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Graham to tech companies: ‘What we are doing collectively is not working’

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

During a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Oct. 31, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) told representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google that the government and tech companies are failing to tackle issues of online extremism and disinformation.

Sean Hannity's rambling defense of Trump, visualized

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

How Trump's chief defender defended him on a difficult day.

A photographer unexpectedly snapped her picture at homecoming. Then, modeling agencies called.

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Anok Yai didn't realize the man with the camera was taking her picture until the last moment. The photo might change her life.

Facebook general counsel: Political ads from ‘foreign actors’ reached ‘millions of Americans’

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Colin Stretch, Facebook’s general counsel, told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Oct. 31 that political ads from “foreign actors” reached “millions of Americans” during the presidential campaign.

Three Dartmouth professors accused of sexual misconduct

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

The New Hampshire attorney general’s office said it will conduct a criminal investigation along with state and local authorities into allegations of sexual misconduct.

Under Armour’s terrible year just got worse

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

The company is struggling to protect its house.

Facebook general counsel: Online disinformation continued after election

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Colin Stretch, Facebook’s general counsel, told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Oct. 31 that Russian-sponsored disinformation continued after the 2016 presidential election.

June Robles Birt, Whose Abduction Gripped the Nation, Is Dead at 87

The New York Times | Tuesday October 31, 2017

After she was rescued from a coffinlike cage in Arizona in 1934 at age 6, she vanished again, this time deliberately into an inconspicuous life.

Trump ignores reporters' questions on special counsel's charges

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

President Trump on Oct. 31 refused to answer questions from reporters about the special counsel's investigation.

Feinstein on tech companies: ‘It really is time for them to step up’

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on Oct. 31 that tech companies must “adjust what they do to meet the national security concerns of this nation.”

Jerome Powell, Trump's pick to lead Fed, would be the richest chair since the 1940s

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Powell, a Republican, has developed a reputation in Washington as a bipartisan consensus builder.

Scott Pruitt blocks scientists with EPA funding from serving as agency advisers in an apparently unprecedented move

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency upended the agency’s key advisory group on Tuesday, announcing plants to jettison scientists who have received EPA grants. The move sets in motion a fundamental shift, one that could change the scientific and technical advice that historically has guided the agency as it crafts environmental regulations. The decision […]

Scott Pruitt blocks scientists with EPA funding from serving as agency advisers

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

The unprecedented move could fundamentally shift the guidance EPA receives for crafting environmental regulations.

Kushner redevelopment plan for 666 Fifth Ave. deemed ‘not feasible’ by partner

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Trump friend Steve Roth says the “grand scheme has gone away,” putting project in doubt.

Las Vegas police say officer accidentally fired weapon inside gunman's hotel suite

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

One month after the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history, questions remain.

McConnell: No plan for legislation to shield Mueller probe from interference

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Oct. 31 that he has no “announcement to make” when asked if he would consider putting forth legislation to protect special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe from interference by President Trump.

Federal trade panel calls for protections against imported solar cells — which Trump could soon implement

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

The ruling advances restrictions on foreign solar panels, and could soon leave the decision in Trump's hands.

McCain's Naval Academy speech was a thinly veiled critique of GOP, Trump

The Washington Post | Tuesday October 31, 2017

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) didn't name the GOP or President Trump in his speech to the Naval Academy on Oct. 30, but there was no doubt who he was criticizing.