Tesla Board WeighsMusk’s Go-Private Gambit Doubted by the Market

Wall Street and Washington have the same question for Elon Musk: Where’s the money? Two days after he vowed on Twitter that he had “funding secured” for a spectacular $82 billion deal to take Securities and Exchange Commission starts investigating the matter. Regulators have asked the company if what Musk…

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NASA Reveals Winning Ideas For How Future Astronauts May Live On Mars

NASA has selected five finalists in a contest to design a habitat for a potential future mission to Mars. Called the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, NASA whittled down the finalists from 18 teams, awarding up to $21,000 in prize money to take the designs further.  “We are thrilled to see the…

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Freaked-Out Americans Desperately Seek to Escape the News

Last week, Jen Wrenn, a children’s literacy advocate in San Diego, attended her first political protest after reading about the Trump administration policy of separating small children from their immigrant parents at the border. She had heard Deadline. “A character like Fred takes us back to how we treat each other.”…

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The Best and Worst Airlines and Airports of 2018

Last summer, on a bucket list trip through Southern Africa, I took a total of six flights with South African Airways. On the first one, a 15-hour trip from New York’s JFK Airport to Johannesburg, my air vent and seat-back screens were both broken. On my next five flights, the…

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Starbucks Pumps the Brakes in Its Home Market

Americans' long-running joke about a Starbucks on every corner may be nearing its end. The coffee behemoth is retrenching in its home market as it contends with sales growth that Chief Executive Officer Kevin Johnson acknowledges isn’t fast enough. The cafe chain Source: Company data, Bloomberg Note: Data is for fiscal…

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New Yorks CaseAgainst Trump May Be Prophetic

The report released by the inspector general of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday painted a vivid picture of the past. It shows that in 2016, James Comey, then the FBI director, inexcusably broke the rules in advertising his department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton while simultaneously following the rules in…

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Otters Are Not Cute, They Are Sick Depraved Jerks

Wednesday May 30 is World Otter Day, a day where your newsfeeds will undoubtedly be filled with cutesy photographs of fuzzy little otters juggling stones or holding hands while they sleep. But don’t be fooled by this PR campaign. Behind those beady eyes lies a dark secret: Otters are assholes. It’s…

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Judge Slows U.S. Review of Trump Lawyers Records: Cohen Update

Donald Trump’s personal attorney, a federal judge in New York delayed a decision on whether to appoint an impartial “special master” to conduct the review. U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood said that federal authorities who seized documents from the lawyer, Michael Cohen, would provide copies to Cohen’s team. A lawyer…

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Rosenstein Tells Trump Hes Not a Target in Mueller, Cohen Probes

Trump told associates he no longer needs to fire either man Deputy attorney general volunteered assurance last week Donald Trump last week that he isn’t a target of any part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation or the probe into his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, according to several people familiar…

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Flight Records Illuminate Mystery of Trumps Moscow Nights

President denied overnight Miss Universe stay, Comey memos say Jet landed on a Friday, left pre-dawn Sunday after pageant Donald Trump twice gave James Comey an alibi for why a salacious report about the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow couldn’t be true: He never even spent the night in…

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Will And Jaden Smith’s Company To Donate Water To Flint Until Lead Levels Drop

Will and Jaden Smith’s eco-friendly water company, JUST, is vowing to donate water each month to Flint, Michigan, schools until the city’s water is drinkable again. The company has already donated 9,200 bottles to Flint. After reading about how the city’s water crisis affected its public schools, JUST’s CEO, Ira Laufer,…

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