Politics

GOP lawmaker compares illegal immigration to D-Day invasion

Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) on Wednesday compared the influx of migrants at the southern border to the D-Day invasion from World War II. The Louisiana Republican sought to put the threat of illegal immigration into context during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen when he invoked the June 1944 Allied invasion of Western Europe. “Let me just put this in ...

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Read Mark Zuckerberg’s letter on Facebook’s privacy-focused future

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just published a lengthy post outlining what he describes as a “privacy-focused” future for his company’s various messaging platforms — Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp — and online communication at large. The letter is Zuckerberg’s most significant preview of Facebook’s messaging ambitions (and the undertakings necessary to reach them) in years. It touches on encryption, data ...

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Trump’s artificial intelligence executive order will ensure America doesn’t lose the AI race to China

Last week, the president signed an executive order, the American AI Initiative, that will accelerate America’s pursuit of the sophisticated AI capabilities necessary to maintain our military and economic dominance. The Chinese government exercises significant control over its domestic technology firms and frequently steals intellectual property from foreign companies that operate in the country. In addition, it has poured sizable resources ...

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Anti-vaccination conspiracy theories thrive on Amazon

Amid a growing measles outbreak in the United States, the role of powerful tech companies like YouTube and Facebook in spreading vaccine misinformation is under heavy scrutiny. But there is another massive platform offering spurious anti-vaccination content to people seeking information, a review by CNN Business reveals: Amazon, the world’s largest online marketplace. And, asked about it, an Amazon spokesperson ...

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A Bumpy Ride to the Moon

Genesis (“Beresheet” in Hebrew), Israel’s first spacecraft on its way to land on the moon, is having some complications. After the launch on Friday morning, engineers from the SpaceIL organization and Israel Aerospace Industries discovered that sensors on the craft needed for navigation are overly sensitive to sunlight. They discovered another problem with the robotic spacecraft on Monday which could delay ...

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White House Bans Four Journalists From Covering Trump-Kim Dinner

The White House abruptly banned four U.S. journalists from covering President Trump’s dinner here Wednesday with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un after some of them shouted questions at the leaders during their earlier meetings. Reporters from the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, the Los Angeles Times and Reuters were excluded from covering the dinner because of what White House press secretary ...

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Trump’s Next Environmental Target: Lightbulbs

The Trump administration has been on a spree of environmental rollbacks, including air and auto emissions. Its next target: lightbulbs. All those specialty bulbs consumers flock to for nostalgic or decorative appeal — think Edison, globe, candelabra — were to face new efficiency standards in January 2020 under an Obama administration rule that would likely make the incandescent bulb an ...

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America Today Described 70-Years-Ago in Satirical Poem

Are you like me in that you receive tons of emails with all kinds of graphics and claims – some humorous, some serious and many inaccurate? How often have you received an email with something that you hoped was true but found out it wasn’t true after all? If you are like me, you generally glance at the subject and ...

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