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Arizona may appeal ruling against ban on Mexican-American studies

A federal judge has imposed a permanent injunction on Arizona education officials, barring them from enforcing a 2010 law that banned public schools in Tucson from teaching Mexican-American and other ethnic studies. Ninth Circuit Judge Wallace Tashima ruled that Arizona violated the First and Fourteenth Amendment when it enacted HB 2281, a bill that prohibited public schools from teaching classes ...

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President Obama warns against getting ‘cocooned’ in bias via social media

Former President Barack Obama sat down with the UK’s Prince Harry for an extended and far-ranging interview with the BBC this week, and their conversation touched on social media, the use thereof, and Obama’s take on what the current state of social media means for human discourse. The full interview covers a lot of ground, but the breakouts regarding social ...

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War on outback Christmas? Aussie treasurer vows to ‘call out’ discrimination against Christians

Published time: 22 Dec, 2017 17:03 Christianity is not given the same respect as other religions in the Land Down Under, according to Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison. His comments have been labeled hypocritical due to his “unchristian” anti-migrant stance. In an interview with Fairfax Media, Morrison promised to “call out” those who mock Christianity and its practitioners. “It all starts when ...

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CREW’s Emoluments lawsuit against Trump dismissed for lack of standing

Congress, not the courts, should have the final say on whether President Donald Trump is in violation of the US Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, a federal judge ruled in dismissing two lawsuits filed against the president. On Thursday, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, better known as CREW, failed to convince US District Court Judge George Daniels of the ...

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Facebook drops ineffective ‘disputed articles’ tag in fight against fake news

Facebook will ditch its controversial “disputed” article tag after research showed the fact-checking initiative to be ineffective. Undeterred, the tech giant has adopted a new strategy in its crusade against fake news. Under the old system that was introduced last year, Facebook partnered with signatories of Poynter’s International Fact Checking Code of Principles – including ABC News, FactCheck.org, the Associated ...

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‘I will report to Trump who votes against US Jerusalem decision’ – Haley in letter to UN members

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 12:22 The US ambassador to the UN has warned member states that Donald Trump will take a vote on his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “personally,” and she will report back to him on nay-sayers at the UN General Assembly. The warning was contained in an apparently threatening letter ahead of the General Assembly’s ...

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350+ academics, politicians and celebrities slam west for enabling Saudi war against Yemen

Six Nobel peace prize laureates have joined more than 350 celebrities, public servants and academics in criticizing western leaders for “stoking the flames of war” in Yemen. In a statement marking the 1,000th day of Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, signatories of the #Yemencantwait petition called on the leaders of the US, France and the UK to urgently broker a ...

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Parliamentary fake news probe puts struggle for evidence against Russia on public display

Britain’s parliamentary investigation into fake news (also known as News From Russia We Don’t Agree With) has reached the public stage. It’s now possible to see the MPs involved fail to uncover evidence LIVE on the internet. Proceedings started in a way that is fast becoming traditional for Damian Collins MP and his merry men and women on the Digital, ...

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Just try selling your bitcoin: Cryptocurrency pioneer warns against 'extremely risky' investment

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 11:49 The co-founder of Bitcoin.com, one of the world’s largest sites devoted to the leading virtual currency, has sold all his bitcoins and recommends people stay away from it for the moment and look for alternatives. “I would say an investment in bitcoin is right now the riskiest investment you can make. There’s an extremely ...

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France files supplier contract complaint against Amazon

The French government has filed a complaint against ecommerce giant Amazon alleging abuse of a dominant position with some of its suppliers, according to Reuters citing a report in La Parisien newspaper. The move apparently follows a two-year investigation by France’s consumer fraud watchdog, the DGCCRF. The news agency says the Economy Ministry is seeking a fine of €10M (~$ 11.8M). “The platform imposes ...

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