US forms anti-terror deal with Qatar in the press to end ongoing dispute

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sealed a deal Tuesday to intensify Qatar’s counterterrorism efforts, handling a central issue. “Together, the United States and Qatar will do more to track down funding sources, will do more to collaborate and share information, and will do more to keep the region and our homeland safe,” he said following talks with 37-year-old Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Tillerson also gave besieged Qatar some political backing ahead of his talks in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. “I think Qatar has been quite clear in…

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Sarin Gas used as weapon in Syria, according to chemical weapons watchdog

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Investigations have uncovered today that Sarin nerve gas, was used in a deadly attack on April 4th, in a Syrian town. The attack took place on Khan Sheikhoun, which left more than 90 people dead, which included women and children. It sparked mass outrage around the world as photos and video surfaced around the internet. These videos included graphic content featuring children quivering to their death on camera. The atrocity is strongly condemned, and it also strongly goes against the Chemical Weapons Convention. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical…

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Syria and Russia make accusations that US is plotting ‘provocation’

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Syria and it’s allied nation Russia accused Washington of planning some sort of “provocation” in Syria. This would be accused of being the fault of President Bashar Assad’s government and use of chemical weapons to justify offensive action. A statement by the official news agency, Syria’s Foriegn Ministry said it denies the United States allegations of it’s involvement in chemical weapons. They were referred to as “misleading” and “completely baseless.” The objective stated behind these allegations was initiated to “justify a new aggresion on Syria under ill-founded pretexts.”  This is…

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Stock market interest bounces back after tech crashes.

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The Dow dropped more than 165 points Thursday and tech stocks were led the way down. The Nasdaq tumbled nearly 1.5%, with tech leaders Apple (AAPL, Tech30), Amazon (AMZN, Tech30), Google owner Alphabet (GOOGL, Tech30), Facebook (FB, Tech30) and Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) all lower. Traders are letting their emotions get the best of them. According to CNN moneys fear and greed index, the market hit “fear” territory on Thursday. It later completed on “greed” on Wednesday. This system is defined as a measurement of why large amounts of stock moves…

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Army veteran beaten to death when trying to save two teenagers

James Farmer Jr. saved two teenagers from a brutal attack, and gave his own life in the process. The 62 year old veteran is now being hailed as a true hero. Farmer was asleep in his car in the Downtown area of Denver on June 16, when he heard the brutal attack. He stepped in to protect the two teens and the suspect, identified as DeJuan Stamps, 28, turned against him and savagely beat him to death. Farmer was a modest man, living out of his car whilst working to…

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The Temp Job – A Short Story

Some jobs are worse than others, and some are plain hell. When you’re desperate for money, there is no telling which job you’ll be willing to take. I remember the first job I took, years ago at a food processing plant. It was a place that made flavored powders, much like the ones you’d find in a cup of noodles in that little packet. I needed the money, and I was just starting off working this job hating it after only the first ten minutes. I was working the sanitation…

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China’s Naval fleet presents their latest generation destroyer

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China’s navy  and Naval fleet gets increasingly powerful, especially with it’s latest launch of their most advanced domestic produced destroyer this Wednesday. This is a supreme accomplishment especially in a time of competition with the United States, Japan, and India. This new type 055 battleship entered the waters in Shanghai’s Jiangnan Shipyard this Wednesday, according to the Chinese Navy’s statement. The ship is equipped with the most modern air, missile, ship, and submarine defense systems. China is suspected of having plans to build four more of these ships for their…

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What is Amazon going to do with Whole Foods?

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What is Amazon up to? I’m sure you may have caught wind of the recent purchase Amazon made of Whole Foods. Despite the fact that it has sparked the stock market quite a lot over the week following the news. This isn’t an uneducated guess, but I’d have to say it has a lot to do, with their “Fresh”. The success of this without some sort of edge makes me skeptical for any other company, but they are one of the kings of finding their cornerstone in the marketplace. They…

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Supercomputer upgraded in Switzerland surpasses US as third most powerful

An Overview of the Supercomputer Systems Race For the past 24 years, the United States has only been taken out of the top three supercomputer systems twice. For a majority of these past decades, they have maintained the third position. A recent upgrade to a Swiss supercomputer has moved the the US Department of Energy’s Cray XK7 to the fourth spot on the list that rates these machines. This would make it the first time in nearly a two decades that it has been bumped down. The current top two…

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