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Christen Limbaugh Bloom: God using Kanye to inspire believers -- and even the skeptics

FOX News

Director of Ministry Intelligence at the American Bible Society Dr. John Farquhar Plake provides free bibles to Kanye fans. It's no secret Kanye West's "Jesus is King" album set the internet on fire over the past week. Fox News reported that Google searches for "Jesus" and "Christian beliefs" significantly spiked since the album's release on Oct. 25, and it has sparked both social media and real-life conversations among countless Christians and skeptics. After listening to the songs and watching several of West's interviews where he explains the reasoning behind his drastic change of behavior and newly professed "sonship" to the Kingdom of God, I'm convinced God is using him to inspire both believers and non-believers alike. In his appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" West was asked if he now considers himself a "Christian music artist."


How future tech is helping elephants

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These intelligent, complex and emotional beasts have come to symbolize wildlife conservation efforts around the globe. Across the African continent, they are under threat from encroaching human settlements and continued poaching -- in the summer of 2018, an aerial survey in Botswana found 87 elephants had been killed and their tusks cut off for their ivory, the biggest slaughter in recent years. But elephants are part of a complex ecosystem and scientists and conservationists know protecting them isn't just crucial to the species itself, but for other African animals, birds and plants. Elephants are a keystone species -- their presence and activities play a crucial role in maintaining the health of the savannah and forests they inhabit. For example, they use their tusks to dig for water, providing this scarce resource for other species as well.


Best deals for Tuesday: Save on Hoover and Dyson vacuums, KitchenAid and Mr. Coffee coffeemakers, Echo Dot, and more

Mashable

We gathered the best deals on floor care products and kitchen gear from Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy. We also have deals on adult learning courses from Udemy. If you ever wanted to learn web design and coding, we have deals that will suit your interests. SEE ALSO: Be better than Kanye: Use a password manager like this one that's on sale. There are a number of deals on vacuums, including Hoover's WindTunnel 3 High Performance Pet Bagless Upright Vacuum, which is on sale for $149.99, and Dyson's Ball Multi Floor Canister Vacuum, which is discounted to $240.53, or about $160 off its list price.


Robotics expert talks future of artificial intelligence

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"Mindy Project" actor Ike Barinholtz says President Trump's obsession with loyalty was one of inspirations behind the premise of his new film, "The Oath." Democratic columnist Jonathan Harris on Friday slammed what he called the hypocrisy in President Trump's Oval Office meeting with musician Kanye West. Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield (Ret.) on Friday described what happened in a rocket failure this year with a Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut, and the safety protocol they followed during the malfunction. Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield (Ret.) said Friday that private companies such as Boeing and Tesla are in a prime position to take advantage of space travel. The contents of this site are 2018 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.


Clinton, Holder under fire for political incivility comments

FOX News

This is a rush transcript from "The Five," October 11, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. It's 5 o'clock in New York City, and this is "The Five." It's the event everybody is talking about, Kanye West's America first sit down with President Trump at the White House. KANYE WEST, ARTIST: You know they try to scare me to not wear this hat, my old friends. But this hat it gives me power, in a way. WATTERS: We're going to have more of Kanye in the West Wing ahead. But first, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, and Eric Holder are under fire for their recent comments attacking Republicans. HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about. ERIC HOLDER, FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: Michelle would say, you know, when they go low, we go high. When they go low, we kick them. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Better be careful what he's wishing for, that I can tell you. He better be careful what he's wishing for. UNINDENTIFIED MALE: What do you mean? TRUMP: That's a disgusting statement for him to make. For him to make a statement like that is a very dangerous statement. You know, they talk about us. WATTERS: And Congressman Steve Scalise, who was shot by a deranged left-wing gunman, is calling out the left's mob mentality. Writing, quote, if they want change, they need to convince people with their ideas and actually win elections rather than call for violent resistance, harassment, and mob rule. Meanwhile, Holder is predictably backtracking. Tweeting, quote, OK, stop the fake outrage. In fact, when I was A.G., violent crime in the U.S. was historically low. I'm saying Republicans are undermining our democracy and Democrats need to be tough, proud, and stand up for the values we believe in.


The Morning After: Hardcore parkour robots

Engadget

Major copyright reforms are coming to music.Donald Trump signs the Music Modernization Act into law Today, the president signed the Music Modernization Act into law with various celebrities, including Kid Rock, Mike Love and John Rich, present. It focuses on updating music copyright law to be current with the streaming era -- and hopefully, increase royalties for artists and songwriters. Officially named the Orrin G. Hatch Music Modernization Act, it was unanimously passed by both the House and the Senate, and streamlines the process for music licensing and updates rules about royalties for streaming music. That really happened.Kanye West wants Apple to build Trump an'iPlane' Nothing quite like pitching a hydrogen-powered plane, "made by Apple" to the President of the United States of America. Hardcore parkour.Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot shows upgraded agility in'Parkour' video This summer workout clip features a bipedal battery-powered robot that not only jogs, but hops over obstacles and up an uneven obstacle course with nary a bobble.


Kanye West Lyrics Used to Program Rapping A.I. Bot: Listen

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A West Virginia teenager has created a rapping A.I. bot that self-generates bars using Kanye West lyrics, Quartz reports. Robbie Barrat, 17, was debating whether artificial intelligence could be taught to perform tasks better than humans in his high school's programming club. Using open-source code, Barrat programmed the A.I. with 6,000 Kanye lines and finished the project in a week to show his peers at the next club meeting. "Originally it just rearranged existing rap lyrics, but now it can actually write word-by-word," Barrat said. The bot can also incorporate pauses for rhythm and effect.


Angélique Kidjo on what an old Talking Heads album still has to say

Los Angeles Times

But like the original, this "Remain in Light" represents an act of outreach. To make it, Kidjo teamed with Jeff Bhasker, an A-list American pop producer known for his work with Beyoncé and Kanye West. And there are cameos by Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend and Devonté Hynes of Blood Orange -- just two of the countless young art rockers indebted to Talking Heads.


A New Kanye West Dating Service Promises Love Free From Taylor Swift Stans

Slate

The galaxy of extremely niche dating sites has gained a new star--one that promises to help you find someone who loves you like Kanye loves Kanye. That's right, lonely singles are no longer confined to finding each other based on interests like farming or the goth aesthetic. With the release of Yeezy Dating, fans of Kanye West are one step closer to finding someone to argue with about the proper breakdown of their Kanye madness bracket. Slated to launch sometime later this month, the Yeezy Dating website is pretty sparse at the moment, featuring a brief explainer noting that the site is "for fans of the genius Mr. Kanye West." However the site, created through a crowdfunding campaign launched by 21-year-old Yeezus stan Harry Dry, has a relatively active Instagram presence.


Find True Love With This Kanye West Dating App

Mashable

Kanye superfan Harry Dry, attempted to create a Kanye West-inspired dating app that allows users to connect via their shared love of the iconic rapper. Unfortunately, the funding goal for'Yeezy Dating' was not reached, leaving us all in a'Love Lockdown.'