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Uber CEO calls for ‘urgent investigation’ into former engineer’s sexual harassment claims

The chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has ordered an “urgent investigation” into claims of sexual harassment raised by a former engineer in a blog post. Susan…

Kim Dotcom extradition to US can go ahead, New Zealand high court rules

Dotcom faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted in the US of piracy, which authorities say cost copyright owners hundreds of millions of dollars The high…

Ecuador elections: Lenín Moreno facing runoff as 40% vote looks out of reach

Two surveys give the ruling party candidate the lead but it remains unclear whether there will be a second round A runoff vote appears likely in Ecuador’s presidential…

Paul Robeson's songs and deeds light the way for the fight against Trump | Jeff Sparrow

The great American radical showed how ordinary people mattered more than stars – a lesson today’s celebrities could do with learning These are strange times for popular music…

Dustin Johnson takes place of Jason Day as golf's world No1 after win in LA

Day’s reign at top ended after 47 consecutive weeks Johnson becomes 20th player to be ranked No1 Dustin Johnson has taken over from Jason Day as the No1…


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Trump "Considering" Intriguing New Way to Lie With Statistics

Oh FFS: The Trump administration is considering changing the way it calculates U.S. trade deficits, a shift that would make the country’s trade gap appear larger than it…

Trump's Thin Skin Is Keeping Him From Staffing the Federal Government

Rex Tillerson’s choice of Elliott Abrams to be his deputy at the State Department was vetoed by the White House. Abrams had once said some bad things about…

Do Strict Voter ID Laws Suppress Minority Voting?

Do photo ID laws reduce minority turnout? Previous studies have suggested that the answer is yes, but the effect is fairly small. However, in the Washington Post last…

We Should Practice Truth in Statistics, Even When It Hurts

Donald Trump at his pep rally yesterday on immigration: You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would…

A Travel Query for the Hive Mind

Ben Cawthra/Rex Shutterstock via ZUMA OK, hive mind, I have a question for you. My sister is heading to London later this year, and this time she has…

Evening Roundup and Dead Pool Update – 16 February 2017

The New York Times explains why President Trump decided to hold a press conference today: For days, a frustrated and simmering president fumed inside the West Wing residence…

K.T. McFarland Is Too Much to Swallow, So Robert Harward Turns Down NSA Position

After Michael Flynn resigned/was fired as National Security Advisor, everyone breathed a sigh of relief when the top prospect to replace him turned out to be Retired Vice…

Republicans Outline Plan to Eliminate Health Care for Millions

Paul Ryan outlined the latest Republican replacement for Obamacare today. Here’s the nickel summary from the New York Times: The Republican plan includes tax credits to help people…

Here Are Your Highlights of Today's Trump Press Meltdown

Donald Trump went full Sarah Palin today at his press conference. It was glorious. I think you have to watch it to really get the full effect, but…

Trump Expected to Sign Executive Orders Hitting the EPA

Scott Pruitt will almost certainly be the next head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Oklahoma attorney general’s nomination is expected to sail through Senate—possibly as soon as…

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