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Big Brother on campus in China 24.11.2017 Washington Post: Editorials
New regulations raise questions about academic freedom.
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Here are the five officials who will decide the controversial changes to net neutrality rules 23.11.2017 LA Times: Business
The head of the FCC on Wednesday released his detailed proposal to repeal net neutrality rules for online traffic, setting the stage for a vote next month. Here are the five commissioners who will decide the latest round of that battle at the FCC's Dec. 14 meeting.
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The FCC's abandonment of network neutrality will end the internet as we know it 22.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

No one could accuse Ajit Pai, President Trump’s appointee as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, of concealing his intention to kill network neutrality. For nearly five years as a Republican FCC commissioner, and most recently in a speech in April, Pai depicted rules guaranteeing...

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Trump administration, in a gift to telecom firms, is pulling the plug on net neutrality 22.11.2017 LA Times: Business

Black Friday is still a couple of days away, but the Trump administration already has handed out gifts to the telecom industry.

The Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday took the wraps off its rollback of net neutrality rules, which it will finalize next month and...

Possible return of a troubled healthcare model has California officials worried 22.11.2017 LA Times: Business

Just a few decades ago, small businesses in California often banded together to buy health insurance on the premise that a bigger pool of enrollees would get them a better deal.

California’s dairy farmers did it; so did car dealers and accountants.

But after a string of these “association health...

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The FCC plans to spray, squash and flush its net neutrality rules down the toilet for good measure 22.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the new Republican majority on the Federal Communications Commission, the biggest problem online is not the lack of competition among broadband internet access providers, even though more than 60% of the country has access to only one truly high-speed internet service — or none. Nor is the problem...

Airbnb becomes flash point in a city’s hot debate over gentrification 22.11.2017 Washington Post
A bill that would limit and regulate short-term rentals has caused disputes across Washington as it grapples with redevelopment’s effect on neighborhoods, housing costs, and economic and racial demographics.
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Conservatives have a breathtaking plan for Trump to pack the courts 22.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A paper lays it out. Progressives need to wake up to the threat.
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Cory Gardner booed at Pueblo town hall while defending GOP tax plan 22.11.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner received boos and jeers while attempting to defend Republican efforts to rewrite the tax code.
Regulator repeals US net neutrality rules 21.11.2017 BBC: Technology
As expected, the Federal Communications Commission has pushed back net neutrality legislation.
FCC will vote whether to delete net neutrality on December 14 21.11.2017 TechCrunch
 Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today made good on his long-standing pledge to tackle regulations established in the last administration designed to protect the distribution of internet content. On Tuesday Pai distributed a draft of his suggested rule changes under the auspices of the “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” to the other commissioners at the FCC. The… Read ...
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Best-laid plans to give chickens room to run are shelved with USDA organics rule 21.11.2017 LA Times: Business

Strolling through a flock of free-roaming rust-colored hens, Christopher Nichols admits that no one truly knows whether his chickens are happier because they can strut around and wander outside.

But consumers are happier, and that matters a lot to the third-generation egg farmer and a slew of other...

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FCC chairman proposes repeal of net neutrality regulations 21.11.2017 LA Times: Business

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed repealing tough net neutrality rules for online traffic, following through on a promise earlier this year to roll back the controversial Obama-era regulations.

Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Trump, opposed...

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Can South Los Angeles do revitalization without gentrification and displacement? 21.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

For the first time in nearly 20 years, Los Angeles leaders are considering a new blueprint for development in South L.A.

The City Council is expected to vote this week on two new community plans for South and Southeast Los Angeles. The votes come as the city launches an ambitious push to rewrite...

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Trump likely to pick ex-lawmaker (and restaurant franchisee) to head consumer agency 21.11.2017 LA Times: Business

President Trump is widely expected to name Mick Mulvaney, who currently serves as head of the White House Office of Management and Budget, as interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

If so, Trump would be picking someone with no background whatsoever in consumer protection,...

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Trump Administration sues to block AT&T/Time Warner merger: Here's why Trump is doing the right thing for the wrong reason 21.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

UPDATE: The Department of Justice on Monday pulled the trigger on the proposed AT&T/Time Warner merger, filing a lawsuit in D.C. federal court to block the $85-billion deal.

Just a week ago, we explained why this transaction poses an outrageous threat to the public interest—a fact that tended to...

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The Energy 202: New 'acting director' at Interior office worries public lands advocates 20.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Brian Steed's position does not appear to square with Ryan Zinke's.
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Inmate injures correctional officer at state prison in Lancaster 20.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A correctional officer was injured during an attack by an inmate at the California State Prison in Lancaster, according to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The attack occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday when two officers approached George Hudson, 30, and told him he was being placed...

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Oversight groups have repeatedly identified flaws in military crime reporting 19.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Air Force failed to report the Texas shooter's criminal history to the FBI, which would have blocked his gun purchases. But concerns over military crime reporting have been raised for years.
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The #MeToo movement is exposing a culture of harassment at the Colorado statehouse, and weak protections for women 19.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
The sexual harassment allegations at the Colorado state Capitol are prompting lawmakers, lobbyists and aides to share their own experiences, publicly and privately, in an attempt to expose what some believe is pervasive problem made worse by lackluster oversight and protections, a Denver Post investigation finds.
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