Monthly Archives: March 2020

Artificial intelligence may be pandemic lifesaver … one day

Rob Lever with Julie Jammot of AFP (French language article translated to English on Yahoo News) – Artificial intelligence systems picked up early clues about the coronavirus outbreak by scanning news images and social media posts from a market in … Continue reading

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The presidential race isn’t on hold — it’s playing out right before us

Jeff Zeleny of CNN – The campaign rallies are a distant memory. The final chapter of the primary calendar is awash in uncertainty. The summer political conventions are in doubt. Yet it would be a mistake to think the 2020 presidential race is on hold. In … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln Created The Secret Service The Day He Was Shot

Dan Lewis of Now I Know – On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.   He’d die the next morning. But also on April 14, 1865, Lincoln signed into law a piece of legislation … Continue reading

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Paying to stop the pandemic

The Economist – The struggle to save lives and the economy is likely to present agonizing choices. Planet Earth is shutting down. In the struggle to get a grip on covid-19, one country after another is demanding that its citizens … Continue reading

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Can Congress Vote Remotely? Well … Maybe.

Geoffrey Skelley of FiveThirtyEight – In total, nearly 30 House members are at some stage of self-quarantine and five senators are self-quarantining. The outbreak of the coronavirus on Capitol Hill has underscored just how ill-equipped Congress is to govern when … Continue reading

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