Brouhaha! NJ gov Christie confronts Cubs fan at Brewers game - ESPN

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Carrying a basket of nachos, the New Jersey governor was caught on video confronting a Chicago Cubs fan during Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The video circulating on Twitter showed Christie leaning over to nearly get in the man’s face at …
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Hans Zimmer has joined Blade Runner 2049 to help compose the score

By Andrew Liptak

Last year, Arrival composer Jóhann Jóhannsson joined Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 to create the score for the upcoming sequel. Now, as the film comes closer to its October release date, two more composers are joining the project to assist him: Benjamin Wallfisch (Hidden Figures, It), and Hans Zimmer (Inception, The Dark Knight).

According to Studio Ciné Live (via Entertainment,ie), Villeneuve says that Jóhannsson isn’t leaving the project, but that the two composers are coming on to help. “It’s hard to get to Vangelis’ angle. We have Johann’s breathtaking atmospheric sounds, but I needed other things, and Hans helped us.” Both Zimmer and Wallfisch both coming off of their latest collaboration with Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk.

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Trump Lashes Out, Threatens to Cut Health Care Subsidies for Poor and Lawmakers - Slate Magazine (blog)

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An evidently frustrated President Donald Trump went on another signature tweetstorm Saturday, threatening to end federal subsidies for health insurance that benefits both the poorest Americans and members of Congress. After a week in which the Senate …

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AMC is developing a sci-fi show from the writers behind Arrival

By Andrew Liptak

During the Television Critics Association press tour, AMC announced a slate of eight new shows that it’s putting into development, according to Deadline, which includes a project based on a story by Ted Chiang, whose novella Story of Your Life was the basis for Denis Villeneuve’s movie Arrival.

Liking What You See is being developed by Arrival‘s screenwriter, Eric Heisserer, with Chiang as a consultant. It’ll be based on Liking What You See: A Documentary, which Chiang published in his collection, Stories of Your Life and Others in 2002. The story is set in the near future where members of a community called Saybrook undergo a procedure called calliagnosia, which prevents them from perceiving beauty. The story plays out like a…

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Reince Priebus Is Ousted Amid Stormy Days for White House - New York Times

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Reince Priebus, seen in May, was forced out as the White House chief of staff on Friday. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff who failed to impose order on a chaos-racked West Wing, was …
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Sprint wants to merge with Charter

By Dieter Bohn

According to a report at The Wall Street Journal, Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son has proposed a merger with Charter. It’s one of several options that have been on the table for Sprint, which is widely regarded as needing one (the carrier is usually described as troubled, suffering, beleaguered, or some combination of the three).

Under the proposed deal, which the WSJ characterizes as “complex,” SoftBank would control the new company that would result from the merger. Both Sprint and Charter have been tossed around as possible merger or acquisition targets for some time. Merger talks between Sprint and T-Mobile were happening as recently as this past May, for example.

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Deaths in Venezuela Unrest Hit 102 as Polarizing Vote Nears - U.S. News & World Report

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Days before a polarizing vote to start rewriting its constitution, Venezuela is convulsing to a rhythm of daytime strikes and nocturnal clashes, with the death toll in nearly four months of unrest rising above 100 Thursday. July 27, 2017, at 9:14 p.m
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Stephen King’s The Mist TV adaptation replaces monsters with insects and religious fanatics

By Shannon Liao

Back in 2007, Stephen King’s 1980 novella The Mist was adapted as a film starring Thomas Jane and a lot of gigantic spiders, plus all sorts of creepy-crawly giant creatures seizing humans and biting their heads off. Ten years later, The Mist has become a Spike TV series. The adaptation is still about group-think, and it’s still a horror show. But that’s about all that’s remained the same.

Spoilers for The Mist and Moby Dick ahead.

Everything else has changed. Mrs. Carmody (Mary Bacon), the central human villain in the novella and film, is killed off early on in the series, like some sad extra the showrunners couldn’t be bothered with. And most surprisingly for fans of the film, five episodes into a 10-episode season, there have still…

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One Dead, Several Hurt in Ohio State Fair Ride Accident - NBCNews.com

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One person was killed and several others were seriously hurt after a ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus Wednesday, officials said. The Columbus Division of Fire said five people were in critical condition in the accident at the Fire
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HTC is launching an all-in-one Vive headset just for China

By Adi Robertson

HTC is partnering with Qualcomm for a self-contained Vive virtual reality headset exclusive to the Chinese market. The headset, called the Vive Standalone, is billed as a “premium” device and will run apps from HTC’s Viveport platform. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 835 chip and is based on Qualcomm’s all-in-one reference design, which includes inside-out positional tracking that would put it in the company of high-end tethered headsets.

We don’t know how much the Vive Standalone will cost, its exact technical specs, how people will interact with it, or when it’s coming out. HTC will supposedly be releasing that information in the coming months, after today’s reveal at the ChinaJoy entertainment expo. It’s a separate product from the…

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