Day: November 15, 2020

Apple’s remaking Mac computers, and it’s taking control to do it


Apple is making big changes to the insides of its computers.


This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

Apple has always sold its computers like luxury cars, highlighting sex appeal while promising they can get the job done too. Now, with new innards it custom-built itself, Apple is hoping to kick that appeal into overdrive.

This week Apple began preorders for its new

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Vice-Chancellors to launch a crack down on ‘low quality’ degrees

Vice-Chancellors are to launch a crack down on “low quality” degrees as they as it is not in students’ interests to allow them to go “unchecked”.  

Universities UK (UUK) is drawing up a new charter aimed at ensuring institutions take a “consistent and transparent approach to identifying and improving potentially low value or low quality courses.”

It is the first time that vice-Chancellors have sought to formally address the issue of so-called “Mickey Mouse” courses

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Peru interim president Merino resigns amid protests after replacing Vizcarra

For millions of Peruvians, particularly the young, Merino had become the face of a corrupt political class that has entrenched itself in Congress and sought to stop Vizcarra’s attempts to end their careers through sweeping reform. The mass protests that forced Merino to step down were less about defending Vizcarra than expressing public outrage at political forces that had removed him.

In a brief televised speech, Merino said his de facto cabinet would continue while

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Fox News has never seen competition like Newsmax

Newsmax and One America News — which falsely claim Trump won the 2020 election — are two of the biggest beneficiaries of Trump and his supporters’ ire. The channels’ ratings have surged in recent days.
Although Biden won the election — a fact Trump acknowledged Sunday — Greg Kelly, the highest-rated host on Newsmax, claims that Trump will prevail and that he will be president for another four years. The network has gone from about
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Walmart knocks $100 off the Arlo Video Doorbell, plus five more early Black Friday deals

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Walmart knocks $100 off the Arlo Video Doorbell, plus five more early Black Friday deals

Walmart knocks $100 off the Arlo Video Doorbell, plus five more early Black Friday deals

As you tick friends and family off the holiday gift list, your budget likely needs some relief. Which is why Walmart is offering some of the deepest

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Terrorist group founder now running online neo-Nazi T-shirt business

The Blackguard online shop run by National Action co-founder Ben Raymond (screengrab)
The Blackguard online shop run by National Action co-founder Ben Raymond (screengrab)

The co-founder of a far-right terrorist group has set up an online business selling neo-Nazi T-shirts, The Independent can reveal.

Ben Raymond, who started National Action in 2013, distanced himself from the group after it became the first far-right association to be banned under British terror laws.

More than a dozen people have been jailed for membership of the organisation, and other followers

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The federal government’s chief information security officer is helping an outside effort to hunt for alleged voter fraud

Sandoval is one of several Trump appointees in the federal government — some in senior roles — who are harnessing their expertise for the project, according to the group’s leader.

The participation of administration officials in the project shows the extent of the efforts by the president’s allies to justify his unfounded allegations of widespread ballot fraud.

Federal employees are required under ethics rules to keep political activity separate from their government roles. Officials with

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Mum shows off incredible secret family cinema room hidden behind bookcase

A mum has shared the incredible secret cinema room her husband created in their home – and guests would never know it exisited.

Ange Lanaway posted a video on Facebook showing a cosy open planing living area and dining room with a large wooden bookshelf against the back wall.

But when the mum pulls on the framework of the third section of the bookcase, it hinges open to reveal a secret door leading to a

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This interactive tool figures out your COVID-19 risk of attending an event

Planning to attend an event but unsure of the COVID-19 risk, and if you should go at all? There’s an evidence-based interactive web tool that can help.

Developed by researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and simple in its design, the online tool uses data updated daily to estimate the chance that one or more people at an event are COVID-19 positive.

Navigating risk can be tricky, especially when the number of COVID-19 cases is

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Colorado Governor Warns Against Family Holiday Gatherings, and Readers Respond

As Colorado’s COVID-19 numbers skyrocket, Governor Jared Polis has become increasingly urgent in his requests that the state’s residents take strict precautions. Not just by wearing face masks and observing social distancing, he noted at a November 13 press conference, but also by isolating themselves now if they want to spend Thanksgiving and other holiday events with family members from different households.

“For families who do want to get together and that’s something you want

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Meet Rebekah Mercer, the deep-pocketed co-founder of Parler, a controversial conservative social network

Mecer is the daughter of Robert Mercer, a hedge fund manager and the co-founder of the now-defunct political data-analysis firm Cambridge Analytica. The Mercers have been prominent supporters of President Donald Trump and conservative causes.
“John and I started Parler to provide a neutral platform for free speech, as our founders intended, and also to create a social media environment that would protect data privacy,” Mercer said in a statement on the platform. “The ever
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Thorpe and Company, oldest retailer in Sioux City, to close as proprietor prepares to retire | Local Business

Thorpe & Co. Jewellers closing

Rusty Clark helps long-time customers Carla and Peter MacFarlane look at watches Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at Thorpe & Co. Jewellers in Sioux City, Iowa. Clark and his wife, Karen, have announced their retirement and the closure of the store which has been in Clark’s family for 120 years.

SIOUX CITY — Much as he loves Thorpe & Co. Jewellers, Rusty Clark wanted to enjoy retirement and spend quality time

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Zillah family honored as 2020 Angels in Adoption | Local

ZILLAH — Maggie and Eugene Dawson, recently named Central Washington’s 2020 Angels in Adoption, were on the hunt for a certificate that detailed the honor earlier this month.

“I thought it was on top of the refrigerator somewhere,” Eugene said. “Check in that cabinet.”

It was just another day in this home of nine, where papers, toys and other possessions get carried along by the current of daily life. As Eugene and Maggie hunted for

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‘Hillbilly Elegy’ is my family’s story. I’m happy it shared my Mamaw with the world.

Some critics were upset the book reflected negatively on Middletown. I think this story could have been set anywhere. There are a lot of people who see their own families in the stories J.D. tells.

I think that, like good journalism, a good book is like a mirror, reflecting the reality of this world. Even if it seems ugly, it’s real and genuine.

Hillbilly Elegy's real-life Mamaw holding Bonnie Meibers. CONTRIBUTED

Hillbilly Elegy’s real-life Mamaw holding Bonnie Meibers. CONTRIBUTED

“If our family stories

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Cricut Joy review: How I’m crafting my way through quarantine

Cricut cutters have always caught my attention, but my inexperience with the world of vinyl crafting and lack of space for a massive, printer-like machine kept me at bay. Enter the Cricut Joy, the perfect entry point for a stir-crazy novice like me.

When it comes to getting the creative juices flowing during quarantine, this Cricut Joy review explains why I’ve come to

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Comings and Goings: Yuma has several new food options | Business

Today’s column is all about food, food, food, starting with a new food grab-and-go store. Thee Food Boutique is now open at 281 W. 24th St., Suite 116A, bringing together three different companies with a variety of unique products and an array of flavors.

Chef Lucy Sedano, owner of Caterfit Yuma Meal Prep Services, has partnered with Mama Bella Hot Sauce and Lucha Kombucha to showcase their love of cooking and maintain direct

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Joe Biden to take presidency as Democrats battle over future of party


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is happy with the results of the election despite a loss of House seats. (Nov. 6)

AP Domestic

WASHINGTON – Several elections across the country still hadn’t been decided when the blame game started.  

House Democrats were stunned by their losses after weeks of forecasting had predicted a big win on Election Day. Whispers of leadership change swirled and House lawmakers soon moved from privately bashing one another 

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Simple ways to add comfort to your day in stressful times

I don’t know about you, but I could really use a break from all of my worries, and binge-eating chocolate chips doesn’t seem to be the answer.

When I get stressed out, I try to focus on my rule of three: What’s best for my health is usually also the best choice for my budget and the environment. That sounds simplistic, but it works. Recently, when I was wide awake at midnight, I used that

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955 FIFTH AVENUE, New York, USA, NY – Luxury Real Estate Listings for Sale

Full Floor on Fifth Avenue – Four Rooms on the ParkA Stunning and Simple Combination OpportunityHigh above the trees at 955 Fifth Avenue, you may find the best-ever full floor available on Fifth. This beautiful 8th floor apartment is divided in to two separate apartments, which are easily joined by opening the door to each apartment from the private elevator landing.The larger of the two apartments is fully renovated with state of the art systems,

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These kids, teachers are making school work during COVID. Here’s how.

Teacher David Finkle works with students in his classroom October 16 at DeLand High School in Florida.
Teacher David Finkle works with students in his classroom October 16 at DeLand High School in Florida.

Michelle Thompson can imagine her kindergarten students gathered around the tables that used to fill her classroom, building tiny houses from popsicle sticks, pieces of straw and toy cubes. She can almost hear their cheers when her wolf puppet fails to huff, puff and blow their structure down.

But since her Broome County, New York, school district transitioned

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