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Pence won't address Trump comments but condemns supremacists

Pence won't address Trump comments but condemns supremacists

World
Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday skirted questions about President Donald Trump's comments voicing sympathy for Charlottesville protesters, but said he stands with the president nonetheless. Pence wouldn't say during a press conference in Chile whether he agrees with Trump that there were "fine people" among the white supremacists, KKK members and neo-Nazis who took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, and whether "both sides" were to blame for the deadly violence between white supremacists and counterdemonstrators, as the president claimed. One woman died when a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting the white nationalist rally. In a carefully-worded statement, Pence called what happened in Charlottesville "a tragedy" and said, "the president has bee...
South Korea defense ministry: THAAD won't hurt environment

South Korea defense ministry: THAAD won't hurt environment

World
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The Ministry of Defense said Saturday the advanced U.S. missile defense system deployed in a southern town won't cause any adverse effects to the local environment.Earlier in the day, the defense and environment ministries conducted their joint environmental survey of electromagnetic radiation and noise from the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in Seongju, southeast of Seoul.Two rocket launchers and a powerful X-band radar are operational at the new U.S. Forces Korea base, formerly a private golf course.The defense ministry said the radiation level at a spot 100 meters from the radar was measured at 0.01659 watt per square meter on average during a six-minute test. From 500 meters away, it was 0.004136 W/㎡. At 700 meters from the radar, the radiation level was 0.
Why Twitter won't ban President Donald Trump

Why Twitter won't ban President Donald Trump

Technology
Twitter has made it clear that it won't ban Donald Trump from its service, whether the president follows its rules against harassment or not. That's no surprise: The president's tweets draw attention to the struggling service, even if tweets mocking reporters and rivals undercut Twitter's stated commitment to make the service a welcoming place. The company has been cracking down on accounts that violate its terms, and Trump's critics say he has broken Twitter's rules multiple times. Calls to ban Trump from Twitter, largely by liberal activists, writers and Twitter users, sounded even before he became president. They were renewed recently when the president posted a mock video of him "body slamming" a man whose face was covered by CNN logo. Groups such as the Reporters Committee for Freedo...
Microsoft says it won't bin 'trusty old' Paint

Microsoft says it won't bin 'trusty old' Paint

Technology
Microsoft has responded to "an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia" for Paint and announced that the app is not being scrapped.Fans were devastated after learning that Paint, the image-editing program which helped a generation with their computer scribblings, was was being moved to Microsoft's deprecated features list.Today, however, Microsoft has released a statement saying the reaction had made the company realise that "after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans".The firm said it had "been amazing to see so much love for our trusty old app" and that they wanted "to set the record straight, clear up some confusion and share some good news: MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have a new home soon, in the Windows Store where it will be available for free".As the company contin...