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Saturday August 31st, 2019 morning edition

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A US official told CNBC that a photo of an Iranian launch pad that President Donald Trump tweeted Friday afternoon came from an intelligence briefing Trump received earlier that day.

A US official told CNBC on Friday that a photo of an Iranian launch pad that President Donald Trump tweeted out in the afternoon came from an intelligence briefing Trump received earlier in the day.

The picture was attached to a tweet in which Trump said the United States was not involved in the failure of an Iranian rocket launch on Thursday.

"The United State of America was not involved in the catastrophic accident during final launch preparations for the Safir SLV Launch at Semnan Launch Site One in Iran," Trump tweeted.

Iran's rocket launch failed and blew up on the pad at a space center in Iran, an Iranian official said.

Shortly after Trump made his statement, military and national-security experts began sounding the alarm that the president likely tweeted out classified intelligence.

But I guess we can replace that process with taking a picture and tweeting it 🤔🤔 — Ilan Goldenberg (@ilangoldenberg) August 30, 2019. »

Tyler Skaggs’ autopsy: Fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol led to death by choking on vomit

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The statement: “We are heartbroken to learn that the passing of our beloved Tyler was the result of a combination of dangerous drugs and alcohol.

Major League Baseball plans to assign its investigative unit to probe the claim that an Angels employee might have been involved in Skaggs’ death.

“In this case, oxycodone and alcohol were also present and would have contributed to the death because they are also central nervous system depressants.”. »

Scientists discover photovoltaic nanotubes

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BPVE occurs when a current is generated throughout the entire structure of a material rather than relying on a junction between materials.

“Essentially our research material generates electricity like solar panels but in a different way,” said University of Tokyo professor Yoshihiro Iwasa.

“We demonstrated for the first time nanomaterials could overcome an obstacle that will soon limit current solar technology.”. »

Here's Why 'Cyberpunk 2077' Gender Controversy Is Manufactured Outrage

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There is nothing shocking about the news from Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red about how its upcoming game will handle gender.

And yet this is 2019, and so people be are interested in ginning up controversy in a polarized political climate.

Cyberpunk 2077's gender controversy feels like a crystallization of YouTube's outrage culture: all the developers are doing is allowing for increased customization in a character creator, and yet self-styled defenders of conservatism seize upon any mention of these things because they know it generates income. »