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Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats’ Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley

The alliance between Democrats and Silicon Valley has buckled and bent this year amid revelations that platforms like Facebook and Twitter allowed hateful speech, Russian propaganda and conservative-leaning “fake news” to flourish. But those tensions burst into open warfare this past week after revelations that Facebook executives had withheld evidence …

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White Kansas Official’s ‘Master Race’ Comment Draws Calls for His Resignation

The governor of Kansas is among several officials calling for a white county commissioner to resign after he used the term “master race” while addressing a black consultant at a public meeting this week. The commissioner, Louis Klemp of Leavenworth County, made the remark on Tuesday while criticizing the options …

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Ethics Committee Rebukes Mark Meadows Over Aide’s Sexual Misconduct

WASHINGTON — The House Ethics Committee issued a rare letter of reproval on Friday to Representative Mark Meadows, Republican of North Carolina and chairman of the hard-line Freedom Caucus, for mishandling sexual harassment allegations against a top aide, after complaints from six female staff members that his former chief of …

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Julian Assange Charge Raises Fears About Press Freedom

WASHINGTON — The disclosure that federal prosecutors have brought an unidentified criminal charge against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks leader, follows years of government deliberations over the dilemma raised by competing desires to put him out of business and fears that doing so could create a precedent that would undermine press …

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Democrats Pick Off Another Republican House Seat in California

California Republicans suffered another blow on Thursday night as Representative Mimi Walters, who has represented Orange County for two terms, was defeated in her bid for re-election by Katie Porter, a law professor from the University of California, Irvine. The Associated Press reported the result. Democrats have now captured three …

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