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Meet the startups in the latest Alchemist class

Alchemist is the Valley’s premiere enterprise accelerator and every season they feature a group of promising startups. They are also trying something new this year: they’re putting a reserve button next to each company, allowing angels to express their interest in investing immediately. It’s a clever addition to the demo day model. You can watch the live stream at 3pm PST here. 21Squared – 21Squared is the first fashion app dedicated to help plus-size women find the perfect outfit. 65% of American women are considered plus-sized but […]

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The real reason Donald Trump can’t stand the Russia probe

Washington (CNN)Over the weekend, we learned that White House counsel Don McGahn spent 30 hours talking to special counsel Robert Mueller’s office about the ongoing investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the possibility of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians and the idea that Donald Trump himself may have sought to obstruct the investigation. Trump built a massive real estate and marketing empire by staying out of the fray. He would come in […]

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Get impregnated by World Cup stars and win free Whoppers, says Burger King

Burger Kings Russian division has apologized for a social media campaign offering free burgers for life to women who get pregnant by football players Burger King has apologized for a poor-taste ad campaign posted on its official Russian social media account. On Tuesday the burger chain announced a promotion on VK, the Russian equivalent of Facebook, offering women 3 million Russian roubles ($47,000) and a lifetime supply of Whoppers if they get impregnated by football players competing in the World Cup. Shortly after announcing the campaign they […]

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Paul Manafort: judge sends ex-Trump chair to jail for violating bail terms

Judge Amy Berman Jackson says Manafort, 69, abused the trust placed in him as former Trump aide taken into custody Paul Manafort, formerly Donald Trumps campaign chairman, was taken into custody on Friday after a federal judge determined he had violated the terms of his bail as he awaits trial on multiple federal felony charges. Manafort, 69, thus became the second former Trump aide to go to jail related to charges brought by the special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian election interference and falsely claimed […]

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Russian Burger King Astounds Twitter With Delusional World Cup Promo

Burger King apologized for a promo offering money and a lifetime of free burgers to any woman who could manage to become impregnated by a World Cup star. The idea of the now scrapped ad was for Russia to collect good football playing genes and ensure wins in the future. Needless to say, people didn’t think it was as great an idea as the Burger King marketing department may have thought. 1 Meanwhile in Russia, Burger King apologizes for short-lived promo offering lifetime of free Whoppers to […]

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