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Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

AP Photo/Mary Hudetz FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — While much of the country gawks at the solar eclipse, Bobbieann Baldwin will be inside with her children, shades drawn. In Navajo culture, the passing of the moon over the sun is an intimate moment in which the sun is reborn and tribal members take time out for themselves. No talking. No eating or drinking. No lying down. No fussing. “It’s a time of renewal,” said Baldwin, a Navajo woman from Fort Defiance, Arizona. “Kind of like … Read the referenced story here: Tribes…

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Android 

Android O will be revealed via livestream on Monday Aug 21

Get ready to see a new tasty treat unveiled on Monday. The next major version of Android, Android O will be completely unveiled Monday, August 21 to coincide with the solar eclipse. Google announced it would be live streaming the Android O announcement, appropriately enough, via its Eclipse homepage, which is typically used for its Eclipse developer documentation. The page has links to NASA’s own live stream of the Total Eclipse, which will begin at 12:00 p.m. ET, with the Android O reveal coming at 2:40 p.m. ET. For those…

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Android 

Will my phone get Android O in India?

Let’s guess when your phone will pick up the Android O update. Android O is on the horizon, and there’s plenty to look forward to. The update introduces picture-in-picture mode to phones and tablets, colorized notifications, adaptive icons, a systemwide autofill API, improvements to Bluetooth audio, and so much more. Android O will also feature Project Treble, which aims to fix Android’s fragmentation problem. With Project Treble, Google is separating the OS framework from “vendor interfaces,” which allows device manufacturers to roll out updates without having to rework their custom…

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The Campaign of Defamation Against Trump Will Fail

Conrad Black, Am. GreatnessAlmost everything about the Charlottesville riot was disgraceful except the conduct of the president. The move to take down the statue of General Robert E. Lee was nonsense. Lee has few rivals as the greatest general in American history (Grant, Sherman, MacArthur, and Eisenhower … Read the referenced story here: The Campaign of Defamation Against Trump Will Fail

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Science 

Will The Eclipse Make Crops And Animals Flip Out? Scientists Ask (Really)

Enlarge this image During the day on Aug. 21, large swaths of farmland will be plunged into darkness and temperatures will drop about 10 degrees. Scientists are waiting to see how crops and animals will react. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images On Aug. 21, a 70 mile-wide ribbon from Oregon to South Carolina called the “path of totality” will experience a total solar eclipse. Large swaths of farmland in the Great Plains and Midwest will be plunged into darkness for two and a half minutes…

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Cleveland Clinic will pull event from Mar-a-Lago resort

AP Photo/Alex Brandon COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A leading U.S. hospital says it will pull an annual fundraiser from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort after all. The Cleveland Clinic had initially resisted pressure from health professionals and others over the Republican president’s support for repealing the Affordable Care Act and cutting federal budget dollars to medical research. It said the event was not political. The clinic said Thursday it made the decision to pull the event after “careful consideration” of various issues. It did not … Read the referenced story here: Cleveland…

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Trump’s Idea That Jobs Will Solve Racism Is Just Wrong

Dylan Matthews, VoxPresident Donald Trump has a theory about how to overcome America’s racial divides — and no, it doesn’t involve him clearly and forthrightly condemning the violent white supremacist rallies being carried out in his name by avowed racists and neo-Nazis. It involves jobs. … Read the referenced story here: Trump’s Idea That Jobs Will Solve Racism Is Just Wrong

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Android 

Google Search will now alert users to pollen levels

Google Search will now integrate pollen forecasts. Google Search has long been able to alert users of various weather conditions, from thunderstorms to flash foods and and everything in between. One more weather condition will be available for search starting today. Google has announced that users will be able to search for pollen levels near their location. I tried this on my OnePlus 3T by searching for both “pollen levels” and “pollen forecast.” All this displayed was a basic web search, so the feature has yet to fully roll out….

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