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Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Finance 202: Some corporate interests swiftly align against tax overhaul – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

THE TICKER Want to keep smart and easy tabs on the tax reform debate in Washington? We have you covered here. House Republicans have finally released their tax package today. But an unusual array of corporate interests — which typically ally with Republicans in major legislative battles — are siding against it in what could be an ominous development. The prominent naysayers include the National Association of Realtors and the National Federation of…

There’s a Void in the Great Pyramid at Giza, but It May Not Be So Mysterious – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

However, the study may suggest that advances in technology can offer a richer understanding of wonders of the ancient world that have long fascinated the human imagination. Photo A rendering by the researchers at ScanPyramids show the “Big Void” relative to known structures in the Great Pyramid of Giza. Credit ScanPyramids mission Khufu, also known by his Greek name Cheops, is thought to have ruled from 2509 B.C. to 2483…

Sam Clovis withdraws his nomination for USDA’s top scientist post after being linked to Russia probe – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Sam Clovis speaks in Johnston, Iowa., in 2014. (Charlie Neibergall/AP) The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist nominee, Sam Clovis, withdrew his name from consideration Wednesday amid revelations that he was among top officials on the Trump campaign who was aware of efforts by foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos to broker a relationship between the campaign and Russian officials. Court documents unsealed Monday revealed that Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in early October to making false statement to…

Investigators probe New York attack suspect’s communications while Trump calls for death penalty – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Investigators continued Thursday to probe the 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant charged with the New York truck attack, poring over his communications to see if he had any help or guidance before carrying out his deadly rampage, while President Trump publicly weighed in on the federal prosecution of the suspect. New York police officials say the attacker appears to have radicalized himself online and that it does not appear anyone else was involved, though they said that…

Portraits of the New York terror attack victims – CNN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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At least three dead in shooting inside suburban Denver Walmart – Reuters

Thursday, November 02, 2017

THORNTON, Colo. (Reuters) – At least three people were killed in a shooting inside a Walmart store on Wednesday in suburban Denver, where police said they had not yet taken anyone into custody. Police in Thornton, Colorado, did not immediately release any information about the circumstances of the shooting or who was responsible for the gunfire. Two men were killed in the shooting. A women, who was injured in the…

George Springer wins World Series MVP, ties record with five homers – ESPN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

2:42 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment LOS ANGELES — Earlier in the World Series, Houston Astros center fielder George Springer talked about not letting the magnitude of playing in it become overwhelming. “You can’t worry about the result of each at-bat,” he said. “You just have to stay in the moment.” Here’s everything you need to know about Houston’s win over L.A. • Astros win…

Justice Department considers charging Russians for hacking: report – USA TODAY

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security informed 21 states Russian hackers attempted to access their voting systems during the 2016 election. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

Bin Laden raid: Son Hamza’s wedding video in CIA file release – BBC News

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Media captionOnly childhood videos of Hamza bin Laden had been seen before this wedding footage Osama Bin Laden’s personal diary, video of his son Hamza’s wedding and documentaries about himself were among files found on the al-Qaeda leader’s computer, the CIA has revealed. Nearly half a million of the files have been released, the fourth such tranche. Bin Laden’s computer was taken during the 2011 US raid in the Pakistani…

New York attack suspect should get death penalty, Trump says – CNN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

(CNN)The suspect in New York’s deadliest terror attack since 9/11 has been charged with federal terrorism offenses in Tuesday’s attack that left eight people dead, authorities said. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘us/2017/10/31/video-appears-to-show-suspect-after-truck-attack-sg-orig-mobile.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_27′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false)…

On team full of great stories, George Springer, World Series MVP, might be the best – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

LOS ANGELES — When the final out of Game 7 of the World Series was in the books, when Dodger Stadium fell silent, except for a few thousand Astros fans screaming to the skies, Houston center fielder George Springer started sprinting toward the infield. Was he looking for teammates to hug or a mosh pit to join with a giant leap? He had one target in mind — the pitcher’s…

3 Are Dead in Shooting at a Colorado Walmart – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Hayne Rucker and Aaron Stephens said they had been checking out their purchases near the front of the Walmart when they heard a loud bang that echoed through the aisles. Two gunshots followed, and then three or four more in quick succession, they said. “I just tore toward the door,” Mr. Rucker said. Gonzalo Benitez, a construction worker, said he had been buying food for his family when he heard…

Hartford Student Charged After Boasting About Contaminating Roommate’s Belongings – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

“As of this morning, Brianna Brochu is no longer a student at the University of Hartford,” said the school’s president, Gregory S. Woodward. “She will not be returning to the institution.” Photo Brianna Brochu, 18, bragged about driving away her roommate on Instagram. “I can finally say goodbye to Jamaican Barbie,” she said. Credit West Hartford Police Department Ms. Rowe, a freshman at the university, described her roommate’s behavior in…

How Russian trolls got into your Facebook feed – Washington Post

Thursday, November 02, 2017

One of the Russian ads released by lawmakers on Wednesday. It targeted Facebook users who expressed interest in Bill O’Reilly, Mike Huckabee, or Jesus, among other topics. Americans are getting our first glimpse of how we got played. On Wednesday, Congress released some of the 3,000 Facebook ads and Twitter accounts created by Russian operatives to sway American voters. You can explore them in an analysis the Post published here….

New York attack: Suspect charged with terrorism offenses – CNN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

(CNN)The suspect in New York’s deadliest terror attack since 9/11 has been charged with federal terrorism offenses in connection with Tuesday’s attack in Manhattan in which eight people were killed, the acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York said Wednesday. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘us/2017/10/31/video-appears-to-show-suspect-after-truck-attack-sg-orig-mobile.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘body-text_25′,adsection: ‘const-article-inpage’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031184742-truck-suspect-snapchat-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection =…

Trump, Citing Attack in New York, Calls for End to Visa Program – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

It also provided fodder for him to shift the public focus away from the special counsel investigation that unveiled criminal charges against three former campaign aides this week. But in an interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, Mr. Trump adamantly denied being concerned about the indictments. “I’m not under investigation, as you know,” he said in a brief telephone call. Pointing to the indictment of his former campaign…

Fed keeps rates unchanged, remains on road to December rate hike – Reuters

Thursday, November 02, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and pointed to solid U.S. economic growth and a strengthening labor market while playing down the impact of recent hurricanes, a sign it is on track to lift borrowing costs again in December. Investors had all but ruled out a rate hike at the central bank’s policy meeting this week and attention has largely been focused on who…

Russia-Financed Ad Linked Clinton and Satan – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

“I’m disappointed that you’re here, and not your C.E.O.s,” said Senator Angus King, independent of Maine. Lawmakers also complained that the companies had taken months to acknowledge Russia’s interference on their sites. “I have more than a little bit of frustration that many of us on this committee have been raising this issue since the beginning of this year, and our claims were, frankly, blown off by the leadership of…

Multiple people down in shooting at Colorado Walmart, police say – CNBC

Thursday, November 02, 2017

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