Iowa sub who had sex with student: 'I am the victim' - NY Daily News
An Iowa substitute teacher accused of having sex with a student claims the 17-year-old boy seduced her with his "elevated vocabulary"…
Another strange thing is me using the word "constant when he is."
The Washington Post
City To Consider Cutting Ties With Wells Fargo Following Phony Account Scandal
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) San Francisco is set to become the latest city to consider cutting ties with Wells Fargo in the wake of a growing scandal involving the creation of around 2 million phony bank accounts. Supervisors Jane Kim and John Avalos introduced legislation today calling for the city to end its business with Wells Fargo and urging the city attorney and district attorney to investigate the bank's practices. In addition, the legislation calls for the city to consider a "responsible banking…" Read the full storyTo be clear, it's not the scandal that's phony, it's the account.
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IRS Audits Its Collection of Al Capone Guns, Finds It Failed to Shoot Straight
Wall Street Journal The agency, perennially in someone's crosshairs, had an elaborate plan last month to aim for some positive publicity by evoking one of its proudest moments: the 1931 conviction of Al Capone for tax evasion after other law-enforcement agencies failed…
"It's unusual that a relatively small federal agency would have two guns from one of the most infamous criminals," said Geoff Schumacher, the Mob Museum's director of content.…
"'We’re sending a message,' Biden said during an interview with 'Meet the Press' that will air on Sunday. 'We have the capacity to do it. It will be at the time of our choosing, and under the circumstances that will have the greatest impact,'"
Oh, for those halcyon days in 2009 when Hillary Clinton merrily presented the Russians with a big red RESET button. Apparently, they’ve pushed it. Or maybe we have.
Ironies abound. It seems only yesterday Russia was that glittering place where a heroic Edward Snowden resided with his girlfriend, happily employed and making big bucks lecturing U.S. college students via satellite.
Now, Russia is again the Evil Empire and Snowden’s pals at WikiLeaks are its stooges, pushing doctored and forged documents intended to crash the American electoral process in service of the World’s Loosest Canon, Donald Trump.
We can’t wait for the next act. Or, maybe we can.
How Russian hackers will impact the encryption debate on Capitol Hill
FedScoop Will public acknowledgement of Russia's aggression actually move the needle in Congress, where politicians are preparing for yet another contentious battle over encryption that may spur regulation?...
"At a minimum, Russia's alleged hacking increases the importance that Congress convene a commission to dig deeply and quickly into the use of technology by terrorists and nation-states to determine how we can protect America from bad actors while preserving our civil liberties," said Matt Mayer, a visiting fellow.…
Researchers have debunked one of our most basic assumptions about how the world works - The Washington Post
"We know that people in rich countries live longer than people in poor countries.…
And yet, when the economy is doing well, when it's growing faster than average, we find that more people are dying."
The Most Dangerous Cup of Coffee in the World
The Wall Street Journal
The quest for find the next great specialty brew has led aficionados to Congo despite its Kalashnikovs, death threats and corruption.…
"I thought this was so great. It was so fleshy," head judge Beth Ann Caspersen, who lives in Rhode Island, said about the highest-rated brew in one round of the competition, limited to coffee grown in this central African nation. It was easy to forget how Kalashnikov-wielding guards milled around outside while clapped-out sedans swerved around gaping potholes.