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Facebook revelations add new momentum to efforts to rein in Big Tech
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Facebook revelations add new momentum to efforts to rein in Big Tech

Damning new revelations about Facebook’s role in the deadly January 6 insurrection have renewed lawmakers’ resolve to crack down on Silicon Valley, teeing up a potential watershed moment that will test the powerful industry’s clout on Capitol Hill. In recent years, there’s been growing bipartisan support to rein in online platforms by breaking up Big…MORE

Walter Smith: Former Rangers manager dies at the age of 73
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Walter Smith: Former Rangers manager dies at the age of 73

Walter Smith, who guided Scottish club Rangers to 10 league titles, has died at the age of 73. The Scottish Football Association described Smith as “one of the most successful managers in Scottish football history,” while Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called him a “true football great.” “On behalf of the Rangers board of directors,…MORE

How the phone call is disappearing from our lives and polling
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How the phone call is disappearing from our lives and polling

When I was a teenager, my father and I had a deal. He didn’t know how to use the computer, so I ordered him things he wanted online. I hated to call people on the phone, so he called in my stead to any organization that needed confirmation from a human voice. Our technological arrangement…MORE

Supreme Court justices may have met a vaccine mandate some of them don’t like
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Supreme Court justices may have met a vaccine mandate some of them don’t like

A group of unvaccinated Maine health care workers are asking the Supreme Court to block a state rule that mandates certain health care facilities require their employees to be fully vaccinated, arguing that the requirement violates their religious liberty rights. So far, the justices have declined invitations to strike down vaccine mandates at Indiana University…MORE

New Jersey school district suspends assistant teacher who allegedly told student ‘we don’t negotiate with terrorists’

New Jersey school district suspends assistant teacher who allegedly told student ‘we don’t negotiate with terrorists’

A New Jersey teaching assistant was suspended by the Ridgefield School District after an alleged incident last week in which a Muslim-American student claimed he was called a terrorist after asking a question during math class. The school district did not describe what took place but said that the staff member is suspended while it…MORE

Evergrande and these Chinese real estate developers are already in trouble

Evergrande and these Chinese real estate developers are already in trouble

China’s real estate crisis isn’t showing any sign of letting up. Embattled conglomerate Evergrande rattled global markets in September by warning it could default on its huge debts. Since then, more developers have made similar public confessions, unnerving investors and raising fears of contagion across the vast sector. It’s unclear how the crisis will be…MORE

Florida surgeon general refused to wear a face mask during office visit, state senator says
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Florida surgeon general refused to wear a face mask during office visit, state senator says

A Florida state senator says state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo — a skeptic of many Covid-19 safety measures — refused her request to put on a face mask while visiting her legislative office, even after she told him she had a serious medical condition. Tina Polsky, a Democrat representing parts of Palm Beach and Broward…MORE

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