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Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for Puerto Rico VR stunt

How Facebook plans to fight election interference From Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park on Monday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s cartoon avatar announced an effort to help Puerto Rico. And on Tuesday, he apologized for what some considered a tone deaf way to deliver a message of humanitarian aid. Through his avatar, Zuckerberg said the company is using artificial intelligence to build population maps as part of an effort with the Red Cross. He said it’s possible to look at satellite imagery of an area to understand where people live and how ...

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Johnson submits Borg, breaks Silva's UFC mark

2:02 AM ET LAS VEGAS — One of the most prestigious records in mixed martial arts history fell in style on Saturday at the hands of UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. Johnson (27-2-1) defended his title for the 11th consecutive time at UFC 216 on Saturday, finishing Ray Borg via armbar at 3:15 of the fifth round. The victory breaks Anderson Silva‘s previous mark of 10 title defenses in a row. Tony Ferguson claimed the interim 155-pound championship at UFC 216 on Saturday night by submitting Kevin Lee via triangle ...

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Tesla misses the mark on Model 3 production – by a lot

Elon Musk: Big dreamer or monorail salesman? Tesla announced it fell far short of its plan to build 1,500 of its first mass market car, the Model 3, in the third quarter. The actual number it built? 260, or 83% less than promised. The announcement made late Monday is another sign of the challenges the upstart electric car maker may face as it tries to build a more affordable electric car — a basic version of which priced at about $ 35,000. Shares of Tesla(TSLA) fell 1.5% in after-hours trading after the ...

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Mark Sampson set to leave as England women's manager

Mark Sampson is set to leave his role as England women’s manager amid a row over discrimination allegations. It comes after his side beat Russia 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. The 34-year-old took over in 2013 and led England to successive semi-finals at major tournaments. He was accused of discrimination by Chelsea forward Eniola Aluko but has been cleared of wrongdoing by two investigations and vehemently denies the allegations. The FA is expected to confirm his departure at a press conference this afternoon. More to follow. You ...

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Year of the homer: MLB's 5,694th HR sets mark

10:15 PM ET If it feels like you’ve seen a lot of home runs in 2017, it’s because you have: We have a new major league record for home runs in one season. The record-setting blast came courtesy of Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, who took Toronto‘s Ryan Tepera deep in the eighth inning on Tuesday for the 5,694th home run in the majors this season, breaking the previous record set in 2000. Alex Presley of the Detroit Tigers tied the mark shortly before with his fifth-inning homer off ...

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New Banksy works mark Basquiat show at London's Barbican

LONDON (Reuters) – Two murals by British street artist Banksy have appeared at London’s Barbican center to mark an exhibition of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a U.S. artist who achieved fame through the New York graffiti scene. One references Basquiat’s 1982 “Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump”, showing a boy being searched by police officers. “Portrait of Basquiat being welcomed by the Metropolitan Police – an (unofficial) collaboration with the new Basquiat show,” Banksy said of the work on his official Instagram feed. The second depicts people queuing up ...

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Mark Zuckerberg uses Facebook Live to protest DACA decision

The Zuckerberg Interview: Extended cut Mark Zuckerberg is leveraging Facebook to protest President Donald Trump’s repeal of DACA. The CEO took to Facebook(FB, Tech30) Live for 45 minutes on Wednesday to stream a conversation in his home with three undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Zuckerberg repeated his earlier condemnation of Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which allowed recipients known as “Dreamers” to live, work and study in the U.S. without fear of deportation. Congress now has six ...

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D-backs' Martinez matches mark with 4 HRs

11:35 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — J.D. Martinez tied a major league record by slugging four of Arizona’s six home runs, and the Diamondbacks routed the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 13-0 on Monday night for their 11th straight victory. Robbie Ray struck out a career high 14 while helping second-place Arizona match the longest winning streak in the majors this season. The last time the D-backs won 11 in a row was June 18-30, 2003. The Dodgers are still baseball’s best team at 92-45, but they remain ...

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Despite HR, Judge sets dubious strikeout mark

2:18 AM ET NEW YORK — Given that he hit a 457-foot home run into the third deck in left field, New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge was undaunted that he also set the major league record for consecutive games with a strikeout by a position player. Judge whiffed in the ninth inning Wednesday night against New York Mets reliever Erik Goeddel, giving him a strikeout in 33 straight games, breaking the single-season mark set by Adam Dunn in 2012, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Judge smiled when ...

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Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerberg's understanding of AI is 'limited'

Elon Musk: We should regulate AI to keep public safe It’s a battle of the tech billionaires. Tesla(TSLA) boss Elon Musk and Facebook(FB, Tech30) founder Mark Zuckerberg are locked in a very public feud over the future of artificial intelligence. Musk has repeatedly warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence, describing it as a potentially existential threat to the human race. Zuckerberg has a different view. On Sunday, he responded to a question about Musk’s warnings by saying he was tired of the fear-mongering. “With AI especially, I’m really optimistic,” ...

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