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Freedom House: Tunisia's democracy downgraded

Freedom House: Tunisia's democracy downgraded

This year saw the escalation of intolerant democracy worldwide. The report painted a gloomy picture of the state of freedom around the world, finding that for a 12th consecutive years there had been a "decline in global freedom". According to the report Freedom in the World 2018 , Kyrgyzstan is the only country in Central Asia rated as " partly free ". Myanmar's campaign of ethnic cleansing in 2017 demonstrated the flawed nature of the country's limited democratic opening, which had ...


Several NWLA schools to close Tuesday due to weather

Several NWLA schools to close Tuesday due to weather

In addition, City of Opelika Municipal Court will be closed Wednesday and will resume next Wednesday, January 24. Information also is posted on all school websites , district social media, and shared with news media. Goliad ISD announced it will delay the start of school on Wednesday, Jan. 17 by two hours and start at 10:00 a.m. CLOSED: Wallace State Community College will be closed on Tuesday, Jan.


Donald Trump's Not Racist, Sarah Sanders Assures Us, Citing 'The Apprentice'

Donald Trump's Not Racist, Sarah Sanders Assures Us, Citing 'The Apprentice'

It was just last week that Donald Trump once again shifted the entire direction [VIDEO ] of the news cycle. "I don't think they want to hand him another one". The notion that no racist person could possibly get a TV show is a new kind of bonkers. Sanders used her official White House Twitter account on Sunday to complain that the company's Echo device allowed her young son to purchase the toy by mistake.


Chinese Machine Learning Beats Humans in Reading Test

Chinese Machine Learning Beats Humans in Reading Test

The scores submitted by Microsoft and Alibaba's AI systems indicate how machine learning algorithms can help interpret reports like humans, and present important details in pressure situations. Pranav Rajpurkar, a Stanford artificial intelligence researcher and designer of the test, wrote on Twitter that the achievement is a harbinger more good things to come for AI in 2018.


Ava DuVernay wins top prize at NAACP Image Awards

Ava DuVernay wins top prize at NAACP Image Awards

Notably, actress Naturi Naughton won Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for role as Tasha St. Patrick on the 50 Cent and Joe composed hit show Power . which is easy when you're not wearing any. "We need to take heed to his eloquent words: 'Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter, '" she said.