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Opinion: Hackers put U.S. election at risk

cnn - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 06:32
Russia has attacked the U.S. in cyberspace in an attempt to influence our national election, many experts have concluded. We need to take this national security threat seriously and both respond and defend, despite the partisan nature of this particular attack.
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Google riles Russia by ‘short-sighted policy’ of using Ukrainian version for Crimean street names

japantimes - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 06:07

U.S. tech giant Google came under fire on Thursday in Russia for “decommunizing” street names in parts of Crimea, annexed from Ukraine two years ago, by using Ukrainian spellings. “I think it’s a short-sighted policy,” Russian Minister of Communications Nikolai Nikiforov told Rossiya 24 television, adding he hoped “the mistake is corrected.” “If Google pays […]

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Western U.S. night sky set aglow by Chinese rocket body’s firey re-entry

japantimes - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 06:00

A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video of the bright object. The Chinese CZ-7 re-entered the atmosphere Wednesday night, U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn confirmed. That’s when people in Nevada, Utah and California took to social media […]

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What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu in August

cnn - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 05:59
How is the summer almost over already?
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Trump seen on same page as Putin on Crimea, NATO, Brexit, sexism

japantimes - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 05:54

Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory, in the latest of a series of statements that have raised eyebrows about the Republican candidate’s intentions toward the Kremlin. “We’ll be looking at that. Yeah, we’ll be looking,” Trump told […]

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Hinkley Point: New hitch for UK nuclear plant deal

bbc - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 05:51
Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years suffer an unexpected delay after the government postpones a final decision until the early autumn.
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What keeps parents away from the NICU?

cnn - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 05:51
On any given day at the Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, there are more than 40 babies fighting for their lives in the NICU. The parents of these babies have one concern: the health of their child.
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Opinion: Damn straight, Mr. President

cnn - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 05:42
Rather than take a well-earned victory lap, President Barack Obama showed a steely resolve as he ruthlessly dismantled Donald Trump, writes Paul Begala.
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‘Perfect storm’ Rio belatedly braces for Olympics terror threat, finally hires screeners

japantimes - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 05:32

A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world’s media. If there were ever a headache for anti-terror forces, it’s the Olympics. In the aftermath of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group in France and elsewhere, Brazil, which has almost no experience combatting terrorism, is beefing up security […]

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Egypt convicts former auditor of spreading 'false news'

bbc - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 05:29
Egypt's former top auditor, who was sacked after alleging government corruption, has received a prison sentence for spreading "false news".
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Charges dropped over US intern's murder

bbc - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 05:28
An El Salvadorean immigrant convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy has had all charges against him dropped in the retrial.
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Ailes' dirty mouth helped oust him

cnn - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 05:26
The former Fox News chief, who stepped down last week amid sexual harassment allegations, regularly makes coarse and derogatory statements about women, homosexuals, Jews and racial minorities, several sources who have met with him said.
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Genetically modified mosquitoes released in Caymans in Zika fight

japantimes - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 05:20

Genetically modified mosquitoes have been released in the Cayman Islands to control the insect that spreads Zika other viruses. The Mosquito Research and Control Unit and British biotech firm Oxitec said the release began Thursday in the West Bay area of Grand Cayman Island. A statement described the area as a “hotspot” for the Aedes […]

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NBA head calls nixing Charlotte event business decision but GOP rep hits league for China hypocracy

japantimes - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 04:58

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the basketball league made a business decision that North Carolina’s law limiting anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people makes holding its 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte untenable. “The NBA recognizes that it cannot choose the law in every country, state, and city in which it does business. We can, however, make […]

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Refugees wait for asylum in Landshut, Bavaria

bbc - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 04:28
Chris Buckler visited the Bavarian town of Landshut, which has seen a significant influx of refugees.
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This little penguin just made a big splash

cnn - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 03:40
This is the story of a little penguin that's creating a big splash.
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Chelsea's question to Ivanka

cnn - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 03:38
Chelsea Clinton poses a question to Ivanka Trump about equal pay for women during a Glamour magazine Facebook Live interview.
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Eminem-style note sparks funny response from company

cnn - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 03:37
A British DJ used his love for Eminem as inspiration for a funny note to a customer service department.
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Halo: Bernie Ecclestone says F1 will not introduce protection system in 2017

bbc - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 03:34
Formula 1 bosses have voted against introducing the 'halo' head protection system in 2017, chief executive Bernie Ecclestone says.
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