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San Francisco Bans E-Cigarette Sales Despite Being Home to Juul Labs, the Hottest Name in Addiction Technology

The city of San Francisco has banned the sale of e-cigarettes, becoming one of the first municipalities in the U.S., along with Beverly Hills, to place such tight restrictions on the nicotine-delivery technology. San Francisco’s ban is scheduled to start in early 2020, but traditional nicotine cigarettes and vapes for…

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FedEx Sues U.S. Government Over Huawei Confusion, Says It Can’t Inspect Every Package for Export Violations

FedEx filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday over restrictions that the Trump regime has put in place against the Chinese telecom giant Huawei. FedEx, which has gotten into trouble with Huawei for misdirecting some of the tech company’s packages lately, says that it shouldn’t have to make…

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Australian Court Rules Media Orgs Are Liable For Defamation Posted to Facebook by Random Users

An Australian Court has ruled that media organizations are liable for anything defamatory that’s published to the public Facebook pages of those media companies, even if it’s just posted by a random Facebook user.

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Ravelry Bans Users Who Publicly Support the Trump Regime and the President’s White Supremacist Ideology

Ravelry, a knitting and crocheting community with over 8 million registered members, announced over the weekend that it was banning support of the Trump regime. Anyone expressing support for President Donald Trump on the website will be banned, but project data for those users will not be deleted.

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Those UFOs Spotted Over Kansas City Last Night Were Darpa Test Balloons

What were those two strange objects flying over Kansas City, Missouri last night? Plenty of people took to Twitter yesterday to speculate that they might be anything from internet balloons for Google’s Project Loon to slimy green aliens. But in reality, they’re almost certainly Darpa’s new test balloons. What was…

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Fire at Oil Refinery in South Philadelphia Causes Massive Explosions

A massive fire rocked an oil refinery in South Philadelphia early Friday morning, causing explosions that could be felt as far away as New Jersey, according to early news reports. No evacuations have been issued for the area, but those in neighborhoods near the blaze have been ordered to shelter in place.

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FAA Bans Flights Near Persian Gulf as President Trump Orders Military Strike Against Iran Then Calls It Off

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order overnight barring U.S.-based airlines from flying over some airspace controlled by Iran. The FAA order came just as news broke that President Donald Trump had ordered a military strike against Iran on Thursday, but had called it off at the last minute.

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U.S. Government Says It’s Not Required to Provide Migrant Kids in Custody With Toothpaste and Soap

The U.S. Justice Department argued in federal court this week that government agencies like Customs and Border Protection have no responsibility to provide toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap to migrant kids who are currently held in America’s vast network of concentration camps. Human rights organizations have…

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President Trump’s Designated Protest Zones Are the Perfect Analogy For ‘Censorship’ on Social Media

President Donald Trump has often complained that America’s largest social media companies, like Facebook and Twitter, are censoring conservative voices. But even if they were, social media companies don’t have to uphold the First Amendment, and a video from President Trump’s latest rally in Florida shows that he (or,…

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Everything We Know About the U.S. Spy Drone Shot Down By Iran’s Revolutionary Guard

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has shot down a U.S. drone, according to multiple reports by Iranian state media channels. U.S. officials confirmed that the drone, an MQ-4C Triton, was brought down by a surface-to-air missile but there are major differences in the early U.S. and Iranian stories about the incident.

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