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Boing Boing—The excellent first edition of Matthew Braga's new Secret World newsletter looks at exactly who you're calling when you use a satellite phone or Garmin emergency beacon to call for help: It turns out that, anytime someone calls 911 on a satellite phone, or presses the SOS button on a dedicated GPS tracker — anywhere in the world — those messages typically go to one place: The International Emergency Response Coordination Center, or IERCC, about an hour outside of Houston, Texas. The center has...

Newsletter: One inquiry, two worlds. Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES One Inquiry, Two Worlds Two weeks of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump have closed with a collective warning from witnesses: Russia is again trying to sow political discord in the U.S. and interfere in the presidential election in a repeat of its success in 2016.