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The Latest: Mexico president says first priority is rescue – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MEXICO CITY — The latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Mexico’s president has issued a video statement urging people to stay calm in the aftermath of the powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake that toppled dozens of buildings in Mexico City and in nearby states. President Enrique Pena Nieto said in the message issued late Tuesday night that many people will need help, but…

Backlash throws last-ditch Obamacare repeal effort into doubt – Politico

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Republicans hoping to jam a last-minute Obamacare repeal plan through the Senate are confronting a rising tide of opposition as health care groups, patient advocates and even some red-state governors join forces against a bill they worry would upend the nation’s health care system. The wide-ranging backlash threw the GOP’s repeal push into fresh doubt on Tuesday, even as White House officials and Senate Republican leaders insist they are on…

Puerto Rico governor: Still time to get to shelters before Hurricane Maria – CNN

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

(CNN)There is still time for Puerto Ricans to get to a government-run shelter before powerful Hurricane Maria clobbers the island, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told CNN late Tuesday. Puerto Rico being hit hard by new monster Hurricane. Be careful, our hearts are with you- will be there to help! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2017 ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘weather/2017/09/19/hurricane-maria-from-space-nasa-orig-vstan.cnn’,width:…

Exclusive: Mueller team’s focus on Manafort spans 11 years – CNN

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Trump defends ‘America first’ foreign policy at UN, threatens to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

NEW YORK — President Trump on Tuesday delivered a toughly worded defense of his “America first” foreign policy in his inaugural address to the United Nations and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary. The president, speaking at the United Nations’ hallowed green-marble rostrum, also excoriated the international nuclear deal with Iran as an “embarrassment” and strongly hinted that his administration would soon back out, against the wishes of…

Border agents want to a search traveler’s laptop and phone? Get a warrant – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

American travelers returning to the United States probably understand that customs officials might search their luggage looking for contraband or weapons. But many would be shocked to learn that agents also have been inspecting the contents of smartphones and laptops, devices that can contain a vast quantity of potentially sensitive personal information. And in addition to poking their noses into personal texts, emails and photos, agents can use whatever they…

Chasing Fashion’s Cutting Edge – New York Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dustin Pittman’s gaze roamed the bustling back office of Century 21 on Cortlandt Street, where Kim Shui was prepping her fashion show. In an instant, he found his mark. She was China Lee, who would be modeling one of the giddily mismatched plaids and brocades Ms. Shui planned to unveil a couple of floors below. Moments later, Mr. Pittman was hustling Ms. Lee into a nearby restroom, propping her against…

Strong earthquake shakes Mexico, killing at least 119 people – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MEXICO CITY — A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings and killing dozens of people on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that devastated Mexico City. Coming less than two weeks after a deadly temblor off the country’s Pacific coast, and just hours after a siren signaled an annual earthquake drill in the capital, Tuesday’s quake shook the ground with terrifying force, buckling walls and sending panicked…

With Combative Style and Epithets, Trump Takes America First to the UN – New York Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mr. Trump singled out North Korea, broadening his indictment of the Pyongyang government beyond its pursuit of nuclear weapons to its treatment of its own people and captured foreigners like the American college student who died shortly after being sent back to the United States. “No nation on Earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles,” Mr. Trump said. “The United…

New health-care plan stumbles under opposition from governors – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Senate Republicans and the White House pressed ahead Tuesday with their suddenly resurgent effort to undo the Affordable Care, even as their attempt was dealt a setback when a bipartisan group of governors came out against their proposal. The collective criticism from 10 governors arrived as Vice President Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to rally support for the bill, which is sponsored by GOP Sens. Bill Cassidy…

Hurricane Maria Does ‘Mind Boggling’ Damage to Dominica, Leader Says – New York Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Early reports suggested that the neighboring islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique had not been as badly hit as Dominica, though at least one person was killed on Guadeloupe, by a falling tree, officials in the French overseas territory reported. Officials in Guadeloupe also said that two people were reported missing after their boat sank off the island of Désirade, part of the territory’s archipelago. Guadeloupe residents were struck less by…

Surveillance of Paul Manafort occurred during 2016 campaign – CBS News

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Long before the special counsel began investigating Russian meddling in the U.S. election — and whether anyone in the Trump campaign was involved — Paul Manafort was the target of an FBI investigation. It included electronic surveillance of the one-time Trump campaign chairman. CBS News has learned that the surveillance on Manafort occurred during the 2016 presidential campaign. According to a former U.S. official, the intercepts picked up conversations between Manafort and…

Microsoft Is Adding a Potent Security Feature to Windows 10 – Fortune

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Microsoft is making it easier for Windows 10 business customers to recover from security breaches. The tech giant plans to add a new tool to its flagship software that automates what a security professional would do in response to a hacking. A test version of the feature will be available as part of the company’s Windows Defender “advanced threat protection” product, its corporate security service, before the end of the…

Microsoft Outlook issue fixed – BBC News – BBC News

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Image copyright Microsoft Microsoft says that its Outlook email services have been fully restored, following problems which lasted several hours. Many Outlook users were unable to send email or access their accounts. Hundreds from around Europe commented on the website Downdetector that they had been affected by the problem – many since Monday morning. One common issue seemed to be that sent emails remained in the drafts folder and were…

Top Internet Manager Says Alibaba Can Double From Here – Forbes

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Alibaba is now the 2nd largest position in Tony Mitchell’s internet fund. Last month, Gorden Lam told us Alibaba Is A Better Investment Than Amazon. It is rare that two top managers agree on one of their best ideas. Alibaba has doubled in the past year, and Tony says it can double again.  Here’s how. This photo taken on September 8, 2017 shows Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba group, dancing to…

Kris Kobach Defends Using A Private Email For Government Business – HuffPost

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

“Secretary Kobach is serving as Vice Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in his personal capacity. Commission members are considered ‘Special Government Employees’ under federal law,” Samantha Poetter, a Kobach spokeswoman, said in a statement to HuffPost. “The members of the Commission were never issued federal email accounts, but they received ethics training and were instructed that they could continue to use personal email accounts as long…

Microsoft Corporation Earnings: Mark Your Calendar – Madison.com

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Chasing Fashion’s Cutting Edge – New York Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dustin Pittman’s gaze roamed the bustling back office of Century 21 on Cortlandt Street, where Kim Shui was prepping her fashion show. In an instant, he found his mark. She was China Lee, who would be modeling one of the giddily mismatched plaids and brocades Ms. Shui planned to unveil a couple of floors below. Moments later, Mr. Pittman was hustling Ms. Lee into a nearby restroom, propping her against…

Tom Watson urges newspapers to boost number of female political journalists – The Guardian

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Labour deputy leader has called on British newspapers to ensure that half of their political journalists are women by the end of the parliament, as more evidence emerged that the industry is dominated by men. Tom Watson said the lack of women in journalism is woeful and “should set alarm bells ringing for readers as well as reporters and editors across the country”, after the industry body Women in…

Trump’s menacing United Nations speech, annotated – Washington Post

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

President Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, and from the language he used (“Rocket Man”) to the threats he unleashed (to “totally destroy North Korea”) to criticizing the United States’ “embarrassing” Iran deal in front of world leaders, it was a … well … unique experience. Below are his full comments, along with our annotations of the most important parts. To see…