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As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By Climate Change

The number of people graduating with nuclear engineering degrees has more than tripled since 2001. Many say they are motivated by climate change.

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The Huge Justice Department IG Report Is Out. What Comes Next?

There is political ammunition both for Republicans and Democrats in the massive opus, but the report isn't an ending — it's only an inflection point in a broader saga.

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In 1968, Poor Americans Came to D.C. To Protest. Some By Mule

The photographer and folklorist documented a caravan of mule-driven wagons that left Mississippi to march on Washington 50 years ago to draw attention to poverty.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Roland Freeman)

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ICE Drops Deportation Threat Against Chinese Student Joining U.S. Army

The immigrants were brought into the military — which offers a track to citizenship — because they provide hard-to-find skills and languages. A slow-moving vetting program had put their visas at risk.

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Roller Coaster Derails In Florida, Injuring Several People

Two riders fell 34 feet to the ground, while others were stranded in a dangling roller coaster car. Six people have been taken to the hospital, according to the Daytona Beach Fire Department.

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Stephen Hawking's Voice Will Be Broadcast Into Space

The late scientist's voice will be "beamed toward the nearest black hole," his daughter tells the British press. Hawking is being interred at Westminster Abbey on Friday.

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Musician Wins $260,000 In Lawsuit Against Ex-Girlfriend Who Sabotaged Career

Canadian clarinetist Eric Abramovitz was accepted into a prestigious conservatory — but, a court found, his girlfriend at the time deleted the acceptance email and sent him a fake rejection.

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Oracle’s Internet Intelligence Map presents a real-time view of online threats

Venture Beat: “Distributed denial of service attacks. Malware. State-imposed internet blackouts. It’s hard to keep abreast of every bad actor and natural disaster impacting the internet, but Oracle is making it a bit easier with the launch of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s Internet Intelligence Map, a real-time graphical representation of service interruptions and emerging threats. It’s now available for free…”

Categories: Law and Legal

After years of growth, the use of social media for news is falling across the world

NiemanLab: “…People are becoming disenchanted with Facebook for news. The “Trump bump” appears to be sustaining itself. And younger people are more likely to donate money to a news organization than older people. These are some of the findings from a big new report out Thursday from Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. The Reuters Institute’s Digital News Report for 2018 surveyed more than 74,000 people in 37 countries about their digital news consumption. (Included in the report for the first time this year: Bulgaria.) The research is based on online YouGov surveys earlier this year, followed by face-to-face focus groups in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Brazil on the topics of social media and messaging apps. The report includes a number of findings on fake news, misinformation, and trust in the media; for more on those topics, see this piece by the report’s authors, and I’ll also include some more info in Friday’s fake news column…”

Categories: Law and Legal

Trump’s unofficial ‘filing system’ – tearing up WH documents requiring preservation

Politico: “…Under the Presidential Records Act, the White House must preserve all memos, letters, emails and papers that the president touches, sending them to the National Archives for safekeeping as historical records. But White House aides realized early on that they were unable to stop Trump from ripping up paper after he was done with it and throwing it in the trash or on the floor, according to people familiar with the practice. Instead, they chose to clean it up for him, in order to make sure that the president wasn’t violating the law. Staffers had the fragments of paper collected from the Oval Office as well as the private residence and send it over to records management across the street from the White House for [records management analyst Solomon] Lartey and his colleagues to reassemble.

“We got Scotch tape, the clear kind,” Lartey recalled in an interview. “You found pieces and taped them back together and then you gave it back to the supervisor.” The restored papers would then be sent to the National Archives to be properly filed away….“I had a letter from Schumer — he tore it up,” he said. “It was the craziest thing ever. He ripped papers into tiny pieces.”

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Kentucky Sues Walgreens For 'Dual Role' In The State's Opioid Crisis

The lawsuit alleges the company fulfilled orders "for such large quantities of prescription narcotic pain medication that there could be no associated legitimate medical purpose for their use."

(Image credit: Charles Krupa/AP)

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Sessions Cites The Bible To Justify Immigrant Family Separations

Reacting to criticism from mainstream religious groups, the attorney general said the administration will continue to separate immigrant children from their parents.

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Senators Demand Answers From Amazon on Echo's Snooping Habits

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 18:41
Jeff Flake and Chris Coons sent Jeff Bezos a letter Thursday with nearly 30 questions about how the company handles user data and privacy.
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Fears Mount For A Battered Yemen As Assault On Port City Gathers Steam

So far, the fighting has stayed in Hodeidah's outskirts. But the relative calm isn't likely to last — and aid groups are desperately calling for its port to stay open for a country already in crisis.

(Image credit: Nabil Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)

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'Ninjabot' Reveals the Mantis Shrimp's Wily Snail-Hunting Scheme

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 18:00
The mantis shrimp wields one of the fiercest strikes on Earth. With the help of a robot, researchers show that the predator is a master strategist, too.
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After The Trump-Kim Summit, U.S. And North Korea Appear As Far Apart As Ever

The U.S. and North Korean accounts of the summit show two sides that seem as far apart as ever. In fact, the accounts seem to be about different meetings, writes nonproliferation expert Jeffrey Lewis.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company Wins a Big Boring Contract in Chicago

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:30
Pods in the tunnel will speed people to O’Hare Airport in less than 15 minutes.
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Google’s Employee Diversity Numbers Haven’t Really Improved

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:23
The share of Google employees who are women, black, or Latinx barely budged last year, as the company was riven by internal debate over its diversity policies.
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Are Prison Populations Decreasing? Depends On Where You Look

Some drops in prison populations were offset by increases at local jails, especially in rural areas.

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'These Are Not Kids Kept In Cages': Inside A Texas Shelter For Immigrant Youth

Casa Padre is a former Walmart Super Center converted into living, recreation and dining quarters for 1,469 immigrant boys ages 10 to 17.

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