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Report: Obama authorized a secret cyber operation against Russia

President Barack Obama learned of Russia's attempts to hack US election systems in early August 2016, and as intelligence mounted over the following months, the White House deployed secrecy protocols it hadn't used since the 2011 raid on Osama bin La...
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Why Sean Spicer is actually a genius

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When it comes to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, most people would not immediately label him as a "smart guy." He has drawn criticism for making false and often controversial statements, and his general combativeness with the press. But he is human, is he not? Are you perfect? He deserves a champion. And that champion is me. 

I'm going to outline exactly how Sean Spicer is actually a genius, and how everything he's doing is actually going really well.

1. He handles the questions like a boss.

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When it comes to handling boring and purposeless questions from the press, Sean Spicer is actually really smarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrttttttttttttttttttttt†t†t†††††††††††††††† / /:ERROR:/ / and handles each question with tACT and pROfFESIONALISM+ Read more...

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The network sent its Supreme Court sketch artist Bill Hennessy to visit White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's domain on Friday. While he didn't have his easel to work with, he did a pretty decent job standing up in the back of the room.

The White House has been prohibiting cameras at some press briefings, so we sent a sketch artist https://t.co/FuKv8RjYD2 pic.twitter.com/pCPzMZas5G

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CNN sent its Supreme Court sketch artist to the off-camera White House press briefing

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When life gives you off-camera White House press briefings, make your Supreme Court sketch artist draw them. 

That seems to have been CNN's thought, anyway. 

The network sent its Supreme Court sketch artist Bill Hennessy to visit White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's domain on Friday. While he didn't have his easel to work with, he did a pretty decent job standing up in the back of the room.

The White House has been prohibiting cameras at some press briefings, so we sent a sketch artist https://t.co/FuKv8RjYD2 pic.twitter.com/pCPzMZas5G

— CNN (@CNN) June 23, 2017 Read more...

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Oliver Stone’s unhealthy treatment of hacking in Hollywood

What's so compelling about Oliver Stone's recent four-part interview series with Vladimir Putin is probably not what the multi-Oscar-winning director intended. It's the same thing that makes his Snowden biopic its own sort of cipher after the fact....
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Toilet charity wants to rename Indian village after Trump, but it’s for a good cause

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During Donald Trump's first few months in office he's unexpectedly inspired a great deal of bathroom-related discussion, ranging from urine-themed jokes to trademarked Trump toilet paper.

But the latest association between the U.S. President and toilets comes from a charity effort that hopes to provide a small village in northern India with access to improved sanitation facilities.

According to The Associated Press, a toilet charity called Sulabh International has unofficially renamed India's Marora village after President Trump for a very important reason. Read more...

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China targets livestreaming in latest censorship crackdown

China just shut down livestreaming on three major media platforms -- Weibo, the news site iFeng and the video website ACFUN. China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television sent notices to the companies ordering them to...
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Johnny Depp had a question about Donald Trump’s assassination at Glastonbury

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Johnny Depp has taken a page out of Kathy Griffin's book when it comes to resisting the current occupant of The White House. 

During the introduction to his 2004 film The Libertine at Cineramageddon, the drive-in film portion of arts festival Glastonbury, the actor tried to get political with a super awkward joke. While he did not quite pose for a photograph with a beheaded Donald Trump, he did attempt to causally bring up...assassination.

"Can we bring Trump here?" Depp asked the audience, to the response of boos.  Read more...

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Senators question Trump’s approach to cybersecurity

The consequences of a large-scale cyberattack on critical infrastructure was well-documented in May when the UK's healthcare system was brought to its knees by ransomware. Now, despite President Trump promising to develop a "comprehensive plan to pro...
cuts to Medicaid, gets rid of essential health benefits, and eliminates the mandate that every American have health insurance.

On Thursday's Late Night, host Seth Meyers drew parallels between President Donald Trump's Wednesday speech in Iowa — in which he said he didn't want a "poor person" working on the economy in his cabinet — and the GOP healthcare bill. Read more...

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The Senate GOP’s ‘cruel’ healthcare bill can’t escape from Seth Meyers’ fury

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After weeks of secrecy surrounding the Senate GOP's healthcare bill, a draft was finally released Thursday. As predicted, it makes cuts to Medicaid, gets rid of essential health benefits, and eliminates the mandate that every American have health insurance.

On Thursday's Late Night, host Seth Meyers drew parallels between President Donald Trump's Wednesday speech in Iowa — in which he said he didn't want a "poor person" working on the economy in his cabinet — and the GOP healthcare bill. Read more...

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FCC may fine robocall spammer $120 million for illegal spoofing

Everyone hates those robocalls that target our phones to sell things we don't need. They're universally reviled, with Republicans backing legislation for ringless voicemail, the FTC offering a $25,000 reward for anti-robocall tech and AT&T and Bu...