Remains found in Oregon believed to be “Seinfeld” actor Charles Levin

Remains found in a remote area of Oregon are believed to be of missing actor Charles Levin, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as “Seinfeld” and “Night Court.” Levin, 70, was reported missing from Grants Pass on July 8 by his son after he hadn’t heard from his father for several days, The […] Source: Remains found in Oregon believed to be “Seinfeld” actor Charles Levin

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Jack White Praises Greta Van Fleet

Naturally, Jack White likes Greta Van Fleet. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, White praises the young band, who won a Grammy earlier this year for Best Rock Album. “They’re three Polish brothers from Frankenmuth, Michigan — I thought that was a joke!” he said during the interview in response to a question about the criticisms the band has received about copying older music. “But it’s exciting to see young people play rock & roll, no doubt about it. That guy has a very cool voice. The more he…

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What are the ‘Sunday Scaries’?

“The ‘Sunday Scaries’ Are Real,” declared NBC News in 2017. They must be. Both dictionary.com and urbandictionary.com tout definitions, something along the lines of: the feeling one gets on a Sunday when pondering week-ahead work, family and friend obligations and expectations. And then there is the official sunday-scaries.com — home of Will deFries’ The Sunday Scaries Podcast — which points to potential causes for the anxiety as: – “I drank too much” (overimbibing during a weekend) – “Work is going to suck this week” (dread of continuing uninteresting, unfulfilling work)…

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FTC regulators approve $5bn Facebook settlement

Facebook shares closed higher after the WSJ reported that regulators approved a major settlement over privacy issues. The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a roughly $5bn settlement with Facebook Inc this week over its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. The FTC has been investigating allegations that Facebook inappropriately shared information belonging to 87 million users with the now-defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. The probe has focused on whether the sharing of data…

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ICE launches small-scale immigration raids in some US cities

No immediate sign of large deportation sweeps as immigrant families wait in uncertainty. Authorities in the United States have launched small-scale operations to arrest undocumented immigrants over the weekend in an apparent start to President Donald Trump’ s vow to launch mass deportation round-ups across the country. Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents were expected to conduct raids in at least 10 major cities on Sunday, with plans to arrest about 2,000 undocumented migrants who entered the US recently. The operation appears far more modest than the “millions” Trump had…

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Is Amazon a true monopoly or does the Bezos behemoth not qualify?

As workers strike and the company kicks off Amazon Prime Day sales, many question whether the firm is too dominant. Loyal customers love it, business rivals fear it, and public officials increasingly target it. As a global retailer, cloud services provider, and media production house, Amazon is the largest internet company in the world and the second-biggest employer in the United States. With Amazon workers’ strikes in the US and Germany coinciding with its two-day Amazon Prime event – which began Monday – the company faces doubts about its policies…

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How to Travel at Home: Finding New Routes Through Our Daily Lives

Many of us don’t look up from our smartphones long enough to notice what’s around us. Grandpa Schiffman joshed that he was taking us grandkids on an ocean voyage to Europe. The round trip on the Staten Island Ferry to the city’s farthest-flung borough and back to lower Manhattan took a little over an hour and cost a nickel, a bargain even in the late 1950s. While Europe would have to wait, New York Harbor was unusual enough for kids brought up in the asphalt jungle. There was a limitless…

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