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Source: Common Domain

New Push to Topple Affordable Care Act Looms

Today 09:55 GMT

A group of Republicans and advocacy groups will soon release a proposal intended to spark another push to repeal the Affordable Care Act, resurrecting a potentially volatile issue in the months before the November midterm elections.

The proposal to topple the Obama-era health law and replace it with a plan that would give states more control over health policy is the result of eight months of behind-the-scenes work by a coalition of conservative groups.

Source: DW

Donald Trump issues posthumous pardon for boxing legend Jack Johnson

Today 09:01 GMT

Linda Haywood, a great-great-niece of Johnson who attended, thanked Trump for "rewriting history" after former presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama had failed to act on previous calls for a pardon. Johnson died in a car accident in 1946, aged 68, but was later the subject of the 2005 documentary "Unforgiveable Blackness."

"I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong that occurred in our history and to honor a truly legendary boxing champion," said President Trump on Thursday at a ceremony in the Oval Office.

Source: Common Domain

McConnell Plays Down Chances of New Senate Vote on Immigration

Today 04:16 GMT

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw cold water on the idea of holding a fresh Senate vote on immigration legislation if the House passes a measure, saying he had no desire to spend time on bills that are bound to fail.

Mr. McConnell has long guarded his prerogatives as Senate majority leader, and his willingness to open up the Senate to a freewheeling immigration debate earlier this year was something of an aberration, one that grew out of the horse-trading that enabled passage of a sweeping, $1.5 trillion tax cut.

Source: New York Times

Ireland’s Abortion Vote Becomes a Test for Facebook and Google

Today 04:16 GMT

Craig Dwyer recently sat in an office above a convenience store in downtown Dublin, scrolling through a database he had compiled of hundreds of online ads that have popped up about Ireland’s abortion referendum on Friday.

Mr. Dwyer said governments globally must set stricter rules around disclosures of online campaign ads so voters knew who was paying for the material showing up in their Facebook feeds, in their Google search results and on YouTube.

Source: Fox News

Bernie Sanders political group sees 2nd departure, sparking concerns about racial tensions

Today 04:16 GMT

A second founding board member of a progressive group inspired by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ failed 2016 presidential run resigned Wednesday, raising concerns of a racial strain within the organization, a report said.

Sanders will travel to California in June to meet with trade unionists and rally with Black Lives Matter activists.

Source: Fox News

Soros spends big in California's DA races in bid to reshape criminal justice system

Today 04:16 GMT

Her challenger, a veteran prosecutor, slammed the support from the wealthy, saying “billionaires who apparently think Contra Costa's public safety is for sale.”

In fact, he and other wealthy liberal donors are pouring millions of dollars and liberal groups are offering support to would-be prosecutors who favor lower incarceration rates, crackdowns on police misconduct and changes in a bail system that they argue discriminates against the poor, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Source: Common Domain

Trump Signs Banking Bill, Adding to Regulators’ To-Do List

Today 04:16 GMT

The banking bill “is the most significant, tangible product of the Trump administration’s deregulation,” said Isaac Boltansky, an analyst with Compass Point Research & Trading LLC. “But it is also important to note that it considerably increases the workload for a regulatory regime that is already overburdened.”

The bill, which eases rules on smaller lenders, includes provisions that agencies are now tasked with translating into regulation

Source: The Guradian

Malaysia: police seize $29m in cash from property linked to Najib Razak

Today 04:16 GMT

Malaysian police seized have $29m in cash from a property linked to the ousted prime minister Najib Razak as part of their investigation into the 1MDB scandal, while 37 bags of jewellery, watches and gold bars seized are yet to be valued.

Police commissioner, Amar Singh, who is overseeing the investigation said that it had taken 22 bank officers two days to count the cash, which was in 26 different currencies – mainly Malaysian ringgit, US dollars and Singapore dollars.

Source: The Guradian

Marine Le Pen's niece, tipped as future far-right leader, drops family name

Today 04:16 GMT

The name Le Pen, for decades associated with anti-immigration and often racist politics in France, is so out of fashion that one of the leading members of the country’s far-right family has abandoned it.

Now granddaughter Marion Marechal-Le Pen, often tipped as a future leader of the far right despite stepping back from public life last year, has dropped one of the most famous – and infamous – names in French politics.

Source: Common Domain

The Real Constitutional Crisis

Today 03:21 GMT

The howls are a diversion from the actual crisis: the Justice Department’s unprecedented contempt for duly elected representatives, and the lasting harm it is doing to law enforcement and to the department’s relationship with Congress.

It would end the Justice Department’s campaign of secrecy, which has done such harm to its reputation with the public and with Congress.

Source: Common Domain

Roger Stone Sought Information on Clinton From Assange, Emails Show

Today 02:28 GMT

Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone privately sought information he considered damaging to Hillary Clinton from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to emails reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

The emails could raise new questions about Mr. Stone’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in September, in which he said he “merely wanted confirmation” from an acquaintance that Mr. Assange had information about Mrs. Clinton, according to a portion of the transcript that was made public.

Source: Reuters

Exclusive: U.S. bill would force tech companies to disclose foreign...

Today 01:32 GMT

U.S. tech companies would be forced to disclose if they allowed American adversaries, like Russia and China, to examine the inner workings of software sold to the U.S. military under proposed legislation, Senate staff told Reuters on Thursday.

The bill, approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday, comes after a year-long Reuters investigation found software makers allowed a Russian defense agency to hunt for vulnerabilities in software that was already deeply embedded in some of the most sensitive parts of the U.S. government, including the Pentagon, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and intelligence agencies.

Source: Fox News

Facebook moves to ramp up transparency on political ads

Today 01:32 GMT

“We believe that increased transparency will lead to increased accountability and responsibility over time — not just for Facebook, but advertisers as well,” said Facebook Director of Ad Product Management Rob Leathern.

Facebook admitted to congressional investigators in September that it sold political ads to a Russian firm during the 2016 presidential election which lead to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg having to testify before Congress.

Source: CBS News

Top congressmen meet with intelligence officials about FBI informant

Friday 21:55 GMT

Senior intelligence and law enforcement officials, including FBI Director Christopher Wray, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats attended the briefings.

After a series of evolving pronouncements and significant posturing, lawmakers from both parties attended a pair of briefings on Thursday about the FBI's use of an informant during its investigation into connections between Russian actors and members of the Trump campaign.

Source: Common Domain

Greece Steps Closer to Completing Bailout Review

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Simon Yates increases Giro d’Italia lead with stunning stage 15 victory

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: New York Times

Behind New York’s Housing Crisis: Weakened Laws and Fragmented Regulation

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Justify Wins Muddy, Foggy Preakness Stakes

Sunday 20:02 GMT
Source: New York Times

A Trinity of Opinions on the Met’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’

Sunday 22:46 GMT
Source: New York Times

Reggie Lucas, Versatile Guitarist and Producer, Dies at 65

Sunday 22:46 GMT
Source: CBS News

Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's love story

Monday 03:22 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Friday 23:50 GMT
Source: Global News

Meghan Markle’s wedding dress may have been a ripoff

Today 16:21 GMT
Source: NBC News

J Balvin drops new album 'Vibras,' redefines how Latin artists crossover to the U.S. music scene

Today 10:52 GMT
Source: CBS News

Top congressmen meet with intelligence officials about FBI informant

Friday 21:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

A Pre-War Throwback in Manhattan’s Murray Hill

Today 04:16 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Rising angst around global politics doesn’t move gold like it used to

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: BBC

Ed Sheeran fans fume over invalid tickets

Today 04:16 GMT

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