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USS Gerald R. Ford: Inside the world’s most advanced aircraft carrier

The U.S. Navy’s new aircraft carrier is the most advanced in the world, carrying more aircraft and weapons than ever before. The USS Gerald R. Ford is $13 billion futuristic ship complete with a gigantic flight deck and a new electromagnetic system to launch aircraft. The state-of-the-art tech and operational systems mean aircraft will be able to take off faster to get to the fight quicker. At 1,100 feet, the new Ford carrier is about the size of three football fields.  Built by Huntington Ingalls Industries, the Gerald R. Ford…

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Abuses Hide in the Silence of Nondisparagement Agreements

Nondisparagement clauses are not limited to legal settlements. They are increasingly found in standard employment contracts in many industries, sometimes in a simple offer letter that helps to create a blanket of silence around a company. Their use has become particularly widespread in tech employment contracts, from venture investment firms and start-ups to the biggest companies in Silicon Valley, including Google. Photo Babak Nivi, left, a founder and board member of AngelList, in 2011 with his fellow co-founder, Naval Ravikant. Mr. Nivi has no role at the company and is…

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Company recalls coffee with Viagra-like substance

Bestherbs Coffee issued a voluntary recall of its New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee. istockphoto GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — A Texas coffee company is recalling one of its roasts because it was making some men a bit too excited.    Bestherbs Coffee LLC issued the voluntary recall for its New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found it contains desmethyl carbodenafil, which is similar to sildenafil in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra.    Bestherbs, which is based in the Dallas suburb 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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Something Strange in Usain Bolt’s Stride

“Generally there are small differences between the right and left leg, but I think they are normally about 1, 2, 3 percent,” Mero said in a telephone interview. “This sounds a little bigger.” Continue reading the main story Given the scoliosis and discrepancy in the length of Bolt’s legs, Mero said, the sprinter’s stride appeared optimal for him. “If the coach would try to change the pattern, it would not be good,” Mero said. Some background: Jamaican men and women won 11 of the 18 available medals in the 100…

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Was That Racist?

We collected three more experiences from colleagues — on the sidewalks of New York, at a restaurant in Kansas City, Mo., and in the business world. Each case carries a different degree of clarity, and what took place can be a matter of perception. That’s where you come in. Have you ever been left wondering whether an experience was racism? What is the right way to respond if something like that happens? Separately, have you ever been in a situation where you worried about being perceived as racist? Share your…

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‘Where Is the Money?’ Ask Grenfell Tower Victims Still Awaiting Donations

“We are now seeing an increase in applications for charity funds, and we expect that to continue and for dispersals to those affected to continue to increase,” he said. Questions about the speed and effectiveness of the response by charities came after widespread complaints about the lackluster and uneven performance of the local government, the Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council. Shortly after the fire, the central government stripped the council, which owns the building, of its power over the response, and several of the council’s officials have resigned. The foundation,…

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First Words: Everywhere You Look, We’ve Downgraded Real Problems Into Mere ‘Issues’

By the late 18th century, people had begun to ‘‘take issue’’ with things, which meant raising an argument against them; by the 1990s, we had begun to ‘‘have issues,’’ which meant being neurotic. Issues can refer to concerns, topics of discussions, fundamental questions. (‘‘Let’s stick to the issues.’’) It can denote errors, difficulties, struggles, conflicts, complaints. (‘‘My issue with this is. . . .’’) It can indicate psychological and emotional problems, festering resentments, longstanding feuds. (‘‘That guy has issues.’’) It can refer to a problem itself (‘‘the homelessness issue’’) or to the…

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Scientists determine the T-rex couldn’t run

July 19, 2017, 8:21 AM| A startling new study completely changes what we know about the Tyrannosaurus rex. Researchers found the T-rex could not really run. Its size and weight would have made that nearly impossible. Jonathan Vigliotti reports. Source: CBS News – United States

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Uruguay’s Marijuana Law Turns Pharmacists Into Dealers

“This follows from increasing momentum by leaders in Latin America in calling for alternatives to the war on drugs,” said Hannah Hetzer, an analyst at the Drug Policy Alliance, which favors decriminalization. “What’s so important about this is it takes a debate about the need for alternatives and provides an actual proposal for an actual policy.” But the law has been contentious for many Uruguayans. The thorniest part of it — establishing a system for the state-controlled production and sale of marijuana — took years to work out. Sales at…

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