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Friday, November 24, 2017

Facebook plans to let people see if they had "liked" pages created by "foreign actors" to spread propaganda during the US presidential election.
The social network has previously said as many as 126 million Americans may have seen content uploaded by Russia-based agents over the past two years. read more


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Nebraska regulators have approved the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the controversial and long-delayed project to progress. Commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of the project, which will link Canada's oil sands to US refineries. Commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of the project, which will link Canada's oil sands to US refineries. The decision comes days after a leak in the existing Keystone network spilled 210,000 gallons in South Dakota. ... Former President Barack Obama had rejected the project in 2015 on environmental grounds, but President Trump reversed the decision earlier this year.


Sunday, November 19, 2017

President Donald Trump has suspended the import of elephant hunting trophies, only a day after a ban was relaxed by his administration. Imports of trophies from elephants legally hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe had been set to resume, reversing a 2014 Obama-era ban. But late on Friday, President Trump tweeted the change was on hold until he could "review all conservation facts." The move to relax the ban had sparked immediate anger from animal activists.
"Your shameful actions confirm the rumors that you are unfit for office," said French actress and animal-rights activist Brigitte Bardot in a letter to President Trump.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

A strong 7.3-magnitude earthquake has rattled the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing scores. At least 61 people were killed and 300 injured in western Iran, state media said, with four more reported dead in Iraq. The death toll is likely to rise.


Saturday, November 04, 2017

Republican Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito of Massachusetts signed a bill Friday, approved one day earlier by the state's Democrat-led Legislature, outlawing so-called bump stocks, accessories that allow semi-automatic firearms to mimic the rapid firing action of machine guns.

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