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Third Wave Automation raises $40M to bring its autonomous forklifts to warehouses

Fresh off a strategic partnership with Toyota Industries Corporation to build an autonomous forklift, Third Wave Automation has snagged another $40 million from investors.

The California-based startup, which was founded in 2018, has raised $40 million in a Series B round led by Norwest Venture Partners, including participation from prior investors Innovation Endeavors and Eclipse, along with Toyota Ventures, according to a Form D filed with regulators. Matt Howard, general partner at Norwest Venture Partners, will join Third Wave’s board of directors.

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7 nooses found at Amazon construction site in Connecticut in past month

A $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to those responsible after seven nooses were discovered at the construction site of an Amazon distribution center in Windsor, Connecticut, in the past month.

The first incident was reported to police on April 27, after a hangman’s noose was found hanging from a steel beam on the second floor of the building, according toNew Haven ABC affiliate WTNH.

Two days later, five more ropes that resembled a noose were found on several floors throughout the building, WTNH reported.

The latest noose was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the site, hanging on overhead beams, according to WTNH. The incident occurred during a lunch break, when many workers had left the area, police said.

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Plug Power Hires Benjamin Haycraft as VP Strategy & Business Development Europe

LATHAM, N.Y. and BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France, May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, announces Benjamin Haycraft as the Company’s newest Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Europe. This appointment confirms Plug Power’s desire to accelerate its development opportunities in Europe.

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Apple to discontinue iMac Pro

Apple is discontinuing its iMac Pro.

According to CNN, Apple said that the computer is only available “while supplies last” and is listed on its site for $5,000.

And once it’s gone, it’s gone for good, CNN reported.

The iMac Pro, which was released in 2017, was once considered the company’s most powerful computer.

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Meet Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization CFO prosecutors are reportedly trying to flip

During the past several years of criminal investigations, Congressional inquiries, and political battles over Donald Trump’s taxes and business dealings, the one man most intimately familiar with them has remained out of the spotlight.

The mustachioed, press-shy Allen Weisselberg has served as the Trump Organization’s Chief Financial Officer for decades, as well as Trump’s personal bookkeeper. Now, he’s reportedly the subject of a wide-ranging inquiry from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

Prosecutors are looking into “flipping” Weisselberg into cooperating with an investigation into Trump’s finances, according to the Washington Post. Weisselberg, 73, has loyally served the Trump family since the 1970s and is the only person not a member of Trump’s family to oversee his trust while he was president. Prosecutors are reportedly zeroing in on Weisselberg’s two sons, both of whom also have close ties to the company.

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Claimed value of sleepy NY estate could come to haunt Trump

It’s sleepy by Donald Trump’s standards, but the former president’s century-old estate in New York’s Westchester County could end up being one of his bigger legal nightmares.

Seven Springs, a 213-acre swath of nature surrounding a Georgian-style mansion, is a subject of two state investigations: a criminal probe by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and a civil inquiry by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

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Texas State Representative Introduces Sports Betting Legalization Bill

Texas is one of the large, high-population states that could represent a profit windfall for online sports betting companies if it ever legalizes this type of gambling. Several casino and gambling enterprises have acquired fantasy sports platforms with users in New York, Texas, Florida, and California, to position themselves for eventual legalization there. Bally’s Corporation (NYSE:BALY) bought fantasy sports company Monkey Knife Fight and Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) make a “strategic investment” with an option to acquire the SuperDraft platform late last month, in part for this reason.

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2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): AP – Khalil Herbert, Virginia Tech, 97,…Herbert amassed a staggering 1,791 all-purpose yards in 2020, a mark that led the nation and consisted of his 1,182 rushing yards, 179 receiving yards and 430 yards gained on kickoff returns. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida native owned the best single-game output of any conference player with his school record 357-yard performance at Duke (10/10). Herbert’s 162.8 yards per game average also led all ACC players. – Virginia Tech Football

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Video of Clinton on Iran Taken Out of Context

An out-of-context clip from a 2008 interview with then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is circulating on Facebook. It shows her saying the U.S. “will attack Iran” if she becomes president. But she was responding to a question about a hypothetical nuclear attack by Iran on Israel.

What I Heard in the White House Basement

I knew the president had clear and straightforward talking points—I’d written them.

One phone call changed my life.

On Thursday, July 25, 2019, I was seated at the table in one of the two Situation Rooms in the basement of the West Wing. The bigger room is famous from movies and TV shows, but this room is smaller, more typically businesslike: a long wooden table with 10 chairs, maybe a dozen more chairs against wood-paneled walls, and a massive TV screen. This was the room where President Barack Obama and his team watched a feed of the Osama bin Laden raid. This morning, the screen was off. We were all focused intently on the triangular conference-call speaker in the middle of the table. President Donald Trump’s communications team was placing a call to President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, and we were there to listen.

Trump’s Disgraceful Endgame

President Trump said the other day that he’d leave office if he loses the vote of the Electoral College on December 14.

This is not the kind of assurance presidents of the United States typically need to make, but it was noteworthy given Trump’s disgraceful conduct since losing his bid for reelection to Joe Biden on November 3.

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Schwartz, A. – Cle (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Anthony Schwartz, WR, Cleveland Browns (6/23) Advice: Anthony Schwartz’s blazing speed was enough to entice the Browns to select the rookie in Round 3 of the NFL Draft. In 2021, he’ll have a hard time making an impact outside of special teams, so he can be ignore in redraft leagues. But Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry are both on the back sides of their career, so the landing spot doesn’t crush Schwartz’s Dynasty appeal. He’s an early third-round pick in rookie-only drafts. (

Will the New Coronavirus ‘Go Away’ in April?

President Donald Trump suggested that the new coronavirus would “go away” in April, as temperatures warm. While some viruses are seasonal, it’s not yet clear if the new virus will follow the same pattern — and experts caution against banking on the weather to resolve the outbreak.

Capitol Rioter Threatened to Shoot His Kids If They Snitched: Feds

Feds have previously unsealed criminal charges against dozens of people accused of storming the Capitol in a pro-Trump riot on January 6. Newly named among them are Nicolas Moncada, who was arrested by the FBI’s New York office, and Guy Reffitt, a Texan. Reffitt was allegedly a member of the militia group “Texas Freedom Force,” and threatened to shoot his children if they became “traitors” who turned him in.

Jim Jordan clumsily adds new details to his Jan. 6 call with Trump

When it comes to the Jan. 6 attack, and his interactions with Donald Trump the day of the insurrectionist riot, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has generally adopted a confident posture. “If they call me, I got nothing to hide,” the Ohio Republican boasted early last week.

This week, that confidence seemed a little shaky.


John Oliver discusses the importance of Black hair, the ways it can be a target of discrimination, and some ideas to address that.

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Trump’s Deal With the Taliban Draws Fire From His Former Allies

The former president and his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, are attacking President Biden over Afghanistan even as their own policy faces harsh criticism.

Days before the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks two years ago, President Donald J. Trump had a novel idea. He would invite leaders of the Taliban, the group that harbored Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan as the founder of Al Qaeda plotted his strikes on America, to join peace negotiations at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.

More False Mail-In Ballot Claims from Trump

California will send every registered voter in the state a mail-in ballot for the November general election. But President Donald Trump falsely said, on Twitter and at the White House, that the ballots would go to “anyone living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there” and “people that aren’t citizens.”

Video of Clinton on Iran Taken Out of Context

An out-of-context clip from a 2008 interview with then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is circulating on Facebook. It shows her saying the U.S. “will attack Iran” if she becomes president. But she was responding to a question about a hypothetical nuclear attack by Iran on Israel.

The most important line in Joe Biden’s inaugural address

About halfway through his inauguration speech, President Joe Biden said something very important about the work of Washington — and how he envisions his presidency.

“Politics doesn’t have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path,” Biden insisted. “Every disagreement doesn’t have to be a cause for total war.”

Uber & Air Bnb

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The Best Hotels and Resorts In Cabo San Lucas, 2021

We spent hours sorting through Yelp reviews to find the best hotels and resorts in Cabo San Lucas. We accounted for their star rating, number of reviews, and the quality of reviews. Here’s our favorites that we’ll be staying at next time we head south of the border.

2021 NFL Fantasy Draft Cheat Sheets

Develop a winning strategy by knowing where people are being ranked and drafted. Download and print these free cheat sheets before your next fantasy draft. Last updated: 4/25/2021

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Goedert, D. – Phi (TE)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Dallas Goedert, TE, Philadelphia Eagles (6/23) Advice: Dallas Goedert is expected to be the No. 1 tight end for the Eagles this season, and he has the chance to be a top-five Fantasy tight end in that role. Philadelphia doesn’t have the most dynamic receiving corps, and Goedert could easily lead the team in targets. Zach Ertz is expected to be off the roster, and Goedert should be the focal point of the passing game for quarterback Jalen Hurts. Goedert was a top-10 PPR tight end in 2019 when Ertz was on the roster, and we saw Goedert have some big games in 2020 when he was healthy, scoring at least 11 PPR points in three of his final six games. Goedert is worth drafting with a mid-round pick in all leagues. (
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Johnson, T. – TB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tyler Johnson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: It never made sense why Tyler Johnson fell so far in the 2020 NFL Draft and after one season’s worth of game film at the NFL level, it’s clear the Bucs have a promising talent to work with. Johnson’s best traits are his separation skills and nuances as a route-runner — specifically against zone coverage — and this meshes well with Tom Brady. The role may not be there in an offense that doesn’t feature 11 personnel as much as others, but he’s someone to keep an eye on if injuries strike with Mike Evans or Chris Godwin. (

Renfrow, H. – LV (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Hunter Renfrow, WR, Las Vegas Raiders (6/23) Advice: In nine of 29 games over two seasons, Hunter Renfrow has pulled down at least 10 PPR points. Maybe you were expecting/hoping for more, but the reality is that he’s not a consistent enough extractor of targets for the Raiders. That’s unlikely to change in a major way, so Fantasy managers should enter 2021 drafts without plans to pick Renfrow unless in the absolute deepest of PPR formats. (

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