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Panasonic in talks to buy ZKW for up to $1 billion: Nikkei

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Japan's Panasonic Corp is in the final stages of talks to buy European automotive light maker ZKW Group for up to $1 billion, accelerating its push into the automotive electronics market, the Nikkei business daily reported Monday. Privately held ZKW supplies light-emitting diode headlights and lighting...(more) 

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Major win for Dakota oil pipeline protesters

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not allow a proposed route for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota. 

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Ex-tenant: Oakland warehouse 'a death trap'

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A one-time tenant of the "Ghost Ship" isn't surprised a deadly fire ripped through the cluttered space. 

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EU urges U.S. tech giants to act faster against hate speech

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By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. tech giants including Facebook , Twitter , Google's YouTube and Microsoft will have to act faster to tackle online hate speech or face laws forcing them to do so, the European Commission said on Sunday. The European Union...(more) 

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Warehouse operator mourns venue, not victims

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The operator of the Oakland, Calif., warehouse draws outrage for his initial response to the deadly fire. 

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Virgin Galactic’s second SpaceShipTwo performed its first glide flight

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Virgin Galactic’s spaceplane, SpaceShipTwo, went on its first free flight on Friday, performing an unpowered glide over the Mojave Desert. The vehicle, named VSS Unity, was dropped from its carrier plane, WhiteKnightTwo, and flew for 10 minutes on its own before landing successfully at the Mojave...(more) 

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Eyes Of My Mother review: a horror film about unimaginable response to unimaginable tragedy

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Magnet One of the most basic facts of horror writing is that real terror requires isolation. It’s nearly impossible to keep characters in scary situations if there’s easy help right around the corner, or plenty of sympathetic people to consult about the problem. Horror stories find...(more) 

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Real-time interactive map shows the pollution engulfing Earth

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Beijing-based French scientists have crafted a real-time map of the Earth's air pollution in an attempt to raise awareness of the effect contaminants are having on the globe. 

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Chimpanzees recognize each other’s butts the way we recognize faces

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For a study published this week in the journal PLoS One (delightfully titled “Getting to the Bottom of Face Processing”), Dutch researchers recruited both humans and chimpanzees to match photos of various body parts and compared how they did. This is called the inversion effect. The...(more) 

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Microsoft kicks off 12 Days of Deals sale: Good Windows 10, Xbox One, and VR deals

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Microsoft’s annual 12 Days of Deals promotion is back, so if you missed out on any of the company’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday Windows and Xbox deals you still have a chance. Just like in previous years, each day will offer you a different deal...(more) 

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Microsoft takes aim at Amazon’s Echo with Windows 10 HomeHub feature

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Microsoft is planning to build a HomeHub feature into future Windows 10 updates to better compete against devices like Google Home and Amazon’s Echo. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the feature is currently in the planning stages, and the software maker is...(more) 

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Donald Trump angrily tweeted about the SNL sketch about him tweeting

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When Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential Election, it quickly became clear that Alec Baldwin would have steady work on Saturday Night Live for his portrayal of the President-elect. The show lampooned Trump on last night’s show, drawing a quick response from him on his favorite...(more) 

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