The Latest: Trump’s son releases messages Twitter messages
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The Latest: Trump’s son releases messages Twitter messages

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Atlantic’s report on Donald Trump Jr. and his contacts with WikiLeaks (all times local): ___ 8i:50 p.m. President Donald Trump’s oldest son has released a series of direct messages he received from the Twitter account behind the WikiLeaks website, including his responses to the communications. Donald Trump Jr.’s … Continue reading

AP Exclusive: Russia Twitter trolls deflected Trump bad news
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AP Exclusive: Russia Twitter trolls deflected Trump bad news

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disguised Russian agents on Twitter rushed to deflect scandalous news about Donald Trump just before last year’s presidential election while straining to refocus criticism on the mainstream media and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to an Associated Press analysis of since-deleted accounts. Tweets by Russia-backed accounts such as “America_1st_” and “BatonRougeVoice” on … Continue reading

Trump pushes DOJ on Clinton, won’t rule out firing Sessions
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Trump pushes DOJ on Clinton, won’t rule out firing Sessions

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is “disappointed” with the Justice Department and won’t rule out firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions if Sessions won’t investigate Democrats. “Honestly, they should be looking at the Democrats,” Trump told reporters before departing the White House on his 12-day trip to Asia. His comments came after … Continue reading

Trump portrays himself as aggrieved party in dossier matter
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Trump portrays himself as aggrieved party in dossier matter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped pay for political research into Donald Trump that ultimately produced a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia, The Associated Press has learned. Trump has called the material “phony stuff,” and on Wednesday he portrayed himself as the aggrieved party. The … Continue reading

The Latest: Trump tells GOP to start work on tax cuts
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The Latest: Trump tells GOP to start work on tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Congress (all times local): 9:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is urging Republicans in Congress to start work immediately on a tax overhaul. On Twitter Friday, Trump tweeted: “Republicans must start the Tax Reform/Tax Cut legislation ASAP.” He added: “Don’t wait until the end of September. … Continue reading

Mexico hit by one of strongest quakes ever, at least 32 die
Latin America & the Caribbean

Mexico hit by one of strongest quakes ever, at least 32 die

MEXICO CITY (AP) — One of the most powerful earthquakes ever to strike Mexico has hit off its southern Pacific coast, killing at least 32 people, toppling houses, government offices and businesses while sending panicked people into the streets more than 650 miles (1,000 kilometers) away. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit off … Continue reading

YouTube star PewDiePie back on Twitter after ISIS joke
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YouTube star PewDiePie back on Twitter after ISIS joke

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The most popular YouTuber is back on Twitter after joking that his account became unverified because he joined ISIS. Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg’s Twitter account was briefly suspended this week, and the blue check mark detonating his once-verified status was removed after the YouTube star changed his avatar to an image that … Continue reading

Thank you 24,000+ visitors!
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Thank you 24,000+ visitors!

The Spartan Echo website had 24,242 visitors this semester, January through April, and published 1,332 stories which had 31,093 views.  Essentially, this means Spartan Echo’s 24-thousand-plus visitors came into the site to read a specific story.  That’s probably because Spartan Echo content is shared on Twitter and Facebook and draws readers into the website as … Continue reading

North Korea now blocking Facebook, Twitter, other websites
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North Korea now blocking Facebook, Twitter, other websites

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has officially announced it is blocking Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and South Korean websites in a move underscoring its concern with the spread of online information. The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications announcement was posted this week at the country’s main mobile service provider, Koryolink, and other places serving … Continue reading

Clinton’s mixing of 9/11 and Wall Street raises ire
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Clinton’s mixing of 9/11 and Wall Street raises ire

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her campaign contributions from Wall Street by invoking her work to help the financial sector rebuild after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, raising eyebrows among her Democratic challengers and Republicans alike. During Saturday’s second Democratic debate, Clinton was put on the defensive by rival Vermont Sen. … Continue reading

“Bird” and wrongful imprisonment discussion on Norfolk State campus Oct. 22
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“Bird” and wrongful imprisonment discussion on Norfolk State campus Oct. 22

The Department of Mass Communications and Journalism and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will present a screening of the short film “Bird,” written and directed by NSU alumnus Booker T. Mattison (’95) on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Bozeman Education Building, Room 231.  Following the film will be a panel discussion on wrongful … Continue reading

‘Can you hear me now?’ Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA
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‘Can you hear me now?’ Snowden joins Twitter, follows NSA

NEW YORK (AP) — Edward Snowden, who has confounded U.S. officials since his abrupt departure from the country two years ago, has just found a new megaphone in Twitter. The former National Security Agency worker who leaked classified documents about government surveillance started tweeting Tuesday. He had more than 185,000 followers an hour after his … Continue reading