Anthem’s best bug yet turns level one guns into the strongest weapons in the game

Anthem’s best bug yet turns level one guns into the strongest weapons in the game

EA’s online shooter Anthem is building a reputation for featuring some pretty perplexing bugs, and the latest discovery from the game’s intrepid community may be the best one yet. As discovered by Reddit user YeetLordSupreme, the game’s level one firearms — the most basic and supposedly weakest weapons in the game — are not just competitive with Anthem’s best items, but in some cases even better. Yes, that’s right: the best guns in the game…

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Google can now repair your broken Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL

Google can now repair your broken Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL

Google has updated its US-only repair service to include the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL as being eligible for mail-in repair. The inclusion of its third-generation Pixel phones comes several months after their October 2018 launch. Until now, owners with broken Pixel 3 phones had to resort to third-party repair shops, like uBreakiFix. Walk-in services might be more convenient for some than mail-in support, but it’s better to have more options for fixing your…

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There’s no case for the filibuster in a closed Senate

There’s no case for the filibuster in a closed Senate

It’s not just an obstacle to progressive policy. Under McConnell’s rules, the filibuster weakens the institution — and democracy. As the possibility comes into view that Democrats might win the presidency and perhaps also the Senate by a slim margin in 2020, progressive presidential candidates are already divided on the role of the Senate filibuster, which will likely present a formidable obstacle to ambitious policy ideas on health care, climate change, and child care. Governors…

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The president just called the CEO of Apple ‘Tim Apple’

The president just called the CEO of Apple ‘Tim Apple’

Tim Cook is a pretty well-known figure in the business world. I know a lot of people don’t care about computers and that’s fine, but if you’re in the industry or having some sort of professional interaction with him, I have to think people usually know his name going in. And yet, at an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting today, the president pretty unmistakably called Tim Cook “Tim Apple.” At first I thought I…

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House Democrats have launched an investigation into voter suppression in Georgia

House Democrats have launched an investigation into voter suppression in Georgia

In a letter to Gov. Brian Kemp, lawmakers say they are looking into reports of “matters affecting the ability of people in Georgia to exercise their right to vote.” The House Oversight Committee has launched an investigation into allegations of voter suppression in Georgia — a hugely controversial issue in last year’s midterm elections. In a pair of letters sent Wednesday to the state’s governor and secretary of state, Committee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and…

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DHS Secretary Nielsen’s first public hearing before the new Congress was a disaster

DHS Secretary Nielsen’s first public hearing before the new Congress was a disaster

Elections have consequences. During her first hearing before the new Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted that the cages Customs and Border Protection (CBP) used to detain migrant and asylum-seeking kids aren’t really cages. “Sir, they are not cages, they are areas of the border facility that are carved out for the safety and protection of those who remain there while they’re being processed,” Nielsen said during an exchange with House…

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President Trump’s checks repaying Michael Cohen for hush money, explained

President Trump’s checks repaying Michael Cohen for hush money, explained

The checks themselves don’t prove a crime, but they could be one piece of evidence in a potential case against Trump. Michael Cohen’s dramatic congressional testimony last week came with a vivid visual aid. The former attorney to President Donald Trump publicly released several personal checks meant to reimburse Cohen for his hush payments to Stormy Daniels — including some signed by the president himself. The checks don’t change the basic facts at issue in…

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Trump just met with Danny Burch, an American who was held hostage in Yemen for 18 months

Trump just met with Danny Burch, an American who was held hostage in Yemen for 18 months

The president touted his success in securing the release of American hostages abroad. President Donald Trump met Wednesday with Danny Burch, an American freed from Yemen last week after being held in captivity for more than a year. “We have a very big moment because we have Danny Burch back home where he should be,” Trump told reporters in the White House. “He was in Yemen in a very horrible situation — a captive, a…

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Facebook takes a shot at Apple in China, says it won’t store data in certain countries

Facebook takes a shot at Apple in China, says it won’t store data in certain countries

In a long manifesto about Facebook’s future, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company is willing to be banned in countries that object to its new focus on privacy, specifically the emphasis on secure data storage. That might sink any chance of Facebook operating in China, a huge market it’s been flirting with entering for years. But it also might let Facebook claim some moral high ground over one of its competitors: Apple. Zuckerberg described a…

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