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The meeting was supposed to ease tensions between Muslim and Jewish Democrats. It ended with tears.

A meeting, located blocks from the Capitol, to ease tensions between Muslim and Jewish Democratic representatives did not go as planned. (Oliver Contreras/For The Washington Post) Mike DeBonis Congressional reporter covering the House of Representatives March 18 It was supposed to be a chance for Muslim and Jewish House Democrats to ease tensions and find […]

College, university students in Ontario plan walkouts to protest funding changes

TORONTO — Students at Ontario colleges and universities plan to stage walkouts on Wednesday to protest the provincial government’s changes to post-secondary funding. The Progressive Conservative government eliminated free tuition for low-income students in January while imposing a 10 per cent across-the-board tuition fee cut, and made several once-mandatory student fees, such as those that […]

Intel claims Aurora will be the first U.S. supercomputer to hit 1 exaflop

Intel today announced that it and subcontractor Cray will build the first supercomputer with of one exaflop of performance — equivalent to one quintillion floating point computations (“flops”) per second, where a flop equals two 15-digit numbers multiplied together — for the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago. It’s expected to be delivered […]

New Horizons team unravels the many mysteries of Ultima Thule

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute The farthest object ever explored is slowly revealing its secrets, as scientists piece together the puzzles of Ultima Thule – the Kuiper Belt object NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past on New Year’s Day, four billion miles from Earth. Analyzing the data New Horizons has been […]

Readers Write: New Zealand massacre, Israel and Palestine, packing the U.S. Supreme Court, people doing good things

Why is it that we have to place blame whenever a horrible tragedy happens like the New Zealand slaughter at the Muslim mosques? A March 16 letter writer asks, “Who’s to blame? The president? The Star Tribune for covering it?” Is it so hard to grasp the possibility that killings like this are committed by […]