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  • A rise in critical skills for sharing news online

    A new survey by Harvard University finds more than two-thirds of young Americans disapprove of President Trump’s use of Twitter. The implication is that Millennials prefer news from the White House to be filtered through other sources, not a president’s social media platform. Most Americans rely on social media to check daily headlines.

    Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:13:07 -0400
  • US foreign aid cuts: what could impact be?

    When President Donald Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, presented the outlines of the new US administration’s first budget last month, he made no bones about its purpose. “This is a hard power budget. It is not a soft power budget,” he told reporters, referring to Mr. Trump’s preference for military firepower over the influence he might wield through development aid.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:18:31 -0400
  • Google activates company's first servers in Cuba

    On Thursday, Google activated a line of caching servers in Cuba, becoming the first foreign company with the ability to provide online content in the country. The new servers will help speed up internet access for the small percentage of Cuba's population that are internet users, and could lay a groundwork for future web expansion in the isolated nation. Cuba has had some form of internet access since the 1990s, but the use of the internet is heavily restricted in the country.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:10:04 -0400
  • John Kasich raises 'taking out' top North Korean leaders

    With that bold assertion, Gov. John Kasich (R) of Ohio raised a controversial argument for American action aimed at neutralizing the North Korean nuclear threat. “An ability to remove a number of the top people, and have a more benign leadership there that understands what’s at risk, I think is perhaps doable,” Governor Kasich told reporters Friday at a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor. Kasich – the final competitor against Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 – has not fully closed the door to running again in 2020, one more reason that his views on policy command an audience.

    Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:08:23 -0400
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