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Dem Rep. Lawrence: Fight for Voting Equality ‘Is Not Over’
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Dem Rep. Lawrence: Fight for Voting Equality ‘Is Not Over’

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI)  stated that the fight for voting equality isn’t over and urged the Senate to hold a vote on H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020. Transcript as Follows: “Good afternoon, I’m Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence, Co-Chair of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and Representative of Michigan’s…

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Facebook bans face mask ads to fight coronavirus price gouging
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Facebook bans face mask ads to fight coronavirus price gouging

On Friday, Facebook announced that it would further attempt to limit coronavirus-related chaos on its platform by banning commerce listings and advertisements for medical face masks. “We’re monitoring COVID19 closely and will make necessary updates to our policies if we see people trying to exploit this public health emergency,” Facebook Director of Product Management Rob…

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ACLU says it’ll fight DHS efforts to use app locations for deportations
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ACLU says it’ll fight DHS efforts to use app locations for deportations

The American Civil Liberties Union plans to fight newly revealed practices by the Department of Homeland Security which used commercially available cell phone location data to track suspected illegal immigrants. “DHS should not be accessing our location information without a warrant, regardless whether they obtain it by paying or for free. The failure to get…

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Fight for Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher Ends with Trump Order and a Firing
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Fight for Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher Ends with Trump Order and a Firing

Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s long fight with the Navy is finally over, with the firing of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and an order from President Donald Trump. On Sunday, the Pentagon announced that Defense Secretary Mark Esper had fired Spencer, who had backed a review board into whether Gallagher would remain a Navy SEAL. The Pentagon…

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The coming fight over who controls digital health data
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The coming fight over who controls digital health data

Spending for consumer digital healthcare companies is set to explode in the next few years; the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is currently reviewing the requirements for data sharing with the Department of Health and Human Services, and their initiatives will unlock a wave of data access never before seen in…

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