Month: March 2021

Former Intelligence analyst pleads guilty to disclosing classified information to reporter

Daniel Everette Hale, of Nashville, Tennessee, who previously served as an enlisted airman in the US Air Force, sent classified documents and material to a reporter he came into contact with initially while working at the National Security Agency and later while employed by a defense contractor and assigned to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, according …

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Biden officials urge states to ‘buckle down’ amid virus resurgence but avoid issuing federal guidance

What they’re not doing is telling state and local officials which restrictions they should implement and when. Unlike its school guidelines — which tie varying degrees of in-person learning to case levels in a given district — the Biden administration has declined to issue national public guidelines or criteria tying business closures, indoor dining restrictions …

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No 10's race report widely condemned as 'divisive'

No 10’s race report widely condemned as ‘divisive’

A landmark report on racial disparity has been widely condemned by MPs, unions, and equality campaigners as “divisive” and a missed opportunity for systematic change. Critics said the report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities had failed to acknowledge the “shocking disparities and shocking outcomes in health, education and housing” affecting minority communities …

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Virginia governor approves bill aimed at preventing voter suppression and discrimination in elections

Virginia is the first state to enact its own version of the federal Voting Rights Act, according to Northam’s office. “At a time when voting rights are under attack across our country, Virginia is expanding access to the ballot box, not restricting it,” Northam said in a statement. The Democratic governor made minor technical changes …

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Northern Ireland vs Bulgaria live stream: How to watch World Cup qualifier online and on TV tonight

Northern Ireland vs Bulgaria live stream: How to watch World Cup qualifier online and on TV tonight

Northern Ireland face Bulgaria this evening looking to kick-start their World Cup qualifying campaign under manager Ian Baraclough. The hosts opened Group C with a 2-0 loss to Italy last week, before they were defeated 2-1 in a friendly match against the United States of America on Sunday. Baraclough is without a win in 90 …

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SEE IT: NASA's Curiosity rover takes Mars selfie

SEE IT: NASA’s Curiosity rover takes Mars selfie

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) released a stunning “selfie” taken by the Curiosity Mars rover on Tuesday.  In a tweet, the Curiosity team explained the image was captured near the impressive rock formation named “Mont Mercou” after a mountain in France’s southern region. NASA PREVIEWS FIRST MARS HELICOPTER FLIGHTS: EVERY STEP TAKEN IS ‘UNCHARTED TERRITORY’ “Wish …

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Robinhood is getting rid of one of its most controversial features

The design changes, announced in a blog post Wednesday, will roll out next week as part of “new, dynamic visual experiences that cheer on customers through the milestones in their financial journeys,” the company said. Robinhood currently displays confetti after a number of “firsts” for each trader, including when they initially deposit money into the …

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US receives $335M from Sudan for victims of terrorist attacks

“Achieving compensation for these victims has been a top priority for the Department of State. We hope this aids them in finding some resolution for the terrible tragedies that occurred,” Blinken said. The multi-million dollar settlement was a key component in lifting Sudan’s decades-old state sponsor of terrorism designation, which came with a series of …

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‘Made for Love’ joins series probing the darker side of our high-tech future

The show begins with a bang, as Milioti’s Hazel Green escapes from the space-age compound she occupies with Byron Gogol (Billy Magnussen), the visionary billionaire founder of a tech company called (what else?) Gogol. Byron, it turns out, has made Hazel the guinea pig for the company’s latest product, an innovation called Made for Love, …

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New documents show Trump officials’ ‘haphazard and ineffective’ approach to procuring PPE at start of pandemic, House committee says

In letters to three government agencies dated Tuesday, the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis said the new evidence shows that senior Trump White House officials “steered contracts to particular companies without adequate diligence or competition,” and raises further questions about whether officials, including former Trump White House official Peter Navarro, inappropriately influenced the …

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More than half of girls suffer sexual harassment on school, college or university grounds — poll

More than half of girls suffer sexual harassment on school, college or university grounds — poll

More than half of girls in the UK have been subjected to sexual harassment on school, college or university grounds, according to a new study. Plan International UK, which polled just over 1,000 girls aged between 14 to 21, found some 58 per cent of girls aged have experience sexual harassment in their educational institution, …

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Cage fighter found guilty of murdering ex-partner and attempting to kill teenager she was sleeping with

Cage fighter found guilty of murdering ex-partner and attempting to kill teenager she was sleeping with

A cage fighter has been jailed for murdering his ex-partner after blackmailing her about an illegal relationship she was having with an under-age boy. Paul Robson, 50, was was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 35 years after Newcastle Crown Court heard how he launched a “cruel and calculated” attack on Caroline Kayll, …

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