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A scramble at Cisco exposes uncomfortable truths about U.S. cyber defense

By Joseph Menn

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disclosed earlier this month that his anti-secrecy group had obtained CIA tools for hacking into technology products made by U.S. 1,014 more words

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Heroin use, addiction up sharply among U.S. whites: study

By Patricia Reaney

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Heroin use in the United States has risen five-fold in the past decade and dependence on the drug has more than tripled, with the biggest jumps among whites and men with low incomes and little education, researchers said on Wednesday. 403 more words

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“Hustle” by Will Ferguson (Canada)


Most readers really enjoyed the book finding that, once they got into it, they were hooked and couldn’t put it down. 273 more words


U.S. envoy to U.N.: Syria's Assad 'hindrance to moving forward'

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Wednesday that Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is a “big hindrance in trying to move forward” to find an end to the country’s six-year conflict. 315 more words

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China & EU reaffirm climate pledges after Trump backs away

By Ben Blanchard and Alister Doyle

BEIJING/OSLO (Reuters) – Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after U.S. 731 more words

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Police open fire after driver strikes patrol car near U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Capitol Police officers opened fire after a woman drove into a police cruiser near the Capitol and then tried to run over officers on Wednesday, and a police spokeswoman said the incident did not appear related to terrorism. 316 more words

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Four dead, about 200,000 without power after Texas & Oklahoma storms

By Jon Herskovitz

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Four people were killed and nearly 200,000 customers were without electric power on Wednesday morning after overnight storms pounded Texas and Oklahoma, bringing tornadoes, torrential rain and hail to large parts of the states. 282 more words

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