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A homeless man holds a sign asking for money by an entrance to a subway station in New York, Oct. 9, 2015. Photo: Mark Lennihan/Associated Press Tucked away in the gun law President Biden just signed is a provision increasing funding for preventive outpatient treatment for mental illness. This is an important step toward solving …

CNN  —  Salvador Ramos told girls he would rape them, showed off a rifle he bought, and threatened to shoot up schools in livestreams on the social media app Yubo, according to several users who witnessed the threats in recent weeks. But those users – all teens – told CNN that they didn’t take him …

Most of the topics addressed in this column have focused on the Internet which is just one of many technologies. To begin, let’s be sure about what “technology” really is. According to Britannica, it is “the application of scientific knowledge to the practical aims of human life or, as it is sometimes phrased, to the …

Details By Valerie Vande Panne April 14, 2022 Today we are hosting a panel discussion at the Society of Environmental Journalists 2022 Conference: Covering Indian Country for Non-Natives.  Our panelists are: Sierra Clark, reporter; Sandy WhiteHawk, source; and Francine Compton, journalist and Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) president. These are three powerful people from tribes …

CNN  —  Jack White’s fans were treated to an unexpected surprise on Friday at a concert in Detroit, where the singer-songwriter pulled out a ring and proposed to his girlfriend Olivia Jean. The rocker, best known for being one half of The White Stripes, seemingly confirmed the news on Instagram with a photo of him …

This edition of “Technology and Society” will focus on an important feature of Society: Religion and more specifically, how technology has affected our observing the Sabbath. As a mostly non-practicing cultural Jew, I am not usually interested in the practice or theory of most religions. However, this article in Wall Street Journal, “What we’ve Lost …

People associate blockchain with bitcoin and the confusing cryptocurrency market. However, the beginning of blockchain and cryptocurrency was based on revolutionary and freely philosophical reasoning. Cypherpunks — advocating free transactions between individuals beyond the control and surveillance of the government, business, and banks — were the first people who …

More than three-quarters of Republican-led states plan to end an extra $300-a-week in federal jobless benefits early, as unemployment claims reached a new pandemic low, likely triggering a decrease in the number of benefits recipients this summer. The development came as initial unemployment claims through regular state programs dropped to 444,000 last week, the lowest …

Jobless claims declined to a new pandemic low last week, in a sign hiring is primed to strengthen as workers return to the labor market. Unemployment claims fell to 473,000 last week from a revised 507,000 a week earlier, the Labor Department said Thursday. Claims are now at the lowest level since mid-March 2020, when …

Swinburne University of Technology has launched a new 2025 Strategic Plan that sets a bold path for the university to build on its legacy as a leader in technology, innovation and industry engagement. Following extensive engagement with the university community and ideas contributed by staff and students, Swinburne Horizon 2025 sets out how Swinburne will …