Archive for April 5th, 2014

Will government ever get tech’ right? A George H. W. Bush Foundation discussion

April 5, 2014
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There was no Internet when George Bush got the keys to the White House 25 years ago. There was no Internet when he left it, either – the last president to serve an entire term without the World Wide Web.
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Chinese ship hunting for missing Malaysia jet detects ‘ping’

April 5, 2014
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By Siva Govindasamy and Swati Pandey
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Chinese ship hunting for missing Malaysia jet detects "ping"

April 5, 2014
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By Siva Govindasamy and Swati Pandey
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Relief in Afghanistan after largely peaceful landmark poll

April 5, 2014
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By Mirwais Harooni and Jessica Donati
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Afghans vote in landmark election despite Taliban threat

April 5, 2014
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Kabul (AFP) – Afghans braved the threat of Taliban violence Saturday to elect a successor to President Hamid Karzai in the country’s first democratic transfer of power as US-led forces wind down their 13-year war.
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Unclear Washington landslide lawsuits could win

April 5, 2014
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SEATTLE (AP) — The warnings could hardly have been clearer. One technical report told of the “potential for a large catastrophic failure” of the 600-foot hillside above a rural neighborhood near Oso, on the Stillaguamish River. Another noted plainly that it “poses a significant risk to human lives and private property.”
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Exclusive: IEX eyes stock exchange status

April 5, 2014
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By John McCrank NEW YORK (Reuters) – The upstart stock trading venue featured in Michael Lewis’ book “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,” may apply to become a fully registered stock exchange sooner than planned, IEX Group Inc’s chief executive said on Friday.
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HP executives held in Pakistan tax probe – WSJ

April 5, 2014
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REUTERS – Two executives of the Pakistani arm of computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co were arrested by local officials in Karachi on Friday on suspicion of corporate tax evasion, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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Grand jury now probing NJ bridge closing scandal

April 5, 2014
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The U.S. Attorney in New Jersey has convened a grand jury to investigate the involvement of Governor Chris Christie’s office in the George Washington Bridge scandal, ABC News has learned.
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Why Afghanistan’s historic elections matter

April 5, 2014
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Afghans will go the polls this weekend to elect their first president since U.S.-backed Hamid Karzai was elected after the fall of the Taliban.
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