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Apple's Upcoming Streaming Service Is Reportedly So Bland Staff Are Calling It 'Expensive NBC'

Apple’s new streaming service reportedly has a $1 billion budget, but apparently it can’t buy some nerve. The company has long censored its …

Apple

White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official”

A draft executive order circulating around the White House “is not the result of an official White House policymaking process,” according to deputy White House press secretary, Lindsay Walters.<p>According to a report in <i>The Washington Post,</i> Walters denied that White House staff had worked on a draft …

Social Media

Immigrants may be denied green cards if they’ve received benefits

The regulation could force millions of low-income families to choose between government assistance and permanent settlement in the U.S.<p>The Trump administration proposed expanding its pre-election crackdown on immigration by denying green cards to legal immigrants if they have received government …

Trump Administration

Report: Only Minecraft And The Walking Dead Season 1 Were Profitable For Telltale, Batman Was A Huge Flop

In case you missed it, yesterday, out of nowhere, Telltale Games -- the team behind <i>The Walking Dead</i>, <i>The Wolf Among Us</i>, <i>Tales from the Borderlands</i>,</i> …

The Walking Dead

Pompeo suggests Rosenstein in danger after report he discussed taping Trump

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has hinted that Rod Rosenstein could be in jeopardy, after reports on Friday said the deputy attorney general discussed wearing a wire to record conversations with Donald Trump and the possibility of invoking the 25th amendment to remove the president.<p>In …

Donald Trump

Japan successfully lands robot rovers on an asteroid's surface

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Japanese space agency JAXA said it made history Saturday by successfully landing two unmanned rovers on an asteroid.<p>"The two rovers are in good condition and are transmitting images and data," a JAXA statement said after the rovers separated from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft and landed on …

Aerospace

Is Ted Cruz Endorsing Beto O'Rourke In This Tweet Or Is His Racism Just Showing?

The Republican senator apparently thinks speaking out against the killings of unarmed black men is a bad thing.<p>U.S. Rep Beto O’Rourke, the Texas Democrat hoping to replace Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in the U.S. Senate, believes unarmed black Americans shouldn’t be killed by police in their own …

Ted Cruz

Sexual assault is fun if we can all 'lighten up' about it

<i>The Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of what’s happening in the world of feminism and sexism. If you’re not already receiving it by email, make sure to subscribe.</i><p>Learn to ‘lighten up’ ladies, sexual assault is hilarious<p>South Carolina Republican congressman Ralph Norman is quite the jokester! …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Kenya temporarily lifts ban on LGBTQ love story Rafiki

Earlier this year, the Cannes Film Festival played host to at least one film that was entirely illegal to show or possess in its home country: Wanuri …

Love Stories

Trump Administration Says Will Revoke Work Permits to H4 Visa Holders Within 3 Months

The Trump administration has told a federal court that its decision to revoke work permits to H-4 visa users, a significant majority of whom are …

Trump Administration

Nintendo grants terminally ill fan's wish to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Like any Nintendo fan, Chris Taylor is stoked for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Chris, though, isn’t sure he’ll live long enough to see the game hit shelves on December 7.<p>Taylor was first diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, about three years ago. After an exhaustive fight, he decided …

Devin Nunes in row over picture with man making 'racist' hand signal

Prominent Trump ally Devin Nunes has been criticized by his Democratic rival in the midterm elections, after a photograph on social media showed the Republican congressman next to a supporter making a hand gesture that some consider racist.<p>Nunes is chair of the House intelligence committee and a …

Devin Nunes

Pence to Join Conversion Therapy & Anti-LGBTQ Extremists

<b>WASHINGTON, D.C.</b> — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights …

Mike Pence

GOP Senate nominee: Kavanaugh accusation 'absurd' because they were drunk and assault attempt 'never went anywhere'

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Dakota GOP Senate nominee Kevin Cramer said on Friday that the accusation against Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh was "even more absurd" than Anita Hill's accusation against Clarence Thomas because Kavanaugh and his accuser were drunk teenagers when the alleged incident …

Brett Kavanaugh

Ted Cruz Confirms He Doesn't Care About Police Violence

During his first debate with Beto O'Rourke, Cruz makes it clear he's not interested in people shot by cops.<p>Ted Cruz and Beto O' Rourke had their first debate on Friday night and, as would be expected as the race moves to "toss-up" territory, it got heated. The race has been vacillated between tense …

Ted Cruz

Google is trying, and failing, to cover its creepy Chinese search engine tracks

Google wants the world's information to be universally accessible, unless that information just so happens to relate to its reported efforts to build …

Human Rights

Nintendo lets terminal cancer patient play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate early

A heartwarming tale<p>Chris Taylor, like any Nintendo fan, is hyped to see that <i>Super Smash Bros. Ultimate</i> is shaping up to be mashup fighter of epic proportions, but unlike most of us, the 21-year-old is not sure he’ll live long enough to see the Switch game on store shelves. Taylor has terminal …

NYT sues FCC, says it hid evidence of Russia meddling in net neutrality repeal

FCC broke law by hiding net neutrality comment records, lawsuit alleges.<p><i>The New York Times</i> has sued the Federal Communications Commission over the …

Judiciary

Grassley Extends Negotiation Deadline for Christine Blasey Ford

WASHINGTON — After a tense night of legal brinkmanship, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee late Friday told lawyers for the woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexual assault that they can have until 2:30 p.m. Saturday to negotiate the terms of their client’s testimony …

Donald Trump

YouTube is failing its creators

The video giant isn’t doing enough to combat its burnout crisis<p>For the last few years, YouTube has been suffering a burnout epidemic. Top YouTubers feel compelled to make nonstop videos for an ever-hungry audience, afraid to take breaks for fear of losing momentum, or worse, being reprimanded by …

‘The UK Government Is Trying to Split Up My Marriage, and I Need Help’

‘The UK Government Is Trying to Split Up My Marriage, and I Need Help’Benjamin and Brian Page reached out to us at Hornet about a horrible situation …

North Carolina

Catholic priest in Chicago proudly cuts up and burns LGBT flag

A Catholic priest has reportedly cut up and burned a LGBT+ flag—despite being ordered not to do so by his diocese—in a private ceremony in …

Miami Beach

Behind the scenes as the Kavanaugh nomination hit the rocks

It’s time for a new episode of Nerdcast, POLITICO’s podcast on the White House and politics. Tune in each week to geek out with us as we dive deep into the political landscape and the latest numbers that matter.<p><i>Subscribe and rate</i> <i>the Nerdcast on Apple Podcasts.</i><p><b>Datapoint:</b> 3. There are three senators …

Sexual Harassment

FCC angers cities and towns with $2 billion giveaway to wireless carriers

Cities will get less revenue, and carriers won't face any new requirements.<p>The Federal Communications Commission's plan for spurring 5G wireless …

Wireless

American Airlines threatens to make people pay for a whole new flight if they want to change the time

American Airlines is threatening to make customers who paid for non-refundable flights pay for a new one if they want to change the time.<p>Doug Parker, the airlines' CEO, said according to the Associated Press: "We — like the baseball team, like the opera — would say, 'We're sorry, it was …

American Airlines

France's Marine Le Pen Ordered to Undergo Psychiatric Tests Over Graphic Tweets

French far-right politician Marine Le Pen expressed indignation Thursday over a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation in response to photos she …

Psychiatry

Internal GOP Poll: 'We've Lost the Messaging Battle' on Tax Cuts

A survey commissioned by the Republican National Committee has led the party to a glum conclusion regarding President Donald Trump’s signature …

Voting

Republicans hoped voters would forget they tried to kill Obamacare. They bet wrong.

Republicans avoided constituents after trying to kill the Affordable Care Act and pre-existing condition protections. They bet on voter amnesia and lost.<p>Earlier this month, over a year after Republicans tried multiple times to repeal the Affordable Care Act, I asked people in the Twittersphere if …

Affordable Care Act

Yale Law dean: Reports that professor groomed female clerks for Kavanaugh 'of enormous concern'

Supreme Court<p>The dean of Yale Law School on Thursday responded to reports that a prominent professor at the school had advised students seeking judicial clerkships with Brett Kavanaugh on their physical looks, saying the reported allegations of faculty misconduct are "of enormous concern" and …

Brett Kavanaugh

Exclusive: With more immigrant children in detention, HHS cuts funds for other programs — like cancer research

The Department of Health and Human Services is diverting millions of dollars in funding from a number of programs, including the Centers for Disease …

Cancer