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Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks.<p>But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning, leading victims to wonder if the church will ever …

Catholicism

Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

Immigration

Naturalized Americans could lose their citizenship with thousands of cases under review

Federal officials are reviewing the citizenship petition process of more than 2,500 people who became naturalized American citizens, in search of …

Immigration

Japan activated an elite marine unit for the first time since World War II to counter China — and it's getting ready for its first naval exercise

Just a few months after activating its elite Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade for the first time since World War II, Japan plans to send the crisis-response force modeled off the US Marine Corps on its first naval exercise before the end of the year.<p>Japan disbanded its military after World War …

Military

Be a Better Programmer with these 40 Mathematics Courses

The Ultimate Course and Book list to be an expert in Mathematics and Programming<p>We’re so scared of Mathematics. <b>Why?</b><p>because,<p><b>We Fear What We Don’t</b> …

Mathematics

How One Sniper Killed an ISIS Fighter from 3,871 Yards Away

How One Sniper Killed an ISIS Fighter from 3,871 Yards Away

Islamic State (ISIS)

A Songwriting Mystery Solved: Math Proves John Lennon Wrote 'In My Life'

Lennon-McCartney is likely one of the most famous songwriting credits in music. John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote lyrics and music for almost 200 songs and The Beatles have sold hundreds of millions of albums. The story goes that the two Beatles agreed as teenagers to the joint credit for all …

Paul McCartney

Traveling While Muslim: The Case of the Exploding Chocolate

I got harassed at the airport by Customs and Border Patrol. Good thing I’m a lawyer—in the Trump era, others aren’t so lucky.<p>After a week of exhausting travel in London, I wanted nothing more than to see my wife and children.<p>Customs and Border Patrol at Dulles had other plans.<p>On Aug. 6, I landed on …

Civil Rights

How to Use the HSL Sliders on Your Photos in Lightroom

One of the quickest and most powerful ways to achieve a signature look in Lightroom is by taking advantage of the HSL sliders. This excellent …

Tutorials

Here Are 8 Lightroom Tips & Tricks Every Outdoor Photographer Should Know (VIDEO)

If you’re still learning about all that Lightroom has to offer (and who isn’t?), it’s great to get insider knowledge on some of the key hidden …

Tutorials

New Wi-Fi attack cracks WPA2 passwords with ease

The common Wi-Fi security standard is no longer as secure as you think.<p>A new way to compromise the WPA/WPA2 security protocols has been accidentally …

Information Systems

Week 62: Trump’s Losing a Tabloid War to His Own Lawyer

Michael Cohen and company are running circles around the president. But to what end?<p>Not since Donald Trump salted the New York tabloids in the 1980s and ’90s with his signature formula of leaks, lies and lunacy has our daily news diet tasted so vividly of scandal. The New York <i>Daily News</i> may be near …

Donald Trump

We Tested The Lightest, Most Compact Sleep System Ever

It’s not often that I get to test a new product that genuinely changes my life. But that's the case with Therm-A-Rest’s new UberLite sleeping pad. Weighing just 8.8 ounces in its six-foot long, regular-length configuration, this pad offers just as much comfort as the rest of the brand's NeoAir line …

Backpacking

The Essential Professional f2.8 Zoom Lenses for Every Camera System

<i>For professional photographers, a professional zoom lens is crucial to our kit; here’s a selection of professional zoom lenses that rated high in our</i> …

Cameras

Once again, ‘fake news’ decried by Trump turns out to be true

<i>“I wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what I said was correct. … When I make a statement, I like to be correct. I want the facts. … Before I make a statement, I need the facts.”</i><br>— <b>President Trump, Aug. 15, 2017</b><p>At the Fact Checker, we have vetted many statements by President Trump — …

Donald Trump

Microsoft provides free lessons for quantum computing basics

Want to learn more about quantum computing and how to program in the Q# language? Microsoft just launched Quantum Katas, an open source project that …

Quantum Computing

Why I’m No Longer a Russiagate Skeptic

Facts are piling up, and it’s getting harder to deny what’s staring us in the face.<p>When I wrote, back in February, that I was skeptical that President Donald Trump would ever be proved to have secretly colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 election in his favor, I mistyped.<p>What I meant to write was …

Donald Trump

After talks, NKorea accuses US of 'gangster-like' demands

TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has delivered a dose of harsh reality to Donald Trump, bashing hopes for a quick denuclearization deal in a pointed rebuke to the president's top envoy while accusing the U.S. of making "gangster-like" demands.<p>After the historic U.S.-North Korea summit …

Immigrant PhD candidate rocked by sudden US Army discharge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He jumped at the chance to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University.<p>In 2016, Zhao enlisted in the U.S. …

Military

White Evangelicals Will Never Make America Great Again

Donald Trump’s presidency continues to overflow with the creation and upholding of racist policies, sexual scandals, childish virtual chest-puffing over Twitter and a general disregard for the well-being of the rest of the world. This is not particularly shocking if you consider the things he …

Race & Ethnicity

Some questions in Trump-Russia dossier now finding answers

An Associated Press review finds some truth but many open questions in the controversial dossier of campaign memos on a purported alliance between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Russian government.<p>The once-confidential memos, drafted by former British spy Christopher Steele, unleashed …

Russia

Brazilian boy, 9, released to mom after US judge's order

CHICAGO (AP) — A Brazilian mother and 9-year-old son separated at the U.S.-Mexico border were together again Thursday after a federal judge in Chicago ordered the U.S. government to release the boy, in one of the first examples of an urgent petition for court intervention successfully reuniting …

How to Hack Wi-Fi: Disabling Security Cameras on Any Wireless Network with Aireplay-Ng

Electronic warfare tactics work by jamming, disrupting, or disabling the technology a target uses to perform a critical function, and IoT devices are …

Philippine president slammed for calling God 'stupid'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president, notorious for having cursed the pope and world leaders like former U.S. President Barack Obama, has sparked new outrage by calling God "stupid" in Asia's largest Catholic country.<p>Opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV shot back Monday by describing …

Solar pushes mid-day electricity prices below zero in Queensland

Wholesale electricity prices in Queensland go negative in middle of the day, underlining the case for storage as more large-scale solar projects …

Hasty immigration order gives way to West Wing tensions

The president, who often asks officials to give him executive orders, got his way amid an escalating crisis this week – but now faces new headaches as a result.<p>Facing an unprecedented outpouring of public outrage this week over the separation of migrant families at the border, President Donald …

Enforcement, Not Separation, Is the Issue

President Donald Trump climbed down on separating families at the border, but the underlying argument is not going away.<p>The central question at the border isn’t whether we should separate families — even most hard-liners in the Trump administration would prefer to hold families together — but …

Orlando International Airport to scan faces of US citizens

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's busiest airport will be the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, officials said Thursday, a move that pleases airport executives but worries privacy advocates.<p>Officials at Orlando International …

Governor orders probe of abuse claims by immigrant children

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia's governor ordered state officials Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility who said they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.<p>Gov. Ralph …

More than 600 members of Jeff Sessions' church just charged him with violating church rules

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church have issued a formal complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a fellow church member, charging that his "zero tolerance" policy on immigration violates church rules and may constitute child abuse.<p>The complaint charges Sessions …

United Methodist