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Congress looks into GOP operative who sought Clinton emails and later died

CNN - 2 hours 12 min ago
House and Senate investigators are turning their attention to a Republican operative's hunt for Hillary Clinton's private emails from Russian hackers -- and his possible connections to senior members of the Trump campaign.

Newark Says, Hey Amazon, Look Over Here

NY Times - 2 hours 14 min ago
With universities, an international airport and lots of space, the New Jersey city says it is the perfect location for the online retailer’s second headquarters.

Accused of Corruption on Multiple Continents, and Comfortably Defiant in Senegal

NY Times - 2 hours 20 min ago
Papa Massata Diack has been involved with huge corruption schemes that have tainted global sports, prosecutors claim. He says he can explain everything.

Analysis: Trump was for Bannon before he was against him

CNN - 2 hours 21 min ago
Caution: White House observers may experience whiplash.

1 in 9 US men has oral HPV, study finds

CNN - 2 hours 27 min ago
About one in nine American men is infected with the oral form of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Nationwide, rates for oral HPV infections are 11.5% of men and 3.2% of women: 11 million men, compared with 3.2 million women, the researchers estimated.

Bowe Bergdahl, Called a ‘Traitor’ by President Trump, Pleads Guilty

NY Times - 2 hours 30 min ago
Sergeant Bergdahl left his Afghanistan post in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban for about five years. He was released in 2014 in a prisoner swap.

NFL players: Behind 'take a knee' lies this racial injustice

CNN - 2 hours 31 min ago
With the NFL protests ongoing, it's important to not lose sight of why they began in the first place. As NFL players and concerned citizens, we want to continue to shed light on the racial disparities within our criminal justice system, including the need for bail reform.

Apple's Mac Mini is Now Three Years Old, No Refresh Date in Sight

MacRumors - 2 hours 35 min ago
Today marks the third anniversary of the last update of the Mac mini, Apple's most affordable and compact desktop computer. The Mac mini was refreshed on October 16, 2014, and since then, the machine has seen no additional updates.

The Mac mini is positioned as a "bring your own" machine that comes without a mouse, keyboard, or display, and the current version is still running Haswell processors and integrated Intel HD 5000/Intel Iris Graphics.

Pricing on the Mac mini starts at $499 for the entry-level base configuration, making it far more affordable than the iMac, which starts at $1,099 for a non-4K 21-inch version.

With the 2014 refresh, fans were disappointed as Apple ceased offering a quad-core processor option and support for dual hard drives, features that have not returned.

At this point, it's not clear if and when Apple will introduce a new version of the Mac mini. Prior to the 2014 refresh, the Mac mini was updated in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, so it's never before gone three years sans update.

Many Apple customers are eagerly awaiting a new Mac mini, including businesses that rely on the machine, like Brian Stucki's MacStadium.

When Apple announced plans for a modular Mac Pro, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller said the Mac mini "is an important product" in the company's lineup, suggesting Apple doesn't have plans to abandon the machine. He declined to offer up any information on a potential refresh, though.

Aside from a single rumor from Pike's Universum hinting at a new high-end Mac mini with a redesign that "won't be so mini anymore," we've heard no details at all about work on a possible Mac mini refresh.

If a new Mac mini is in the works, though, it could use either Seventh-Generation Kaby Lake chips or Eighth-Generation Kaby Lake Refresh chips, both of which are available now.

The Mac mini typically uses the same 15W U-series chips that are found in the 13-inch MacBook Pro. With Intel's Eighth-Generation chips, the U-series all feature four cores, so should a future Mac mini adopt Kaby Lake Refresh chips or later, quad-core performance will return.

Given that it's October and there are no rumors, it's not likely we're going to see a Mac mini refresh in 2017, but sometime in 2018 is fair game.

Related Roundup: Mac miniBuyer's Guide: Mac Mini (Don't Buy)
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Without Kaepernick, what is NFL saying to black fans?

CNN - 2 hours 39 min ago
Aaron Rodgers is one of the National Football League's best players, and with his potentially season-ending injury, the NFL will be put to the test. Does the league treasure its fervent black supporters as much as it does fans of President Donald Trump and a number of other white Americans, who seem to believe they alone should define patriotism? Aaron Rodgers' broken collarbone puts one of league's signature franchises, the Green Bay Packers, a team that was expected to contend for the Super Bowl this season, on the spot. Will they pass on a free agent, Colin Kaepernick, that took the San Francisco 49ers to within one play of winning a title a few years ago?

Trump not considering firing Robert Mueller

CNN - 2 hours 44 min ago
President Donald Trump said Monday he was not considering firing the Justice Department's special counsel leading the investigation into Russian interference in last year's election.

Opinion: GOP doesn't have a clue -- but Bannon does

CNN - 2 hours 47 min ago
Anyone who doesn't understand why so many people have been aroused and inspired by Steve Bannon's culture "war talk" should listen to the Paul Ryan interview on "Face the Nation" a few weeks back. It offered a perfect example of what frustrates them about the Republican leadership. Prompted by host John Dickerson on the issue of race relations, the House speaker advised President Donald Trump and other leaders to change their adversarial ways.

Sending Relief by Air and Sea to Puerto Rico From the Bronx

NY Times - 2 hours 47 min ago
As she leads a nonprofit’s aid effort, Lymaris Albors channels the anguish stirred by Hurricane Maria into delivering help to her homeland.

Police arrest 5 in 1983 cold-case slaying

CNN - 2 hours 49 min ago
Heather Coggins was 6 years old when her Uncle Tim was killed in what police say was a vicious, racially motivated murder in the tiny hamlet of Sunny Side, Georgia.

When They Met: In a Bygone New York, John Epperson Invited Charles Busch to a Show

NY Times - 2 hours 54 min ago
The two old friends — and one-time frenemies — both became famous wearing women’s clothing. But don’t call them “drag queens.”

Harvey Weinstein Case Highlights Pitfalls Of Workplace Harassment Claims

NPR All Things Considered - 2 hours 57 min ago

Most employers have policies on reporting sexual harassment, and human resources officials are required to investigate those claims. But those filing the complaints can face obstacles, experts say.

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Trump steps back onto the campaign trail with appearance in South Carolina

Washington Post - 3 hours 3 min ago
The president is backing a sitting governor who faces an insurgent challenge in the GOP primary.

'Hillary, please run!' Trump jokes, says 'whole Russia thing' was an excuse for Democrats' 2016 loss

Washington Post - 3 hours 3 min ago
He made the comments during a freewheeling Rose Garden news conference.

She claimed tall, blond aliens kidnapped her as a child. Now she's running for Congress.

Washington Post - 3 hours 3 min ago
Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera is running to replace Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), who is retiring from Congress.

President Trump and Mitch McConnell's reality-defying kumbaya at the White House

Washington Post - 3 hours 3 min ago
Both politicians made a lot of claims that don't match up with recent reality.
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