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Pirates-Nationals preview - CBSSports.com

Google Sports Headlines - Fri, 2016-07-15 21:26

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WASHINGTON -- If the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to make a run to the postseason, they will need a strong second-half performance from Gerrit Cole. The right-hander is expected to come off the disabled list and start for the Pirates Saturday night ...
With Stephen Strasburg (13-0) dealing, Nationals sitting pretty atop NL EastESPN (blog)
Nationals' Strasburg wins 16th consecutive decisionSports Illustrated
Seventh-inning meltdown costs Pirates against NationalsUSA TODAY
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Turkish soldiers surrender on Bosphorus bridge

BBC Front Page - Fri, 2016-07-15 21:26
Footage captures Turkish soldiers surrendering on a bridge over the Bosphorus, in Istanbul.
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NBA Summer League offers experience, growth for young Portland Trail Blazers - OregonLive.com

Google Sports Headlines - Fri, 2016-07-15 21:24

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NBA Summer League offers experience, growth for young Portland Trail Blazers
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Portland Trail Blazers guard Pat Connaughton attacks the basket during an NBA Summer League game against the Boston Celtics Friday, July 14, 2016 at Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mike Richman | The Oregonian/OregonLive. Print Email.
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Peaceful remembrance for man killed by police in Baton Rouge - Washington Post

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Peaceful remembrance for man killed by police in Baton Rouge
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BATON ROUGE, La. — Grieving residents of Baton Rouge honored an appeal at the funeral of a black man killed by police to celebrate his life rather than demonstrate about his death. At a three-hour service Friday, mourners paid their respects to 37 ...
The Price of American Freedom: recent police protests key to social and political changeThe Hill (blog)
Funeral for Alton Sterling Is an Expression of Grief and AngerNew York Times
Hundreds mourn Alton Sterling at Baton Rouge funeralNew York Daily News
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Screams Lead Police to Suspect in San Diego Homeless Attacks - ABC News

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Screams Lead Police to Suspect in San Diego Homeless Attacks
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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, right, speaks at a news conference in front of San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, third from right, police Captain David Nisleitand, second from right, and other police officials Friday, July 15, 2016, in San Diego.
Man Arrested in San Diego in Killings of Homeless PeopleNew York Times
Serial Killer Who Stabbed and Torched San Diegos Homeless Arrested, Cops SayDaily Beast
San Diego cops arrest man suspected of serial attacks on homelessNew York Daily News
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Despite Ties To VP Pick Mike Pence, Koch Network Still Refuses To Support Trump

NPR Headline News - Fri, 2016-07-15 20:51

Though the Indiana governor has deep connections to the powerful tax-exempt groups led by the billionaire brothers, the Koch money network maintains its focus will be protecting the Republican Senate.

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'It was a nightmare for all of us'

BBC Front Page - Fri, 2016-07-15 20:49
Forty-two people died during overnight clashes in the capital, Ankara, most of them civilians, the prosecutor's office said.
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This Is a Protest Dance: Alvin Ailey Performs to Beyonce’s ‘Freedom’

New York Times - Fri, 2016-07-15 20:48
The troupe member Sean Aaron Carmon discusses how he choreographed a piece that responds to police shootings and is set to Beyoncé’s political anthem.
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Do You Have A Living Doppelgänger?

SlashDot - Fri, 2016-07-15 20:30
HughPickens.com writes: Folk wisdom has it that everyone has a doppelganger; somewhere out there there's a perfect duplicate of you, with your mother's eyes, your father's nose and that annoying mole you've always meant to have removed. Now BBC reports that last year Teghan Lucas set out to test the hypothesis that everyone has a living double. Armed with a public collection of photographs of U.S. military personnel and the help of colleagues from the University of Adelaide, Lucas painstakingly analyzed the faces of nearly four thousand individuals, measuring the distances between key features such as the eyes and ears. Next she calculated the probability that two peoples' faces would match. What she found was good news for the criminal justice system, but likely to disappoint anyone pining for their long-lost double: the chances of sharing just eight dimensions with someone else are less than one in a trillion. Even with 7.4 billion people on the planet, that's only a one in 135 chance that there's a single pair of doppelgangers. Lucas says this study has provided much-needed evidence that facial anthropometric measurements are as accurate as fingerprints and DNA when it comes to identifying a criminal. "The use of video surveillance systems for security purposes is increasing and as a result, there are more and more instances of criminals leaving their 'faces' at a scene of a crime," says Ms Lucas. "At the same time, criminals are getting smarter and are avoiding leaving DNA or fingerprint traces at a crime scene." But that's not the whole story. The study relied on exact measurements; if your doppelganger's ears are 59mm but yours are 60mm, your likeness wouldn't count. "It depends whether we mean 'lookalike to a human' or 'lookalike to facial recognition software,'" says David Aldous. If fine details aren't important, suddenly the possibility of having a lookalike looks a lot more realistic. It depends on the way faces are stored in the brain: more like a map than an image. To ensure that friends and acquaintances can be recognized in any context, the brain employs an area known as the fusiform gyrus to tie all the pieces together. This holistic 'sum of the parts' perception is thought to make recognizing friends a lot more accurate than it would be if their features were assessed in isolation. Using this type of analysis, and judging by the number of celebrity look-alikes out there, unless you have particularly rare features, you may have literally thousands of doppelgangers. "I think most people have somebody who is a facial lookalike unless they have a truly exceptional and unusual face," says Francois Brunelle has photographed more than 200 pairs of doppelgangers for his I'm Not a Look-Alike project. "I think in the digital age which we are entering, at some point we will know because there will be pictures of almost everyone online.

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Lesnar might have ruined a perfectly good story

ESPN Headlines - Fri, 2016-07-15 20:26
Lesnar might have ruined a perfectly good story
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Suspect arrested in attacks on homeless - 10News

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Suspect arrested in attacks on homeless
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Copyright 2016 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Show Caption Hide Caption. Previous Next. Police Friday arrested a man they believe to be the "disturbed murderer" who ...
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Celtics' summer superlatives: Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown at head of class

ESPN Headlines - Fri, 2016-07-15 20:00
Celtics' summer superlatives: Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown at head of class
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Federal Appeals Court Rejects Navy Sonar-Use Rules - ABC News

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Federal Appeals Court Rejects Navy Sonar-Use Rules
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FILE- In this Jan. 18, 2014 photo, an endangered female orca leaps from the water while breaching in Puget Sound west of Seattle, as seen from a federal research vessel that had been tracking the whales. The orca is from the J pod, one of three groups ...
US ordered to lower Navy sonar levels to protect whalesSFGate
Navy failed to consider dolphin protections, court rules89.3 KPCC
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Dwyane Wade signs deal with Bulls - ESPN

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Dwyane Wade signs deal with Bulls
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CHICAGO -- Dwyane Wade has signed his contract with the Chicago Bulls. After spending his entire NBA career in Miami, Wade officially became a former Heat player Friday, when he inked the two-year deal with the Bulls that will pay him about $47 million.
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'28 pages' on alleged Saudi 9/11 ties released

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 2016-07-15 19:44
The administration sent Congress on Friday a long-classified report exploring the alleged ties of the Saudi Arabian government to the 9/11 hijackers, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Congress is expected to make the documents public as soon as this afternoon.
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Want to Work in 18 Miles of Books? First, the Quiz

New York Times - Fri, 2016-07-15 19:41
Four decades ago, the Strand created a short literature test for job applicants, which has become as much a part of the bookstore’s identity as its tote bags.
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Fast food might soon come with a side of Pokemon - CNET

Cnet - Fri, 2016-07-15 19:41
Pokemon Go developer Niantic says sponsored locations are coming to the massively popular game. It looks like McDonald's might be first in line.
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NBC's 'Most Live Olympics Ever' Will Have A One Hour Broadcast Delay For The Opening Ceremony

TechDirt - Fri, 2016-07-15 19:39

It's Olympics season again. What is normally an expose of how the IOC and the USOC become the biggest IP bullies on the block has had a little spice added to it this year in the form of a host country that by all reports is woefully unprepared for its duties while simultaneously being rocked by a pest-spread disease with the delightful symptom of shrinking the brains of fetuses. And if that doesn't make you believe that some combination of a god and/or the universe wants the Olympics to cease to be, perhaps the fact that the whole fiasco will be broadcast by NBC will.

Yes, running in parallel with our posts about IOC bullying, you will find a history of posts about NBC's strange attempts to turn back the clock on its broadcast of the games. Historically, this has meant limiting the live streaming of most of the events, making it as difficult to find and watch any event as possible, and delaying all kinds of event broadcasts until NBC deems that the public wants to watch them. But have heart, dear friends, for the NBC overlords have listened and have declared that these Rio Olympics will be the "most live Olympics ever."

For Rio 2016, NBC says this will be its "most live Olympics ever" with 4,500 hours of coverage streaming on NBCOlympics.com and the recently renamed NBC Sports app. Also new this time around is that the NBC Sports app is on connected TV devices (it launched on Roku and Apple TV last year), not just mobile.

Now, I'll just go ahead and note here that while NBC has been very busy patting itself on the back for how much more live coverage there will be of the Olympics in Rio compared with previous broadcasts, the fact that there is a time difference of exactly one hour between East Coast time and Brazil means that all the live coverage is probably just happenstance rather than any concerted effort by NBC. But, hey, the company has still gotten the message that live coverage only makes sense in a hyper-connected world where view-on-demand can be achieved by the devices we carry around in our pockets at work and while in transit, right?

Sure! Except for the opening ceremony, because you idiots aren't smart enough to be able to watch that live.

The Rio Olympics formally begin August 5th with the opening ceremony from the Maracanã stadium. Proceedings start at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, only you won’t be able to watch them on NBC until at least an hour later. At a press conference yesterday, NBC execs announced plans to broadcast the ceremony at 8 p.m. Eastern Time and 7 p.m. Central Time, each on one hour delays, and at 7 p.m. Mountain Time and 8 p.m. Pacific Time, on two and four-hour delays respectively.

So why the need for anywhere between a one and four our delay to watch the opening ceremony? Two reasons. First, forget all of that hyperconnectivity thing we just talked about, this shit has to only air during prime time. Also, without post-production and planned narration of the ceremony, you viewers won't get all of the great story lines NBC wants to feed you.

By doing a short tape-delay of one hour, it allows us to put it in a time period when more people are home to watch, because it is a Friday night and they get out of their commute or home from wherever they are. And it allows us to curate it with the narrative and storytelling of our announcers to explain what’s going on. And it allows us to put in commercials without cutting out large chunks of the show.

Also, the opening ceremony is really for all of the penis-less viewers out there. And we all know how the ladies don't really like sports but do like their soap operas, amirite?

The people who watch the Olympics are not particularly sports fans. More women watch the Games than men, and for the women, they’re less interested in the result and more interested in the journey. It’s sort of like the ultimate reality show and mini-series wrapped into one. And to tell the truth, it has been the complaint of a few sports writers. It has not been the complaint of the vast viewing public.

Now, to the point about the prime time coverage. Look, hyperconnected or not, it is certainly true that many adults only have certain hours of the day to which they can dedicate some couch-time and watch a bunch of people from a bunch of countries walk around in a circle for a while. But that doesn't mean NBC couldn't also stream the ceremony live for those that want it live. The commentary might be pared down and perhaps we wouldn't get all of the juicy narrative NBC wants to inject for lady viewers, who we all know universally hate sports and all that, but there is value to live coverage that many people want. It's not just a small number of sports writers.

As for that context it claims it needs to inject, that's not the whole story. What the delay really allows NBC to do is inject commercials wherever it wants without omitting any countries from the ceremony while also being able to cut out any undesirable content (i.e. political content) that shows up in the ceremony.

NBC has an incentive to air the ceremony live, but by delaying, they are sacrificing the chance to be first so they can tailor the coverage, cut out any shenanigans, and pick the best places to cut away to commercial. And, of course, cut anything controversial. As Gary Zenkel, NBCSG’s president, pointed out, it’s a show, not a competition.

Which, fine, if NBC wants to act as the speech filter for its viewers, so be it. But who is going to be surprised when NBC also screams bloody murder at people seeing results, highlights, and even coverage of the opening ceremony that will be available on other streams from other nations' broadcasts, on Twitter and Facebook and the like? NBC can't seriously delay its coverage and get mad when all the customers whose demands it ignores move on to other options.

But that's exactly what will happen. We've been here before, after all. And no matter how "live" these Olympics are this go-round, delaying the broadcast and stream of the opening ceremony leads me to believe I know exactly how it will go this time too.



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France Says Truck Attacker Was Tunisia Native With Record of Petty Crime

New York Times - Fri, 2016-07-15 19:31
The man, 31, had no known links to the militant extremists who have targeted and traumatized France.
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The Latest: Pilot reported engine problems before ditching - Miami Herald

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The Latest: Pilot reported engine problems before ditching
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The Latest on a missing aircraft in Hawaii (all times local): 4 p.m.. The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot of a plane that disappeared from radar reported engine problems before ditching in the ocean off Hawaii. The Coast Guard rescued a ...
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