The most impactful event in every state that shaped US history

A number of seminal events have occurred in the US since its conception — some great, some terrible. The historic launch of Apollo 11 out of Florida put two men on the moon. Criminal suspects earned the right to remain silent after the Miranda warning was established in Arizona. This July 4th marks America’s 242nd birthday, which, realistically, makes her a pretty young country. But when it comes to the US, age ain’t nothing but a number. From Colorado’s legalization of marijuana to the birth of the Prohibition in Maine, each of the 50 states in the US has borne witness to an untold number of landmark events since America’s… Read More

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The 14 movies that made $1 billion at the box office the fastest, including a new record by ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

This weekend, “Avengers: Infinity War” passed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” to become the fastest movie to earn $1 billion at the global box office. “Infinity War” accomplished this feat in well under a month, which only 13 other films have ever done. This huge year for Disney has already seen “Infinity War” and “Black Panther” join several other Marvel films on this list, which we ranked by the days it took each film to gross $1 billion worldwide. We used each film’s gross on the day it passed $1 billion to break any ties. Here are the 14 movies that made $1 billion at the global box office in… Read More

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Planet Dubs Podcast: Why Kevin Durant domination was completely necessary

Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. Mark Medina and Dieter Kurtenbach break down how Kevin Durant put the Warriors on his shoulders from the opening tip Sunday in New Orleans. With Stephen Curry still getting back into shape, Durant may need to continue that trend into the Western Conference Finals. To view the latest podcast on your mobile device click here.If you haven’t subscribed to Planet Dubs on iTunes, do it here. Related Articles Steve Kerr said Stephen Curry “turned a corner” in Game 4 win Draymond Green responds to death threat: “I care a lot about basketball, but I don’t care THAT… Read More

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Futures contracts could turn Bitcoin into a zero-sum game

In Greek mythology, the Titan, Prometheus, brought fire to mankind against the will of the supreme Olympian god, Zeus. As a punishment for divulging the divine secret, Prometheus was chained to a Caucasian Mountain for all eternity, visited only by a vulture that would come every day to nibble at the Fire-Bringer’s liver, which then promptly regenerated, only to be feasted upon again and again by the ever-hungry scavenger. Bitcoin might be likened to Prometheus in that it brought the seed of a new kind of monetary system to humanity, which hitherto had been living under the reign of the… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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These photos reveal what it’s like to shop at Walmart in Japan (WMT)

Walmart operates the Japanese supermarket chain Seiyu, which looks surprisingly similar to Walmart stores in the United States. Walmart acquired the Seiyu grocery chain in 2008, six years after initially investing in it. Seiyu carries a lot of American candy bars, sodas, meats, and more. It also has an arcade and food court. Even though the store goes by a different name, shopping at Walmart in Japan is a lot like shopping at Walmart in the United States. Walmart first invested in the Japanese grocery chain Seiyu in 2002, taking full control of the chain in 2008. Although the stores still operate under the name Seiyu, the chain is a… Read More

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Facebook is trading at its best level since the Cambridge Analytica data scandal (FB)

Facebook is trading at its best level since the Cambridge Analytica data scandal broke. Shares are about 3% below where they were when the news broke. Watch Facebook trade in real time here. Facebook shares are close to erasing the losses that developed in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. They’re trading up 1.41% at $179.10 apiece News of the data scandal broke on March 19, and Facebook stock tumbled immediately, shedding $50 billion of market cap in two days before eventually sliding briefly into bear market territory. Shares were also pressured by concerns of increased regulation from the European Union and the Federal Trade Commission and on… Read More

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