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France vs. fake news offers test case for democratic dilemma

PARIS (AP) — Can a democratic country outlaw fake news? France is about to find out, after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns. Criticism is pouring in from media advocates, tech experts — and Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT. They say the law smacks of authoritarianism, would be impossible to enforce and is sure

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About a dozen people arrested for feeding the homeless in El Cajon park – The San Diego Union-Tribune

According to a video Parmely shared on Facebook, a police officer explained to the crowd that the city council had banned food sharing on public property. “This park is part of city property so you aren’t allowed to food share,” the officer in the video said. “…If you guys continue to food share, then you guys are subject to arrest,

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Elgin Man Told to Stop ‘Slumber Parties’ for Homeless During Cold, He Says 

–A suburban Chicago resident who was offering up “slumber parties” in his basement for homeless people in his neighborhood during dangerously cold weather says city officials have given him an ultimatum. Stop the “slumber parties” or the house will be condemned. Greg Schiller, of Elgin, said he began letting a group of homeless people sleep in his unfinished basement last

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Auditor claims Vatican axed him for probing illegal activity

– Rome (AFP) – The Vatican’s former auditor general, who resigned without explanation in June, said Sunday he was forced out after his investigations into possible illegal activity hit too close to home. “Let me be clear: I did not voluntarily resign. I was threatened with arrest,” Libero Milone said in an interview conducted with four media outlets including Italy’s Corriere

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Demonstrators Shout Down Pelosi At San Francisco DREAM Act Event

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A vocal group of undocumented youths and their supporters drowned out House Minority Nancy Pelosi Monday at a news conference where she was calling for the immediate passage of the DREAM Act. FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR  http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/09/18/demonstrators-shout-down-pelosi-at-dream-act-event/

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NSA Quietly Awarded a Classified $2.4 Billion Tech Contract With More to Come 

The National Security Agency has awarded tech firm CSRA the first of three portions of its classified Groundbreaker contract, which could potentially be worth as much as $2.4 billion over the next decade if all options are exercised. CSRA announced the award through aSecurities and Exchange Commission filing, where it acknowledged the value and duration of the contract without naming

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A fake Starbucks ad is trying to lure DREAMers to round them up for deportation – ThinkProgress

Contrary to a fake ad promoted by social media users, the coffee-shop giant Starbucks will not be offering discounts to undocumented immigrants on August 11, the company has confirmed. Created by internet trolls, the fraudulent ad titled “Starbucks Dreamer Day” reads, “All undocumented Americans will receive any item on the Starbucks menu 40 percent off” with the hashtag #BorderFreeCoffee. The

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