Sussmann prosecutors also take aim at Clinton, FBI and the news media

Mabel R. Acton
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The trial of well-connected lawyer Michael Sussmann centers on whether he lied to the FBI while sharing potentially damaging allegations about Donald Trump at a key moment in the 2016 presidential campaign.

But the first week of testimony showed the prosecution’s hopes for a conviction rest largely on a much broader set of assertions: that the FBI, the Hillary Clinton campaign and the press collided in ultimately harmful ways, leading to the public airing of unsubstantiated allegations shortly before Election Day.

Sussmann’s trial is the first courtroom test of the investigative work done by special

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:


Experts: Mars ‘doorway’ just small crevice on barren terrain

CLAIM: NASA’s Mars rover has captured images of a doorway cut into a mountainside of the red planet, suggesting the presence of extraterrestrial life.

THE FACTS: Social media users shared a magnified version of the image, which made it appear the formation was much larger than its actual dimensions.

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Medical Sensors Move to RF Technology

Mabel R. Acton

Most wearable sensors use off-the-shelf optical sensors. A three-year-old medical technology company, Movano Inc., has chosen a different path by using radiofrequency technology to develop a patented system-on-chip (SoC), that will provide a platform for a range of sensors to be incorporated into future medical wearables.

Movano has started beta testing a prototype sensor using the RFIC, that will be able to perform blood and glucose sensing. The company hopes to eventually migrate this technology to a range of sensors monitoring other vitals, such as heart rate and respiratory rate.

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Changing Nigeria’s Agric Landscape Through Innovation, Technology

Mabel R. Acton


The introduction of tracking devices that allow farmers to book tractor services from local tractor owners via a mobile phone app, which is part of a programme recently unveiled by Hello Tractor in collaboration with Heifer International, will boost tractor ownership and guarantee a reality for entrepreneurs who find it impossible to get credit through normal channels, writes Festus Akanbi 

With barely a month to the end of the second quarter of the year, expectations are high that the federal government will be able to deliver on its promise to ensure the provision of comprehensive farm inputs to

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