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How you can help Puerto Rico

Want to help? Here's information on how you can.

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PBS NewsHour

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Nearly all of the Puerto Rico's 3.4 million residents need assistance recovering from the storm. Here's how you can help.
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Don't unlock your phone with your face

Good advice.

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Why you shouldn’t unlock your phone with your face – freeCodeCamp

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Today Apple announced its new FaceID technology. It’s a new way to unlock your phone through facial recognition.
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The iPhone 10 years in

Ten years of iPhone. Good article outlines the progression.

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The iPhone 10 years in: Everything that's changed from 2007 to 2017

The original iPhone


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A decade's worth of iPhone design, features and more.
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Inside 9/11: The day that never ends

16 years ago today. Will never forget.

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Inside 9/11: The day that never ends

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Video — raw, chaotic and nearly inconceivable — offers a rare look into a day that continues to haunt the nation 16 years later.
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Stealing Signs From Yankees

Damned cheaters !

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How Red Sox Used Tech, Step by Step, to Steal Signs From Yankees

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Boston used an Apple Watch and video cameras to illegally gain an advantage, decoding the signs of the Yankees’ catcher to the pitcher.
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Barack Obama on DACA

Barack Obama shares his thoughts on today's decision by the Trump White House. He calls Trump’s decision ‘wrong,’ ‘self-defeating’ and ‘cruel’. I would add the word cowardly.

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Barack Obama

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Immigration can be a controversial topic. We all want safe, secure borders and a dynamic economy, and people of goodwill can have legitimate disagreements about how to fix our immigration system so that everybody plays by the rules. But that’s not what the action that the White House took today is about. This is about young people who grew up in America – kids who study in our schools, young adults who are starting careers, patriots who pledge allegiance to our flag. These Dreamers are Americans in their hearts, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper. They were brought to this country by their parents, sometimes even as infants. They may not know a country besides ours. They may not even know a language besides English. They often have no idea they’re undocumented until they apply for a job, or college, or a driver’s license.

Over the years, politicians of both parties have worked together to write legislation that would have told these young people – our young people – that if your parents brought you here as a child, if you’ve been here a certain number of years, and if you’re willing to go to college or serve in our military, then you’ll get a chance to stay and earn your citizenship. And for years while I was President, I asked Congress to send me such a bill. That bill never came. And because it made no sense to expel talented, driven, patriotic young people from the only country they know solely because of the actions of their parents, my administration acted to lift the shadow of deportation from these young people, so that they could continue to contribute to our communities and our country. We did so based on the well-established legal principle of prosecutorial discretion, deployed by Democratic and Republican presidents alike, because our immigration enforcement agencies have limited resources, and it makes sense to focus those resources on those who come illegally to this country to do us harm. Deportations of criminals went up.

Some 800,000 young people stepped forward, met rigorous requirements, and went through background checks. And America grew stronger as a result. But today, that shadow has been cast over some of our best and brightest young people once again. To target these young people is wrong – because they have done nothing wrong. It is self-defeating – because they want to start new businesses, staff our labs, serve in our military, and otherwise contribute to the country we love. And it is cruel. What if our kid’s science teacher, or our friendly neighbor turns out to be a Dreamer? Where are we supposed to send her? To a country she doesn’t know or remember, with a language she may not even speak? Let’s be clear: the action taken today isn’t required legally. It’s a political decision, and a moral question.

Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn’t threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us. They are that pitcher on our kid’s softball team, that first responder who helps out his community after a disaster, that cadet in ROTC who wants nothing more than to wear the uniform of the country that gave him a chance. Kicking them out won’t lower the unemployment rate, or lighten anyone’s taxes, or raise anybody’s wages. It is precisely because this action is contrary to our spirit, and to common sense, that business leaders, faith leaders, economists, and Americans of all political stripes called on the administration not to do what it did today.

And now that the White House has shifted its responsibility for these young people to Congress, it’s up to Members of Congress to protect these young people and our future. I’m heartened by those who’ve suggested that they should. And I join my voice with the majority of Americans who hope they step up and do it with a sense of moral urgency that matches the urgency these young people feel. Ultimately, this is about basic decency. This is about whether we are a people who kick hopeful young strivers out of America, or whether we treat them the way we’d want our own kids to be treated. It’s about who we are as a people – and who we want to be.

What makes us American is not a question of what we look like, or where our names come from, or the way we pray. What makes us American is our fidelity to a set of ideals – that all of us are created equal; that all of us deserve the chance to make of our lives what we will; that all of us share an obligation to stand up, speak out, and secure our most cherished values for the next generation. That’s how America has traveled this far. That’s how, if we keep at it, we will ultimately reach that more perfect union.
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Keep Making Bread

Of course they did. That's what decent and honest hardworking people do.

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Stand Up America

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"When they realized they were stuck, they decided to keep themselves busy and help the community and made as many loaves of bread as they could. By the time the owner managed to get to them, they had made so much bread that we took the loaves to loads of emergency centers across the city for people affected by the floods."
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Floating Fire Ants in Texas

This is why insects will survive way after the human race has completely damaged the environment or bombed themselves to death.

Insects are highly adaptable and have a killer survival instinct that humans no longer possess.

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Yes, That's a Huge Floating Mass of Live Fire Ants in Texas

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Floods make them more venomous and more aggressive.
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Antifa? White nationalist? A glossary from CNN

Good overview that outlines the players in this drama for those of you that may not have been following these events.

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Antifa? White nationalist? A glossary for today's political climate — CNN

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Much of today's rhetoric uses words that aren't even in the dictionary. Alt-right. 'Alt-left.' Antifa. The list goes on. Here's a glossary of phrases infiltrating our political vocabulary:
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Why They Came to Charlottesville

So ask yourself this; if they came to your town, your neighborhood, where you live and work: How would you confront this threat?




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Opinion | Why the Nazis Came to Charlottesville

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And why I was wrong not to confront them.

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