Month: February 2020

National News

Clearview AI, the world’s scariest facial recognition company, can’t even keep its own data secure

With a database of over 3 billion images, Clearview AI works with law enforcement agencies to identify suspects. | Getty Images/iStockphoto Clearview AI has recently attracted criticism from Congress for its cavalier use of facial recognition technology. Clearview AI, the controversial and secretive facial recognition company, just experienced its first major data breach — a […]

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Finance

Eurex senses Brexit momentum in euro clearing battle with London

February 26, 2020 By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit and other tailwinds will help Frankfurt build stronger momentum this year to attract more euro clearing from London without the need for extra customer sweeteners, a senior Deutsche Boerse Group official has said. Even before Britain’s departure from the European Union last month, EU policymakers […]

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National News

Pete Buttigieg’s attack on “revolution politics” seemed to denounce what made his candidacy possible

Pete Buttigieg speaks to reporters after the Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 25, 2020. | Scott Olson/Getty Images His campaign said the comments were directed at Bernie Sanders’s “nostalgia for Cold War-era, authoritarian regimes.” Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is facing criticism for launching an attack on Sen. […]

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US Politics

President Trump to Address Nation on Coronavirus at 6 P.M. EST

President Trump announced he will be speaking to the nation at 6 p.m. EST Wednesday on the coronavirus situation. The speech was scheduled after a CDC official on Tuesday urged Americans to be prepared for a breakout as Trump was wrapping up a state visit to India–and as the media and Democrats are attempting to […]

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Living & Culture

Spain cancels Placido Domingo performances over sexual misconduct allegations

February 26, 2020 MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s culture ministry on Wednesday canceled performances by Placido Domingo in Madrid in May following allegations of sexual harassment by the opera star. The ministry said it had called off the Spanish singer’s performance in the operetta “Luisa Fernanda” at the Zarzuela Theater on May 14 and 15 in […]

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US Politics

‘Just Give Me an Opponent!’ President Trump Trolls Democrats After Clown Show Debate Descends Into Chaos

President Trump on Wednesday morning trolled the screeching Democrats after another clown show debate. 2020 Democrat candidates participated in a debate Tuesday night in Charleston, South Carolina. The debate descended into chaos as the candidates began to scream at each other over who could spend trillions of dollars the fastest. Senator Klobuchar called out Crazy […]

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Living & Culture

Berlin stars in tale of a refugee’s hunger to belong

February 26, 2020 By Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) – Away from Berlin’s clubs, far from the tourist hotspots, young drug dealers, many of them immigrants, eke out a marginal existence on the fringes of the city: theirs is the story of Afghan-German director Burhan Qurbani’s “Berlin Alexanderplatz”. A retelling of Alexander Doeblin’s 1929 novel, the […]

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National News

How to travel during the international coronavirus outbreak

People wear masks to protect themselves from coronavirus infection in Rome. | Matteo Nardone/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images With Covid-19 cases surging in Italy, South Korea, and Iran, travel has become increasingly fraught. The map of Covid-19 spread around the world looks a lot different than it did just a week ago. While new infections […]

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US Politics

THIS WAS A DEMOCRAT LYNCHING: All Four Prosecutors in Roger Stone Case Are Far Left Agents with Impressive Liberal Credentials

Another Democrat lynching— On February 11th all four DOJ prosecutors in the Roger Stone case abruptly resigned after the Department of Justice backed down from their outrageous and excessive sentencing recommendations for Roger Stone after he was caught lying to Congress in a process crime. Roger Stone, a Republican and Trump confidante, is 67 and […]

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National News

How the Venus de Milo got so famous

Getty Images/Vox The Venus de Milo is iconic. Why? The Venus de Milo is iconic. Why? It turns out a missing piece might have something to do with it. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the secret history of the Venus de Milo, the famous armless statue from Greece. Found in […]

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