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Beto O’Rourke hires 4 for national communications team

Beto O’Rourke is hiring four Democratic communications veterans as he continues to build out his staff in El Paso, Texas, and ramp up early-state organizing efforts ahead of the first Democratic debate next week. Despite consistently trailing five Democratic foes in national and early-voting state polls in recent weeks, the former Texas congressman is continuing…MORE

Voting machine giant lobbies for paper ballots over election security concerns

The US’s largest election equipment manufacturer has begun quietly lobbying Congress to force all voting equipment to create a paper trail, a sharp departure after years of selling paperless digital machines that can’t be fully audited. The change of stance comes amid concerns over the security of elections following Russia’s interference effort in the 2016…MORE

Trina and Nicki Minaj drop ‘BAPS’ and flip a 2000 classic

Trina and Nicki Minaj are ready for some new music. The two rappers have collaborated on a song that dropped Wednesday called “BAPS.” The four-minute New Orleans-styled beat is from Trina’s upcoming album “The One,” which is available this Friday. The song samples from the 2000 song “Project B***,” from the supergroup Cash Money Millionaires,…MORE

Key piece of evidence missing in Kevin Spacey case

Kevin Spacey‘s accuser, his mother and their attorney say they cannot find the cell phone the accuser used the night the actor allegedly sexually assaulted him, according to court documents. A Nantucket, Massachusetts judge ordered the three of them to turn the phone over so defense experts could examine it. Spacey’s lawyers claimed in a…MORE

Pilots criticize Boeing’s 737 Max design at House hearing

Debate over the factors that may have contributed to two 737 Max plane crashes consumed a House hearing Wednesday, as two pilots criticized Boeing’s design and rollout of the aircraft and some lawmakers questioned the qualifications of the foreign pilots involved in the crashes. While investigations into the 737 Max and crashes involving the aircraft…MORE

Sen. Tim Scott supports McConnell on not paying reparations for slavery

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the only African American Republican senator, told CNN on Wednesday that he agrees with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that reparations are not a “realistic path forward” because it’s just too complicated to figure out who to compensate. “There is no question that slavery is a scourge on the…MORE

Elizabeth Warren’s rise opens a new chapter in the progressive primary

Sen. Bernie Sanders has company in the rapidly escalating race-within-a-race to lead the progressive wing in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary: Sen. Elizabeth Warren. A series of recent polls have shown the Massachusetts senator on the rise, placing slightly behind Sanders in Iowa and Florida, and leading him in a recent survey out of Nevada.…MORE

Frozen spinach recalled for possible listeria contamination

Sprouts Farmers Market has recalled some frozen spinach because of possible contamination with listeria, the company announced. The recall affects frozen cut leaf spinach in 16-ounce bags manufactured by National Frozen Foods of Oregon. Listeria was found in some of the products through random sampling. The products include: Sprouts Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach, UPC 87487500982,…MORE

‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ mobile game launches June 21st

Magic lovers, get ready: The Harry Potter-themed follow up to the hit mobile game Pokémon Go launches worldwide starting Friday. The rollout of “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” will begin in the United States and the United Kingdom, according to the game’s official trailer. It’ll support iOS and Android. It’s unclear when the game will debut…MORE