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Dikembe Mutombo is helping the CDC with a PSA on fighting Ebola

Dikembe Mutombo is helping the CDC with a PSA on fighting Ebola

Having spent 18 years in the NBA and standing at 7 feet, 2 inches, former basketball star Dikembe Mutombo is highly recognizable. But he perhaps is just as well known for his humanitarian work away from the court. Now Mutombo has teamed up with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help spread…MORE

Wimbledon seedings confirm Rafa Nadal’s worst fears

Wimbledon seedings confirm Rafa Nadal’s worst fears

The seedings for Wimbledon are out, and are they unlikely to please Rafael Nadal. The 12-time French Open champion has been seeded third behind world No.1 Novak Djokovic and eight-time champion Roger Federer. That means Nadal, who is ranked second in the world but has struggled on grass in recent years, could meet defending champion…MORE

Florida faces a climate crisis as Democratic candidates take the debate stage

Florida faces a climate crisis as Democratic candidates take the debate stage

Presidential candidate Jay Inslee was not happy when the Democratic National Committee shot down his request to hold a climate crisis-focused debate. But as 20 Democrats take the stage this week for two nights of presidential debates, the global climate emergency will be difficult for candidates to ignore. The debates are being held in Miami,…MORE

The US isn’t interested in dialogue with Iran, France says

The US isn’t interested in dialogue with Iran, France says

The United States is not interested in pursuing dialogue with Iran despite President Trump’s insistence he is willing to sit down for talks, according to one of the European nations attempting to mediate between the two sides. French authorities — among other European nations — continue to search for a way to defuse growing tensions…MORE

JPMorgan has invested $150 million in Detroit. Now it’s adding $50 million more

JPMorgan has invested $150 million in Detroit. Now it’s adding $50 million more

JPMorgan Chase is increasing its investment for Detroit-based small businesses run by minorities. The bank is adding $50 million into its investment of the city, bringing the total to $200 million, the company announced Wednesday. The fund was established in 2014 with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Detroit Development Fund to help the city’s…MORE

Apple launches candidate guide for 2020 Democratic debates on its News app

Apple launches candidate guide for 2020 Democratic debates on its News app

Many of the lesser-known Democratic candidates are betting that this week’s debates will be an opportunity to introduce themselves to the viewing audience. Along those same lines, Apple is introducing a new feature in the Apple News app called a “candidate guide,” with basic facts, biographies and positions on key issues. Apple says the guide…MORE

Airspeeder: Motor racing series aims to be the Formula One of the skies

Airspeeder: Motor racing series aims to be the Formula One of the skies

When Marty McFly arrived in 2015 in ‘Back to the Future: Part II’, hoverboards, self-lacing shoes and flying cars were the norm. While the predictions made in the film might have been very optimistic — self-lacing shoes might be a way off — the introduction of flying cars might be closer than you think. This…MORE

Readers’ guide to the first Democratic debate

Readers’ guide to the first Democratic debate

Tonight, 10 challengers for the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination will face off in the first debate of the season. After months of campaign coverage, the two-hour event will finally give voters a chance to watch Democratic candidates exchange views on a variety of issues, from health care and immigration to taxes and climate change. While…MORE

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