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New York Today: New York Today: Trying Out for the Open

NY Times - 2 hours 59 min ago
Wednesday: Darting across the court at the U.S. Open and the first mayoral debate.

Cops question teen for dancing Macarena

CNN - 3 hours 6 min ago
In Saudi Arabia, dancing to the Macarena in a crosswalk can apparently land you in police custody.

Trump rails on 'the crooked media' and praises 'Fox & Friends' and Hannity

Washington Post - 3 hours 10 min ago
President Trump attacked the media, including the New York Times, CNN and the Washington Post, during his rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22 "Fox has treated me fairly," Trump said. "How good is Hannity? ... And Fox & Friends in the morning is the best show."

President spent 77 minutes at his campaign rally to deliver fact-free retellings of recent historical events

CNN - 3 hours 23 min ago
President Donald Trump went to Arizona on Tuesday night and delivered what has now become a trademark speech: Full of invective, victimhood and fact-free retellings of recent historical events.

Liveblog: The Galaxy Note 8 launches

Ars - 3 hours 24 min ago

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It's about time for Samsung to take the wraps off its latest flagship, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. On Wednesday, August 23 at 11am ET (8am PT) , the company will hold a massive event in New York City to show off its latest flagship.

We know pretty much all the basics about the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung gave the Galaxy S8 a big redesign with slimmer bezels, on-screen navigation buttons, and a rear fingerprint reader, and we're expecting that to carry over to the Galaxy Note 8. The main differences will be a slightly bigger screen, the usual addition of an S-Pen, and Samsung's first dual-camera setup with a 3x optical zoom.

SoCs haven't changed much since the release of the Galaxy S8, so we're expecting the Note 8 (in the US, at least) to also pack a Snapdragon 835 SoC. The Note 8 should get a boost to 6GB of RAM, though. With the release of the Note 8, Samsung can also finally put the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco behind it.

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Opinion: This bill could turn your city into the Wild West

CNN - 3 hours 25 min ago
New York's turnaround on violent crime has improved the lives of all New Yorkers. In 1990, there were more than 2,000 murders in our city. Last year, there were 335. Our safe streets have subsequently enabled an economic resurgence that has proven especially beneficial to real estate developers like President Donald J. Trump.

ESPN slammed over pulling announcer off UVA game because of his name

CNN - 3 hours 29 min ago
By trying to avoid an embarrassing ordeal, ESPN has embarrassed itself.

Former national intelligence director questions Trump's fitness for office

CNN - 3 hours 30 min ago
James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence, said Wednesday morning he questioned President Donald Trump's fitness for office.

Kislyak: Spy claims are 'nonsense'

CNN - 3 hours 31 min ago
Former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak speaks to CNN's Matthew Chance about the Trump-Russia scandal.

Virgin Mobile USA Offering One Year of Unlimited Data to iPhone Switchers For Just $1

MacRumors - 3 hours 35 min ago
Virgin Mobile USA today announced that customers who bring their existing iPhone, and transfer their phone number from another carrier, will receive one year of unlimited talk, text, and data for just $1 with AutoPay enabled. The limited time promotion is available until August 31, 2017.

The deal is also available to customers who purchase a brand new iPhone at full cost from Virgin Mobile, which sells the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus for the same prices as Apple. Virgin Mobile also sells the iPhone SE for $279.99, which is $120 off its regular $399 price.

Once an iPhone is verified as compatible with Virgin Mobile, which operates on Sprint's network, a SIM card will be shipped with instructions to install it and activate the device. SIM cards can be ordered for free on Virgin's website until Friday, September 29, at which point the starter kit will cost $25.

During the 12-month promotional period, so-called "Inner Circle" members will receive unlimited talk, text, and data with a few caveats: video quality is limited to up to 480p resolution, music streams at up to 500 kbps, and games stream at up to 2 Mbps. Virgin promises 4G LTE speeds for "practically everything else."

Customers who use more than 23GB of data in a billing cycle will be de-prioritized during times and places where the network is constrained.

Mobile Hotspot is available for an additional $10 per month, providing up to eight tethered devices with a dedicated allotment of 10GB of high-speed data to share each month. Unlimited calls to Mexico and Canada, and unlimited worldwide text messaging, can also be added for $5 per month.

After the $1 offer, customers will be transitioned to Virgin Mobile's standard pricing of $50 per month for unlimited talk, text, and data, with all of the aforementioned caveats. Taxes are extra.

Overall, there doesn't seem to be any obvious catches hidden in the fine print. Virgin Mobile doesn't have contracts, so customers should be able to take their iPhone to a different carrier at any point. Virgin Mobile is simply looking for customers to try out its network, similar to its parent Sprint's free-year offer.

Virgin Mobile USA became an iPhone-only carrier in June, but since it shares Sprint's network, only CDMA models are compatible.

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Google and Walmart Partner With Eye on Amazon

NY Times - 3 hours 38 min ago
The companies are working together to keep pace in the race for online shoppers. They hope a transition to voice technology will help.

Trump laments 'poor' Jeffrey Lord, the CNN analyst fired for tweeting a Nazi salute

Washington Post - 3 hours 40 min ago
The network parted ways with Lord after he tweeted “Sieg Heil” — a phrase banned in Germany because of its association with Hitler and the Nazi party — during a public spat with a liberal activist.

Trump tells Congress to get rid of the filibuster

Washington Post - 3 hours 40 min ago
While recounting the defeat of the Republican health-care plan in the Senate during a rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22, President Trump reiterated his call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to get rid of the filibuster.

Trump says former sheriff Joe Arpaio ‘can feel good’

Washington Post - 3 hours 40 min ago
President Trump spoke about possibly pardoning former Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff Joe Arpaio during a rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22. Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt in July.

Thomas Meehan, Who Wrote the Books for Broadway Hits, Dies at 88

NY Times - 3 hours 41 min ago
“Annie,” “Hairspray” and “The Producers” were among Mr. Meehan’s Tony Award-winning credits.

Netflix's 'Death Note' delivers ho-hum horror

CNN - 3 hours 48 min ago
"Death Note" has spawned a cottage industry in Japan, with the graphic novels (or manga) adapted into animation, movies and TV. Netflix's film based on the property, however, seriously loses something in translation, yielding a thriller that practically suffocates on its own convoluted plot.

$700M Powerball drawing could set a record

CNN - 3 hours 49 min ago
Someone could win the largest lottery prize in American history Wednesday night.
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