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Samsung Galaxy S8 to have infinity display and iris scanner, insiders say

Sources speaking exclusively to the Guardian reveal details of Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, including an iris scanner, ahead of March launch<p>Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will come in two sizes, have an almost bezel-less, edge-to-edge “infinity” display and an iris scanner, the Guardian has learned.<p>The …

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How to make those amazing garlic-shallot butter mushrooms from Craft Los Angeles

When it comes to mushroom recipes, it doesn't get much easier than this: a blend of mushrooms — crimini, shiitake, oyster, trumpet royale and maitake — sautéed in a garlic-shallot butter and tossed with chopped fresh herbs. Simple, perhaps, but the flavor is rich and earthy, with plenty of garlic …

Ben Affleck and Sienna Miller discuss the reality of shooting sex scenes

If you're going to be spending a day filming lengthy sex montages with your co-star, it helps not to take yourself too seriously.<p>Luckily, as you can …

Read the full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech

Here is an unedited transcript of President Obama's prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House.<p>---<p>It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight …

'Yes we did': Barack Obama lifts America one last time in emotional farewell

Outgoing president gives proud account of his eight years in office – and pays moving tribute to Michelle, ‘wife, mother of my children and best friend’<p>“Yes we can,” he said one last time. “Yes we did.” And the crowd roared.<p>Barack Obama – the son of a Kenyan goat herder and self-described “skinny …

Scorecard For A Departing President: Assessing Obama's Successes And Shortcomings

President Obama will address the nation for what's likely to be the last time Tuesday night. He says the prime-time address from his adopted hometown of Chicago will be a chance to celebrate the successes of the past eight years and to offer some thoughts on where the nation goes from here.<p>The …

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Barack Obama forever changed black America | Peniel E Joseph

The president justified the faith of generations who persisted in loving America – even when the nation refused to love us back<p>Black America’s conception of ourselves was forever changed by Barack Obama’s presidency. For African Americans, the first family helped to unlock the transformational …

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Real Madrid will be the underdogs in the Champions League final

Atlético Madrid have surpassed their arch-rivals ahead of the Champions League final.<p>The Champions League final is set, with Real Madrid squaring off against Atlético Madrid in Milan on May 28th. For so long Real Madrid would have been considered an easy favorite in such a match, and indeed they …

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RUSSIA: Here's why we sent a fighter plane to intercept a US aircraft

The Pentagon said the U.S. Air Force RC-135 plane had been flying a routine route in international airspace and that the Russian SU-27 fighter had intercepted it in an "unsafe and unprofessional" way.<p>CNN reported that the Russian jet had come within about 100 feet (30 meters) of the U.S. plane and …

Mark Zuckerberg Makes a Power Grab at Facebook

After Facebook (fb) announced stupendous results Wednesday – revenue up 52%, profits tripled, both measures leaping from already high bases – who …

Fox News anchor pushes Obama on ISIS comments: 'Bathtub manufacturers aren't trying to kill us'

In a rare interview on "Fox News Sunday," Wallace pushed Obama over his comments that more Americans die in bathtub accidents every year than by terrorist threats.<p>"Bathtub manufacturers aren't trying to kill us, and they're not trying to up the body count. I think it's fair to say that some of the …