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TechNews for the week: November 30; November 28; November 26;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Chinese Presence in Pakistan Is Targeted in Strike on Consulate in Karachi;
Russia blocks Ukrainian navy from entering Sea of Azov; Ukraine says Russia has seized 3 of its navy's ships after firing on them near Crimea;
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley condemns Russia's 'outlaw' actions against Ukrainian ships; Russia says planning for new U.S. nuclear missiles in Europe;
Jamal Khashoggi's killing had roots in a cutthroat Saudi family feud; Senator Jack Reed: Trump Lied When He Said CIA Didn't Link Saudi Prince To Khashoggi Killing;
More Republicans challenge Trump on defense of Saudi crown prince; Rebuking Trump, senators back effort to suspend U.S. support for Saudi-led war in Yemen;
Vladimir Putin high-fives Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud; Macron warns bin Salman after Saudi crown prince tells him not to worry: 'I am worried';
A Brexit Compromise Nobody Likes: What Could Be More English?
Friedman: The U.S. Israel-Palestinian peace plan to be released when time is ripe; Iran's Rouhani calls Israel a 'cancerous tumor';
Trump: U.S. troops will remain in the Middle East for Israel; Why the U.S. is in the Middle East; Poll finds A third of Europeans say Jews too politically influential;
U.N.: Israelis, Palestinians must reaffirm 2 states based on '67 lines; U.N. to disavow Jewish ties to Jerusalem, call for Golan withdrawal;
Israel bombs targets in south Syria, near Damascus;
Why Big Law Is Taking On Trump Over Immigration;
Trump administration reaches deal with Mexico to make asylum seekers wait outside U.S. while their claims are processed;
Migrants in Tijuana Run to U.S. Border, but Fall Back in Face of Tear Gas; U.S. closes major crossing as caravan migrants mass at border in Mexico;
Mexican police deploy around caravan migrants after day of chaos at border; Migrant mom impaled in front of her children falling from border fence;
Mexico says migrants have right to seek U.S. asylum, rejects closing border; U.S. border officials prepare for additional confrontations with migrants, port closures;
Homeland Security asks Pentagon to extend the military's Mexico border deployment through at least January;
Judge rules Lawsuit alleging Trump used his personal foundation to advance his campaign can proceed;
Trump-Appointed Judge Hands Donald Trump Bad News In Robert Mueller Russia Case, Rules 'Collusion' Is A Crime;
Trump's Legal Defense, 'But I'm President,' Shot Down By New York Judge;
Ex-Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos must report to prison Monday; Frequent Trump defender: Mueller report will be 'devastating' for the president;
Special counsel accuses former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort of lying during questioning, violating plea agreement;
Corsi provided early alert to Stone about WikiLeaks release, according to draft special counsel document; Roger Stone associate Corsi says he is rejecting plea deal;
Trump's night-owl calls to Roger Stone in 2016 draw scrutiny in Mueller probe; Associate Says Roger Stone Sought WikiLeaks' Plans Amid 2016 Campaign;
Manafort's Lawyer Said to Brief Trump Attorneys on What He Told Mueller; Giuliani's bizarre bragging about the Manafort-Trump alliance raises new obstruction questions;
Cohen, in Plea, Says Trump's Moscow Plans Ran Well Into 2016; Rudy Giuliani Tries to Distance Trump From Trump Tower Moscow: 'This Was Cohen's Deal';
Trump calls potential 2016 Moscow deal 'very legal,' 'very cool' in renewed defense;
Why there's reason to question Trump's answers to Mueller - and what that means legally; 'Individual 1': Trump emerges as a central subject of Mueller probe;
Trump has flouted the rules before. But his dealing in Russia is a new level of brazenness;
Mueller eyes Ivanka and Don Jr.'s work on Trump Tower Moscow; The lies that Mueller has already documented;
Congress's Lame-Duck Session: Critical Bills, Looming Deadlines, Little Unity; GOP Congress pushing vote on Israel bills by year's end;
Senate Republicans mull changes to controversial criminal justice bill; Criminal justice reform leaves Mitch McConnell caught between Trump and a hard place;
Trump demands action to reduce country's ballooning deficits but flummoxes aides by seeking new spending;
New GOP bill would tweak Trump tax law, extend perks set to expire; Republican leadership struggles to secure votes for lame-duck $54 billion tax package;
House Democratic leader threatens to tie Mueller protections to spending bill;
Centrist Democrats vow again to oppose Pelosi unless House rules are changed to ease bipartisan legislating;
Fact-checking President Trumps interview with The Washington Post; Trump's false claim that Obama had the same family separation policy;
Trump says U.S. should launch state TV network; slams Fed chair, questions climate change and threatens to cancel Putin meeting;
Trump questions technology central to Pentagon's plans for launching aircraft at sea;
Trump doesn't believe own government's climate warning; Trump says he is among those who 'have very high levels of intelligence' but are not 'believers' in climate change;
Trump cancels planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at upcoming G-20 summit in Argentina;
New Trump administration guidelines would undermine central rules of Affordable Care Act, allow states to redefine use of subsidies;
Trump administration to let companies run deafening seismic tests that can kill marine life, a step toward oil drilling in Atlantic;
Cindy Hyde-Smith has embraced Confederate history more than once in her political career;
What's Stronger Than a Blue Wave? Gerrymandered Districts; Certification in limbo in N.C. House race as fraud investigation continues;
Unnamed donors gave large sums to conservative nonprofit that funded pro-Trump allies;
Acting AG Whitaker had early warning of fraud accusations against company he continued to promote for years, new records show;
Acting AG Whitaker once referred to Trump's behavior as 'a little dangerous' and suggested that the president plays with the truth;
In the United States, right-wing violence is on the rise;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Propaganda and the Weakening of Trust in Government; How Surveillance Inhibits Freedom of Expression;
Hacker Injects Malicious Code Into Popular JavaScript Library; Distributing Malware By Becoming an Admin on an Open-Source Project;
Authorities in India Work with Microsoft to Raid Fake Tech-Support Centers; FBI Takes Down a Massive Advertising Fraud Ring;
Hackers are opening SMB ports on routers so they can infect PCs with NSA malware; U.S. Indicts Two Iranian Nationals for Creating SamSam Ransomware;
British Lawmaker Says Facebook Knew of Russian Links in 2014;
That Bloomberg Supply-Chain-Hack Story;
Math and science
Chinese Scientist Claims to Use Crispr to Make First Genetically Edited Babies; Defends Editing DNA Of Twin Girls At Hong Kong Conference;
Can we save the prized bluefin tuna, and its habitat, by growing it in a lab; This 'wonder of the Earth' is the size of Minnesota and built by bugs;
U.S. life expectancy declines again, a dismal trend not seen since World War I;
How can we improve a teen's brain? One sleep study may have a simple answer - good pillows;
China rushes to launch rival to GPS; Solar Company's Technology Aims To Protect Batteries From Weather;
Uber Employees Say Company's Self Driving Cars Being Fooled By Shadows Of Tree Branches;
MIT Researcher Uses Electric Field To Generate Thrust In Silent UAV;
NASA's Mars explorer lands successfully, will search for 'Marsquakes';
New Prism magazine online;
Web and computing issues
Netflix for Conservatives: Fox News Introduces Fox Nation, a Streaming App; When Fox News staffers break ethics rules, discipline follows - or does it?
Italian Party Considers Creating State-Controlled Broadband Network;
The top TechRepublic downloads of 2018;
SC News and Politics
What SC state agencies want from $1 billion budget windfall: bulldozers, pay hikes, boat ;
SCANA Agrees for $2B Settlement on Abandoned Nuclear Units; SC nuclear fiasco opens the door for competing pipeline builders;

Business and Economics
US third-quarter growth rate confirmed at 3.5%; The surprisingly high number of Americans getting absolutely no raises;
To avoid sanctions, the Kremlin goes off the grid; Putin says Russia ditching dollar in sanctions response;
Why the trade deficit is getting bigger - despite all of Trump's promises; Trump's Tariffs Haven't Really Transformed Trade Yet;
Trump scores political win with signing of new North American trade pact at G-20, but deal still faces a hurdle in Congress;
GM to lay off 15 percent of salaried workers, halt production at five plants in U.S. and Canada; Trump says GM 'better' add new facility in Ohio after cuts;
Trumbull County, Ohio, shifted 30 points to vote Trump. Trumbull County, Ohio, shifted 30 points to vote Trump. That didn't save its car plant;
Ford cuts shifts at factories in Kentucky and Michigan, but keeps jobs; 'It's a business. We're numbers': Many hurt by GM cuts blame others, not Trump;
A death cross is forming in U.S. oil, underlining the unraveling of crude prices;
Why prescription drug prices have skyrocketed; Trump Administration Invites Health Care Industry to Help Rewrite Ban on Kickbacks;
What happened when a private-equity firm sought to care for society's most vulnerable;
Lawmakers reach tentative farm bill deal after months-long impasse; Democrats block House GOP plan for food stamp work requirements;
$3,700 Generators and $666 Sinks: FEMA Contractors Charged Steep Markups on Puerto Rico Repairs;
Several Firms Seeking To Launch Autonomous Taxi Services In The Near Future;
Why China Is Poised to Lead in Autonomous Cars, Robotics; The Chipmaker Caught in U.S. Assault on China's Tech Ambitions;
TransCanada Asks Judge To Allow Pre-construction Work On Keystone XL; Judge Permits Preliminary Work On Keystone XL Oil Pipeline;
Shale Boom Could Contribute To Glut Of Gulf Coast Oil Terminals; Energy Speculators Jump on Chance to Lease Public Land at Bargain Rates;
EPA To Continue Issuing Exemptions From Renewable Fuel Standard; Renewable Energy Groups Push Congress To Create A Tax Credit For Energy Storage Systems;
Nearly Half Of Coal Power Plants Seen Unprofitable to Operate; Companies launch plan to capture methane from hog manure lagoons;
Report Examines Infrastructure Problems Contributing To Urban Flooding; Trump, Cuomo To Discuss Gateway Project At White House Today;
Dow changes are coming, as United Technologies and DowDuPont head for breakups;
Fed report warns of large market plunge if risks accelerate;
Other news
5 Common Mental Errors That Sway You From Making Good Decisions;
The Strongest Predictor of Men's Well-Being Isn't Family or Health;
'We will be in Moscow': The story of Trump's 30-year quest to expand his brand to Russia;

Meta-Analysis: Class Size Doesn't Really Matter; What Is the Purpose of Final Exams; Why Are Students Ditching the History Major;
Rural Students Often Disdainful Of College Education; Students Evaluating Teachers Doesn't Just Hurt Teachers. It Hurts Students;
These Colleges Showed the Biggest Percentage Gains in Underrepresented Minorities; Do Universities That Benefited From Slavery Owe a Debt to Black Colleges;
Tutor Encourages High School Students To Consider Timing Of College Entrance Exam;
After rolling back regulations, Betsy DeVos plans new rules that could benefit for-profit colleges; DeVos Says Student Loans Have Created a Crisis. Hold On, Researchers Say;
In Reversal, VA Commits To Pay Veterans Full GI Bill Benefits; Amazon To Make Its Engineering Training Courses Available For Free;
NC State University Closing Its Chinese-Funded Confucius Institute; US Issuing Fewer Student Visas To Iranians Despite Exemption;
Retired Physicist: Students Learn And Enjoy Science When Things Go "Bang"; How the UK plans to teach computer science to every child;
New Non-degree Programs Skip The General Education Requirements; Their Graduates in Demand, Engineering-Management Programs Gain in Popularity;
Rice U. Will Investigate Professor Who Says He Worked on First Genetically Altered Babies;
After Reporting Harassment, One Professor Found Herself Under Investigation;

TechNews for the week: November 21; November 19;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Netanyahu's main coalition partner pushes for early election; Netanyahu makes 'last effort' to save government; keeps coalition intact, but Hamas emerges stronger;
Latest Gaza flareup: what does it mean? Hamas photos of alleged Israeli force spark censor warning; Israeli PM Netanyahu takes over defense ministry;
Israeli minister says Trump peace plan a 'waste of time';
C.I.A. Concludes That Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killed;
Top White House Official Involved in Saudi Sanctions Resigns;
Despite Evidence on Khashoggi, Trump Sticks With the Crown Prince;
Trump continues to question CIA conclusion that Saudi crown prince was responsible for Khashoggi's death; Trump's statement on Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia, annotated;
Trump calls Saudi Arabia a 'great ally,' discounts crown prince's responsibility for Khashoggi's death; contradicts CIA assessment that Saudi crown prince ordered killing;
A Saudi prince helped save Trump from bankruptcy twice; Trump claims he has 'no financial interests in Saudi Arabia' but he makes lots of money from it;
For Trump, the relationship with Saudi Arabia is all about money; After Khashoggi's killing, Trump sent a clear signal: With enough money, you can get away with murder;
Saudis Want a U.S. Nuclear Deal. Can They Be Trusted Not to Build a Bomb?
Trump administration preparing to list Venezuela among state sponsors of terrorism in dramatic escalation against Maduro government;
Interpol elects South Korean as president, edging out Russian candidate;
How Russia avoids sanctions and supports rebels in eastern Ukraine using a financial system;
Few Signs of Progress on Denuclearization as U.S., South Korea Cancel Another Major Military Exercise;
Theresa May's deal with Brussels: Divorced, But Still Living Together; UK and EU agree draft declaration for Brexit deal;
Some residents of Mexico's Tijuana protest caravan of migrants heading to U.S.; Migrant Caravan Is Just Yards From U.S. Border, but Long Wait Lies Ahead;
US closes busiest Mexico border crossing for several hours; Trump's ban on asylum for illegal border crossers challenged in court;
In blow to Trump's immigration agenda, federal judge blocks asylum ban for migrants who enter illegally from Mexico;
Trump lashes out at judge after order to allow illegal border crossers to seek asylum;
Rebuking Trump, Chief Justice Roberts defends judiciary as 'independent' after president criticized judge who blocked asylum ban;
Trump plan would force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while cases are processed, a major break with current screening procedures;
No holiday break for Trump's court criticism; White House authorizes 'lethal force' by troops at border;
Trump Says He's Unlikely to Sit for Interview in Russia Investigation;
Trump submits answers to special counsel's questions about Russian interference;
Papadopoulos Must Go Directly to Prison, No Delay, Mueller Tells Judge;
Robert Mueller Reveals How He May Use Trump's Tweets Against Him In Wednesday George Papadopoulos Court Brief;
Trump wanted to order Justice Dept to prosecute Clinton, Comey;
GOP prepares to subpoena Comey, Lynch before losing power; James Comey subpoenaed, willing to 'answer all questions' if hearing is open and public;
Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to send hundreds of emails about government business last year;
House panel to investigate whether Ivanka Trump violated federal law; Trump insists Ivanka's use of personal email wasn't 'like Hillary Clinton';
The many things Trump attacked Obama and Clinton for and then did;
'Takes all of the oxygen out': Trump further divides political map for 2020;
Vote-Stealing Battle in Florida Portends More Distrust in System for 2020; America's Election Grid Remains a Patchwork of Vulnerabilities;
In Mississippi, Republican concern rises over a U.S. Senate runoff that should have been a romp; GOP Senator Says Voter Suppression Is A 'Great Idea';
One of the first two Muslim women in US Congress is already battling a fake news campaign;
Sixteen dissident Democrats release letter opposing Rep. Nancy Pelosi's bid for House speaker; 2020 Democratic hopefuls keep distance from Israel anti-boycott bill;
Wisconsin's Walker open to limiting replacement's power;
Zinke's #2 has so many potential conflicts of interest he has to carry a list of them all;
Conservative nonprofit with obscure roots and undisclosed funders paid Matthew Whitaker $1.2 million;
Conservative Heritage Foundation Revives Training Academy for Judicial Clerks;
Court documents show Trump administration officials suggested sharing census responses with law enforcement;
A Kansas county official made reference to the 'master race.' The governor wants him to resign;
A neo-Nazi urged his followers to harass a Jewish woman. A judge just ruled that's not free speech;
Far right protesters left stranded in Philadelphia after taxi drivers refuse to pick them up;
President Trump's crowd-size estimates: Increasingly unbelievable; Is Mike Pence Loyal? Trump Is Asking, Despite His Recent Endorsement;
Finland's president denies telling Trump that his country rakes its forests;
Trump pushes McConnell to pass bipartisan criminal justice reform bill that's stalled in the Senate;
Trump says 'This would be a very good time to do a shutdown';
Trump administration's first report on climate change impacts on U.S. sees damages 'intensifying across the country';
The number of abortions in U.S. hits historic low, the fewest than at any time since Roe v. Wade;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Worst-Case Thinking Breeds Fear and Irrationality; Common-Knowledge Attacks on Democracy; The Snowden Legacy, part one: What's changed, really?
Russian hacking tool gets extra stealthy to target US, European computers; Israeli Surveillance Gear;
Russian Company Sues Facebook for Blocking Its News Account;
Android Users Downloaded Malware Posing as Driving Games; 500K Android users hit with malware; Instagram Security Flaw May Have Exposed Passwords;
Japan cybersecurity minister who doesn't use computers now admits he doesn't get cybersecurity either;
Math and science
A scanner to detect terrorists, a lesson on false positives;
Tests Showed Children Were Exposed to Lead. The Official Response: Challenge the Tests;
The Indians were right, the English were wrong: A Virginia tribe reclaims its past;
Leaning Tower of Pisa Now Tilts a Little Less. 1.5 Inches Less;
IBM Scientists Develop Technique Using Copper For Future Memory Use; A Chinese startup may have cracked solid-state batteries;
Gene-Editing Now Targeted To Plants;
Rolling Stones Left Strange Grooves On Mars Moon;
Web and computing issues
Americans Skeptical Of Bias In Technology, But OK With Algorithms Making Some Decisions;
Hybrid Multi-Cloud Extremely Complex, But 'Perfectly Doable';
SC News and Politics
SC Education: Minimally adequate;
Dominion-SCANA merger approved by North Carolina regulator; Dominion improves SCANA deal, offers bigger rate cut for SCE&G customers;

Business and Economics
Is Trump country really better off under Trump? No. It's falling further behind;
Trump's tax-cut party is officially over; Did a Tax Increase Tucked Into Trump's Tax Cut Come Back to Bite Republicans;
Lawmakers consider multibillion-dollar bailout for troubled pensions, retirees;
A $12 Billion Program to Help Farmers Stung by Trump's Trade War Has Aided Few; An architect in Manhattan got $3,300 from Trump's farm bailout;
Chinese President Praises Launch Of New Tech-Focused Stock Exchange In Shanghai;
Trump's China Hawks Prepare to Swoop as Trade Talks Go Nowhere; U.S. Weighs Steel Quotas, Instead of Tariffs, on Canada and Mexico;
Trump administration proposal could target exports of the tech behind Siri, self-driving cars and supercomputers;
Private Sector Becoming Downbeat On Prospect Senate Can Further Autonomous Vehicle Legislation By Year's End;
PA Gov Joins Group Of Governors Calling For Unifying The Electric Grid;
Big Oil Argument Against EV Subsidies Says Only Elites Benefit; Utilities, Oil And Gas, Coal Interests At Odds On Trading In Power Rule;
Kansas State To Receive Half Of Campus Energy From Wind Farm;
Agriculture Sector Adapting To Labor Shortage By Using Robots;
Meal replacements make tech workers more productive. Can they also solve world hunger?
Trump Administration Regulators Closer To Making Changes To Beryllium Rules;
Smithfield Foods Pledges To Capture, Sell Methane From Hog Waste;
Smart Headlights Inch Closer to American Roads;
These IRS-approved programs can help you minimize or defer capital gains on sale of investment property;
Other news
'Nothing on this page is real': How lies become truth in online America;
'Preparing for the Worst': Mueller Anxiety Pervades Trump World; Trump Even Made False Claims About Babe Ruth When He Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom;
What Great Listeners Actually Do;
How China is changing our world;

Graduates Of Selective Colleges Have Higher Long-Term Earnings, Especially In STEM Fields; Why Grades Still Matter; Covering a College? Start Here;
Study Suggests English, Engineering Majors Less Likely To Be Underemployed; Mean Reading Level of Freshman Summer Books Is Suited to 9th Graders;
Virginia's Plan To Invest In Higher Education Helped Lure Amazon; Decision Came At Opportune Time For Virginia Colleges;
Biomedical Engineer Calls For Collaborative Approach To Training Engineers, Medical Professionals;
Researchers Aim To Develop Online Coaching Model For Math Teachers;
NCSE Director: Educators Still Face Challenges In Teaching Evolution;
DeVos Gives New Life to Controversial Accreditor of For-Profit Colleges;
Talent. A Football Scholarship. Then Crushing Depression; Urban Meyer's health back in question after another game of pained looks;
To Stay in the Game, Colleges Recruit Esports Coaches;

TechNews for the week: November 16; November 14; November 12;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Tensions Ease in Gaza, Allowing Money and Fuel to Roll In; Deadly Israeli Gaza Raid Threatens Nascent Cease-Fire;
What was the IDF doing in Gaza and is a new war brewing; Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire after deadly incursion; Israel air strikes hit Gaza after rocket fire, three killed;
Liberman quits as defense minister: Gaza ceasefire 'surrender to terror'; Former U.S. envoy: A military defeat of Hamas now is bad for Israel;
Israel looks to new Arab allies to export gas in volatile region; Israel's Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean; Israel tosses a lifeline to Jamal Khashoggi's killers;
Erdogan says he gave audio recording of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing to U.S., Saudi Arabia, France, Germany and Britain;
Saudi crown prince faces attempts to rein in his powers; Saudis Close to Crown Prince Discussed Killing Other Enemies a Year Before Khashoggi's Death;
Saudi Arabia releases findings of Khashoggi inquiry, seeks death penalty for five people it says who ordered the journalist's death;
U.S. announces sanctions against 17 Saudis for alleged roles in killing of Jamal Khashoggi, including senior aide to crown prince;
Saudis Shift Account of Khashoggi Killing Again, as 5 Agents Face Death Penalty; Two stories show White House's aversion to blaming Saudi royals for journalist's killing;
The CIA has concluded that the Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's assassination;
Shiites protesting insecurity in Afghanistan hit by explosion in Kabul, killing 6; Taliban Slaughter Elite Afghan Troops, and a 'Safe' District Is Falling;
Newly revealed North Korean missile bases cast doubt on value of Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un;
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects testing of unspecified new 'tactical weapon';
Trump's Nationalism, Rebuked at World War I Ceremony, Is Reshaping Much of Europe; Critics rail after Trump cancels visit to U.S. military cemetery outside Paris;
Donald Trump Tweets Emotionally After Emmanuel Macron Bromance Ends During Botched Paris Visit;
France strikes back against Trump, emphasizing a lack of 'common decency'; Merkel backs Macron's call for creation of European army;
Brexit latest: Theresa May says she's staying after wave of resignations leaves her teetering on the brink;
Trump loyalist Matthew Whitaker was counseling the White House on investigating Clinton;
Thin ice for new acting AG? Trump says 'I don't know' him; Federal investigators scrutinized Matthew Whitaker's role in patent company accused of fraud;
Maryland to challenge legality of Whitaker's appointment as acting U.S. attorney general;
In new legal memo, Justice Department defends Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general;
Feds Now Have Evidence Trump Broke the Law to Become President. Will Whitaker Bury It?
A new report says Trump was directly involved in campaign finance crimes;
Judge Refuses to Limit Arizona Vote Count in Razor-Close Senate Race; Settlement reached in tight Arizona Senate vote count;
Tight race in Georgia shines light on voting restrictions; Election Day Brought Voting Problems and Last-Minute Lawsuits in Georgia;
Judge Delays Georgia Election Results To Protect Provisional Ballots;
A Mysterious 'Undervote' Could End Up Settling the Florida Senate Race; Recount to begin in Florida Senate and governor's races, in echo of 2000 presidential election;
Uncounted Ballots, Overvoted Ballots: Why Is the Governor Claiming Fraud in Florida's Election; Overheating machines complicate Florida's recount battle;
Trump calls for halting recounts in Florida races for governor and Senate; Trump's post-election rage, and what it suggests about his alternate reality;
Inside the Republican Strategy to Discredit the Florida Recount; Breaking down lawmakers' allegations of 'stolen' elections;
As recount politics heat up, two Florida election officials are the targets of online harassment; Pro-Trump Accounts Post Home Details for Florida Elections Supervisor;
More chaos in Florida recount: With U.S. Senate race still undecided, one county says it probably won't finish recounts on time;
Hand recount of still-in-dispute ballots is ordered in U.S. Senate race in Florida; In Florida Recount, Sloppy Signatures May Disqualify Thousands of Votes;
Fla. GOP's DeSantis nears gubernatorial win as Senate race goes to manual count;
One state fixed its gerrymandered districts, the other didn't. Here's how the election played out in both; In at least 3 states, Republicans lost the popular vote but won the House;
Dana Rohrabacher, quirky US congressman fond of Putin, loses seat;
Arrests along U.S-Mexico border surged to highest levels of Trump presidency in October;
Deployed Inside the United States: The Military Waits for the Migrant Caravan; Caravan Walks Quietly On, U.S. Opposition a Distant Rumble;
Mattis, defending troop deployment against caravan, cites Pancho Villa's raid into U.S. that killed 18 Americans;
Trump blames 'gross mismanagement' as wildfires leave trail of death, destruction in California;
Miriam Adelson gave the GOP millions. Trump is giving her the Medal of Freedom;
Trump to remove Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary; Melania Trump demands sacking of senior national security official in extraordinary move;
House Republicans elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy to replace Paul Ryan;
Senate Republicans to plead with Trump to cut a deal on the wall, keep the government open; Despite pleas, Trump won't promise border compromise to avert shutdown;
Almost all of Sen. Kamala Harris's $2.8 trillion tax plan would help middle and working class;
Trump endorses bipartisan criminal-justice reform bill, a move that could draw opposition from conservatives;
Conservative author and Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi said special prosecutors plan to indict him for allegedly lying;
Five days of fury: Inside Trump's bad Paris temper, election woes and staff upheaval;
Trump Attacks Mueller as 'Disgrace to Our Nation,' Claims White House Is Running 'Smoothly';
Flake refuses to vote for Trump's judicial nominees until the Senate acts on bill to protect Mueller;
WikiLeaks's Julian Assange hit with U.S. charges; How a George Washington U. Researcher Stumbled Across a Huge Government Secret;
Trump says he's finished writing answers to questions from special counsel Robert Mueller;
CNN sues White House to regain access for reporter Jim Acosta; Facing Lawsuit, Trump White House Shifts Story On CNN's Jim Acosta;
Trump Claims "Hardship" In CNN Suit To Restore Jim Acosta's WH Pass;
Reporter Jim Acosta's White House credentials temporarily restored after judge grants CNN's motion against Trump administration;
Trump's insults toward black reporters, candidates echo 'historic playbooks' used against African Americans;
Hate crimes rose 17% last year - the third annual increase in a row; and anti-Semitic hate crimes rose 37%, according to FBI data;
Judge Refuses to Dismiss Suit Against Publisher of Neo-Nazi Website;
Rep. Steve King dared a conservative outlet to release audio of him calling immigrants 'dirt.' It did.;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
November Crypto-Gram Newsletter, privacy, voting, malware and more; West Virginia test of blockchain-secured voting called a success;
The Pentagon is Publishing Foreign Nation-State Malware; Facebook Publishes Details of 13 National Security Letters;
U.S. Banks Prepare for Possible Attacks from Iranian Hackers; Chinese-Manufactured Internet Devices Called U.S. Security Threat;
Chip Cards Fail to Reduce Credit Card Fraud in the US; 20 Percent of U.S. E-Commerce Sites Exposing Customer Information;
Consumer Reports Reviews Wireless Home-Security Cameras; Security of Solid-State-Drive Encryption; More Spectre/Meltdown-Like Attacks;
Privacy and Security of Data at Universities; Hiding Secret Messages in Fingerprints; Hidden Cameras in Streetlights;
Twitter Deletes Millions of Suspicious Followers That Reappeared;
Math and science
The Extremely Fast Peopling of the Americas; Lost city built by Trojan War captives has been found;
For more than a century, the kilogram was based on a hunk of metal. The world just redefined it using quantum physics;
Omega-3 fatty acid drugs reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, two major studies suggest; Genetically Engineered Pigs May Ease Donor Organ Shortage;
Scientists acknowledge key errors in study of how fast the oceans are warming; "Design Errors" Were Found In FIU Bridge That Collapsed In March;
Signs of a 'super Earth' discovered around a nearby star;
Researchers Create Batteries That Last Twice As Long, Charger Faster;
United States claims top two spots on supercomputing list;
Web and computing issues
Sundar Pichai of Google: 'Technology Doesn't Solve Humanity's Problems';
Amazon, PayPal End Relationships with Far-Right Group 'Proud Boys';

Business and Economics
Now, the Markets Can Worry About Other Things. Here's a List;
Fed Chairman Seeks to Reassure Those Left Behind by Roaring Economy; Why the Housing Market Is Slumping Despite a Booming Economy;
Trump's Tax Cut Was Supposed to Change Corporate Behavior. Here's What Happened; Does the Trump tax cut give 83 percent of the benefits to the top 1 percent;
Britain and E.U. Agree on a Plan for Brexit; Theresa May gets cabinet approval for Brexit plan, a major step toward a final split;
Oil prices gain as Saudi Arabia flags December output cut; Oil prices tumble 7% as demand concerns grow;
Borrowers Face Hazy Path as Program to Forgive Student Loans Stalls Under Betsy DeVos;
Veterans aren't getting their GI Bill payments because VA's 50-year-old computer system broke;
Manufacturers Paying More To Hire, Keep Employees; IBM Creates Internal System To Combat Cybersecurity Skills Shortage;
Coal-Fired Plants Retiring At Record Rate This Year; Coal Demand Bounced Back in 2017 After Two Years of Decline;
Renewable Energy Development Not Happening Fast Enough To Combat Climate Change; EPA to Propose Tougher Truck Pollution Rules;
Coalition Of Governors Propose Government Combine Three US Power Grids; US Wind Energy Industry Ready To Be Competitive;
Vermont Brewery Building Solar Panel Canopies In Parking Lot;
Port Of Miami Wants To Dredge Again, Three Years After Controversial 'Deep Dredge';
SoftBank Invests $3 Billion More in WeWork; Rocket Lab's Modest Launch Is Giant Leap for Small Rocket Business;
PG&E Plunges Into Crisis as It Faces Reckoning Over Fires;
Pfizer loses drug patent fight in UK top court, may face claims;
11 ETF Flaws You Shouldn't Overlook ;
Investors Have Biggest Equity Risk Exposure Since 2000 Bubble;
Other news
The Midterm Elections Revealed That America Is in a Cold Civil War; Gerrymandering: The makings of an electoral heist;
What everyone gets wrong about the start of World War I;
Long-forgotten Einstein letter that predicted threat of anti-Semitism reemerges with ominous message;
Mapping the Camp and Woolsey Fires in California;
Confederate pride and prejudice;

Colleges Are Helping International Students Land Jobs After Graduation; Number Of International Students Continues To Fall Under Trump;
Moody's Says A Fifth of Private Colleges Report First-Year Discount Rate of 60 Percent;
Land Grant Schools Partnering To Improve College Completion Rates, Equitable Access;
Billions are spent to protect kids from school shootings. Has it made them safer; New FBI Data Show Hate Crimes on Campuses Are Rising;
The Hottest New Place for University Satellite Campuses: Los Angeles; Meet the New Mega-University;
Lawsuit: DeVos Failed To Comply With Judge's Order To Cancel Debt Of Students Of Closed Schools;
Betsy DeVos's sweeping overhaul of how colleges handle sex assault allegations will bolster the rights of the accused;
Politics: The Real Cause of the Humanities' Woes The Real Cause of the Humanities' Woes;
U. Wisconsin-Stevens Point Proposed Cutting 13 Mostly Liberal-Arts Programs. It Saved 7;
Political Tensions With China Put Pressure on American Universities' Research Commitments; Will Blockchain Revolutionize Scholarly Journal Publishing;
A Star Professor, Removed From Endowed Chair for Harassment, Accuses Yale of 'Pandering' to Activists;
U. Texas-San Antonio Investigates After Students Say Lecturer Called Police on Black Classmate;
Higher Ed's Spreading Problem: How Colleges Are Struggling With Campus Mold;

TechNews for the week: November 9; November 7; November 5;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
North Korea threatens to restart nuclear program unless U.S. lifts sanctions;
Pompeo's meeting with North Korean counterpart called off at last minute ; Trump's North Korea diplomacy quietly stalls;
Fight Against Last Vestige of ISIS in Syria Stalls, to Dismay of U.S.;
U.S. Reimposes Sanctions on Iran but Undercuts the Pain With Waivers; A Dummy's Guide to the Iran Nuclear Deal;
Why is the U.S. Why is the U.S. letting so many countries get Iran sanctions waivers;
China green-lights large batch of Ivanka Trump trademark applications;
With Mideast peace plan, Kushner prepares his debut; Israel raids office of Palestinian Jerusalem governor;
As Famine Looms in Yemen, Saudi-Led Coalition Redoubles Attacks;
Saudi media: Crown Prince laying foundation for first nuclear reactor;
Saudi campaign to abduct and silence rivals abroad goes back decades; Saudis Sent Experts to Remove Evidence of Khashoggi's Killing;
Moscow shows it's back in the 'Great Game' by hosting Taliban-Afghan peace talks;
Nigerian Army Uses Trump's Words to Justify Fatal Shooting of Rock-Throwing Protesters;
Two Capitals, One Russian Oligarch: How Oleg Deripaska Is Trying to Escape U.S. Sanctions;
Supreme Court allows trial on census citizenship question to go forward; Supreme Court refuses to block young people's climate lawsuit against U.S. government;
Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall; Nephew says Justice Ginsburg 'up and working' after breaking ribs;
King (R-Iowa) hopes Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor and Kagan 'will elope to Cuba';
Trump's border deployments could cost $200 million by end of 2018; U.S. militia groups head to border, stirred by what they see as Trump's call to arms;
Half say Trump encourages violence by way he speaks; Trump backtracks on suggestion U.S. troops could fire on migrants;
After GOP's 2018 tax cut plans fell apart, immigration filled the campaign void; Sean Hannity Erased a Line by Taking the Stage With Trump;
How the man behind a controversial immigration ad shaped Trump's combative politics;
Judge rules against Brian Kemp over Ga. voting restrictions days before gubernatorial election;
Brian Kemp's office orders hacking' probe of Georgia Democrats on eve of election he's competing in;
'Full Trumpism': The president's apocalyptic attacks reach a new level of falsity; Headed into midterms, Trump has all but abandoned his black voter outreach efforts;
Forget the Russians. On this Election Day, it's Americans peddling disinformation and hate speech.;
Midterms test whether Republicans not named Trump can win by stoking racial animosity; Even Fox News Stops Running Trump Caravan Ad Criticized as Racist;
Without evidence, Trump and Sessions warn of voter fraud, signifying post-election fight; Justice Department's concern about election shifts from black to Hispanic areas;
Trump Suggests Ad With False Claim Has Been 'Effective'; 6 Types of Misinformation to Beware Of on Election Day;
Broken machines, rejected ballots and long lines: voting problems emerge as Americans go to the polls;
Election night 2018: Winners and losers; Full results: Which House seats flipped; Midterm elections: Democrats flip House as GOP expands Senate majority;
Voters stripping redistricting power from politicians in anti-gerrymandering efforts;
Democrats gain hundreds of legislative seats, secure majority of state attorneys general; Democrats got millions more votes - so how did Republicans win the Senate?
Recounts, runoffs loom over high-profile elections in Florida, Georgia;
Trump says he would take a 'warlike posture' if House Democrats investigate him; Trump Says He Won't Turn Over His Tax Returns. It's Not Up To Him Anymore;
Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns at Trump's request;
Trump's new acting attorney general once mused about defunding Mueller; Trump's acting attorney general has no intention of recusing from Russia probe;
Acting Attorney General Once Declared Courts 'Inferior' and Criticized Supreme Court's Power; once promoted a patent company accused of deceiving clients;
Trump's installation of acting attorney general was unconstitutional, argues husband of Kellyanne Conway;
Lindsey Graham in 2017: 'Holy hell to pay' if Sessions is fired. In 2018: 'When was that? What year?';
As a Senate candidate, Whitaker said he won't support 'secular' judicial nominees and courts should be 'inferior branch';
White House has suspended the press pass of CNN's Jim Acosta after a testy exchange with Trump; shares doctored video to support punishment of journalist Jim Acosta;
Two more associates of Roger Stone testify before Mueller grand jury; Roger Stone associate challenges Mueller's special counsel appointment;
Trump administration tightens immigration asylum rules as caravans continue to push for U.S. border; Trump limits asylum, says people must 'come in legally';
The Trump administration's fuzzy math on 'criminals' in the caravan;
Trump administration issues rules letting some employers deny contraceptive coverage;
Trump takes aim at Obama, Clinton, judges, reporters and a host of others before leaving the country;
Federal judges in gerrymandering case toss Maryland's congressional voting map;
Appeals court panel says Trump administration can't end DACA, setting up Supreme Court fight;
Texas midterms: Republican judge releases juvenile defendants en masse after losing election to Democrat;
Newly released emails suggest Zinke contradicted ethics pledge; White House fears Zinke vulnerable to Democratic probe;
Fertility rates around the world are declining. Some Trump supporters won't like the solution;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Officials say The midterms may be the 'warm-up' for Russians seeking to target 2020; Why Israel doesn't use electronic voting and how hackable would it be?
Why deepfakes are a real threat to elections and society; How AI will become weaponized in future cyberattacks;
Army assessment of caravans undercuts Trump's rhetoric;
Hackers Insert Malicious Code Into Web Analytics Platform;
Edward Snowden: Israeli software tracked Khashoggi;
Math and science
A Japanese island quietly disappeared and no one noticed until now;
In Cave in Borneo Jungle, Scientists Find Oldest Figurative Painting in the World; Crossing From Asia, the First Americans Rushed Into the Unknown;
BYU Project Aims To Develop Drone That Functions Without GPS;
CU Boulder Researchers Study Fire Ant Dynamics;
Why we often remember the bad better than the good;
Web and computing issues
U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Supreme Court ends fight over Obama-era net neutrality rules;
Twitter Deletes 10,000 Accounts for Discouraging Voting;
Despite Facebook's Removal of Infowars, Alex Jones's NewsWars Thrives; Despite Going Offline After Synagogue Killings, Gab Website Returns;
Facebook Deletes 3 Million Terrorism Posts, Down from 9.4 Million; Report Faults Facebook for Being Used to Incite Violence in Myanmar;
Facebook Finds Links Between Blocked Sites, Russian Agency; Facebook Delays Political Transparency Features in U.K;
Using Wi-Fi to "See" Behind Closed Doors Is Easier Than Anyone Thought;
SC News and Politics
Duke Energy seeks large SC rate hikes for both its Carolinas utilities;
Katie Arrington unsurprisingly plays the victim card ... again;

Business and Economics
Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged and Signals December Increase Is on Track; Mortgage rates shoot up to their highest level in nearly 8 years;
How the Economic Lives of the Middle Class Have Changed Since 2016, by the Numbers;
H-1B Policy Leaves Employers Unclear On USCIS Policies; Stocks Are Poised for 12-Month Rally;
Several EU Governments Reject Plan to Tax Big Internet Companies;
Manufacturing Retreat From China To Avoid Trump Administration Tariffs Is Gathering Pace;
Canadian PM Says Push To End Tariffs Will Not Jeopardize Renegotiated NAFTA Deal;
Pence: Trump To Push Infrastructure Package; Trump Administration Spares Corporate Wrongdoers Billions in Penalties;
Wells Fargo admits it incorrectly foreclosed on 545 homeowners it should have helped; U.S. sues UBS, alleges crisis-era mortgage securities fraud;
US Military UAV Spending To Exceed $6 Billion Through 2023;
Massive Costs Associated With Adoption Of Electric Vehicles; GM's Job Cuts Highlight Company's Need For More Advanced Workers;
Volkswagen Head To Outline Autonomous, Electric Vehicles Strategy In 10-Year Plan;
Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline, dealing major blow to the Trump administration;
Democrats To Look Into Trump Administration's Environmental Decisions; To Bring Back Climate Change Committee;
Renewables Saved Texans $5 Billion Between 2010 And 2017;
New Mexico Commission Rejects Community Solar Project; Three Iowa Wind Towers Coming Down Under Court Orders;
Why DowDuPont Lost 16.2% in October;
Social Security wage base rises to $132,000;
FICO has a new way to help consumers improve their credit scores;
Other news
Trump didn't invent American bigotry. But new books argue that he released it - and he has no incentive to extinguish it.;
An analysis by The Post and ProPublica finds Congress has largely stopped doing the job the country's founders envisioned;
The long, racist history of Florida's now-repealed ban on felons voting;
How politicians know exactly how you're going to vote; Why Robocalls Have Taken over Your Phone;
Believing Without Evidence Is Always Morally Wrong;
The 14-Day Plank Plan;

GAO Report, Analysis Point To Impact Of Poverty, Race On College Attendance; The Future of Work Won't Be About College Degrees, It Will Be About Job Skills;
Education Department Data Shows 5.7% Growth In Number Of Online Students At Universities, Colleges;
Colleges Teach Students How to Think. Should They Also Teach Them How to Thrive;
One University Asked Its Students: Would You Recommend Us to a Friend? Here's What It Learned;
One Student's Secret Racist Posts Unsettle Davidson College;
Financial Pressures Can Lead to Athletic Scandals;
TechNews for the week: November 2; October 31; October 29;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Palestinian militants agree truce after exchange of fire with Israel; PA signs secret inspections deal with UN nuclear agency;
Israel sold $250m. of sophisticated spy systems to Saudi Arabia;
Israel has struck in Syria since Russia plane downed; Russia warns of 'provocation' in Syria, hints at Israeli 'hot heads';
Saudi-led coalition masses troops near Yemen's Hodeidah as pressure mounts to end war; 2 days after call for cease-fire, Saudi-led coalition launches new attacks on Yemen;
Turkish prosecutor says Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered in Saudi Consulate; Trump and the Saudis keep fumbling after Khashoggi's killing;
Saudi crown prince described slain journalist as a dangerous Islamist in call with White House;
Government watchdog report paints a picture of a grim state of affairs in Afghanistan;
Angela Merkel will not seek re-election; As Merkel Eyes Exit, Nervous E.U. Wonders Who'll Take the Stage; Europe should work with Iran to counter US unilateralism;
Mattis: Talks with Europe on U.S. withdrawal from arms pact yield no alternatives;
With new indictments, Trump administration launches aggressive campaign to thwart China's economic attacks;
Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil's presidential election;
Outspoken Trump Supporter in Florida Charged in Attempted Bombing Spree; Trump's Complaint: Bomb Plot Coverage Overtakes His Campaign Rhetoric;
Cesar Sayoc made numerous references on Facebook to Russian associates, echoed pro-Kremlin views;
Suspected synagogue shooter appears to have railed against Jews, refugees online; Pittsburgh Jewish group to Trump: You are not welcome in our city;
Ex-ADL head Abe Foxman: Don't blame Trump for Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, "Trump is part of the problem but not the problem";
No, President Trump, the NYSE did not open the day after the Sept. 11 attacks;
Report shows U.S. far-right extremists committed over 200 homicides since 1990;
Congressional leaders decline to accompany Trump to Pittsburgh after massacre; Pence Is Under Fire for Appearing with a Fake Rabbi to Commemorate the Shooting;
A conspiracy theory about George Soros and a migrant caravan inspired horror;
Trump Revives 'Enemy' Label Against Media After Synagogue Attack; Trump's Attacks on the News Media Are Working;
Russian disinformation on Facebook targeted Ukraine well before the 2016 U.S. election;
Mueller probes timing of WikiLeaks release of Podesta emails; Woman targeted by inept plot to bring down US special counsel reveals how it rapidly fell apart;
In email to Trump's campaign strategist, Roger Stone implied he knew of WikiLeaks's plans; Roger Stone's story just changed on Russia - again;
U.S. will deploy 5,200 additional troops to the Mexican border, officials say, more than tripling the military presence there;
Former defense secretary Hagel says Trump is using troops as 'pawns' at border;
What is and isn't happening with the migrant caravan in southern Mexico;
Trump administration asks Supreme Court to halt trial over census;
Trump request to stay emoluments suit denied, potentially allowing plaintiffs to seek details on his D.C. hotel's foreign customers;
Trump: End birthright citizenship for some US-born babies; Trump says no other country has birthright citizenship. He's wrong;
Birthright citizenship: A Trump-inspired history lesson on the 14th Amendment;
Trump vows executive order to end birthright citizenship, a move most legal experts say would run afoul of the Constitution;
'Saviors of the white race': Perpetrators of hate crimes see themselves as heroes; House GOP campaign chairman rebukes Rep. Steve King for comments on white nationalism;
Lack of proof aside, Kris Kobach can't stop talking about voter fraud in Kansas governor's race;
Appeals Court Orders Ohio To Count Purged Voters' Ballots; Tricks Georgia uses to disqualify voters;
In North Dakota, Native Americans Try to Turn an ID Law to Their Advantage; Congressman Calls Trail of Tears a 'Voluntary Walk';
That anti-immigrant ad is the essence of the Trump presidency; Trump ratchets up racially divisive messages in a bid to rally support in the midterms;
Leading up to midterms, Trump makes average of 30 false or misleading claims a day; These Republicans are misleading voters about our Obamacare fact checks;
Congress thinks the public is way more conservative than it actually is. Deep-pocketed lobbyists are to blame, according to new research;
For Trump, a 'national emergency' is anything he says it is;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Australian Report Warns Chinese Military May Benefit From Western University Ties; U.S. Indicts Companies in China, Taiwan for Semiconductor Spying;
State ID Systems Throughout the 50 States; Midterm elections 2018: How 7 states are fighting cybersecurity threats from Russia and other attackers;
Was the Triton Malware Attack Russian in Origin;
US strategic to Punish Cybercriminals; Cell Phone Security and Heads of State;
Security Vulnerability in Internet-Connected Construction Cranes; Buying Used Voting Machines on eBay;
Math and science
A rare Revolutionary War-era newspaper found in a N.J. Goodwill; Oldest intact shipwreck discovered at bottom of Black sea;
Startling new research finds large buildup of heat in the oceans, suggesting an even faster rate of global warming than predicted;
Mars May Contain Enough Oxygen To Support Aerobic Life; Hubble Space Telescope Hubble Space Telescope Resumes Normal Operations;
Researchers Seeking To Develop Battery That Could Power Aircraft;
Web and computing issues
Studies Find Increase in Anti-Semitic Content on Twitter, Instagram; You Don't Need to Go to the Dark Web to Find Hateful Conspiracy Theories;
After Synagogue Murders, Gab Suspended by Payment Providers, Web Host;
How to stop Google from tracking your location and activities;
SC News and Politics
Santee Cooper wants its customers to get nuclear refunds from Dominion, too;
South Carolina House speaker supports new Dominion offer;

Business and Economics
U.S. economy shows strong recovery after hurricanes, adding 250,000 jobs in October; The Impact of a Fed Interest Rate Hike;
U. S. workers see fastest wage growth in a decade, but inflation takes a toll; Companies Raise Prices, Betting Consumers Can Pay More;
Workers are finally seeing higher wages, but it's a fraction of record corporate profits;
'You don't need a loophole': Trump's tax law is making passing down large fortunes much easier;
Manufacturers Say Shortage Of Qualified Workers Their Top Challenge; Rural Hospitals Keep Closing;
Many U.S. firms in China eyeing relocation as trade war bites; Robots To Make Robots At ABB's New $150 Million Factory In China;
The Number 7 Could Make China's Currency a Trade-War Weapon; Commerce Department Restricts Exports to Chinese Semiconductor Firm;
Inability To Hire Foreign Workers Has Space Companies Scrambling To Find Qualified Employees;
Head of Britain's Treasury Proposes Tax on Big High-Tech Companies; U.S. Chamber of Commerce Worried About U.K. Taxes on Tech Firms;
US says 8 countries to receive waivers to buy Iranian oil; No Easy Ride for U.S.-India Trade as Trump Focuses on Harley;
Microsoft Says It Will Sell Pentagon Artificial Intelligence and Other Advanced Technology; Israel, Boeing sign reciprocal spending deal;
States, Cities, And Automakers Urge Administration Not To Modify Fuel Efficiency Standards;
Slow-Moving Natural Disaster Threatens Railroad Tracks, Highway In California; Climate change could cause a beer shortage;
Where does your recycled plastic go? Perhaps into future highways;
Supreme Court Weighs Class-Action Limits In Arbitration Contract;
Waymo Gets Permit To Test Autonomous Vehicles Without Backup Driver;
General Electric cuts dividend, splits loss-making power unit;
Other news
How to win an election these days? Be the most popular unpopular option;
Immigrants arrive with flourishing gut microbes. Then America's diet trashes them;

Education Week Examines States' Approaches To ESSA College-And-Career-Readiness Requirements;
Study Suggests English, Engineering Majors Less Likely To Be Underemployed;
Almost 9 Of 10 Applicants For Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Denied; Economic Boom Isn't Helping Some Student-Loan Debtors;
Missouri Governor Signs Computer Science Bill to allow CS to count for math, science; With Student Interest Soaring, Berkeley Creates New Data-Sciences Division;
Studies Find Issues with Preschool Apps;
Dueling Economists: Rival Analyses of Harvard's Admissions Process Emerge at Trial;
U. of Maryland President Steps Down After Damning Football Report; U-Md. football coach DJ Durkin, AD Damon Evans will retain jobs;
5 Other College Presidents Who Left Amid Athletics Scandals; Maryland's Academic Leaders Criticize Board and Praise President;
Head foorball coach at Maryland now out, an Athletics Scandal Turns Morality Play;
Regent's Resignation Signals Turning Tide in U. of Maryland Crisis, as President Exerts His Power;