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How Big Tech’s cozy relationship with Ireland threatens data privacy around the world

*/ ]]> Last May, Europe imposed new data privacy guidelines that carry the hopes of hundreds of millions of people around the world — including in the United States — to rein in abuses by big tech companies. Almost a year later, it’s [...]

US immigration agents find ways around ‘sanctuary’ policies

PHOENIX (AP) – Two years after New Mexico’s largest county barred local law enforcement from cooperating with immigration authorities, its leaders learned that the policy was being subverted from within. Staff members at the Bernalillo [...]

He Survived More Than 40 Hours as Scores Drowned Around Him

The water kept rising. The air pocket around his head kept shrinking. And nearly two days after his ferry capsized, no one seemed to realize that someone was still alive, trapped in the pitch black of the engine room. So Augustine Charahani, [...]

Faced With Tough Words From China, Taiwan Rallies Around Its Leader

In China, Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office, said Wednesday that the 1992 Consensus and the “one country, two systems” model were not the same thing. “The leadership of the D.P.P. has mixed up these two purposefully [...]

Washington Post Fact Checker: No ‘wall’ around Obamas’ home, just ‘security fencing’

Former President Barack Obama’s mansion in a wealthy area of Northwest Washington has security fencing, a guard booth and patrols at the end of the street. But the Washington Post Fact Checker noted that it doesn’t have a “ten foot wall.” President [...]

New Year’s Eve Around the World: Countdown to 2019, in Photos

Celebrations to ring in the new year kicked off around the world on Monday, as people gathered and commemorated with fireworks, music and visual displays of many styles. Here is a selection of images, updating as the new year spreads [...]

Republicans used redistricting to build a wall around the House. Trump just tore it down.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing the White House for Paris on November 9, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty [...]

Editorials from around Oregon

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: _____ The Bend Bulletin, Oct. 30, on the sin within sin taxes: The Oregon Health Authority is proposing whopping tax increases as a way to balance its Medicaid budget. The Oregon Health Plan, which [...]
Where 8-Year-Old Was Raped and Killed, Hindus Rally Around Suspects
Instead, you hear things like: Our land and their land. Us and them. “This is all a big conspiracy to demoralize the Hindus,” said Bhagmal Khajuria, an elder from a nearby village, who insisted that the eight men arrested in connection [...]
Looks Like We Won’t Have Blake Farenthold To Kick Around Anymore!
Today we say goodbye to Texas Congressman and footie pajama aficionado Blake Farenthold. Farenthold resigned on Friday, several months after it came out that he spent $ 84,000 in taxpayer money to pay off a settlement to Lauren Greene, his [...]