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IL passes automatic voter registration

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Now, the bill will head to the governor's office and he will decide to either approve the bill or veto it. It will now return to the Senate for agreements on changes, according to the AP. The representative stated that the automatic registration of voters would both modernize the voter registration system in IL and increase voter participation in elections. Read More »

Mercedes-AMG Reveals its F1-Based Project One Hypercar Specs

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Mercedes-AMG hinted a little while ago that they're upcoming Project One will be powered by a drivetrain that's very similar to the one in Lewis Hamilton's Formula One auto. "There are a lot of regulatory factors to consider". Mercedes-AMGA teaser image for the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar. That turbo V6 is said to have a thermal efficiency of 40%, twice that of most performance cars. Read More »

Manuel "El Man" Noriega Dead At 83, Front Page From Panama

Noriega had since said his relationship with the United States soured when he refused to participate in anti-communist efforts spearheaded by the CIA in Central America during the 1980s The CIA has not commented on Noriega's claims. In 2010 Noriega was sent to France, where he was convicted on money laundering charges. His drug trafficking led to his downfall. He also had other pending cases for disappearances that took place when he was head of the defunct National Guard . Read More »

Great Barrier Reef can no longer be saved, experts say

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There, an estimated 70 per cent of shallow water corals had died along with significant variability between and within reefs . Peter Gash, owner and manager of the Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, snorkels with Oliver Lanyon and Lewis Marshall, Senior Rangers in the Great Barrier Reef region for the Queenlsand Parks and Wildlife Service, during an inspection of the reef's condition in an area called the "Coral Gardens" located at Lady Elliot Island located north-east from the town of ... Read More »

NASA captures a partial solar eclipse in space

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During the point of most coverage the moon was covering nearly 90 percent of the sun. The Maria Mitchell Observatory will be hosting a special program that day, including live streams from observatories across the country and viewing opportunities for the public using solar viewers. Read More »

Djokovic makes winning French Open start on Agassi's watch

Reigning women's champion Garbine Muguruza began her Roland Garros defence with a straight-sets triumph over 2010 victor Francesca Schiavone. The Spaniard, who was forced to withdraw before last year's third round with a wrist injury, broke Paire eight times to brush aside the world No. Read More »

Eoin Morgan admits England may have to temper batting approach

Tottering at 20-6 inside the first five overs, England crumbled against Rabada (4-39) and Parnell (3-43) in a performance that lasted only 31.1 overs. Coach and captain diverged, however, on Bairstow's Champions Trophy credentials - both praising the batsman but Bayliss pondering whether his latest innings may yet bring a last-minute recall at the expense of out-of-form opener Jason Roy, while Morgan remains insistent that is highly unlikely. Read More »

Minimum wage to increase from $11.40 to $14 in January

Premier Kathleen Wynne and Labour Minister Kevin Flynn are scheduled to detail the changes after receiving recommendations last week of a government-commissioned report aimed at creating better workplaces. Personal emergency leave will be expanded to include an across-the-board minimum of at least two paid days per year for all workers. Central in the campaign is the demand for a $15 minimum wage for all workers, regardless of age, student status, job or area of work. Read More »

Nvidia's Max-Q Will Make Your Gaming Laptops Incredibly Slim

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After announcing a new standard for hardcore gaming PCs last week, tagging them as GeForce GTX Battle Boxes, Nvidia has followed up with a unifying design standard for gaming laptops . If you are a demanding gamer who would never play anything less than 4K and will want VR support, the top of the line Max Q model is the one to go for which will be expensive without questions. Read More »

New Overwatch Hero Teased in Horizon Lunar Colony Lore

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Delivered in the form of an in-universe news story concerning the "possible fate of Horizon Lunar Colony ", the post is likely to confuse (even irritate) any players not heavily invested in the game's lore. However, if you take a look at that image, it's pretty much a given that the next update is going to be focused on Winston . Remember, there are a few heroes in Overwatch that started out as part of the team or were recruited after criminal activity, it would only make sense to see a ... Read More »

Asus unveils the world's thinnest convertible laptop

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The Flip S has a color accent on the keyboard and the top lid. The device is expected to be available in the market later this year, at a starting price of $1,099. Again, it runs the i7-7500U processor, integrated Intel HD Graphics 620, up to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and up to 1TB PCI Express SSD. Along with such awesome features, the company claims that it has a battery life of up to 14 hours. Read More »

Woods on DUI: Alcohol was not involved

Subban sent a slap shot by Murray that appeared to give the Predators the lead. Jake Guentzel scored the game-winner, his 10th goal of the playoffs, on Pittsburgh's first shot of the third period with 3:17 left in regulation. Maybe that's why he couldn't get a piece of the puck on the victor. "We see who's better", Malkin said. The second period started how the first ended - with the Predators actually shooting on their own goalie - but the Preds looked to have more energy than the ... Read More »

Larsen & Toubro's Q4 consolidated net profit rises 29.5%

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The company has bagged orders worth Rs 1,292 crore under Water & Effluent Treatment Business, while the Smart World & Communication Business has secured an order worth Rs 221 crore. Meanwhile, the company has announced today that its construction arm has won orders worth Rs 5146 crore acreoss various business segments. "Economic recovery in the country is expected to steadily improve in the current year backed by structural reforms and overcoming the short-term effects of demonetization", ... Read More »

Jio Fiber Launch date on October 18th (Diwali)

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Ever since Reliance Jio launched its services officially, there has been an ongoing price war among the telecom operators. It lured users by offering lucrative freebies which posed a threat to other incumbent telcos in the telecom sector. Read More »

New 'Pokemon' Game For Mobile Is Now Available On iOS And Android

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If you do, you may grab a berry, or discovery a diamond, but you might also stumble across a hook or a hungry pidgeotto instead and if you do, your magikarp is carried off and presumably killed. But that's what Magikarp Jump is all about. You have to actually walk around in real life, to catch the wild spawns, acquire more distance if you want your eggs to hatch and get candy for the buddy Pokemon you have. Read More »

Tokyo RPG Factory and Square Enix Announce Lost Sphear

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Titled Lost Sphear , the new game will too take after other classic JRPGs. Its story will follow a young boy, Kanata, who finds his hometown disappearing. Expanding on the gameplay seen in I Am Setsuna, Lost Sphere will a revamped ATB Battle System where players can freely adjust their placement mid fight. Read More »

Andy Rubin's Essential phone revealed: launching for $699 with modular functionality

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As you might think, it is not just another smartphone running on Android, it is made as another modular phone that you can tweak with the accessories that are available for the Essential phone. This is similar to the one used on Huawei smartphones where one is a monochrome sensor whereas the other is an RGB one. It has been coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage but there is presently no word on the inclusion of a MicroSD card slot. Read More »

ASUS ZenFone AR Launching in Taiwan in June, US in July

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I mean sure, I can't speak from first hand experience, but the kind of stuff we have been hearing about, make the Zenfone AR one of the most eagerly anticipated devices of the year. Google Tango is an impressive technology, but to date, it's been impractical for the majority of users. The Tango-enabled smartphone is confirmed to launch in Taiwan mid-June followed by a subsequent launch in the USA in weeks to come, the publication reports. Read More »

Manhunt in Manchester as probe leak row grows

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Following the deadly attack at the Manchester Arena at an Ariana Grande's concert earlier this week, the singer has announced a benefit concert in the United Kingdom city to raise money for the victims and their families. Police and security services are also upset that the name of bomber Salman Abedi was apparently leaked by US officials and published while police in Britain were withholding the name for what they said were reasons of operational security. Read More »

Asus Announces New Laptops At Computex 2017

During this event we saw five new laptops announced, alongside a new smartphone, two all-in-one PCs and a new "Designo" monitor. The ZenBook Flip S is the star of the show, sporting a convertible form-factor that is just 10.9mm thick and weighs only 2.42 pounds. Read More »

Intel to Launch Core i9-7980XE CPU With 18 Cores

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Intel's accompanying new chipset is built to match the Core-X Series enthusiast aspirations. And it gives Intel yet another way to satisfy the demands of power-hungry users who might want to do things like play games in 4K while broadcasting them in HD over Twitch. Read More »

ASUS introduces antenna-less Wi-Fi router, Blue Cave at Computex 2017

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The router can be controlled through a smartphone app, just like the Google OnHub Wi-Fi router. The new router from Asus looks different than any other router on the market right now. Usually, one would want to see antennas all around the router for better signals and speed, but ASUS says that the internal antenna design on the Blue Cave is able to produce faster speeds comparatively. Read More »

Asus reveals five new laptops in gorgeous colour accents, ultra-thin design

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But for general use, the U-series Intel Core i5 and i7 chips should more than suffice, and buyers seeking a more manageable notebook will appreciate the 3.3 pound weight and slimmer dimensions. Asus claims up to 14 hours of battery life for the ZenBook Pro , which will start at $1,299. If you are after more of an ultrabook than a convertible, the ZenBook Pro will likely catch your attention, as ASUS has made it thinner and lighter, while still packing in some high-end gear (for an ... Read More »

Brother of Manchester Bomber Arrested in Libya

The other eight men, aged between 18 and 38, were being questioned over their involvement in the attack and are expected to be charged soon. Britain pressed a manhunt Thursday for a Libya-linked jihadist network thought to be behind the deadly Manchester bombing as US President Donald Trump threatened to prosecute those responsible for leaking investigation details to the US media. Read More »

'Large Part Of Network' Behind Manchester Arena Attack Arrested: UK Police

Read the full statement below. Eight other men are in custody in connection with Monday's atrocity, with police and security agencies working to prevent further attacks. media of details about the police investigation. The Greater Manchester Police said in a statement on Friday they had arrested the 11th suspect of the recent deadly terror attack in the city, Sputnik reported. Read More »

Memorial Day Ceremony Held at Sprint Pavilion

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But they also admitted to some frustration over the confusion in many people's minds about the meaning of Memorial Day. The New Hanover County Veterans Council held a Tolling of the Bell ceremony Monday to honor local veterans who died since last Memorial Day. Read More »

Macron offers Putin improved ties, rebukes Kremlin `propaganda'

Macron also said he had pressed Putin on the torture and murders of gay men in Chechnya, on the crackdown on NGOs in Russian Federation, and of the need to de-escalate violence in Ukraine. Mr Putin described Ms Le Pen as a politician who wants to develop friendly ties with Russian Federation and said it would have been odd to rebuff her overtures. Read More »

Google Play Music offers 120 days' free subscription

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Google is running a deal on its music streaming service and storage locker Google Play Music . Of course, Google Play Music comes with many benefits making its regular All Access $10 monthly fee totally worth it. Play Music allows users to scan up to 50,000 songs from their music library and also listen to custom radio stations from their computer of mobile device. Read More »

More arrests in Manchester attack

Manchester police say they have arrested a 15th person in relation to the suicide bombing attack at Manchester Arena that killed 22 people almost a week ago. Britain's terror threat level was yesterday reduced to " severe " from " critical ". Earlier Sunday local time, tens of thousands of runners pounded the streets of Manchester in an annual fun run that became a symbol for unity and defiance. Read More »

India out 'to enjoy' Champions Trophy after money row

Ross Taylor is matter-of-fact when he reviews his career and previews New Zealand's Champions Trophy hopes: is this the year he adds a world title to his list of credentials? The Duckworth-Lewis method was applied which obviously favoured India due to their strong position in the game. Read More »

Moors murderer Ian Brady has died aged 79

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In 1985 he also admitted to the murders of Pauline Reade, 16, and Keith Bennett, who was 12. A Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust spokesman said: "We can confirm a 79-year-old patient in long term care at Ashworth High Secure Hospital has died after becoming physically unwell". Read More »

North Korea on "Inevitable" Path to Nuclear ICBM

U.S. President Donald Trump has warned that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea is possible over its weapons programs, although U.S. officials say tougher sanctions, not military force, are the preferred option. At the same time, the White House has issued a series of escalating warnings against the regime of Kim Jong Un if it continues its missiles tests and, particularly, if it follows through on its pledge to conduct a sixth nuclear test. Read More »

LG V30 Render Indicates Secondary Slide Out Display

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The renders come from popular tipster Evan Blass as he suggests that the renders are a part of an old concept called Project Joan that LG had been working on. While the G series has typically been LG's "mainstream" flagship offering, the V series has instead gone above and beyond in terms of sheer features and adds things - like its second screen - for those who might want more. Read More »