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Tom Risen
Works at U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
Attended Northwestern University
Lives in Washington, D.C.
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Will the $48.5 billion merger of AT&T, DIRECTV mean faster online video if approved next week?
<span id="docs-internal-guid-860cab3c-4f4c-b16e-a217-c97d2dee4d47">Regulators appear likely to bless the mega-merger, which would boost video and spur ;more deals. <br class="kix-line-break" /></span>
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Rockets keep exploding. Can +NASA land humans on Mars by the 2030s? #spaceishard  
NASA says space is 'difficult' after third failure to supply space station.
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Marijuana potency is getting higher, the UN reports
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The Google X Lab is developing a medical wearable to help research diseases:
The medical wristband would be more accurate and track more information than FitBit or Apple Watch.<br />
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The military is building a hoverbike. Where we're going we don't need roads!
The project aims to help soldiers hover above bombs and bikers fly above highways.
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Verizon, AT&T and WhatsApp don't have your back on #privacy#surveillance  
Yahoo and Apple are among the best at privacy and transparency, a study shows.
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Soccer titans clash tonight at 7 p.m. ET when the #USWNT  take on Germany. But can they make TV take women's sports seriously? ‪#USAvsGER 
Their World Cup rivals take American ladies very seriously, but TV networks don't.
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What would war between China and the U.S. look like?
Defense analysts combine sci-fi and reality to portray future weapons, gadgets.
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Could the Instagram news photo search beat Twitter at its own game?
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The OPM director denies blame in #databreach  while U.S. diplomats confront China on #cybersecurity  
Theft of personal employee data adds tension to diplomatic talks with suspect China. ;
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Apple Music pays more to artists after #taylorswift  threatens bad blood.
Swift pressures Apple to fill blank space in royalty payments.
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The FCC today voted 3-2 to give the poor discounts on Internet through Lifeline - aka "Obamaphone"
The FCC chairman wants a digital update for what began as Reagan-era phone subsidy.
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  • U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
    Technology and Business Reporter, present
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London - Los Angeles - San Francisco - Torino - Chicago - Detroit - Santa Barbara - Fort Wayne - Olney - Ocean City
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Tech and Business Reporter at U.S. News & World Report
Introduction
I report on technology and business at U.S. News & World Report. My coverage includes the stock market, congressional policy, cybersecurity, China, innovation, the NSA, CIA and Silicon Valley. You can follow me on Twitter or read my articles here

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Learned to speak many languages, then forgot most of them
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  • Northwestern University
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland
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