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Fingerprint Records Reveal 825,000 Immigrants With Multiple Names

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Fingerprint Records Reveal 825,000 Immigrants With Multiple Names

The Homeland Security Department maintains fingerprints of every foreigner who enters the country to help prevent fraud, but 825,000 of those records appear to be associated with multiple individuals, according to internal investigators. The sheer number of discrepancies raises questions about how many immigrants intentionally are faking their identities to evade authorities versus falling victim […]

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U.S. Military Designing Anti-Suicide Spray

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U.S. Military Designing Anti-Suicide Spray

A scientist from the Indiana University School of Medicine has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Army to design a nasal spray designed to suppress thoughts of suicide. Unfortunately, it makes perfect sense that the military would be looking into alternative methods to keep soldiers from killing themselves. According to RT, 116 U.S. soldiers […]

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California Drought Causes Largest Water Loss in State History

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California Drought Causes Largest Water Loss in State History

A sprinkler system sprays water onto a parked car along the curb in Glendale, Calif., Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Image: Matt Hamilton/Associated Press The California drought will deprive the state’s thirsty farmers of 6.6 million acre-feet of surface water, which works out to a whopping 2.2 trillion gallons — enough to fill 60 million average-sized […]

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Startups Are Revamping Government in San Francisco

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Startups Are Revamping Government in San Francisco

Technology is disrupting everything it touches, from arts to government. But with disruption comes an opportunity to innovate. And of all the places where innovation is overdue, government takes the top spot. This episode of Revolution features Jay Nath, who serves as chief innovation officer for the City of San Francisco. Nath works with Mayor […]

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What the New Cybersecurity Standards Mean for Federal Contractors

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What the New Cybersecurity Standards Mean for Federal Contractors

In this Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Image: Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press The White House on Wednesday issued voluntary cyber standards aimed at defending key private networks essential to U.S. society – but it could be years before the benefits are noticeable. […]

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Indie Author: ‘Who Knew Jack Daniel’s Was Full of Sweethearts?’

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Indie Author: 'Who Knew Jack Daniel's Was Full of Sweethearts?'

A day after his story about receiving the nicest cease-and-desist letter we’ve ever seen went viral, Patrick Wensink’s book, Broken Piano For President is climbing Amazon’s book charts. The book — which is a about a man who is far more productive when he is drunk than when sober — is currently #40 on Amazon’s […]

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Smartphone, Tablets Used Far More on National Holidays, Google Finds

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Smartphone, Tablets Used Far More on National Holidays, Google Finds

  People don’t just turn on their BBQs for Labor Day — they also switch on their smartphones and tablets, recent data from Google shows. Google says it has seen a consistent spike in mobile searches on holidays over the past year, and an even more pronounced surge in clicks on mobile ads. On Memorial […]

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Watch the Presidential Foreign Policy Debate Live Stream

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Watch the Presidential Foreign Policy Debate Live Stream

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney’s third and final debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. is slated for Monday at 9 p.m. ET. Mashable readers can watch the presidential debate live stream right here, along with a live blog featuring a panel of foreign policy experts and Mashable staff. Monday’s presidential debate […]

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