Twitter CEO Says Conservative Employees Don’t Feel Safe Expressing Political Viewpoints

The CEO of social media giant Twitter contends in an interview that many of the company’s employees with conservative-leaning views are afraid to express their opinions. “We have a lot of conservative-leaning folks in the company as well,” CEO Jack Dorsey told Recode in an interview published Friday. “And to be honest, they don’t feel […]

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Nearly 40% of American Adults are Obese New Survey Shows

According to a recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 18.5% of American children and 39.6% of American adults were classified as obese as of 2015-2016, the most recent years for which statistics are available. The results are statistically unchanged from the previous period of 2013-2014 but are about 30% higher than they were in […]

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Former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Strikes Plea Deal

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has struck a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The deal involves a reduced prison sentence for the onetime campaign head in exchange for pleading guilty to two charges stemming from a case involving money laundering and foreign lobbying […]

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President Trump Urges Jeff Sessions to Find Anti-Trump Op-Ed Author

President Donald Trump has instructed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to find the author of an anonymous op-ed published in The New York Times last week. The piece, purportedly written by a senior administration official, claims several administration officials are actively working to thwart President Trump’s agenda. “President Trump is facing a test to his presidency […]

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Two Suspects Named in British Citizen Nerve Agent Attack

The U.K. has formally charged two Russian nationals with the poisoning of a Russian ex-pat living in England along with his daughter. Sergei Skripal and daughter Yulia were poisoned in early March. It is believed that a nerve agent, Novichok, was used in the attack. Novichok is a military grade substance developed in the Soviet […]

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Prosecutors Admit Error in Charges Against Russian Spy

Federal prosecutors said yesterday they have misunderstood text messages sent by a Russian national that indicated that she traded romantic relationships for access to a major U.S. gun rights organization. The case is likely to stand notwithstanding, but the error still threatens to undermine the picture of an international spy operation the U.S. government has […]

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George Papadopoulos Sentenced in Russia Case

Former Trump foreign policy aide George Papadopoulos was sentenced today to fourteen days in prison for lying to investigators about the role he played in the collusion effort during the 2016 campaign. Papadopoulos had been charged with lying to the FBI about contact with Russian individuals. In addition to the jail time, Papadopoulos will also […]

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Nike Confirms it Will Air New Kaepernick Ad in NFL’s Season Opener

Nike has signed controversial former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a multi-year, multi-million dollar endorsement deal. Reports are that Kaepernick’s deal is structured to mirror deals of current, active, star-level NFL players. He will have his own apparel line consisting of clothing and shoes, and receive “millions per year plus royalties.” Kaepernick first caught the […]

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Trump Attacks Bloomberg for Leaking Off-the-Record Comments

President Donald Trump has accused Bloomberg of leaking comments he made during an interview with the publication last week. He says the comments were off-the-record. The president wrote about the incident on Twitter. “Still can’t believe that Bloomberg violated a firm OFF THE RECORD statement. Will they put out an apology?” the president wrote. The […]

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California to Do Away with Cash Bail System

In sweeping reforms announced this week the state of California has done away with its cash bail system. Release from custody for defendants will be determined by a public-risk assessment conducted by court employees or a contracted public agency. The move is intended to address what reformers consider inequalities in the bail system. “Today, California […]

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