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Morva also killed a hospital security guard, Derrick McFarland. Jeaneen Sutphin, the deputy's mother, said she hopes the execution proceeds as scheduled, but feels empathy for Morva's family. Davison said the push to save Morva's life is not out of disrespect to the lives lost. Mary K. Pettitt, the Montgomery County, Va ., Commonwealth Attorney who helped prosecute Morva, has told McAuliffe that the jury had sufficient information about his mental health and rendered a fair verdict.
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    Amazon Prime Day 2017 Countdown Features Exclusive Alexa Voice Shopping Deals Today

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    Save $6 on Greenies dog treats, original flavor, 27 oz. - say, " Alexa , order Greenies dog treats". "Skills" for the digital assistant are essentially small pieces of software that add functionality to devices like the Echo . Keywords are an important factor for voice shopping to work. So some minor changes may be needed for your listings. With both a clear use case and a simple development process, publishers have flocked to this format, with The Wall Street Journal, NPR and The Washington ...
  • Court acquits Ndume of Boko Haram sponsorship charges

    Court acquits Ndume of Boko Haram sponsorship charges

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    Radio Nigeria reports that Justice Kolawole held that the prosecution failed on all fronts to link the defendant with the alleged crime of hoarding information on terrorism activities and sponsoring the Boko Haram sect. Justice Kolawole noted that although Ndume admitted volunteering information to the Department of State Services (DSS ), the police and other security agencies, no representative of any of the agencies were called as witness by the prosecution.
  • B agrees to review fee hike, students call off hunger strike

    B agrees to review fee hike, students call off hunger strike

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    The institute, however, has made a decision to set up a committee to look into the hike in fees of mess, hostel, medical, gymkhana facilities extended to students on the campus. "Government should stay the hike and provide full explanation", stated a tweet by Tharoor on Tuesday afternoon.Students at IIT-Bombay protesting an unreasonable fee hike.
  • Trump tweets video pummelling CNN

    Trump tweets video pummelling CNN

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    Sanders, the Deputy Press Secretary, claimed last week, "The president in no way form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence". This is not President Trump's first attack on media outlets, he has been attacking the media since the beginning of his campaign calling several media outlets like New York Times , The Washington Post , CNN and MSNBC " Fake News ".
  • Roman Cement Is Stronger Thanks To 2000 Years of Seawater Exposure

    Roman Cement Is Stronger Thanks To 2000 Years of Seawater Exposure

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    Currently, Ms. Jackson and her colleagues are trying to duplicate this ancient recipe with sea water and volcanic ash. They discovered that when saltwater mixes with the volcanic ash and lime used by Roman builders , it leads to the growth of interlocking minerals, which bring a virtually impenetrable cohesion to concrete .
  • Evil Genius 2 is finally happening at Rebellion

    Evil Genius 2 is finally happening at Rebellion

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    Elixir sadly closed its doors in 2005, but Rebellion purchased its intellectual property shortly after, in 2006. Rebellion say they've wanted to make a follow-up ever since - CEO Jason Kingsley confirms the announcement toward the end of the video above.
  • Local body tax on film tickets echoes in Tamil Nadu assembly

    Local body tax on film tickets echoes in Tamil Nadu assembly

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    The issue of local body tax on film tickets in addition to GST over which more than 1,000 cinema halls in Tamil Nadu was shut today. On Monday, Kollywood came to a standstill as the Tamil Nadu Film Chamber of Commerce made a decision to shut down theatres across in protest over double taxation.
  • Call of Duty: WW2 Dev Says All Loot Box Rewards are Cosmetic

    Call of Duty: WW2 Dev Says All Loot Box Rewards are Cosmetic

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    Sledgehammer Games will not be making a port specifically for the video game . Now a Reddit AMA by studio co-founder Michael Condrey and some of the development team has, perhaps, knocked the chat on the head. With the latest installment in the 'Call of Duty' series, Activision and Sledgehammer Games have answered the prayers of the franchise's huge fan base that has unceasingly been requesting the developers to retrace steps to the series' origin with a WWII-inspired shooter.
  • Samsung's Smart Speaker Is Codenamed Vega, Development Slowed Down Due To Bixby

    Samsung's Smart Speaker Is Codenamed Vega, Development Slowed Down Due To Bixby

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    The HomePod is meant to, of course, revolutionise voice-activated speakers and operate nearly as a virtual assistant, and Apple seems to want to accomplish this by aiming for Alexa directly . Samsung may face an uphill battle, however. The same issue is rumored to be delaying the rollout of the English language version of Bixby to the company's Galaxy S8 smartphone.
  • The death of the dinosaurs was good news for frogs

    The death of the dinosaurs was good news for frogs

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    The team of US and Chinese researchers examined the three major types of frogs and discovered that they all appeared at about the same time. Today, there are more than 6,700 known frog species that live in a variety of habitats, ranging from trees to underground environments.
  • Anthem's PlayStation Gameplay Trailer Actually Featured Xbox One X Footage

    Anthem's PlayStation Gameplay Trailer Actually Featured Xbox One X Footage

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    At the event, the game made its debut on the Xbox One X but according to Sony, the footage was from a Playstation. Microsoft unveiled the console at E3 which offers 6 teraflops of computational power. This is a pretty awful thing to do since they could have asked EA for PlayStation footage. One such was Anthem , the new open world third-person RPG title from Bioware.