Bernie Sanders released his tax returns showing he is a millionaire. He still wants to tax the rich.

Bernie Sanders released his tax returns showing he is a millionaire. He still wants to tax the rich.

Sanders released his tax returns and then he went on Fox News to defend his wealth tax. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released 10 years of personal tax returns Monday, showing that he is in fact a millionaire. He still supports a wealth tax. In 2018, Sanders’s income was $561,293, on which he paid a 26 percent effective tax rate on that adjusted gross income. In 2017 and 2016, his income was more than a million…

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Get destroyed by OpenAI’s masterful Dota 2 bots this weekend

Get destroyed by OpenAI’s masterful Dota 2 bots this weekend

OpenAI achieved a historic milestone in the world of artificial intelligence this weekend when its Dota 2 system, called OpenAI Five, handily bested the strategy game’s world champion e-sports team, OG, in a best-of-three contest. Now, the AI research organization wants to let the public get a taste of what it’s like to play against a program that’s virtually trained for the equivalent of 45,000 years to play the game at the highest possible level….

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2019 Pulitzer winner Fairview is the most productively uncomfortable play I’ve ever seen

2019 Pulitzer winner Fairview is the most productively uncomfortable play I’ve ever seen

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s drama is brilliant — and unsettling. The recipient of the 2019 Pulitzer for Drama has been announced, and the winner is both odd and terrific. Fairview, written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, is now a Pulitzer Prize winner, and it is also the play that has made me the most uncomfortable I have ever been inside a theater. In a good way. Fairview is supposed to make its audiences uncomfortable. That’s the point…

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The devastating Notre Dame Cathedral fire, in 19 photos

The devastating Notre Dame Cathedral fire, in 19 photos

Stunning images of the iconic gothic landmark in Paris, France, engulfed in flames. The iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, was engulfed a massive fire Monday evening that has destroyed the monument’s spire and threatened to consume the entire structure. After fire crews battled the relentless flames for hours, Paris fire officials said late Monday night that the cathedral’s two main rectangular towers had been “saved and preserved,” though much of the monument’s roof…

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Disney takes even greater control of Hulu after AT&T sells stake

Disney takes even greater control of Hulu after AT&T sells stake

AT&T has sold its 10 percent stake in Hulu back to the streaming service today for $1.43 billion dollars, in a move that will now give Disney (which already had gained a controlling interest in Hulu through its Fox purchase) even more control going forward. Post-purchase, that puts Disney’s stake in Hulu as owning 66 percent of the service, with Comcast owning the remaining 33 percent. As a sign of how quickly this has progressed,…

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Google teases new Pixel announcement for May 7th

Google teases new Pixel announcement for May 7th

“Something big is coming to the Pixel universe,” reads a new teaser on the Google Store, offering a strong hint that the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones are set for an announcement at the company’s I/O 2019 keynote on May 7th. Details about both have leaked over the last few months (even on Google’s own website), with Google expected to introduce the pair of devices at a lower price point than the flagship…

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A South Carolina prison tested ‘micro-jamming’ cellphone signals

A South Carolina prison tested ‘micro-jamming’ cellphone signals

The US Federal Bureau of Prisons recently ran a test for jamming contraband cellphones in a South Carolina state correctional facility. “Micro-jamming,” or disrupting phone signals within a very precise area, was tested in a federal prison last year. But this test signaled that state prisons — which generally don’t have the authority to mess with phone signals — could be on their way to using the technology. The test was held last week at…

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