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Learning from the right-wing media, Elizabeth Spiers is starting an 'Insurrection'

Media entrepreneur and journalist Elizabeth Spiers thinks the Trump presidency is offering America “the most expensive civics lesson” the country has “ever had to learn.” Catching up with Brian Stelter in this week’s “Reliable Sources” podcast, Spiers said she thinks Donald Trump is running his presidency in ways that are “completely unprecedented,” ways that are exposing “the limits of what the norms are for the executive office very quickly.” Spiers, an early member of the Gawker team and formerly the editor in chief of the New York Observer, which was ...

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Astros need a starting pitcher at the deadline

3:05 AM ET Sunday was quite a day: There was Adrian Beltre‘s 3,000th hit; Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Cooperstown for Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez (plus John Schuerholz and Bud Selig); trades and trade rumors; and a full slate of games, including one doubleheader. On the heels of Monday’s trade deadline, however, my big takeaway from the day’s action is this: Do the Houston Astros need a starting pitcher? All-Star Lance McCullers Jr. had his fourth straight poor start in a 13-1 loss to the Tigers, ...

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Which All-Star starting lineup can do the most damage?

9:05 PM ET Right when you think you’ve seen everything in baseball: Justin Smoak, All-Star starter. Not that Smoak isn’t having a good season. The Toronto Blue Jays first baseman entered Sunday hitting .300/.368/.592 with 22 home runs and 52 RBIs, leading American League first basemen in OPS and trailing only Logan Morrison in WAR. Still, he has to be one of the least likely All-Star starters in recent memory. Even when the mostly forgettable Kosuke Fukudome of the Cubs started for the National League in 2008, it wasn’t a ...

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Economy is starting slow under Trump, but still in good shape

Will Trump’s tax plan pay for itself? President Trump’s economy isn’t bursting out of the gates. All signs are that it is starting 2017 with more of the same sluggish growth the U.S. experienced during President Obama’s term. But as with the final years of Obama’s presidency, there’s reason to be optimistic about the current state of the economy under Trump. The government will publish the first report of economic growth in the Trump era on Friday. The Atlanta Federal Reserve is predicting 0.5% annual growth in the first three ...

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PSA: Starting a new game in Breath of the Wild will permanently delete your saves if you don’t switch accounts first

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an amazing game by all accounts, with an incredibly high sell rate (as of last week, something like 93% of Switch owners bought BotW). Much has been written about the game, from how turning off Wi-Fi may improve performance to an in-depth comparison of how it plays against the Wii U version. But there’s one potential issue to be aware of, should you choose to hand the game to a different player to start from scratch. If you try to start ...

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PSA: Starting a new game in Breath of the Wild will permanently delete your saves if you don’t switch accounts first

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an amazing game by all accounts, with an incredibly high sell rate (as of last week, something like 93% of Switch owners bought BotW). Much has been written about the game, from how turning off Wi-Fi may improve performance to an in-depth comparison of how it plays against the Wii U version. But there’s one potential issue to be aware of, should you choose to hand the game to a different player to start from scratch. If you try to start ...

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Allen starting for Duke after 1-game suspension

7:08 PM ET Duke junior guard Grayson Allen will start against Georgia Tech on Wednesday night after missing one game for tripping Elon‘s Steven Santa Ana. Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Allen’s indefinite suspension on Dec. 22 after reviewing video of the play. It was Allen’s third such tripping incident in the past calendar year; the two other incidents occurred last season. Duke went 0-1 without Allen, losing to Virginia Tech on Saturday. Allen accompanied the team on the trip but did not dress. He is the Blue Devils’ ...

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Starting today, San Francisco residents can hail a self-driving Uber

Self-driving cars could be as fundamentally transformative to the American way of life as, well, cars. But they’ve always felt like a pie-in-the-sky technology rather than a product that could be right around the proverbial corner. Today, they took a significant step closer to widespread introduction, courtesy of Uber and Volvo. It’s not the first time Uber has deployed self-driving cars, but bringing the technology to San Francisco, where Uber was founded, undoubtedly has particular meaning to the company. While these are self-driving cars, they aren’t driverless cars. Unlike Google, ...

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Trump's Commerce pick: NAFTA likely starting point on Day 1

Billionaire businessman: Trump is not a bluffer President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Commerce Secretary said Wednesday night that the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is one of the first — if not the first — things he will tackle on Day One of the job. In an interview on CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront,” Wilbur Ross, the chairman of private equity firm WL Ross & Co, said “we’re working out the fine-point details, but NAFTA is a logical starting point,” adding that it would make sense because it ...

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Starting in 2018, China will begin turning its coal plants into nuclear reactors

It’s a common refrain among climate change down-players — those who accept its reality, but who argue that we can’t or shouldn’t do much about it — that, sure, first world Western countries could be doing a lot more to reduce their emissions, but it hardly matters when you’ve got countries like India and China pumping more and more pollution into the very same biosphere. The argument has been getting weaker in recent years, as even developing nations have started to sign on to meaningful climate action plans. Now, Chinese atomic ...

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