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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. The study’s findings are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge,” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese mothers. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook…

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Grab joins Uber in making plans to offer helicopter rides in congested cities

Ride operator Grab, Uber’s biggest threat in Southeast Asia, just ran a limited helicopter-on-demand trial in Indonesia over the weekend. The service was free for the lucky few who got to try it, in Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta. SEE ALSO: An all-electric flying car just made its first flight and it’s as cool as it sounds This is the second time Grab’s trying out helicopters in the region, after a…

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A startup named Bancor raised $150 million in a few hours

Image: Shutterstock A startup named Bancor has raised almost $150 million in just three hours from anonymous investors in what is now the biggest example of a new form of blokchain-based fundingthe initial coin offering. And it all happened on Ethereum, the blockchain platform that has exploded in popularity over the past few months. Ethereum, often described as another Bitcoin competitor, is more than a currency; it allows decentralized, blockchain-based…

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Getting ready for college now means cleaning up your online footprint

Image: YONHAP/EPA/REX/Shutterstock When Kelsang Dolma began sending in her college applications, the first thing she did was lock down her Twitter account. “I was applying to about 10 schools and I knew that every bit of information could be crucial,” said Dolma, now a junior at Yale University. “My Twitter by no means was offensive, but I worried that any little joke could be a deal breaker. Most of the…

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Clutter wants to store your stuff but help you not forget it exists

Image: clutter Clutter is disrupting its own name. SEE ALSO: This startup wants to be the QVC of your smartphone The two-year-old startup takes the stuff you don’t use out of your home and makes sure you don’t just put it in a disorganized storage unit. Clutter, based in Los Angeles, employs movers and software engineers who work together to build a sophisticated system of packing and storing, where each…

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Britain’s Got Talent comedian Daliso Chaponda lands own Radio 4 show – BBC News

Daliso has previously co-created and starred in Radio 4’s drama When the Laughter Stops in 2014 and he also appeared on The Now Show earlier this year. The comedian has lived all over the world with his refugee-turned-diplomat father, and now frequently performs in both Africa and the UK. Last month, he finished in third place in ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, behind pianist Tokio Myers and eight-year-old magician Issy Simpson….

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London fire: Blaze engulfs apartment block in West London

(CNN)A huge fire has engulfed a 27-story apartment block in West London. #fire #london #nottinghill #latimer #road #latimertoad #ladbrokegrove #ladbroke #grove A post shared by Anwar Belkhadir (@3alam.anwar) on Jun 13, 2017 at 6:34pm PDT “The whole building is on fire (and) spreading fast,” witness Goran Karimi told CNN. He said he saw people jumping from the building. The London Fire Brigade said the cause of the fire is still…

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Uber just lost its head of business

Image: bloomberg/getty images Emil Michael, an executive known to be very close with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, is out at the ride-hailing company, the New York Times reported. Uber confirmed the departure to Mashable and had no additional comment. You probably didn’t know his name, but Michael was one of the most powerful people at the ride-hailing service used by millions around the world. he was the close confidant of…

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The tool banks hope will defeat Venmo is here

Can I Zelle you?Image: Shutterstock / Africa Studio Just as Apple launched its own attack on Venmo with iMessage payments, so did the banks. The bank-approved peer-to-peer payment tool Zelle went live Monday morning in most mobile banking apps. Zelle is basically Venmo, only directly within your Bank of America/Chase/CitiBank app. SEE ALSO: Hey Venmo, Apple is coming for the person-to-person payments market Zelle’s big advantage against Venmo, PayPal, and…

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Theresa May docudrama heading to BBC Two – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Johnson (Will Barton) was scuppered in his bid to become prime minister Inbetweeners actor John Seaward appears as Michael Gove, who was another leadership challenger. Image copyright PA Image caption Mr Gove (John Seaward) has now re-entered the Cabinet as environment secretary It will portray the events following last year’s EU referendum and David Cameron’s subsequent resignation as prime minister. It will recount how…

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J.P. Morgan Reportedly Pulls NBC Ads Over Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones Interview

The Wall Street Journal reports that J.P. Morgan Chase has pulled its local TV ads and digital ads from all NBC News programming, including Kellys show, until after the interview airs Sunday night. The decision came shortly after Kristin Lemkau, the companys chief marketing officer, fired off a tweet criticizing the interview: An excerpt of the interview released Sunday led to swift backlash on social media, including the rise of…

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Reed: Sessions’ involvement with Comey firing ‘highly questionable’

(CNN)A Democratic senator who will question Attorney General Jeff Sessions at tomorrow’s Senate intelligence committee hearing wants to know why he was involved in the decision to fire former FBI director James Comey after he had recused himself from the Russia investigation. The White House initially cited memos from Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommending Comey’s firing over his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe as the…

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Special counsel team members donated to Dems, FEC records show

Washington (CNN)Four members of the legal team known to have been hired so far by special counsel Robert Mueller to handle the Russia investigation have given political donations almost exclusively to Democrats, according to a CNN analysis of Federal Election Commission records. Over the weekend, news outlets including CNN identified five attorneys that Mueller has already brought on board to help investigate potential collusion between associates of President Donald Trump’s…

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Missouri Parole Board member quits for playing word games during hearings

(CNN)A member of the Missouri Parole Board resigned Monday over reports he played word games at parole hearings. According to the report, the two scored points when they worked a word into the hearing. One point was awarded if they mentioned the word or song, and two points were earned if they got the inmate to repeat it. June 21, 2016: Hootenanny, Peggy Sue June 22, 2016: Platypus, Armadillo, Egg/Egging…

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Delta Yanks Support for NYC’s Public Theater Over Trumplike Caesar

Bank of America Corp. revoked sponsorship of New York’s famed Public Theater because its summer production of “Julius Caesar” is staged with an assassinated title character who resembles Donald Trump. In separate statements, the two U.S. firms criticized the way the lead character in Shakespeare’s play was portrayed. “No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of Julius Caesar at this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park…

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Britons released without charge after Easyjet plane scare – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPassenger Richard Peters: “They looked like regular guys” Three British men who were detained in Germany after their conversations on board an Easyjet flight sparked alarm have been released without charge. Their flight from Slovenia to the UK was diverted to Cologne after the pilot was alerted to a “suspicious conversation” with “terrorist content”. “The criminal investigation against them has been halted….

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Theresa May Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom. Father: Hubert Brasier, Anglican vicar Mother: Zaidee (Barnes) Brasier Marriage: Philip May (1980-present) Education: St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, Geography, 1974-1977 Religion: Anglican Other Facts: Has Type 1 diabetes. Was the first female chairman of the Conservative Party. Was introduced to her husband in 1976 at an Oxford Conservative Association dance by Benazir Bhutto,…

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British pundit who got the UK election wrong eats his own Brexit book on live TV

Yum.Image: skynews Don’t make promises you can’t keep. Matthew Goodwin, a professor of political science in the United Kingdom, tweeted last month that he didn’t believe the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn would poll above 38 percent in the U.K. general election. If they did, he said, he would “happily eat [his] new Brexit book.” This man just ate (some of) his book live on Sky News after making an…

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GoPro CEO opens up about Snapchat Spectacles and rampant copying

GoPro CEO Nick Woodman drifting on a trike at the 2017 Mountain Games.Image: raymond wong/mashable When Snapchat Spectacles launched last year, the reaction from people who bought and used it was: Oh shit, GoPro is so dead. And I’m not gonna lie, I kinda felt the same, even though I really like GoPro’s action cameras, and have owned too many to remember over the years. That GoPro is screwed and…

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Samsung’s 49-inch ultrawide curved monitor is really ultrawide

Image: samsung Ultrawide really means ultrawide. Samsung came out with a new 49-inch QLED gaming monitor on Friday and it’s basically like an actual TV. The CHG90 monitor has HDR technology usually reserved for televisions that “showcases games exactly as developers intended” with improved color and contrast. SEE ALSO: Samsung’s new Notebook 9 Pro laptops will entice creative professionals Gamers want to feel completely immersed when they play, and our…

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Banking with your personal assistant will be the future, whether you like it or not

Image: ambar del moral/mashable It appears that asking your phone assistant for your bank account will soon be a reality. Samsung recently partnered with three of South Korea’s largest banks to make voice command banking a reality for South Korean users. Bixby which is shipped with the Samsung Galaxy S8 can make financial transactions by voice command via Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass, Samsung’s answer to Touch ID. SEE ALSO:…

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

Members are elected for four-year terms by a joint session of both houses of parliament, although in practice changes in membership are rare, making the Federal Council one of the world’s most stable governments. Each year a different member of the council fills the largely ceremonial post of federal president on a rotating basis. However, the office does not confer the status of head of state, which is held jointly…

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