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What Puerto Rico is doing to get the power back after storm

Associated Press

BARCELONETA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 90 feet high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road. At the same time, crews fan out across the battered island, erecting light poles and power lines in a block by block slog. A month after Hurricane Maria rolled across the center of Puerto Rico, the power is still out for the vast majority of people on the island as the work to restore hundreds of miles of trans

Shkreli Lawyer, on Trial Himself, Seeks Distance From Shkreli

Bloomberg

Evan Greebel, a lawyer who once advised Martin Shkreli, went on trial this week on charges that he helped Shkreli defraud the company he founded, Retrophin Inc.

White House defends Kelly's defense of Trump

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending President Donald Trump's chief of staff after he mischaracterized previous remarks of a Democratic congresswoman who is now criticizing Trump's condolence call to the widow of a soldier killed in Niger. John Kelly on Thursday derided Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida on Thursday as an "empty barrel," saying she had delivered a speech at an FBI field office dedication in which she "talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building."

Cole Sprouse Has Been Taking Photos Of Lili Reinhart Again And They're Perfect

Buzzfeed

I'M SPEECHLESS.

How Many Quebec Women Wear The Niqab Anyway?

Buzzfeed

Estimates vary.

Trump Says He’s Eyeing Taylor, Powell, Yellen for Top Fed Post

Bloomberg

President Donald Trump said he’s considering Stanford University economist John Taylor and Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell for the top job at the central bank, and indicated Fed Chair Janet Yellen remains in the running for renomination to a second four-year term.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders warns reporter not to question a 4-star general amid mounting John Kelly controversy

Business Insider

The White House has been feuding with a...

50-year-old research issue still biting biologists

Ars Technica

Once upon a time, researchers paid attention to the problems within their field.

FAA proposes ban on large electronics in checked baggage

Engadget

Explosive batteries are becoming a serious safety concern.

Expert: Water from a polluted Puerto Rico site 'safe to drink'

CNN

Water from three wells at a hazardous-waste site in Dorado, Puerto Rico, is safe for human consumption, according to tests conducted for CNN by a university lab.

Kelly erroneously claimed Wilson took credit for building funding

CNN

White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly on Thursday erroneously claimed that Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Florida, claimed credit for securing "$20 million" in federal funding to build a new FBI field office in Miami in 2015, according to a video of the dedication ceremony posted Friday by the Sun Sentinel.

Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday "which will be the biggest in the history of our country" following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans' promised tax legislation. Republicans hope to push the first tax overhaul in three decades through Congress by year's end, an ambitious goal that would fulfill multiple campaign promises but could run aground over any number of disputes. Failure could cost the GOP dearly in next year's midterm el

Uber, Intel, and other tech firms will urge Congress to let “Dreamers” stay

Ars Technica

Uber: "We plan to support Dreamers as long as they need help."

Report: Verizon struggling to launch streaming TV service in crowded field

Ars Technica

It's had two delays and now plans to launch in the spring, says Bloomberg.

How a month of hurricane nightmares changed Puerto Rico -- and me

CNN

CNN's Leyla Santiago considers the island of Puerto Rico home. She witnessed it suffer for 30 days in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Obamacare battle turns into Trump vs. the IRS

CNBC

The IRS is throwing a big wrench into President Trump's plans to gut Obamacare, says Jake Novak.