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  • Snapchat is getting a redesign so it will be easier for new users to understand it. Shares of Snap were down after the company reported its recent earnings. Revenue is less than expected and the company also added far fewer new subscribers than expected. CEO Evan Spiegel admits Snapchat has received feedback that the app is "difficult to understand or hard to use." 
  • Twitter is doubling its character limit, going from 140 to 280 for all tweets except those in Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Twitter tested the use of longer tweets, and found that they allowed users to share their thoughts more easily
  • George Clooney says he's probably done with acting for a while. One reason could because he doesn't need the money! Clooney recently sold his tequila company for a $1 billion. He says if he really needs money he'll do commercials, adding that he used to do ads for coffee. 
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  • APNewsBreak: Army misses 2018 recruiting goal

    APNewsBreak: Army misses 2018 recruiting goal

    Friday, September 21 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-09-21 14:30:10 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-09-21 19:07:18 GMT
    The Army has missed its recruiting goal for the first time in more than a decade.
    The Army has missed its recruiting goal for the first time in more than a decade.
  • Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

    Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

    Friday, September 21 2018 2:59 AM EDT2018-09-21 06:59:55 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 3:06 PM EDT2018-09-21 19:06:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File). FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves federal court after reaching a plea agreement in New York. On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, via Twitter, Cohen p...(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File). FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves federal court after reaching a plea agreement in New York. On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, via Twitter, Cohen p...
    President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer claims to be providing "critical information" in the special counsel's investigation.
    President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer claims to be providing "critical information" in the special counsel's investigation.
  • Kremlin slams new US sanctions affecting arms exports

    Kremlin slams new US sanctions affecting arms exports

    Friday, September 21 2018 9:10 AM EDT2018-09-21 13:10:03 GMT
    Friday, September 21 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-09-21 19:07:23 GMT
    (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). Russian President Vladimir Putin aims a sniper rifle during a visit to the Patriot military exhibition center outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Putin chaired a meeting that focused...(Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP). Russian President Vladimir Putin aims a sniper rifle during a visit to the Patriot military exhibition center outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Putin chaired a meeting that focused...
    The Kremlin has dismissed the latest round of U.S. sanctions that affected an aircraft-making factory as an 'unfair' move to undercut Russia as a major arms exporter.
    The Kremlin has dismissed the latest round of U.S. sanctions that affected an aircraft-making factory as an 'unfair' move to undercut Russia as a major arms exporter.
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