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Activists cry cowardice as Republican senators shut doors to healthcare town halls

Pat Toomeys closed-door talk saw him accused of not having the courage to speak to those affected, while Ted Cruz also faced dissent at his ticket-only event At a town hall in Pennsylvania on Wednesday night, Republican senator Pat Toomey faced an angry protest over his role in the GOP healthcare bill, while Ted Cruz […]

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Virgin Galactic set to start powered flight tests, aims for 2018 commercial trips

Virgin Galactic is resuming powered tests of its spaceplane after a tragic accident with its test vehicle SpaceShipTwo resulted in the death of co-pilot Michael Alsbury in 2014. The news comes via Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson, who shared the news speaking to Bloomberg. After current glide-only tests wrap up, powered tests will begin at […]

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Honest financing as a path to economic mobility and social justice

More posts by this contributor: In The Land Of Opportunity, Why Hinder Our Own Success? Societal health can be assessed by a handful of factors: economic mobility (is the current generation earning more than their parents did?), upward mobility (the rate of which an individual can improve their own socioeconomic status), productivity (how efficiently one can […]

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Amazons Alexa passes 15,000 skills, up from 10,000 in February

Amazons Alexa voice platform has now passed 15,000 skills the voice-powered apps that run on devices like the Echo speaker, Echo Dot, newer Echo Show and others. The figure is up from the 10,000 skills Amazon officially announced back in February, which had then represented a 3x increase from September. The new 15,000 figure was […]

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Sex robots promise ‘revolutionary’ service but also risks, says study

Androids could offer valuable help to the elderly and disabled but may lead to the increased objectification of women Foundation for Responsible Robotics (FRR) report, published on Wednesday, believe they could herald a revolution in sex, helping people who would otherwise find it hard to have intimate relationships. But they also raise concerns that sex […]

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As public markets test new highs, Dropbox said to commence IPO prep

Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast. More posts by this contributor: Salesforce marches steadily toward $10B run rate goal Equity podcast: Ubers losses, Clouderas IPO and the biggest e-commerce acquisition ever After quite alot of time, abusiness pivot,two differentcredit lines,buckets of capital and arefocus on cost-control, Dropbox […]

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North Korea missile test a ‘new threat to world’, says US amid show of military force

Kim Jong-un calls test a 4 July gift to American bastards as US secretary of state urges action against North Koreans and regime The United States has ramped up pressure on North Korea after Tuesdays successful intercontinental ballistic missile test, making a show of force off the Korean peninsula with a precision firing exercise and […]

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People taking heartburn drugs could have higher risk of death, study claims

Research suggests people on proton pump inhibitors are more likely to die than those taking different antacid or none at all Millions of people taking common heartburn and journal BMJ Open, it examined the medical records of 3.5 million middle-aged Americans covered by the US veterans healthcare system. The researchers followed 350,000 participants for more […]

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