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Inside the high-tech simulator where NYC ferry captains learn to avoid killing kayakers

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Inside the high-tech simulator where NYC ferry captains learn to avoid killing kayakers - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{}... Read More
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South Korean Youth Struggle To Find Jobs After Years Of Studying For Tests

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Enlarge this image Students try out a Samsung Electronics Galaxy S8 Plus smartphone at a shop in Seoul, South Korea, on April 27. Many post-college grads in South Korea spend years studying for tests in the ... Read More
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The Secret Life of Secrets

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The NCAA needs to help college esports grow

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As esports at all levels continues to earn mainstream credibility, one segment is poised for explosive growth – collegiate esports. How colleges and universities will manage esports is an important question. Esports has the potential to be a significant revenue generator at the collegiate level, it on par with money-making college sports like football and basketball. The current path of collegiate esports, however, puts it in the Wild West — no regulation, rules, or plan. So how does collegiate esports take the next important step in its growth? The answer involves replicating the current systems governing traditional college sports. This would include the NCAA stepping in to provide oversight and guidance while dis... Read More
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2017 Long Island Memorial Day Parades

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Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer 2017 with a ton of exciting events on Long Island. The holiday weekend isn’t complete without the parades. Here are some of the best Memorial Day parades to check out this weekend. HempsteadThe parade will assemble at the American Legion Hall, the proceed down Greenwich Street. 2:30 p.m. May 28. East HamptonThe parade will begin on Main Street. 9 a.m. May 29. Plainview-Old BethpageThe parade will head down Old Country Road to the Plainview-Old Bethpage Town Park on Washington Ave., where a short ceremony will take place. 9 a.m. M... Read More
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Swedish school includes skateboarding in curriculum

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Skateboarding hasn’t always managed to shake off its image as a counterculture sport.But from 2020 it will be part of the Olympic Games and one school in Sweden has adopted skating as a part of its curriculumAl Jazeera’s Paul Rhys reports from the city of Malmo.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Facebook: ... Read More
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How A Gene Editing Tool Went From Labs To A Middle-School Classroom

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Enlarge this image Will Shindel prepares for a gene-editing class using the CRISPR tool at a Brooklyn community lab called Genspace. Alan Yu/WHYY hide caption... Read More
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Google reportedly launched an AI investment program

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Google has reportedly launched a new program to support promising AI ventures. The initiative will provide services ranging from mentorship to workspace, according to Axios. The most promising startups or projects may receive co-investments from the new initiative and Google Ventures ranging from $1 million to $10 million. A Google spokesperson declined to comment. The new initiative could have something to do with Google’s ... Read More
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Texas student given “most likely to become a terrorist” award

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A Texas school is apologizing for an offensive student award. The 7th grader was named "most likely to become a terrorist." James Miles from CBS Houston station KHOU has the story.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Walt Whitman HS Teacher Charged With Raping Teen Girl

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A 41-year-old Walt Whitman High School teacher was arrested Thursday for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old girl who was one of his students, Suffolk County police said. Brian Dreher was charged with third-degree rape, criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child. The social studies teacher at the Huntington Station-based school was arrested at his home following an investigation by Special Victims Section detectives. He will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip. Detectives ask anyone with information to call them at 631-852-6531. ... Read More
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Violence Erupts At Protest Of CUNY Grad Speaker Linda Sarsour

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Protesters formed a rally over CUNY's School of Public Health’s commencement speaker civil-rights activist Linda SarsourClick here to read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/e...Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydailynewsFollow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Long Island Concerts & Events May 26-28

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Audra McDonald photo by Rob Rich © 2011 [email protected] 516-676-3939 Anchor: A Whale of a ShowAn opening reception will be held for this nautical-themed exhibit curated by Susan Lazarus-Reimen & Dan Rizzie. Exhibit runs through June 12. Sag Harbor Whali... Read More
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This Entrepreneur A/B Tested Her Clothes to Combat Sexism

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twelveofour Kathryn Minshew is a female co­founder and CEO of The Muse, a popular online job search destination for millennials. She doesn’t have a technical degree, although she was a top computer science student who aced the advanced placement exam for computer science when she was in the tenth grade at Thomas Jefferson High, a prestigious math and science magnet school in northern Virginia. For fun she and her friends used to pass notes in class that they’... Read More
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Apple’s Jony Ive appointed chancellor of London’s Royal College of Art

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Apple design chief Jony Ive has added another job to his resume. The Royal College of Art in London on Thursday appointed Ive as it chancellor, a position he will hold for five years starting in July. As chancellor, Ive will serve as the head of the college and join the school’s Council governing body. It’s an unpaid position. ... Read More
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University Boasts Most Black Women Physics Grads

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It's no coincidence one of the stars of "Hidden Figures", a movie about black women scientists, delivered the commencement address at Dillard University. The school boasts more black female graduates in physics than any other school in the US. (May 25)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Black lab named Alpha gets his own school ID and a picture in the yearbook

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Published on May 25, 2017Alpha has been trained to detect dangerously low blood sugar levels in his owner A.J. and has accompanied him for years, saving his life numerous times. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Student never thought he’d graduate, then teacher surprises him

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Jamias Howard, a 19-year-old senior, never thought he was going to graduate from Griffin High School in Georgia. But then he met Kimberly Wimbish, a special education teacher at the school, and she changed his life.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLi... Read More
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Mom receives honorary degree for attending all classes with quadriplegic son

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Marty O'Connor was paralyzed from the neck down after falling down a flight of stairs in 2012. When he decided to go back to school three years later, his mom Judy attended every single class with him to help with notes and tests. On Saturday, Marty and Chapman University planned a touching surprise.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: ... Read More
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Bronx Teacher Allegedly Pulls Off Child’s Hijab As Punishment

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A teacher at Public School 76 allegedly pulled the hijab off a second grader Click here to read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx-teacher-allegedly-pulled-student-hijab-punishment-article-1.3195783 Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydailynews Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nydnvideo Friend us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenewyorkdailynews Follow us on Tumblr: http://nydailynews.tumblr.com/... Read More
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Stony Brook honors historian focusing on health

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Stony Brook University has named Paul Kelton, a historian who specializes in the impact diseases brought by Europeans had on Native Americans and history, as the first Robert David Lion Gardiner Chair in American History. The Stony Brook University College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History last February created the chair thanks to an unspecified donation from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Kelton served as Professor of History at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and is the author of numerous books including Epidemics and Enslavement: Biological Catastrophe in the Native Southeast, 1492-1715. He got his Ph.D., from the University of Oklahoma in 1998 and has since specialized in studying the ... Read More
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Teen commits suicide after being questioned about sexual encounter

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Corey Walgren was 16 when he jumped to his death from the top of a Chicago-area parking deck. His family says he did it about an hour after school officials and a police liaison questioned him about possible images of a sexual encounter with a 16-year-old girl on his phone. Now his parents are going to court. Dana Kozlov of WBBM-TV reports.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Youth Charged With Attempted Murder After School Fight

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Published on May 25, 2017A 16-year-old boy faces attempted murder and other charges after four students were slashed and stabbed during a fight near P.S. 35 on Manhattan’s West Side. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Magikarp Jump gives Pokémon’s fishy weakling his own mobile game

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Pokémon’s most pathetic creature is now a star. The Pokémon Company International released Magikarp Jump for iOS and Android devices today. The free-to-play game has players training the fishy Pokémon to reach its full leaping potential. It’s a silly game, but the humorous approach could bring in fans who have always had a soft spot for Magikarp, who has been around since the original Pokémon games launched in 1996. Pokémon became a major player on mobile in 2016. The location-based Pokémon Go is phenomenon, earning $950 million in 2016. It is still the No. 7 highest-grossing game on the U.S... Read More
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How do you fix Facebook moderation? Figure out what Facebook is

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On Sunday, The Guardian published what it has dubbed the Facebook Files, leaked documents describing the rules Facebook has developed to govern what its 2 billion users are allowed to share publicly. The more than 100 internal documents reveal the chasm between the platform’s simple and anodyne Terms of Service or Community Guidelines and the complex and granular moderation work that really takes place on the platform. Until now, there has been little information about how hidden teams of workers, assisted by expanding and experimental AI, regulate millions of violent, hateful, abusive, and... Read More
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A Proposed New Tax, Mainly On Latinos, To Pay For Trump’s Border Wall

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One of Donald Trump's boldest, most ambitious proposals on the campaign trail was to build a wall along the southern border and get Mexico to pay for it. Amid the tumult of Trump's first few months in office, the border wall hasn't gotten as much attention as some other things. But new legislation has been introduced in Congress to help fund it. It's called "The Border Wall Funding Act of 2017," introduced on March 30 by Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala. And it would put a 2 percent tax on all person-to-person wire transfers to Mexico, the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean. It's not the on... Read More
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Telco-Backed Politician Wants to Restore Privacy Rules She Helped Kill

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Last Thursday Republicans proposed a new law that would require companies from Comcast and Verizon to Facebook and Google to get your permission before selling your internet browsing history.Sounds familiar? Probably, because last year the Federal Communications Commission passed a sweeping set of privacy rules that did much the same thing, rules that Republicans voted to scrap just two months ago. Yet, now US representative Marsha Blackburn, one of Congress’ top recipients of telco cash, is trying to bring similar-sounding regulations back, except stronger. So, what gives? Under rules approved by the Obama-era FCC, internet service providers—the Comcasts and Verizons of the world—could not sell your browsing ... Read More
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Four Students Stabbed During Fight Near PS 35

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Published on May 24, 2017Police say the huge fight happened down the street from the high school in Manhattan. CBS2's Scott Rapoport reports. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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Let’s make better humans, not better bots

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There has been a lot of advancement in artificial intelligence over the past few years. Much focus has been on bots, which many people view as the future of front-line service interaction. But I believe the future is not one in which artificial intelligence replaces humans on the front lines, but where people and AI work together in exquisite harmony to provide an unparalleled customer experience. There have been significant stepping stones in AI interface and service design, each with its own inevitable hype. These have included SMS, old-school chat-based interfaces... Read More
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Northwell, St. Joseph’s partner

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St. Joseph’s College and Northwell Health have formed an educational partnership that includes discounts from the school for the system’s employees and internships for the school’s students. St. Joseph’s, with campuses in Patchogue and Brooklyn, said it will offer “a generously discounted tuition” to Northwell Health employees who enroll as well as internship opportunities. Gail Lamberta, associate dean of community development and chair of the school’s Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, said St. Joseph’s has “been proactive in developing partnerships with a number of corporations.” Lamberta said St. Joseph’s has formed numerous educational partnerships that ”provide quality opportu... Read More
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Where the girls are: At Feinstein, kicking scientific ass

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Reinforcing science’s gender-neutral nature, the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research honored several of its top female scientists Monday during its yearly Advancing Women in Science and Medicine awards. The sixth-annual AWSM luncheon – yes, you pronounced the acronym correctly in your head – dished out more than $225,000 in awards to both support and celebrate the achievements of women engaged in scientific pursuits. ... Read More
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Mangano Congratulates Honorees At Women Of Distinction Celebration

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano honored 6 ordinary women who perform extraordinary acts, at the County’s 5th Annual Just Desserts Celebration—a Mother’s Day celebration honoring Women of Distinction—on Thursday, May 18th at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. County Executive Mangano presented citations to all of the honorees, as well as plaques to Gary Rogers and Brian Wasserman who serve on the Board of the Nassau County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NCSPCA), which co-sponsored the event, for their unwavering dedication to the welfare of animals in Nassau County. “The women of Nassau County being honored here tonight are nothing short of extraordinary,” said C... Read More
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Haley Opens School for Syrian Refugees in Turkey

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Nikki Haley, the U.S ambassador to the United Nations, participated in a ribbon-cutting for a new U.S.-funded school serving refugees in Turkey. She says the American people are thankful the U.S. ally is taking in so many Syrian refugees. (May 24)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fas... Read More
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Pellegrino Beats Gargiulo in Special Election for NY Assembly

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From left: Democrat Christine Pellegrino and Republican Thomas Gargiulo. Democrat Christine Pellegrino defeated Republican Thomas Gargiulo in a special election Tuesday that decided the next representative in New York State Assembly District Nine, according to unofficial early election results. Pellegrino won by a margin of 58 percent of the vote over Gargiulo, who got 42 percent, according to the Nassa... Read More
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Apple expands economic development agenda with new app class for high schools and colleges

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Apple continued its Trump-era emphasis of economic development initiatives today when it announced the creation of a new app development curriculum. The curriculum can be accessed by anyone as a free download from Apple’s iBooks Store. The lessons are aimed at developing skills in Apple’s Swift programming language. The company said the course is “designed for students who want to pursue careers in the fast-growing app economy.” While anyone can access the guide, Apple said six community college systems will start... Read More
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Afghan girls defy challenges to attend school

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Afghan girls defy challenges to attend schoolThousands of new Afghan students are now going to what for them is an unfamiliar place: a public school. But educational progress has been slow and hampered by war.A recent report by Save the Children says 400,000 children will drop out of their schools this year. The charity says this puts them at risk of child labour, recruitment by armed groups, human trafficking and early marriages. Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Kabul, where he visited a school for girls.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Hundreds of thousands in teachers’ strike across Colombia

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Schools are out early for hundreds of thousands of Colombian school teachers and their students. The country's main teachers union is out on strike. That's left millions of students stranded with no place to go while their parents go to work. CGTN's Michelle Begue has more from Bogota.... Read More
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Trump budget promotes school choice while cutting student loan programs

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President Trump's budget proposes roughly $9 billion in cuts to various federal education programs, a reduction of roughly 13 percent, including changes to student loan programs. Some of that money would be rerouted to advance the idea of school choice. William Brangham discusses what this may mean for schools and students with NPR’s Anya Kamenetz.... Read More
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Think Before You Tweet In the Wake of an Attack

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Monday night, a suicide bomber took the lives of at least 22 people—including an 8-year-old girl—at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Almost instantly, images and video of the devastating attack overtook Twitter timelines and Facebook News Feeds. As natural and understandable a response to horrific events that might be, it also threatens to amplify the chaos that terrorists intend.Terrorists have always sought attention, and the age of social media has enabled them to find it with unprecedented breadth. They use social networks to recruit, to inspire, and to connect, but they al... Read More
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Nicole Kidman defines revenge in ‘The Beguiled’ trailer

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Published on May 23, 2017The Civil War-era thriller follows the events at an all-girls boarding school when an injured soldier shows up at their doorstep. Romantic relationships evolve which lead to dangerous consequences. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Civ VI was a large contributor to Take-Two’s net revenue growth

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Take-Two Interactive Software reported today a net revenue growth of more than 50 percent to $571.6 million in the fiscal year 2017, in large part due to the success of the strategy game Civilization VI. Civ VI made history as the fastest-selling release in the franchise, which launched in 1991 with Sid Meier’s Civilization. Since Civ V’s launch in October 2016, it’s sold nearly 2 million copies. Take-Two puts it on pace to surpass the sales of the previous installment, Civ V, which was released on September 2010 and has sold over 8 million copies as of late last year. This... Read More
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LEGISLATOR RHOADS INVITES ALL COMMUTERS TO A LIRR COMMUNITY MEETING

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long island rail road community meeting Thursday, June 8, 2017  -  7:30 PM to 9:30 PM WANTAGH HIGH SCHOOL 3297 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh, NY 11793 Legislator Steve Rhoads invites all commuters and residents to attend this informative meeting to learn about the Long Island Rail Road’s upcoming projects at the Wantagh Station and Penn Station. The Wantagh Station Project Manager and representatives from the LIRR will be at the meeting to answer questions and concerns... Read More
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Grace and the Fever is a clear-eyed portrait of ‘the girls of the internet’

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Zan Romanoff’s Grace and the Fever is dedicated twice: to the ‘90s pop-rock boy band Hanson, and to “all the girls of the internet.” The novel, written for a YA audience, is centered on Grace, a teenage fan of a One Direction-inspired boy band called Fever Dream. About to graduate from high school, she’s living in two worlds: the online world of fandom and a California suburb, where she can feel her friends growing away from her, and where she no longer feels like it’s okay to love her pop idols out loud. Grace toggles between shame and moments of cracking out of it, asking “What was the point of pretending to feel things she wasn’t feeling, when she was capable of feeling so much?... Read More
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GameMaker Studio 2 gets an education edition

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YoYo Games has launched an educational edition of its cross-platform 2D game engine GameMaker Studio 2. The Windows and Mac game engine is now available in a convenient education package. Under the terms, any approved university or school affiliate will now have access to a free trial version with zero time restrictions or commitments and a simple option to upgrade to the full version. Educational institutions can buy licenses in bulk at $30 per account for a one-year license, with a minimum order of 10 licenses, and can be purchased from the YoYo Games website. Beginners with limited to no coding experience can use YoYo Games’ engine.... Read More
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No. 218: Kaushansky rising, moguls go tech and getting to know your sodium

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It’s Tuesday again: Hope your week is going swimmingly. Give a hearty Innovate welcome to new readers Jennifer, Jenifer, Clarkie, Nora and PR. Glad to have you aboard, folks. Don’t forget to send news, tips, press releases, promotions, birthdays, carps, criticisms and corrections to john.kominicki@innovateli.com. Kansas City-based Laugh-O-gram Films was incorporated on this day in 1922. It declared bankruptcy a year later, and the firm’s 20-year-old founder was forced to sell the studio’s only camera to buy a train ticket to California. He did keep sketches he’d made ... Read More
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Texas to Pass School Transgender Bathroom Law

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A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas, though it may only apply to public schools. (May 22)Subscribe for more Breaking News: ... Read More
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Why schools are worried about Medicaid cuts hurting special education

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Special education, which is hugely reliant on Medicaid, is one factor that didn't get much attention in the debate over the Republican health care bill. If there are billions of dollars of cuts to Medicaid, how would it affect the millions of public school kids who receive special ed services? William Brangham talks to Sasha Pudelski of the American Association of School Administrators.... Read More
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The trick to a successful company? Start it outside Silicon Valley

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There’s a startup renaissance underway — and it’s not happening in Silicon Valley. Or New York, Boston, Los Angeles, or any of the usual destinations for entrepreneurs with big ideas. From Lincoln to Phoenix to Madison, thriving startup ecosystems have emerged in the traditionally overlooked “flyover” states to challenge the “Silicon Valley or bust” narrative. These days, entrepreneurs routinely bypass Silicon Valley’s rising costs and competition in favor of friendlier environments and steady, sustained regional growth in the Midwest, South, and Heartland before looking to the Valley to scale. This strategy paid huge dividends last month for Chewy.com, an online pet store that was ... Read More
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A deal ‘Beyond’ Team Shlocker’s wildest dreams

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Shlocker has hit the mother lode. In the shared-bathroom-retail-Nirvana equivalent of beaming up to the mothership, Bridgehampton-based Tula Industries LLC – distributor of the world’s first waterproof safe for protecting personal shower products from mooching roommates – has struck a deal with Bed Bath & Beyond, with the Shlocker landing this week on the national chain’s shelves, actual and virtual. Shlocker is also the world’s only waterproof anti-mooching safe, and it will remai... Read More
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Mass. School Backs Off Hair Braid Extensions Ban

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A Massachusetts charter school that came under fire for what some students and parents considered a racist policy of banning hair braid extensions has suspended the rule. Protesters gathered during the Sunday meeting in support of two students. (May 22)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Mangano Congratulates DSS Volunteer Coordinator Lynne Campbell Of Massapequa On Being Named Public Citizen Of The Year

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Lynne Campbell, Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS) Coordinator of Volunteers has been named the Public Citizen of 2017 by the National Association of Social Worker’s (NASW) Nassau Division. The award will be presented at a ceremony on Thursday, June 8th at Piccola Bussola restaurant in Mineola. County Executive Mangano stated, “I congratulate Lynne for her hard work and dedication. Also a DSS Employee of the Month in 2009, Lynne is committed wholeheartedly to helping others and goes above and beyond making sure that people in need, especially our veterans, receive the assistance they need.” The NASW Public Citizen of the Year Awar... Read More
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Debrief: Keeping busy with Phil Rugile

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There’s never a dull moment when you’re Phil Rugile, who pulls double duty as director of the hyperactive LaunchPad Huntington and as “human capital strategist” at eGifter, the Huntington-based digital gifting/corporate prepaid solutions specialist that remains one of Long Island’s great innovation success stories. When Innovate LI last Debriefed the media-savvy entrepreneur, LaunchPad Hunti... Read More
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The Best Kids Craft Subscription Boxes

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Our pick Koala Crate Bright, fun projects and more original ideas make this the best pick for kids 3 to 5, who are developing their creativity and fine motor skills. ... Read More
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The Best Midrange Mirrorless Camera

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This Micro Four Thirds camera can’t equal the best cameras with physically larger APS-C sensors when it comes to critical image quality, but it comes reasonably close if you’re shooting in good light. And no APS-C rival comes in a camera/lens package as compact as the E-M10 II. The camera’s retro-style controls, paired with a touchscreen and an exhaustive set of customization options, make the E-M10 II one of the better handling cameras in its class. Our pick Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II with 14-42mm EZ Lens The Olympus E-M... Read More
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Mangano Congratulates DSS Volunteer Coordinator Lynne Campbell on Being Public Citizen of the Year

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Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Lynne Campbell, Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS) Coordinator of Volunteers has been named the Public Citizen of 2017 by the National Association of Social Worker’s (NASW) Nassau Division. The award will be presented at a ceremony on Thursday, June 8th at Piccola Bussola restaurant in Mineola. County Executive Mangano stated, “I congratulate Lynne for her hard work and dedication. Also a DSS Employee of the Month in 2009, Lynne is committed wholeheartedly to helping others and goes above and beyond making sure that people in need, especially our veterans, receive the assistance they need.” The NASW Public Citize... Read More
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New MDs Enter Medical Profession in Age of Technology and Globalization

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New MDs Enter Medical Profession in Age of Technology and GlobalizationStony Brook School of Medicine graduates to take momentum of their training to residencies in New York State and Nationwide in July Erika Blaikie, a graphic artist for nearly 20 years before pursuing medicine, was among a number of graduates who had previous careers.  At the doctoral presentation, she is hooded by Dr. Andrew Wackett and Dr. Latha Chandran. Stony Brook, NY – May 22, 2017 – One hundred and twenty-s... Read More
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Melania, Ivanka Trump promote women’s empowerment abroad

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Published on May 22, 2017Ivanka Trump attended a roundtable on women and economics in Saudi Arabia while the first lady visited a school and an all-women business center. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Reese Witherspoon Returns To College Dorm Room

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Published on May 22, 2017Actress Reese Witherspoon stopped by her old stomping ground of Stanford University to speak at the university's business school and while on campus, she couldn't resist the chance to drop by her old dorm room. CBS2's Alex Denis reports. Category License ... Read More
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Facebook leaked documents reveal how it moderates hate speech, porn, and terrorism

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(Reuters) — Leaked Facebook documents show how the social media company moderates issues such as hate speech, terrorism, pornography and self-harm on its platform, the Guardian reported, citing internal guidelines seen by the newspaper. New challenges such as “revenge porn” have overwhelmed Facebook’s moderators who often have just ten seconds to make a decision, the Guardian said. The social media company reviews more than 6.5 million reports of potentially fake accounts a week, the newspaper added. Many of the company’s content moderators have concerns about the inconsiste... Read More
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Students, Some Schools Take on Sex Assault

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A handful of school districts and student activists are at the forefront of grassroots efforts to grapple with student-on-student sexual assault. (May 22)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Mass. attorney general tells school to end ban on braided hair extensions

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Massachusetts Attorney General says a Boston charter school's policy that bans braided hair extensions is discriminatory, CBS Boston reports. The letter orders Mystic Valley Regional Charter School to stop enforcing its hair and makeup policy.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http:... Read More
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The Boy Who Started the Syrian War (35 minutes)

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Mouawiya Syasneh was just 14 when he sprayed anti-government slogans on his school wall in Deraa, Syria. It was February 2011, and he could never have imagined that such a minor act would spark a full-blown civil war.More than half a million people have been killed in Syria since the start of the war. Mouawiya's home city has been ravaged by street fighting, shelling and barrel bombing. The war has left scars that may never heal.Now a young man, fighting on the frontline for the Free Syrian Army, Mouawiya admits that had he known what the consequences of his actions would be, he would never have taunted the country's president, Bashar al-Assad.His life has been transformed by that adoles... Read More
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In Defense of the Reality of Time

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Physicists and philosophers seem to like nothing more than telling us that everything we thought about the world is wrong. They take a peculiar pleasure in exposing common sense as nonsense. But Tim Maudlin thinks our direct impressions of the world are a better guide to reality than we have been led to believe. Quanta Magazine About ... Read More
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More than 100 abducted Nigeria schoolgirls still missing

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The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls who were recently released by Boko Haram have been reunited with their families in the capital Abuja. They were abducted from their school in the town of Chibok three years ago.However, more than 100 of the 276 girls taken from the town in 2014 are still missing. President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to continue negotiations with the armed group until all of those kidnapped are released.Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Why I love the Detroit startup scene

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People often ask me, “Why did you move from San Francisco to, uh, Detroit?” The answer is easy. In 10 years, San Francisco will be as good as it is today, but Detroit will be a roaring city once again, defining a new technology hub at the intersection of steel and bits. When choosing to move to Detroit, a city that has been in a recent state of rebuild, many do so to roll up their sleeves, get to work, and make a difference. These attributes are what’s needed in an entrepreneur, which makes the city’s vibe appealing to early stage startups. When entrepreneurs make the pilgrimage to San Francisco to change the world with their ideas, they do so for the vast amount of resources present in the Valley. Detroit, too, has... Read More
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‘A Kingdom On Wheels’: The Hidden World That Made The Circus Happen

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Enlarge this image A Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's circus truck is unloaded as the "Out of this World" show is set up at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. This was one of the last few stops... Read More
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‘I Love Dick’ stars praise Jill Soloway’s unique methods

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"I Love Dick" star Kevin Bacon describes working with showrunner Jill Soloway as a return to drama school. In particular, he appreciates Soloway's daily ritual of gathering the cast and crew and giving the floor – or a box crate – to anyone wanting to speak. (May 19)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news... Read More
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Square’s college Code Camp is moving to Atlanta

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Five years ago, Square launched a program designed to help guide female students in high school and college as they become engineers. More than 140 female college students have gone through the program from across the United States and Canada, with some even joining the company afterwards. Now, Square is changing things up by taking the college version of Code Camp on the road to its Atlanta, Georgia office and is now accepting applications from interested students. While every Code Cam... Read More