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Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty After Fyre Festival Fiasco

The millennial entrepreneur whose 2017 Fyre Festival began with promises of music and luxury in the Bahamas and descended into a chaos of badly constructed tents, cold cheese sandwiches and a lack of sufficient bathrooms may soon find himself in the no-frills accommodations of a federal prison. Billy McFarland pleaded guilty to two counts of…

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Pentagon Says It Was Caught Off-Guard by $950 Million Cloud Deal

By The Pentagon’s Silicon Valley-based innovation unit awarded a $950 million contract to a little-known company with ties to Amazon.com Inc. last month without alerting senior officials in Washington who are crafting the military’s broad acquisition strategy to move defense data onto cloud servers. With little explanation, the Defense Department announced Monday that it’s reduced…

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Trump cautious on N Korea nuclear talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKim Jong-un welcomes South Korean officialsDonald Trump has reacted cautiously to news that North Korea is willing to talk about giving up its nuclear weapons if it did not feel threatened. The US president said "the statements coming out of South Korea and North Korea have been…

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US opioid overdoses surge 30% in one year

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe heroin-ravaged city fighting back against drug companiesOpioid overdoses were up 30% in the last year across the United States, a study by a federal agency has found. The US Midwest was worst hit with overdoses surging by 70%, according to the data from the Centers for…

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