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UK government in dark over who behind cyber attack

Thousands of computers around 99 countries, including the UK, US, China, Russia, Spain and Italy, were said to be affected in the attack. According to cyber analysis, the Wanna Decryptor malware used in the attack on the NHS and Telefonica "exploits a similar vulnerability" to an NSA-developed tool known as EXTERNALBLUE, researcher Marco Cova said. Read More »

Health care mess: House takes a small step

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The ad will also run in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District, which Ryan represents. While House Republicans can finally say they played their part in repealing Obamacare, a law they have vilified for its expense since its passage, they can't say they addressed the underlying problems that drive costs. Read More »

Appalachia's approach to drugs at odds with AG policy

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With the new guidelines, federal prosecutors are now required to seek the most severe charges carrying the most severe punishment possible , a stark difference from the more cautious, forgiving guidelines previously in place. Then, Republicans took over the whole government and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III got installed in Bobby Kennedy's old chair, and here we are, but none of this is About Race, because nothing ever is About Race. Read More »

Ex-officer Michael Slager to plead guilty after killing unarmed black man

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It was seized on by many as vivid proof of what they had been arguing for years: that white officers too often use deadly force unnecessarily against black people. Slager was sacked by the force shortly after the video came to light. The lawyer for Scott's family said the coroner found Scott was hit three times in the back, once in the rear and once in the ear. Read More »

Chicago Police say 2 officers shot and wounded

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The last time a Chicago police officer was shot was November 27 in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Guglielmi says the two officers were taken to Stroger Hospital. "It's just another example of how risky this job is", said Johnson. "Hundreds of Chicago Police officers have asked to be trained and certified in the use of long guns and they face a long waiting list", said Ald. Read More »

20 attorneys general call for independent probe into Russia

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Trump said in that interview that he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he chose to fire Comey, who had been overseeing the bureau's investigation. Democrats' demands for an independent probe have intensified in the wake of President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading the bureau's investigation of Russia's attempt to influence the presidential election and whether Trump's campaign colluded in the effort. Read More »

Former FBI Asst. Director: Trump and the FBI Are Not 'At War'

In addition to marching to the Capitol on Thursday for a mysterious and seemingly urgent meeting with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Wall Street Journal reported that Rosenstein had called White House counsel Don McGahn to complain and "left the impression that he couldn't work in an environment where facts weren't accurately reported". Read More »

Trump says he was going to fire 'showboater' Comey regardless of report

Spicer said he would not comment on Trump's claim that he recorded conversations with Comey. "The FBI has been in turmoil", Trump told NBC News in his first interview since firing Comey. CNN reported Friday that Rosenstein does not believe it is necessary to recuse himself from the investigation, which is now being led by Dana Boente, the USA attorney in Alexandria, Va., who also heads national security prosecutions at the Justice Department. Read More »

Kansas City Mayor Sly James signs letter to Congress supporting Planned Parenthood

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In many areas of the country, Planned Parenthood is the only abortion provider available to women. While the bill has only passed through the House and most likely will not pass through Senate in its current form, the Senate's working committee on the bill is an all white male cast who are not likely to represent the needs of women or any other marginalized group. Read More »

NHS cyber -attack: Global Positioning System and hospitals hit by Ransomware

Beaumont examined a sample of the ransomware used to target NHS and confirmed it was the same used to target Telefónica. Britain's National Crime Agency said it was investigating the attack. According to the Russian interior ministry, WannaCry infected almost 1,000 computers in the country. "Our priority is to ensure that boards get all the support required to identify the full extent of any problems, and return IT systems to normal as soon as possible, so there is as little impact on ... Read More »

Brazilian boy's survival of brain injury is Fatima 'miracle'

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The pontiff, before a crowd estimated in the hundreds of thousands, proclaimed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, the newest of the Church's saints, in the town of Fatima. He beatified Jacinta and Francisco in 2000 following decades of debate over the events at Fatima and their meaning. They died in the 1918-1919 European influenza pandemic. Read More »

Cop Who Shot Texas Teen Turns Himself In

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The bullets shattered the front passenger-side window and struck Edwards, killing him, authorities say. The family has already said it would pursue officers who allegedly detained Jordan's 16-year-old brother overnight without reason or charges. Read More »

Zinke to visit Grand Staircase monument

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Presidents of both parties have used the law to designate increasingly large parcels of land, raising the hackles of Republican lawmakers anxious the protections will constrain energy development and animal grazing on the sites. Trump, who pledged as a presidential candidate to open more federal lands to energy development, isn't the only one complaining about the law. The complaints prompted a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands, where Republicans stepped up their attacks. Read More »

Salvadoran once charged with killing Chandra Levy deported

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Guandique, who lived in Washington, was a documented member of the internationally known MS-13 gang who has committed violent crimes since entering the US illegally years ago, ICE said. Levy's skeletal remains were found a year later in the city's expansive Rock Creek Park, where she frequently went running. Years later, authorities charged Guandique in Levy's death. Read More »

Rafael Nadal sets up Novak Djokovic clash — Madrid Masters

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Meanwhile, former World No. 1 Djokovic had an even easier day as he moved into the last four yesterday without hitting a ball as Kei Nishikori withdrew with a wrist injury. In his first clay-court tournament, in Monte Carlo, Djokovic was eliminated by David Goffin in quarterfinals. On the other side of the draw Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas advanced to his first ever Masters series semi-final by outlasting German wonder kid Alexander Zverev 3-6, 6-0, 6-4. Read More »

US reports another drop in arrests at Mexico border

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Department of Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan told reporters Tuesday that the administration believes its immigration policies and public statements have had a deterrent effect, saying would-be immigrants in Central America "are waiting and watching what happens rather than taking the journey north". Read More »

Evaluating LA bid for 2024 Olympics requires imagination

But with the International Olympic Committee facing a shortage of cities willing to take on the Games and two quality bids, it is considering giving one city the 2024 Games and another the 2028 Olympics when it votes in September in Lima, Peru. Read More »

Sean Spicer, President Trump's press secretary, 'hid among bushes' to avoid journalists

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He added, "Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future "press briefings" and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy???" Yet during Thursday's White House press briefing, after the relevant parts of the interview had been released, Sanders repeatedly dismissed the idea that there were inconsistencies in the White House's timeline leading up to Comey's termination. Read More »

Donald Trump signs executive order to establish voter fraud investigation

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Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that the order was signed during the White House daily press briefing. The panel will aim to ensure confidence in the integrity of federal elections while looking at vulnerabilities in the system and the possibility of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration and voting, officials said. Read More »

Tom Price Defends Pre-Existing Coverage in GOP Health Plan

Squeezing this bad bill through the House raises an even larger issue, namely the injustices of the health care status quo. "I think that the Republican Party will be rewarded". Less than a third of the public favors the new Republican health care bill just passed by the House of Representatives, a HuffPost/YouGov survey finds. Read More »

Road to passage for Texas 'bathroom bill' getting far harder

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However, because he has to compete against whatever gender is listed on his birth certificate, he remains in the girls division. The S.C. House voted 99 to 20 Tuesday to approve a compromise roads plan worked out last week by a panel of state representatives and senators. Read More »

Ohio police chief, 2 nursing home workers killed by gunman

Authorities have identified the gunman and two nursing home employees who died during a shooting at an OH nursing home. Authorities identified the gunman as Thomas Hartless, 43, of the nearby village of Utica. At least two people were hospitalized and police confirmed a Kirkersville police officer was shot, Columbus-based WSYX reported. " Ohio mourns the loss of Kirkersville Chief Eric Disario, who died in the line of duty". Read More »

Yates, Flynn And The Trump-Russia Investigation

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Yates said she told the White House six days into Trump's administration that Flynn, a former military intelligence chief, had not been honest with Vice President Mike Pence about his discussions with the Russian ambassador to Washington , leaving him vulnerable to leverage from Moscow. Read More »

Dallas cop who shot Black teen outside house party is fired

A white Texas police officer, who authorities said fired a rifle into a carload of unarmed black teens, killing a 15-year-old in front of his two brothers, has been fired. According to written statement from the Edwards family , Jordan Edwards' brothers, Vidal and Kevon, witnessed his death. "We are declaring war on bad policing", he said as Jordan's parents sat silently beside him, wiping their eyes with tissues and gazing downwards. Read More »

Trump says United States needs government 'shutdown'

He pointed out that if a Republican-only bill were passed out of the House, it wouldn't make it through the Senate, where it would need 60 votes, and thus, some Democratic support. Hopefully, Republicans in Congress will do for the next budget what they did for this one: "ignore President Trump's demands, work with Democrats , and get it done", Sen. Read More »

Ticked off: The fight against Ontario's newest pest

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Lyme disease - an infection contracted from the bite of an infected tick- is an important emerging disease in the United Kingdom, and is increasing in incidence in people in the United Kingdom and large parts of Europe and North America. "We felt that we have good answers for solving people's tick problem, but what seems to be lacking is implementation", Mather says. People receive doxy but patients with acute Lyme may be put on IV antibiotics. Read More »

Workers to remove 2nd Confederate statue in New Orleans

Thursday by workers wearing masks and helmets. However, Landrieu previously said the monument of Davis and the statues of Confederate generals Robert E. "These monuments have stood not as historic or educational markets of our legacy of slavery and segregation but in celebration of it", said Landrieu in a press release. Read More »

School: Boy, 8, who killed himself never said he was bullied

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An assistant principal at Carson Elementary School in Cincinnati found Gabriel unconscious inside the boys' bathroom on January 24. The file included a copy of a February 3 email from a homicide detective to an assistant principal at Carson Elementary School and other Cincinnati school officials describing what he saw on the video obtained from the school district's security department. Read More »

Former LA County sheriff gets 3 years in prison

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Anderson said he considered Baca's age and health, but also that Baca was "using his office to further his own agenda". Baca plans to appeal the conviction and prison sentence he may receive, according to City News Service, based on court documents filed Wednesday. Read More »