Chinese espionage has increased efforts to recruit U.S. intelligence officers — especially CIA officers — in a new trend that some believe could be linked to the theft of 5.6 million fingerprint records stolen in 2015 from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Wall Street Journal reports...
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Any other day the UCLA bust might have made national headlines, but the news got swamped by a bigger, sexier college cheating scandal: Operation Varsity Blues... While the UCLA case is less shocking—bribes in thousands of dollars instead of millions; Chinese high schoolers instead of Full House cast members — it represents an equally notable underbelly of American college admissions. If Varsity Blues is about the American ruling class perpetuating its privilege, the UCLA scandal reveals the extreme pressures and perverse incentives facing international students, many of them far less privileged and desperate to not screw up their shot...
"Reports indicate Nasiri had in possession a large volume of documents recording the travels of senior IRGC commanders, intelligence personnel and operational units to foreign countries, all under the cover of diplomatic missions."
While the Washington Free Beacon could not independently verify the report, it could represent a coup for the U.S. intelligence community, which has long sought information on Iran's military apparatus and plans.
Sources have claimed the new hypersonic missile, known as YJ-XX, will to capable of destroying US warships missile defenses. The YJ-XX is an ultra-high-speed missile, with the range of 1000 km, allegedly capable of penetrating US air defense systems based on Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block IIA and SM-6 Block IA hit-to-kill interceptor missiles.
As of 2018, the city's total homeless population was about 53,000, an increase of 39% since 2014. The study said a majority of the people weren't living in government shelters but rather on city streets. Government officials and so-called experts have limited understanding of what the primary cause for the rise in deaths, but they said the opioid crisis could be a significant reason.
In her work, Goldstein studies the connection between stellar structure and vibrations by developing software that simulates diverse stars and their frequencies. As she compares her simulations to real stars, Goldstein can refine her model and improve how astrophysicists like her peer under the surface of stars by surveying their subtle sounds. With frequencies repeating on the order of minutes to days, you’d have to speed up stellar vibrations by a thousand or a million times to bring them within the range of human hearing...
“By the way, he started by saying he’s putting $40 billion into the United States for new car factories,” President Trump said, summarizing Abe’s commitment. “Toyota is coming in with $14 billion dollars. Many, many companies are coming in. And they’re coming in, frankly, to Michigan. They’re coming back, they want to be back, to Ohio, to Pennsylvania, to North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and what’s the name of this special place – it’s called Wisconsin.” “So they’ll be investing shortly and it’s started already, $40 billion with a b, $40 billion dollars, and it’ll be a lot more than that,” Trump said
Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s ambition by now is clear: to reclaim his country’s global greatness and establish itself over time as the preeminent economic and political power, not only in Asia but across the world stage, writes Atlantic Council CEO Fred Kempe.
In apparent response to both international and domestic criticism, Xi on Friday converted his previous hubris into a greater humility, speaking before 37 global leaders and more than 5,000 delegates at the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.
Don’t mistake Xi’s recalibration for retreat. Instead, China’s friends see in Xi’s Friday speech an ability to alter tactics in the face of new obstacles.
The number of measles cases registered four months into 2019 has surpassed the count of cases from last decade, according to new numbers from the CDC. Already 2019 is the highest year for measles since 2000 when the disease was eradicated domestically. All new cases since the eradication declaration have come from foreign travelers. The number of measles cases in the U.S. has climbed to nearly 700 this year, including five in Los Angeles County and 38 altogether in California.
The group of 10 men walked in and chanted "This land is our land" as Jonathan Metzl, the director of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University, was speaking about his new book, "Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland."
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is challenging traditional Republican doctrine with a plan to import prescription drugs from Canada to lower costs for seniors, the first major legislative initiative of his young tenure.
DeSantis, appealing to the gray vote, announced the plan in February at the retirement community The Villages, receiving an outpouring of support and cheers. Now, a state Senate version of the bill is moving quickly, with the appropriations committee voting overwhelming in favor of the bill.
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