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Last year, the Wheeler-led FCC passed a set of rules that require Internet service providers (ISPs) to obtain opt-in consent for the collection of sensitive information, opt-out consent for any other information, and heightened disclosure for "pay for privacy" options.
  • Washington's leadership should be model for now and the future

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    He was the first person in America to have a federal holiday established by Congress in 1879, named for him in celebration of his contribution to founding this nation and serving as its first president. Since the early or mid-1970s, several state governments (at least a dozen) have passed legislation to rename the George Washington's birthday observance as "Presidents' Day or "Washington and Lincoln Day", or other assorted variations with some sort of theme about presidents".
  • Oakland Police disarm, detain active shooter

    Oakland Police disarm, detain active shooter

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    Then, police video shows the suspect casually walking the streets, rifle in hand and one other unidentified object in the other hand. The incident began about 9 a.m. California Highway Patrol told CBS that the gunman was "disarmed and detained". The Oakland Zoo tells KTVU it's not on lockdown. As a gunman shoots at least 4 people dead at the BPM festival in the Blue Parrot nightclub, Playa Del Carmen, we bring you horrific images from the scene.
  • Rauner to address 'grand bargain' during budget speech

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    Dating back to 2010, the state owes $1.7 million in back payouts to the district and is behind by $3 million in the current budget year. It would include a hard cap on state spending and incorporate revenue increases and reductions in expenditures to pay off the state's almost $12 billion in unpaid bills.
  • Senate to confirm Trump budget chief

    Senate to confirm Trump budget chief

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    In a 51-49 vote, the conservative Republican congressman from SC drew the support of all Republicans except Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, denounced him as a danger to national security, and joined Democrats in voting against him.
  • Delphi, Indiana: Latest updates after two bodies found dead near trail

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    While police declined to speculate how the two thirteen year old girls died, they made a statement saying that they suspected foul play. They were reported missing by family on Monday evening after they were dropped off to go hiking near an abandoned railroad bridge known as "Mile High Bridge".
  • WWE co-founder Linda McMahon confirmed as SBA leader

    WWE co-founder Linda McMahon confirmed as SBA leader

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    McMahon previously ran for Senate in 2010 and 2012, so she was not exactly a stranger to the Senate floor, which helped shed the idea of her being the typical outsider in Washington . "Small businesses have had some tough blows in the last decade", McMahon said in her opening remarks. Opposition to McMahon came from Democrats such as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and Sens.
  • Lack of health care insurance is a threat

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    That rule was supposed to help balance the pool of healthy and sick but some insurers say it has not worked as intended and Republicans have said they will overturn it. "The idea of somehow there's no way an HSA could work, that's not true.We routinely underestimate the sophistication of people for whom dollars really matter".
  • Fire breaks out at Disneyland parking structure

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    In total, damages are estimated at about $180,000. At least seven Disney employees were treated by medics for smoke inhalation after the fires were first reported at around 4:40 p.m., according to ABC7 . "It's just an accidental fire that started with one vehicle then quickly communicated to other vehicles", the sergeant said. "A lot of people are just exhausted, they've been here all day.
  • Betsy DeVos tries a tweet, gets attacked by online bears

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    Another said: "She's giving money to senators and buying her way into the position". "I hope you're proud of yourself". When she tried to enter the school, the protesters stood in front of her, video from CNN affiliate WJLA showed.
  • Northeast braces for snowstorm as airlines cancel flights, cities shut schools

    Northeast braces for snowstorm as airlines cancel flights, cities shut schools

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    ABC News' 360-degree video captured the picturesque scene in New York City's Central Park and Times Square as snow blanketed the city and much of the Northeast today. However, extreme event attribution studies, in which scientists assess the likelihood of a storm such as this one occurring in a world with and without human-caused climate change, and then analyze how the risk of this event has changed, need to be done before saying anything conclusive about a climate change link.