by Lauren Kirchner ProPublica, Oct. 9, 2015, 1 p.m.
How much does your smart home know about you? That was the question that Charles Givre, a data scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton, set out to answer in a recent experiment. Givre has an account on Wink, a platform designed to control, from a single screen, his Internet-connected home devices, such as door locks, window shades and LED lights. He wanted to learn what could be…Continue
Patricia Kime, Staff writer
Critical staffing shortages in the Phoenix VA Health Care System's urology department contributed to the deaths of at least four patients and placed other veterans at risk for advanced cancer, a new government report has found.
Eighteen months after the Phoenix hospital became the bellwether for a nationwide scandal on treatment delays and scheduling…Continue
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Theology is important. In fact a very wise man once said, “Everyone is a theologian, some are just bad at theology.” We see this almost daily as we go through life, and we see people live out what they believe. It is no different when we get to jurisprudence. We either have a firm grasp on what it means to uphold the law or we do not. We understand how legitimate authority is exercised, or we do not. It is good to see that some of our best legal minds get…
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Editor’s note: This column originally appeared on watchdog.org
First the White House Office of Special Counsel started an investigation into the embattled VA. Now it’s the turn of Health and Human Services for evidence that VA officials repeatedly accessed whistleblower medical records in retaliation — violating HIPAA laws.…Continue
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WASHINGTON - Republican Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race to be the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, members of the chamber said on Thursday, and the election to choose the next top leader in the chamber has been postponed.
In a meeting with fellow Republicans, McCarthy, the current House majority leader, said that "I am not the one at this time," according to Republican Representative Peter King.
House Republican Conference spokesman Nate Hodson said…Continue
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BECAUSE THEY CARE ABOUT LIVES?
WELL, NOT REALLY!…Continue
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