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Cyclist who flipped off Trump motorcade will run for local office in Virginia

Washington (CNN)Juli Briskman, who flipped off President Donald Trump’s motorcade while she was bicycling last fall near the President’s golf course, will run for local office in Virginia. CNN has reached out to Briskman for comment. Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/12/politics/woman-who-flipped-off-trump-motorcade-juli-briskman-loudoun-county-board-supervisors/index.html

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University says a Florida candidate who claims to be an alum never graduated, and the diploma in her photo is not accurate

(CNN)A Florida state house candidate’s college degree has been called into question — by the very university from which she claims to have graduated. In response to her photos, FLA News, which calls itself “the conservative choice for Florida news and politics” briefly rescinded its story. But Miami University also told CNN and other news outlets it has no record of Howard earning a degree there. The school said that Melissa Marie Fox (Howard’s maiden name) had attended Miami University from August 1990 to May 1994, but […]

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The real reason Donald Trump can’t stand the Russia probe

Washington (CNN)Over the weekend, we learned that White House counsel Don McGahn spent 30 hours talking to special counsel Robert Mueller’s office about the ongoing investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the possibility of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians and the idea that Donald Trump himself may have sought to obstruct the investigation. Trump built a massive real estate and marketing empire by staying out of the fray. He would come in at the last minute to close the deals, to effectively […]

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Lyft offers free, discounted rides to get more people to vote

Lyft wants to get people to the polls.Image: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Lyft is getting out the vote.  The ride-hailing app is offering free and discounted rides to get voters to the polls for the midterm elections coming up in November. SEE ALSO: Uber and Lyft promotions for Election Day differ in this one big way Promo codes for 50 percent off rides through organizations like When We All Vote and Vote.org will hopefully get greater numbers of voters to their polling places at a more affordable, accessible […]

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Monkeys are being cloned inside a Chinese lab. This is what they look like.

Apple has removed thousands of gambling apps from its Chinese App Store.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Apple is removing a slew of apps from its App Store in China in order to comply with the country’s strict regulations. According to Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television or CCTV, Apple has removed 25,000 gambling apps from its Chinese App Store. This move comes after a number of Chinese media outlets lobbed complaints at the tech giant last month for allegedly allowing gambling, pornography, and counterfeit goods promotions in its App Store.  […]

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Dog’s Death Does Not Mean The End Of Bush’s Baked Beans Commercials

That’s the message from Jay Bush, who appears in the TV commercials for Bush’s Baked Beans alongside a chatty golden retriever named Duke whose security clearance is open to question. “It was heart-wrenching,” he said. But the baked beans spokesman quickly realized that his family’s company had a problem. Friends and consumers began reaching out to him to offer condolences for the loss of “his dog” and to ask what would become of the Bush’s Baked Beans […]

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Smartphone Voting Is Happening, but No One Knows if It’s Safe

When news hit this week that West Virginian military members serving abroad will become the first people to vote by phone in a major US election this November, security experts were dismayed. For years, they have warned that all forms of online voting are particularly vulnerable to attacks, and with signs that the midterm elections are already being targeted, they worry this is exactly the wrong time to roll out a new method. Experts who spoke to […]

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Smartphone Voting Is Happening, but No One Knows if It’s Safe

When news hit this week that West Virginian military members serving abroad will become the first people to vote by phone in a major US election this November, security experts were dismayed. For years, they have warned that all forms of online voting are particularly vulnerable to attacks, and with signs that the midterm elections are already being targeted, they worry this is exactly the wrong time to roll out a new method. Experts who spoke to […]

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