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Brutal cold to endanger those left stranded, without power in wake of immobilizing northeastern US winter storm

Brutal cold to endanger those left stranded, without power in wake of immobilizing northeastern US winter stormA polar plunge of brutal cold is following this weekend’s blockbuster winter storm, which can threaten lives and complicate travel and cleanup efforts.



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Half those 600,000 residents aided by NYC Care are undocumented immigrants

Half those 600,000 residents aided by NYC Care are undocumented immigrantsThe comprehensive health care plan ceremoniously unveiled by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is drawing skepticism from some voices in his city.



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Why All Those Photos of Mike Pence Swearing In Newly Elected Senators Aren't What They Seem

Why All Those Photos of Mike Pence Swearing In Newly Elected Senators Aren't What They SeemThe tradition of faking it goes back to as early as the 1930s



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UK police had to resort to ‘military-grade’ technology to stop those airport drones

UK police had to resort to ‘military-grade’ technology to stop those airport dronesWell, you had to figure this kind of thing was coming. After the UK's second-busiest airport was forced to close in recent days because of rogue operators flying drones too close to the facility — which in turn forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights, leaving more than 100,000 holiday travelers stranded – police around the Gatwick Airport, south of London, had to sort to extreme measures to neutralize the drone threat. How extreme? Officials aren't being very specific (for obvious reasons) but it turns out the solution that allowed Gatwick to finally reopen included the deployment of "military-grade" technology.

According to the British newspaper The Independent, Gatwick's sole runway was reopened Friday morning "with a range or protection and surveillance measures reportedly put in place to prevent further chaos." Police also made some arrests, but confusion around this bizarre series of events only multiplied this weekend as British press reported that those arrested were released and that Sussex police were making house-to-house inquiries near where the drones had been previously spotted.

Meanwhile, The Independent interviewed a former British Army logistics officer who walked through some of the technologies likely being used to keep drones at bay and to allow the Gatwick Airport to resume normal operations. Those "military-grade" technologies (to use the newspaper's terminology) could include radar and signal jammers, though the newspaper also speculates that whoever was controlling these drones was probably not using a radio to do it. Longer-term, the paper points to laser technology as one solution.

Earlier this year, in fact, The Independent reported that Chinese researchers have been testing a handheld laser device that, when fired, could hit targets from as far as a half mile away. Likewise, the US military is working on laser technology that could bring down a drone.

What's made the Gatwick situation so newsworthy is the fact that this was, relatively speaking, an unsophisticated attack. We use the word 'attack,' because there are indications this was definitely deliberate. According to a CNN report, Sussex police superintendent Justin Burtenshaw told the UK Press Association that "Each time we believe we get close to the operator, the drone disappears. When we look to reopen the airfield, the drone reappears." So, it was clearly purposeful.

It was also reportedly the first time an airport anywhere in the world has been forced to temporarily halt operations because of drones flying too close. But, again, it was just some people flying drones. Imagine what kind of damage, and how much could be ground to halt, if a sophisticated hacker were trying to do the same thing.



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Hurricane Florence: How to Help Those in Need

Hurricane Florence: How to Help Those in NeedThere are several organizations and ways to aid victims of Hurricane Florence.



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Mother Who Welcomed Baby Amid Hurricane Harvey Warns Those Weathering Florence: 'Be Prepared'

Mother Who Welcomed Baby Amid Hurricane Harvey Warns Those Weathering Florence: 'Be Prepared'Can changes in barometric pressure actually induce labor?



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I Survived Hurricane Harvey. Here's What I Want Those Facing Florence To Know.

I Survived Hurricane Harvey. Here's What I Want Those Facing Florence To Know.Fellow friends in the path of Florence, I understand the anxiety, the



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Pope's remedy to those seeking scandal: prayer and silence

Pope's remedy to those seeking scandal: prayer and silenceVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday recommended silence and prayer to counter those who "only seek scandal," division and destruction in what appeared to be an indirect response to allegations that he had covered up for a U.S. cardinal embroiled in sex abuse scandals.



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Chris Watts Seemed Like a Warm Family Man, Friend Says: 'His Entire Life Was Those Girls'

Chris Watts Seemed Like a Warm Family Man, Friend Says: 'His Entire Life Was Those Girls'Chris Watts is accused of killing his pregnant wife and daughters.



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Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade warSANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Add this to the challenges facing California



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