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Key takeaways from Robert Mueller’s Congressional testimony

July 26, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: FBI Director Robert Meuller testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) By Michael Balsamo WASHINGTON— Robert Mueller refused to play the part. Not for Republicans and not for Democrats. In back-to-back hearings before the House Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee,…

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Deepfake videos pose a threat, but ‘dumbfakes’ may be worse

July 26, 2019

Hany Farid, a digital forensics expert at the University of California at Berkeley, gestures as he views video clips in his office (AP Photo/Ben Margot) By Beatrice Dupuy and Barbara Ortutay  ASSOCIATED PRESS Sophisticated phony videos called deepfakes have attracted plenty of attention as a possible threat to election integrity. But a bigger problem for the…

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AP Was There: Man walks on the moon

July 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: This is the official crew portrait of the Apollo 11 astronauts. Pictured from left to right are: Neil A. Armstrong, Commander; Michael Collins, Module Pilot; Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Lunar Module Pilot. (Photo Credit: NASA ) By John Barbour associated press SPACE CENTER, Houston — This story was first published after NASA astronauts Neil…

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The Black Women of NASA — Celebrating their early contributions to the space race

July 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation Facility, originally founded in 1993 to contribute to the safety and success of NASA’s highest-profile missions, was renamed in honor of human computer and storied NASA icon Katherine Johnson. The redesignation was marked with a ceremony on July 2 at the facility, in Fairmont, West Virginia. The renaming…

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The Black Women of NASA — Celebrating their early contributions to the space race

July 19, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Jeanette Scissum (Image credit: NASA/MSFC) Jeanette A. Scissum, scientist and mathematician at NASA Marshall Jeanette Scissum joined NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in 1964 after earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics from Alabama A&M University. Scissum published a NASA report in 1967, “Survey of Solar Cycle Prediction Models,” which put forward techniques…

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Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

July 17, 2019

By MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN GENEVA (AP) — The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people . A WHO expert committee declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health…

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No charges for police officer in chokehold death of Eric Garner

July 16, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t bring civil rights charges against a New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The decision not to bring charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo comes a day before the statute of limitations was set to…

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Schools still struggling with how to teach about slavery

July 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Corrie Davis, left, picks up her son Turner from Big Shanty Elementary School in Kennesaw, Ga. The previous month, the school invited fifth-graders to dress up as characters from the Civil War. Davis says a white student dressed as a plantation owner approached her son and said “You are my slave.” She requested…

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Will White House advisory council act end America’s affordable housing crisis?

July 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Ta-Nehisi Coates By Charlene Crowell TriceEdneyWire.com Nearly 90 years ago, Kelly Miller,  a Black sociologist and mathematician, said, “The Negro is up against the white man’s standard, without the white man’s opportunity.”  As the first Black man to enroll as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in 1908, Miller also authored a…

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In Memoriam: Disney actor Cameron Boyce dies at age 20

July 12, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Cameron Boyce (Photo: Shutterstock) associated press LOS ANGELES — Actor Cameron Boyce, known for his roles in the Disney Channel franchise “Descendants” and the Adam Sandler “Grown Ups” movies, has died. He was 20 years old. Boyce, who played Carlos Oscar De Vil in “Descendants,” died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles,…

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