July 9th, 2013
07:22 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama's technology guru on opening the data vault: Todd Park on 6 ways non-secret government data has been put to work

(CNN) - Just back from a foreign trip and a holiday vacation, the president returned to work Monday by talking about government efficiency.

A snooze, right? But not this time. What we found fascinating is this new crop of companies Obama mentioned that have taken advantage of all sorts of government data that's recently been put online. These companies have downloaded it (for free) and created new services in health care, credit card protections and medical care that make life easier for you and me.
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CNN Washington AM Note
July 9th, 2013
05:29 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Washington AM Note

BREAKING OVERNIGHT:

CNN: 'Thank you:' Cleveland kidnapping victims speak out for the first time
For the first time since their rescue two months ago, the world is hearing directly from the three women who were held captive in Cleveland for a decade. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight released a video on YouTube, offering their thanks to all those who have supported them since they were freed from captivity.
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Romney contributes to Ryan campaign
July 9th, 2013
05:08 AM ET
1 year ago

Romney contributes to Ryan campaign

(CNN) - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney donated $5,200 to his former running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, on June 3, helping to bring Ryan’s second quarter haul to a total of $1.1 million.

Even before he was on the ballot to be vice president, Ryan has always been a top fundraiser in Congress. However, he became a household name thanks to Romney, who featured him heavily in events throughout the 2012 presidential campaign season.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan
Federal judge temporarily blocks new Wisconsin abortion law
July 9th, 2013
02:57 AM ET
1 year ago

Federal judge temporarily blocks new Wisconsin abortion law

(CNN) - A Wisconsin federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order preventing the state from enforcing a new and restrictive abortion law.

The law, signed by Gov. Scott Walker on Friday, bans doctors from performing abortions if they don't have admitting privileges to hospitals within 30 minutes of their practice.

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Filed under: Abortion • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
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