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Guy who fought Wells Fargo is angry about Republican attack on CFPB

What is the CFPB? Mike Feuer’s 2015 lawsuit against Wells Fargo was the opening salvo in what would become the darkest scandal in the bank’s 165-year history. But Los Angeles City Attorney Feuer would be the first to say that teaming up with the nation’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was what widened the scope of the investigation into the bank’s widespread sordid practices. That cooperation created the heft and breadth that led Wells Fargo to admit to firing 5,300 employees and creating 2 million fake accounts nationwide. It also got ...

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Madden 18 Cover Star Tom Brady Jokes About Madden Curse In Silly Video

Last week, EA announced Tom Brady as the cover star for Madden 18. Given his stature as one of the league’s best, most reliable players, some Patriots fans might be concerned about the so-called Madden Curse. Brady himself said in a statement that he doesn’t believe in it (despite what happened last year) and now his team has put out a very silly video that expands on that even further. In this TB12 video, Brady attends a fake board meeting of sorts where he criticizes his team for making him ...

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Why You Should Care About Strafe – The Lobby

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Kaepernick adviser: 3 teams called about QB

8:56 AM ET ESPN.com news services An adviser to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he has been contacted by three teams inquiring about Kaepernick since the free-agency period began in March. Harry Edwards, a renowned sociologist and civil rights activist who has mentored Kaepernick, told USA Today Sports that the teams have asked him about Kaepernick’s desire and ability to play. “They’ve asked, ‘Can he play? Does he want to play?'” Edwards said. “The last question I can’t answer. The first question, absolutely. If Kaep makes up ...

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Largest X-Ray Laser Ever Is About to Power Up

Particle accelerators can fire all kinds of particles, from protons to electrons and even whole atomic nuclei — and now an enormous linear photon accelerator is about to join the mix. Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) has been working for years toward this single monumental achievement: It’s about to fire up the world’s biggest X-ray laser. The 3.4-km-long European XFEL is the largest and most powerful of the five great X-ray lasers worldwide. And it’s an upgrade in terms of speed, not just intensity. With more than 27,000 hard X-ray pulses per second, ...

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Obama warned Trump about hiring Michael Flynn

Media playback is unsupported on your device Barack Obama warned newly elected President Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as national security adviser, the White House has confirmed. Mr Obama warned his successor less than 48 hours after the November election during a conversation in the Oval Office, former Obama officials said. Mr Flynn’s contacts with a Russian ambassador are expected to come up in a Senate hearing on Monday. He was fired in February for concealing the nature of these contacts. Mr Flynn, a retired army lieutenant-general, misled the ...

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5 facts about Puerto Rico's utter economic misery

Donald Trump: I would not bail out Puerto Rico Puerto Rico is in the midst of a bleak economic crisis. The island has $ 74 billion in debt and another $ 50 billion in pension obligations on the books, making its case by far the largest municipal bankruptcy ever filed. Court documents in support of Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy paint a stark picture of what life is like and just how daunting the crisis is. 1. Fewer than 1 million people have jobs The island has a population of about 3.5 ...

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FCC is reviewing complaints about Colbert's Trump jokes. But that's its job

Colbert attacks Trump’s interview Right now there’s a severe overreaction to the FCC chairman’s comments about Stephen Colbert. No, the government is not trying to muzzle one of the most famous comedians in America because he made a vulgar joke about President Trump. Colbert is not being censored. Despite all of Friday’s social media chatter and conflicting news headlines, the FCC is doing exactly what it always does. Following Monday’s barrage of jokes, including one that implied Trump was taking part in a sexual act with Russian President Vladimir Putin, ...

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3 things to know about health savings accounts

What’s in the Republican health care bill While much of the U.S. health care system is in flux since Republicans passed a new health care bill Thursday, health savings accounts — or HSAs — aren’t going away. In fact they’re likely to get bigger and more popular if the new bill ever becomes law. The proposed changestend to push for Americans to take more ownership over their health care and have greater accountability in paying for it. “This bill provides more freedom to the individual, more choice and more opportunity,” ...

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Buckingham Palace meeting 'not about health of Queen or Prince Philip'

A meeting of household staff called at Buckingham Palace is not a cause for concern, the BBC understands. The BBC’s royal correspondent Peter Hunt understands the meeting is not about the health of either the Queen or Duke of Edinburgh. Officials at the palace have not said what this morning’s meeting, reported to involve all senior staff from across the UK, is about. Such internal royal meetings usually happen about once a year. Thursday’s meeting will take place at 10:00 BST. It comes after the Queen and Prince Philip fulfilled ...

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