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Forced psych admission was suggested for Parkland shooter in 2016 – report

Calls for Florida teen Nikolas Cruz to be put in a mental hospital were ignored more than a year before he gunned down 17 former classmates and teachers. The new report adds to the string of official failings before the massacre. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and the Broward County sheriff’s office both recommended Cruz should be involuntarily ...

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White House staffer left encrypted email passwords at bus stop – report

A White House employee carelessly left his encrypted email password at a bus stop, according to a report. A picture of the bootprint-smeared note was posted online. White House staffer Ryan McAvoy left his ProtonMail account and passwords at a bus stop near his office, news outlet The Intercept reported Saturday. A source noticed the information written on a piece ...

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Fired ex-FBI 2nd man McCabe gave 'Russiagate' investigator Mueller his memos on Trump – report

Andrew McCabe, the freshly-fired ex-FBI deputy director, reportedly kept track of his interactions with US President Donald Trump and handed over his notes to “Russia collusion” probe chief FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller. McCabe’s alleged accounts of his personal meetings with Trump are believed to be similar in nature to what former FBI Director James Comey admitted to leaking to ...

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US ships targeted by Chinese cyber attackers, report alleges

According to new research, a Chinese cyber network is increasingly targeting US engineering and maritime entities, especially those connected to issues with the contested South China Sea, where the US has a military presence. FireEye, a California-based security firm, stated on Friday that a Chinese espionage group known as ‘Leviathon’ or ‘TEMP. Periscope’ has ramped up tracking efforts against US ...

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Mueller subpoenas Trump Organization, requesting documents on Russia – report

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents, including some related to Russia, according to a new report. It marks the first time that Mueller, who is investigating alleged collusion between Trump and Russia, has demanded documents directly related to President Donald Trump’s business. According to the NYT report, the subpoena was delivered in “recent weeks” and Mueller ...

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New forms of human trafficking revealed in charity report

Trafficked children are forced to peddle candy and other goods on the streets of US cities, anti-slavery campaigners have reported. The Polaris charity said it saw a 13 percent increase in reported abuses last year. The Washington-based charity is increasingly hearing of children “selling candy or other goods out of baskets out on the street…in major cities,” including New York ...

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Report calls for algorithmic transparency and education to fight fake news

A report commissioned by European lawmakers has called for more transparency from online platforms to help combat the spread of false information online. It also calls for urgent investment in media and information literacy education, and strategies to empower journalists and foster a diverse and sustainable news media ecosystem. The High-Level Expert Group (HLEG), which authored the report, was set ...

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Mysterious loud boom shakes Oklahoma, locals report green and orange flashes

Residents across Oklahoma and Texas were jostled from their daily routines after hearing a loud boom Tuesday afternoon. Many were left scratching their heads and watching the skies for the source of the explosive phenomenon. While the US Geological Survey has not reported any earthquakes in the region, the National Weather Services in Norman, Oklahoma has said it is possible ...

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Trump eyeing punitive tariffs on $60bn of Chinese imports, tech – report

The Trump administration is looking to impose additional tariffs on Chinese goods and plans to target Beijing’s telecommunications and technology sectors, reports say. US President Donald Trump is eying imposing tariffs on $ 60 billion of Chinese imports, Reuters reports via a White House source. Washington contemplated the tariffs after accusing Chinese technology companies of intellectual property theft, alleging that ...

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Russian businessman denies Sun report of his poisoning as fake news, ‘panic mongering’

London-based Russian businessman Georgy Shuppe has strongly denied reports of his poisoning, recently published by The Sun newspaper. He suggested that British reporters wanted to “agitate everyone” and sow “total panic.” “Nothing of what has happened there was connected with what they wrote in the newspaper. My illness had complications and I got into hospital. Yes, police were there, they ...

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