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Ted Cruz joins Republicans ranged against Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill

Effort to replace ACA appears doomed as Cruz indicates Lee will follow him and Collins says its very difficult for her to envision voting for the billThe Trump administrations latest efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) appeared to be disintegrating over the weekend, as a growing number of

Covering Hurricane Irma: journalists go to extremes to report storm

Journalists from US and international media networks sought out the storm for their viewers benefitEvacuate or stay indoors was the general advice given to Floridas residents ahead of Hurricane Irma. Many packed up their cars or sought refuge at home but, there was one particular group of people who remained.

YouTube shuts down North Korean propaganda channels

Academics who use the channels to better understand the regimes nuclear program are urging the company to reinstate themYouTube has shut down two North Korean propaganda channels that academics use to monitor and assess the regimes missile programs. Stimmekoreas, the number one YouTube channel on North Korea with more than

Is Elon Musk’s plan for a road network beneath LA more than a pipe dream?

Cities attract wild ideas, from Qinhuangdaos straddling bus to Londons bike lanes in the sky. As Musks Boring Company starts tunnelling, could his plans for underground roads and Hyperloop trains prove the doubters wrong?In early August, the city council of Hawthorne, California, held a special meeting. It had set aside

Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl, says coach

Patrick Mouratoglou reveals on Twitter that Williams and her partner, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, have become parentsSerena Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world number one tennis player, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou said on Twitter on Friday. The 35-year-old American, who is

From hope to hate: how the early internet fed the far right

The early days of the internet were full of hope: limitless information would make us wiser, kinder, less bigoted. So when did hate get a foothold?Back in 1990, the American lawyer and author Mike Godwin proposed a law of early internet behaviour: As an online discussion grows longer, the probability

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