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Hacker Group Possibly Based In Ukraine Posts Info Of More Than One Thousand Law Officers |

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A hacker group believed to be based in Ukraine has uploaded more than one thousand U.S. law officers’ personal information, TechCrunch scooped Friday. Hackers posted spreadsheets with information of employees of the FBI, Secret Service, Capitol Police and other federal agencies including names, personal and government email addresses, job titles, phone numbers and postal addresses, reported TechCrunch. The doxxing also ...

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Democrats Want Trump’s Tax Returns, But Face Big Hurdle To Get Them

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House Democrats going after President Donald Trump’s tax returns will have to provide a legitimate legislative reason to answer why they want them should the Democrats take their quest to the courts. Democrats say it is their responsibility to oversee the IRS and how it is auditing Trump’s tax returns. Republicans say the request is politically motivated. But even though ...

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Professional Test-Taker To Plead Guilty For Role In College Admissions Scandal

The man accused of making tens of thousands of dollars to take standardized tests in the college admissions scandal is set to plead guilty in a Boston federal court Friday. Mark Riddell, 36, is due to enter guilty pleas to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud and one count of money laundering, reported ...

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What We Learned From Uber Making Its IPO Filing Public

Uber made its initial public offering public of Thursday ahead of a public listing that experts say could set records. The ride-sharing company changed the U.S. transportation landscape after it was founded in 2009 but has faced many controversies, including a lawsuit related to alleged sexual assaults committed by fake Uber drivers and a late March strike by Los Angeles ...

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UK’s Theresa May Agrees To Delay Brexit Deadline 6 Months

The United Kingdom was supposed to figure out the terms of its exit — or Brexit — from the European Union by March 29, but UK Prime Minister Theresa May agreed Thursday to delay for a second time, this time until Oct. 31. However, May says she hopes her country can figure out Brexit before the six-month deadline and leave ...

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WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Arrested After Ecuador Withdraws His Asylum

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was arrested Thursday in the Ecuadorian embassy in London after Ecuador withdrew his asylum. Assange, 47, had been living in the embassy for seven years beginning when Sweden tried to extradite him because of sexual assault allegations, reported BBC. That case has been dropped, but Assange has remained in the embassy to avoid being extradited to ...

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Bibi Victorious After Benny Gantz Concedes Defeat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued celebrating his presumed victory as his centrist rival Benny Gantz said he “accepted the decision of the nation” following Tuesday’s general election. “We will stand together,” Gantz, a former general, said according to The Jerusalem Post. “This is my first day of the next decade in which I will serve the people every way ...

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House Republicans Try Once Again to Get Democrats On The Record With Anti-BDS Bill

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Republicans are trying once again to get House Democrats on the record against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) of Israel, this time with the possibility of using a discharge petition, according to Politico Playbook. If the petition gets 218 signatures, the anti-BDS bill will be automatically put on the floor for a vote. ...

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Benjamin Netanyahu Set For Another Term As Israeli Prime Minister

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Israel’s general election results almost guarantee that long-serving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will return to the office Tuesday. Netanyahu’s Likud party took about the same percentage of the vote as the Blue and White Alliance that backs his opponent, former general Benny Gantz. But Likud has enough allies in the Knesset, Israel’s national legislature, that Netanyahu can start forming ...

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Both Prime Minister Contenders Claim Victory In Israeli General Election

The two contenders for Israel’s prime minister position claimed victory after polls closed Tuesday evening. Current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his coalition had a “clear victory” while his centrist rival Benny Gantz declared, “We won!” reported CNN. “The right-wing bloc led by the Likud won a clear victory. I thank the citizens of Israel for the trust. I will ...

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Greta Van Susteren Is Back On TV

Former Fox News host Greta Van Susteren is returning to TV on Sept. 8 with her own Washington, D.C.-based weekend politics show called “Full Court Press,” broadcasting company Gray Television announced Monday. This is a great new adventure for me … https://t.co/J42sy4Tg7k — Greta Van Susteren (@greta) April 8, 2019 Van Susteren, 64, has worked for CNN, Fox News and ...

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US Measles Cases On Track To Set An Alarming Record

U.S. measles cases are on track to set an alarming record, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data released Monday. The number of confirmed cases in a single year is approaching its highest number since public health officials declared measles eradicated in the country in 2000. The CDC has recorded 465 cases so far in 2019, at ...

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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio Orders Vaccinations Amid Measles Outbreak

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency Tuesday and ordered vaccinations for some of the city’s residents amid a measles outbreak concentrated in one neighborhood’s Orthodox Jewish community. “There’s no question that vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving,” de Blasio said in a statement. “I urge everyone, especially those in affected areas, to get their ...

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Former ‘Smallville’ Actress Set To Plead Guilty To Criminal Activity After Being Part Of Alleged Sex Cult

Former “Smallville” actress Allison Mack is expected to plead guilty on some charges in the NXIVM case, according to reports Monday. Mack, 36, arrived at a Brooklyn courthouse Monday morning and was expected to change her plea on at least some of the charges, reported Page Six. Authorities charged her with sex trafficking, identity fraud and money laundering for allegedly ...

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Illinois Raises Age Requirement To Buy Tobacco Products Including E-cigarettes

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Illinois raised its age requirement for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21 Sunday when new Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that the state’s former Republican governor vetoed. “We’re dealing with an old problem in a new form,” Pritzker said according to CNN. “And while all our residents have the right to make this choice for themselves, we ...

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