McCain decision leaves GOP, ObamaCare and repeal at crossroads

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Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate's defense authorization would set cyber doctrine Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to ...Looks like John McCain just killed Obamacare repeal, againCassidy-Graham plan undercuts GOP's promise to protect health coverage for preexisting conditionsTrump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels

DHS tells states about Russian hacking during 2016 election

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The Department of Homeland Security contacted election officials in 21 states Friday to notify them that they had been targeted by Russian government hackers during the 2016 election campaign. Three months ago, DHS officials said that people connected ...Russians tried to hack election systems of 21 states in 2016, officials sayStates finally find out: Did Russian hackers target them?Wisconsin, Ohio, California among states targeted by Russian hackers in 2016 race

Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault

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The Trump administration on Friday withdrew Obama-era guidance on how colleges and universities should respond to sexual violence, giving schools flexibility to use a higher standard of evidence in judging cases and formally shifting the federal stance Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault InvestigationsNew Data About Student Loan Borrowers; DeVos Changes Obama-era GuidanceEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos replaces Obama-era guidelines for handling sexual assault on campus

First lady set to embark on first solo trip outside US

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First lady Melania Trump hugs a girl as she participates in an harvesting and planting event with the Boys and Girls Club of Washington in the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Washington.Melania Trump embraces Michelle Obama's vegetable gardenMelania Trump harvests and plants in White House GardenTrump defends Melania for wearing stilettos while traveling to hurricane area

Facebook's Frankenstein Moment

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Victor Frankenstein, looking over a creature he had made, eventually realized that he couldn't control his creation. Credit Hammer Film, via Photofest. On Wednesday, in response to a ProPublica report that Facebook enabled advertisers to target users Facebook drops no-vote stock plan, Zuck will sell shares to fund philanthropyA power struggle between Facebook and investors just ended with Facebook dropping plans to issue non-voting sharesFacebook, Google and Twitter face proposed bill targeting shadowy political ads

'Tough' but 'tailored' entry restrictions await Trump's approval

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The Trump administration is considering replacing a part of its controversial travel ban with more-tailored restrictions that could vary from country to country, officials announced Friday. Officials declined to say precisely what those restrictions Trump Considering New Restrictions To Replace His Trademark Travel BanOfficials: No decision yet on travel ban replacementTrump Weighs Replacing His Travel Ban With Tailored Restrictions

Confusion reigns as far-right Berkeley 'free speech week' approaches: Coulter won't be coming

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A series of talks by controversial conservative speakers being planned at UC Berkeley by right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos appears to be falling apart as the Sunday kickoff date approaches. For starters, UC Berkeley officials say only four Coulter says she assumes “Free Speech Week” at UC-Berkeley is canceled. Milo Yiannopoulos says it's on.Berkeley Students Speak Out About Free SpeechAnn Coulter Says She Won't Attend Berkeley Free Speech Event

Trump on 2016: 'No, Russia did not help me'

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(CNN) President Donald Trump on Friday called the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election "one of the great hoaxes," and denied anything they did aided his victory. "No, Russia did not help me, that I can tell you, OK?" Trump said Too much HillaryEd Rogers, Washington Post: Clinton refuses to gracefully depart public life, imperiling her party's futureTrump tells crowd to talk to Jeff Sessions about chants to lock up Clinton

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