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FCC approves Amazon’s Kuiper Project

Amazon has received authorization from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to proceed with Project Kuiper, its initiative to launch a fleet of low-orbiting satellites that would be used to provide broadband internet access to underserved communities in the U.S. The FCC approved of the tech giant’s ambitious project by a vote of 5-0 on Thursday. With the commission’s green light, …

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Tropical Storm Isaias drenches Puerto Rico, expected to strengthen to hurricane with East Coast in sight

Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out electricity and caused flooding and landslides in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic Thursday, following forecasts that predicted the storm would morph into a hurricane, as it moves toward the Bahamas and the East Coast of the United States. The storm’s maximum sustained winds of 60 mph sent rivers of water flowing down …

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Nevada firefighting planes collide midair; both pilots dead, authorities say

Two single-engine planes collided in midair Thursday afternoon during firefighting activities in southeastern Nevada, according to reports. Both pilots were killed in the crash and a recovery effort was underway, FOX 5 of Las Vegas reported. “We offer our sincere condolences to the families of the two pilots and to all those working with the …

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Michael Brown: Missouri police officer who killed the 18-year-old faces no charges

The investigation didn’t exonerate Wilson, Bell said. Wilson’s shooting of Brown, a Black man, in August 2014 sparked a federal civil rights inquiry, protests, and a national debate. Protests erupted around the country after a grand jury declined to indict Wilson. “Although this case represents one of the most significant moments in St. Louis’ history, …

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DHS compiled ‘intelligence reports’ on journalists who published leaked documents

After The Post published a story online Thursday evening detailing the department’s practices, the acting homeland security secretary, Chad Wolf, ordered the intelligence office to stop collecting information on journalists and announced an investigation into the matter. “Upon learning about the practice, Acting Secretary Wolf directed the DHS Intelligence & Analysis Directorate to immediately discontinue …

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