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The Memo: Five takeaways from Trump in Puerto Rico – The Hill

President Trump visited Puerto Rico Tuesday as the island grapples with the devastation left by Hurricane Maria. Trump has come under fire — most prominently from the mayor of the island’s capital, San Juan — for a federal response that critics say has been sluggish and ineffective.  The president has defended ...

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For the first time, the Supreme Court seems receptive to putting limits on partisan gerrymanders – Los Angeles Times

The Supreme Court heard a powerful plea for reining in partisan gerrymandering, and a majority on Tuesday seemed to lean in favor of a potential landmark ruling that for the first time would limit politicians from entrenching their party in power by clever drawing of legislative or congressional district lines. ...

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House passes 20-week abortion ban – The Hill

The House passed a bill Tuesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), would make it a crime to perform or attempt an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with the possibility of a fine, up to five years in prison, or both. The measure passed heavily along party ...

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GOP congressman repeatedly promoted antiabortion stance a week after reportedly telling mistress to get abortion – Washington Post

Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.). (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Hypocrisy, thy name is Rep. Tim Murphy. We already knew that the Pennsylvania Republican had engaged in an extramarital affair, after it came out in his mistress’s divorce records. But things got much worse for Murphy on Tuesday: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting ...

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Yahoo 2013 data breach hit 'all three billion accounts'

Yahoo has said that all of its three billion user accounts were affected in a hacking attack dating back to 2013. The company, which was taken over by Verizon earlier this year, said an investigation had shown the breach went much further than originally thought. The stolen data did not ...

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Kim Wall: Decapitation videos 'found on suspect's hard drive'

Footage of women being decapitated alive has been found on the alleged hard drive of a Danish inventor accused of murdering a journalist. Peter Madsen is alleged to have killed Kim Wall, 30, after she boarded his submarine on 10 August. Her headless torso was found in the water off ...

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“Pro-Life” Congressman Caught Telling His Extramarital Boo to Get an Abortion – Slate Magazine (blog)

Rep. Tim Murphy hates abortion in public, but loves it in private. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Hypocrisy sucks, but unveiling it can feel as satisfying as taking a gigantic gulp of ice-cold nervous sweat from the brow of a very bad man. Such is the sensation that the reporters at the ...

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Police say Las Vegas gunman planned 'extensively,' used cameras to monitor police as they approached – Washington Post

LAS VEGAS — Authorities in Las Vegas said Tuesday that the gunman who killed least 59 people at a country music festival “extensively” planned the massacre, placing cameras in his suite and the nearby hallway so he could see when police officers were closing in. “It was pre-planned, extensively, and ...

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Yahoo now thinks all 3B accounts were impacted by 2013 breach, not 1B as thought – TechCrunch

Internet giant Yahoo’s massive 2013 security breach has dealt the company yet another blow. Today Yahoo sent out a notice disclosing that a further investigation of the “cookie forging” breach has produced new evidence. The company now believes that all of its three billion accounts were impacted, not 1 billion as ...

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Sen. Chris Murphy calls Congress' inaction "quiet endorsement" of gun violence – CBS News

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat and outspoken advocate on gun control, condemned Congress’ “utter silence” and “unintentional complicity” on gun violence in the wake of the deadly Las Vegas shooting that left over 50 people dead.  “In the minds of these mad men, when they see Congress doing absolutely ...

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