Sandra Bland recorded her traffic stop. The video is finally public, years after her death.

Sandra Bland recorded her traffic stop. The video is finally public, years after her death.

It took nearly four years for Bland’s cell phone video to reach the public. It’s part of a larger problem. A new video that has emerged this week is raising new questions about the fate of Sandra Bland, a black woman whose death in a Texas jail cell following a July 2015 traffic stop sparked national Black Lives Matter protests, and added fuel to ongoing discussions about the ways black men and women are treated…

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School shooting in suburban Denver, Colorado: what we know

School shooting in suburban Denver, Colorado: what we know

At least seven are injured, and two suspects are in police custody. At least seven people were injured in a shooting at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado — about 20 miles south of Denver — on Tuesday, authorities confirmed. “We have multiple students that have been injured,” Douglas County Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth said, according to CNN. The shooting reportedly began in the middle school, which is part of the K-12 complex that makes…

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How Pete Buttigieg became the new toast of Silicon Valley’s wealthiest donors

How Pete Buttigieg became the new toast of Silicon Valley’s wealthiest donors

Inside the tech network that is trying to turn a small-town mayor into a fundraising dynamo. The two 30-somethings drove the modest streets of South Bend, double-checking the microphone volume as they poked one another over their elite academic credentials and offered at times a nerdy, low-production attempt at a buddy comedy. Behind the seatbelts: Pete Buttigieg and Mark Zuckerberg. The driver and passenger may have known each other vaguely as Harvard undergrads, but two…

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Waymo’s self-driving cars are now available on Lyft’s app in Phoenix

Waymo’s self-driving cars are now available on Lyft’s app in Phoenix

Lyft riders in the Phoenix area will soon be able to summon one of Waymo’s self-driving minivans for a ride, the companies said Tuesday. It’s the culmination of a partnership that was first announced almost two years ago exactly. To start out, just 10 vehicles will be available on Lyft’s app in the handful of towns around Phoenix. Lyft customers will have the option to select a ride in a Waymo self-driving car through the…

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EA wants to bring Apex Legends to mobile

EA wants to bring Apex Legends to mobile

Today EA released its quarterly earnings, and unsurprisingly Apex Legends was a big hit. According to EA, the Respawn-developed battle royale game is “easily the fastest-growing franchise we’ve ever had.” What might be surprising, though, is that EA said it’s looking to bring the game from PC and console to mobile platforms. “We are in advanced negotiations to bring Apex Legends to China and to mobile,” the company said during today’s call. Unfortunately, that’s all…

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Game of Thrones fan video imagines a beautiful Arya and the Hound buddy comedy

Game of Thrones fan video imagines a beautiful Arya and the Hound buddy comedy

Game of Thrones is almost over, and while executives at HBO are rushing to work up a spinoff that will ensure HBO Now subscriptions remain mandatory, there’s one obvious take: a buddy adventure story starring Arya Stark and the Hound. A new fan trailer from Lance Krall, published on Vimeo, sets up an idea of what a series called Arya and The Hound could look like. The style of Krall’s video is similar to what…

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Pixel 3A vs. Pixel 3: how the specs compare for Google’s latest phones

Pixel 3A vs. Pixel 3: how the specs compare for Google’s latest phones

Google just took the wraps off its latest smartphone: the Pixel 3A, a cheaper version of its flagship Pixel phone that starts at just $400, or roughly half of what the more powerful Pixel 3 costs. If you want to know whether the Pixel 3A is good, I’d recommend reading my colleague Dieter Bohn’s review (spoiler: it’s very good, especially for the price). But the question isn’t whether the Pixel 3A is good — it’s…

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How to enable the new gestures in the Android Q beta

How to enable the new gestures in the Android Q beta

Android Q’s third developer preview brought along several new features, one of which is fairly contentious: iPhone-like gestures. Once they’re activated, the home button will disappear. In its place, you’ll swipe up to go home. And, say, where’d that back button go? To navigate back and forth through apps, you can swipe left or right on your screen to get where you need to go. After a few minutes of use, some Verge staffers really…

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2 Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for covering atrocities against Rohingya were pardoned

2 Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar for covering atrocities against Rohingya were pardoned

The Pulitzer-prize winning pair spent more than 500 days in prison before their release on Tuesday. Two Pulitzer-prize winning journalists were freed from a Myanmar prison on Tuesday, after spending more than a year in prison for reporting on atrocities against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. The two Reuters reporters, 33-year-old Wa Lone and 29-year-old Kyaw Soe Oo, were arrested in December 2017. Myanmar authorities accused them of breaking a colonial-era law that makes it…

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