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States could face severe flooding, other problems in Midwest

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18

CHICAGO — Several states could see severe flooding and other weather-related problems amid a storm system that has brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains.

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Israeli media: Netanyahu confidant to testify against him

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18

JERUSALEM — Israeli media reported Wednesday that one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has turned state witness and will incriminate him in corruption allegations, the latest in a dizzying series of developments that threaten to topple the beleaguered Israeli leader.

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Lebanon gets tough on the press ahead of elections

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18

BEIRUT — A string of court cases and judicial investigations against Lebanese media figures is testing this country's reputation as a forum for ideas in a region blanketed by censorship and threats to the press.

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Israeli media: Netanyahu confidant to testify against him

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18

JERUSALEM — Israeli media reported Wednesday that one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has turned state witness and will incriminate him in corruption allegations, the latest in a dizzying series of developments that threaten to topple the beleaguered Israeli leader.

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Lebanon gets tough on the press ahead of elections

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18

BEIRUT — A string of court cases and judicial investigations against Lebanese media figures is testing this country's reputation as a forum for ideas in a region blanketed by censorship and threats to the press.

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Israeli media: Netanyahu confidant to testify against him

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18

JERUSALEM — Israeli media reported Wednesday that one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has turned state witness and will incriminate him in corruption allegations, the latest in a dizzying series of developments that threaten to topple the beleaguered Israeli leader.

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Lebanon gets tough on the press ahead of elections

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18

BEIRUT — A string of court cases and judicial investigations against Lebanese media figures is testing this country's reputation as a forum for ideas in a region blanketed by censorship and threats to the press.

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New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18

BEIRUT — New airstrikes and shelling on the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, a rescue organization and a monitoring group said.

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New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18

BEIRUT — New airstrikes and shelling on the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, a rescue organization and a monitoring group said.

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Migrant deported by Israel back to Africa recounts ordeal

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18

KAMPALA, Uganda — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not return to Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a desert jail for illegally staying in Israel.

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New strikes kill 10 in rebel-held suburbs of Syrian capital

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18

BEIRUT — New airstrikes and shelling on the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, a rescue organization and a monitoring group said.

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Migrant deported by Israel back to Africa recounts ordeal

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18

KAMPALA, Uganda — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not return to Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a desert jail for illegally staying in Israel.

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10 things to know, Wednesday, Feb. 21

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
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In South Korea's Olympic hills, traces of the North abound

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18

GOSEONG, South Korea — A former seaside villa for North Korea's ruling Kim family. A captured North Korean spy submarine. A front-line observatory that allows curious visitors to peer at parts of a picturesque North Korean mountain across the heavily-mined Demilitarized Zone.

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10 things to know, Wednesday, Feb. 21

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Categories: Misc

In South Korea's Olympic hills, traces of the North abound

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18

GOSEONG, South Korea — A former seaside villa for North Korea's ruling Kim family. A captured North Korean spy submarine. A front-line observatory that allows curious visitors to peer at parts of a picturesque North Korean mountain across the heavily-mined Demilitarized Zone.

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Billy Graham, minister to presidents and millions worldwide, dies at 99

Medina Gazette - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:18

When a young religious crusader named Billy Graham began preaching to the masses after World War II, he wore bright gabardine suits with loud, wide ties and argyle socks to show that Christianity wasn’t dreary.

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Dish separates out Sling TV subscribers for first time, reports 47% growth

9to5Mac - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:06

Dish Network has for the first time separated out its Dish TV and Sling TV subscriber numbers. The company revealed the figures in its year-end financials for 2017 …

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Wingers Melt Down As Twitter Finally Purges Russian Bots

Crooks and Liars - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:00
Wingers Melt Down As Twitter Finally Purges Russian Bots

Those poor, poor wingnuts! Someone took away their imaginary friends:

Today, our thoughts and prayers are with the #MAGA brigade, as they howl in despair after half their Twitter followers vanished overnight.

The reason? Those ‘cruel leftist libs’ at Twitter just purged a load of Russian bots, it seems – leading (hilariously) to right-wing Tweeters losing their sh*t. They think it’s some kind of left-wing conspiracy, whereas in fact, Twitter appears to have just deleted a bunch of non-existent fascists controlled from St Petersburg.

Not seeming to realise the irony, many are sharing their agony online with the hashtag #TwitterLockout.

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The Car of the Future Will Sell Your Data

Slashdot - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:00
Picture this: You're driving home from work, contemplating what to make for dinner, and as you idle at a red light near your neighborhood pizzeria, an ad offering $5 off a pepperoni pie pops up on your dashboard screen. Are you annoyed that your car's trying to sell you something, or pleasantly persuaded? From a report: Telenav, a company developing in-car advertising software, is betting you won't mind much. Car companies -- looking to earn some extra money -- hope so, too. Automakers have been installing wireless connections in vehicles and collecting data for decades. But the sheer volume of software and sensors in new vehicles, combined with artificial intelligence that can sift through data at ever-quickening speeds, means new services and revenue streams are quickly emerging. The big question for automakers now is whether they can profit off all the driver data they're capable of collecting without alienating consumers or risking backlash from Washington. "Carmakers recognize they're fighting a war over customer data," said Roger Lanctot, who works with automakers on data monetization as a consultant for Strategy Analytics. "Your driving behavior, location, has monetary value, not unlike your search activity."

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