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Ex-CIA operative says US has long meddled in elections, but it’s OK since they are ‘god cops’

As Democrats indict Russians over “election meddling,” former CIA officers say the US has been interfering in foreign elections for decades and “hopefully” will keep doing so because it has the moral high ground. In an article published in the New York Times on Saturday, former CIA officers and several researchers, who have been studying covert US intelligence operations for ...

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Amazon’s Alexa Skills Developer Console gets its biggest redesign since launch

Amazon today is rolling out the biggest makeover for its Alexa Skills Kit Developer Console – the console where voice app developers create their skills – since its debut back in 2015. The new console has been redesigned with a focus on improving developer workflows, says Amazon. It now offers separate sections for “build,” “test,” “launch,” and “measure” – meaning developers ...

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Risks of interstate conflict higher than any time since end of Cold War – DNI chief

The risk of interstate conflict is higher now than at any time since the end of the Cold War, according to US Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats. The most immediate threats over the next year come from North Korea and from “Saudi-Iranian use of proxies in their rivalry,” Coats said during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday. “At ...

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‘Crisis mode’: Flint kids’ reading level falls 75% since lead contamination

Reading skills in Flint, Michigan are plummeting as the city continues to feel the effects of lead poisoning four years after the water crisis began. Reading proficiency among third graders in Flint has dropped from 41.8 percent in 2013 to 10.7 percent in 2017. Flint switched its water supply in April 2014, which sparked the water’s lead contamination. Officials failed ...

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‘Crisis mode’: Flint kids’ reading level falls 75% since lead contamination

Reading skills in Flint, Michigan are plummeting as the city continues to feel the effects of lead poisoning four years after the water crisis began. Reading proficiency among third graders in Flint has dropped from 41.8 percent in 2013 to 10.7 percent in 2017. Flint switched its water supply in April 2014, which sparked the water’s lead contamination. Officials failed ...

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Bitcoin leads cryptocurrency carnage, crashing below $8,000 for 1st time since November

The cryptocurrency market continued to plunge on Friday with investors dumping digital coins after another global regulator announced an upcoming crackdown. Read more Bitcoin fell below $ 8,000, shedding 60 percent of its value in a matter of 45 days, when a $ 20,000 record was broken. Numbers two and three, ethereum and ripple, plunged 28 and 33 percent respectively. ...

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Party like it’s 2014: Russian oil drillers reap profits not seen since days of $100 crude

Though current oil prices are still far from their peak of four years ago, Russian drillers are having best start to the year since 2015. And the key reason for that is the relatively-weak national currency. Stocks in Russian energy companies have started the year with impressive growth thanks to increased prices for crude futures as well as the ruble ...

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Bitcoin crashes below $10,000, losing over half its value since last month’s record

The world’s most valuable cryptocurrency, bitcoin, has lost over half its value since it smashed the $ 20,000 barrier in mid-December. The price of the cryptocurrency dropped to $ 9,555 at 15:00 GMT on Wednesday. “The cryptocurrency market is experiencing a serious attack from speculators,” Gleb Zadoya, head of analytics at Analitika Online said in email comments to RT. “The ...

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Is fractured Libya finally ‘ready for democracy’ almost 7yrs since NATO ‘liberation’? (DEBATE)

Almost 7 years since NATO’s intervention left Libya in shambles, the country’s military strongman says it is still “not yet ready for democracy.” RT’s guests debate whether the UN-backed elections could help unite Libyans. It took a multi-state NATO coalition seven months to bomb out Libya and topple Muammar Gaddafi after the United Nations Security Council authorized a ‘no-fly zone’ ...

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