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New York’s Racist Anti-Dancing Law Is Finally On Its Way Out

It may have taken 90 years, but New York City’s cabaret law—which effectively bans dancing in bars and clubs around the city—is finally on the cusp of being repealed. The City Council is expected to vote in favor of abolishing it on Tuesday, following a years-long battle by activists, politicians, …

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Did You Have a Good Indictment Day? 

Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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A Former Bachelor Producer Is Suing Warner Bros for Sexual Harassment

Former Bachelor and Bachelorette producer Becky Steenhoek filed a complaint in Los Angeles Monday alleging that she was repeatedly asked questions about her sex life while working on the show. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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L.A. Times Report: High Maternal Mortality Among African-American Texans Is a ‘Quiet Crisis’

Globally, maternal mortality rates have been declining over the past several years. In America, however, the maternal death rate more than doubled between 1987 and 2013. In fact, though the United States is one of the most developed countries in the world, it’s the second to last among 31 developed …

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Apple Considering Eliminating Qualcomm Chips From Next Year’s iPhones and iPads

Amid an escalating legal battle with Qualcomm, Apple is designing its 2018 iPhones and iPads without Qualcomm LTE chips, reports The Wall Street Journal. Apple is instead considering using only modem chips from Intel and perhaps MediaTek in its next-generation devices. Qualcomm is allegedly withholding software that Apple needs to …

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Samsung Wants to One-Up Apple’s Genius Bar With New WeWork ‘Care Centers’

Samsung is teaming up with co-working startup WeWork to create customer “Care Centers” that are similar to Apple’s own in-store Genius Bars, reports Fast Company. Apple’s Genius Bars are designed to allow customers to receive technical support and repairs on a range of Apple products, including Macs and iOS devices. …

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Instagram Makes Stories Previews More Prominent, Tests Stop-Motion Camera

Instagram today told TechCrunch that it is now featuring Instagram Stories more prominently with a larger preview box located between Instagram posts. The Stories preview box now features a tiled design that’s much more noticeable when scrolling through an Instagram feed. Previously, the mid-feed box looked similar to the smaller …

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Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Might Be Over Amid Fight for Control of Combined Company

Sprint parent company SoftBank may call off a planned merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, report Nikkei and Reuters. SoftBank’s board of directors is said to be having doubts about the deal due to a failure to reach an agreement about the ownership of the combined T-Mobile/Sprint entity. SoftBank is worried …

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Microsoft Stops Offering New Outlook.com Premium Subscriptions, Rolls Features Into Office 365

Microsoft today announced that its Outlook.com Premium feature, which offered features like an ad-free Outlook experience for $19.95 per month, is closed to new subscribers. Outlook.com Premium features are now being added to Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscriptions. Today, we began rolling out new benefits for Office …

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Actor Anthony Rapp Says Kevin Spacey Made a Sexual Advance Toward Him When He Was 14: Report

Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp has alleged that Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance on him in 1986, when Rapp was 14-years-old and Spacey was 26, according to Buzzfeed. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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