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How to watch Patriots vs. Jaguars online – CNET

Boston Globe Tom Brady leads the New England Patriots to yet another AFC Championship game against the upstart Jacksonville Jaguars. Will the Patriots’ ageless quarterback solve Jacksonville’s dominating defense? Or can Blake Bortles take the Jaguars to their first ever Super Bowl? These questions will be answered on Sunday. Here’s how you can watch the game if you don’t have cable. What: AFC Championship game When: Sunday, Jan. 21 at 3:05 p.m. ET Where: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Channel: CBS Streaming options To watch the AFC Championship game, you’ll…

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Battle over legal marijuana: a monumental moment for states’ rights

West Hollywood is painted with rainbow flags. Known as “The Creative City,” this counterculture hub is set in rolling hills, thrumming with thrift stores, vegetarian restaurants, and, since Jan. 1, four dispensaries selling recreational cannabis. The most populous state in the union, with 39 million people, started allowing legal recreational pot sales three days before the Justice Department threatened to step up enforcement of federal prohibition.  As people waiting in a line outside West Hollywood’s MedMen brush off a rainstorm, Iain McDonald, an actor and Lyft driver from Australia, says he’s puzzled…

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What makes immigration deals so hard

Rabbis protesting on Capitol Hill. A president facing accusations of racism. And lawmakers from both parties risking a government shutdown amid calls from their base to refuse the other side’s demands. This is the state of the nation’s capital as Congress stares down a deadline to approve funding for government operations.  The issue at the heart of the chaos: immigration. Specifically, a deal that offers a reprieve for the 700,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the country as children and temporarily protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA,…

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Mystery as Russian gas tanker makes U-TURN as it nears US waters

Engie SA’s Gaselys LNG tanker, which was carrying liquefied natural gas, was due to arrive in Boston on Saturday, but made the U-turn back to Spain’s port of Algeciras.  It is unknown why the vessel changed paths on its way to the Massachusetts’ capital suffering with plummeting temperatures, which had resulted in high gas demand in the US Northeast.  The journey came after the Chris De Margerie picked up a cargo from Novatek PAO’s Yamal facility, Russia’s second LNG export terminal, on December 9 and dropped it off at National Grid…

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Science 

Stars that devour their planets get brighter and faster

Here comes the sunAlgolOnline / Alamy Stock Photo By John Wenz Stars like the sun don’t last forever—they eventually expand and envelop the inner members of their planetary systems. But the sun isn’t the only thing going out with a bang—the planets might too. A new study suggests that as a star begins to die and slowly expands outward, it would temporarily light up as it eats the worlds it hosts. If this turns out to be the case, we could potentially catch a star in the act of planetary…

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I biked Vegas during CES and lived to tell the tale – CNET

People sometimes look at me aghast when I say I bike to get around New York City. But when I said I wanted to bike Las Vegas during CES, the common reaction was outright denial. “No! You can’t!” was the knee-jerk response. Followed quickly by, “Is that even possible?” During CES, Las Vegas turns into a chaotic galaxy of booth-packed expo halls, crowded ballrooms a half a mile deep inside casino resorts, and meetings in high-rise suites. Flung across a roughly three-mile stretch of colossal hotels and convention centers, the…

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Net neutrality allies are ready to fight. But can it be saved? – CNET

The battle to save net neutrality is heating up as Senate Democrats edge closer to overturning the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulation and lawsuits challenging the agency are filed. But net neutrality supporters shouldn’t hold their breath. These efforts are long shots. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida is flanked by Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois while speaking last week about the Congressional Review Act resolution that would restore the 2015 net neutrality rules, Mark Wilson / Getty Images On Monday,…

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Gay couple was sent Satan pamphlets instead of wedding programs, suit says

On the evening before their wedding in western Pennsylvania, Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg sat down together to open up a package they had received from Vistaprint that morning. The package was supposed to contain 100 wedding programs they ordered for their big day. The box’s contents, however, were not what the couple had imagined. “Rather than send Plaintiffs the custom wedding programs they had purchased, Vistaprint instead sent Plaintiffs literature with hateful, discriminatory and anti-gay messages equating their relationship to Satan’s temptation,” a federal lawsuit against the printing company…

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Here’s the controversial key to NASA’s bold plan for Mars

Get the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE Begun in 1998 and completed in 2011, the International Space Station is celebrated as a remarkable feat of engineering as well as a far-flung home away from home for the astronauts who have lived and worked aboard the orbiting outpost. But with the ISS slated for retirement in 2028, NASA is now making bold plans for the next phase of human spaceflight. The plans call for astronauts to return to the moon and then venture deeper into space. As President Trump said in December, these…

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Extreme weather strikes as global warming wreaks HAVOC on jet stream

The North Atlantic jet stream is a stream of air up to 16 kilometres above the Earth’s surface and move weather systems around the globe. As the name suggests, it is above the North Atlantic ocean. New research has found that over the past 300 years, it effects the US’s and Europe’s climate. However, changes in the jet stream since 1960 has found that it has increased extreme weather phenomenons such as droughts, heatwaves and cold snaps including floods which has been exacerbated by global warming. Valerie Trouet, from the…

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