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  • Astronomers Detect Supermassive Black Holes, with Billions of Times the Mass of the Sun
    Astronomers_detect_supermassive_black_holes_that_are_billions_of_times_the_mass_of_the_sun 2017-06-28 02:12:06 UTC
    The two black holes, with a combined mass 15 billion times that of the Sun, are likely separated by only about 24 light-years, extremely close for such a system. "This is the first pair of black holes to be seen as separate objects that are mov...

  • GOP delays vote on health care bill: Fear of a disastrous defeat
    Gop_delays_vote_on_health_care_bill-_fear_of_a_disastrous_defeat 2017-06-27 21:00:38 UTC
    WASHINGTON — Facing a potentially disastrous defeat by members of his own party, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided on Tuesday to delay a vote on healthcare legislation in order to get more support from Republican senators. Pre...

  • Massive hack attack: "It's like WannaCry all over again"
    Massive_hack_attack-_%22it's_like_wannacry_all_over_again%22_ 2017-06-27 17:39:04 UTC
    MOSCOW/KIEV — A ransomware attack hit computers across the world on Tuesday, taking out servers at Russia's biggest oil company, disrupting operations at Ukrainian banks, and shutting down computers at multinational shipping and advertising firms....

  • EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record $2.7 billion fine
    Eu_antitrust_regulators_hit_alphabet_unit_google_with_a_record__2.7_billion_fine 2017-06-27 16:50:51 UTC
    BRUSSELS — EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine on Tuesday, taking a tough line in the first of three investigations into the company's dominance in searches and smartphones. It is...

  • Okay, Mr. President, the World is Finally Laughing at the US
    The_world_is_finally_laughing_at_the_us_and_its_president 2017-06-27 15:29:49 UTC
    BERLIN — The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Cent...

  • 22 million Americans would lose insurance under GOP,Trump bill
    Gop-_we_have_enough_votes_to_repeal_obamacare 2017-06-27 06:54:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON — Twenty-two million Americans would lose insurance over the next decade under the healthcare bill drafted by U.S. Senate Republicans, a nonpartisan office said on Monday, an assessment that will likely make it more difficult for the al...

  • Koch brothers: Eliminate medicaid for poor and disabled Americans
    Koch_brothers-_eliminate_medicaid_for_poor_and_disabled_americans 2017-06-26 07:13:57 UTC
    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — Officials with the conservative U.S. political network overseen by the Koch brothers say they are unhappy with the healthcare bill that may be voted on by the Senate this week and will lobby for changes to it. At a wee...

  • Large crowds turned out for Pride marches in San Francisco & New York
    Large_crowds_turned_out_for_pride_marches_in_san_francisco___new_york 2017-06-26 07:01:24 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK — Large crowds turned out for Pride marches on Sunday in New York City and San Francisco, the two U.S. places most associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement, with the East Coast city bringin...

  • The deadliest battle for Mosul and the end of ISIS's "Caliphate"
    The_deadliest_battle_for_mosul_and_the_end_of_isis's_%22caliphate%22 2017-06-25 06:32:14 UTC
    MOSUL, IRAQ — Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their se...

  • Obama: The Senate bill would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections
    Obama-_affordable_care_act_is_to_make_people%e2%80%99s_lives_better__not_worse 2017-06-24 17:51:21 UTC
    Barack Obama released a blistering statement on Thursday condemning Senate Republicans’ plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, calling the draft legislation a “massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the ric...