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Georgia State Rep Betty Price - spouse of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who recently left his role in Donald Trump's administration after taking a few too many taxpayer-funded charter flights - casually asked a state epidemiologist whether it would be more cost-effective to just force HIV-positive people into quarantine.

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Complaints about the NBN involving connection delays, unusable internet or landlines and slow internet speed are on the rise. Most Australians will be forced to move onto the NBN within 18 months of it being switched on in their area, and that means navigating what can be confusing new contracts.

So, what are your rights regarding landline and internet connections?

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Under Armour's latest shoes are moulded closely to your feet, but aren't chunky and heavy despite being built for distance running on hard asphalt terrain. They've got cushioning where it matters, but lightweight uppers -- and this wasn't something I cared about in the slightest until I actually wore them.

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You've seen the horror heavy-hitters, like Halloween, The Shining, and The Exorcist. You've also seen the most-beloved cult horror flicks, like Evil Dead 2 and Re-Animator. Now, peel away one more layer and unearth some obscure horror gems that are primed to infect your nightmares with fresh terrors.

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Between 2011 and 2015 Volkswagen installed (but didn't tell anyone about) "defeat" software, which controlled the exhaust gas recirculation system - meaning the cars produced lower nitrogen oxide emissions in a lab test than they did in the real world.

Now with a damning report from the Australian Automobile Association revealing vehicles producing up to seven times the legal limit of some noxious emissions, experts are lobbying for a full-time switch to real-world testing.

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The brand, shiny new powered-by-Roku Telstra TV is here (well, on October 31, anyway) - combining subscription TV and on-demand streaming with free-to-air, which we all definitely still watch.

Telstra is boasting the upgraded device (which will cost $192 outright or with the $99 bundle like it's predecessor), will be the country's very first live TV, catch-up and on-demand search function.

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been reprimanded by one of the world's most respected internet security professionals for his comments on encryption, and for his push to force tech companies to allow police access to encrypted communications, which critics say will not be possible to implement.

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The federal government’s new National Energy Guarantee (NEG) proposal looks likely to put the brakes on renewable energy investment in Australia. And based on the sparse detail so far available, there are serious questions about whether the plan really can deliver on its aims of reliability, emissions reductions and lower prices.