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Thursday, March 22, 2018

The U.S. House on Wednesday night passed the Right to Try bill which would give terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs that are in clinical trials but not yet approved by the FDA.

The House passed HR 5257 by a vote of 267-149 and more than 30 Democrats voting with Republicans to pass the bill. It will now go before the Senate which passed a different version of the bill.

President Donald Trump has indicated his support of Right to Try and if it reaches his desk he is expected to sign it into law.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Cambridge Analytica garnered headlines across the world on Friday as Facebook formally suspended the company from its platform over allegations that it had improperly received and retained data on tens of millions of Facebook users from an academic researcher that had originally obtained the data legally and properly in accordance with previous Facebook developer guidelines. However, whether or not the allegations are true (the company has denied them), the singular focus on Cambridge Analytica makes for a simple meme-worthy media narrative, but the reality is that what the company stands accused of by Facebook is in fact what academic researchers, commercial enterprises, governments and even the social media companies themselves do every day with the data entrusted to them by a quarter of the earth's population.

Monday, March 12, 2018

The former editor of the New York Times keeps a doll of former President Barack Obama in her purse for "comfort," she wrote in an op-ed published this week.

The revelation came at the end of an op-ed Jill Abramson wrote in the Guardian about a possible Democratic "wave" of victories in this year's elections.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

ZORE X's revolutionary electro mechanical dial is designed to allow quick unlocking under any circumstances, even in the dark.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Despite committing a string of arrestable offenses on campus before the Florida school shooting, Nikolas Cruz was able to escape the attention of law enforcement, pass a background check and purchase the weapon he used to slaughter 14 fellow students and three adults because of Obama administration efforts to make school discipline more lenient.

Documents reviewed by RealClearInvestigations and interviews show that his school district in Florida's Broward County was in the vanguard of a strategy, adopted by more than 50 other major school districts nationwide, allowing thousands of troubled, often violent, students to commit crimes without legal consequence. The aim was slowing the "school-to-prison pipeline."


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