Hillary Clinton’s Studies for Debate With Donald Trump Pay Off

But her plan worked: Clinton stayed on message, frequently forced Trump off his, and made sure she had a thousand-watt smile the entire time.

via Analysis: Hillary Clinton’s Studies for Debate With Donald Trump Pay Off – NBC News.

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Weirton terminates officer who did not fire at man with gun

On June 7, a Weirton officer delivered him a notice of termination letter dated June 6, which said by not shooting Mr. Williams he “failed to eliminate a threat.”

via Weirton terminates officer who did not fire at man with gun | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Predictions put into practice: a quasi-experimental evaluation of Chicago’s predictive policing pilot

Individuals on the SSL are not more or less likely to become a victim of a homicide or shooting than the comparison group, and this is further supported by city-level analysis. The treated group is more likely to be arrested for a shooting.

via Predictions put into practice: a quasi-experimental evaluation of Chicago’s predictive policing pilot | SpringerLink.

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America’s Addiction to Mercenaries

Contractors also encourage mission creep, because contractors don’t count as “boots on the ground.” Congress does not consider them to be troops, and therefore contractors do not count again troop-level caps in places like Iraq. The U.S. government does not track contractor numbers in war zones. As a result, the government can put more people on the ground than it reports to the American people, encouraging mission creep and rendering contractors virtually invisible.

via America’s Addiction to Mercenaries – The Atlantic.

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Obstacle to moving Rio Olympic venues? 1,400 silent athletes

AP 4:57 p.m. EDT September 2, 2015

American Alex Meyer is among the few who have spoken out. A 2012 Olympian and former world-champion distance swimmer, he wants the open-water venue moved from Copacabana Beach. He did not qualify this year, and feels free to speak.

“I totally support moving it,” Meyer told AP. “This is a little bit of a window into why, on many fronts, the Olympic athletes feel like they are just pieces of meat. They (IOC) don’t care if we are comfortable or safe. They’re just putting on a show and we are replaceable.”

via Obstacle to moving Rio Olympic venues? 1,400 silent athletes.

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