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U.S. cyber bill would shift power away from spy agency

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill proposed in Congress on Wednesday would require the U.S. National Security Agency to inform representatives of other government agencies about security holes it finds in software like the one that allowed last week's "ransomware" attacks.
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caneylan
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reconbot
606 days ago
This is big
caneylan
606 days ago
that's what she said.
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Trump F-35 tweet slashes $2 billion off Lockheed Martin’s stock

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Lockheed Martin lost as much as four percent of its total value in the moments after US president-elect Donald Trump tweeted that the cost of the military jet maker's project to build advanced F-35 Lightning II fighters was "out of control."

Panicked investors dumping stock initially shaved off around $3.5 billion (£2.75 billion) from the company's value, though the share price had recovered somewhat by the close of trading on Monday, leaving it nearly 2.5 percent down on the previous day, or a dip of around $2 billion (£1.57 billion).

Trump claimed "billions of dollars can and will be saved on military purchases" after he is inaugurated as president of the US.

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caneylan
761 days ago
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on one hand, irresponsible. on the other hand, jesus the f35 is an actual disaster.
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Blame the SAT for Donald Trump

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PEMBROKE PINES, FL - MARCH 06: Carol McMullen-Pettit, a Premier Tutor at The Princeton Review, (R) goes over SAT test preparation with 11th grader, Suzane Nazir, on March 6, 2014 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Yesterday, the College Board announced the second redesign of the SAT this century, it is scheduled to take effect in early 2016. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Mississippi county bans clown costumes as Internet meme comes to life

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Enlarge / In fairness, that is terrifying. (credit: Patricia Marroquin via Getty Images)

Leaders of a small Mississippi county have banned its roughly 10,000 residents from dressing in public as clowns, all in response to a wave of threats—online and public— in connection to the latest creepy clown meme.

The Kemper County ordinance, which lasts through November 1 (the day after Halloween), bars anybody of any age from wearing a clown costume, a clown mask, or clown makeup. Violators of the ordinance face a $150 fine.

The county's Board of Supervisors approved the measure last week at the request of James Moore, the county's sheriff. Johnny Whitsett, the board's president, said the clown meme "has really gotten out of hand." Whitsett said "it wouldn't be good" if people saw somebody dressed as a clown in their yard.

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Beating Trump Won't Mend America

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OCALA, FL - OCTOBER 12: Supportes attend a rally for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Southeastern Livestock Pavillion on October 12, 2016 in Ocala, Florida. Trump made multiple campaign stops in Florida today, a key battleground state in the upcoming election. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

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It's a Shame Clinton Got to Coast Through Debates

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LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 19: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (R) speaks as Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) looks on during the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight is the final debate ahead of Election Day on November 8. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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indeed.
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