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Dare I say, unique and geeky...
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A good series on Trump by LA Times.

Why we took a stand on Trump

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Elizabeth Warren Calls for Special Prosecutor 'Right Now' to Lead Russia Probe

“We need a special prosecutor right now,” Warren said on MSNBC, calling for an independent and transparent inquiry.

“If there is a relationship between Trump, his campaign and the Russians, the American people need to know about that,” Warren continued. “And if it is not lawful, or was not lawful, we also need to know about that. No one in America is above the law, and that includes Donald Trump.”

Trump fired FBI Director James Comey late Tuesday on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who said Comey had mismanaged last year's investigation into Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information on her private email server.

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Trump Approves Plan to Arm Syrian Kurds

"The Pentagon said the move is significant because it supports the notion that the Syrian Democratic Force is the fighting force that will eventually go in to Raqqa, a city in Syria's center which has been under ISIS control since 2014. The move also reinforces the idea that the entire Syrian Democratic Force, Syrian Kurds (YPG) and the Syrian Arab Coalition, has the backing of the U.S.

"The (Syrian Democratic Force), partnered with enabling support from U.S. and coalition forces, are the only force on the ground that can successfully seize Raqqa in the near future," chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said Tuesday in a statement."_

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/officials-trump-approves-plan-arm-syrian-kurds-n756886

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Here you can read and down the PDF of the new Republican Healthcare Plan.

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"The legislation comes with some numbers that we didn’t know before. Young adults who buy insurance coverage get $2,000 in federal cash to help them pay health premiums. Older adults get $4,000. Those numbers are higher than we’ve seen in previous G.O.P. proposals. But they would still mean that the Americans who have benefited most from the tax subsidies in the Affordable Care Act — individuals earning less than about $30,000 — would get substantially less help.

Obamacare’s subsidies were calculated to ensure that middle-class people didn’t have to spend more than a set percentage of their income on insurance. And a timely analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation (based on a slightly earlier draft) shows that, in most parts of the country, low-income people would face a much larger gap between the value of their tax credit and the retail price of insurance than they do now.

Poor, older adults would face the largest crunch: The magnitude of their tax credits shrinks, even as a separate provision in the bill allows insurers to charge older people substantially higher prices than are allowed under the Affordable Care Act." - NY Times

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"The thousands of leaked documents focus mainly on techniques for hacking and reveal how the CIA cooperated with British intelligence to engineer a way to compromise smart televisions and turn them into improvised surveillance devices.

The leak, named “Vault 7” by WikiLeaks, will once again raise questions about the inability of US spy agencies to protect secret documents in the digital age. It follows disclosures about Afghanistan and Iraq by army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in 2010 and about the National Security Agency and Britain’s GCHQ by Edward Snowden in 2013." - The Guardian

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"A crack along an Antarctic glacier has grown roughly 30 miles in a matter of months, leaving NASA researchers to believe that the resulting iceberg—known as Larsen C—may make it to the open ocean in as little as a weeks or months. The six miles added to the rift since early January has brought it to a staggering 100 miles (give or take) in length." - PopSci

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News Outlets Rethink Usage of the Term ‘Alt-Right’

"Generally deployed by news organizations to describe a far-right, white nationalist movement known for its aggressive online expression, the term has attracted widespread criticism among those, particularly on the left, who say it euphemizes and legitimizes the ideologies of racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and white supremacy."
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