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Tom Perkins, Silicon Valley venture capital pioneer, dies at 84

Thomas Perkins, one of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley, died on Tuesday at age 84 at his home in Belvedere, California, according to the Marin County coroner’s office. As co-founder of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Perkins played a major role in the formative years ...

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Thousands gather for Muslim funeral honoring Muhammad Ali

A Muslim funeral for Muhammad Ali on Thursday drew thousands of admirers to the boxer’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where mourners prayed over the body of a man who battled in the ring and sought peace outside it. An estimated 14,000 people, representing many races and creeds, attended the jenazah, ...

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MoneyGrab: Delaware sued by 21 states over unclaimed checks

The state of Delaware is going to court against 21 other states over charges of mishandling up to $400 million in unclaimed checks. The attorneys general of two states claim Delaware violated federal law by misusing checks sold by MoneyGram. A lawsuit spearheaded by the Texas and Arkansas attorneys general ...

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US airstrikes in Afghanistan to expand as Taliban attacks grow — report

Facing a rebounding Taliban insurgency, the US will expand airstrikes in Afghanistan, according to a “senior US defense official,” the Associated Press reported. The new plan may affect the timeline of withdrawal for the 9,800 US troops stationed there. The anonymous US official was not permitted to speak openly on ...

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Charleston church shooter seeks trial by court instead of jury

<span class="articleLocation”>The white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at a church in South Carolina a year ago said on Thursday he would like to waive his right to a jury trial, opting instead to be tried and sentenced by the court. The court ...

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Bernie Sanders holds rally in Washington, DC ahead of primary

Bernie Sanders is holding one of his final rallies of the presidential primary in Washington, DC, as Democrats consolidate their support around Hillary Clinton, the presumptive nominee. The Sanders campaign previewed the event as “a conversation.” Read more From the parking lot of Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Southeast ...

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Make America Date Again: Website hopes to match up Trump-supporting singles

Are you a Trump supporter looking for love? You may be in luck: A new dating site called TrumpSingles.com promises to bring together people like you. David Goss created the website, which, as the URL might suggest, functions as a dating site for people who support presumptive GOP nominee Donald ...

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No constitutional right to concealed guns: U.S. appeals court

Guns are seen inside a display case at the Cabela’s store in Fort Worth, Texas, June 26, 2008. Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi Firearm owners have no constitutional right to carry a concealed gun in public, a divided U.S. appeals court in California ruled on Thursday, upholding the right of officials to only ...

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Drivers sue Uber, Lyft over exit from Austin, Texas

A driver displays Uber and Lyft ride sharing signs in his car windscreen in Santa Monica, California, U.S., May 23, 2016. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson/Files <span class="articleLocation”>Former Uber Technologies Inc UBER.UL and Lyft Inc drivers in Austin, Texas, on Thursday accused the ride-hailing companies of breaking a federal law by abruptly halting ...

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GTMO 2016: Special report on the future of the detainment camp

Closing the Guantanamo Bay prison has long been a point of contention in the US, with strong opinions on both sides. If it is shut down, what will happen to detainees who can’t be released? RT went to the notorious prison to talk to people inside and out. The history ...

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