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Living in fear every single day as immigration raids wreak havoc

November 3, 2018

For the 71,000 undocumented residents in Gwinett county, Georgia, roundups, raids and fear are a part of everyday life At 6.10am on a freezing, dark January morning, just moments before he opened Superior Tools & Equipment, Gustavo Ramirez caught a flash of blue light racing towards his shop. Shoppers were lining up outside his Norcross, […]

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China planted chips in Apple and Amazon servers, report claims

October 29, 2018

Both firms deny report they found chips giving backdoor access to computers and data A Chinese military unit has been inserting tiny microchips into computer servers used by companies including Apple and Amazon that give China unprecedented backdoor access to computers and data, according to a new denied Bloombergs report. Amazon said: Its untrue that […]

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Japan: US military base critic voted in as Okinawa governor

October 22, 2018

Election of Denny Tamaki, whose father was a US marine, will create headaches for Shinzo Abe and Washington Controversial plans to relocate a major US military base in Okinawa, southern move Futenma, a sprawling US marine base located in a built-up area, to a sparsely populated site on the islands north-east coast. He defeated a […]

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Why people stay: in North Carolina it’s about roots, memory and family

October 11, 2018

Nobody expected Hurricane Hazel in 1954 and those who lived through it, learned from it Outside the nursing home, the statue of a praying angel was turned over on its back so that it wouldnt fly through a window. Down the street at the restaurant, the bartender said trivia night was canceled, and the tough-guy […]

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What would a truly walkable city look like?

October 5, 2018

The obsession with self-driving cars and dockless cycles means pedestrians are often overlooked. But if we fail to accommodate those on foot, we ignore an essential part of what makes a city great Arriving by Greyhound coach in Phoenix, Arizona, one November evening I was faced with either six hours waiting in the terminal or […]

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Colin Kaepernick becomes the face of Nike’s Just Do It campaign

October 3, 2018

Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who sparked controversy by kneeling during the national anthem, will be the face of a Nike ad campaign Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who sparked controversy by kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, will be the face of a Nike advertising […]

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Volkswagen to stop making its classic Beetle next year

September 26, 2018

Company to produce two special editions of famed model before ceasing production Volkswagen will stop making the Beetle car next year, ending nearly seven decades of production, the company has announced. The companys American unit said it would halt output at its plant in Mexico after making two special edition models of the third-generation bulbous […]

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US consumer confidence surges in August to 18-year high

September 22, 2018

The US economy also recorded its strongest economic growth since 2014, according to revised second quarter figures The US economy recorded its Sign up to receive the top US stories every morning After the initial calculation of 4.1% was announced in July, Donald Trump hailed the figures as an economic turnaround of historic importance. On […]

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Hurricane Florence upgraded to category four as it nears US east coast

September 13, 2018

Forecasters say storm will be large and extremely dangerous as it is projected to approach Carolinas coast on Thursday Florence rapidly strengthened into a potentially catastrophic category four hurricane on Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern […]

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Google staff protest against plan for censored Chinese search engine

September 13, 2018

More than 1,000 employees sign letter calling on executives to review ethics and transparency More than 1,000 Google employees have signed a letter protesting against the companys secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship. The letters contents were confirmed by a Google employee who helped organise it but wished […]

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