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Chad Knaus’ laptop computer with Sonoma race notes stolen – FOXSports.com

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. — According to an Associated Press report, thieves smashed a right-side rear passenger window in Chad Knaus’ rental car and stole briefcases containing a laptop computer with this weekend’s race notes, his wife’s art supplies and “a significant amount of cash.” Knaus is the crew chief for Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Johnson and Knaus have been together since the seven-time champion’s rookie season of…

Apple’s MacBook Air Needs To Be Killed Off – Forbes – Forbes

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

In case you missed it, Apple updated the venerable MacBook Air during WWDC. While all the focus was on the iPad Pro and the draw of AR in mobile technology, the laptop picked up the least amount of love possible with a bump on Intel’s fifth generation chipset from 1.6 GHz to 1.8 GHz. For all the talk of the iPad Pro being able to replace a laptop and be…

Trump joins the effort to pass a health-care bill, but another GOP senator is opposed – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

President Trump and his allies are waging their most aggressive effort yet to help Senate GOP leaders pass an expansive health-care bill next week, but the endeavor encountered new resistance Friday when a fifth Republican senator said he does not support the bill as is. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) announced that he could not vote for the legislation without revisions, singling out the measure’s long-term spending cuts to Medicaid as…

Camden flats: Hundreds of homes evacuated over fire risk fears – BBC News

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Media captionCamden residents react to tower block evacuations More than 800 homes in tower blocks on a council estate in Camden, north London, have been evacuated because of fire safety concerns. Camden Council says people in five towers on the Chalcots estate were moved for “urgent fire safety works”. The council said it was booking hotels but 100 residents are spending the night on air beds in a leisure centre….

Sean Spicer banned TV cameras. Again. So we annotated his briefing. Again. – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer listens during a Jan. 20 news briefing. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) White House press secretary Sean Spicer barred television cameras from a media briefing on Friday and prohibited live audio broadcasts, marking the third time this week that spokesmen for President Trump have imposed such restrictions.  In keeping with a promise we made Monday, The Fix has annotated a transcript of the session, since it could…

Trump appears to acknowledge Russian election meddling – and blames Obama – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

It wasn’t immediately clear exactly what inspired the president’s tweet. It came several hours after the publication of a Washington Post report detailing the Obama administration’s fight to punish Russia for its alleged election interference. That report stated that the CIA informed Obama of Russia’s hacking efforts last August, and that his administration chose to respond by approving a package of sanctions against the country in late December. Obama also authorized…