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Louis Farrakhan won't be suspended by Twitter despite anti-Semitic tweet

Thursday 22:45 GMT

Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader who in a recent tweet said he was not prejudiced against Jewish people but was simply “anti-Termite,” will be allowed to continue to use the social media platform. Farrakhan took to the site on Tuesday by posting a video of himself speaking at an event in Detroit, during which he addressed “the members of the Jewish community that don’t like me.”

A Twitter spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that Farrakhan’s account on the platform would not be suspended because his message was not adverse to any policies currently in effect.

Source: CBS News

Catholic Americans give Pope poor marks on handling of sex abuse scandal - CBS News poll

Thursday 20:57 GMT

Most Catholic Americans think the Pope and the Vatican are doing a poor job handling recent reports of child sexual abuse by priests, and about a quarter of Catholics say those reports have made them question whether they should remain in the Church.

Seven in 10 Catholic Americans think that child sex abuse by priests is a very serious problem, and just 29 percent of think the Pope and the Vatican are doing a good job handling the matter, a marked decline from just before his first visit to the U.S. three years ago.

Source: CBS News

Florida considers ballot initiative that would restore voting rights to felons

Thursday 21:52 GMT

On Nov. 6, Florida voters could approve an amendment that would significantly affect the voting population of one of the most crucial swing states in the country.

With widespread support and little public opposition, Amendment 4 could be poised for approval this November, potentially shifting politics in Florida in ways that could have a national impact.

Source: Common Domain

IBM’s stock falls to close at early 2016 levels as investors impatient with turnaround

Thursday 21:52 GMT

International Business Machines Corp. shares endured their worst day in more than five years Wednesday, closing at prices not seen since early 2016 as investors appeared to grow impatient with the pace of the tech giant’s growth in new businesses after it snapped a short-lived revenue growth streak.

IBM IBM, -7.63%  shares dropped 7.6% to close at $134.05, after touching an intraday low of $133.42, for the stock’s worst one-day performance since April 19, 2013, when shares fell 8.3%.

Source: BBC

The big US election issue that's not Trump

Thursday 21:52 GMT

The Trump administration has taken credit for the drop, but some experts say it was due to higher insurance company profits from increasing premiums this year, and that Republican efforts to destabilise the ACA have ultimately made it costlier.

According to a new Pew Research Center study, more than half of Republicans and three-quarters of Democrats say the affordability of healthcare is a "very big" problem.

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Weinstein case's lead detective told witness to delete 'data of personal nature': report

Thursday 21:52 GMT

The lead detective in the case against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was accused Wednesday of suggesting to one of the accusers that she delete information from her cellphone before handing it over to prosecutors, officials say.

Weinstein lawyer Benjamin Brafman said the latest allegation against DiGaudio "even further undermines the integrity of this already deeply flawed indictment of Mr. Weinstein."

Source: BBC

Can Harding make Slow News pay?

Thursday 21:52 GMT

The former director of news and current affairs at the BBC, who this week signed Chris Cook, policy editor of Newsnight, is making a pitch for consumers who feel overwhelmed by digital news and are willing to pay subscriptions for curation and expertise.

First, a Daily Edition on smartphones, effectively a slow news feed, at 11am in London (6am New York), with five key pieces, breaking down the most important issues of the day, as selected by Harding's team.

Source: Washington Post

Elizabeth Warren doesn’t think her claim to have Native American DNA was a huge mistake

Thursday 20:57 GMT

Even as the Cherokee Nation condemns her for it, Republicans mock her, and political analysts wonder if she has crippled any hopes she had of competing in the 2020 presidential election.

“How do you sit here if you know what it is, and people ask, and you don’t give an answer?”. Warren released the DNA test widely Monday — suggesting as much as 1/64 of her DNA was from a Native American population — along with a folksy campaign video that retold a vague family story about a Native American on her mother’s side.

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Rep. Gohmert: Mueller Only Wants to Affect the Election, Help Democrats

Thursday 20:57 GMT

Gohmert (R-Texas) said on "Outnumbered Overtime" that he believes Mueller wants to "affect the election," while trying to appear that he does not intend to. "They need this to help the Democrats in the election," Gohmert said, suggesting that there is little veracity to the collusion allegations made against President Donald Trump.

House Judiciary Committee Member Louie Gohmert reacted Wednesday to reports Special Counsel Robert Mueller will issue findings after the midterm elections.

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Feinstein wants Kavanaugh sexual misconduct investigation reopened if Dems take Senate

Thursday 20:57 GMT

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Wednesday that if Democrats took control of the Senate following November’s midterm elections, she would be in favor of reopening an investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations levelled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

“I’d be in favor of opening an investigation into the allegations,” Feinstein, the ranking minority member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said during a debate in San Francisco with her challenger, state Sen. Kevin de León.

Source: Common Domain

United, Delta Climb on Business-Class Demand

Thursday 20:57 GMT

“We continue to see very strong demand,” United President Scott Kirby told analysts and investors during a conference call on Wednesday. “This is one of the best revenue environments we’ve ever seen.”

“I can’t wait until we have Polaris business-class seats on every single one of our wide-body jets,” United Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Nocella said Wednesday on the call with analysts and reporters. “It can’t come soon enough.”

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Midterm election voters can decide abortion, marijuana, immigration issues: 10 ballot measures to watch

Thursday 20:57 GMT

From legalizing marijuana to increasing minimum wage, voters nationwide won’t just be deciding candidates in the 2018 midterm elections.

Three states have measures pertaining to abortion on the ballot this year – and they are all geared toward restricting access or public funding to the procedure. In Alabama, Amendment 2 would add to the state’s constitution an affirmation of support for “the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children.”

Source: CBS News

Facebook executive demands answers after brother dies in police encounter

Thursday 20:57 GMT

— A Facebook executive is demanding answers after her brother died in a police encounter south of San Francisco this month.

Ebele Okobi, Facebook's director of public policy for Africa, told USA Today that she wants to know whether the deputies were trained in crisis intervention for people struggling with mental illness, and why they continued to Taser her brother rather than call for medical help.

Source: Common Domain

SEC Charges Former Insurance Wunderkind With Fraud

Thursday 19:07 GMT

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a former insurance industry wunderkind with fraud, claiming he and an associate diverted more than $300 million from insurers they controlled and caused the companies to become insolvent.

The civil charges against Alexander Chatfield Burns, now 31 years old, include allegations that he and the associate “raided those insurance companies of their funds” and replaced them with assets that were either worthless or grossly overvalued, including a supposed Caravaggio painting “of questionable authenticity.”

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Marine veteran, 80, receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam bravery

Thursday 20:01 GMT

Marine veteran John Canley, now 80 and a retired sergeant major, received the nation’s highest military honor Wednesday for his “conspicuous gallantry” during the Vietnam War 50 years ago. President Trump bestowed the award for valorous action at The White House, beginning the ceremony, saying: “I like brave people, and you meet them right here.”

He introduced Canley to a standing ovation, noting he “fought with unmatched bravery in one of the longest, and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.”. Trump noted that Canley still goes to the gym, and his fellow Marines call him a Marine Warrior: “He is bigger than life and stronger than death.”

Source: Common Domain

Square launches new product for merchants who won’t give up on terminals

Thursday 16:24 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Detective allegedly urged Weinstein accuser to delete material from phone

Thursday 16:24 GMT
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2019 Mini Cooper Countryman PHEV: Worthwhile Drive, Worthless Battery

Thursday 16:24 GMT
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Kristen Bell says she’s troubled by the messaging in "Snow White"

Thursday 16:24 GMT
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Montgomery County upgrades vocational training

Monday 00:34 GMT
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5 Mood-Lifting Museums

Sunday 05:10 GMT
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What happened at Studio 54 is still an "embarrassment" for co-founder Ian Schrager

Saturday 17:15 GMT
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Mega Millions jackpot swells to record $970 million

Today 09:01 GMT
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Ad-Tech Firm DataXu Hires Bank to Explore Possible Sale

Thursday 20:57 GMT
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U.S. Treasury declines to label China a currency manipulator but says recent yuan weakness is a concern

Thursday 21:52 GMT
Source: BBC

The rebirth of Japanese design

Today 08:05 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Pump Prices Hover Around $3 as Midterms Near

Today 14:32 GMT
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U.S. Criticizes China’s Currency Practices, but Doesn’t Add Manipulator Designation

Today 00:35 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Here’s why a happy show like ‘Sesame Street’ wanted an ornery character like Oscar the Grouch

Today 14:32 GMT

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