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The Secrets Behind Fortnite's Massive 40 Million Player Success
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When Epic Games originally announced a Battle Royale mode for its co-op zombie survival game Fortnite, the internet seemed skeptical. Battlegrounds had already taken over the world, so it was easy fo...
No, 'Black Lightning' Isn't Part of the Arrowverse
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Black Lightning's executive producer Salim Akil, producer Greg Berlanti, and even CW president Mark Pedowitz have all been very clear that Black Lightning is a show apart from the network's popular A...
New front fascia highlights Cherokee update
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DETROIT — The updated Jeep Cherokee is trading in its squinty face for a more conventional look. “We kept that design, but we’ve softened it,” said Mike Manley, who leads the Jeep brand for F...
New front fascia highlights Cherokee update
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DETROIT — The updated Jeep Cherokee is trading in its squinty face for a more conventional look. “We kept that design, but we’ve softened it,” said Mike Manley, who leads the Jeep brand for F...
Dylan Farrow: ‘I am telling the truth’ about Woody Allen
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Woody Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, is standing by her claims that the director molested her when she was a child. “I am credible and I am telling the truth,” she says in a new interv...
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"Our sweet Braylynn, our warrior princess, earned her sparkly pink angel wings this evening," the statement read. "Her nickname was Princess Bel and she could light up any room. She loved Hello Kitty ...
Don’t be too discouraged by a slowing Chinese economy – a healthier, more sustainable one could in fact present more investment opportunities
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The successful completion of the 19th Party Congress for the Communist Party has further cemented President Xi Jinping’s political authority and ushered in a new generation of leaders who are ready...
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A new gut-brain connection has been revealed in a study from scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine. The research found that mice fed a high-salt diet directly led to cognitive impairment, dementia, and...
Poll Finds Upturn in Sentiment on Tax Overhaul and Economy
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Americans are warming to the Republican tax law, and becoming more confident in the economy as a whole. They just aren’t sure that President Trump deserves much credit. The tax overhaul that Mr. Tr...
Hundreds of Passengers at Chicago O’Hare Airport May Have Been Exposed to Measles
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A sick passenger arriving on an international flight last Wednesday may have exposed hundreds of travelers at Chicago O’Hare Airport to measles. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) told...
Walmart Takes on the Opioid Crisis With a New Tool That Destroys Drugs
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Walmart, (WMT, -0.17%) the fourth largest U.S. pharmacy operator, has unveiled a tool it thinks can help dent the country’s raging opioid crisis: a packet that makes leftover medication unusable an...
He dumped his dividend stocks. How’s that working out?
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Robb Engen of the Boomer & Echo blog did something brave – and smart – a few years ago. He sold his $100,000 portfolio of 24 dividend stocks and replaced them with a portfolio of two exchange-tra...
5 personal finance mistakes to avoid in 2018
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Your future financial situation will be a direct outcome of the financial decisions you take today. A poor financial decision or mistake has every chance of severely impacting your future. Here are t...
To cut smoking’s harm, switch to vaping?
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[img]http://www.futurity.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/vaping-e-cigarette_1600.jpg[img] Alternative nicotine products like e-cigarettes are emerging as a promising option for people who are trying...
6-Year-Old Hallucinates After Taking Tamiflu: Why You Shouldn't Panic
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A 6-year-old girl in Allen, Texas, experienced troubling symptoms — including hallucinations and what might have been an attempt to hurt herself — after taking the common flu medication Tamiflu, ...
Lingering Questions Following Bizarre Chris Paul-Clippers Locker Room Fiasco
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Things took a turn for the hostile during the Los Angeles Clippers' Monday night victory over the Houston Rockets, with tensions spilling over into a wild postgame confrontation involving secret pass...
Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski passes away in suspected suicide, police say
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Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment on Tuesday, police in Pullman, Wash., announced Tuesday night. Detectives and the county coroner’s office are investigati...
New Xbox Elite controller revealed in leaked images
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Microsoft first introduced its Xbox Elite Wireless Controller back at E3 2015. The $149 controller has four interchangeable paddles around the back, Hair Trigger Locks, remappable buttons, and comple...
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Following the latest round of maintenance, a new update is now available for Destiny 2 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, while the new Faction Rally event is live. As expected, the hotfix patch doesn't make a...
YouTube Adds More Scrutiny to Top-Tier Videos
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SAN FRANCISCO — The decade-plus evolution of YouTube from repository of cat videos and pirated content to potential TV replacement hit a road bump last year when marketers discovered their advertis...