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NYC to Spend $70M to Bring Wireless to Low-Income Residents

May 4, 2015, 3:47 pm EDT

New York City (NYC) has committed $70 million to bring wireless Internet to low-income residents.

Mayor de Blasio’s administration is looking to offer Wi-Fi to the 22% of New Yorkers that lack a home Internet connection. A 10-year program is in place to do so.

“From doing homework to finding a job, high-speed internet access is as important as electricity to building opportunities for all of our people,” Maya Wiley, counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio, said in a statement. Read 

2016 Presidential Candidates: 10 Things to Know About Carly Fiorina

May 4, 2015, 3:11 pm EDT

Carly Fiorina has added her name to the list of 2016 presidential candidates.

Following months of rumors regarding the former Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) CEO’s candidacy, she has confirmed that she will be running for the Republican Party’s nomination for presidency.

Here are 10 things to know about Carly Fiorina: Read 

Hillary Clinton Raffles Off Phone Calls to Moms on Mother’s Day

May 4, 2015, 1:19 pm EDT

Hillary Clinton is raffling off a few Mother’s Day phone calls.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is asking supporters to buy raffle tickets for the chance to have her call one of their moms on Mother’s Day. The raffle will include five winners that can have Clinton call their moms for the holiday, reports The New York Daily News.

The Hillary Clinton raffle was announced via an email sent out on Sunday. The email also includes a statement from Clinton talking about her role as a mother and about her mother. A link in the email leads off to the raffle page, The New York Daily News notes. Read 

Loretta Lynch: 10 Things to Know About the New US Attorney General

Apr 27, 2015, 5:47 pm EDT

Loretta Lynch has been appointed as the new US attorney general on Tuesday, April 27.

The 55-year-old is the 83rd attorney general in this country’s history. Here are 10 things to know about Loretta Lynch:

    She was born in Greensboro, North Carolina to a Baptist minister and a school librarian. The Harvard graduate got her BA in English and American literature in 1981. Lynch is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She got her JD from Harvard Law School in 1984. The attorney general started out as a litigation associate for Cahill Gordon & Reindel. Lynch became a drug and violent-crime prosecutor for the US Attorney’s office in 1990. She was chief of the Long Island Office from 1994 to 1998. Lynch became US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 1999. The 55-year-old became a partner at Hogan & Hartson in 2001. She returned as US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 2010.

Congrats, Loretta. Read 

Jeb Bush Goes Paleo, Loses 30 Pounds

Apr 22, 2015, 3:38 pm EDT

Jeb Bush has been on the Paleo diet and it appears to be working.

After starting the Paleo diet, Jeb Bush has reportedly lost anywhere from 20 pounds to 30 pounds. The diet has him eating lean meat, fruits and veggies. It’s based off of what are believed to be the eating habits of Paleolithic hunters, reports Reuters.

For the Paleo diet, Jeb Bush isn’t allowed to consume dairy products, sugary desserts or processed foods. Associates of the possible presidential candidate claim he’s been eating nuts, grilled chicken and salads. He is also believed to be working out more, Reuters notes. Read 

2016 Presidential Election: Waka Flocka for President?

Apr 22, 2015, 3:04 pm EDT

Waka Flocka Flame, an Atlanta-based rapper, has announced his entry into the 2016 Presidential Election.

Waka Flocka, whose real name is Juaquin James Malphurs, announced himself as a presidential candidate in a video released on Monday. In the video, the rapper sings his announcement and then roles up a blunt and smokes it. He says his first act as president would be to legalize marijuana, reports The Los Angeles Times.

Waka Flocka said he wants schools to start “teachin’ these kids more reality”, or trade skills. The candidate for the 2016 Presidential Election apologized in his video for not making his stance clear, stating that “The president’s been smokin’ one. You know how that go,” L.A. Times notes. Read 

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