Dr Disrespect breaks character to apologize over Twitch ban incident

Dr Disrespect breaks character to apologize over Twitch ban incident

Guy Beahm, who streams on Twitch as the popular character “Dr Disrespect,” has broken his silence on the controversial live stream incident during the E3 expo in Los Angeles early last month that resulted in a multi-week ban from the platform. Breaking character in rare fashion, Beahm posted a note to his dormant Twitter account in the form of a Twitlonger post, the first tweet from the account since November 2017. In the post, Beahm…

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Post-debate polls show Biden’s lead shrinking and Harris gaining

Post-debate polls show Biden’s lead shrinking and Harris gaining

But it’s not yet clear whether Biden is in serious trouble or whether his lead has just slipped a bit. The Democratic presidential contest has gotten closer after the first debate — though pollsters differ on just how much closer it’s gotten. A new poll from CNN/SSRS found that former Vice President Joe Biden remains in first place, with the support of 22 percent of national Democrats or Democratic-leaning independent voters. But three candidates are…

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George Soros and Charles Koch team up for a common cause: an end to “endless war”

George Soros and Charles Koch team up for a common cause: an end to “endless war”

The controversial billionaire philanthropists are launching a new anti-interventionist think tank. There’s an unlikely pair of philanthropists behind Washington, DC’s, newest think tank. The new outfit, launched yesterday, is called the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, and it’s funded by liberal billionaire George Soros and libertarian billionaire Charles Koch. Its mission: to make the case against foreign wars. The Boston Globe broke the story yesterday, calling the team-up “one of the most remarkable partnerships in…

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Hong Kong’s latest protests, in 22 photos

Hong Kong’s latest protests, in 22 photos

Protesters stormed the legislative building and police tried to clear them with tear gas. Twenty-two years ago, on July 1, 1997, the United Kingdom handed Hong Kong back to China on the promise that China would allow the city-state to largely govern itself for another 50 years. But many in Hong Kong see a controversial new extradition law as a sign that Beijing is trying to cut that timeline short, and they’re fighting back. Tens…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says report on tensions with Jony Ive is ‘absurd’

Apple CEO Tim Cook says report on tensions with Jony Ive is ‘absurd’

Apple CEO Tim Cook has fired back at a recent Wall Street Journal article that reported on tensions between departing chief design officer Jony Ive and the company, calling the story “absurd” and claiming that “the conclusions just don’t match with reality” in an email sent to NBC News reporter Dylan Byers. The WSJ report alleged that Ive’s departure from the company had been a long time coming, claiming that Ive has been slowly drifting…

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eBay’s answer to Prime Day aims to compete with (and make fun of) Amazon

eBay’s answer to Prime Day aims to compete with (and make fun of) Amazon

The event will be called a “Crash Sale” in honor of Amazon’s server errors last year. As Amazon revs up for Prime Day — the ubiquitous e-commerce retailer’s annual “parade of epic deals,” this year spanning 48 hours and crowned with a Taylor Swift concert — eBay is preparing to cash in. The global marketplace’s “Crash Sale” (so named, says eBay, “if history repeats itself and Amazon crashes”) will coincide with Prime Day’s kickoff on…

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