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Trump keeps pushing for a payroll tax cut. Here’s what that means.

Trump keeps pushing for a payroll tax cut. Here’s what that means.

President Donald Trump has been pushing for a payroll tax cut, and he isn’t waiting for Congress to enact one. On Saturday, he signed a series of executive orders, effectively going around Congress to extend expanded unemployment benefits and assist renters and homeowners. Trump unsuccessfully pressed for one earlier in the year and the policy…MORE

Verstappen outfoxes Mercedes duo to win 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Verstappen outfoxes Mercedes duo to win 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Max Verstappen stunned the Mercedes duo of world champion Lewis Hamilton and pole sitter Valtteri Bottas to claim victory in the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday. It was the ninth victory of the young Dutchman’s Formula One career and a triumph for the Red Bull team, whose car adapted better to the…MORE

Frances Allen, pioneering computer scientist, is dead at the age of 88

Frances Allen, pioneering computer scientist, is dead at the age of 88

Frances “Fran” Allen, a computer scientist who became a pioneer in the world of computing for her work on compiler research, died on August 4, her 88th birthday, according to an announcement from IBM. She was in a nursing home when she passed away due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease, her great-nephew Ryan McKee told…MORE

Simon Cowell broke his back falling off an electric bicycle

Simon Cowell broke his back falling off an electric bicycle

“America’s Got Talent” judge Simon Cowell has undergone surgery after breaking his back in several spots while falling off his bike on Saturday. The 60-year-old entertainment mogul, who shares a child with his partner Lauren Silverman, was testing a new electric bike in the courtyard of his home in Malibu, California, with his family when…MORE

Meet ‘Mad Hatterpillar,’ the caterpillar that uses its old heads for defense

In the dense eucalyptus forests of Australia, deadheads forage leaves and wriggle their bodies around. No, these aren’t Grateful Dead fanatics stranded since the psychedelic shows of the 1970s. Native to Australia, Uraba lugens is a strange caterpillar that stacks its molted heads atop each other. With every molt, the stack becomes an increasingly tall,…MORE

Azar arrives in Taiwan, marking the most senior US visit in decades

Azar arrives in Taiwan, marking the most senior US visit in decades

US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has arrived in Taiwan, according to an HHS spokesperson, marking the most senior US visit to the country in decades. Secretary Azar touched down at Songshan International Airport in the capital Taipei at 4:48 p.m. local time on Sunday, the HHS spokesperson said. There will be no…MORE

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