Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. House Republicans narrowly pass bill to revise Obamacare
“Despite more than six years of campaign pledges to undo the ACA and the recent changes to the legislation, several Republican lawmakers admitted Thursday that they have not read the bill or ignored questions about their understanding of it shouted by reporters. Republicans have accused Democrats in the past of ramming their health-care bill through without giving members a chance to absorb it — but on Thursday they insisted that they are not doing the same thing.”
+1: This won’t end well for House Republicans – New York Magazine
2. Russian website broadcast live pictures of Cape Breton schoolchildren
“Unsecured web cameras in a Cape Breton school have broadcast hundreds of thousands of detailed pictures of students to the internet in recent years.
“The cameras were only made secure this week, after CBC News alerted the primary to Grade 12 school and the local school board.”
– CBC News
3. Toronto woman who gave water to pigs headed to slaughter found not guilty
“The Ontario woman who became an international animal-rights star after she faced potential jail-time for giving water to slaughter-bound pigs has been acquitted.
“On Thursday morning, Ontario Superior Court of Justice David Harris found Anita Krajnc, a 50-year-old long-time activist known for protesting outside of Toronto-area abattoirs, not guilty of criminal mischief.”
4. Amanda Knox: Donald Trump supported me when I was wrongly accused of murder. What do I owe him?
“By holding personal loyalty above all else, Trump and some of his supporters create a political environment where reason and justice hold little sway. He was probably right when he said he could ‘stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody’ and not ‘lose voters’ — that’s what happens when personal loyalty is paramount.”
– LA Times
5. Hamilton mobster’s slaying may signal start of new underworld war
“Mobster Angelo Musitano claimed to have found God and inner peace shortly before he was shot dead in the driveway of his suburban home, sources said. Musitano, 39, was shot at close range around 4 p.m. Tuesday while sitting in his truck.”