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North Korea Tests a Rocket That May Have Capability of Traveling 2800 Miles

North Korea caused some confusion about a missile’s capability by launching the rocket at an almost vertical trajectory. The missile hit an altitude of more than 2,000km and landed about 700km from where it was launched. With a lower angle trajectory, analysts believe it would have been able to travel 4,500km, reaching US bases in […]

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Leland Vittert, Fox News Reports on 113th Wing of Air National Guard Over Washington DC

Major General Scott Vander Hamm provides insight — part of the NORAD Air Defense Shield is the 113th Wing of Air National Guard, which is the busiest of the NORAD fighter wings. The District of Columbia Air National Guard units are stationed at nearby Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. The District of Columbia Air National […]

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Amazon Introduces Echo Show

Amazon introduced the Echo Show — an Echo speaker with a video screen — in May 2017. Echo Show features a tactile 7-inch LCD screen that can be used for playing media, making video calls (5 MP front camera), and other features. The Echo Show was introduced June 28, 2017 at a price of $229.99. […]

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David Patrikarakos Explains How to Avoid Fake News

INFORMATION AGE: Do we live in a ‘Post Truth’ world in which facts no longer matter? Social media now enables lies to spread faster than at any time in history with automated Twitter accounts – bots – can now push specific content onto thousands of targeted feeds. In a recent TEDx talk, author and journalist […]

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The Reaction to Anesthesiologist Tim Farnum’s Quest to Ban Cell Phones from Children Under 13

Children might suffer psychological effects from cell phone use, but many argue that doesn’t mean all should be banned from cellphone use. There are other ways to limit cellphone use.

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Can You Quit the ‘Facebook Cult’?

Wall Street Journal: Deactivate your Facebook account, and you may find that your friends are less than pleased with you. And that’s great news for the company’s shareholders. MarketWatch’s Quentin Fottrell reports.

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