Building for the Future: A New Federal Guide to Infrastructure Planning and Design

Today, the White House is convening the nation’s leading thinkers on infrastructure planning and design to highlight how projects like new roads and transit lines can be designed to foster economic opportunity and increase resilience to the impac…
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Former Japanese journalist says ‘comfort women’ apology needed

NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) — A former Japanese journalist who received death threats for his investigation of “comfort women” said Tokyo should apologize for Japan’s wartime past. Takashi Uemura, who first reported on the women in 1991, said he

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‘Doctor Zhivago’ closing on Broadway after 26 previews, 23 regular performances

NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) — The new musical Doctor Zhivago is to play its final performance at the Broadway Theatre on Sunday. Based on Boris Pasternak’s Nobel Prize-winning, 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, the show is closing after 26 previews

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Armed groups in C. African Republic agree to free children

BANGUI, Central Africa Republic (AP) — The United Nations says that armed groups in Central African Republic have agreed to release any children they are holding and not to recruit child soldiers. U.N. Children’s Agency representative Mohamed Malick Fall said

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Mystery $75,000 Calif. lottery winner was undercover investigator

PALMDALE, Calif., May 5 (UPI) — A California lottery spokesman said a scratch-off winner given only $75 for a $75,000-winning ticket was actually an undercover inspector. Shamsun Islam, manager of the Chevron gas station in Palmdale, released surveillance camera footage

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BitStamp Exchange Activity Trackable due to Multisig Wallet Implementation

A recently discovered issue with the client-side SDK of Bitcoin software provider BitGo allows anyone to track all incoming and outgoing transactions taking place on the Bitcoin exchange BitStamp. It was discovered by Bitcoin security firm BlockTrail over the weekend. BlockTrail CTO Ruben De Vries first encountered the issue while conducting analysis on the blockchain, “for our own internal purposes.” He found a group of addresses had the same output, allowing them to be tracked. De Vries identified it as the change address, that is the address created to send any remaining bitcoin leftover from a transaction. “If one is able to correlate trends in deposits and withdraws to the price movement (for example, maybe a high velocity of BTC deposits might indicate […]

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Day. Here’s Who I’m Calling:

For Teacher Appreciation Day, U.S. Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil shares the following story about Mrs. Minneti, his high school physics teacher — and his favorite teacher — and the lasting influence she’s had on his life.

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I wasn’t a very good student in high school. From being suspended to getting kicked out of my math class, it was a pretty rough ride. But clearly, I ended up doing something right somewhere along the line — and it was thanks to the amazing teachers who went the extra mile for me.

That’s why today — Teacher Appreciation Day — means so much to me.

Because we’ve all had one of those teachers: the ones that know how to look deep into our souls, see that spark of potential, and then nurture that flame.

I was fortunate enough to give a commencement address about one of those teachers who came to my aid — Mr. Knapp — but there are many more.

One of those was my high school physics teacher: Mrs. Minneti. I was an OK student in her class (which is to say that I wasn’t terrible). But she let me hang out in her classroom late in the school day, when I didn’t have much else to do. She was always ready with great insights on how to think about life and the extremely practical nature of what learning meant. You might say she taught me the lessons of science that weren’t in the book. She asked me questions to which I didn’t know the answers — helping me think at a deeper level.

She was my favorite teacher.

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