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For what seems like the umpteenth time, "123456" and "password" are the most commonly used passwords this year.  Those combinations sit in the number one and two spots respectively, according to SplashData, who evaluates millions of leaked passwords each year for its worst 100 passwords list. SEE ALSO: How to concoct (and remember!) an insanely secure password — Clarification Please Somewhat unsurprisingly, "donald" was a new entrant to the list this year, sitting at number 23 on the rankings. We sincerely hope someone in the White House isn't using this password. Other illustrious newbies include "111111," which was in sixth place this year, then "sunshine" in eighth, and "princess" in the eleventh spot.  Read more...More about Tech, Cybersecurity, Passwords, Tech, and Cybersecurity
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders distanced President Trump from his inauguration committee Thursday amid reports that it is being investigated by federal prosecutors."That doesn't have anything to...
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Law enforcement agencies across the country went on alert during a nationwide wave of bomb threats. They were sent to courthouses, schools and dozens of other locations. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports.
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President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is on the short list to become the next chief of staff, reports said. Kushner, a top White House adviser, met with the president about the job on Wednesday and believes his ability to work with Democrats will be an asset to the position, according to The Huffington Post. “I...
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President Trump stuck by his story Thursday, denying any involvement in hush-money payments to two alleged mistresses. He also had sharp words for his former lawyer Michael Cohen. CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett reports.
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They wanted to help ease the migrant detention crisis. Now they're locked up too. This week, NBC News reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents had arrested 170 immigrants who came forward to apply to sponsor unaccompanied migrant children:ICE said Tuesday that the arrests were of immigrants suspected of being in the United States illegally and took place from early July to November. They were the result of background checks conducted on potential sponsors of unaccompanied migrant children placed under the care of the Department of Health and Human Services.Nearly two thirds of those arrested — 109 in total — had no criminal record, the agency said. Another 61 of those arrested did have criminal records, but ICE did not specify the crimes and said it could not break down convictions by violent and nonviolent offenses.This mass arrest is the result of a new regulation enacted by President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which ins...
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A looming, partial government shutdown would be "stupid" but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, the second-ranking House Republican said on Thursday.
 
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Democrats controlling the House next year will start trying to obtain President Donald Trump’s income tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service, the likely next ...
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The second-ranking House Republican said Thursday that a looming partial government shutdown would be "stupid" but perhaps unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico.
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Speaking at a meeting with the nation's governors-elect at the White House on Thursday, President Trump revealed that he's down to five candidates to replace outgoing Chief of Staff John Kelly.
 
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The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly adopted a resolution Thursday calling Myanmar’s expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims a “genocide.”The lower house of ...
 
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At a height of 30-40 meters above ground, these eight treehouses in the Laos jungle are the tallest in the world. The only way to access them is on one of the Gibbon Experience's zipline tours.
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President Donald Trump has been hearing appeals from some advisers to consider his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner for the position of White House chief of staff, two sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.
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President Donald Trump has been hearing appeals from some advisers to consider his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner for the position of White House chief of staff, two sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.
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Democrats are eager to investigate the president from every angle possible when they take over the House; plus, a Brexit guide from across the pond.
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An adviser for Gov. John Kasich reportedly had a word of caution for President Trump after he reacted to a possible 2020 White House run for the Ohio lawmaker.
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President Trump has a new candidate for his chief of staff: son-in-law Jared Kushner, currently a senior adviser at the White House. Kushner met with the president Wednesday about the position, according to a source familiar with the process.
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Federal authorities are finalizing leases for two temporary sites in Butte County where hundreds of mobile and manufactured homes will be located to house families displaced by the devastating Camp fire. A privately owned vacant lot in Chico will be the site of 250 homes, and officials in the nearby...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is encouraging incoming Democratic lawmakers to embrace bipartisanship, not partisan attacks and investigations.
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The second-ranking House Republican said Thursday that a looming partial government shutdown would be "stupid" but perhaps unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico.
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"I'm dumbfounded by the expanse of everything that is coming out, but I'm not surprised." With the revelation that, among all the other avenues investigates are pursuing in their scrutiny of President Donald Trump, the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan is also reportedly probing the potential crimes of his inaugural committee, the scope of the commander-in-chief's possible criminal exposure is hard to imagine.Speaking on MSNBC's "Deadline: White House" on Thursday, former federal prosecutor Daniel Goldman argued that the case against Trump may have, at this point, gone far beyond the initial focus on collusion with Russian efforts in interfere in the 2016 election."Mueller has been going at break-neck pace for a year and a half with about a dozen or so prosecutors. That's not a huge staff," he explained. "Collusion may be really moving to the backburner," he continued. "I think this might be a larger scheme, related to sanctions and a massive cover-up of r...
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Minnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz (D) reportedly declined an invitation from the White House to meet with President Trump on Thursday, saying he's too busy working on building his incoming administration."The governor-...
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The Homeland Security funding bill that includes the $5 billion requested by President Trump for his proposed border wall would scrap a program to expand the U.S. icebreaker presence in the Arctic.The Senate versio...
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The idea of Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier’s new “The House That Jack Built” is the most exciting thing about it. Can the notorious provocateur prince of international art cinema use the forensic procedural of a serial killer story to interrogate his own internalized misogyny and the complicated...
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The House of Commons has risen for the year, marking the conclusion of the final House of Commons sitting in Centre Block for the next 10 years or more.
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This uber-violent film about a remorseless serial killer (Matt Dillon) requires an iron stomach, but it's a "thoughtful, honest onscreen meditation on morality and personal culpability."
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President Trump is being urged to consider a young White House aide for his chief of staff, according to two people familiar with ongoing conversations, after his top choice and other men turned down the job in recent days. Several people close to the president are promoting Johnny DeStefano, who...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) mocked President Donald Trump’s claim on Thursday that America’s new trade deal with Mexico and Canada would pay for the border wall.
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The White House on Thursday accused China and Russia of using “predatory” practices to exploit Africa, a part of the world that President Trump has largely ignored and frequently mocked. John Bolton, Trump’s national security advisor, said China lures African governments into expensive infrastructure...
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The White House on Thursday accused China and Russia of using “predatory” practices to exploit Africa, a part of the world that President Trump has largely ignored and frequently mocked. John Bolton, Trump’s national security advisor, said China lures African governments into expensive infrastructure...
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The New York Times' Ed Lee breaks down Apple's announcement of a new campus in Austin, Texas as well as its investment in its workforce across the country.
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Thursday on ABC’s “The View,”co-host Sunny Hostin said she would “definitely go” to the White House to get a picture taken with President Donald Trump because after he is impeached, it will be a “collector’s item.” ”The View” co-host Joy Behar said, “If you went, you to have to say, ‘how are you doing, Individual-1?'” Hostin said, “I think it would be interesting to go. I would definitely go. If you get a picture up, say he gets impeached, it’s almost like you have a picture with Nixon.” She added, “It’s kinda like a collector’s item.” Behar said, “It’s a collectable.” Hostin said, “I’m thinking forward.” Behar said, “She’s right.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Some Democrats angling to work for Sen. Kamala Harris’s potential 2020 primary opponents may try to argue that Harris is like Hillary Clinton and will be unable to emotionally connect with voters to win the White House. 
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi, who’s likely to be the next House speaker, says Democrats running the chamber next year will make initial moves toward getting President Donald Trump’s tax returns. The California Democrat says she believes the House Ways and Means Committee will “take the first steps” toward getting the documents. She says if […]
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Thursday during her weekly briefing, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters Democrats will begin the process to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns when they take control of the House of Representatives in January. Pelosi said that the House Ways and Means Committee will “take the first steps.” She added, “Yes, there is popular demand for the Congress to request the president’s tax returns. They will have their path as we go forward. I’m sure the White House will resist, so the question is, where do we go from there?” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Matt Dillon may play a serial killer in Lars von Trier’s latest movie, but its real subject seems to be its director.
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Republican leaders in the House and the Senate should bring a clean bill to the floor in the next week that would fund the border wall. It isn’t rocket science, it’s a matter of integrity – of simply doing what we said we would.
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President Donald Trump meets with governors-elect, and Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in the White House, and signed an executive order establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council the week of December 10, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, about why he and other House members struck a deal to support Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House after leading a movement to oppose her.
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi cut a deal with a group of Democrats who opposed her to support her bid for speaker a day after she showed her negotiating prowess at the White House over spending.
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"This vote immediately diminishes U.S. political support for the war and puts more pressure on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to end their brutal tactics and negotiate an end to the war." After defeating two last-minute amendments by ultra-hawkish Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) that would have completely gutted the measure, the Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) resolution to end U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia's years-long assault on Yemen by a bipartisan vote of 56-41.The vote—which marks the first time the Senate has passed a War Powers resolution—was applauded by anti-war groups as an important first step toward ending America's complicity in the worst humanitarian crisis in the world."This vote immediately diminishes U.S. political support for the war and puts more pressure on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to end their brutal tactics and negotiate an end to the war," said Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Act...
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Republicans on the House Oversight Committee on Thursday examined accusations of "pay to play" at the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, as Democrats dismissed the Capitol Hill hearing as a partisan exercise before Republicans lose the House majority.
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Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday sent out a fundraising email for the Democratic Party in the wake of her and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's (D-N.Y.) stunning meeting with President Trump in t...
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Villanova head coach Jay Wright gestures from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional final against Texas Tech, Sunday, March 25, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) To the starry-eyed Kansas basketball fan, Villanova coach Jay Wright's
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Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy noted he’s had “many spirited debates” on the House floor with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer – and Thursday was no exception.
 
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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday he expects the White House to approve a second tranche of aid payments to farmers hurt by ongoing trade disputes, despite new Chinese purchases of soybeans.
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White House national security adviser says U.S. foreign aid will be conditioned on benefits to the United States as well as recipients.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics on Thursday at a House hearing on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews the government's ongoing support for such studies.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics on Thursday at a House hearing on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews the government’s ongoing support for such studies. Research fields in which fetal tissue is used include HIV, childhood cancers, treatments that enlist the body’s immune […]
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The White House will have to decide whether to renominate Barry Lee Myers, the chief executive of AccuWeather, next year.
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Marijuana’s lanky, straight-laced country cousin is about to get legal. The Senate on Tuesday and the House on Wednesday gave final approval to the massive 2018 Farm Bill, including a provision that will end an eight-decade ban on industrial hemp, that non-psychoactive but extremely useful member of the cannabis family. President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law.Even though you could smoke a hemp joint the size of a telephone pole and get nothing more than a cough and a headache, for decades the DEA has refused to recognize any distinction between hemp and marijuana that gets you high. That meant that American farmers could not legally produce hemp for a hemp products industry worth $820 million last year and expected to break the billion-dollar mark this year.That’s right: Thanks to a federal court case brought against the DEA more than a decade ago, farmers in countries where hemp is legal can export it to the U.S., and companies in the U.S. can turn that hemp in...
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The second-ranking House Republican said Thursday that a looming partial government shutdown would be "stupid" but perhaps unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico.
 
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he has five people on his short list to become the White House chief of staff when John Kelly leaves the post at the beginning of the new year.
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President Trump said Thursday he has narrowed his list of candidates for White House chief of staff to five finalists.The president made the revelation one day after Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.),...
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