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Steven Spielberg debuts “Ready Player One” trailer

SAN DIEGO — Steven Spielberg has debuted footage of his latest film “Ready Player One.” The director released a teaser trailer of his action-packed film Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con. The 6,500-person crowd gave the director a standing ovation and cheered heartily when the first images from the dystopian future world came up on screen, and even more so when The Iron Giant popped up. Author Ernest Cline said he learned how to be a storyteller because of Spielberg. And Spielberg said he liked the idea of doing a flash forward…

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Could we soon get from New York to Washington in 30 minutes?

July 22, 2017, 7:48 AM| This week, SpaceX founder Elon Musk issued a provocative tweet saying he’s received verbal government approval to build a hyperloop system which would carry passengers in a metal tube at 700 mph. Editor-at-large for CNET’s Roadshow, which covers transportation technology, Tim Stevens joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss how the system would work and why we still have a long way to go. Source: CBS News – Science/Tech

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Scaramucci Has a Showman’s Knack for Self-Promotion Rivaling Trump’s

Mr. Scaramucci grew up on Long Island, in Port Washington, N.Y., where one of his first jobs was delivering Newsday. He has written two books, “Goodbye Gordon Gekko” and “The Little Book of Hedge Funds.” He started SkyBridge Capital in 2005 as an incubator for hedge fund managers after spending seven years at Goldman Sachs and helping to found a money-managament firm. After the financial crisis, many hedge funds shifted tactics to attract new investors. SkyBridge bought Citigroup’s hedge fund unit and then reinvented itself, opening up to investors with…

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Teachers union not backing bill nixing teacher-student sex

A Massachusetts state bill that would outlaw sex between teachers and students 19 years of age and younger, and which is strongly supported by the police, has yet to be endorsed by the state teachers’ union. The Massachusetts Teachers Association, which has 110,000 member, told Fox News it is reviewing the measure, which was introduced six months ago. “The Massachusetts Teachers Association’s priority is always to protect students and the educational environment,” the union said in a statement to Fox News. “While we are still examining the many components of…

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Britney Young on new show “GLOW” and flipping stereotypes

Actress Britney Young plays Carmen on Netflix’s new series, “GLOW,” which follows a ragtag women’s wrestling league in the 1980s. The show is based on the real-life wrestling promotion “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.” Unlike the other characters, Carmen comes from a famous wrestling family. Young talked to CBS News about how she trained for the series and what she enjoyed about working on a women-centric show. You play Carmen, also known as Machu Picchu, who is perhaps the kindest character on “GLOW” — she’s sweet and friendly and happy. How…

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AP: NFL stadium, other U.S. structures may have highly flammable panels

In promotional brochures, a U.S. company boasted of the “stunning visual effect” its shimmering aluminum panels created in an NFL stadium, an Alaskan high school and a luxury hotel along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor that “soars 33 stories into the air.” Those same panels – Reynobond composite material with a polyethylene core – also were used in the Grenfell Tower apartment building in London. British authorities say they’re investigating whether the panels helped spread the blaze that ripped across the building’s outer walls, killing at least 80 people. The panels, also called…

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Letter 19: American Shooting, Australian Pain

How or why would the officer shoot? Did he feel threatened somehow? Was his training too focused on risk rather than public assistance, or was there some other reason? We don’t yet have clear answers to these questions, or many others. The officer, Mohamed Noor, has refused to talk, invoking the American legal right to stay silent if speaking up might incriminate him. His partner has only said that there was a noise before the shooting. New York Times reporters will be writing more in the coming days about the…

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