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Washington Post

For Obama's final correspondents' dinner, the obvious targets: Trump, Cruz and himself
Washington Post
In his final performance as stand-up comedy's commander in chief, President Obama shticked the landing at Saturday's annual White House correspondents' dinner, cracking wise about the election, his waning days as president and, of course, Donald Trump ...
White House Correspondents' Dinner: Obama's 10 best linesCNN
Politics|Obama Needles Clinton and GOP Field at Correspondents' DinnerNew York Times
White House Correspondents' Dinner: Obama Gets Laughs at Final Event as PresidentNBCNews.com
Los Angeles Times -ABC News -Wall Street Journal -People Magazine
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Washington Post

Ted Cruz wins the most delegates at Virginia GOP convention
Washington Post
HARRISONBURG, Va. — Supporters of Ted Cruz dominated a slate of delegates that Virginia Republicans chose Saturday at their state convention, further demonstrating the Texas senator's mastery of the delegate-selection process. Of the 13 national ...
Ted Cruz Wins 10 of 13 Delegates at Virginia GOP ConventionABC News
Does violent protest help or hurt Trump?CNN
Trump flops in Arizona delegate fightPolitico
New York Times -Los Angeles Times -Town Hall -Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Fox News

Woman and her 4 great-grandchildren killed in East Texas flooding
Fox News
A 64-year-old woman and her four young great-grandchildren drowned early Saturday after a creek overflowed its banks, flooding an East Texas neighborhood as many residents slept, police said. Lenda Asberry and her great-grandkids, 6-year-old ...
Storms Threatens Southeast With Floods As Death Toll Rises in Texas FloodsNBCNews.com
Six killed in Texas floods as severe weather lashes central USReuters
Flooding Brings Tragedy To Palestine FamilyCBS Local
CNN -People Magazine -WTVM -Tampabay.com
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Washington Post


Families Cling to Hope That iPhone Holds Clues to Florida Teens Lost at Sea
An iPhone found stashed inside a compartment of the boat shared by two teenagers who vanished off the Florida coast last summer could hold clues in a confounding mystery: How did the boys — both skilled boaters — disappear at sea? Data-recovery ...
Apple will attempt data extraction on iPhone of teen lost at sea, report saysApple Insider
Apple to Analyze Recovered iPhone of Florida Teens Lost at SeaMac Rumors
New video may show last glimpse of Florida teens lost at seaCBS News
Fortune -CNET -VentureBeat -9 to 5 Mac
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Demonstrators storm California GOP convention to protest Trump
Burlingame, California (CNN) Hundreds of demonstrators descended on the California Republican Convention Friday to protest Donald Trump ahead of his speech. Protesters -- some of whom wore bandanas over their faces and carried Mexican flags ...

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Kasich: People are 'probably' born gay
San Francisco (CNN) John Kasich told an audience here Friday that some people are "probably" born gay after being pressed on the issue by an audience member who said he was gay. San Francisco resident Kelly Bryan, 62, asked Kasich the question at a ...

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CBS Local

Hundreds Of Pounds Of Drugs Taken Back On 'Drug Take Back Day'
CBS Local
GLENDALE, Colo. (CBS4) – Law enforcement officers across the Denver metro area collected hundreds of pounds of prescription drugs on Drug Take Back Day. The day is a nationwide effort to protect children, reduce drug abuse, and keep tap water safe.
National Prescription Drug Take Back DayOzarksFirst.com
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day held in Luzerne CountyWilkes Barre Times-Leader
Drug Take Back Day tackles prescription drug abuseKSBW The Central Coast
Mississippi News Now -FOX 61 -KXXV News Channel 25 -KJZZ
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CT Post

Senate approves medical marijuana for children
CT Post
Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, left, led opposition to the expansion of the state's medical marijuana program to include seriously ill children. Sen. Michael McLachlan, R-Danbury, right, also opposed the bill, which was supported by Senate Majority ...

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Houston Chronicle

House committee votes to require women to register for draft
Houston Chronicle
In a handout photo provided by the U.S. Army, Capt. Kristen Griest, center, participates in combatives training during the Ranger Course at Ft. Benning, Ga., April 20, 2015. Capt. Griest is one of the first two women to graduate from the course ...
House defense policy bill would require women to register for draftFox News
Mary Sanchez: Women already prove their worth in combatThe Desert Sun
House Panel OK's Bill With Massive Change to Military DraftWestern Journalism
Washington Post -Care2.com -Town Hall -Reuters
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World News

Washington Post

State of emergency declared in Baghdad as protesters take Iraqi parliament
Washington Post
BAGHDAD — Protesters stormed Iraq's parliament Saturday in a dramatic culmination of months of demonstrations, casting uncertainty over the tenure of the country's prime minister and the foundations of the political system laid in place after the 2003 ...
Iraqi protesters pour into heavily fortified Green Zone, storm parliamentFox News
Baghdad in State of Emergency After Supporters of al Sadr Storm Green ZoneNBCNews.com
Baghdad State Of Emergency Declared After Protesters Storm Green ZoneNPR
Reuters -New York Times -USA TODAY -Wall Street Journal
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New York Times

On the Ground in Syria: Bloodshed, Misery and Hope
New York Times
A civilian evacuated a baby on Friday from a site that had been hit by airstrikes in a rebel-controlled area of Aleppo, Syria. Inhabitants of the city carry on with work and school despite fighting that has killed more than 200 civilians in the past week.
Despite Syrian truce, Aleppo residents live in 'state of terror'Los Angeles Times
Nearly 250 Dead Amid Relentless Airstrikes On Syria's AleppoHuffington Post
Aleppo bombed as Syrian army begins "calm" plan elsewhereReuters
Washington Post -Voice of America -Wall Street Journal -NPR
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Historic ivory burn covers the sky in smoke and ash
Nairobi National Park, Kenya (CNN) Twelve ivory towers burned in Kenya on Saturday, sending thick plumes of ash and smoke over Nairobi National Park as elephant and rhino tusks smoldered. A rainy Saturday afternoon brought together heads of state ...
Kenya Burns Huge Pile of Ivory Tusks to Protest PoachingABC News
Kenya Sets Ablaze 105 Tons of IvoryNational Geographic
'Ivory is worthless unless it is on our elephants': Kenya hosts world's largest ivory burnWashington Post
Reuters -New York Times -eTurboNews -International Business Times
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Jaguars, Robert Griffin III and Eagles among NFL Draft's winners and losers
The 2016 NFL Draft is in the books. Time flew, and hopefully you enjoyed the CBS Sports LIVE Draft Show Special. It's entirely likely that whatever you think about your team right now likely won't be what you think about your team down the road. The ...
Los Angeles Rams' 2016 draft is all about Jared GoffESPN (blog)
2016 NFC draft grades: Rams get high marks for landing Jared GoffWashington Post
Rams invest picks on offensive players on last day of NFL draftLos Angeles Times
OCRegister -FOXSports.com -Reuters -Yahoo Sports (blog)
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Spurs put on clinic at expense of overwhelmed OKC: 3 things to know
Well, it's only one game. The Oklahoma City Thunder at least have that going for them. Other than that, nothing. Nada. The San Antonio Spurs made an emphatic statement in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, completely demorlalizing the ...
The Spurs obliterated the Thunder in a historic Game 1 blowoutYahoo Sports (blog)
Spurs open Western semis by dismantling ThunderESPN (blog)
Aldridge has 38 points, Spurs rout Thunder 124-92 in Game 1 (May 1, 2016)FOXSports.com
Bleacher Report -New York Times -USA TODAY -Los Angeles Times
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Battered and bloodied Clippers exit playoffs early again
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The battered and bloodied Los Angeles Clippers fought to the end only to exit the playoffs early once again. Together for five years now, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have yet to make it past the second round and this time, they ...
BDL's 2015-16 NBA Playoff Previews: Warriors vs. Trail BlazersYahoo Sports (blog)
Clippers' playoff epitaph is written in blood, but they showed plenty of heart in loss to PortlandLos Angeles Times
Numbers preview: Warriors vs. BlazersSporting News
Blazer's Edge -San Jose Mercury News -Portland Tribune -San Francisco Chronicle
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CCiLink News

Outlook 2016 receiving duplicate emails

We have had several calls about duplicate emails being received when checking email via POP. After much research it turns out to be a problem with MS Outlook 2016. Microsoft is aware of the problem and it working on a fix. There is a fairly lengthy number of steps to use as a workaround available HERE

Mail Server Port Change

We are now blocking port 25 connections to our outgoing mail server. Please use port 587 to send mail. If you need assistance in making this change please call.

Fiber Upgrade = Faster speeds (1/26) and Higher Usage Allowance (2/15)

We have completed the fiber upgrade at our location which will allow us to offer faster speeds to our customers. We will be upgrading most customer accounts to new 5Mbps download and 768k upload speeds this week. This represents an over 60% increase vs previous speeds. This will be a free upgrade so monthly prices will stay the same.

On 2/15 new usage limits will be applied to all plans and will go into effect on your next billing cycle. Basic plan goes from 5 to 8GB, Std plan goes from 15 up to 25GB, the Adv plan goes from 25 to 50GB, and the Pro plan goes from 60 to 100GB/mo. Notice will be on your monthly invoice. Please review since you may be able to lower your package and save money.

Welcome InetPlusInc customers.

On March 15th 2013 CCiLink purchased the InetPlusInc network. All customers will now be served by CCiLink and can Call 547-7483 for support or billing questions. All payments should now be made to CCiLink and sent to 300 S. Kinghighway Perryville, MO 63775. With the transition to a local company we hope to provide a faster response time for Inet customers than was previously possible.

High Speed Wireless Billing Changes

On April 1st all overages will be billed per GB. In the past they were billed per 100 MB which was confusing to some. The rates will stay the same so there is no rate increase. For example the old rate was 15 cents/100 MB, the new rate will be $1.50/GB

Updated Billing Software

We have upgraded our billing software and rolled out an all new customer portal. The first time you log in it may ask for an updated email address. Please fill it in to continue.

You can now quickly see how much transfer you have left in your billing period by looking at the "usage bar" on the data usage tab. There is also a nice bar graph that shows usage by day for the entire month. If you have a question or problem you can use the new ticket system in the portal. Everything in the portal is easier to use and navigate to. Check it out by clicking on the wireless billing link to the left. If you need your username/password call us or email us.

New Basic Wireless Plan $29.95/mo

Customers who use our high speed wireless internet but only check email and do light surfing may want to switch to our new $29.95/mo basic plan. You get the same speed but only 5GB of transfer per month. If you go over you will be throttled to a slow speed until the end of your billing cycle. This is comparable to a cellular modem data plan but about half the cost.

Welcome Powrup Internet Customers

On May 1st 2011 CCiLink acquired Powrup.net Powrup customers now can make payments at our location. In the coming months we hope to integrate the two services with an enhanced billing package the will benefit all customers.

New Wireless Packages

All residential wireless packages limits have tripled starting Feb 1st. The packages prices stay the same but allow for more usage.

Std plan $39.95 15GB/mo 15cents/100mb overage

Adv plan $49.95 30GB/mo 13cents/100mb overage

Pro plan $69.95 60GB/mo 10cents/100mb overage

Email attachment size limits

We have had problems recently with customers attempting to send very large emails so we have implimented a size restriction of 20 MB for all outgoing emails. This size is the total of all attachments in the email plus the header information. To be safe your attachments should be under 18 MB before you send the email. Most internet providers will not accept an email over 10 MB in size so try to limit your email to under 10 MB if possible. Any message that is attempted to be sent over the 20 MB limit will be returned back to you.

Tech Support Contact Info

Just a remider we can be reached at support@ccilink.net or by phone 573-547-7483. We have an automated phone system so you can check on network outages if you are having problems. For after hours support please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. For non urgent problems please use the support email for fastest response.

CCiLink.net is now available nationwide!

Our customers now have access to our service just about anywhere they may travel across the country. We still have the same dial up number locally but if you are out of the area you can use the access number locator to the left to find a local number near you. Be sure and use @ccilink.net after your username when you log in.

We also have a new accelerator service that allows web pages to load up to 6X faster. Click on the Dial Up Acceleration link to the left to find out more.

Tech News

NH Voice

UC Berkeley Team Creates Complex Neural 'Atlas' Showing Where Ideas Originate in Our Brain
NH Voice
Scientists at UC Berkeley have mapped the brain's inner regions where different ideas take birth. Such a complex neural atlas has been created for the first time. Humans have a wide variety of cells in this part of the brain, which provide them the ...
Interactive Map Of The Brain Shows How It Organizes Meaning And WordsForbes
This Is Your Brain on PodcastsNew York Times
A brand new 'atlas' shows where different ideas live in our brainsWashington Post
EurekAlert (press release) -Discover Magazine (blog) -U.S. News & World Report -Daily Californian
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Puma training robot lets you compete against Usain Bolt's championship records
Sports apparel brands are increasingly finding ways to create wearable tech that enhances the training experience, but one new piece of technology takes that dynamic to a new level by adding robots. See also: Google's bipedal robot reveals the future ...
Can a Puma robot make athletes faster?Christian Science Monitor
Puma Creates BeatBot That Can Run As Fast As Usain Bolt To Help Train AthletesHeadlines & Global News
Can Puma's BeatBot Motivate You To Run Faster?Newsy
Pulse Headlines -Hot Hardware -SlashGear -Maine News Online
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Digital Trends

Windows 95 on your Apple Watch? Yes, you can, but it runs slower than molasses
Digital Trends
Tenigi Insights' Nick Lee did just that, although getting it to work was another story. By the specs, Apple's wearable should be able to run Microsoft's now 21-year-old operating system. The Apple Watch sports a 520MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and 8GB ...
The Apple Watch: Year OneMashable
A developer has made Windows 95 run on an Apple WatchNeowin
Mobile Designer Hacks Apple Watch To Run Windows 95 For Wrist-Mounted Retro GoodnessHot Hardware
Macworld -Business Insider -Patently Apple -Bidness ETC
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New York Times

Fraying at the Edges: Her Fight to Live With Alzheimer's
New York Times
A withered person with a scrambled mind, memories sealed away: That is the familiar face of Alzheimer's. But there is also the waiting period, which Geri Taylor has been navigating with prudence, grace and hope. Michael Kirby Smith for The New York ...
Common Skin Disorder Rosacea Linked To 'Slight Increase' In Alzheimer's Disease RiskMedical Daily
Dr. Manny: Hey Hollywood, a comedy about Alzheimer's is not funny, it's cruelFox News
Vital facts about Alzheimer's diseasePerfScience
Huffington Post -NH Voice -Medscape -The Salinas Californian
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Tech Times

Hairstyle Choice Could Be Reason Behind Balding
Tech Times
Balding in women could be driven, at least in part, by choice of hairstyle. Which styles are best - and worst - to prevent thinning hair? (Photo : Jill Wellington | Pixabay). Hairstyle choice could be a deciding factor driving balding in women, a new ...
The Unexpected Reasons You're Losing Your HairYahoo News
Hopkins Study links Traction Alopecia to Tight Hair StylesNH Voice
Hairstyles, Not Hair Type, Responsible For Widespread Hair Loss In Black WomenMedical Daily
World Tech Today -Modern Readers -Pulse Headlines -PerfScience
all 20 news articles »

NH Voice

Pharmaceutical Companies Raise Price of Successful Oral Cancer Medications Exponentially
NH Voice
Since 2000, cost of certain oral medications for cancer treatment has increased multiple-fold. A new research has found that the average cost of certain orally administered treatments have increased significantly, even after the prices were adjusted ...
Cancer Drug Costs Are Skyrocketing, New Research ShowsHeadlines & Global News
Cancer patients on the hook for staggering cost of treatmentsWorld Tech Today
Spike in Cost of Certain Oral Cancer Drugs Puts Squeeze on Patients, Study FindsABC News
Morning Ticker -Tech Times -UPI.com -Modern Readers
all 33 news articles »

Business News

Washington Post

The Latest: Berkshire investors reject climate change report
Washington Post
OMAHA, Neb. — The Latest on Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting, where tens of thousands of people have listened to CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger talk business for several hours (all times local): 4:15 p.m..
Buffett: Straight talk from 'Woodstock of Capitalism'USA TODAY
Warren Buffett admires fellow billionaire Jeff BezosCNNMoney
With worldwide audience, Buffett talks trends, forecast and 'very big deals' on his wish listOmaha World-Herald
Bloomberg -Huffington Post -Toledo Blade -WOWT
all 393 news articles »

Wall Street Journal

China's Manufacturing Gauge Expands at Slower Pace as Stimulus Fades
Wall Street Journal
BEIJING—An official gauge of factory activity in China edged down in April, signaling a modest weakening of momentum for the world's second-largest economy despite easy-credit policies and a stronger real-estate market. China's official manufacturing ...
UPDATE 1-China April official factory activity expands but at slower paceReuters
China's April manufacturing activity weaker than expectedSCNow
China PMI shows old industrial economy is back with a vengeanceThe Australian Financial Review
Bloomberg -The Indian Express -Business Standard -Xinhua
all 20 news articles »

Washington Post

Puerto Rico debt rescue plan engulfed in Great Recession 'bailout' politics
Washington Post
House members left Washington Friday for a week-long recess without taking action on a fiscal rescue for Puerto Rico, days before the territory's development bank is set to default on a payment to bondholders and deepen the economic crisis there.
Puerto Rico may face onslaught of lawsuits as default looms largeFox News Latino
Puerto Rico Debt Deadline Looms With Washington Still HagglingNew York Times
Opinion: Congress, Thanks But No Thanks On Puerto Rico ProposalNBCNews.com
Wall Street Journal -Bloomberg -Reuters -Huffington Post
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