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Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress about The Moscow Tower Project

Trump received 10 personal updates from Michael Cohen and encouraged a planned meeting with Vladimir Putin. “Make it happen,” Trump said of the Putin meeting. Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to U.S. Congress about their plan to develop a Trump Tower Moscow, Buzzfeed News reports tonight citing two federal law enforcement officials involved […]

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Most Facebook users don’t know their interests are tracked for ad targeting, Pew study finds

Most Facebook users have no idea how the company tracks and profiles everything they do to target ads, a new Pew Research study confirms. Pew reports that three-quarters (74%) of Facebook users surveyed in the study did not know that Facebook tracks their interests and various personal traits so they can be more efficiently targeted […]

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Gates tells Mueller of Trump campaign deal with Israel’s Psy-Group for 2016 “social media manipulation”

[PHOTO: Psy Group’s headquarters in Israel, via] Former Donald Trump presidential campaign aide Rick Gates is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, and has provided info on a firm in the Middle East that is reported to have worked with the Trump campaign to influence the 2016 U.S. election. This isn’t the first time […]

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Karen Pence teaches at school that bans LGBTQ kids and staff: Report

Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, just started a new job this week. She’s an art teacher at a Christian school that makes job candidates sign a pledge not to engage in homosexual activity. Gay kids, you’re not welcome either. The Pences are nothing if not consistent. Consistently horrible. Huffington Post’s Rebecca Klein […]

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Trump showing off his 300 hamburgers for Clemson national championship football team 🍔 (VIDEO)

Clemson’s national championship football team went to the White House on Monday where President Donald Trump hosted them for winning the title. Trump had a bunch of burgers ready for them: Wendy’s, McDonald’s and Burger King. “Here’s a video I shot of President Trump showing off his 300 hamburgers.” Hunter Walker, White House Correspondent, Yahoo […]

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Women’s March leader won’t condemn anti-semitic comments by Louis Farrakhan of Nation of Islam

On The View‘s Monday episode, Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory refused to condemn anti-semitic comments made by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Controversy about the March’s leadership has been swirling for months, including a deep dive by Tablet Magazine on alleged anti-semitic comments made during the early meetings that led to 2017’s historic march. […]

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Walmart bans woman after she rode around on mobility scooter drinking wine from Pringles can

She was living her best life. A Texas Walmart has banned a woman from their store for doing something we’ve all done at one time or another – riding around the parking lot in a mobility scooter while drinking wine from a Pringles can. Employees at the Wichita Falls Walmart said the woman had been […]

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Border Patrol union deletes 2012 anti-border wall web page that argued walls waste taxpayer money

A union that represents agents for the U.S. Border Patrol deleted a 2012 page from their website that said building walls or fences along the U.S./Mexico border to stop desperate migrants would be “wasting taxpayer money.” VICE’s Motherboard reports that the deleted web page was originally posted in 2012. It carried an argument against walls […]

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After Comey firing, FBI began investigating if Trump was working for Russia

“Officials became so concerned by the president’s behavior that they began investigating whether he had been working on behalf of Russia against American interests” You don’t read a headline like this one very often in a lifetime. A late-Friday bombshell of a story from the New York Times tonight says President Donald Trump’s actions freaked […]

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Shutdown: Dot-gov websites vulnerable to cyberattacks, certificates expiring amid funding pause

“With around 400,000 federal employees currently furloughed, more than 80 TLS certificates used by .gov websites have so far expired without being renewed.” Federal workers went without their paychecks Friday, as Trump’s shutdown of the U.S. government continues for 21 days and counting. With no end in sight, concerns are rising that dozens of U.S. […]

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Lou Dobbs: Trump should ‘declare a national emergency and simply sweep aside the recalcitrant left’

On Fox News tonight, unofficial Trump spokesperson and noted racist Lou Dobbs went full fascist. Lou Dobbs said on tonight’s broadcast that President Donald Trump has to “declare a national emergency, and simply sweep aside the recalcitrant left in this country,” because “They have obstructed, resisted and subverted for far too long.” LOU DOBBS (HOST): […]

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Shutdown creates uncertainty over Uber and Lyft IPO timing

Uber and Lyft are still waiting for feedback from the U.S. securities regulator on their confidential submissions for IPOs, Bloomberg reports tonight, citing people familiar with the matter who aren’t disclosing their identities. Donald Trump’s government shutdown over his demand for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has effectively halted all but basic operations at […]

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Trump Border Wall: Texans vow to fight eminent domain, historic chapel threatened

Donald Trump’s border wall vs. the historic La Lomita church in Texas, which dates back to 1852. Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the border Thursday in McAllen, a city of 143,000 on the river. People who own land along the border between the U.S. and Mexico are readying legal challenges to the Trump administration’s […]

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Sears chairman Eddie Lampert submits new $5 billion bid to save doomed retailer

Could this be the eleventh-hour bid that saves Sears from liquidation? Good news for fans of the 126-year-old iconic American retail brand. Sears Holdings Corp Chairman Eddie Lampert today submitted a new and increased bid to take over the company — “roughly $5 billion,” Reuters reports Wednesday evening. Lampert’s bid earlier this week was rejected. […]

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Joshua Tree National Park to close because Trump’s shutdown led to damage

Trump’s government shutdown, now on day 17 and counting, has led to the closure of Joshua Tree National Park. The park announced today, Tuesday January 8, that it will temporarily close “effective 8 am on Thursday, January 10, to allow park staff to address sanitation, safety, and resource protection issues in the park that have […]

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FCC closed due to government shutdown, Ajit Pai won’t be at CES

Federal Communications Commission DA 19-10 DA 19-10Released: January 2, 2019 IMPACT OF POTENTIAL LAPSE IN FUNDING ON COMMISSION OPERATIONS In the event of a continued partial lapse in federal government funding, the Commission will suspend most operations in the middle of the day on Thursday, January 3, 2019. During a lapse in funding, the Network […]

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Inside China’s censorship factories, where young censors learn to erase history

The censorship industry in China is big business. “My office is next to the big training room,” Mr. Yang said. “I often hear the surprised sounds of ‘Ah, ah, ah.’” China’s censorship machine is so well oiled that young censors have to be taught what they were missing. This incredible New York Times feature by […]

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Model makers Kayte Sabicer and Adam Savage build a jaw-dropping replica of the Blade Runner blimp

Adam Savage keeps mining deeper and deeper strata of nerdly obsessions, with recent Tested projects including collaborating with other prop makers to create a spot-on ACES NASA astronaut suit for cosplay, building a 3D-printed hand cannon from Mortal Engines, and another pilgrimage to Middle Earth, aka Weta Workshop in New Zealand. And then there’s this […]

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