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Great Britain claim world 4x100m world gold as Usain Bolt pulls up in final race

Media playback is not supported on this device Great Britain’s men claimed a stunning 4x100m relay gold at the World Championships as Usain Bolt pulled up injured in his final ever race. On a febrile night of track and field, Mo Farah’s own finale ended with 5,000m silver as he was beaten in a global final for the first time in six years. But with the young GB women’s sprint quartet storming to a silver of their own it felt like a generational shift as the stadium came alive just ...

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Madrid museum must face heirs' claim in Nazi art case: U.S. appeals court

By Jonathan Stempel A federal appeals court on Monday revived a lawsuit seeking to force a Madrid museum to return an Impressionist masterpiece to the family of a Jewish woman who was compelled to sell it to a Nazi art appraiser for $ 360 in 1939 so she could flee Germany. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said two of Lilly Cassirer’s great-grandchildren may sue the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum for the return of Camille Pissarro’s 1897 depiction of a Paris street scene, “Rue Saint-Honoré, Après-midi, Effet de Pluie.” Monday’s decision ...

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Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election in 2016. Mr Trump said Mr Obama had learned well before the 8 November poll about the accusations and “did nothing”. His comments followed an article in the Washington Post which said that Mr Obama learned last August of President Vladimir Putin’s “direct involvement”. The alleged meddling is the subject of high-level investigations in the US. President Putin has repeatedly denied any Russian interference into the presidential election. The Washington Post ...

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Trump's Justice Department fires back on claim he violated the Constitution

‘Pay bribes here’ projected onto Trump’s hotel The Trump administration has fired back at an ethics group that sued the president over his business interests. The response? You’ve got nothing. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a government watchdog group, filed a suit in January claiming that President Trump violated the Constitution through his hotels, clubs and restaurants. The plaintiffs claim the Emoluments clause bars Trump from accepting anything of value from a foreign government. The plaintiffs include a nonprofit restaurant group, a New York hotel and restaurant owner, ...

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Gamers Claim to Want Backwards Compatibility. Why Don’t They Use It?

A brace of news reports this week highlighted an interesting scenario in console world (and arguably for PCs as well, though I’ll address that separately). First, Sony executive Jim Ryan was openly dismissive of backwards compatibility as a major focus or feature for the PS4, noting that few console players actually took advantage of the feature when it was available and that it wasn’t seen as important within Sony. “When we’ve dabbled with backwards compatibility, I can say it is one of those features that is much requested, but not ...

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Gamers Claim to Want Backwards Compatibility. Why Don’t They Use It?

A brace of news reports this week highlighted an interesting scenario in console world (and arguably for PCs as well, though I’ll address that separately). First, Sony executive Jim Ryan was openly dismissive of backwards compatibility as a major focus or feature for the PS4, noting that few console players actually took advantage of the feature when it was available and that it wasn’t seen as important within Sony. “When we’ve dabbled with backwards compatibility, I can say it is one of those features that is much requested, but not ...

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The real story behind Trump's claim that Paris would kill 2.7 million jobs

MSFT, Tesla, GE react to climate deal withdrawal Massive job losses. Lower wages. Shuttered factories. Brownouts and blackouts . That’s the grim future that President Trump said he was trying to avoid when he announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate change deal. “Compliance with the terms of the Paris Accord and the onerous energy restrictions it has placed on the United States could cost America as much as 2.7 million lost jobs by 2025,” he said, citing a study from NERA Economic Consultants. NERA is ...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 owners claim phone ships with a red-tinted display

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have finally launched in select markets after a seemingly endless string of leaks. The device looks very much as expected with that sleek new curved display, complete with rounded corners. Still, it wouldn’t be a phone launch without some potential hardware defects. A number of users have reported a markedly red tint to the display on Samsung’s latest phone. Samsung, however, says there’s nothing (red) to see here. This phone uses an AMOLED display, as have all of Samsung’s high-end devices for many years. ...

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Andrew Napolitano returns to Fox News, stands by false spying claim

Tracing the origin of the UK wiretapping lie Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano is standing by his claim, still without evidence, that former President Obama worked with British intelligence officials to spy on Donald Trump. Napolitano returned to Fox News airwaves on Wednesday morning after a week-long absence and said he stood by his claim that Obama “went outside the chain of command” and used the UK’s GCHQ service to surveil then-President-elect Trump. GCHQ has categorically denied Napolitano’s allegation, calling it “utterly ridiculous.” Fox News has also said it has ...

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Who were Fox analyst's sources on Obama claim? Consultant explains his side

Tracing the origin of the UK wiretapping lie A blogger and former CIA analyst says he was a source for an uncorroborated claim made on Fox News about supposed spying at Trump Tower — but he says he didn’t mean to be. Larry Johnson outlined a complicated series of events on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday that he says led Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News’ top judicial analyst, to make his explosive claim. Napolitano had tried to back up President Trump’s baseless accusation that President Obama had his “wires tapped” ...

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