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The Clarion-Ledger
LEGISLATIVE PERSPECTIVESBY THE NUMBERS Number of jobs expected to be created by the tire plant and por
LEGISLATIVE PERSPECTIVES
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 2 days ago
BY THE NUMBERS Number of jobs expected to be created by the tire plant and port projects for which lawmakers approved millions in incentives. Amount state is borrowing and investing into the tire and port projects. Average... Read more
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The Washington Times
Twitter shuts down 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorismTwitter is upping its efforts to crack down on terrorist propaganda, announcing
Twitter shuts down 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorism
The Washington Times / Posted 3 days ago
Twitter is upping its efforts to crack down on terrorist propaganda, announcing Friday that the social media company has suspended more than 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 for promoting terrorism. Law enforcement authorities have raised concern... Read more
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Daily Mail
Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supportersTwitter's terror crackdown: Social network says it has shut down over 125,000 a
Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
Twitter's terror crackdown: Social network says it has shut down over 125,000 accounts linked to Islamic State and other groups Using spam-fighting tech to automatically seek out and flag accounts Has suspended more than 125,000 accounts on its... Read more
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EuroNews
Russian recession set to deepen says central bankRussia’s economy is set to dip deeper into recession according to the latest ce
Russian recession set to deepen says central bank
EuroNews / Posted 5 days ago
Russia’s economy is set to dip deeper into recession according to the latest central bank forecasts. With substantially lower oil prices slashing state revenues, the central bank said the economy could shrink by about 1.0 percent in the first three... Read more
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Investopedia
Tufts Researchers Say TPP Will Destroy U.S. JobsIt has only been a few months since the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TP
Tufts Researchers Say TPP Will Destroy U.S. Jobs
Investopedia / Posted 6 days ago
It has only been a few months since the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) was signed, and already opponents of the measure are voicing concerns over its merits. One recent study by researchers at Tufts University in Massachusetts argues that... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Russian oligarchs most likely buyers in Putin's new privatization planMOSCOW: Russian oligarchs are the most likely potential buyers of the stakes in
Russian oligarchs most likely buyers in Putin's new privatization plan
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
MOSCOW: Russian oligarchs are the most likely potential buyers of the stakes in some of the country's largest companies that President Vladimir Putin wants to sell. The Kremlin said on Tuesday foreign investors were welcome to participate in the... Read more
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Air Force Times
Strip Petraeus of a star? Ash Carter's unwinnable dilemmaDefense Secretary Ash Carter faces no easy options regarding Gen. David Petraeu
Strip Petraeus of a star? Ash Carter's unwinnable dilemma
Air Force Times / Posted 10 days ago
Defense Secretary Ash Carter faces no easy options regarding Gen. David Petraeus. If Carter decides to demote the famous war commander down to a three-star status — which top aides say he is considering — the secretary risks angering the military's... Read more
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Providence Business News
Time for CEOs to step up?The state relies too heavily on its government in matters of economic developme
Time for CEOs to step up?
Providence Business News / Posted 10 days ago
The state relies too heavily on its government in matters of economic development and would benefit from a higher level of CEO collaboration and engagement on such issues, according to a recent Brookings Institute report. "Rhode Island Innovates: A... Read more
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Air Force Times
‘The Terminator Conundrum’: Pentagon Weighs Ethics of Pairing Deadly Force, AIWASHINGTON — The Defense Department will invest the $12 billion to $15 billion
‘The Terminator Conundrum’: Pentagon Weighs Ethics of Pairing Deadly Force, AI
Air Force Times / Posted 16 days ago
WASHINGTON — The Defense Department will invest the $12 billion to $15 billion from its fiscal year 2017 budget slotted for developing a Third Offset Strategy on several relatively small bets, hoping to produce game-changing technology, the vice... Read more
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Business Insider
This statistic is spelling big trouble for the auto industryCar dealers may be coming off of their biggest sales year ever, but the future
This statistic is spelling big trouble for the auto industry
Business Insider / Posted 20 days ago
Car dealers may be coming off of their biggest sales year ever, but the future for the auto industry looks murkier as the percentage of Americans with a driver’s license continues to fall. Just 77 percent of Americans aged 16 to 44 held drivers... Read more
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Connecticut Post
This could cause the next crisis between China and the USOn January 16, Taiwan broke a series of firsts in its national elections. For
This could cause the next crisis between China and the US
Connecticut Post / Posted 20 days ago
On January 16, Taiwan broke a series of firsts in its national elections. For the first time, a woman, lawyer Dr. Tsai Ing-wen, won the presidency. Simultaneously, her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won an outright majority in the Legislative... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Citadel Is Breached: Congress Taps the Fed for Infrastructure FundingIn a landmark infrastructure bill passed in December, Congress finally penetrat
The Citadel Is Breached: Congress Taps the Fed for Infrastructure Funding
Op-Ed News / Posted 21 days ago
In a landmark infrastructure bill passed in December, Congress finally penetrated the Fed's "independence" by tapping its reserves and bank dividends for infrastructure funding. The bill was a start. But some experts, including Congressional... Read more
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ESPN
Adande: Sharpening MLK's vision of an ongoing justice questIf there's one mistake we make on days such as today, when we honor Martin Luth
Adande: Sharpening MLK's vision of an ongoing justice quest
ESPN / Posted 21 days ago
If there's one mistake we make on days such as today, when we honor Martin Luther King Jr., it is limiting our focus to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the "I Have a Dream" speech and the march on Selma. That "greatest hits" approach fails to account for... Read more
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Alaska Public
UAE’s Emergence on the World’s Stage: Overview of UAE-US Relations Consul General Abdulla Alsaboosi, consul general of the United Arab Emirates
UAE’s Emergence on the World’s Stage: Overview of UAE-US Relations
Alaska Public / Posted 24 days ago
Consul General Abdulla Alsaboosi, consul general of the United Arab Emirates in Los Angeles Consul General Abdulla Alsaboosi The Honorable Abdulla Alsaboosi has been appointed... Read more
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Providence Business News
Brookings: Providence fifth-highest in nation for income inequalityPROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s capital city is the fifth-highest in the nation for
Brookings: Providence fifth-highest in nation for income inequality
Providence Business News / Posted 24 days ago
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s capital city is the fifth-highest in the nation for income inequality, behind Boston, New Orleans, Atlanta and Cincinnati, according to a report from The Brookings Institute. Brookings said it focused on the difference... Read more
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Santa Fe Reporter
Power Plan AppealedAnimas River Lawsuit The state of New Mexico is one step closer to suing the E
Power Plan Appealed
Santa Fe Reporter / Posted 24 days ago
Animas River Lawsuit The state of New Mexico is one step closer to suing the Environmental Protection Agency for its role in the 3-million-gallon toxic sludge dumped into the Animas River last fall. Double Dipping A proposal that would allow... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Corporal punishment in schools still happens in these statesEach year, tens of thousands of American students are still paddled, spanked or
Corporal punishment in schools still happens in these states
Houston Chronicle / Posted 25 days ago
Each year, tens of thousands of American students are still paddled, spanked or otherwise struck by school faculty as corporal punishment, finds a new report by the Brooking Institute. Federal data shows 166,807 students received corporal punishment... Read more
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Deseret News
Earned Income Tax Credit provides better poverty relief than raising the minimum wageA recent study on the impact of increasing the minimum wage offers an important
Earned Income Tax Credit provides better poverty relief than raising the minimum wage
Deseret News / Posted 28 days ago
A recent study on the impact of increasing the minimum wage offers an important perspective in the ongoing debate over policies aimed at equalizing income and increasing fairness in the labor market. In short, the research suggests raising the... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Financial firsts: Prepare for added expenses and a lot of joy with first babyDavid and Lauren Bonney had been married four years, when they had their first
Financial firsts: Prepare for added expenses and a lot of joy with first baby
The Oklahoman / Posted 29 days ago
David and Lauren Bonney had been married four years, when they had their first child, a boy named Max. They are now expecting a girl and better prepared this time around for the expenses children bring. According to an annual study performed by the... Read more

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