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Zimbabwe legalizes medicinal marijuana

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:45am
Zimbabwe has just legalized growing marijuana for medicinal and research purposes -- and several other African governments are considering tapping into the lucrative natural resource too.
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Zimbabwe legalizes medicinal marijuana

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:45am
Zimbabwe has just legalized growing marijuana for medicinal and research purposes -- and several other African governments are considering tapping into the lucrative natural resource too.
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House conservatives push Sessions, Rosenstein to disclose key details in probes

CNN - U.S. Feed - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:43am
The House Republican duo targeting senior leaders at the Justice Department have a new demand for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: They want to see an unredacted copy of the memo he sent to whom detailing the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
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House conservatives push Sessions, Rosenstein to disclose key details in probes

CNN - U.S. Feed - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:43am
The House Republican duo targeting senior leaders at the Justice Department have a new demand for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: They want to see an unredacted copy of the memo he sent to whom detailing the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
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Facebook's Free Walled-Garden Internet Program Ended Quietly in Myanmar, Several Other Places Last Year

Slashdot - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:34am
An anonymous reader shares a TechCrunch report: As recently as last week, Facebook was touting the growth of Free Basics, its Internet.org project designed to give users free curated web access in developing countries, but the app isn't working out everywhere. As the Outline originally reported and TechCrunch confirmed, the Free Basics program has ended in Myanmar, perhaps Facebook's most controversial non-Western market at the moment. Myanmar is not the only place where Free Basics has quietly ended. The program has been abruptly called off in more than half a dozen nations and territories in the recent months, according to an analysis by The Outline. People in Bolivia, Papua New Guinea, Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of Congo, Anguilla, El Salvador, and Saint Lucia have also lost access to Facebook's free internet program. Additionally, Facebook was testing Free Basics service in Zimbabwe in mid-2016 in partnership with local telecom operator Telecel. The test program has yet to materialize into a wider roll-out.

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Facebook's Free Walled-Garden Internet Program Ended Quietly in Myanmar, Several Other Places Last Year

Slashdot - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:34am
An anonymous reader shares a TechCrunch report: As recently as last week, Facebook was touting the growth of Free Basics, its Internet.org project designed to give users free curated web access in developing countries, but the app isn't working out everywhere. As the Outline originally reported and TechCrunch confirmed, the Free Basics program has ended in Myanmar, perhaps Facebook's most controversial non-Western market at the moment. Myanmar is not the only place where Free Basics has quietly ended. The program has been abruptly called off in more than half a dozen nations and territories in the recent months, according to an analysis by The Outline. People in Bolivia, Papua New Guinea, Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of Congo, Anguilla, El Salvador, and Saint Lucia have also lost access to Facebook's free internet program. Additionally, Facebook was testing Free Basics service in Zimbabwe in mid-2016 in partnership with local telecom operator Telecel. The test program has yet to materialize into a wider roll-out.

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Southwest Flight 1380 hero pilot meets Trump

CNN - U.S. Feed - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:23am
The hero pilot of Southwest Flight 1380, Captain Tammie Jo Shults, was celebrated at the White House. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
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Southwest Flight 1380 hero pilot meets Trump

CNN - U.S. Feed - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:23am
The hero pilot of Southwest Flight 1380, Captain Tammie Jo Shults, was celebrated at the White House. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
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Why electric cars need cobalt

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:18am
CNN's Clare Sebastian takes a look the cobalt industry and why the element is so critical to making electric cars run.
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Why electric cars need cobalt

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:18am
CNN's Clare Sebastian takes a look the cobalt industry and why the element is so critical to making electric cars run.
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F1 propose new US race for 2019

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:04am
Formula One could be headed for downtown Miami next year, the sport's organizers revealed Wednesday.
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F1 propose new US race for 2019

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 10:04am
Formula One could be headed for downtown Miami next year, the sport's organizers revealed Wednesday.
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A Critical Security Flaw in Popular Industrial Software Put Power Plants At Risk

Slashdot - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:49am
A severe vulnerability in a widely used industrial control software could have been used to disrupt and shut down power plants and other critical infrastructure. From a report: Researchers at security firm Tenable found the flaw in the popular Schneider Electric software, used across the manufacturing and power industries, which if exploited could have allowed a skilled attacker to attack systems on the network. It's the latest vulnerability that risks an attack to the core of any major plant's operations at a time when these systems have become a greater target in recent years. The report follows a recent warning, issued by the FBI and Homeland Security, from Russian hackers. The affected Schneider software, InduSoft Web Studio and InTouch Machine Edition, acts as middleware between industrial devices and their human operators. It's used to automate the various moving parts of a power plant or manufacturing unit, by keeping tabs on data collection sensors and control systems. But Tenable found that a bug in that central software could leave an entire plant exposed.

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TMZ employee stands to confront Kanye West over slavery comments

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:08am
Van Lathan just became a champion of Kanye West critics and an example, for some, of the need for racial diversity in the workplace.
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TMZ employee stands to confront Kanye West over slavery comments

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:08am
Van Lathan just became a champion of Kanye West critics and an example, for some, of the need for racial diversity in the workplace.
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Google Chrome is Freezing Intermittently With the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, Users Say

Slashdot - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:08am
Several users who have updated their computers to Windows 10 April 2018 Update are reporting that Chrome is freezing their machines. From a report: I have now used the April 2018 Update for nearly 24 hours and the same problem has presented itself no less than five times. For a machine - which was working perfectly prior to the update - with a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD, I naturally resorted to Reddit and Microsoft forum threads to see if others were experiencing the issue. It appears that several users on Reddit (spotted by Softpedia) with machines sporting varying configurations are experiencing the problem as well, and the only fix to it is the one I found too; that is, putting the laptop to sleep using the power button or closing the lid.

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Google Chrome is Freezing Intermittently With the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, Users Say

Slashdot - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 9:08am
Several users who have updated their computers to Windows 10 April 2018 Update are reporting that Chrome is freezing their machines. From a report: I have now used the April 2018 Update for nearly 24 hours and the same problem has presented itself no less than five times. For a machine - which was working perfectly prior to the update - with a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD, I naturally resorted to Reddit and Microsoft forum threads to see if others were experiencing the issue. It appears that several users on Reddit (spotted by Softpedia) with machines sporting varying configurations are experiencing the problem as well, and the only fix to it is the one I found too; that is, putting the laptop to sleep using the power button or closing the lid.

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HBO's first televised female boxing match breaking 'the last barrier'

CNN - Top Stories - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 8:14am
In HBO's 45-year history, the network has never aired a female boxing match -- but that is soon to change.
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