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The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses.


Those rules, not yet in effect, would have required internet providers to ask your permission before sharing your personal information.


That’s a much stronger privacy-protection weapon than letting them use your data until you tell them to stop. As anyone who has ever tried to stop getting targeted ads on the internet knows, opting out is hard.

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan told President Trump Friday that he doesn’t have the votes to pass the GOP health care plan, according to a new report.


Ryan went to the White House and was “not delivering good news,” according to CNN.


House Republicans need 216 votes to repeal and replace ObamaCare, but were 25 to 28 short as of Thursday night.

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Stephen Colbert’s been beating Jimmy Fallon in the overall late-night ratings race — and we hear Colbert now wants to steal Fallon’s younger viewers, too.


Colbert’s comeback “Late Show” has topped Fallon’s “Tonight Show” for seven weeks straight, but has been behind in TV’s coveted 18-49 demographic.


A source says of riding-high Colbert, “He loves the headlines. He went from underdog to beating Fallon, so of course he’s enjoying it. He’s now so desperate to take over the ‘key demographic’ that he brought back an old character — his [Comedy Central] ‘conservative pundit colleague’ — to compete.”

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President Trump’s former campaign manager signed a secret, $10 million contract with a Russian billionaire that advanced the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin, a new report reveals.


Paul Manafort’s previously undisclosed work with Putin ally and aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska comes despite denials from the Trump campaign and White House of links to the Russian government, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.


In a 2005 memo to the Russian businessman, Manafort pitched his services as a way to benefit Deripaska, as well as Putin.

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WASHINGTON — Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is suggesting that alleged government surveillance of Donald Trump during his campaign may have gone beyond the president’s accusation that former President Barack Obama had his phones tapped.


Conway tells New Jersey’s Bergen County Record “there are many ways to surveil each other.” She says “you can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets — any number of ways.” Conway didn’t offer any evidence for the remark.


It follows Trump’s claim that Obama had Trump’s “wires tapped” at Trump Tower before the election. Trump hasn’t provided evidence and Obama has denied the charge.

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