Colonial Pipeline Paid Roughly $5 Million in Ransom to Hackers

The payment clears the way for gas to begin flowing again, but it risks emboldening other criminal groups to take American companies hostage by seizing control of their computers. By Michael D. Shear, Nicole Perlroth and Clifford Krauss WASHINGTON — The operator of a critical fuel pipeline on the East Coast paid extortionists roughly 75 Bitcoin — or nearly $5 million […]

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No Evidence of Voting Fraud? For the G.O.P., It’s No Problem.

You’ve heard this koan a million times: If a tree falls in a forest and no one’s there to hear it, does it make a sound? Now let’s try a variation: If a tree doesn’t fall, and nobody was there to watch it stay upright, could you be persuaded to believe that it made a crashing sound anyway? What am […]

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One by one, Washington begins to unmask.

By Katie Rogers CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jill Biden, the first lady, landed in West Virginia just as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday that vaccinated Americans could, for the most part, remove their masks. So, just before she disembarked from her plane, she did. After weeks of murky guidance from the C.D.C. on what vaccinated Americans […]

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New variant sparks rush for millions to get jabbed as PM eyes UK vaccine strategy shift

India variant: Expert discusses vaccines that are 'effective' When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Senior ministers were tonight in […]

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Bill Ralston: Cold comfort in the Cook Islands travel bubble

The Cook Islands travel bubble is now opening up. An ice-cold beer at Trader Jacks in Rarotonga, a swim at Muri Beach and lounging by the pool on Aitutaki. Ah, no thanks. Not at the moment. I might wait a few months. The pandemic has made most of us much more conservative about overseas travel than we were 18 months […]

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Boulder post office to be named after King Soopers shooting victim Eric Talley

Colorado’s U.S. House delegation wants to name a Boulder post office after Eric Talley, the police officer killed in March’s mass shooting at a King Soopers. All seven U.S. House members, Republicans and Democrats, are co-sponsoring the legislation, which was introduced Thursday. The lead sponsor is Democratic Rep. Joe Neguse, who represents Boulder. The building at 1905 15th St. in […]

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I’ll be tough and miserable says National’s Andrew Bayly but never boring

It’s not easy to work out who the alternative finance minister is– and that’s just within the National Party. Labour, of course, likes to talk up the credentials of Act leader David Seymour to irritate National. Michael Woodhouse is National’s finance spokesman and responsible for spending issues but he is not the direct opposite to the Finance Minister, Grant Robertson. […]

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Sturgeons independence plans crushed as London holds strong hand over referendum rights

Sturgeon: Expert says UK government ‘has the strong hand’ When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Senior Fellow Akash Paun […]

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Shami Chakrabarti shut down as she slams vaccine companies Should thank AstraZeneca!

AstraZeneca deserves 'huge credit' says Matt Forde When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Shami Chakrabarti supported the Trade-Related Intellectual […]

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