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6/14/18
TechNews for the week: June 14; June 12; June 10;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Trump says U.S. and Mexico have reached a deal on trade and migration, with the threat of tariffs on Mexican imports 'indefinitely suspended';
Mexico: A Drama of Trump's Own Making Ends With a Familiar Hero; Mexico Agreed to Take Border Actions Months Before Trump Announced Tariff Deal;
Trump Claims Mexico Deal Has Secret Provisions, Potentially Roiling Relations Again; Trump defends migration deal, says tariff threat remains if Mexico falls short on pledges;
Officials and documents say Mexico talked Trump out of tariffs with migrant crackdown and broader measures if needed;
Trump Brags About Mexico Deal, but Reveals No Details; A Post photographer snapped an image of Trump's alleged secret Mexico deal. Here's what it says;
Mexico hails tariff-averting pact with U.S. even as worries emerge; For Central Americans, Fleeing to Europe May Beat Trying to Reach U.S.;
Doctors Say Migrants in Custody at Hospitals Are Treated Like Felons;
Trump Allows High-Tech U.S. Bomb Parts to Be Built in Saudi Arabia;
Two tankers 'hit by torpedo' in Gulf of Oman attacks amid simmering US, Iran tensions; Iran Says It Will Release U.S. Resident Charged With Spying;
Trump's Israel-Palestine 'deal' has always been a fraud; U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Has Right to Annex Parts of West Bank;
Syria says Israel hit military position in country's south; Russia vs. Israel: The War That Could Become a Nuclear Disaster;
A battle of bra-baring waitresses and ultra-religious protesters explains Israel's political crisis ;
Two straightforward electoral reforms have the potential to prevent further stalemate in the Knesset;
Russia says it will begin delivery of missile system to Turkey in July;
Trump beefs up U.S. military presence in Poland;
Trump levels new tariff threat against China; China adds Washington Post, Guardian to 'Great Firewall' blacklist;
Trump Mixes Economic and National Security, Plunging the U.S. Into Multiple Fights;
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says Photos of travelers into and out of the country were recently taken in a data breach;
ICE deported veterans while 'unaware' it was required to carefully screen them;
Homeland Security watchdog retires after his office was forced to retract 'feel-good' audits of disaster response;
New Election Security Bills Face a One-Man Roadblock: Mitch McConnell;
Trump Invokes Executive Privilege Over Census Documents, Blocking Their Release; Challengers of 2020 Census citizenship question ask Supreme Court to delay ruling;
House panel votes to hold attorney general, commerce secretary in contempt over census probe, the next step toward a court battle;
White House blocked aide's testimony saying climate change could be 'possibly catastrophic';
With 2020 in mind, Trump overruled top health official on fetal tissue; In Alabama - which recently banned abortion for rape victims - rapists' parental rights are protected;
Trump closes in on 10,800 false or misleading claims, with most of them focused on immigration;
Trump says he'd consider accepting information from foreign governments on his opponents;
House Judiciary reaches deal with Justice Department to review Mueller materials;
Donald Trump Jr. to appear in a closed meeting before the Senate Intelligence Committee;
Justice Breyer Raises Specter of Perpetual Detention Without Trial at Guantánamo;
With Most States Under One Party's Control, America Grows More Divided;
After scandal and stint in jail, Joe Morrissey wins Virginia state Senate primary;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Virus Shuts Down Philadelphia's Online Court System for Weeks; Why airport face scans are a privacy trap;
Google confirms that advanced backdoor came preinstalled on Android devices; China behind hacking attack on Telegram messaging app;
AI Experts Working To Combat Deepfakes;
Employment Scam;
The Making of a YouTube Radical;
Math and science
Astronomers Say Satellites From Elon Musk;s SpaceX And Amazon Could Ruin View Of The Night Sky;
'A major punch in the gut': Midwest rains projected to create near-record dead zone in Gulf; Paralysis on America's Rivers: There's Too Much Water;
How Dengue, a Deadly Mosquito-Borne Disease, Could Spread in a Warming World;
Drone Development Works On Severe Weather Prediction Gap;
Archaeologists find signs of ritualized cannabis use 2,500 years ago in China;
Web, computing and technology issues
Stanford engineers make editing video as easy as editing text;
A Tech Columnist on How He Avoids Twitter Trolls and Finds Screen-Free Escapes;
103 Public Interest Groups Urge McConnell to Restore Net Neutrality;
WhatsApp Threatens Legal Action Against Those Who Abuse Its System;
SC News and Politics
SC chooses new voting machines that will print paper ballots but some fear it’s not safe;

Business and Economics
Wall Street Asks When, Not if, the Fed Will Cut Interest Rates; Trump Renews Attacks on Fed, Putting Central Bank in a Bind;
Social Security Is Staring at Its First Real Shortfall in Decades. Big Cuts Could Follow;
Risky Borrowing Is Making a Comeback, but Banks Are on the Sideline; Deutsche Bank Acknowledges Lapse in Checks on Money Laundering;
World Economic Leaders Warn of Fallout From Trade War Between U.S. and China;
China Summons Tech Giants to Warn Against Cooperating With Trump Ban; US Tech Companies Warn Administration Against Huawei Ban;
Falling coffee prices drive Guatemalan migration to the United States;
Barnes & Noble Is Sold to Hedge Fund After a Tumultuous Year; FedEx Says Its Ending Express Shipping Service for Amazon;
Google Made $4.7 Billion From the News Industry in 2018;
United Technologies and Raytheon to Combine Into Aerospace and Military Giant;
U.S. Supreme Court to hear Intel retirement fund dispute;
Tariffs Pose Threat To Booming Wind Industry; New Jersey Releases Plan To Convert To 100% Clean Energy By 2050;
Driver Assistance Systems Already Help Lower Traffic Accidents;
Ford To Team With Agility Robotics To Use Walking Robots To Help Self-Driving Cars Deliver Packages;
EPA Issues Guidance To States To More Quickly Process Energy Infrastructure Applications;
Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Against Interior Dept. Over Offshore Drilling Rules;
Chinese 5G Self-Driving Operate On "Intelligent Island";
Finance
What a 'Living Wage' Actually Means;
Trade Deficit: Advantages and Disadvantages;
How to Read a Lease;
Seniors were sold a risk-free retirement with reverse mortgages. Now they face foreclosure;
Other news
4 Disturbing Details You May Have Missed in the Mueller Report;
Ditch the GPS. It's ruining your brain; Why Writing Better Will Make You a Better Person;
Can a Beer Help You Recover After Exercise?

Education:
New Generation of Student Activists Has a Message for Colleges: Do Better;
Lack Of Computer, Internet Access Impedes Student Homework Completion;
Senators Aim To Eliminate "Hidden" Tax On Student Loans;
Are Peer Observations of Teaching Better than Course Evaluations; Why We Must Stop Relying on Student Teaching Ratings;
Texas To Stop Suspending Professional Licenses Of Student Debtors;
Marquette University Drops Standardized Test Admissions Requirements;
A former Stanford coach received a 1-day sentence in college admissions scandal. Prosecutors say he took $610,000 in bribes;

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6/7/18
TechNews for the week: June 7; June 5; June 3;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Rockets fired from Syria at Israeli-occupied Golan Heights -military; Israel attacks Syrian base hours after hitting other targets;
Trump urges Israel to 'get their act together' amid election turmoil; Tens of thousands of Israelis march to mark capture of east Jerusalem;
Pompeo delivers unvarnished view of Trump's Middle East peace plan; Kushner: Palestinians deserve self-determination but uncertain they can govern themselves;
The Most Powerful Arab Ruler Isn't M.B.S. It's M.B.Z.; A wealthy Iraqi sheikh who urges a hard-line U.S. approach to Iran spent 26 nights at Trump’s D.C. hotel;
Senate planning bipartisan effort to block Trump's emergency arms deals benefiting Saudi Arabia;
Iranians are more worried about a battered economy than a war with U.S.;
Italy disrupts Bannon's plan for right-wing academy in monastery;
Britain is at its most delicate political moment in years. Enter Trump; Trump State Visit to U.K. Faces Turbulence Amid Brexit Chaos;
Trump arrives in London, calls Mayor Sadiq Khan a 'stone cold loser'; Trump says a potential US-UK trade deal would include NHS;
Trump family's European trip raises questions of impropriety, costs for taxpayers;
'These boys were on a holiday': Trump family members promote themselves, and businesses, on European trip;
Russia strengthens China ties in defiance of bellicose Trump; Xi Jinping's Visit to Russia Accents Ties in Face of Tensions with U.S.;
A U.S. and a Russian warship nearly collided, requiring emergency maneuvers;
In secret recording, Pompeo says keeping Venezuelan opposition united is 'devilishly difficult';
Pentagon tells White House to keep politics away from the military; Navy confirms request to keep USS John S. McCain out of sight during President Trump's visit;
Barr Escalates Criticism of Mueller Team and Defends Trump; House Backs Off Holding Barr in Contempt in New Resolution;
White House instructs former Trump aide Hope Hicks, ex-counsel's chief of staff not to cooperate with congressional investigators;
Despite court order, prosecutors don't release transcripts of Flynn, Russian ambassador; Justice Dept. Keeps Wiretaps Secret in Flynn Case, Rejecting Judge's Order;
Trump defies close advisers in deciding to threaten Mexico with disruptive tariffs;
Congressional Republicans are discussing moves to stop Trump's tariffs on Mexico. It could be their most defiant act in his tenure;
GOP senators warn White House they're prepared to block Trump's Mexico tariffs, say they have votes to override a veto;
Trump says tariffs on Mexican imports to take effect next week, warns Republicans would be 'foolish' to try to stop him;
Mexico aims to avoid tariffs with potential deal that stems migrant travel, allows U.S. to deport Central American asylum seekers;
Arrests at U.S.-Mexico border surpass 144,000 in May, a 32 percent jump from April, as Central American migration wave grows larger;
Trump Says No Deal With Mexico Is Reached as Border Arrests Surge; White House official says Mexico tariffs might not go into effect after Trump says 'no bluff';
U.S. Promises Security Aid, but No Funds, to Guatemala to Curb Migration;
Trump administration cancels English classes, legal aid, recreational programs for unaccompanied child migrants in U.S. shelters;
U.S. Requiring Social Media Information From Visa Applicants;
Kevin Hassett, Trump's top economist, to leave White House;
House committee to vote on holding attorney general, commerce secretary in contempt over documents on census citizenship question;
Where a citizenship question could cause the census to miss millions of Hispanics - and why that’s a big deal;
Judge rejects House suit challenging Trump's border wall, ruling one chamber of Congress cannot sue executive branch over spending;
House passes immigration bill to protect 'dreamers,' offer a path to citizenship;
Can Congress Avoid a Debt Default and $125 Billion in Spending Cuts?
House sends Trump $19.1 billion disaster aid bill; Trump signs disaster relief bill delayed for months by his opposition to Puerto Rico aid;
Trump administration imposes new restrictions on fetal tissue research, including ending HIV-research contract and some NIH funding;
Senators Ask Federal Reserve to Review Trump's Deutsche Bank Transactions; A Former Business Partner Alleges the Trumps Evaded Taxes in Panama;
A Tale of 2 invoices: Beto O'Rourke pays El Paso, which Donald Trump's campaign still owes $470,00;
A 'Bridge' to China, and Her Family's Business, in the Trump Cabinet;
Kushner was pressed on whether Trump's birtherism was racist. His dodges were cringeworthy - and telling;
A New Threat From Trump and Old Questions About Its Effectiveness; Trump's reliance on pressure tactics is showing diminishing returns;
Lies? The news media is starting to describe Trump's 'falsehoods' that way;
Meet the GOP operatives who aim to smear the 2020 Democrats - but keep bungling it;
Democrats narrow presidential debate rules days before deadline to qualify; Liberals go after Biden, trying to blunt his candidacy and a recent centrist surge among Democrats;
Racist posts from police officers' social media accounts trigger a wave of investigations;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
House Intelligence Committee Chair Says Russia Could Unleash Fake Videos During Election;
Laws Hamper Presidential Candidates from Getting Cyberattack Assistance; Lessons Learned Trying to Secure Congressional Campaigns;
The Cost of Cybercrime; The Human Cost of Cyberattacks; The Importance of Protecting Cybersecurity Whistleblowers;
Chinese Military Wants to Develop Custom OS; Report Warns China Working To Undermine Technological Superiority Of US Military;
Google warns of US national security risks from Huawei ban; UK Cyber Official Says Huawei Needs To Raise Security Standards;
Amazon's Ring doorbells are creating a surveillance web for police; iOS Shortcut for Recording the Police;
New RCE vulnerability impacts nearly half of the internet's email servers;
Hackers may soon listen in on how smartphone users type to intercept passwords;
Math and science
Parker Solar Probe May Resolve Question Of Why Sun's Corona Is Hotter Than Its Surface;
Scientists Argue Great Lakes Likely To Continue Rapid Transitions Between High And Low Water Levels;
Trump criticizes NASA promotion of returning to the moon. He directed it 18 months ago;
Revisiting A Once-Great Scientific Idea;
When Does Food Actually Go Bad?;
Former NFL Player Tackles Football And Math;
German Team Develops New EV Battery Manufacturing Process;
Web, computing and technology issues
Google and Amazon Are at the Center of a Storm Brewing Over Big Tech;
Facebook, Google and other tech giants to face antitrust investigation by House lawmakers; Google to Buy Data Analytics Company Despite New Antitrust Scrutiny;
The FCC allows AT&T, Verizon and other carriers to block more suspected robocalls;
Russian Communications Watchdog to Decide on Data Server Compliance;

Business and Economics
U.S. economy added 75,000 jobs in May U.S. economy added 75,000 jobs in May as growth softens amid escalating trade war. Unemployment rate stayed at 3.6 percent.;
Another Sign of Economic Worry: Tumbling Oil Prices; Fed headed for an unusual U-turn as Trump's trade conflicts escalate;
Why U.S. stock markets didn't mind a bit of bad news;
American taxpayers paid over $90 billion more under Trump tax law; Trump's Tariffs Could Nullify Tax Cut, Clouding Economic Picture;
$146 Million Default by Nursing Home Chain Leaves U.S. on the Hook; Would Sanders's Medicare-for-all save Americans money?;
V.A. Prepares for Major Shift in Veterans' Health Care;
Gender Pay Gap Widens Among Holders Of Bachelor Degrees;
Tariffs are hitting dollar store shoppers; How China Tariffs Could Make Your Sweaters and Pants Cost More;
Trump's Tariff Threat Sends Mexico, Lawmakers and Businesses Scrambling; What Confrontation? Mexico Seeks a Compromise With Trump;
How Trump's Trade War Is Being Fought Around the World; Trump Administration Considered Tariffs on Australia; Strips India of Special Trade Status;
China Announces Plan To Retaliate Against Firms That Cut Ties To Huawei; China warns citizens against travel to the US;
A Slower Economy. A Trade War. Now, China Faces Rising Food Prices.;
As Trade War Spreads to Mexico, Companies Lose a Safe Harbor;
FAA: Some Boeing 737 MAX Jets Have Faulty Parts; Boeing Built Deadly Assumptions Into 737 Max, Blind to a Late Design Change;
Surveys Find Travelers Wary Of Boeing 737 MAX; GE9X Engine Anomaly Will Likely Delay Boeing 777X First Flight;
AT&T's Streaming Ambitions Hit a Snag: The Cost of HBO; Trump urges customers to drop AT&T to punish CNN over its coverage of him;
Trump's stalled infrastructure plans leaves these roads a mess; Oregon Infrastructure Work Progresses Under Funding Bill;
WI Gov. Considering Funding Road Repairs Without Gas Tax Increases; Governor Pritzker signs Illinois budget, graduated income tax bills into law;
USDA Loan Program To Provide $868M To Upgrade Rural Electric Systems; MI Allows Commercial Solar Panels To Be Built On More Farmland;
After a biblical spring, this is the week that could break the Corn Belt;
GM To Add 70,000 Miles Of Roads, Additional Enhancements To Its Super Cruise Driving System; Several Companies Closer To Offering Electric, Autonomous VTOL Aircraft;
Automakers Tell Trump His Pollution Rules Could Mean 'Untenable' Instability and Lower Profits; Congress Appears To Be Warming To Carbon-Removal Machines;
White House poised to push ahead with fuel-standards rollback, rebuffing automakers and setting up likely legal fight with Calif.;
Alphabet Investing Heavily In Healthcare AI;
Modern Monetary Theory's Reluctant Poster Child: Japan;
Finance
Corteva CEO Jim Collins on Why the DowDuPont Spinoff Isn't Worried About the Trade War;
How to Trick People Into Saving Money;
Other news
Can an American running legend out-race 60 horses?

Education:
What Looking Back Can Tell Us About Higher Ed Today; How International Education's Golden Age Lost Its Sheen ; China Warns Of Risk For Those Seeking To Study In US;
Charters were supposed to save public education. Why are Americans turning against them? More Diverse, Still Stratified: Colleges Fall Short on Offering 'Good Value' Spots;
New Poll Shows Millennials Returning To Live At Home Amid High Cost Of Student Loans; Study Says Large Number Of American College Students Go Hungry, Homeless;
NSF Gives Bethune-Cookman Grant To Recruit, Train Math Teachers; Dodgers Help Teach Grade-Schoolers The "Science Of Sport";
U. of Alabama Returns Largest Gift in Its History After Donor Tells Students to Stay Away ;
The Business Case for Enrolling Military Veterans;
CU Boulder Breaks Ground On New College Connector Building;
Lawsuit Alleges Indiana U. Pressed Health Center to Play Down Mold Threat; Higher Ed's Spreading Problem: How Colleges Are Struggling With Campus Mold;
Presidential Searches Should Be Secret;