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Afghans Glad Trump Stopped Taliban Talks, Even if They Doubt His Explanation

NY Times - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:54
What jarred many Afghans was how a single attack and the death of one American, cited by Mr. Trump, could have upended 10 months of negotiations.

Voters In North Carolina To Decide The Final Race From The 2018 Midterms On Tuesday

NPR All Things Considered - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:52

The final contest of the 2018 midterms is being decided Tuesday in North Carolina. The original election was close, and the results were thrown out amid evidence of vote tampering by a GOP operative.

Some Chromebooks mistakenly declared themselves end-of-life last week

Ars - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:51

Enlarge / If your new Chromebook told you it's past EOL, don't panic—as long as you were running Canary or Dev, that is. (If you were running Stable or Beta, you may continue panicking.) (credit: Valentina Palladino)

A lot of Chromebook and Chromebox users don't realize this, but all ChromeOS devices have an expiration date. Google's original policy was for devices to be supported for five years, but the company has recently extended that time to 6.5 years.

When your Chromebook or Chromebox approaches its built-in expiration date, it will warn you that it's time to go buy a new device entirely. Not long after that, it will refuse to apply any further security or feature updates. In addition to leaving users vulnerable to unpatched security exploits, this means that constantly evolving services such as Gmail will eventually stop working entirely.

Google has been working on a way to warn users six months ahead of time that their device's EOL date is approaching to allow them to plan with a little less time-sensitive desperation. But users running the Canary and Dev early-preview ChromeOS builds discovered a bug in the new code the hard way. After any reboot, brand-new devices started warning "this is the last automatic software and security update for this Chromebook. To get future updates, upgrade to a newer model."

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The N.F.L.’s First Weekend Upended Preseason Expectations

NY Times - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:51
Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson, assumed to be a runner, emerged as a productive passer, and the Cleveland Browns, forecast as a contender, proved hapless.

Several Baltimore blocks evacuated after van found with 1,000 gallons of gas

CNN - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:47
A portion of Baltimore's downtown was evacuated Monday following reports of a suspicious vehicle containing 1,000 gallons of gasoline.

Why Trump is really going after Chrissy Teigen

CNN - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:44
The President of the United States has a massive platform. He holds the most powerful office in the world. With just a few words, a president can launch a war, move markets, inspire millions, and quite literally change the course of world history.

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale remains on defense after scrutiny over financial ties

CNN - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:43
The Trump campaign is fending off questions about recent actions and comments from campaign manager Brad Parscale amid a torrent of criticism over the last few weeks from advisers inside the President's expansive cutthroat network of confidants and aides.

Trump wants the government and the GOP to be as loyal to him as his business was

Washington Post - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:39
The last week has shown how that effort might work.

Trump says state Republican parties are canceling primaries because they ‘don’t want to waste their money’

Washington Post - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:38
In an exchange with reporters, the president sidestepped the issue of whether the trend denies his three GOP challengers the chance to rack up delegates.

Google Antitrust Investigation Outlined by State Attorneys General

NY Times - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:35
The formal declaration by a bipartisan group of state officials adds investigative muscle to the intensifying scrutiny of the tech giant.

Steve Carell helped Kelly Clarkson start her talk show with an epic homage

CNN - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:34
Kelly Clarkson knows how to start a talk show with a bang -- well, a scream.

Trump claims Bahamians need 'totally proper documentation' to enter US

CNN - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:33
President Donald Trump seemed to contradict his acting Customs and Border Protection head Monday over what would happen to Bahamian refugees landing in the US without proper documentation.

Rafael Nadal Shows Why the Young Guard Will Have to Wait

NY Times - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:30
Against 23-year-old Daniil Medvedev, Nadal again proved the logic-defying dominance of the Big Three: He, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are still at the top of the rankings.

Judge reimposes nationwide injunction against Trump’s asylum rules

Washington Post - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:30
The administration has asked the Supreme Court to let restrictions take effect while the legal battle continues.

How The New York Times' Investigation Into Harvey Weinstein Began

NPR All Things Considered - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:29

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey about how some of the women who publicly came forward with allegations of sexual abuse or harassment feel now.

Questions Arise As Trump Says Efforts To Forge A Peace Deal In Afghanistan Are 'Dead'

NPR All Things Considered - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:26

President Trump's announcement this weekend that he called off a secret summit with the Taliban and Afghanistan's leader at Camp David again raises questions about his dealmaking prowess.

Looking Back At The Best Of This Year's U.S. Open

NPR All Things Considered - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:22

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated about the amazing play seen at the U.S. Open this year.

Louisiana Attorney General On The Multi-State Investigation Into Big Tech

NPR All Things Considered - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:22

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry about a new bipartisan, multi-state investigation into the business practices of large tech firms like Google and Facebook.

With Kashmir Lockdown, India Violates Freedom Of The Press, Advocates Say

NPR All Things Considered - Mon, 2019-09-09 16:22

Without phones or internet, Kashmiri media send out news on USBs ferried by airline passengers. A top editor has petitioned India's Supreme Court, saying the blackout violates freedom of the press.

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