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Trump Literally Wants To Make a "Space Force"

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https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-directs-creation-space-force-sixth-branch-military/story?id=55978674

"It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space. Very importantly I'm hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces, that is a big statement," Trump said at a meeting of the National Space Council on Monday. "We are going to have the Air Force and we are going to have the space force, separate but equal, it is going to be something."

The Air Force declined to immediately comment.
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Stormy Daniels Something Trump Impeach Something Something

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http://cnn.com/404.html

NOWHERE - Nothing nothing crickets nothing. Remember you should be upset about this! Nothing nothing more nothing. Impeachment! Nothing nothing. Totally disappeared. How can something so important just drop off the Earth? Nothing nothing nothing. Not fake news. Nothing nothing. Trump. Nothing impeach.
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Manafort Pleads Guilty to 5 Charges of Manslaughter

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I.C.E DATA LEAKAGE

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>someone decided to leak out and put into danger a bunch of I.C.E members.

https://twitter.com/sam_lavigne/status/1009050063207837697?s=19
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Kansas officials told to keep enforcing voter ID law that was ruled unconstitutional

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http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/393309-kansas-officials-told-to-keep-enforcing-voter-id-law-that-was-ruled

Kansas officials are continuing to enforce a proof of citizenship law that a federal judge recently deemed unconstitutional.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported Wednesday that staff for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has directed county clerks to continue requiring voters to present documentary proof of citizenship.

One county clerk said she was instructed to continue enforcing the policy "as we have been."

Danedri Herbert, a spokeswoman for Kobach, told the news outlet that state officials still need time to fully understand the court’s ruling on the law. She argued that the judge did not provide a clear timeline for when Kobach had to instruct county clerks to implement the policy.

“I think ‘immediately’ is kind of open to interpretation,” she told the Capital-Journal.

In Monday's 118-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson wrote that the state’s requirement that voters show proof of citizenship during registration violated both the Constitution and the National Voter Registration Act.

Robinson struck down the stringent law, and ordered Kobach to take six additional hours of continuing legal education that “pertain to federal or Kansas civil rules of procedure or evidence.”

In an earlier court order, Robinson had held Kobach in contempt for skirting court orders related to the law and failing to send postcards confirming registration for thousands of voters.

Kobach, who personally defended the law in court, is running for Kansas governor. He was a former vice-chairman of President Trump’s now-defunct voter fraud commission.
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EPA stops research on Health Risks of Asbestos Because Trump Believes it's 100% Safe

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The Environmental Protection Agency will no longer evaluate asbestos in homes and businesses as a danger or health risk, as Newsweek reports. Scott Pruitt announced the decision last Friday under President Trump, who believes asbestos is “100 percent safe, once applied.”

According to the Abestos Nation Campaign, asbestos kills 12,000 to 15,000 Americans every year. Fifty-five countries have completely banned the use of asbestos in any case, including the United Kingdom, South Africa, Japan and so on, in spite of which the EPA decided it was no longer necessary to evaluate the health risks of this chemical. The EPA will continue to evaluate and require approval for any new introduction or use of asbestos in the environment, but let the already-present chemical remain in schools, houses and public buildings. This decision comes shortly after the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act. These amendments made it mandatory for the EPA to do safety reviews of dangerous chemicals, such as asbestos, and create public notices of the safety information for those chemicals. The amendments also allowed the EPA to ban the use of asbestos in particular cases.

The EPA’s decision didn’t draw any backlash from the current administration because it aligns with Trump’s opinions on asbestos—Trump wrote about the chemical in his 1997 book, The Art of the Comeback. He wrote, “I believe that the movement against asbestos was led by the mob, because it was often mob-related companies that would do the asbestos removal. Great pressure was put on politicians, and as usual, the politicians relented.”

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/06/the-epa-will-no-longer-evaluate-the-health-risks-o.html
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Man 1, machine 1: landmark debate between AI and humans ends in draw

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> https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/18/artificial-intelligence-ibm-debate-project-debater

IBM shows off Project Debater, artificial intelligence project designed to make coherent arguments as it processes vast data sets

It was man 1, machine 1 in the first live, public debate between an artificial intelligence system developed by IBM and two human debaters.

The AI, called Project Debater, appeared on stage in a packed conference room at IBM’s San Francisco office embodied in a 6ft tall black panel with a blue, animated “mouth”. It was a looming presence alongside the human debaters Noa Ovadia and Dan Zafrir, who stood behind a podium nearby.

Although the machine stumbled at many points, the unprecedented event offered a glimpse into how computers are learning to grapple with the messy, unstructured world of human decision-making.

For each of the two short debates, participants had to prepare a four-minute opening statement, followed by a four-minute rebuttal and a two-minute summary. The opening debate topic was “we should subsidize space exploration”, followed by “we should increase the use of telemedicine”.
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In both debates, the audience voted Project Debater to be worse at delivery but better in terms of the amount of information it conveyed. And despite several robotic slip-ups, the audience voted the AI to be more persuasive (in terms of changing the audience’s position) than its human opponent, Zafrir, in the second debate.

It’s worth noting, however, that there were many members of IBM staff in the room and they may have been rooting for their creation.

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Other sources: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44531132
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naQujxmg9gg
https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2018/06/ai-debate/
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Trump campaign data operation had stolen Clinton emails ‘more than a month’ before WikiLeaks

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https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/trump-campaign-data-operation-stolen-clinton-emails-month-wikileaks-bombshell-report

The company that ran then-candidate Donald Trump’s data operation in 2016 reportedly obtained Hillary Clinton’s stolen emails more than a month before WikiLeaks published them.

In a column for the British magazine Spectator, BBC correspondent Paul Wood revealed that Cambridge Analytica, the now-defunct company which was in charge of microtargeting voters for the Trump campaign, was in possession of Clinton’s emails at least a month before WikiLeaks was known to have them.

“The (now shuttered) British company did the Trump campaign’s data,” Wood explained. “Its speciality was ‘microtargeting’: individual messages tailored to individual voters, delivered by email, Facebook and Twitter.”

“The US intelligence agencies believe that Russian internet ‘troll factories’ were also pushing out pro-Trump propaganda on social media: sometimes fake news, sometimes real news, such as the hacked contents of Clinton’s emails,” he continued. “The question is whether this was done in coordination with the Trump campaign.”

Wood said that he had information from an “American lawyer” who knew that Cambridge Analytica was in possession of the emails, which U.S. intelligence agencies later determined were stolen by Russian hackers.

>An American lawyer I know told me that he was approached by a Cambridge Analytica employee after the election. They had had the Clinton emails more than a month before they were published by WikiLeaks: ‘What should I do?’ Take this to [special counsel Robert Mueller], the lawyer replied.
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XXXTentacion has been shot

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