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May 14, 2017

Evacuations Begin in Last Rebel-Held Neighbourhood of Damascus

Hundreds of rebels and their families began leaving a northeastern neighborhood of Damascus and heading toward rebel-held areas in northern Syria Sunday, in another step that would eventually bring all parts of the capital under the control of President Bashar... Continue Reading →


Mark Green, Trump’s USAID Nominee, Wins Broad Bipartisan Support

Mark Green is a rare bird in Washington these days - a Donald Trump nominee with broad bipartisan support. But there's a catch to his potential posting as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. The agency faces a... Continue Reading →

Merkel’s Christian Democrat Party Wins State Election in Opponent’s Heartland

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won a state election Sunday in their center-left rivals' traditional heartland, a stinging blow to the challenger in September's national vote. The western state of North Rhine-Westphalia is Germany's most populous and has been led... Continue Reading →

Researcher, Security Engineer, and an Inexpensive Domain Name Helped Slow WannaCry Ransomware Attack

The cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks and government agencies, was thwarted by a young British researcher and an inexpensive domain registration, with help from another 20-something security engineer in the U.S.... Continue Reading →

Indonesia Urges Businesses to Update Computer Security

The Indonesian government is urging businesses to update computer security after two hospitals were affected by a "ransomware" cyberattack that has hit dozens of countries. The director-general of Indonesia's Communication and Information Ministry says in a statement that the malware... Continue Reading →

Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough Wins Miss USA 2017

The District of Columbia has won back-to-back Miss USA titles. Kara McCullough, a chemist working for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, was crowned Sunday during the event that took place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas... Continue Reading →

Oregon Port Community Voting on Export of Fossil Fuels

Residents of a coastal community in Oregon are considering whether to try to derail a fossil fuel export project in their rural county, a decision that could put them at odds with the Trump administration. The ballot measure before Coos... Continue Reading →

Former California Governor’s Ambitions Led to Oroville Dam Crisis

Historical records reveal the late Gov. Pat Brown misled voters about the cost of building the nation's tallest dam, ignored recommendations to delay construction and dismissed allegations that substandard materials were used to build the ambitious project. Sixty years before... Continue Reading →

Group Protests Removal of Statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee

A group that included a well-known white nationalist carried torches and chanted "you will not replace us" at a weekend protest in Virginia over plans to remove a monument of a Confederate general. The protesters on Saturday evening called on... Continue Reading →

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