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What 7 Visitors (and One Guard) Cherished on MoMA’s Closing Day

NY Times - 5 hours 33 min ago
They were drawn to the Big M’s: Monet, Matisse, Miró, and more.

Black bear euthanized after becoming too familiar with people who fed it and took selfies

CNN - 5 hours 38 min ago
Wildlife officials say they were forced to euthanize a friendly young black bear after it grew too familiar with people who regularly fed and took selfies with it.

Google Calendar is now back online after brief outage

CrackBerry - 5 hours 39 min ago

If you're a heavy Google Calendar user, you may have noticed the website is currently down right now and producing different error messages.

Today is totally canceled

Updated: As noted by Google, Google Calendar has now come back online. "The problem with Google Calendar should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better."

If you're a heavy Google Calendar user, you may have noticed the website is currently down right now and producing different error messages. Google has noted via their G Suite Status dashboard they are currently investigating and will provide further information soon.

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How to Keep Bedbugs From Coming Home With You

NY Times - 5 hours 43 min ago
Bedbugs peak in the summer, just in time for vacation. Here’s how to check your hotel bed for bloodsuckers — and what to do if you find them.

NASA breaks record to capture this image

CNN - 5 hours 44 min ago
NASA spacecraft OSIRIS-REx, which has been orbiting the asteroid named Bennu, just broke a record in order to capture this image.

Earn valuable Salesforce certifications with this 19-hour bundle

CrackBerry - 5 hours 45 min ago

With four courses and 19 hours of training aimed at helping you ace the certification exams, this Salesforce Lightning training will add serious weight to your resume.

As one of the leading cloud computing and customer service platforms in the world, Salesforce has earned its reputation for being the go-to platform for businesses ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 500 conglomerates. 

That means that if you want to be successful in virtually any subcategory of tech, you need to have more than just a basic understanding of what Salesforce can do. The Complete Salesforce Lightning Certification Training Bundle will get you up to speed with one of its most powerful services, and it's available for over 95% off at just $19.

With four courses and 19 hours of training aimed at helping you ace the certification exams, this Salesforce Lightning training will add serious weight to your resume. 

You'll learn how to detail advanced organization setups, integrate user interfaces into a wide range of online contexts, build cloud services that can facilitate the flow of information, and much more. 

You'll also learn how to work with the latest and most influential Salesforce platforms through instruction that prepares you for some of the most challenging and valuable certification exams. 

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Democratic candidates are honing their message to the religious left

Washington Post - 5 hours 53 min ago
For the religious left, addressing the concerns of the country's poor is the chief moral issue.

Democratic candidates are honing their message to the religious left

Washington Post - 5 hours 53 min ago
For the religious left, addressing the concerns of the country's poor is the chief moral issue.

In a Gray City, Some See a Blank Canvas

NY Times - 5 hours 53 min ago
The 52 Places Traveler takes the midnight train to Aberdeen and finds an underappreciated city that’s quietly exploding with creativity.

Apple Watch Gets Over-the-Air Software Update Mechanism, But iPhone Still Required For Now

MacRumors - 5 hours 55 min ago
Apple appears to be in the process of decoupling the iPhone from the watchOS update process on the Apple Watch.


In the first beta of watchOS 6, the Apple Watch gained its own over-the-air software update mechanism under Settings > General > Software Update. As on the iPhone, the mechanism checks for any available watchOS update and, if prompted, downloads the update directly to the Apple Watch.

The mechanism became functional on Monday when Apple seeded the second beta of watchOS 6 to developers.

As noted by Jeremy Horwitz, however, users still must review and accept the watchOS terms and conditions using an iPhone. Hopefully this is a temporary step that Apple removes before watchOS 6 is publicly released in September.

Sure seems like the stage is being set for direct-to-Apple Watch software updates in watchOS 6, though it hasn’t been fully freed quite yet from the need to approve things on the iPhone. pic.twitter.com/pf3wBC3vU5

— Jeremy Horwitz (@horwitz) June 17, 2019
Updating an Apple Watch's software previously required using the Apple Watch app on an iPhone for the entire process.

This change is in line with the Apple Watch gradually becoming more independent from the iPhone. In 2017, for example, Apple Watch Series 3 models launched with cellular capabilities for making phone calls and more without an iPhone. And in watchOS 6, the Apple Watch received its own on-wrist App Store.

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Michel Platini Is Detained in France Over Qatar World Cup Vote

NY Times - 5 hours 56 min ago
Investigators were also said to have questioned the former European soccer president about the awarding of the 2016 European championship to France.

Experts: Here’s what to expect from 2019 fire season

Futurity.org - 5 hours 59 min ago

Abnormal is the new normal for Western wildfires, with increasingly bigger and more destructive blazes, experts say. But understanding the risks can help avert disaster.

Throughout Western North America, millions of people live in high-risk wildfire zones thanks to increasingly dry, hot summers and abundant organic fuel in nearby wildlands. Researchers say that’s a recipe for disaster.

This year, the National Interagency Fire Center predicts a heavy wildfire season for areas along the West Coast from California into Canada due to a heavy crop of grasses and other plants that developed in the wake of a wet winter.

In California, the largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, has already begun fire hazard-prevention power cut-offs that will likely affect hundreds of thousands of customers in the months ahead. Meanwhile, insurance claims for wildfires that devastated parts of California this past November recently topped $12 billion—a total that represents the state’s largest-ever economic loss from fire.

Here, experts Chris Field, director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Rebecca Miller, a PhD student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources; and Michael Goss, a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, discuss what to expect from the wildfire season this year and into the future:

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Terry McAuliffe: What voters really care about

CNN - 6 hours 5 min ago
During the last two months, I've done over 40 events supporting Democrats running for office in Virginia's 2019 elections. Despite the proximity of Northern Virginia to Washington, DC, it feels like a world apart. Instead of questions about impeachment or socialism or Russia, Virginia Democrats want to hear solutions on the cost of health care, fixing roads and improving K-12 education.

U.S. Schools Underreport How Often Students Are Restrained Or Secluded, Watchdog Says

NPR All Things Considered - 6 hours 8 min ago

Districts are supposed to tell the government how often students are held or detained. But a new report says those numbers are so inaccurate, there's no way of knowing the prevalence of these methods.

(Image credit: Sam Rowe for NPR)

Marijuana, E-Scooters, Driver’s Licenses: Last-Minute Deals in Albany

NY Times - 6 hours 9 min ago
Tuesday: Major developments on complicated issues in the last days of the legislative session.

How Libra Would Work for You

NY Times - 6 hours 18 min ago
We break down the new Facebook-backed cryptocurrency and what the company hopes you will be able to do with it, even though it hasn’t quite arrived.

Michelle Obama gathers celebrities for dodgeball match against late-night host

CNN - 6 hours 22 min ago
Michelle Obama rose to "The Late Late Show" host James Corden's dodgeball challenge and led Team USA to victory over Team UK.

Facebook unveils new cryptocurrency

CNN - 6 hours 22 min ago
For the last year, Facebook has been signaling it wants in on the cryptocurrency phenomenon. At its F8 developers conference last month, cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he wants to make sending money as easy as sending a photo: digital, immediate, free and secure.
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