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Democrats aren’t done wasting your money on the Russia investigation

February 18, 2019 |

Of course, the whole Russia witch hunt was never really about finding evidence of collusion to begin with.
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CNN

Internet shutdowns aren’t just Africa’s problem. They’re happening worldwide

January 18, 2019 |

When Hong Kong police fired tear gas at peaceful pro-democracy protesters in 2014, the news moved swiftly through social media. Photos and videos of mostly student demonstrators being gassed helped fuel the outrage that ultimately drove hundreds of thousands of people into the streets.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Things Aren’t Getting Much Calmer in France

January 6, 2019 |

French security forces fired tear gas and flash-balls after a march through picturesque central Paris went from peaceful to provocative Saturday as several thousand protesters staged the yellow vest movement’s first action of 2019 to keep up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron, the AP reports. A riverboat restaurant moored below…
Newser

Plans for a state-backed pot bank aren’t feasible, a study says

December 30, 2018 |

Hopes that California might create a public bank to serve the state’s legal marijuana industry are nothing but a pipe dream, the authors of a new feasibility study told state officials Thursday.

“In the end we were not able to find any approach to doing this that makes any sense whatsoever,” said…


L.A. Times – Business

As the labor market tightens, quitting workers aren’t bothering to give two weeks’ notice

December 24, 2018 |

The bartender arrived early, stayed late and offered to help other kitchen staffers. Still, he said, his boss told him to “show initiative” — then slashed his hours.

So, 20 minutes before his shift started on a recent Friday, Lucas fired off a parting group text to management: “I deserve better…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

Teen tells climate negotiators they aren’t mature enough

December 20, 2018 |

Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old student from Sweden, captured the attention of the world recently when she shamed climate change negotiators at a United Nations climate summit in Poland.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

200M Dirt Piles in Brazil Aren’t There by Accident

November 26, 2018 |

Around the time Egypt’s pyramids were built, another massive project got underway in a different part of the world. And like the pyramids, the resulting site in northeastern Brazil is visible from space today. But there was no ramp or pulley, or even manpower. Rather, as entomologist Stephen Martin explains…
Newser

Veterans aren’t getting GI Bill payments because VA’s 50-year-old computer system broke

November 19, 2018 |

Daniel Gorman knows what it’s like to return from war, and he wants to help fellow veterans come home, too: The former sailor turned New York National Guardsman is finishing a graduate degree in social work at Fordham University.

But the Department of Veterans Affairs has thrown his fall semester…


L.A. Times – Business

Two news anchors at China’s state-run news agency aren’t human

November 10, 2018 |

The news never sleeps, and neither do the two new anchors at China’s state-run news agency.

New China News Agency on Wednesday unveiled what it’s calling the world’s first news anchors powered by artificial intelligence, at the World Internet Conference in China’s Zhejiang province. From the outside,…


L.A. Times – Business

US Troops Aren’t Just Prepping for the Migrant Caravan

November 4, 2018 |

Troops headed for the US-Mexico border aren’t just aiming to help prevent migrant entry—they have unregulated militias and criminal organizations on their minds, too. According to planning documents obtained by Newsweek , the Department of Defense is aware of nearly 200 armed militias already operating along the southwest border. “Reported…
Newser