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Nine Iranians Charged with Hacking Universities, Government Agencies

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) charged one Iranian entity and nine Iranians on Friday in a hacking scheme to steal intellectual property and information from at least 144 United States-based universities, various companies, and government agencies for private financial gain.

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Jerusalem on High Alert Week Before Passover

The two terror attacks in the past seven days in Mevo Dotan and Jerusalem’s Old City, which claimed the lives of three Israelis in total, naturally put defense forces across the country on high alert ahead of the coming Passover holiday, but doubly so in the capital.

TOPSHOT - South Korean demonstrators hold banners during a rally to mark International Women's Day as part of the country's #MeToo movement in Seoul on March 8, 2018. The #MeToo movement has gradually gained ground in South Korea, which remains socially conservative and patriarchal in many respects despite its economic and technological advances. / AFP PHOTO / Jung Yeon-je (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

South Korean Film Industry Faces Sexual Assault Crisis

South Korea’s vibrant film industry is facing its own sexual harassment crisis. On Tuesday, the Korean Academy of Film Arts was accused of suppressing details in a female-on-female sexual assault case. Wednesday brought the indictment of Kim Yong-bin, formerly head of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, on a charge of indecent assault.

Sailors and Marines render a hand salute as the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island LHD 8 passes the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, 2012. Image courtesy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/US Navy. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).

U.S. Navy Rejects Atheist Chaplain Application to Join Corps

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Seapower Subcommittee said on Wednesday that the United States Navy’s decision to deny the application from a “secular humanist” for its chaplain corp was the appropriate decision for a post that is designed to support the religious needs of members.