A federal judge just ruled Trump can’t block a House subpoena for his financial records

A federal judge just ruled Trump can’t block a House subpoena for his financial records

Judge Amit Mehta just upheld a House Oversight Committee subpoena for Trump’s financial records. A Washington, DC, federal judge has ruled against President Donald Trump in his fight to block House Democrats from getting his financial records, giving Democrats the first edge in their battle with the White House over congressional oversight. In a Tuesday ruling, Judge Amit Mehta of the DC District Court decisively ruled in favor of the House Oversight Committee, whose chair,…

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Game of Thrones is over. Giant TV hits aren’t going anywhere.

Game of Thrones is over. Giant TV hits aren’t going anywhere.

Audiences are fracturing, but the apparatus that made HBO’s megahit isn’t going away. You, a normal person, are interested in discussing the finale of Game of Thrones. Bless you. But for people who pay attention to the media business, the question isn’t Bran vs. Sansa: It’s, “Will there be another Game of Thrones?” Spoiler: Of course there will be. We just can’t tell you what it will be, or what network it will appear on….

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Designer Virgil Abloh collaborated with Pioneer DJ to create custom ‘skeleton’ DJ gear

Designer Virgil Abloh collaborated with Pioneer DJ to create custom ‘skeleton’ DJ gear

Artist, fashion designer, and DJ Virgil Abloh has collaborated with Pioneer DJ to create custom off-white and transparent CDJs and a mixer that will be displayed at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art in an exhibition called “FIGURES OF SPEECH.” Abloh first teased the equipment on his Instagram in April, then DJed with it shortly after at Coachella. The CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 are Pioneer DJ’s flagship pieces of gear for professional DJs, and Abloh calls his…

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How Trump’s new immigration plan could hurt the economy

How Trump’s new immigration plan could hurt the economy

The US needs more low-skilled immigrants, not fewer. Last week, the White House announced the outlines of a plan that would revamp the country’s legal immigration system, cutting back family-based immigration in favor of “merit-based” immigration. Under that system, the US would prioritize high-skilled immigrants with college degrees who speak English fluently over immigrants with immediate relatives in the US. Trump and his advisers claim that such a system (which is similar to the one…

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Huawei can keep sending software updates to phones for three months, US says

Huawei can keep sending software updates to phones for three months, US says

Huawei will be able to keep sending software updates to its phones for the next three months despite an effective sales ban in the United States, after receiving a temporary license from the United States Commerce Department. Reuters first reported on the license, which is set to expire on August 19th. License expires August 19th The license, effective today, allows Huawei to take action “necessary to provide service and support, including software updates or patches,…

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Game of Thrones fans are giving Brienne the ending she deserved

Game of Thrones fans are giving Brienne the ending she deserved

One of the most popular memes in the wake of the finale sees Brienne telling better stories than the one she was given on the show. Game of Thrones’ polarizing series finale has been met with plenty of unimpressed and negative reviews, but if you were a fan of Brienne of Tarth, the character’s final solo scene might have left you with an especially sour taste in your mouth. “The Iron Throne” did see Brienne…

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The Game of Thrones finale was the most watched HBO show of all time

The Game of Thrones finale was the most watched HBO show of all time

The first numbers are in for HBO’s massive Game of Thrones finale, and the final episode of the show’s eighth (and last) season has not only broken the record for the show, but with 13.6 million viewers on the live HBO channel, has become the most watched episode of any HBO show, ever, via The Wall Street Journal. HBO has a new king Add in early numbers from streaming and on-demand rewatches, and the total…

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GM’s car-sharing service is pulling out of eight cities, including Chicago and NYC

GM’s car-sharing service is pulling out of eight cities, including Chicago and NYC

Maven, the car-sharing service owned by General Motors, is ending operations in several major North American cities. According to The Wall Street Journal, the mobility brand will wind down service in eight of the 17 cities in which it operates, including Boston, Chicago, and New York City. Maven will continue to operate in Detroit, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and Toronto. “We’re shifting Maven’s offerings to concentrate on markets in which we have the strongest current…

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