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Do schools need technology donations? 11th Congressional District notices?

Today’s batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal:

Question: During the remote opening of Asheville schools, I worry that students who are economically disadvantaged may fall behind and that will contribute to the cycle of disparity between the “haves and the have nots.” Is anything in place to help contribute technology, i.e. laptops, internet connectivity, etc., to students who need this assistance? What about Buncombe County? I would be happy to do my part.

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My answer: Interesting side note on a little rabbit hole I dove down on this one: I probably knew this at one point in my life, but the “i.e.” above got me to wondering what that stands for. Grammarly.com tells me this and

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Russian aggression against U.S. intelligence satellites sparks congressional briefing

Military imaging reconnaissance satellite in Earth orbit. (ImageBank/Getty Images)
Military imaging reconnaissance satellite in Earth orbit. (ImageBank/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — Over recent days, officials from the newly minted U.S. Space Force and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence briefed multiple congressional committees on an “uptick” in Russian military activity in space targeting U.S. defense and intelligence satellites, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

While the sources declined to comment on the specifics of recent incidents, which follow general increases in Chinese and Russian aggression in space, these recent actions were deemed “serious enough” to merit briefings on Capitol Hill, said one of the sources. Officials also briefed committees on plans to counter the Russian aggression, the source said.

The aggressive acts come amid rising concerns about Russian and Chinese activities in space, particularly when it comes to anti-satellite weapons. Earlier this year the Pentagon stood up the Space Force, a new branch of the military

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