Michael  Shurr

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Obama Overseeing Reagan-esque Political Transformation

News<p>President Barack Obama’s time in the White House is beginning to wind down and the discussions about his legacy will soon start to outnumber those about his policies. The numbers suggest that the nation has undergone an ideological shift during his time in the Oval Office, a trend that might be …

Clinton pitches to working Americans at presidential campaign rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised on Saturday to fight for a fairer society for ordinary Americans, staking out a place on the left to cut off any budding challenge for the Democratic nomination.<p>In the first major rally of her campaign for the November 2016 …

Hillary Clinton unleashes attack on Wall Street

Hillary Clinton took a page out of President Obama's class warfare book.<p>In her first major campaign speech, the Democratic presidential contender on Saturday tore into CEOs, hedge fund managers, Corporate America -- and the Republicans who support them.<p>Here's what she had to say about Wall Street …

British spies removed from operations after Russia and China crack codes to leaked Snowden files

MI6 has been forced to pull spies out of operations due to Russia and China cracking encrypted documents stolen by US whistleblower Edward Snowden<p>Britain has had to remove its spies from live operations after Russia and China allegedly cracked top secret files stolen by US whistleblower Edward …

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Pentagon's YouTube war with Russia

After Russian jet buzzes U.S. warship, Defense Department posts video to sway public opinion.<p>The West’s simmering standoff with Russia has prompted the Pentagon to reach for a new weapon: YouTube.<p>Defense officials have concluded it’s no longer enough to lodge formal complaints when Russian bombers …

US seeks to store military weapons and vehicles in eastern European countries

The US is poised to store battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other heavy weapons for as many as 5,000 troops in several Baltic and eastern European countries, the New York Times reported on Saturday.<p>The move is aimed at deterring any possible further Russian aggression in Europe, and …

White House not ruling out even more troops in Iraq

The White House on Thursday did not rule out sending even more troops to Iraq, a day after the administration announced a plan to send 450 military advisers to an additional Iraqi base to help Iraqi forces reclaim the city of Ramadi from Islamic State.<p>Pentagon and White House officials sketched out …

Skype for Windows touch-first app loses out to desktop alternative

Starting July 7, Microsoft will start "retiring" the Modern/Windows Store version of Skype and will migrate users of that version to the existing Windows desktop version.<p>"With the upcoming release of Windows 10 for PCs, it makes sense to use the Skype application optimized for mouse and keyboards …

Florida brothers sentenced for plot to detonate bomb in New York City

MIAMI (Reuters) - Two Florida brothers, one of whom said he bicycled around New York City to scope out targets, were sentenced on Thursday to prison for plotting to explode a bomb in the city in 2012, the U.S. Justice Department said.<p>Broward Sheriff's Office booking photographs show Sheheryar Alam …

A ‘Smart Burst’ Feature May Soon Arrive in Android’s Camera App

If you use the Camera app on an Android phone, you may soon be getting a fancy new feature called Smart Burst, which will let you capture a …

UN peacekeepers buy sex with cellphones, TVs: report

A third of allegations of sexual abuse by UN personnel involve a minor under 18, according to the report by the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) obtained by AFP on Thursday.<p>Interviews done with victims in Haiti and Liberia suggest that the United Nations is downplaying the scale of the …

Apple is setting itself up for a giant iPad

Some of the most interesting features Apple unveiled this week for its iOS 9 operating system were new controls specifically designed for the iPad.<p>These included:<p><b>A new split-screen mode</b> to quickly open a second app in the right column and then slide it away. For example, you could quickly slide the …

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