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Andrew Paulson, Chess Impresario and Serial Entrepreneur, Dies at 58

Invited to Russia for a photo shoot in 1993, Mr. Paulson remained for 15 years. He enlisted local partners in publishing several periodicals: Afisha, a Russian entertainment and listings guide; Bolshoi Gorod, a free version of a Sunday newspaper supplement; and MIR, a monthly travel magazine. In 2006, a year after his publishing venture was acquired by a Russian company, he and Alexander Mamut, a billionaire Russian banker, founded SUP Media. The group became an online pioneer and bought LiveJournal, a social networking service. (It is still operating.) Mr. Paulson…

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Gr: Andrew Paulson, Chess Impresario and Serial Entrepreneur, Dies at 58

Invited to Russia for a photo shoot in 1993, Mr. Paulson remained for 15 years. He enlisted local partners in publishing several periodicals: Afisha, a Russian entertainment and listings guide; Bolshoi Gorod, a free version of a Sunday newspaper supplement; and MIR, a monthly travel magazine. In 2006, a year after his publishing venture was acquired by a Russian company, he and Alexander Mamut, a billionaire Russian banker, founded SUP Media. The group became an online pioneer and bought LiveJournal, a social networking service. (It is still operating.) Mr. Paulson…

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Lamar Odom: Khloe Busted Me Doing Coke In Drug Den

Lamar Odom: Khloe Busted Me Doing Coke In Drug Den Breaking News Lamar Odom says he knew he hit rock bottom with his coke addiction when his wife, Khloe Kardashian, walked in on him getting high with a random chick in a motel … calling it “one of the darkest places I’ve ever been.” The ex-NBA star opened up on “The Players’ Tribune” — explaining how his cocaine addiction consumed his life leading up to the overdose at a Nevada brothel in 2015. “At that point in my life, I…

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Team USA’s Champagne Locker Room Rager After Gold Cup Victory

Team USA Champagne Locker Room Rager … After Gold Cup Victory Breaking News Team USA coach Bruce Arenas BEGGED his players — and even jokingly threatened them — to NOT go crazy with the champagne Wednesday night after winning the Gold Cup.  So, guess what happened next …  POP THOSE BOTTLES, BITCHES!!!  Everyone from Jozy Altidore to Tim Howard and Michael Bradley let the corks fly — flooding the locker room with bubbly after taking down Jamaica in a 2-1 thriller.  Arenas told the team anyone who got him wet…

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Wider U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Risk Biting Both Countries

Despite nearly two decades of sour relations with Venezuela, the United States has enormous leverage as one of its most important customers. The United States is one the few countries in the world with refineries capable of processing Venezuela’s poor quality heavy crude. The Maduro regime is already tottering, struggling to meet its financial obligations, feed its people and pay its oil workers, soldiers and police officers. Additional American sanctions could be a devastating economic blow, prompting a further move toward dictatorship in the country and an even closer embrace…

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Dr. Agus on football brain study: “This is a major issue”

The largest study of brain trauma in football players reveals the risks of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) to players of all ages. Researchers at Boston University examined the brains of 111 deceased NFL players, and found signs of CTE in 110 of them.  Families of the former football players donated the brains after they suspected injuries. The study also found evidence of CTE in former college players and even younger athletes.  In a conversation on “CBS This Morning,” Dr. David Agus said people should be “very concerned” about CTE, which…

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‘Minecraft: The Island’ Blurs the Line Between Fiction and Gaming

As product spinoffs go, a series of novels seems like a natural step for Mojang, which already has a wildly successful publishing line of gaming manuals. (A feature film is also in the works, at Warner Bros.) Since 2013, the children’s publisher Scholastic has published 10 Minecraft titles, which have 25 million copies in print. On Amazon, there are thousands more unofficial titles that fans have self-published, including entire novels set inside the game. “We had been thinking about fiction for a long time but wanted to make sure that…

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Dr. Agus on new football brain study: “This is a major issue”

July 26, 2017, 7:15 AM| The largest study of brain trauma in football players reveals the risks to players of all ages. Researchers at Boston University examined the brains of 111 deceased NFL players. They found signs of the disease CTE in 110 players. Families of the former players donated the brains after they suspected injuries. Dr. David Agus joins “CBS This Morning” from Los Angeles to talk about results of the study, athletes’ potential to sustain head injuries and how to prevent CTE. Source: CBS News – Health

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Republican Party, Jeff Sessions, North Korea: Your Wednesday Briefing

On Tuesday, the president addressed an adoring crowd in Ohio, while the Boy Scouts tried to distance the group from his politics-laced speech the day before. Continue reading the main story • Estimate of North Korean threat is revised. A missile capable of reaching the continental U.S. is likely to be developed within a year, American intelligence agencies say, a significantly shorter time frame than previously given. • Scandal sinks dean at U.S.C. The University of Southern California is under intense scrutiny over the departure of the leader of its…

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Some Bitcoin Backers Are Defecting to Create a Rival Currency

Bitcoin Cash could easily dissolve into irrelevance — the level of support for it is still unclear — but the concrete plans to move forward have underscored, once again, how hard it is to govern a decentralized, open-source technology like Bitcoin with no single set of leaders or ownership. “In the long run it will be forced to develop some real political structure to take these kinds of decisions, but it just isn’t there yet, so the result has been chaos,” said Joseph Bonneau, who has studied Bitcoin and is…

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