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N.Y. has paid millions to settle sex harassment lawsuits

Icky academics, pervy professors and sexist scholars have cost the state millions of dollars in legal settlements, records show. In the past 10 years, the state has paid at least $ 2.4 million to settle 19 lawsuits involving allegations of ...

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Lone winner takes home full $450M Mega Millions jackpot

One Mega Millions ticket matched all six numbers and will claim a $ 450 million grand prize. The winning numbers drawn Friday night to claim the nation’s 10th largest jackpot were 28-30-39-59-70-10. The lucky ticket was purchased in Florida, Mega ...

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Thieves steal jewels worth millions from Venice museum

Two thieves made off with millions of euros worth of jewels in a brazen daytime heist at an exhibition in Venice Wednesday. Investigators believe that at least two suspects entered Doge’s Palace, a popular tourist spot, where Indian jewelry belonging ...

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Toutiao, a High-Flying Chinese App, Delivers News to Millions. China’s Censors Have Noticed.

The episode points to the fine line that Toutiao’s creators must walk. Despite China’s famously strict censorship, online news is a big business there. More than 610 million people in the country gained access to some news on the internet ...

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New Yorkers get millions after winning scratch-off lottery prizes

A Queens construction worker’s dream came true when he struck it rich with a winning scratch-off lottery ticket. Imran Mohammed, 29, said he saw a $ 10,000 a Week for Life scratch-off ticket in a dream six months ago. So ...

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Malaria breathalyzer test could help millions affected by disease

A breathalyzer test for malaria is in the works from scientists at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. According to the research, presented this week at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and reported on by Wired, people ...

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Ranting and Rapping Online in China, and Raking In Millions

“I understand the hardness of their lives,” Mr. Li, 23, said during a recent visit to Dalian, a seaside northeastern city. “I spent my childhood watching sheep and cows and going to the river to swim.” Video His Connection to ...

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Rebel Wilson awarded millions in Australia defamation case

A judge awarded Rebel Wilson record damages of $ 3.66 million on Wednesday over magazine articles the actress said cost her roles in Hollywood films. A Supreme Court jury in Australia’s Victoria state had decided in June the articles claiming ...

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Millions’ Worth of Bitcoin Stolen in Hacking of Exchange in Hong Kong

Photo A shop in Hong Kong that accepts the digital currency Bitcoin. Bitfinex, a Bitcoin exchange based in the city, said that any outstanding settlements would be made at the price before it reported the hacking. Credit Philippe Lopez/Agence France-Presse ...

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Where It Happens: How Scalpers Make Their Millions With ‘Hamilton’

Increasingly, that ticket holder is not a guy at the theater door with an extra ticket. It’s a person employing sophisticated software, a so-called ticket bot, to buy a huge number of tickets moments after the theater releases them. In ...

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