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New York Times stands by story James Comey called into question

Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on Thursday backed up some of the anonymous-sourced news reports about the FBI, but Comey took exception to one specific New York Times story from February. “In the main, it was not true,” Comey told the Senate Intelligence Commitee, disputing a February 14 story titled “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence.” Comey’s comment was part of a broader media critique. But The Times shot back a few hours after his testimony, saying it has found “no evidence that any prior reporting ...

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Kaepernick adviser: 3 teams called about QB

8:56 AM ET ESPN.com news services An adviser to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he has been contacted by three teams inquiring about Kaepernick since the free-agency period began in March. Harry Edwards, a renowned sociologist and civil rights activist who has mentored Kaepernick, told USA Today Sports that the teams have asked him about Kaepernick’s desire and ability to play. “They’ve asked, ‘Can he play? Does he want to play?'” Edwards said. “The last question I can’t answer. The first question, absolutely. If Kaep makes up ...

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Google’s Mysterious Fuchsia OS Gets a Weird UI Called Armadillo

Google launched Android to the public in 2008, and it has since grown to be the most popular operating system on the planet. Android is still growing and bringing Google services to more consumers than ever, but what comes after Android? Google isn’t resting on its laurels — last year the first open source bits of a new Google OS called Fuchsia appeared online. Google still hasn’t explained what it’s up to with Fuchsia, but the project has continued to develop to the point that it has a new and ...

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Would you buy a Chinese car called Trumpchi?

GAC’s Trumpchi GS4 model. One of China’s biggest automakers plans to start selling cars in the U.S., but it’s facing a headache over the name of its flagship brand: Trumpchi. It was intended to sound like its Chinese name, Chuanqi. But executives at the brand’s owner, Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC), are concerned the likeness to the U.S. president’s name could put its American ambitions in a spin. A GAC spokeswoman told CNNMoney that the company is doing research and consultation about whether to usethe Trumpchi brand in the U.S. It ...

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Sherman 'upset' Carroll called pass at 1-yard line

2:04 AM ET Sheil KapadiaESPN Writer Close Covered the Philadelphia Eagles for Philadelphia Magazine and Philly.com from 2008 to 2015. Covered the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL for BaltimoreSun.com from 2006 to 2008. SEATTLE — In the third quarter of the Seahawks’ 24-3 win Thursday night, the team faced a first-and-goal from the Los Angeles Rams’ 1-yard-line and opted to throw the ball to Jimmy Graham in the end zone. That decision did not sit well with cornerback Richard Sherman, who engaged in a shouting match with members of the ...

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FIFA 17 Ban Called by Russian MPs for “Gay Propaganda”

In a letter published in the newspaper Izvestia, Russian MPs have called for FIFA 17 to be banned over what they see as “gay propaganda,” according to a report from The Guardian. Communist MP Valery Rashkin is quoted in the Izvestia article, saying that EA should “introduce changes to the programming code or the age classification of this information product, and if it refuses, adopt corresponding restrictive measures.” The outburst was in response to EA’s support of the Stonewall #RainbowLaces campaign, a UK-based LGBT support campaign, with the tagline “Make ...

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Giants' Casilla laments not being called to mound

5:27 AM ET ESPN.com news services The San Francisco Giants saw their even-year postseason magic vanish Tuesday night as their bullpen melted down. But perhaps no one took it harder than a pitcher who never saw the mound. Santiago Casilla, who lost his closer job in mid-September, was never even called to warm up as the Giants used five relievers in the ninth inning while the Chicago Cubs staged a four-run rally to win the game 6-5 and take the National League Division Series. After the loss, Casilla was in ...

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The weekend America's newspapers called Donald Trump a liar

As debate approaches, newspapers question Trump’s truthfulness On the weekend leading up to 2016’s first presidential debate, four news organizations came to a similar and sweeping conclusion: Donald Trump lies more often than Hillary Clinton. In a normal election year this would be extraordinary. On Sunday editors and reporters at the newsrooms used another word: necessary. The New York Times story — “A Week of Whoppers” — came out first on Saturday. Politico, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times all followed within hours. Several of the editors who ...

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Google is working on a mysterious new OS called Fuchsia

A decade ago Google was just a search engine and advertiser, but now it’s the driving force behind the largest computing platform in the world: Android. Even the slow-to-start Chrome OS has been picking up steam in recent years, dominating the budget laptop market. Both these products are based in part on Linux, but Google is working on something completely new, and you can take a peek at it on Github. It’s an operating system called Fuchsia, which could run on just about anything. Google and many other companies make use ...

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