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Hackers could target the 2020 election. How will newsrooms respond if they release stolen data?

New York (CNN Business)It’s the last week of the 2020 presidential campaign. Donald Trump, running for his second term, is in a close race with his Democratic challenger. Then, shortly before Election Day, hacked material fromthe Democratic candidate’s campaignis uploaded online.

It’s a hypothetical scenario — but not one that is out of the question, given what happened in 2016 to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
To be clear, it’s not illegal for journalists to download and report on stolen documents — given that they were not involved in the original hack or theft — but since 2016, there has been some introspection about the ethics of publishing hacked documents online — particularly when the motive of the hackers is unknown or brazenly aimed at stirring chaos ahead ...
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Nintendo is bringing virtual reality to 2 of its biggest Switch games

VR is a good excuse to play 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' again.
Image: mashable composite / nintendo

Nintendo is bringing two of its biggest games on the Nintendo Switch into virtual reality: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey.

With the release of Nintendo’s Labo VR Kit approaching, Nintendo revealed updates Thursday for Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey that make them VR-compatible with the help of the Toy-Con VR Goggles.

For Super Mario Odyssey, there will be a new, “bite-sized” VR experience for players to check out, which looks like i...

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I Draw Comics About My Life And The Struggles Of Being A Tall Girl (30 Pics)

I’m a graphic designer and illustrator. I started my comic blog Tall N Curly back in 2012 to tell my story as a tall and curly-haired girl. Do you remember my previous post about “25 Problems I Face When Being A Tall And Curly-Haired Girl” here on Bored Panda?

I wanted to create some space in my life for something creative that had nothing to do with my work. By doing so, I realized I was telling the story of so many other women. Women, who, just like me, want and need to be reminded that it’s OK, fun and even special to be different and to own who they are.

Since I started my blog, I’ve had the opportunity to talk with so many amazing women who shared their own stories with me...

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Tesla moves to online-only sales to reduce car prices

Is anyone out there curious if Elon Musk lifts? Extremely unclear, but the tech leader is talking about it on Twitter anyway.

On Wednesday, Musk tweeted a disturbing collage of photographs that show his face Photoshopped onto The Rock’s very fit body. He captioned the cursed images, “Yeah, I lift a little …”

The Rock replied to the photos by calling Musk a “beast” and a “handsome SOB,” and even included the winking emoji.

Musk fanboyed right back at him, saying “Oh stop, you’ll make m...

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‘Do you ever think about me?’: the children sex tourists leave behind

Their fathers visited the Philippines to buy sex: now a generation of children want to track them down

Brigette Sicat will not be going to school today. She sits, knees to chest, in a faded Winnie-the-Pooh T-shirt, on the double mattress that makes up half her home. At night, she curls up here with her grandmother and two cousins, beneath the leaky sheets of corrugated iron that pass for a roof. Today, the monsoon rain is constant and the floor has turned to mud.

Brigette, 10, and her 11-year-old cousin, Arianne, arent in school because they have a stomach bug. There is no toilet and no running water, and no means of cooking other than over an open fire. Even when she is well, Brigette is often too hungry to tackle the 10-minute walk to school. Brigettes mother is a sex worker...

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People Are Cracking Up At The Way This Girl Failed To Grill Burgers

Ever since Homo erectus learned how to control fire some 400,000 years ago, man has taken a curious pride in getting a good blaze going. Even today, there is a primitive belief that any cooking done outside the confines of a building falls firmly within the realm of ‘manly duties;’ the curious observer can often see them gathered around the pit, arguing, cajoling and giving tips on the best way to ignite a flame.

Because sometimes it’s actually not so easy, especially if you’re looking to grill over some hot coals. Getting those things going takes a little time and practice, as this woman discovered recently when trying it out for the first time. “I got this,” she announced confidently, setting out to cook up some juicy burgers on a portable grill.

Sadly it all goes downhill fr...

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A married gay man is running for president. That’s a big deal.

(CNN)South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg entered the 2020 race for president on Wednesday, announcing his intentions with a video featuring scenes of him and his husband, Chasten, cooking and playing with their dog, Buddy.

This appears unlikely (but by no means impossible) at this point; Buttigieg is not very well-known outside of Indiana and he’s entering a crowded field of more established contenders. That a gay married man is running a serious campaign for president, however, is a big deal, and we shouldn’t let the improbability of his candidacy stop us from acknowledging this moment.
Only a decade ago, his run would have been unthinkable.
    Gay marriage was legal in only two states in January 2009 — Massachusetts and Connecticut...
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    A Bro’s Breakdown Of Colton’s ‘Bachelor’ Contestants Betches

    I’m Jared Freid. I’m a 33 year old comedian who loves The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. I love it so much, I live tweet every episode @jtrain56. As you can imagine, my father is v proud. V.

    For years, I’ve broken down the contestants before the new season. When I first started doing these, Snapchat was just an app to see boobs, and Instagram wasn’t a career. Also, ABC would only give me a picture, a name, an age, where they were from, and a profession. I’d make massive assumptions based on that small amount of information and that was my preview. Then ABC was like, “Let’s interview these monsters,” and suddenly my job got easier. Maybe too easy. The contestants would give weird answers, and you could basically tell which of them were Instagram follower thirsty...

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    Donald Trump just dunked on Nancy Pelosi’s CODEL and yes that is actually the headline

    (CNN)Less than 24 hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told President Donald Trump that he should reconsider delivering his State of the Union on January 29, the famed counter-puncher struck back. Bigly.

    And then, this dagger: “Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative.”
    Oh, it is ON.
      (That line is very likely an intentional echo of Pelosi’s Wednesday letter to Trump, in which she said of the President’s State of the Union address: “He can make it from the Oval Office if he wants.”)
      Knowing what we know about T...
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      “My sister always lets the cat smell what she’s cooking with. Today the cat met an onion.”

      Read more: https://imgur.com/gallery/BgFK4qu

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