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Two Google employees who spearheaded the walkout against sexual misconduct say the company has retaliated and demoted them

Troy Wolverton/Business Insider Two of the women who spearheaded last year’s walkout involving thousands of Google employees worldwide say the company has retaliated against them for organizing the protest. In a message sent internally Monday to some Google employees, and obtained by Wired, Meredith Whittaker and Claire Stapleton said the …

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Trump insists ‘nobody disobeys my orders’ after Mueller report cited numerous examples of aides disobeying his orders

U.S. President Donald Trump travels to Mar-a-LagoReuters President Donald Trump insisted on Monday that his staff members follow his orders. “Nobody disobeys my orders,” Trump told CNN’s Kaitlan Collins when she asked whether he was worried about his advisers ignoring his directives. The remark came after the special counsel Robert …

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Mueller’s report solidified the overarching theme of Trump’s wild presidency

resident Donald Trump speaks during an Opportunity Zone conference with state, local, tribal and community leaders, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 17, 2019 in Washington, DCMark Wilson/Getty Images For months, a string of media reports have painted a picture of the overarching theme of Donald Trump’s presidency: …

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An EU government data watchdog is ‘engaging’ with Facebook after it harvested 1.5 million users’ email contacts without consent

In this April 11, 2018, photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg listens to a question as he testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. Zuckerberg said Facebook will …

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Forget market downturns, this is biggest threat facing the US economy

Worries about discord on Capitol Hill seems to transcend political affiliation. Among participants, nearly half of Republicans pointed to politics as a major concern facing the economy, Bankrate.com found. Meanwhile, 45% Democrats and 42% of Independents agreed that the political climate is the biggest threat. The findings suggest that Americans …

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Washington is bracing for the redacted Mueller report. Here’s everything we know about the 400-page document.

Republicans are increasing calls for an investigation into the roots of the Russia investigation. Trump and his Republican allies in Congress, like House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, have long claimed that senior FBI and Justice Department officials acted on anti-Trump bias and launched the Russia probe to undermine …

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Google Fiber is paying $4 million to Louisville, Kentucky to repair damage to city streets caused by its failed high-speed internet rollout

Reuters/George Frey After failed efforts to bring ultra-high speed internet to Louisville, Kentucky, Google Fiber will pay the city nearly $4 million to help repair damages it caused. The package – which will be paid out over the next 20 months – came as a result of the company agreeing …

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Bernie Sanders says Amazon and Netflix are a ‘disgrace’ for not paying their fair share of tax

Bernie Sanders at the Fox town hall event in Bethlehem, PA.AP Photo/Matt Rourke Sen. Bernie Sanders said it’s a “disgrace” that Amazon and Netflix don’t pay their fair share of tax, at a Fox News townhall event on Monday. The Democratic presidential candidate released his own tax returns going back …

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