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TechNews for the week: June 28; June 26; June 24;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Iran's foreign minister tweets images he says leave 'no doubt' U.S. drone was over Iranian airspace; Fear and frustration in Iran's capital after aborted US attack;
Trump strikes a friendlier tone on Iran after tense week; Trump the isolationist may hope to avoid a war with Iran - but he could already be in too deep;
President's decision-making on Iran strike highlights absence of a confirmed defense secretary; With Trump's approval, Pentagon launched cyber strikes against Iran;
Trump says war with Iran would not involve ground troops or last long; Iranian general warns US against uncontrollable scope of war;
Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran, warns U.S. 'restraint' is limited; Iran calls new U.S. sanctions 'outrageous and idiotic,' warns that path to diplomacy is permanently closed;
White House's Kushner unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan; conference was supposed to bring Israelis, Palestinians together. Neither side is likely to show up;
Palestinians rally against Kushner's economic peace plan; Palestinian businesses call for freedom, not cash;
Kushner presents vision of a Middle East at peace but no details how to get there; Jared Kushner's Palestinian peace plan reads like a real estate developer's brochure;
Egypt to go to Bahrain to 'evaluate' Kushner's plan;
Israeli election redo kicks off with a former prime minister looking to topple Netanyahu;
Trump Shrugs Off Khashoggi Killing by Ally Saudi Arabia;
North Korea's Kim receives 'excellent letter' from Trump, state media says;
Russia, China plan for U.S. Afghan exit;
Opposition candidate wins Istanbul mayoral race, dealing setback to Erdogan's party;
Mexico's president says Mexico will not detain migrants at US border;
Venezuela alleges elaborate coup attempt involving U.S., Colombia, Israel; Maduro's ex-spy chief lands in U.S. armed with allegations against Venezuelan government;
Trump arrives at G-20 with most of his foreign policy gambits in the balance;
The Turnover at the Top of the Trump Administration; Top U.S. border official John Sanders to step down, deepening DHS turmoil;
Trump nominates Army Secretary Mark Esper for secretary of defense;
In New Turf War, Treasury Dept. Seeks Control of Secret Service;
Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's communications director, to replace Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary;
Leaked documents show 'red flags' of Trump officials; Trump transition team 'red flagged' senior US general because he was opposed to torture;
Dept of Transportation Sec Elaine Chao's personal connections are raising concerns on Capitol Hill amid recent reports of conflicts of interest;
White House moves to bar counselor Kellyanne Conway from testifying to Congress about alleged violations of Hatch Act;
Conservative U.S. justices draw criticism by overruling precedent again;
F-word wins in Supreme Court free speech case on trademark protection for 'immoral, scandalous' material;
Supreme Court limits access to government records; Supreme Court's Conservative Justices Weigh Scrapping Another Precedent;
Supreme Court rules for sex offender in child pornography case testing power of judges, juries; Supreme Court chips away at federal agency power;
In mixed ruling, Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question for now, calling Trump administration's explanation 'contrived';
Trump asks lawyers if census can be delayed, calls Supreme Court decision ‘totally ridiculous’;
Reopened Legal Challenge to Census Citizenship Question Throws Case Into Chaos; Panel calls for House to hold Trump officials in contempt over Census;
Supreme Court says federal courts don't have a role in deciding partisan gerrymandering claims;
Democrats' emoluments lawsuit against President Trump can proceed, federal judge rules;
Despite new law, Trump administration has not given Puerto Rico emergency food stamp aid;
U.S. asylum officers say Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy is threatening migrants' lives, ask federal court to end it; Trump will hold off on planned ICE raids for now;
White House on lockdown with reporters being moved to press briefing room;
House passes $4.5 billion emergency border aid bill with provisions for the treatment of migrant children in U.S. custody;
Senate passes $4.6 billion bill for border crisis, but key differences with House remain; McConnell rejects Dems' demands to change $4.6B border bill;
House clears Senate version of border aid bill;
Voters have big health-care worries, but not the ones Democrats are talking about;
Winners and losers from the Democratic presidential debate's first night; Fact-checking the first Democratic debate;
Hundreds of text messages between Paul Manafort and Sean Hannity unsealed;
Tillerson told House panel that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner left him in the dark on conversations with foreign nations;
Threats from militia provoke shutdown at Oregon capitol, a day after GOP lawmakers fled;
Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign money to fund extramarital affairs, prosecutors allege;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Election Security Is Still Hurting at Every Level; US officials tracking influence operations on social media from Russia, Iran;
NASA, Homeland Security IT Issues Highlighted In Federal Scorecard; Hackers Accessed NASA's Network, Stealing Info on Mars Missions;
Hacker assault on mobile carriers around the world could shut down networks; Cyberattack on CBP Subcontractor Exposes Details of Surveillance Network;
UC Berkeley, USC Researchers Develop Tool For Spotting "Deepfakes"; False or misleading videos: Fact Checker guide will help you spot the manipulation;
Amazon Eyes Using Delivery Drones For Surveillance;
Florida City Pays Ransomware;
Math and science
NASA Rover on Mars Detects Puff of Gas That Hints at Possibility of Life; NASA's new mission: To land a quadcopter spacecraft on Titan, Saturn's largest moon;
Our moon -partner, protector, benefactor; When Gravity Breaks Down;
Misinformation is everywhere. These scientists can teach you to fight BS, the video lesson;
The U.S. government has studied the longest oil spill in history - 14 years after the leak began;
These commonly prescribed medications may increase your risk of dementia; Physicians Learning Robotic Surgery;
NASA's New Plane Will Fly At Supersonic Speeds - Without A Windshield;
Corporations Increasingly Rely On Federal Funding For Research;
Web, computing and technology issues
Reddit restricts its most popular pro-Trump forum over posts advocating violence;
Twitter says it will label and deprioritize politicians' tweets that break its rules, potentially affecting Trump;
How to have Google delete your account when you die;
Apple's Top Leaders Use This Simple Presentation Hack to Make Their Slides Instantly Memorable;
Can't afford Netflix? Use these 10 free alternatives instead;
SC News and Politics
'The Black Vote Is Not Monolithic': 2020 Democrats Find Split Preferences in South Carolina;

Business and Economics
The National Debt Is Still a Problem; 7 ways $1.6 trillion in student loan debt affects the U.S. economy;
The Economy Is About to Hit a Record. Trump Says the Fed 'Blew It'; Trump Redoubles Attacks on Fed Chair, Saying 'I Made Him';
Bonuses Drop, Signaling Tax-Cut Payouts Were a One-Time Windfall ; 'Tax us more': Group of ultrarich urge 2020 presidential candidates for a wealth tax;
Trump Promised a Manufacturing Renaissance. What Happens in 2020 in Places That Lost Those Jobs?
'Medicare for All' vs. 'Public Option: The 2020 Field Is Split, Our Survey Shows; Dozens of Nursing Homes With HUD-Backed Mortgages Have 'Serious Deficiencies';
Why the U.S.-China trade deficit is so huge; 'My Plan B Is Maybe My Plan A': Trump Threatens New Tariffs on China;
Commerce Department Bans Chinese Companies from Buying U.S. Parts; U.S. Blacklists More Chinese Tech Companies Over National Security Concerns;
Chinese Drones Made in America: One Company's Plan to Win Over Trump; Huawei's US Research Arm Futurewei To Separate Operations From Parent Company;
Seeking $2.1 Million After College Chain's Collapse (to Repay Its Guardian, Not Students);
Canada to Proceed With Controversial Pipeline Expansion;
GE To Demolish California Power Plant As State Moves Toward Wind And Solar;
Georgia Farmers Selling Land To Developers For Massive Solar Projects;
Trump attacks EU antitrust actions against US tech groups;
A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilderness Hit a Dead End. Then Trump Became President;
FAA records show Boeing had a history of failing to fix safety problems long before the 737 Max disasters; FAA Identifies New Problem With Boeing 737 MAX;
Democratic Debate Economic Policy Cheat Sheet;
Eldorado Agrees to Buy Caesars for About $8.7 Billion;
Will Bank Overdraft Fees Spread Again?
Algorithms invade the housing market;
Other news
Who Gets to Own the West?
The silent partner in Trump's boasts;

SAT-Only Admissions Helps White, Affluent Students;
DeVos Aims To Reform College Accreditation; Education Department Opens Inquiry Into Colleges' Foreign Funds;
A Tech-Based Model to Teach Math Has Spread Across Higher Education. But for Some Students, Could It Do More Harm Than Good?;
How Test Review Can Improve Students' Study Habits; What Should You Do if Your Students Say 'Like,' Like, Every 10th Word?
CA Proposal Would Allow Student Athletes To Ink Deals For Endorsements, Agents;

TechNews for the week: June 21; June 19; June 17;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
As fears of war loom, Trump's Iran policy, arms deals face challenges in Congress; Standoff with Iran exposes a credibility issue for Trump with U.S. allies;
U.S. releases video purporting to show Iranians removing mine after tanker explosion; Ship owner contradicts U.S. account of attack on tanker;
After tanker attack, Trump insists 'Iran did do it,' rejecting denials; U.S. to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East;
U.S. Puts Iran on Notice and Weighs Response to Attack on Oil Tankers; U.N. officials: U.S. planning a 'tactical assault' in Iran;
Iran to exceed international limits on its uranium stockpile in just 10 days if nuclear deal not saved;
Iran shoots down U.S. naval drone in Persian Gulf region, escalating tensions; Trump ordered attack on Iran for downing drone, then called it off, citing casualties;
Israel strikes Hamas in Gaza, calling attack response to rocket fire; Israel PM inaugurates Golan settlement honouring Trump;
Will Middle East peace plan be continually delayed? No Israeli govt. officials invited to Bahrain workshop; Qatar to distribute new Gaza aid funds;
The Taliban claimed an attack on U.S. forces. Pompeo blamed Iran;
U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia's Power Grid; Report Russia Sought to Use Social Media to Influence E.U. Vote;
Trump and China's Xi to meet at the G-20 summit next week amid escalating trade war;
Xi Jinping Will Make First Visit to North Korea Ahead of Meeting With Trump; Xi Jinping Arrives in North Korea, With Many Eyes on Trump;
Erdogan Will Meet With Trump to Resolve Weapons Disagreement;
U.N. report says Saudi agents discussed dismembering Jamal Khashoggi before he arrived at the consulate;
Senate votes to block Trump's emergency arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The president is expected to veto the resolutions.;
With Maduro entrenched in Venezuela, Trump loses patience and interest in issue;
Patrick Shanahan withdraws as defense secretary nominee; Trump Appoints a Loyalist as 'Border Czar' in Latest Immigration Reshuffle;
A New Migrant Surge at the Border, This One From Central Africa; As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants;
Trump vows mass immigration arrests, removals of 'millions' of undocumented migrants starting next week;
Trump renews pledge to deport millions, but ICE reality is far more limited; ICE raids targeting as many as 2,000 migrant families slated to start Sunday in major U.S. cities;
Hacked documents reveal sensitive details of expanding border surveillance;
GOP in disarray as budget impasse threatens shutdown, deep cuts - and default; House Moves Forward With Spending Bills as Congress Grapples With Looming Fiscal Deadlines;
Trump administration backtracks on closure of Job Corps program after bipartisan opposition ;
Sarah Sanders leaving White House at the end of the month; Hannity Wants 'Special Permission' to Run White House Press Briefings With Ingraham;
Federal watchdog says Kellyanne Conway should be removed from post; Trump won't fire Kellyanne Conway over Hatch Act violations;
White House bars former Trump aide Hope Hicks from answering questions about her work in administration;
Trump's internal poll numbers are out. And both they and his team's response paint a bleak picture; Trump campaign cuts ties with polling-team members after leak of grim numbers;
'There's no accountability': Trump, White House aides signal a willingness to act with impunity in drive for reelection;
'Absolutely unprecedented': Trump upends long-held views with openness to foreign assistance;
Trump's campaign kickoff speech repeated phony numbers on trade, unfounded claims about immigrants; Trump threatens reporter with prison time during interview;
Trump's company sells California mansion to firm linked to Indonesian billionaire, a business partner;
The Democratic Debate Lineups Are Set. Here's What to Expect; Democrats make cuts for presidential debate stage;
In ruling with implications for Trump's pardon power, Supreme Court continues to allow state and federal prosecutions for same offense;
Top census official discussed citizenship question with GOP strategist, lawyers allege;
Virginia Republicans lose in U.S. Supreme Court racial gerrymandering case;
New York state OKs licenses for immigrants in US illegally;
Democrats look to other lawsuits to block Wisc GOP lame-duck laws; Oregon GOP lawmakers skipped town to avoid a climate change vote. Then the governor called the police;
Inside the NRA's finances: Deepening debt, increased spending on legal fees - and cuts to gun training;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
June Crypto-Gram Newsletter, WhatsApp Vulnerability, Cyberattacks, Encryption, and more; Fake News and Pandemics;
How Weapons Secrets Often Fall Into Enemy Hands; Data, Surveillance, and the AI Arms Race;
Hackers That Took Down Saudi Oil Site Probing US Grids;
Decryption Tool Neutralizes Ransomware By Letting Victims Retrieve Files;
Google Chrome has become surveillance software, The Post's tech columnist writes, and it's time to switch browsers;
Backdoor Built into Android Firmware; Hacking Hardware Security Modules;
Risks of Password Managers;
Math and science
Trump official consults global warming doubters; Temperatures leap 40 degrees above normal as Greenland ice sheet and Arctic Ocean see record June melting;
US Resistance To Working With China In Space Continues Despite Recent Chinese Accomplishments;
Grow Faster, Grow Stronger: Speed-Breeding Crops to Feed the Future;
An ageless question: When is someone 'old'?
Sleeping with the TV on may make you gain weight;
Web, computing and technology issues
Top AI researchers race to detect 'deepfake' videos: 'We are outgunned';
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube under pressure over how to handle altered videos;
Anti-Robocall Bill Gets Bipartisan Backing; Robocalls are overwhelming hospitals and patients, threatening a new kind of health crisis;
SC News and Politics
South Carolina Will Host 21 Presidential Candidates, and C-Span Can’t Do Live Coverage;

Business and Economics
S&P 500 surges to a record closing high on Thursday on the strength of the Fed's rate-cut signals;
Trump administration threatens to furlough or lay off 150 workers if Congress blocks plan to kill federal personnel agency;
How the US is weaponising the world economy; Oil shifts higher on Middle East tension and US refinery fire;
How a complicated Trump tax law created huge bills for foreign citizens;
Weather woes cause American corn farmers to throw in the towel;
As price of insulin soars, Americans caravan to Canada for lifesaving medicine ;
Businesses Plead to Stop More China Tariffs. They Expect to Be Ignored; Apple Says Chinese Tariffs Would Reduce Its Contribution to U.S. Economy;
US Restriction Of Chinese Scientists, Engineers Undermines Open Economy; U.S. May Limit Work Visas for Countries Requiring Local Data Storage;
India slaps back at U.S. with tariffs, lobbing small but strategic strike ahead of G-20 summit;
Trump still owes D.C. $7 million in inauguration costs as he plans Fourth of July celebration;
Facebook sees the future of money in its Libra cryptocurrency; Cryptocurrency 101: What every business needs to know;
Deutsche Bank Faces Criminal Investigation for Potential Money-Laundering Lapses;
New Florida State Law Would Allow Driverless Big Rigs On Florida Highways;
House Rules Committee Blocks Yucca Funding Attempt;
Boeing Wants To Reduce Rigor Of Physical Tests For Some New Aircraft;
Trump administration EPA rolls back key Obama climate rule that targeted coal plants; Weaker emissions standards Expected To Face Legal Challenges;
Other news
How Donald Trump silenced the people who could expose his business failures;

'These Cuts Have Real Consequences': A New Study Surveys the Damage of State Disinvestment in Public Universities ; College Worth The Cost For Most Students;
State Higher Ed Funding Cuts May Be Blamed For Decline In Bachelor's Degrees; Low Four-Year Graduation Rates May Bolster Student Debts;
Why Employers Are Beginning To Pay For Employees' College Education; Rural Californians More Worried About Affording College;
Under CFPB Settlement, Former ITT Technical Students Get Loan Relief; For-Profit Closures Impact Veteran Students;
'A caste system of education': Baltimore's vocational programs fail to equitably open doors, audit finds;
The Opaque Way We Hire Postdocs Contributes to Science's Diversity Problem;
Small Colleges Get Experimental in Bid to Survive; The End of an American College;
College bribery scandal reveals 'side door' to top schools: Athletics;
Florida Universities Have Turned Athletics Departments Into Quasi-Private Arms. What Does That Mean for Public Accountability?

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";
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?

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;

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;
Corteva CEO Jim Collins on Why the DowDuPont Spinoff Isn't Worried About the Trade War;
How to Trick People Into Saving Money;
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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;