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Iraqi forces push Islamic State further back in Mosul: military – Reuters

By Isabel Coles and John Davison | MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Islamic State-held districts in eastern Mosul and army units fought the insurgents inside a military base in the city’s north, officials said during the day on Tuesday. On Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the military had …

Google's "moonshot" projects are crashing to earth

Google’s parent company Alphabet (GOOG) is scaling back its support for money-losing “moonshot” ventures that had little to do with its core search advertising business, as the company’s chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, reins in costs. According to media reports, the Mountain View, Calif.-based tech giant recently pulled the plug on Titan Aerospace, a maker …

Maine governor says Rep. John Lewis needs a history lesson

PORTLAND, Maine –  Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader who says he doesn’t see Donald Trump as a “legitimate president,” should be grateful for all that Republican presidents have done for black people, GOP Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday. LePage, who’s white, said on WVOM-FM that the black Democratic Georgia congressman needs …