Home Depot, Kohl’s slip while Medicines, ServiceNow advance

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Home Depot, Kohl’s slip while Medicines, ServiceNow advance

Home Depot, Kohl’s slip while Medicines, ServiceNow advance

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Home Depot, Kohl’s slip while Medicines, ServiceNow advance

US stock indexes edge mostly lower as retailers sink

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Major stock indexes ended a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street mostly lower Tuesday, as losses in energy companies and department store operators edged out gains elsewhere in the market.

US stock indexes edge mostly lower as retailers sink

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Major stock indexes ended a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street mostly lower Tuesday, as losses in energy companies and department store operators edged out gains elsewhere in the market.

Federal Reserve approves merger of BB&T, SunTrust banks

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Federal Reserve approves $66 billion merger between BB&T and SunTrust banks

Federal Reserve approves merger of BB&T, SunTrust banks

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Federal Reserve approves $66 billion merger between BB&T and SunTrust banks

Johnson, Corbyn square off in 1st UK election debate

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn are squaring off in the first live televised debate of Britain’s election, each trying to spark a lackluster campaign to life

Johnson, Corbyn square off in 1st UK election debate

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn are squaring off in the first live televised debate of Britain’s election, each trying to spark a lackluster campaign to life

Uber’s chief product officer is latest executive to exit

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Another senior executive is leaving Uber as the company struggles to prove it can turn a profit

Uber’s chief product officer is latest executive to exit

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Another senior executive is leaving Uber as the company struggles to prove it can turn a profit

New cannabis reviewer could earn up to $36K to smoke weed, review products and vlog from home

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JonGorr/iStock(NEW YORK) — If Snoop Dogg’s hit song “Smoke Weed Everyday” perpetually plays in your head and you have a budding interest in reporting on a range of marijuana products, then this medical marijuana company may have the job opportunity of your dreams.

American Marijuana, an online medical marijuana resource, will likely see a high number of interested applicants for a new role that can earn up to $36,000 a year to review an array of cannabis products.

The company posted information seeking a new cannabis product reviewer who will be responsible for sharing “honest and reliable insights” in the form of a written blog and on-camera videos.

“This job is 100% for real and it’s an important job that includes more than just getting paid to smoke weed,” American Marijuana explained in a release about the job listing. “If you think that’s the entire scope of the job, then this might not be for you.”

The reviewer must live in a state in America or Canada where medical marijuana is legal and have “extensive knowledge of marijuana to educate our readers.”

“The applicant needs to be physically fit and healthy in general to carry out cannabis product reviews regularly,” the job description explained.

The job will include creating videos of how each cannabis product performs and differs from each other, as well as identify the more notable products in the category.

A successful cannabis reviewer will share in-depth explanations of the different cannabis experiences with the products both during and after use to help educate readers and viewers on its effectiveness.

The company, which was founded in 2014, is composed of cannabis advocates, specialists and experienced cannabis writers responsible for fresh content on the site that attracts tens of thousands of monthly visitors.

The individual contractor role will be paid up to $3,000 a month or $36,000 a year in salary, which will depend on the persons experience and capabilities, according to the job posting. The reviewer role will also receive free cannabis products, that will be sent on a monthly basis for testing.

All applicants must be 18 or older and are required to send the following to be considered:

A bio or resume, headshot or link to a 60-second introduction video talking about their passion for the position, which the company said is preferred to the headshot. The applicant must also attach links to current social media accounts and at least six street names, slang terms, or nicknames of marijuana, “so we know you’re taking this seriously.”

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Nerf gun, Power Rangers claw cited by toy safety watchdog

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A high-powered Nerf gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys on a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holiday season

Nerf gun, Power Rangers claw cited by toy safety watchdog

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A high-powered Nerf gun, ice cream-scented Nickelodeon slime and a plastic Power Rangers claw are among the toys on a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holiday season

5 Signs an Online Loan Is a Debt Trap

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Uncovering an online lender’s true intentions is sometimes as simple as checking their website for a few key giveaways

5 Signs an Online Loan Is a Debt Trap

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Uncovering an online lender’s true intentions is sometimes as simple as checking their website for a few key giveaways

Breakstone’s cottage cheese voluntarily recalled over possible metal and plastic contamination

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subjug/iStock(NEW YORK) — Thousands of cases of cottage cheese are being voluntarily recalled over fears they may contain metal and plastic.

Kraft Heinz Foods Company announced the voluntary recall of Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese last week after a consumer complained about finding a piece of red plastic in one container, according to a statement from the company.

There have been no injuries reported, but six complaints in total.

“We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed,” a statement from the company read.

The recalled products are 16oz Breakstone’s 2 percent Milkfat Large Curd Cottage Cheese, 24 oz Breakstone’s 4 percent Milkfat Large Curd Cottage Cheese, and 24 oz Breakstone’s 4 percent Milkfat Small Curd Cottage Cheese.

In all, 9,500 cases were affected.

The company urged anyone who purchased the product not to eat it and return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-866-572-3805.

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Breakstone’s cottage cheese voluntarily recalled over possible metal and plastic contamination

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subjug/iStock(NEW YORK) — Thousands of cases of cottage cheese are being voluntarily recalled over fears they may contain metal and plastic.

Kraft Heinz Foods Company announced the voluntary recall of Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese last week after a consumer complained about finding a piece of red plastic in one container, according to a statement from the company.

There have been no injuries reported, but six complaints in total.

“We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed,” a statement from the company read.

The recalled products are 16oz Breakstone’s 2 percent Milkfat Large Curd Cottage Cheese, 24 oz Breakstone’s 4 percent Milkfat Large Curd Cottage Cheese, and 24 oz Breakstone’s 4 percent Milkfat Small Curd Cottage Cheese.

In all, 9,500 cases were affected.

The company urged anyone who purchased the product not to eat it and return it to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-866-572-3805.

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Meet the 24-year-old trying to build the world’s first personal flying device

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DragonAir Aviation(NEW YORK) — Three years ago, Mariah Cain was teaching extreme water sports to tourists in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and working part-time as stewardess on yachts.

Now, the 24-year-old is the president and project manager for a new invention she believes will change the world.

“I’m a pilot for an experimental ultralight, fully electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft. That means it lifts straight up and down from any location,” Cain explained. “You basically plug it in like your phone and when the light turns green you can take off and go fly.”

Cain flies in a standing position and controls the Airboard using her body movements to control it.

“Humans have dreamed of flying like birds forever…. but I never dreamed I’d be one of the first women to bring this new style of transportation to the world,” she added.

The Federal Aviation Administration is still developing the best way to certify these aircraft. Cain said the Airboard, which is battery powered, allows for easy transportation and doesn’t use fuel.

It also offers a unique advantage for many industries in the future, such as search-and-rescue operations.

“Most small aircraft and helicopters have at least a 15-minute pre-flight before take-off. Since our system checks are done by computers, we can do those pre-flight checks in a fraction of the time,” she told ABC News’ Good Morning America. “We plan to integrate all the technology we created while building the Airboard into a multi-copter that can we use for search-and-rescue. Until then, we will use it for sport and entertainment as a means of getting these devices out in front of people and showing safety.”

The invention is up for a $1 million prize in an international contest called the “Go Fly Challenge” to make human flight a reality by building the world’s first personal flying device. The personal flying device must be safe, quiet, compact and capable of carrying a single person for a distance of 20 miles without refueling or recharging, according to its rules.

Falling in love with flight

As a child, Cain says she imagined gliding through the air and traveling wherever she wanted to go.

“The feeling I had during my dreams is surprisingly close to what it feels like to fly my Airboard now,” she said. “Weightless, limitless and without the bounds.”

A chance meeting with Jeff Elkins, an inventor/drone pilot who was making LED light suits for SeaWorld trainers, would help make her dream come true. Cain initially wanted Elkins to create an LED suit for her HydroFlight exhibitions, but when he told her he was building a battery-operated air-board that would fly on its own — untethered — she was intrigued.

Cain volunteered to help work on the project, and started commuting 18 hours round-trip to Elkin’s workshop in Panama City on weekends and days off. Then Elkins approached her to start flying it.

“The next thing I knew I was flying in the air,” Cain said. “I fell in love with flight and had to turn it into my life. I had no choice.”

Initially Cain could only remain airborne for 30 seconds at a time before the batteries needed recharging. But by July 2017, she was able to fly for a full 7 minutes, 100 feet in the air on the device, which she nicknamed “The Dragon.”

“We always joked it was my dragon,” Cain said. “Jeff tried for so long to get it flying, and once I started flying it was doing things it never did before.”

That month, Cain climbed on the Airboard and lifted off. The video later went viral, racking up 30 million views across social media.

“I did a phenomenal flight over the water,” she recalled. “Huge big turns. I felt like I was on a motorcycle, but it was super peaceful … like sliding on ice. When I landed everyone was amazed.”

Taking on the ‘Go Fly Challenge’

In 2018, Cain moved to Panama City to work full-time on the project — and raise much-needed cash for parts. She had heard about an international competition called the “Go Fly Challenge,” which awards $1 million to create the best human flying machine.

She said she submitted in the nick of time.

“They had just reopened entries for Phase II and I had just enough time to get signed up,” Cain said. “It felt like fate.”

Partnering with Elkins, Cain immediately registered DragonAir Aviation, Inc., ordered new parts and started collecting extensive testing data to prove they could satisfy the competition guidelines and build an Airboard 2.0 that was reliable and quiet.

Ten days later, they put the finishing touches on their design report just moments before the deadline, she said.

The competition included 850 teams from 103 counties. DragonAir was named one of five finalists in Phase II of the challenge, from which they scored $50,000 in prize money, and the opportunity for potential sponsorships.

Now, Cain and her team will work on the design to ensure that DragonAir can complete a course of six miles going at least 30 mph, perform a touch and go, and hover for a total flight time of 20 minutes before sticking a controlled vertical descent within a landing zone.

The Final Fly-off will take place on Leap Day, Feb. 29, 2020, at NASA Ames Research Center’s Moffett Air Field in Mountain View, California.

“Winning the GoFly prize would be such an incredible feat,” she said. “To take our project to that level in front of the world would be amazing for my personal mission. To inspire others to follow their passions and not let anything hold them back.”

Cain is an example of how determination and hard work can lead to success.

“I look at my life every day. How did I get here? I can’t believe I’m doing this,” she continued. “But [I’ve learned] you are absolutely capable of anything and everything you dream of. Anything you envision in your mind you can create in your life.”

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Meet the 24-year-old trying to build the world’s first personal flying device

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DragonAir Aviation(NEW YORK) — Three years ago, Mariah Cain was teaching extreme water sports to tourists in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and working part-time as stewardess on yachts.

Now, the 24-year-old is the president and project manager for a new invention she believes will change the world.

“I’m a pilot for an experimental ultralight, fully electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft. That means it lifts straight up and down from any location,” Cain explained. “You basically plug it in like your phone and when the light turns green you can take off and go fly.”

Cain flies in a standing position and controls the Airboard using her body movements to control it.

“Humans have dreamed of flying like birds forever…. but I never dreamed I’d be one of the first women to bring this new style of transportation to the world,” she added.

The Federal Aviation Administration is still developing the best way to certify these aircraft. Cain said the Airboard, which is battery powered, allows for easy transportation and doesn’t use fuel.

It also offers a unique advantage for many industries in the future, such as search-and-rescue operations.

“Most small aircraft and helicopters have at least a 15-minute pre-flight before take-off. Since our system checks are done by computers, we can do those pre-flight checks in a fraction of the time,” she told ABC News’ Good Morning America. “We plan to integrate all the technology we created while building the Airboard into a multi-copter that can we use for search-and-rescue. Until then, we will use it for sport and entertainment as a means of getting these devices out in front of people and showing safety.”

The invention is up for a $1 million prize in an international contest called the “Go Fly Challenge” to make human flight a reality by building the world’s first personal flying device. The personal flying device must be safe, quiet, compact and capable of carrying a single person for a distance of 20 miles without refueling or recharging, according to its rules.

Falling in love with flight

As a child, Cain says she imagined gliding through the air and traveling wherever she wanted to go.

“The feeling I had during my dreams is surprisingly close to what it feels like to fly my Airboard now,” she said. “Weightless, limitless and without the bounds.”

A chance meeting with Jeff Elkins, an inventor/drone pilot who was making LED light suits for SeaWorld trainers, would help make her dream come true. Cain initially wanted Elkins to create an LED suit for her HydroFlight exhibitions, but when he told her he was building a battery-operated air-board that would fly on its own — untethered — she was intrigued.

Cain volunteered to help work on the project, and started commuting 18 hours round-trip to Elkin’s workshop in Panama City on weekends and days off. Then Elkins approached her to start flying it.

“The next thing I knew I was flying in the air,” Cain said. “I fell in love with flight and had to turn it into my life. I had no choice.”

Initially Cain could only remain airborne for 30 seconds at a time before the batteries needed recharging. But by July 2017, she was able to fly for a full 7 minutes, 100 feet in the air on the device, which she nicknamed “The Dragon.”

“We always joked it was my dragon,” Cain said. “Jeff tried for so long to get it flying, and once I started flying it was doing things it never did before.”

That month, Cain climbed on the Airboard and lifted off. The video later went viral, racking up 30 million views across social media.

“I did a phenomenal flight over the water,” she recalled. “Huge big turns. I felt like I was on a motorcycle, but it was super peaceful … like sliding on ice. When I landed everyone was amazed.”

Taking on the ‘Go Fly Challenge’

In 2018, Cain moved to Panama City to work full-time on the project — and raise much-needed cash for parts. She had heard about an international competition called the “Go Fly Challenge,” which awards $1 million to create the best human flying machine.

She said she submitted in the nick of time.

“They had just reopened entries for Phase II and I had just enough time to get signed up,” Cain said. “It felt like fate.”

Partnering with Elkins, Cain immediately registered DragonAir Aviation, Inc., ordered new parts and started collecting extensive testing data to prove they could satisfy the competition guidelines and build an Airboard 2.0 that was reliable and quiet.

Ten days later, they put the finishing touches on their design report just moments before the deadline, she said.

The competition included 850 teams from 103 counties. DragonAir was named one of five finalists in Phase II of the challenge, from which they scored $50,000 in prize money, and the opportunity for potential sponsorships.

Now, Cain and her team will work on the design to ensure that DragonAir can complete a course of six miles going at least 30 mph, perform a touch and go, and hover for a total flight time of 20 minutes before sticking a controlled vertical descent within a landing zone.

The Final Fly-off will take place on Leap Day, Feb. 29, 2020, at NASA Ames Research Center’s Moffett Air Field in Mountain View, California.

“Winning the GoFly prize would be such an incredible feat,” she said. “To take our project to that level in front of the world would be amazing for my personal mission. To inspire others to follow their passions and not let anything hold them back.”

Cain is an example of how determination and hard work can lead to success.

“I look at my life every day. How did I get here? I can’t believe I’m doing this,” she continued. “But [I’ve learned] you are absolutely capable of anything and everything you dream of. Anything you envision in your mind you can create in your life.”

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Kylie Jenner sells majority stake of her cosmetics company for $600 million

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Timothy White/E!(NEW YORK) — After four years of owning 100% of the brand, Kylie Jenner has agreed to sell a little more than half of her business to Coty.

For $600 million, 51% of Kylie Cosmetics is reportedly being sold to the beauty giant, which also houses big name brand CoverGirl and Clairol.

“I’m excited to partner with Coty to continue to reach even more fans of Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin around the world,” said Jenner in a statement. “I look forward to continuing the creativity and ingenuity for each collection that consumers have come to expect and engaging with my fans across social media.”

She continued, “This partnership will allow me and my team to stay focused on the creation and development of each product while building the brand into an international beauty powerhouse.”

According to a press release from the brand, this new acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of the fiscal year 2020.

“We are pleased to welcome Kylie into our organization and family,” said Coty CEO Pierre Laubies in a press release. “Combining Kylie’s creative vision and unparalleled consumer interest with Coty’s expertise and leadership in prestige beauty products is an exciting next step in our transformation and will leverage our core strengths around fragrances, cosmetics, and skincare, allowing Kylie’s brands to reach their full potential.”

The brand most recently announced an upcoming holiday collection launching on Nov. 19 that will be available exclusively at Ulta. The line will include new eyeshadow palettes, lip kits and more.

In March, Forbes named Jenner the world’s youngest “self-made” billionaire, and the company has continued to expand.

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Kylie Jenner sells majority stake of her cosmetics company for $600 million

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Timothy White/E!(NEW YORK) — After four years of owning 100% of the brand, Kylie Jenner has agreed to sell a little more than half of her business to Coty.

For $600 million, 51% of Kylie Cosmetics is reportedly being sold to the beauty giant, which also houses big name brand CoverGirl and Clairol.

“I’m excited to partner with Coty to continue to reach even more fans of Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin around the world,” said Jenner in a statement. “I look forward to continuing the creativity and ingenuity for each collection that consumers have come to expect and engaging with my fans across social media.”

She continued, “This partnership will allow me and my team to stay focused on the creation and development of each product while building the brand into an international beauty powerhouse.”

According to a press release from the brand, this new acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of the fiscal year 2020.

“We are pleased to welcome Kylie into our organization and family,” said Coty CEO Pierre Laubies in a press release. “Combining Kylie’s creative vision and unparalleled consumer interest with Coty’s expertise and leadership in prestige beauty products is an exciting next step in our transformation and will leverage our core strengths around fragrances, cosmetics, and skincare, allowing Kylie’s brands to reach their full potential.”

The brand most recently announced an upcoming holiday collection launching on Nov. 19 that will be available exclusively at Ulta. The line will include new eyeshadow palettes, lip kits and more.

In March, Forbes named Jenner the world’s youngest “self-made” billionaire, and the company has continued to expand.

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Princess Diana’s ‘John Travolta dress’ is for sale

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domnicky/iStock(LONDON) — Fans of Princess Diana have an opportunity to own one of the most famous dresses from her wardrobe.

The blue velvet gown by Victor Edelstein that she wore to a state dinner at the White House in 1985 will be up for auction next month in London; it is estimated to sell for £250,000 to £350,000, or about $324,121 to $453,770.

The gown must have been one of Diana’s favorites; she wore it again several times, including for her last portrait by Lord Snowdon in 1997.

This isn’t the first time the dress has gone up for grabs: Diana auctioned it off shortly before her death in 1997, and it was most recently for sale in 2013, when it sold for about $360,000.

John Travolta once said that his dance with Diana came at the suggestion of hostess first lady Nancy Reagan, who told him, “It is [Diana’s] wish.”

“I had to tap her own the shoulder and I had to say, ‘Would you care to dance?'” he recalled. “She turned around and she dipped her head in that Lady Diana way and we were off for 15 minutes dancing. I’ll never forget it. I was so honored.”

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Princess Diana’s ‘John Travolta dress’ is for sale

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domnicky/iStock(LONDON) — Fans of Princess Diana have an opportunity to own one of the most famous dresses from her wardrobe.

The blue velvet gown by Victor Edelstein that she wore to a state dinner at the White House in 1985 will be up for auction next month in London; it is estimated to sell for £250,000 to £350,000, or about $324,121 to $453,770.

The gown must have been one of Diana’s favorites; she wore it again several times, including for her last portrait by Lord Snowdon in 1997.

This isn’t the first time the dress has gone up for grabs: Diana auctioned it off shortly before her death in 1997, and it was most recently for sale in 2013, when it sold for about $360,000.

John Travolta once said that his dance with Diana came at the suggestion of hostess first lady Nancy Reagan, who told him, “It is [Diana’s] wish.”

“I had to tap her own the shoulder and I had to say, ‘Would you care to dance?'” he recalled. “She turned around and she dipped her head in that Lady Diana way and we were off for 15 minutes dancing. I’ll never forget it. I was so honored.”

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Boeing’s grounded 737 Max scores 2nd order at Dubai Airshow

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Boeing’s 737 Max jet gets another boost at Dubai Airshow from Kazakhstan’s newly-launched budget carrier

Boeing’s grounded 737 Max scores 2nd order at Dubai Airshow

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Boeing’s 737 Max jet gets another boost at Dubai Airshow from Kazakhstan’s newly-launched budget carrier

German authorities conduct money laundering raids

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German authorities have conducted raids in five states in connection with money laundering and illegal transfers abroad

German authorities conduct money laundering raids

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German authorities have conducted raids in five states in connection with money laundering and illegal transfers abroad

Toyota worker’s suicide ruled work-related after harassment

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Toyota worker’s suicide ruled work-related after harassment

US, Montenegro plot cyber warfare ahead of 2020 elections

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An elite cyber team of U.S. service members is working alongside Montenegrin cyber defenders to counter malicious cyber actors on critical networks and platforms

Vatican financial watchdog now a ‘shell’ after police raid

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A board member of the Vatican’s financial watchdog agency is resigning following a controversial Vatican police raid that resulted in the agency’s suspension from the global communications network of financial intelligence units