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Amtrak Plans to Close Several Penn Station Tracks for Major Repairs

The tracks will be closed during the workweek this summer, but the railroad’s chief executive refused to say how many tracks would be closed or for how long.

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2 U.S. Service Members Killed in Afghanistan, Pentagon Says

They were killed in action targeting the Islamic State in the same region that the United States dropped a powerful bomb this month, a spokesman said.

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California Today: California Today: Pondering Life in California 130,000 Years Ago

Thursday: A new claim about the earliest Americans, a magazine profile of the “C.E.O. of H.I.V.,” and readers’ thoughts on the Ann Coulter kerfuffle.

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Trump Says He Will Renegotiate Nafta or Terminate It

The president said on Twitter that he thought a deal was “very possible,” only hours after his aides indicated he would move to end the trade agreement.

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For Myles Garrett, the Projected No. 1 Pick, Praise and Disapproval

Many scouts rate Garrett as a future All-Pro, but there are people who question his durability and commitment.

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The VR for Change Summit shines a spotlight on impactful virtual reality projects

The social change-driven organization Games for Change is expanding from video games into virtual reality with the VR for Change Summit at its annual Games for Change Festival this year, featuring VR projects that impact the way we learn and shape the way we view the world. The VR for Change Summit is focusing entirely on virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality projects. The Games for Change Festival is happening July 31 to Aug. 2 at the New School in New York City. Susanna Pollack, president of Games for Change, said that while the organization has included some VR games in the past, the recent development of VR and its potential for positive social change led Games for Change to take a deeper look at VR this year. Read more...More about Vr, Tech, Virtual Reality, Games For Change, and Gaming

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How to make money designing custom Snapchat geofilters

Swipe right on Snapchat on any given day and you might stumble upon a custom geofilter designed for someone's special occasion, be it a birthday, wedding or even a promposal. But have you ever wondered who's behind these bespoke filters? Custom geofilters are the must-have party accessory for the Snapchat generation and, now, talented designers are setting up businesses to quench people's thirst for bespoke filters.  SEE ALSO: 'Promposals' get even more out of control with custom Snapchat geofilters "Snapchat geofilters are the millennial equivalent of a birthday card," says John Scott, founder of SnapThatFilter, a small business that designs bespoke geofilters for special occasions. Snapchat's on-demand geofilter site lets users choose from a broad selection of geofilter templates that can be mapped to a time and location. The site also allows people to upload their own designs, which go through a strict approval system by the Snapchat's geofilter team. Prices for Snapchat's templates begin at $5.  Read more...More about Sex And Relationships, Weddings, Parties, Apps, and Business

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Goddamn it Samsung, just let the Galaxy Note 7 stay dead

Samsung is flying high again. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are gorgeous, appear to have very safe batteries, and they're selling really well. Things couldn't be any better for the Korean electronics giant after its last flagship phone, the Galaxy Note 7, burst into flames last year and threatened to ruin the entire company. And yet, Samsung refuses to let the tainted Note 7 stay dead — a decision that could end up ruining all of the good fortune it's rebuilt. SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S8 shows amazing resilience to abuse in new video A new report from Korea's ET News published Wednesday says Samsung will begin selling recycled Note 7's in South Korea starting in June. Read more...More about Tech Column, Smartphones, Android, Note 7, and Galaxy Note 7

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French Court Refuses to Extradite Former Kosovo Leader

Ramush Haradinaj, whom a United Nations war crimes tribunal twice acquitted of atrocities, had been arrested on a Serbian warrant.

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New York Today: New York Today: Do April Showers Really Bring May Flowers?

Thursday: Unpacking an old saying, drizzly weather, and opening a new Kosciuszko Bridge.

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