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‘Antithetical to American values’: Marine sergeant kicked out of the corps for flying white nationalist flag

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 7:49pm
A Marine staff sergeant has been kicked out of the corps after flying a white nationalist flag on “Confederate memorial day” in May, Task & Purpose reports. Staff Sgt. Joseph Manning of the Marine Corps Engineer School at Camp Lejeune was charged with first-degree trespassing for fly...

Leaked McMaster memo directs all government agencies hold training session on consequences of leaks

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 7:28pm
Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster has directed government agencies to warn officials about potential consequences of leaking even unclassified information, according to a “for official use only” memo leaked to BuzzFeed News. The memo, signed by McMaster, directs “every Federal G...

‘Only good thing that’s happened this year’: Internet rejoices after judge sends ‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli to jail

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 6:53pm
Now that “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli is really, seriously going to jail for his Hillary Clinton hair stunt, Twitter has something besides Sen. Ted Cruz’s porn fiasco to make fun of. Shkreli initially avoided going to prison by posting bail, but after he called for a $5,000 bounty o...

Sen. Franken demands Apple detail ‘privacy and security’ safeguards for iPhone X face recognition

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 6:35pm
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has written to Apple CEO Tim Cook, requesting detailed information on the privacy and security features of Face ID, the facial recognition system featured in the new iPhone X. “I am writing to request more information on Face ID – Apple’s new facial recogniti...

Wall Street banker turned Treasury Secretary requested a government plane for his honeymoon: report

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 6:16pm
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested the use of a government jet for his honeymoon with Louise Linton earlier this summer, prompting the Treasure Department’s Office of Inspector General to launch in “inquiry” into the demand, ABC News reports. Officials described Mnuchin’s request for a U.S....

New York Teamsters approve slashing benefits to retired members

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 5:50pm
Retired members of the Teamsters union in New York will have their benefits cut by around 30 percent starting in October after the 34,000 participants in the pension approved a plan aimed at extending the life of the cash-strapped fund. Monthly pensions for retired teamsters from nine New York local...

Criminal probe opens into eight deaths at Florida nursing home after Irma

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 5:42pm
Police on Wednesday opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of eight elderly patients inside a stifling South Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma. The overall death toll from the storm climbed to 81 on Wednesday, with several hard-hit Caribbean islands accounting for m...

Top-secret Snowden docs reveal NSA’s ‘all-encompassing campaign’ to track ‘entire business chain’ of Internet cafes

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 5:40pm
Secret government documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden continue to make waves. The Intercept published a new batch of 294 articles from SIDtoday, the internal news site of the National Security Agency’s core Signals Intelligence Directorate. The latest revelations come over three...

Larry King reveals he had surgery for lung cancer: ‘I never thought it would happen to me’

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 5:34pm
LOS ANGELES—Although he hasn’t smoked in 30 years, Larry King was reminded of the all-too-real consequences of tobacco use earlier this summer. The octogenarian interviewer underwent surgery for lung cancer in July, he revealed to “People” in a story published Wednesday. “The...

Liberal, conservative lawmakers offer opposing US healthcare ideas

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 5:22pm
U.S. senators unveiled two opposing visions of a healthcare system in the United States on Wednesday – leading liberals advocating government insurance for all and several Republicans proposing an eleventh-hour repeal of Obamacare to replace it with programs run by the states. Neither plan was...

Two Democratic senators threaten to hold up Trump EPA nominee

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 5:14pm
Two Democratic senators said on Wednesday they may hold up the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency nominee Susan Bodine until she explains her advisory role at the agency, which may violate federal law. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Jeff M...

‘The Shaggy defense!’: Internet loses it after Ted Cruz doubles down on claim person who liked porn ‘wasn’t me’

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 5:08pm
The fallout from Ted Cruz’s personal Twitter account “liking” a hardcore porn video (of the “stepmom” genre, nonetheless) continued Wednesday, with the Republican senator from the great state of Texas appealing to CNN to insist the person caught with their pants down (so to speak) “was not me.” &#82...

Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli has bail revoked after calling for bounty on Hillary Clintons hair, heads to jail

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 5:00pm
 U.S. judge on Wednesday ordered Martin Shkreli to be jailed while he awaits sentencing for securities fraud, citing a Facebook post in which the former drug company executive nicknamed the “Pharma Bro” offered a $5,000 reward for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair. U.S. District J...

Trump bars Chinese-backed firm from buying US chipmaker Lattice

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 4:55pm
U.S. President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S.-based chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose takeover deals that involve technologies with potential military applications. Canyon Bridge Capital Partners’...

Equifax CEO to testify before House panel on hack

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 4:46pm
A U.S. House panel said Wednesday the chief executive of Equifax will testify about a massive data breach that impacted up to 143 million Americans at an Oct. 3 hearing, as the company’s shares fell another 14.6 percent amid pressure on the company to explain its handling of the hack. The comp...

Rice told investigator she unmasked members of the Trump team after clandestine meeting with UAE crown prince

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 4:43pm
In a meeting with House investigators, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice testified she “unmasked” top officials from Donald Trump’s campaign in an effort to uncover why United Arab Emirates crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan visited New York in 2016, CNN reports. As CNN repor...

What tattoo ink does to the inside of your body

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 4:37pm
There are many factors to think about when deciding to get a tattoo. When choosing a tattoo artist and parlor, safety and cleanliness rank top priority to prevent infections from dirty needles. A recent study published in Scientific Reports suggests tattoo aficionados should also take a closer look ...

Another US city just gave noncitizens voting rights

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 4:33pm
A Maryland city voted Tuesday night to enfranchise noncitizens, the latest in a growing effort to expand immigrant voting rights. With a tie-breaking vote from the mayor, the City Council in College Park approved the measure to allow undocumented immigrants, student visa holders and residents with g...

Why is Roger Stone campaigning to convince Trump to pardon the Bundys?

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 4:21pm
For some strange reason, political consultant and longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone is holding a rally in Las Vegas to convince the president to pardon Cliven Bundy, his sons and their armed followers who occupied federal lands in two states. I will return to Las Vegas on Sept 15 to call on @real...

Pro-Trump Russian Twitter bots promoted ‘divisive’ anti-BLM narrative: report

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 4:15pm
Talking Points Memo has conducted a survey of accounts suspended by Twitter for being run by Russian “troll farms” and found that the accounts engaged en masse in a distinct pattern of right-wing demagoguery, promoting “divisive” narratives. Those narratives, which favor now-...