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US Service Member Killed in Eastern Afghanistan

A U.S. service member was killed and other U.S. and Afghan forces were injured during a joint military operation against Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Wednesday. The wounded were evacuated for treatment, the statement said. The military released no further details. … Read the referenced story here: US Service Member Killed in Eastern Afghanistan

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Memorial Service Held for Woman Killed After White Supremacist March

A memorial service is being held Wednesday for the woman killed over the weekend when a man drove his car through a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia. Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old resident of Charlottesville, was one of hundreds of activists who amassed Saturday in the city to stand against a demonstration by white supremacists. The gathering quickly devolved into chaos and violence as the white supremacists clashed with protesters in the streets and police did not immediately intervene. Eventually, after several…

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Amazon Launches Instant Pickup Service

Amazon launches Instant Pickup service to compete with convenience stores. Having spent the last few days moving into a new apartment, I’ve made about twenty or so trips to local stores to get the one last thing I think I’ll need. Whether it has been hand soap, various ingredients for different recipes, or more of those 3M Command hooks than I thought possible, I’ve spent a lot of time in different store aisles. Amazon launched a service that would have been perfect for me. Amazon Instant Pickup is another service…

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No more service fees and wait times: Fix your electronics yourself for $7

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal on an awesome screwdriver set! Jackyled’s 45 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set is currently available at Amazon for just $6.92 when you enter promo code ZDAU28AE at checkout to save $4 off this item’s regular price. Featuring a tweezer, handle, extension bar and 42 screwdriver bits, this set is a great option for repairing smaller objects like phones, laptops, watches or eyeglasses. It comes with a non-slip cover for the handle to assist your grip while you work,…

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Read the fine print: Terms of service, privacy policies and the power of knowledge

It’s the only way to know what you’re giving away. When you buy a new phone or install a new app, reading the boring (and often difficult to comprehend) privacy policies and terms of use are the last thing you want to do. But it’s also the most important part of the process. We were having a discussion about visual voicemail in the Android Central Slack channel recently. With Marshmallow, Google introduced a visual voicemail framework for the dialer that anyone can use once a way for the mobile operator…

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