‘A Woman Of No Importance’ Finally Gets Her Due
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‘A Woman Of No Importance’ Finally Gets Her Due

Virginia Hall was born into a wealthy Baltimore family in 1906. She was raised to marry into her privileged class, but wanted a life of adventure. Despite a hunting accident that cost her left leg, she became one of the most successful spies in World War II, first for the British and then for the…

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Grichuk, Smoak, Hernandez hit HRs, Blue Jays top Twins 7-4
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Grichuk, Smoak, Hernandez hit HRs, Blue Jays top Twins 7-4

AP Published 4:23 p.m. ET April 18, 2019 | Updated 5:38 p.m. ET April 18, 2019MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are finding their swing — and wins are following.Randal Grichuk, Justin Smoak and Teoscar Hernandez hit home runs and the Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 Thursday.Eric Sogard added a three-run double…

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Apply now to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt San Francisco 2019
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Apply now to be a TC Top Pick at Disrupt San Francisco 2019

Psst! We’re looking at you, early-stage startup founders. How would you like your startup to be a media and investor darling at Disrupt San Francisco 2019? If you think your startup has what it takes to make the cut, apply to be a TC Top Pick. The application process is super easy, free and potentially…

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For sale: charred remains of Aleister Crowley and Jimmy Page’s Loch Ness home
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For sale: charred remains of Aleister Crowley and Jimmy Page’s Loch Ness home

For sale: Boleskine House, occultist Aleister Crowley’s infamous digs on the shores of Loch Ness in Scotland that Jimmy Page later owned. The Georgian home, sitting on 9.3 hectares (22.9 acres), burned in 2015 but the exterior walls remain. The real estate agent is open to bids over £200,000. According to the sales materials, “The…

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Techstars celebrates 10 years in Boston and over $1B in graduate funding
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Techstars celebrates 10 years in Boston and over $1B in graduate funding

Techstars -Boston is celebrating its tenth anniversary today. Over the years, it has helped contribute to the Boston startup ecosystem, graduating 155 startups over that time, some of which have gone on to successful exits, while raising more than $1 billion in funding. Among those, the biggest is PillPack, the online pharmacy that Amazon acquired…

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6 things that cost more in the US than they do abroad
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6 things that cost more in the US than they do abroad

Americans are paying more than people from other countries for some key services. Ian Walton/Getty Images Americans pay a less than consumers in many countries for myriad products, but they pay much more than their international counterparts for certain services.Education and healthcare are the two areas where citizens of the United States pay significantly more…

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Climate Change: New York City Buildings to Face Greenhouse Gas Limits
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Climate Change: New York City Buildings to Face Greenhouse Gas Limits

To fight climate change, the city is forcing the buildings, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.ImageBuildings like the Freedom Tower and the Empire State Building could face fines of up to millions of dollars per year if they do not significantly reduce emissions by 2030.CreditCreditKarsten Moran for The…

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Super raises $20M to fix the home services and repairs market with its subscription service
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Super raises $20M to fix the home services and repairs market with its subscription service

Home owners in the U.S. spend upwards of $300 billion annually on home repairs and maintenance — a huge sum that often comes with another, more hidden cost: the stress of finding reliable tradespeople, managing those jobs and (in the worst-case scenario) picking up the pieces if things go wrong. Now, a startup called Super…

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A wild Australian real estate advert went viral after viewers noticed the house had a direct view from the bathroom to the kitchen
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A wild Australian real estate advert went viral after viewers noticed the house had a direct view from the bathroom to the kitchen

An Australian real estate advert is going viral. The bizarre marketing video shows a couple dancing around a lavish new property with some peculiar features. One viewer pointed out that the bathroom is visible from the kitchen, and vice versa. Another noticed that a wedding photo in the living room didn’t match the dancing couple.…

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Historic section of Pimlico not safe for Preakness seating

AP Published 8:21 a.m. ET April 15, 2019 | Updated 2:46 p.m. ET April 15, 2019BALTIMORE (AP) — Nearly 6,700 grandstand seats at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course are not safe, an engineering firm has determined, meaning roughly 18 percent of the historic track’s seating capacity will be cordoned-off when it hosts one of America’s premier…

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