon grows like crazy as creators sour on ad-driven platforms

Patreon is a source of income for hundreds of podcasters, artists, and writers.

There’s money in those grainy homemade podcasts.

Patreon, a platform where DIY creators can crowdsource financial sponsors or subscribers, said Thursday that it’s doubled in size in …

Tribune analysis: College prep courses not preparing kids for college
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Tribune analysis: College prep courses not preparing kids for college

Students leave school after classes at Hirsch High School in Chicago on Nov. 2, 2015.

A full plate of general classes — the most common courses statewide across Illinois public high schools — is supposed to prepare students for life …

KitKat v Kvikk Lunsj: which four-fingered chocolate bar tastes best?
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KitKat v Kvikk Lunsj: which four-fingered chocolate bar tastes best?

Say what you like about Nestlé, but it is certainly dogged. This week, the court of appeal rejected its attempt to register KitKat’s four-finger shape as a UK trademark, but that it is just the latest stage in 11 years …

Prosecutors: Times Square driver wanted to ‘kill them all’
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Prosecutors: Times Square driver wanted to ‘kill them all’

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig). A smashed car sits on the corner of Broadway and 45th Street in New York’s Times Square after driving through a crowd of pedestrians Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). A car rests on a security …