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Source: Fox News

Navy veteran hit with more charges in ricin-letter case

Thursday 23:42 GMT

Federal prosecutors have filed additional charges against a Navy veteran in Utah accused of sending letters containing the substance from which ricin is derived to key members of the Trump administration, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.

A count of mailing a threat against the president carries up to five years in prison, and five counts of mailing a threat to a U.S. officer are each punishable by up to 10 years.

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Source: ABC News

US Army officer-turned-terrorist thought attack would save mom's soul: Letters

Thursday 20:02 GMT

Newly published excerpts of jailhouse letters from U.S. Army officer-turned-terrorist Nidal Hasan show that he is almost completely without remorse for the 13 lives he took during the Fort Hood attack in 2009, the culmination of a twisted jihadist quest that he hoped would somehow save his mother’s soul.

“If you want to understand the phenomenon of lone actor attacks, one of the best places to start is to study Nidal Hasan and the attack at Fort Hood,” he said.

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Source: Common Domain

Forget Passwords. It’s Time for Passphrases.

Thursday 20:03 GMT

Now, however, two researchers have developed an idea for replacing passwords with more-secure passphrases that people will actually remember and use.

Kevin Juang, a former doctoral student at Clemson University, and his co-author and adviser, Joel Greenstein, have created a working prototype of an online system for websites and their registered users to replace passwords with randomly generated passphrases that in theory, in combination with other cues, will be much easier to remember and to enter accurately.

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Source: Global News

Is it time to get rid of Canada Post?

Thursday 17:18 GMT

“It’s really a question of, and it’s a really tough thing to do, how do you manage the downsizing of a big, big company?”

At a time when letter mail continues to plummet and Canada Post has no shortage of competitors for parcel delivery — UPS, Purolator, FedEx — what will striking actually accomplish? As Canada Post prepares to strike, Ontario Cannabis Store considering alternatives to meet demands. “I think the biggest fear, and it should be the biggest fear on both sides, is what if we have a strike and nobody notices,” says Alan Freeman, an honorary senior fellow at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

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Source: Global News

Threatening letter that says ‘this isn’t a reserve’ prompts Alberta family to move

Thursday 22:45 GMT

The letter said complaints were being made about the family to the condo board and that they were being passed on to the condo owner that Anderson rents the home from.

Anderson said that while she has no way of knowing if the letter is related, the family experienced a frightening incident at their St. B.C. woman fired from car dealership after racist tirade caught on camera at Lethbridge restaurant. Watch below: In May 2018, Kent Morrison filed this report about a racist tirade inside a Lethbridge Denny’s that sent shockwaves across the internet and caught the attention of public officials.

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Source: Fox News

Man accused of sending powder-filled letters to Trump sons to plead guilty

Thursday 15:26 GMT

The man accused of sending threatening letters packed with a mysterious white powder to President Trump’s sons and a Democratic U.S. Senator is expected to plead guilty in a Boston federal court Wednesday.

Daniel Frisiello, of Beverly, Massachusetts, was arrested earlier this year after reportedly sending a February letter filled with white powder to Donald Trump Jr.. Trump Jr.'s now-estranged wife, Vanessa Trump, opened the letter and was briefly hospitalized after being exposed to the powder.

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Source: Washington Post

They were a gay, interracial couple in an age of relentless bigotry. The two Harolds didn’t flinch.

Thursday 15:26 GMT

Johnson, who wrote a play that included the Harolds' story and is producing a documentary about them, said they were “renegade figures” when they moved into their home in 1965 and lived openly as a couple. “Even in D.C. in the ’60s, they were dealing with discrimination on two fronts,” he said.

Ernest Hopkins, director of legislative affairs for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and a neighbor of the Harolds, said gay men like them are rarer in the District these days.

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Source: CBS News

Police investigate suspicious letter sent to Susan Collins' home in Maine

Tuesday 22:48 GMT

Police in Bangor, Maine were called to the private home of Republican Senator Susan Collins on Monday after being alerted to a suspicious letter sent to the address.

Alumni and faculty at St. Lawrence University, Collins' alma mater, are calling on university officials to rescind an honorary degree awarded to her as punishment for voting to confirm Kavanaugh.

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Source: CBS News

Alumni and faculty call on St. Lawrence University to rescind Susan Collins' honorary degree

Tuesday 22:48 GMT

Alumni and faculty at the alma mater of Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, are calling on university officials to rescind an honorary degree awarded to her as punishment for voting to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh earlier this month.

More than 1,800 alumni and dozens of faculty at St. Lawrence University are sending letters to university officials on Tuesday demanding they take back an honorary degree the senator received in 2017.

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Source: Fox News

Susan Collins' honorary degree should be rescinded, nearly 1,500 St. Lawrence University faculty, alumni say

Wednesday 02:26 GMT

Nearly 1,500 St. Lawrence University alumni and faculty are calling on the school to rescind an honorary degree Sen. Susan Collins was awarded last year because of her vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

More than 1,300 alumni of St. Lawrence University in New York signed onto a letter saying Collins “lack[s] the integrity and commitment to justice that we expect from the St. Lawrence body.”

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Source: Fox News

'Suspicious letter' at Sen. Susan Collins' Maine home prompts investigation

Tuesday 19:07 GMT

A “suspicious letter” sent to the home of Sen. Susan Collins in Bangor, Maine, has prompted an investigation by local authorities, sources told Fox News on Monday. A Bangor Police Department spokesman told Fox News that investigators responded to “a residence on West Broadway to investigate a suspicious letter” at 1:39 p.m. Monday.

The investigation into the suspicious letter comes after Collins played a high-profile role earlier this month in the Senate confirmation process for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

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Source: Fox News

'We Are Hunting You': VT GOP Candidate Says She Received Threatening Letter

Tuesday 12:42 GMT

A Republican who's running for a seat in the Vermont House of Representatives is claiming to have received a letter with death and rape threats from an alleged socialist.

Dave Chappelle: Trump Is 'Speaking to a Very Small Choir', Has 'Repugnant' Rhetoric. Morin is running for office for the first time and said that some of the eerie letter was made using material from her campaign. “I’m really not surprised by the letter, considering everything that is happening in our country right now,” she told The Daily Caller.


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