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  • Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83....

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  • Former AP reporter recalls surreal spectacle of Manson trial
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The first time I saw Charles Manson being led into a courtroom at the old Los Angeles Hall of Justice, I was shocked - not because of the mythology that preceded him, but because of just how small he was....

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  • Zimbabweans, baffled by Mugabe, worry about nation's fate
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabweans are worried about their country's fate after the increasingly isolated President Robert Mugabe did not resign in a televised speech as many had expected....

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  • Suu Kyi blames world conflicts on illegal immigration
    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech Monday that comes as her country is accused of violently pushing out hundreds of thousands of unwanted Rohingya Muslims....

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  • Mixed signals sent on fate of tax bill's health provision
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two of President Donald Trump's leading economic advisers sent mixed signals Sunday on the fate of a health care provision in the Senate version of a $1.5 trillion measure to overhaul business and personal income taxes that is expected to be voted on after Thanksgiving....

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  • 'It never really leaves you.' Opioids haunt users' recovery
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- It's hard to say whether businessman Kyle Graves hit rock bottom when he shot himself in the ankle so emergency room doctors would feed his opioid habit or when he broke into a safe to steal his father's cancer pain medicine....

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  • Official says Trump doesn't know who to believe about Moore
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump doesn't know who to believe about sexual misconduct allegations involving Roy Moore, but isn't campaigning for his party's Senate candidate in Alabama because of "discomfort" with the claims made by a number of women, aides said Sunday....

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  • Tambor doesn't see how he can return to 'Transparent'
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Following two allegations of sexual harassment against him, actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn't see how he can return to the Amazon series "Transparent."...

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  • Musicians unite at AMAs in wake of tumultuous year
    The 2017 American Music Awards marked a night of unison, positive vibes and American pride as musicians spoke about coming together in a year dominated by natural disasters, violence and divisive politics....

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  • Wentz, Eagles roll over Cowboys 37-9 after losing kicker
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- No kicker, no problem for the Philadelphia Eagles....

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rss: reuters

  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe has until noon to stand down or face impeachment
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has until noon (5.00 a.m. EST) on Monday to stand down or the ruling ZANU-PF will begin impeachment proceedings after the 93-year-old leader defied expectations he would resign.


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  • Mass killer, cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83
    (Reuters) - Charles Manson, the wild-eyed cult leader who orchestrated a string of gruesome killings in Southern California by his "family" of young followers, shattering the peace-and-love ethos of the late 1960s, died on Sunday, prison officials said. He was 83.


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  • Contrary to Trump Tweet, Senator Flake still undecided on tax bill
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump predicted on Sunday that Senator Jeff Flake will oppose the Republican tax bill, but the senator's office says he has not yet made up his mind.


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  • Soros says Hungary's government lies in attacks against him
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - U.S. financier George Soros spoke out about a Hungarian government campaign against him for the first time on Monday, saying in a statement that the attacks contained "lies and distortions" and were designed to create a false external enemy.


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  • China draws three-stage path for Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis
    NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - China called for a ceasefire in Myanmar's Rakhine State so that Rohingya Muslim refugees can return from Bangladesh, proposing a three-stage approach to the crisis as diplomats from 51 mostly Asian and European countries gathered in Myanmar on Monday.


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  • North Korea may have ICBM capable of reaching U.S. this year, says South Korea
    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's spy agency said on Monday it is possible North Korea can develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland this year and that it is monitoring developments closely.


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  • Lebanon's Hariri to visit Egypt on Tuesday: Hariri's office
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4, will visit Egypt on Tuesday to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Hariri's office said on Sunday.


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  • Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday her efforts to form a three-way coalition government had failed, thrusting Germany into a political crisis and pushing Europe's largest economy closer to a possible new election.


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  • Satellite calls yield no clues on missing Argentine submarine
    MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - A storm on Sunday complicated efforts to find an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members, while satellite calls thought to come from the vessel did not help searchers identify the vessel's location.


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  • Canada, Mexico to question U.S. auto content demands at NAFTA talks
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Canada and Mexico will not make counterproposals to U.S. demands for tougher NAFTA automotive content rules but instead will offer rebuttals and pepper American negotiators with technical questions on Monday, people familiar with the talks said.


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rss: bbc

  • Germany's Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks
    Germany's chancellor calls for "deep reflection" as the liberal FDP pulls out of coalition talks.

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  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline
    Zimbabwe's president has defied calls to resign despite his own party's threat to impeach him.

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  • Charles Manson dies aged 83 after four decades in prison
    The cult leader sent his followers to commit a series of brutal murders in the late 1960s.

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  • Why do so many US women die giving birth?
    While progress has been made to curb death rates in other countries, the US has seen an increase.

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  • Okinawa incident sparks US troops alcohol ban in Japan
    The ban follows a deadly crash on Okinawa that has fuelled resentment at the US military presence.

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  • Argentina missing submarine: Search hampered by bad weather
    Rescuers face "very difficult" conditions in the hunt for an Argentine submarine with 44 crew on board.

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  • Morocco food stampede kills 15
    The incident occurred as a charity aid was distributing aid in the town of Sidi Boulaalam.

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  • Some cancer patients have PTSD years after diagnosis, study finds
    A fifth of cancer patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder.

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  • Israeli president rejects pardon for soldier Elor Azaria
    Reuven Rivlin says an Israeli soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian attacker should not be pardoned.

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  • Chile election: Conservative Pinera to face Socialist Guillier in run-off
    Ex-president Sebastián Piñera wins the first round, but fails to avoid a run-off in December.

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rss: the register

  • Weekend dealbook: Cavium to Marvell, Toshiba denies ASUS

    Chipmakers could merge to take on BroadQual, Toshiba says its PCs aren't for sale

    While you relaxed over the weekend, financiers and execs were busy doing deals, or hosing them down.?



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  • DNS resolver 9.9.9.9 will check requests against IBM threat database

    Group Co-founded by City of London Police promises 'no snooping on your requests'

    The Global Cyber Alliance has given the world a new free Domain Name Service resolver, and advanced it as offering unusually strong security and privacy features.?



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  • F5 DROWNing, not waving, in crypto fail

    Bleichenbacher, the name that always chills cryptographers' blood

    If you're an F5 BIG-IP sysadmin, get patching: there's a bug in the company's RSA implementation that can give an attacker access to encrypted messages.?



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  • User experience test tools: a privacy accident waiting to happen

    Researchers watch publishers watching you, ignore privacy settings, run over mere HTTP

    Researchers working on browser fingerprinting found themselves distracted by a much more serious privacy breach: analytical scripts siphoning off masses of user interactions.?



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  • Some 'security people are f*cking morons' says Linus Torvalds

    Linux Lord fires up over proposal to secure Linux by shutting down wonky processes

    Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has offered some very choice words about different approaches security, during a discussion about whitelisting features proposed for version 4.15 of the Linux kernel.?



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  • Brocade undone: Broadcom's acquisition completes

    Regulators happy. Now investors get to see if buying Fibre Channel was a good idea

    Broadcom has completed its acquisition of Brocade.?



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  • The Social Network? releases its data networking code

    Open/R distributed router software goes open source, with Juniper, Arista aboard

    Facebook has sent another shiver running up Cisco's spine, by releasing the code it uses for packet routing.?



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  • If you're big enough, Cisco will cook you a private software SKU

    Custom big data bundles for Australia's Telstra pop up on product death list

    Vulture South last week spotted an oddity in this Cisco end of sale announcement for ?Cisco Select UCS Server Accessories?.?



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  • nbn? to ISPs: share your speeds or we'll share 'em for you

    nbn? financials, the speed scandal, and 'what millennials like part 1,096'

    NBN Week Australia's National Broadband Network ?speed scandal? was in the news again last week, as nbn?, the company building and operating the network, suggested it should publish its internal speed data to resolve the issue.?



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  • Arecibo spared the axe: Iconic observatory vital to science lives on

    NSF approves plan to keep Puerto Rico facility operational after hurricane trashed it

    The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has approved a plan to keep the famous Arecibo Observatory running after it was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Archaeologists find mysterious, 4,000-year-old dog sacrifices in Russia
    Ancient structure full of charred dog bones points to a ritual related to werewolf myths.

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  • Infosec star accused of sexual assault booted from professional affiliations
    Morgan Marquis-Boire resigned from Citizen Lab back in September 2017.

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  • Some Instacart workers to strike over pay that can be as low as $1 per hour
    Stoppage to last Sunday and Monday, but its impact seems unlikely to be broadly felt.

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  • What I learned visiting my first live eSports tournament
    Just watching on Twitch isn?t the same as being immersed in the crowd.

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  • How an unpaid UK researcher saved the Japanese seaweed industry
    After crops failed, botanist Kathleen Drew-Baker realized that nori wasn't what it seemed.

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  • Pandemic Legacy: Season 2?The world?s ?best board game? gets better
    The sequel to mega-hit Pandemic: Legacy is finally here.

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  • Pentagon contractor leaves social media spy archive wide open on Amazon
    Trove included more than 1.8 billion posts spanning eight years, many from US people.

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  • Iconic hacker booted from conferences after sexual misconduct claims surface
    Professor, reporter say meetings with Draper years ago turned inappropriate.

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  • Weekend code warriors prepare to clash in Codewarz
    Pick your language and take on programming challenges for fun and coder cred.

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  • Dealmaster: The Black Friday tech deals that might actually be worth buying [Updated]
    We combed through the early Black Friday ads to find the stuff you might want.

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