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This $24 50-mile TV antenna gets you local channels without a monthly fee

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal on an over-the-air antenna! This AmazonBasics ultra thin HDTV Antenna is down to $23.99. This antenna dropped to $28 in early February and has sold steadily at that price ever since. This is the first drop below $28 and its lowest price ever. Features for this antenna include: 50 Mile range to access from broadcast tower; receives free HD channels including ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Fox, Univision and more Reversible with black or white sides to match your…

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Homeless California war veteran gets place to call home

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong MIDWAY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Vernon Poling was 44 years old when he got a home of his own. The Iraq war veteran was medically discharged from the Army in 2014, had to quit his trucking job for medical reasons, and found himself living out of his pickup last year in Orange County, a sprawling area of Southern California best known for its beaches, Disneyland and high housing costs. Poling was homeless for seven months before he found temporary housing … Read the referenced story here: Homeless…

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California Man Gets Life in Prison for 2014 Murder of Chinese Student

A California Superior Court judge Wednesday sentenced a 21-year-old man in the 2014 murder and robbery of a Chinese engineering student to life in prison without parole. Andrew Garcia is one of four people charged with the murder of Xinran Ji, 24, a graduate student at the University of Southern California. Some of Ji’s relatives came from Beijing and tearfully read statements in the courtroom before Garcia was sentenced. Garcia and three others were charged with attacking Ji with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked home after studying…

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What Trump Gets Wrong About Antifa

Peter Beinart, The AtlanticIn his Tuesday press conference, Donald Trump talked at length about what he called “the alt left.” White supremacists, he claimed, weren’t the only people in Charlottesville last weekend that deserved condemnation. “You had a group on the other side that was also very violent,” he declared. “Nobody wants to say that.” … Read the referenced story here: What Trump Gets Wrong About Antifa

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GitHub’s Atom editor gets a speed boost

GitHub has just released an upgrade to its “hackable” Atom text editor, adding a native C++ buffer and rewriting the DOM interaction layer. The company also has offered a glimpse of the next version, which will improve Git integration and PHP support. With this week’s Atom 1.19 release, a native C++ text buffer boosts responsiveness and memory usage. “Saving a file now happens asynchronously without blocking the UI, so that you can move smoothly from one task to the next,” GitHub’s Ian Olsen said. Also, large files now consume less…

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