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Benjamin Netanyahu clinches deal to form new Israeli government

Despite a convincing electoral victory which surprised many, the new coalition will have the slimmest of majorities<p><b>Benjamin Netanyahu</b> has reached an 11th hour deal to form a new government, but the coalition will rule by only the slimmest of majorities in Israel's turbulent parliament.<p><b>Nearly two</b> …

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Dos hermanos, un sueño: Par de Dreamers superan pasado tormentoso

Los hermanos, de solo 15 y 13 años, decidieron emigrar a EEUU para cambiar su suerte<p>“Sophy” y “Allen” no pueden contener el llanto al relatar su …

How to visit Cuba – without falling foul of US travel regulations

Despite the thaw with Havana, US tourists are still officially banned by their own government but if your trip is a ‘people-to-people’ exchange you could be in luck<p>When the first American ferries dock in Havana after more than half a century away, they won’t be bringing tourists – at least not …

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Chris Rock’s economic bombshell: What his “riots in the streets” prediction says about the American Dream

Comedian reveals what it means to be rich today — and how little the average American really understands about it<p>I’ve already written a bit about Chris Rock’s must-read interview with Frank Rich and, as much as I enjoy the comedian’s work, I didn’t expect to be returning to it quite so soon. But …

Chris Rock, America's Real Black President, Keeps Telling the Truth

Funnyman and former pretend president Chris Rock has some not-so-funny truths he would like to share with you. In a series of recent interviews with</i> …

Chris Rock Summed Up The Pain And Frustration Of The Eric Garner Decision In One Tweet

The subject of body cameras was thrust into the spotlight again Wednesday after a grand jury decided not to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold and slammed on the ground in July.<p>The decision came just over a …

Chris Rock writes provocative piece on race in Hollywood in The Hollywood Reporter

Chris Rock is on a roll. First, he was in New York Magazine talking about race and politics, and now he’s written an editorial in The Hollywood …

Chris Rock: The Rolling Stone Interview

One of the all-time greats on Kanye, Louis C.K., and how he finally conquered the movies<p>As Chris Rock would be the first to tell you, stand-up comedy …

What's New on Netflix Streaming in December 2014

Netflix streaming is upping the ante this December, adding enough high-profile TV shows and movies to more than make up for last month's lackluster offerings.<p>On the movie side, highlights include Will Ferrell and gang in "Anchorman 2," the Heath Ledger-starring "A Knight's Tale," Cameron Crowe …

'Game of Thrones' Cast Signs for Season 7 with Big Raises (Exclusive)

HBO has renegotiated the stars' contracts using a tiered system to factor in a potential seventh season<p>HBO has locked up its <i>Game of Thrones</i> stars for …

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New York harassment video woman: My story isn't unique - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- What started as an expose of the harassment women face in public has turned into fodder for death- and rape threats against the woman in the viral video.<p>"There are people who've said a lot of things, but I'm not reading what they are saying," Shoshana Roberts told CNN's Anderson Cooper on …

Sky-high expectations for Marvel's super-slate of comic book movies

Hollywood is set to saturate cinemas with high-octane superhero films until 2019, but Marvel pioneered the “universe” concept and its newly-announced slate of interlinked films looks ready to outpower the rest.<p>If you hate comic-book movies, it might be a good idea to stay away from multiplexes for …

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor 'Lord of the Hunt' DLC Detailed

Torvin, mounted Warchiefs, and vomiting monsters.<p>Monolith has announced new details for its Lord of the Hunt campaign add-on for Middle-earth: Shadow …

Spec Sheet: Motorola shakes up low-cost smartphones with the Moto G

<i>A lot of products come out each week — we don't highlight all of them, but all of them make it into The Verge Database. In Spec Sheet, a weekly series, we survey the latest product entries to keep track of the state of the art.</i><p>Low-cost phones usually aren’t very exciting. They’re slow, or chunky, …

Bitcoin Companies and Entrepreneurs Can't Get Bank Accounts

In the first week of July, Jay Shore got bad news. U.S. Bank and Chase informed him they were closing the accounts for his company, Coinabul, a San Diego-based precious metals buyer that sells silver and gold for Bitcoin. They didn’t want to house his half-million dollars. Chase was mum on the …

Steve Ballmer: Here's The Real Reason I'm Leaving Microsoft

In it, he gives his fullest explanation for why he's stepping down as CEO of Microsoft.<p>It sounds like Ballmer decided it was time to leave after getting a certain amount of nudging from his board members.<p>In January, Ballmer was laying out his plan to combat the rise of the iPhone and Android to his …

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Google Now's voice commands brought together in a useful infographic

When Google Now first arrived with Android 4.1, many folks referred to it as the Google alternative to SIRI. In reality, Google Now is much more than just a simple digital assistant, levering the full power of the web and Google’s services to provide an experience that is worlds above the …

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Apple's Schiller: Samsung gained ground thanks to copycat tactics

The head of marketing for Apple says Samsung beat out rivals such as Motorola and Nokia because the latter two companies didn't copy Apple as much.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It pays to copy Apple. Well, kinda.<p>Phil Schiller, head of marketing at Apple, testified Friday in court here that the reason Samsung …

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Apple Stores Are Great and All, but Do They Have Giant Slo-Mo Snow Globes?

Google is setting up six pop-up shops for the holidays — though word seems to have gotten out prematurely, as its Winter Wonderlab site keeps going …

World record setting experiment brings quantum computing a step closer to reality

Despite recent successes in the field, creating a quantum computer is <i>really</i> hard. For one thing quantum bits in a super positioned state (or qubits, the basic unit of data for quantum computing) have a hard time surviving at room temperature. Typically, these superposition states last for only a …

Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent.<p>Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the mobile messaging service that is all the rage with teens.<p>The …

With new leadership, online video site Hulu changes TV strategy

The online video site<p>Huluonce had ambitions of ushering in the future of television by shaking up the status quo.<p>But under its new management, the site will throw off its old mantle of TV disrupter as it seeks to work in partnership with cable and satellite companies.<p>Veteran<p>Foxtelevision executive …

The World of Ice and Fire on Flipboard

By Elio Miguel Garcia Jr | The Official George R.R. Martin Magazine<p>Production of Netflix drama begins in Troy Studios<p>A major new production of a TV …

China's ZTE Looks To Handsets, 4G Networks To Snap Losing Streak

ZTE Corp has the U.S. Congress to thank for its higher international profile in 2012 as lawmakers turned up the heat on Chinese suppliers of telecoms equipment, alleging security risks. Separate revelations of Chinese-originating cyber-hacking have only added to suspicions on both sides. But Hong …

Intel CEO: No, Intel Won’t Be Building Apple’s ARM-Based iPhone Chips Anytime Soon

Remember that <i>Reuters</i> report floated last month that Intel might start fabricating ARM chips for Apple?<p>It’s not going to happen, says no lesser authority on the matter than Intel CEO Paul Otellini.<p>Asked during Intel’s Tuesday earnings call about whether Intel would make processors based on ARM, …

Android 4.1.1 rolls out to Sony Xperia S tablet today

The Jelly Bean flavor of Android will spill onto Sony's tablet today for people in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.<p>Owners of Sony's Xperia S tablet will finally get a crack at Android 4.1.1, aka Jelly Bean, early today.<p>Sony expects to push the update to its production server sometime between …

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Nokia results: treading water for now, but Lumia sales are up

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>It’s still hard to tell how much Nokia’s(s nok) fortunes have turned around. Following a surprise return to profitability …

Verizon profit up 16 percent as wireless growth chugs along

Who says the contract is dead? In the first quarter, Verizon added 677,000 net new customers willing to sign a two-year commitment.<p>Verizon bounced back from a tough fourth quarter and started the year off strongly.<p>The telecommunications provider today posted a first-quarter profit of $1.95 billion, …

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