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Finally, a plus-size character on TV whose story isn’t about her weight.

Finally, a plus-size character on TV whose story isn’t about her weight.

Plus-size representation on TV needs a lot of work.

It’s rare to see characters who aren’t thin in lead roles. But even when we do, those characters are often defined by their size, with stories revolving around weight loss struggles …

by May 23, 2017 0 comments News
Kreditech raises €110M from Naspers’ PayU in strategic financing partnership

Kreditech raises €110M from Naspers’ PayU in strategic financing partnership

Kreditech, the German startup backed by Peter Thiel, Rakuten and the IFC that creates credit ratings and provides finance to people who may not otherwise have credit histories, has raised another round of funding from one of its strategic partners. …

by May 22, 2017 0 comments Tech
Bill Cosby arrives at courthouse as jury selection begins in sexual assault trial

Bill Cosby arrives at courthouse as jury selection begins in sexual assault trial

Thirteen years after a Temple University basketball team manager went to its alumnus Bill Cosby’s nearby home for career advice, her complaint that the TV star and comedian drugged and molested her that night will soon be a task for …

by May 22, 2017 0 comments News
General election 2017 live: Jeremy Corbyn insists he’ll protect the safety and security of Britain

General election 2017 live: Jeremy Corbyn insists he’ll protect the safety and security of Britain

(Photo: AFP)

Jeremy Corbyn is making his first foreign policy and defence speech of the campaign, speaking at Chatham House.

It comes as a new poll reveals Labour’s policies are extremely popular with the public – but they don’t see …

by May 22, 2017 0 comments Finance
Oil up on expectations of extended, possibly deeper, output cut

Oil up on expectations of extended, possibly deeper, output cut

An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary. (Todd Korol/REUTERS)

Oil prices rose on Monday, bolstered by confidence that top exporters will this week agree to extend supply curbs, with suggestions the cuts could even be deepened.…

by May 22, 2017 0 comments News
The Real Story in the Washington Post is not the ‘Fake News,” But the Leaks

The Real Story in the Washington Post is not the ‘Fake News,” But the Leaks

The Washington Post story is everywhere: President Donald Trump allegedly leaked “highly classified” information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in a meeting last week.

The White House called it “false,” though on Tuesday morning, President Trump tweeted that he …

by May 22, 2017 0 comments News
Pretty Lights mails unreleased music to select fans, announces Red Rocks summer shows

Pretty Lights mails unreleased music to select fans, announces Red Rocks summer shows

Fans of Pretty Lights recently received a gift from the electronic artist, including news of a recently added summer show at Red Rocks.

Fans of electronic artist Pretty Lights received a pretty awesome gift in the mail recently, as the …

by May 22, 2017 0 comments News
‘General Hospital’ Spoilers: Anna Escapes Hospital To Confront Alex At Nurses’ Ball

‘General Hospital’ Spoilers: Anna Escapes Hospital To Confront Alex At Nurses’ Ball

General Hospital spoilers hint that Anna will escape the hospital where she is being held in London to come confront her twin sister Alex at the Nurses’ Ball.

Valentin still doesn’t know about Alex.

Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) thinks he …

by May 22, 2017 0 comments News
End costly limbo and repeal the death penalty

End costly limbo and repeal the death penalty

Gabriel Campanario / The Seattle Times

THE death penalty in Washington is like a zombie, not alive or dead, yet continuing to eat its way through precious resources in the criminal-justice system.

Capital punishment is effectively dead as long as …

by May 22, 2017 0 comments News
After WannaCry, ex-NSA director defends agencies holding exploits

After WannaCry, ex-NSA director defends agencies holding exploits

There’s not much more topical than cyber security right now. And who better to talk about it than former director of the NSA and ex-chief of the Central Security Service, general Keith Alexander?

On stage here at TechCrunch Disrupt New …

by May 21, 2017 0 comments Tech