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Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra

To the federal employee who carries two Blackberries and still works on Windows 7.0, the government may not seem like a hotbed of tech innovation. But the nation's first Chief Technology Officer says there's hope. Aneesh Chopra maps out a strategy to harness big data, speed up decision-making and use private sector technology partnerships to boost government efficiency.

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Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra discussed what might have gone wrong with the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, which is being blamed for the deaths of 40 Arizona veterans who were waiting for appointments.

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Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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