Month: May 2022

The Supreme Court shuts down Texas’s attempt to seize control of social media — for now

The Supreme Court shuts down Texas’s attempt to seize control of social media — for now

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at a press conference. | Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The justices split 5-4 on…

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Supreme Court blocks Texas law on social media ‘censorship’

Supreme Court blocks Texas law on social media ‘censorship’

The Supreme Court has suspended a Texas law banning online platforms from restricting user posts based on their political views,…

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Sussmann acquitted on charge brought by special counsel Durham

Sussmann acquitted on charge brought by special counsel Durham

The first courtroom test for Special Counsel John Durham ended in defeat Tuesday as a federal jury found a Democratic…

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We tracked what happens after TikTok songs go viral

We tracked what happens after TikTok songs go viral

A data investigation into how TikTok is shaping the music industry, in collaboration with The Pudding. It’s no secret that…

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What the RNC wants — and what Trump wants — as the Jan. 6 committee ramps up

What the RNC wants — and what Trump wants — as the Jan. 6 committee ramps up

Trump supporters storm the US Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021. | Samuel Corum/Getty…

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Manfred Weber elected president of European People’s Party

Manfred Weber was elected on Tuesday as president of the European People’s Party (EPP), the Continent’s main center-right political force….

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<div>Workers’ Pensions Are Funding Congress’s Far-Right Extremists</div>

Workers’ Pensions Are Funding Congress’s Far-Right Extremists

Billionaire Trump adviser and Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman charges public workers exorbitant fees to manage their pensions, then uses those…

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<div>This Year’s Champions League Final Was a Showcase for Police Brutality in France</div>

This Year’s Champions League Final Was a Showcase for Police Brutality in France

The Champions League final is one of the biggest events in world sports. The UEFA and the French police turned…

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Boris Johnson could have broken ministerial code with Partygate, his standards adviser says

Boris Johnson’s standards adviser has suggested the British prime minister may have broken the ministerial code when he was fined…

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<div>Starbucks Workers Have Won 100 Union Elections. Here Are the Lessons From Five of Them.</div>

Starbucks Workers Have Won 100 Union Elections. Here Are the Lessons From Five of Them.

No one would have guessed that Starbucks Workers United would rack up a hundred union victories in less than a…

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French ministers face grilling over Champions League final chaos

PARIS — France’s interior and sports ministers will face questions in the Senate on Wednesday about what happened at the…

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Don’t fall for Russian lies on food crisis, EU warns Africa

Don’t fall for Russian lies on food crisis, EU warns Africa

European leaders on Tuesday appealed to African countries not to fall for a Kremlin-led propaganda campaign that paints an impending…

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Germany announces new deal with Greece to send tanks to Ukraine

Germany will help get Soviet-era tanks from Greece to Ukraine by sending Athens modern German vehicles as a replacement, German…

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<div>Martin Luther King Jr Dreamed of a Society Without Poverty. We Can Achieve It.</div>

Martin Luther King Jr Dreamed of a Society Without Poverty. We Can Achieve It.

Martin Luther King Jr once said that there’s “nothing but a lack of social vision to prevent us from paying…

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6 things to know about the EU’s Russian oil ban

6 things to know about the EU’s Russian oil ban

The EU’s oil sanctions against Russia were produced in the usual way — a late-night fudge — but it’s still…

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Monkeypox circulated in Europe weeks before first reported case, says WHO

The monkeypox outbreaks seen across Europe began some weeks earlier than the first public reports, according to the head of…

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