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NYC Public Schools Excuse Students Who Participate in Climate Strike

New York’s public schools announced Thursday afternoon that they will excuse students who plan on attending various climate strikes throughout the city. “@NYCschools will excuse absences of students participating in the #ClimateStrike on Friday 9/20,” the NYU School Twitter account notes. “Students will need parental consent. Younger students can only leave school with a parent.” “We applaud our students when ...

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Beto’s Newest Gun Control Idea Involves Controlling What Americans Can Buy With A Credit Card

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas is pushing financial institutions into refusing service to Americans who are seeking to purchase semi-automatic rifles, among other forms of artillery. O’Rourke is planning on using the Democratic debate in Houston to drum up pressure on credit card companies, ABC reporter Jeffrey Cook noted in a tweet Thursday. The Texas Democrat is struggling to ...

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Facebook Dings Netanyahu’s Account For Saying Arabs Plan To ‘Annihilate’ Jews

Facebook suspended a feature on Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s account Thursday after someone managing the profile posted comments suggesting Arabs plan to destroy all Jewish people. The move, which Facebook says will last for 24 hours, comes after chatbot messages were sent from Netanyahu’s page stating that “Arabs want to annihilate us all,” Israeli publication Haaretz reported. The message ...

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Here’s Why California Is One Of The Few States Staying Mum On Probes Targeting Big Tech

California is one of two states not to publicly announce an antitrust investigation into some of the largest big tech companies in the country. The Golden State is home to Google, Facebook and other companies under investigation. Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s decision not to go public is apparently standard operating procedure for the state, which has refused to make public ...

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Here’s What Dorian Did To The Bahamas While Media Was Busy With Trump’s Sharpie Use

Hurricane Dorian’s death toll has risen to 50 in the Grand Bahamas after the storm flattened the island while media outlets devoted its hurricane coverage to President Donald Trump’s supposed use of a Sharpie to alter a map. More than 3,500 people have been evacuated from Abaco and Grand Bahama to New Providence, local news reports show. Many people on the ...

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Emails Reveal Role Michael Bloomberg’s Climate Crusaders Are Playing In Maryland’s AG Office

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s legal fellows are likely too closely connected to the billionaire’s climate change crusading group, new emails show. Analyst Chris Horner tells the Daily Caller News Foundation that the emails reveal how Maryland is “outsourcing” law enforcement activities to “activist donors.” The emails apparently contradict what the Bloomberg-financed climate group has said in the past about the legal fellows it places ...

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Tulsi Gabbard Opposes Impeaching Trump: It Would ‘Only Further Tear Our Country Apart’

Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii opposes impeaching President Donald Trump even as members of her own caucus seek to remove him from office. Gabbard’s position puts her at odds with other Democratic presidential candidates who wish to see Trump impeached, namely Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Roughly 57% of Americans want to see ...

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Trump’s Campaign Is Selling Black Markers That Have ‘The Ability To Drive CNN Crazy’

President Donald Trump’s campaign is selling fine-point markers as the president attempts to raise money after CNN criticized him for supposedly using a Sharpie on a map to alter Hurricane Dorian’s trajectory. “Buy the official Trump marker, which is different than every other marker on the market, because this one has the special ability to drive @CNN and the rest ...

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Nate Silver: Trump’s ‘Original Claim Wasn’t Really That Wrong’

FiveThirtyEight Editor-in-Chief Nate Silver issued an apparent defense of President Donald Trump’s claims that Hurricane Dorian was originally targeting parts of Alabama, expressing his exasperation over the media firestorm. “Might get ratio’ed here but I am declaring the Trump Alabama/map controversy to be tiresome and I regret the one tweet I sent out about it a few days ago,” Silver ...

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New York Attorney General Leads Eight State Coalition To Open Antitrust Probe Into Facebook

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Friday morning an eight-state coalition to open an investigation into Facebook that will focus on the social media titan’s alleged anticompetitive business practices. The probe will include the attorneys general from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina and Ohio, among others, James’s office said in a statement. The probe “focuses on Facebook’s dominance ...

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Thieves Used Voice-Mimicking Software To Pull Off An Incredible Heist, Raising Concerns About Deepfakes

Thieves used voice-mimicking software to dupe a company’s employees into putting hundreds of thousands of dollars into a secret account, the company’s insurer said, marking a first for the growing artificial intelligence industry. The managing director of a British energy company followed orders one day in March from the supposed CEO to wire more than $240,000 to an account in ...

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Trump Rolls Back Obama’s Light Bulb Regs

The Trump administration announced new rules Wednesday rolling back requirements for energy-saving light bulbs, The New York Times reported. The Department of Energy move will prevent new efficiency standards on light bulbs from taking effect on Jan. 1 under a law passed in 2007 under former President George Bush’s final year in office. Congress passed the legislation to phase out incandescent ...

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‘Total Devastation’: Unreal Aerial Footage Of Of Dorian Destruction Emerges

Hurricane Dorian is gradually making its way up Georgia and then the Carolinas but has made a devastating impact on parts of the Bahamas. WATCH: #BREAKING: Bahamas: First aerial footage shows Hurricane #Dorain devastation – @bclemms/WXChasing pic.twitter.com/eHBPPP7mPV — Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) September 3, 2019 Dorian, a Category 5 hurricane before weakening to a 2 Wednesday morning, crushed boats and splintered ...

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