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AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper destroys every other CPU on the market

AMD is on the offensive. We've known about the company's new Ryzen CPUs for some time now, but the wait to see what the top-of-the-line Threadripper 1950X can actually do is finally over, and the numbers are kind of ridiculous. The Ryzen Threadripper chips are absolute beasts, and variants will come in 8-core, 12-core, and 16-core layouts. The 16-core 1950X is of course the best of the best. It boasts 16 cores and 32 threads, and the early benchmarks that have flooded the web today show just how it stacks up to some of Intel's most powerful and expensive chips. Benchmarks from Reddit (like the one above) and trusted testers like PC World show the Threadripper 1950X coming out on top in...

Senators launch bipartisan effort to ensure Trump cannot fire Mueller
Senators launch bipartisan effort to ensure Trump cannot fire Mueller

Robert Mueller departs after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate judiciary committee in June. US senators from both parties are seeking to protect the special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by Donald Trump, marking the first bipartisan bid by lawmakers to impose a check on the president against the backdrop of the Russia investigation. A pair of bills were unveiled on Thursday, co-sponsored by both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, that would take measures to bar the president from directly firing the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US election and any involvement by the president and his team.

Trump to Peña Nieto: border wall not so important - just don't say you won't pay
Trump to Peña Nieto: border wall not so important - just don't say you won't pay

Donald Trump also offered military aid to Mexico to deal with drug cartels, an offer first reported in February. Donald Trump suggested his demand for payment for a border wall with Mexico was merely a political ploy, and told Mexico's president his refusal to pay should not be mentioned in public. The news opened Trump to charges of hypocrisy and letting down his support base.

Express Scripts to cover Mylan
Express Scripts to cover Mylan's EpiPen, exclude rivals

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co said on Monday it would favor drugmaker Mylan Inc's versions of the EpiPen lifesaving allergy treatment over the allergy auto-injectors of other companies. The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager said it was excluding alternatives to the auto-injector made by Impax Laboratories Inc, privately held Kaleo and A-S Medication from its widely used list of covered drugs. Express Scripts has been excluding certain medicines from its coverage list or formulary since 2014, citing concern about costs to its health insurers and corporate customers.

Trump's New Chief of Staff Takes Over a White House in Chaos
Trump's New Chief of Staff Takes Over a White House in Chaos

Retired Gen. John Kelly takes over from the ousted Reince Priebus

US condemns Venezuela vote, vows
US condemns Venezuela vote, vows 'strong and swift' sanctions

The United States on Sunday issued a scathing condemnation of Venezuela's vote to elect a new assembly tasked with rewriting the constitution, and vowed "strong and swift actions" against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. "The United States condemns the elections imposed on July 30 for the National Constituent Assembly, which is designed to replace the legitimately elected National Assembly and undermine the Venezuelan people's right to self-determination," the US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.

Woman 'Slapped' Patrol Car Before Cop Opened Fire, Killing Yoga Teacher: Warrant
Woman 'Slapped' Patrol Car Before Cop Opened Fire, Killing Yoga Teacher: Warrant

It's not clear whether the woman who slapped the police cruiser was Justine Damond, who was fatally shot by cops.

Woman Sobs in Court as She Pleads Guilty in Kayaking Death of Her Fiance
Woman Sobs in Court as She Pleads Guilty in Kayaking Death of Her Fiance

Graswald pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide on Monday, and will serve a lesser sentence in her fiance's death.

Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane: U.S. officials
Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane: U.S. officials

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed one of the Chinese J-10 aircraft came close enough to the U.S. EP-3 plane on Sunday to cause the American aircraft to change direction. The Pentagon said the encounter between the aircraft was unsafe, but added that the vast majority of interactions were safe.

Why suspicion remains over Polish president's veto of contentious laws
Why suspicion remains over Polish president's veto of contentious laws

President Andrzej Duda is a former Law and Justice party stalwart. The Polish president Andrzej Duda's decision to yield to street protests and veto two of three bills that threatened to give the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) control of the country's judicial system was as surprising as it was dramatic. A former PiS MEP and relative unknown before his election to the presidency in 2015, Duda, as the country's head of state, is nominally above party politics.

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