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Panel urges funding for new voting machines in Pennsylvania

2 hours ago   |   Miami Herald   |   2 articles

A group examining election security in Pennsylvania urged Congress and state lawmakers Tuesday to speed up the funding required to replace voting machines, noting most lack a...
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Congress Could Look a Lot More Like the People It Represents Next Year

5 hours ago   |   Fortune

The United States Congress is on a path to looking less male and white come January. Should the Democrats take the House come November-which current predictions project as...
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Congress wants to hear from everyone but consumers in a hearing on consumer privacy

8 hours ago   |   Los Angeles Times

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will hold a hearing Wednesday on “Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy,” intended as an opportunity for...
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Why Canada's leaders should wait out Trump's NAFTA deal

8 hours ago   |   Politico

This week, Canada's leaders have a big choice to make: whether to go along with the new North American Free Trade Agreement negotiated between the Trump administration and...
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Is Going to Capitol Hill After All

9 hours ago   |   Fortune

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is headed to Capitol Hill amid concerns about privacy, suspicion about his company's relationship with China , and allegations that the search engine...
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North Carolina, a ‘Slow Spender' State, Struggles to Hand Out Storm Aid

18 hours ago   |   NY Times

North Carolina has had an especially hard time distributing money earmarked by Congress to help low- and moderate-income homeowners in the wake of disasters.
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Democrats are pushing for 'immediate' legislation to protect the Mueller probe as rumors about Rosenstein's future swirl

Democrats are pushing for 'immediate' legislation to protect the Mueller probe as rumors about Rosenstein's future swirl

20 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Democrats are pushing Congress to pass legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller. The renewed focus on such legislation comes after reports suggested that Deputy...
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Federal Government Would Be Able to Shoot Down Private Drones If This Bill Passes

22 hours ago   |   Fortune

The federal government would be able to shoot down privately-owned drones if a Federal Aviation Administration budget bill becomes law, NBC News reported . The legislation...
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New Poll Has Good News for Both Parties

New Poll Has Good News for Both Parties

23 hours ago   |   Newser

A new poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal is good news for Democrats ahead of the midterms in one big way: It shows that 52% of registered voters want Democrats to...
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Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

1 day ago   |   Miami Herald

Wisconsin State Journal, Sept. 23 Finish farm bill with compromise Wisconsin stands to benefit from the 2018 farm bill now before Congress. That's why it's important for the...
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Versace fans are terrified that a $2 billion deal with Michael Kors will...

Versace fans are terrified that a $2 billion deal with Michael Kors will 'kill' the fashion brand. Here's what the companies say will actually change

Michael Kors is buying Versace in a $2.12 billion deal, the companies announced on Tuesday. Many fans expressed concern that the deal would be the death of Versace's reputation... Read more ...

Arby's parent company is acquiring American fast-food icon Sonic in a $2.3...

Arby's parent company is acquiring American fast-food icon Sonic in a $2.3 billion deal. We recently visited the burger chain for the first time - here's what it's like to eat there

Sonic is an American fast-food institution. On Tuesday, Arby's parent company Inspire Brands announced it would be acquiring Sonic in a $2.3 billion deal. While the Oklahoma... Read more ...

Protesters heckled Ted Cruz and his wife out of a DC restaurant, and Beto...

Protesters heckled Ted Cruz and his wife out of a DC restaurant, and Beto O'Rourke has come to his opponent's defense

Rep. Beto O'Rourke defended Sen. Ted Cruz after protesters forced Cruz and his wife, Heidi Cruz, out of a Washington, DC restaurant on Monday. Protesters opposed to Brett... Read more ...

Dunkin' Donuts is dropping the 'Donuts' from its name, despite the fact it...

Dunkin' Donuts is dropping the 'Donuts' from its name, despite the fact it helped invent the word 'donut'

Dunkin' Donuts announced on Tuesday that it is officially dropping the "Donuts" from its name. The chain was crucial to the popularization of the word "donut" over "doughnut... Read more ...

Santander poaches UBS investment bank chief Andrea Orcel as new CEO

Santander poaches UBS investment bank chief Andrea Orcel as new CEO

UBS investment banking head Andrea Orcel has been appointed the new group CEO of Santander. Orcel, a nine-year veteran of Switzerland's largest bank, will join Santander from... Read more ...

'You can kiss the midterms goodbye': Republicans fear for their election...

'You can kiss the midterms goodbye': Republicans fear for their election fate if Democrats defeat Brett Kavanaugh

Republicans fear that a failure to confirm Supreme Court nominee Mitch McConnell could hurt their chances of keeping House and Senate majorities in the midterm... Read more ...

Michael Kors agrees to buy Versace

Michael Kors agrees to buy Versace

Michael Kors has agreed to buy the Italian designer Versace in a deal that has an enterprise value of 1.83 billion euros. The global fashion luxury group also announced it will... Read more ...

Facebook has started hemorrhaging key executives, and the timing couldn't be...

Facebook has started hemorrhaging key executives, and the timing couldn't be worse

Facebook has lost six key executives over the past year, following the departure of Instagram cofounders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It means CEO Mark Zuckerberg is... Read more ...

China says the US has 'a knife to its neck' over trade talks

China says the US has 'a knife to its neck' over trade talks

A senior Chinese official has described dealing with the United States on trade as akin to negotiating with “a knife to China's neck”. The remark follows a string of... Read more ...

Labour officially says it will vote down Theresa May's Brexit deal

Labour officially says it will vote down Theresa May's Brexit deal

Labour is officially planning to vote down Theresa May's Brexit deal. The party will vote against the deal if it doesn't meet Labour's six Brexit tests "no ifs, no buts... Read more ...