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Op-Ed Contributor: Democrats Could Claim a New American Majority. Will They?

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 20:35
The unlikely Senate win in Alabama showed the path to victory across the country.

ACLU opposes Trump admin on access to abortions for 2 undocumented teens

CNN - Fri, 2017-12-15 20:21
The American Civil Liberties Union is working to block the Trump administration from restricting access to abortions for two undocumented immigrants.

Sen. who questioned Trump nominee: I feel bad for him

CNN - Fri, 2017-12-15 20:13
Republican Sen. John Kennedy, who questioned President Trump's judicial nominee Matthew Spencer Petersen, said he feels bad for Petersen but it is his job to vet federal judge nominees.

Op-Ed Columnist: Is This Genocide?

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 20:07
Survivors describe Myanmar soldiers killing men, raping women and burning babies in a Rohingya village.

New letter: Top Uber officials engaged in illegal wiretapping, shady spycraft

Ars - Fri, 2017-12-15 20:05

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The highly-anticipated demand letter written on behalf of a former Uber employee, which has become central to the unfolding drama that is the Waymo v. Uber trade secrets lawsuit, was publicly released on Friday afternoon.

As previewed in earlier court hearings, the "Jacobs Letter" outlines in detailed terms the questionable and possibly illegal behavior that former Uber security official Richard Jacobs and his former colleagues engaged in during his 11-month tenure at the company.

This letter, which was only recently shared with lawyers involved in the lawsuit and the judge overseeing the case, ultimately led to federal prosecutors opening a criminal investigation into Uber, which is still ongoing.

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New York’s Next Subway Chief Will Mull Closing Lines for Repairs

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 19:56
Andy Byford, the city’s incoming transit president, says that making real progress in the subway system will require hard choices.

Court Temporarily Blocks Trump Order Against Contraceptive Coverage

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 19:50
A federal judge in Philadelphia allowed an Obama-era rule, generally requiring employers and insurers to pay for contraceptive costs, to continue.

Mattis says North Korea isn't capable of striking US mainland

CNN - Fri, 2017-12-15 19:37
Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Friday he does not believe that North Korea's current intercontinental ballistic missiles are capable of hitting the continental US.

Three More Women Accuse Dustin Hoffman of Sexual Misconduct, Variety Reports

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 19:32
The allegations included encounters in a car, a recording studio and a hotel room, where he allegedly exposed himself to a teenager.

...but not people paying alimony

CNN - Fri, 2017-12-15 19:22

Final Version Of GOP Tax Bill Cuts Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent

NPR All Things Considered - Fri, 2017-12-15 19:16

Republican lawmakers have released the final version of their tax bill that cuts the corporate tax rate to 21 percent and reduces tax rates for individuals for eight years.

Trump says Moore 'should' concede

Washington Post - Fri, 2017-12-15 19:15
President Trump answered questions about Alabama's Republican candidate Roy Moore on Dec. 15.

State of the Art: Facebook Conceded It Might Make You Feel Bad. Here’s How to Interpret That.

NY Times - Fri, 2017-12-15 19:13
In a remarkable blog post, Facebook cited research showing that “passively consuming” social media made people feel worse. It also said it was trying to fix the problem.
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