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FCC Set To Repeal 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers

Thursday's vote at the agency is expected to undo Obama-era regulations that prohibit cable and telecom companies from blocking access to websites and apps, or influencing how fast they load.

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Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock Posts Online Confessional Of Sexual Misconduct

Spurlock, who made the 2004 Oscar-nominated Super Size Me, detailed an encounter in college that the woman viewed as rape and a sexual harassment settlement he concluded with a former employee.

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Kentucky Lawmaker Dies In Apparent Suicide Amid Accusations Of Sexual Assault

Rep. Dan Johnson was found dead in his car of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound days after an investigative report raised past accusations of sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl.

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PBS Host Tavis Smiley Suspended After Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Variety reports Smiley had sexual relationships with subordinates who were afraid their jobs were on the line. Smiley is the second PBS talk show host suspended in the wake of misconduct allegations.

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We Regret To Inform You That A British Surgeon Was Branding His Initials On Livers

Simon Bramhall has pleaded guilty to assault in a case that a prosecutor called "without legal precedent." He was burning his initials into human livers during transplant operations.

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After Outcry, Crowdfunding Site Patreon Backs Off Plan To Raise Fees

The site — popular with independent musicians, writers and artists — allows fans to make small, repeated payments to creators. A change in the pay structure sent shockwaves through the Internet.

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The Conversation: Seven Women Discuss Work, Fairness, Sex and Ambition

A discussion of how—or if—change is possible.

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Martial Law Extended For Another Year In Southern Philippines

The move to keep martial law in the Muslim-dominated south was requested by President Rodrigo Duterte. The decree is worrisome to many Filipinos who remember a deadly era of martial law in the 1970s.

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Remembering Bruce Brown, Whose Search For The Perfect Break Redefined Surfing

Brown, who died Sunday at the age of 80, revolutionized how the world viewed the sport with The Endless Summer. But first, he had to struggle to get his beloved movie seen.

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Fed Raises Interest Rates Again As Economy Rolls On

Policymakers increased a key rate for the third time this year. The quarter-point move indicates the Fed is confident in the economy as it continues to recover from the financial crisis.

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Spies, Dossiers, and the Insane Lengths Restaurants Go to Track and Influence Food Critics

Some top DC dining rooms will do anything for a great review. Do their tactics work?

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Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Will Replace Al Franken In U.S. Senate

Smith's appointed term will run through January 2019. She will also be running in a special election next year to serve out the remainder of Franken's term, which ends in 2020.

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Abbas Says U.S. Shouldn't Lead Mideast Peace Process, Citing Jerusalem Policy

An emergency session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation was dominated by talk of the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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The Plot to Bomb Garden City, Kansas

The town welcomed hundreds of Somali refugees. Then a private militia decided to go “ISIS hunting.”

Jessica Pressler | New York | Dec 2017
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Rock Hall To Induct Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits And Moody Blues

From a field of 19 strong contenders, the Cleveland-based institution has named its newest entrants.

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Top Stories: Deputy A.G. To Visit Congress; Progress On Calif. Fires

Also: A U.S. Marine helicopter in Japan loses its windshield over a school, injuring a boy; the lead singer of the Smithereens dies; and odd headlines from 2017 include "covfefe".

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What Putin Really Wants

“His goal is to stay in power another day, another year, and to deal with complications when—and if—they arise.”

Julia Ioffe | The Atlantic | Dec 2017
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Smithereens Lead Singer Pat DiNizio Dies At Age 62

Pat DiNizio, a singer and songwriter who made popular rock songs as the leader of The Smithereens, died on Tuesday, his fellow band members say.

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U.S. Marine Helicopter In Okinawa Loses Windshield Over School

A 10-year-old boy was slightly injured when the object landed. It is the latest incident in the Japanese prefecture that have emboldened calls from locals to close down U.S. military bases there.

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California's Thomas Fire 25 Percent Contained

The wildfire has burned through 236,000 acres and destroyed more than 700 homes.

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