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Gunman surrenders after fatal shooting on Las Vegas Strip

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Las Vegas police say the gunman in a fatal shooting on the Strip who barricaded himself inside a public bus has surrendered peacefully after shutting down the busy tourism corridor for hours. The standoff began about 11 a.m. Saturday with a shooting that killed one person and injured another. It happened on a double-decker bus on Las Vegas Boulevard near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino. University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said two people were taken to the hospital after the shooting. She said one died and the other was in fair condition. Police said that person suffered minor injuries. Las Vegas Police officer Larry Hadfield said just before 3:30 p.m. that the man had a handgun and …

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1 dead in shooting along Las Vegas Strip

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada — A hospital spokeswoman says one person has died in a shooting along the Las Vegas Strip. University Medical Center spokeswoman Danita Cohen said two people were taken to the hospital after the Saturday shooting. She said one person has died and the other is in fair condition. Police say a gunman has barricaded himself inside a bus, prompting a partial closure of the busy boulevard near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino. Police say they do not believe there are any other suspects. No further information was available. (Copyright ©2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Capitol Watch: April 1 deadline looms over NY budget vote

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(AP) — In this week’s New York state government news, it’s crunch time for lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the April 1 budget deadline approaches. Key decisions are likely on taxes, increased college tuition assistance and Uber’s upstate expansion. Meanwhile, ethics and election reforms may not make it in the final budget, which lawmakers and Cuomo, a Democrat, are now negotiating… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Suffolk County Historical Society plans ‘Kids’ Week,’ April 12 -14

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 The Suffolk County Historical Society has designed some fun kid-themed ways for young visitors to enjoy the museum. All the museum signage will have been temporarily re-interpreted for school-age children to be able to understand it better. There will be touch table educational stations for lots of hands-on experiences. A “historical play room” will be set up for children to relive what life in the olden days was really like for young-uns. They’ll be able to dress up in colonial garb, play with toys, crafts and games that children years ago amused themselves with. There will be a scavenger hunt with prizes for those finding the most artifacts on the list. Cookies and juice will be served. Admission for children …

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Belarus opposition protest: Several dozen detained at unauthorized ‘Freedom Day’ rally in Minsk

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Dozens of protesters have been detained following an unauthorized opposition protest, dubbed ‘Freedom Day,’ in Belarus’ capital, Minsk.About 500 people attempted to reach the gathering point – the Belarus Academy of Sciences – but were blocked by police. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/86za COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

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Roam free: A history of open-world gaming

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reader comments 0 Share this story Open-world video games bear the impossible promise—offering compelling, enjoyable open-endedness and freedom within the constraints of what is, by necessity of the medium, an extremely limited set of possible actions. These games provide a list of (predominantly violent) verbs that’s minuscule in comparison to the options you would face in identical real-life situations. Yet, we can’t get enough of them. In spite of their many obvious failings or limitations, we’ve been losing ourselves within open worlds for some 30-odd years. Today, nearly every big release is set in an open world. We delight in their unspoken possibility and shrug at their quirks. Those quirks, by the way, are not merely a consequence of current technology. The …

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Meet the Woman Who Can See With Her Ears

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The last thing twenty-one-year-old Pat Fletcher saw before the explosion was the chemical-filled steel tank beside her suddenly ballooning outward. With alarm she realized the plastic hose in her hand had grown unusually hot. Then the world flashed blindingly bright and turned a brilliant blue, the color of the flames engulfing her body. When she awoke, Pat thought she might be dreaming. The world around her was featureless and dark, as though she were lost in a gray, smoky fog. The sedatives and painkillers had something to do with it, as did the fact that her face was swathed in thick bandages. But soon a solemn doctor arrived at her bedside. And Pat learned there was something more. She had …

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What If You Held An African Summit And No Africans Could Come?

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Enlarge this image Photo illustration by David Malan/Getty Images The African Global Economic and Development Summit took place at the University of Southern California from March 16th to 18th. None of the approximately 60 invited guests from Africa were able to attend. The problem was that none of the African delegates were able to get U.S. visas. Humphrey Mutaasa from the mayor’s office in Kampala, Uganda, had organized a delegation of 11 business leaders from Uganda to attend the African Global Economic and Development Summit at the University of Southern California. He says it was a very high level group of leaders from private businesses, the Ugandan ministry of trade, chambers of commerce and the Kampala mayor’s office. “The delegation …

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When does a crime become an act of 'terrorism'? – Inside Story

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British police have said 52-year-old Khalid Masood was the man who carried out Wednesday’s attack outside the parliament in London. They have not confirmed that he was affiliated with any group, and have also not confirmed a motive. Nonetheless, the chief of counter-terrorism has called Masood a “terrorist”. When does a crime become an act of “terrorism”? Presenter: Sami Zeidan Guests: David Canter – criminal psychologist and director of the International Centre for Investigative Psychology at the University of Huddersfield. Adam Ragusea – journalist and visiting assistant professor at Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism. Emily Winterbotham – research fellow for the international security studies department at the Royal United Services Institute. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us …

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The Heat: Roundtable analyzes week's biggest stories Pt 2

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U.S President Donald Trump has withdrawn his healthcare bill after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. The last minute move was seen as a huge setback for Trump, who had promised to repeal and replace “Obamacare” from day one in office. Meanwhile, terrorism has Europeans on high alert after an attack in London, leaving 5 dead and dozens injured. The Heat roundtable discusses these headlines and more: Qinduo Xu is a political analyst with China Radio International. Afshin Molavi is a senior fellow with the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Leela Jacinto is a news reporter with France 24. Brian Becker is the national coordinator with the anti-war and civil rights activist group …

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China’s Baidu expands in Silicon Valley

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Chinese search giant Baidu is expanding its Silicon Valley footprint with a new office in Sunnyvale specifically for autonomous driving and AI research, the company announced today. With this expansion, company president and ex-Microsoft executive Ya-qin Zhang is taking on an additional title: chairman of Baidu USA. The company’s U.S. presence in part functions as a recruiting tool for computer scientists from top schools and startups. Baidu is so eager to bring AI talent to China that they’re reportedly offering scientists 15 percent raises to relocate there. However Baidu’s research team was recently dealt a noteworthy blow; Andrew Ng, the company’s chief scientist who joined from Google in 2014, is leaving the company.

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The Heat: Roundtable analyzes week's biggest stories Pt 1

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U.S President Donald Trump has withdrawn his healthcare bill after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. The last minute move was seen as a huge setback for Trump, who had promised to repeal and replace “Obamacare” from day one in office. Meanwhile, terrorism has Europeans on high alert after an attack in London, leaving 5 dead and dozens injured. The Heat roundtable discusses these headlines and more: Qinduo Xu is a political analyst with China Radio International. Afshin Molavi is a senior fellow with the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Leela Jacinto is a news reporter with France 24. Brian Becker is the national coordinator with the anti-war and civil rights activist group …

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Google’s Calico partners with new biotech firm to develop anti-aging and cancer drugs

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The Google-funded startup Calico, as with many of the tech-originating firms foraying into the life sciences, has a lofty goal: to tackle the spectrum of “aging-related” diseases, which encompasses everything from Parkinson’s to Alzheimer’s to cancer. While the outfit is notoriously cagey about its work, it’s certainly not shy about striking up partnerships. The latest one came on Thursday afternoon, when the biotech C4 Therapeutics announced a five-year research collaboration with Calico to develop drugs for “diseases of aging,” including cancer. There’s not a whole lot in the way of details. The firms will “leverage C4T’s expertise and capabilities in targeted protein degradation to jointly discover and advance small molecule protein degraders as therapeutic agents to remove certain disease-causing proteins,” …

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Double-amputee Marine veteran joins Suffolk County Police Department

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BRENTWOOD, Long Island — The wounded warrior is now a cop – and he’ll be walking the beat on titanium legs. Matias Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance corporal who lost his legs below the knee when he stepped on a hidden explosive in Afghanistan in 2011, is now a member of the Suffolk County Police Department. The 28-year-old graduated Friday from the Police Academy on Long Island following 29 weeks of training. He is now the first active-duty double-amputee police officer in the country. The 6-foot-1 (1.9-meter), 215-pound (98-kilogram) rookie passed all the physical training and other requirements just like any other recruit, including running a mile and a half in around 11 minutes. He begins patrols next …

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Face to Face with the Ghost of ISIS

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Abu Islam, whose real name is Mazan Nazhan Ahmed al-Obeidi, photographed by the author.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY ROBIN WRIGHT On a crisp spring day in March, in the northern city of Sulaymaniyah, I met Abu Islam, a senior ISIS leader nicknamed the Ghost of ISIS by Iraqi intelligence for his elusiveness. He was escorted into a small office with faux-wood paneling and no windows at the Special Forces Security Compound in Kurdistan. His hands were manacled in front of him; he was blindfolded by a dark hood pulled over his loose black Shirley Temple curls. Long sought by the Iraqi government, Abu Islam was notorious for running clandestine cells of suicide bombers—some of whom were as young as twelve—and carrying out covert …

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The Artist Sam McKinniss on Capturing Lorde in the Twilight

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At a time when pop music and mass culture are analyzed with feverish determination, Sam McKinniss’s work offers an alternative.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY DAN ALLEGRETTO Last year, the twenty-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde contacted the Brooklyn-based painter Sam McKinniss through mutual friends. She came to visit his studio in Bushwick, and then went to see his exhibition “Egyptian Violet,” which featured, among other works, a life-size oil painting, rendered with Symbolist intensity and high-classical technique, of Prince on a motorcycle. Soon after, she asked McKinniss if he would paint a portrait of her for the cover of her forthcoming album, “Melodrama.” The two artists are well suited; Lorde’s sonic palette is moody and electric, and she absorbs influences across genres and media; …

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Postscript: Trisha Brown

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The dancer and choreographer Trisha Brown died this week at the age of eighty.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY JACK MITCHELL / GETTY It is hard to imagine a body as mercurial as Trisha Brown’s—an organism so given to falling and rising, pinging and ponging, fairy-legged darting—being subject to death. But the beloved choreographer did die, at the age of eighty, on March 18th. This was not unexpected. She had suffered several small strokes, and in 2013 she had to leave her company. She couldn’t remember her work well enough to rehearse it. Brown was born and raised in Aberdeen, Washington. After graduating from Mills College, in Oakland, she found her way to New York, where, in a great bustle of activity, she and …

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Hate to Break It to Steve Mnuchin, But AI’s Already Taking Jobs

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Today, in 2017, the president’s top economic advisor said he had no worries about robots putting people out of work. “In terms of artificial intelligence taking over the jobs, I think we’re so far away from that that it’s not even on my radar screen,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told an audience in Washington. “I think it’s 50 or 100 more years.” Great! That’s a relief! President Trump can go back to horsing around on his big rig confident in the knowledge self-driving trucks won’t replace millions of drivers in a few years. Except Mnuchin’s wrong. Like super-wrong. Artificial intelligence is not only coming for jobs, the jobs it’s coming for are the precious few left over after old-school automation …

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Many Insurance Companies Stay Quiet On Health Care Debate

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With AHCA coming to the house floor for a highly anticipated vote, some of the biggest stake holders that are closely following the health care political circus are health insurance companies around the country. NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks with Professor Sabrina Corlette of the Center on Health Insurance Reforms at Georgetown University about what she has heard from the health care industry.

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Science Proves Trump’s Health Care Vote Ultimatum Was Never Going to Work

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President Donald Trump, who quite literally wrote the book on the art of the deal, has lost the first major negotiation of his presidency over the American Health Care Act. And it was his final strategic move that may have pushed the bill over the cliff. After tense negotiations with the House Freedom Caucus over the particulars of the bill Thursday, Trump called for an end to the bargaining and issued the reticent Republicans an ultimatum: Pass this bill, or Obamacare stays. “At some point, you either have a deal or you don’t,” said press secretary Sean Spicer Friday, explaining the president’s state of mind. Around the same time Spicer was briefing the press, House Speaker Paul Ryan rushed to …

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Google Assistant can now tell you when your groceries expire

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Roughly 15 new services have been added to Google Assistant this week including actions for IMDB movie ratings and others that tell you when the food in your fridge will expire and hear Jaden Smith quotes. Actions are like voice-only apps for Google Assistant, like skills are for Alexa and Cortana. Among the most noteworthy new actions is Chefling. You can already ask Google Assistant to add grocery items to a Google Keep shopping list, but Chefling does a few specific things for grocery shopping and keeping track of what’s in your kitchen. By sharing your grocery list with Chefling, the Google Home action or app can tell you when food in your fridge is likely to expire or suggest recipes based on ingredients in your kitchen. With the …

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Video Captures Student Saving Friend's Life

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A Wisconsin high school student is being called a hero for using the Heimlich maneuver to rescue a choking friend in the school cafeteria. School surveillance video shows the incident. (March 24) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent …

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LI LitFest set for Sunday

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The third annual Word Up: Long Island LitFest takes place Sunday, March 26 at the Madison Theater at Molloy College in Rockville Centre from 1 to 6 p.m., with introductory workshops on essay writing and storytelling at 12 p.m. It’s a day of author talks, readings, book sign-ins and workshops. Founder Claudia Gryvatz Copquin – she’s also a journalist, author and essayist – launched the festival to fill a void on Long Island after seeing there were no such regular author events in the region. “I’m an avid reader and a book lover and I’m thrilled to meet successful authors, so I was confident that other people here on Long Island would enjoy that as well,” she said. For the …

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John Legend's bag stolen at JFK Airport; Suspect charged with grand larceny

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JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) — A Queens man is facing grand larceny charges after allegedly stealing a bag belonging to John Legend at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Thursday. The Grammy- and Academy Award-winning singer had just arrived from France when 63-year-old Agustin Hilario swiped the Louis Vuitton bag from a luggage cart, which had been left momentarily unattended, according to District Attorney Richard Brown. When someone went to retrieve the bag, it was gone. Security footage allegedly showed Hilario approaching the cart and pushing it away from the area before removing the bag, which contained a pair of Cartier panther head cuff links with clear and green stones valued at $25,000, and leaving the scene. Hilario was reportedly identified …

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Carrie Fisher's role in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' will not change, Disney CEO says

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As fans prepare to honor Carrie Fisher this weekend, they’re learning more about what to expect from her posthumous film Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which comes out later this year. The iconic actress had already completed filming her role as General Leia Organa in the upcoming film before she passed away. Iger revealed at an event at the University of Southern California on Thursday that there would be no changes because of her death. “She appears throughout [Episode ] VIII, and what I can say about that is, she is in VIII, and we’re not changing VIII to deal with her passing,” he said. “Her performance, which we’re really pleased with, remains as it was in VIII.” Fisher will …

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Separated conjoined twins leave Valhalla hospital to chorus of applause

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VALHALLA, New York (WABC) — Twin sisters born conjoined at the tail bone have left the hospital in Westchester County where they underwent successful separation surgery in January.Ballenie and Bellanie Camacho have spent the last three months at Valhalla’s Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, which they departed from Friday to a chorus of applause and smiles from the family, friends, doctors and hospital staff who lined the exit.The twins, from the Dominican Republic, celebrated their first birthday last month just weeks after undergoing a 21-hour surgery separating them from their lower backs. They also shared a spinal cord, which made the surgery extremely challenging and complex. This was the first separation surgery ever performed on conjoined twins at Maria Fareri, and …

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Sandy Kenyon reviews 'Power Rangers'

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NEW YORK (WABC) — “Power Rangers” hits big screens this weekend more than 20 years after the original TV series first aired. And while the new movie is getting some attention for it’s diversity and inclusiveness — it features an LGBTQ superhero and one ranger with autism — the reviews aren’t exactly stellar. The real work of a movie critic is sitting through bad films, and this one is a real salary earner. You want to stay away from the worst, and “Power Rangers” is definitely in that category. After all, how can you enjoy a movie that makes fans wait 90 minutes before they all get into their suits? Bill Hader is adorable as a robot and Bryan Cranston …

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Debrief: Circular thoughts with James Hayward

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When last we Debriefed Applied DNA Sciences CEO James Hayward, the Stony Brook-based supply-chain, anti-counterfeiting, anti-theft and product-authentication company was forming a promising partnership with a national law-enforcement/security training organization and inching a toe into the Scandinavian auto theft prevention-and-recovery market. This week, as the biotech partners with textile manufacturer Loftex Home to launch the hot new CertainT platform, Hayward reports big gains in those maturing verticals and progress by Applied DNA’s all-star advisory board – two big parts of a master plan to reverse a string of subpar quarterly financials. The doctor’s orders: Major-league roster: We have brought on Bob Catell from KeySpan and National Grid, and Mehmood Khan from PepsiCo., and most recently Ray Kelly. Their experience really goes beyond …

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Watching college students react to their teen ‘react videos’ is a nice reminder that time waits for nobody

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Too Much Experience To Be Hired? Some Older Americans Face Age Bias

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Enlarge this image Blatant discrimination against older workers is illegal, but new research shows that it can be harder to get hired when you’re older. Aleutie/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption Aleutie/Getty Images/iStockphoto Most baby boomers say that they plan to keep working past conventional retirement age. But to do that, they have to get hired first. New research shows that can be harder when you’re older. The study was conducted by David Neumark and two other economists. He’s a professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine. They sent out 40,000 resumes for thousands of real jobs. The resumes for any given job were identical except for age. “The call-back rate — the rate by which employers contact …

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The Best Drones

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Our pick DJI Mavic Pro Our top pick combines easy flying, class-leading portability, good battery life, great image quality, three-axis stabilization, and great fail-safe features in a $1,000 package. The best camera is always the one you have with you, and drones are no exception: The DJI Mavic Pro’s extraordinary portability means you’ll bring it to more places, so you’ll get better shots. Because it measures just 3.3 by 3.3 by 7.8 inches and weighs 1.6 pounds when fully folded, you can take it almost anywhere—simply unfold everything, and you’re good to go. We got approximately 19 minutes of flight time in our tests, and its 4-mile operating range extends farther than the eye can see. It comes with a …

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How ISPs can sell your Web history—and how to stop them

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Enlarge Getty Images | KrulUA reader comments 11 Share this story The US Senate yesterday voted to eliminate privacy rules that would have forced ISPs to get your consent before selling Web browsing history and app usage history to advertisers. Within a week, the House of Representatives could follow suit, and the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission last year would be eliminated by Congress. So what has changed for Internet users? In one sense, nothing changed this week, because the requirement to obtain customer consent before sharing or selling data is not scheduled to take effect until at least December 4, 2017. ISPs didn’t have to follow the rules yesterday or the day before, and they won’t ever have to follow them if …

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Family business

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Back in 1997, the New York Jets came within inches of grabbing a quarterback who could have rewritten their history – financial and football – on his way to the hall of fame. The Jets had the first pick and Peyton Manning was graduating from the University of Tennessee. Jets Coach and General Manager Bill Parcells spoke with Archie Manning, the former New Orleans Saints quarterback and Manning’s father. “Coach Parcells at the time spoke with my dad,” Peyton Manning told an audience of 1,200 at the recent Long Island Association Spring Luncheon. “Having a chance to play for Bill Parcells is a once in a lifetime opportunity.” LIA CEO Kevin Law interviewed the brothers, asking why Peyton, who graduated …

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How Can You Measure How Much Pain a Baby Feels?

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When a baby is born early, their first months of life can be hectic and painful. Doctors can implant breathing tubes, and perform multiple surgeries as the baby’s young organs continue developing. Up until the ’80s though, one major element of that hospital experience was missing: pain medication and anesthesia. Preemies undergoing open heart surgery might receive a paralytic, but no more, because doctors believed that newborns either couldn’t feel pain or didn’t remember it. Clinicians’ practice flipped in the late ’80s after a key review paper compiled the overwhelming evidence of physiological traces of pain, and today preemies get anesthesia and opioids just like any other patient. But that practice just got more complicated. In December, the FDA mandated …

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LIer found guilty in defrauding S. Korean school of $5.5M

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A Long Island man was found guilty this week in defrauding a South Korean Christian missionary school of $5.5 million, spending that money on luxury cars, a 110-day gambling trip and more, authorities said. William Cosme, also known as Willliam Cosmo, of Jericho, was convicted after a one-week trial on two counts of fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York. “As a unanimous jury swiftly concluded after trial, William Cosme duped and defrauded a South Korean international school out of $5.5 million, money the school needed to carry out its mission of educating children,” Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said, in a statement. “Cosme then took this stolen money and spent it lavishly …

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The Detonation Detectives

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On the morning of March 6th, local time, at least four missiles were prepped for launch in North Korea. The missiles were transported to a field, and hefted upright in truck-mounted canisters. Lined up in a row against a backdrop of mountains, the engines fired and the missiles took off almost but not quite simultaneously, trailing skirts of flames behind them. They flew about 620 miles to splash down in the Sea of Japan — some of them falling less than 200 miles from Japan’s northwest shore. The test launch escalated rising military tensions already heightened by ongoing US and South Korean military exercises. On Monday evening, the US started its deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) …

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Fake news successfully mitigated in social media study

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A team of researchers has successfully demonstrated a method of mitigating fake news on social media networks by combining reinforcement learning with a point process network activity model. Because flagging, fact-checking and reporting news as ‘fake’ or suspect requires a high degree of human oversight, researchers from Georgia Tech and Georgia State University propose that fake news be mitigated by increasing a user’s exposure to real news. In the study, increasing exposure to real news is optimized using a specifically generated algorithm, which requires very little human oversight after implementation. This strategy is intended to combat the proliferation of fake news by expanding the reach of real news throughout the social network. This method had promising results during a simulation …

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After an Immigration Raid, a City’s Students Vanish

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In Las Cruces, New Mexico, fear of Donald Trump’s immigration policies has kept some students home from school.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY EROS HOAGLAND / REDUX David Morales teaches social studies at Mayfield High School, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, a city of a hundred thousand people, located fifty miles north of the Mexican border. Some of his students are the children of undocumented immigrants, and a few of them might even be undocumented themselves. He doesn’t know which ones, exactly, and he doesn’t care. “When they’re in my classroom, I’m there to teach them,” he told me recently. “I make a point of not knowing, unless the student wants me to.” His classes are small, with around twenty students each, and when …

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Jericho Man Convicted of Scamming $5M from School

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A Jericho man was convicted Thursday of conning a Christian missionary school in South Korea of $5.5 million that he spent on luxury cars and a Las Vegas gambling spree in 2011. A Manhattan federal jury found William Cosme guilty of identity theft and wire fraud following a week-long trial. “William Cosme duped and defrauded a South Korean international school out of $5.5 million, money the school needed to carry out its mission of educating children,” said Joon Kim, the acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. “Cosme then took this stolen money and spent it lavishly on himself, including on a Lamborghini, a Ferrari, and a Cadillac Escalade, not to mention a 110-day gambling spree.” Prosecutors …

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Research Suggests a Possible Role for a Storm of “Jumping Genes” in ALS

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Research Suggests a Possible Role for a Storm of “Jumping Genes” in ALS Dr. Josh Dubnau aside a large image of brain cells of the fruit fly displaying transposon activation. Stony Brook, NY – March 24, 2017 – By inserting an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-linked human gene called TDP-43 into fruit flies, researchers at Stony Brook University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory discovered a potential role for ‘transposons’ in the disease.  Transposons, which are also called ‘jumping genes’ because they jump from place to place within DNA, are virus-like entities that fill most of the spaces between genes in an organism. The new research demonstrates that these transposons are no longer effectively inhibited, resulting in a storm of jumping genes, …

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Schumer: Judge Gorsuch Will Need 60 Senate Votes to Reach the Supreme Court

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While President Trump has his hands full lining up support from House Republicans for his overthrow of Obamacare, Senate Democrats have taken a clear stand against his nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, raising the stakes for his confirmation. On Thursday, after three days of listening to his “lack of candor” at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) said his party plans to filibuster Gorsuch, which means that the conservative Colorado jurist will likely have to hurdle the 60-vote threshold to take his seat on the High Court. Right now Democrats are in the minority with only 48 Senators, leaving the Republicans with 52. “After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot …

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Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

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Enlarge this image House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, says the latest version of the GOP bill would let states decide on required benefits. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption toggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average person’s upfront insurance costs, such as premiums and deductibles, say analysts on both sides of the debate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But it will likely also induce insurers to offer much skimpier plans, potentially excluding the gravely ill, and putting consumers at greater financial risk if they need care. As part of the push by House …

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Walmart wants to help you watch your old DVDs and Blu-Rays online in HD

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Get out your old DVDs and Blu-Rays that are gathering dust at home. Walmart said Thursday that people can now use its Vudu app to convert their existing DVDs and Blu-Rays into digital movies that they can watch online. Vudu is Walmart’s video streaming service that it bought in 2010 for a reported $100 million. Unlike other online streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime, Vudo customers pay no monthly subscription fee, but can instead rent or buy individual titles to watch online. In order to convert disks into digital, Vudo users scan the barcodes on the DVD or Blue-Ray boxes with the Vudo apps, and then choose whether to convert the disks into standard or high-quality streaming files. A …

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Tech Bigwigs Know How Addictive Their Products Are. Why Don’t the Rest of Us?

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In late 2010, Steve Jobs told New York Times journalist Nick Bilton that his children had never used the iPad. “We limit how much technology our kids use in the home.” Bilton discovered that other tech giants imposed similar restrictions. Chris Anderson, the former editor of WIRED, enforced strict time limits on every device in his home, “because we have seen the dangers of technology firsthand.” His five children were never allowed to use screens in their bedrooms. Evan Williams, a founder of Blogger, Twitter, and Medium, bought hundreds of books for his two young sons, but refused to give them an iPad. And Lesley Gold, the founder of an analytics company, imposed a strict no-screen-time-during-the-week rule on her kids. …

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SoftBank’s autonomous vehicle joint venture, SB Drive, nabs Yahoo Japan as a new investor

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Yahoo Japan has invested 490 million yen ($4.4 million) into SB Drive, an autonomous vehicle joint venture established in Japan last year by telecom giant SoftBank and research company Advanced Smart Mobility. SoftBank also extended its investment by another 190 million yen ($1.7 million), taking its total stake to 510 million yen ($4.6 million) following its share purchase last April, according to a statement issued earlier today. The ultimate aim of SB Drive is to “commercialize smart mobility services that utilize self-driving technologies,” with a specific focus on community services such as designated bus routes between towns and cities. In its short lifespan so far, SB Drive has been carrying out trials of a fixed-route bus service, as well as a truck convoy for freight transportation. In late …

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Libraries are hosting 'stuffed animal sleepovers' to encourage kids to read

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This story originally appeared on Babble and is reprinted with permission. While it’s not widely known, for the last several years, libraries across the globe have been hosting “Stuffed Animal Sleepovers” in the children’s section to encourage an early love of reading. And it’s even more adorable than it sounds. Here’s how it works: Kids bring their favorite stuffed pal to the library (researchers say it’s best if they choose one they’re especially attached to). Then librarians usually lead the kids in a story time circle with their favorite toy. After that, it’s time for the kids to say goodbye and goodnight — but they leave their little buddy behind for the overnight library party. Once the doors are shut, …

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Peconic Bay Medical Center adds to is leadership team with a brand new post: vice president for clinical transformation

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Peconic Bay Medical Center has a vice president for clinical transformation. It’s a newly created position that Peconic Bay has tapped the former president of Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital to fill. Somerville lives on Long Island and prior to joining the Mount Sinai Health System in 2014 was executive director of Northwell Health’s North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Somerville, an R.N., will oversee the implementation of advanced clinical services at PBMC, beginning with the construction and development of the $60 million PBMC critical care tower, Peconic Bay Medical Center said in a statement. The tower will house the Kanas Regional Heart Center, a cardiac care facility that will include cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology suites. “We are pleased and …

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Can Arianna Huffington Save Uber?

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Enlarge this image Ariana Huffington speaks on stage during a conference in 2016 in New York City. She’s taking a bigger role at Uber. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Uber is in crisis. This week the president resigned, after just six months on the job. Morale has been shaken, following a damning account of sexual harassment. The board of directors is so concerned about the CEO’s ability to lead, they’re looking for a No. 2 to help steer the company. And now — in a curious plot twist — media mogul Arianna Huffington is emerging as chief of Uber’s campaign for culture change. The company decided to hold a conference call on Tuesday with reporters. …

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GOP Resurrects A Bill From 2003 To Help Small Firms Buy Health Insurance

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Enlarge this image Matt Kenyon/Ikon Images/Getty Images In a bid to improve the health insurance purchasing clout of small businesses, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives dusted off a piece of controversial legislation more than a decade old and passed it this week as part of their effort to remake the market after they throw out the Affordable Care Act. The bill, the Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017, had the support of 232 Republicans and 4 Democrats. It now heads to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain, experts say. The earlier bill, which passed the House in 2003 but didn’t advance, was widely panned by groups representing consumers, providers, the health insurance industry and state officials. …

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Liu Zhiqin talks about Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2017

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To talk more about the forum and Asia’s economic growth, CGTN’s Elaine Reyes spoke to Senior Fellow Liu Zhiqin from Renmin University of China. Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenews Subscribe to CGTN America on YouTube Follow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtnamericaFacebook: @cgtnamericaGoogle+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CGTN «« Washington, DC (and greater area)• MHz – Channel 3• COMCAST (Xfinity) – Channel 273• FIOS – Channel 277 New York City• Time Warner – Channel 134• FiOS (Verizon) – Channel 277 Los Angeles• Charter Cable – Channel 562• Time Warner – Channel 155 Satellite Nationwide• DISH TV – Channel 279

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Double-amputee Marine veteran to graduate from Suffolk County Police Academy

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BRENTWOOD, Long Island (WABC) — A Marine veteran who lost both his legs after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan will become one of the first active-duty double-amputee police officers in the country on Friday. Former Lance Corporal Matias Ferreira will graduate from the Suffolk County Police Academy after completing 29 weeks of training. He was also elected by his fellow graduates as the class president and will be the class speaker during the ceremony. The 28-year-old veteran had both legs below the knees amputated after he unknowingly stepped on a 30-pound IED during a tour of duty in 2011. Following the amputations, Ferreira underwent a year of rehabilitation while acclimating to his prosthetic legs. He then joined the Wounded …

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Marine veteran in Long Island to become first double-amputee police officer in nation

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BRENTWOOD, Long Island (WABC) — A Marine veteran who lost both his legs after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan will become the first active-duty double-amputee police officer in the country on Friday. Lance Corporal Matias Ferreira will graduate from the Suffolk County Police Academy after completing 29 weeks of training. He was also elected by his fellow graduates as the class president and will also be the class speaker during the ceremony. The 28-year-old veteran had both legs below the knees amputated after he unknowingly stepped on a 30-pound IED during a tour of duty in 2011. Following the amputations, Ferreira underwent a year of rehabilitation while acclimating to his prosthetic legs. He then joined the Wounded Warrior Amputee …

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Peru's worst weather in two decades leaves 84 dead and 110,000 homeless

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Abnormally high sea temperatures have unleashed the worst heavy rains and flooding in Peru in two decades. So far this year, officials say 84 people have been killed, 21 are missing and more than 110,000 left homeless. Authorities have closed schools as more than half the country is under a state of emergency. CGTN’s Dan Collyns reports from the Peruvian capital, Lima.

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Microsoft engineer Rico Mariani is leaving after 29 years

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Microsoft veteran Rico Mariani today announced that he’ll be leaving the company after almost three decades. Mariani has worked on Edge, Internet Explorer, Sidewalk, and multiple releases of Visual Studio. He developed a following inside and outside Microsoft over the years through his blog, Performance Tidbits. The blog’s name points to his longtime focus on making software work faster. He came to be known as a performance preacher. Now he’s leaving. “My last day at Microsoft will be tomorrow, 3/24/2017,” he wrote today. “I’m not sure I will actually lose access to this blog because of the way authorization happens but I think it would be a bad idea for me to keep using it because of it’s strong affiliation …

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St. Isidore School annual ladies’ luncheon scheduled for April 8

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St. Isidore School will be welcoming in spring with its annual ladies’ luncheon on April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue. The menu includes an appetizer, salad, the entree and dessert. Tickets for the event are $50 for adults and $25 for children from 5 to 12 years old. There will be a 50/50 raffle, a Chinese auction and a grand prize raffle for a Disney hopper ticket. Click here to download the reservation form. Return reservation with name and payment to St. Isidore School, 515 Marcy Avenue, Riverhead.

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The Heat: London attacks raise questions about ISIL Pt 2

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An attacker using a knife and a car killed four and wounded dozens at the British Parliament and nearby Westminster Bridge. ISIL has claimed responsibility for the attack, calling the assailant one of its “soldiers.” To discuss the London attack and the global fight against ISIL: Sean O’Grady is deputy managing editor of The Independent. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is a senior fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Haroon Siddiqui is editorial page editor emeritus at the Toronto Star. Raza Rumi is a scholar-in-residence at Ithaca College.

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Transgender testimonial – what it means to be non-binary

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While the motivations behind gender identifications are different for everyone, CBSN Originals offers a glimpse into why one college freshman identifies as non-binary. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B —CBSN is the …

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Peter M. Coleman, 75

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Peter M. Coleman, a lifelong resident of Mattituck, died March 22, 2017. He was 75 years old. He was born in Greenport Hospital in 1941, the son of Cyril and Elizabeth (Duryee) Coleman. He graduated from Mattituck High School in 1959 and SUNY Delhi in 1961. After graduation, he served for two years in the U.S. Army,  from which he was honorably discharged. He and his new wife Sandy moved back to Mattituck where he joined North Fork Bank & Trust Co as a commercial lender. He graduated from the Stonier School of Banking, Rutgers University in 1973. After 25 years with North Fork Bank, he joined Riverhead Savings Bank for 5 years. He then retired after 18 years with Bridgehampton National …

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Rick Perry was not pleased with a Texas A&M election

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry condemned the results of the Texas A&M University election for student-body president, saying it was “stolen outright.” Perry shared his views on the election in a column titled “Did A&M favor diversity over right to due process?” that was published in the Thursday edition of the Houston Chronicle. Be Smarter. Faster. More Colorful and get the full story at http://usat.ly/2oaC4dU ***************************************************************************Want even more?Subscribe to USA TODAY’s YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/USATODAY…Like USA TODAY on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usatodayFollow USA TODAY on Twitter: https://twitter.com/USATODAYFollow USA TODAY on Instagram: https://instagram.com/usatoday/

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London attacker identified as Khalid Masood; ISIS group claims responsibility

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LONDON — Authorities on Thursday identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism – but was not currently on a terrorism watch list. As millions of Londoners returned to work a day after a rampage that killed four victims and injured at least 30, British Prime Minister Theresa May had a message for other attackers: “We are not afraid.” “Today we meet as normal – as generations have done before us, and as future generations will continue to do,” she said to lawmakers’ cheers in the House of Commons. PHOTOS: UK Parliament in lockdown …

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Professor John Mueller talks about London attack

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Published on Mar 23, 2017 For more on the London terror attack, CGTN’s Mike Walter spoke to author John Mueller. He also teaches Political Science at the International Security Studies program at Ohio State University. Category License Standard YouTube License

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The Heat: London attacks raise questions about ISIL Pt 1

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An attacker using a knife and a car killed four and wounded dozens at the British Parliament and nearby Westminster Bridge. ISIL has claimed responsibility for the attack, calling the assailant one of its “soldiers.” To discuss the London attack and the global fight against ISIL: Sean O’Grady is deputy managing editor of The Independent. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is a senior fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Haroon Siddiqui is editorial page editor emeritus at the Toronto Star. Raza Rumi is a scholar-in-residence at Ithaca College.

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Jakarta School Brawl – 101 East

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On the streets of Jakarta, Indonesia, hundreds of middle and high school pupils arm themselves with deadly weapons to fight rival gangs from other schools. These brawls can last for hours, leaving blood and bodies in their aftermath. The violence is extreme, but the motivations are muddy. In this episode of 101 East, we talk to the teenagers on the frontline, their parents, teachers and the police about why so many otherwise regular kids are willing to fight and even kill their fellow pupils. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Mother of student at Rockville HS speaks out about rape case

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Kimberly Allman, whose son attends Rockville High School, on the rape case at the school involving an illegal immigrant.

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News networks ignore high school rape case?

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Democratic strategist Jessica Tarlov and Mark Serrano, former campaign director for President George H.W. Bush, on the media’s coverage of a rape case at a Maryland high school.

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Google takes Symantec to the woodshed for mis-issuing 30,000 HTTPS certs

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Enlarge Nyttend reader comments 3 Share this story In a severe rebuke of one of the biggest suppliers of HTTPS credentials, Google Chrome developers announced plans to drastically restrict transport layer security certificates sold by Symantec-owned issuers following the discovery they have issued more than 30,000 certificates. Effective immediately, Chrome plans to stop recognizing the extended validation status of all certificates issued by Symantec-owned certificate authorities, Ryan Sleevi, a software engineer on the Google Chrome team, said Thursday in an online forum. Extended validation certificates are supposed to provide enhanced assurances of a site’s authenticity by showing the name of the validated domain name holder in the address bar. Under the move announced by Sleevi, Chrome will immediately stop displaying …

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18-year-old with American-Israeli citizenship arrested in threats against Jewish centers

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An 18-year-old man with dual American-Israeli citizenship was arrested in Israel as a suspect in many of the bomb threats against Jewish centers. The teen has been in custody, but a gag order was lifted on the case Thursday. The arrest came after Israeli law enforcement worked with the FBI and other agencies. The teen lives in Israel. An Israeli National Police spokesman said the teen “is a main suspect behind the numerous amount of threats which were made to different Jewish communities and organizations around the world.” According to an official briefed on the case, the suspect is Jewish and the motive behind the threat is unclear. He was deemed insufficiently mentally stable to be drafted into the Israeli …

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Watch Workflow’s original pitch in 2014

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Workflow, the well liked automation app that Apple just picked up through an acquisition, got its start in 2014 at a hackathon in Michigan, of all places. Nick Frey, Conrad Kramer, Veeral Patel, and Ari Weinstein built the app in January 2014, for a Major League Hacking student member hackathon hosted by the University of Michigan. Judges evaluated contributions from 604 people, taking into consideration usefulness, originality, technical difficulty, and design. Workflow won the hackathon’s grand prize and was named the best iOS app there. Among other things, the team took home iPad Mini tablets with Retina displays and 128GB of storage — courtesy of Apple. Within a few months, they published Workflow on the App Store. And the rest …

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GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

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Enlarge this image The General Services Administration says President Trump is legally entitled to hold a lease for a hotel in a federal government-owned building, regardless of what critics say. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP President Trump got good news on Thursday from the federal agency that oversees the three-year-old lease on his five-star hotel in Washington, D.C. The General Services Administration said in a letter that the Trump Organization is in “full compliance” with the lease on the luxury hotel that’s located just blocks from the White House. Many ethics and contract experts have called upon GSA to end the lease, noting that the contract language specifically says no “elected official of the Government of the …

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Buddhist meditation center in contract to purchase historic Grange Hall

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After a long and varied history of uses, the historic Grange Hall on Sound Avenue in Northville is now slated to become a Buddhist meditation center and community hub. The 186-year-old Grange Hall is in contract to be sold to the Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center, presently located in Port Jefferson. “We’re excited,” Anthony Manetta, a member of the Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center said in a phone interview Monday. The second floor of the two-story building will be devoted to the practice of Buddhism and meditation; the first floor will be used to serve the community, hosting things like AA meetings, he said. The meditation center expects to finalize the sale some time in late April and open on …

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Prosecutor: Targeted killing of black man in NYC 'most likely an act of terrorism'

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MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — Prosecutors said the targeted murder of a black man by a self-proclaimed white supremacist in New York City was most likely an act of terrorism. James Harris Jackson, 28, of Balimore, Maryland, appeared in a Manhattan courtroom for his arraignment Thursday. He was formally charged with second-degree murder, but Prosecutor Joan Iluzzi-Orbon said the charges are expected to be upgraded once the case goes before a grand jury. “The defendant was motivated purely by hatred,” Iluzzi-Orbon said. “Additional charges could include murder in the first degree, as this was most likely an act of terrorism.” During the hearing, Jackson looked about the room with a curious expression on his face but said nothing. He was escorted …

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Google and Howard University launch residency program for black engineers

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Silicon Valley Would Rather Cure Death Than Make Life Worth Living

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Silicon Valley is coming for death. But it’s looking in the wrong place. After disrupting the way we love, communicate, travel, work, and even eat, technologists believe they can solve the ultimate problem. Perennially youthful Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced last year a $3 billion initiative to obliterate human disease. Among his many crusades, Paypal co-founder and Trump advisor Peter Thiel aims to end mortality. (“Basically, I’m against it,” he has said.) Alphabet has a whole company devoted to curing this most intractable of inconveniences. And they aren’t necessarily crazy to try. Since the 19th century, average life expectancies have risen for everyone (though not at equal rates) thanks to advances in science and technology. …

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PHOTOS: What's on the menu this season at Citi Field?

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NYPD: Suspect targeting black men in NYC was white supremacist Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan Utah man killed, wife seriously injured in London terror attack London attacker ID’d; ISIS group claims responsibility Car runs into side of school in East New York

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Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan

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GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes. The bill could still come to a vote in coming days, but canceling Thursday’s vote was a significant defeat. It came on the seven-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act, years that Republicans have devoted to promising repeal. Those promises helped them keep control of …

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Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to President Trump, Paul Ryan

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WASHINGTON — GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes. The bill could still come to a vote in coming days, but canceling Thursday’s vote was a significant defeat. It came on the seven-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act, years that Republicans have devoted to promising repeal. Those promises helped them keep …

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The winds of war swirl around off-shore turbines

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By GREGORY ZELLER // As a concept, ocean-based wind-energy harvesting is gaining momentum on Long Island – but don’t expect completely smooth sailing for the increasingly popular form of alternative-energy generation. Although wind farms are rising around the globe and contributing ever-larger percentages of the electricity flowing through international energy grids, the “green” projects often face stiff opposition –  ironically, from environmentalists, and often from commercial fishermen who say the ocean-based platforms disrupt natural breeding grounds and threaten their livelihoods. Several Long Island anglers, for instance, have thrown their lines into a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Management, aimed at stopping wind-farm developments off the New York and New Jersey coasts. Despite the rough seas, Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology …

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GOP Considers Gutting Maternity & Preventive Services to Secure House Votes

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President Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and overhaul health care in America faces its biggest test yet when lawmakers hold a vote on repealing Obamacare Thursday night at the earliest—although it could be delayed until Friday morning. As of Thursday morning, House Republicans were still on a mission to recruit undecided lawmakers who’ve held out for a variety of reasons. A group of about two dozen hard-line Republicans wants to further gut mandates imposed by the ACA, while more moderate lawmakers have expressed concern about how a change to Medicaid funding would impact their states. The fight may come down to a provision in the ACA requiring health care plans to cover a range of benefits, including pregnancy, …

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PHOTOS: Remembering the victims of the terror attack in Great Britain

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Three people were killed and at least 30 people were injured in the attack in Westminster. The dead included, British police officer Keith Palmer, 48, who was stabbed repeatedly, an American tourist who was celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary and a school administrator. Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement Thursday saying Palmer was “a husband, a father … he was every inch a hero.

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Prospects dim for vote on Republican health care bill in House

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WASHINGTON — Prospects for the Republicans’ showcase health care bill looked grimmer by the minute Thursday as President Donald Trump failed to get a deal with a bloc of balky conservatives, leaving the legislation short of votes in the House. GOP leaders were meeting behind closed doors to determine next steps, but with moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers also bailing on the legislation, it looked increasingly unlikely the vote planned for later Thursday would happen. The bill could still come to a vote in coming days, but canceling Thursday’s vote would amount to a significant political setback for Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan in the first major legislative test of Trump’s young presidency. It comes on the seven-year anniversary to the …

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5 fun facts about giraffes!

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NYPD: Suspect targeting black men in NYC was white supremacist Utah man killed, wife seriously injured in London terror attack London attacker ID’d; ISIS group claims responsibility Car runs into side of school in East New York Prospects dim for vote on GOP health care bill in House

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Harlem Globetrotter visits teacher known for unique handshakes

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The teacher known for his unique handshakes with students brought in a surprise guest to fill-in. Barry White Jr., a fifth grade English teacher at Ashley Park K-8 School, brought in Harlem Globetrotter star Zeus to school so that he could do the now-famous handshakes with the kids. White became an internet sensation after coming up with the idea to greet each one of his students with a unique handshakes inspired by their individual personalities. Video of White’s idea went viral.

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The Claustrophobic Paranoia of Walt Whitman’s Lost Novel

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CreditILLUSTRATION BY KAYE BLEGVAD This week Page-Turner is publishing a series on Walt Whitman. Previously, Jia Tolentino wrote about an unusual use of Whitman’s poetry at a drug court in Alabama, Dan Piepenbring wrote on Whitman’s rediscovered men’s-health columns, and Jeffrey Yang wrote on Whitman and the sea. Late one night last May, Zachary Turpin, a graduate student in the English department at the University of Houston, sat in bed next to his sleeping wife and daughter, hunting for lost works by Walt Whitman on his laptop. Turpin has spent untold hours poring over journals, letters, and other ephemera in the Walt Whitman Archive, noticing the poet’s distinctive phrases and cadences; that night, he was searching through old newspapers, hoping to find echoes of …

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At AERTC, expansion (maybe) and the winds of war

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By GREGORY ZELLER // There’s an overload at the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center. With demand edging supply and its incubators overflowing, Stony Brook University’s hub of academia, research and commercial energy production is looking to expand. The AERTC’s incubator programs now host eight tenants with next-level energy-efficiency aspirations – and they’d like to welcome more, according to AERTC Chairman Robert Catell, who this week teased the possibility of future constructon. “The good news is, we’re out of space,” Catell told Innovate LI. “The bad news is, we’re out of space.” While those eight tenants are at various points on the commercialization spectrum, most are not extremely close to commercial independence – and certainly, none are especially eager to …

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NYPD: Suspect who came to NYC to kill black men belonged to white supremacist group

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MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — Police are looking into the background of a man who surrendered Tuesday in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man in Midtown Manhattan. James Harris Jackson, 28, of Maryland, who police said traveled to New York City with the intent of attacking and killing black men, told them he was a member of a white supremacist group. According to the New York City Police Department, he detailed his racist views in a manifesto on his laptop computer, “explaining his desire and plans.” Police said they are trying to understand Jackson’s motives. He brought his laptop to New York, and police are waiting for a search warrant to examine it. The New York Times is reporting …

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Teen's 'cheesy' promposal to girl with Down syndrome goes viral

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NEWTON, KANSAS — Shaedon Wedel and his “cheesy” promposal to his best friend’s sister has gone viral. Shaedon, a senior at Newton High School, hatched the plan with his best friend, Carson. Carson originally was going to take his sister, Carlie, to the prom. After Carson started a relationship, Shaedon said plans changed, and instead, he made himself available as Carlie’s date. Why Doritos? Shaedon says that Carlie loves them, so he decided to use that as inspiration for the T-shirt. “I know I’m NACHO your typical Doritos but…” said the front of the shirt adorned with the snack’s logo. On the back, it read, “I’m going to be CHEESY and ask: WILL YOU GO TO PROM WITH ME?” Carlie, …

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Spying claim by intelligence chair renews fight over Russia probe

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WASHINGTON — The House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized to his Democratic colleagues on Thursday, yet publicly defended his decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intercepts that he says swept up communications of the president’s transition team. GOP Rep. Devin Nunes’ decision to disclose the information before talking to committee members outraged Democrats and raised questions about the independence of the panel’s probe of Russian interference into the 2016 election and possible contacts between Trump associates and Russia. “It was a judgment call on my part,” Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told reporters Thursday morning. “Sometimes you make the right decision, sometimes you make wrong decision.” A congressional aide familiar with Nunes’ meeting said the …

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Shielding MAC addresses from stalkers is hard and Android fails miserably at it

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Enlarge Christiaan Colen reader comments 9 Share this story In early 2015, architects of Google’s Android mobile operating system introduced a new feature that was intended to curtail the real-time tracking of smartphones as their users traversed retail stores, city streets, and just about anywhere else. A recently published research paper found that the measure remains missing on the vast majority of Android phones and is easily defeated on the relatively small number of devices that do support it. Like all Wi-Fi-enabled devices, smartphones are constantly scanning their surroundings for available access points, and with each probe, they send a MAC—short for media access control—address associated with the handset. Throughout most of the history of Wi-Fi, the free exchange of …

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South Texas school board gives Exxon $1.2 billion tax break

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(AP) — A South Texas school board has approved an estimated $1.2 billion in tax breaks to entice Exxon Mobil Corp. and its Saudi partner to build a $9.3 billion petrochemical plant within its district along the Texas Gulf Coast. The six-member Gregory-Portland Independent School District board’s unanimous vote late Tuesday adds to a $210 million tax package passed a day earlier by San Patricio… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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New 'Snowball Earth' theory could change how we understand extreme climate

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Researchers at Harvard University are changing the way we think about Earth’s largest glaciation event, “Snowball Earth.” Find out how Earth’s most chilling event took place. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/techinsiderINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessins…TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/

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Somebody Just Buy the ISS Already

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Two hundred and twenty miles above Earth flies the International Space Station, a $70 billion1 engineering marvel that no one has any idea what to do with. Short term, sure: astronauts, science, zero-gravity viral videos. Longer term, spending $3 billion to $4 billion annually to keep the ISS running conflicts with NASA’s other ambitions, like visiting Mars. Congress holds NASA’s purse strings, so ultimately the decision lies with that august body. Yesterday, a congressional subcommittee heard four space experts testify on the relative merits of saving vs. scrapping the space station (or at least, the US portion of it). The hearing yielded few new insights. But there’s one simple answer that no one at the meeting really discussed: Sell the ISS to someone …

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Israeli-American Arrested for Wave of JCC Threats

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An Israeli-American teenager was arrested in Israel on Thursday as the main suspect behind scores of threats to Jewish Community Centers across the United States, according to reports. A spokesman for the Israeli police confirmed the arrest in a Tweet Thursday morning but did not identify the suspect. He said the suspect is 19 years old and had allegedly made threats to “Jewish organizations, communities & JCC bomb threats in US.” The suspect reportedly holds dual American and Israeli citizenship. Authorities have not yet released a motive. Authorities in Israel collaborated with the FBI during the investigation, the spokesman said. American law enforcement agencies had been looking into the threats for months. The Anti-Defamation League said there had been 165 …