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MLB Slugger To Wear Destiny-Themed Cleats This Weekend, See Them Here

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge will wear Destiny-themed cleats during games this weekend, according to Bungie. Judge, who was an All-Star this year and won the Home Run Derby, is apparently a fan of Destiny’s Warlocks. He’s also going to wear batting gloves that have cool-looking Destiny flair. This sort of thing is not usually allowed, but August 25-27 is MLB’s first-ever “Players Weekend.” Players are given more freedom of expression for their gear, and Judge is not the only player making the most of the occasion. The Yankees ...

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E-Cigarettes Can Be Used to Hack Computers, Could Encourage Them to Start Smoking

So-called electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have become increasingly popular over the past few years, as the number of people who smoke traditional cigarettes in the United States has continued to decline. Proponents of e-cigarettes have argued that they can help people stop smoking (and I’m personally friends with one former smoker who used e-cigarettes as a stepping stone to quitting nicotine altogether). Proponents also say they’re less dangerous than conventional tobacco. Others have argued that the aerosolized fluid that e-cigarettes create can create health issues of its own. A number of businesses ...

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Japan needs more workers and it can't find them

BOJ Chief: US growth will spur global growth Japan has more jobs than it knows what to do with. Government data published Tuesday revealed that the country’s labor shortage has reached its most extreme level in more than 40 years. Japan now has 1.48 jobs for every applicant. That’s the highest number since 1974, when rapid growth pushed the ratio to 1.53. It also exceeds the labor shortage peak Japan hit during its economic bubble years in theearly 1990s. Related: Japan racks up longest growth streak in over a decade ...

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Investors call for Tesla changes. Musk tells them to buy Ford

Inside Tesla’s enormous battery factory Elon Musk has some sharp words for shareholders who want changes to Tesla’s board of directors: buy Ford shares instead. The Tesla CEO used Twitter to fire back at a group of investors who called for the electric car maker’s board to add two new directors who have no ties to Musk. Musk responded to a Reuters article about a letter from the group, which said new independent directors are needed to “provide a critical check on possible dysfunctional group dynamics.” “This investor group should ...

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Bucs' 9-7 season helping them become winners in free agency

4:10 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers narrowly missed the playoffs in 2016, but that 9-7 season went a long way in helping lure free agents DeSean Jackson and Chris Baker to Tampa Bay. They were watching closely as their former team, the Washington Redskins, were fighting with the Bucs for a playoff spot late in the season. “[We] were kind of like, they would lose and we would lose; we would win and they would win,” Jackson said. “Seeing and keeping up with the playoff race ...

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New GOP bill lets companies force you to take genetic tests, lets them share results with third parties

A new bill introduced by Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and approved by the House Ways and Means Committee would allow corporations to force employees to undergo genetic testing — and then share those results with third parties. In theory, this is already illegal, thanks to a 2008 law known as GINA. This type of behavior is also regulated by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The new House bill, HR 1313, gets around these issues by preemptively declaring that workplace wellness programs offered in conjunction with an employer’s sponsored health care ...

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Blue Devils will go as far as Grayson Allen will take them

9:52 PM ET NEW YORK — David Levitch, a generously listed 6-foot-3, 180-pound twig of a player who is so rail-thin his shorts need an extra roll down to stay attached to his hips, does not look the type to figure into a basketball kerfuffle. But Levitch was defending Grayson Allen, and things seem to happen when Allen is involved. What happened between the ACC tournament quarterfinal between Levitch and Allen not only changed the tenor of the game between Louisville and Duke, it might just change how this season ...

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State politics are the next battleground — and tracking them just got easier

Jack Dorsey: Twitter shows best and worst of democracy As it gets harder for the federal government to pass meaningful legislation, what happens at the state and local level is increasingly important. Following statehouse policies has never been easy — but one website is changing that. Digital Democracy is a tool that lets you search for issues at the state level as easily as you might search for something in Google. The site, developed at the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy (IATPP) at California Polytechnic State University, launched ...

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DuckTales Reboot Has a Great Voice Cast, Watch Them Sing the Theme Song

Disney has announced the voice cast for the DuckTales revival–and it’s seriously strong. Doctor Who veteran David Tennant plays Scrooge McDuck, while Danny Pudi (Community), Ben Schwartz (Parks and Rec), and Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) voice Huey, Dewey, and Louie, respectively. Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live) plays Launchpad, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) voices Mrs. Beakley, and Kate Micucci (Scrubs) brings Webby Vanderquack to life. Disney put out a wonderful video today of the cast members singing the iconic DuckTales theme song. Take a look: The new DuckTales premieres in summer ...

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Homeopathic solutions now have to be labeled to disclose that there’s no science behind them

The FTC is playing whack-a-mole with pseudoscience again, and this time it’s targeting homeopathy. Their latest comments contend (PDF) that the standard disclaimer isn’t enough to dissuade consumers from buying this crap, so now not only do homeopathic products have to carry the standard disclaimer, they also have to say there’s no science behind them. I support the idea that it’s your body, so do with it what you want, and if taking homeopathic sugar pills makes you feel better, sure, keep taking them. But the only reason I can’t ...

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