DoD Sec. Ash Carter Orders Pentagon to Stop Reclaiming Reenlistment Bonuses
Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered the Pentagon on Wednesday to stop clawing-back the bonuses that thousands of soldiers got for reenlisting to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan. "There is no more important responsibility for the Department of Defense ...
Defense secretary suspends money collection from National Guard soldiers ordered to repay bonusesWashington Post
Pentagon Halts Effort To Take Back Signing Bonuses Paid To National Guard MembersNPR
Ash Carter suspends California Guard bonus repaymentsPolitico
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Poll: Clinton builds lead in divided nation worried about Election Day violence
WASHINGTON — As the most caustic campaign in modern American history nears its close, Hillary Clinton has built a formidable lead over Donald Trump approaching 10 percentage points, a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds. But she faces a deeply ...
The Daily 202: The agonizing torment of a dozen undecided voters in North CarolinaWashington Post
Feds Concerned About Risk of Violence as Election Day NearsNBCNews.com
War over polls intensifiesThe Hill
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Britain, US sending planes, troops to deter Russia in the east
Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan talks to his Bulgarian counterpart Nikolay Nenchev (R) during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir. 11/11. left. right.
Russian armada enters Mediterranean ahead of beefed-up Syria blitz, US officials sayFox News
Russia Withdraws Request to Refuel Ships in SpainVoice of America
Russia withdraws request to dock and refuel battleships in Spanish portUPI.com
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Microsoft's awesome ergonomic keyboard finally works over Bluetooth
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I'm a big fan of Microsoft's Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard. Marco Arment's thorough review convinced me to fork over around 80 bucks for the mouse-included Desktop bundle (on sale) several months ago; you can't buy the keyboard standalone. It made an ...
Microsoft's Surface Studio: A desktop creation station with a magic dial (hands-on)CNET
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Researchers Clear 'Patient Zero' From AIDS Origin Story
It's one of the biggest medical mysteries of our time: How did HIV come to the U.S.? Scientists say they have figured out when and where the virus first arrived here by genetically sequencing samples from people infected by the virus early on. In the ...
Health|HIV Arrived in the US Long Before 'Patient Zero'New York Times
Genetic evidence exonerates Canadian flight attendant widely blamed for bringing HIV to the USLos Angeles Times
Mythology of 'Patient Zero' and how AIDS virus traveled to the United States is all wrongWashington Post
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Jose Fernandez, companions had strong odor of alcohol after fatal crash
Miami Herald
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two of his friends who perished in a violent boat crash off of South Beach last month all had a strong odor of alcohol on them when their bodies were recovered by divers, according to a search warrant affidavit ...
Jose Fernandez, two others smelled of alcohol after fatal crashNew York Daily News
Report: Jose Fernandez, Others Smelled Of Alcohol After Deadly Boat CrashNESN.com
Jose Fernandez, Friends Had Odor of Alcohol at Time of Fatal Boat CrashBleacher Report
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Google Fiber halts rollout; top exec leaves
SAN FRANCISCO — Google Fiber is halting its rollout in 10 cities and laying off staff as its chief executive, Craig Barratt, steps down, dealing a major setback to the Internet giant's ambitions of blanketing the nation in super-speedy Internet ...
Google Fiber division cuts staff by 9%, “pauses” fiber plans in 11 citiesArs Technica
Google Fiber puts expansion plans on hold to review strategyComputerworld
Google's Alphabet experiment misses goal: keeping executivesChicago Tribune
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Quake shakes central Italy near devastated quake zone
ROME (AP) — A 5.4-magnitude earthquake rattled central Italy on Wednesday, knocking out power, closing a major highway and sending panicked residents into the streets just two months after a powerful temblor killed nearly 300 people. There were ...
Magnitude 5.6 strikes central Italy, felt in RomeAOL News
Italy earthquake: Strong tremor shakes Rome buildingsBBC News
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The 8 biggest announcements from today's Microsoft event
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Microsoft wants artists and content creators to want its products. The company unveiled multiple creative-minded products at its keynote today, including a major Windows 10 upgrade called the “Creators Update” and a gorgeous PC called the Surface Studio.
Windows 10 Creators Update bundles VR and AR, partner headsets start at $300Digital Trends
The free Windows 10 Creators Update will have all these upgradesPCWorld
The 7 biggest announcements from Microsoft's October eventBGR
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Raqqa siege could be toughest yet in fight against ISIS
Istanbul (CNN) It has been more than a week since a coalition of Iraqi government and Kurdish Peshmerga ground troops backed by US and allied aircraft launched an offensive against ISIS forces in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The US defense secretary Ashton ...
Gens. Flynn, Kellogg: The truth about what's happening in Mosul (hint: Trump's right)Fox News
Politics|US General Urges Push Into Raqqa, Warning of ISIS PlotsNew York Times
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