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Morning Briefing: Fox News Investigation, New Benghazi Documents, Macron Emails Leaked

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10 things you need to know this morning – May 6th 2017

1. Fox News Under Federal Investigations Examining Sexual Harassment, Intimidation, Undisclosed Payoffs

Federal investigators are taking a deeper look into various alleged improprieties at Fox News, according to a Thursday night report from the Wall Street Journal.

2. Court Rules State Department Must Release Clinton Emails Detailing Obama Response to Benghazi

A federal judge ordered the Department of State to release new emails stored on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server regarding the 2012 attack in Benghazi, a nonprofit government watchdog group announced Friday.

3. EMLEAKS: Macron’s French presidential campaign emails leaked online

Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a “massive” computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online 1-1/2 days before voters choose between the centrist and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

4. Uber’s Spying Practices Are So Intense The DOJ Is Now Investigating

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is launching a criminal investigation into Uber’s surveillance practices, specifically a software program that helped it evade regulators, according to a Thursday report from Reuters.

5. SCOTUS Weighs Seizure Of Cell Tower Data Without Warrant

The Supreme Court may soon decide whether the Constitution protects cell tower data from police seizure without a warrant, affording the justices the chance to revisit one of the most controversial tenets of Fourth Amendment law.

6. GREAT AGAIN: 211,000 Jobs Created in April, Unemployment Falls to 4.4%

The American job creation machine was re-ignited in April after a disappointing March. Payrolls grew by 211,000 jobs in the months and unemployment fell to 4.4 percent, the lowest since May 2007.

7. Stephen Colbert being investigated by the FCC for obscene anti-Trump joke

Late night host and comedian Stephen Colbert’s controversial and epithet-laden tirade against President Trump began a public furor that has now led to an investigation by the Federal Communications Commission.

8. If You Die Because Of AHCA, This Group Will Help Send Your Ashes To Congress

A new website promises to help send your cremated remains to your U.S. representative in the unfortunate event you die because of the Republican’s new health law.

9. Canada To Offer Passports With Third Gender

Because of new “human rights” legislation, Canada will soon offer a third option when they record their gender on a passport application.

10. WikiLeaks Reveals “Archimedes”: Malware Used To Hack Local Area Networks

Today, May 5th 2017, WikiLeaks publishes “Archimedes”, a tool used by the CIA to attack a computer inside a Local Area Network (LAN), usually used in offices. It allows the re-directing of traffic from the target computer inside the LAN through a computer infected with this malware and controlled by the CIA.

 

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