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Gang Crisis in Haiti: 17 Missionaries Kidnapped

October 22, 2021
The panel discussed the crisis of insecurity and gang violence in Haiti and the case of 17 missionaries, who were kidnapped last weekend.

The Politics of Blue Origin

October 15, 2021
This week, William Shatner, aka Captain Kirk, blasted into space on a Blue Origin rocket.

Facebook Under Fire

October 8, 2021
Facebook whistleblower tells lawmakers that the company knowingly spread misinformation.

Debt Deadlines and Threats to Democracy

October 8, 2021
Pres. Biden is still battling to get his legislative agenda passed and Jan. 6 select committee subpoena deadlines loom for Trump officials.
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Facebook Whistle-Blower Urges Lawmakers to Regulate the Company

October 7, 2021
Cecilia Kang | The New York Times
A former Facebook product manager who turned into a whistle-blower gave lawmakers an unvarnished look into the inner workings of the world’s largest social network on Tuesday and detailed how the company was deliberate in its efforts to keep people — including children — hooked to its service.
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Huawei Is Winning the Argument in Europe, as the U.S. Fumbles to Develop Alternatives

February 18, 2020
David Sanger, David McCabe | The New York Times
America’s global campaign to prevent its closest allies from using Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, in the next generation of wireless networks has largely failed, with foreign leaders publicly rebuffing the United States argument that the firm poses an unmanageable security threat.
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It Seemed Like a Popular Chat App. It’s Secretly a Spy Tool.

December 24, 2019
Mark Mazzetti, Nicole Perlroth, Ronen Bergman | The New York Times
It is billed as an easy and secure way to chat by video or text message with friends and family, even in a country that has restricted popular messaging services like WhatsApp and Skype.
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Lawmakers grill Zuckerberg on cryptocurrency, false claims in political ads

October 24, 2019
Amna Nawaz | The PBS NewsHour
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday ostensibly to advocate for his company’s proposed new cryptocurrency, Libra -- but he faced intense scrutiny from lawmakers on multiple fronts. Facebook's controversial position of allowing false claims in political ads drew particular attention.
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Trump has one playbook, and very few plays left in it

August 19, 2019
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
Trump’s statements over the past few days have brought into focus once again something fundamental about him: He has little understanding of what it means to govern. He would rather tweet from the bleachers.
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