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CMA awards: slick ceremony barely mentions Las Vegas shooting

A gentle Trump parody aside, the Country Music Associations annual event dodged burning political issues including gun controlMaybe next time, hell think before he tweets, sang co-hosts Carrie Underwood during their opening banter at the 51st annual Country Music Association awards. In terms of political provocation or controversy, the

Beware: this Russian cyber warfare threatens every democracy | Natalie Nougayrde

Kremlin-inspired interference is about much more than skewed elections. Its the world of mind control imagined by George Orwell, says Guardian columnist Natalie NougayrdeAnyone in Europe and Britain worried about the state of US democracy should take time to senator Dianne Feinstein leans into the microphone and calls for parliamentary

Al Franken hammers Facebook lawyer at hearing over Russian ads

Senator clashes with Colin Stretch over how tech giants apparently missed posts coming from Russia: How could you not connect the dots?A top executive at Facebook struggled to answer on Tuesday as an angry and incredulous Al Franken, a Democratic senator, demanded why the social network accepted political advertisements paid

Why the far right believes a US civil war will start on Saturday

Since late September, alt-right members have advanced the idea that anti-fascist groups will begin a violent insurrection on 4 November. But no antifa groups are planning to protest so what gives?If you are inside the alt-right information bubble, you might be preparing yourself for a civil war to commence

Kevin Spacey preyed on young men at Old Vic theatre, actor claims

Allegations about stars sexual conduct mount, with Mexican actor saying there are many men with a Spacey storyAccusations of inappropriate sexual behaviour against made drunken sexual advances on him, emerged this week. On his Facebook page, Cavazos recalled a couple of unpleasant encounters with Spacey including being squeezed by him

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