Mercy Hospital shooting in Chicago: what we know

Mercy Hospital shooting in Chicago: what we know

Multiple people, including a police officer, were wounded. Multiple people were wounded in a shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago on Monday, according to news and police reports. A police officer was among those injured. It is not clear exactly how many others were injured or killed. The shooting reportedly began outside the hospital, but it appeared to continue later in Mercy Hospital. The story is still developing. Here’s what we know, and don’t, so…

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Apple really wants you to think the iPad Pro is a computer

Apple really wants you to think the iPad Pro is a computer

Apple insists that the iPad Pro is a computer — not just a tablet. In its new advertisement for the iPad Pro, Apple says the device “can be your next computer,” is “more powerful than most computers,” and flat out that it is “a computer.” Still, while enthusiasts have been ready to embrace the iPad as a computer for years, it’s yet to grow into a fully fledged one and still faces restrictions that a…

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Work on Telltale’s The Walking Dead resumes with ‘many’ original developers

Work on Telltale’s The Walking Dead resumes with ‘many’ original developers

The latest chapter in the ongoing Telltale Games saga finally involves a bit of good news: developer Skybound Games, which picked up the rights to the dissolved developer’s The Walking Dead series, says it has brought back “many of the talented, passionate team members who originally worked on the game” to finish its final season. Release dates for the remaining content will be announced some time soon. Development on the final two episodes of the…

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Fake butts, fake followers: an Instagram-famous plastic surgeon talks medical ethics

Fake butts, fake followers: an Instagram-famous plastic surgeon talks medical ethics

Dr. Ashkan Ghavami is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed procedures on celebrities like Iggy Azalea, Amber Rose, Blac Chyna, and Tori Spelling. He is also one of the most followed plastic surgeons on Instagram, where he shares videos that are variously graphic, educational, and sexy with his 347,000 followers. In September, Ghavami published a paper in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery discussing the ethics of using social media to document procedures and…

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After Florida’s election chaos, the Broward County election supervisor has resigned

After Florida’s election chaos, the Broward County election supervisor has resigned

Brenda Snipes announced she was stepping down after 15 years on the job. Brenda Snipes — the Broward County, Florida, elections supervisor who oversaw the recent recounts — resigned from her position on Monday, ending her tenure by saying that she was “ready to pass the torch.” Snipes’s 15 years as supervisor of elections in Florida’s second-most-populous county (and the county with the most registered voters) was stormy, to say the least. She oversaw multiple…

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New York’s leaders are getting defensive about their Amazon deal

New York’s leaders are getting defensive about their Amazon deal

Plenty of people are unhappy about Amazon’s forthcoming Long Island City campus — but the officials behind the deal don’t seem to care. It’s been less than a week since Amazon announced its decision to open half of its “second headquarters” in New York City, and the politicians involved in the deal are already in damage-control mode. HQ2 was billed as a massive economic boon for the winning city — or, as it turned out,…

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The case against Michael Bloomberg’s $1.8 billion gift to Johns Hopkins

The case against Michael Bloomberg’s $1.8 billion gift to Johns Hopkins

For the love of God, if you have $1.8 billion to donate, don’t give it to your alma mater. Former New York mayor (and potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate) Michael Bloomberg has given $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, to use for financial aid. This is a momentous gift. Veteran education reporter Nick Anderson writes that it is “believed to be the largest private donation in modern times to higher…

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The best gaming deals this Black Friday include discounts on PS4 Slim, Xbox One X, and new games

The best gaming deals this Black Friday include discounts on PS4 Slim, Xbox One X, and new games

There’s no better time to take the plunge on a new game console or finally pick up a game you’ve been reading and watching YouTube videos about for months than Black Friday. Typically, every major retailer, as well as the game publishers and console makers, has a handful of solid deals on hardware, software, and accessories. This year, there are especially good deals on Sony’s PlayStation 4 Slim, the whole Xbox lineup, and a number…

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GOP undercuts its own messaging about veterans, backs Trump’s attack on retired admiral

GOP undercuts its own messaging about veterans, backs Trump’s attack on retired admiral

The party attempts to justify Trump’s attack on Navy SEAL Adm. Bill McRaven. A day after President Donald Trump was widely condemned for attacking Navy SEAL Adm. Bill McRaven during a Fox News interview simply because McRaven criticized him publicly, the Republican National Committee indicated it wholeheartedly sides with Trump. A tweet posted from the official @GOP account on Monday said, “Worth noting after recent comments: Retired Adm. William McRaven was reportedly on Hillary Clinton’s…

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