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People in Australia were once convicted for being gay. Finally, they have received an apology.

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A change has arrived in the Australian state of Victoria. After decades of living with the shame of a criminal conviction for simply being gay, members of the LGBT community have finally received an apology from the government.

Australian man Tom Anderson knows the reality of living with a conviction all too well.

Google’s password-killing project is coming later this year

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Android users may soon be able to abandon some of their passwords for good.

Google plans to start testing the first version of its password-killing Project Abacus with banking apps next month and will make the tools available to every Android developer by the end of the year, the company said.

Justice Department wants death penalty for Charleston church killer

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The Justice Department intends to seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing nine black parishioners last year in a church in Charleston, South Carolina.

In a statement, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said:

Google’s password-killing project is coming later this year

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Android users may soon be able to abandon some of their passwords for good.

Google plans to start testing the first version of its password-killing Project Abacus with banking apps next month and will make the tools available to every Android developer by the end of the year, the company said.

Yosemite National Park brings back deaf services after cuts

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After cutting its deaf services coordinator position last year, Yosemite National Park has brought the job back and gone a step beyond to better serve its hearing impaired visitors.

The park has hired its first ever year-round deaf services coordinator who is fluent in American Sign Language. Before the position was cut, it was only seasonal.

We reported on the lack of a sign language interpreter and its impact on Deaf visitors…

Ryanair says fares will drop 7% this year because of more competition

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Ryanair fares are expected to fall by 7% this year amid record profits and passenger numbers for the European budget carrier.

Watch Britney Spears hump a guitar in her killer Billboard Music Awards performance

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Justin Timberlake, are you OK?

Young Mets fan has casual catch with Nationals starting pitcher

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An 11-year-old wearing full Mets gear had a casual warmup catch with Nationals starting pitcher Max

Bill Gates and Neal Stephenson drive into the future in a Tesla in VR

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Science fiction meets technology in the very best way in this short three-minute video posted by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates earlier this week

In the video, Gates takes off his tech icon hat and becomes a fan as he meets up with famed science fiction author Neal Stephenson to talk about the latter’s latest novel Seveneves

As we mentioned earlier this week, the book is on Gates’ summer reading list this year. On his website,…

Officer attends graduation of girl he saved from fire 18 years ago

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Josibel Aponte graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University on Tuesday, and she wouldn’t have been there without officer Peter Getz.

Eighteen years ago, Getz carried 5-year-old Aponte to safety when her uncle’s Hartford, Connecticut apartment building caught fire. When the two emerged from the blaze, Aponte was unresponsive — but Getz’s efficient CPR helped her breathe again by the time they reached the hospital.

The…