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On Thursday, the Taliban released a statement confirming that Mullah Mohammad Omar—whom the group called “Amir al-Mu’minin,” Commander of the Faithful—had died on April 23, 2013, and proclaimed three days of mourning. Though the statement claimed...
From: New Yorker | By: Barnett Rubin | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Political scientist Ian Bremmer's new book looks at the changing nature of American power in the 21st century, but just how many false premises does the book employ?
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Greg Waldmann | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season -- the dog days of August when Congress scarpers off for five or six weeks to have fun in the sun at taxpayer expense, and the political chattering classes have so little...
From: AOL Television | By: Chris Weigant | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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The 50th anniversary of the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid on July 30 celebrates programs that have made an incredible difference in the lives of millions, particularly women. While the programs share a birthday, they are different in important ways...
From: AOL Television | By: Nancy K. Kaufman | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Women locked up with their children at family detention centers in Texas have been repeatedly subjected to medical neglect, alleges a complaint lodged Thursday with the Department of Homeland Security. The letter, sent by the CARA pro bono project, which...
From: AOL Television | By: Roque Planas | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Israeli settlers are suspected in the latest attack in the West Bank in which a Palestinian toddler was killed. But how the attack is labeled raises legal as well as semantic questions....
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Bernie Sanders and Jeb Bush look abroad for inspiration, heralding the end of American exceptionalism....
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Friday, July 31, 2015
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With all the revelations that have come out about the NSA and our foreign and domestic spy programs, it can, at times, become difficult to parse out exactly what we're supposed to be getting pissed off about and what is the exact kind of spy-work we...
From: Techdirt | By: Timothy Geigner | Friday, July 31, 2015
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For lovers of exponential thinking, the best place on Earth - and so by default the solar system - to immerse yourself in such ideas might be Silicon Valley. Those in the know make a beeline for Singularity University based at NASA's Ames Research Center...
From: That's Fit | By: Owen Gaffney | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Sectran Security armored truck Have you ever thought about the carbon footprint of your money? Everything we use has to be transported from place to place, including the cash in our wallets. And the big, hulking diesel armored trucks that move money...
From: Popular Science | Friday, July 31, 2015
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GUEST: We all know cyber security is a hot issue these days. A new hack or cyber security threat seems to make headlines each week. The most recent news on this front, of course, is that hackers have accessed 50 million user accounts of Avid Life Media,...
From: VentureBeat | By: Jake Chapman, Sazze Partners | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The Apple Watch can be a handy tool for parents
From: Time | By: Alex Fitzpatrick | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Freedom of the Press Foundation this week filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department over their unpublished rules for using National Security Letters and so-called informal “exigent letters” to conduct surveillance...
From: Boing Boing | By: Trevor Timm | Friday, July 31, 2015
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IBM will begin to use its Watson artificial intelligence system to improve patient care for a growing number of people, especially those with chronic diseases, the company said Thursday, in a statement announcing a new partnership with CVS. Teaming...
From: Business Insider | By: Lauren F Friedman | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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“There’s always been data greed in trying to understand consumer and political behavior. It’s an ever-hungry beast that wants to understand more about you.” Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Soundcloud | ESPN PodCenter | RSS Behind the scenes of...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: Jody Avirgan | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Hundreds of former students at Kaplan Career Institute and Lincoln Technical Institute in Massachusetts will receive redress from the for-profit colleges after the schools settled charges they engaged in unfair practices with the state’s Attorney...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Some months ago, an imagery analyst was sitting in his curtained cubicle at Hurlburt Field airbase in Florida watching footage transmitted from a drone above one of the battlefields in the War on Terror. If he thought the images showed someone doing...
From: Truthout | Friday, July 31, 2015
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It can easily feel as if no one’s bank account or credit card is safe. But for consumers, the effect is quite different from what the headlines suggest....
From: New York Times | By: NATHANIEL POPPER | Friday, July 31, 2015
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July 31 (Reuters) - An anti-abortion group that released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood staff discussing the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue was sued on Friday by a group of abortion providers seeking to block the release of recordings...
From: AOL Television | By: Mollie Reilly | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Inmates and guards ran a criminal conspiracy inside the jail
From: Time | By: matkatz | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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It's the prize no one should have to win. When The Daniel Pearl Award was presented to the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, everyone who rose to applaud knew it came at a terrible cost. The Los Angeles Press Club created the award to honor "courage...
From: AOL Television | By: Devra Maza | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The new Windows 10 feature that enables users to bypass wi-fi passwords has ignited a huge debate over whether it’s a good idea. In a nutshell, it allows users to log on to a wi-fi network without the password if that person is in their contacts. In...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Annie Keller | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Sen. Rand Paul has made safeguarding civil liberties a cornerstone of his presidential campaign, and he hasn't been afraid to take on his own party in that fight. At the end of May, as key provisions of the USA Patriot Act were set to expire, Paul took...
From: Urlesque | By: Anthony D. Romero | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The economy of the years between 2011 and 2014 was even more mediocre than previously recognized, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The agency said Thursday it had overstated the rate of economic growth during the period. The bureau often...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Friday, July 31, 2015
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There are more than a million people at least nine months behind on their student loan payments. They face the threat of the government withholding money from their paychecks, social security or tax refund. They may have a hard time getting a mortgage,...
From: Washington Post | By: Danielle Douglas-Gabriel | Friday, July 31, 2015
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If Republicans win the White House next year, they’ll almost certainly control the entire federal government. Many of them, running for president or aspiring to leadership roles in Congress, are trying to block the nuclear deal with Iran. This would...
From: Slate | By: William Saletan | Friday, July 31, 2015
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I haven't told him yet and feel like a liar. I haven't told him for a reason, but want to tell him now. How should I tell him and how much should I go into detail?I own a flat with my brother, in a nice part of London and feel very lucky and grateful....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: akita | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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As is the case with seemingly anything that connects to the internet these days, a security researcher has found that GPS devices which connect to the Globalstar satellite network are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle hacking. According to Synack Inc......
From: Play Savvy | By: Andrew Tarantola | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Like all great television, Mad Men was largely about beautiful people treating each other terribly in the service of big philosophical ideas: the rapacity of capitalism, the earthquakes of feminism, racism’s eerie bonhomie, 20th-century American alienation....
From: Double X | By: Jesse Dorris | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Microsoft set the world on fire this week with the release of Windows 10 as a free download for existing Windows users. And in our review of the OS, we found that Edge, Windows 10's new web browser, is a sleek and speedy onramp to the information s......
From: Play Savvy | By: Michael Gorman | Friday, July 31, 2015
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China must reduce its dependence on coal, and shift its attention to a variety of fuels, if the country is to have long-term energy security. These are the primary findings from new research published by the University of East Anglia in England. The...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, July 31, 2015
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This post was co-authored by Sam Razi, founder and editor-in-chief of Iran News Now. Mr. Lewis is a national of Barbados and has served with the United Nations for 25 years in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. His current post with the UN is Resident...
From: AOL Television | By: Yasamin Beitollahi | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Classified emails on Hillary Clinton's personal server, and a back-up copy on a thumb drive held by her lawyer David Kendall, appear to be a violation of the U.S. code governing the unlawful removal and storage of classified information, according to...
From: Fox News | By: Catherine Herridge | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Victims of data breaches have a small reason to rejoice this week. The post A New Hope for Victims of Data Breaches appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Kim Zetter | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Chad has beefed up its security in recent weeks after a spate of deadly attacks by Boko Haram.
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, July 31, 2015
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GM admits its fix for a wireless OnStar hack was incomplete and is urging iOS users to update their RemoteLink app. The post Patch Your OnStar iOS App to Avoid Getting Your Car Hacked appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Andy Greenberg | Friday, July 31, 2015
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More than 2 million people living in dry areas in Central America face hunger. Food security is starting to improve in some communities as farmers adopt alternative crops and more efficient water usage.  ...
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran....
From: Fox News | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Add Japan to the list of countries that the National Security Agency purportedly spied on. New documents published by WikiLeaks alleges that the NSA kept tabs on Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe, his cabinet and companies like Mitsubishi since 2006......
From: Joystiq | By: Devindra Hardawar | Friday, July 31, 2015
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My search for an easy way to generate strong passwords and passphrases led me to the "Diceware" method Cory wrote about on Boing Boing. This was no game. I needed serious dice. Read the rest...
From: Boing Boing | By: rjcjr | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Family settled in case of man Tasered and restrained at university hospital in 2010.
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Friday, July 31, 2015
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A Florida woman with Tourette’s syndrome is suing Walmart, claiming she was banned from the store, in violation of the American with Disabilities Act. She and her husband are seeking more than $2.2 million in damages for emotional distress. People...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Hillary Clinton will call for the United States to lift the Cuban embargo today at a speech at Florida International University in Miami today at 11am.She’s also speaking to the National Urban League today in Fort Lauderdale.Clinton getting some positive...
From: Fox News | By: Clint Henderson | Friday, July 31, 2015
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NATO allies have agreed on a package of measures to help strengthen Iraqi security and defense forces, including in the fields of military training, demining and countering improvised explosive devices....
From: Fox News | Friday, July 31, 2015
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A church custodian discovered four confederate flags spread out across the Ebenezer Baptist church early Thursday morning. Authorities are searching for the two white males who were captured on church security cameras....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, July 31, 2015
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When a young person dies unexpectedly, his or her family could end up with the burden of paying off student loans. Can that be avoided?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Gillian B. White | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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IN JUNE, a report revealed that undercover American government agents, posing as passengers, had repeatedly snuck weapons through security checks at the country’s airports. Of the 70 times they tried to smuggle fake guns and bombs past Transportation...
From: The Economist | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Australians authorities are saying with "growing confidence" that they've found debris from the disappeared Malaysia Airlines jet on a remote French island off the coast of Madagascar. Hillary Clinton might not appear too worried about the contents...
From: Reason | By: Elizabeth Nolan Brown | Friday, July 31, 2015
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A Palestinian teen shot during clashes with the Israeli army in the West Bank died of his wounds early Saturday, Palestinian medical and security sources said.
From: France 24 | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Question: Dear Steve, I have $175,000+in student loans from grad school programs. My first grad degree program was a PhD in political science; the second a high school teaching license in social studies. Neither field has been hiring over the past 15...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Steve Rhode | Thursday, July 30, 2015
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