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Source: Common Domain

J&J Slammed by Concern Over Baby Powder Safety

Monday 23:40 GMT

Johnson & Johnson JNJ -2.90% faced continued concerns on Wall Street about the threat posed by lawsuits over the safety of the company’s signature baby powder.

Shares fell 2.9% Monday, after dropping 10% Friday following news reports saying J&J knew for years some of its talcum powder contained asbestos. The slide continued even though J&J mounted an aggressive counterattack, including taking out full-page newspaper ads.

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Source: Common Domain

Amnesty International teams with AI firm to quantify abuse targeting women of color on Twitter

Tuesday 23:39 GMT

Amnesty in the report called out Twitter TWTR, +0.93% for not making “meaningful and comprehensive data” available about abuse on its platform. The concept of a “problematic” tweet, though, “warrants further discussion,” said Vijaya Gadde, a Twitter executive with responsibility over legal, policy, and trust and safety matters.

What Amnesty and Element AI found: 7.1% of tweets sent to women in the study were considered either “problematic” or “abusive.”

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Source: Global News

DJ David Guetta under fire for remixing King Salman tribute during Saudi concert

Tuesday 23:39 GMT

French record producer and DJ, David Guetta, came under fire on Saturday after a number of videos surfaced from his performance in Riyadh.

Following the gig, Guetta was called out by human rights activists over social media for his “ignorance” and not knowing the meaning behind the music he played — a series of pro-regime songs about the widely unpopular King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

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Source: Fox News

Judge Andrew Napolitano: The Supreme Court's most controversial decision since World War II

Tuesday 23:39 GMT

During one week in January 1973, President Richard M. Nixon was inaugurated to his second term, former President Lyndon Baines Johnson died, the United States and North Vietnam entered into the Paris peace accords, and the Supreme Court legalized abortion.

Well, no court has contradicted the Supreme Court on this, and the Roe supporters argue that non-personhood is necessary for sexual freedom. Think about that: the pro-abortion rights crowd, rejecting the natural and probable consequences of ordinary, healthy sexual intercourse, wants to be able to kill babies in the name of sexual freedom.

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Source: The Guradian

Hodeidah residents dare to hope as first day of ceasefire holds

Today 02:24 GMT

Residents trapped in Hodeidah were daring to hope on Tuesday that the misery facing the besieged Yemeni city was abating, after the first day of a UN-brokered ceasefire appeared to hold.

Both parties showed serious commitment to putting Yemen back on a path to peace and we are optimistic about the ceasefire holding.”

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Source: Fox News

Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw called Pete Davidson after 'SNL' star's troubling Instagram post

Tuesday 23:39 GMT

Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw said he called Pete Davidson after hearing about the disturbing social media message the "Saturday Night Live" star posted over the weekend. Crenshaw, the former Navy SEAL who wears an eyepatch on his right eye after he was injured by an I.E.D. in Afghanistan, was mocked by Davidson on "SNL" in November.

His most recent Instagram post followed a public spat between Grande and rapper Kanye West, in which West shot back at Grande on Twitter after she seemingly joked about his apparent feud with fellow artist Drake while trying to promote her new song.

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Source: BBC

Leicester City 1-1 Manchester City (1-3 pens)

Tuesday 23:39 GMT

Holders Manchester City edged through to the Carabao Cup semi-finals by beating Leicester City 3-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester were poor in the first half but regrouped at half-time and levelled the contest through Marc Albrighton's well-struck effort before crumbling in the shootout. League One side Burton shocked the Championship's Middlesbrough to also advance to the last four, while Arsenal face London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea host Bournemouth in Wednesday's remaining quarter-finals.

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Source: DW

India opens a hospital for elephants

Tuesday 15:26 GMT

India has opened a medical facility to treat elephants in Mathura, located near the Taj Mahal in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

"The hospital will be open for practitioners to come and learn about veterinary practices and humane management of elephants, and apply this knowledge towards better management of their elephants," said Sandilya. India bestowed the status of "national heritage animal" on elephants in 2010 to increase protective measures for the conservation of the species as their numbers have declined in recent years.

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Source: DW

Opinion: Borussia Dortmund have little time to learn from their mistakes

Tuesday 23:39 GMT

After 16 games unbeaten, Borussia Dortmund lost in the Bundesliga for the first time this season away at Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Even before kick-off in the sold-out Merkur Spiel-Arena in Düsseldorf, questions were being asked of Lucien Favre's decision to make four changes to the Borussia Dortmund team which beat Werder Bremen 2-1 at the weekend. But with Dortmund playing the second of three games in seven days, Favre's decision to make use of one of the most well-stocked squads in the league was more than understandable.

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Source: The Guradian

Manchester City rely on penalties to beat Leicester in Carabao Cup

Tuesday 23:39 GMT

History repeated itself in the East Midlands as Manchester City sealed their passage into the Carabao Cup semi-finals via penalties and at the expense of Leicester for the second season running.

The first cries of “Bring back Mourinho” had not long emanated from the away end when the Manchester City supporters had cause for further celebration. De Bruyne, one of eight changes to the City side, received the ball from Nicolás Otamendi around 20 yards from goal and bamboozled Hamza Choudhury with some dexterous footwork.

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Source: Common Domain

The Morning Ledger: Fed Grapples With Communication Challenge on Rates

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

Wordplay: Fed officials have been debating how and when to remove language from their postmeeting policy statements that says the central bank expects “further gradual increases” in interest rates. President Trump argued Monday that it was “incredible” that Fed policy members were considering raising interest rates again, continuing his public campaign against tighter monetary policy.

U.S. Federal Reserve officials will debate this week how to telegraph less certainty about the path of interest rates without signaling they are done raising them, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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Source: Common Domain

Charter, New York Reach $174.2 Million Settlement Over Internet Service Quality

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

Charter Communications Inc. CHTR -0.48% will pay more than $174 million as part of a settlement following a probe by the New York state attorney general into the quality of service provided to customers.

The settlement with Charter, which is the state’s largest internet service provider, will include $62.5 million in refunds to current subscribers, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s office said in a press release Tuesday.

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Source: The Guradian

UK couple who named baby after Hitler jailed for terror group membership

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

Their close friend, Darren Fletcher, who admitted National Action membership before the trial, was also jailed for five years for the same offence.

The jury was told that Thomas and Patatas gave their child the middle name “Adolf”, which Thomas said was in “admiration” of Hitler, and the couple had swastika scatter cushions in their home. Photographs recovered from their address also showed Thomas cradling his newborn son while wearing the hooded white robes of a Ku Klux Klansman.

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Source: Common Domain

An African Island for Castaway Fantastists

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

When Portuguese explorers sailing down Africa’s west coast toward the equator discovered São Tomé island and the smaller Principe in the 1470s, they were uninhabited.

Descendants of those slaves and the laborers brought in from Portugal’s other African colonies today make up the majority of São Tomé and Príncipe’s just 200,000 citizens, now living in one of the continent’s most stable democracies.

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Source: BBC

Waste plan floats bottle deposit scheme

Tuesday 02:25 GMT

Today’s plans build on the Autumn Budget, which announced a world-leading tax on plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled content - subject to consultation.

She, and others, worry that major retailers will persuade the government during its consultation phase to exclude large drinks bottles from the deposit return scheme. The British Retail Consortium says most of the problem with beach litter is “on-the-go” containers, not one litre bottles from supermarkets.

Source: The Week

This government shutdown won't sting

Today 12:41 GMT
Source: The Week

The Mueller delusion

Today 12:41 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Senate Passes Landmark Criminal Justice Overhaul Bill in Bipartisan Vote

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: Global News

U.K. posed to unveil post-Brexit immigration system with 100 days until divorce

Today 12:41 GMT
Source: Fox News

Yemeni mother granted visa to visit dying 2-year-old son at California hospital

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: BBC

Softbank unit disappoints on market debut

Today 12:41 GMT
Source: Fox News

Brian Terry's family hits Democrats over opposition to border wall

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: BBC

The musical geniuses that cannot hear

Tuesday 02:25 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Robinhood tempts savers with 3% interest on checking accounts — but regulatory stop sign reveals a clumsy rollout

Sunday 15:23 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Film director and TV star Penny Marshall dies aged 75

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: The Week

18 homemade treats that make perfect holiday gifts

Monday 08:58 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Sellers in U.K. Cutting Prices More to Lure Buyers

Tuesday 09:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Big Pharma Wins Drug Approval in China Ahead of West for First Time

Today 12:41 GMT
Source: BBC

TV star and director Penny Marshall dies

Today 12:40 GMT

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