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Armed US Drones to Start Flying Over Niger

The United States and Niger have reached an agreement permitting armed American military drones for use against jihadist terror groups in the African nation, a U.S. official told VOA.

The agreement, finalized this week, is a major expansion of U.S. military’s efforts to counter terrorism in Africa. It is unclear whether the drones will be used to carry out targeted strikes or solely as a defensive measure.

Until now, the U.S. has only been conducting airstrikes against terrorists on the continent operating inside Libya and Somalia. Officials say that arming drones based in Niger would expand the military’s ability to go after …read more

Jeff Sessions Refuses To Discuss Whether Trump Asked To Hinder DOJ Russia Investigation

U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions was accused of being evasive during a Thursday closed congressional hearing about whether or not President Donald Trump instructed him to hinder the Justice Department’s investigation looking into the Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to Reuters. Representative Adam Schiff, the committee’s leading Democrat, told reporters that Sessions refused to answer what he thought were essential questions during his several hours of testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee. “I asked the Attorney General whether he was ever instructed by the president to take any action that he believed would hinder the …read more

If FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to ‘set the record straight’ on net neutrality he should stop lying

We should all be able to agree – no matter what your politics are – that among the worst things done by former US President Barrack Hussein Obama was the appointment of a Verizon lawyer to the FCC. Trump didn’t do us any favors by making him chairman. The internet as we know it is about to be taken away from innovators and technologists and given to the marketing and accounting teams for Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T. It isn’t right. Any attempts by shills like Ajit Pai to convince the general public that repealing net neutrality is good for us …read more

The Advent of Code wants to gift you better programming skills this Christmas

The best — if not the only way — to improve as a programmer is to actually write code. To do that, there’s no shortage of proving-grounds: from Reddit’s Daily Programmer subreddit and Project Euler, to more formal options like Pluralsight’s Code School and Devslopes. One festive alternative is Advent of Code, which starts at Midnight, Eastern Time. Every day until Christmas, the Advent of Code site will offer short, self-contained logic and programming puzzles. The competition ends on December 26, and for those with a competitive side, you can track your progress on the site’s leaderboard. The puzzle are… …read more

White House Considers Recognizing Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital By Year’s End

The Trump administration is seriously considering recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in early December, even as President Donald Trump signs a waiver to keep the US Embassy in Tel Aviv for another six months, sources tell CNN. Two senior administration officials and allies close to the United States tell CNN that Trump is in the final stages of a decision to announce the recognition as well as on whether to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem when he signs the waiver on Dec. 4. Though a final decision still needs to be made and debate continues within the …read more