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US Secret Service employee among 2,300 suspected child sex offenders nabbed in nationwide operation

A three-month operation has resulted in the arrest of more than 2,300 suspected child sex offenders, including a Secret Service employee, the Justice Department has announced. The investigation also identified 383 abused children. The nationwide operation, dubbed “Broken Heart,” ended in May. Conducted by Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) taskforces working in all 50 states, the operation was carried out ...

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Secret missile-launch or lens flare? Bizarre streak over naval station triggers conspiracy theories

A mysterious object spotted over an air base in Washington state has the US navy and experts wondering what could have caused the phenomenon. So far, a missile launch and a meteor flash have been ruled out as explanations. On Sunday morning, at 3:56am Greg Johnson of Skunk Bay Weather managed to capture a mysterious vertical light streak on the ...

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UK wants to unlock century-old secret fund to pay off national debt

The UK government intends to force open a £475 million ($ 640 million) charity fund untouched since 1928. It wants to put the money towards paying off national debt. The National Fund was established 90 years ago when an anonymous benefactor donated £500,000 on the condition that it must stay untouched until it was large enough to pay off the ...

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‘No secret’: Western countries have known Novichok formula for decades, German media report

A sample of Novichok, the nerve agent allegedly used to poison the Skripals, was obtained by German intelligence back in the 1990s, local media report. The substance has since been studied and produced by NATO countries. Western countries, including the US and the UK, have long been aware of the chemical makeup of the nerve agent known as Novichok, a ...

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Lost city uncovered: 3,200yo tablets reveal secret, royal location (PHOTOS)

A collection of 3,200 year old tablets discovered concealed inside jugs have revealed the location of an ancient lost royal Mesopotamian city in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Archaeologists from the University of Tübingen in Germany uncovered the tablets in 2017, after finding them hidden inside a collection of ceramic jugs in Bassetki in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The ...

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Twitter has an unlaunched ‘Secret’ encrypted messages feature

Buried inside Twitter’s Android app is a “Secret conversation” option that if launched would allow users to send encrypted direct messages. The feature could make Twitter a better home for sensitive communications that often end up on encrypted messaging apps like Signal, Telegram or WhatsApp. The encrypted DMs option was first spotted inside the Twitter for Android application package (APK) ...

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Switzerland v Soviet Union: Secret files reveal neutral nation’s covert resistance plan

The release of a long-delayed report into an anti-communist paramilitary group that operated in Switzerland during the Cold War has revealed secret plans to combat a Soviet invasion of western Europe. READ MORE: Swiss fly-tippers plague French towns to escape waste charges The ‘Cornu’ report into Projekt-26, a stay-behind army charged with countering a possible invasion of Switzerland, had been ...

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‘Are you pro-Putin? Do you hold secret meetings?’ – NY watchdog asks Russian pancake chain

The Russiagate-inspired frenzy seemingly hit a new low when a routine sanitary inspection in New York turned into an investigation into Putin ties and “secret meetings in the basement” at a well-known Russian food chain. A New York sanitary inspector posed “astonishing questions” to Teremok, one of Russia’s largest fast-food chains that specializes in traditional cuisine, according to its founder ...

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Motivated by vendetta or personal grievance: Secret Service report describes the average mass killer

The average mass attacker in America is not an ISIS terrorist or a child with an AR-15. He is male, middle-aged, and aggressively self-centered. He has a history of mental illness and is fuelled by a personal vendetta. That is according to the US Secret Service, which profiled the perpetrators of the 28 mass attacks that took place in public ...

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Secret microLED labs, Apple R&D, and the future of product margins

Over the weekend, Mark Gurman at Bloomberg reported that Apple has apparently built out a microLED display laboratory in California for testing and manufacturing small batches of the next-generation screen technology, presumably for its iPhone and other devices. Apple had previously acquired microLED startup LuxVue in 2014. The news of a secret research lab fits into a larger narrative about ...

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