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House may curb power of Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple

By MARCY GORDON | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A House panel pushed ahead Wednesday with ambitious legislation that could curb the market power of tech giants Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple and force them to sever their dominant platforms from their other lines of business. Conservative Republican lawmakers haggled over legislative language and pushed concerns of perceived anti-conservative bias in online platforms but couldn’t halt the bipartisan momentum behind the package. The drafting s...
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US Votes Against UN Resolution Condemning US Embargo on Cuba

The United States has voted against a U.N. resolution that overwhelmingly condemned the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 29th year, maintaining the Trump administration’s opposition and refusing to return to the Obama administration’s 2016 abstention.
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US Supreme Court rules for California driver who was followed home by police

By Ariane de Vogue and Devan Cole | CNN The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that unless there is an emergency, police must evaluate on a case-by-case basis whether officers need a warrant before pursuing an individual suspected of committing a minor offense into his or her home. Justice Elena Kagan wrote the opinion. The justices were unanimous in the result but differed on the reasoning. “The flight of a suspected misdemeanant does not always justify a warrantless entry into a home. An officer...
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Despite fear-mongering, Amy Coney Barrett upholds Obamacare

The Supreme Court just voted 7-2 to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare), rejecting a GOP-led challenge to the constitutionality of the individual mandate. Aside from the fact that we’re now stuck with the law for good, the decision exposes the farce that was Democratic senators’ opposition to Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation. First, let’s refresh our memories. On October 26, 2020, 48 members of the Senate voted against the nomination of Justice Amy Coney Barrett under the pretext ...
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Operatives who killed Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi received training in the US, New York Times reports

People hold posters picturing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and lightened candles during a gathering outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, on October 25, 2018. Yasin Akgul/Getty Images Four Saudis involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi received training in the US prior to his killing, NYT reported. The contract for the paramilitary training was approved by the State Department, according to the NYT. The training initially began in 2014 and continued during at leas...
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Democrats Set to Exploit and Copy Colorado Preemption-Killing Bill

Rural Coloradans have been learning firsthand what the Bloomberg-funded citizen disarmament machine thinks of their “Second Amendment sanctuaries.” (Jared Polis/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Colorado governor signs bill allowing cities to set their own gun restrictions into law,” CBS News reported. “ It was one of three bills signed Saturday by Governor Jared Polis (the others being a background check “expansion” and the creation of a “gun violence prevention office”). This effectively...
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Obama joins progressive Dems in backing Manchin's voting rights compromise bill

Former President Barack Obama said Monday that he backs Sen. Joe Manchin’s compromise to the For the People Act, a sweeping voting...
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Obama backed Joe Manchin's compromise on voting rights, saying it's the best chance to stop GOP voter suppression

Barack Obama, President at the time, with Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia in 2015. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Barack Obama said he backed Sen. Joe Manchin's voting reform bill compromises. Manchin suggested ideas to overcome GOP opposition to a bill defending voting rights. Obama warned restrictive legislation in some states could corrode US democracy if left unchecked. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Barack Obama said he supports a compromi...
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The incredible life and career of Sean Parker, who got his start as a teenage hacker before cofounding Napster, netting billions from Facebook, and becoming a political megadonor

Sean Parker. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Sean Parker got his start as a teenage hacker before cofounding Napster in 1999. He joined Facebook in its early days, becoming the founding president of the site at 24. Now, the 41-year-old billionaire funds philanthropic causes and donates to political candidates. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sean Parker found massive success at an incredibly young age.At 19, he cofounded Napster, a file-sharing service that would change how th...
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First Thing: Obama backs compromise to voting rights bill before Senate vote

The former president has urged others to support Manchin’s proposed changes to Biden’s landmark legislation. Plus, the new Norwegian sex guide causing quite a bit of frictionGood morning.Barack Obama has thrown his weight behind the voting rights proposal of the conservative West Virginia Democratic senator, Joe Manchin, calling it a “product of compromise” as the landmark legislation faces a crucial vote in the US Senate on Tuesday. Continue reading...
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Former Obama official calls on Biden nominee to pull out over tree-spiking case

Robert Abbey that he had initially supported Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination for Bureau of Land Management director, but now believed...
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Obama backs Manchin’s voting rights compromise proposal – as it happened

Ex-president urges Republicans to join Democrats to pass legislationBiden misses target of 80m vaccines to be sent around the worldHow the rogue Trump DoJ trashed legal and political norms 1.00am BST That’s all for today, thanks for following along. Some key links and developments: 12.41am BST New York City’s contentious mayoral primary campaign is coming to a close, with voters heading to the polls tomorrow to choose the Democratic nominee, who is expected to become the next mayor in t...
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Obama backs Manchin’s voting rights compromise before crucial Senate vote

Former president calls Democrats’ proposal a ‘product of compromise’ and says the future of the country is at stake
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Good-Bye Champ. The Passing of Biden's Feisty Dog.

The Bidens bid an emotional farewell to their beloved German Shepherd Champ “A sweet, good boy.” Champ, one of President Joe Biden and wife Jill’s two German Shepherds, died at age 13. The first family mourned him in a statement, remembering him as a “constant, cherished companion” and saying that “everything was instantly better when he was next to us.” The couple adopted Champ in 2008 and during the Obama administration he was taught how to handle official events, plane journeys and crowds. [...
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Most Americans reject validity of 2020 election audits

• Watch: Obama back in the spotlight to slam Republican's latest plan • Analysis: Here's why Republicans are blocking voting rights bills • Interactive: Seven defenders of the big lie • Analysis: 1 in 3 Americans believe the 'Big Lie'
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Obama invokes January 6 insurrection to advocate for voting rights bill

Former President Barack Obama on Monday invoked the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol to advocate for a sweeping voting right bills set to be considered by the Senate, arguing the uprising proved Americans cannot "take our democracy for granted."
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Obama backs Manchin’s voting rights compromise proposal – US politics live

Ex-president urges Republicans to join Democrats to pass legislationBiden misses target of 80m vaccines to be sent around the worldHow the rogue Trump DoJ trashed legal and political norms 10.13pm BST Hi all - Sam Levin in Los Angeles here, taking over our live coverage for the rest of the day. Michelle Obama is also advocating for the For the People Act, the federal voting rights legislation that is heading for a vote. On Instagram, the former first lady said: Over the past few months, ther...
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Obama slams GOP's opposition to voting reform

Speaking at a teleconference town hall, former President Barack Obama took Senate Republicans to task for opposition to a debate over an election reform bill that would expand voting access.
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Obama back in the spotlight to slam Republican's latest plan

Speaking at a teleconference town hall, former President Barack Obama took Senate Republicans to task for opposition to a debate over an election reform bill that would expand voting access.
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Not acceptable': Obama slams GOP plan to filibuster voting rights bill

"They're suddenly afraid to even talk about these issues and figure out solutions," the former president said of Republican opposition...
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Obama backs Manchin’s voting rights compromise

Former President Barack Obama put his weight behind Sen. Joe Manchin’s voting rights proposal in Congress, urging Republicans to join...
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U.S. must set clear, sensible asylum rules

Last Wednesday, the Biden Justice Department eased the Trump Justice Department’s interpretation of asylum law. Contemporaneously, we are experiencing the greatest number of illegal entries into the United States in the last twenty years. These two events are related. The vast majority of those entering illegally claim asylum as soon as they are taken into custody. American law then entitles them to a hearing on their asylum claim and to be free, in America, pending the hearing. The asylum categ...
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9 candidates are vying to take over the Manhattan DA's Trump investigation. They're ready to handle the chaos if the ex-president is charged.

A combination picture shows the candidates of the District Attorney of New York posing for a portrait in New York City, New York, U.S. Top row (L-R): Tahanie Aboushi, Diana Florence, and Dan Quart. Middle row (L-R): Alvin Bragg, Lucy Lang, and Tali Farhadian Weinstein. Bottom row (L-R): Liz Crotty, Eliza Orlins, and Thomas Kenniff. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri The next Manhattan DA will take over the criminal investigation into the Trump Organization. Insider asked the nine candidates how they...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Obama, Eric Holder, Washington, New York City, US, Trends, Atlanta, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Manhattan, Republican Party


The 20 fastest-growing, highest-paying biotechs

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:We rounded up the 20 fastest growing drugmakers that pay the most;The recently approved Alzheimer's treatment could change the way we pay for drugs;5 questions facing GlaxoSmithKline ahead of a big investor meeting.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... FILE PHOTO: A technician works...
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How Obama's election led to Trump's insurrection

The radicalization of some Capitol rioters can be traced back to November 2008, with the election of the United States' first Black president Barack Obama. CNN's Drew Griffin reports. See more at CNN.com/capitolriot.
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EPA and Army Announce Intent to Revise “Water of the United States” Rule

Last week the Environmental Protect Agency and Department of the Army announced the agencies’ intent to initiate new rulemaking that restores the Obama era waters of the United States rule that was in place pre-2015, and before the current Trump era rule. This proposed rule will impact large swaths of America not only those directing the course of a ship (as its name implies), but will restrict farming, real estate development, road building and other large areas of economic activity across the ...
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Taxpayers reportedly shelled out $2.4 million to fund Trump's golf visits in New Jersey

Former President Donald Trump plays a round of golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort during his first official visit to the United Kingdom on July 15, 2018, in Turnberry, Scotland. Getty Images/Leon Neal Taxpayers paid a whopping $2.4 million for former President Donald Trump's golf outings in New Jersey. About $1.9 million of that total went to hotel accommodations for Trump's Secret Service agents. The $2.4 million sum does not include the $142,000/hour Air Force One r...
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Weird Movie of the Week: When Obama Loved Osama

Last time on Weird Movie of the Week, we watched the Citizen Kane of Astrology movies. This time, we’ve got a tale of forbidden love between people named Obama and Osama. Ultimately, it’s a tale of two internet-based movie databases. Because streaming services are terrible at curation and discoverability, I peruse a number of other websites and tools to see what’s new and interesting. Because I’m a weirdo, it’s often the more obscure selections that catch my eye, like this one that I discover...
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Morning Memo: Sorry, Suckas, Obamacare Isn’t Going Anywhere

A lot of things have happened. Here are some of them. The Death Blow To The GOP's Anti-Obamacare Crusade House Republican leadership is indicating that they've given up their war against Obamacare after the Supreme Court killed Texas’ challenge to it yesterday. House GOP leadership released a statement predictably complaining about  Obamacare but notably didn't say anything about another attempt to kill the law. Obama cheered SCOTUS' decision. "This ruling reaffirms what we have long...
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Top Stories this PM: Catholic bishops vs. Biden; Taylor Swift's latest rerelease; HBO blames the intern

Good afternoon. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:Bishops vs. Biden. Catholic Bishops voted to advance guidance that would ban President Joe Biden from receiving communion in response to his support of abortion rights. The exact language of the document will be drafted and then voted on in November, The New York Times reported. Biden is a practicing Catholic who regularly attends Mass.Should the preside...
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