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Poll: Nearly Half Of Likely US Voters Oppose Medicare For All

Nearly half of likely U.S. voters oppose Medicare for All, according to a Rasmussen national poll published Thursday. The poll found 46% of likely U.S. voters oppose the universal health care plan proposed by 2020 Democratic candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, while 39% are in favor of such a program, the poll shows. Additionally, the survey also found ...

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Google’s Not-So-Secret Health Data Collection Project Under Federal Investigation

Google is now facing a federal investigation after a report that revealed the tech giant was working on a secret project to collect health data on millions of Americans. The Wall Street Journal first reported Monday on Google’s partnership with Ascension, the second-largest health care system in the U.S., in its effort to create software using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to analyze ...

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Google Responds To Reports Of Its Not-So-Secret Health Data Collection

Google responded to a report that revealed the tech giant was working on a secret project to collect health data on millions of Americans. The Wall Street Journal first reported Monday on Google’s partnership with Ascension, the second-largest health care system in the U.S., in its effort to create software using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to analyze patient information and ...

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Taliban Agrees To Free American, Australian Professors In Exchange For Three Taliban Members

The Taliban agreed to free American and Australian professors in exchange for three senior Taliban members, officials on both sides said Tuesday. The American and Australian professors, Kevin King and Timothy Weeks, who both taught English at American University of Afghanistan, were reportedly released as part of an effort by American special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad, The New York ...

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Google Is Working On Secret Project To Collect Personal Health Data On Millions Of Americans: Report

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Google is reportedly partnering with Ascension, the second-largest health care system in the U.S., to collect health data on millions of Americans, according to people familiar with the matter. The partnership with Ascension to collect health data is part of a secret project by the tech giant called “Project Nightingale,” The Wall Street Journal reported citing those familiar with the ...

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At Least 300 Dead, 15,000 Injured Since Iraqi Anti-Government Protests Began In October: Report |

At least 300 people have been killed and 15,000 injured since anti-government protests in Iraq began in October, CNN reported Saturday the country’s human rights commission. Four people were killed in Baghdad on Saturday, according to Reuters, and two were killed on Friday in the southern city of Basra, CNN reported, citing a Saturday statement from the Independent High Commission ...

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New York Regulators Investigate Apple Card Over Sexism Complaints

New York regulators are investigating Goldman Sachs’ Apple Card after a prominent software developer said the card is a “f*cking sexing program” in a Nov. 7 tweet thread. David Heinemeier Hansson spoke out against the card and its algorithm on Twitter, saying, “The [Apple Card] is such a f*cking sexist program. My wife and I filed joint tax returns, live ...

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Facebook Removes Ads Identifying Ukraine Whistleblower

Facebook removed ads identifying the Ukraine whistleblower by name after hundreds of thousands of users had already seen them, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The tech giant is facing criticism for the decision, which came in response to a query from the Post asking why Facebook had not yet removed the ads naming the CIA official, whose identity is protected ...

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Hong Kong Student Dies From Head Injury After Police Fired Tear Gas During Clashes

A Hong Kong university student died Friday after falling from in a parking garage during violent clashes between protesters and police, the region’s Hospital Authority said. Chow Tsz-Lok, a 22-year-old computer science student at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, fell from the third floor to the second floor of a garage Monday in the Tseung Kwan O district ...

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Disney+ Will Soon Be Available On Amazon Fire TV After Disputes: Report

Amazon and Disney have reportedly joined forces to bring the Disney+ streaming service to Amazon Fire TV, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced Thursday. The partnership comes after Amazon and Disney had disputes over the summer regarding Amazon’s push for the right to buy ad space on Disney apps if it were featured on Fire TV, the second-largest TV streaming carrier ...

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Sanders Will Spend $30 Million On TV Ads In Early 2020 States In Effort To Win Older Voters: Report

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to spend more than $30 million on TV ads in early states, according to people familiar with the plan. Democratic consultant Joe Trippi said Sanders’s TV ad efforts are also likely an effort to target older voters. Sanders’s Democratic primary challengers Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden have spent ...

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New York Judge Orders Trump to Give $2 Million to Charity for Misusing Trump Foundation

New York Judge Saliann Scarpulla ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2 million to various charities for misusing his own charity organization, according to court documents. Scarpulla accused the president of breaching his obligation to the Donald J. Trump Foundation nonprofit by allowing his campaign staff to plan a fundraiser for veterans ahead of the 2016 Iowa caucuses, thus giving ...

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California AG Accuses Facebook Of Failing To Comply With Subpoenas Regarding Privacy Investigation

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra accused Facebook of not complying with subpoena requests regarding a privacy investigation by the state in a lawsuit released Wednesday. Becerra asked the San Francisco Superior Court force the tech giant to adequately respond to requests for information related to the probe that started in 2018, he said during a Wednesday press conference, according to ...

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Republican Tate Reeves Wins Mississippi Gubernatorial Race

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves won Mississippi’s 2019 gubernatorial race Tuesday evening in a race against Democratic state Attorney General Jim Hood. The results of the race were announced just before midnight, with Reeves securing 52.8% of the vote and Hood holding 45.9%, according to The New York Times’ live update of the race. “Congratulations to [Tate Reeves] on winning ...

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Here’s How Progressive Policies Like Medicare For All Could Affect American Middle-Class Taxpayers

If the U.S. adopted a European-style tax system to fund federal entitlement programs, single U.S. workers making $40,000 would see a $6,000 increase in income tax, according to a Heritage Foundation report. If the U.S. implemented all of the socialist-style policies 2020 presidential candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are proposing, they would have no choice but to tax ...

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