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Inside RT, Russia's Kremlin-Controlled Propaganda Network

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The role of Russian hackers in the 2016 U.S. election has been discussed extensively, and the Russian government is widely believed to have played some role in the crucial leaking of Democratic Party emails. But Russia has a much more visible set of tools for exerting influence abroad - in the form of Kremlin-controlled television networks across the globe.
In a comprehensive new report , The New York Times chronicles the past and present of RT, the global TV network formerly known as Russia Today. RT was presaged by the Soviet propaganda efforts of the postwar years, but the current push...
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LimeBike rolls out dockless bike sharing across 8 U.S. cities

LimeBike rolls out dockless bike sharing across 8 U.S. cities

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Bike sharing is popular in Asia and Europe. But the U.S. has been notoriously wed to its cars. To make it easier, LimeBike created dockless bike sharing, where you don't have to bring the bike back to a particular dock after you ride it.
The company is one of the startups that hopes to make transportation in cities cleaner, more efficient, and affordable - all in the name of urban sustainability.
LimeBike does this by putting an electronic lock on the back wheel, preventing it from being ridden unless you unlock it first. You use LimeBike's app to locate the nearest bike, which has a...
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Did Russia Bomb U.S.-Backed Militias in Syria?

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U.S.-backed militias said they came under attack on Saturday from Russian jets and Syrian government forces in Deir al-Zor province.
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