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How SoftBank’s $100B fund is in a league all its own

Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: For the average American, the name “SoftBank” doesn’t mean much. It’s neither soft nor, technically, a bank. It’s a sprawling Japanese mobile carrier, internet service provider and holding company for other businesses ranging …

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Motorcyclist dies in Cork road traffic incident

A male motorcyclist has died following a two-vehicle collision in Glanmire, Co Cork. The man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene after his motorbike was involved in a crash with a car. His body has been taken to Cork University Hospital.  The driver of the car was also …

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Detroit Lions find 'a freak' in WR Kenny Golladay

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — No one has had a more impressive start to Lions training camp than Kenny Golladay. A third-round pick out of Northern Illinois, Golladay has opened the eyes of teammates, coaches and even former NFL star Chad Johnson with his play. Johnson, who took in a practice …

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FBI raids former Trump campaign manager's home

FBI agents seized documents and other material from the home of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, during a raid last month as part of a special counsel’s probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Mr Manafort’s spokesman Jason Maloni confirmed that the raid, …

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Truth about 'The Graduate'

When Burt Ward took on the role of sidekick Robin for the DC comic show “Batman,” he had no idea it would become an instant phenomenon that still attracts fans over 50 years later. Ward and Adam West, who played Batman, fought crime in Gotham City from 1966 until 1968 …

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Orlando makes ambitious low-carbon pledge

Aug. 9 (UPI) — The city of Orlando said it was the next in line to take a ground-up approach to addressing the impact of climate change by setting ambitious low-carbon goals. The city commission approved a measure that sets the goal of relying entirely on renewable energy by 2050. …

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North Korea’s Potential Targets: Guam, South Korea and Japan

Photo An Applebee’s in Tamuning, Guam. Though Guam, an American territory, is used to threats from North Korea, several residents said the current situation felt more dangerous. Credit Nancy Borowick for The New York Times SEOUL, South Korea — Until recently, the world considered North Korea largely a menace on …

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