To nab a stake of UiPath, CapitalG’s Laela Sturdy chased CEO Daniel Dines around the globe. Now that stake is worth $2 billion.

Summary List Placement UiPath, the task automation software maker that made a successful market debut on Wednesday, has become a feather in the cap of its investors, especially Laela Sturdy, General Partner at CapitalG, Alphabet’s independent late-stage growth fund. She doggedly pursued a deal with UiPath’s founder CEO Daniel Dines, chasing him around the globe […]

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DA persuades Orange police to not release video from last month’s mass shooting

Orange police on Wednesday, April 21, announced they would be releasing body camera footage, 911 calls and information about the mass shooting that left four dead last month – but changed course as a press conference was to take place after a request from District Attorney Todd Spitzer. Spitzer and Orange police discussed the footage […]

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Nonprofit plans 81 affordable apartments on the West Side

A rendering of the first affordable housing building planned at Kedzie and Fifth avenues. | Perkins & Will/Nia Architects The project by Preservation of Affordable Housing emphasizes an environmentally friendly design for vacant land in the Garfield Park area. A nonprofit developer has submitted plans for affordable housing on the West Side in a dual […]

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Earth Day TV: Programs on the environment, climate change and nature

Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day — a time to demonstrate our support for, and appreciation of, our environment. In its own way, television is heeding the call to action with an array of programs dedicated to climate change, wildlife and other issues. Here’s a rundown of offerings from networks and streaming services. All of […]

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Gov. Newsom declares drought emergency in two North Bay counties

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday declared a drought emergency in two California counties where conditions are particularly dry. Standing at a parched Lake Mendocino, Newsom said the emergency declaration would initially apply to Sonoma and Mendocino counties, but could be expanded in the future as needed. The emergency declaration gives state officials the ability to […]

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You can transfer Capital One miles to 19 airline and hotel loyalty programs, including new partners like British Airways and Turkish Airlines

 Summary List Placement You can redeem Capital One miles at a fixed rate or transfer them to airline and hotel partners. Some partners are much better than others, and a few should be avoided because of poor value. Always compare how many miles you’d transfer with what you’d need to erase a paid travel purchase. […]

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CTA launches in-service testing of new rail cars across the Blue Line

These new 7000-series cars are being tested on the CTA’s Blue Line. | CTA The 7000-series are CTA’s first new railcars in a decade. Commuters on Wednesday got their first chance to ride the Chicago Transit Authority’s newest rail cars, five years after the agency reached a deal to build the cars in a new […]

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Biden aims for momentum as US returns to climate fight

In this Feb. 1, 2021 file photo, emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Mo. President Joe Biden is convening a coalition of the willing, the unwilling, the desperate-for-help and the avid-for-money for a two-day summit aimed at rallying the world’s worst polluters to do more to slow […]

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Dow climbs 316 points as US stocks snap 2-day losing streak

Summary List Placement US stocks surged on Wednesday with the Dow up more than 300 points, snapping a two-day losing streak. Investors bought the early morning dip in stocks, which was in part spurred by weak earnings results from Netflix. The video-streaming company said it expects the slowest quarter of subscriber growth in history. Sign […]

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JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon expects the bank’s employees will back in the office ‘within weeks’ and going maskless by October

Summary List Placement Wall Street leaders haven’t been shy about expressing their skepticism of remote work. Now, top banks seem to be solidifying their return-to-office plans. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said on Wednesday that he plans to tell employees to be back in the office within weeks, at least for a day or two. By […]

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AI startup UiPath jumps 26% during its public debut, pushing valuation to $37 billion

Summary List Placement Shares of UiPath jumped as much as 26% on Wednesday during its public debut at the New York Stock Exchange, bringing its valuation $37 billion at intraday highs. Founded in Bucharest, Romania, the automation software startup opened at $65.50, 17% higher than its initial public offering price of $56 per share. The […]

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‘The Witcher’ by Henry Cavill scores high with the public despite reviews

Despite mixed reviews from critics, the Netflix series by Henry Cavill, The Witcher, scores big among the public in the United States. Earlier this month, Henry Cavill’s new Netflix show debuted and generated a mixed reaction from critics. The show currently has a 56% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, but has a 93% […]

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Do you want to start the new year? StarFlyer is giving away tickets

ORLANDO, Fla. – An attraction from International Drive hopes that you will start the new year with them. The Orlando StarFlyer organizes the New Year’s Eve party “The Soaring 20’s” on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. on January 1. The attraction, a 450-foot swing ride in Icon Park, promises a live DJ, food, […]

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Tottenham fans name the 13 transfer goals to replace Kieran Trippier as a right-back

After a summer that Kieran Trippier left Tottenham Hotspur to move to Atletico Madrid, fans urge Jose Mourinho to invest in a new right-back. It’s been two and a half years since Kyle Walker left Spurs for Manchester City. Serge Aurier was signed by Paris Saint-Germain as the successor to the England international. Kyle Walker-Peters […]

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New Russian weapons can travel at 27 times the speed of sound

In this photo taken from abstract videos distributed by the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service, an intercontinental ballistic missile rises from a silo somewhere in Russia. The Russian military said the Avangard supercar introduced the tax on Friday. The Kremlin has made modernizing Russia’s strategic nuclear forces one of its top priorities. (Russian Ministry of […]

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Here Are a Few Things Lots of Liberals Believe That They Shouldn’t

What should I do to ring out the decade? I know! Let’s make people mad at me. With that in mind, here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of things that lots of liberals believe even though they shouldn’t. Head Start (and similar pre-K programs) raise student achievement. There’s evidence that they have positive effects on many things, […]

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Here Are a Few Things Lots of Liberals Believe That They Shouldn’t

What should I do to ring out the decade? I know! Let’s make people mad at me. With that in mind, here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of things that lots of liberals believe even though they shouldn’t. Head Start (and similar pre-K programs) raise student achievement. There’s evidence that they have positive effects on many things, […]

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Voboril: A grassroots art movement

On a monochrome evening, we descended the steep staircase of an unremarkable building. Humdrum from the exterior, the entrance door to the performance space was a portal into something altogether technicolor, the effect one of stumbling upon a speakeasy populated by bombastic characters of lore. This particular night, the hallway was jammed with the bodies […]

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Grand finale? It’s all about 2020 for Mitch Trubisky

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky was never better this season than against the Cowboys on Dec. 5 at Soldier Field — he threw three touchdown passes and had a 115.5 passer rating — and rushed for 63 yards, including this 23-yard touchown. | Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images Bears beleaguered quarterback is searching for elusive consistency […]

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George Michael’s Sister Died On Christmas, The Third Anniversary Of The Singer’s Death

Getty Image It would seem that this holiday season was not the best of times for the family of George Michael. The Wham! singer passed away on Christmas in 2016, and on December 25 this year, exactly three years later, Michael’s sister, Melanie Panayiotou, also died. Panayiotou was a hairdresser and makeup artist, and she […]

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Bret Stephens: What will it take to beat Donald Trump?

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both campaigned for, and won, the White House on the watchword “hope.” What watchword will it take for a Democrat to win this time? My suggestion: soap. Nearly three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, America needs a hard scrub and a deep cleanse. It needs to wash out the grime […]

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Guest Commentary: May the (space) force be with you

With the recent passage of this year’s big defense bill, Congress authorized the creation of a sixth branch of the armed forces — the United States Space Force. The move reflects the growing militarization of space, as the other branches have grown increasingly reliant on operations there. Despite criticism from spending hawks and late-night comics, […]

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NFL: Antonio Brown works out with Saints

Marshawn Lynch isn’t the only former NFL superstar getting an unlikely late-season look. Antonio Brown, whose topsy-turvy 2019 began in Napa at Raiders training camp, on Friday worked out for the New Orleans Saints. The free-agent wide receiver posted a picture of a tryout waiver with the message “back to business” on his Instagram account, […]

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Daniel Craig Says This Line From ‘Casino Royale’ Made Him Want To Play James Bond

SONY Since replacing Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig has played James Bond five times, from 2006’s Casino Royale to next year’s No Time to Die; other actors have worn 007’s tactical turtleneck in more movies, but none have played the same character for as many years as Craig. It’s now obvious that he loves goofy southern […]

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Growing number of retirees are returning back to work

At Seminole High School in Florida, in between classes you’ll find the interim assistant principal, Kenneth Lewis, monitoring the halls and making sure students are getting to class. However, just a few weeks ago, things were a lot different for Lewis. He wasn’t working, he was retired. “I am still health. I can still do […]

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