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Newspaper headlines: NHS ‘chaos’ and council house plans – BBC News

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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One Good Thing Donald Trump’s Presidency Has Done: Improved Journalism – Common Dreams

Sunday, May 14, 2017

When I first started thinking about this column, I was going to write about the testimony of former acting attorney general Sally Yates and former director of national intelligence James Clapper, Jr. before the Senate on Monday, May 8, 2017. I was going to discuss the details of Ms. Yates’s reports to White House counsel Don McGhan about the activities of Michael Flynn, who briefly served as Trump’s national security…

ACLU files FOIA demanding evidence of Trump’s voter fraud claims – The Hill (blog)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) this week filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request demanding any facts or evidence supporting President Trump’s claim that the 2016 presidential election was affected by voter fraud.  Trump on Thursday signed an executive order establishing an “election integrity” commission to investigate voter fraud. The commission will be chaired by Vice President Mike PenceMike (Michael) Richard PenceACLU files FOIA demanding evidence of Trump’s…

Turkey: Police Detain Online Editor of Opposition Newspaper in Latest Media Crackdown – Breitbart News

Sunday, May 14, 2017

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER The Turkish government has detained the editor in chief of the online edition of the newspaper Cumhuriyet, Oğuz Güven. The newspaper says it has not been given a reason for the detention, though state-run Turkish media reported the detention regarded a report published on the site regarding the death of a prosecutor. Cumhuriyet has consistently criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Islamist Justice and Development Party…

Trey Gowdy and John Cornyn are under consideration to lead FBI after Comey’s firing – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The fiery South Carolinian who made his name grilling Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and the Texan who serves as the number two Republican in the Senate are among the candidates under consideration to lead the FBI after James Comey’s high-profile firing earlier this week. A senior administration official with knowledge of the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly…

ACLU Files FOIA Demanding Facts Behind Donald Trump’s Voter Fraud Claim – HuffPost

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, called the commission a “boondoggle” and part of Trump’s plan to “spread his own fake news about election integrity.” Trump has claimed that up to 5 million votes were cast illegally so that he lost the popular vote to his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by almost 3 million votes.

ACLU Files FOIA Demanding Facts Behind Donald Trump’s Voter Fraud Claim – HuffPost

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, called the commission a “boondoggle” and part of Trump’s plan to “spread his own fake news about election integrity.” Trump has claimed that up to 5 million votes were cast illegally so that he lost the popular vote to his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by almost 3 million votes.

Trump letter accounts for more than $100 million in Russian income since 2008 – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Saturday, May 13, 2017

President Donald Trump collected at least $100 million from Russian people or organizations between 2008 and this March, according to a personal letter from his tax counsels that he released Friday in response to a senator’s unofficial query. The amount could be higher. The letter notes that money from sales of condominiums or other products would “not have been separately identified as ‘Russian’ in your books.” The letter goes on…

VTDigger, newspapers and First Amendment group back appeal of private email ruling – vtdigger.org

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Attorney General TJ Donovan. Photo by Anne Galloway/VTDigger The Vermont Journalism Trust, doing business as VTDigger, is supporting the appeal of a recent court ruling that allows state officials to block searches of private email and text messaging accounts for public records. VTDigger is filing the amicus brief in an appeal to the Supreme Court of Vermont. Other news outlets and transparency groups have signed on, including the New England…

G-7 nations fear long-term growth may be subdued – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Finance officials from seven rich countries warned that long term growth could remain subdued and that steps need to be taken to make the global economy work for everyone. Inclusive growth that benefits all was a major theme in the final statement issued by the Group of 7 finance ministers finishing a two-day meeting Saturday in Bari, Italy. They also called for a renewed common effort against cybercrime, a timely…

Hack of computers in 74 nations using NSA bug is largest cyber attack ever – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A cyber weapon believed to have escaped the control of the United States’ top-secret National Security Agency appears to be behind a massive wave of cyber ransom attacks Friday in scores of countries around the globe that researchers said was the largest computer hack ever. Computers seized in the attack flashed a message on a black screen with red letters: “Oops, your important files are encrypted.” Users were then unable…

Newspaper headlines: ‘National Hacked Service held to ransom’ – BBC News

Saturday, May 13, 2017

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Trey Gowdy and John Cornyn are under consideration to lead FBI after Comey’s firing – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Saturday, May 13, 2017

The fiery South Carolinian who made his name grilling Hillary Clinton over the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and the Texan who serves as the number two Republican in the Senate are among the candidates under consideration to lead the FBI after James Comey’s high-profile firing earlier this week. A senior administration official with knowledge of the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly…

Downtown Cleveland Alliance apologizes to Cleveland Scene over removal of newspaper boxes – cleveland.com

Saturday, May 13, 2017

A Cleveland Scene box.Submitted  CLEVELAND, Ohio — The president and CEO of the Downtown Cleveland Alliance has issued a public apology to Cleveland Scene over the removal of 26 of the alt-weekly’s newspaper boxes in the city’s main business district. Joseph Mariuncci said in a news release Friday that the Alliance “apologizes for the mistake our team made in removing some of Scene’s newspaper boxes from various locations downtown. The…

Turkey detains another journalist, opposition newspaper editor Oguz Guven – ABC News

Friday, May 12, 2017

Turkish police on Friday detained the editor of a leading opposition newspaper for questioning over an article he wrote. Oguz Guven, the editor of pro-secular Cumhuriyet newspaper’s online edition, tweeted Friday “I’m being detained.” The state-run Anadolu news agency said Guven was taken under custody for a news article on the death of prosecutor Mustafa Alper in a traffic accident Wednesday. Details about the article in question have not been…

Donation marks intent to build journalism program – Post-Bulletin

Friday, May 12, 2017

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