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A video appears to show Tesla's new Semi already cruising on public roads (TSLA)

Tesla has received Semi pre-orders from big-name clients like Pepsi, Walmart, and Anheuser-Busch.Alexis Georgeson/Tesla A video showing what may be a prototype of Tesla‘s electric semi-truck, the Semi, was uploaded to YouTube on January 17. The seven-second clip shows the truck driving down a residential street in California between the company’s factory and headquarters. The truck will be a significant ...

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The most popular celebrity in every state

Kylie Jenner often gets mobbed by fans when she makes public appearances.Gerardo Mora/Getty Images We’ve seen lists comprised of the most-followed celebrities on Instagram, the most-liked Instagram photos, and the most popular musicians in 2017. But who is the most popular star in each of the 50 states? INSIDER teamed up with Google to narrow down the most popular celebrities ...

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Unfortunate timing made it look like the Bucks were celebrating the firing of Jason Kidd on Twitter

@SportingNews / Twitter Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd was fired on Monday evening in a surprising midseason move. On Twitter, it temporarily appeared as though the Bucks were celebrating his departure, as balloons fell over the screen for the Bucks’ birthday. The comedy of errors was fixed soon after it was discovered, but not before many basketball fans took ...

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Many consumers are skeptical about Amazon Go — first-day lines aside (AMZN)

Amazon Go could be model for future retail stores. The new convenience store concept from e-commerce giant Amazon relies on cameras and sensors to detect when you enter and leave and what items you grab from shelves. Instead of checking out, you get automatically billed for items as you pass through a special turnstile when you exit the store. Thanks to ...

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Vermont legalises marijuana despite Trump administration's attempt at crackdown

Vermont has become the ninth state to legalise marijuana, pushing ahead despite the Trump administration recently opening the door to a crackdown. In signing a bill allowing adults to possess and grow cannabis, Republican Governor Phil Scott said he overcame “mixed emotions” that included his concerns about a profit-driven commercial marijuana industry. Unlike in other states that have legalised cannabis ...

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A&E figures may need recalculation after UK Statistics Authority they could lead to 'misleading conclusions'

A&E statistics may have to be recalculated after the UK Statistics Authority said changes in the recording method could lead to “misleading conclusions”.  The current target requires hospitals to have treated, assessed or discharged patients who enter the emergency department within four hours.  It has now been revealed that performance figures have also included minor injuries or care centres, some ...

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House passes new spending bill as Congress brings end to government shutdown

The US House of Representatives has passed a short-term spending bill to end the government shutdown.  The measure will now head to President Donald Trump’s desk to be signed, allowing the government to be reopened on Tuesday morning.  The bill funds the government for three weeks. In the meantime, negotiations will continue on the issue of immigration and a larger budget ...

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Less than 5% of problem drinkers amount to one third of alcohol consumption in England, warn public health chiefs

Four per cent of UK drinkers who have the most harmful alcohol consumption habits account for a third of all the alcohol drunk in the country, public health chiefs have revealed. The “staggering” statistic was revealed as part of evidence to MPs on the potential impact of a 50p minimum price per unit of alcohol in the England. Doctors said ...

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Jurgen Klopp leaves Swansea having picked two fights and lost them both

Jurgen Klopp left South Wales having picked two fights and lost both as well as his team’s unbeaten 18-match record. The Liverpool manager was frustrated by his team’s inability to prevent the Premier League’s bottom club from turning this game into a scrap which Swansea pinched with a counter-puncher’s hit and run method masterclass. Klopp even came off wounded from ...

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Dead Sea Scroll text finally decoded by archaeologists piecing tiny fragments together

Archaeologists have claimed to decode one of the last few remaining obscure parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls.  Sixty tiny fragments of the ancient text were pieced together over the course of a year and are believed to identify the name of a festival marking the changes between seasons.  It also revealed a second scribe corrected mistakes made by another ...

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