Digital Society Boosted by Stunning SpaceX Launch Delivering Inmarsat Mobile Broadband Satellite to Orbit – Photo/Video Gallery

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The worlds emerging ‘Digital Society’ gained a big boost following SpaceX’s stunningly beautiful twilight launch of a Falcon 9 that successfully delivered the huge 6.7 ton mobile Inmarsat-5 F4 broadband satellite to orbit for London-based Inmarsat on Monday, May 15.

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Report: Sheriff Clarke Plagiarized Parts Of Thesis On Homeland Security

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Wisconsin sheriff and outspoken Donald Trump supporter David Clark reportedly plagiarized parts of his college master’s thesis on U.S. security, according to evidence uncovered by CNN.

The sheriff used nearly identical language from sources without properly attributing passages 47 times in his thesis on security, CNN’s investigative KFile reported Saturday.  

The controversial Milwaukee lawman, who labeled the Black Lives Matter movement a hate group, announced this week that he was joining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as an assistant secretary.

Clarke earned a master’s degree in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, in 2013. His thesis was titled, “Making U.S. Security and Privacy Rights Compatible.”

CNN listed sections of Clarke’s thesis alongside source material with virtually verbatim language that was not set off by quotes, as required by school guidelines. The sections were, however, footnoted, CNN reported.

Clarke reportedly used language from sources including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Pew Research Center, the 9/11 Commission, the Government Accounting Office, as well as sections from a textbook, a Washington Post article and George W. Bush’s book “Decision Points.”

A spokesman for the Naval Postgraduate School told CNN that “standard procedure” when a plagiarism accusation is made is to launch an investigation.

“In this particular case, we would be unable to determine any violation until the full investigation is complete,” the spokesman said in a statement to the network.

Clarke’s thesis was not available on the school’s website Saturday night. 

Clarke has dismissed the story on Twitter saying that CNN’s ”MO” — method of operation — is to “accuse plagiarism. I’m next.” He also called reporter Andrew Kaczynski a “sleaze bag.”

Clarke is one of Trump’s most inflammatory backers. He said last year that Americans should take up “pitchforks and torches” to protest a “rigged” election system that seemed at the time to be going against Trump. 

Clarke is under fire over four deaths in his Milwaukee County Jail. Earlier this month, jurors recommended felony charges against seven employees at the jail where a man died of dehydration after guards caged him without water for a week.

The Trump administration has a bad history of plagiarism accusations. In January, conservative commentator Monica Crowley backed out of a job as the National Security Council’s communications director after another CNN report. The network reported that dozens of passages in her 2012 book, “What the (Bleep) Just Happened,” were lifted from other sources without credit. Publisher HarperCollins later pulled the book.

Melania Trump was hit with plagiarism accusations last year when her address at the Republican National Convention included two paragraphs almost identical to language in a previous speech by Michelle Obama. The First Lady’s speechwriter took the blame for lifting the lines.

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Kevin Durant’s third quarter of Game 3 put the Spurs on the brink

Durant scored 19 points in the third quarter and put San Antonio out of commission along the way.

The Spurs tried to guard him one-on-one. They tried to double team him, they tried to force the ball out of his hands and they probably tried praying, too.

In the end, none of it worked.

Kevin Durant had his way with the Spurs in Game 3, torching them for 33 points on 11-of-19 shooting to lead the Warriors to an 120-108 win on Saturday. He scored 19 points on just six shots in the third quarter alone, bullying San Antonio for a four-minute stretch that sapped the life out of the Spurs’ championship aspirations.

The AT&T Center knew what time it was when Durant put the exclamation point on the game. With three minutes left in the third, the all-world scorer hit Manu Ginobili with a vicious pull-back move before pulling up for the three-pointer — plus the foul. If there were any doubts which way the series was headed, that shot cleared it up.

Durant only had 16 points midway through the third period. The Warriors were up just six after battling to erase a first-quarter deficit. Then he took over. Durant went off and scored 11 points in a row, 17 in total between 6:22 and 2:18 in the third, extending Golden State’s lead to 18.

He turned the ball over seven times, yet the Warriors still outscored the Spurs by 25 with their All-Star forward on the floor.

The Warriors signed Kevin Durant for games like these

Durant made the Spurs look foolish on defense, and it wasn’t even close. He shot over smaller defenders, blew by bigger ones and made it all look easy as he pushed the Warriors to another win. Golden State is now just one win away from making their third-straight trip to the NBA Finals.

It was equal opportunity employment for Durant, who scored on eight different Spurs players on Saturday night.

And they’ve done it against a well-oiled machine in the Spurs. Sure, San Antonio misses Kawhi Leonard as they should. And he would have made a difference had his ankle held up in Game 1.

But with Durant’s dominance in Game 3, one thing became certain: The Spurs are outmatched. If it isn’t Durant, it’s Stephen Curry. If it’s not Curry, it’s Klay Thompson, and so on and so forth.

Durant was the icing on the cake after the Warriors signed him over the summer. And now that reality has set in, with Durant dropping 33 on San Antonio’s head, nothing is in Golden State’s way.

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