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TechNews for the week: May 25; May 23; May 21;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Trump turns to South Korea for its views on whether Kim Jong Un would strike denuclearization deal before U.S.-North Korea summit;
South Korea blames John Bolton for hiccup in Trump-Kim summit plans; Trump to meet South Korea's Moon amid signs that partnership is faltering on North Korea;
Trump Backs Away From Demand for Immediate North Korean Denuclearization; North Korea threatens to reconsider summit; official calls Pence a 'political dummy';
North Korea declares its nuclear test site closed after a 'huge explosion.' It comes weeks before the planned Trump-Kim summit;
Trump cancels summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un; The awkward timing of Trump's North Korea letter; The more the U.S. said 'Libya,' the angrier North Korea got;
North Korea says it is ready to talk to U.S. 'at any time,' responding to Trump's cancellation of summit with Kim Jong Un;
The inside story of how Trump's North Korea summit fell apart; Trump's North Korea rhetoric was always bold predictions tempered with 'you never know';
Trump suggests June 12 summit could happen after all;
The White House's wishful thinking on Iran and North Korea;
U.S. revokes China's invitation to Pacific military exercise over 'continued militarization' of South China Sea;
Russia Tells U.S. to Talk to Taliban or Fight Endless Afghan War;
Israel Says It Is the First Country to Use U.S.-Made F-35 in Combat; Israel and Evangelicals: New U.S. Embassy Signals a Growing Alliance;
Air Force Warns Russia, China Would Destroy U.S. Command Aircraft on 'Day 1' of War;
Treasury secretary: U.S. is 'putting the trade war on hold' with China and administration will delay tariffs;
Secret FBI source for Russia investigation met with three Trump advisers during campaign;
Trump says he will call for Justice probe of whether FBI surveilled his campaign for 'political purposes'; White House Sets Meeting for Republican Lawmakers Over Informant;
After day of negotiations, Democrats and Republicans briefed on secret FBI source who aided Russia probe;
Trump's Lawyer and Chief of Staff Appear at Briefings on F.B.I.'s Russia Informant;
Trump Jr. and Other Aides Met With Gulf Emissary Offering Help to Win Election;
Michael Cohen's Business Partner Agrees to Cooperate as Part of Plea Deal; Investigators finally get look at materials from Cohen raid;
Russian billionaire, who was since sanctioned by U.S., met with Michael Cohen days before inauguration;
Mnuchin says Cohen's financial records are missing;
RNC paid nearly half a million dollars to law firm representing Hope Hicks and others in Russia probes;
Trump Team's Mueller Strategy: Limit the Investigation and Attack the Investigators; Trump's fog of 'scandals' and outrages about the Mueller investigation;
White House budget director: I've talked to Kevin McCarthy about replacing Paul Ryan;
Jared Kushner receives permanent security clearance; Turf War Between Kushner and Sessions Drove Federal Prisons Director to Quit;
Trump violated the Constitution when he blocked his critics on Twitter, a federal judge rules;
In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to 'ignore' federal climate research; EPA keeps three reporters out of meeting; one says guard shoved her;
Trump administration will pull funds from groups that perform abortions or provide referrals;
Trump issues orders aimed at altering civil service protections;
Congressional Budget Office finds higher deficits under Trump budget than administration projects;
NRA TV host calls for law to limit reporting on mass shooters, then says he was making a point on rights;
Things blamed for the deadly Texas school shooting: Ritalin. Abortion. The media. Schools. And doors;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Officials: Trump Uses Cell Phone Without Strong Security Features;
Amazon is selling facial recognition to law enforcement - for a fistful of dollars; FBI won't say how many investigations are hampered by encryption;
US Seeking To Protect Communications From North Korean Hackers; North Korea-Linked Hackers Said To Be Spying On Defectors' Android Devices;
Apps in Google Play Store Linked to Hackers from North Korea;
Arms Manufacturers Use Israel's Massacres in Gaza to Test New Technology;
Holding algorithms accountable;
Math and science
New Research Suggests That Ant Nebula May Have "Hidden Double-Star System";
UCLA Bioengineers Develop Technology To Print Complex Biological Tissues;
MLB Experts Unable To Explain Baseballs' Improved Aerodynamic Properties;
Web and computing issues
Windows 10 April 2018 Update problems: Users struggle with mystery 'black screen';
New Privacy Law Makes Europe World's Leading Tech Watchdog;
Study Finds Twitter Accounts Swayed U.S. Election, Brexit Vote;
IBM Warns Of Instant Breaking Of Encryption By Quantum Computers: 'Move Your Data Today';

Business and Economics
Congress passes rollback of banking rules put in place after financial crisis, sending bill to Trump to sign; The number of 401(k) millionaires hits a new high;
China seems to be winning Trump's trade war; Both China and USA say China to buy 'significantly' more U.S. goods and services in bid to ease trade tensions;
Trump says he will spare controversial Chinese telecom firm ZTE from collapse, defying lawmakers concerned about national security;
Trump officials weigh 25 percent tax on imported cars to force concessions in NAFTA talks;
Treasury Secretary Concerned About Tech Companies as Monopolies; Artificial Intelligence Affecting, Not Stealing, Jobs;
U.S. top court backs companies over worker class-action claims;
Are human-smuggling cartels at the U.S. border earning $500 million a year?;
EPA Settlement Highlights Reduced Use Of Coal-Fired Power Plants In Chicago Area; Southern Slims Down After Bets on Big Projects Fail to Pay Off;
Public Trust In Self-Driving Cars Falls After Recent Deaths;
Jet Engine Demand Fuels Rise In Cobalt Prices;
Other news
General Thinking Tools: 9 Mental Models to Solve Difficult Problems;

Poll Finds 'Higher Education' Isn't So Popular, but Local Colleges Get Lots of Love; 3 Takeaways From a Federal Report on 'The Condition of Education';
ED Report Shows Decline In Undergrad Enrollment; Some Colleges Increase Number Of Underrepresented Students By Expanding Class Size;
Should Colleges Let Ailing Majors Die or Revamp Them;
Trump's Crackdown on Students Who Overstay Visas Rattles Higher Education;
A Texas Campus, Plagued by Hate Groups and Rocked by Protest, Struggles to Heal;
Frustrated Professors Shut Down a Chancellor Search, Leaving UMass's President 'Mortified';
Investigation? N.C.A.A. Scrutiny? Business as Usual in Grassroots Hoops;

TechNews for the week: May 18; May 16; May 14;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
N. Korea to blow up nuke-site tunnels before Trump-Kim talks; SKorea news agency: NKorea threatens to cancel US summit due to military exercises;
North Korea expands threat to cancel Trump-Kim summit, saying it won't be pushed to abandon its nukes; North Korea pulls out of South Korea talks over military drill;
Russian air defenses were beaten badly by Israeli forces in Syria on video - here are its excuses; Russian companies to benefit from US Iran withdrawal;
John Bolton proposed the 'Libya model' for North Korea. Why is Pyongyang so angry about it?;
Signaling a dramatic shift in Iraq's politics, anti-U.S. Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's movement tops election; U.S. Takes a Risk: Old Iraqi Enemies Are Now Allies;
Israel and the US have a much-needed new ally in Saudi Arabia;
Trump's decision to open Jerusalem embassy complicates promise to seek Mideast peace; Why the Jerusalem embassy move set peace back by years;
Jerusalem, new home of US Embassy, at core of Mideast strife; Gaza protests turn deadly ahead of U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem;
Israel, U.S. criticized for Palestinian deaths in Gaza clashes as death toll rises; Israel's disproportionate response to the Gaza protests;
Outrage as Trump's embassy move costs dozens of lives; White House absolves Israel of all responsibility in Gaza deaths;
Turkey expels Israeli ambassador amid international outrage over Gaza killings; White House backs away from controversial religious leaders at embassy ceremonies;
Israel cannot fulfill its promise perpetuating apartheid;
Clashing Views on Iran Reflect a New Balance of Power in the Cabinet;
As U.S. Demands Nuclear Disarmament, It Moves to Expand Its Own Arsenal;
Russia favored Trump in 2016 election, Senate Intelligence Committee says, breaking with House GOP;
Thousands of pages of congressional testimony shed light on 2016 Trump Tower meeting; What Paul Manafort's Trump Tower notes mean;
Did Trump Jr. call the blocked number, or vice versa; Russian firm tied to Putin ally clashes with Mueller probe;
Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation;
Trump reports apparent payment through his personal attorney to adult-film star Stormy Daniels in a new financial disclosure;
Appeals court denies Trump request to stay Summer Zervos defamation case;
Probe of leaked banking records related to Michael Cohen grows after New Yorker report; Will Cohen's mounting frustration lead him to turn on Trump;
Trump's personal attorney solicited payment of $1 million from government of Qatar;
Rudy Giuliani makes a big, new concession: A president can commit obstruction of justice;
Michael Avenatti Says Rudy Giuliani Is an 'Embarrassment' After Trump Lawyer Loses Cool in Fiery CNN interview;
White House Refuses to Apologize for Aide's Joke About McCain;
Trump refers to some undocumented immigrants as 'animals' at roundtable;
Trump uses rallies to tell his supporters to vote for him - even if other names are on the ballot; Pence Is Trying to Control Republican Politics. Trump Aides Aren't Happy.;
In the U.S. Senate, talk of a splinter caucus to force compromise; Grassley Threatens To Call For Pruitt's Resignation Over Renewable Fuel Standard Waivers;
In major embarrassment to GOP, House fails to pass massive Farm Bill in face of conservative Republican showdown;
Trump's pick to run Labor's pension agency: Mitch McConnell's brother-in-law ;
Trump personally pushed postmaster general to double rates on Amazon, other firms;
Trump Administration to Tie Health Facilities' Funding to Abortion Restrictions;
Trump Indonesia Real Estate Project Gets Chinese Government Ally;
Disgraced former GOP congressman Farenthold won't repay $84K sexual harassment settlement;
After Amazon opposition, Seattle passes compromise tax to fund homeless services;
Virginia election officials assigned 26 voters to the wrong district. It might have cost Democrats a pivotal race;
Will the Illinois Supreme Court save the state?
Parkland Survivors Criticize Oliver North for Calling Gun Control Activists Civil Terrorists;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
May Crypto-Gram Newsletter, Securing Elections, Supply-Chain Security, and more; White House eliminates cybersecurity coordinator role;
US cell carriers are selling access to your real-time phone location data; exposing millions of Americans' real-time locations; Accessing Cell Phone Location Information;
U.S. identifies suspect in major leak of CIA hacking tools; Kaspersky Moving from Russia to Switzerland Amid Security Concerns;
Millions of computers at risk from next-gen Spectre bug; Details on a New PGP Vulnerability;
Maliciously Changing Someone's Address; Sending Inaudible Commands to Voice Assistants;
Stadium and team owners see drones as major league threat;
Math and science
New Evidence Of Water Plumes Make Europa "Prime Candidate For Life"; How the Father of Computer Science Decoded Nature's Mysterious Patterns;
Someone, somewhere, is making a banned chemical that destroys the ozone layer, scientists suspect;
FERC Ordered Change To Power Current Requirement May Affect Electric Clocks;
DIY Gene Editing May One Day Go "Catastrophically Wrong";
Finnish Robot Car See Through Fog And Snowy Conditions; Researchers Rely More Heavily On LiDAR When Testing Autonomous Vehicles On Rural Roads;
New Drone Arena At Caltech Can Simulate Broad Range Of Wind Conditions;
Web and computing issues
Facebook disabled 583 million fake accounts and millions of spam, sex and hate speech posts;
Senate barely passes resolution to restore net neutrality;
How to use Gmail offline;
SC News and Politics
This GOP governor candidate's 'buzzsaw' of state employees cost SC $1.2 million;
SCE&G Utility won't give up V.C. Summer records, state agency says;
SC will need a lot more money to secure its elections;
The Citadel says it raised $250 million - an 'astonishing' total above its $175 million goal;

Business and Economics
U.S. mortgage rates hit highest level in seven years; Federal Tax Cuts Leave States in a Bind; Infrastructure Bill Unlikely To Come This Year;
Chance of Nafta Deal in 2018 Diminishes as Talks Drag Past Congressional Deadline;
Poll says Few think the poor have gained from Trump's policies; Trump supporters suffer unintended consequences of his policies;
Michigan's GOP has a plan to shield overwhelmingly white from Medicaid work requirements; Trump Promises Lower Drug Prices, but Drops Populist Solutions;
Trump said Amazon cost the USPS 'billions.' But the post office has a different explanation;
China's new train line to Iran sends message to Trump: We'll keep trading anyway; All About ZTE, the Chinese Sanctions Breaker That Trump Wants to Help;
In conciliatory move, Trump vows to help Chinese phonemaker ZTE after U.S. crackdown, declaring 'too many jobs in China lost';
Trump's China Tariffs: What's at Stake for the US; Trump Shifts From Trade War Threats to Concessions in Rebuff to Hard-Liners;
China Denies It Offered Package to Slash U.S. Trade Gap by $200 Bln;
Disarray Plagues U.S. Companies' Efforts to Win Tariff Exemptions; Businesses Race to Washington to Sway Trump on China Tariffs;
Sanctions on Iran and Venezuela May Empower U.S. Rivals; TransCanada Ready To Start Construction On Pipeline For LNG Canada Early Next Year;
Senators Request Tariff Exemption For Industrial Solar Panels; Solar Panel Manufacturers Announce Plans To Increase US Production;
Trump Reportedly Mulling Invoking National Security To Save Coal, Nuclear Plants; Nine States And DC Protest FirstEnergy Solutions Request For DOE Bailout;
FERC Says US Power Grid Generally Ready For Summer, Has Concerns About CA, TX; Proposed New York Emissions Rules Threaten Coal-Fueled Power Plants;
US Clean Power Map Shows Regional Prominence Of Wind, Solar; Solar Energy Jobs Outpace Coal Jobs In 2017;
Study Says US Insurers Are Not Prepared For Disaster Caused By Climate Change;
Denver Green Roof Initiative Under Pressure For Big Changes; Self-Driving Car Makers Face Many Obstacles;
OneSpace Successfully Launches First Private Chinese Rocket; Chinese Port To Go Fully Autonomous; Intel submits plans for $5 billion Israel expansion;
States are free to authorize sports betting, Supreme Court rules; EU Court Rejects U.S. Intervention in Apple's $15.3B Irish Tax Case;
How a Web of Slip-and-Fall Cases Puts a New Spin on an Old-Fashioned Scheme;
The Next New Thing in Finance - Bonds Linked Directly to the Economy;
No Luck Finding the Right Nursing Home? Maybe Yelp Can Help;
Other news
Large companies are taking over local TV: In this town, you can flip the channel all you want - the news is often the same;
How to tell when criticism of Israel is actually anti-Semitism;
Japan Moves to Ease Aging Drivers Out of Their Cars;
George Will: If Iran wants nuclear weapons, it will get them;
The Wisdom of Running a 2,189-Mile Marathon;

College Is 'Worth It,' One Researcher Says. It's Just Worth More if You're Rich; Rising Hispanic College Enrollment Focuses Spotlight On Achievement Gap;
How Colleges Manage to Afford Big Projects in Lean Times; After Years of State Budget Woes, the U. of Illinois Will Hire Hundreds of Faculty Members;
Education Department Unwinds Unit Investigating Fraud at For-Profits; ED No Longer Cooperating In Probes Of For-Profit Colleges;
Mississippi BOE Considering Lowering Cut Scores For Math Teacher Licensure Test; Math Needs To Be Taught As Interconnected Ideas;
What a Controversy Over an App Tells Us About How Students Learn Now;
UMass-Boston Faculty Votes No Confidence in System's Leaders Over Purchase of Small College ;
North Carolina shuts schools, braces itself as teachers flock to state Capitol; Another Small College, Marylhurst U., Will Close After Years of Declining Enrollment;
New Evidence Adds to Troubling Picture for Black Borrowers of Student Loans;
SC In-state college students could see tuition frozen;
Before this hoops recruit chose Indiana, Adidas made sure he stayed under its tent;

TechNews for the week: May 11; May 9; May 7;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
White House announces summit with South Korean leader ahead of planned meeting with North Korea; North Korea says US ruining mood of detente ahead of summit;
Chinese media says North Korea's Kim wants to talk to Trump about mutual nuclear issues; South Korea Hands Kim Jong-un a Path to Prosperity on a USB Drive;
Trump and North Korea's Kim to meet for historic summit in Singapore on June 12; North Korea frees 3 American prisoners ahead of a planned Trump-Kim summit;
Trump reassures anxious hawks that he's willing to walk away from North Korea talks;
Trump announces plans to pull out of Iran nuclear deal; How killing the nuclear deal could make it easier for Iran to pursue the bomb in secret;
Trump wants to wring a 'better deal' from Iran. Here's why that's so unlikely; Trump's Iran policy could hamper his own tax cuts;
Fact-checking President Trump's reasons for leaving the Iran nuclear deal; Behind Trump's Termination of Iran Deal Is Risky Bet That U.S. Can 'Break the Regime';
Iran's supreme leader reveals private letter Trump sent to Arab allies; Opponents of Iran Deal Hired Investigators to Dig Up Dirt on Obama Aide;
Iran's president says it will negotiate staying in nuclear deal with European countries, Russia and China despite U.S. withdrawal;
Israel retaliates after Iran 'fires 20 rockets' at army in occupied Golan Heights; Israel launches massive military strike against Iranian targets in Syria;
Israel Says It Destroyed Most Of Iran's Military Operations In Syria; Russia Balks at Arming Syria With Missiles After Netanyahu Talks;
'Disrespect of the first order: Diplomats shocked after chef serves Japan's Abe dessert in a shoe at Netanyahu's home;
Palestinian Leader Apologizes After Speech Prompts Anti-Semitism Uproar; Hezbollah and allies win half the seats in Lebanon's election;
Saudi air strikes hit presidential palace in Yemen;
Iraq's prime minister is making electoral history in the former jewel of the Islamic State; Iraq arrests five senior members of Islamic State, including deputy to the group's leader;
Anger in France, Britain over Trump's gun law speech;
Trump Is Said to Know of Stormy Daniels Payment Months Before He Denied It;
Trump's attorney Michael Cohen was hired by U.S. affiliate of Russian company; How money flowed through Michael Cohen's multi-purpose shell company;
Giuliani says Trump doesn't have to comply with a Mueller subpoena and could invoke the Fifth Amendment; Giuliani's Law Firm Undercuts His Statements as They Part Ways;
Senators Say Russia Tried to Undermine Confidence in Voting Systems; Democrats Plan to Release 3,000 Russia-Linked Facebook Ads;
Republican congressman Nunes threatens to hold Republican Attorney General in contempt; Nunes Doubles Down on Holding Sessions in Contempt for Documents;
Risk to intelligence source who aided Russia probe at center of latest battle between Devin Nunes and Justice Department;
V.A. Medical System Staggers as Chaos Engulfs Its Leadership; Vice president's physician resigns amid ongoing furor over White House Medical Unit;
Trump's pick to head CIA sought to withdraw her name over questions about her role in agency's controversial interrogation program;
White House official derides McCain over his opposition to Haspel: 'It doesn't matter, he's dying anyway';
HUD Secretary Ben Carson to be sued for suspending Obama-era fair-housing rule; E.P.A. Emails Show an Effort to Shield Pruitt From Public Scrutiny;
Trump calls on Congress to pull back $15 billion in spending, including on Children's Health Insurance Program;
Trump Administration Threatens Jail and Separating Children From Parents for Those Who Illegally Cross Southwest Border;
U.S. embassy cables warned against expelling 300,000 immigrants from Central America and Haiti. Trump officials did it anyway;
Kirstjen Nielsen, Chief of Homeland Security, Almost Resigned After Trump Tirade;
Donald Trump threatens to 'take away media's credentials' over negative news stories about him; Trump campaigns for candidate at an official White House event;
Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger says single payer healthcare will come when Democrats take control;
As the 'King of Debt,' Trump borrowed to build his empire. Then he began spending hundreds of millions in cash;
Jared Kushner Revised His Financial Disclosures Again, Hasn't Been Fired Because He's 'Married to the President's Daughter';
Caught in the Theranos Wreckage: Betsy DeVos, Rupert Murdoch and Walmart's Waltons;
Oliver North slated to become president of the NRA;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Iran likely to retaliate with cyberattacks after nuclear deal collapse; N.S.A. Triples Collection of Data From U.S. Phone Companies;
The US Is Unprepared for Election-Related Hacking in 2018; UK Office Orders Cambridge Analytica to Provide Data on American Voter;
Researchers say a breathalyzer has flaws, casting doubt on countless convictions; Supply-Chain Security; Airline Ticket Fraud;
Gmail's Self-Destruct Feature Called Threat to Public Records Laws; Some Suggestions for Encrypting Your Email;
Windows critical flaw: This security bug is under attack right now, says Microsoft; Ray Ozzie's Encryption Backdoor;
Georgia Governor Vetoes; Cybersecurity Legislation; Equifax Sends More Details to Congress About Data Breach;
Math and science
Yes, Pluto is a planet; Researchers conclude There's no secret chamber in King Tut's tomb after all;
Ocean Seismologists Warn Against Loss Of Research Vessel; Study Finds Tourism Results In Eight Percent Of Greenhouse Gases;
Implanted Electrical Device To Strengthen Heart Contractions Improves Exercise Performance, Other Outcomes In Certain Heart Failure Patients;
Extra time: how smart exercise keeps you younger for longer; You don't need HIIT to get fit. Try this instead;
MIT Study: 24-Hour Fasting Regenerates Stem Cells, Doubles Metabolism;
The Marathon World Record Holder the World Forgot;
Cambridge Analytica: how did it turn clicks into votes;
One space between each sentence, they said. Science just proved them wrong;
Web and computing issues
Report Suggests Uber Software Flagged Pedestrian As "False Positive" In Fatal Accident;
AT&T may ask Supreme Court to strip FTC of authority to police net neutrality;
Firefox 60 lands: It's world's first browser to give you password-free logins;
How to enable Gmail's new offline mode;
SC News and Politics
South Carolina Legislator Introduces Bill To Promote Higher Education Funding;
SCE&G replaces more than 40 percent of its nuclear project capacity with purchase of natural-gas-fired power plant;

Business and Economics
U.S. Oil Prices Hit $70 a Barrel for First Time Since '14; Saudis pledge to 'mitigate' loss of Iranian oil exports from U.S. sanctions. But crude prices rise anyway;
Trump Says He Got Rid of Obamacare. The I.R.S. Doesn't Agree; Louisiana following through with warnings to 37,000 Medicaid recipients;
'There is clearly a gap in skills': U.S. has a record 6.6 million job openings; Job program for foreign graduates of U.S. colleges has quadrupled in size;
Negotiations over NAFTA hit a major snag, reducing odds of agreement; Trump's Trade Moves Put U.S. Carmakers in a Jam at Home and Abroad;
Automakers Call On President Trump Not To Revise Fuel Economy Standards; Automakers Sought Looser Rules. Now They Hope to Stop Trump From Going Too Far;
First Self-Driving Car Service To Be Launched In Texas In July;
California Energy Commission Approves Solar Panel Mandate For New Homes; South Korea's IoT in full swing: From water meters to AI-powered smart buildings;
Moody's Finds Wind Farms Boost Tax Base For Local Governments;
Defense Department Says Unrestricted Offshore Drilling In Gulf Would Disrupt Training;
The e-commerce boom won't save retail jobs; The Trump administration wants to unwind child labor laws;
The phrase 'climate change' appeared in a draft Pentagon report 23 times. The final version used it once; White House Kills NASA Project Monitoring Greenhouse Gas Emissions;
Internal company records show Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's $600,000 deal with AT&T specified he would advise on Time Warner merger;
AT&T ousts exec who arranged $600K Cohen payment;
Other news
Want to Know If Someone Is Trustworthy? Look for These 15 Signs;
10 Mistakes You're Making During Race Training;
George Will: Trump is no longer the worst person in government;

Traditional Teaching May Deepen Inequality. Can a Different Approach Fix It; How Colleges Can Help STEM Students Think More Broadly;
CFPB's Mulvaney To Shrink Student Loan Office; ED Cancels Contracts To Collect Overdue Student Debt;
After Native American bias incident, college says those against diversity can go 'elsewhere';
A White Student Called the Police on a Black Student Who Was Napping. Yale Says It's 'Deeply Troubled';
What Georgia Tech Thinks College Will Look Like in 2040;
Court Gives Guidance on Colleges' Responsibility to Prevent Suicide;
Seeking to Lay Off Tenured Professors, Catholic U. Provost Blasts Critics for 'Spreading Half-Truths and Fear';

TechNews for the week: May 4; May 2; April 30;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Trump rebrands diplomatic norms as events in Asia, Europe and elsewhere spin on his axis;
Koreans Set the Table for a Deal That Trump Will Try to Close; Kim Prepared to Cede Nuclear Weapons if U.S. Pledges Not to Invade;
South says North Korea vows to dismantle its nuclear test site in public view;
U.S. accuses China of directing blinding lasers at American military aircraft in Djibouti;
Putin looks at mending fences with west to revive Russia's economy;
US funding for Syrian White Helmets rescue group in question amid funding freeze;
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince reportedly said Palestinians should accept peace or 'shut up and stop complaining';
Army Special Forces Secretly Help Saudis Combat Threat From Yemen Rebels; Fiscal strain hangs over Saudi Arabia's transformation;
Israel says it has documents from Iran's secret archive that prove the country lied about nuclear program in 2015; Netanyahu's Iran nuke claims fail to convince deal proponent;
U.S. risks reversing Iran nuclear deal's inspection gains;
Netanyahu and Abbas Clarify Israel's Choices; Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas Says Holocaust Caused by Jews' 'Social Behavior' and Money Lending;
Trump and Netanyahu miss the real threats posed by Iran; Israeli troops fire bullets, tear gas at Gaza protesters, 30 Palestinians hurt;
Republicans on House Intelligence Panel Absolve Trump Campaign in Russian Meddling; 3 ways the House Republicans' Russia report contradicts the intelligence community;
Trump-allied House conservatives draft articles of impeachment against Rosenstein as 'last resort';
Trump campaign has paid portions of Michael Cohen's legal fees; Michael Cohen Hit With New Taxi Taxes, Owes New York $282,000;
What Mueller Wants to Ask Trump About Obstruction, and What It Means; The 7 most intriguing questions Robert Mueller wants to ask Trump;
'So disgraceful': Trump lashes out at publication of special counsel questions;
Mueller raised possibility of presidential subpoena in tense meeting with Trump's legal team; Trump derides Mueller's obstruction probe as a 'setup' and 'trap';
Trump calls Justice Department 'rigged,' threatens action; White House lawyer Ty Cobb to exit in latest shake-up of Trump's legal team;
Stormy Daniels files defamation lawsuit against Trump;
Trump confirms he reimbursed Michael Cohen for hush money to Stormy Daniels despite past assertion that he was unaware of payment;
Giuliani's other big admission may be even worse for Trump; The president and his attorney didn't tell the truth. Now Giuliani has. Will that change anything;
Trump on Giuliani: 'He'll get his facts straight'; Giuliani seeks to clarify comments about $130,000 payment to porn star, maintaining it wasn't connected to campaign;
Giuliani: Payment to porn star made to protect Trump family; The real reason Mueller hasn't called Ivanka Trump;
Huckabee Sanders basically just blamed Trump for misleading her;
President Trump has made 3,001 false or misleading claims so far;It's been another tough week for Trump and the truth;
Doctor says Trump dictated letter about his health; Solicitor general tells Supreme Court he misstated date of Trump's comments on travel ban;
Trump delays steel and aluminum tariffs for Canada, Mexico and European Union, pulling back on major trade threat;
Trump threatens government shutdown in September if no funding for his wall;
Over 50,000 Hondurans who were allowed to live and work in U.S. since 1999 must leave, according to DHS memos;
Trump's pick to lead ICE, who touted surge in immigration arrests, steps down; Two officials close to EPA chief Scott Pruitt resign amid scrutiny;
California sues EPA over push to overturn Obama-era vehicle efficiency rules, setting up fight over climate change;
EPA chief Scott Pruitt's $100,000 trip to Morocco was set up by a lobbyist, an unusual arrangement that ethics experts say raises questions;
Marco Rubio: Corporations aren't investing tax cuts;
Trump's former health secretary: Some Americans will pay more because GOP weakened Obamacare; Trump adviser: Americans need to 'absorb a little bit of pain';
Crimes are no longer a disqualification for Republican candidates;
WV GOP Senate candidate Don Blankenship said he saw nothing wrong with his use of a racial slur ;
This little-known megadonor is pouring money into GOP candidates and setting the tone for the primaries;
Census Officials Say Rhode Island Rehearsal Is Going Well. Not Everyone Agrees;
Several big cities now give police more leeway in firing at vehicles;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Despite Threats, Energy Companies Spending Little on Cybersecurity; NIST Issues Call for "Lightweight Cryptography" Algorithms;
NSA spying on Americans rockets in Trump's first year; Blackwater founder Erik Prince cuts a lucrative security-training deal with Chinese insiders;
White House Considers Restricting Chinese Researchers Over Espionage Fears; Scientists Alarmed By Reported Proposal;
WhatsApp founder said to resign over strategy clashes with parent Facebook's attempts to use its data and weaken its encryption;
Twitter says you should change your password: Here's why; password bug potentially exposes 330M users;
Twitter Sold Data to Cambridge Professor Linked to Facebook Disclosure; Data firm at center of Facebook privacy scandal will close;
IoT Inspector Tool from Princeton; LC4: Another Pen-and-Paper Cipher;
Detecting Laptop Tampering;
Math and science
An Ancient Horse Is Unearthed in a Utah Backyard; Stunning scientists, NASA's only moon rover just got canceled;
Sex, Sport, and Why Track and Field's New Rules on Intersex Athletes Are Essential;
Scientists Develop Noise-Reducing Windows;
A better way to sit at your desk; Looking in the Wrong Places;
Web and computing issues
Windows 10 April 2018 Update: All the new features explained; Update: A cheat sheet; Microsoft lists old features being cut from Windows 10 April Update;
Facebook launches Clear History feature that should have been there all along; Google is rolling out stricter rules for US political ads;
How Microsoft plans to kill off passwords;
Preserve Your Website with Webrecorder;
YouTube User Convicted Under Malaysia's New Law Against Fake News;
SC News and Politics
Audit could add hundreds of millions in taxes onto failed S.C. nuclear project's bill;

Business and Economics
Unemployment rate falls to 3.9 percent as U.S. economy adds 164,000 jobs; April set to be strongest month for dollar since Trump election;
US demands China cut trade deficit by $200bn and increased tension;
Low income shortens lives, putting Social Security in a bind;
Gig Economy Business Model Dealt a Blow in California Ruling; The 20 most in-demand skills for freelance workers;
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Google's Business Method Patent Case; Will Hear Hear Google Privacy Dispute in Class-Action Case;
Anonymous Owner, L.L.C.: Why It Has Become So Easy to Hide in the Housing Market;
Sprint and T-Mobile announce plans to merge;
Utilities Urge Perry Not To Use Authority To Prop Up Nuclear, Coal Industry; Iowa Supreme Court Refuses To Hear energy company's Appeal In Turbine Case;
Trump Administration To Relax Regulations On Offshore Drilling; Natural Gas Pipeline Opponents Release Study Slamming Report On New England Grid Reliability;
Businesses Buying Renewable Power;
Autonomous Vehicle Industry Divided Over Transparency.; Sources Say Trump To Meet With Automakers To Discuss Fuel Efficiency;
Morgan Stanley Says Auto Industry Underestimates Potential Value Of Data Scraped From High-Tech Cars;
Westinghouse cited again for safety concerns at NC nuclear fuel plant;
Why Airline Credit Cards Have an Enduring Appeal;
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Students Learn by Doing, Not by Listening; How to Make Big Classes Feel Small; The 5 Tips for Student Success That a Longtime Instructor Swears By;
Research Points To Racial Disparities In Student Loan Debt; University Of Michigan Students Publish Online "Not-Rich" Guide;
Why We Must Stop Relying on Student Ratings of Teaching; Why We Should Bulldoze the Business School;
Betsy DeVos was asked, again, about visiting struggling schools. A staffer interjected.; Why George Mason's Agreements With the Koch Foundation Raised Red Flags;
College Mergers Need to Be More Than Just Cutting Administrators; Tennessee Flagship's Chancellor Is Suddenly Fired After Only One Year;
Committee Declares Catholic U. Is 'Playing With Fire' by Trying to Lay Off Tenured Professors; 4 Months Into His Tenure, U. Montana's President Proposes 50 Faculty Layoffs;
A Primer for Nontraditional College Presidents;
A Scholar Finds The Real Free-Speech Crisis Is Professors Being Disciplined for Liberal Views;
UNC Rejects Faculty Panel's Finding That Administrators Interfered in Critic's Class on Sports ;