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First death by robot car

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A woman in Tempe, Ariz., has died after being hit by a self-driving car operated by Uber, in what appears to be the first known death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous vehicle on a public road.

The vehicle was in autonomous mode with a human safety driver at the wheel when it struck the woman, who was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk.

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Cambridge Analytica Boasted of Disappearing Emails in Campaigns

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The executive also acknowledged his company used a self-destructing email server to communicate with clients in order to eliminate evidence of their contact.
Cambridge, originally funded by former Renaissance Technologies co-CEO and Trump supporter Robert Mercer, uses data to reach voters with hyper-targeted messaging, including on Facebook and other online services. Cambridge was hired to help with voter outreach by the Trump campaign, whose former campaign manager, Steve Bannon, had been on its board.
In a previous Channel 4 News expose, the undercover reporter filmed Cambridge Analytica executives talking about how the firm could use prostitutes and former spies to ensnare politicians and influence elections. In one video, Nix said the company could “send some girls around to the candidate’s house.”

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Brazil versus aliens

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Residents of Mucajaí, a town in northern Brazil, held a demonstration on Monday and subsequently set fire to the belongings of Venezuelans living in a municipal shelter downtown.

Locals say the Venezuelans brought new problems to the city. “We have to take action. Unfortunately, among hard workers, there are lots of people who are up to no good—they’re thieves, they’re violent, and they’re a threat to our families,” an internet user said. In another post, someone describes the invasion at the shelter as a response to the death of a Brazilian killed Saturday in Mucajaí.

For reference: Venezuelans fleeing to south america because communism, things are bad for months.
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Interview with California judge William Alsup

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>California is a hotbed of climate change activism, so it perhaps wasn’t a surprise to see the cities of San Francisco and Oakland sue the world’s largest oil companies last year for allegedly knowing about the dire consequences of global warming while seeking to downplay or deny it.

>More striking is the approach of the judge in the case, the unorthodox William Alsup. The judge, who previously learned coding techniques for a Silicon Valley lawsuit, has set out a list of questions for a climate change “tutorial” on the floor of the courtroom on Wednesday.

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Toys R Us to close all US stores

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Toys R Us will close or sell all its 885 stores in the US after failing to find a buyer, putting about 30,000 jobs under threat.

Chief executive Dave Brandon said it was a "profoundly sad day" for the retailer.

The giant toy-store chain was already in the process of closing one fifth of its shops after filing for bankruptcy protection last year.

Toys R Us will also close all its UK stores by the end of April.
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Canada is failing to deport criminals

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On Sept. 10, 2003, Faulino Deng beat up a Toronto roofing contractor and threatened to kill him.

A lanky former Sudanese soldier, Deng had only been in Canada 10 months and already he’d committed an aggravated assault.

Because he wasn’t a Canadian citizen, Deng was brought before the Immigration and Refugee Board, which ordered his deportation.

“Canada was offering you a safe haven,” a Refugee Board adjudicator told him later. “And, sir, you have done nothing but abuse the protection that Canada afforded you.”

That should have been the end of Deng’s brief stay in Canada.

But he’s still here.

Fifteen years after the assault, Global News found him living in a Scarborough bungalow owned by Toronto Community Housing. He has amassed dozens more criminal convictions, one for sexual assault, and is scheduled for trial next year on five charges, including two counts of trafficking, which he denies.

Removals of those who are supposed to be the government’s top priorities — foreign citizens under deportation orders for security, international human rights abuses, serious crimes and organized crime — have declined by a third since 2014.

Over that same period, the number of deportation orders issued by the Refugee Board on those grounds has remained relatively stable, and even increased slightly.

As a result, a growing number of foreign citizens remain in Canada despite having been ordered out on public safety and security grounds. In 2012, they numbered just 291. In early 2018, there were almost 1,200.

>Please nuke my country
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Monkey on the loose last seen near strip club

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The monkey mystery deepened Tuesday afternoon, as North Miami Beach cops combing the neighborhood for the small primate weren’t able to confirm if it was the same animal that escaped from a Dania Beach primate lab a few days ago.

That missing monkey’s name is Mikey.

North Miami Beach police, working with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, are in search of a small as-yet-unnamed monkey that was first spotted early Tuesday morning outside of the popular strip joint, the King of Diamonds.

Someone spotted a monkey as they were leaving that establishment and notified police.

“The last time I heard we still hadn’t found him,” said Nicole Gomez, chief of staff to the mayor and city commission in North Miami Beach. “We don’t know if it’s the same monkey spotted near the Embassy Lakes community in Cooper City.”

That’s the home of the Dania Beach Vervet Project, a primate lab that studies the animals.

The monkey in North Miami Beach was last seen near Northeast Sixth Avenue and between 179th and 180th Streets. North Miami Beach City Manager Ana Garcia said it was headed toward Miami Gardens.

North Miami Beach police said on Twitter that they’ve received information indicating the monkey may have come from an industrial area just west of I-95.

Calls to the King of Diamonds about the monkey were not returned by early Tuesday afternoon.

Garcia, the city manager, said it looks like the monkey has had a long night.

“The monkey is still on the loose,” she said.

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Texas Goes Boom: Police Respond to Sixth Explosion as Serial Bomber’s Terror Continues

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