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Charlottesville attack puts a spotlight on online hate

“Attention has turned to hate groups and the way they organize and spread online after a woman was killed during an attack on people protesting white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia” writes Photo Stephen Maturen for theverge.com. Following the attack, major web companies began changing or more strictly enforcing their policies to remove hate groups from their platforms. Meanwhile, President Trump’s failure to condemn the attack led to an exodus from and ultimately the dissolution of his private-sector advisory councils. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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One of These Planes Will Be the Air Force’s New Light Attack Aircraft

“Over the deserts of New Mexico, the U.S. Air Force is kicking the tires on four light aircraft, one of which will almost certainly end up being the service’s next light attack aircraft” writes unknown author for popularmechanics.com. Unless all four wash out of the competition, it seems a certainty that one of them will win out and become the Air Force’s next light attack jet.Previously, the Air Force has used everything from A-10 Thunderbolt II attack jets to B-1B bombers in the close air support role. Source: popularmechanics.com Share This:

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Kim Jong-un briefed on North Korea plan to attack Guam

“The state-run news agency said Mr Kim would watch the actions of the United States for a while longer before making a decision” writes Barney Henderson for telegraph.co.uk. “The United States, which was the first to bring numerous strategic nuclear equipment near us, should first make the right decision and show through actions if they wish to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and prevent a dangerous military clash,” Mr Kim was cited as saying. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Was the Charlottesville car attack domestic terrorism, a hate crime or both?

“Whether any potential federal charges following the Charlottesville attack could mention domestic terrorism is another question” writes Mark Berman Covers for washingtonpost.com. Since a car bulldozed through counterprotesters Saturday, questions have swirled about whether the attack was a hate crime, terrorism or both, a determination that could impact whether federal charges follow a local prosecution in Virginia.Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that the fatal car attack in Charlottesville meets the definition of domestic terrorism, echoing calls from Republican and Democratic lawmakers and former federal officials to characterize the violence as terror.Labeling…

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JANA’s Barry Rosenstein renews attack on EQT-Rice Energy deal

“Rosenstein, founder and managing partner at JANA Partners, has come out against the $6.7 billion deal, which would create the nation’s largest natural gas producer” writes Adam Jeffery for cnbc.com. Earlier this year, he said the deal would cost more than the savings EQT would achieve by combining its exploration and production and pipelines businesses with Rice’s operations. “EQT’s perverse compensation structure in fact incentivizes management to pursue this suboptimal, dilutive acquisition, no matter the cost to EQT shareholders,” Rosenstein wrote in a letter to EQT’s board of directors filed…

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ISIS Claims Suicide Bombing That Killed at Least 15 in Pakistan

“The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on Saturday in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan Province in the southwest” writes Salman Masood for nytimes.com. A military spokesman said the attack had been aimed at sabotaging Independence Day celebrations, as Pakistan will mark its 70th anniversary on Monday. The Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has claimed to be behind several terrorist attacks in the province, which borders Afghanistan and Iran, in recent months. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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Uber sex scandal as police accuse taxi firm of failing to report sex attacks committed by drivers 

“Uberhas been accused of covering up serious sex attacks by its drivers which police say could have prevented other sexual assaults from taking place” writes Nicola Harley for telegraph.co.uk. Scotland Yard says the  “safety and security” of the public has been put at risk by Uber failing to report crimes which have then escalated. In one case a sex attack was not reported and the driver continued in his job and then went on to commit a more serious attack. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Guam has some good advice on how to survive a nuclear attack

“The best thing to do if caught in a nuclear attack is to stay inside, preferably in a building made of brick or concrete” writes Erik De Castro for cnbc.com. While the idea of a nuclear attack is unthinkably frightening, the Guamanian government’s preparations highlight the fact it is possible to survive some of them, if people take the right steps.The mere contemplation of a nuclear attack is horrifying, but it may be a good time to have a needed conversation many public officials are normally reluctant to have, out…

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