White House turns to Fall River native Ernest Moniz to promote Iran deal in …
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WASHINGTON – The White House, facing a September showdown in the Republican-led Congress over the Iran nuclear deal, has turned again to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to build public support for its approval.

Moniz, a former MIT professor of nuclear physics, was featured Thursday in a video posted on the official White House website explaining the science behind the agreement that he says gives him “confidence” that this is “the best possible opportunity to eliminate the existential threat of an Iranian nuclear weapon” that could threaten the United States or its allies.

In the video, which runs 4 minutes and 20 seconds, Moniz describes in simple terms how the pathways to a nuclear weapon are blocked under the multinational agreement struck with Iran.

It starts with reducing Iran’s stockpile of the key ingredient to a bomb – Uranium 235. Iran, he says, now has enough enriched uranium to construct 10 bombs and the capability…………… continues on Taunton Daily Gazette

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August 27 at 7:00 AM

Cassie Lauterette holds her smartphone with an app that allows her to control devices in the home. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)

Steve Lee knows when his mother gets up in the morning, walks into the living room, opens the front door to get the paper and takes her medications in the kitchen. Nothing unusual about that except that he lives an hour and 10 minutes away from her.

Lee’s 80-something mother lives alone in a smart home.

“I put a small system in her house that enables me to keep an eye on her,” said Lee, the director of technical services at Universal Devices in Encino, Calif. “If I don’t see any motion and she hasn’t opened the refrigerator by 8:30, then I know I need to check on her right away.”

Smart homes are becoming more common as people push the boundaries of digital technology to help them look after their health and security, control their carbon footprint and make living easier.

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