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U.S. will not recognise Venezuela's constituent assembly: State Dept

Venezuela's bolivar currency tumbled 18 percent against the USA dollar on Thursday on the black market, ahead of the inauguration of a legislative superbody that the opposition says will give President Nicola Maduro sweeping new powers. Although the Vatican has recently spoken very strongly about the Venezuelan crisis, with Pope Francis's top diplomat telling Crux back in May that elections are the only way out of the crisis, this is the first time the Holy See has openly challenged the ...

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Check out Sonic Mania's bonus stages and time attack mode in action

Once inside, they function pretty much like they did in Sonic 3 where you have to collect blue spheres to turn them into red spheres that you then had to avoid. The second feature is the special stages. Either you'll gain enough speed to catch the UFO, or you'll run out of time and get kicked from the Special Stage, free to retry it by simply hopping in for another go.

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VA Choice emergency funding passes House, Senate vote pending

The Portland CBOC will consolidate the existing Saco and Portland CBOCs and enhance VA outpatient services. "Veterans deserve convenient access to the high-quality health care that they have earned through their service". The House has to adopt technical corrections of the new VA bill, then the bill signing is expected sometime in September after Congress returns from the August break.

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Russian Federation bans VPNs to stop users from looking at censored sites

We're now discovering that Russian Federation is cracking down on VPN's as well. Mr Cook said comparisons to a legal battle in the United States previous year - in which the firm refused to help the Federal Bureau of Investigation unlock a dead terrorist's iPhone - were unfair.

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Climate: 5% chance of limiting global warming to 2°C

Using statistical projections for these quantities based on global data gathered over the last half century, they found a median value of 3.2°C (5.8 F) warming by 2100, and a 90 percent chance that warming this century will fall between 2.0 to 4.9°C (3.6 to 8.8 F).

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Facebook AI bots create own language

Weeks after the initial news broke that Facebook had pulled the plug on the language-creating A.I., it turns out that the reason for shutting down the A.I. "Over time, the bots have become quite skilled at it and they even began gaining interest in one item in order to "sacrifice" it at a later stage in their negotiation as a faux compromise", it added.