Sunday, May 14, 2017

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May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 231 days remaining until the end of the year.

1955: Communist states sign Warsaw Pact
The Soviet Union and its Eastern Bloc allies sign a defence pact in the Polish capital, Warsaw, places all member countries under one military command.

On May 14, 1948, the independent state of Israel was proclaimed as British rule in Palestine came to an end.
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1643 Louis XIV became King of France at age 4 on the death of his father, Louis XIII.
1787 Delegates began gathering in Philadelphia for a convention to draw up the U.S. Constitution.
1796 English physician Edward Jenner administered the first vaccination against smallpox.
1804 The Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the Louisiana Territory left St. Louis.
1904 The first Olympic games to be held in the United States opened in St. Louis.
1942 Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait" was first performed, by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
1942 The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps was established.
1955 Representatives from the Soviet Union and seven other Communist bloc countries signed the Warsaw Pact in Poland.
1973 The United States launched Skylab 1, its first manned space station.
1998 Singer Frank Sinatra died at age 82.
1998 The TV series "Seinfeld" aired its final episode.
2001 The Supreme Court ruled that there is no exception in federal law for people to use marijuana to ease their pain from cancer, AIDS or other illnesses.


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Why would U.S. special forces want to manufacture Russian machine guns?
Just watch any video of a conflict such as Iraq and Syria, and the answer becomes clear. Many of the combatants are using Russian or Soviet weapons, or local copies thereof, from rifles to rocket launchers to heavy machine guns mounted on pickups. Which means that when U.S. special forces provide some of these groups with weapons, they have to scrounge through the global arms market to buy Russian hardware as well as spare parts.
So U.S. Special Forces Command, which oversees America’s various commando units, has an idea: instead of buying Russian weapons, why not build their own? That’s why USSOCOM is asking U.S. companies to come up with a plan to manufacture Russian and other foreign weapons.


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Bin Laden's son, now 28, is hell-bent on avenging his father's death after becoming an Al Qaeda poster boy - and has issued the chilling threat: 'American people, we're coming and you're going to feel it'.



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Pope Francis Announces Two New Saints On 100-Year Anniversary of Their Vision - Pope Francis canonized two new saints Saturday at the beginning of a mass in Fátima, Portugal. Francisco and Jacinta Marto were small children in Fátima on May 13, 1917, when they said they saw a vision of the Virgin Mary while they were tending sheep.




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Demand for lithium – which is used in pharmaceuticals, fertilisers, and smartphone and electric car batteries – has surged in the past year, ahead of an anticipated boom in electric cars, and is projected to outstrip supply by 2023. The Bolivian government claims that it has 70% of the world’s lithium reserves, piquing the interest of many international companies. Supplying a raw material needed to develop the electric car industry will help to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and could provide a much-needed economic boon for one of South America’s poorest countries. But there are concerns about the impact of the extraction process on the desert’s fragile ecosystem.



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Turning up the heat on killer gangs tied to illegals, immigration officials on Thursday announced their biggest raid yet, the arrest of 1,378, including several on murder, drug and sex trafficking charges. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations said it just concluded a six week anti-gang operation with the arrests and called it "the largest gang surge conducted by HSI to date."

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YAY LINUX!!
On Friday, multiple organizations, including hospitals and telecommunications companies, reported falling victim to ransomware, and researchers said a worldwide campaign of attacks was ongoing.  "WanaCrypt0r 2.0 ransomware is spreading like hell,". WannaCry acts like a typical piece of ransomware, locking down computers and demanding bitcoin in exchange for decrypting the files. In a few hours, the malware had already infected victims in 11 countries, including Russia, Turkey, Germany, Vietnam, and the Philippines. "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!" the message on Telefónica machine's allegedly reads, according to a photo published by El Mundo. That warning is largely identical to one allegedly presented on screens in at least one UK hospital on Friday.



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