Pence’s spouse to educate at anti-LGBT faculty

Pence's spouse to educate at anti-LGBT faculty

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr and Mrs Pence on a trip to South Korea in 2018 Second Lady Karen Pence, the wife of the US vice-president, will return to teaching art at a school that requires employees to oppose LGBT lifestyles. The school in Springfield, Virginia, bars teachers from engaging in or condoning…

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Democrats inquire of of Trump to call off speech

Democrats inquire of of Trump to call off speech

Image copyright Getty Images Democrats have asked President Donald Trump to postpone a speech to Congress, arguing security cannot be guaranteed due to the government shutdown. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to Mr Trump that he should deliver the speech in writing instead unless federal agencies reopen. Mr Trump is…

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Marco Rubio Introduces Privacy Bill To Create Federal Regulations On Data Collection

<p>FCC Extends Web Neutrality Comment Stage By Two Weeks

An nameless reader quotes a file from Fortune: Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a invoice Wednesday aimed at creating federal standards of privacy protection for major internet companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google. The invoice, titled the American Data Dissemination Act, calls for the Federal Trade Commission to make ideas …

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‘Civilians trapped’ as Kenya siege goes on

'Civilians trapped' as Kenya siege goes on

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNairobi Dusit hotel attack: explosions, gunfire and rescue operation Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that a siege by suspected militants in Nairobi is over and all the attackers have been "eliminated". Gunmen attacked the compound in the Westlands district of Kenya's capital on Tuesday, killing at…

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YouTube bans abominable or shocking pranks

YouTube bans abominable or shocking pranks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The film Birdbox led to a craze in which people attempt everyday tasks while blindfolded YouTube clips that depict dangerous or emotionally distressing “pranks” have been banned from the platform. The move comes in response to so-called "challenges" that have sometimes resulted in death or injury. The Google-owned video…

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Gillibrand prepares for presidential bustle

Gillibrand prepares for presidential bustle

Image copyright Reuters New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has announced her plans for a 2020 presidential run during an appearance on late-night television. She told CBS host Stephen Colbert she has launched an exploratory committee for her bid on Tuesday. Mrs Gillibrand, a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement, has made headlines for her…

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The ultrasound scan you might well perhaps discontinuance yourself

The ultrasound scan you might well perhaps discontinuance yourself

US company Butterfly Networks has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and can be bought by anyone for $2,000 (£1,555). Its inventor, Jonathan Rothberg, claims it will have as much impact on healthcare as the stethoscope did 200 years ago. This is part of the BBC's Disruptors series. You can read the…

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El Chapo ‘paid $100m bribe to ex-president’

El Chapo 'paid $100m bribe to ex-president'

Image copyright Getty/ EPA Image caption Former Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto (L) and Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán (R) Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto accepted a $100m (£77m) bribe from drug cartel kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, a witness has testified. Alex Cifuentes, who says he was a close associate of Guzmán for years,…

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