Over the past 12 hours, elected officials and select media outlets have been extremely careful about how they've chosen to describe the man responsible for the largest mass shooting in American historyA lone wolf. A man who doesn't fit the mass shooter profile

Trump and media outlets like Breitbart, always quick to call Muslim terrorists, terrorists, selected to exercise much more restraint this time around and instead use polite euphemisms for white, male, American Paddock.  Read more...

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Every euphemism people are using instead of calling Stephen Paddock a terrorist

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64-year-old Stephen Paddock is responsible for an attack that left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 people injured in Las Vegas last night — but don’t worry, officials want you to know, at least he’s not a terrorist.

Over the past 12 hours, elected officials and select media outlets have been extremely careful about how they’ve chosen to describe the man responsible for the largest mass shooting in American historyA lone wolf. A man who doesn’t fit the mass shooter profile

Trump and media outlets like Breitbart, always quick to call Muslim terrorists, terrorists, selected to exercise much more restraint this time around and instead use polite euphemisms for white, male, American Paddock.  Read more…

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Trump shocks world with measured response to Las Vegas massacre

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The morning after a shooter opened fire at a concert in Las Vegas, killing at least 50 and wounding hundreds more, President Donald Trump began to read from a teleprompter. 

The president praised law enforcement, saying that “in moments of tragedy and horror, America comes together as one.” 

It was all pretty cookie-cutter, especially considering how the nation and the world has learned to hold its breath at such moments. After all, Trump has proven to be a man capable of saying jaw-dropping things at any moment, behind a podium or not.  Read more…

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I'm not saying the FBI paid an enormous sum to access a phone used by one of the perpetrators of the 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. But I am saying that the FBI just won a court battle for the right not to tell the public how much the job cost. According to the courts, the agency doesn't have to mention the company it paid to unlock the phone, either. 

The Associated Press, Vice, and USA Today went to court to try to pry the information out of the FBI, but a judge recently ruled that the firm's name and the price paid are national security secrets and techniques exempted from Freedom of Information Act requests.  Read more...

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Court says the FBI doesn’t have to reveal the cost of hacking the San Bernardino iPhone

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You know how super-expensive restaurants don’t always put prices on their menus?

I’m not saying the FBI paid an enormous sum to access a phone used by one of the perpetrators of the 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. But I am saying that the FBI just won a court battle for the right not to tell the public how much the job cost. According to the courts, the agency doesn’t have to mention the company it paid to unlock the phone, either. 

The Associated Press, Vice, and USA Today went to court to try to pry the information out of the FBI, but a judge recently ruled that the firm’s name and the price paid are national security secrets and techniques exempted from Freedom of Information Act requests.  Read more…

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Uber loses Europe chief amid London license denial

Uber's lead for Northern Europe, Jo Bertram, is leaving the company. The move comes less than two weeks after London's transport regulator, TfL, announced its decision to revoke Uber's private hire operator licence in the city. Should the decision be…

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Facebook hands over Russia-linked ads to Congress

Facebook is handing over evidence of 3,000 Russia-linked advertisements to congressional investigators today, following weeks of pressure from Congress to reveal details about its advertising system. The ads in question — which ran between June 2015…

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US pressured North Korea by overwhelming hackers with data traffic

The US is no stranger to hacking North Korea, but it's usually in a bid to directly thwart the country's military ambitions. Now, however, those attacks are being used as a diplomatic strategy. The Washington Post has learned that President Trump o…

On Sunday morning the Commander/Tweeter/Golfer-In-Chief fired off several tweets about North Korea's Kim Jong-un — who he now apparently only refers to as "Rocket Man" or "Little Rocket Man" now — and casually called three former presidents failures like it was NBD.

*nervous laughter*

Trump kicked off the day explaining to Twitter users he told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson he's "wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man." Read more...

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Trump threatens North Korea and slams three past presidents in less than 140 characters

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It’s amazing (and truly terrifying) the things Donald Trump can accomplish with less than 140 characters to work with.

On Sunday morning the Commander/Tweeter/Golfer-In-Chief fired off several tweets about North Korea’s Kim Jong-un — who he now apparently only refers to as “Rocket Man” or “Little Rocket Man” now — and casually called three former presidents failures like it was NBD.

*nervous laughter*

Trump kicked off the day explaining to Twitter users he told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson he’s “wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man.” Read more…

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No, seriously. Who here hasn't woken up to one of Trump's unhinged morning Twitter rants and wondered whether the country is starring in a painfully long episode of Punk'd

It's been a difficult and baffling nine months as Americans continue to watch a man with so much power use his platform to go on and on about ratings, television, crowd sizes, and firing people. Most times, there seems to be only one logical explanation for Trump's behavior: he must genuinely believe he's on a reality show. Read more...

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10 reality shows Donald Trump must think he’s currently on

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It’s gotten to a point where the drama and outrageousness of American politics has become nearly indistinguishable from that of reality television.

No, seriously. Who here hasn’t woken up to one of Trump’s unhinged morning Twitter rants and wondered whether the country is starring in a painfully long episode of Punk’d

It’s been a difficult and baffling nine months as Americans continue to watch a man with so much power use his platform to go on and on about ratings, television, crowd sizes, and firing people. Most times, there seems to be only one logical explanation for Trump’s behavior: he must genuinely believe he’s on a reality show. Read more…

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"Tonight concludes Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews when we reflect on the past year and ask forgiveness for our mistakes," Zuckerberg began. "For those I hurt this year, I ask forgiveness and I will try to be better." Read more...

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Mark Zuckerberg pens a Yom Kippur message asking Facebook for 2016 election forgiveness

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It seems Mark Zuckerberg spent his Yom Kippur reflecting on the impact Facebook has had on the world.

As the Jewish Day of Atonement — the year’s concluding High Holy Day, observed one week after the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah — came to an end, Zuckerberg posted a raw and emotional message to Facebook asking the public for forgiveness.

“Tonight concludes Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews when we reflect on the past year and ask forgiveness for our mistakes,” Zuckerberg began. “For those I hurt this year, I ask forgiveness and I will try to be better.” Read more…

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Saturday Night Live spoke volumes.

For the kickoff episode hosted by actor Ryan Gosling, the rapper performed two songs off his latest album, 4:44 — showing his support for professional NFL player Colin Kaepernick and others protesting police brutality and racial injustice in America during the national anthem with his choice of dress.

Jay Z first performed his song Bam alongside Damian Marley in front of a waving Ethiopian flag and camouflage backdrop. About halfway through the song, he turned to reveal that his number seven jersey — which was Kap's number when he was a member of the San Francisco 49ers — bore the name "Colin K." Read more...

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Jay Z appeared on ‘Saturday Night Live’ wearing a ‘Colin K’ football jersey

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They say actions speak louder than words. Jay Z’s decision to wear a Colin K jersey on the 43rd season premiere of Saturday Night Live spoke volumes.

For the kickoff episode hosted by actor Ryan Gosling, the rapper performed two songs off his latest album, 4:44 — showing his support for professional NFL player Colin Kaepernick and others protesting police brutality and racial injustice in America during the national anthem with his choice of dress.

Jay Z first performed his song Bam alongside Damian Marley in front of a waving Ethiopian flag and camouflage backdrop. About halfway through the song, he turned to reveal that his number seven jersey — which was Kap’s number when he was a member of the San Francisco 49ers — bore the name “Colin K.” Read more…

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