House Democrats to get more Mueller evidence, Trump calls witness ‘sleazebag’

Congressional Democrats on Monday struck a rare deal in their wide-ranging probes of President Donald Trump as the U.S. Justice Department agreed to hand over more evidence from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia inquiry.

Track refuses closure despite multiple horse deaths

The Santa Anita Park horse racing track near Los Angeles will not close before season-end as requested by regulators, its owners said on Sunday, after media reported that two more horses died at the course, bringing the toll to 29 since Christmas.

Electric Vehicles Are Driving Demand For Lithium – With Environmental Consequences

As the world moves towards a low-carbon future, there is a growing range of technological advancements helping drive the transition away from fossil fuels. Energy storage is a vital component, but there are concerns about the impact of this growing demand for lithium.

Trump Vs. Obama, Texas Vs. California — Arguing Over Jobs & The Economy And Why It Matters

…policies matter. Policies, such as lower taxes, less burdensome regulations, and fair trade on a level playing field, result—all things being equal—in more jobs and greater prosperity for all Americans. The argument over what policies lead to the best results is important.

Trump ready to slap more tariffs on China after G20 meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was ready to impose another round of punitive tariffs on Chinese imports if he cannot make progress in trade talks with China’s President at a Group of 20 summit later this month.

‘We had 30 shots and couldn’t score’ – Republic boss McCarthy thrilled to beat Gibraltar

Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy is “delighted” with the result, if not the performance, after a lacklustre 2-0 win over minnows Gibraltar.

UPlay+ subscription lets you play every Ubisoft game on PC and Stadia

Just a few of the titles and franchises coming to Ubisoft's UPlay+ service.

LOS ANGELES—At its E3 press conference today, Ubisoft announced a new subscription service called UPlay+. For $14.99 a month, subscribers will be able to access every title in Ubisoft’s catalog—over 100 games—as a PC download (starting September 3) and through Google’s Stadia streaming service (starting in 2020).

That list of available games includes:

  • Upcoming releases: Watch Dogs: Legion, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Gods & Monsters
  • Recent games: Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Far Cry 5, Anno 1800
  • Classic Ubisoft Titles: Titles from the Far Cry and Rayman franchises, Prince of Persia, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Beyond Good & Evil
  • Beloved PC Franchises: Heroes of Might and Magic, Silent Hunter, The Settlers, Anno

A subscription to UPlay+ will also include the “earliest available access to new games,” including beta and early access editions of upcoming titles. Additional content “such as DLCs, expansions and automatic updates” is also included as part of the package.

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Leading voting-machine vendor vows to ditch paperless voting

A woman gestures during a presentation.

Election Systems & Software, which describes itself as the nation’s leading elections-equipment provider, has vowed to stop selling paperless electronic voting systems—at least as the “primary voting device in a jurisdiction.” And the company is calling on Congress to pass legislation mandating paper ballots and raising security standards for voting machines.

“Congress must pass legislation establishing a more robust testing program—one that mandates that all voting-machine suppliers submit their systems to stronger, programmatic security testing conducted by vetted and approved researchers,” writes ES&S CEO Tom Burt in an op-ed for Roll Call.

Over the last 18 months, election-security advocates have been pushing for new legislation shoring up the nation’s election infrastructure. Election-security reform proposals enjoy significant support among Democrats—who control the House of Representatives—and have picked up some Republican co-sponsors, too.

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