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Who Is Mike Dubke? Trump's New Communications Director For White House Is Republican Media Executive

President Donald Trump has finally picked someone to take over as White House communications director, a position that has technically been empty since Jason Miller left before the election. Mike Dubke, a Republican media strategist, will fill the role, officials told multiple news outlets. Though the announcement hasn’t been made yet, Trump was expected to make it official sometime Friday.
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he would seek to roll back key portions of an Obama-era privacy rule that cable and wireless firms opposed as unfair.
The judge in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial ruled Friday to allow only one other accuser to testify against the 79-year-old comedian, denying prosecutors 12 other "prior bad act" witnesses. The
President Donald Trump has called the North American Free Trade Agreement many things— among them “a catastrophe” and “the worst trade deal in history.” During a speech Friday at CPAC, the Conservati
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Simply by dint of its political stature, it's become the most important awards show of the year. The post The Oscars Have Always Been Self-Important. Now It's For a Reason appeared first on WIRED.
On December 15, 1791, when the U.S. government passed the first amendment and guaranteed freedom of speech, legislators were not thinking about Alexa, Siri, Cortana, or Google Assistant. The question
One of the biggest internet infrastructure companies leaked sensitive data for up to five months. The post Massive Bug May Have Leaked User Data From Millions of Sites. So … Change Your Passwords app
Amid accusations of sexism and sexual harassment, a recording of a meeting Thursday with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and a group of more than 100 female engineers discussing the issues was revealed by
The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa.
These films, actors and actresses garnered the most social media buzz ahead of the Academy Awards, but will they take home the prize?
Researchers have discovered a new species of an ancient worm that was more than a metre long and had powerful jaws and teeth with which to catch its
The landscape of professional wrestling has seen a significant change in the last few years. There is greater opportunity for performers to become stars outside of WWE, and few have had more success
What the airplane did to change the world is about to happen again. And it's happening faster than you think!
Advisory panel says NASA should have 'compelling' reason to risk lives on first launch of exploration rocket.        
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama administration memo that directed the Bureau of Prisons to phase out the use of private correctional facilities to house federal prisoners. 
Popular messaging platform WhatsApp has 200 million active users in India, making it the largest market for the Silicon Valley-based firm. The Facebook-owned company, however, wants to go beyond just
Paleoamericans share a last common ancestor with modern native South Americans outside, rather than inside, the Americas and new findings underscore the importance of looking at both genetic and morph
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Religious leaders and activist organizations across the United States have vowed to defend undocumented immigrants against President Donald Trump's immigration actions, including new guidelines for t
Rachel L. is still in the running for Nick Viall’s heart on Season 21 of “The Bachelor,” but viewers learned on Feb. 13 that she won’t be the winner. As shocked as fans of the ABC series were, no one
There are signs that autonomous cars have arrived - and may be driving our city streets
Researchers from the Silicon Valley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are building a tiny crowd-funded satellite capable of streaming high-resolution video live from space.
Hubble is celebrating the 30th anniversary of SN 1987A with a new picture of the famed supernova.
Tens of thousands of French voters were hoping former President Barack Obama was ready to get back to work. They've signed a petition urging him to run for president again, but this time, in France,
It’s been a rough week for the ride-hailing service. The latest controversy is a lawsuit accusing one of its employees of intellectual property theft.
Cloudflare, a service that provides security and performance optimization for more than 5.5 million websites, warned users on Thursday that it recently fixed a bug that exposed sensitive information
A team led by New York University uncovered a trove of 16 engraved limestone blocks that reveal that Van Gogh's famed pointillist technique was actually invented by the Aurignacians.
Want to become invisible online? Start with your emails. The post Famed Hacker Kevin Mitnick Shows You How to Go Invisible Online appeared first on WIRED.
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