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Fake Earthquake Detected In Mexico City After Player's Goal In World Cup Match

Slashdot - 2 hours 4 min ago
According to officials in Mexico, an artificial earthquake was reported in Mexico City that was possibly caused by "massive jumps during the goal from the Mexico national soccer team" on Sunday. KABC reports: Hirving Lozano scored the lone goal in the 35th minute, picking up Javier Hernandez's pass inside the penalty area and beating Mesut Ozil before shooting past Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer from 10 yards. The goal decided the match -- a match Germany didn't expect to lose. Mexico upset Germany, the defending champion, 1-0. The loss meant Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup. "Two monitoring stations in Mexico City picked up the temblor the same time Lozano scored, 35 minutes into the match," reports USA Today. "Seismologists in Chile also said that their instruments detected an artificial temblor at the same time."

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Did Mexico’s Revelry in World Cup Win Over Germany Cause an Earthquake?

New York Times - 2 hours 12 min ago
A quake was “possibly because of mass jumping” — moments after the Mexican men’s soccer team scored a goal against powerhouse Germany.
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Brooks Koepka Repeats as the U.S. Open Champion

New York Times - 2 hours 15 min ago
Koepka, 28, finished at one over par for the tournament, closing with a two-under 68 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club and becoming the first man since 1989 to win the title in consecutive years.
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Melania Trump Calls on ‘Both Sides’ to End Family Separation, Echoing President’s False Claim

New York Times - 3 hours 7 min ago
The first lady said the country needed to be governed “with a heart,” but echoed President Trump’s implication that a political stalemate was to blame.
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Amazon Tightens Grip on a New Medium: Live Streams of Video Games

New York Times - 3 hours 17 min ago
Google and Facebook are struggling to catch up with Twitch, a service that Amazon bought four years ago for $1.1 billion.
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Trumpism Finds a Safe Space at Conservative Women’s Conference

New York Times - 3 hours 24 min ago
An estimated 1,000 young women took part in sessions like “How Political Correctness is Making Everyone Stupid” and displayed enthusiasm they hope to see for Republicans in the midterm elections.
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Video Game Addiction Tries to Move From Basement to Doctor’s Office

New York Times - 3 hours 32 min ago
Gaming disorder is being recognized for the first time by the World Health Organization. But of the few treatment options available, most are uninsured and unproven.
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As Afghan Cease-Fire Ends, Temporary Friends Hug, Then Return to War

New York Times - 3 hours 50 min ago
The brief cease-fire injected hope into the Afghan peace process, as Taliban fighters mingled with government forces. It also raised fear that insurgents may have used the peace to infiltrate cities.
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Gmail Proves That Some People Hate Smart Suggestions

Slashdot - 4 hours 4 min ago
Citing a number of complaints following Google's Gmail makeover, TechCrunch's Romain Dillet makes the case for why some users don't want smart suggestions in the email service: There's a reason why Gmail lets you disable all the smart features. Some users don't want smart categories, important emails first and smart reply suggestions. Arguably, the only smart feature everyone needs is the spam filter. A pure chronological feed of your email messages is incredibly valuable as well. That's why many Instagram users are still asking for a chronological feed. Sure, algorithmic feeds can lead to more engagement and improved productivity. Maybe Google conducted some tests and concluded that you end up answering more emails if you let Gmail do its thing. But you may want to judge the value of each email without an algorithmic ranking. VCs could spot the next big thing without any bias. Journalists could pay attention to young and scrappy startups as much as the new electric scooter startup in San Francisco. Universities could give a grant to students with unconventional applications. The HR department of your company could look at all applications without following Google's order.

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For Brazil, a Disappointing Start to World Cup

New York Times - 5 hours 2 min ago
Brazil failed to put away numerous quality chances, and Switzerland emerges from its toughest match of the group stage with a very encouraging point.
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Diversity At Google Hasn't Changed Much Over the Last Year

Slashdot - 5 hours 4 min ago
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: Not much changed at Google over the last year when it came to the diversity of the tech giant's workforce. Google released its annual diversity report on Thursday detailing the composition of its workforce. The percentage of female employees rose by .1 percent to 30.9 percent. The percentage of Asian employees grew by 1.6 percent to 36.3 percent. The number of black and Latino employees grew by .1 percent to 2.5 percent and 3.6 percent, respectively. "Google's workforce data demonstrates that if we want a better outcome, we need to evolve our approach," said Danielle Brown, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Google, in the report. "That's why from now on ownership for diversity and inclusion will be shared between Google's leadership team, People Operations and Googlers. Our strategy doesn't provide all the answers, but we believe it will help us find them."

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Critic’s Notebook: At the Louvre, Beyoncé and Jay-Z Are Both Outsiders and Heirs

New York Times - 5 hours 18 min ago
A critic’s guide to the art in the couple’s new video, from the Mona Lisa to “Raft of the Medusa.”
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Asia and Australia Edition: World Cup, Afghanistan, North Korea: Your Monday Briefing

New York Times - 5 hours 20 min ago
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
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Album Review: Beyoncé and Jay-Z: The State of the Union Is Strong

New York Times - 5 hours 29 min ago
The couple abruptly released their long-rumored joint album, “Everything Is Love,” a statement of solidarity in the face of personal and institutional challenges.
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Reinhard Hardegen, Who Led U-Boats to America’s Shore, Dies at 105

New York Times - 5 hours 35 min ago
“We were the first to be here, and for the first time in this war a German soldier looked upon the coast of the U.S.A.”
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Venmo Is Going All In On Mobile Payments

Slashdot - 6 hours 5 min ago
Venmo, the PayPal-owned, peer-to-peer payments app, is ending web support for its service. When the changes are all rolled out, users will only be able to make payments and charge users via the iOS or Android app. TechCrunch reports: The message to users was quietly shared in the body of Venmo's monthly transaction history email. It reads as follows: "NOTICE: Venmo has decided to phase out some of the functionality on the Venmo.com website over the coming months. We are beginning to discontinue the ability to pay and charge someone on the Venmo.com website, and over time, you may see less functionality on the website -- this is just the start. We therefore have updated our user agreement to reflect that the use of Venmo on the Venmo.com website may be limited." The decision represents a notable shift in product direction for Venmo. Though best known as a mobile payments app, the service has also been available online, similar to PayPal, for many years.

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‘I Can’t Go Without My Son,’ a Mother Pleaded as She Was Deported to Guatemala

New York Times - 6 hours 7 min ago
As a growing number of families are being separated as part of the Trump administration’s attempt to control illegal immigration, some parents are being deported before recovering their children.
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‘Incredibles 2’ Sells a Record-Setting $180 Million in Tickets

New York Times - 6 hours 7 min ago
The Pixar movie had the best-ever opening for an animated release, benefiting from rapturous word of mouth. Ticket buyers gave it a rare A-plus in exit polls.
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A Legal Resident, an Arrest by ICE and Father’s Day in Jail

New York Times - 6 hours 9 min ago
He came from Mexico and got his green card, his family said. Now, immigration officials have put him in jail because of a misdemeanor conviction from nearly 20 years ago.
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Deadly Shooting in New Jersey

New York Times - 6 hours 57 min ago
One person was killed and at least 17 injured when a shooting broke out at an all-night arts festival in Trenton early Sunday.
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