Black voters want 2020 candidates to talk about the economy. At the Black Economic Alliance Forum, they did just that.

 Black voters want 2020 candidates to talk about the economy. At the Black Economic Alliance Forum, they did just that.

Four presidential candidates shared their plans to close the racial wealth gap during the South Carolina event. A handful of Democratic presidential candidates spent Saturday sharing their plans to address America’s growing racial wealth gap, highlighting the benefits of their economic plans amid an ongoing fight to gain support from black voters, a crucial part of the Democratic electorate. Four presidential candidates — Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, and…

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Genius.com accuses Google of copying its song lyrics

Genius.com accuses Google of copying its song lyrics

In the last couple of years, if you type a song title into Google, you’ll get a box that includes the its lyrics, alongside the usual search results. It’s a useful tool, but one company that specializes in song lyrics, Genius Media, says that Google has been copying their lyrics for years for its search results. Genius has been around since 2009, and it describes itself as a platform “platform for annotating clever rap lyrics,”…

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Benjamin Netanyahu just unveiled Israel’s newest town: “Trump Heights”

Benjamin Netanyahu just unveiled Israel’s newest town: “Trump Heights”

The town will be built in the contested Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled a plaque marking the location of the newest settlement in the Golan Heights on Sunday. The marker proclaims the settlement will be known as “Trump Heights.” Netanyahu said the name was chosen to thank President Donald Trump for breaking decades of US tradition and recognizing the Golan Heights as part of Israel in March. Prior to that point, the…

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Watch Adam Savage make a flying Iron Man suit in his new show, Savage Builds

Watch Adam Savage make a flying Iron Man suit in his new show, Savage Builds

Adam Savage became a household name as the cohost of Mythbusters, and now, he’s returned to the Discovery Channel with a new show: Savage Builds. In each episode of the series, Savage goes out and builds something, consulting with other experts and builders. The series just began airing on Discovery, and the first episode, in which he builds a flying Iron Man costume, is available for free online (at least in the US) for the…

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Newly recovered Ground Zero photos show why you should back up your CD-Rs now

Newly recovered Ground Zero photos show why you should back up your CD-Rs now

When comedian and activist Jon Stewart gave an impassioned speech before Congress to seek ongoing aid for 9/11 first responders, it inspired Internet Archive software curator and digital preservationist Jason Scott to share something timely with the world as well: a newly discovered cache of photos from one of the workers who toiled away at Ground Zero, and who’d saved thousands of those photos on CD-R. In the past week, I was handed a cache…

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Trump says he didn’t fire Mueller because he saw what happened to Nixon

Trump says he didn’t fire Mueller because he saw what happened to Nixon

Trump said, “I watched Richard Nixon go around firing everybody, and that didn’t work out too well.” President Donald Trump said this week that while he had the legal power to fire former special counsel Robert Mueller, he chose not to do so because it “didn’t work out too well” for President Richard Nixon when he fired government officials during the Watergate scandal. He also claimed that Mueller’s investigation was born of a “set up”…

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