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Illinois Ancestors | Veterans honored at 100th anniversary of end of WWI

This year, Nov. 11 will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The day was originally called Armistice Day but more recently called Veterans Day. Veterans of World War I are being honored by various entities — countries, states, counties, individuals and national magazines:

Amazon says it now might built its second HQ in two cities

NEW YORK (AP) — After a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon is now reportedly looking to build offices in two cities instead of one, a surprise move that would still have a major impact on wherever it ultimately selects.

With poo on a pedestal, Bill Gates talks toilet technology

BEIJING (AP) — Placing a jar of feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of human waste as he kicked off a "Reinvented Toilet" Expo in China.

Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of midterm elections

LONDON (AP) — Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections.

The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts and is investigating them in more detail, it said in a blog post late Monday.

National voting system faces test on Election Day

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal and state officials have been working for nearly two years to shore up the nation's election infrastructure from cyberattacks by Russians or others seeking to disrupt the voting process.It turns out that many of the problems are closer to home.

Verizon restructuring under new CEO ahead of 5G rollout

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is undergoing a significant restructuring under new CEO Hans Vestberg, including its dominant wireless division, as it prepares to roll out its 5G technology.

Amazon drops free shipping minimum for holidays

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is following Target and temporarily dropping the minimum amount shoppers need to spend to qualify for free shipping.

Georgia governor's race awash in election security issue

ATLANTA (AP) — An already tight governor's race in Georgia devolved into new chaos Monday after the Republican candidate, who is also the state's chief election official, alleged with little evidence that Democrats sought to hack a voter database that will be used in Tuesday's elections.

Rich Warren | TV services have never been more complicated

Remember my barber? He's the intelligent, college-educated guy who's been cutting hair for more than 50 years.

As befits a barber, he's pretty well-versed on just about everything. Even though we're of different political persuasions, I'd vote for him for governor.

Wired In: Deborah Thurston

Each week, staff writer Paul Wood talks with a different high-tech difference-maker. This week, meet DEBORAH THURSTON.

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