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Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion To Help Combat California’s Housing Crisis

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Apple announced a $2.5 billion plan to help combat the housing crisis in California, according to a Monday press release from the tech giant. The Silicon Valley staple is one of many, including Facebook and Google, taking steps to address the state’s housing shortage that came in part after the tech giants invaded the area, bringing thousands of jobs and ...

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WhatsApp Hackers Target Government Officials Around The World: Report

Hackers targeted multiple government officials in U.S.-allied countries through the Facebook-owned WhatsApp, according to people familiar with the messaging app’s investigation. The perpetrators, who used WhatsApp to take over 1,400 users’ phones between April 2019 and May 2019, hacked a “significant” number of high-profile government and military officials’ phones across 20 countries, people familiar with the WhatsApp investigation said, according ...

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Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Who Recently Faced Ethics Complaints, Considers Replacing Late Husband in Congress

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, wife of the late Democratic Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, said she is “thinking carefully” about running for her husband’s former congressional seat. Rockeymoore Cummings — who has faced ethics violations for using her charity to help fund her for-profit consulting firm — said she is considering a run for Maryland’s 7th District seat that her late husband ...

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Google Says It ‘Mistakenly Disapproved’ A Conservative Think Tank’s Video About Climate Change

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Google said it mistakenly disapproved a video advertisement about radical climate-change ideals by Capital Research Center. “This ad was mistakenly disapproved because it linked to an article about the terrorist Ted Kacyzinski,” a Google spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation. CRC President Scott Walter told the DCNF that a Google representative originally told him a video that is critical ...

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Interior Department To Ground Chinese-Made Drones Amid Review

All drones used by the Interior Department that were manufactured in China or were made with Chinese parts will be grounded, the department announced Wednesday. The department will ground more than 800 drones until its review of potential national security risks is completed, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing Interior Department Secretary David Bernhardt. “Secretary Bernhardt is reviewing the Department ...

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White House Responds to “Sham” Impeachment Inquiry Vote

The Office of the Press Secretary issued a statement Thursday after the House of Representatives voted to open an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. The House voted to open the inquiry 232-196 along party lines nearly a month after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the inquiry after a whistleblower filed a complaint alleging that Trump had pressured ...

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Bolton Called To Testify In Trump Impeachment Inquiry

House investigators called on former National Security Adviser John Bolton to testify next week in the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Bolton had reportedly expressed concerns with the president’s pressure campaign on Ukraine for political information, three people who heard Oct. 14 testimony from White House aide Fiona Hill told the Times on Oct. 15. ...

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Six Middle Eastern Countries Join The US In Sanctions Against Hezbollah-Linked Iranian Financial Network |

Six Middle Eastern countries have joined the U.S. in sanctioning an Iranian financial network linked to the Iranian military and Hezbollah, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Wednesday. Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the U.S. are all part of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC), “a collaborative approach to confronting new and evolving threats arising ...

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Petit Family Murderer Says He Is Transgender, Taking Hormone Pills

Steven Hayes — one of the two men convicted of murder in the 2007 Cheshire, Connecticut, home invasion — recently told a podcast host that he is transgender. Hayes, 51, is serving a life sentence at a Pennsylvania prison for the rape and murder of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48; Haley Petit, 17; and Michaela Petit, 11, according to the New Haven ...

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Nearly 900 Children Under 12 Test Positive For HIV In Pakistani City

Nearly 900 children under 12 have tested positive for HIV in Ratodero, Pakistan. The outbreak, which has been going on since earlier this year, was traced back to one pediatrician whom health officials say was reusing syringes, according to the Times. “With competing priorities, HIV and AIDS is at the back seat of the government’s agenda,” UNAIDS Director of Pakistan ...

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Trump Campaign Owns Web Address For Biden’s Newly Announced Latino Outreach Campaign

The 2020 Trump campaign trolled Democratic candidate Joe Biden Wednesday by purchasing the web domain for Biden’s new Latino outreach campaign. The former vice president announced the outreach campaign called “Todos Con Biden,” or “Everyone With Biden,” Wednesday, but the campaign did not purchase the web address todosconbiden.com before the Trump campaign got its hands on it. Users that visit ...

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Three US Army Soldiers Killed While Training At Fort Stewart In Georgia

Three U.S. Army soldiers were killed and three others were injured in an armored vehicle at Fort Stewart in Georgia, according to a news release from Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield’s Third Infantry Division. The armored vehicle the six soldiers, who were with the First Armored Brigade Combat Team, were driving rolled over into water during training around 3:20 a.m. Sunday, ...

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Ratings For The Fourth Democratic Debate Are In

The TV ratings for the fourth Democratic primary debates hosted by CNN and The New York Times on Tuesday night are in. The debate delivered 8,113,000 total views and 2,315,000 views for persons between the ages of 25 through 54 from 8 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. while it aired lived on CNN, according to early Nielsen Media Research. The last ...

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Erdogan Says Turkey ‘Will Never Declare A Ceasefire,’ Only End Offensive If Kurds Withdraw

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that the country will only end its offensive in northern Syria if Kurdish fighters withdraw, Reuters reported. Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Anarka on Wednesday to “voice the United States’ commitment to reach an immediate ceasefire and the conditions for a negotiated settlement,” a Tuesday press release from the Office ...

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All Of Bernie Sanders’ Plans Combined Could Total A Whopping $97.5 Trillion Over 10 Years: Report

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ various spending proposals amount to a total of $97.5 trillion over 10 years. Total government spending could jump to as much as 70% of GDP under Sanders’ spending plans and 50% of the U.S. workforce would work for the government, the Manhattan-based news outlet City-Journal reported Monday. The U.S. budget deficit could reach $90 ...

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