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Cohen Admits He Can’t Corroborate His Allegations Against Trump

President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen admitted Wednesday that he is unable to corroborate allegations that the president discussed elements of WikiLeaks’ email hacks with Roger Stone. “How can we corroborate what you’re saying?” Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz of Florida asked Cohen, referring to the former Trump confidant’s allegations that the president was aware of Stone’s contact with WikiLeaks’ founder ...

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GOP Pulls Power Move On House Democrats, Dings Climate Hearing Before It Begins

House Republicans scuttled a climate change hearing Tuesday before it began after too few Democrats showed up to contest adjournment. The House Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations adjourned the hearing after Republicans secured a majority of votes. Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas excused the members after determining the subject matter of the hearing was outside ...

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Sen. Whitehouse Struggles To Respond After WSJ Accuses Him Of Climate Hypocrisy

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is struggling to respond after The Wall Street Journal suggested he was being hypocritical for pushing a campaign forcing various groups to disclose all of their donors before they file amicus briefs. The Rhode Island Democrat criticized Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in a January letter for accepting friend of the court briefs from “special interest ...

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‘Truly Remarkable’: Detroit Scores First Major Auto Plant In Nearly A Generation

Fiat Chrysler announced Tuesday that the company opening a new auto assembly plant in southeast Michigan as part of a multi-billion expansion into the city of Detroit. The plant will provide roughly 6,500 jobs to the city and is considered a monumentally large commitment, especially given Detroit’s recent struggles. The Mack Avenue Engine factory will be converted to an assembly ...

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Is Biden Worried Trump Will Turn His Son’s Sex Life Into Campaign Fodder?

Former Vice President Joe Biden has yet to enter the 2020 race for president. Some recent media reports have suggested that his son’s checkered private life could be part of the reason for the Democrat’s hesitation. Hunter Biden, the former VP’s 49-year-old son, would inevitably become campaign fodder if Biden were to join an increasingly crowded presidential race, Vanity Fair ...

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Regulators Want Tesla’s Elon Musk Held In Contempt For Violating Twitter Deal

The Securities and Exchange Commission asked a judge Monday to hold Tesla CEO Elon Musk in contempt for violating the terms of an agreement requiring the company to pre-approve his tweets. The SEC claimed Musk violated the agreement when he tweeted that Tesla would make around 500,000 cars in 2019. Musk tweeted again later that he “meant to say” weekly ...

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Internet Trolls Are Turning Facebook’s Content Moderators Into Rabid Conspiracy Theorists

Some of the people responsible for moderating content on Facebook are suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome while others are morphing into rabid conspiracy theorists, The Verge reported Monday. Many of the employees at Facebook contractor Cognizant are having meltdowns while attempting to moderate the vast troves of content people post on the social media platform. Combing through people’s content is ...

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Billionaire Behind False Flag Operation Played Role In Creating Fake News Software

Reid Hoffman, a billionaire who was allegedly involved in a false information campaign in Alabama, played a crucial role in developing software capable of creating “deepfake” news articles, sources confirmed. Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggests he distanced himself from OpenAI in 2018 after disagreements about the direction researchers were taking the group. OpenAI developed software capable of making fake news ...

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Here’s How Facebook Monopolizes Your Data, Even If You’re Not On Facebook

New reports are shedding light on the extent of Facebook’s ability to gobble up people’s private information. It appears the the company can also obtain very intimate data on users when they are not even using Facebook Facebook can apparently obtain deeply personal information without explicit permission about some people through Google and Apple apps Facebook is capable of using ...

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Tesla’s Production Hell Comes Back To Bite Musk As He Wrestles With Another PR Problem

Consumer Reports said Thursday night that it cannot recommend the Tesla Model 3 after customers complained about some of the vehicle’s poorly manufactured parts. “[Consumer Reports] members say they’ve identified a number of problems with their cars, including issues with its body hardware, as well as paint and trim,” Consumers Reports noted in its report. The report comes after Tesla ...

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‘Abhorrent’: Advertisers Bail On YouTube After Pedophiles Flood Platform’s Comment Section

Several major companies stopped buying advertisements on YouTube after their ads appeared on videos where pedophiles littered the comment sections, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The videos pedophiles targeted apparently did not violate the company’s rules, but the content became overrun with lewd remarks directed at the children, many of them young girls doing gymnastics or playing Twister, the report ...

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Trump Wants Big Tech To Jump Past 5G Technology And Move On To Something Bigger — 6G

President Donald Trump urged United States telecommunications companies Thursday to step up their efforts to develop the next generation of cellular phone technology or risk getting left behind. “I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard,” the president told his Twitter ...

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Ocasio-Cortez Responds To Billboard Shaming Her For Slamming Amazon — It’s ‘Wack’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez trashed a prominent conservative group Wednesday night for erecting a billboard in New York City’s Time Square criticizing the New York Democrat for running Amazon out of her state. “Few things effectively communicate the power we’ve built in fighting dark money & anti-worker policies like billionaire-funded groups blowing tons of cash on wack billboards (this one is ...

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YouTube Adds Content Guidelines Appearing To Ban Users From Criticizing Potential Hoaxes

YouTube appears to have added a new content guideline preventing users from posting videos that criticize potential hate crime hoaxes. The change comes amid media reports suggesting actor Jussie Smollett falsely claimed a group of men assaulted him one night in Chicago. “Content claiming that specific victims of public violent incidents or their next of kin are actors, or that ...

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Elon Musk Makes Another Prediction About The Future Of One Of His Companies

Tesla CEO Elon Musk predicted Tuesday that the electric vehicle automaker will begin producing purely self-driving cars by the end of 2019. The mercurial tech guru has made similar predictions in the past. Musk argued in 2015 that his company would complete a self-driving feature within two years — it never happened. He’s now doubling down on that forecast. The ...

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