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Texas AG: We're suing to repeal DACA because no president should have that much power Texas AG: We're suing to repeal DACA because no president should have that much power
“I am president, I am not king. I can’t do these things just by myself.” “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case.” Despite these statements, President Obama nevertheless proceeded with his notorious DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. DACA unilaterally granted legal status to a whole class of illega...
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Your cell phone number is more important and less secure than your Twitter password Your cell phone number is more important and less secure than your Twitter password
On July Fourth, hackers accessed computers at the social media aggregator Timehop. They stole 21 million user records. Timehop executives quickly realized that the most sensitive compromised records weren’t email addresses, names or even dates of birth. Their top concern was the 4.9 million stolen customer phone numbers. The mobile phone number has become society’s primary authentication token....
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Trump and Russia used race to divide America. Now it's a national security problem. Trump and Russia used race to divide America. Now it's a national security problem.
Russian President Vladimir Putin finally admitted something that has been obvious to anyone but fans of President Donald Trump who’ve trained themselves to believe, or at least parrot, the denials of their God Emperor. Putin wanted Trump to become president of the United States. “Yes, I did. Yes, I did,” the president of Russia said when directly asked about his preference on during a press con...
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Success in Thailand cave rescue mission highlights the value of international teamwork Success in Thailand cave rescue mission highlights the value of international teamwork
When a boys' soccer team in northern Thailand went missing and was thought to be trapped in a flooded cave, the Thai government went into action. The first thing it did was deploy its military forces, including a team of Thai navy SEALs. The second thing it did was conclude that it needed help. That thinking paid off with the rescue of all 12 boys and their coach in a series of dramatic and da...
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What if Hillary Clinton had won? A thought experiment for Republicans What if Hillary Clinton had won? A thought experiment for Republicans
Imagine this: Hillary Clinton lost the popular vote but beat Donald Trump in the Electoral College. And now she's acting just like him! What will the Democratic Congress do? Spoiler alert: Nothing! President Hillary Clinton is declaring last week a huge success, in fact “the most successful week ever” by a commander in chief, after making clear to the Group of Seven countries that she’s the bos...
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From Anthony Bourdain to Kate Spade: How news media only covered one death correctly From Anthony Bourdain to Kate Spade: How news media only covered one death correctly
Imagine this: You are in a classroom. It is buzzing with all the midmorning energy of your fellow 13-year-olds. Outside, New York City is framed by a clear blue sky, teasing the approach of summer. As young people do, you open social media between classes and see this trending headline: “Fashion designer dead by hanging in apparent suicide at Upper East Side home." Beneath the headline is a ...
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Today's talker: Bill Clinton hasn't learned anything from the #MeToo movement Today's talker: Bill Clinton hasn't learned anything from the #MeToo movement
On the Today show Monday, former president Bill Clinton revisited the controversy over his affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, saying he doesn't feel he owes her an apology. Clinton's telling response to #MeToo On Monday, Bill Clinton was asked about the #MeToo movement, sexual misconduct allegations and his affair with Monica Lewinsky — and his responses were telling. C...
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Parkland mother & daughter letters to Santa Fe parents, students: 'I want to hug you, Santa Fe' Parkland mother & daughter letters to Santa Fe parents, students: 'I want to hug you, Santa Fe'
Dear Santa Fe parents, I would say welcome to the club, but the word "welcome" seems crude in this context. You didn’t seek out this club. It’s a club of random chance and happenstance. One day you woke up, expecting another mundane day. You made breakfast, packed lunches, and you likely gave your child a hug and a kiss goodbye. By the end of the day, you will know that you will either never hu...
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Along with Iran nuclear deal, Donald Trump shreds U.S. credibility Along with Iran nuclear deal, Donald Trump shreds U.S. credibility
America's credibility on the world stage suffered a severe blow Tuesday when President Trump pulled out of the 3-year-old Iran nuclear deal, signaling that the United States' word lasts only as long as its next presidential election. America is now in violation of an accord it negotiated in good faith along with China, the European Union, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom, and with...
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Donald Trump must hold Nigeria accountable for slaughter of Christians Donald Trump must hold Nigeria accountable for slaughter of Christians
When he meets with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Monday, President Trump needs to seize this opportunity to call Buhari to account for allowing unchecked atrocities against Christians in his country. While Boko Haram has made headlines for murdering and terrorizing people in Nigeria, in this case President Buhari is allowing members of his own ancestral group — the Fulani — to attack inn...
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