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First Waco biker trial could have domino effect on others

WACO, Texas (AP) — Steel barriers and sheriff’s deputies surrounded the courthouse in Waco, Texas, in a show of heightened security as the trial began for an alleged leader of the Bandidos biker gang in connection to the deadliest shootout between biker groups in U.S. history. But experts say the trial – the first stemming from the fatal May 2015 shooting – could reach far beyond the single case, as the government tries to convict other leaders and dozens of members. It has been nearly … Read the referenced story here:…

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How Islam Could Help Prevent More Sex Abuse Scandals

Qasim Rashid, IndependentIf the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse revelations shocked you, then you’re dangerously ignorant to reality. According to RAINN, an American is assaulted every 98 seconds, one out of every six women will deal with rape or attempted rape in her lifetime, and 90 per cent of rape victims are women. … Read the referenced story here: How Islam Could Help Prevent More Sex Abuse Scandals

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Obama Appointees Could Cause Another Housing Collapse

Paul Sperry, NY PostA pair of top Obama-appointed bank regulators still serving in the Trump administration could spark another mortgage meltdown by lowering credit standards and encouraging risky lending practices. Dâ?¦ … Read the referenced story here: Obama Appointees Could Cause Another Housing Collapse

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US World Cup Absence Could Have Wide-ranging Effects

The 2018 World Cup will be a unique test of soccer’s appeal in the United States. Will Americans still watch if their national team isn’t there? Fox certainly is hoping so. The U.S. failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia when it lost at Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday night, and the effects of that defeat may be felt for quite some time. The team, and indeed the whole U.S. Soccer Federation, faces a period of soul searching – but broadcasters, sponsors and tournament organizers also could…

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Kotlin could overtake Java on Android next year

Kotlin is on its way to overtaking Java on that mobile platform, claims mobile database maker Realm. Realm performed an anonymized assessment of 100,000 developers using its database and which languages they were using, determined by developers’ selection of SDKs. Realm found that 20 percent of apps built with Java before Google’s May endorsement of Kotlin are now being built in Kotlin. [ What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] Based on that data, Realm predicts…

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