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The latest test for the anti-Trump movement rests on a banjo-playing Montanan

Republican Greg Gianforte, Democrat Rob Quist, and Libertarian Mark Wicks at a debate. Bobby Caina Calvan/AP Tomorrow, the anti-Trump movement will face it’s latest test — this one in Big Sky Country. Rob Quist, a locally famous bluegrass musician running on the Democratic ticket, is facing off against a multimillionaire tech company founder, Republican Greg Gianforte, in the race for ...

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Trump calls North Korean leader a 'madman,' days before saying he'd be 'honored' to meet him

President Donald Trump. Thomson Reuters Days before President Donald Trump said that he would be “honored” to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Trump appeared to be singing a different tune to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during a private phone call in April. According to a confidential transcript obtained by The Washington Post, Trump called Kim a “madman with nuclear ...

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A historian's TED talk on basic income got a standing ovation — here's what he said

TED Conference Universal basic income — a system of wealth distribution that involves giving people a monthly wage just for being alive — got a standing ovation at the 2017 TED conference, held in April. Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian and basic income advocate, gave a talk on the subject in which he explored a crucial question: Why do the poor ...

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Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen threw an exclusive party on one of his superyachts during the Cannes Film Festival

The Tatoosh yacht.Dean Purcell/Getty Images For years, Microsoft cofounder, billionaire, and philanthropist Paul Allen has hosted a star-studded party during the Cannes Film Festival. Though the party usually takes place on his 414-foot superyacht “Octopus,” Allen switched it up this year, hosting the event on his other, $160 million yacht, “Tatoosh.” This yacht is slightly smaller than “Octopus,” which all but confirmed the ...

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The NFL world has been souring on Colin Kaepernick for years, and his national anthem protest has only fueled the fire

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Over two months into NFL free agency, Colin Kaepernick still hasn’t signed with a team, and the concerns over why are growing louder. One of the common beliefs is that Kaepernick’s national anthem protest has turned off teams who disagree with his politics or don’t want to deal with the media attention that follows him. In an ...

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Tesla's Model 3 is critical to its future as an autopilot leader (TSLA)

Tesla’s Model 3YouTube/Motor Trend In the world of autonomous driving vehicles, data is king. And to collect the necessary amount of data needed to improve its driver assistance systems, Tesla will need cars on the road. A successful rollout of its Model 3 will be critical to maintaining Tesla’s position as a leader in the autonomous driving world, according to a note ...

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It’s amazing how much taller people are now than they were 100 years ago

People in most of the world have gotten significantly taller over the last century. A network of health scientists known as the Non-Communicable Diseases Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), published a study in the journal eLife in 2016 that analyzed height changes around the world. The team compared 18-year-old men and women born in 1896 to those born in 1996 in ...

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Warby Parker wants to check your eyeglass prescription with an app, but some are calling the approach 'dangerous'

Warby Parker cofounders David Gilboa (right) and Neil Blumenthal (left) Sarah Jacobs Warby Parker, the $1 billion+ eyeglasses retailer, just launched an app that could make it easier to check your eyeglass prescription.  The app, called Prescription Check, is meant to help people check out their prescription using just a phone and a computer, no eye doctor’s office visit necessary.  ...

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