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The road to a Democratic House majority runs through dozens of districts that are similar to the affluent, well-educated northern suburbs of Atlanta where Ossoff was defeated , and the outcome there is likely to reassure Republicans already nervous about their chances of holding control under Trump next year.
  • NASA releases Kepler Survey Catalog to find hundreds of new alien worlds

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    Before Kepler was launched, astronomers had hoped that the frequency of Earth-like planets would be about one percent of the stars. Kepler's findings bring up the total number of potential Earth-like exoplanets to 49. The population of exoplanets detected by the Kepler mission (yellow dots) compared to those detected by other surveys using various methods: radial velocity (light blue dots), transit (pink dots), imaging (green dots), microlensing (dark blue dots), and pulsar timing ...
  • Uber CEO Resigns After Shareholders Revolt

    Uber CEO Resigns After Shareholders Revolt

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    Apparently, his investors had driven the controversial entrepreneur away. The real CEO kiss-of-death is when they commit the most unforgivable sin to investors: making their company unprofitable. March 3: The New York Times reveals that Uber used a phony version of its app to thwart authorities in cities where it was operating illegally.
  • Uber's under-pressure boss has finally given in

    Uber's under-pressure boss has finally given in

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    The Uber board had already been searching for a chief operating officer - a more seasoned executive who might tone down the volcanic Kalanick as CEO. " Uber needs to keep the persona and the vision that brought it this far, but they also need to bring in professional management", said Max Wolff, a market strategist at 55 Institutional.
  • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Will Take an Indefinite Leave of Absence

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    He also says he's responsible for the company's current situation and needs to become a better leader. Uber's board met on Sunday in Los Angeles and voted to accept all the recommendations made by the former attorney general Eric Holder and lawyer Tammy Albarrán, who conducted an internal investigation into Uber's culture following allegations of systemic sexism and sexual harassment at the company.
  • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Steps Down

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    The company began searching for a chief operating officer. Alexander argued they showed the woman had been assaulted but not raped, people who spoke to him said . But Huffington, a founder of Huffington Post, suggested time might be running out. The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the company's past usage of phony software and Google claims that Uber is using stolen technology from Waymo, Google's spin-off service, to build self-driving cars.
  • Portugal Forest Fires Kill More Than 60 People

    Portugal Forest Fires Kill More Than 60 People

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    Forest fires in central Portugal have killed at least 61 people and injured dozens more over the weekend, including motorists attempting to flee their homes, reports the Wall Street Journal . Scorching weather, with temperatures surpassing 40C (104F), as well as strong winds and dry woodland after weeks with little rain fuelled the blazes.
  • Saudi King appoints son as Crown Prince

    Saudi King appoints son as Crown Prince

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    Mohammed bin Salman's elevation to first-in-line to the throne comes at the expense of his cousin, the now former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz. Seener predicted this would "spill over into Saudi Arabia's foreign policy", with the new crown prince favoring a more confrontational stance in particular with Iran, a major Shiite power.
  • Kepler Telescope Finds 10 Earth-like Habitable Planets

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    Scientists are now one step closer to answering whether life exists on other planets. Beyond the additions to the Kepler catalog , scientists working on the mission revealed Monday that they've identified two distinct groupings of small planets, which range in size from Earth to Neptune.
  • Impacts from Tropical Storm Cindy Continue Through Friday

    Impacts from Tropical Storm Cindy Continue Through Friday

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    Heavy rain and some flash flooding have been reported already along the Gulf Coast and southeastern region since Tuesday but more is on the way. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and readied emergency vehicles and the Louisiana National Guard.
  • CDB Aviation to purchase 42 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

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    Boeing's forecast also pegged the single-aisle segment as the one that will experience the most growth over the forecast, propelled by low-priced airlines and emerging markets . Airbus insists the double-decker A380 has a future due to airport congestion and predicts 5 percent of aircraft delivered over the next 20 years will be in that category.
  • LG V30 is expected to launch at IFA Berlin

    LG V30 is expected to launch at IFA Berlin

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    A Snapdragon 835 would make sense for the V30 since that's now Qualcomm's flagship processor, and the inclusion of a secondary display above the main screen has been one of the highlights of LG's V phones, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see the V30 have one, too.