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  • Do something! Trump hears emotional students, parents
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen safety, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect American school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently as raw emotions reverberated at the White House....

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  • Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol demand new gun laws
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A week after a shooter slaughtered 17 people in a Florida high school, thousands of protesters, including many angry teenagers, swarmed into the state capitol Wednesday, calling for changes to gun laws, a ban on assault-type weapons and improved care for the mentally ill....

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  • Students across US stage walkouts to protest gun violence
    In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class on Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week's deadly shooting in Florida....

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  • Billy Graham went from tent revivals to the White House
    MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) -- As a young man, he practiced his sermons by preaching to the alligators and birds in the swamp. At his height years later, he was bringing the word of God into living rooms around the globe via TV and dispensing spiritual counsel - and political advice - to U.S. presidents....

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  • Much-touted MS-13 sweep keeps even most basic details secret
    NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a tally so impressive that President Donald Trump touted it at his State of the Union address: Since May, agents cracking down on the violent gangs terrorizing the working-class suburbs of Long Island had swept up 428 gang suspects, including 220 members of the notorious MS-13....

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  • Report: Russian curler drops doping appeal; to return medal
    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Russian state TV reports that curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Winter Games....

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  • Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs
    BEIRUT (AP) -- Doctors in Syria's rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people in recent days....

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  • Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99
    MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) -- The Rev. Billy Graham, the magnetic, movie-star-handsome preacher who became a singular force in postwar American religious life, a confidant of presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died Wednesday at 99....

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  • APNewsBreak: Iowa congressman failed to disclose new company
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose his role in a company that he formed, a mysterious outfit that features his top federal staffer in a false testimonial promoting its services, an Associated Press review shows....

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  • Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding
    ELKHART, Ind. (AP) -- Crews used boats to help residents evacuate their homes in northern Indiana after rainstorms sweeping across the Midwest on Wednesday combined with melting snow to flood rivers, roads and other low-lying areas in several states....

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rss: reuters

  • Trump says arming teachers could prevent school massacres
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday that arming teachers could help prevent massacres such as last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school.


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  • New sealed charges brought in case against ex-Trump campaign manager
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New sealed criminal charges have been filed in federal court in the case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller against two of President Donald Trump's former campaign officials, a court record indicated on Wednesday.


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  • U.S. hate groups proliferate in Trump's first year, watchdog says
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups expanded last year under President Donald Trump, fueled by his immigration stance and the perception that he sympathized with those espousing white supremacy, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday


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  • Democrats want $300 million to fight possible Russia election tampering
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic leaders called on Congress on Wednesday to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation $300 million to fight foreign efforts to interfere in congressional and state elections in November, amid growing concerns about potential Russian influence on the polls.


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  • Fed policymakers show rising confidence on inflation, economic outlook: minutes
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve's rate-setting committee showed more confidence in the need to keep raising interest rates at its last policy meeting, with most believing that inflation would perk up.


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  • Billy Graham, preacher to millions, adviser to U.S. presidents, dies at 99
    (Reuters) - U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, who counseled presidents and preached to millions across the world from his native North Carolina to communist North Korea during his 70 years in the pulpit, died on Wednesday at the age of 99, a spokesman said.


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  • Civilian witness contradicts Myanmar police on Reuters reporters' arrest: defense
    YANGON (Reuters) - The first civilian to testify in the case of two Reuters reporters accused of violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act contradicted police and prosecutors on Wednesday about where the pair were arrested, a defense lawyer said.


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  • Broadcom cuts Qualcomm offer to $117 billion after new NXP deal
    (Reuters) - Microchip maker Broadcom Ltd cut its bid for Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday by 4 percent to $117 billion as it objected to Qualcomm?s decision to raise its own bid for NXP Semiconductors NV to $44 billion.


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  • South Korea's Moon says relations with U.S. are 'rock solid': media
    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said relations with the United States are "rock solid" and "as strong and robust as ever" in a media interview, as his administration gears up for a possible summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


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  • Trump signals he's open to mileage tax with praise of Oregon program
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday praised an experimental program in Oregon that charges a mileage tax to volunteer drivers, adding to signals that President Donald Trump is open to finding new revenue sources to pay for his proposed infrastructure program.


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rss: bbc

  • Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings
    The president also tells Florida shooting survivors he backs calls for improved background checks.

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  • Father of Florida shooting victim to Trump: 'I'm pissed'
    President Trump held a listening session at the White House where he was urged by parents to act.

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  • Billy Graham: Influential US evangelist dies at 99
    During a 60-year career, Graham became one of the best-known preachers of the 20th Century.

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  • Billy Graham: Six things he believed
    On civil rights, North Korea ties and dining with women, this is where Graham stood.

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  • Bezos-backed 10,000 Year Clock now under construction
    The cuckoo only comes out once a millennium.

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  • Ancient Britons 'replaced' by newcomers
    Britain's Stone Age population was almost completely replaced some 4,500 years ago, a study shows.

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  • Syria war: UN plea to end 'hell on earth' Eastern Ghouta crisis
    The UN Secretary General is calling for an end to the fighting so aid can enter the rebel-held area.

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  • Venezuela's Maduro wants 'mega-election' amid opposition boycott
    Nicolįs Maduro calls for more elections to be added to April's vote amid an opposition boycott.

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  • Stand-up comedian Louise Reay sued by ex-husband
    Louise Reay is being sued for comments made about her marriage during her Edinburgh Fringe show.

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  • Fourth US man dies hunting for buried $2m treasure
    A wealthy antiques dealer says he stashed the treasure somewhere in the Rocky Mountains.

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rss: the register

  • Guess who else Spectre is haunting? Yes, it's AMD. Four class-action CPU flaw lawsuits filed

    Punters not happy with handling of vulnerability confessions

    It's not just Intel facing a legal firestorm over its handling of the Spectre and Meltdown CPU design flaws ? AMD is also staring at a growing stack of class-action complaints related to the chip vulnerabilities.?



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  • The YouTube crackdown on fake news: Promoting bonkers Florida school shooting conspiracies

    Google, you're doing a heck of a job

    Comment YouTube is under fire again for promoting fake news, despite promising repeatedly in recent weeks that it is improving its systems to limit the exposure to false information.?



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  • Qualcomm disappointed by Broadcom's 'inadequate' shrinking package

    Snapdragon giant confirms: Size really does matter

    Qualcomm has told Broadcom to ? and this is a technical term, here ? go screw itself after Broadcom cynically lowered its per-share buyout offer to the Snapdragon chipset designer.?



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  • Bright idea: Make H when the Sun shines, and H when it doesn't

    German boffins design solar reactor that, er, works at night

    Researchers in Cologne, Germany, have successfully demonstrated a solar reactor known as CONTISOL, which promises to be able make hydrogen day and night while running on little more than air and sunlight.?



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  • If at first you don't succeed, you're likely Intel: Second Spectre microcode fix emitted

    Mitigations for chip design vulnerabilities, take two

    For the second time of asking, Intel has issued microcode updates to computer makers that it prays says will mitigate the Spectre variant two design flaw impacting generations of x86 CPUs spewed out over previous decades.?



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  • Brexit to better bumpkin broadband, 4G coverage for farmers ? Gove

    Better mobile coverage in Kenya than parts of Kent

    UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove has promised to use the cash Blighty no longer has to give to the EU to subsidise rural connectivity.?



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  • Bosch and Daimler jump in together on driverless vehicle tech

    Self-parking cars - and a lot of practical R&D going on

    BCW18 Bosch?s Connected World conference opened with a demo of its automated valet technology. Though the firm?s chief exec, Volkmar Denner, drove the car up to its drop-off point, the self-parking mode failed to engage.?



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  • Farewell, Android Pay. We hardly tapped you

    You still need two Google apps to do everything, though

    ?Android Pay? is no more, as Google attempts to unify its disparate transaction options under one brand. The redesigned, rebranded Google Pay app ? which supersedes Android Pay ? is already in the Google Play Store.?



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  • UK data controllers to pay ICO up to £2.4k more a year when GDPR kicks in

    Gov?s bid to keep cash in data protection watchdog?s coffers

    The UK government has revealed plans to increase the top tier of annual fees for data controllers from £500 to £2,900 in an attempt to ensure the Brit privacy watchdog has enough cash to function.?



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  • World's cyber attacks hit us much harder in past year ? major infosec chief survey

    Cisco report: Smacked orgs forked out $500k due to attacks

    Cyber security breaches were twice as severe in the past year, with total financial losses reaching $500,000 (£356,00) per business, according to an extensive survey of CISOs across the globe.?



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rss: ars technica

  • Learning from scantily clad dancer scandal, Xbox exec calls for inclusivity
    Phil Spencer sees ?opportunity and responsibility to make gaming for everyone.?

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  • ?Always Connected? Windows on ARM machines coming this quarter
    At launch, systems from HP, Lenovo, and Asus will be available.

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  • Dealmaster: Save $100 on the PlayStation VR Skyrim bundle
    Plus deals on Samsung SSDs, TCL Roku TVs, iPads, Dell PCs, and more.

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  • Twitter ?bot? purge causes outcry from trollerati as follower counts fall
    Right-wing tweeters see thousands of followers purged for ?suspicious account behavior.?

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  • Intel ships (hopefully stable) microcode for Skylake, Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake
    All 6th, 7th, and 8th generation Core processors now have microcode available.

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  • Prehistoric Europe much like a game of Civilization, according to ancient DNA
    The people who built Stonehenge were completely replaced by Central Europeans.

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  • Nest Cam IQ gets ?OK Google? support, lower monthly fee
    Nest's indoor camera gets the Google Assistant, just like a Google Home.

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  • The FCC?s net neutrality rules will officially expire in late April
    Repeal will hit Federal Register tomorrow and take effect 60 days later.

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  • Review and interview: Brass Tactics finally brings true RTS to VR
    At launch, serious issues loom, but it's otherwise the most compelling RTS in years.

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  • Game industry pushes back against efforts to restore gameplay servers
    DMCA exemption fight shows mistrust over limited "preservation" claims.

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