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16 November 2018, 5:31 pm

Giving Tuesday Encourages Philanthropy During the Holiday SeasonBlack Friday, Small-Business Saturday, Cyber Monday . . . The beginning of the year-end holiday season seems to be forever tied to a frenetic shopping spree for gifts. But in recent years, attent...

16 November 2018, 4:50 pm

Best Black Friday Smart Home DealsIf you’re looking to give someone a smart home device this holiday season—or if you're hoping to snag a low price on a new thermostat or security camera for your own home—Consumer Reports is here...

16 November 2018, 4:46 pm

Federal judge sides with CNN, orders White House to restore Jim Acosta's press passU.S. District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly, who was appointed by President Trump, ordered the White House to reinstate CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass.

16 November 2018, 4:46 pm

Toxic Bay Area air quality is among worst in world right nowSchools across the Bay Area in California are closed due to bad air quality.

16 November 2018, 4:30 pm

How much does a kilogram weigh? Depends on your 'Planck constant'Since 1889, a kilogram has been defined by a shiny lump of platinum-iridium kept in a special glass case and known as the International Prototype of the Kilogram. It is housed at the headquarters of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (whose French acronym is BIPM), just outside Paris. Members of the BIPM, which groups some 60 nations, agreed on Friday after a week-long meeting at the nearby Palace of Versailles to redefine a kilogram in terms of a tiny but unchanging value called the "Planck constant".

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