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FTC puts data, privacy under spotlight with new hearings

FTC Competition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission says it plans to hold hearings about technology, competition and privacy of a kind it hasn’t held in more than 20 years. The hearings were announced by the FTC’s new chairman, Joseph Simons, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump. The...


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Twin brothers died side by side in World War II. Now, they're finally buried side by side.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. They were twins and did everything together, even in death. Two weeks after allied forces swept over northern France in the D-Day invasion, 19-year-olds Julius and Ludwig Pieper, Navy radiomen from Nebraska, were stationed off the coast of Normandy on a vessel called...


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Why do some families risk crossing the US border? Because if they don't, they'll be

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In the last few days, the Trump administration has come under fire for its “zero tolerance” policy at the U.S.-Mexico border. Under the policy, officials must prosecute as many border-crossers as possible. That means parents caught coming to the United States without...


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Suit dismissed over faulty gun check before church shooting

Charleston Church Shooting Lawsuit

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the FBI over a faulty background check that allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used to kill nine people in a racist attack at a South Carolina church. But U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel also blasted the federal government for what he called its...


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Convicted Republican businessman's company targets Democrats

Ohio Campaigns Probe Retaliation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio telemarketing company whose Republican owner spent more than a year in prison following a campaign finance probe has organized employees and suppliers in a retaliatory effort to bring down two prominent Democrats, The Associated Press has learned. An explosive memo...


Government

Lewandowski doubles down after comment about disabled child

Immigration Lewandowski

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former campaign manager for Donald Trump is doubling down on his dismissive comment regarding a girl with Down syndrome. Corey Lewandowski tweeted on Wednesday that he “mocked a liberal who attempted to politicize children” after he appeared Tuesday on Fox News Channel to...


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Lawsuit: Georgia is denying equal access for deaf inmates

Deaf Inmates Lawsuit

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia isn’t doing enough to help deaf and partially deaf people communicate while they’re locked up and after they’re released, which can lead to longer incarceration and more returns to prison, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. The complaint filed by the American...


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Methodists, prosecutors scold Sessions over border policy

APTOPIX Sessions Sheriffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 600 members of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ church have denounced him over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy that has led to children being separated from their parents at the border. Members of the United Methodist Church from across the...


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Trump postpones Thursday's annual congressional picnic

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s postponing this week’s picnic for members of Congress, saying the timing “doesn’t feel right.” The annual event for lawmakers and their families had been planned for Thursday night. He did not say when it would be rescheduled. Trump said Wednesday...


Government

The Latest: Trump to sign 'something' on migrant children

Brexit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 12 p.m. President Donald Trump says he’ll be signing something “in a little while” to address the spike in the number of migrant children being separated from their families at the border. Trump said during a...


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