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TechNews for the week: June 29; June 27; June 25;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
North Korea sticks with 'new era' pledge despite Trump’s reversal over nuclear threat level; US secretary of state Pompeo to visit North Korea next week;
Warplanes bomb 3 hospitals in southern Syria as Assad's army presses offensive; Pakistan's Taliban Names New Leader After U.S. Drone Strike;
Erdogan's Election Win Gives Him Vastly Expanded Powers in Turkey; Erdogan opponent concedes election defeat, warns against Turkey's 'one-man regime';
As Israel Pushes to Build, Bedouin Homes and School Face Demolition; Palestinians Fire Rockets at Israel Following Gaza Airstrikes;
Iran Is Changing, but Not in Ways Trump Thinks; Kushner's Peace Plan Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen;
White House announces Trump, Putin will hold a summit July 16 in Finland; In trying to deter Russian aggression, U.S. forces may stall on Europe's roads;
Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick; The Front-Runners and Full List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees;
Supreme Court says SEC judge appointments unconstitutional; Justices decline to rule on florist who refused to serve same-sex couple;
Supreme Court won't hear North Carolina districting dispute; Supreme Court largely upholds maps in Texas case on racial gerrymandering;
Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban;
Supreme Court: Calif. law requiring pregnancy centers to notify women that state might cover abortions is likely unconstitutional;
Kagan accuses Supreme Court majority of weaponizing the First Amendment;
Trump Highlights Immigrant Crime to Defend His Border Policy. Statistics Don't Back Him Up;
The original source for Trump's claim of 63,000 immigrant murders? Bad data from Steve King in 2006;
Most immigrants who enter the country do so legally, federal data shows; That's something most Americans don't seem to know;
Border Patrol Agents Shut Down Highways in Maine and New Hampshire With Checkpoints;
Federal judge orders government to reunite children and parents separated at the border within 14-30 days;
Trump administration says it has plan to reunite more than 2,000 children in its custody with their parents;
Trump claims immigration laws are 'a mockery,' seeks to deprive migrants of due process by deporting them without trial;
Trump's attack on due process is the latest deviation from presidential norms;
'They're lucky we aren't executing them': National Guardsman faces punishment for Facebook post on migrants;
House rejects broad GOP immigration bill in a rebuff of leadership; Agents Seek to Dissolve ICE in Immigration Policy Backlash;
Trump embraces hard-line immigration policies as linchpin of GOP's midterm strategy;
Commerce secretary suggested citizenship question on census, memo says, contradicting testimony;
The four times Trump signed tax returns for his foundation that contained incorrect information; Ethics office says Trump business dealings raise 'serious concerns';
Pruitt facing new probe into claims he retaliated against EPA staffers who questioned some decisions;
Rod Rosenstein shuts down Jim Jordan over Fox News report; How Rosenstein's and Wray's testimony undermined GOP efforts to undermine the Russia investigation;
How the 'Bad Boys of Brexit' forged ties with Russia and the Trump campaign - and came under investigators' scrutiny;
GOP Senate candidate: Civil war wasn't about slavery; In age of Trump, evangelicals back self-styled top U.S. pimp;
Kobach Defends Seeking Pardon Denied by Kansa Governor Colyer ;
'Ready, fire, aim' - critics see pattern to Trump's approach; As Critics Assail Trump, His Supporters Dig In Deeper;
Kentucky's first-in-the-nation requirement that Medicaid recipients must work is blocked;
Kansas Court Says School Funding Inadequate;
$16 Million vs. $4: Why Payouts in Police Shootings Vary Widely;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
A new data breach may have exposed personal information of almost every American adult;
UK spymasters tolerated 'mistreatment' of terror suspects by US; A Spymaster Steps Out of the Shadows;
IEEE Statement on Strong Encryption vs. Backdoors;
More than 600 charged in nation's largest health care fraud investigation;
How we perceive threats; Why your brain never runs out of problems to find; Manipulative Social Media Practices;
Math and science
Finally, a Problem That Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able to Solve;
A new supervolcano is brewing under Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire;
A huge stretch of the Arctic Ocean is rapidly turning into the Atlantic. That's not a good sign;
Ingredients for life discovered gushing out of Saturn's moon; This floating robotic factory will build satellites and spaceships in orbit;
Researchers Use Electric Pulses To Kill Cancer Cells; Virginia Tech Researcher To Create 3D Circuits Inspired By Human Brain;
Researchers Use Diamond Light Source To Study Herculaneum Papyrus;
Web and computing issues
Rapidly expanding fact-checking movement faces growing pains;
The Supreme Court's travel ban ruling could have big implications for Trump's Twitter account;
France Wins Legal Ruling Over Rights to '' Trademark;
SC News and Politics
Katie Arrington, GOP lawmaker who defeated Sanford, seriously injured in car accident; In South Carolina rally, Trump targets Sanford, McCain and TV comedians ;
SC lawmakers OK rate cuts for failed nuke plants; Santee Cooper asks court to decide if co-ops, customers should pay for nuclear fiasco;
Scana slashes quarterly dividend 80%; Dominion Sees $8 Billion Scana Deal Snared in 'High-Stakes Game';
Woman Arrested After Assaulting Teen at Community Pool;
Every Citadel cadet must memorize and recite a Robert E. Lee quote. It's fake.;

Business and Economics
US first quarter economic growth revised down to 2%; 'Not what we expected': Trump's tax bill is losing popularity;
Trump's top economic adviser contradicts all data in saying deficit 'is coming down rapidly';
What Stress? It's Good to Be a Bank; Bank 'Stress Tests' Results Clear Way for Wall Street to Reward Investors; Deutsche Bank's US unit fails Fed stress test;
Surging Oil Prices Are Doing Nothing for Stocks in 2018;
The U.N. says 18.5 million Americans are in 'extreme poverty.' Trump's team says just 250,000 are;
Medicare Allows More Benefits for Chronically Ill, Aiming to Improve Care for Millions;
As Jobs Go Unfilled, U.S. Employers Vie to Hire Foreign Laborers; Migrants Are on the Rise Around the World, and Myths About Them Are Shaping Attitudes;
Robots or Job Training: Manufacturers Grapple With How to Improve Their Economic Fortunes;
Krugman On Trade Wars; America's closest allies are furious about Trump's tariffs, and now an unorthodox idea to go after him is gaining steam;
Harley-Davidson moves work offshore to limit blow from Trump's trade war ; Trump threatens Harley-Davidson with taxes 'like never before' and predicts its eventual collapse;
Trump softens threat of new curbs on Chinese investment in U.S. firms; US Coal Industry Worried About Trade Dispute With China;
The first layoffs from Trump's tariffs are here; President Trump announces a major U.S. Steel expansion - that isn't happening;
China Extends Lead as Most Prolific Supercomputer Maker;
Chao Favors Deregulation To Support Innovation In Autonomous Trucking; Autonomous Mass Transit Will Be The Next Paradigm Shift In Transportation;
Self-Driving Technology Could Help Solve US Trucker Shortage; US Trucking Companies Offering High Salaries, Recruiting Older Individuals Amid Driver Shortage;
Cities And States Increasingly Rely On Renewables; Renewable Energy Developers Seeks Demand And Investment During Trump Administration;
Supreme Court Sides With American Express on Merchant Fees; Credit-card decision has big implications for the industry and Silicon Valley;
Paying Taxes Isn't Greatest Burden of Supreme Court E-Commerce Ruling;
Supreme Court rules against public unions collecting fees from nonmembers;
Supreme Court says more work needed to resolve long-running Florida-Georgia water dispute;
Equinor, Masdar Say They Can Store Offshore Wind Power;
EPA Chief To Cut Agency Power To Block Permits For Major Projects; US States Sue EPA For Violating Clean Air Act;
When a Health Insurer Also Wants to Be a Hospice Company; GE Plans to Spin Off Health-Care Unit, Sell Baker Hughes Stake;
Disney's $71.3 billion takeover of Fox gets Justice Department's OK;
Apple, Samsung Settle Prolonged Patent Dispute Over iPhone Design;
How the GOP Tax Bill Affects You; New Tax Form Is a Sign of Shift Toward TurboTax, Away From H&R Block;
GE's exit from the Dow will change the index's calculation in an important way;
Other news
The Non-Voters Who Decided The Election: Trump Won Because Of Lower Democratic Turnout;
The story of Donald Trump's grandfather, who came to the U.S. as an unaccompanied minor;
The Eisenhower Matrix Productivity Method [Video Tutorial];

International Grad Students' Interest in American Higher Ed Marks First Decline in 14 Years; International-Student Enrollment Is Slowing and It Isn't All Donald Trump's Fault;
In Upholding Trump's Travel Ban, Supreme Court Ratifies Worldview That Worries Colleges ; NYU President Argues Against Limiting Chinese Student Visas To Counter IP Theft.;
Student Debt Forgiveness Could Result In Large One-Time Tax Bills For Borrowers;
Federal Judge Dismisses California Lawsuit Against ED Over Corinthian Student Debt Relief; California Becomes Fourth State To Sue Navient;
Senate HELP Committee Advances Perkins Act Reauthorization;
Race-Conscious Admissions Returns to the Spotlight Under Trump;
Colorado Considers Taking the 'Liberal' Out of 'Liberal Education'; A University Overhauled Its Course Evaluation to Get Better Feedback. Here's What Changed;
What Podcasts Can Teach Us About Teaching;
Western Illinois Will Lay Off 24 Faculty Members, Including 7 With Tenure ;
White-Supremacist Propaganda on Campuses Rose 77% Last Year;

TechNews for the week: June 22; June 20; June 18;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
North Korea's Kim makes another trip to China. That complicates things for Trump.; Trump accidentally admits everything he's been saying about North Korea's nukes is a lie;
Afghanistan extends cease-fire with Taliban as fighters join civilians to celebrate Eid; Taliban leaders reject Afghanistan's proposal to extend ceasefire;
Trump ambassador blocks scrutiny of Israel; Israel strikes at launchers of burning kites from Gaza Strip; Filming Israeli soldiers in action could soon become a crime;
Israel mum on US claims it hit Iraq militia in Syria; Horrific Details on Syria Chemical Attacks Left Out, for Now, From U.N. Report;
U.S. quits U.N. human rights panel over what it has described as anti-Israel bias;
The Dummies' Guide To The Iran Nuclear Deal; Iraqi Court Backs Recount of All Ballots Cast in Last Month's Elections;
Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli leader, charged with fraud;
Saudi media says kingdom could turn Qatar - its neighbor and rival - into an island;
Colombians vote in divisive election that could upend peace deal with FARC;
Deadly Tensions Rise as India's Water Supply Runs Dangerously Low;
Trump cites as a negotiating tool his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents; Trump team cannot get its story straight on separating migrant families;
The facts about Trump's policy of separating families at the border;
How to mislead with statistics, DHS Secretary Nielsen edition; How Anti-Immigration Passion Was Inflamed From the Fringe;
Thousands of Professors Call Trump's Family-Separation Policy 'Government-Sanctioned Child Abuse';
Donald Trump Jr. cancels fundraiser for George P. Bush because of family tensions over immigration policy;
Why illegal border crossings have increased despite Trump policies; Maryland, Virginia governors pull Guard troops off border to protest separations;
Trump, defiant as border crisis escalates, prepares to lobby House GOP;
Trump expected to sign executive order ending his administration's policy of separating migrant families at border;
Chair of the conservative House Freedom Caucus angrily confronted House Speaker Paul Ryan over immigration legislation;
GOP House leadership abruptly postpones vote on immigration bill in embarrassing retreat; Republicans Dislike Separating Families. But They Like 'Zero Tolerance' More;
For Trump, what mattered most in creating, and addressing, the family separation crisis was looking strong; Policy reprieve may be temporary;
U.S. Border Patrol will stop referring migrant parents who cross border with children for prosecution;
Trump administration changed its story no fewer than 14 times before ending the border policy; Reversal on migrant families deepens confusion over Trump's immigration order;
Trump says Republicans are 'wasting their time' trying to pass immigration bills before November elections;
As Mueller moves to finalize probe findings, Trump's allies ready for political battle; Giuliani suggests Trump may pardon Manafort after Mueller's probe;
Roger Stone, longtime Trump confidant, reveals he met with a Russian who offered dirt on Hillary Clinton during 2016 campaign;
At least six people close to Trump almost certainly knew about offers from Russians of dirt on Clinton;
Korean firm tied to Cohen got U.S. contract despite corruption probe; National Enquirer sent stories about Trump to his attorney Michael Cohen before publication;
Judge cancels hearing in Stormy Daniels case against Trump, Cohen;
House GOP 2019 budget calls for deep Medicare, Medicaid spending cuts; House Republicans pass a farm bill that guts food assistance for working families;
Senate rejects Trump plan to claw back spending;
Supreme Court Punts On Partisan Gerrymandering; let's map stand; Republicans move to remake court after gerrymandering case;
In most states, elected officials draw district lines. California put citizens in charge;
Judge strikes down Kansas voter ID law, orders Kobach take legal classes; Kansas officials told to keep enforcing voter ID law that was ruled unconstitutional;
Why Republicans have long wanted to shut the Education Department; White House to propose merging Labor and Education departments as centerpiece of government overhaul;
Trump Seeks Meeting With Putin Even as Allies Seek to Isolate Russia;
Trump taps budget official to head Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Federal court rules consumer bureau structure unconstitutional;
Corey Stewart, Virginia Senate Nominee, Evokes Trump on Racial Issues;
Trumps and Kushners Cut Ties on Hotel Deals That Raised Eyebrows; Treasury changed a lucrative policy to benefit one county in Nevada after a GOP push;
Commerce Secretary Shorted Stock as Negative Coverage Loomed; White House deputy chief of staff to leave in July;
There are more guns than people in the United States, according to a new study of global firearm ownership;
President Trump seems to be saying more and more things that aren't true; At a one-hour rally, Trump made a misleading claim nearly once every 2 minutes;
Trump airs his grievances and demands more credit - for just about everything;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Supreme Court rules that warrant is necessary for phone location data; Verizon and AT&T stop sharing real-time location data of cell phone users;
Chinese Industrial Espionage "No Secret" In Aerospace Industry; Computers in China Linked to Hacking Into U.S. Defense Contractors;
Google Cloud Engineers Reportedly Refused To Work On Technology For The Government;
Pentagon Empowers U.S. Cyber Command to Take Offensive Action; Booz Allen Hamilton Opens Cybersecurity Innovation Hub;
This new Windows malware wants to add your PC to a botnet - or worse; Zacinlo Malware Infecting Windows 10 Machines;
This 30-second change to your computer settings is the easiest way to stop hackers;
Can Russian hackers be stopped; Federal funds, expertise helping secure local elections;
Obama cyber chief confirms 'stand down' order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016;
Math and science
Evidence for a new fundamental particle thrills and baffles physicists; Scientists Develop Technique To Compress Infrared Light At The Nanoscale;
Bones of Civil War dead found on a battlefield tell their horror stories; The 1838 shipwreck was 'the Titanic of its time.' Divers just made an eerie discovery;
New research shows marathoners have less arthritis than non-runners; Artificial trans fats, widely linked to heart disease, are officially banned;
These 5 Habits Literally Add Years to Your Life, According to a New Harvard Study; Study Finds A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer's Disease;
Researchers Genetically Engineer Microbe To Examine Archaea-Bacteria Separation;
Robot Performs Eye Surgery On People For First Time; A machine has figured out Rubik's Cube all by itself;
Waymo, Uber, Ford, and others are joining forces to explore the 'human impact' of self-driving cars;
US, EU research further integrates solar and storage;
Study: Charts change hearts and minds better than words do;
Web and computing issues
IBM computer debates humans -- and triumphs -- in a nuanced competition;
WHO Classifies 'Gaming Disorder' as Mental Health Condition;
California lawmakers gut net neutrality bill; Quantum computing finds its lobbying voice;
SC News and Politics
Republican Mayors Reject Republican Candidate Katie Arrington Due To Offshore Drilling Support;
Trump bizarrely claims House Republicans 'applauded and laughed loudly' when they actually booed him mocking one of their colleagues;

Business and Economics
New warnings about cuts to Social Security and Medicare are a reason to worry; Trump Clears Way for Health Plans With Lower Costs and Fewer Benefits;
Supreme Court says states may collect sales tax from retailers that do not have a physical presence there;
Fewer Births Than Deaths Among Whites in Majority of U.S. States;
For the biggest group of American workers, wages aren't just flat. They're falling; Why Aren't More Men Working;
Trump is betting American families are willing to pay for his trade war; Trade Adviser Has 'No Knowledge' of Excluding iPhones from Tariffs;
China Pledges To Target U.S. Energy In Retaliation For New US Tariffs; Trump threatens China with $200 billion in additional tariffs if Beijing doesn't bend to U.S. demands;
Trump threatens Europe with 20 percent tariffs on auto imports;
An Oil Giant Is Taking Big Steps. Saudi Arabia Can't Afford for It to Slip; Iran resists Saudi-led push to increase oil output;
Trump Picks Economic Winners, Guided by Nostalgia;
EPA Won't Reallocate Waived Biofuels Volumes To Other Refineries; Corn Farmers, Ethanol Producers Protest EPA's Ethanol Policies;
EPA Likely To Delay Biofuel Announcement After Opposition From Refiners;
Key Hearing Awaits Plan To Expand California's Power Grid; New York State To Head Up New Offshore Wind Research Effort;
Major Utilities Differ With Trump Administration On Future Of Coal Power; Coal Is Being Squeezed Out of Power Industry by Cheap Renewables;
Studies Show Pennsylvania Groundwater Holding Up Despite Drilling Boom; Pennsylvania Ruling On Hydraulic Fracturing Could Impact Future Oil, Gas Development;
Warehouse Workers, Truckers Unconcerned About Autonomous Vehicles; Study Finds Automakers Are "Wasting" Billion On Electric, Autonomous Vehicles;
US Senate blocks F-35 sales to Turkey;
These places will pay U.S. workers thousands of dollars to move there;
How major corporations are actually spending their tax cuts; Biggest Banks Pass Fed's Stress Tests;
General Electric booted from the Dow after more than a century;
Other news
Reasons it's hard to think rationally; Smarter, Not Harder: How to Succeed at Work; The most important skill nobody taught you;
Five myths about Alzheimer's disease;
'We have a profound problem': Mark Sanford has some thoughts about Trump and the truth;

California Leaders Want State To Retain More High School Graduates; California Parents Frustrated With Common Core Math Problems;
How the ACT and SAT Help Disadvantaged Students Get Into College;
A Brief History of GOP Attempts to Kill the Education Dept.; What You Need to Know About Trump' Attempt to Drastically Alter the Education Dept.;
ED Won't Require Gainful Employment Disclosures; Federal Judge Rules ED Must Stop Collections From Corinthian Students;
Arizona Board Of Regents: Highest Paid Majors Are Engineering, Computer Science;
What Led to a Faculty Revolt at the U. of Massachusetts at Boston; Want to Kill Tenure? Be Careful What You Wish For;

TechNews for the week: June 15; June 13; June 11;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
In surprise summit concession, Trump says he will halt Korea war games; joint statement from the Singapore summit; Winners and losers from the Trump-Kim summit;
Fact-checking President Trump's claims about the North Korea deal; What body language experts saw when Trump and Kim Jong Un met;
Trump: North Korea is 'no longer' a nuclear threat despite questions over summit; North Korea says nuclear dismantling is a 'step-by-step' process with U.S. rewards along the way;
Trump celebrates Singapore accord with North Korea, but substance has yet to be revealed; Pompeo calls questions about gaps in Trump-Kim statement 'insulting and ridiculous';
North Korea's dispersed and hidden weapons complex highlights the challenge of denuclearization;
Reporters thought this video was North Korea propaganda. It came from the White House; Documentary shows Trump saluting North Korean general;
Saudi-backed forces begin assault on Yemen Hudaydah port; U.S. turns down UAE request for aid in offensive against rebel-held Yemeni port;
Fire engulfs warehouse storing Iraq election ballots in latest setback for troubled vote;
Poll shows deep divisions between Israelis and American Jews;
Trump disrupts G-7 gender equality meeting by arriving late; Trump delivers his most defiant trade threat yet to leaders at G-7; will not hold talks with Theresa May at G7;
Trudeau sharply criticizes Trump as G-7 meeting fails to cool tensions between the U.S. and allies; Canada stands firm against Trump;
Trump blasts Canada's Trudeau for 'false statements'; says U.S. will not endorse G-7 communique;
Melania Trump pushes back against Giuliani remark;
Filings show Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump made at least $82 million in outside income last year while serving in the White House;
Pence turns VP's office into gateway for lobbyists to influence the Trump administration;
New York files suit against Trump, alleging his charity engaged in 'illegal conduct';
Bolton was paid $115,000 to speak at two events sponsored by foundation of Ukrainian steel magnate;
Sessions: Victims of domestic abuse and gang violence generally won't qualify for asylum;
House to vote next week on two competing immigration bills after Republican negotiations on a compromise fall short; Immigration compromise underlines right's clout;
Officials say Trump backs GOP immigration bills, despite comments opposing them. One says Trump misunderstood Fox News' question;
GOP floats draft bill that would end family separations at border; Trump administration again blames others for its family separation policy;
Scanning immigrants' old fingerprints, U.S. threatens to strip thousands of citizenship; Documents Show Political Lobbying in Census Question About Citizenship;
Supreme Court upholds Ohio's way of removing infrequent voters from rolls; The Supreme Court Abandons Another Constitutional Safeguard, Only Gorsuch Dissents;
Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota's voter clothing law;
The latest Trumpcare bill has a nasty surprise for people with pre-existing conditions; Democrats pounce on Trump administration's health-care move;
Bill reining in Trump on tariffs blocked in Senate;
Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ordered to jail over witness-tampering charges while awaiting trial in Mueller probe;
Trump's personal lawyer Cohen loses bid for quick Avenatti gag order; 'Very unfair!': Trump complains about Manafort's jailing;
Mueller asks to secure evidence in 'Putin chef' case, citing ongoing interference operations;
Trump Says It's OK He Misled Media About Son's Russia Meeting;
Trump fixer Michael Cohen to split with legal team; Trump's campaign to discredit Michael Cohen is already underway;
Long-awaited DOJ watchdog report blasts James B. Comey, documents major missteps in FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's email;
Comey Cited as 'Insubordinate,' but Report Finds No Bias in F.B.I. Decision to Clear Clinton;
In the Trump Administration, Science Is Unwelcome. So Is Advice; Promoted six times and then fired: Inside a 24-year-old political appointee's wild ride in Trump's Washington;
GOP Maine governor says he 'probably' won't certify results of ranked-choice primary election;
Kris Kobach used taxpayer money to pay $1000 fine in federal case;
White House considered Sen. Joe Manchin to lead VA after Jackson withdrew his nomination;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
June Crypto-Gram Newsletter, Router Vulnerability, eMail Vulnerabilities, Security and Human Behavior and more; Thomas Dullien on Complexity and Security;
Router Vulnerability and the VPNFilter Botnet; Homeland Security Warns of Malware Variant from North Korea Gov't;
U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Russians Working on Cyber Attacks; Russian Censorship of Telegram;
Apple says it will disable loophole police often use to crack into iPhones;
Math and science
Antarctica's ice melt is increasing rapidly, study finds, raising sea levels and threatening coastal communities worldwide;
A 3,000-year-old glass head deepens one of the Bible's oldest mysteries;
Spiders can float in the air, and scientists just figured out how they lift off;
Opportunity Fights For Life Amidst A Giant Martian Dust Storm;
How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices; Five crucial things you need to know about your blood group;
Study Suggests AI May Be Better At Identifying Skin Cancer Than Dermatologists;
China Is Testing Roads Paved With Solar Panels; Next Generation Of Telescopes Faces Financial, Regulatory Hurdles;
Washington U In St Louis Engineers Develop Mathematical Model Of Transition From Order To Chaos;
'It cannot be ignored': Runners spread awareness about eating disorders in their sport;
Web and computing issues
Comcast: We've stopped throttling speeds for heavy internet users, for now;
How you can unsend that Snapchat message you accidentally sent to your ex;
How to Conduct the Best 'Whois' Search; The Tiny, Essential Google Tricks for Way Better Search Results;
White Nationalists, Kicked Off Facebook and Twitter, Land on Google Plus;
How to use Chrome's built-in anti-malware tool;
SC News and Politics
Rep. Mark Sanford defeated after critical Trump tweet;

Business and Economics
The Federal Reserve hikes its main interest rate, likely boosting the cost of credit cards, auto loans and mortgages; Fed hikes rates, signals two more for 2018;
Ben Bernanke: Economy Is Headed 'Off The Cliff'; US retail sales post biggest gain in six months; Why many home buyers suddenly feel cursed;
The $1.4 Trillion U.S. 'Surplus' That Trump's Not Talking About; China retaliates after U.S. announces $50 billion in tariffs, escalating trade war;
United States, Saudi Arabia and Russia Find Agreement on Oil Policy;
Japan says it will run budget deficit until 2025;
Would a Single-Payer System Require Painful Sacrifices From Doctors;
Firms Look To Robots, AI To Plug US Skilled Worker Shortages;
Trump says he would oppose immigration bill cobbled together by House GOP, dealing a blow to leaders rallying support for it;
AT&T gets to buy Time Warner in legal win over Justice Department; AT&T/TWX closing details: stock/cash split, expected synergies;
Comcast offers $65 billion for 21st Century Fox, setting up bidding war with Walt Disney;
Why the Pentagon fears the U.S. is losing the hypersonic arms race with Russia and China;
Judge Rules EPA Failed To Curb Pollution Blowing East; Interior Department Killed Health Study On Mountaintop Mining Without Justifiable Reason;
Musk: Tesla To Begin Enabling Full Autonomous Features In August; Lawmakers Discuss Infrastructure Improvements Needed For Self-Driving Cars;
GM Hires 9,000 New Workers, Invests $1B In Office Redesigns As It Prepares New Electric Vehicles;
Study Finds Closing Of Oil And Coal Power Plants Linked To Drop In Preterm Births; BP Outlook Finds Emissions Rising Amid Rebound In Coal Consumption;
FERC Commissioner Sees No Grid Emergency From Coal, Nuclear Plant Retirements; Experts: Power Plant Bailouts Unlikely To Harden Grid Cybersecurity;
Solar Energy Becomes The Largest Source Of New U.S. Power; NRG Energy Reenters Solar Power Business After Divesting Assets Earlier This Year;
Connecticut To Purchase Offshore Wind Power For The First Time;
Power Companies' Mistakes Can Cost Billions. Who Should Pay;
Age, Changing Economics Taking Heavy Toll On Nuclear Power;
Rolls-Royce Announces 4,600 Positions To Be Cut In "Major Restructuring";
What Is the Trade Deficit;
Other news
Was Jimmy Carter the Most Underrated President in History;
What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed;
Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together;
How to clean a ceiling fan in 60 seconds;

Many States Get Mediocre Grades in 2 Studies of Degree Attainment by Race and Ethnicity; NCES: Students' Preference For Reading Declines; Math, Science More Popular;
Google rolls out new college search feature; Here's What You Need to Know About Google's College Search. ;
U-Chicago drops SAT/ACT testing requirement; What Do Online Students Want? 3 Findings From a New Survey Offer Some Clues;
U Washington "Redshirt" Program Helps Disadvantaged Students In Engineering School;
North Carolina passes charter school law that critics say is intended to promote segregation;
Education Dept. Report Says No to a For-Profit Accreditor ; but, Betsy DeVos Reinstated College Accreditor Over Staff Objections;
In Name of Free Speech, States Crack Down on Campus Protests;

TechNews for the week: June 8; June 6; June 4;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
'It's about the attitude': Trump says he doesn't have to prepare much for summit with Kim Jong Un; Asian leaders differ sharply on hopes for Trump-Kim summit;
Cash-strapped North Korea is requiring that a foreign country pick up Kim Jong Un's summit hotel bill; North Korea's Kim Jong Un dismisses three top military officials;
Afghanistan declares temporary ceasefire with Taliban;
Khamenei says Iran set to boost enrichment capacity if nuclear deal founders; Iran Moves to Lift Its Nuclear Enrichment Capacity;
Iran Says Fighters Won't Leave Syria Despite Russia's Deal With Israel; Iranians begin anti-Israel rallies;
U.S. vetoes U.N. resolution denouncing violence against Palestinians; Israel lets Jews protest the occupation. It doesn't let Palestinians;
Knesset disqualifies bill seeking equal status for Jews and Arabs; Not all criticism of Israel is anti-Semitism;
Iraqi Court to Oversee Manual Recount Amid Post-Election Chaos;
Italy's New Populist and Anti-Establishment Government Is Sworn In;
Mueller probe has cost much less than Trump's travel to Mar-a-Lago;
Trump's Lawyers, in Confidential Memo, Argue to Head Off a Historic Subpoena; A president can't obstruct justice? That's not quite right, scholars say;
Giuliani says Trump probably has the constitutional power to pardon himself; Giuliani: Under constitution, Trump could shoot Comey and not be indicted;
Trump asserts 'absolute right' to pardon himself but suggests he has not done anything wrong;
In the Trump administration, the truth comes out after vigorous denials;
Trump Team Pushed False Story Line About Meeting With Kremlin-Tied Lawyer, Memo Shows;
Special counsel accuses former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of tampering with witnesses in his case;
Special counsel reveals charges against associate of ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort; With Mueller Closing In, Manafort's Allies Abandon Him;
A retired judge determined that almost none of the first batch of documents obtained from Trump lawyer Michael Cohen are privileged;
Judge denies President's request to confidentially contest seized Cohen documents;
Ryan splits with Trump, says he sees 'no evidence' FBI spied on campaign;
Rod Rosenstein delivers a stirring lecture on the rule of law, but actions matter more than words;
Supreme Court rules in favor of baker who would not make wedding cake for gay couple; throws out lower-court decision that allowed immigrant teenager to obtain abortion;
Supreme Court to decide case on purging voter registration rolls;
White House Required Cabinet To Publicly Support Withdrawal Paris Agreement;
U.S. House members near forcing 'Dreamer' immigration debate; McCain backs effort to bypass GOP leadership, force House vote on DACA;
Trump's Immigration Policies Are Making It Harder for Foreign Doctors to Work in the U.S. - And That Could Hurt Patients;
White House is fighting a bipartisan Senate funding plan for veterans' health-care law even as Trump prepares to sign it;
Trump angrily tells GOP senator to back off trade bill; Corker unveils bill to check Trump's tariff authority, rebuffing personal request from the president;
Justice Dept. Says Crucial Provisions of Obamacare Are Unconstitutional;
Breaking from GOP orthodoxy, Trump increasingly deciding winners and losers in the economy;
Trump plans to confront world leaders at economic summit; complains about traveling to Canada for G-7 summit ahead of Singapore meeting with Kim;
France's Macron threatens to isolate U.S. at G-7 summit, drawing sharp response from Trump;
Trump calls for readmitting Russia to G-7 four years after it was expelled for its role in Crimean crisis;
Retired US Army colonel levels stunning accusation about Trump's relationship with Putin;
Trump disinvites Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from planned White House visit on Tuesday, citing national anthem dispute;
Facing reassignment under Trump, top Yellowstone official instead retires; Trump commutes sentence of woman whose case was championed by Kim Kardashian;
Suspension sought of West Virginia Supreme Court justice;
Vulnerable Republicans See Immigration as Political Salvation;
David Koch is leaving Koch Industries, stepping down from Americans for Prosperity;
McConnell cancels most of Senate's August recess, forcing vulnerable Democrats to shuffle campaign schedules;
Democrats poised to claim ballot slots in nearly all House districts in California;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
The Habituation of Security Warnings; New Data Privacy Regulations; E-Mail Vulnerabilities and Disclosure; An Example of Deterrence in Cyberspace;
2016 Presidential Campaign Hacking Fast Facts; Facebook shared user data with four Chinese companies;
Kaspersky Lab: Public Wi-Fi Networks In World Cup 2018 Host Cities Unsafe;
Cybersecurity Expert To Demonstrate How In-Flight Aircraft Can Be Hacked At 2018 BlackHat Hacker Conference;
China hacked a U.S. Navy contractor and secured a trove of highly sensitive submarine warfare data;
Math and science
Turns out Pluto might really be a giant comet; Newest NASA discoveries could boost search for ancient life on Mars;
NASA talking with companies to take over International Space Station, agency's new administrator says in exclusive interview;
Experimental Deep Brain Stimulation System May Be Able To Ease Motor Problems In Parkinson's Disease Patients;
The Leaning Tower of Pisa has withstood earthquakes for centuries. Now, scientists know why;
Hurricanes are moving more slowly which makes them even more dangerous;
After years of U.S. dominance, Chinese science is closing the gap - and luring away experts; US once again boasts the world's fastest supercomputer;
Scientists Urged To 'Speak The Same Language' As Public On Climate Change; Congress is struggling to get smart on tech;
Security Concerns Arise at Some DNA Testing Companies;
Challenges Ahead For Blockchain As A Service;
Web and computing issues
The White House will appeal ruling that Trump can't block people on Twitter;
The growing divide between work and consumer computing;
Why it's meaningless to accept a privacy policy;
Here's how to factory reset your router;
SC News and Politics
SCDOT Pursuing Rail Corridor Separation Project;

Business and Economics
Five things to know about Trump tax cuts: Phase two; Expat Americans given one-year reprieve on repatriation tax;
Report: A crucial Medicare trust fund will run out three years earlier than predicted;
U.S. reaches deal with China's ZTE that includes $1 billion fine, commerce secretary says; ZTE chairman apologizes after agreeing to pay $1 billion fine to US;
China warns US trade deals off if tariffs go ahead;
Trump aims to split up NAFTA negotiations, deal with Canada and Mexico separately; Aiming at Trump strongholds, Mexico hits back with trade tariffs;
Family farms, facing falling crop prices and a trade war, now have another worry: Rising interest rates;
White House Analysis Finds Tariffs Will Hurt Growth, as Officials Insist Otherwise; $2.5B In Solar Projects On Hold Following Tariffs;
Three Nordic Countries Oppose EU Plan for Digital Tax on Large Firms; Study: EV Transition Threatens 75,000 German Auto Jobs;
Trump Directs Perry To Keep Coal And Nuclear Plants From Closing; Administration Delays Announcement On Renewable Fuels Standard;
TransCanada Pipeline Explodes in West Virginia; EPA To Scale Back Chemical Regulation; Ten Innovative Nuclear Projects Receive DOE Funding;
NASA Administrator Says Agency Can Lead On Studying Climate;
Other news
The Post has mapped more than 50,000 homicides in America's largest cities, revealing where murder is common but arrests are rare;
No, Canada didn't burn down the White House, but there's something more troubling about Trump's claim;
A Kentucky crowd cheered a valedictorian for quoting Trump. Then he told them it was Obama;
The Scientific Argument for Mastering One Thing at a Time;

How to Curb Freshman Attrition; Young College Graduates Question Value Of Degree; NCES Data Show Number Of For-Profit Colleges Declining;
What Can Research Tell Us About Steep Cuts for Public Colleges; Professors Decide Whether to Teach Summer Courses - for Cuts in Pay;
More Employers Around The Country Offering To Help Workers Attain Jobs Skills For The Future;
Lawsuit Against Common Application Complicated By Alternative Application;
Report Details Inconsistencies, Pitfalls In Colleges' Financial Aid Letters; Federal Judge To Hear Arguments On Student Debt Forgiveness For Defrauded Borrowers;
Senators Squabble Over Who Killed Update of Key Federal Higher-Ed Law;
District Leaders Struggle To Find Texts Aligned With Science Standards; UVa Library's Plan to Cut Stacks by Half Sparks Faculty Concerns;
Catholic U. Trustees Clear Path to Cut the Faculty by 9 Percent ; Southern Illinois U. Is Readying to Suddenly Oust Its President;
In Illinois, a Leadership Brouhaha Rocks a University System Laced With Divisions;
Stanford Historian Encouraged Conservative Students to Gather 'Opposition Research' on Liberal Student Leader;
The NCAA Is Too Far Gone for Incremental Reform;

TechNews for the week: June 1; May 30;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
South Korean official says U.S.-North Korea differences over denuclearization remain 'significant'; South Korea's president might join Trump-Kim summit in Singapore;
Trump will hold June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim after all; A question looms ahead of summit: What will the U.S. give N. Korea in exchange for nukes;
Russia Casts Shadow Over Hopeful Signs for Trump's Meeting With Kim Jong-un;
Tensions rise as Gaza militants fire more than 50 mortars, rockets into Israel; Gaza's Hamas rulers say cease-fire reached with Israel;
U.S. Thwarted in Bid to Change U.N. Rights Council's Approach to Israel; Democratic Candidate Who Criticized Israel Faces Charges of Anti-Semitism;
Reports: Russia May Move Iran's Militants From Israel's Border in Unprecedented Deal on Syria; The world learns to live with Assad in Syria;
Lithuania and Romania hosted secret prisons for the US;
Report cites failure in Afghanistan; Drought Adds to Woes of Afghanistan, in Grips of a Raging War;
Italian parties reach deal on new government, ending political crisis that had rattled global markets;
Ireland votes to overturn its abortion ban, 'culmination of a quiet revolution';
Trump vents his anger over immigration at homeland security secretary; Illegal border crossings stayed high in May despite Trump's crackdown;
The U.S. lost track of 1,475 immigrant children last year. Here's why people are outraged now;
Mexican President Sends Trump A Blunt Message About Paying For The Wall;
Federal prosecutors poised to get more than 1 million files seized from Michael Cohen's phones;
Judge in Michael Cohen case admonishes Michael Avenatti over his 'publicity tour';
On Fox News, of all places, Trump's 'spy' claim is debunked by Trey Gowdy and even Judge Napolitano;
Trump Asked Sessions to Retain Control of Russia Inquiry After His Recusal; Trump Again Says He Wishes Sessions Were Not Attorney General;
F.B.I. Official Wrote Secret Memo Fearing Trump Got a Cover Story for Comey Firing;
Prosecutors interview James Comey in probe of former FBI deputy Andrew McCabe;
Giuliani says Trump won't sit for Mueller interview unless all FBI informant documents reviewed;
The game Kellyanne Conway and the Trump team are playing on 'collusion';
Trump says investigation of 2016 election interference is now interfering with 2018 elections;
After star's racist tweet, ABC pulls the plug on 'Roseanne'; The price of racist tweets; Donald Trump Jr. retweets Roseanne Barr's discredited George Soros claims;
Roseanne Barr says she was 'ambien tweeting,' complains that others have gotten away with worse; blames Wanda Sykes, lashes out at co-stars: 'You throw me under the bus';
'Racism is not a known side effect,' Ambien maker says after Roseanne Barr blames it for tweets;
Trump Responds to Fury Over 'Roseanne,' but Not Her Racist Remarks; asked to respond to Roseanne's racist tweets. Trump made the incident about himself;
Roseanne Barr emboldened by support, theories about Michelle Obama on Twitter to fight her show's cancellation;
Trump pardons Dinesh D'Souza who pleaded guilty to campaign finance law violations; says Martha Stewart and former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich may be next;
Republican congresswoman says Pornography is a 'root cause' of school shootings;
GOP congressman says refusing to sell homes to gay people is okay. Realtors disagree;
Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says he will resign;
Harvard study estimates thousands died in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria;
After years of GOP resistance, Virginia legislature approves Medicaid expansion;
Study: White America's racial resentment is the real impetus for welfare cuts; UN: US inequality reaching a dangerous level due to Trump's 'cruel' measures;
Banks Tried to Curb Gun Sales. Now Republicans Are Trying to Stop Them;
Trump falsely accuses the New York Times of making up a source. It was an official who briefed reporters;
President Trump has made 3,251 false or misleading claims in 497 days;
Navy graduates deride 'physical coward' Trump ahead of Academy commencement address;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
FBI Recommends Router Reboots; Why rebooting your router can weaken a global malware attack;
U.S. Issues Warning About North Korean Cyber Activity; Hacking Group Seen as Threat to U.S. Critical Infrastructure;
How spies can use your cellphone to find you and eavesdrop on your calls and texts too; Signs of sophisticated cellphone spying found near White House;
Font Steganography; Detecting Lies through Mouse Movements; Damaging Hard Drives with an Ultrasonic Attack;
Explaining the 'Mystery' of Numbers Stations;
Math and science
A robot submarine found the 'Holy Grail of shipwrecks';
Scientific American Investigates State Of Quantum Computing; Quantum computers and the unbreakable lattice;
Ocean waves show Earth's CO2 imbalance is greater than expected; New Research Demonstrates Process To Turn CO2 In Air To Carbon Nanotubes;
Scientists explain how human brains grew so big; "Three Nearly Identical Genes" That May Have Played Important Role In The Evolution Of The Human Brain;
The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live;
How deadlines thwart our ability to do important work;
Major League Baseball Asked This Professor to Find Out What's With the Home-Run Boom;
Web and computing issues
ICANN Files Suit Against German Domain Registrar Over 'Whois';
The GDPR privacy law is here. What does it mean; Tech Industry Already Worried About Another European Privacy Law;
Installing the Windows 10 April 2018 Update could wipe your entire desktop; How to upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro for free;
Russia Asks Apple to Remove Telegram from App Store;
Papua New Guinea to Ban Facebook for One Month; Egyptian Court Orders YouTube Blocked for One Month;
AT&T Won't Ask Supreme Court to Review Throttling Case;
SC News and Politics
The Citadel moves ahead with plan for field turf, new stands at Johnson Hagood Stadium;
Boeing's flight line workers in North Charleston vote for union;
SCANA investors to vote on Dominion buyout while dividend remains up in the air;

Business and Economics
U.S. economy extends its hiring spree, with a better than expected 223,000 new jobs in May; Federal Reserve Manufacturing Data Shows Factories Shifting To "Higher Gear";
Federal Reserve votes to ease rule aimed at preventing big banks from making risky financial bets;
U.S. hits EU, Canada and Mexico with steel, aluminum tariffs; Trudeau says NAFTA talks broke down after Pence made ultimatum;
Mexico and European Union retaliate against Trump's metal tariffs, promising new taxes on American products in escalating trade war;
How Trump's Auto Tariff May Hurt US Companies, Consumers;
Qatar bans imports from four Arab neighbours;
Trump hits China with broad limits on tech investment, moves forward with $50 billion in tariffs ahead of key trade meeting;
In Brazil, a truckers' strike brings Latin America's largest economy to a halt; America has a massive truck driver shortage. Here's why few want an $80,000 job;
E.P.A. Takes a Major Step to Roll Back Clean Car Rules; Ethanol Producers Sue EPA Over Refinery Exemptions;
AAA: More US Drivers Say They Would Not Ride In Autonomous Vehicles;
Puerto Rican, Federal Officials Say Island's Power Grid Bound To Fail Again;
Trump administration proposes mandating purchase of coal, nuclear power, citing national security;
MidAmerican To Meet All Customer Demand With Wind Power;
Fidelity, Bruised From Crises, Searches for Life After Mutual Funds;
72 more Sears and Kmart stores are slated to close;
The Profound Social Cost of American Exceptionalism;
Zillow Predicts Next Housing Recession in 2020;
Other news
Bad medicine: Prescription for secrecy; More than 200 doctors stay on Medicare rolls despite disciplinary actions;
Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan warn: Beautiful, unspoiled landscapes are disappearing;
What Advertising History Says About the Future of Fake News;
When It Comes to Focus, Use It or Lose It;

Another Sign of a Tough Job Market: Grad Students Feel Bigger Push to Publish; What 6 Colleges Learned About Improving Their Online Courses;
How Georgia State U. Made Its Graduation Rate Jump; DHS approves Northwestern U economics department's classification as STEM major;
Study: Students in voucher program perform worse on math;
One roadblock to arming teachers: Insurance companies;
Higher-Ed Groups Warn Against Visa Restrictions for Chinese Students; State Department To Shorten Visa Lengths For Chinese STEM Students;
'Astounding ignorance of the law': Civil rights groups slam DeVos for saying schools can report undocumented students;
Higher education reform stalled in the Senate, while House GOP charges ahead; DeVos Set To Change Higher Education Regulations After Senate Failed To Do So;
What and who are fueling the movement to privatize public education;
Judge Dismisses Student Loan Companies' Suit Against FTC; ED To Stop Using Debt Collectors For Overdue Student Loans;
Undeterred by Criticism, Koch Foundation Increases Spending in Higher Education; Boeing To Provide $1.5M For STEM Programs;