US telecoms regulator unveils sweeping plans to dismantle net neutrality

FCC to reverse Obama-era rules designed to protect open internet but new proposals are likely to face furious opposition from activists and consumers The top US telecoms regulator has unveiled sweeping plans to overturn Obama-era rules designed to protect an open internet. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, Ajit Pai, plans to repeal net neutrality…

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How to save the rainforest: Build a health center

The roosters were still asleep when Sri Wayunisih woke her daughter, Puteri. They could not afford to sleep till dawn. Everyone in the room sat facing the eastern wall featuring a large white sculpture of a tree growing out of dense undergrowth, hornbills flying out of its canopy, the letters ASRI carved on its trunk.…

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Meet the progressives elected after Trump: Americas new political coalition

A year after Trumps victory, Montana elected its first black mayor, New Jersey elected its first Sikh mayor and Charlotte elected its first black female mayor Last Tuesday, voters seemed to reject much of the anger and polarisation that Donald Trump has brought in to Police detain Braxton Winston on 25 September 2016 in Charlotte,…

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India rounds up beggars ahead of Ivanka Trump’s visit

(CNN)Police in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad are doing a last-minute sweep to get beggars off the streets ahead of Ivanka Trump’s visit later this month. President Trump’s daughter is scheduled to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in the city — one of India’s tech hubs — at the end of November. Despite the…

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Hyderabad police round up homeless people before Ivanka Trump visit

Indian city introduces ban on begging in run-up to business summit featuring daughter of US president Donald Trump Police in Hyderabad have banned begging and started rounding up homeless people before the start of a business summit featuring Ivanka Trump. Nearly 400 people in the southern Indian city were detained by police on Wednesday and…

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WeWork is starting an elementary school for ‘young entrepreneurs’

Silicon Valley has a rich history of embracing youthful entrepreneurship. Apple’s Steve Jobs, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel, among others, all dropped out of college to build their burgeoning business ideas and become titans of the tech world. However, some think that college-age is too late when it comes to starting your own…

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DC swamp creatures lie in wait for Trump’s tax bill

Washington (CNN)It’s Donald Trump and the Republicans versus the Washington swamp’s most devious predators in the legislative duel of a generation. “Great Tax Cut rollout today. The lobbyists are storming Capital Hill, but the Republicans will hold strong and do what is right for America!” Trump tweeted Thursday night. “Look, tax policy today is very…

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First on CNN: Ivanka Trump nods to ‘womenomics’ in Japan

Tokyo (CNN)Ivanka Trump arrived in Tokyo Thursday for a very brief trip to speak about women’s participation in the economy at the World Assembly of Women, an annual conference sponsored by the Japanese government. Her speech nodded to the host country. She spoke about women in Japan who have inspired her, praised Abe’s paid family…

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Suspect captured in killing of University of Utah student, police say

(CNN)A man accused of gunning down an international student at the University of Utah on Monday has been captured after an overnight manhunt, authorities in Salt Lake City said. “He basically just turned around and surrendered,” Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown added. Boutain was taken for questioning by university police detectives, Brophy said.

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WTF! A Company Is Trying To Launch Coffee For Dogs But Is Calling It ‘Rooffee’

Coffee for dogs now exists, but it’s actually the name of the company that’s straight-up shocking. Shoo founder Agota Jakutyte announced “Rooffee,” a coffee for all mammals, in a press release on Wednesday. Seriously, that’s what it’s called. While the U.K. based businesswoman seemed unaware that “roofies” is a term for date rape drugs, this…

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