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Another Obama Campaigner Gets An Ambassador’s Job; WWW Inventor Takes On The NSA; Obamacare Incentivizes Divorce?!; FDA Looks To Ban Trans Fats; Engineering Human Genes; Bloomberg Political Season’s Biggest Loser – Thursday Morning News Roundup 11-7-2013

November 7, 2013 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Colleen Bradley Bell, producer for soap opera production company Bell-Phillip Television Prods., has been nominated as ambassador to Hungary, becoming the latest of President Barack Obama’s campaign supporters to be tapped for foreign posts. Bell’s nomination must be approved by the Senate. She raised more than $500,000 for the Obama campaign, according to its disclosure of campaign bundlers. According to the New York Times, the actual figure was more than $2.1 million by the fall of 2012. Source: Variety…

 

  • The inventor of the world wide web has criticized America’s National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ for weakening online security by breaking the encryptions that guard data privacy for millions of computer users around the world. Sir Tim Berners-Lee called for a “full and frank public debate” over internet surveillance, warning that cracking encryption software was foolish and would be exploited by cybercriminals. Source: The Telegraph…

 

  • From website crashes to long holds on calls, the issues involved with the unveiling of the Affordable Care Act are well documented. But now, could it be breaking couples up? CBS 2’s Don Champion spoke to one Brooklyn couple on Wednesday who said they may be forced to get a divorce to get health insurance. Source: CBS New York…

 

  • The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday took a step toward potentially eliminating trans fats from the food supply with a preliminary determination they are no longer “generally recognized as safe.” Source: CNN…

 

  • A breakthrough in genetics – described as “jaw-dropping” by one Nobel scientist – has created intense excitement among DNA experts around the world who believe the discovery will transform their ability to edit the genomes of all living organisms, including humans. The development has been hailed as a milestone in medical science because it promises to revolutionize the study and treatment of a range of diseases, from cancer and incurable viruses to inherited genetic disorders such as sickle-cell anemia and Down syndrome. Source: The Independent…

 

  • The biggest loser in this year’s Colorado election cycle may have been New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Colorado voters kicked the mayor to the curb at the ballot box again, rejecting a proposed statewide income-tax hike backed by Mr. Bloomberg just two months after ushering out two Democratic state senators who supported his gun-control agenda. Source: The Washington Times…

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