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Federal document zeroes in on homegrown terrorist challenges

The Obama administration has published a scheme aimed at counteracting domestic violent fanaticism in the United States. Released Thursday, the 20-page strategy describes specific steps to strengthen and expand cooperation with officials in communities that might be targeted by violent … Continue reading

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Cain has left his campaign

Following allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity, former pizza magnate and banker Herman Cain has revealed Saturday that he would suspend his campaign to become the U.S. Republican presidential nominee. Cain was greeted with loud cheers and music as he … Continue reading

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Hackers shut down an observer web site during Russian parliamentary elections

Many of those polled said they expected a government party victory, as voting began for Russian parliamentary elections on Sunday. As a flurries turned to drizzle outside a central Moscow school, Elina Kharshor said that she and her mother voted … Continue reading

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Parsing for text adventure games

I don’t know much about natural language processing, but if you’re interested in implementing your own parser you could always look up some information on parsing formal grammars. The simplest methods I’m aware of involve describing a grammar in Backus-Naur … Continue reading

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NASA launch had stowaways

Yesterday’s launch of the NPP satellite also had an interesting payload. Four universities added five small satellites, designed and built by students. The satellites will take pictures, measure radiation, and help to understand how solar storms affect communications equipment, among … Continue reading

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Markets rally after EU debt plan

The European Union announced a plan on Thursday to significantly increase a bailout fund designed to contain the eurozone debt crisis and reduce Greece’s debt by half. The Frankfurt market rising more than five percent, while the Paris stock exchange … Continue reading

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Nokia boosted by selloff of low-end phones

Nokia’s reported loss was not as bad as expected, and the Finnish handset maker forecasts a profits next quarter for the handset business as the company gets ready to unveil devices based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. Nokia shares … Continue reading

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