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Insurer First American left nearly 900 million sensitive customer files exposed

A leading US real estate and mortgage insurer, First American Financial Corp., left vulnerable an enormous trove of digital documents, some of which may have contained social security numbers and bank account information. Bad actors only needed a web address to view the documents as they were left without password protection or other encryption, according…MORE

Soldier braves elements to honor fallen comrades

When a severe storm swept through the Washington area before the start of Memorial Day weekend, it didn’t stop the 3rd US Infantry Regiment from placing flags at the graves of fallen soldiers, including at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The regiment, known as The Old Guard, is responsible for carrying out the annual…MORE

Why it took Facebook so long to act against the doctored Pelosi video

It took Facebook more than a day to downgrade a doctored video making House Speaker Nancy Pelosi look like she was slurring her words — and the video itself remains on the site, with copycats proliferating. A group called Politics WatchDog posted the manipulated video of Pelosi — which was slowed down to give the…MORE

These dogs cleared explosives in Syria. Now they’re adjusting to civilian life

Don’t let their bright eyes, lolling tongues or doggy grins fool you — Rhino, Rambo and Der aren’t your average pups. The four-year-old Belgian Malinoises are retired mine detection dogs who have spent much of their lives working to clear explosives in Syria. Now they’re back in the United States, working to transition to civilian…MORE

Trump administration expected to cut jobs with Forest Service program restructure

The Trump administration is proposing to restructure its US Forest Service program that trains low-income, rural students how to respond to national emergencies. The National Federation of Federal Employees, the union that represents Forest Service employees, says the move will cut more than 1,000 jobs. The Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers will be moved from…MORE

Boulder the size of a building blocks Colorado highway

A road in Colorado is closed indefinitely due to a massive rock slide that produced two boulders large enough to wipe out a significant portion of the pavement. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the boulders struck Colorado 145 on Friday between Cortez and Telluride. The slide included dirt and other rocks. The two…MORE

Spice Girls concert’s ‘awful’ sound disappoints fans

The Spice Girls kicked off their highly anticipated reunion tour in Dublin on Friday night, however some fans were left disappointed after complaining of “awful” sound problems during the show. It was the first time the 90s girl group had performed in seven years, where more than 70,000 fans watched Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton, Geri…MORE

Who protects democracy when democrats won’t?

The trouble with democracy is that it works. Generally people get what they want. But what if electorates vote for politicians who don’t care for democracy or don’t understand its values? Who steps in to keep democracy on course? You might think the answer would be the electorate, but you may be wrong. Now, democracy…MORE

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