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Mark Zuckerberg contacts Nancy Pelosi after Facebook refused to take down manipulated video; still waiting on response

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg reached out to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in recent weeks to discuss how his company handles viral misinformation, but she has not called him back or personally replied, according to two people familiar with the exchanges. Pelosi’s decision not to engage with Zuckerberg, one of the most powerful technology Read More…

Apple takes swipe at Samsung and Huawei

As both Samsung and Huawei are left reeling from various troubles, Apple is taking the opportunity to kick its opponents while they are down. And only a few weeks ago it seemed like Apple was being crushed by the competition. Speaking to The Independent, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, lifts the lid Read More…

ICE seeks to expand monitoring program for immigrants as alternative to detention

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is planning to add more than 20,000 spaces to its Intensive Supervision Appearance Program, part of the “Alternative to Detention” system for immigrants awaiting hearings. The expansion, from 99,500 places in the current fiscal year to a projected 120,000, was not formally announced by ICE, but a request Read More…

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The first confidential, actively managed ETF just got SEC approval. Here's how it works

Transparency is key… or is it? In the world of exchange-traded funds, that idea is now officially being put to the test, with the Securities and Exchange Commission granting approval for the first-ever non-transparent, actively managed ETF structure last week. Unlike most traditionally structured ETFs, which reveal their holdings every day, this structure — created Read More…

This Day in History: June 15

On this day, June 15  … 2018: President Trump announces a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports. Also on this day: 1864: Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton signs an order establishing a military burial ground which became Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. 1904: More than 1,000 people die when fire erupted aboard Read More…

New York bookstore clashes with de Blasio over historic landmark designation: 'It's really no honor'

The owner of a famous bookstore in New York City is pushing back on a decision to commemorate it with a historic landmark designation, blasting it as “eminent domain” and a “bureaucratic straitjacket.” Nancy Bass Wyden, owner of the ‘Strand Bookstoe’ — one of the few remaining in the city — is “already a landmark” and that the historic designation Read More…

Jurors hear recording of suspect describing how he killed scholar from China

PEORIA, Ill. — Jurors in a federal death-penalty trial heard secretly recorded audio Friday in which a former University of Illinois doctoral student describes to his girlfriend how he killed a visiting scholar from China, calling the 26-year-old woman “valiant” as she tried to fight back. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that the recording of Brendt Read More…

Dozens dead amid record heatwave in India

At least 36 people have died in a heatwave in India, where temperatures this summer have reached their highest ever recorded, officials said. A month-long heatwave has gripped the nation, with northern cities and territories feeling the brunt of the scorching temperatures. In Delhi, temperatures have hit 118 degrees Fahrenheit, the highest ever recorded in Read More…

Breakingviews TV: Hong Kong ire

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Breakingviews TV: Renault reboot

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world’s media organizations, and directly to consumers at Reuters.com and via Reuters TV. Learn Read More…