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Liberal group targets Hannity advertisers over conspiracy theory (Ben Kamisar/The Hill)

2 hours 3 min ago

Ben Kamisar / The Hill:
Liberal group targets Hannity advertisers over conspiracy theory  —  A major liberal group is targeting advertisers for Sean Hannity's Fox News show as they look to push back against his promotion of a conspiracy theory surrounding a killed Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer.

Flynn to get hit with House subpoena (Austin Wright/Politico)

2 hours 3 min ago

Austin Wright / Politico:
Flynn to get hit with House subpoena  —  The House will join the Senate in slapping subpoenas on Michael Flynn, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday.  —  Rep. Adam Schiff of California, whose panel is investigating Russia's meddling in the presidential election …

Sen. Al Franken Is 'Flattered' by Buzz, But Definitely Not Running for President in 2020 (Sandra Sobieraj Westfall/People.com)

2 hours 3 min ago

Sandra Sobieraj Westfall / People.com:
Sen. Al Franken Is ‘Flattered’ by Buzz, But Definitely Not Running for President in 2020  —  Al Franken, his wife and his daughter are unanimous—and firm: The senator from Minnesota and Saturday Night Live alum will not be running for president in 2020.  —  “Yeah, I'm not going to do that,” says Franken.

Melania Trump wears veil, but not a headscarf (CNN)

2 hours 3 min ago

CNN:
Melania Trump wears veil, but not a headscarf  —  Vatican City (CNN)Melania Trump has dutifully considered every outfit she has worn during her first trip abroad as first lady — her visit with Pope Francis on Wednesday was no exception.  —  With Vatican protocol in mind …

Moody's Cuts Its China Rating for the First Time Since 1989 (Shen Hong/Wall Street Journal)

2 hours 8 min ago

Shen Hong / Wall Street Journal:
Moody's Cuts Its China Rating for the First Time Since 1989  —  Moody's Investors Service cut China's sovereign credit rating, citing expectations that the country's financial strength will deteriorate in coming years as debt keeps rising and the economy slows.

HHS REPORT: Average Health Insurance Premiums Doubled Since 2013 (Latest News Releases)

2 hours 8 min ago

Latest News Releases:
HHS REPORT: Average Health Insurance Premiums Doubled Since 2013  —  Washington, D.C. - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new analysis today that shows premiums have doubled for individual health insurance plans since 2013, the year before many of Obamacare's regulations and mandates took effect.

Uber to Repay Millions to Drivers, Who Could Be Owed Far More (Noam Scheiber/New York Times)

2 hours 13 min ago

Noam Scheiber / New York Times:
Uber to Repay Millions to Drivers, Who Could Be Owed Far More  —  Uber said Tuesday that it had made a mistake in the way it calculated its commissions, at a cost of tens of millions of dollars to its New York drivers, and the company vowed to correct the practice and make the drivers whole for the lost earnings.

Pope Francis and Donald Trump Meet at the Vatican (New York Times)

2 hours 28 min ago

New York Times:
Pope Francis and Donald Trump Meet at the Vatican  —  VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis welcomed President Trump to the Vatican on Wednesday, shaking his hand before ushering him into his study for the first face-to-face meeting of the two leaders, who symbolize starkly different views of the world.

Manchester Bomber's Father Says Son Made Regular Visits to Libya (Bloomberg)

2 hours 28 min ago

Bloomberg:
Manchester Bomber's Father Says Son Made Regular Visits to Libya  —  Ramadan Abedi spoke from his home in Libyan capital, Tripoli  —  Says his son saw no ‘religious justification’ for violence  —  The father of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi said he spoke to his son last week …

How Facebook flouts Holocaust denial laws except where it fears being sued (Nick Hopkins/The Guardian)

2 hours 33 min ago

Nick Hopkins / The Guardian:
How Facebook flouts Holocaust denial laws except where it fears being sued  —  Leaked guidelines for moderators also reveal refugees are not protected by hate speech rules because they are a ‘hot topic’  —  Facebook's policies on Holocaust denial will come under fresh scrutiny following …

Trump Retreats in Info War with Russia (Lachlan Markay/The Daily Beast)

2 hours 43 min ago

Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Trump Retreats in Info War with Russia … When the Turkish president's bodyguards assaulted demonstrators outside the country's U.S. embassy this month, it was a federally funded news network that got it on video.  —  But under the proposed budget cuts released by the White House on Tuesday …

Manchester attack: Three more arrests in bomber investigation (BBC)

2 hours 43 min ago

BBC:
Manchester attack: Three more arrests in bomber investigation  —  Three more men have been arrested as police continue to investigate whether Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi acted alone.  —  Abedi's 23-year-old brother has also been arrested.  —  Abedi killed 22 and injured 64 …

Trump SoHo Plans Layoffs (Ilya Marritz/WNYC News)

2 hours 48 min ago

Ilya Marritz / WNYC News:
Trump SoHo Plans Layoffs  —  In its heyday, Trump SoHo was a destination.  Celebrity-filled limos regularly pulled up, and delighted tourists snapped selfies in front of the glassy tower.  Rooms at the five-star hotel cost over $700 a night, and the Koi restaurant on the ground floor rocked.

Trump hires uber-litigator Marc Kasowitz to handle independent counsel (Fox Business)

2 hours 48 min ago

Fox Business:
Trump hires uber-litigator Marc Kasowitz to handle independent counsel  —  President Donald Trump has turned to one of his most trusted legal advisers to guide him through what could be one of the most challenging moments in his presidency, FOX Business has learned.

When Terrorists Target Children (New York Times)

5 hours 3 min ago

New York Times:
When Terrorists Target Children  —  Every victim of terrorism is innocent, and every one is to be mourned.  But the bombing in Manchester, England, on Monday night that killed teenage or even younger fans of the pop star Ariana Grande, many accompanied by their parents and some clutching …

European Leaders Hope to Win Trump's Favor (Steven Erlanger/New York Times)

5 hours 8 min ago

Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
European Leaders Hope to Win Trump's Favor  —  LONDON — Brussels, which he called a “hellhole,” and the European Union, which he called “a vehicle for Germany,” and NATO, which he called “obsolete,” are all nervously awaiting the arrival of President Trump on Wednesday, the way earthlings might await the impact of an asteroid.

One thing that won't change with GOP health bill: Medicaid coverage losses (Caitlin Owens/Axios)

5 hours 18 min ago

Caitlin Owens / Axios:
One thing that won't change with GOP health bill: Medicaid coverage losses  —  There's a lot of uncertainty about how the Congressional Budget Office will estimate the costs of the GOP health care bill the House passed earlier this month.  But one thing that's almost certain …

2017 Has Seen a Terror Attack Attempted in Europe Every Nine Days (Breitbart)

5 hours 28 min ago

Breitbart:
2017 Has Seen a Terror Attack Attempted in Europe Every Nine Days  —  Europe, the United Kingdom, and Russia have witnessed terror attacks or attempted attacks every nine days in 2017 on average, analysis of security incidents has revealed.  —  Since January, around 45 people have been killed …

Pope Lends Weight to G-7 Push to Bind Trump to Climate Deal (Bloomberg)

5 hours 28 min ago

Bloomberg:
Pope Lends Weight to G-7 Push to Bind Trump to Climate Deal  —  G-7 leaders await Trump decision on emission cuts this weekend  —  Francis has called for urgent action to protect environment  —  Pope Francis joined an international chorus urging Donald Trump to meet U.S. commitments …

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