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‘Impostor!’ Voters baffled as Ron Estes faces Ron Estes in Kansas primary

By ethan / August 7, 2018

Kansas voters who haven’t done their research might regret it when they go to vote in the state’s 4th Congressional District Republican primary today and find two candidates named Ron Estes listed on the same ballot. Incumbent Rep. Ron Estes is facing off against Ron M. Estes — and unsurprisingly, it’s been causing a bit […]

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Elon Musk faces online wrath after being exposed as Republican PAC donor

By ethan / July 15, 2018

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is facing criticism over his environmental stance after donating $ 38,900 to a Republican PAC, which is lobbying for the GOP to retain control of Congress ahead of the midterm election. Federal Election Commission filings, which were released on Saturday, showed Musk to be among the top 50 donors […]

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Ready for your close-up: Orlando airport to scan passengers’ faces

By ethan / June 22, 2018

Going to Disney World? Your face, please! Orlando International Airport, the busiest airport in Florida, will reportedly start face-scanning passengers on all international flights, including US citizens. Passengers on all inbound and outbound flights will soon have their faces scanned and checked against a federal database of passport and visa photos. Airports in eight other […]

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Alleged WikiLeaks source who helped expose CIA hacking tricks faces 135 years in prison

By ethan / June 19, 2018

A former CIA and NSA programmer has been charged with stealing and leaking classified information and with possessing child pornography. Joshua Adam Schulte is thought to be behind WikiLeaks’ exposure of the CIA’s hacking arsenal. Schulte, 29, worked in the CIA’s Engineering Development Group, tasked with designing the clandestine tools used by the US intelligence […]

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Former CIA chief likens Trump immigration policies to Nazi Germany, faces backlash

By ethan / June 18, 2018

After a significant backlash, former CIA Director Michael Hayden has defended his tweet likening US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies to Nazi Germany – comparing Trump’s cult of power to that of der Fuhrer. Hayden tweeted a photograph of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau with the words, “Other governments have separated mothers and children,” over the […]

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'Hero' hacker who shut down WannaCry faces 4 more charges, including lying to FBI

By ethan / June 7, 2018

Marcus Hutchins, the hacker who stopped the WannaCry ransomware and was arrested by the FBI soon after, accused of creating and distributing malware himself, has asked for donations to cover legal costs as he faces more charges. The updated indictment was filed with the Wisconsin Eastern District Court earlier this week. It complements the original […]

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Russia-China trade to continue booming while US faces risk of recession – expert

By ethan / May 24, 2018

Bilateral trade between Russia and China has grown steadily and the positive trend will continue, said Xu Sitao, chief economist with Deloitte consulting firm in China. Talking to RT on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2018), he said China has become the largest export market for Russia since 2017, accounting […]

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Controversial journalist Seppelt granted Russia 2018 visa, faces interrogation on arrival

By ethan / May 15, 2018

Investigative sports journalist Hajo Seppelt will be granted a Russian visa to attend the 2018 World Cup. Earlier, the country had refused his request despite Seppelt holding FIFA accreditation. German television company ARD launched an investigation after Seppelt was refused a visa and declared persona non grata by Russia on Saturday, despite being accredited to […]

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