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Andrew Blake is a digital writer/cybersecurity reporter for The Washington Times. He is passionate about cybersecurity, technology and the Internet. Andrew graduated from the University at Buffalo with a degree in cultural anthropology. He can be reached at

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Norma McCorvey (bottom center) is confronted by police Sunday after marching on campus at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. At least five anti-abortion activists, including McCorvey, were led away in handcuffs Sunday from campus, where President Barack Obama was also to receive an honorary degree. (Associated Press)

Norma McCorvey, Roe v. Wade plaintiff, dead from heart ailment at age 69

Norma McCorvey, the pseudonymous plaintiff at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion, Roe V. Wade, passed away Saturday from a heart ailment, The Washington Post reported. A convert to Catholicism, she spent the last years of her life as a pro-life activist. Published February 18, 2017

 In this Feb. 5, 2013 file photo, the thimble game piece, left, sits among other Monopoly tokens at Hasbro Inc., headquarters in Pawtucket, R.I. The thimble will no longer be a game piece in Monopoly, rejected in 2017 in a campaign to determine the tokens for the next generation of the game. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Voters tell Monopoly to nix iconic thimble token

The maker of Monopoly, one of the nation's most well-known board games, is parting ways with a piece that has existed since its release 80 years ago: the thimble. Published February 17, 2017

This Aug. 16, 2013, file photo shows Ted Nugent performing at Rams Head Live in Baltimore. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

Ted Nugent weighing 2018 Senate run

Rock musician and NRA board member Ted Nugent is considering a run for U.S. Senate next year, the "Cat Scratch Fever" singer said Thursday. Published February 17, 2017

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Hacker convicted on 26 counts related to American Express scam

A Sacramento federal jury on Tuesday convicted 37-year-old Mihran Melkonyan on 26 counts of wire and mail fraud related to an international hacking operation that enabled cyber criminals to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from American Express cardholders. Published February 15, 2017