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Currently, there are two key opportunities led by the United Nations worth supporting because there are no alternatives, both in Libya and Yemen. The situation in these two countries, as well as in Syria, is heart wrenching, which requires urgent actions...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Raghida Dergham | Friday, July 3, 2015
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In June, government talks about how best to regulate facial recognition algorithms fell apart. But should a company need your permission before scanning your face? And does the technology really work?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Robinson Meyer | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Sen. Webb’s announcement: Dear friends: After many months of thought, deliberation and discussion, I have decided to seek the office of the Presidency of the United States.  I understand the odds, particularly in today’s political climate where...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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According to the U.S. EPA, a plug-in hybrid like a Ford Fusion Energi can save 7,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) tailpipe emissions per year compared to a 26-mpg non-hybrid Fusion, or enough to plant 81 trees. This is based on 15,000 annual miles,...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Jeff Cobb | Friday, July 3, 2015
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I was going to do a post about the opening of the 2015-16 signing period for international free agents, and then word come over the transom that the M’s had DFA’d Willie Bloomquist to make room for Chris Taylor. These things have nothing – at all...
From: USS Mariner | By: marc w | Friday, July 3, 2015
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NEW YORK (MainStreet) - 20- and 30-somethings may have decades left to retirement, but that doesn't mean they're not worried about getting there in financially stable fashion. Maybe, for good reason. TIAA-CREF reports that only 56% of Generation Y-aged...
From: TheStreet | By: Brian O'Connell | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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MasterCard announced on Thursday that it's looking to add a layer of biometric security to its credit cards and all user will need to do is simply take a selfie. The system will create a digitized map of your face, convert that map into a hash and co......
From: Play Savvy | By: Andrew Tarantola | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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This would turn the court into a third political branch, notes George Will.
From: Reason | By: Ronald Bailey | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Civil liberties erosions aside, it won't work—but that won't keep him from proselytizing for weakened security.
From: Reason | By: C.R. Denning | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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ISIS is coming for your white teenz guys "ISIS and the Lonely Young American" http://t.co/cgNbXzbHQX — Adam Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) June 27, 2015 That last batch of tweets reminded me that I meant to link to this NYTimes story: Alex, a 23-year-old...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Something weird is going on in the hidden area of the internet referred to as the dark web, and no one knows who is behind the odd occurrence. Earlier this week, on a tor email list, security researcher and founder of the onion search engine Ahmia, Juha...
From: Business Insider | By: Cale Guthrie Weissman | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Who has time to memorize the special code or password when you could just scan your face to approve an online purchase? While using facial recognition as confirmation you’re, well, you, might seem a little far-fetched, it could be a reality this...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The Rise and Fall of Just About Everything Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com The rise and fall of great powers and their imperial domains has been a central fact of history for centuries.  It’s been a sensible, repeatedly validated framework for thinking...
From: AOL Television | By: Tom Engelhardt | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Donald Trump has sparked a national firestorm the last two weeks with his grandiose presidential announcement speech and controversial comments about Mexican immigrants. NBC, Univision and Macy’s have fired The Donald for calling Mexican immigrants...
From: The Wrap | By: Jordan Chariton | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Sarah Phillips woke up Saturday morning to find her Instagram account hacked. For many Instagram users, being hacked creates a mixture of annoyance with mild outrage. For Phillips, it was more dire:  her livelihood relies on advertisers who promote...
From: Business Insider | By: Cale Guthrie Weissman | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Nearly a decade of appointing people to positions of power has left Stephen Harper with a number of unfortunate associations The post Stephen Harper’s most unfortunate appointments appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Aaron Wherry | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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This post Demographic Dilemma appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Our economy, consumer society, and retirement programs are all in jeopardy in the face of a looming demographic dilemma. Read on to learn about the dire situation with pensions and social...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Genevieve LeFranc | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The retired general and former CIA director holds forth on the Middle East....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Friday, July 3, 2015
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This month on Blu-ray and DVD, Arnold Schwarzenegger gets dramatic in MAGGIE, artificial intelligence gets real in EX MACHINA, Kevin James beefs up security in PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2, DreamWorks finds a HOME, THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL opens,...
From: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | By: Mathew Plale | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Americans want soldiers to protect them from ISIS and other threats, but who's protecting our veterans? Who in Congress or in the 2016 presidential race will bring home the hundreds of American soldiers sent back to Iraq by President Obama? Senator Bernie...
From: AOL Television | By: H. A. Goodman | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The revelations come after previous WikiLeaks revelations suggesting extensive American spying on European allies....
From: New York Times | By: ALISON SMALE and MELISSA EDDY | Friday, July 3, 2015
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A slew of Trump Hotels have reportedly been hacked, according to a new report from journalist Brian Krebs. According to Krebs, the luxury hotel chain — which is owned by the famous millionaire who just announced his presidential candidacy — was the...
From: Business Insider | By: Cale Guthrie Weissman | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Filed under: Real Estate, Personal Finance, Estate Planning, Retirement Living, Social Security Getty Images By Karla Bowsher Where you retire directly impacts your savings and thus your quality of life in retirement. As the financial website GOBankingRates...
From: Daily Finance | By: Money Talks News | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- How are things going at Southern Co. ? According to CEO Tom Fanning, in the past two years Southern saw growth in industrial demand, but flattish growth for residential and commercial consumption in the southeastern U.S., which...
From: TheStreet | By: Rhonda Schaffler | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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NPR's Rachel Martin interviews Tony Blinken, the U.S. deputy secretary of state and the former deputy national security advisor for President Obama, about the latest on the negotiations with Iran.
From: NPR | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Is there some kind of greedy bug sweeping through the New York City mail system? Okay, probably not, but for the second time in two months a postal employee has been charged by federal prosecutors with taking part in a scheme to pad their own pockets....
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Yemeni security officials say the Saudi-led coalition has targeted encampments of Shiite rebels and their allies in the country's capital, Sanaa, and that eight people were killed in the airstrikes....
From: Fox News | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley are framing climate action as an economic stimulus package, but is that the best approach?...
From: Grist | By: Ben Adler | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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A security official said 23 militants were killed in the northern Sinai Peninsula as the government sought to reassert control there....
From: New York Times | By: KAREEM FAHIM | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The Strata + Hadoop World NYC 2015 (Sept. 29-Oct. 3) agenda was published in the last few days. Congratulations to all accepted presenters! In this post, I just want to provide a concise digest of the tutorials and sessions that will involve Cloudera...
From: Cloudera Blog | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The U.S. Department of Education is about to miss its July 1 deadline on three key directives from President Barack Obama regarding fair treatment of borrowers struggling with federal student loans. The deadline was set in a March presidential memorandum...
From: AOL Television | By: Shahien Nasiripour | Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Something important you should probably add to your check list when traveling with a pet: Make sure your furry friend doesn’t go through the X-ray machine at the airport, not only because it could be dangerous, but because everyone around you will...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Next Thursday I have a 515a flight (on American née US Air, so Terminal 1 is my point of departure) out of MSP. Assuming I'll go through security at around 400-415, it seems silly to stay at a hotel the night before. The airport is open 24 hours. What...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: anaphoric | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The June 6 escape of two prisoners revealed several potential security lapses at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y. A new warden has been tasked with reexamining security....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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A primer on Iranian politics—and how they could derail a nuclear deal even after it’s signed...
From: The Atlantic | By: Kathy Gilsinan | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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The term, used by Beijing for subjects it considers nonnegotiable, once was reserved for the issues of Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang. But no more....
From: New York Times | By: EDWARD WONG | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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After David Sweat and Richard Matt escaped the Clinton Correctional Facility and went on the run for three weeks, the maximum security prison has adapted new security measures and hired a new warden to prevent others from breaking free....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Chad security forces have arrested  Bahna Fanaye, a leader from jihadist group Boko Haram, and have detained 74 suspects. Fanaye coordinated the trafficking of weapons between Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad for the radical Islamic network, Chad's chief...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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China yesterday passed the first of three rounds of national security laws that deepen centralized control over all aspects of society and foreign interests....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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IT WAS never going to be easy. Three times since the 1980s Colombian governments have tried but failed to broker peace with the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Even so, the latest talks seemed set to succeed in ending...
From: The Economist | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Ukraine-related sanctions that bar a senior lawmaker from attending a gathering of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe have prompted the stance....
From: New York Times | By: MICHAEL R. GORDON | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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As Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day, officials in the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are warning us that there's a heightened threat of Islamist terrorist attacks. CNN is reporting that law enforcement officials believe that...
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Stay calm, carry on, and above all, defend the Constitution.
From: Reason | By: Ronald Bailey | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Now he may have to prove the money is not involved with any crime to get it back.
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg inaugurated a NATO Forces Integration Unit (NFIU) in Bucharest as part of his visit to Romania on Thursday. This is one of six small headquarters, which will be stationed across the eastern part of the Alliance to facilitate...
From: Novinite | Friday, July 3, 2015
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If you’ve ever had your checked luggage stolen, damaged, lost or otherwise mishandled while flying, you probably know you’re not alone. But what you might not know is how often the Transportation Security Administration actually admits wrongdoing...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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At least 30 Afghan police personnel have been killed since heavy clashes broke out between Taliban militants and security forces in Jalrez district of eastern Wardak province, reported local media on Friday.
From: China.org.cn | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank on Friday after he threw stones at their patrol, Palestinian medical and security sources said. Mohammad Kosba, 17, was killed by two bullets after launching the stones...
From: Business Insider | Friday, July 3, 2015
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The Supreme Court today sought response from the Kerala government on Tamil Nadu's plea that security of Mullaperiyar dam be handed over to CISF.
From: Times of India | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Computers are dreadfully insecure. And all too often, the people who could do the most to help make them more secure are stuck in academia. The post The Quest to Rescue Security Research From the Ivory Tower appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Klint Finley | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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