U.S. will examine 2016 North Carolina poll books for election hacking

Finally. It's been almost 3 years.

Survey: 50% of Americans believe 'made-up news' is a very big problem for the country today. 46% say the same about climate change.

More Americans view made-up news as a 'very big problem' for the country, over terrorism, illegal immigration, racism, and sexism.

Former CDC director Tom Frieden pleads guilty to sex abuse case but gets no jail time

Friedman led CDC for 8 years under Obama, was charged with sex abuse, forcible touching, and harassment.

Trump's pick to head DHS immigration, Ken Cuccinelli, praised anti-Muslim extremist Brigitte Gabriel

Ken Cuccinelli is probably going to be confirmed soon as Donald Trump's new head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. He once praised and amplified a racist rant attacking Muslims by Brigitte Tudor, aka Brigitte Gabriel, a prominent anti-Muslim organizer based in the United States. Read the rest

Trump got millions in 2018 from small Florida bank whose CEO got a Federal Reserve post months later

What a coincidence.

ICE is detaining thousands of immigrants in solitary confinement in U.S.

Newly obtained documents show that under the administration of Donald Trump, thousands of ICE detainees who are mostly from Central America are “sometimes forced into extended periods of solitary confinement for reasons that have nothing to do with rule violations.” Read the rest

Ben Carson confused 'REO' (HUD real estate term) with 'Oreo' (the cookie)

Trump Did Not Pick HUD Secretary for Smarts, Nope

Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson subpoenaed by House Democrats

The House Judiciary Committee today asked for testimony from Hope Hicks (at left, in the image shown here) and Annie Donaldson (at right) by next month. The subpoenas are part of an ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections. Read the rest

Are you in a school shooting right now? There's an app for that

How messed up is America? This messed up. Schoolteachers are being encouraged to use an app to alert police and school employees about an active shooting incident in real time, as the mass shooting happens. Read the rest

Native American tribes need better internet access. This one weird spectrum might do the trick.

Marginalized Native American communities throughout the United States could have better access to high-speed internet if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decides to allow tribes to use the Educational Broadband Services (EBS) spectrum for services like telemedicine, transmitting medical records electronically, or an online high school. Read the rest

D.C. Court of Appeals disbars Paul Manafort

Sucks to be Paul Manafort.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh resigns over book grift scandal

'Healthy Holly' author in a heap of trouble

Oreo maker Mondelez considers CBD-infused cookies and cannabis snacks

CBD-infused snacks could soon join the product line that includes Chips Ahoy cookies, Cadbury chocolate, and Nutter Butter cookies. Read the rest

Google tells U.S. House it spends 'hundreds of millions' on content review each year, found +1M 'terrorist videos' on YouTube in Q1 2019

Alphabet, parent company of Google and YouTube, told a U.S. House panel that it spends hundreds of millions of dollars on reviewing content each year, and claims to have identified at least one million “suspected terrorist videos” on YouTube in the first quarter of 2019. Read the rest

Orange County MEASLES: These 'Avengers: Endgame' midnight movie showings may have been exposure sites

If you went to a showing of 'Avengers:Endgame' last Thursday/Friday in Southern California, read on, there's a list of showings that authorities say *may have been* exposure sites for measles. Read the rest

BARR COVERUP: Mueller told A.G. he failed to capture ‘context, nature, substance’ of Trump Russia report

“There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations.”ROBERT MUELLER, in a letter to Trump attorney general Bill Barr.

The WaPo reports tonight that Robert Mueller wrote a letter to Bill Barr, in which the special counsel told Trump's handpicked attorney general his charm offensive in advance of the redacted report's release failed to capture the true 'context, nature, and substance' of the report's contents. Read the rest

Mass shooting at UNC Charlotte leaves 2 killed, 4 injured [DEVELOPING]

Two people were killed and four others were injured at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services Agency confirmed in a post on Twitter on Tuesday evening. Read the rest

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