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Uber Reveals Having Paid Hackers $100,000 To Delete Personal Data Stolen From 57 Million Customers

Bloomberg reports: Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing company ousted Joe Sullivan, chief security officer, and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps. Compromised data from the October 2016 ...

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Sarah Palin Appeals NYT Defamation Suit Dismissal

The Daily Beast reports: Sarah Palin is appealing the dismissal of her defamation lawsuit against The New York Times, BuzzFeed reported Tuesday. A Manhattan federal judge threw out the lawsuit earlier this year, citing Palin’s inability to prove on a “plausible factual basis” that the Times had acted “malicious[ly]” in mistakingly connecting an crosshair-filled ad by Palin’s political action committee ...

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CBS News Fires Charlie Rose Over Sex Allegations

From the Hollywood Reporter: Charlie Rose has been terminated by CBS News, network president David Rhodes announced Tuesday. The decision comes just one day after a Washington Post report detailing a pattern of coercion and harassment of women who worked – or aspired to work – on Rose’s eponymous nighttime talk show. On Monday Bloomberg and PBS, which distributed Rose’s ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Gets More Pardoning Practice

You KNOW he’s going to fuck this up somehow. President Trump will exercise his pardon power on Tuesday, sparing two turkeys named Wishbone and Drumstick from becoming Thanksgiving dinner. Trump’s first turkey pardoning is in keeping with a White House tradition of nearly three decades. The first official turkey pardoning was done by former president George H. W. Bush in ...

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ZIMBABWE: Dictator Robert Mugabe Resigns

The New York Times reports: Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980, resigned as president on Tuesday shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings against him, according to the speaker of Parliament. The speaker of Parliament read out a letter in which Mr. Mugabe said he was stepping down “with immediate effect” for “the welfare of the people ...

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Mitt Romney’s 2018 Senate Bid Gets More Likely

Politico reports: Utah Republican Boyd Matheson is forgoing a 2018 Senate campaign, a decision that further opens the door for Mitt Romney to run. Matheson, a former chief of staff to Utah Sen. Mike Lee and the president of the conservative Sutherland Institute think tank, announced on Monday that he would not run for the seat currently held by longtime ...

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Turkeys Arrive In DC For Trump’s Pardon [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: These free birds are celebrating in style. Wishbone and Drumstick — the two lucky Turkeys chosen to be pardoned by President Trump — arrived at a luxury Washington D.C. hotel Monday to relax before their big public appearance. The birds were lounging on their beds and watching football in their two-bedroom suite at the Willard ...

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Court Strikes Down Trump’s Sanctuary Cities Order

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge Monday permanently struck down one of President Donald Trump’s first executive orders, cutting off funds to “sanctuary cities.” In a summary judgment ruling, U.S. District Judge William Orrick III found Trump’s Jan. 25 executive order violated the Constitution in multiple ways: by invoking spending powers that belong exclusively to Congress, and by placing unrelated ...

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Fox Host Neil Cavuto Blasts Trump’s Childish Tweets: You’re The President, Why Don’t You Act Like It?

The Hill reports: Fox News host Neil Cavuto took aim at President Trump on Monday, criticizing him over recent tweets and calling for him to act like the president. Cavuto during his show brought up Trump’s tweets lashing out at LaVar Ball for not giving the president enough credit in the release of UCLA basketball players detained in China. He ...

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Charles Manson Dies In Prison At Age 83

The New York Times reports: Charles Manson, one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century, who was very likely the most culturally persistent and perhaps also the most inscrutable, died on Sunday in Kern County, Calif. He was 83 and had been behind bars for most of his life. He died of natural causes in a hospital, the ...

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ALABAMA: Largest Newspaper Says “Reject Roy Moore”

From the editorial board of the Birmingham News: The seriousness of these incidents, including one involving a 14-year-old child, cannot be overstated. Nor can the growing number of accusations — from the women who were at the receiving end of unwanted adult male overtures as teens, to those who say they were physically assaulted — be parsed with talk of ...

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GOP Sen. Tim Scott: Roy Moore Should Drop Out Of The Race And “Find Something Else To Do” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Sen. Tim Scott said Sunday that it’s “in the best interest of the country” that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore step aside, adding that there’s “a strong possibility” that a write-in candidate could retain the GOP Senate seat. “I certainly think that there is a strong possibility with a new candidate — a new Republican candidate, a proven ...

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AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Dies At Age 64

Rolling Stone reports: Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64. Young had been suffering with dementia for the past three years, an illness that forced his retirement from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973. “Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that ...

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ALABAMA: Online Donations Pour In For Doug Jones

NBC News reports: The Roy Moore scandal has unleashed a torrent of online donations to Democrat Doug Jones, who was collecting around $250,000 per day in its immediate aftermath, according to two sources familiar with the matter who spoke to NBC News on condition of anonymity. Democrats may end up in the unlikely situation of dramatically outspending the GOP in ...

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OHIO: Dem Governor Candidate Brags About Sexual Conquests: I’ve Bedded 50 “Very Attractive Females”

Cleveland.com reports: Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill, a Democratic candidate for governor, apparently trying to head off any criticisms from his opponents, revealed his sexual escapades over the years on a Facebook post. A post on O’Neill’s official Facebook said he was speaking up “on behalf of all heterosexual males” after allegations against Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken came ...

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Jesse Jackson Reveals Parkinson’s Diagnosis

NPR reports: The Rev. Jesse Jackson has announced that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, saying that he first noticed symptoms “about three years ago.” Jackson, 76, released the news in what he called an update “on my health and the future.” The longtime political and social activist, who was part of Martin Luther King Jr.’s inner circle in ...

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Menendez Warns Enemies: To Those Who Were Digging My Political Grave, I Know Who You Are [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: A tearful Menendez thanked God, his family and the jurors outside the courthouse in Newark, New Jersey, as well as two senators who testified on his behalf as character witnesses, Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Lindsey Graham. “The way this case started was wrong,” said Menendez, flanked by his grown children. “The way it was investigated was wrong. ...

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Chris Christie: Kushner Got Me Fired From Trump Gig

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is in the final flailing days of his term and Politico has published a lengthy exit interview of sorts. This might be the most interesting bit: Christie’s generous interpretation of Trump’s treatment of him even extends to his own ouster. Two days after Trump’s surprise win, Steve Bannon and Christie were seen arguing for several ...

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Gene Simmons Permanently Banned From Fox News

The Daily Beast reports: According to a knowledgeable Fox News source, Simmons showed up on the 14th floor to do a book-plugging interview with FoxNews.com’s entertainment section, but instead barged in on a staff meeting uninvited. “Hey chicks, sue me!” he shouted, and then pulled open his red velvet shirt to reveal his chest and belly, according to the source. ...

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Senate Panel Erupts In Shouting Over Tax Bill [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: A shouting match erupted in the Senate Finance hearing over the Republican tax overhaul, with Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown and Utah Republican Orrin Hatch arguing Thursday night over who benefits from the GOP plan. At the heart of the argument is new analysis by congressional number crunchers that finds this plan cuts taxes at first but by ...

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