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Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 08:01 PM EDT

Twitter Pulls Down Bot Network Pushing Pro-Saudi Messages

Twitter Pulls Down Bot Network Pushing Pro-Saudi Messages

Twitter suspended a network of suspected Twitter bots on Thursday that pushed pro-Saudi Arabia talking points about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the past week. Twitter became aware of some...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 06:22 PM EDT

Inconceivable Prince Had No Tie to Writer's Death: Officials

Inconceivable Prince Had No Tie to Writer's Death: Officials

U.S. intelligence agencies investigating the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi believe it's inconceivable that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had no connection to his death, but still have no...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 03:58 PM EDT

Orange County, California's Diversity Emboldens Democrats

Orange County, California's Diversity Emboldens Democrats

Pushy midday shoppers nose their carts through the Korean market, stocking up on bottled kimchi and seaweed spring rolls. A few doors away, customers grab pho to go at a Vietnamese takeout counter. Across the...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 03:22 PM EDT

Another Manhattan Building Strips Trump Name From Entrance

Another Manhattan Building Strips Trump Name From Entrance

Another Manhattan building has stripped the big, brassy Trump name from its entrance. Workers removed the letters spelling "Trump Place" Thursday from the 46-story condominium on the Upper West Side.

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Judges Mull State Court's Power Over Trump in Zervos' Suit

Judges Mull State Court's Power Over Trump in Zervos' Suit

Appeals court judges weighing President Donald Trump's bid to shut down a former "Apprentice" contestant's defamation suit against him are asking a hypothetical question: Could a New York court order the...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 09:50 PM EDT

Florida to Bend Voting Rules in Counties Hit by Hurricane

Florida to Bend Voting Rules in Counties Hit by Hurricane

Florida is going to bend some of the voting rules for voters living in counties hammered by Hurricane Michael. The administration of Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday that eight counties in Florida's Panhandle...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:31 AM EDT

'America First' Puts Economy Before Morality: Analysis

'America First' Puts Economy Before Morality: Analysis

If it's an "America First" presidency, where does that rank human rights? President Donald Trump's refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 01:37 PM EDT

Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

Facebook's Election 'War Room' Takes Aim at Fake Information

In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 01:55 AM EDT

Don McGahn Departs as White House Counsel, Officials Say

Don McGahn Departs as White House Counsel, Officials Say

Officials say White House Counsel Don McGahn left the Trump administration Wednesday, NBC News reported. News of McGahn's departure from the White House was first reported by The New York Times, which cited...

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 01:16 AM EDT

Money Talks: Campaigns Draw Millions in 'Outsider' Cash

Money Talks: Campaigns Draw Millions in 'Outsider' Cash

It's been eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that political spending is free speech. The decision eased the way for corporations, unions or nonprofits to spend massive amounts to support, or more...

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