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Merv Benson
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Laser weapon shoots down five drones in succession in test
It appears the laser weapon is designed to handle swarm attacks by drones.  There is more on the weapon as well as other photos and video here .

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Another 'so what' story about 'Russian collusion'
Washington Post: Manafort offered ‘private briefings’ on 2016 race to Putin ally Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination, his campaign chairman made the offer in an email, according to people familiar with the discussions....

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Keeping the Iran deal could lead to another deal as bad or worse with North Korea
NY Times: If Trump Kills Iran Deal, Can He Make a North Korea Deal? If President Trump ends the Iran nuclear deal, North Korea would have less incentive to negotiate over its weapons programs. Obama's terrible Iran deal is not good enough to save regardless...

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Trump strategy against ISIS is working and media is trying hard to ignore it
Paul Mulshine: Did you see all those front-page stories last week about how ISIS is getting trounced in Syria? Neither did I. In recent weeks I read more about the high heels that Melania Trump wore on a trip to Texas than I did about the positive developm...

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Obama's wire tapping legacy
James Freeman: Did Obama Know about Comey’s Surveillance? The media is less interested in Obama Administration wiretapping than in how Trump described it. What we are most likely to get from the media are more tendentious "fact checking" quibbling over Trum...

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Motor voter law leads to illegal voting
Washington Times: Hundreds of non-citizens were registered to vote in Philadelphia over the last decade, and at least 90 of them actually ended up casting ballots that should never have been allowed, City Commissioner Al Schmidt said Wednesday, adding more ...

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What the PBS series on Vietnam leaves out
Bing West: To understand Ken Burns’ 18-hour Vietnam documentary, listen to the music. The haunting score tells you: This will be a tale of misery. And indeed, Burns and his co-author Geoffrey C. Ward conclude their script by writing, “The Vietnam War was a ...

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Healthcare reform would reverse Obama's favoritism toward blue states?
Washington Post: Under latest health-care bill, red states would benefit disproportionately Democratic mega-states including California, New York and Massachusetts would lose billions of dollars, a feature the bill’s two main sponsors have talked up to cons...

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Some governors do not want the responsibility for managing government healthcare
NY Times: G.O.P. Leaders Defy Bipartisan Calls to Reject Health Bill Eleven governors, including five Republicans, urged the Senate to reject a new push to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. But G.O.P. leaders want a showdown vote. Texas has always been a s...

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Another reason why people are fleeing blue states
Lifezette: Study: Unfunded Debt 12 Times Higher in Democratic-Run States States with liberal one-party control have average liability of $22,214 per taxpayer vs. $1,814 in red states Liberal financial thinking appears to be based on mogical thinking and not...
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