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Tillerson, top diplomats hold urgent meeting on Syria crisis

Syrian and Russian airstrikes have continued in the rebel-held areas of Idlib, regardless of the worldwide backlash against the attack in Khan Sheikhun. Even on Syria, the positions appeared to be hardening. Trump has made no public statement on Syriat since last week's missile attack and there have been no press briefings at the Pentagon.

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Burger King's Whopper get negative Wikipedia edits in ad gag

A suggestion: move your Google Home far, far away from the TV. Both the Google Home speakers and those cell phones that have the Google app's voice-activated function active are constantly listening for the phrase "OK Google". Interestingly, it looks like Burger King edited that entry to get it to include the Whopper's ingredient list. If you'd like to get your Google Home in on the advertising fun, you can either watch the ad above, or catch the ad playing starting tonight on MTV, Bravo, ...

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AMD Ryzen 5 1500X and 1600X review

That said, AMD still lags behind in frequency when the 7600K operates at 3.8GHz at any given moment and 4.2GHz when push comes to shove. However, AMD has really nailed its performance/price ratio. But after a month of optimizations plus new drivers and BIOS updates, Ryzen 5 seems to have bypassed those same growing pains. The Ryzen 5 1600X carries a 95W TDP rating and doesn't come with a stock cooler.

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Rolling Stone, University of Virginia admin agree to end defamation case

Eramo sued for defamation over the 2014 article, "A Rape on Campus", claiming that she was falsely portrayed as the personification of the university's alleged indifference to sexual assaults on campus and was cast as the "chief villain of the story".

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Malala Yousafzai Is The Youngest Ever UN Messenger Of Peace

Yousafzai is the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, receiving that worldwide accolade in 2014 when she was 17 years old. Yousafzai accepted the accolade - the highest honor bestowed by the UN - from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York Monday evening.

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Microsoft Bought This Startup to Boost Its Cloud

Microsoft will be acquiring Deis directly from platform-as-a-service company Engine Yard Inc., which acquired Deis via its developer OpDemand LLC in 2015. Financial terms of the deal were however, not provided. Many enterprises, including Microsoft shops, are still in the testing phase with containers, so Microsoft has time to get Windows and Kubernetes to work together.