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Refurb iMac i5 Quad 27" Retina 5K Desktop for $1,500 + free shipping

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GeekDeal via eBay offers the factory-refurbished Apple iMac Intel Skylake Core i5 3.3GHz 27" Retina 5K All-In-One Desktop, model no. MK482LL/A, for $1,499.99 with free shipping. That's tied with last week's mention as the lowest total price we've seen. (It's the best deal for a refurb now by $65 and $600 less than you'd pay for a new one.) Features include an Intel Skylake Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Skylake quad-core processor, 27" 5120x2880 IPS LED-backlit Retina 5K display, 8GB RAM, 2TB hard drive with 128GB SSD, AMD Radeon R9 M395 2GB video card, FaceTime HD camera, 802.11ac wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. A 1-year Apple warranty applies.

APNewsBreak: Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state says no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures.

China opposes U.S. naval patrols in South China Sea

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China said on Tuesday it opposed action by other countries under the pretext of freedom of navigation that undermined its sovereignty, after a U.S. aircraft carrier strike group began patrols in the contested South China Sea. The U.S. navy said the strike group, including the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson, began "routine operations" in the South China Sea on Saturday amid growing tension with China over control of the disputed waterway. "China always respects the freedom of navigation and overflight all countries enjoy under international law," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a daily news briefing.

Azerbaijan strongman appoints wife vice president

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Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday appointed his glamorous wife as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family's iron grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation. The elevation of Mehriban Aliyeva -- a prominent socialite and lawmaker -- sees her now become the country's second most senior official after her husband. "She is professional, educated, experienced, principled, and magnanimous," Aliyev told a National Security Council meeting.

Waitress evicts huge, pesky goanna that snuck into her restaurant

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What comes in, must go out. Especially if it's a massive goanna and it's in a restaurant.  Especially in the case of French waitress Samia Lila, who was tasked with evicting a pesky and rather large goanna which had snuck into a winery's restaurant on Sunday. SEE ALSO: Wild koala and dog hang out, proving that we really can all get along According to ABC News, Lila was serving diners at Mimosa Wines on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia, when one of the customers pointed to a goanna on the deck.  "I couldn't believe it was a goanna. I thought it was big dog," Lila told the news outlet.  She bravely leapt into action, pulling the goanna by its tail out of the venue. The moment was captured and posted on the Mimosa Wines Facebook page. While some commenters on the video have noted that dragging a goanna by its tail is cruel, Lila said she was trying to be gentle in removing the intruder. "I like reptiles, I think he is a really beautiful creature [and] I didn't want to hurt him," she said. Following the encounter, she said was a bit "shaky." Goannas are often timid and aren't really a risk to humans, but they can produce a nasty bite if threatened. BONUS: This flying motorcycle is straight out of Star Wars

Here’s how badly the Galaxy Note 7 destroyed Samsung’s reputation in the US

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It goes without saying that the spontaneous combustion of was a big deal, but rarely do we get an opportunity to see the impact of tech gaffes on public sentiment quantified. A new Harris Poll ranking the "reputation quotient" of the 100 most recognizable brands in the United States provides just that, and the picture isn't good one for Samsung. In fact, it's pretty dire.

In last year's reputation ratings, Samsung landed in the seventh position out of 100 companies, beaten only by Amazon, Apple, and Google on the tech side of things. , and Samsung has found itself barely squeezing into the top half of the chart with the number 49 spot on the rankings.

As big of a drop in the charts as it has taken, it's interesting to note that Samsung's actual reputation rating only actually dropped from 80.44 to 75.17. Harris considers a rating of 80+ to be "Excellent," and groups ratings of 75 to 79 into the "Very Good" category. Additionally, both Apple and Google took hits in their ratings as well, though not nearly as drastic — Apple fell from 83.03 to 82.07 and Google dipped from 82.97 to 82.00.
The study is conducted via interviews with US adults, each of which are asked to rate companies that they are familiar with. According to the methodology of the research, each company received a rating from approximately 300 respondents. The timing of the study wasn't particularly favorable to Samsung, having been conducted from late November to mid December of 2016, which was precisely when Samsung was devising a way to remotely kill off the Note 7s that were still in the hands of owners.

Nintendo Account IDs now up for grabs

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Nintendo refreshed its account systems landing page this week, adding new functionality to prep for the Switchs launch on March 3. That includes the introduction of the Nintendo Account ID, yet another username that Nintendo fans need to go set up and link to their systems.

US grid can handle more offshore wind power, cutting pollution and power costs

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Injecting large amounts of offshore wind power into the US electrical grid is manageable, will cut electricity costs, and will reduce pollution compared to current fossil fuel sources, according to researchers who have completed a first-of-its-kind simulation with the electric power industry.

Dozens rescued from rising waters in California neighborhood as latest storm hits region

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Rescuers chest-deep in water steered boats carrying dozens of people, some with babies and pets, from a San Jose neighborhood inundated by water from an overflowing creek Tuesday.

Lakers need to tread lightly as Magic takes over before NBA trade deadline

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An inexperienced hand in charge with big plans and no GM in place is a recipe for disaster

From: www.cbssports.com

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