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It's the system for building systems that we should be correcting.

The only unforgivable failure is the failure to learn from past failure.

Tom DeMarco: "Controlling Software Projects - Management Measurement & Estimation"

The lamp of experience... I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

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Tue, 17 May 2022 06:52:26 +0200
Ukraine ends 'combat mission' in Mariupol; hundreds evacuated from Azovstal steel plant

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Mon, 16 May 2022 22:33:08 GMT
Ukraine hunts spies selling information to Russia
On a dusty street in the eastern Ukrainian town of Sloviansk, a man in a long-sleeved black shirt and cargo pants smokes a cigarette. He's being watched.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 23:21:14 GMT
CNN captures moment secret police find and arrest suspected spy
CNN's Sam Kiley follows Ukraine's secret police as they apprehend a suspected spy who allegedly provided Russian forces details about the Ukrainian military.
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Tue, 17 May 2022 06:52:26 +0200
Turkey's Erdogan says he won't support Sweden's and Finland's NATO bids

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Tue, 17 May 2022 00:06:20 GMT
Ukrainian man says he was tortured by Russian soldiers, shot in face and buried alive
Mykola Kulichenko struggles to recount a tale he shouldn't be alive to tell. But this Ukrainian man believes he was allowed to cheat death so he might speak for all those who cannot.
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Tue, 17 May 2022 02:57:18 GMT
Ukrainian speaks out after Russian troops buried him alive
CNN's Melissa Bell speaks with a Ukrainian who, along with his brothers, was beaten, shot and buried by Russian soldiers.
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Tue, 17 May 2022 04:11:53 GMT
Buffalo shooting victims: 'Hero' guard and teacher among 10 killed
• Community mourns: 'We didn't have much, and you took what was left' • Suspect: Visited the area in early March, police and alleged gunman's posts say • Video: CNN reporter has emotional reaction to covering shootings • Opinion: Buffalo is part of an unfolding American tragedy
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Tue, 17 May 2022 03:25:48 GMT
US Air Force tests troubled hypersonic missile
The US Air Force carried out a successful test of its troubled hypersonic missile over the weekend, one month after announcing the program had suffered delays because of "recent flight test anomalies."
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Mon, 16 May 2022 08:48:06 GMT
Kim Jong Un mobilizes military after criticizing his cabinet over Covid outbreak
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has mobilized the military to respond to the country's first officially acknowledged outbreak of Covid-19, as the impoverished nation scrambles to address what state media has described as a "major national emergency."
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Mon, 16 May 2022 21:58:18 GMT
Orange County shooting suspect was upset over China-Taiwan tensions, investigators say
A suspect in a deadly shooting at a church in Laguna Woods, California, has been identified, authorities said.
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Tue, 17 May 2022 00:22:59 GMT
First woman to command an aircraft carrier 'didn't even understand this was an option'
Amy Bauernschmidt is the rarest of the rare.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 21:07:02 GMT
Exclusive: Amanpour speaks with Taliban deputy leader
In his first on-camera interview showing his face, Afghan Interior Minister and one of the FBI's Most Wanted Sirujaddin Haqqani speaks with Christiane Amanpour in Kabul, discussing women's rights, security threats, and the US bounty on him.
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Tue, 17 May 2022 04:00:39 GMT
Pennsylvania primaries encapsulate America's choice in the 2022 midterms
Before the stroke that knocked him off the campaign trail, Senate candidate John Fetterman tossed out a question that defines the Democratic Party's 2022 zeitgeist to a crowd packed, pre-pandemic style, into a rowdy bar.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 21:47:21 GMT
Thousands of Britain's fish and chip shops could close within a year. Here's why
The future of the United Kingdom's fish-and-chip shops are under severe strain as the prices of key ingredients — including cod and cooking oil — soar as a result of the Russian assault on Ukraine.
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Tue, 17 May 2022 04:12:26 GMT
No cars were sold in Shanghai in April as zero-Covid policy hammers activity

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Tue, 17 May 2022 01:42:18 GMT
Remains of 17-year-old girl who went missing in 2009 found in South Carolina, sheriff says
The remains of a 17-year-old girl have been found in Georgetown County, South Carolina -- 13 years after she went missing while visiting Myrtle Beach -- and a suspect in her death is in custody, officials said Monday.
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Tue, 17 May 2022 02:55:25 GMT
Sri Lanka down to last day of petrol, Prime Minister says
Sri Lanka's new prime minister said on Monday the crisis-hit nation was down to its last day of petrol, as the country's power minister told citizens not to join the lengthy fuel queues that have galvanized weeks of anti-government protests.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 21:53:06 GMT
Baby formula manufacturer Abbott reaches deal with FDA, could restart plant within 2 weeks
The baby formula manufacturer at the heart of a nationwide formula recall said Monday that it has reached an agreement with the US Food and Drug Administration to enter into a consent decree, a legally binding agreement that would require the company to take certain steps in response to violations found at its Sturgis, Michigan, facility.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 23:20:04 GMT
Boeing needs to get its 's*** together,' Ryanair CEO says
The CEO of Ryanair let loose a scathing, obscenity-laden attack on Boeing management Monday, saying company executives need either an immediate "reboot, or a boot up the a**."
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Mon, 16 May 2022 22:49:29 GMT
The death of the McDonald's peace theory
It's the definitive end of two distinct eras:
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Tue, 17 May 2022 00:59:54 GMT
18-year-old Ukrainian raising four siblings after their mother was killed
While out getting supplies, 18-year-old Viacheslav Yalov and his mother were hit by Russian shelling. He tried to save her, but she succumbed to her injuries, leaving him as the sole caretaker of his four younger siblings. CNN's Scott McLean reports.
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Tue, 17 May 2022 00:15:05 GMT
France names first female Prime Minister in 30 years
Elisabeth Borne has been named the new Prime Minister of France, the first time in 30 years that a woman has held the position.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 05:05:25 GMT
Russian forces are ransacking Ukrainian teachers' homes in search of textbooks
When masked Russian soldiers ransacked Nina's home in northeastern Ukraine at 6 a.m. one day in late April, they were not searching for weapons. Instead, they were looking for her Ukrainian textbooks.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 16:44:14 GMT
Biden approves plan to redeploy US troops to Somalia
President Joe Biden has approved a request by the Pentagon to redeploy US troops to Somalia in an effort to counter the terrorist group al-Shabaab, a senior administration official said on Monday.
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Sat, 14 May 2022 11:28:24 GMT
Ukraine sends images of dead Russian soldiers to their families in Russia. Hear the responses they received back
CNN's Sara Sidner reports on how Ukraine is using facial recognition technology to identify Russian soldiers killed in battle.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 17:11:16 GMT
What a royal funeral in the UAE says about the nation's future
In a smooth transition of power over the weekend, the United Arab Emirates' Supreme Council of rulers selected the nation's third president.
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Tue, 17 May 2022 00:40:28 GMT
Putin's useful allies in the heart of Europe
Russian President Vladimir Putin has just enough allies in just enough places to throw a wrench in the efforts of Western alliances to thwart his ambitions -- deepening the wedge between member states that suits his purposes to a tee.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 19:55:24 GMT
Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh's brother slams violent actions of Israeli police at her funeral

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Mon, 16 May 2022 22:35:07 GMT
How China's workers are faring during a tumultuous supply chain crisis
China's supply chain crisis and its global impact is leaving companies with increasing costs and consumers with indefinite waiting times to receive goods. CNN's Selina Wang offers an inside look at the country's lockdowns, a strain on shipments and how China's factory workers are reacting to the shifting landscape.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 18:42:39 GMT
DeSantis eyes state takeover of Disney's special district
After stripping Disney of its special governing powers last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis now says that he wants the state to take over the government body that has overseen the entertainment company's Orlando-area theme parks for half a century.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 20:19:28 GMT
CNN anchor has emotional reaction to covering mass shootings
CNN's Victor Blackwell gets emotional talking about covering another mass shooting in the US following the deaths of 10 people in a massacre at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 10:06:59 GMT
The one thing that terrifies White nationalists is what makes America great
The horrific attack in Buffalo this weekend by an 18-year-old White gunman that left 10 people dead was, per the local sheriff, a "straight up racially motivated hate crime." The US Department of Justice backed up that view. They said they're investigating the mass shooting at a grocery store frequented mostly by Black customers "as a hate crime and an act of racially-motivated violent extremism."
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Mon, 16 May 2022 22:47:25 GMT
The 'new face' of the anti-abortion movement
Following the leak of the SCOTUS draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, CNN's Elle Reeves talks to anti-abortion activists in Missouri who are working to limit abortions in the state.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 10:42:08 GMT
The city with an incredible upside-down railway
Suspension railways today seem like an anachronism -- a 19th-century vision of what the future of transport would look like. By the year 2022, surely we would all be commuting to work on upside down railways!
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Tue, 17 May 2022 00:30:12 GMT
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are married
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are married, for real this time.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 22:09:35 GMT
Heard says role in 'Aquaman 2' was reduced after Depp's attorney called her abuse claims a 'hoax'
Amber Heard finished testifying on direct examination in the $50 million defamation case with ex-husband Johnny Depp on Monday, following a week-long break in proceedings.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 10:02:06 GMT
Total lunar eclipse creates dazzling 'blood moon'
The moon glowed red on Sunday night and the early hours of Monday, after a total lunar eclipse that saw the sun, Earth and moon form a straight line in the night sky.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 01:08:04 GMT
How 'revenge travel' became the latest trend
As more and more countries reopen their borders to eager tourists, a trendy new phrase has emerged on social media: revenge travel.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 15:56:09 GMT
F1's jewelry ban is for right reasons, says GPDA's Wurz
Formula One is right to ban jewelry from the cockpit but the governing FIA could have enforced the rule in a less confrontational way, according to Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA) chairman Alex Wurz.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 14:28:37 GMT
How early traumas can affect your relationship with money
Divorce. Job loss. Business failure. Eviction. Bankruptcy. Poverty.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 14:12:11 GMT
Watch 18-year-old sit in for Pearl Jam drummer
18-year-old Kai Neukermans performed on drums with Pearl Jam after the band's drummer Matt Cameron tested positive for Covid-19.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 10:51:20 GMT
Kids can show anxiety symptoms early on. Here's how to spot them
Your child doesn't want to go to the playground to play with other kids. Or she doesn't want to attend a friend's birthday party or the class pool party.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 20:34:25 GMT
Snapchat CEO surprises college graduates by paying off their student loans
Snapchat CEO and co-founder Evan Spiegel and his wife Miranda Kerr made donations to repay student loans for the newest graduates of Otis College of Art and Design. The couple were invited as keynote speakers and awarded with honorary degrees from the school.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 03:02:52 GMT
Man Ray's 'Le Violon d'Ingres' photograph sells for record $12.4 million
Man Ray's famed "Le Violon d'Ingres" made history Saturday when it became the most expensive photograph ever to sell at auction.
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Tue, 17 May 2022 06:52:26 +0200
After resisting a fierce monthslong siege in the strategic port city, Ukraine is evacuating its forces from the Azovstal steel plant

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Tue, 17 May 2022 06:52:26 +0200
Turkey's Erdogan may not support Sweden's and Finland's NATO bids
• Opinion: The ex-Soviet country second-guessing Putin
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Tue, 17 May 2022 04:06:39 GMT
No cars were sold in Shanghai in April as zero-Covid policy hammers activity
Shanghai posted zero car sales last month as China pressed ahead with its stringent pandemic control measures.
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Mon, 16 May 2022 08:29:58 GMT
Analysis: China's lockdowns could exacerbate population crisis

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Mon, 16 May 2022 09:25:11 GMT
Top dealmaker says Chinese markets are 'close to the bottom'
One of China's top investment bankers says the country's stock markets appear to be nearing "the bottom."
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