Politics Jun 18

Shanahan drops bid to lead Pentagon, citing ‘painful’ past

After months of unexplained delays, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down Tuesday before his formal nomination ever went to the Senate, citing a family situation that would hurt his children and reopen "wounds we have worked years to heal."…

Jun 18

Facebook plans to create its own currency for users

The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-commerce on its services and boost ads on its platforms. But that move isn't likely…

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