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A Boeing 737 Max Makes an Emergency Landing in Orlando

NY Times - 2 hours 11 min ago
The plane, the same type that crashed in Ethiopia this month and in Indonesia in October, reported engine problems.

What NFL owners will do about Robert Kraft

CNN - 2 hours 14 min ago
NFL owners want to postpone any decision on whether to punish New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft until he resolves his legal issues, two sources at the owners' annual meeting said Tuesday.

The Trailer: 2020 has its candidate for people who hate politicians

Washington Post - 2 hours 16 min ago
In this edition: Meeting the Yang Gang, the Democrats' ACA lifeboat, and the Green New Deal denouement.

What the Mayor, the Police and the Prosecutor Had to Say After the Jussie Smollett Charges Were Dropped

NY Times - 2 hours 17 min ago
The contradictory statements from the city’s leadership show how tangled and inflammatory the case has become.

Trump ordered wall funding despite risks flagged by Pentagon, Shanahan says

CNN - 2 hours 21 min ago
President Donald Trump decided to shift military funds to build the southern border wall last month despite warnings from top Pentagon officials who cautioned that doing so could hurt the Defense Department long-term, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Tuesday.

Purdue Pharma and Sacklers Reach $270 Million Settlement in Opioid Lawsuit

NY Times - 2 hours 24 min ago
The agreement, negotiated with the state of Oklahoma, will allow the maker of OxyContin to avoid a televised courtroom trial.

Women Tell FDA That More Research Is Needed On Health Risks Of Breast Implants

NPR All Things Considered - 2 hours 29 min ago

Advisers to the FDA concluded a meeting Tuesday on the safety of breast implants. What's emerged is a lack of scientific certainty about the risks implants pose to millions of women who have them.

Senate Blocks Green New Deal but Expends Plenty of Carbon Talking About It

NY Times - 2 hours 30 min ago
In a desultory procedural vote, the Senate declined to take up the climate change proposal for debate, ending a weekslong effort by Republicans to mock it.

Officials didn't immediately explain why charges were dropped

CNN - 2 hours 37 min ago
All charges against actor Jussie Smollett -- who had been accused of staging a hate crime and filing a false police report -- have been dropped, his attorneys said Tuesday.

Jussie Smollett charges dropped

CNN - 2 hours 39 min ago

A Look Inside The National Counterterrorism Center And Preventing The Next Big Attack

NPR All Things Considered - 2 hours 40 min ago

The U.S. has delivered powerful blows to al-Qaida and ISIS. So what should the U.S. do now to combat terror?

New Huawei phone has a 5x optical zoom, thanks to a periscope lens

Ars - 2 hours 41 min ago

Huawei officially announced the Huawei P30 Pro smartphone today. While it has a new Huawei-made SoC, an in-screen optical fingerprint reader, and lots of other high-end features, the highlight is definitely the camera's optical zoom, which is up to a whopping 5x. Not digital zoom. Real, optical zoom.

On most high-end smartphones today, like the iPhone XS and Galaxy S10, you'll only ever get a 2X optical zoom. Usually, these exist in an entire second sensor and lens on the back of the phone, giving you a choice between the standard 1x lens or extra 2x lens. The reason you usually don't get large zoom multipliers in smartphones is because zoom lenses take space. Inside a zoom lens is a series of smaller lenses, some of which move inside the lens body to change the focal length. A larger distance between the lenses will get you a higher zoom multiplier, and on real cameras this can reach several feet long.

Space, of course, is at a premium in smartphones. Imagine a smartphone sitting face down, and you would have to fit a vertical stack of the display, the CMOS sensor, and the lens all in about an 8mm height. There is just not a lot of room.

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Brett Kavanaugh the new player as Supreme Court returns to partisan gerrymandering

Washington Post - 2 hours 50 min ago
Liberal justices think it is a threat, and conservatives wonder whether courts have a role in policing it.

As Jussie Smollett proclaims innocence, mayor and police chief take aim at 'whitewash of justice'

CNN - 2 hours 50 min ago
Actor Jussie Smollett says he has been "truthful and consistent" from the jump. The prosecutor's office says dropping the charges was just and appropriate. The mayor and police superintendent? Not so fast, they say.

House fails to override Trump veto on southern border emergency

Washington Post - 2 hours 52 min ago
Democrats were unable to muster the needed two-thirds majority to overturn Trump’s first veto.

California town buried by massive snowfall

CNN - 2 hours 52 min ago
A California community has found itself buried under massive amounts of snow, and more is likely on the way.

Russia accuses US of staging coup

CNN - 2 hours 55 min ago
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and called on Russia "to cease its unconstructive behavior" in Venezuela, State Department spokesman Robert Palladino said in a statement. CNN's Paula Newton reports.

Why was the first all-female spacewalk postponed? Blame microgravity

CNN - 2 hours 56 min ago
NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch were set to make some history at the end of this week with the first all-female spacewalk.
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