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FCC votes 3-2 to repeal 2015 ‘net neutrality’ rules

December 15, 2017

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 on Thursday to repeal its 2015 rule that internet access be classified, for regulation purposes, like a utility. The three Republicans on the commission voted for the repeal, the two Democrats against. The Office of Management and Budget must formally approve the repeal before it takes effect. […]

December 15, 2017

Kentucky lawmaker kills himself after sexual misconduct allegations

Kentucky Republican state representative Dan Johnson committed suicide on Wednesday by shooting himself in the head, according to the local sheriff. Two days prior, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (KyCIR) published a report saying a 21-year-old woman alleged that Johnson had molested her in 2013, when she was 17. Johnson denied the allegation that […]

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December 14, 2017

Is Facebook really ‘ripping apart’ society?

Former Facebook executive speaks about social media’s effect on society On Monday, The Verge published comments from a talk that former Facebook vice president for user growth Chamath Palihapitiya gave at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in November. Palihapitiya, who worked at Facebook from 2007 to 2011, said he believes social media and other […]

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December 13, 2017

Would stricter immigration laws have prevented Monday’s New York City attack?

Explosion in NYC subway injures 4; White House holds press briefing after the attack On Monday morning, an explosion in a corridor connecting two Manhattan subway stations injured four people, including the suspected bomber. The explosion took place at 7:20 a.m. local time in a tunnel under 42nd Street, between the Times Square and Port […]

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December 12, 2017

One way Fox and MSNBC are similar: Faulty reasoning

It’s no secret that Fox News and MSNBC have different biases when it comes to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. But they also have something in common. First the obvious differences. Here are some comments last week by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Fox News’ Sean Hannity: […]

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The Media

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Explosion in NYC subway injures 4; White House holds press briefing after the attack

On Monday morning, an explosion in a corridor connecting two subway stations in Manhattan injured four people, including the suspected bomber. The explosion took place at 7:20 a.m. local time in a tunnel beneath 42nd Street, between the Times Square and Port Authority stations. New York City Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill identified the suspect […]

EU leaders decline Netanyahu request to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. During the meeting, he called for EU leaders to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and to support a U.S. peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians. EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said […]

4 women call on Congress to investigate Trump sexual misconduct allegations

At a Monday press conference and interview, four women called on the U.S. Congress to investigate the allegations of sexual misconduct they have made against President Donald Trump. Later on Monday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) called for Trump to resign. Gillibrand is one of four Democratic senators who have called for Trump’s resignation over the […]