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Friday, January 12, 2018

JAN 12,2018 - 3:27 PM ET - 10 NEWS ITEMS

*"Watch Live Today! US Spy Satellite NROL-47 Launching @ 4 pm ET."

By SPACE.com Staff | January 11, 2018 10:28am ET. Video uploaded to several

social media sites at about 3:46 AM 1/11/2018 ET.

*"BMW hits 2017 sales record but Mercedes keeps lead."

Reuters Staff. https://www.reuters.com.



Credit caranddriver.com

*"New Samsung phones in the US and Canada will have an active FM radio chip

44. Having access to local radio stations through an FM chip during emergencies 

would be an asset." By Thuy Ong@ThuyOng  Jan 11, 2018, 7:20am EST. 

https://www.theverge.com/.




Credit  Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge.

*"Former CIA Chief Woolsey: US Faces NKorea EMP, Satellite Threat 'Now.'"

By David A. Patten. Thursday, 11 Jan 2018 12:26 PM. www.newsmax.com.

Follow us: @Newsmax on Twitter | Newsmax on Facebook.




James Woolsey in 2013 (AP).

*"Trump opens door to low-income Americans being forced to work in order to 

receive Medicaid. Unprecedented move could affect millions of low-income 

Americans." Emily Shugerman New York @eshugerman. 

http://www.independent.co.uk/.




A small group of activists rally against the GOP health care plan outside of the 

Metropolitan Republican Club in New York. Gettyimage. 

*"Facebook plans major changes to news feed. Facebook is to change how its 

news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less 

prominent.

Instead, content that sparks conversations among family and friends who use 

the site will be emphasised, explained chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on his 

page.

Organisations on Facebook may see the popularity of their posts decrease as a 

result, the firm acknowledged. The changes will take effect over the coming 

weeks."

By Chris Baraniuk. Technology reporter. 

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42657621.




The changes have been described as "significant" by industry watchers. 

gettyimage. 

*"Rescuers expand search for survivors of ship fire off China."

https://www.ap.org/en-us/. 



BEIJING –  Rescue ships looking for 31 missing crew members from a burning oil 

tanker have expanded their search area to more than 2,600 square kilometers 

(1,000 square miles)."

"The expanded search comes six days after the Iranian-owned Sanchi collided 

with a freighter in the East China Sea and burst into flames."

*"As Alexa, Google Assistant dominate CES (Consumer Electronics Show), Apple 

and Microsoft face tough decisions." By Ed Oswald — Posted on January 11, 

2018 3:47 pm. https://www.digitaltrends.com/.




Alexa and Google Assistant dominate CES.  

*"Owls Dying Near Marijuana Farms (Here's Why). Northern spotted owls in 

some California counties are succumbing to rat poison used by marijuana 

growers."




Credit: Shutterstock

By Jasmin Malik Chua, Live Science Contributor | January 11, 2018 12:11pm ET.

www.livescience.com.

*"NYC Announces $5 Billion Fossil Fuel Divestment and Lawsuit Against World's 

Biggest Polluters. Betamia Coronel, Divest New York Lead Campaigner of 350.org 

discusses the why this is a big environmental victory and what's next on the 

divestment agenda." http://therealnews.com/t2/.

Video upload to several social media sites.





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