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TechNews for the week: April 27; April 25; April 23;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Chemical weapons coverup suspected in Syria as inspectors remain blocked; Inspectors enter Syrian city after suspected chemical attack killed at least 43, prompted allied airstrike;
Sunni and Shia struggle with Iraq's reconciliation process;
North Korea Says U.S. Must Stop Defending Israel, Which is 'Destroying' Middle East;
Under pressure to show results on North Korea, Trump the showman can't stop raising the bar for success;
White House privately skeptical of North Korea's plans to freeze nuclear testing;
Mysterious factory underscores challenge of verifying North Korea's promises to end nuclear program;
Kim Jong Un walks across border to meet South Korean president, the first time a North Korean leader has visited the South;
North and South Korea agree to work toward 'joint goal' of denuclearizing their peninsula; China, Feeling Left Out, Has Plenty to Worry About in North Korea-U.S. Talks;
The shadow war between Israel and Iran takes center stage; Foreign minister warns Iran will restart 'nuclear activities' if U.S. withdraws from accord;
Trump, Macron call for new nuclear deal with Iran; Trump asked Netanyahu if he actually cares about peace; Israel will hit Tehran if Iran attacks Tel Aviv;
Is vetting center to screen foreigners 'extreme' enough to end travel ban;
Federal judge: Trump administration must accept new DACA applications; Supreme Court's conservative justices appear to back Trump's authority for immigrant ban;
Trump threatens to punish countries that don't support North American World Cup bid;
Trump ramps up personal cell phone use; faces new round of security questions over his cell phone; Democrats Raise Security Concerns About Trump's Cell Phone Usage;
Trump Plan Would Cut Back Health Care Protections for Transgender People;
Trump keeps saying he's innocent. So why does he keep sounding like he's guilty;
Democrats fear Grassley's amendment to special counsel bill will let GOP tip off Trump about Mueller's probe ;
House Republicans accuse U.S. intelligence community of 'significant ... tradecraft failings' in report on Russian interference;
Giuliani reopens negotiations about presidential interview with Mueller but cautions special counsel that Trump remains resistant;
Russian Lawyer in Trump Tower Meeting Was Kremlin 'Informant,' Natalia Veselnitskaya Now Admits;
Judge Scraps Manafort Suit Seeking to Restrain Robert Mueller;
Sessions says Trump has power to pardon anyone without approval of U.S. Pardon Attorney;
Former federal judge appointed special master in Cohen case;
Trump attorney Michael Cohen tells judge he will invoke Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in Stormy Daniels suit;
Trump says for first time that Cohen represented him in Stormy Daniels case; Did Trump just make a 'hugely damning admission' in the Stormy Daniels case;
Trump's unwieldy 'Fox and Friends' interview, annotated; Prosecutors seize on President Trump's comments about Cohen on 'Fox & Friends';
HUD Secretary Ben Carson proposes rent increases, work requirements for low-income Americans receiving federal housing subsidies;
Mike Pompeo confirmed as secretary of state, in a move Republicans hope will rebuild morale at the State Department;
Pruitt Proposal Would Limit Science Used For EPA Regulations; Trump VA pick withdraws nomination;
GOP advances proposal to change Senate rules;
Conservative group unveils plan to slash spending by $12 trillion;
When the mortar crumbled on this D.C. building, a dark history was revealed;
Shrugging Off Trump Scandals, Evangelicals Look to Rescue G.O.P.;
Hannity Owns Real Estate Empire, Linked to Shell Companies;
Mick Mulvaney's confession highlights the corrosive influence of money in politics;
Inside One of America's Ugliest Political Feuds: Cuomo vs. de Blasio;
Don Blankenship, West Virginia Candidate, Lives Near Las Vegas and Mulled Chinese Citizenship;
Wisconsin is the GOP model for 'welfare reform.' But as work requirements grow, so does one family's desperation;
Embattled Missouri governor charged with felony;
Arizona Republicans seek law change in case John McCain seat in play;
Arizona Republicans Accuse Democrats of Special Election Voter Fraud Risk, Tell Voters to Report Abuses;
140,000 Arizona residents weren't sent voter ID cards, official calls it a 'little hiccup';

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Hacker Group 'Orangeworm' Targets U.S. Healthcare Organizations; Hackers built a 'master key' for millions of hotel rooms;
Why the Telegram Secure Messaging Service Is Grabbing World Attention; Two NSA Algorithms Rejected by the ISO;
In Trump's first year, FISA court denied record number of surveillance orders;
Election security dominates hearing for Trump Homeland Security nominee; New NSA/Cyber Command Head Confirmed by Senate;
Yet Another Biometric: Ear Shape; Facial recognition may be coming to a police body camera near you;
TSB Bank Disaster;
The Rockies Believe They Have an Unbreakable Code;
Math and science
Could intelligent life have existed on Earth millions of years before humans; 3.6 million-year-old footprints suggest early human ancestors were excellent walkers;
The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen; There are holes in this vast sheet of Arctic ice. Scientists can't figure out what they are;
Remains of 140 children found in Peru, pointing to world's largest ancient child sacrifice;
Study: Climate change could make thousands of islands 'uninhabitable,' disturb U.S. military installations;
Researchers Use Conductive Paint To Develop Smart Walls; UCLA Researchers Use AI To Turn Smartphones Into Microscopes;
Running: Why Men Quit and Women Don't;
Web and computing issues
Google reveals Chrome's new look; Chrome, Edge, Firefox user? Coming your way: New spec that cuts out passwords;
Google's new Gmail wants you to click less and do more; Gmail redesign: Everything you need to know about the new features;
11 new Gmail features and when you'll get them; New Gmail: here's what you can and can't turn off;
Windows is getting an update: Here's what you need to know;
YouTube Says Computers Are Catching Problem Videos; How merchants use Facebook to flood Amazon with fake reviews;
Texas Appeals Court Says 'Revenge Porn' Ban Violates First Amendment;
Germany's Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Ad-Blocking Software;
SC News and Politics
Dominion CEO insists there's 'no flexibility' in SCANA offer as lawmakers debate electricity rates; SCANA tells investors it hasn't decided on the future of its dividend;
Charleston's income inequality gap is growing nearly as fast as Seattle's;
Tons of explosives, chemical weapons dumped offshore South Carolina;
South Carolina Solar Power Sector Experiencing Strong Growth;
At The Citadel, five urgent matters awaiting the next athletic director;

Business and Economics
U.S. economy slows in first quarter, but wage growth accelerates; US 10-year Treasury yield hovers just under 3%; US companies count costs and benefits of Trump tax law;
If the World Economy Is Looking So Great, Why Are Global Policymakers So Gloomy;
Tariff Dodgers Stand to Profit Off U.S.-China Trade Dispute; Trump Criticizes OPEC, Calling Oil Prices 'Artificially' High;
'Mexico First' Campaign Could End Welcome for U.S. Oil Giants; Canada To Oppose US Efforts To Open ANWR On Concerns About Caribou;
Report: The United States is way behind other countries on robot 'readiness'; US Lags In Global Race To Develop Unmanned Cargo Ships;
Chinese "Tech Giants" Stepping Into AV Field; High-Resolution Mapping Company NavInfo Sets Up Team In Silicon Valley To Provide Link To Chinese Market;
Trump proposal could mean healthy people save on insurance while others get priced out; How the Loss of Union Power Has Hurt American Manufacturing;
U.S. Investigating AT&T and Verizon Over Wireless Collusion Claim; Telecoms probe makes Sprint/T-Mobile deal less likely;
Standards group shelves new technology amid telecoms probe;
Lockheed Officials Say 'Flow' Battery Will Aid Use Of Renewable Power; Proposed Grid Emergency Declaration Subject To Opposition Within Trump Administration;
Spate Of Nebraska Earthquakes May Be Linked To Fracking In Kansas, Oklahoma; New Wind Turbine Database Pulls Disparate Data Into A Common Tool;
Court blocks Trump's delay of fuel efficiency penalties; Coal Industry Aims To Secure New Victories With Trump Administration;
Trump administration prepares to unravel Obama-era fuel-efficiency rules for automobiles;
Electric Vehicles To Get Noise Features; Liability In AV Accidents Still Unclear;
Ford will stop selling most of its cars in North America; Subway to close hundreds of U.S. stores; Amazon to raise Prime membership in US to $119 from $99;
The craft beer industry's buzz is wearing off;
The Basics of Tariffs And Trade Barriers;
The long-awaited death of cash may finally be coming;
Other news
'Imploding': Financial troubles. Lawsuits. Trailer park brawls. Has the alt-right peaked;
The big problem with that Gallup poll that shows Donald Trump's re-election numbers equal to Barack Obama's;
Why Melania Trump, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton attended Barbara Bush's funeral;
We know an awful lot about Manafort and Russia;

High-Paying Trade Jobs Are Unfilled As High School Graduates Are Steered Toward Pricey Bachelor's Degrees.; Rural Colleges Face Shortage Of Vocational Instructors;
'Being Not-Rich': Low-Income Students at Michigan Share Savvy Advice; 'We Can Eat, We Can Live': How Refugees Are Finding Home on an American Campus;
The Truth About Test-Optional Policies: 'There's Not Just One Truth'; What Is 'STEM':The Definition Is Evolving;
Teachers in Arizona and Colorado Walk Out Over Education Funding; Why a Public Flagship's Acquisition of a Private College Made So Many Upset in Massachusetts;
Drew Cloud Is a Well-Known Expert on Student Loans. One Problem: He's Not Real;
GAO: Colleges Hiring Consultants To Manipulate Student Loan Default Stats; Some Colleges Push Students to Delay Loan Repayments. They'll Pay More in Interest Later;
Center For American Progress Urges Accreditors To Rethink College Performance Metrics;
U. of Louisville Sues Former President Over Misuse of Foundation Funds;
How to Be Both a Professor and a Dean;
Education Publisher Pearson Conducts Social Research On College Students Without Permission;
Commission Calls for Tougher Basketball Penalties for Colleges and End to 'One and Done'; Big Pay Day for College Hoops Players? Don't Count On It;
Duke shows athletes are exception to its rules with housing snafu;

TechNews for the week: April 20; April 18; April 16;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
U.S. fires 'one-time shot' at Syria after chlorine attack; Russia Responds To Air Strikes: "We Are Being Threatened"; UN rejects Russian attempt to condemn US aggression in Syria;
Pentagon says allied strike took out the 'heart' of Syria's chemical weapons program but Assad retains 'residual' capability; Trump declares victory with missile strike in Syria;
Assad said to be in 'good mood,' scorns U.S. weaponry after allied strikes; Damascus defiant as strikes prove more limited than feared;
Airstrikes unlikely to deter Assad from chemical attacks in Syria; Lawmakers worry about securing U.S. goals in Syria as Trump looks for the exit;
Nikki Haley says new sanctions against Russia coming this week; But, Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions;
Trump, a reluctant hawk, has battled his top aides on Russia and lost;
Mike Pompeo, CIA chief and secretary of state nominee, secretly met with North Korea's Kim Jong Un weeks ago; North Korea Drops Troop Demand, but U.S. Reacts Warily;
North Korea to halt nuclear and missile tests and close testing site, state media says; Trump Says If North Korea Talks Are Not Fruitful, 'I Will Respectfully Leave' ;
In Cuba, the Castro era ends this week as Raul steps down as ruler;
Trump Sees Inquiry Into Cohen as Greater Threat Than Mueller; Michael Cohen's visiting Prague would be a huge development in the Russia investigation;
Judge Says Trump and Cohen Can't Yet Review Materials Seized by F.B.I.;
Fox News host Sean Hannity's status rising as 'shadow' chief of staff in Trump White House: 'He basically has a desk in the place';
Is Sean Hannity a journalist or not? Here's why it matters;
Trump attorney Michael Cohen withdraws libel lawsuits over Russia dossier;
Model Karen McDougal Free to Tell Her Trump Story After Settling Lawsuit With American Media;
Trump sours on talking with Mueller after FBI raid of lawyer's office; Trump might survive firing Rosenstein or even Mueller. The reason: Fox News.;
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani says he is joining Trump's legal team, hopes to 'negotiate an end' to Mueller probe;
As GOP balks, McConnell shuts down bill to protect Mueller;
James Comey, in first TV interview since he was fired, says Trump is 'morally unfit' and may be vulnerable to Russian blackmail;
Trump complains that Comey is making money off his book while Flynn's life is 'totally destroyed';
6 Takeaways From the Comey Memos; Comey memo showed Trump wanted faster response to Putin call; Trump told Comey he never slept in Moscow. But he did;
Despite vow to end 'catch and release,' Trump administration has freed 100,000 who illegally crossed border;
Gorsuch joins liberal justices to declare parts of immigration law too vague;
GAO says Cost of EPA chief Scott Pruitt's secure phone booth violated law limiting such expenses to $5,000 without prior approval;
Senate votes to kill policy warning auto lenders about discrimination against minorities; Senate confirms climate change denier to lead NASA;
Police chiefs implore Congress not to pass concealed-carry reciprocity gun law;
GOP banks on tax cuts to preserve its power; Poll: Democrats' advantage in midterm election support is shrinking; No One's Talking About the New Tax Law;
How Congress's and Trump's latest deficit binge paved the way for the next one; Republicans fear political risk in Senate races as House moves to extend tax cuts;
Trump's reelection committee has spent more than $1 out of every $5 on legal fees this year;
Listen to Donald Trump lie to get onto a list of America's richest people in 1984. A reporter recalls the ruse;
Trump escalates feud with California governor, refuses to pay for National Guard deployment;
First-time judge appointed by Trump issues his very first opinion. It's a doozy;
Democratic Party files lawsuit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 campaign;
Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at 92;
Federal Judge Holds Kris Kobach In Contempt For Failing To Follow Court Order To Register Voters;
Arizona lawmakers at odds over a bill that could keep a McCain successor off the ballot this year;
Tennessee lawmakers punish Memphis for removing statue of Confederate and KKK leader;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
April Crypto-Gram Newsletter, Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, Obscure E-Mail Vulnerability, and more;
Okay, So Cambridge Analytica Got My Data: Now What; Data firm leaks 48 million user profiles it scraped from Facebook, LinkedIn, others;
U.S., UK Officials Warn of State-Sponsored Russian Hackers; US, Britain Accuse Russia Of Launching Global Cyberattack;
Study: What's inside made-in-China electronics should worry federal customers; Pentagon Reports '2,000 Percent Increase in Russian Trolls' After Syria Strike;
Tech Companies Vow Not to Help Governments Attack 'Innocent Civilians'; The DMCA's Chilling Effects on Research;
American elections are too easy to hack. We must take action now;
Scientists Believe They Have Discovered Way To Block Cyber Intrusions;
Lifting a Fingerprint from a Photo of a hand; Hijacking Emergency Sirens;
Math and science
This Chart Shows Every Major Technological Innovation in the Last 150 Years - and How They Have Changed the Way We Work;
How To Sleep Better: 5 Secrets From Neuroscience; If you love staying up late and sleeping in, doing otherwise might actually hurt your health;
The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen;
Researchers: AV Adoption Will Have Role In How Washington Region Changes;
How Do Athletes' Brains Control Their Movements;
Scientists Examine Multidimensional Quantum Entanglement With Optical Components;
Web and computing issues
Google Keeps a Record of Your ENTIRE Search History. Here's How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps;
Gmail's new 'self-destructing' messages could protect private business emails; This app could turn your phone into a lie detector;
California's landmark net neutrality bill faces obstacles; California net neutrality bill survives first vote;
Facebook Says It Will Help Academics Use Its Data. Here's How That's Supposed to Work;
Facebook Unveils New Privacy Tools to Comply with EU Regulation; Facebook updates with post on logged-out data collection;
Google's Grasshopper app can help professionals learn to code for free;
SC News and Politics
Dominion Energy/SCANA Merger Could Boost South Carolina Economy by $18.7 Billion;
SCE&G customers closer to lower power bills after Senate votes to slice nuclear payments;
Charleston County School District could spend $1.8 million a year for armed police officers;
Charleston Republicans give eye-rolls and boos against James Comey during ABC interview;
S.C. and its local governments wrestle for power;

Business and Economics
America's biggest companies are announcing buybacks; Record Stock Buybacks Will Fire Up the Bull Market;
China increases US Treasuries holdings despite trade tension; Trump Picks Monetary Expert for No. 2 Job at Federal Reserve;
Supreme Court considers whether states should have power to tax all online sales; A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash;
Trump Wants to Close Trade Gap, but Leaves Export Agency in Limbo; There's a 'tsunami' of U.S. companies applying for relief from Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs;
Qualcomm May Be Collateral Damage in a U.S.-China Trade War;
U.S. to fine Wells Fargo $1 billion for misdeeds in auto, mortgage markets - the most aggressive bank penalty of the Trump era;
Wall Street Titan Takes Aim at Law That Tripped Him Up;
Supreme Court dismisses Microsoft, DoJ privacy case; DirecTV asks for dismissal from DOJ/AT&T suit;
US Offshore Drilling Unlikely To Grow Despite Trump Administration Push;
Shipbuilders Look To Automation To Cut Costs, Speed Up Construction;
Trump Directs EPA To Ease Air Quality Rules; Farm State Senators Demand EPA Halt Biofuel Waivers;
Alibaba's self-driving tech ready for open road testing;
Dominion's $8 Billion Scana Merger Dealt Another Blow in S.C.;
Other news
Kakistocracy, a 374-year-old word that means 'government by the worst,' just broke the dictionary;
More popular vote-electoral college splits may be in our future;
How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You);
Weight Watchers Gets Its Own Makeover;
Donald Trump: On Tax Day, America is stronger than ever;

Inside Americas Public Schools: 25-Year-Old Textbooks and Holes in the Ceiling; How Top-Ranked Colleges Spend Their Money Differently From the Rest;
Why it Matters a Lot Who Teaches Introductory Courses; How to Turn Your Exams Into Learning Opportunities;
How Colleges Can Cultivate Students' Sense of Belonging; The Digital Campus: The Robot Has Arrived;
Data science is the big draw in business schools; NY Times Article Looks At Value Of Coding Education For Women In Future Workforce.;
Online Instructors Can't Get Overtime Pay;
Banks Offer Private Student Loan Borrowers The Option Of Refinancing;
McConnell: DeVos Will Grant Waiver To Kentucky College For Student Loan Program;
One Major Sports Scandal Can Tank a University's Applications;

TechNews for the week: April 13; April 11; April 9;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
U.S. military says it's not finished with ISIS in Syria, even as Trump pushes for exit; Rescue workers say Dozens killed in apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians in Syria;
Trump reacts strongly to alleged deadly chemical attack in Syria, warning of 'big price' to Assad regime;
Syria, Russia accuse Israel over strike on Syrian air base; Regional tensions soar in Syria as Trump threatens to strike and Iranians die in an attack;
Trump's real Syria policy is hypocrisy; McCain takes his Trump criticism to a whole new level, suggesting blame for chemical weapons attack in Syria;
Iran tells Trump he would regret dropping nuclear deal;
Why Hamas is protesting in Gaza; Netanyahu pledges to 'hurt' Palestinians if try to attack; Israel ministers defend soldiers appearing to rejoice in shooting Palestinian;
North Korea confirms to White House that it is willing to talk about denuclearization;
In a blow to the E.U., Hungary's strongman prime minister reelected with right-wing majority;
Federal agents seizes records in raid of Trump attorney Michael Cohen's office; Cohen under investigation for possible bank fraud, campaign finance violations;
Federal inquiry into Trump's lawyer seeks records about two women who alleged affairs with the president;
Former Doorman Claims Trump Had Affair With Housekeeper That Produced a Child; National Enquirer paid second source with embarrassing Trump rumor;
Trump lawyer Michael Cohen negotiated $1.6 million settlement between GOP donor and Playboy model who was pregnant;
Trump's attorney was known for taping conversations. Now the president's allies are worried the FBI has the recordings;
FBI raid sought Trump lawyer's communications with bank that loaned him money against his taxi business;
Trump-appointed US attorney recused from Michael Cohen investigation;
Trump's tirade after the Michael Cohen raid, annotated; Trump's reaction to the Michael Cohen raid suggests a new level of desperation;
Trump admits to obstruction of justice on Twitter, says he only did it to 'fight back';
Trump issues pardon to Scooter Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Cheney;
Mueller Reportedly Investigating Ukraine Payment To Trump Foundation;
Dana Boente, former top Justice Department official now at FBI, has been interviewed by Mueller and turned over notes;
Trump Reportedly Narrows In On Rosenstein Amid Frustration With Mueller Probe; Bannon pitches White House on plan to cripple Mueller probe and protect Trump;
President Trump and truth: Another difficult week; Two Trump speeches, two dozen dubious claims;
Sarah Sanders tried to defend 2 of Trump's most outrageous lies. It did not go well; GOP campaign seeks to brand Comey a liar as he touts book critical of Trump;
Kushner Partner in 666 Fifth Ave. Says It Has Deal to Sell;
'When you lose that power': How John Kelly faded as White House disciplinarian; "To hell with it": Trump increasingly weary of staff advice;
Koch-backed veterans group wields power in Trump's Washington; Republicans Seize on Impeachment for Edge in 2018 Midterms;
Pentagon says Troops sent by Trump to border will not arrest migrants or carry out armed patrols;
Judge Rules Justice Dept. Can't Tie Police Funding to Help on Immigration;
Under Trump, consumer watchdog agency goes silent; Appeals Court Questions Dual Roles of Consumer Bureau's Director;
Trump says veterans wait too long for health care. VA's 33,000 vacancies might have something to do with that;
GOP proposes stricter work requirements for food stamp recipients, a step toward a major overhaul of the social safety net;
Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert is leaving the Trump administration, another exit in a chaotic few months of personnel changes;
Judge's Death Gives Trump a Chance to Remake a Vexing Court; Aide Ousted From White House Re-emerges at Justice Dept;
Trumpian right celebrates retirement of 'globalist' Paul Ryan;
Lawmakers say Trump exploring rejoining Pacific trade talks;
As early voting begins for Ohio primary, have Trump Democrats become Republicans for good;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Hackers Use Flaw in Cisco Switches to Attack Critical Infrastructure; Hackers Attack Networks in Iran, Warn Against U.S. Election Meddling;
Facebook's surveillance is nothing compared with Comcast, AT&T and Verizon;
Math and science
A huge crack provides evidence that Africa is slowly splitting into two; The oceans' circulation hasn't been this sluggish in 1,000 years;
An 85,000-year-old finger fossil may challenge theories about how early humans migrated from Africa;
Orbiting Earth Is a Belt of Speeding Space Junk Threatening Equipment That Runs Our Lives;
Scientists Use Gold To Change Photoluminescence Of Silicon Quantum Dots;
Researchers Demonstrate New Method To Couple Infrared Light, Molecular Vibrations Via Crystal Lattice;
Cal Poly Team Hopes To Break Land-Speed Record For A Solar-Powered Vehicle; Rolls-Royce, Boeing Invest In Reaction Engines;
Bananas vs. Sports Drinks? Bananas Win in Study;
Web and computing issues
'You Are the Product': Targeted by Cambridge Analytica on Facebook; 6 things to know about your Facebook account;
Some senators just don't get Facebook; Twitter Joins Facebook in Supporting 'Honest Ads' Legislation;
Avoid Windows 10 crapware: How to get rid of Candy Crush and all the rest;
'Old School' Still Cool: COBOL Apps Play Strategic Enterprise Role;
10 Hidden URLs to Help You Rule the Web;
SC News and Politics
Citadel selects new president: An alumnus and Marine Corps general;
South Carolina state utility wants say on Scana-Dominion deal;

Business and Economics
CBO reports Annual deficit to top $1 trillion by 2020 as Congress cuts taxes and bumps spending; Why America's return to $1 trillion deficits is a big problem for you;
Big Banks Are Slipping Back to Subprime Loans; The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care;
How to Clean Up the Student Loan Mess; How 12 experts would end inequality if they ran America;
Economists Say U.S. Tariffs Are Wrong Move on a Valid Issue; 'How Long Can We Last?'Trump's Tariffs Hit Home in the U.S.;
Why Trump's Tariffs Could Raise the Cost of a Hip Replacement; Employment In US Solar Could Move Higher In 2018 Despite Tariffs;
U.S. Seeks Quick Nafta Deal, but Allies Balk as It Gives Little Ground;
Warning of 'repercussions,' Trump company lawyers ask president of Panama to intervene in legal dispute;
H-1B Applications Hit Cap; H-1B Applications Declined In 2018; EB-5 Visa Seen As "Surest Way" To Move To US;
Company Apprenticeship Programs Gaining Popularity Among Employers, Employees;
Trump's online store collects sales tax in three states - while Amazon does for 45 states;
White House Seeks To Speed Reviews Of Major Infrastructure Projects; Experts Call For Infrastructure Changes To Prepare For AVs;
Trump Ethanol Moves Could Be Worse For Farmers Than Soy Tariffs; Trump Flips: Says He May Expand E15 Gas Sales To Year-Round;
US, China Continue To Compete To Become Leader In Quantum Computing;
New Technologies Could Employ EV Batteries To Support Electric Grid; California Company Aims To Build Largest Solar Battery To Date;
Small Ports Pose Problem For Offshore Wind; BP Joins With Tesla To Venture To Build Battery Storage Project For Windfarm;
Trump Administration Offers Thousands Of Acres Up For Offshore Wind;
Autonomous Vehicles Face Challenge Of Keeping Drivers Engaged; California Offers Model For Nationwide Reporting System For Self-Driving Vehicle Crashes;
Berkeley Study: Self-Driving Taxis Will Have Environmental Benefits;
S.C. taxpayers encouraged to file for extension amid confusion over state and federal tax codes;
Other news
The Era of Fake Video Begins;
How to get promoted to a leadership role: 4 key skill sets to master;

Explore, Compare, and Share New Data on Higher-Ed Salaries; Professors earn Barely Enough to Beat Inflation;
Analysis: Colleges, States Seek Ways To Help Transfer Students Retain Credits; Some Schools Pairing College-Oriented Courses With CTE;
Study Finds Black Colleges Are Doing Better Than You Think; Students Who Benefit Most from Charter Schools Are Least Likely to Apply;
Experts Say Changing Economy Requires High Schools To Adjust Approach; We Must Help Students Master Standard English;
Study: Students At Many For-Profit Colleges Can't Secure Decent Jobs After Graduation Or Pay Student Debt;
For-Profit College Industry Suffers Despite Reduced ED Regulation; With Its Model Under the Gun, an Online-Education Leader Makes the Case for Mentors;
Some Colleges Share Lists of Early-Decision Admits. Now the Justice Department Is Investigating;
Bill To Regulate Student Loan Servicers Passes Massachusetts State Senate;
AI Tools Increasingly Used For Teaching; How A.I. Is Infiltrating Every Corner of the Campus; Google Putting Wifi In Buses To Add To Students' Learning Time;
How Ed Schools Became a Menace; The 5 Types of Professors: Which One Are You;
Southern Illinois Shelves Plan to Transfer $5 Million From Flagship to Other Campus;
New Colleges Are Named in Basketball-Corruption Inquiry;

TechNews for the week: April 6; April 4; April 2;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
In Afghanistan, U.S. military sprints to prove it can reverse insurgent tide;
Trump instructs military to begin planning for withdrawal from Syria;
U.S. won't rebuild Syria after defeat of ISIS, Trump tells aides; Trump Orders State Dept. to Suspend Funds for Syria Recovery;
Palestinians Seek Protection as Israel Blasts 'Terrorist' March; Gaza protesters set tires ablaze amid renewed border confrontation with Israel;
Israel Reverses Course Hours After Signing U.N. Deal To Resettle African Migrants;
How a bank in Bahrain may have helped Iran conceal billions of dollars in international transactions and evade sanctions;
Trump congratulates Egypt's Sissi after what critics call a sham election;
Kremlin says Trump proposed Putin visit White House in March 20 phone call;
For Trump and his generals, 'victory' has different meanings;
Between Mueller, Stormy Daniels and 'emoluments,' Trump's business is under siege;
Trump says he didn't know personal attorney paid porn actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 to keep her from accusing Trump of an affair;
Mueller told Trump's attorneys the president remains under investigation but is not currently a criminal target; That may not mean what you think;
Mueller may release multiple reports on Trump, obstruction and Russian interference;
Mueller has evidence that Trump supporter's meeting with Putin ally may not have been a chance encounter;
Sessions and Kushner Square Off, and Prisoners Hang in the Balance;
Trump says 'no more' DACA deal and threatens to 'stop' NAFTA if Mexico does not better secure border;
Trump's attempt to blame Democrats for ending DACA is falling flat; DACA tweetstorm speaks volumes about his presidency;
Trump administration, seeking to speed deportations, will impose quotas on federal immigration judges; President Trump says his 'beautiful wall' is being built. Nope;
Trump threatens foreign aid to Honduras as he continues focus on 'caravan' of migrants;
Trump to sign proclamation sending National Guard to U.S. border with Mexico; Mattis said immigrant veterans should not be deported. ICE is trying anyway;
U.S. gathers migrants' biometric data deep in Mexico, a sensitive program that Trump's rhetoric could put at risk;
The U.S. wrote the rules for global trade. Now China is using them against Trump;
Trump seeks an additional $100 billion in tariffs against China in escalation of trade confrontation;
Trump administration imposes new sweeping economic sanctions on senior Russian politicians, companies and business leaders; China threatens to hit back;
Airing grievances: Trump spends days issuing a torrent of complaints against foes; Accuses Amazon of 'Post Office scam,' falsely says The Post is company's lobbyist;
Shulkin says he did not leave VA willingly, setting up fight over his successor;
Pruitt Had a $50-a-Day Condo Linked to Lobbyists. Their Client's Project Got Approved;
Consumer Bureau's Chief Gives Big Raises, Even as He Criticizes Spending;
Trump won't attend White House correspondents' dinner, again. But Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be there;
Kentucky lawmakers approve tax cuts for the wealthy, tax hikes for the other 95 percent;
Gardner releases voter info intended for presidential commission;
Ariz. woman survives police shooting, but Supreme Court says the officer is immune from her lawsuit;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Executive Office of the President Domains Subject to Being Spoofed; Report Says Department of Interior's Computer Systems Exposed;
Homeland Security Acknowledges Rogue Devices to Track Cellphones;
In Two Years, Twitter Suspends 1.2 Million Accounts Promoting Terrorism;
Kremlin Equates Facebook's Removal of Russian Accounts with Censorship; Russia Files Lawsuit to Limit Access to Telegram Messaging App;
Cloudflare launches privacy tool to skirt ISPs, speed up your internet; Free APNIC, CloudFlare tool prevents ISPs from selling your internet history;
11 Tell-Tale Signs Your Accounts and Devices Have Been Hacked;
U.S. Asks Supreme Court to Declare Microsoft Email Case Moot;
West Virginia tries blockchain-based mobile voting;
Math and science
Fighting Disease Is a Battle Often Won With Spreadsheets;
This Professor Has Collected American Racism in a College's Basement;
Web and computing issues
Russian bots are tweeting support for Fox News host Laura Ingraham; Facebook axes Russia-linked pages to stop election interference;
Facebook says Cambridge Analytica fiasco worse than we thought; Facebook's Zuckerberg: Here's how we'll fix our massive data privacy problems;
Keeping Personal Appointments Private on Google Calendar;

Business and Economics
U.S. economy adds 103,000 jobs in March, maintaining steady growth; Chicago Stock Exchange to be sold to NYSE parent;
Analysis: The richest Americans get a $33,000 tax break under the GOP tax law. The poorest get $40; Blacks largely left out among high-paying jobs;
Here's exactly how much Here's exactly how much paychecks changed after tax reform for people at every income level from $20,000 to $269,000 a year;
White House Turf Battle Threatens to Delay Tax Law Rollout;
Trump Steel Policy Hits Home In Illinois; Trump Is 'Saving Us': Minnesota Mining Country Warms to Tariffs and G.O.P.;
China Hitting US With Retaliatory Tariffs On More Than 100 Imports;
Trump administration targets $50 billion in Chinese electronics, aerospace and machinery goods with tariff;
Soybean producers hit hard in China tariffs; China Considers Aerospace Tariffs;
Fresh shock waves hit U.S. markets after Trump tweets criticize Amazon, China steps up trade war;
To Trump, It's the 'Amazon Washington Post.' To Its Editor, That's Baloney; Is Amazon Bad for the Postal Service? Or Its Savior;
How to Fill Unpleasant Jobs in Undesirable Places: Recruit Refugees;
Twenty-Two Municipalities Selected For Smart Cities Collaborative; The Atlantic: Waymo Technology Will "Radically Change America";
Moody's: Offshore Wind Should Grow Rapidly In Northeastern US; Group Plans Offshore Wind Farm Off California Coast;
Interior Press Forward On Offshore Wind In Atlantic;
EPA Refinery Exemptions Sparks Rebuke From Ethanol Supporters;
Report Suggests Shell Was Aware Of Potential Impact Of Climate Change In 1988;
Groups Endorse Mass. Gov's Bill Requiring Energy Efficiency Grades For Homes;
The Best Time to Book Flights, Based on 917 Million Airfares;
Other news
Trump said Sinclair 'is far superior to CNN.' Here's what we know about the conservative media giant;
The only information Trump supports is information that makes him look good;
A new study suggests fake news might have won Donald Trump the 2016 election;
The demise of the nation state;

A Grand Plan for Public Higher Ed Is Aging. Can It Be Reinvented; Students Want Faster Degrees. Colleges Are Responding;
Poor grades tied to class times that don't match our biological clocks; The hidden crisis on college campuses: 36 percent of students don't have enough to eat;
Most College STEM Instruction Still Delivered Through Traditional Lecture; How One University Wants to Teach Students to Use Data;
Kentucky's New Budget Carries Big Consequences for Public Colleges; New York To Extend Scholarships To For-Profit Colleges;
Government Watchdog Finds Racial Bias in School Discipline; Deep-Rooted Grievances Prompt Sit-In at Howard U.: 'We'll Be Here as Long as It Takes';
DeVos Gives Controversial Accreditor a New Chance and More Time; Too Small to Fail: How a Beauty-College Owner Beat the Education Dept;
4 Ideas for Avoiding Faculty Burnout ;