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Rutgers students create ride-sharing rickshaw service for refugees
Starting a business in a refugee camp For millions of displaced refugees living in camps, the ability to survive and rebuild their lives often depends on transportation. Without it, refugee families are unable to get to hospitals, send children to schools, go to local job centers, even shop for food and everyday necessities. "Lack of transportation robs refugees of their dignity and ability to be self-sufficient," said Gia Farooqi, co-founder of Roshni Rides. Roshni Rides, a startup launched by […]

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'SNL' is staying live coast to coast this season
'Weekend Update' roasts Trump's sons and Scaramucci Those on the west coast will no longer have to stay up late to see the viral antics of "Saturday Night Live." The 43rd season of the NBC variety show will broadcast live coast-to-coast, which means viewers on the west coast will be watching "SNL" as the same time as those watching on the east coast. "SNL" went live countrywide for the first time last season in the show's 42-year history. Before then, "SNL" typically aired live in the Eastern […]

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What's going on with the NFL in Los Angeles?
Can the NFL recover from its ratings slump? The NFL is finally back in Los Angeles. But so far Los Angeles isn't showing up. The Rams played in front of tens of thousands of empty seats on Sunday, and the Chargers are playing in a stadium less than half the size of any other venue in the league.

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Fiat Chrysler recalls nearly 500,000 pickup trucks due to fire risk
Airbag manufacturer Takata files for bankruptcy Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 500,000 pickup trucks over a possible fire risk. The company said on Tuesday that some Ram trucks may be fitted with a water-pump bearing that could overheat and possibly cause a fire in the engine compartment. The water-pump malfunction could set off a warning light, and worried consumers should let their dealers know if they notice the signal, the company said. Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks with 6.7-liter […]

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Twitter has shut down nearly 1 million terrorist accounts in two years
5 Stunning stats about Twitter Twitter says it's getting good at weeding out terrorist-related accounts on its platform. In the first half of 2017, the company suspended about 300,000 accounts found to promote terrorism, according to Twitter's latest transparency report. Roughly 95% of those accounts were surfaced for review by "internal, spam-fighting tools" -- up from 74% in the six months prior. The company has suspended more than 935,000 accounts for promoting terrorism since August 2015, […]

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Americans are worried about the Equifax hack. They're just not doing much about it
Equifax hack: What you need to know Most Americans are worried about the Equifax cybersecurity breach -- but not many have taken steps to protect themselves. A poll conducted by research firm SSRS asked American consumers if they'd heard about the breach and how concerned they were that their sensitive information might have been stolen.

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Slam dunk for Adidas as sales top Nike's Jordan line
5 stunning stats about Adidas Sorry, Michael Jordan. It looks like your days as the king of the sneaker world may be over. Research firm NPD Group reported Monday that Adidas, which has Houston Rockets star James Harden (and his big bushy beard) as its top endorser, is now the second best seller of U.S. footwear. Adidas passed Nike's Jordan brand, which NPD tracks separately from the rest of Nike.

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Is Yellen staying or leaving? Trump's big decision looms over Fed
How the Federal Reserve works The future of America's central bank leader is up in the air, and President Donald Trump can decide her fate. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen kicked off a two-day strategy meeting Tuesday with her other Fed leaders. As the discussions get started, two questions are still unanswered:

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iOS 11 is now available on iPhones and iPads
iPhone 8: What's new? It's the gift to iPhone and iPad owners who don't want to buy a new gadget. Apple's latest mobile operating system iOS 11 is now available as a free download. The redesigned software packs in big changes and minor tweaks, some you may never even see. The update is available on smartphones as far back as the iPhone 5S. (For iPad compatibility, see here). Or you can wait and buy an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, which hits stores on Friday, or hold off for the iPhone X coming […]

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Equifax's legal and government troubles keep piling up
Freezing your credit after Equifax hack...not so easy Less than two weeks after disclosing a massive data breach, Equifax's legal and government troubles are piling up fast. Federal agencies, state officials and members of Congress are now probing Equifax (EFX) over its data security practices, customer service response and the possibility of insider trading from executives. The breach may have compromised personal information from as many as 143 million Americans. This included some of our […]

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