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#TheMJs, July 29, 2016

Each week, Marcus Jackson gives us the best Twitter has to offer. Follow him at @MarcusJ_NG

This week's top tweets:

POLITICS

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Holocaust-era assets are now online

A "substantive research interest in Holocaust-Era Assets began in 1996 with various issues related to Swiss dormant bank accounts and gold looted by Nazi Germany.

Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking end of an era

MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers
TALI ARBEL, AP Technology Writers

'Pokemon Go' players stumble on hidden history

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by — until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the "Pokemon Go" trail.

Wired-In: Julian Sanchez

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, Julian Sanchez, 38, wants to make your lawn look good. He has a Ph.D. in human factors psychology from Georgia Tech with an engineering background.

#TheMJs, July 22, 2016

Each week, Marcus Jackson gives us the best Twitter has to offer. Follow him at @MarcusJ_NG

This week's top tweets:

SPORTS

McDonald's joins "Pokemon Go" craze hoping to catch the wave

MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's will become the first major corporation to collaborate of e makers with the wildly popular "Pokemon Go."

Hackers access Illinois voter registration database

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois election officials say hackers attacked the state's voter registration system last week and it was shut off as a precaution.

Rich Warren: Reader emails: Knowledge is power

Living in a high-tech hub such as Champaign-Urbana accrues many benefits. One of those is highly knowledgeable readers. We recently wrote about "just a few major companies" manufacturing the majority of lithium batteries. A reader, who makes his living involving batteries, responded:

Twitter cheers the news of new UI chancellor

What they tweeted after Robert Jones was named the next chancellor at the University of Illinois:

@TAU_APEs