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Trump is Right: Terror Fight is Battle of ‘Good vs. Evil’

Michael Goodwin, NY PostIn his speech in Saudi Arabia, President Trump called on his Muslim audience to unite in pursuing the one goal that transcends every other consideration. That goal is to meet history’s great test â?¦ … Read the referenced story here: Trump is Right: Terror Fight is Battle of ‘Good vs. Evil’

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Oklahoma budget crisis spurs battle among oilmen

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An impasse among Oklahoma lawmakers over how to fix the state’s worst budget problem in decades has sent the legislature spiraling into chaos and focused blame on the usually sacrosanct oil and natural gas industry for not paying more taxes. The industry has historically been the key driver of the state’s economy, providing tens of thousands of jobs and accounting for about 13 percent of Oklahoma’s household earnings. But a sharp cut approved two years ago in … Read the referenced story here: Oklahoma…

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Technology 

AlphaGo Is Back to Battle Mere Humans—and It’s Smarter Than Ever

Google’s Go-playing AI is in China to take on the world’s top-ranked player, and WIRED will be there for every move. The post AlphaGo Is Back to Battle Mere Humans—and It’s Smarter Than Ever appeared first on WIRED. … Read the referenced story here: AlphaGo Is Back to Battle Mere Humans—and It’s Smarter Than Ever

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Lessons from the Battle of Midway

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review OnlineSeventy-five years ago (June 4-7, 1942), the astonishing American victory at the Battle of Midway changed the course of the Pacific War. Just six months after the catastrophic Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. crushed the Imperial Japanese Navy off Midway Island (about 1,300 miles northwest of Honolulu), sinking four of its aircraft carriers. Midway referred to the small atoll roughly halfway between North America and Asia. But to Americans, Midway became a barometer of military progress. Just half a year after being…

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