DNC Suspends Sanders Campaign From Access To The Party’s Voter File Program:
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign was struck with a setback on Wednesday.
The Democratic National Committee has suspended the Vermont senator’s campaign from access to the party’s voter file program for “inadvertently” accessing confidential voter data belonging to other campaigns.
The data system vendor who runs the program dropped the firewall for a brief period of time on Wednesday, during which the data was accessed. According to the Sanders’ team, one staffer has been fired.
The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman reported on Twitter that the staffer was their data director. An additional four user names allegedly ran searches while data from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign was exposed.
Michael Briggs, Sanders’ spokesman told CNN, “That behavior is unacceptable and that staffer was filed immediately.”
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’: What The Critics Say:
After favorable initial reactions from Twitter, reviews from film critics seem to confirm an overwhelmingly positive response to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
The film currently holds a 97% “fresh” rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes — with only two critics to have posted negative reviews thus far.
Chris Nashawaty of Entertainment Weekly called the film “a rollicking adventure wrapped in epic mythology,“whilst Ann Hornaday from The Washington Post said “‘The Force Awakens’ strikes all the right chords, emotional and narrative, to feel both familiar and exhilaratingly new”.
Hung Jury For Cop Charged In Freddie Gray’s Death: What’s Next?:
What happens next is anyone’s guess, now that a mistrial has been declared in the case against a Baltimore police officer in the death of Freddie Gray.
William Porter was one of six officers charged in connection with the death, which occurred a week after Gray, 25, suffered a spinal injury while in police custody on April 12.
Gray’s death ignited protests as debate surged nationwide over whether police use excessive force, particularly against African-Americans. Riots broke out in Baltimore as officials struggled to balance allowing free speech and keeping order.
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