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  • FBI Releases Lone Offender Terrorism Report
    by Staff on November 14, 2019 at 11:46 am

    11/14/19 Extremism Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The FBI’s Behavioral Threat Assessment Center (BTAC) On Wednesday released its Lone Offender Terrorism Report. The study, reflecting BTAC’s focus on past terrorism and targeted violence events, reviewed 52 lone offender terrorist attacks within the United States between 1972 and 2015. read more

  • Germany: Far-Right Lawmaker Punished over Anti-Semitism
    by Staff on November 14, 2019 at 11:44 am

    11/14/19 Extremism Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments German lawmakers on Wednesday, in a move which is unprecedented in modern German history, removed a far-right politician from his position as the chairman of the powerful Legal Affairs Committee of the Bundestag. The move came after the politician, Stephan Brandner, has repeatedly made anti-Semitic comments. All the parties in the Bundestag, except his own AfD party, voted to strip him of the committee’s chairmanship. read more

  • Private Vendors Critical to Election Security Inadequately Supervised
    by Staff on November 14, 2019 at 11:43 am

    11/15/19 Election security Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Private vendors build and maintain much of the election infrastructure in the United States with minimal oversight by the federal government. A report released today by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law presents the risks this poses to the security of our elections and offers a solution. read more

  • National Labs Host DOE CyberForce Competition
    by Staff on November 14, 2019 at 11:42 am

    11/14/19 Cybersecurity Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Five teams of college students will square off at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) on 16 November as part of DOE’s fifth CyberForce Competition. read more

  • DHS Sued to Obtain Information about Rapid DNA Testing of Migrant Families at the Border
    by Staff on November 14, 2019 at 11:40 am

    11/15/19 DNA testing at the border Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) earlier this week to obtain information that will shine a light on the agency’s use of Rapid DNA technology on migrant families at the border to verify biological parent-child relationships. read more

  • Why Flooding Is Still So Difficult to Predict and Prepare for
    by Guest Writer on November 14, 2019 at 11:36 am

    11/13/19 Floods Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Before you read this story, take a minute to stop and look around you. Now imagine your surroundings under two feet of dirty, sewage-filled water. If you’re at home, everything is trashed. Never mind your car, your furniture or washing machine. They will be ruined, but those things can be replaced. Think of your wedding album, soaked and spoiled. The music box your grandmother gave you, full of stinking mud. read more

  • Urban Development Reduces Flash Flooding in Arid West
    by Staff on November 14, 2019 at 11:34 am

    11/13/19 Floods Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Urban development in the eastern United States results in an increase in flash flooding in nearby streams, but in the arid West, urbanization has just the opposite effect, according to a Penn State researcher, who suggests there may be lessons to be learned from the sharp contrast. read more

  • Proposed Asylum Fees Are Part of a Bid to Make Immigrants to the U.S. Fund Their Own Red Tape
    by Staff on November 14, 2019 at 11:33 am

    11/15/19 Perspective Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The Trump administration wants to make people fleeing persecution in their home countries pay for something they’ve long gotten for free: the right to apply for asylum in the United States. read more

  • Rising Seas Threaten Low-Lying Coastal Cities, 10 percent of World Population
    by Staff on November 14, 2019 at 11:33 am

    11/14/19 Coastal peril Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The recent Typhoon Hagibis — the most powerful storm to hit Japan since 1958 — caused massive destruction. The reported death toll as of October 22 has climbed to 80, with another 398 injured and 11 people still missing. Tens of thousands of homes were flooded, damaged, or without power after torrential rain and powerful winds resulted in tornados, widespread mudslides, and overflowing rivers. read more

  • Firehosing: The Systemic Strategy that Anti-Vaxxers Are Using to Spread Misinformation
    by Staff on November 14, 2019 at 11:33 am

    11/15/19 Arguments Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Last week, Bill Maher hosted Jay Gordon, a controversial doctor who peddles misinformation about vaccines. read more

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