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May 18 is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 227 days remaining until the end of the year.

1950: US and Europe agree Nato aims
Twelve nations agree on a permanent defence organisation for the US and Europe.

On May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing.
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On This Date
1642 The Canadian city of Montreal was founded.
1804 The French Senate proclaimed Napoleon Bonaparte emperor.
1860 The Republican Party convention in Chicago nominated Abraham Lincoln for president.
1896 The Supreme Court endorsed the concept of "separate but equal" racial segregation in Plessy v. Ferguson, a precedent that was overturned in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
1897 A public reading of Bram Stoker's new novel "Dracula, or, The Un-dead" was staged in London.
1911 Composer Gustav Mahler died in Vienna, Austria, at age 50.
1933 The Tennessee Valley Authority was created.
1951 The United Nations moved out of its temporary headquarters in Lake Success, N.Y., for its permanent home in Manhattan.
1969 Apollo 10 was launched on a mission that served as a dress rehearsal for the first moon landing.
1998 The federal government filed a sweeping antitrust case against Microsoft Corp.
2003 "Les Miserables," the third-longest running show in Broadway history, closed after more than 16 years and 6,680 performances.
2004 Randy Johnson, 40, became the oldest pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Atlanta Braves 2-0.



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Emma Greenbury had spent less than a month in her new home when it occurred to her that she had never experienced harassment on the streets of Dublin. Accustomed to incessant catcalls when walking through Brisbane, Greenbury had learned to keep her eyes on the pavement and block out the crude, sexually charged remarks men of all ages would shout as she made her way to work.

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The European Union yesterday (16 May) set a June deadline for Poland and Hungary to start admitting their share of refugees from overstretched Italy and Greece or risk sanctions. Eastern European countries like Hungary and Poland have opposed an EU plan adopted in 2015 to take in 160,000 Syrian, Eritrean and Iraqi asylum seekers from Greece and Italy. “I call on Poland and Hungary who have not relocated a single person… to start doing so right now,” EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told reporters in Strasbourg, France.

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This new processor is a unique creation designed to both train and execute deep neural networks—machine learning systems behind the rapid evolution of everything from image and speech recognition to automated translation to robotics. Google says it will not sell the chip directly to others. Instead, through its new cloud service, set to arrive sometime before the end of the year, any business or developer can build and operate software via the internet that taps into hundreds and perhaps thousands of these processors, all packed into Google data centers.

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"There is no doubt about it: I’m certain that whoever poisoned me in Iceland went away feeling happy over what he had done. If he told anyone what he did, I’m sure he was hailed as a hero," writes US lecturer and Islamophobe Robert Spencer who gave a lecture on what he calls the "Jihad Threat" in Reykjavik recently.

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Marriage is a long, long haul and if you and your partner don’t have a sense of humor ― well, good luck to you. See these 30 relatable tweets about married life that are funny because they’re true.

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Setting up my new notebook with seven types of Linux - and Windows 10- I try out another low-priced ASUS notebook that makes an excellent Linux platform. The bottom line here is that I installed and configured seven Linux distributions in a lot less time than it took to setup Windows 10 - without even including the hours that Windows spent on "upgrades" after the setup was complete. More importantly, every one of those Linux installations boots faster and is more pleasant to use than Windows 10 on this notebook.

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MS-13 gang targeted in pre-dawn sweep across Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES -- Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement fanned out across Los Angeles in pre-dawn sweeps, serving arrest and search warrants as part of a three-year investigation into the ultra-violent street gang MS-13.


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Today’s Google I/O presentation was as wide-ranging as the company’s various ventures into future technology, though the biggest cheers of excitement were inevitably reserved for Android. I just got my first taste of Google’s next iteration, codenamed Android O, and it looks like it’s targeting exactly the areas where Google’s mobile OS needed improvement.

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From Yahoo: (AUGUSTA, Maine/RNewswire-USNewswire) Toni Richardson, an educational technician employed by the Augusta School Department, filed charges of religious discrimination and retaliation yesterday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after being instructed to never use phrases like, “I will pray for you” and “you were in my prayers” in private conversations with coworkers.

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From Sacramento Bee: Here’s a trend that’s starting to stick: Women in nightclubs wearing nothing more than tape covering their bits and bobs. Which leads to one painfully obvious question: Doesn’t it hurt to peel all that tape off?

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IBM first opened public access to its quantum processors a year ago as a resource for university classrooms and to aid the scientific community. Since last summer, the 5 qubit Quantum Experience machine has run more than 300,000 experiments. Today IBM announced the release of a 16 and 17 quibit quantum computer with the former accessible for developers, programmers and researchers to run quantum algorithms and experiments.

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Immediately After ABC Stabbed Tim Allen In The Back, He Learned That He Will Be The Last Man Standing, Not ABC! ABC has canceled the show, but since it is owned by Fox, Fox can just move it. We are told that negotiations are under way with Fox and their affiliates to find a time for the show on their network. The Official Announcement to come within the next month.

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