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Last communication from Percy Fawcett, a letter to his wife

Last communication from Percy Fawcett, a letter to his wife
As they entered the more dangerous parts of the area the expedition sent their assistants back and Colonel Percy Fawcett gave the assistants a letter to give to his wife. This was the last that was ever seen or heard of the three men. No evidence of what happened to them has been discovered.
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Colonel Fawcett's Last Words

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U.S. special forces kill ISIS senior leader Abu Sayyaf

U.S. special forces kill ISIS senior leader Abu Sayyaf
American Special Operations forces mounted a rare raid into eastern Syria overnight, killing a senior Islamic State leader in a firefight, capturing his wife and rescuing a Yazidi woman held as a slave, the Pentagon said.
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51 days ago

Upcoming; WWDC 2015

Upcoming; WWDC 2015
Apple's WWDC 2015 (Worldwide Developers Conference) will kick off on 8 June. To do: - Create and curate topic "Apple Worldwide Developers Conference" with historical events. - Create and curate topic "WWDC 2015" with historical events. - Change this event into the main event and attach to the two topics above. Helpful links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Worldwide_Developers_Conference
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WWDC 2015 - Apple Developer

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FCC approves the Bell, GTE merger to form the new company Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications formed in June 2000 when the Federal Communications Commission approved a US$64.7 billion merger of telephone companies Bell Atlantic and GTE, nearly two years after the businesses proposed the deal in July 1998. The approval came with 25 stipulations to preserve competition between local phone carriers, including investing in new markets and broadband technologies. The new venture was headed by co-CEOs Charles Lee, formerly the CEO of GTE, and Bell Atlantic CEO Ivan Seidenberg.
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55 days ago

Earnings report: Tesla Model 3 Announced, Model X Delayed

Earnings report: Tesla Model 3 Announced, Model X Delayed
Focus at Tesla has been on the forthcoming Model X for some time, but a new Model 3 vehicle could be about to gain prominence. When announcing the recent earnings of the company Wednesday, Elon Musk revealed that this new vehicle is now on the horizon, and could be unveiled as early as March next year. This revelation would be ahead of a ramping up in production of the vehicle somewhere around latest 2017.
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U.S. eases travel and trade rules on Cuba

U.S. eases travel and trade rules on Cuba
Under new rules implemented by the Obama administration, restrictions on travel by Americans to Cuba are significantly relaxed as of 16 January 2015, and the limited import of items like Cuban cigars and rum to the United States is allowed, as is the export of American computer and telecommunications technology to Cuba.
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro announced the beginning of a process of normalizing relations between Cuba and the U.S

U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro announced the beginning of a process of normalizing relations between Cuba and the U.S
President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro announced the beginning of a process of normalizing relations between Cuba and the United States. The normalization agreement was secretly negotiated in preceding months with the assistance of Pope Francis. Meetings were held in both Canada and Vatican City.
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60 days ago

Four sentenced to death for killing Farkhunda

Four sentenced to death for killing Farkhunda
Four men were convicted and sentenced to death for their role in Farkhunda's murder, out of 49 suspects tried in the case. The sentences were handed down by Judge Safiullah Mojadedi in Kabul on 5 May 2015. Eight other defendants were sentenced to 16 years in prison. The trial was noted for its unusual brevity, lasting just two days. Three suspects in the murder were still at large at the time of the 5 May sentencing, according to Mojadedi.
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61 days ago

Expected iPhone 7 Release

Expected iPhone 7 Release
If Apple sticks to its traditions, we can expect the iPhone 7 to arrive in mid-September 2015. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were unveiled on 9 September 2014 (and released to the public on 19 September); the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s were unveiled on 10 September 2013; the iPhone 5 was unveiled on 12 September. There's a pattern there.
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Two suspects were shot dead at Muhammad art exhibit in Garland

Two suspects were shot dead at Muhammad art exhibit in Garland
Officers tell Gabriel Roxas that two suspects were shot dead. Pamela Geller spoke to to CBS 11 from lockdown via phone at 7:45p CT. In addition to echoing our ground team, she told a news producer, “I heard officers talking of possible explosions in backpacks and the car.” Sources told CBS 11 there was a report of a ‘grenade’ at an area Walmart but the Garland PD said none was found.
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The Daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is born

The Daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is born
The daughter of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 2 May 2015 at 08:34 BST.[1] After her grandfather, father and elder brother, the Princess is the fourth overall and the first female in line to succeed her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
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65 days ago

Tesla Motors unveils new product Powerwall, a suite of batteries for homes and businesses

Tesla Motors unveils new product Powerwall, a suite of batteries for homes and businesses
Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk unveiled Tesla Energy - a suite of batteries for homes, businesses and utilities - a highly-anticipated plan to expand its business beyond electric vehicles. Tesla will build stationary energy storage systems using the same basic batteries it will produce for its vehicles at a large factory the company is building in Nevada. Musk made the announcement at an event near Los Angeles on Thursday evening 30 april 2015.
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65 days ago

New product line 'Tesla Home Battery' mentioned at the 2014 Q4 earnings call

CEO Elon Musk apparently revealed a new line of business for the company at the 2014 Q4 earnings call: selling or leasing lithium-ion battery packs for home energy storage.
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