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Harper injury could be a problem for Nationals

3:13 AM ET Bryce Harper left the Washington Nationals‘ 3-1 win against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday in the first inning after slipping on first base, and it’s unknown how much time he might miss. He’s fourth in the majors in slugging percentage (.614), fifth in batting average (.326) and OBP (.419) and tied for ninth in home runs (29). What would a prolonged injury mean for the Nationals? Since Harper made his MLB debut on April 28, 2012, the Nationals have the second-most regular-season wins in baseball (they’re ...

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4 ways China could hurt North Korea's economy

Trump slams China after North Korea missile test President Trump has in recent weeks said he is “very disappointed” in China, accusing it of doing “nothing” on North Korea other than “just talk.” “I think China can do a lot more,” Trump told reporters on Thursday. “And I think China will do a lot more.” China has served as an economic lifeline for North Korea through decades of sanctions, letting fuel and coal to cross their shared border, providing huge amounts of food aid and allowing its companies to trade ...

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How long could my summer holiday flight be delayed?

Air passengers leaving Gatwick have suffered the longest average delays during summer getaways from major UK airports, BBC analysis reveals. Those travelling to and from the UK on EasyJet flights have waited the longest among the 10 busiest airlines. Figures collected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) during the last two summers reveal the typical delays. All flyers using EasyJet had an average delay of 24 minutes, and those leaving from Gatwick waited 27 minutes. Both said they appeared at the top of the delay list partly as a result ...

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Rumor: Intel’s Coffee Lake Could Shake Up Core i3 Family

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Intel hasn’t officially commented on any of its plans for the upcoming Coffee Lake family, or how much additional performance we can expect from its third-generation 14nm technology (tentatively called 14nm++). There are rumors, however, that the company will launch six-core Core i7 and Core i5 CPUs in mainstream desktops. Now we’ve seen rumors that this could extend to the Core i3 family, with possible quad-core chips arriving later this year or early next. The ...

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Why a Pennsylvania insurer's collapse could whack Californians in the wallet

How Trump can upend Obamacare without Congress Among all the reasons for rising health insurance premiums, this one might be the most obscure: A long-term care insurer in Pennsylvania just went belly-up. Health insurers across the country are on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars in losses stemming from the insolvency of Penn Treaty American Corp., of Allentown, Pa., and its two subsidiaries. Insurance company failures are rare, but when they do happen surviving companies are responsible to help pay off the company’s claims and protect policyholders through ...

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How tax reform could hit charitable giving

Why tax reform is so hard Plenty of factors can motivate charitable giving: Moral obligation, religious tithing, a desire to improve the world or leave a legacy. But another factor — the tax benefits for giving — could soon change if lawmakers push through tax reform. Few people donate simply because of the tax breaks and are unlikely to stop giving altogether if they don’t get any. But analyses from the Congressional Budget Office and others have found that taxincentives typically increase how much you choose to donate — whether ...

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Biological Teleporter Could Transmit Life to Other Planets

You’ve probably attached images, documents, and a myriad of other files to an email, but what about a life form? That may be possible in the not-too-distant future, according to Synthetic Genomics, a company founded in 2005 by famed geneticist Craig Venter. The company has just unveiled an experimental version of the “digital-to-biological converter.” All this contraption needs is data, and it can build working viruses. This technology could allow scientists to “teleport” life across the globe or across the stars. The quest to make a machine that prints life ...

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Hitler exhibition in Berlin bunker asks: How could it happen?

BERLIN (Reuters) – More than 70 years after Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker in the final days of World War Two, an exhibition in the capital examines how he became a Nazi and what turned ordinary Germans into murderers during the Third Reich. For decades it was taboo in Germany to focus on Hitler, although that has begun to change with films such as the 2004 “Downfall”, chronicling the dictator’s last days, and an exhibition about him in 2010. The exhibition “Hitler – how could it happen” ...

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'Nuclear winter' could be coming for NBA free agents in 2018

9:00 AM ET Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera, fresh off committing to a couple of maximum contracts worth a total of $ 247 million, fired off a tweet the night of July 1, 2016 featuring a black-and-white GIF of a toddler tossing stacks of cash out of a window. It was a funny, fitting image for the unprecedented NBA free agency madness of last summer. pic.twitter.com/nJVwA5Z9Qw — Robert J Pera (@RobertPera) July 2, 2016 A year later, as the league’s market corrects itself from the wild spending enabled by a ...

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NASA Has Supersonic Ideas That Could Cut Your Flight Time in Half

Ever since 1973, the FAA has set a ceiling on the maximum speed of aircraft traveling over US soil. Sonic booms are generally considered a disruption, to put it kindly. At close range they can break glass. At farther ranges, they sound like mortar bombs from fireworks, and can wreak similar havoc on both pets and farm animals. The boom produced when an aircraft breaks the sound barrier is continuous and travels with the plane, meaning people living under high-traffic air corridors could be subjected to multiple instances per day. ...

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