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A look at the Android smartphones still to come in 2017

Like sands through the hourglass, so does the smartphone release cycle seem churn in perpetuity. Samsung, LG, and HTC may have been first to bat with their flagship smartphones, but there are still plenty more device launches to look forward to. The year is only halfway through, and with the launch of the fourth-generation OnePlus 5, we’re officially headed into the summer smartphone release season. What’s left to see? There’s plenty, actually. We’ve put together a list of some of the marquee Android-powered smartphone releases we’re still waiting on to…

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A look at high-profile police-related deaths of US blacks

AP Photo/Jim Mone A former Wisconsin police officer was acquitted of first-degree reckless homicide in the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith, a black man whose death sparked riots in a predominantly African-American neighborhood of Milwaukee. The shooting happened after a short foot chase in August 2016, during which Smith first dropped his gun and then retrieved it by the barrel and threw it over a fence. He was shot twice by officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is also black, the second bullet hitting Smith in the … Read the referenced story here:…

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A look at Illinois’ budget mess as lawmakers head to Capitol

AP Photo/Seth Perlman CHICAGO (AP) — Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on. Lawmakers blew past a budget deadline last month, triggering a requirement that any new budget vote be by three-fifths instead of a majority. They’re expected to return to Springfield for a special session starting Wednesday facing higher stakes to get a budget … Read the referenced story here: A…

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Pies and Freedom: A Father’s Day Look at A Dad Who Roamed

A year ago this Sunday, I was making berry pies in the kitchen when I glanced outside: Dad had taken another face-plant in the grass. Time to get a plastic chair, twist his limbs to a kneeling position and use his still-strong arms to get upright. At 84, the former athlete-turned-dentist and father of four had been struggling with Parkinson’s, the dementia that it often brings and the general indignities of old age. So the few choices he had left he cherished deeply, including being able to roam or nap…

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Twitter’s new look includes a redesign for its Android app

The social network has undergone some major remodeling, including a tweak of its iconography. After a vigorous beta testing phase and numerous feedback from fervent tweeters, Twitter has finally rolled out a new look and a bevy of new features. If you’re on the social network, you’ll see these changes reflected in Twitter for Android, TweetDeck, Twitter Lite, and on twitter.com. The full rundown of features has been elaborated on in an official blog post. The new additions are as follows: Profile, additional accounts, settings, and privacy – all in…

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8 Things Interviewers Look for During an Interview But They Didn’t Tell You

Sitting in front of an interviewer is probably one of the most daunting situations we can encounter. We usually put a lot of research into how best to answer questions, to put our best experiences and capabilities forward and make as good an impression as possible. But what exactly do interviewers look for in a potential candidate? What qualities do they really look for when sizing us up for the position? If you know what these are, you can make sure you tick all their boxes during the interview and…

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Want To Look Younger And Be Healthier? Acai Berry Is Your New Breakfast Idea!

Ready for a delicious healthy dishes upgrade? Then get ready for the soaring trend of the Acai Berry! Acai palm trees are native to tropical regions of Central and South America. It is a small fruit that is dark purple with juicy pulps. “Acai” is a regional local language word of the native people in the region meaning “fruit that cries”. Acai berries have always played an important role as a food source for indigenous people in the Amazon region. Acai products are the top food trend! Acai products are increasingly…

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[Business Office Feature] Webinar | A high-resolution look at the human cell: Introducing the Human Cell Atlas

Resolving the spatial distribution of the human proteome at a subcellular level greatly increases our understanding of human biology and disease. A high-resolution map of the human cell has been generated—part of the Human Protein Atlas database—that provides the in situ localization of 12,036 human proteins at a single-cell level, covering 30 subcellular structures, and enabling 14 major organelle proteomes to be defined. The high spatial resolution of the data has allowed the identification of novel protein components in all major organelles, as well as the characterization of fine cellular…

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