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Using machine learning to figure out when the president is writing his own tweets
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew McGill | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Yes, the attack on Obamacare failed and millions will keep their health care. But Trump and the GOP still rule
From: Salon.com | By: Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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While receiving a spam text or email seems the norm in the UAE, companies that share your private data without your permission risk being heavily penalised.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Today President Donald Trump signed an executive order rolling back scores of Obama-era regulations aimed at mitigating anthropogenic climate disruption. The executive order constitutes an assault on the environment that will annihilate Obama's environment...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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It’s even worse than you thought.
From: Grist | By: Rebecca Leber | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A biography of Japanese American civil rights activist Fred Korematsu; a delightful introduction to the Jewish holiday Purim starring a quirky chicken; and the true story of Kunkush the cat. who reunited with his Iraqi family after getting lost while...
From: School Library Journal | By: SLJ | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Trump will sign an “Energy Independence Executive Order” at the Environmental Protection Agency.
From: Politico | By: Matthew Nussbaum | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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San Francisco-based Smyte, an online security startup, has secured $4 million in Series A funding. Avalon Ventures led the round with participation from other backers that included Baseline Ventures, Founder Collective, Harrison Metal, Upside Partnership...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Apparently, evil communists have convinced the public that climate change is caused by humans.
From: Salon.com | By: Alexandra Rosenmann, Alternet | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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My Dad (75, moderately computer literate) has an iPhone, iPad and a Mac. Tonight I tried to change his Apple ID password for him, but couldn't because 2-factor authentication is switched on; he says not by him. Has his account been hacked, and if so,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: meronym | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Declaring "the start of a new era" in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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I am going to be flying with the three small McGees for the first time ever in a few weeks. I have some questions! Nano McGee is flying as a lap baby -- should I gate-check an umbrella stroller for her and then rent a car seat at the destination? Help...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Eyebrows McGee | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Every baby is special and unique, but the list of the country's most popular names - Sophia, Emma, Jackson, and Aiden, to name a few - reveal that many babies are crawling around sporting the same name. We looked further into the United States Social...
From: LilSugar | By: Alessia Santoro | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Menlo Park, California-based Ayasdi, a provider of machine intelligence software, has appointed Robert Griffin as CEO. Griffin is the former general manager of IBM's Safer Planet and Smarter Cities division. Ayasdi is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President signs four more Congressional Review Act rollbacks, bringing total number to seven…or six more than all his predecessors combined
From: Reason | By: Matt Welch | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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This year marks the third birthday of the Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Academy Award winner Geena Davis with a mission to champion women and diverse voices. The 2017 festival, which runs from May 2-7 in Bentonville, Arkansas, unveiled its...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Sara Vilkomerson | Monday, March 27, 2017
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A U.S. airstrike in Mosul could have caused the largest civilian casualties since the start of the Iraq War.
From: Reason | By: Ed Krayewski | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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How much oil might the world ultimately produce? This estimate will surprise you.
From: R-Squared Energy Blog | By: Robert Rapier | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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If you have a credit card, you may not be too happy, but there are a lot of people who have reason to cheer
From: Salon.com | By: Jay L. Zagorsky, The Conversation | Monday, March 27, 2017
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Donald trump's Russia problem still looms over all of us like those in-laws who overstayed their welcome on Thanksgiving. So how did we get here? Here is a good read from Mother Jones that might shed some light on that question. The Field Negro education...
From: The Field Negro | By: field negro | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Executive order set to pull back from Obama's Clean Power Plan, and lift moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands The post Trump takes aim at Obama’s efforts to curb global warming appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President Donald Trump will issue his long-promised executive order rolling back federal government efforts to fight climate change Tuesday. The wide-ranging order, which will be accompanied by other environmental directives, targets Obama-era policies...
From: Mother Jones | By: Rebecca Leber | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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This post The Coming Government Shutdown appeared first on Daily Reckoning. After the health care fiasco, the dip-buyers return with a vengeance. Is a government shutdown next? And when? Brian Maher has more... The post The Coming Government Shutdown...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Brian Maher | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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This post Trump Faces Even Bigger Debacle than Health Care appeared first on Daily Reckoning. David Stockman reveals why the coming spending debacle will dwarf the health care fiasco. Read on... The post Trump Faces Even Bigger Debacle than Health Care...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: David Stockman | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Yesterday we wrote of, here at home, the long lost beauty of equal protection before the law.  Which the Fourteenth Amendment of our Constitution mandates – but our government almost never delivers. By forsaking this important tenet, we opened wide...
From: Red State | By: Seton Motley | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Remember when U.S. President Donald Trump called for a boycott of Apple products after the company refused to help the FBI gain access to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook's iPhone? "What I think you ought to do is boycott Apple until such time as they...
From: Mashable | By: Stan Schroeder | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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He knows English, German, French, Russian, Korean, Latin, and classical Greek. He's worked for Applebee's and interned for John Boehner. He has a wife and two kids, a job teaching political science and diplomacy, and about 19,000 more Twitter followers...
From: MetaFilter | By: brainwane | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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On March 28th a hitherto unknown northern group known as the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, through its spokesman, one Yerima Shetima, had the nerve and effontry to accuse Afenifere and the Yoruba nation of a “subtle campaign of ethnic cleansing”...
From: Vanguard News Nigeria | By: adekunle | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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We're only three quarters of the way through the US's violent century and there's more to come. (Photo: Senior Airman Tyler Woodward / US Air Force) This essay is adapted from "Measuring Violence," the first chapter of John Dower's new book, The Violent...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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China's government confirmed Wednesday it is holding a Taiwanese pro-democracy activist and is investigating him on suspicion of "pursuing activities harmful to national security," the latest detention in an ongoing crackdown on civil society....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Steve Mnuchin and Scott Pruitt, heads of Treasury and EPA, are facing deep divisions in their department
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Rozsa | Monday, March 27, 2017
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* The ABA has placed Arizona Summit Law School on probation for its poor bar exam passage rates and questionable admissions practices. How will this affect the school's affiliation with Bethune-Cookman University? Will the Department of Education strip...
From: Above the Law | By: Staci Zaretsky | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., reaffirmed on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Tuesday that the person who leaked details of then-national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn's phone calls with Russia's envoy to the U.S. had broken the law....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Results from the U.S. Census in 2020 could remake the political map. Some census experts say the stakes for the upcoming national headcount are higher than normal.
From: NPR | By: Hansi Lo Wang | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Letter highlights economic, environmental, and security concerns for Western statesWashington, D.C. – Today, Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) joined eight U.S. Senators from six Western states, in urging President Trump to rescind...
From: Free Republic | By: Senator Patty Murray | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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They say the problem the FBI refers to as “going dark” remains a “real problem for law enforcement.”
From: Politico | By: Josh Gerstein | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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I need to learn PHP for my new job, and have been given the option to take an online class paid for by work. Anybody have any recommendations? It needs to have an instructor who interacts with students in real time.I'm told that there's not necessarily...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: nirblegee | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for its 3rd annual celebration of women in cinema, and “3 Generations,” a transgender drama starring Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts, and Susan Sarandon, has been selected as the opening...
From: The Wrap | By: Jeremy Fuster | Monday, March 27, 2017
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A constitutional convention, something thought impossible not long ago, is looking increasingly likely. Under Article V of the US Constitution, if 34 state legislatures "issue a call" for a constitutional convention, Congress must convene one. By some...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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@PatriciaMazzei Miami Republican Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Carlos Curbelo on Tuesday once again criticized President Donald Trump, their party's leader, this time over his executive order undoing many of the Obama administration's climate change...
From: Miami Herald | By: Patricia Mazzei | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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 Hey guess what? Apple has a new security whitepaper! Apple only releases these things once every few years, and they represent the public’s only window into how iPhones and other Apple products secure the massive amounts of data entrusted to them....
From: TechCrunch | By: Kate Conger | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Government Accountability Office has agreed to review costs and security measures associated with President Trump's visits to Mar-a-Lago. The president has spent five weekends there since taking office.
From: NPR | By: Greg Allen | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Democrats are also demanding to find out how much Trump's Mar-a-Lago excursions are costing taxpayers
From: Salon.com | By: Matthew Rozsa | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Showing that climate science deniers really are in charge now, Pr*sident Donald Trump took a giant leap backward Tuesday with his signing of the “Energy Independence Executive Order.” The order begins the process of undoing President Barack Obama’s...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Two Democrats in Congress are imploring FCC head Ajit Pai to address cybersecurity issues in the United States, arguing vulnerabilities in cellular networks infringe on citizens' liberties and pose a "serious threat" to national security. Sen. Ron Wy......
From: Engadget | By: Jessica Conditt | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The head of the International Air Transport Association says it's difficult to understand how banning electronic devices in carry-on baggage will improve flight security....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The new coin, the first to be introduced in 30 years, has security features aimed at diminishing counterfeiting, and the old ones will be phased out in October.
From: New York Times | By: RUSSELL GOLDMAN | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A government watchdog will investigate the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures surrounding those trips....
From: Fox News | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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