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TechNews for the week: July 26; July 24; July 22;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Iran's Seizure of British Vessel Further Roils Gulf Region; Iran says it arrested 17 CIA spies, some sentenced to death;
Russia Is Jamming the Air Force's F-35s and F-22s near Iran; Israel minister says strikes deter Iran;
Even as Tensions With Iran Rise Over Seized Ship, U.K. Stays 'Committed' to Nuclear Deal;
Israeli crews demolish Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem;
Trump vetoes Congress's attempt to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia, thwarting effort to punish kingdom over Yemen, Khashoggi;
North Korea Launches Two Short-Range Missiles;
Trump Says He Could Destroy Afghanistan. Some Afghans Call It 'Madness';
Japan's ruling coalition secures upper house majority;
Attackers wielding Chinese flags bash Hong Kong protesters, as political crisis deepens;
Puerto Rico's governor to resign effective Aug. 2 amid mass protests sparked by leaked private chat;
Boris Johnson, Brexit cheerleader, to become U.K. prime minister;
Trump move to sharply cut asylum requests by Central Americans clears first legal hurdle; Trump administration to expand its power to deport undocumented immigrants;
Federal judge in California halts Trump's latest asylum ban;
'He always doubles down': Inside the political crisis caused by Trump's racist tweets; In reversal, Trump disavows criticism of chanting crowd;
In 'Send Her Back' Fallout, Trump Amplifies Praise From Right-Wing British Commentator;
President Trump's job approval rating reaches high mark in NPR/PBS/Marist poll after racist tweets;
Federal judge temporarily halts congressional Democrats' subpoenas of Trump financial records; Trump Sues House Panel, New York Officials to Protect His State Tax Returns;
Trump backs two-year budget deal with Pelosi that raises spending by $320 billion and suspends debt limit;
GOP repeatedly lectured Democrats over spending and debt. Now it shows disregard for debt reduction;
Trump administration pursues rule that would remove 3.1 million people from food stamps; 15,000 Americans Died So Republican Governors Could Stick It to Obama;
Justice Department plans to restart capital punishment after long hiatus, orders executions of five inmates;
Senate Passes Bill To Replenish 9/11 Victim Fund; Senate votes to confirm Mark T. Esper as defense secretary amid escalating tensions with Iran;
Moderate Democrats Propose Alternative To The Green New Deal;
Trump attacks 'socialists' at home, but in Hong Kong he just sided with the Communists;
Trump falsely says the Constitution gives him 'the right to do whatever I want'; Justice Department issues a warning to Robert Mueller;
Transcript of Robert S. Mueller III's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee;
'The president was not exculpated for the acts that he allegedly committed,' Mueller tells House Judiciary Committee;
Mueller warns Russian interference threatens 2020 election; dismisses Trump's characterization of Russia investigation: 'It is not a witch hunt'; 8 key takeaways from testimony;
The Most Revealing Exchange of the Mueller Hearing;
Trump calls Mueller's testimony a 'disaster' for Democrats after former special counsel offers sharp criticism of president;
House panel votes to authorize subpoenas for all White House work communications sent via personal email, cellphone;
Court docs show Hope Hicks in contact with Michael Cohen during hush-money discussions;
Secret donors and Trump allies: Inside the operation to push noncitizen voting laws in Florida and other states;
Louisiana policemen fired over Facebook post suggesting Ocasio-Cortez be shot;
The biggest civil trial in U.S. history will start with two Ohio counties;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Leaked documents reveal Huawei's secret operations to build North Korea's wireless network;
Hackers Breach Contractor for Russia's National Intelligence Service;
Barr Revives Encryption Debate, Calling on Tech Firms to Allow for Law Enforcement; Attorney General William Barr on Encryption Policy;
Math and science
India Launches Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission on Second Try;
New Study Maps State Preparedness For Droughts, Floods; 2,000 years of climate data shows current warming trends are 'unprecedented';
Study Finds Older East Coast Cities Leaking More Methane Than Previously Thought;
Michigan Professors Explain Rise In Baseball Home Runs;
What's the best time of day to exercise, morning or evening? A run, a bad knee ache and a difficult-to-diagnose problem;
How processed food makes us fat; Arthritis Is Tied to Heart Disease Risk;
Web, computing and technology issues
Google Maps Creates "Self-Healing" Satellite Imagery With AI; Amazon Receives Patent For UAV Surveillance System;
This is the browser you'll want if you really care about online privacy; Domino's asks high court if protections for people with disabilities apply online;
Facebook lost control of our data. Now it's paying a record $5 billion fine;
US Marines Conduct Exercises Alongside Robots;
SC News and Politics
Ryan Cumback takes the helm at West Ashley High School;
University of South Carolina Trustees Vote for Governor’s Pick for President;
NTSB Slams CSX, FRA In Final Report On Fatal 2018 Amtrak Crash In South Carolina;

Business and Economics
The Economy Looks Solid, but the Fed Plans to Cut Rates Anyway. Here's Why; Inflation data do not support Fed move to cut interest rates;
Trump Fed nominee Shelton calls for 50-basis-point cut to interest rates; Jeffrey Epstein Moved Money Overseas in Transactions His Bank Flagged to U.S.;
Tuition-Free College Could Cost Less Than You Think;
'We're Full,' Car Dealers Say as Auto Sales Slow After a Long Boom;
Chinese Money in the U.S. Dries Up as Trade War Drags On; WTO rules against the U.S. on some China tariffs;
Changes To US And Chinese EV Policies Prompt Adjustments Of Peak Oil Demand Predictions;
Millions of Barrels of Iranian Oil Are Piled Up in China's Ports;
Treasury Secretary Says No National Security Concerns About Google in China; Amazon has 'destroyed' retail and should be scrutinized, Treasury chief Mnuchin says;
Toyota, BYD Announce Plans To Develop Electric Vehicles For Chinese Market; Ford Releases Demo Video Of Potential Electric F-150;
Major automakers secretly negotiated a climate deal with California, rebuffing Trump administration on proposed gas mileage freeze;
Clean Energy Generates More Power Than Coal For First Time In April; Demand For Solar Panels Booming As Federal Tax Credit Rollback Looms;
UPS Unveils Drone Delivery Subsidiary Called "UPS Flight Forward";
Equifax to pay up to $700 million to settle state and federal investigations into 2017 security breach;
Boeing May Halt 737 Max Production as Economic Fallout Spreads;
Experience Or Education: Which One Lands You The Job?
How The Gamma Effect Is Distorting The Stock Market;
Other news
What do 'Lock her up' and 'Send her back' have in common? It's pretty obvious; Trump, Ilhan Omar and the complicated history of back to Africa;
The Home for the Baseball Hall of Fame, Nestled in the Past;

The Future Of Work Needs Higher Education; College Students Take Summer Courses To Save Money, Keep On Track;
Alaska Regents Vote Monday to Declare Financial Exigency;
Consumer Advocates Warm About Lenders Using College Major As Loan Underwriting Factor;
Colleges, Universities Drawn Into US Crackdown On China; ED Issues Security Alert About Colleges Impacted By Hacker Attack;
School district to parents: Pay your lunch debt or your children might wind up in foster care;
DeVos To Implement Obama-Era Rules That Will Cut Aid To California-Based Online Colleges; Emails Show DeVos Aides Pulled Strings for Failing For-Profit Colleges;
California State University System Considers New Admissions Requirement; Hears Proposal On Requiring Fourth Year Of High School Math;
Naval Academy professor Bruce Fleming to be reinstated, receive back pay after Speedo photo;
NCAA to start paying athletes $208M settlement; Fiery debate about LSU football's renovated operations center erupts on social media;

TechNews for the week: July 19; July 17; July 15;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
North Korea accuses U.S. of reneging on pact, hints it may resume nuclear tests; How North Korea's Leader Gets His Luxury Cars;
Pompeo grants visa to Iran's top diplomat to visit New York but limits his movements; How Israel and Iran Joined Forces To Kill a Nuclear Weapons Program;
Leaked UK memo says Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama; China calls on US to 'correct' Iran sanctions;
E.U. Ministers, Scrambling to Save Iran Nuclear Deal, Play Down Breaches; Kremlin throws weight behind EU effort to boost Iran trade; Russia wants in on INSTEX;
UAE-based oil tanker disappears in Iranian waters in the Strait of Hormuz; Iran Guards say they have seized a 'foreign tanker';
In a War, Iran Could Go After a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier and Win; As Iran-U.S. Tensions Rise, Hezbollah Readies for War With Israel;
Trump says the U.S. Navy shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz; British foreign minister 'extremely concerned' by Iran's seizure of two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz;
A 'Dark Lord' Falls in Russia's Growing Power Struggle;
Greens Are the New Hope for Europe's Center. For the Far Right, They're Enemy No. 1.;
Why American Jews Mostly Shrugged Off the Ultimate Insult; Epstein's Ties to Former Israeli Leader Shake Up Election Campaign;
Trump says ICE raids to start Sunday, emphasizing purge of criminal immigrants;
Amid hurricane emergency, Trump fired off dozens of tweets promoting his golf course, skewering Andrew McCabe, and criticizing journalists;
At Texas detention facility, Pence sees hundreds of migrants crammed with no beds;
Trump administration moves to restrict asylum access, aiming to curb Central American migration;
Most Migrants at Border With Mexico Would Be Denied Asylum Protections Under New Trump Rule;
Trump administration planning changes to U.S. citizenship test;
Majority of Mexicans say immigrants are a burden on their country, favor deporting migrants who travel through Mexico to reach U.S;
The unmistakable ugliness of Trump urging brown-skinned congresswomen to 'go back' to their countries;
Trump: Minority lawmakers should 'go back' to fix 'crime infested places from which they came';
Four minority congresswomen condemn Trump's racist remarks: 'This is the agenda of white nationalists'; How White Nationalists See What They Want to See in DNA Tests;
White House immigration plan interrupted amid uproar over Trump's 'go back' remarks; Trump steps up attack on minority lawmakers, says they 'hate our country';
At rally, crowd responds to Trump's criticism of Rep. Omar with chants of 'send her back';
Trump says he disagrees with 'send her back' chant directed at Rep. Omar during his rally despite his previous 'go back' tweet;
Trump falsely claims he tried to stop 'Send her back!' chants about Rep. Ilhan Omar; Trump Lies About Congresswomen Of Color Referring To 'Evil Jews';
Trump calls rally crowd 'patriots,' a day after distancing himself from chant;
White identity politics drives Trump, and the GOP under him; With Name-Calling and Twitter Battles, House Republican Campaign Arm Copies Trump's Playbook;
House votes for resolution condemning Trump's racist remarks;
Trump's racist comments can be used against him in court as judges cite them to block policies;
Mulvaney builds 'an empire for the right wing' as Trump's chief of staff;
Rep. Green files articles of impeachment against Trump despite pushback; U.S. House votes to set aside impeachment resolution against Trump;
Pelosi knocks White House debt limit plan, putting pressure on late-stage budget talks; White House presses for fallback plan on debt ceiling if budget talks fall through;
Trump administration to move over 80 percent of key Interior Dept. agency employees out of Washington;
In win for Trump administration, appeals court stymies union challenge to civil service restrictions;
House votes to hold Attorney General Barr, Commerce Secretary Ross in contempt for failing to comply with subpoena on 2020 Census;
'It works out actually better': When Trump loses, he’s quick to tout Plan B as the real victory;
House votes to block Trump's use of emergency authority to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia, setting up a likely veto;
Two Republican senators emerge as opponents to 9/11 victims bill;
Federal judge bars Roger Stone from posting on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, expanding gag order pending trial of Trump confidant;
Trump spoke repeatedly with Cohen, aides during scramble to pay Stormy Daniels;
Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court justice, as his next secretary of Labor;
The teen convicted in a controversial suicide texting case has appealed to the US Supreme Court;
Former RNC Chairman calls evangelicals who support Trump 'the biggest phonies of all';
Former justice John Paul Stevens, who led the Supreme Court's liberal wing before his retirement in 2010, dies at 99;
Panel orders federal judge to reconsider Trump appeal of case that accuses Trump of profiting off the presidency;
Court: GOP mapmaker's files allowed in gerrymandering trial;
He's the Rush Limbaugh of Brazil. He has Bolsonaro's ear. And he lives in rural Virginia;
Largest U.S. drug companies flooded the country with 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
July Crypto-Gram Newsletter, Data, Surveillance, Election Security, hacking and more;
New election systems use vulnerable software; DNC Warns Presidential Campaigns to Delete Russian-Developed 'FaceApp';
Microsoft Detects 740 Infiltration Attempts Targeting U.S. Political Parties; Senate Bill Creates Federal Crime for Hacking Into Voting Systems;
Security reports reveal how Assange turned an embassy into a command post for election meddling;
Palantir's Surveillance Service for Law Enforcement; Amazon Ring's police surveillance tieups are now on this one map;
Mnuchin Says Cryptocurrencies Pose National Security Threat; Defense Bill Focuses on Academic Espionage;
Google removes stalkerware apps after researchers discover trackers on Play Store;
Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face;
Identity Theft on the Job Market;
Math and science
Interstellar Probe, a mission concept for NASA, aims to travel 93 billion miles past the sun; Final Assembly, Test Milestones Underway For NASA's First Orion Moon Ship;
50 years after Apollo, conspiracy theorists are still howling at the 'moon hoax';
China Quickly Becoming A Space Superpower;
Pittsburg Scientists Create New Glass Inspired By A Butterfly;
Researchers Say They Developed, Tested Noninvasive Cancer Treatment Using Stem Cells;
We Are Nowhere Close to the Limits of Athletic Performance; Rise above it or drown: How elite NBA athletes handle pressure;
Extreme heat is changing sports; What Is the Heat Index? Is it the Heat, the Humidity, or Both?
Green Space Improves Health ;
Web, computing and technology issues
Intelligence Committee Chairman Probes 'Deepfake' Images, Videos;
Startup Designs Autonomous, All-Weather Delivery Robot; Drone Delivers Merck Vaccines Between Islands Using AT&T Tech;
Software Engineer Fastest Growing Field In India;
I create presentations at Microsoft. Here's how I avoid "Death by PowerPoint"; 4 free iMessage alternatives for your PC that are nearly as good;
SC News and Politics
Lindsey Graham called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her allies 'a bunch of communists' who 'hate our own country';
U. South Carolina, Trustees Paused a Controversial Presidential Search. Then the Governor Stepped In; Trustees Vote for Governor's Pick for President;
U South Carolina To Launch AI Institute;

Business and Economics
How The Unemployment Rate Affects Everybody; Spicer: Restricting H-1B Visas Cost Over A Million Jobs In 2018;
Why Midsize Cities Struggle to Catch Up to Superstar Cities; New Reports Survey Future Of Work;
This Map Paints a Grim Picture of America's Economic Divides. Colleges Shouldn't Run From Them;
House votes to raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, a measure unlikely to pass GOP-led Senate;
Big Banks Are Earning Billions of Dollars. Trump's Tax Cuts Are a Big Reason; Democrats propose private equity reform bill;
Why This Narrow Strait Next to Iran Is So Critical to the World's Oil Supply; Russian oil output back to OPEC deal levels;
China posts slowest economic growth in decades amid trade war with U.S.;
Tariffs on China Don't Cover the Costs of Trump's Trade War; Chinese Sanctions Could Affect US Aerospace Firms;
China-made cameras continue to watch over US military bases; After Trump's Threat, Google Executive Denies Work with Chinese Military;
Japan Cites 'National Security' in Free Trade Crackdown;
Boeing 737 Max Troubles Add Up: $8 Billion and Counting; Airlines cancel thousands of flights as Boeing continues to fix 737 Max problems;
As lawyers zero in on drug firms, a reckoning may be coming;
We've just lived through the greatest period of restaurant growth in U.S. history. Here's why it's ending;
Solar Industry Urges Congress To Retain Solar Tax Credit; Carbon Capture From Natural Gas Plants Seen As Increasingly Important;
California Looks To Normalize Solar Panels; Los Angeles Abandons Coal For Natural Gas;
NHTSA Issues Final Rulemaking Undoing Obama-Era Increase In Penalties For Exceeding Fuel-Economy Standards;
Lack Of Federal Regulation On Autonomous Vehicles Fueling Interstate Rivalries; Washington State Weighs Taxing Drivers By The Mile;
New York Climate Legislation Will Drive Major Changes, But Uncertainties Remain; NY Awards First Major Offshore Wind Contracts;
Other news
George Will: Michael Bennet might be the Democrats' best chance to beat Trump;
We hired the author of 'Black Hawk Down' and an illustrator from 'Archer' to adapt the Mueller report so you'll actually read it;
Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else;
Signs of dementia family members should watch for;

What Public-College Presidents Make; Executive Compensation in Context;
College Dropouts Could Be "Solution" To Education Crisis; As the Cost of a 4-Year Degree Soars, Community Colleges Reap More Big Gifts;
2020 Candidates' Positions On Student Loans; Student Debt "Exacerbates" Racial Inequality;
DeVos: Four-Year Degree Should Not Be Required For Cybersecurity Jobs;
Harvard President Calls Out Administration For Delaying Student Visas;
Affirmative Action, Other Higher Education Equity Issues Face Conservative Challenge In Courts;
How One College Went 'All In' in Its Neighborhood;
Pearson Moves Away from Print Textbooks; Online Education Platform Exposes Personal Info on 7 Million Students;
ECU Clarifies That School is Not Hosting Trump Event;

TechNews for the week: July 12; July 10; July 8;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
Europe Built a System to Fight Russian Meddling. It's Struggling; A Political Murder and Far-Right Terrorism: Germany's New Hateful Reality;
How long can Europe maintain its balancing act between the U.S. and Iran;
Iran announces higher uranium enrichment levels in most serious break from nuclear deal since U.S. withdrawal; Seized supertanker was full to capacity with crude;
After grisly killing of a journalist, lobbyists and lawyers have reaped millions assisting Saudi Arabia; U.A.E. Pulls Most Forces From Yemen in Blow to Saudi War Effort;
Israeli settlers take over east Jerusalem home after court battle; Furious Netanyahu calls on allies for sanctions over 2015 nuclear deal;
Israel shoots down drone, discovers tunnel from Gaza; Netanyahu warns Israel's jets 'can reach' Iran;
West Bank Grows Calmer as Pocketbook Issues Take Priority Over Protests; For Palestinian family, tunnel under Israel barrier leads home;
Greek Elections: Prime Minister Loses Re-Election to Center Right;
Turkey takes first shipment of Russian S-400 air-defense system in defiance of U.S. and NATO warnings;
In leaked cables, British ambassador calls Trump 'inept' and 'insecure'; 'It Could Have Been Any of Us': Disdain for Trump Runs Among Ambassadors;
Did Trump mean to bring up redistricting in his census remarks?; Win or lose, Trump's push for census citizenship question is red meat for his base;
The staggering scale of printing questionnaires for the 2020 Census; Barr Says Legal Path to Census Citizenship Question Exists, but He Gives No Details;
Justice Department is changing lawyers on census case; Federal judge rejects Justice Department's bid to swap out lawyers;
Trump expected to order citizenship question on census, despite Supreme Court;
Trump administration will no longer push to add citizenship question to 2020 Census, ending a heated legal and political standoff;
'There was a very interesting problem': Trump adds mystery to why Pence abruptly canceled trip;
Trump approval rating rises, aided by strong economy, but majority see him as 'unpresidential';
A Sharp Drop in Migrant Arrivals on the Border; Fear of immigration raids builds as agency's plans move forward;
Appeals court's decision on Affordable Care Act could create political havoc for GOP; Appeals judges question whether the Affordable Care Act can stand without insurance penalty;
Trump defends environmental record that critics call disastrous;
Federal appeals court rules President Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter; To minimize critics, Trump employs selective amnesia;
Trump's July Fourth celebration cost military at least $1.2 million; event and weekend protests bankrupted D.C. security fund;
Appeals court dismisses emoluments lawsuit involving President Trump's D.C. hotel;
White House pushes Congress to strike budget deal amid risk of fiscal pileup; Spending-deal talks bog down amid acrimony between Democrats, White House;
House votes to prevent Trump from entering an unauthorized war with Iran, setting up showdown with Senate over annual defense bill;
White House kills plan to lower drug prices by ending hidden rebates, complicating its bid to make health care a focus of 2020 race;
Trump accuses social media companies of 'terrible bias' against his supporters in White House speech;
Trump Hosts Prominent Conservative Social Media Figures at White House; Trump Rages At Fox News, Says It's Now Worse Than 'Fake News CNN';
New York governor approves new law allowing release of Trump's state tax returns;
Trump faces uphill battle to keep financial records from Congress after lawyers clash in appeals court;
Michael Flynn Changes His Story, Putting Him on Collision Course With Judge;
The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2020;
Amy McGrath announces bid for Mitch McConnell's Senate seat;
Trump unloads on Paul Ryan after 'American Carnage' excerpts;
Va. Republicans abruptly adjourn legislative session on gun control after 90 minutes;
Joan Perry's Defeat in G.O.P. Primary Points Up Party's Gender Woes;
Alex Acosta resigns as labor secretary amid intense scrutiny of his handling of Jeffrey Epstein case;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Federal investigators have created a huge facial recognition network as Congress debates the accuracy of the technology;
Researchers Find 1,000 Android Apps That Evade Privacy Restrictions; Details of the Cloud Hopper Attacks;
Cell Networks Hacked by (Probable) Nation-State Attackers; Ransomware Recovery Firms Who Secretly Pay Hackers;
F.E.C. Allows Security Company to Help 2020 Candidates Defend Campaigns;
Microsoft warns about Astaroth malware campaign; Microsoft July 2019 Patch Tuesday fixes zero-day exploited by Russian hackers;
Resetting Your GE Smart Light Bulb;
Cardiac Biometric;
Math and science
Ancient life awakens amid thawing ice caps and permafrost;
We're running out of rare-Earth metals for electronics. Here's a solution;
NASA's Next Mars Rover Gets New Tools; NASA Plans To Keep Voyager Spacecraft Operating;
Air Force Unveils New Anti-Drone Microwave Weapon; Leak Found In Sunken Soviet Submarine;
This 2-Minute Breathing Exercise Can Help You Make Better Decisions, According to a New Study;
Roger Penrose On Why Consciousness Does Not Compute;
Web, computing and technology issues
As New Zealand Fights Online Hate, the Internet's Darkest Corners Resist;
Amazon Asks FCC For Permission To Launch 3,236 Satellites;
FCC Votes To Auction "Key Band" Of 2.5 GHZ Spectrum To Help Advance 5G;
SC News and Politics
SC Regulators Deny WesternGeco's Bid To Conduct Offshore Seismic Testing;
Development is threatening a downtown wetland and concerned citizens are sounding the alarm. Can Gadsden Creek be saved?;
Respondents choose "No Build" option for SC 7 and SC 171 intersection; Northbridge Piggly Wiggly development options to be revealed Wednesday;
Santee Cooper gets new CEO at double the previous salary;

Business and Economics
The Good News: The Job Market Is Solid. The Bad News: The Job Market Is Solid; Why Stocks Are Hitting Records as Economic Fears Rise: 'There Is No Alternative';
The longer the U.S. Treasury yield curve stays inverted, the better it predicts recession; Embattled Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell hints interest rate cut likely in July;
As Floods Keep Coming, Cities Pay Residents to Move;
These Companies Wanted Tariffs. How Are They Faring Now?
France adopts new tax on big tech, despite U.S. pressure; U.S. launches probe of French plans to tax tech giants, a potential step to retaliation and a new transatlantic trade rift;
Trump administration fears that reshuffling of Chinese negotiating team signals tougher trade stance;
Despite Trump's Statement, Commerce Dep't Says Huawei Still Blacklisted;
Israel's Energy Dilemma: More Natural Gas Than It Can Use or Export;
Deutsche Bank Cuts 18,000 Jobs, Returns to Its Roots;
Judge Blocks Trump Rule Requiring Drug Companies to List Prices in TV Ads;
Florida's Utilities Keep Homeowners From Making the Most of Solar Power;
More States Increasing Renewable Goals; FERC Revises Energy Forecasts, Suggests Positive Growth For Renewables;
Governors From 23 States Urge Trump To Abandon Fuel-Efficiency Freeze; Review Of EPA Biofuels Waivers Delaying New Action;
Starsky Robotics Becomes First Company To Test Unmanned Truck On Public Highway; Largest AV Testing Site In North America Opens In Central Ohio;
American, European Automakers Worried For Future Shortages Of Materials For EV Batteries;
Health Organizations Sue Over Rollback Of Obama Era Emissions Rule; EPA Aims To Permanently Close Door On Challenges To Rollback Of Clean Power Plan;
Carlyle to Announce Conversion to C-Corp With Earnings;
Other news
The Art and Science of Remembering;
'Robot ump' calls first professional baseball game with one hitch and no controversy;
The 'Billy Graham rule' doesn't honor your wife. It demeans her — and all women;
70-year-old marathon runner accused of cheating found dead in Los Angeles River;

Blindsided by a 'Devastating' Veto, Alaska's University System Pleads for a Lifeline; Alaska's University System Faces Its Fate;
Low-Income Students, Non-Degree Holders, African Americans Struggle The Most With Student Debt; Student Loans Encourage Some To 'Abandon Their Dreams";
Federal Data Show Rise In For-Profit Enrollment, Student Debt;
"Career Readiness" Preparation Comes To Middle Schools; Schools Scramble to Handle Thousands of New Migrant Families;
CTE Can Foster Student Engagement In STEM; Knowing How to Study Can Mean the Difference Between Success and Failure;
Teacher Survey: One-Third of Students' Families Are Hard to Communicate With;
Schools Struggle To Teach About Global Warming Amid Political Tensions;
At the U. of South Carolina, Trustees Paused a Controversial Presidential Search. Then the Governor Stepped In;
Hungary's takeover of academy blasted as 'expression of power";
Financier Charged With Sex Trafficking Has Given Millions to Harvard;

TechNews for the week: July 3; July 1;

War, Politics and Reports (Also, see Finance and Economics)
At the G20 Summit, Trump is surrounded by counterparts he has alternately lauded and insulted; As G-20 reaffirms fight against climate change, Trump again resists;
Trump joking with Putin over eliminating journalists is a betrayal of America. So is ignoring it; Trump, with a grin, tells Putin: 'Don't meddle in the election';
Secrecy surrounds Russian submarine incident; Putin, after three days, says fire-hit Russian submarine was nuclear-powered;
Trump and Kim Jong Un shake hands and meet during visit to Korean border; Beyond 'Freedom's Frontier,' Trump scores his biggest live show yet in North Korea;
Ivanka Trump plays a prominent role in her father's historic Korea trip; Why Ivanka Trump didn't belong anywhere near the DMZ or the G-20 summit;
Trump's surprise meeting with Kim is over. For Pompeo, the real work has just begun;
U.S. tells Europe: Choose between us and Iran; Trump administration lays broad legal grounds for military strike on Iran;
Iran's president warns his country will take the 'next step' and increase uranium enrichment on Sunday; To Evade Sanctions on Iran, Ships Vanish in Plain Sight;
British marines seize tanker suspected of carrying Iranian oil bound for Syria;
NetanyahuL: Iran trying to 'blackmail' world by violating nuclear deal; Kushner wants 'pragmatic' solution on Palestinian refugees;
NATO Considers Missile Defense Upgrade, Risking Further Tensions With Russia;
Trump asks for military tanks on the Mall as part of grandiose July Fourth event; Park Service diverts $2.5 million in fees for Trump's Fourth of July extravaganza;
Trump defends cost of Independence Day event, says it will be 'very little compared to what it is worth';
Tanks and planes assemble for 'Salute to America' as critics decry it as Trump's salute to himself; White House gives tickets to Trump's Fourth of July extravaganza to GOP donors;
Trump blames teleprompter after July 4 flub about airports, Revolutionary War;
Russian state-run media took Trump's July 4 event as an opportunity to 'troll' the U.S.;
Justice Department watchdog to investigate decision to cancel FBI headquarters plan;
Reversing course, Trump administration will look for a way to add citizenship question to 2020 Census; Trump 'thinking of' executive order to revive census citizenship question;
Government lawyers affirm administration will pursue adding citizenship question to 2020 Census, according to statement to judge;
House Democrats are filing a lawsuit for Trump's tax returns, seeking access to financial records;
Federal judge expands ban on building sections of border wall in Calif., Ariz;
Supreme Court to review DACA program protecting young undocumented immigrants;
Trump Says Migrants Are 'Living Far Better' in Overcrowded Border Facilities; Ordered Deported, Then Sent a $497,777 Fine From ICE;
A secret Facebook group for border agents was rife with racism and sexism. Now DHS is investigating.;
Several of Trump's GOP allies raise alarms about administration's budget proposal;
Trump and R.N.C. Raised $105 Million in 2nd Quarter, a Sign He Will Have Far More Money Than in 2016;
The money behind Trump's $107 million inauguration;
Trump tries to cast U.S. cities as filthy and crime-ridden in attempt to sway 2020 voters; Trump sounded off on homelessness during Fox News interview;
Trump advisers pursue Democratic ideas for lowering drug prices as campaign looms;
Republican Creates Popular 'Joe Biden' Website to Mock Ex-Vice President;
Donald Trump Jr. Shares, Then Deletes, a Tweet Questioning Kamala Harris's Race;
Rep. Justin Amash Quits Republican Party;
NRA's aggressive stand after Newtown school massacre divided its leaders;
Lone Missouri Abortion Clinic Can Stay Open in Dispute with State;
Ex-president's bold claim about President Trump;
What the Right Gets Wrong About Socialism;

Math, science and technology:
Security issues
Hacking, Glitches, Disinformation: Why Experts Are Worried About the 2020 Census; Research on Human Honesty;
Cyberwarfare in space: Satellites at risk of hacker attacks;
US border agency cuts ties with breached surveillance contractor;
Trump Administration Officials Discuss Bill to Limit Encryption;
China Snares Tourists' Phones in Surveillance Dragnet by Adding Secret App;
The Worm That Nearly Ate the Internet;
Math and science
Scientists Took an M.R.I. Scan of an Atom;
Scientists say they found a cure for HIV in some mice. Humans could be next;
Army Generals Discuss Fighting Vehicles Of The Future; New Space Development Agency Issues New Requirements For Next Generation Satellites;
Could Ancient Greek Philosophy Help You Work Smarter and Better?
The Minimalist's Strength Workout;
Web, computing and technology issues
What Trump's Huawei Reversal Means for the Future of 5G; Samsung And SK Telecom Succeed In 5G Standalone Core Test;
Facebook's New Policy Limited to Use of Term 'White Nationalism'; Virginia's Ban on Realistic Fake Porn Videos and Photos Becomes Effective;
China Orders 26 Audio Apps to Shut Down Amid 'Pornography' Probe;
How to Prevent Those Annoyign Texting Typos;
SC News and Politics
DOJ Expands Boeing 737 MAX Probe Into Records From 787 Charleston Dreamliner Plant;
How to control Canadian geese in your Charleston pond;
West Ashley football coach Bobby Marion ousted;
The Main Road Project;

Business and Economics
Hiring rebounds as U.S. economy adds 224,000 jobs in June; unemployment rate at 3.7 percent;
Dow blasts past record as investors look past trade turmoil and cooling economic indicators to bet on Fed rate cut;
US yield curve is still inverted, still worrying; Trump's Decision to Tap Shelton Creates Political Risk for the Fed;
'Doesn't look like the best economy ever': 40% of Americans say they still struggle to pay bills; Southerners, Facing Big Odds, Believe in a Path Out of Poverty;
Trump details revived trade negotiations with China; A China-U.S. Trade Truce Could Enshrine a Global Economic Shift;
Deutsche Bank, in a Last-Ditch Effort to Stop Its Spiral, Could Lay Off 20,000;
Alzheimer's research is getting a reboot at small companies focused on the immune system;
Boeing Pledges $100 Million to Those Affected by 737 Max Crashes;
Southwest Anticipates More Boeing 737 MAX Cancellations; American Airlines Suspends Route Due To 737 MAX Grounding;
This seafood restaurant's latest catch: Chinese robots that greet customers and deliver food;
Climate Change Denialists Dubbed Auto Makers the 'Opposition' in Fight Over Trump's Emissions Rollback;
Study Finds Existing Energy Infrastructure Making It Difficult To Meet Emission Reduction Goals;
The U.S. Generated More Energy From Renewables Than Coal In April; North Louisiana Solar Farm Could Generate 50MW;
Utilities Eliminating Coal Must Choose Between Gas Or Renewables; MA Regulators Approve Contracts For State's Largest Clean Energy Procurement;
Public Service Co. Of New Mexico Submits Plan To Close Coal Plant, Replace With Gas, Solar, Wind, And Battery Storage;
Energy Storage Technology Could Be Next World-Changing Technology; Offshore Wind And Battery Storage Increasing Market Share In Northeast Power Mix;
Florida Replaces California As Top US Market For Utility-scale Solar; Sixteen States Could See Carbon Emissions Spike Under Trump Power Plan;
Colorado Residents Voice Concerned As "Local Control" Of Fracking Becomes A Reality;
NJ Congressman Calls On Senate To Adopt House Amendments Restricting Offshore Leasing;
Environmentalists Seek To Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline;
Engineer Says Simulations Suggest Puddles Can Disrupt Lidar Sensors;
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Admin 101: Which Metrics Are Actually Useful, and How Can You Tell? U Of Minnesota Campus Partners With Mayo Clinic To Address Achievement Gap;
College Educated Women In Workforce Now Outnumber Men; Colleges See Revenues Drop As International Enrollment Declines;
Chinese Students At US Universities Caught In Trade War Crosshairs; A New Openness to Chinese Students;
Universities Rejecting FBI Request To Monitor Chinese-Sponsored Students, Scholars;
Federal Court Rules States Can Regulate Student Loan Servicers; Administration Nullifies Obama-Era Regulation Overseeing For-Profit Colleges;
Alaska university system braces for 'devastating' budget cuts;
Saudi Arabia Directs Millions To US Universities;