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US, South Korea Seem to Scale Back War Games

The U.S. and South Korea on Monday began 10 days of large-scale joint military exercises, but with a reduced number of troops and assets than had participated last year.     Military leaders stress these defensive drills are needed to maintain operational readiness, but there are concerns that a show of force could again aggravate tensions in the region, after the U.S. and North Korea recently came to the brink of conflict over a possible missile test targeting the Guam region.   War games   The Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises that…

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Back to Bomb Shelters? North Korea Threats Revive Nuke Fears

After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares — of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack — seemed to finally, thankfully, fade into history. Until now. For some baby boomers, North Korea’s nuclear advances and President Donald Trump’s bellicose response have prompted flashbacks to a time when they were young, and when they prayed each night that they might awaken the next morning. For their children, the North…

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Back at Breitbart, Bannon Ready to Do Battle

The news that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was leaving the Trump administration was made public Friday afternoon. By evening, he was back at work at his old job. Bannon left the White House and went directly to the Breitbart News Network, the ultra-conservative online publication he led before joining Donald Trump’s presidential campaign a little more than a year ago. The website announced that Bannon “returned as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Friday afternoon and chaired the company’s evening editorial meeting.” He took over leadership of Breitbart following…

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For Moms Heading Back to Work, ‘Returnships’ Offer a Path Forward

How does a former stay-at-home mom become an employee of a tech company that could be worth more than $1 billion? For Ellein Cheng, mom to a 5½- and a 2½-year-old, the answer involved a “returnship.” So-called returnships are internships that target men and women who have been out of the workforce, either for childrearing or other caregiving. It gives them a chance to retrain in a new field. In Cheng’s case, the former math teacher and tutor took a returnship at AppNexus, an online advertising company. For companies, returnships…

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Android 

Latest LG V30 render leak shows front, back and sides in full

The LG V30 has leaked yet again, showing a similar design to the G6. The LG V30 is scheduled to be announced on August 31 at IFA, but we’ve been getting a steady bit of information as that date gets closer. LG has already announced the phone will feature special haptics to provide for an “innovative touch experience,” and LG has confirmed the 6-inch OLED display with small bezels that look a lot like the G6. @evleaks has now released a full render of the upcoming device, showing much more…

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Science 

Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Flood Standards For Infrastructure Projects

Enlarge this image President Trump speaks during a visit to Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 4. Michael Reynolds/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Michael Reynolds/Getty Images President Trump’s astonishing press conference on Tuesday was, ostensibly, an announcement about infrastructure. But his brief remarks on the permitting process were entirely overshadowed by his defense of attendees at a white supremacist rally, among other remarks. But the president was, in fact, announcing a new executive order with serious repercussions. Among other things, he’s rolling back an Obama-era…

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Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears

AP Photo/Anonymous LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares – of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack – seemed to finally, thankfully, fade into history. Until now. For some baby boomers, North Korea’s nuclear advances and President Donald Trump’s bellicose response have prompted flashbacks to a time when they were young, and when they prayed each night … Read the referenced story here: Back…

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Android 

OnePlus and DJI team up with back to school bundles

OnePlus and DJI are teaming up to offer back to school bundles. As the new school year approaches, a lot of companies are looking to offer back to school deals to entice students. OnePlus and DJI are combining forces to offer a rather enticing bundle. Right now, OnePlus and DJI are offering a bundle with the DJI Osmo Mobile (MSRP: $299) and a OnePlus 5 (MSRP: $479) for only $724, a savings of $54 compared to buying the items individually. Another bundle features the OnePlus Travel Backpack (regular price: $69)…

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Science 

Trump Administration Takes Key Step To Rolling Back Auto Fuel Standards

Enlarge this image “We are moving forward with an open and robust review of emissions standards,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt says. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP The Trump administration has begun the process of rolling back tough fuel standards for America’s car and light truck fleet. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department have opened the public comment period on the rewriting of standards for greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light trucks for model years 2022-2025. “We are moving forward with an open…

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Android 

DuckTales is back, and its first episode is free on Google Play

“I’m back! Uncharted territory! Bold new discoveries!” Scrooge McDuck is back, and he’s got his great-nephews in tow. A golden jewel of Disney Afternoon is coming back on Disney XD, who is offering the opening double-episode special “Woo-oo” for free on Google Play. Say it with me now: WOO-OO! DuckTales new series has a new art style that pays tribute to its comic-book roots, more diversified personalities for its cast, and a lot of great voice talent. David Tennant, aka The Tenth Doctor from Doctor Who, makes for an utterly…

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