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Bodies of bridge collapse victims retrieved

CNN - 7 hours 22 min ago
After days of digging through 950 tons of steel and concrete, authorities say the remains of all six victims of the pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida have been recovered.

Two polio workers killed in attack in Pakistan

CNN - 7 hours 37 min ago
Two polio workers were killed in an attack in a tribal area of Pakistan on Saturday, according to a local official.

Two Israeli soldiers killed in West Bank car ramming attack

CNN - 7 hours 44 min ago
Two Israeli soldiers were killed and three more were injured in a car ramming attack on Friday afternoon in the northern West Bank, according to the Israeli military and emergency services.

Russians vote as Putin seeks 4th term

CNN - 7 hours 54 min ago
Russians began voting Sunday in a presidential election widely expected to cement President Vladimir Putin's power for another six years.

Five reasons Trump would have wanted Andrew McCabe fired

Washington Post - 8 hours 35 min ago
Besides spiting a man the president has pilloried as a deep-state enemy.

Trump nudges GOP challenger out of Nevada Senate race, aiding Heller

Washington Post - 8 hours 35 min ago
Republican Danny Tarkanian said he would seek a Nevada House seat instead, removing a headache for the GOP as it tries to preserve or even expand its Senate majority.

Israeli military destroys Gaza tunnel

CNN - 8 hours 38 min ago
The Israeli military destroyed a Hamas tunnel in southern Gaza on Sunday morning and struck an underground "military complex" in central Gaza, Israel Defence Forces (IDF) spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said.

State of the Cartoonion: March Madness

CNN - 8 hours 44 min ago
On State of the Cartoonion, it's March Madness in the White House and Jake Tapper looks at the question everyone's been asking: Who's out next?

Bernstein: Trump determined to stop Mueller

CNN - 9 hours 48 sec ago
CNN's Carl Bernstein says that people close to President Trump are saying that he is determined to shut down Robert Mueller's investigation.

Mueller Wants Trump’s Business Records. What’s the Russia Connection?

NY Times - 9 hours 12 min ago
The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents related to Russia. The company has a three-decade relationship with Moscow.

Mother in agony after baby killed

CNN - 9 hours 13 min ago
Residents say Turkish-led forces bombed a hospital in their Kurdish town of Afrin in northern Syria, killing at least nine people. CNN's Ben Wedeman's has the story.

Dems 'Blue Dog mafia' is off the leash

CNN - 9 hours 26 min ago
National Democrats have turned to the centrist members of their party to reach far, wide and early to identify and bolster candidates beyond their urban strongholds.

The McCabe I knew will move on from this firing

CNN - 9 hours 43 min ago
As the news arrived Friday night that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe had been fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, I felt a visceral numbness. The announcement had certainly been anticipated. Nonetheless, the expected blow still stunned the senses.

GOP senator: Firing Mueller would bring end to Trump presidency

CNN - 10 hours 5 min ago
Sen. Lindsey Graham gave a stern warning Sunday to President Donald Trump against firing special counsel Robert Mueller.

Man and missing teen found after 2 weeks

CNN - 10 hours 12 min ago
Nearly two weeks after a 16-year-old Pennsylvania girl vanished with a 45-year-old man, the pair was found Saturday in Mexico and the man was arrested, authorities say.

See Queen's letter about Harry's marriage

CNN - 10 hours 31 min ago
Prince Harry's marriage to Meghan Markle required approval by the Archbishop and Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, in part because Markle is divorced. CNN's Max Foster explains the Royal protocol.

BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition now officially available in the Middle East

CrackBerry - 10 hours 44 min ago

When the BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition was announced at CES 2018 it was noted that the device would be available in the Middle East and now, it has arrived.

When the BlackBerry KEYone Bronze Edition was announced at CES 2018 it was noted that the device would be available in the Middle East and now, it has arrived. The Bronze Edition is available starting today through Sharaf DG stores and online at Souq.com. Additionally, the KEYone Bronze Edition will be available from Etisalat and Du.

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Isikoff: Why Trump wanted McCabe fired

CNN - 10 hours 58 min ago
Investigative journalist Michael Isikoff discusses Trump's reaction to the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

Trump's opioid plan may include death for drug dealers

CNN - 11 hours 3 min ago
President Donald Trump will roll out new plans to tackle the country's opioid epidemic on Monday in New Hampshire, a senior administration official tells CNN. The plan will likely include stiffer penalties for high intensity drug traffickers, including the possibility of the death penalty.

People’s Republic of Desire film review: Yes, Black Mirror is already here

Ars - 11 hours 5 min ago

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AUSTIN, Texas—If you've ever asked yourself how long a Black Mirror episode might take to turn into real life, the new documentary People's Republic of Desire has an answer: roughly four years.

Really, the best way to describe this feature-length look at Chinese Internet streamers is to point to the British series' first-season episode "Fifteen Million Merits," which aired in 2011 and starred Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya. The episode imagined a future, Internet-driven popularity contest that tore people's lives apart. According to the filmmakers behind People's Republic of Desire, that episode's level of life-bending insanity had already unfolded in China by 2015, fueled largely by the millions-strong video-sharing site YY. And the results aren't pretty.

The result, with its millimeter-range focus on major YY personalities, deservedly won this week's South by Southwest jury prize for best documentary. Though it leaves some questions and topics unexplored, People's Republic of Desire still delivers a fascinating, character-driven story that Internet fans in the West should pay particular heed to—especially as live-streaming services develop and mature on our side of the Pacific.

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