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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told the summit that Washington would not "cede leadership" to China in Latin America . In Venezuela , President Maduro has been accused of rushing through a slew of contracts with Odebrecht, while in Colombia some lawmakers have been jailed because of an Odebrecht inquiry.
  • Oklahoma Republicans refuse to bow to teachers' demands

    Oklahoma Republicans refuse to bow to teachers' demands

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    The House convened Tuesday morning but the Republican leadership continued to deflect calls from Democrats to consider a repeal of the capital gains tax deduction. Oklahoma's own governor Mary Fallin believes all the school administrators want is a pay raise. "Teachers were mainly saying how much they miss their students", she said.
  • Indian school bus plunges into gorge, 'killing 27 children'

    Indian school bus plunges into gorge, 'killing 27 children'

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    News reports said most of the children riding in the bus were in elementary school. "The bus rolled into 200 feet (60 meters) deep gorge, killing 27 schoolchildren, two teachers, and the driver", a senior local police official, Santosh Patial, told AFP from the scene.
  • Chicago Cubs brace for cold, Pittsburgh Pirates in home opener

    Chicago Cubs brace for cold, Pittsburgh Pirates in home opener

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    At the same time, you got to be smart. "I looked at the (weather) map and looked at (Tuesday) being an open date with a much better forecast, so I thought it would be the prudent thing, and we did it". Rizzo (back) may remain out of the lineup Monday against the Pirates, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Rizzo, who has missed three straight games, told reporters on Sunday he wants to play in the Cubs' Wrigley debut but that he has to consider the long term.
  • Mark Zuckerberg to Capitol Hill: 'It was my mistake and I'm sorry'

    Mark Zuckerberg to Capitol Hill: 'It was my mistake and I'm sorry'

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    You can read the full version his prepared remarks below. Around 87 million Facebook users around the world, including 300,000 in Australia, will from today find out if their private data was shared without their permission. In the statement, Zuckerberg addresses Russian election interference and acknowledges, as he has in the past, that the company was too slow to respond and that it's "working hard to get better".
  • Epic Games release MASSIVE Battle Royale patch

    Epic Games release MASSIVE Battle Royale patch

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    Battle Royale will be getting vending machines that let you exchange materials for loot, and will also see the return of the High Explosives mode. The Vending Machines work by having players trade in materials that they are carrying for the weapons held within the machine.
  • Apple exploring curved screens and 'touchless' gestures for future iPhones

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    Those familiar with Samsung's Galaxy line will likely remember that the South Korean manufacturer has played with simple hand gesture controls in the past, most notably with the Galaxy S4 and S6 . After Instagram's departure, some of the apps still available for this smartwatch might go away as well, since Apple recently required developers to build native apps for the Apple Watch in any future updates.
  • Giancarlo Stanton Booed After Five-Strikeout Debut In Bronx

    Giancarlo Stanton Booed After Five-Strikeout Debut In Bronx

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    While Adam Jones .333 (7-for-21) hits him well, Chris Davis is 5-for-21 (.238) and Manny Machado .174 (4-for-23) do not. Torreyes went 1-for-3 with a RBI single and was on base for Judge's two-run home run. The stands were half-full despite an announced crowd of 46,776, and the Yankees called off the pregame introductions that Boone had been looking forward to.
  • OnePlus 6 specs confirm it's an Android powerhouse

    OnePlus 6 specs confirm it's an Android powerhouse

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    The above leak the credit for which goes to Twitter leak artist Roland Quandt does not reveal much else of the phone though. Since the company has already started the marketing campaign, the successor of OnePlus 5T is believed to launch pretty soon.
  • 'Out of control' space lab to become celestial fireball Monday

    'Out of control' space lab to become celestial fireball Monday

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    It says that the Chinese space station may enter the Earth's atmosphere around 7:25pm tonight. An abandoned Chinese space station is falling to Earth and it could hit as early as this weekend. Zhu Zongpeng, the nation's chief space laboratory designer, insisted the process is in control - but hasn't given any details on what China is doing.
  • Apple iOS 11.3 released: All the features detailed

    Apple iOS 11.3 released: All the features detailed

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    Owners of compatible iOS devices can follow instructions here to update to iOS 11 .3. It is also advisable to connect create a backup for your data before installing the update. The research company said that this glitch was reported to Apple on December 23 past year but is yet to be fixed. The updated version basically provides users with an overall view to understand how their personal data may be used.
  • Watch a replay of SpaceX's fifth launch for Iridium

    Watch a replay of SpaceX's fifth launch for Iridium

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    Shortly after launch, SpaceX is probably going to make another experimental attempt to guide the rocket's nose cone, also called a payload fairing, onto a passenger ship outfitted with a giant net. On Thursday, marine tracking sites showed the ship headed out into the Pacific Ocean toward a location dubbed " Iridium 5", which is the name of Friday's mission.