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“Resolved, that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.” Voting on the Declaration of Independence After much debate, the Second Continental Congress ultimately agreed to the Declaration of Independence in the Pennsylvania State House. PAINTING BY ROBERT EDGE PINE The most well-known printed version of [...]

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US Army celebrates 249th birthday

On June 14, 1775, 249 years ago, the Second Continental Congress founded a united army to bring the 13 colonies together in the fight for independence from Great Britain. The U.S. Army was officially born.  The Army was founded just months into the American Revolutionary War and predates the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  Over its nearly 2½ centuries of service, the Army evolved from a ragtag militia hastily formed to fight against Britain to the largest branch of one of [...]

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How AI Is Already Transforming the News Business

An expert explains the promise and peril of artificial intelligence. A screen displaying the logo of Bard AI, a conversational artificial intelligence software application developed by Google, and ChatGPT. | Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images By JACK SHAFER Jack Shafer is Politico’s senior media writer. He has written commentary about the media industry and politics for decades and was previously a columnist for Reuters and Slate. The news business is falling apart and here comes AI to finish the job — at least that’s what some worry. AI isn’t the [...]

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D-Day: The Allies Invade Europe

June 6, 2024 In May 1944, the Western Allies were finally prepared to deliver their greatest blow of the war, the long-delayed, cross-channel invasion of northern France, code-named Overlord. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was supreme commander of the operation that ultimately involved the coordinated efforts of 12 nations. After much deliberation, it was decided that the landings would take place on the long, sloping beaches of Normandy. There, the Allies would have the element of surprise. The German high command expected the [...]

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Cybersecurity Stats: Facts And Figures You Should Know

We access financial information online, shop on retailers’ websites and share personal details on social media accounts. As we increasingly use and rely on digital platforms, we become more exposed to various cybersecurity risks. Malicious hackers exploit security vulnerabilities to capitalize on people’s personal data and organizations’ growing digital footprints. As we face threats of financial fraud, unauthorized access and identity theft, cybersecurity has never been more crucial. But what is cybersecurity, exactly? This field encompasses the technology, practices and safety [...]

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