Education Dept. official apologizes for comments on sexual assault

The Education Department’s top civil rights official has apologized for her characterization that 90 percent of campus sexual assault accusations investigated by the federal government under Title IX stem from drunken regret or the fallout of a broken romance.

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White House misspells word 'inaccurately' in video attacking CBO for being inaccurate

The White House has deleted and reissued a video that misspelled the word “inaccurately” in an attack on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for being inaccurate. The 45-second spot, which the White House issued via their YouTube channel, was meant to cast doubt on the independent agency’s health care projections. The White House quickly deleted the video and uploaded a version with the correct spelling.

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Spicer: U.S. must face ‘political reality’ of Assad in Syria

WASHINGTON — Under heavy fire for dropping U.S. demands for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s ouster from power, the White House declared Friday that it’s time to face “political reality� in Syria.

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Comcast says it will not sell customer browsing histories

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Comcast Corp said Friday it would not sell customers’ individual internet browsing information, days after the U.S. Congress approved legislation reversing Obama administration era internet privacy rules. The bill would repeal regulations adopted in October by the Federal Communications Commission under the Obama administration requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers’ privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc’s Google or Facebook Inc. …

U.S. Officials: Terrorists May Conceal Bombs in Laptops

A new government analysis suggests terrorists may be using laptops to conceal bombs, which may be why passengers on flights from 10 airports are unable to carry-on electronics larger than cell phones.

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Trump hasn’t ruled out raising the national debt to cut taxes

WASHINGTON — President Trump may be considering a tax-cut plan that could rankle Republican congressional leadership. While both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have pushed for deficit-neutral tax cuts, a senior White House official told Yahoo News the president could consider a plan that might add to the national debt. The official cautioned that Trump hasn’t settled on a strategy for tax cuts and said …

Sean Spicer knocks critics of his ‘spirited back-and-forth’ with April Ryan

A day after scolding journalist April Ryan during his daily briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said criticism of the now-viral exchange is “demeaning� — to her.

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Democrats pile on Nunes as intrigue swirls around House Russia probe

House intelligence committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is resisting growing calls for him to step aside over the revelation he had gone to the White House grounds to receive classified information related to committee’s investigation into Russian interference in last year’s election. “We’ve been investigating Russia for many, many years,� he said.

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