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Google plans to start blocking Flash in Chrome this year

Monday May 16, 2016 – Flash’s death has been slow and painful, and now Google is planning to deal it another blow. Google has detailed plans to start blocking most Flash content with Chrome, with the change targeted toward the end of this year. Under its current vision, nearly every website would have Flash content blocked by default. Visitors would ...

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Will the Olympics go on? Three major concerns in Rio, addressed

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are slated to start in August, but there are rumblings of concern about civil unrest, and the threat of the Zika virus still looms large. The question of whether or not Rio can pull off the Olympic Games has been debated for months, but with the Opening Ceremonies less than three months away, ...

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House to hold IRS impeachment hearing for Koskinen over Lerner emails

Friday May 13, 2016 – House Republicans on Friday announced hearings to investigate whether IRS Commissioner John Koskinen misled Congress and violated a subpoena, taking the first steps that could ultimately lead to his impeachment over the tax agency’s tea party targeting. Impeachment is still very unlikely, particularly given the short amount of work days left in this Congress and ...

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U.S. Gives Sweeping Guidance to Schools on Transgender Students

Friday May 13, 2016 – The Obama administration sent a letter Friday to every public school district in America warning them they should allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, or risk losing federal funding. The sweeping guidance does not have the force of law but warns that schools that don’t comply could face lawsuits ...

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Law Makers Consider; How Much Is Too Much Marijuana to Drive?

Friday May 13, 2016 – It’s relatively easy to determine when someone is too drunk to drive. If a driver’s blood-alcohol level is 0.08 percent or higher, that person is considered legally impaired. But a study says that measuring the effects of marijuana on drivers is far trickier, and that blood tests are an unreliable indication of impairment by cannabis. ...

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Student shot, wounded at South Carolina high school

Friday May 13, 2016 – GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities said they were not actively seeking a shooter after a student wounded in a shooting at a South Carolina high school was taken to the hospital Friday morning. The shooting happened in the cafeteria at Southside High School in Greenville, according to officials with the Greenville County School District. Spokeswoman ...

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Leading Hezbollah Commander Killed in Syria

Friday May 13, 2016 – Mustafa Badreddine, Hezbollah’s top military commander, reportedly was killed in a recent explosion in Syria. “The message is that a martyred commander has joined the convoy of martyred leaders,” Hezbollah Cabinet Minister Hussein Haj Hassan told The Associated Press. “He boosts us with his martyrdom with strength, glory, will and intention to continue the fight ...

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