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Senior Democrat and powerful appropriator Rep. Pete Visclosky to retire

“The Indiana Democrat is the third senior appropriator to announce retirement this year, following House Appropriations Committee chief Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Rep” reports politico.com. After Democrats regained the majority this year, Visclosky took over as chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee — one of the most coveted posts in Washington. Source: politico.com

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California’s new ‘normal’: More wildfires, blackouts as wind comes roaring back

“During a news conference Monday, utility CEO Andy Vise defended the blackouts, saying they prevent “catastrophic events from happening.”” writes Tim Stelloh Is for nbcnews.com. Newsom has argued that greed and mismanagement led to the maintenance issues that require the utility to use blackouts during wildfire weather.Millions of fire-wary Californians are preparing for more howling winds, destructive wildfires and rolling blackouts as firefighters across the state race to battle blazes sparked by earlier blasts of hot, dry air.The utility, which provides power across much of Northern California, has used rolling…

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Rep. Greg Walden, top Republican on powerful House panel, says he will retire

“Walden is the 22nd House Republican to retire, resign or seek another office since the 116th Congress convened in January” writes Mike Debonis for washingtonpost.com. The top Republicans on three other House committees have also announced their retirements this year, though Walden is the only one who wasn’t immediately facing a term limit.Seven Democrats have retired or resigned in that time. Source: washingtonpost.com

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Samsung Galaxy Fold Gets Update That Makes Its 6 Cameras A Lot More Powerful

“The Samsung Galaxy Fold is Samsung’s most expensive and, in many ways, most powerful phone” writes Stan Schroeder for mashable.com. With a $1,980 price tag and six cameras, you’d think that Samsung’s foldable Galaxy Fold would be at the forefront of smartphone photography, but the truth is that it’s actually lagging behind Galaxy S10 and Note 10 in terms of camera features. Source: mashable.com

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Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died

“He cruised to big victories in the overwhelmingly Democratic district, which had given Maryland its first black congressman in 1970 when Parren Mitchell was elected” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become the powerful chairman of a U.S. House committee that investigated President Donald Trump, died early Thursday of complications from longstanding health issues, his office said.Cummings’ committee, authorized to investigate virtually any part of the federal government, is one of three conducting the House impeachment probe of Trump. Source: seattletimes.com

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Monica Lewinsky unveils powerful PSA about ‘epidemic’ of cyberbullying

“Monica Lewinsky unveiled a new interactive public service announcement on Wednesday that powerfully tells the story of a silent epidemic unfolding around the world” writes Scott Stump for today.com. The activist and speaker appeared exclusively on TODAY for the release of “The Epidemic,” a video highlighting her latest campaign against online bullying.”Bullying is a global epidemic and the signs can often be hard to see, since so much of it takes place online. Source: today.com

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The Most Powerful MacBook Pro is now $800 off at Best Buy

“As the top of the MacBook line, the MacBook Pro is certainly no exception, so deals like this are always welcome: A tidy $800 savings brings the MacBook Pro 15 with AMD Radeon Pro 560X GPU down to $3,000 from Best Buy right now” writes October Pst for digitaltrends.com. We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and we choose what we cover carefully and independently. Source: digitaltrends.com

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