Agency recommends current 80K attendance cap at Burning Man

RENO, Nev. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is recommending attendance be capped at existing levels for the next 10 years at the annual Burning Man counter-culture festival in the desert 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Reno. Burning Man organizers had proposed raising the current 80,000 limit as …

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The heat's on all of the 2020 Democrats as first NBC debate nights near

WASHINGTON — The opening 2020 Democratic debate double feature is set: Elizabeth Warren vs. the field on the first night, and establishment Joe Biden vs. democratic socialist Bernie Sanders — plus two more of the top-five polling hopefuls and six undercard candidates — in the “Lord of the Flies” closer. …

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Big crowds, extra police expected at Blues' celebration

Organizers of the celebration to honor the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues expect a massive crowd, and security will be tight. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected Saturday for a parade and rally beneath the Gateway Arch to celebrate the Blues’ first-ever NHL championship. The Blues beat the …

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CD Projekt boss re-commits to 'non-obligatory crunch' on Cyberpunk 2077

Last month, CD Projekt said it wanted to ensure that developers on Cyberpunk 2077 didn’t have to endure the punishing crunch that concluded development of The Witcher 3. That included the implementation of “non-obligatory crunch,” a policy enabling developers to take a pass on working long hours if they don’t …

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Trump retreats on election meddling remarks

Image copyright Alex Wong President Donald Trump has stepped back from remarks he made about reporting foreign interference in a US political campaign. He told Fox News he would “of course” refer to the FBI any offer of damaging information about a political opponent. Mr Trump disputed in another interview …

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Amazon Game Studios lays off 'dozens' of developers

E3 2019 was a blast and many developers showed off intriguing projects like 12 Minutes. However, it looks like some of them who worked for Amazon weren’t so lucky. According to a report by Kotaku, the retailer giant laid off “dozens of game developers” on Thursday. The affected game developers …

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Jo Brand to face no action over acid joke, police say

Image copyright PA Image caption Jo Brand said the joke was “crass and ill-judged” The Metropolitan Police has said it will take no further action over Jo Brand’s comments on a radio show about throwing battery acid at politicians. The comedian was accused of inciting violence after joking on BBC …

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'Drake curse': Canadian star vindicated after Raptors' NBA championship win

His repeated interactions with athletes before critical games – and their subsequent losses – have earned Drake the unfortunate reputation of bringing bad fortune to teams. But one historic basketball game may have broken the curse. High-profile victims of the so-called “Drake curse” include Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose team …

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Pat Bowlen, Influential Owner of the Denver Broncos, Dies at 75

Pat Bowlen, the influential hands-on owner of the Denver Broncos, which won all three of its Super Bowl titles under his long stewardship, died on Thursday night at his home in Englewood, Colo. He was 75. Mr. Bowlen’s family announced his death in a statement. He received a diagnosis of …

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New Gameplay Today – Dota Underlords

The Dota 2 mod Auto Chess ushered in a new genre, giving players a chance to show off their strategic superiority in draft-based battles. Drodo Studio appears to be moving away from Steam, bringing a standalone version of its game to mobile and an upcoming Epic Games Store release. Fear not, …

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