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Are you ready for another thrilling fight over network neutrality? It's coming.
Remember when we used to think that dietary fat was bad? We believed that "fat makes you fat," but now know that obesity is more complex than just overeating a single nutrient. It's amazing how much research now exists on the benefits of fat. It can help quell inflammation, assist with weight control and protect against heart disease, diabetes and cognitive decline.
LONDON - Who looks at Islamist extremist content online? A new study released Tuesday by the Policy Exchange think tank based in London, whose reports often inform government policy in Britain, ranked the top consumers of propaganda produced by the Islamic State, by country of origin, as measured by clicks. The top consumers of Islamic State videos were from Turkey, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Britain, which registered the largest number of clicks in Europe.
NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump warned the United Nations in a speech Tuesday that the world faces "great peril" from rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, and called on fellow leaders to join the United States in the fight to defeat what he called failed or murderous ideologies and "loser terrorists."
Twitter Inc., under pressure from governments around the world to combat online extremism, said that improving automation tools are helping block accounts that promote terrorism and violence. In the first half of the year, Twitter said it suspended nearly 300,000 accounts globally linked to terrorism. Of those, roughly 95 percent were identified by the company's spam-fighting automation tools. Meanwhile, the social network said government data requests continued to increase, and that it provided authorities with data on roughly 3,900 accounts from January to June.
A new medical study has found that children who play football before age 12 suffer mood and behavior problems later in life at rates significantly higher than those who take up the sport later.
There had been no formal reports of missing people - not from family or friends or neighbors - during the weeks, or even months, that police believe Lee Anne Pirus was dead in her Wisconsin home. She had been shot and killed weeks ago, police said. But the 50-year-old's body was not discovered until Friday, , after the beige, two-story home she shared with her husband went up in flames following what the authorities called a "hellacious explosion." Investigators believe Steven Pirus blew up the home in Madison in an attempt to cover up his wife's death.