Trump’s reportedly cutting a deal to force asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

Trump’s reportedly cutting a deal to force asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

Incoming Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has agreed to let the US make Central American asylum-seekers Mexico’s problem. The Trump administration has reportedly found a way to force asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico during the months — or longer — it takes to apply for protection in the US, making the tens of thousands of Central Americans and others who flee northward to the US each year essentially Mexico’s problem to solve. On Saturday,…

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3 big takeaways from the major new US climate report

3 big takeaways from the major new US climate report

Climate change is here, it’s expensive, and it’s deadly, according to a dire new report. Federal scientists have once again contradicted the White House in major new climate change assessment that was inauspiciously rushed to release the Friday after Thanksgiving. Their findings, however, should give even the Trump administration pause: Global warming could cause more harm to the US economy by 2100 than even the Great Recession did. And the risks aren’t just down the…

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3 takeaways from the National Climate Assessment

3 takeaways from the National Climate Assessment

Climate change is here, it’s expensive, and it’s deadly, according to a dire new report. Federal scientists have once again contradicted the White House in major new climate change assessment that was inauspiciously rushed to release the Friday after Thanksgiving. Their findings, however, should give even the Trump administration pause: Global warming could cause more harm to the US economy by 2100 than even the Great Recession did. And the risks aren’t just down the…

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Furby hell: this week in tech, 20 years ago

Furby hell: this week in tech, 20 years ago

Half-Life is one of my favorite video game series, and in honor of its 20th anniversary, I spent a week replaying the first game — which feels incredibly refreshing in 2018. As expected, Valve Software didn’t make any surprise Half-Life 3 announcements to commemorate the milestone. But the team behind Black Mesa, an unofficial remake, released an evocative trailer for their game’s final levels. Those levels are due next year, keeping Half-Life growing even after…

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Many of the best Black Friday deals are still available

Many of the best Black Friday deals are still available

A few of the biggest Black Friday deals have sold out, meaning that you probably missed your chance to snag a $199 PS4 bundle with Spider-Man, the $199 Sony 1000XM2 noise cancelling headphones, or the $429 OnePlus 6, among several others. But many of our favorite deals are still happening, and will continue through Cyber Monday on November 26th. There’s a chance that you might find a better deal when Monday comes around since many…

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Jony Ive and Marc Newson designed a $250,000 all-diamond ring for charity

Jony Ive and Marc Newson designed a $250,000 all-diamond ring for charity

Apple design chief Jony Ive and his design partner Marc Newson have collaborated frequently on designs for charity in the past. Sometimes they hit the mark, like with this one-of-a-kind Leica camera; other times, it’s a swing and a miss, like this spooky Christmas tree that would look right at home in the White House. Their latest collaboration, a ring made entirely from a single diamond, is over-the-top luxury and I love it. The ring…

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