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Facebook to stop ‘embedding’ staff in political campaigns

By ethan / September 22, 2018

Presidential candidates in 2020 won’t be able to rely on ‘embedded’ Facebook staff, the Menlo Park company declared. Hillary Clinton’s campaign declined this help in 2016, letting her rival Donald Trump leverage it to victory. Facebook will still offer technical support to candidate headquarters, as well as basic training on how to use the platform, […]

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Trump vows to ‘get rid of lingering stench’ at Justice Department

By ethan / September 22, 2018

Published time: 22 Sep, 2018 00:45 President Donald Trump has promised to rid the US Justice Department of “lingering stench” and clean it of really “bad people,” following claims that DAG Rod Rosenstein wanted to secretly record him and had discussed impeachment. “Just look at what is being exposed in our Justice Department… We have […]

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Trump’s latest war of words sees him likened to Stephen King’s ‘IT’ horror clown

By ethan / September 21, 2018

In the same week as having his genitals compared to a video game character, US President Donald Trump has been likened to Pennywise, the scary clown monster from Stephen King’s novel “IT”. The remarks came from California lieutenant governor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom after Trump attacked him from the stage during a rally […]

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Infowars says PayPal has terminated agreement with it for promoting 'hate'

By ethan / September 21, 2018

Payment processing service PayPal has banned Alex Jones’s InfoWars, saying that the site “promoted hate and discriminatory intolerance” and thus violated their use policy. InfoWars itself broke the news on Friday, saying that PayPal sent them an email the day before informing Jones of the decision. PayPal was used to process purchases at InfoWars’ on-site […]

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Duke Energy dam fails in NC: Coal ash leaking into river

By ethan / September 21, 2018

Hurricane Florence floodwaters have breached the dam at a retired Duke Energy coal power plant near Wilmington, North Carolina, likely causing a spill of coal ash into Cape Fear River. Floodwaters topped the earthen dike at the northern side of Sutton Lake on Friday. Water from the south end of the lake is flowing back […]

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Multiple people stabbed in Queens, NYC including children – reports

By ethan / September 21, 2018

Published time: 21 Sep, 2018 09:16 Edited time: 21 Sep, 2018 09:55 A knife attack has left multiple people wounded in a daycare center in Queens, New York, reports, citing police, say. Children are among the victims. The female suspect is in custody. The incident happened early Friday morning in a home operating as a […]

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