Next Target for IBM’s Watson? Third-Grade Math Tech 

Next Target for IBM’s Watson? Third-Grade Math

Photo The IBM computer platform Watson in 2011 with “Jeopardy” champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Credit Seth Wenig/Associated Press It knew enough about medical diagnoses and literature to beat “Jeopardy” champions at their game, and has been put to use in cancer wards. Now, an IBM computer platform called Watson is taking on something really tough: teaching third-grade math. For the past two years, the IBM Foundation has worked with teachers and their union, the American Federation of Teachers, to build Teacher Advisor, a program that uses artificial-intelligence technology…

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Appeals Court Hears Challenge to Obama’s Climate Change Rules Politics 

Appeals Court Hears Challenge to Obama’s Climate Change Rules

Photo President Barack Obama discussing the Clean Power Plan in August at the White House. Credit Zach Gibson/The New York Times WASHINGTON — The nation’s second-most powerful court grappled Tuesday with the intractable and potentially catastrophic problem of climate change, weighing whether constitutional questions surrounding President Obama’s climate change regulations should trump the moral obligations of upholding a plan to curb global warming. The president’s Clean Power Plan generated intense interest as the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard oral arguments over West Virginia vs….

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Pepe the Frog Is Listed as a Hate Symbol by the Anti-Defamation League Nation & World 

Pepe the Frog Is Listed as a Hate Symbol by the Anti-Defamation League

Photo The cartoon character Pepe the Frog has been added to a list of hate symbols by the Anti-Defamation League. A cartoon frog tied to anti-Semitism and racism that has become an unofficial mascot of the alt-right has been added to the Anti-Defamation League’s list of hate symbols, joining the ranks of the swastika and the Confederate battle flag, the group said on Tuesday. The frog, known as Pepe the Frog, did not originally have anti-Semitic connotations, the league said in a news release. The meme proliferated in outlets such…

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Concern as Venezuela Refuses to Accept Aid Nation & World 

Concern as Venezuela Refuses to Accept Aid

Photo President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, left, and Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday in Cartagena, Colombia. Credit Office of the Venezuelan President, via Reuters The photo suggested promise. On the sidelines of a peace ceremony in Colombia, President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela and Secretary of State John Kerry met for the kind of brief exchange that, under normal circumstances, might have been the start of a thaw after years of icy relations. But these are not normal circumstances: Venezuela’s economic and political crises have left it more isolated…

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On Soccer: England Manager Sam Allardyce Undone by an Undercover Film Sports 

On Soccer: England Manager Sam Allardyce Undone by an Undercover Film

Photo Sam Allardyce, the Football Association found, displayed conduct “inappropriate of the England manager.” Credit Carl Recine/Reuters Sam Allardyce had made sure he looked the part. On the day he was presented as manager of England’s national team in July, Allardyce, 61, came wearing a Three Lions lapel badge, a shirt with his initials monogrammed on the cuffs and the broadest of grins. This, he said, was his “dream job.” The country might have still been reeling from the national team’s elimination from the European Championships at the hands of…

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