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Passport systems back online after brief outage disrupts U.S. airports

Global travelers at multiple airports took to social media Monday evening express their displeasure after they faced delays and long lines during processing. During the outage, CBP said it had access to security-related databases, so travelers were still screened according to security standards. Delays were caused because the CBP-controlled passport-processing systems were down.

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Best of 2017 Music City Bowl

But as it did on the Queiro pick-6 Northwestern's defense rose to the occasion, clinching the team's 10th win of the season. DEFENSE: A . The NU defense got a big break when star United Kingdom running back Benny Snell , Jr., got booted for making contact with an official in the second quarter.

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South Korea Plans Measures To Curb Virtual Currency Speculation

Bitcoin appeared to find a bottom on Friday, rebounding above US$14 000 after moves by South Korea to curb speculation and protect retail customers sent the cryptocurrency sliding yesterday. TechCrunch has a slightly different take, suggesting that the move to ban anonymous cryptocurrency accounts will have the fortunate side-effect of making it harder for North Korea to infiltrate the South's crypto markets.

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Blockbuster! Tiger Zinda Hai hits double century in its first week

Tiger Zinda Hai is a sequel to Salman and Katrina's 2012 blockbuster film Ek Tha Tiger . And hence Salman is the ultimate king of the Box Office. Born in Iran, Sajjad, 34, always wanted to be a full-time actor in Bollywood but he had to go through his own share of struggle before landing on the much-needed break in Tiger Zinda Hai .

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The First Supermoon of 2018 Arrives on New Year's Day

Supermoons occur when the moon is at the closest point on its elliptical orbit around Earth, which could make the moon appear a bit closer and brighter , according to NASA . New Year's Eve often prompts people to gaze into the sky, whether it be for a fireworks display or simply to watch the big ball drop in Times Square, but the night of January 1st, 2018, will give you another reason to look up.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook's 2017 Pay Jumped 47%, to $12.8 Million

It's a healthy jump from the $8.5 million he banked in 2016 when Apple's revenue dipped slightly. Because 2017 was a 53-week fiscal year, the year's salary amounts reflected an extra week of pay; for Cook, that meant an additional $57,692.

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Miss America CEO Sam Haskell Resigns Amid Email Scandal

The Miss America Organization was founded in 1921 and nowadays annually hosts pageants open to women aged from 17 to 24 who live in the USA to participate. "It does not reflect my values or the values I worked to promote at the Miss America Organization ". Also on Saturday, one of the main recipients of fundraising from the Miss America Organization said it was reviewing its association with Miss America.

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5G Specifications Approved; But When Can We Expect It?

MediaTek Inc (聯發科) on Thursday joined peers including Qualcomm Inc and the world's major telecom operators in announcing the completion of the first implementable 5G New Radio (NR) specification at the 3GPP RAN plenary meeting in Lisbon. Qualcomm has already announced support for the new standard and has plans to immediately begin development of future 5G products. Ericsson CTO Erik Ekudden, added: "3GPP has done a tremendous job to complete the first 5G specifications according to ...

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Burlington Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign tops $200K

It is the season of giving, and one Oklahoman gave a little bit more than expected this Christmas. A Salvation Army Red Kettle was stolen from the front entrance way of a Walgreen in the Village of Caledonia Thursday night, December 22nd.

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Jar contains year's worth of coins for Salvation Army

Donations also include gift cards to a local grocery store which allows community guests to purchase food for a Christmas dinner, groceries for several days or other options that might be better suited for their family, according to the Kelowna RCMP.

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Chinese Uber-rival Didi Chuxing gets $4 billion in new funding

According to Didi it meant to use the proceeds to "scale up investments in AI (artificial intelligence) talent and technologies, to further build up its intelligent driving and smart transportation capabilities, and to bring more innovative and diversified transportation services to broader communities around the world".

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Elon Musk Appears to Have Misfired Direct Message to Oculus CTO

The latest to do so is the tech-world's real-life Tony Stark - Elon Musk . So, if you feel the need to ask Musk for a small loan of a million or maybe two million dollars, or just want someone to talk through your yearly holiday blues, go ahead and press those ten little digits.

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Trading of Bitcoin Cash temporarily suspended pending an investigation

Armstrong said that all Coinbase employees and contractors were "explicitly prohibited" more than a month ago from trading in bitcoin cash and from revealing launch plans. "If we find evidence of any employee or contractor violating our policies - directly or indirectly - I will not hesitate to terminate the employee immediately and take appropriate legal action", wrote CEO Brian Armstrong in a blog post Wednesday (20 December).

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European Union to investigate Ikea tax payments

The Commission has said that Inter Ikea , based in the Netherlands, one of the two divisions of the Swedish giants, might have received tax advantages from the Netherlands that were unfair. The European Commission is not so much anxious about different countries in the European Union having different tax policies, in fact considering it is supposed to be one, seamless market, there are a whole range of company tax rates and policies across the EU.

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Virgin Hyperloop One raises $50M, names Richard Branson as chairman

Virgin Hyperloop One , a Los Angeles, CA-based company that has built a full-scale hyperloop system, raised $50m in Series C funding . The two parted company over a suit and countersuit that were later settled. Branson rebranded Hyperloop One in October. Other competing companies have since cropped up, including one backed by Elon Musk , who originally conceived of the mode of transportation.

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Anonymous donor gives $200000 to Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Elizabeth City reports it has raised almost $100,000 through its red kettle campaign across the agency's eight-county service area. Officials with the Salvation Army in Des Moines reported this week their Red Kettle campaign has raised around half of its $950,000 goal. The Salvation Army of Dearborn and Ohio Counties is inviting groups and families to start a new Christmas tradition.

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Gas Prices in Florida Return to Where They Stood Before Hurricane Harvey

Compared to this time last month, the national average price of gas -$2.43-is 12 cents per gallon less expensive, but compared to past year its 20 cents more per gallon. GasBuddy's city-by-city survey lays it out here . "AAA forecasts a record-setting 97.4 million Americans will take a road trip during the final 10 days of the year".

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Knifeman shot at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport

Situation secure with best rates guaranteed. The situation has been declared safe by police at Schipol Airport. The airport's crowded, cavernous entrance plaza, where trains arrive underground and from where people make their way past shops and eateries to the arrivals and departures halls, was briefly evacuated, Tom Goemans, a spokesman for Schiphol, told AFP .

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You Will Soon Be Able to "Snooze" that Oversharing Facebook Friend

Then you might want to use Facebook's new snooze feature - which allows you to temporarily unfollow someone. Giving Facebook users more control over what they see in their news feeds may allow members of the mental health community to protect themselves from content they might find triggering without the permanence of unfollowing a person or page.

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Facebook to push more videos via pre-roll ads for 'Watch'

Currently, it streams shows from Vox and Discovery Communications Inc. Facebook has new deals with content producers that pay upfront for some high-quality videos. Starting in January, they won't be included in any videos shorter than 3 minutes, and the first ad won't pop up until at least a minute into whatever riveting content you're consuming.

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India's Tax Authority Wants a Chunk of Your Bitcoin Profits

The Income Tax Department has come down heavily on major Bitcoin exchanges in India. According to the survey teams , these officials are armed with financial data of these exchanges. He further said that the creation of virtual currencies like Bitcoins as a medium of payments is not authorised by any central bank or monetary authority.

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$390M Supplier Investment Signals Apple's Definitive Switch to Face ID

Finisar will remodel a 700K-square-foot plant in Texas and create 500 high-skill jobs. Finisar shares soared 27% premarket after the award was announced . The deal also suggests Apple will include these sensors in additional products. The iPhone X had a lot of changes that iPhone loyalists had been asking for.

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Survey Finds Massachusetts Is the Healthiest State in US

Notwithstanding years of endeavors to try and out wellbeing abberations over the United States, a few states are significantly more advantageous than others, as indicated by another report . 18, showing poor rankings in rates of smoking , salmonella infection and immunizations among children in the past year. The other worrying trend highlighted in this year's report is the uneven geographical distribution of key health care providers, including mental health providers.

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Status Orange Weather Warning For Midlands

Heavy snowfall is expected across most of the country on Saturday night with up to 8cm expected in some places. Met Éireann have issued a new Status Orange weather alert for Co Leitrim and rest of Connacht as well as counties c avan Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal , Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Wicklow, Offaly, Westmeath and Meath.

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US Gasoline Inventories Add More Pain to Crude Oil Futures

Meanwhile, gasoline inventories in the US rose sharply for the week of 6.78 million barrels, while experts expected increase of 2.7 million barrels. The motor fuel inventories were also rising and were also pulling the prices up after succeeding lackluster performance.