AT&T, Verizon sued for giving businesses discounts on 911 fees

Nationwide, reports say call centers have been shorted by at least $600 million per year.

Calling 911 is one of those things you just expect to work regardless of the circumstances. A new lawsuit alleges that mobile carriers including AT&T and Engadget parent company Verizon are shortchanging the indispensable emergency service, however. Apparently, in an effort to cut deals with business customers, the aforementioned telcos have been lowering the typical $1 fee per-line charge that goes straight to funding 911 call centers, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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20 absurd headlines from Trump’s week

(CNN)In most campaign seasons, the days following the conventions are counted on to provide a bit of a breather ahead of the sprint to Election Day. But 2016 is a different beast — and Donald Trump a unique candidate. This past week delivered a volume of political attacks, zingers, morality plays and controversies unseen in modern politics.

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DNC CEO resigns in wake of email controversy

CEO of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), Amy Dacey, speaks at a  press conference pitching the borough of Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) outside the Barclay Center on August 11, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn will have to compete for the DNC alongside other cities including Philadelphia, PA and Columbus, OH.

(CNN)The CEO of the Democratic National Committee and two other high-level staffers left the organization on Tuesday in the wake of the committee’s hacked email controversy.

Amy Dacey is the highest-ranking official at the DNC to step aside due to the matter, a senior Democratic official said. The DNC also announced the departure of CFO Brad Marshall and and Communications Director Luis Miranda in a press release Tuesday afternoon.

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More than a few things Donald Trump has totally changed his mind about

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at Briar Woods High School August 2, 2016, in Ashburn, Virginia.

(CNN)Donald Trump has built a political brand on his willingness to say just about anything that comes to mind at a given moment — relying, he says, on his “gut.” Sometimes that means contradicting himself on fairly basic ideas and sentiments, like as recently as Tuesday about whether or not crying babies are fun to be around (Hint: less so over time).

The Republican nominee has no monopoly on broader policy reversals — though he has certainly adjusted his positions as much as anyone — but it is his remarkable agility to pivot in really tight spaces that continues to stun and frustrate opponents.

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Why Clinton Is Talking About Trump’s Temperament, Not His Tax Plans

Policy is so 2012.

In Donald Trump’s view of the election, it’s all about which candidate should be trusted with the nuclear codes and which should be thrown in jail.

Trump’s character assaults on Hillary Clinton may be his only speed when campaigning, but for Clinton and her allies, the decision is more strategic.

Zeroing in on Trump’s temperament, as Clinton has done, not only polls well but makes it easier for Democrats to play in the ideological center without compromising on policy.

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First Read: GOP, Trump Go From ‘Unraveling’ to ‘Break Glass’ Mode

First Read: GOP, Trump Go From 'Unraveling' to 'Break Glass' Mode


GOP, Trump go from ‘unraveling’ to ‘break glass’ mode

Yesterday morning, we wrote that Donald Trump’s campaign seemed like it was unraveling over his inexplicable clash with the Khan family. Twenty-four hours later, the word “unraveling” seems like an understatement. Take a look at what’s happened in the last 24 hours:

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Did Trump go too far?

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump’s criticism about the Muslim parents of a slain American soldier has generated — once again — a backlash within his own party.

Just 100 days from the election, Trump has responded in his standard fashion — dig in, claim he’s being treated unfairly and attack back.
But the swift condemnation of Trump’s response raises questions about whether this controversy is different from the ones that came before it.

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