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This ‘Nest for water’ startup wants you to pay $799 now to help cut down on future water bills

Buoy bills itself as the “Nest for water:” a $799 smart home device that hooks up to your plumbing and sends data to your smartphone. From the app, you can check out exactly how much water each of your home appliances uses, be alerted to leaks, and remotely shut off your home’s emergency valve. Buoy is hoping to provide a solution to the rising water costs in the US. If you’ve ever been curious about your home’s water usage or attempted to find practical ways to curb water costs, then you’re in luck:…

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Politics 

McConnell Wants Ethics Probe of Sen. Franken

James Arkin, RealClearPoliticsMajority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for a Senate Ethics Committee investigation into accusations that Sen. Al Franken groped and kissed a model and television host without consent during a USO tour in 2006. “As with all credible allegations of sexual harassment or assault, I believe the Ethics Committee should review the matter,” McConnell said Thursday. “I hope the Democratic leader will join me on this. Regardless of party, harassment and assault are completely unacceptable — in the workplace or anywhere else.” … Read the referenced story here: McConnell…

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Trump Wants to Upend 230 Years of Constitutional Principle

John Podesta, WPOkay, it’s official. President Trump wants to upend 230 years of constitutional history and principle to run the U.S. justice system like a banana republic, or perhaps more aptly like what now passes for the rule of law in the country he aspires to emulate, the Russian Federation. What the Founding Fathers built with a written Constitution and 85 Federalist Papers, the president is trying to tear down 140 or 280 characters at a time. … Read the referenced story here: Trump Wants to Upend 230 Years of Constitutional…

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