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

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Attorney general says Mueller did not find that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia; report did not conclude Trump obstructed justice but 'also did not exonerate him';
Barr's letter about the Mueller report, annotated; 'If you took it all in in one day, it would kill you': What the investigation has already revealed;
Experts question Barr's rationale for exonerating Trump on obstruction; Battle Looms Over Executive Privilege as Congress Seeks Access to Mueller Files;
How Trump dodged a special counsel interview and a subpoena fight remains a lingering mystery of the Mueller probe;
Mueller Cannot Seek an Indictment. And He Must Remain Silent; For Trump and the System, Mueller's Report Is a Turning Point and a Test;
Democrats prepare to battle for Mueller's complete findings; Republicans block U.S. Senate Democrats' move on making Mueller report public;
Prosecutor: Grand jury in Russia probe 'continuing robustly'; Democratic leaders insist on release of full Mueller report, but congressional Republicans say Trump is vindicated;
Trump-Mueller report contains damaging information on president, says Fox News' Judge Napolitano: 'There is something there';
Mueller report, parts of it redacted, will be sent to Congress by 'mid-April, if not sooner,' attorney general says in new letter;
Trump won't rule out pardoning Michael Flynn and others, saying 'many, many people were hurt';
52 tweets in 34 hours: How a Trump Twitter frenzy defined a weekend;
The last Islamic State village has been captured, U.S. allies say, ending a self-declared caliphate that once was as big as Britain;
Syrian army says Israeli strikes hit northern Aleppo city, damages materials only;
Israel says Trump to recognise Golan as its territory Monday; Druze on Golan Heights reject Trump backing for Israeli sovereignty;
Netanyahu Says Golan Heights Move 'Proves You Can' Keep Occupied Territory; Gulf Arabs, Europeans, Iran reject U.S. recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli;
'Why not give Israel North & South Carolina?' Syrian envoy asks US at UN;
Israel Lobby Convenes in Washington Amid Fraying Bipartisanship and Rising Tension; Netanyahu's AIPAC speech is a knife in the heart of the U.S.-Israel alliance;
Netanyahu cuts U.S. trip short after Gaza rocket hits Israeli home; New Gaza rocket threatens truce after Netanyahu warning;
Egyptian mediators rush to Gaza Strip as cease-fire holds;
Book claims Kushner's peace plan 'includes land swaps with Saudi Arabia'; Iran urges Palestinians to resist Trump's pro-Israel moves;
As U.S. Tightens Iran Sanctions, Militant Groups and Political Allies Feel the Pain;
Theresa May says she will step down as prime minister after she 'delivers Brexit'; With Brexit plans adrift, protesters jam London to demand that 'the people' decide;
Parliament again rejects Theresa May's Brexit deal on the day Britain was supposed to 'take back control'; Brexit at a standstill after Parliament fails to pass alternate proposals;
India Shot Down a Satellite, Modi Says, Shifting Balance of Power in Asia;
Donald Trump tells Russia to 'get out' of Venezuela as tensions rise; Russia says it sent 'specialists' to Venezuela, rebuffs Trump;
Trump administration authorized nuclear energy companies to share technological information with Saudi Arabia;
Secret film exposes US gun lobby advising Australia's far-right;
Graham says he told McCain to give Trump-Russia dossier to FBI;
House fails to override Trump's veto of emergency declaration challenge, ending for now Congress's effort to stop border wall plan;
House Armed Services chairman denies $1 billion transfer for Trump wall;
Customs and Border Protection commissioner says U.S. has hit 'breaking point' at southern border amid immigration surge;
Parents separated from their kids returned to the U.S. to be reunited. They've been detained for almost a month;
South of the Wall, North of the Border: Life in Texas' No Man's Land;
Trump threatens to shut border with Mexico next week;
Supreme Court hears arguments over partisan redistricting; Justices Display Divisions in New Cases on Voting Maps Warped by Politics;
Fifteen percent of mail-in ballots submitted by young voters in Parkland were never counted in the 2018 midterm election;
Trump complains to senators that Puerto Rico is getting too much hurricane relief funding;
The administration's renewed focus on ending Obamacare is a baffling political move; McConnell signals he won't play a leading role in crafting the health-care bill Trump wants;
In Blow to Trump, Judge Blocks Health Care Law 'End Run';
Five Trump trips to Mar-a-Lago would cover Betsy Devos's Special Olympics cuts; Trump rescinds his proposed cut to Special Olympics budget amid bipartisan outcry;
"Green New Deal" Resolution Fails In Senate On Procedural Vote;
Self-professed neo-Nazi who drove into Charlottesville crowd pleads guilty to federal hate crimes;
Documents reviewed by The Post show Trump used unusual financial statements to exaggerate his wealth, hide debts as a businessman;
GOP legislator prays to Jesus for forgiveness before state's first Muslim woman swears in; Eager to Court Jews (and Fracture Democrats), Republicans Push Bills on Anti-Semitism;
NRA could 'shut down forever,' group warns in fundraising letter;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
European Digital Chief Wants to Share More Data, Reject U.S. Ban on Huawei; British Spy Agency Finds 'New Risks' in Using Huawei's Telecom Equipment;
Android ecosystem of pre-installed apps is a privacy and security mess; Android Security Bulletin March 2019: What you need to know;
Asus Update Tool Infects Thousands of Computers with Malware; Family Tracking App Exposed Locations Without Password Protections;
Programmers Who Don't Understand Security Are Poor at Security;
Microsoft Takes Control of 99 Websites Linked to Iranian Hackers;
Office Depot Pays $35 Million FTC Fine for Unneeded Computer Repairs; Mail Fishing;
Math and science
Second Chinese Rocket Startup Fails To Put Satellite Into Orbit; University Researchers Launch Largest-Ever Drone-Based Storm Study;
Conspiracy Theories Can't Be Stopped; How to read the news like a scientist;
Milwaukee Bucks Designed Adjustable Heated Seats For Players;
Turing Award Winners Accelerate Face-Recognition Service And Talking Digital Assistant Tech Production;
Study The Adult Brain Does Grow New Neurons After All; At 71, She's Never Felt Pain or Anxiety. Now Scientists Know Why;
Web, computing and technology issues
The Programmers Building Our World, And The Gender Imbalance In Tech;
HUD charges Facebook with housing discrimination over its targeted advertising platform; Top Music Labels Sue Charter for Failing to Stop Illegal Downloads;
U.S. Census Bureau Seeks Help from Tech Giants to Combat 'Fake News'; Facebook Says White Nationalist Content Has 'No Place on Our Services';
Windows 10 update: The complete guide for businesses of every size; Microsoft officially designates Windows 10 1809 as ready for broad deployment;
The best baseball apps to follow the MLB 2019 season;
SC News and Politics
This Lindsey Graham quote perfectly explains the GOP's codependent relationship with Trump;

Business and Economics
FHA tightens standards for first-time home-buyer mortgages; Stephen Moore wants to take the Fed in a direction Trump supports;
Justice Department tells court it backs a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act; Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. 'There's No Precedent in American History';
A job-scarce town struggles with Arkansas's first-in-nation Medicaid work rules;
Judge blocks Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky, Arkansas; Arkansas governor seeks appeal of decision voiding Medicaid work rules;
Dow Jones Industrial Average adds Dow Inc, removes DowDuPont;
Trump's trade deal with Mexico and Canada is showing increasing risk of faltering in Congress;
Trump Administration Strikes Tougher Stance Ahead of China Talks; 19th-Century 'Humiliation' Haunts China-U.S. Trade Talks;
Trump Meets with Google CEO, Discusses Military, China, Political Fairness;
Ocasio-Cortez Defends Green New Deal, Republicans Offer Criticism;
An HIV treatment cost taxpayers millions. The government patented it. But a pharma giant is making billions;
Midwest Flooding Sparks Criticism Of Army Corps Of Engineers;
US official says shale boom has fuelled support for Israel; In blow to climate, coal plants emitted more than ever in 2018;
Democratic Senators Support Appeal For Lawsuit Holding Fossil Fuels Industry Responsible For Climate Change;
Colorado's Oil And Gas Sector Brings In Almost $1 Billion In Taxes Annually;
Offshore Wind And Battery Storage Costs Are Falling; FPL Announces Plan To Develop World's Largest Solar Battery System;
Battery Storage Project In Limbo Due To PG&E Bankruptcy;
One Judge Invalidates Qualcomm Patent, But Another Rules Apple Infringes;
With its ties in Washington, Boeing has taken over more and more of the FAA's job;
Boeing Finalizing Software Patch for 737 MAX 8; Boeing rejects calls for broader oversight of flight safety after two fatal crashes involving its 737 Max jet;
GM stages $1.4 billion U.S. investment announcement to appease Trump;
AAA's Recent Survey Shows Three In Four Americans Fear Riding In Self-Driving Cars;
DuPont, Chemours, 3M sued by New Jersey for costs related to PFAS cleanup;
Centene to Buy WellCare for $15.3 Billion, Creating Health Care Giant;
Automated Driving Tech In Trucks Expected To Grow By 11.5% A Year According To Market Analysis; Electric Seaplanes Soon to Ferry Passengers In The Pacific Northwest;
Oregon Signs Comprehensive Offshore Drilling Ban;
How parents of adults can gently close the doors to the Bank of Mom and Dad;
Yield Curve and Margin Debt Send Conflicting Signals; Liquidity Near Lowest Since 2008 Crisis in Key $200 Billion Market;
New Dow initiated with Outperform rating at Bernstein;
Other news
Spam has taken over our phones. Will we ever want to answer them again?
How white supremacy and Islamist terrorism strengthen each other online ;
Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control);
How to Master the Art of Negotiation;
To Barbara Bush, Donald Trump Represented 'Greed, Selfishness';

Report: U.S. government wasted up to $1 billion on charter schools and still fails to adequately monitor grants;
Public Universities Work Hard to Make Up for Budget Cuts. But In-State Students May Be Paying the Price;
More Employers Making Tuition Part Of Employee Benefits Package;
Where Does Your Freshman Class Come From?
New Jersey To Offer Performance-based Funding To Public Colleges; Veteran Groups Look To Include 90/10 Rule Fix In HEA Reauthorization;
College Leaders Are Getting Serious About Outsourcing. They Still Have Plenty of Concerns Too; Artificial Intelligence Seeing Massive Surge in Education;
Maryland Officials Consider Delaying Rollout Of Mandatory Science Test; Wyoming State BOE Disagrees On Computer Science Standards;
Colleges Add Cannabis to the Curriculum;
As Johns Hopkins Asks for Its Own Police, Residents React With Suspicion;
Sports-Bra Outrage and a Fight Over Everyday Sexism; How Dozens of Pro Athletes Came to Study Activism on a College Campus;

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

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Mueller concludes Russia probe, delivers report to AG Barr; Justice Dept. official says Special counsel Mueller III has not recommended any more indictments in his final report;
North Korea Threatens to Scuttle Talks With the U.S. and Resume Tests; Trump cancels some sanctions aimed at North Korea, contradicts Treasury to salvage nuclear talks;
U.S.-led NATO coalition says Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan;
West Bank Attack Raises Tensions Ahead of Israeli Elections;
'They are twins': Netanyahu's kinship with Trump has never been clearer; Trump tweeted: Israel should control the occupied Golan Heights;
World united in condemnation of Trump over call to recognise Israel's claim to Golan Heights;
Democrats unveil bipartisan measure rebuking boycott movement against Israel;
U.S. Pressures Iraq Over Embrace of Militias Linked to Iran;
Britain will not leave the European Union next week, after E.U. leaders permit short reprieve; Brexit in disarray after House speaker moves to block third vote on deal;
German Defense Spending Is Falling Even Shorter. The U.S. Isn't Happy;
New Zealand bans military-style rifles just six days after 50 killed in mosque attacks; Trump response to New Zealand attacks highlights his fraught history with Muslims;
Trump lashes out after Fox News bumps 'Judge Jeanine' following remarks on Muslim congresswoman; Mulvaney says it's 'absurd' to link attacks to Trump's rhetoric;
U.S. will not give visas to employees of the International Criminal Court;
Rick Gates continues to cooperate in 'several ongoing' investigations and is not ready for sentencing;
Warrants show Mueller sought Michael Cohen's emails months before FBI raid;
Trump just nixed a major argument against releasing the Mueller report; Trump intensifies effort to discredit Mueller report;
Trump administration refuses to hand over documents to House oversight investigation;
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Use Private Accounts for Official Business, Their Lawyer Says;
Trump gets a U.S. Supreme Court victory on immigration detention;
This photo shows why a border wall won't work; Border Patrol Facilities in Texas Are Overflowing, Prompting Mass Releases in Border Cities;
ICE immigration arrests are declining as law enforcement shifts focus from U.S. interior to border;
With more focus on the southern border, U.S. officials see a rise in migrants at sea;
Trump cast himself as Boeing's decider in chief, showing the perils of injecting politics into investigations;
Supreme Court divided over Virginia redistricting case and question of racial discrimination;
Federal judge casts doubt on Trump's drilling plans across the U.S. because they ignore climate change;
Justices seem troubled by Mississippi conviction that excludes black jurors;
Trump escalated his attacks on McCain, who even in death has remained one of his top targets; Trump Renews Attacks on John McCain, Months After Senator's Death;
For Trump, attacking McCain is a way to appeal to political base; From SNL to John McCain, Trump's weekend was a nonstop airing of grievances;
Democrats seek counterintelligence probe of Chinese American massage parlor founder connected to Trump;
Steve King posts meme warning that red states have '8 trillion bullets' in event of civil war;
Rep. Nunes Files $250 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against Twitter;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments; An Argument that Cybersecurity Is Basically Okay;
Facebook's Cambridge Analytica problem just got worse; First Look Media Shutting Down Access to Snowden NSA Archives;
Putin Signs Bills Banning 'Fake News', punishing those who insult the state;
Homeland Security Warns Heart Devices Contain Cybersecurity Vulnerability;
Math and science
NSF Offers Details Of Administration's Proposed Funding Cuts;
US Facilities To Detect Gravitational Waves To Be Restarted April 1 With Improvements;
Scientists Pursuing The 'Secrets" Of Wildfires; When a river swells, are levees the best way to deal with it?
Hypersonic Engine Set For Key Tests; Rolls-Royce Tests Hybrid Power System For Light Aircraft;
Engineers Developed Cheap, Simple Auto Emissions Test Devices;
Engineers Use Hydrogels To Pull Water From Air;
Researchers Aim To Raise Livestock More Humanely Using Crispr Technology;
Birth order may not shape personality after all;
Web, computing and technology issues
Racing Against China, U.S. Reveals Details of $500 Million Supercomputer;
Facebook Suffers Global Outage, Claims DDoS Not the Cause; Facebook to Bolster Fact-Checking Ahead of European Parliament Election;
Facebook, YouTube, Twitter Struggle to Stop Mosque Killings Video; How social media's business model helped the New Zealand massacre go viral;
Facebook agrees to dismantle targeted advertising system for job, housing and loan ads after discrimination complaints;
NHTSA Seeks Public Comment On GM Petition To Deploy Cars Without Steering Wheels;
Boeing 737 Max: Software patches can only do so much;
Windows 10 April 2019 Update: The new features that matter most; How to save your Google+ data before Google shuts it down;

Business and Economics
Fed, Dimming Its Economic Outlook, Predicts No Rate Increases This Year; Treasury yield curve narrows to lowest since 2007;
U.S. mortgage rates extend decline; homebuilders rise; Mortgage rates are in a free fall with no end in sight; Trump to nominate Stephen Moore to Federal Reserve board;
The government set a record with a $234 billion deficit in February; Officials Concede Trump's Tax Cut Won't Power the Growth He Predicts;
U.S. corporate breakups could be catalyst to change Dow index;
Drug Company Protections Are Latest Stumbling Block for Nafta Rewrite;
Pentagon sends Congress list of military construction projects that could be delayed to fund border wall;
Pentagon plans to take $3.6 billion from military projects to build Trump's wall. Here are the most vulnerable ones;
Giant Military Contract Has a Hitch: A Little-Known Entrepreneur;
China's Premier Acknowledges Economic Slowdown, Promising Tax CutsAcknowledges Economic Slowdown, Promising Tax Cuts;
China Plans A Solar Power Play In Space That NASA Abandoned Decades Ago;
Southeast Asia Hastens 5G Shift To Close Development Gap; U.S. Campaign to Ban Huawei Overseas Stumbles as Allies Resist;
One Belt, One Road infrastructure project: A Forgotten Italian Port Could Become a Chinese Gateway to Europe;
In Greece, an Economic Revival Fueled by 'Golden Visas' and Tourism;
Doctors Disappear Without a Word. A Noncompete Clause Could Be the Reason;
'It's Probably Over for Us': Record Floods Bring New Toll When Farmers Can Least Afford It;
How the FAA allows jetmakers to 'self certify' that planes meet U.S. safety requirements;
State Attorneys General Probe Google for Antitrust, Consumer Protection; Google Fined $1.7 Billion by E.U. for Unfair Advertising Rules;
GM To Announce $300 Million Investment In Michigan; Sources Say Trump Skeptical About Autonomous Vehicles;
Trump Administration Wants Offshore Drilling Preparatory Work To Continue As Court Considers Lawsuit; Oregon House Approves Offshore Drilling Ban;
PG&E Ignored California Fire Risks in Favor of Profits;
Reduced Teaching Loads, Paid Leave Needed To Support New Parents In STEM Fields;
mREITs are reacting pretty well to the flat yield curve;
Other news
R.I.P. to the R.P.I.: Selection Committee Breaks Out New Math;
How Executives Vote With Their Wallets;

The College Degree Is a Signal and Why That Should Worry You;
The Chronicle's Complete Coverage of the Admissions Scandal; College Scandal Renews Questions Over Whether To End Admissions Testing;
Presidential Hopefuls Are Pushing Free College Back Into the Spotlight. What Does 'Free' Mean; Primer About About How 'Free College' Programs Differ;
Gillibrand Proposes Free College As Reward For Public Service;
What the Trump Administration Wants to Change in Higher Ed's Landmark Law ; White House Seeks Caps On Student Loan Debt;
Student Loan Holders Encountering Difficulties Connecting With Education Department;
Arizona State Will Create a For-Profit Spinoff to Court Students in the Work Force ; University Of Denver To Stop Requiring SAT, ACT;
What Trump's Executive Order on Free Speech Says; Required Reading Trump's Free-Speech Executive Order;
The Two Sides of the Free-Speech 'Crisis,' in One Fox News Broadcast; What's Consumer Information Doing in Trump's Executive Order on Free Speech?
For a Dissatisfied Public, Colleges' Internal Affairs Become Fair Game;
Alabama Senate Votes To Repeal Common Core Standards;

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

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Satellite images suggest North Korea planned space launch even before Hanoi; North Korea threatens to suspend denuclearization talks with United States;
Netanyahu says Israel 'not a state of all its citizens'; Netanyahu campaign draws accusations of incitement;
Netanyahu-Trump Partnership Is Stronger Than Ever. Are These Its Final Days?
Former U.S. diplomat Martin Indyk: Golan does not belong to Israel even with US recognition;
Netanyahu angling for a Golan gift from Trump before election; Senator Graham says he will lobby Trump to recognize Golan as part of Israel;
AIPAC to host first settler leader at U.S. policy conference; Will Trump's Middle East peace plan really be 'dead on arrival'?
State Dept. no longer using phrase 'occupied territories' for Golan, West Bank, Gaza ; Trump: I would win 98% of the vote if I ran in the Israeli elections;
Only 12 percent of Americans think Israel is a top foreign policy partner;
Palestinian Authority cuts back wages in tax, prisoner dispute with Israel;
U.S. Airstrikes Kill Hundreds in Somalia as Shadowy Conflict Ramps Up;
India poll: How the world's largest democratic exercise works; Inside India's Colossal, Colorful, Tough-to-Predict Election;
British Parliament rejects leaving E.U. without a deal, will vote on requesting a delay; Parliament votes to delay Brexit beyond this month;
British Parliament overwhelmingly rejects Theresa May's Brexit deal, diminishing the chance of withdrawal on March 29;
New Zealand mosque attacker issued manifesto citing U.S. right-wing extremism as inspiration. Death toll rises to 49;
Trump says white nationalism is not a rising threat after New Zealand attacks: 'It's a small group of people';
Domestic terrorism more common than Islamic extremism among FBI arrests;
Trump administration plans to close all 21 international immigration offices, a move that could delay visas, citizenship petitions;
Trump devises new formula for extracting billions of dollars from allies that host U.S. forces;
U.S. Continues to Separate Migrant Families Despite Rollback of Policy;
Former VP Cheney challenges Pence at private retreat, compares Trump's foreign policy to Obama's approach; At Trump's Pentagon, Empty Offices Are the New Normal;
Trump's proposed 2020 budget; OMB: Trump budget seeks 5 percent cut in non-defense spending;
Trump to release $4.7 trillion budget that locks in $1 trillion deficits, boosts military spending and cuts to social safety net; cuts to funding for science, medical research;
Trump budget eyes Social Security cuts, too; Budget would put an end to some drug-cost help under Medicare Part D; Budget cuts to Medicare hospital payments;
Trump budget to seek $8.6 billion in new funding for Mexico border wall, setting up another clash with Congress;
Senate confirms Neomi Rao, Trump's nominee to replace Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh on appeals court, over opposition from some in GOP;
Senate rebukes Trump with vote ordering the U.S. military to end its support for Saudi-led war in Yemen;
Senate Republicans join Democrats in vote to reject Trump's emergency declaration, setting the stage for the president's first veto;
Trump vetoes legislation to reject his emergency declaration. His first veto defends his plan to fund a border barrier;
Tillis's reversal underscores how few Senate Republicans dare to cross Trump;
Schiff says it's a 'mistake' for Mueller not to interview Trump;
Ex-Mercenary CEO Erik Prince Admits To Trump Tower Meet With Donald Jr. And Saudi Emissary;
Paul Manafort sentenced to a total of 7.5 years in prison. 'It is hard to overstate the number of lies';
Paul Manafort charged in 16-count indictment in New York state, the first charges that are outside Trump's pardon power;
Deutsche Bank, Investors Bank subpoenaed for Trump Organization records by New York attorney general;
Roger Stone's attorneys apologize to judge for misrepresenting his book plans;
After Fox News Tucker Carlson says he won't 'bow to the mob,' Media Matters releases more radio remarks; Carlson uses racist, homophobic language in second set of recordings;
N.Y. court allows Summer Zervos defamation suit against Trump to proceed, citing case involving Paula Jones and President Clinton;
President Trump somehow 'won' a golf tournament without even playing in it;
A Florida Massage Parlor Owner Has Been Selling Chinese Execs Access to Trump at Mar-a-Lago; Massage parlor magnate helped steer Chinese to Trump NYC fundraiser;
Pelosi comes out against impeaching Trump: 'He's just not worth it.' The statement is likely to roil fellow Democrats;
Trump's reelection campaign has 2016 themes and a big new infrastructure; Medicare-for-all v. Medicare-for-less: Trump's proposed cuts put health care at center of 2020 race;
Court rules families of Sandy Hook shooting victims can sue gunmaker Remington over 2012 attack; Disputes Erupt When Sheriffs Say No to Enforcing New Gun Laws;
Roy Moore supporter takes 5th 65 times under questioning about alleged bribery attempt;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
March Crypto-Gram Newsletter, IoT Vulnerabilities, DNS Hijacking, Workplace Surveillance, online voting and more;
US to Germany: drop Huawei or face limit on shared intelligence data; Merkel Says Germany Defining Own Security Standards Despite U.S. Threat;
Researchers Find Critical Flaw in Switzerland's Planned Voting System; Documents shed light on Russian hacking of Democratic Party leaders;
How ISIS Is Rising in the Philippines as It Dwindles in the Middle East;
The Five Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques; Up to 600,000 Exposed in Cyberattack on Michigan Healthcare Companies;
On Disability and on Facebook? Uncle Sam Wants to Watch What You Post;
Lawmakers Introduce 'Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act';
Math and science
China Developing Space-Based Solar Farms;
If We Blow Up an Asteroid, It Might Put Itself Back Together;
Air Force Tests Autonomy In Complex Environments System; U.S. Begins Work on New Missiles as Trump Scraps Treaty With Russia;
Scientists, Ethicists Publish Commentary Condemning Gene-Editing For Heritable Traits;
Web, computing and technology issues
How Software Can Make an Airplane Crash; How the Internet Travels Across Oceans; Facebook's Daylong Malfunction Is a Reminder of the Internet's Fragility;
At Hearing, Senators Question Google About Privacy, Location Practices; Slack Removes 28 Accounts for 'Clear Affiliation with Known Hate Groups';
Amazon to Stop Banning Third-Party Merchants from Offering Lower Prices;
Thousands Rally in Moscow Against Proposal for Tighter Internet Restrictions;
Windows 10 tip: When you should (and shouldn't) pause updates; Windows 10 can now automatically uninstall buggy updates;
How to reinstall updates that Windows 10 automatically uninstalled; Windows 10 graphics: Intel warns, patch 19 severe driver flaws now;
5 Google Maps tips and tricks ; 10 free alternatives to Microsoft Word and Excel;
How New Belgium Brewing evaluated managed vs. private cloud;
SC News and Politics
The House voted 420 to 0 to release the Mueller report. So why is Sen. Lindsey Graham blocking the bill?

Business and Economics
Trump budget to propose slashing domestic spending, boosting defense; Advantages and Disadvantages of a Trade Deficit ;
As Brexit looms, some companies stockpile, some cut jobs - and some move away; Article 50 Explained;
Soon, Americans will have to take an extra step to travel to some European countries;
Many Indian Engineers Unable To Find Work In Their Field; Turkey Enters Recession, a Blow for Erdogan as Elections Near;
Egypt Looks to Offshore Gas Field for Growth and Influence;
Gary Cohn says Trump is 'desperate' for trade deal with China; China's Slowdown Already Hit Its Factories. Now Its Offices Are Hurting, Too.;
Trump's World Bank Nominee Tries to Distance Himself From the President;
Wells Fargo Says Its Culture Has Changed. Some Employees Disagree; Audit firms scrap 'clients' to work with 'entities';
Boeing faces renewed questions about its safety and reliability; Trump says U.S. will ground Boeing jet involved in fatal crashes, following the lead of other nations;
At tense meeting with Boeing executives, pilots fumed about being left in dark on plane software;
Warren Says Breaking Up Tech Giants Would 'Keep Marketplace Competitive';
Banks bow to pressure to stop profiting from Trump's immigration policy, but Big Tech has yet to sever ties;
Chao Announces Establishment Of Non-Traditional And Emerging Transportation Technology (NETT) Council;
Debate Continues Over Atlantic Coast Offshore Drilling, Seismic Testing;
100% Renewable Energy Closer Than It Seems; Goldman Sachs says Utility-Scale Solar Power To Grow By Double Digits In 2019-2020;
DOE Announces Funding For Energy Infrastructure On Tribal Lands;
Study Finds WY Wind Industry Competitive; Reports Say US Solar Regulation Increased By 50% From 2015 To 2018;
Utilities Sector Strong Despite Wildfires;
When tax prep is free, you may be paying with your privacy;
Other news
Her ancestors were enslaved in the U.S. Now a Trump decision could lead to her deportation to Africa;
Encapsulating his unorthodox presidency, Trump assumed 10 personas in one speech;
Improper Voting Discovered at Methodist Vote on Gay Clergy;
The 23 most unforgettable last sentences in fiction;

What Trump's 2020 Budget Proposal Means for Higher Ed; A wave of state bills could threaten science and climate education;
Programs Covering Tuition Costs Increasingly Popular, Controversial;
Study: Online Courses Contribute To Achievement Gap; New concern on college campuses: 'drunkorexia,' a combination drinking and eating disorder;
Accreditor Cites Leadership Problems in Keeping Master's U. on Probation;
Pitzer President Rejects College Council's Vote to End Study Abroad in Israel;
FBI accuses wealthy parents, including celebrities, in college-entrance bribery scheme aimed at schools such as Yale, Georgetown;
Admissions-Bribery Scandal: 8 Universities. Millions in Bribes. 10 Corrupt Coaches; From 'master coach' to a bribery probe: A college consultant who went off the rails;
Admissions-Bribery Scheme Is Roiling Higher Ed. Here's How It Worked; Admissions Officers Didn't Cause the Scandal. But They Helped Shape the Culture That Spawned It;
PhotoShopped Scenes and Fake Athletic Profiles: How the Internet Is Picking Apart the College-Admission Scandal ;
Inside the Pricey, Totally Legal World of College Consultants; Nonprofit Experts Say College Admissions Scandal Highlights an Overwhelmed IRS;
Stanford Students Sue Elite Universities After Admissions Scandal; Why These Rich Parents are So Fixated on Elite Colleges;
College coaches among 50 indicted in college entrance exam scandal;
Judge Opens the Door to More Compensation for College Athletes; The N.C.A.A. Lost in Court, but Athletes Didn't Win, Either;

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

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Where Terrorism Is Rising in Africa and the U.S. Is Leaving; 'We know there are sleeper cells': As it mounts last stand, Islamic State seeds new insurgency;
Attacks by Israeli settlers surge as West Bank tensions boil; Russia-Israel team to eye foreign forces' pullout from Syria;
Bolton defends Trump's summit with North Korea amid criticism from Democrats; tried to explain away Trump's Otto Warmbier comments;
North Korea Has Started Rebuilding Key Missile-Test Facilities; Trump blames Cohen testimony for failed deal with North Korea;
Trump derides Mueller, mocks Democrats and Jeff Sessions at CPAC; Republicans rally around Trump as threats mount: 'We're not going to turn on our own';
In January and February, the president averaged nearly 22 false or misleading claims a day; Trump, losing ground on top priorities, casts blame on others;
White House demands GOP support for Trump's wall plan, won't say how it affects military construction;
Sen. Rand Paul to vote for measure blocking Trump's emergency declaration;
White House works to limit GOP defections, criticism ahead of vote to nullify emergency declaration;
House Democrats send requests for documents to president's sons, Trump Organization CFO, dozens of others as part of investigation;
Trump Dismisses 81 House Document Requests. Here's Where They Went; White House rebuffs House Democrats' request for documents on security clearances;
Jared Kushner goes rogue in Saudi Arabia, prompting national security concerns; 'Grab that record': How Trump's high school academic records were hidden;
Border at 'Breaking Point' as More than 76,000 Migrants Cross in a Month; Record number of families, cold reality at border;
Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Grants More Protections for Asylum Seekers;
California files first major lawsuit to block Trump administration's abortion 'gag rule' in family planning program;
White House weakens Obama-era rule on tracking of civilian casualties from military and CIA strikes;
Judge rules Wilbur Ross broke law, violated Constitution in census decision;
Paul Manafort gets 47 months in tax- and bank-fraud case as judge calls government's sentencing range 'excessive";
Manafort's sentence prompts debate over judicial system's 'blatant inequities'; With 'no collusion' claim, Trump misrepresents Manafort's judge;
Cohen sues Trump Organization, claiming $1.9 million in unpaid legal fees; Cohen Offers Documents in Bid to Show Trump Lawyers Helped With False Testimony;
In the Middle of His Official Business, Trump Took the Time to Send Checks to Michael Cohen;
Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb calls Mueller an 'American hero' and 'class act';
Green New Deal Is A Necessary Response To Climate Change; Some Democrats Express Caution About Green New Deal;
Centrist Democrats push back against party's liberal surge; Why the GOP secretly likes Democrats' climate change plan;
House Votes to Condemn All Hate as Anti-Semitism Debate Overshadows Congress; Anti-Semitism Resolution Exposes Generational Fight Over Ilhan Omar;
Ilhan Omar says her refusal to 'pledge allegiance' to Israel does not make her antisemitic; Ilhan Omar's Criticism Raises the Question: Is Aipac Too Powerful?
Report on Fox News's editorial decisions about Trump administration may give insight into GOP's approval of president;
Democratic National Committee rejects Fox News for debates, citing article that suggested the network is 'propaganda' for Trump;
Democrats Refusing to Give Fox News a Debate Is Not a First Amendment Issue. This is a First Amendment Issue;
The president's sons entrusted their private hunting retreat to a caretaker. He was working in the country illegally;
Trump says A new executive order could strip colleges of funding if they don't 'support free speech';
North Carolina sets new primaries, general election in scandal-plagued 9th Congressional District;
White House communications chief Bill Shine resigns, will join Trump's campaign;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Cybersecurity for the Public Interest; FBI Director Says Foreign Influence Campaigns on Social Media Thriving;
Cybersecurity Insurance Not Paying for NotPetya Losses; Disputed N.S.A. Phone Program Is Shut Down;
As Trump and Kim Met, North Korean Hackers Hit Over 100 Targets in U.S. and Ally Nations; Government Officials Obtain Server Used by North Korean Hackers;
Chinese hackers reportedly targeted 27 universities for military secrets;
Russian Lawmakers Pushing 'Sovereign Internet' to Control Information Flows;
The Army's killer drones: How a secretive special ops unit decimated ISIS;
Digital Signatures in PDFs Are Broken;
Math and science
China Announces Launch Of Space Station; NASA To Crowdsource Mapping Of Asteroid Bennu; The bizarre, byzantine and brilliant rules for naming new stuff in space;
Ruined crops, salty soil: How rising seas are poisoning North Carolina's farmland; Ocean Heat Waves Are Threatening Marine Life;
Autonomous Marine Robot Helps Rid Ocean Of Plastic Waste;
Direct borohydride fuel cell could power electric aircraft;
Engineered Liver Model Allows Testing Of New RNAi Therapy;
One More Time, With Big Data: Measles Vaccine Doesn't Cause Autism;
Web, computing and technology issues
5 tips and tricks for Google Chrome on Android and iPhones;
Video Highlights Different Applications Of Drones;
Google Won't Remove App That Lets Saudi Men Track Women's Travel; Spotify, Google, Pandora, Amazon Appeal Copyright Song Fee Ruling;
Zuckerberg Says Facebook to Emphasize 'Privacy-Focused Communications'; Facebook, Instagram Sue Chinese Companies, Individuals Selling Fake Accounts;

Business and Economics
The federal deficit ballooned at start of new fiscal year, driven by GOP tax cuts and higher spending; Dow Plunges Below 26,000 after Donald Trump Bashes Fed;
U.S. posted record-breaking $891.2 billion merchandise trade deficit in 2018, despite Trump's 'America First' policies;
U.S. job growth slows dramatically in February to 20,000, raising possibility of a broader cool-down in the economy;
Trump's hidden tax hikes-tariff increses; How Corporate America's New Debt Diet Will Boost Stocks;
Working parents are an endangered species. That's why Democrats are talking child care;
Global economic slowdown looms, exposing outgunned central banks; China Lowers Growth Target and Cuts Taxes as Economy Slows;
Trump to revoke preferential trade status for India, Turkey ; Illuminating the Risks of Trump's China Trade War;
The U.S. is making an effort to end the longest oil spill in history. This company is fighting it in court;
Companies Falsely Labeled Products 'Made in U.S.A.' Their Financial Penalty? $0;
Various Sectors In China Seeking To Utilize Drones For Industrial Purposes; Chinese AV Developers Nearly Double Their Presence In California Road Testing;
US Auto Fleet Hits Record Fuel Efficiency For 2017 Model Year; White House presses automakers to back fuel-efficiency rollback;
Report Says Federal Climate Change Deregulation Could Increase CO2 Emissions; Australian Scientists Develop Carbon Capture Method;
Senate Introduces Bill To Expedite Federal Reviews Of Energy Infrastructure;
Pennsylvania Debates Fracking Offset Requirements For Dams; Alabama Legislature To Consider Gas Tax Increase;
MN Governor Sets Goal Of 100% Carbon-Free Electricity By 2050;
US Poised To Launch Offshore Wind Projects;
DowDuPont board OKs materials science separation, creating new Dow;
Other news
'We Are Not Going Anywhere': Progressive Methodists Vow to Fight Ban on Gay Clergy;
3 Important Life Skills Nobody Ever Taught You;
How to Stay Sharp in Old Age;
The 8 best business books of all time;

Sen. Murray Lays Out Higher Education Act Reauthorization Priorities; College Recruiters Rarely Go To Rural High Schools;
Texas Says Most of Its Students Aren't Reading at Grade Level; How UT-Austin's Bold Plan for Reinvention Went Belly Up;
US Colleges Could Lose Tech Edge As Chinese Schools Focus On AI, Networks;
Rubio, Warren Bill Would Stop States From Suspending Job Licenses Over Unpaid Student Loans;
A College Chain Crumbles, and Millions in Student Loan Cash Disappears; SEC's Settlement With Corinthian Colleges Execs Draws Criticism;
U. of Chicago President Says Trump's Executive Order on Campus Speech 'Would Be a Grave Error';
Legal Scholars Don't Know the Details of Trump's Order on Campus Speech. But They Think It's a Mistake;
Why a Plagiarism-Detection Company Is Now a Billion-Dollar Business ;
Hackers Broke Into Admissions Databases at 3 Colleges - and Then Offered to Sell Applicants Their Files;

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War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Trump extends China tariff deadline, cites progress in talks;
Trump wants North Korea to view Vietnam as a model for transformation; Pompeo says North Korea remains a nuclear threat, contradicting Trump;
Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un fail to strike deal, call off nuclear weapons talks early; White House excludes reporters from Trump-Kim dinner after they asked questions;
North Korea's foreign minister says country seeks only partial sanctions relief, contradicting Trump; Contradictory accounts emerge from collapsed Trump-Kim summit;
President Trump's imaginary numbers on military aid to South Korea;
In Japan's Okinawa, voters deliver a resounding no to new U.S. military base; Japan to push ahead with U.S. base relocation despite Okinawa referendum result;
Indian fighter jets cross into Pakistani territory, launch targeted airstrike; After India's Strike on Pakistan, Both Sides Leave Room for De-escalation;
Pakistan shoots down two Indian aircraft in its airspace, captures pilot; Pakistan will release captured Indian pilot as 'peace gesture';
Netanyahu Sparks Outrage Over Pact With Racist Party;
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be indicted on corruption charges; Netanyahu, unfazed by indictment, vows to be prime minister for years;
UN: IDF deliberately shot children on Gaza border in apparent war crime; Gaza protesters call on Palestinian leader to quit;
Iran's foreign minister, who became the face of his country during nuclear talks, resigns;
Theresa May acknowledges the possibility that Brexit may not happen next month; Amid Brexit Strains, Anglo-Irish Relations Are 'Fraying';
Saudi Arabia Names a Princess as Ambassador to Washington; The week's other summit: Kushner to meet Saudi crown prince;
Brussels blocked from adding Saudi Arabia to dirty money blacklist;
Putin suggests Russia may be forced to aim weapons at Washington;
Poll finds US in virtual tie with Russia on global confidence;
58 former senior national security officials to issue statement challenging Trump's national emergency to build border wall;
When Trump declared national emergency, most detained immigrants were not criminals; What U.S. troops are actually doing on the Mexican border;
House passes bill rejecting Trump's border wall emergency; Trump warns of 'great jeopardy' for Republicans who cross him on border funds;
Pentagon says it will delay, but not cancel, other projects to fund Trump's wall;
Trump Organization asks House committee to cease investigations, citing alleged conflict of interest;
Cohen's explosive opening statement about Trump, annotated; Testimony includes three remarkable allegations against Trump;
Published draft of testimony says Cohen to describe Trump as 'racist,' 'conman' who knew adviser was in contact with WikiLeaks;
'Much like a mobster would do.' Michael Cohen's testimony paints a picture of how Trump 'operates';
Michael Cohen's testimony before the House has ended. Here's what he said;
Cohen Gave Prosecutors New Information on the Trump Family Business;
Cohen suggests federal prosecutors are investigating unspecified criminal allegations regarding Trump that haven't been made public;
Cohen Testifies He Threatened Colleges and College Board if They Released Trump's Records ; Fordham confirms school threatened if Trump's grades became public;
Jim Jordan: Congress's bully-in-chief set Republican tone at Cohen hearing;
Videos of Mark Meadows saying 'send Obama home to Kenya' resurface hours after he's accused of racist stunt;
Grand jury looking into whether ex-interior secretary Ryan Zinke lied to investigators;
Questions surround Labor Secretary Acosta after court ruling on 2008 prosecution of molester;
Senate confirms ex-coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to run Environmental Protection Agency, in vote largely along party lines;
'Damaging precedent': Conservative federal judge installed without consent of home-state senators; 2 GOP senators express concerns over Trump's nominee for appeals court;
House Passes Universal Background Checks Bill;
'Unhinged madman': Former U.S. budget director says Trump is 'conducting 4 wars on the economy';
Judge Rules Drafting Only Men for the Military Is Unconstitutional;
Supreme Court: judges can't rule from beyond the grave;
The popular vote could decide the 2020 presidential election, if these states get their way;
Trump brushes off N.C. GOP voting fraud scandal; North Carolina Republican in congressional race tainted by ballot fraud says he will not run in new election;
North Carolina political operative indicted in election fraud case that upended congressional race;
Gun enthusiast and real-life 'Boss Hogg' seizes GOP mantle in congressional race tainted by fraud;
Judge blocks GOP effort to purge voting rolls in Texas, saying it is 'ham-handed' and 'threatening';
U.S.-funded broadcaster to fire 8 staffers over 'rogue' anti-Semitic reports disparaging George Soros;
Trump sought top-secret security clearance for Jared Kushner last year despite concerns from John Kelly and intelligence officials;
Trump Ordered Officials to Give Jared Kushner a Security Clearance; House investigators urge 'immediate' compliance from White House on security-clearance documents;
At CPAC, it's their way or the socialist way; Pence likens Democratic health-care and energy agenda to socialism;
Billionaire casino magnate and GOP funder Adelson undergoes cancer treatment;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
A U.S. military operation disrupted a Russian troll factory's Internet access on the day of the 2018 midterms;
Researchers Say Most Hackers Now Using PowerShell, Leaving Minimal Footprints;
Huawei Chairman Says Company Would Deny 'Back Doors' to Chinese Government;
Russia Sentences Cyber Intelligence Official to Prison for Treason;
Europe Pushes Back Against U.S. Effort on 'Extraterritorial Access to Data';
Kalashnikov Group Reveals Suicide Drone; Experts Warn About The Ease With Which Killer Drones Can Be Built;
Attacking Soldiers on Social Media;
The Security of Password Managers;
Math and science
White House to select scientists to counter government climate findings;
Researchers Study Using Lasers To Coordinate Swarms Of Small Spacecraft; Researchers Tout Inflatable Sailplane To Explore Mars;
Crispr Technology Advances Amid Concerns About Safety, Effectiveness;
NASA Renames Building To Honor "Hidden Figures" Mathematician;
Web, computing and technology issues
New Technologies Enabled By 5G Could Pose "Challenges" For IC; FAA Revises Drone Registration Process;
Draft Policy Would Let India 'Retain Control of Data to Ensure Job Creation';
Facebook to Lift Suspension on Pages Linked to Russian-Backed Media Outlet; Far-Right Figure Tommy Robinson Permanently Banned from Facebook, Instagram;
Twitter Permanently Suspends Far-Right Activist Trying to Influence 2020 Election;
FTC Settles Complaint with Company for Posting Fake Amazon Reviews;
Amazon Patents Retrieval Robot Made To Fetch Consumers' Deliveries;
Best free email alternatives to Microsoft Outlook for Windows;
SC News and Politics
In effort to curb hazing, new Citadel president changes 'fourth-class' discipline system;
Lindsey Graham explains his pro-Trump conversion and it's not because he thinks Trump is great;

Business and Economics
Economy expanded at a 2.9 percent pace in 2018, beating previous years but missing Trump's goal; This Stock Market Rally Has Everything, Except Investors;
CBO says Treasury to run out of money in September unless Congress acts; In undisclosed trip, Trump's Treasury breaks with precedent on transparency;
Trump keeps claiming the trade deficit is going down. It's not; Trump Undermines Top Trade Adviser as He Pushes for China Deal;
6 Reasons Healthcare Is So Expensive in the U.S.; An American got sick in Taiwan. He came back with a tale of the 'horrors of socialized medicine';
Drug industry defense for high prices: Blame insurance companies; Health Care and Insurance Industries Mobilize to Kill 'Medicare for All';
Trump Administration's H-1B Visa Approval Rates Fall;
China Shifts, and Detroit's Big Bet Goes Sour; Burned by Russia, Poland Turns to U.S. for Natural Gas and Energy Security;
MWC 2019: Huawei Politics, Robots and Speedy 5G; As Huawei's Influence in Canada Grows, Some Fear Spying. Others Just Want Fast Internet;
The Political Playbook of a Bankrupt California Utility; Retirement Of Natural Gas Power Plants Increases In California;
FERC Has Not Resolved What The Trump Administration Says Is A Grid Crisis;
SC Attorney General Expects Offshore Drilling Fight To Go To Supreme Court; Atlantic Coast Pipeline loses permit appeal;
Groups Launch Accelerator To Help Cities Meet Renewable Energy Goals; San Bernardino Residents Push Back Against Solar Developers;
Nebraska Bill Strengthening Restrictions On Wind Projects Stalls; Illinois Proposes New Clean Energy Bill;
Retirees Could Be Ideal Customers For Self-Driving Cars;
Tesla Model 3 Accounted For More Than Half Of EVs Registered In California Last Year;
AT&T's court win: Closing book on Time Warner merger;
Dow outlines investment thesis, capital allocation priorities;
This new Social Security bill could make Social Security even better; Social Security's earnings test is too complicated - and it discourages work;
Kroger ban on Visa credit cards: What you need to know;
Other news
The 6 essential cons that define Trump's success; Impeachment decoded: A look at how to remove a U.S. president;
How Jim Crow began: In the North, well before the Civil War;
Why a Vote on Gay Clergy and Same-Sex Marriage Could Split the United Methodist Church;
United Methodist Church affirms opposition to gay marriage and gay clergy, a blow to many in third-largest faith community in U.S.;
Reeling from contentious LGBT vote, some Methodists pledge to fight while others mull leaving;

Most Americans Think Government Support for Public Colleges Is Rising or Flat. They're Wrong; Report finds $23 billion racial funding gap for schools;
Alexander Proposes New Higher Education Accountability System; Report: Every State Now Measures Student Progress in Its Own Fashion;
To Help Students, Colleges Are Dropping Remedial Courses. Will That Backfire;
Keeping Higher Ed's Most At-Risk Students on Track; How Colleges Use the Curriculum to Encourage Resilience ;
What Americans Think About Affirmative Action? It Depends on How You Ask; Survey Most Americans Say Race Shouldn't Be Factor In College Admissions Decisions;
A Teacher's Student Loans Were Forgiven. Then FedLoan Wrecked His Credit;
48% of Female Undergrads at Duke Say They Were Sexually Assaulted While Enrolled, Up Sharply From 2016;
Analysis Ranks Colleges Based On Percentage Of Female Computer Science, Engineering Graduates;
3 Factors About Confucius Institutes That Spooks Lawmakers; Federal Judge Blocks Accreditor From Dropping Bennett College;
The Highest-Paid Public-College Presidents in America; UCF May Pay Its Former President to Leave. Here's How That Deal Stacks Up Against Others Like It;
U. of California System Cancels Elsevier Subscriptions, Calling Move a Win for Open Access;
The Art of Executive Feedback;
'We Need Leadership': Athletes' Protest Draws Attention to Lingering Confederate Symbol at Ole Miss;