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Champion Scrabble player banned after investigation

This Scrabble ace has been ex-spelled. Former UK Scrabble champion and star Allan Simmons has been banned from playing the game competitively for three yeas following an investigation that found he is a C-H-E-A-T-E-R. Under the right circumstances, that’s a ...

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Raw Data: To Beat Go Champion, Google’s Program Needed a Human Army

Photo Lee Se-dol, a professional Go player from South Korea, was smiling amid other players despite losing four of five games against a Google computer program called AlphaGo. Credit Lee Jin-Man/Associated Press Nearly 20 years ago, after a chess-playing computer ...

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Mets’ Yoenis Cespedes buys Grand Champion hog at fair

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, February 29, 2016, 7:39 PM PORT ST. LUCIE — Yoenis Cespedes’ latest purchase is not a new Lamborghini or Ferrari. The Cuban slugger who has an affinity for flashy clothing and expensive cars bought a ...

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Cara McCollum, Miss New Jersey pageant champion, dead at 24

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, February 22, 2016, 8:45 AM A 24-year-old beauty pageant champion and TV news anchor died Monday, one week after she was critically injured in a crash, her friends announced. Cara McCollum, who won the Miss ...

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Bits Blog: Alphabet Program Beats the European Human Go Champion

Photo Demis Hassabis, a former child chess prodigy, is vice president of engineering at Alphabet’s DeepMind and leads Alphabet’s general A.I. efforts.Credit Alphabet Artificial intelligence researchers are closing in on a new benchmark for comparing the human mind and machine. ...

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Olympic ski champion Matthias Mayer saved by new air bag

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Saturday, December 19, 2015, 12:18 PM OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images Matthias Mayer of Austria is evacuated by helicopter after a fall during Saturday’s downhill. VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — In less than a tenth of a second, safety ...

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Rachel Dolezal has a new champion: Rihanna

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 3:28 AM Vanity Fair Rihanna has an opinion few have publicly expressed since a scandal brought down a NAACP leader accused of lying about her race. The singer is supporting Rachel Dolezal ...

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