Blockchain Hype Will Not Help The Government Curb Identity Theft

Blockchain Hype Will Not Help The Government Curb Identity Theft

WASHINGTON – To keep up with the record-breaking pace of cyber crime against Americans, Social Security numbers need to be replaced as the de facto required identification, but not by switching to complicated technologies like blockchain, cybersecurity experts say....

Mom and Pop Shops Thrive Amid Retail ‘Apocalypse’

Mom and Pop Shops Thrive Amid Retail ‘Apocalypse’

WASHINGTON -- A cozy, intimate bookstore in Washington, D.C., whose bestselling titles include the “Good Night Story for Rebel Girls” and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” refuses to be intimidated by the brick-and-mortar Amazon bookstore that just opened nearby—the first to...

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North Dakota’s Top Speller Makes It To The Next Round

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota’s county and state spelling champion made it to round three of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. So how did Tobi Shorunke of Fargo do Tuesday afternoon? His word was “portulaca” and he asked for the definition. Any plant of a genus...

Right to Work Case Threatens Teachers’ Unions, Classroom Conditions

WASHINGTON — Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky have all indicated they might follow in the footsteps of the West Virginia teachers’ union, with Oklahoma setting a strike date of April 2 if the state legislature does not meet its demands for pay increases, restoration of...

Concerns over Chinese Influence in Academia Arise

WASHINGTON – As experts spotlight China’s military buildup to challenge the United State as the world’s superpower, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that China is also using soft power to quietly achieve this goal. "One of the things we're trying to do is view the...

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