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Daily Briefing: More Fox News Shakeups, Obamacare Repeal In Trouble Again, Awan Brothers Update

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10 things you need to know today – May 2nd 2017

1. Sean Hannity Mostly Tamps Down Rumors That He’s Leaving Fox News

Fox News host Sean Hannity is doing his level best to distance himself from rumors that he’s looking for an escape hatch from Fox News. – READ MORE

2. Republicans Just One Vote Away From Failing To Repeal Obamacare, Again

The Hill’s most recent whip list reveals 22 Republicans – mostly moderates – who oppose the bill, the maximum number of GOP defections that can be afforded, meaning the GOP is just one vote away from another failure. – READ MORE

3. Awan Brothers: Wasserman Schultz IT Guy Threatened Kidnappings For Cash, Court Docs Say

A former congressional information technology (IT) aide allegedly threatened to have his stepmother’s Pakistani relatives kidnapped if she talked to U.S. law enforcement authorities, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s (TheDCNF) Investigative Group. – READ MORE

4. Fox News co-president Bill Shine out in latest shake-up for network

Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out at the network, the latest casualty in the scandal that has plagued Fox News and its parent company 21st Century Fox since last summer. – READ MORE

5. Trump Considers Sending 5,000 More Troops Into ‘Shockingly’ Bad Afghan War

President Donald Trump is considering sending up to 5,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan to bolster the increasingly faltering Afghan National Security Forces. – READ MORE

6. Zuckerberg Seems To Be Doing A Better Job Of Campaigning Than Hillary

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been embarking on a tour across America in recent months, visiting some parts of the country where former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent relatively little time campaigning and failed to win in the 2016 presidential election. – READ MORE

7. Senator Points To ‘Material Inconsistencies’ In Comey’s Statements On Trump Dossier

Ahead of a highly anticipated Senate hearing later this week, FBI Director James Comey is being accused of making inconsistent statements about the bureau’s relationship with Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy behind the Trump dossier. – READ MORE

8. ‘People’s Climate March’ for the Environment Leaves Behind an Environmental Disaster

On Saturday, environmentalists from across the country converged on Washington, DC for the “People’s Climate March,” to urge the Trump Administration to invest in policies that fight climate change. – READ MORE

9. $70.3 Million in Medicaid Payments Were Made to Providers With Fraud Allegations

The state of Florida made $70.3 million in Medicaid payments to providers who had fraud allegations against them, according to an audit from the inspector general. – READ MORE

10. ‘It Was An Invasion’: How Hungary Managed To Erase Illegal Immigration In Just A Few Months

When other countries welcomed refugees with open arms, Hungary decided it was time to eradicate illegal immigration at any cost. The country succeeded, but that success damaged relations with the European Union in the process. – READ MORE

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