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Ex-hedge fund manager founds school in Somaliland

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The mission of Abaarso School of Science and Technology is to produce the future leaders of Somaliland. Almost 90 percent of Abaarso’s first graduating class got accepted to international colleges, including in the U.S. If President Trump’s travel ban goes into effect, the next group of Abaarso students headed for American universities …

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Judge Alex Kozinski’s advice for President Trump

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Judge Kozinski warns that when any litigant, including Trump, insults a judge it only highlights the weakness of their position. In weighing the travel ban, Judge Kozinski says fellow judges should not hold elected officials like President Trump hostage to what they said while campaigning. Capital punishment should be by …

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Democratic Party's model is "failing," Sanders says

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WASHINGTON — The Democratic Party’s model is “failing,” and if voter turnout doesn’t grow “there is no future forward for the Democratic Party,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont. “Well, I think what is clear to anyone who looks at where the Democratic Party today is that the model of the …

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In Alaska, budget cuts threaten the fight against climate change

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The 47th Earth Day on Saturday was marked by hundreds of rallies around the world to support the sciences and defend climate research that the White House is threatening to no longer fund.  Alaska may be ground zero for these cuts, despite environmental changes that have scientists deeply concerned. Jeremy Mathis, …

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Blockbuster video's unexpected sequel

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We have a real BLAST FROM THE PAST: Conor Knighton has spotted a retail survivor in a surprising place:  “I can’t tell you how many business cards I’ve given out to people ‘cause they literally do not believe that I’m from Blockbuster,” said Kevin Daymude. He’s the manager of a …

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WikiLeaks releases more CIA docs as U.S. weighs charges

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WASHINGTON — WikiLeaks released what it claims is the 31-page user guide for a CIA device code-named “Weeping Angel.” It can turn some Samsung TVs into surveillance tools with an implant for recording audio from a TV’s built-in microphone. Posted online Friday, the release is the latest dump of classified …

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Ala. congressman fields tough questions during town-hall marathon

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Congress goes back to work Monday after a two-week recess. Some Republicans who returned to their districts avoided tough questions from constituents, but not Congressman Bradley Byrne. The Alabama lawmaker held 11 town halls in four days. He drove himself and his staff across rural Alabama, where he fielded concerns …

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