• Google wins six-year legal battle with Oracle over Android code copyright
  • Minneapolis chefs serve up the next food trends
  • Inside The Fight To Save Kenya’s Oldest National Park
  • To Trump, is oil just another commodity?
  • Donald Trump Fundraiser Host Sought Profits From Housing Crisis
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Google wins six-year legal battle with Oracle over Android code copyright

Developers expected to welcome ruling that finds Googles employment of Java code in its Android operating system was fair use Google has won a six-year court case brought by software firm Oracle, which claimed Google had infringed its copyright by using 11,500 lines of Java code in its Android operating system. The jury ruled that Googles use of 37 Java APIs (application programming interfaces) was fair use. The news will…

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Minneapolis chefs serve up the next food trends

Minneapolis, Minnesota (CNN)Ask the average American what foods come to mind when they think of the Upper Midwest and the first images they conjure up might include sausages over a charcoal fire and a creamy mac and locally-produced cheese on the stovetop. But if you’re lucky enough to sample some of the newest creations being whipped up by Minneapolis area chefs, you’ll see why foodies from around the U.S. are…

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Inside The Fight To Save Kenya’s Oldest National Park

NAIROBI, Kenya — Last month, Kenya was the toast of the wildlife conservation world when it hosted a spectacular “ivory burn,” setting fire to $172 million of illegal wildlife goods to protest elephant poaching. But the very same park that hosted the ivory burn may soon be slashed by a railway. The China-funded Standard Gauge Railway threatens to cut through a large swath of Nairobi National Park, a move that could be disastrous…

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To Trump, is oil just another commodity?

(CNN)Is oil just another commodity? Donald Trump thinks so, as he will no doubt make clear in his energy speech on Thursday from North Dakota. The Republican nominee is scheduled to keynote an oil conference and follow remarks from North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer. As a congressman from one of the major fracking states, Cramer has pushed for less regulation, the relaxation of export bans and full-throated coal and oil…

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Donald Trump Fundraiser Host Sought Profits From Housing Crisis

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is kicking off his campaign fundraising this week– an interesting turn of events given his boasts of self-funding — with two events in New Mexico and California, according toThe Washington Post. Investor Thomas Barrack Jr., whose private equity firm Colony Capital sought to profit from thousands of home foreclosures in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, will host the second event, in Los Angeles on…

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9 reasons to visit Georgia now

(CNN)Out on the fringes of Europe, the former Soviet Republic of Georgia is a country shrouded in mystery. “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Sandwiched between the Caucasus Mountains to the north, the Black Sea to the west and dry deserts to the south, this small country, which borders Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Turkey, is not only a crossroads of cultures, but has a wealth of…

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17 Reasons We Should All Live By Kesha’s Wisdom

Happy birthday to the pop star, icon, life coach. 1. She knows how to handle haters. View this image › reallysadshit.tumblr.com 2. And refuses to let them bring her down. View this image › Ethan Miller / Getty Images / BuzzFeed 3. She isn’t limited by anyone else’s expectations. View this image › Frazer Harrison / Getty Images (Source.) 4. And knows she isn’t defined by how she spends her…

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She Was Nervous When She Got On Stage, But Someone Sweet Gave Her Courage

At a news conference for STRIVE, a nonprofit organization that helps teens and young adults with intellectual disabilities in Portland, Maine, Suzy Cloutier was invited to speak. After approaching the podium and looking out at all of the people in the crowd, she suddenly grew nervous. She’d been hit with a terrible case of stage fright. Just when she was about to give up, something amazing happened. Stage fright overcome…

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Jimmy Barnes Speaks Out For Marriage Equality

Cheap wine and a three-day… wedding? Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes proclaimed his support for marriage equality at the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Fair Day on Sunday. Out at #FairDay yesterday supporting #MarriageEquality To support call 1-300-663679 — JimmyBarnes (@Jimmy Barnes) The former Cold Chisel frontman spoke to lobby group Australian Marriage Equality, leaving a voice message in favour of same-sex marriage as part of the ‘Equality…

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This Was His Last Photo Ever. Because Minutes Later, Something Unthinkable Happened.

18 year-old Cheng Changjiang was relaxing after exams and posing for pictures at a rural spot in Xinyang, at Henan province in central China, when tragedy struck. What happened next would affect Cheng so seriously and so permanently, but that didn’t stop him from putting his life on the line to save children in trouble. Cheng Changjiang was so happy when he posed for this picture…. but he would be…

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Here Are The 11 Most Blatant Signs That Summer Is Over.

Who doesn’t love summer? It’s a time for vacation, fun in the sun, and no school. Unfortunately, summer will eventually end for everyone. You’ll have to come back from vacation, school will start and (if you live in unlucky parts of the world) the weather will begin to suck. These are the signs that summer is over and you’re staring down the barrel of fall. Yuck, fall. 1.) Football Is…

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Arkansas Legislature Expected To Pass Law Allowing LGBT Discrimination

“I think there is no doubt it is going to pass,” the bill’s sponsor, Republican state Sen. Bart Hester, told BuzzFeed News. View this image › Danny Johnston / AP The Arkansas legislature is expected to pass a law by week’s end that would block cities and counties from enacting anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people. “I think there is no doubt it is going to pass,” Republican state Sen….

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These 12 Real Animal Hybrids Seem Too Cool To Exist. But They Do.

Hybrid animals may sound like science fiction, but they’re not. Hybrids are typically the topic of my own secret dreams. Said dreams usually revolve around owning a gorilladillo (a cross between a gorilla and an armadillo). Apparently, I might be closer to achieving that goal than I thought. You wouldn’t think that the animals below are real, but there are many living examples of such creatures. Unfortunately, most (not all) hybrids end…

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Could You Survive On Mars?

Are you willing to go without pizza, beer and Snapchat for the rest of your life? View this image › NASA / BuzzFeed / Via mars.nasa.gov 2. The first settlers on Mars are going to have to give up an awful lot of home comforts.   From phone calls home (there’ll be between 3 and 22 minutes delay on all communication) to going outside without a spacesuit on (the extremely…

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After He Ran Into The Windshield, He Told Police That He Was Possessed

It’s not often that you hear of people being possessed by evil spirits that are telling them to behave like they’re insane, but that’s what allegedly happened in Hong Kong earlier this week. A dashcam video uploaded to Facebook shows footage of a very normal-looking Saturday afternoon drive through the city. At least that was the case until a man identified only as Li came from out of nowhere, jumped…

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